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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Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone to marry in November

Web Desk: As per the Indian media the most loved couples of Bollywood Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have finally decided to tie the knot on 10th of November this year. As per rumors circulating, the couple got engaged on occasion of Deepika’s birthday during vacations in Maldives. According to the Filmfare "The maximum time was taken to decide the...

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Pete Docter, Jennifer Lee to lead Pixar, Disney animation

Walt Disney on Tuesday split the role of its outgoing creative head John Lasseter and appointed two Academy award winners to spearhead its two animation studios. Jennifer Lee will be the Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pete Docter will take over the same role at Pixar Animation Studios. Lasseter will leave at the end of the...

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CBS to expand ‘Star Trek’ with five-year deal for new TV shows

LOS ANGELES: US broadcast network CBS will expand the popular Star Trekscience-fiction franchise with new series, mini-series and animation under a production deal announced on Tuesday. CBS said in a statement that it had signed a five-year deal with producer Alex Kurtzman to supervise a range of new programming related to Star Trek. Kurtzman is a writer and producer of Star Trek: Discovery, which...

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Emilia Clarke says goodbye to Game of Thrones

Web Desk: Star Emilia Clarke, who plays the one and only Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons, Game of Thrones has said her own personal goodbyes to the show on Instagram. "Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the...

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Irrfan Khan pens letter on battle with cancer

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has opened up about his battle with cancer in a heartfelt letter. The actor who announced in March that he is suffering from neuroendocrine cancer has penned a letter about his battle with a rare form of the disease. “It’s been quite some time now since I have been diagnosed with a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer. This new name...

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Heroes, on screen and off, win big at MTV Movie & TV Awards show

LOS ANGELES: Superhero movie Black Panther made a killing at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday, winning four trophies in a ceremony that also recognized gays, women and those who stand up to bullying. Black Panther, the predominantly black movie that has taken more than $1.3 billion at the global box-office, won best movie, best villain for Michael...

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Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20

MIAMI: XXXTentacion, the troubled 20-year-old rapper whose bleak, self-released rhymes propelled him to the top of the US chart this year, was shot dead Monday in Florida, authorities said. The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down in broad daylight near a motorcycle store in Deerfield Beach north of Miami, the Broward County sheriff´s department said. He...

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Pakistan’s movie ‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ receives ‘Jury Special Award’ at SCO Film Festival

BEIJING: Pakistani movie, ‘Punjab Nahi Jaongi’ has won ‘Jury Special Award’ at the closing ceremony of the first Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival in Qingdao, China. The closing and award ceremony held on Sunday was attended by eminent Chinese actors, actresses, and directors. Trophies and certificates in the categories of Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best...

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Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple

Television personality Oprah Winfrey has agreed to produce shows for Apple as the iPhone maker prepares to make a push into original content. An Apple statement Friday offered few details about the role for Winfrey, who hosted a hugely popular talk show before leaving to start her own production company and devote time to philanthropic efforts. "Together, Winfrey and Apple...

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Eid Blockbuster: Bollywood Salman Khan is back with ‘Race 3’

MUMBAI: Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan´s first movie since his conviction for shooting dead endangered wildlife opened across India Friday, with analysts predicting box office success for his latest Eid blockbuster. It has become a tradition in the Hindi film industry for Khan, one of the world´s highest-paid actors, to star in the big release on the Muslim holiday of...

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‘The Jerry Springer Show’, symbol of trash TV, set to end

NEW YORK: "The Jerry Springer Show", which became a symbol of low brow television with its on-air fights, swearing and infidelity revelations, is set to end after a 27-year-run, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The show is being bought from NBC Universal by CW, the joint enterprise between CBS and Warner Bros, which intends to show re-runs but has no plans...

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Five Pakistani films screen at SCO Film Festival in China

SHANGHAI: A five-day long Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night with stunning performances in front of a packed audience at a local concert hall in Qingdao, east Chinas Shandong province. The festival, co-hosted by the State Film Administration and Shandong provincial government aims to promote cooperation and exchanges between the member states. The festival, first...

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ECP accepts nomination paper of Shahrukh’s cousin Noor Jahan

PESHAWAR: Election officials have accepted the nomination papers of Noor Jahan, a cousin of Boolywood icon Shahrukh Khan, to contest elections on general seat from Peshawar due for July 25 this year. The scrutiny of nomination papers will continue till June 19. June 11 was the last date for filing of the nomination papers. Noor Jahan is contesting as an...

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‘Black Panther’ actor ‘Dreamer’ undocumented

LOS ANGELES: On the hit sitcom "The Good Place," Bambadjan Bamba plays an eternal being in the afterlife. In reality, the Ivorian actor is living in limbo in the United States as an undocumented immigrant. The 36-year-old Bamba, who most recently appeared in "Black Panther," is one of 700,000 "Dreamers" -- immigrants brought illegally to America as children who were...

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Robbie Williams to perform at FIFA World Cup opening ceremony

LONDON: British pop star Robbie Williams will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony in Moscow on Thursday, the world football governing body FIFA and the singer's representatives said. The award-winning singer formerly in the band Take That, who is best known for his hit single "Angels", will sing alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina shortly before Russia and Saudi Arabia...

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Priyanka Chopra apologises over ‘Quantico’ Hindu terror plot

Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra apologised Sunday after a furore over a US TV series that showed her uncovering a terror plot hatched by Indian Hindu nationalists. The episode of spy thriller "Quantico" showed Chopra's character, an FBI agent named Alex Parrish, thwarting the plan and noticing one of the terrorists wearing a Hindu rosary. The episode, aired on June 1,...

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