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Hamza Ali Abbasi quits showbiz for ‘Islam’

KARACHI: TV and film star Hamza Ali Abbasi has received mixed response from his fans as he announced to quit showbiz on Thursday, saying that he would spend rest of his life to spread the message of Islam. Sharing a detailed video message on social media, the actor announced his decision of quitting acting, saying that his decision is based...

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Emerging Artist Shahrukh Abbas sings ‘Aya Ramzan’ and it’s amazing

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Artists fraternity is eager to showcase their love for God and the holy month of Ramazan by recording Nasheeds. Likewise, a very talented and emerging singer Shahrukh Abbas has come forth with a soothing Kalam "Aya Ramazan" In his three minutes video, the singer is expressing the gifts Ramazan brings forth for the believers. The Kalam...

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Will Smith brings own fun-loving Genie to new “Aladdin”

LONDON: Hollywood star Will Smith was reluctant at first to play Genie in the live-action remake of Disney’s “Aladdin” as it meant following in the big footsteps of late comedian Robin Williams who voiced the character in the 1992 animated film. Smith, who shot to fame in the 1990s television series “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” added a personal...

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SC tackles Meesha Shafi’s appeal in defamation case filed by Ali Zafar

The feud between Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi arrived Supreme Court on Thursday, with the top court tackling an appeal filed by Shafi challenging the Lahore High Court order through which her request for cross-examination of witnesses was rejected. Following the rejection of her plea by LHC to record statements of Zafar's witnesses and conducting their cross-examination in separate hearings,...

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Judge Bias: Meesha Shafi’s plea accepted over the transfer of case to another court

LAHORE: On Wednesday, a local court approved an application by the singer Meesha Shafi showing no-confidence in the judge hearing a defamation suit filed by actor Ali Zafar, allowing the transfer of the case to another court. District and Sessions judge Muhammad Khalid Nawaz had reserved the verdict on Saturday on Meesha's application, which stated that the additional district and...

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Meesha Shafi expresses no-confidence on session court judge, alleges ‘evident bias’ for Ali Zafar

KARACHI: On Saturday. singer Meesha Shafi filed a petition of a lack of confidence in the judge hearing the case of Ali Zafar’s defamation suit against her. According to a media report, the singer filed a petition with Lahore’s session judge expressing her lack of confidence in judge Shakeel Ahmed who has been hearing Zafar’s case against Shafi since the...

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Ali Zafar served Rs2 BN defamation notice by Meesha Shafi’s legal team

LAHORE: Singer, Actor Ali Zafar was served an Rs2 billion defamation notice by singer Meesha Shafi's legal team for making ‘false, malicious and defamatory statements’ against Shafi on multiple news channels. In April 2018, Shafi claimed to be sexually harassed by Zafar on more than one occasion. Zafar denied those allegations and filed a defamation suit against Shafi. Advocate Hina...

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Court orders Facebook to provide details of ‘fake accounts’ defaming Ali Zafar

LAHORE: District court has ordered Facebook and Instagram to provide details of “fake accounts” allegedly involved in defaming singer and actor Ali Zafar. In private TV channel interview last week, Zafar alleged that Singer Meesha Shafi, after accusing him of sexual harassment in April 2018, has tasked those fake social media accounts to harm his career. Zafar said that with...

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Former teen idol Zac Efron plays serial killer Bundy in new drama

LONDON: Zac Efron, who won legions of female fans in the “High School Musical” films, takes on a more sinister role in crime drama “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile”, playing American serial killer Ted Bundy. The film, released on Netflix in the United States and Sky Cinema in Britain on Friday, follows the 1979 trial of Bundy, who was...

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Obamas to do period drama, family show about vegetables for Netflix

LOS ANGELES: Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging slate of programming it will supply to Netflix, including a period drama set in the fashion world and a biopic about Frederick Douglass. The series, documentaries and films will be released on the streaming service over the next several years, according to a statement from Higher Ground...

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Ali Zafar retorts to fresh Meesha Shafi Allegations

LAHORE: Actor, Singer Ali Zafar said on Tuesday to fully respond to Singer Meesha Shafi's fresh allegations leveled at him in Monday's private TV channel interview and a press statement released by Shafi's legal team. In a statement followed by a tweet, Zafar said he, "will issue a decisive thing today," and will respond to Shafi's every allegation with facts...

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Pakistan’s ‘Tyrion Lannister’ longs to fight in battle of Winterfell

RAWALPINDI: As the north prepared for the battle of Winterfell, people in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi were surprised to see Tyrion Lannister serving flatbread at a local restaurant. Waiter Rozi Khan has taken social media in his homeland - where “Game of Thrones” has a strong following - by storm for his uncanny resemblance to US actor Peter Dinklage,...

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Meesha Shafi hits back at Ali Zafar’s claims

KARACHI: Singer Meesha Shafi on Monday responded to Ali Zafar's allegations saying she wanted to resolve the matter behind closed doors before disclosing the harassment publicly. In the first-ever interview with a private TV channel after the filing of the harassment and defamation case in court, Shafi said she tried her best to resolve the matter secretly and she had...

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GoT S8E03 Review: Battle Of Winterfell challenges audience expectations

Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones was . . . astonishing. This was one of the best episodes not only of HBO's extraordinary fantasy drama, but of any television show I've ever seen. I'm left reeling, dizzy, all my expectations shattered. Holy hell, that was something truly special. I'm not even sure where to begin. I suppose, let's begin...

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‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader costume could go for $2 million at auction

LOS ANGELES: A man who made appearances as Darth Vader at film premieres and fan conventions will sell a costume created in 1979 by the “Star Wars” design team at an auction of classic movie memorabilia next month, auction house Bonhams said. The 17-piece ensemble includes the villain’s black mask, boots, a pair of capes and a cod piece, said...

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Daniel Craig makes his final outing as James Bond

LONDON: Daniel Craig, whose final outing as 007 will be unveiled on Thursday, is the longest-serving James Bond -- but perhaps not always the most enthusiastic. The 51-year-old's fifth movie as the British super spy is due for release early next year, 14 years after 2006's "Casino Royale". There were initially doubts about the casting of the British actor --...

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Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle

In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood’s top prize. The decision follows a battle over how long a movie must play on the big screens in theaters before being launched on the internet, DVD or other...

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