Mark Wahlberg becomes world’s top paid actor
Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world’s highest paid actor on Tuesday, earning an estimated $68 million before taxes...
Kesha thanks fans as ‘Rainbow’ comeback debuts at top of Billboard
Kesha scored top billing on the Billboard 200 chart with her comeback album “Rainbow,” her first studio album in...
Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91
Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fundraising powerhouse...
Bollywood film spotlights India’s toilet shortage
Bollywood may be famous for its blingy song and dance numbers, but a new movie released Friday deals with a distinctly less glamorous subject — India´s chronic lack of toilets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made building more toilets a key priority in the country of 1.25 billion people,... Read more
Taylor Swift says DJ subjected her to long, ‘horrifying’ grope
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift testified on Thursday she was subjected to a “very long” and “intentional” grope by a Colorado disc jockey who appeared to be drunk during a photo session four years ago. The 27-year-old pop star was testifying for the first time for a US District Court... Read more
Jami wins TFL award at Switzerland’s Locarno Festival
Pakistani Director, producer Jamshed Mehmood Raza Aka Jami, has won the Open Doors – TFL (TorinoFilmLab) award at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Addresing on the award ceremony, Jami said “Well that’s very interesting because I was making the video for someone else and this is very surprising,... Read more
Box office weighs on 21st Century Fox results
Media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox on Wednesday reported a drop in profit in the past quarter as weaker box office revenues hurt performance for the Murdoch family-controlled group. Fox reported a net profit of $476 million in the fiscal fourth quarter to June 30, a drop of 16 percent... Read more
HBO says probe of hack is ongoing
HBO – the Time Warner Inc cable network that broadcasts Game of Thrones – confirmed on Tuesday that it was investigating a hack that it disclosed to employees 10 days ago. “The forensic review is ongoing,” HBO said in an emailed statement, noting that it was working with cyber security experts... Read more
Taylor Swift watches jury selection for trial against Denver DJ
Taylor Swift sat next to her lawyers at a federal courthouse in Denver on Monday as jury selection began for a trial pitting the pop star against a Colorado radio personality over allegations the former disc jockey fondled her four years ago during a photo shoot. Swift, 27, one... Read more
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation
Action star Chris Pratt and comic actress Anna Faris announced their separation after eight years of marriage in a joint statement on Sunday. The couple, whose son Jack turns five this month, said they were “disappointed” to be making the announcement after trying “for a long time” to save... Read more
Fox News host Bolling suspended after allegations of lewd texts
Fox News on Saturday suspended host Eric Bolling following a media report that he sent sexually inappropriate text messages to colleagues, marking the third high-profile harassment case to rock the conservative, highly rated cable news outlet. Bolling’s lawyer called the claims “untrue and terribly unfair”. “Eric Bolling has been... Read more
Game of Thrones’ leak ‘gift from Pakistan’, hacker says
Reports indicate Game of Thrones Season 7’s fourth episode, “The Spoils of War,” has officially made its way online. HBO – the American cable channel behind Game of Thrones – on Monday said hackers had stolen upcoming programming, while Entertainment Weekly noted that the theft included a script for an unaired episode of... Read more
Smash hit ‘Despacito’ becomes most viewed YouTube video
“Despacito” — the racy Spanish-language global smash hit throbbing with sexual innuendo — racked up another record Friday, supplanting “See You Again” as the most watched video on YouTube. As of early Friday afternoon on the US East Coast, “Despacito” had logged 2.995 billion views on YouTube, ahead of... Read more
Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4 has leaked
The fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season was leaked online on Friday. According to The Independent, there is speculation that the leak originated from HBO distribution partner Star India, and is not related to the HBO hack. HBO said on Monday that hackers had stolen upcoming programming, and... Read more
‘To see Stalin’: Latest WWII film aims to stir up Russians
A group of Soviet mechanics slog through a muddy forest on a mission that would eventually help change the course of World War II: reaching dictator Joseph Stalin. Among them is an engineer who wants to convince the Kremlin leader that a new tank he has designed can transform... Read more
Creators behind ‘Game of Thrones’ stir race controversy with ‘Confederate
What if the South had won the American Civil War? That is the premise behind a newly announced show on cable network HBO that has sparked a heated backlash in a country still grappling with the legacy of slavery and its generational impacts on African Americans. Unveiled in mid-July,... Read more
Stevie Wonder to lead concert to protect global aid
Stevie Wonder and Green Day will headline a concert in New York to mobilize support for efforts to eradicate global poverty as President Donald Trump proposes sweeping foreign aid cuts. “Happy” pop star Pharrell Williams, chart-topping electronic duo The Chainsmokers and alternative rockers The Killers will also play the... Read more