Lorde cancels Israel show after pressure
New Zealand singer Lorde has cancelled a planned show in Israel after facing pressure from supporters of a boycott...
In new harassment case, edgy media firm Vice says it has fired three
Youth-oriented news company Vice Media acknowledged Saturday that it had allowed a “detrimental ‘boy’s club’ culture” to flourish and...
17th death anniversary of Noor Jehan observed
The 17th death anniversary of Melody Queen Madam Noor Jehan was observed in Lahore and Karachi at the residences...
Australian rapper Azalea equals Beatles double atop US chart
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has scored a US chart double only previously achieved by the Beatles, with hits at number one and number two, Billboard magazine said Wednesday. The Aussie star’s “Fancy” rose from the number two spot to top the Billboard Hot 100, , while she appears as... Read more
‘Maleficent’ exposes roots of Disney’s wicked witch
The wicked witch who has haunted generations of children in Sleeping Beauty has been brought grippingly to life by Angelina Jolie, in a modern retelling seeking to humanize the fairytale she-devil. “Maleficent”, released on Friday in the United States, has been produced by “luscious lips” Jolie, who also stars... Read more
Michelangelo exhibition in Rome
A Michelangelo exhibition opened in Rome highlighting the Renaissance master as a “universal artist” who brought his own brand of mysticism to a variety of art forms. The show starts off with “Madonna of the Steps” – a relief sculpture made by Michelangelo at the age of 15. It... Read more
‘Arth 2’ unveiled
The official launch of the poster of the upcoming film ‘Arth 2’ was recently released. The film, which is a remake of Indian movie ‘Arth’ by Mahesh Bhatt, is directed by Shaan Shahid and produced by Farhad Humayun, and features Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Humaima Malick and Uzma Hasan.... Read more
Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86
Maya Angelou, an iconic woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the print media died yesterday, her son said. She was 86.  Angelou’s son, Guy B. Johnson, said the writer died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had been... Read more
Hrithik and sister Sunaina launch book on their father Rakesh Roshan
Rakesh Roshan, his wife Pinkie and their children Sunaina and Hrithik were in New Delhi for the emotional launch of To Dad, With Love, a pictorial biography on the filmmaker by his daughter. Sunaina, a cancer survivor, says it was when she worked with her father as an assistant... Read more
Coldplay album ‘Ghost Stories’ top of the  British music charts
British band Coldplay’s new album “Ghost Stories” went straight to number one in the charts on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said, becoming the fastest-selling album of the year. The group’s sixth studio album and sixth successive British number one album, it sold 168,000 copies since going on sale... Read more
‘Bohemian dialogue’ exhibition at the Indus Valley School of Arts: Karachi
Artist Shah Zaman Baloch believes, or seems to believe, that an exhibition of his photographs at the Indus Valley School Gallery is an act of thinking aloud, therefore its title: ‘Bohemian Soliloquy’. This implies that he is speaking to himself. But actually he is trying to indulge in a... Read more
Iran judge issues summons to Facebook CEO
A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy according to Iranian media. Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force, was quoted as... Read more
Vidya Balan tried 122 looks for  female detective flick ‘Bobby Jasoos’
Bollywood actress, Vidya Balan, who will play the role of a female detective in the movie Bobby Jasoos has tried 122 looks during shooting for the film, reported Hindustan Times. Apparently, Vidya invested two weeks in trying the looks. “She underwent 122 changes, out of which around 12 were... Read more
Ordered to forget”:Russian Cultural ministry refuses to release Chechen film
Russia has refused to permit the release of a film about the mass deportations of entire ethnic groups on Stalin’s orders during World War II, calling it “anti-Russian and a falsification of history.” The historical drama shot in Chechnya details how the Soviets forcibly deported the whole Chechen nation... Read more
Madonna criticises Malawi president
Pop diva Madonna has commented on Malawi’s chaotic election, criticising embattled President Joyce Banda, who has tried to nullify the vote amid allegations of irregularities. The superstar, who adopted two children from the southern African nation, has been involved in a long-running spat with Malawi’s government over her charity... Read more
‘X-Men’ more powerful then ‘Godzilla’
The “X-Men” mutant superheroes smashed into U.S. and Canadian theaters and collected $90.7 million in ticket sales through Sunday, keeping monster hit “Godzilla” at bay and heading toward a decisive win over a long holiday weekend. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was expected to bring in $110 million by... Read more
Kim and Kanye marry in romantic Florence
Reality TV show host Kim Kardashian tied the knot with her rapper husband Kanye West in the Italian city of Florence on Saturday, Kardashian’s publicist confirmed. “Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were married in a private ceremony in the presence of family and friends in Florence, Italy,” publicist Ina... Read more