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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Harvey Weinstein charged with assaulting third woman

Harvey Weinstein was fighting rape and sexual assault charges against a total of three women Monday, as New York prosecutors build a high-stakes legal battle targeting the disgraced Hollywood mogul. The 66-year-old's career imploded in October in a blaze of accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse from dozens of women that triggered a major reckoning about harassment in the workplace...

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‘Jurassic’ dinos shake earth, boost North American box office

Big-grossing films "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" and "Incredibles 2" again dominated the North American box office this weekend, but two new entrants beat expectations to place third and fourth, according to industry estimates on Sunday. Universal's latest earth-stomping dinosaur movie took in $60 million for the three-day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported. The superhero-family-next-door of "Incredibles 2," a Pixar/Disney...

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Drake smashes streaming record with new album

Drake has smashed streaming records with his new album Scorpion, with Apple Music and Spotify both reporting unprecedented listenership in its first day. Apple Music said on Instagram that the Canadian hip-hop superstar's fifth studio album was streamed 170 million times in the 24 hours since its release Friday. The worldwide figure is the highest ever reported by any streaming service for...

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Irrfan shares trailer of his upcoming Hollywood movie ‘Puzzle’

Bollywood's ailing actor Irrfan Khan has shared the Hollywood's movie trailer scheduled to be released on July, 13th, 2018. The actor took to Twitter and shared the trailer of his next film titled 'Puzzle' which is directed by Marc Turtletaub and written by Oren Moverman. “Everyone has to find their missing peace #Puzzle,” along with the link of the trailer he...

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Jared Leto to star as Morbius in ‘Spider-Man’ spin-off

Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto will be playing the role of the antihero Morbius, the Living Vampire in an upcoming Spiderman spinoff. According to sources in Variety, Safe House director Daniel Espinosa will be directing the movie based on the Marvel comic. Leto, 46, tweeted a picture of Morbius and captioned it with a black heart, confirming he would be playing the role of doctor turned...

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Michael Jackson returns posthumously on Drake album

NEW YORK: Nearly a decade after his death, Michael Jackson is out with new music in a guest appearance on the keenly awaited new album by Drake. The late King of Pop appears in a song on "Scorpion," the fifth studio album by the Toronto hip-hop star who pulled another surprise by using the release to come clean about his...

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Father of Michael Jackson, dead at 89

NEW YORK: Joe Jackson, the patriarch of music superstars whose iron-fisted guidance both shaped his children's success and traumatized them, died Wednesday, family members said. He was 89. Jackson — whose most famous child, King of Pop Michael Jackson, died almost nine years to the day before him — had been ailing from cancer. He kept active well into his...

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Farhan Saeed to sing PTI’s official election campaign song

ISLAMABAD: Singer-cum-actor Farhan Saeed will sing the official song for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s General Election 2018 campaign. The singer met the PTI chairman at his residence in Bani Gala a day earlier and took to Twitter to share photos of their meeting and announce the news. “I am thankful to Imran Khan and PTI for trusting me to sing their official...

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Grammy Awards expand nominees for top album, song, record & new artist From 5 to 8

LOS ANGELES: The Grammy Awards are expanding the number of nominees in the top categories for the highest honors in the music business from five to eight in the biggest push to increase diversity in the 60-year history of the awards. The changes, announced on Tuesday by the Recording Academy which organizes the annual event, will take effect for the...

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Movie academy invites 928 new members in diversity push

LOS ANGELES: The group that hands out the Oscars said on Monday that it had invited 928 new members from 59 countries, in its biggest diversity drive after years of criticism of its mostly white and male membership. Those invited include Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish; The Big Sick co-writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon; and comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, the Academy...

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David Lynch: Trump could be among greatest US presidents

David Lynch says President Donald Trump could go down as one of the greatest presidents in United States history, earning him instant praise from the Republican leader shunned by much of Hollywood. The enigmatic filmmaker told The Guardian newspaper in an interview published over the weekend that while he is undecided about the job the property tycoon is doing in...

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IIFA awards honour drowned superstar Sridevi, cancer-stricken Irrfan Khan

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honoured for her final role at India's movie awards in Bangkok, winning best actress at the celebration of dance, music and film just months after her shock death. Sridevi was considered one of the most influential Bollywood actresses of all time. Her death from accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel room bathtub aged 54 in...

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Rekha back to stage after 20 years, performance at IIFA amazes everyone

Rekha returns to her stage performance after 20 years in International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) held in Bangkok, last night. The veteran actress took the audience back in time with her scintillating performances to songs like Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, Dil Cheez Kya Hai, In Aankhon Ki Masti and Salam-E-Ishq Meri Jaan. Rekha dazzled in a custom-made powder pink Manish Malhotra anaarkali during...

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: Marvel´s first superheroine movie

PASEDENA: They made history and $1 billion with the first titular superhero of color in Black Panther —  now Marvel's creatives and stars are repeating the trick for gender equality. Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to 2015's Ant-Man, is the 20th release in a decade from the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of comic book movies, and the first to feature a woman...

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‘Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Rose Leslie tie the knot in Scotland

Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga "Game of Thrones", married in Britain on Saturday. The 31-year-old stars tie the knot in northeastern Scotland, with co-stars Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen, and Peter Dinklage, who played Tyrion Lannister, arriving at nearby Aberdeen on Friday. The couple, who met...

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Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari furious over Benazir’s biopic as no consent was sought from heirs

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, daughter of slain prime minister Benazir Bhutto, on Friday lamented that no consent was sought from heirs of the late Pakistan premier regarding a biopic on her life. She said this in a tweet on Friday, termed it "unacceptable" and vowed to take action against it. Certainly no consent from her living heirs/children was sought. Absolutely unacceptable...

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