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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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Game of Thrones season 8 premiere: The most-watched episode ever?

The season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones drew in just over 10 million viewers in overnight linear ratings, but the season 8 premiere should break that with ease and could double that number. Considering this is the first episode in 20 months and the premiere for the final season, the excitement and anticipation for a single episode of Game...

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Meesha Shafi challenges LHC decision before Supreme Court

LAHORE: Singer and Actor Meesha Shafi has challenged the Lahore court decision in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, in relation to the ongoing defamation case filed by singer Ali Zafar, who the actress accused of harassment last year in April. In the last hearing at the sessions court, singer Shafi was fined Rs10,000 over absence of her lawyers in the court. Ambreen...

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Kim Kardashian might become a lawyer soon

LOS ANGELES: Reality star Kim Kardashian is studying to be a lawyer, inspired by her success in helping to win the release from US prisons of two women. Kardashian told Vogue magazine in an interview published on Wednesday that she has begun a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco-based law firm under a California program for those without formal qualifications....

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Defamation Case: Court fines Meesha Shafi over counsel’s absence in hearing

LAHORE: On Wednesday, a sessions court imposed a fine of Rs10,000 on singer Meesha Shafi for her lawyer's failure to attend court hearing in a defamation case filed against her by singer and actor Ali Zafar . The hearing was later adjourned till April 17. Ambreen Qureshi, counsel for Ali Zafar said Meesha Shafi’s failure to appear in court was...

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‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack pleads guilty in sex cult case

NEW YORK: “Smallville” actress Allison Mack on Monday pleaded guilty to blackmailing two women as part of an alleged New York sex cult that prosecutors called a racketeering operation that carried out sex trafficking and other crimes. Mack, 36, entered her plea to racketeering and conspiracy charges before US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in federal court in Brooklyn, New York,...

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Rising to the top: Ibne Ali pursuing his passion in ‘Rap’ genre

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| It was my first year back in 2014, when I decided that the time has come to fulfill the promise I have made to my God All Mighty in primordial stage: To serve the Ahlulbayt(AS0 with my voice. The task was uneasy as I had no experience of recordings and how the things are managed in...

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Jada Pinkett Smith, fan of Abida Parveen and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Pakistanis on social media were delighted on Sunday when Hollywood actress Jada Pinkett Smith showed appreciation for Pakistani living legends Abida Parveen and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in an Instagram post. The starlet posted Chaap Tilak, a collaborative song by Abida and Rahat in Coke Studio season seven in 2014. The song is penned by Amir Khusro. “Abida Parveen and...

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Influencing Elections: Release of Modi biopic postponed

NEW DELHI: Film-makers on Friday postponed the scheduled release of a Bollywood biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after it failed to get a censor’s certificate on time. India’s main opposition Congress party had petitioned against the film’s release, calling it a propaganda movie that would influence the country’s national election that starts on April 11. The film’s producer Sandip...

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Souvenirs and secrets as ‘Game of Thrones’ cast walk last red carpet

NEW YORK: The cast and creators of “Game of Thrones” walked their last red carpet together on Wednesday, recalling memories of their years working on the international hit television series. Dozens of actors, many of whom were unknown before the medieval fantasy series began in 2011, flew to New York ahead of the eighth and final season of the show,...

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Queen of Pop: Happy Birthday to one and only Nazia Hassan

Today is the 54th birthday of legendary Singer and icon Nazia Hassan. She began her professional career in 1980 at a tender age of fifteen and also sung along with his brother Zohaib Hassan in several songs. She got fame from her solo song “Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye”. Her other famous songs include “Boom Boom”, “Lekin Mera...

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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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