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Respect your arts and artists

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | Something should've been said a while ago but there is no better time than now and there is no better place than here. Why are we so persistent with belittling and putting down people who become artists in this country, why do we take them for granted? Why are the arts looked down upon...

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Happy Birthday to Pakistani Diva Mahira Khan

Web Desk: Pakistani diva, super-talented leading actress Mahira Khan is celebrating her 34th birthday today. Mahira Khan started her showbiz career in the year 2006 as video jockey (VJ). She made her debut in the film industry from Bol movie and stunned her fans with remarkable acting skills. Mahira gained fame through all-time famous drama Hum Safar. Her successful projects...

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First trailer of ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ is out

After years and years in the making, the trailer for Bilal Lashari's 'The Legend of Maula Jatt' is finally here and it is worth watching. The cast starring Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, Fawad Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi, (Ali Azmat will also make a cameo!) will also become the first film from Pakistan which will release in China the same...

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Indian legend Naseeruddin Shah receives criticism over ‘worried for Children’ remarks

Mumbai: Naseeruddin Shah, Bollywood actor is receiving criticism on social media as he expressed fear for his children in today’s India. The Indian newspaper reported that Shah was concerned for his children because he imagines a situation where they may be surrounded by an angry extremists mob and asked: "Are you Hindu or Muslim?" Referring to the recent violence sparked...

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George Lucas’ film empire tops Forbes list of richest US celebrities

NEW YORK: Filmmaker George Lucas’ Star Wars empire — the movie franchise, not Darth Vader’s fictional galactic government — planted him firmly atop Forbes magazine’s third annual ranking of the wealthiest US celebrities which was released on Tuesday. The net worth of the 74-year-old writer, director, producer, and creator of the enduring space saga was estimated at $5.4 billion, leading a list that...

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Legendary TV actor Ali Ejaz passes away in Lahore

LAHORE: Renowned film, television and stage actor Ali Ejaz passed away on Tuesday at the age of 77 in Lahore. Ejaz was well known for his role in popular television comedy-drama series Khawaja and Son. His other television hits include serials like Lakhon Mein Teen with Qavi Khan and Athar Shah Khan and Dubai Chalo. The veteran actor started his...

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Kanye has tweeted ‘a lot’ about Drake, You should check it out

Kanye West has accused rapper Drake of threatening “the safety of my family” in a bizarre Twitter rant that is showing no signs of stopping. West has posted more than 100 tweets (and counting) directed at the Canadian rapper, accusing him of everything from talking to mother-in-law Kris Jenner behind his back and claiming “there would never be a Drake...

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ now most-streamed 20th century song

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century. Boosted by the new movie Bohemian Rhapsody, the 1975 single and music video surpassed 1.6 billion streams globally, record company Universal Music Group said in a statement....

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Pride? US comedian Kevin Hart no longer hosting 2019 Oscars

US comedian and actor Kevin Hart abruptly withdrew from hosting the Oscars Thursday night amid flack for past homophobic tweets. Two days after announcing he had landed what he called a dream gig, Hart said that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had told him to choose between apologising for the tweets or losing the job. Hart said...

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Indian PM Modi attends ‘N-P Wedding’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding reception in New Delhi on Tuesday night. The celebrity couple hosted a reception at Hotel Taj Palace in Delhi following a three-day wedding celebration in Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur. Dressed in a white kurta pyjama and a black waistcoat, the Indian prime minister was received by Priyanka's...

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Kevin Hart says 2019 Oscars host job is ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

LOS ANGELES: Comedian Kevin Hart will host next year’s Oscar ceremony for the first time, the Ride Along actor said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars,” Hart wrote. The Academy Awards are the film industry’s highest honors. “So are we,” the Academy of Motion...

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Priyanka, Nick get ‘jiggy with it’ on Sangeet

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who tied the knot over the weekend at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, have shared pictures of their pre-wedding events. The couple kicked off the three-day of celebrations with a mehendi party on Friday, followed by the sangeet that evening. They exchanged vows in a Christian ceremony on Saturday, with Nick's pastor father, Paul Kevin...

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Film actor Babar Ali leaves Pakistan due to death threats

LAHORE: Famous Pakistani actor Babar Ali left the country for the US after receiving death threats from unknown extremists. The film actor had lodged an FIR with Defence Police Station Lahore on November 16. Babar, in the FIR, states that unidentified persons threatened him for life via phone calls. In a statement the actor says he started receiving threats after...

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Kapoors home in Peshawar to be converted into museum

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoors ancestral home in Qissa Khwani Bazar in Peshawar is set to be turned into a museum after the actor requested the property be preserved. The Kapoor Haveli in Qissa Khwani Bazar was built by Basheswarnath Kapoor, the father of Bollywood icon Prithviraj Kapoor. According toIndian Express, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the government will...

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Pakistan’s handsomest export Fawad Khan turns 37

Ladies and Gentlemen, hold your breath.. our slayer of hearts, born with one purpose in life - to add magic in our aesthetic taste by the virtue of his mere presence, is celebrating his 37th birthday today. One can be good looking but to become a benchmark of good looks, complimented with a graceful personality, is a trait enjoyed by...

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Opera on Benazir Bhutto’s life set to premiere in US

NEW YORK: A noted American company is producing an opera on the life and legacy of Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan who was assassinated in 2007. Created by Mohammed Fairouz, an eminent Emirati-American composer, and Mohammed Hanif, an award-winning Pakistani novelist, the opera titled “Bhutto” will premier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania next year. “The opera focuses on Benazir...

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Last Emperor director Bernardo Bertolucci dies at age 77

ROME - Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose films include Last Tango In Paris and 1900, has died in Rome aged 77, Italian media said on Monday (Nov 26). Considered one of the giants of Italian and world cinema, he was the only Italian ever to win the Oscar for best film, snapping up the award in 1988 for The...

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