Comedian John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment claim
Comedian John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman on stage about a sexual harassment accusation, offering an audience in...
Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart
Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Beyonce is 2017’s highest-paid woman in music with $105 million
Beyonce’s hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday, edging out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some $105 million from record sales and from her Formation concert tour, according to Forbes. She... Read more
10 Crore For Heads Of Deepika Padukone, Padmavati Director: BJP Official
A senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced Rs100 million prize for the heads of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, the director and lead actress of the film Padmavati. Suraj Pal Amu also threatened Ranveer Singh, who plays a villain in the film, that he... Read more
Glowing tributes: Faiz Ahmed Faiz remembered
ISLAMABAD: On this day 33 years ago, the world lost revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. “There are few people who are as good in person as they are in their respective creative spaces,” is how author Zehra Nigah described Faiz during a panel discussion held earlier this year at... Read more
Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85: publicist
Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis — known for songs such as “I Ain’t Never” and “Coca-Cola Cowboy” — died early Sunday aged 85, his publicist confirmed. The country legend died of suspected respiratory failure at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, publicist Don Murry Grubbs... Read more
Australians mourn loss of AC/DC´s Malcolm Young
SYDNEY: Australians paid tribute to AC/DC co-founder and fellow countryman Malcolm Young on Sunday, a day after the legendary guitarist passed away aged 64. Young, who founded the rock group with his brother Angus in 1973, died Saturday after suffering from dementia for several years, according to his family... Read more
Sixth Miss World win draws India level with Venezuela
An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant’s history. Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner of the long-running contest, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra... Read more
Jay-Z campaigns to reform probation after rapper jailed
Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z on Friday urged an overhaul of the US concept of probation, saying the prison term handed to rapper Meek Mill showed an unjust system that ensnares black men. Jay-Z — who earlier took to social media and stopped a concert to press Mill’s case — penned... Read more
Coldplay tops $500 million on third richest tour ever
Coldplay generated more than $500 million on the rockers’ just completed global tour, the band’s promoters said Thursday, making it the third highest-grossing in history. The English band played the 114th and final show of its A Head Full of Dreams tour Wednesday night in Buenos Aires, completing a haul of... Read more
Actress files suit alleging Weinstein raped her
An unidentified actress has filed a suit against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, alleging he raped her in his room at a Beverly Hills hotel last year, entertainment publication Variety reported Tuesday. The actress — identified in the suit only as “Jane Doe” — is the latest of more than... Read more
Karan Johar’s next movies features Vicky and Kiara
Bollywood director Karan Johar next movie will be Featuring Vicky Kaushal and Kiara Advani. According to ‘Mumbai Mirror’ Karan Johar will soon start shooting for his short film which is a part of ‘Love and Lust’, Ronnie Screwvala and Ashi Dua’s four-film anthology, has finalised his cast. In the... Read more
Sesame Street goes global to teach kids about money
Translating money messages to 100 million kids around the world is not a feat for ordinary humans — you need monsters. Elmo and Cookie Monster, to be specific. These two and their furry band of Muppets have been part of Sesame Workshop’s “Dream, Save, Do” program — a joint... Read more
Amazon to produce ‘Lord of the Rings’ television series
Amazon.com Inc has bought the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, the company said on Monday, in what may be its biggest and most expensive move yet to draw viewers to its streaming and shopping club Prime. Amazon said it will produce a multi-season series that explores... Read more
Shawn Mendes wins best artist at MTV Europe Music Awards
Canadian teen singer Shawn Mendes on Sunday won best artist and best song at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in London, pipping heavyweight competitors such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran. The awards ceremony at Wembley Arena, the first to be staged in the British capital... Read more
Hollywood, at Governors Awards, welcomes allegations shining light on abuse
Filmmakers on Saturday welcomed the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing Hollywood as a “positive” moment that could end decades of abuse and serve as an example to other industries. Several directors told AFP at the annual Governors Awards the flood of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and others might... Read more