Entertainment

After #MeToo, Hollywood women seize power behind TV camera

LOS ANGELES: When writer and producer Stacy Rukeyser suggested featuring a female venture capitalist looking for a husband on the Lifetime television drama Unreal, network executives asked if she could turn the character into someone with “a much more traditional, demure sense of femininity”. “I got the request ‘do you think we could change it? Maybe she could be a kindergarten...

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Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club ‘setup’: lawyer

Web Desk: U.S. adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006, was arrested in a strip club on Wednesday in what her lawyer said was a setup. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested in a Columbus, Ohio, club for allowing a customer to touch her in a non-sexual...

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After Sanju, Sanjay Dutt is releasing his autobiography

After his biopic Sanju became a box office mega-hit, Sanjay Dutt has started work on his autobiography. According to Indian Express, the actor's autobiography will include stories that he "never had the chance to tell before." Looks like there's much more to Sanju Baba than shown in Sanju. Dutt shares, "I have had the fortune of living a remarkable life, full of...

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With Thai soccer team freed, Hollywood gears up for the movie

The dramatic rescue of a Thai boys soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave complex this week transfixed news viewers around the world for more than two weeks, and the story is already headed for a retelling by Hollywood. Divers freed the last four of the 12 boys and their adult coach on Tuesday. The saga is reminiscent...

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George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash: media

Hollywood star George Clooney was treated in hospital on Tuesday for minor injuries after a scooter accident in Sardinia, the Italian news agency AGI reported. The "Ocean's Eleven" actor hurt his leg when a Mercedes car allegedly turned without giving right of way and collided with his scooter, AGI said. Clooney, 57, was reportedly thrown from his two-wheeler onto the...

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Afridi meets Salman Khan in Toronto

Former Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi on Monday met Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in Toronto at an event of his 'Dabang Tour'. The former Pakistani skipper also spoke at the stage. Salman is nowadays in Canada for his 'Dabang Tours', while Afridi is there to play global T20 league and to raise funds for his charity organisation, Hope Not Out. According...

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Emmy nominations set to be a race between old favourites

Television industry watchers are expecting past winners to relive old glories Thursday as Hollywood's awards season kicks into high gear with the announcement of the Emmy nominations. The Television Academy's 22,000-plus members were given two weeks in June to sift through a crowded field of several thousand entries for the small-screen equivalent of the Oscars. Critics agree that it hasn't...

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Justin Bieber engaged to model Hailey Baldwin: reports

Pop singer Justin Bieber became engaged to model Hailey Baldwin over the weekend, according to US media reports on Sunday. The couple dated in 2016 but had broken up. Last month, they appeared together publicly, leading to speculation from fans that they had rekindled their romance, CNN reported. The pair got engaged on Saturday during a trip to the Bahamas,...

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Hareem Farooq meets Canadian PM Justin Trudeau as the latter fights controversy

Pakistani actress and producer Hareem Farooq met with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau during her trip to Canada. The Janaan co-producer, who has been making a name for herself in the Pakistani entertainment industry, is now making Pakistanis proud worldwide. She took to Instagram to post a picture of herself alongside the Canadian prime minister, calling it a "career-high moment" for her. What...

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Singer Chris Brown arrested after Florida concert

Singer Chris Brown was arrested for battery following a concert in Florida, authorities said Friday, the troubled star's latest brush with the law. Police seized the R&B star shortly after he left the stage Thursday night in West Palm Beach. He was booked on a charge of felony battery and released after he paid a $2,000 bond, the sheriff's office...

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Idris Elba joins ‘Fast and Furious’ spinoff with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham

 British actor Idris Elba will be joining the cast of the Fast and Furious spinoff as the movie's villain. The spinoff which revolves around the characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw played by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will now be against Elba, according to Variety. Johnson took to Instagram to announce the latest addition to the film's cast. He’s bad, but I’m dangerous 😈...

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam team up for ‘Namaste England’ soundtrack

Singers Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam will be lending their voice for the soundtrack of the upcoming Indan movie Namaste England. According to Mumbai Mirror, Rahat has sung a new track for the Vipul Shah’s directed film starring Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. Penned by Javed Akhtar, the track promises to be a masterpiece as Rahat's previous hit Main Jahaan...

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Football to Facebook: Social media giant in talks for Ronaldo reality show

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly in talks with social networking giant Facebook for an original series, according to Variety. Ronaldo, who plays for his country Portugal and La Liga club Real Madrid, may be featuring in a 13-episode reality show for which Facebook is said to be offering the legend $10 million. Matador Content and Religion of Sports, the company behind...

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‘Sacred Games’ marks Netflix debut into Indian original series

LOS ANGELES: Netflix’s first Indian original series makes its debut on Friday, the first of a slate of new shows aimed at the vast Bollywood entertainment market. Sacred Games, based on the 2006 novel by Vikram Chandra, is a thriller set in Mumbai with a cast of police officers, politicians and spies, and stars some of Bollywood’s biggest personalities: Saif...

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Court orders Meesha Shafi to reply Ali Zafar’s defamation suit

LAHORE: On Thursday, a sessions court  once again asked singer-cum-actor Meesha Shafi to reply to a Rs1 billion defamation case filed against her by Ali Zafar. As Meesha failed to submit the reply by today as earlier ordered by the court, Additional Sessions Judge Shehzad Ahmed directed that the court’s notice seeking her reply be posted outside her residence. The...

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Jawad Ahmad to take on political heavyweights for ‘rights of middle-class’

Singer-turned-activist Jawad Ahmad, who is challenging the country’s three biggest parties in the July 25 general election, has said it is time someone stood up for the rights of the middle class. The 47-year-old chairman of Barabri Party Pakistan (BSP) who will be up against political bigwigs — Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief...

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Harry Potter fame author JK Rowling mocks Trumps grammar skills

Author J K Rowling mocked US President Donald Trump after he claimed he had excellent writing skills. On Tuesday Trump defended his tweeting style on Twitter admitting that he took pride in his writing ability. However, in the same sentence which called out “Fake News” for searching for typos, the former television personality made a typo. “After having written many...

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