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Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for 2020

American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig said the still-untitled Bond 25 will start filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on March 4, and will be released on Feb. 14, 2020. Release was delayed from the planned November 2019...

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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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Veteran actress Sonali Bendre diagnosed with ‘high-grade cancer’

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment in New York. The actress who is known for her roles in films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Sarfarosh, Kal Ho Na Ho, revealed this through a tweet on Wednesday morning. Bendre, in her tweet, said that she has recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has...

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Oprah Winfrey reiterates she will not contest for US 2020 Presidential elections

American television mogul Oprah Winfrey has reiterated she will not run for president, saying it would 'kill' her, drawing a line over speculation about a potential 2020 bid. In an interview with British Vogue, the actress and producer again addressed the subject after much talk on whether she would eye the White House following a rousing speech at this year’s Golden...

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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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