A ‘Pirates’ life for Depp as he sets sail in fifth film
Dead men tell no tales, unless, of course, they are undead decaying pirates seeking mythical treasure in the vast...
After new concert carnage, industry hopes to prevail
Violence has once again struck music fans with a suicide attack on Ariana Grande’s Manchester show, but the booming...
Ariana Grande returns to US following Manchester bombing: report
Ariana Grande returned to the United States on Tuesday, one day after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at...
Legendary trance DJ Robert Miles dies aged 47
 The legendary producer, trance DJ Robert Miles has died aged 47. Robert Miles ,who was born Robert Concina in Switzerland, became a sensation in the Nineties for the hit that became one of the biggest dance music tracks in history, making it to number one in more than a dozen countries around the world.... Read more
Nicki Minaj becomes college benefactor through Twitter
Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has promised to pay university tuition for dozens of fans after a promotional contest metamorphosed over Twitter. Minaj’s transformation into educational benefactor took place over the weekend as she unveiled a contest of the sort popular among celebrities seeking an online buzz. Minaj invited her... Read more
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Rockets to No.1 with $145 million
And just like that, Star-Lord and his band of super buddies are back on top of the box office. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” blasted into domestic theaters this weekend to kick off the summer box office to the tune of $145 million at 4,347 locations. The latest... Read more
Ustad Raees Khan passes away
Legendary sitarist Ustad Raees Khan passed away on Saturday. He was 77. According to reports, he had been ill for some time. Ustad Raees was born in 1939 in Indore, India in a family of musicians. Ustad Raees belonged to the Mewati Gharana of Indian classical music. His maternal grandfather... Read more
‘Alien’ director Ridley Scott ‘heads for wider universe’ in latest installment
Ridley Scott, the English director of three of the sci-fi horror “Alien” films, says he is heading into a wider universe with the latest in the series: “Alien: Covenant.” The franchise has produced nearly 40 years of sequels and prequels, numerous books, toys and video games. The 2012 prequel... Read more
Kanye West exits social media
Rap superstar Kanye West, long a prolific user of Twitter, has disappeared from social media after months of erratic behavior. The husband of reality television star Kim Kardashian appeared to have deleted his accounts on Twitter and Instagram, with searches Friday for his handles turning up error messages. The... Read more
Harry Potter play to open in New York in spring 2018
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the smash-hit, award-winning London play about the fictional boy wizard as a grown father of three, will open in New York in spring 2018. The show will make its official Broadway debut on April 22 at the Lyric Theatre, currently under renovation in... Read more
PEMRA revokes Bol News licence
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has revoked the license of Bol News following Interior Ministry declined security clearance of the company’s directors. In a statement issued by the PEMRA read “In the 131st authority meeting held at Pemra headquarters on Tuesday, the authority took this decision in the light of... Read more
Metallica replaces cover band stolen gear
A Metallica cover band distraught after its equipment was stolen has been able to return to stage after a gift from surprise benefactors — the metal legends themselves. Blistered Earth, a four-piece band from Spokane, Washington that covers Metallica classics and emulates the group’s headbanging look, said a trailer... Read more
George Michael fans host public memorial service
George Michael fans on Sunday paid their last respects to the late British pop star at a public memorial service they organised themselves. Hundreds of fans from around the world attended the service at a church in Bushey, on the northwest edge of London, where Michael went to secondary... Read more
Cast of ‘The Godfather’ reunite for emotional 45th anniversary
Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired. The director and cast of The Godfather reminisced on Saturday in a 445th-anniversaryreunion in New York about the trials, perseverance, and inspiration that resulted in the... Read more
Indian model Sonika Chauhan dies in car crash
Indian model and TV prime time host, Sonika Chauhan was killed while fellow actor Vikram Chatterjee was seriously injured when the SUV met with an accident in south Kolkata today. Indian Police said the SUV mounted the pavement while trying to avoid an approaching car from a nearby lane... Read more
Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna had roots in Peshawar
Veteran Indian actor Vinod Khanna, who died on Thursday at the age of 70 in Mumbai due to protracted illness, had roots in Peshawar. “Late Vinod Khanna was the son of Mehr Chand Khanna, a prominent businessman and former minister in Congress party. He was born in Peshawar on... Read more
US actor Will Smith on starry jury of Cannes film festival
US actor Will Smith — one of the most bankable stars in the world — is to sit on the jury of the Cannes film festival next month, its organisers said Tuesday. The former hip-hop star, 48, who made his name in the teen television series “The Fresh Prince... Read more