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Joker solo movie wins top prize at the Venice Film Festival

VENICE: Todd Phillips’ dark comic book film Joker won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season. Jury president Lucretia Martel announced the winners of the prestigious award during a ceremony on the Lido. The Golden Lion previously put a...

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Saudia Arab can utilize services of Pakistani actors and directors: Info Minister

RIYADH: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Friday underscored the importance of increasing cultural ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and said the kingdom can utilise the services of local artists, directors and actors. Speaking to the media in Riyadh, the information minister said, "Pakistan is fully supporting the cultural revival of Saudi Arabia." Stating that the "Indus civilisation of Pakistan...

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Mehwish Hayat hits back at trolls over Tamgha-e-Imtiaz reception

Pakistani Actress, Mehwish Hayat in a vociferous note hit back to her critiques over slamming her for going too down in a bid to receive Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. She further said that to dissent over receiving a Tamgha-e-Imtiaz is a democratic right but suggesting that she slept to achieve this award which is abhorrent slur on all the hardworking women.   “Debate...

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Apple all set to launch video streaming service

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES: Apple Inc is expected to finally lift the curtain on Monday on a secretive, years-long effort to build a television and movie offering designed to compete with big media companies and boost digital services revenue as iPhone sales taper. “It’s show time” is how the iPhone maker billed the affair slated for the Steve Jobs Theater at...

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‘Afghan American Idol’ won by a woman for the first time

An Afghan woman has become the first to win a popular singing competition. Zahra Elham, in her 20s and from Afghanistan's Hazara community, snatched first place from her male runner-up on Afghan Star — a local version of American Idol — in which hundreds of men and women have competed for 14 seasons. "I popped the hearts of men out...

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Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara steps down

Warner Bros Chairman and Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara has resigned from one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios following a report that he improperly helped an actress obtain roles at the studio. “It is in the best interest of WarnerMedia, Warner Bros, our employees and our partners for Kevin to step down as Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros,” WarnerMedia CEO...

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‘Simpsons’ producer pulls episode featuring Michael Jackson

An old episode of “The Simpsons” featuring the voice of Michael Jackson is being pulled from all future broadcasts, the show’s producer told a newspaper, following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star. “It feels clearly the only choice to make,” James L. Brooks was quoted as telling the Wall Street Journal. The long-running cartoon show...

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Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, known for ‘Airwolf,’ dies at 73

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the “Airwolf” television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life, has died. He was 73. A death certificate shows that Vincent died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 10, 2019, in an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital. The certificate signed by a doctor says he died of natural causes and no autopsy was performed. It wasn’t...

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‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ coming to Netflix

LOS ANGELES: The groundbreaking novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is coming to the screen for the first time in a Spanish language series for Netflix, the streaming service said on Wednesday. The multi-generational family tale, published in 1967, is widely considered one of the most influential novels of the 20th century and an early example of the...

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Winter is upon us: ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 trailer out now

After what seemed like an eternity, HBO finally dropped the trailer for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones on Monday night, and boy oh boy it was worth the wait. Released with a simple message on their Twitter account, “the trailer is here," the two-minute trailer opens with Arya Stark breathing heavy in darkness, speaking of the oncoming threat...

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Pakistan bans Indian movies, other content amid rising tensions

Web Desk: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chuadhry on Tuesday announced that the Cinema Exhibitors Association has decided to boycott Indian content in Pakistan. Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian Movie ll be released in Pakistan. Also have instructed PEMRA to act against Made in India Advertisements. #PakistanTayarHai https://t.co/9BPo6LIsVB — Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) 26 February 2019 Fawad...

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Oscar winners 2019: The complete list

Here are the winners in key categories at the 91st Academy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Hollywood. "Green Book" took home the best picture Oscar, while Alfonso Cuaron´s "Roma" won for best director, best foreign film and best cinematography. Top acting honours were shared among four different films. Best picture: "Green Book" Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"...

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Oscars night is here! Hollywood ready for glitzy gala

Hollywood's A-listers will hit the red carpet Sunday for the Oscars — the climax of a long, eventful awards season that could yield some big surprises. Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white cinematic ode to his childhood, Roma, leads with 10 nominations and is a firm favorite for the coveted best picture Academy Award. If it does win, it will be the first foreign-language...

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Meera alleges domestic help of robbery, claims bank and servant are in collusion

LAHORE: Actor Meera on Friday claimed her domestic helper stole jewellery and cash from her. "My domestic helper, Muhammad Asghar, stole money from my bag and jewellery from my house and fled," Meera said. "My helper had my [debit] card and its code and withdrew Rs400,000 from the ATM," she added. "I did not receive any message from the bank regarding...

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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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Queen to rock Oscars with live performance

LOS ANGELES: British rock band Queen will perform live at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, organizers said on Monday, following the blockbuster success of best picture nominee Bohemian Rhapsody. “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year’s Oscars!,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on its official Twitter feed. The band,...

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Netflix pulls the plug on Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ and ‘Jessica Jones’

The Defenders are done! Netflix on Monday announced the cancellation of Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Punisher, bringing an end to all five of Marvel and Netflix’s live-action TV series. According to Deadline, there will be no season three of Jon Bernthal led vigilante series The Punisher, while the completed third season of the Krysten Ritter starrer Jessica Jones will still appear on the streaming site but...

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