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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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First Indian film museum opens in home of Bollywood

MUMBAI: From silent black-and-white films to colourful blockbusters bursting with song and dance, the evolution of Indian cinema is traced by a new museum in the home of Bollywood. Costing 1.4 billion rupees ($19.6 million), India’s first national film museum is spread across a stylish 19th-century bungalow and a modern five-storey glass structure in south Mumbai. "It showcases to the...

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Waging war against societal stigmas: Beyond Beauty exhibition and conference ends

KARACHI: Beyond Beautiful (BB), which continued for three consecutive days came to end on Sunday night. Newsone was honored to be the official media partners of the all empowering and inclusive gatherings that took place. The event stood for inclusion, collaboration and introspection, providing adage to the old statement, 'Beauty is skin deep'. Beyond Beautiful (BB) which went to war...

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Beyond Beautiful: More than a campaign, a statement

KARACHI: On Friday, Beyond Beautiful presented it's Beauty Awards, Newsone was the official title advertiser of the dazzling extravaganza. Beyond Beautiful (BB) is a three-day exhibition-cum-conference and taking place in Karachi from 25th January till 27th, under the supervision of Catwalk CEO, Frieha Altaf.     View this post on Instagram   “The best accessory a woman can have is...

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Renowned TV actress Roohi Bano passes away

LAHORE: Famous actress Roohi Bano passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness. She was reportedly suffering from kidney failure and mental disorder. According to Bano's sister, the actor had been on the ventilator for the last 10 days in a hospital in Turkey. Bano was a well-educated Pakistani actress and a presidential award winner as well. In Nov 2018,...

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Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ shatters North American box office

LOS ANGELES: Glass, a superhero thriller both financed and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, shattered the North American box office over the holiday weekend, taking in $46.5 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Tuesday. The Universal film, a sequel to Shyamalan's Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), stars Bruce Willis as the superhuman known as The Overseer locked in a psychiatric...

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Oscars race kicks into high gear with nominations reveal

LOS ANGELES: Will Black Panther get the best picture nod? Will Roma be Netflix's first contender for the Academy's top prizes? Will "A Star Is Born" rebound from a thumping at the Golden Globes? All will be revealed on Tuesday morning before dawn in Los Angeles, when the nominations for the Oscars — Hollywood's most coveted awards — are unveiled, just over a month before...

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‘Busy schedule’ did not allow me to sing PSL anthem: Ali Zafar

Singer Ali Zafar  revealed that his schedule did not allow him to sing the 4 edition Pakistan Super League  song. Ali rendered his vocals to the first three editions of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) but in a break from tradition, the latest anthem was sung by Fawad Khan. Fans were left wondering regarding why Zafar did not sing the...

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Famed actor Gulab Chandio passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: Renowned film and TV actor Gulab Chandio has died in Karachi due to prolonged illness. He was 60. He acted in more than 200 Sindhi and Urdu dramas. His famous drama was Natak rang. The veteran actor was honoured with a Pride of Performance Award in 2015 by the Government of Pakistan. Chandio is survived by two sons and...

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Manto, the bold and brazen

Death anniversary of renowned Pakistani writer, playwright and author Saadat Hasan Manto is being observed on Friday. Manto was born in Ludhiana, British India on 11th May, 1912. Writing mainly in Urdu language, he produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches. His best short stories...

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Rihanna files suit against her father

Rihanna has sued her father for trading on her Fenty brand name and suggesting that a business venture he set up in 2017 is associated with her. The “Diamonds” singer, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, filed a lawsuit in US federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday accusing Ronald Fenty and two business partners of fraud and false...

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Meera aspires to work with Bollywood King SRK in films

KARACHI: Pakistan Lollywood actress Meera  has expressed her desire to work with  Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan in near future.  The veteran actor, Speaking to media during her visit to an academic institution, said that she is currently penning down a book after reading which the interest of the people in the film industry will be rejuvenated. "There should be an...

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R&B star Alicia Keys to host 2019 Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES: American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys will host the Grammy Awards next month, she announced Tuesday, one year after the gala came under fire over diversity concerns. Keys -- herself a 15-time Grammy winner -- will be the emcee for music´s biggest night, which this year features a diverse slate of women and hip hop artists as leading...

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Health cards will be issued for senior artists countrywide: Info Minister

KARACHI: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced that health cards will be issued for senior artists countrywide so that they can avail better medical treatment in hospitals. Speaking to film and producers at the Sindh Governor House during his one-day visit to the metropolis, the information minister said health cards will be issued for all artists aged 45 and above....

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Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani denies sexual assault allegations

Renowned Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani has denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a subordinate over a period of six months in 2018. Hirani, known for feel-good, comedy films that have grossed record numbers at the Indian box-office, was named in a Huffington Post India story on Sunday. It quoted an unnamed woman, nearly 30 years younger than Hirani, who alleged the 56-year-old...

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Afghan talent show singer finds fame as Justin Trudeau’s double

An Afghan talent show contestant’s striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country -- and potentially given him the winning edge. Abdul Salam Maftoon, a wedding singer from a village in the remote and impoverished northeastern province of Badakhshan, had never even heard of his more famous until a...

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‘Yo Imran Khan, It’s Yo boy Akon’, hollered’ the three time Grammy nominated artist

R&B artist Akon who will be performing in Pakistan in April gave a shoutout to Prime Minister Imran Khan and said he is looking forward to performing in the country. “Yo, Imran Khan, It’s ya boy Akon, I’m looking forward to coming to Pakistan, are you ready for me,” Akon said in a video message on Twitter. Dear @ImranKhanPTI, @Akon along with...

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