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Justin Bieber opens up about his steep fall from grace

Justin Bieber is opening up about a string of “bad decisions” that led him to go from being a beloved teen performer to “the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world.” In a very personal and introspective Instagram post , the pop star examines how childhood fame led to depression, lack of responsibility, “doing pretty heavy drugs” and ... Read More »

Art Maestro Mustafa Monwar turns 84

Country’s legendary artist, puppeteer, painter, sculptor, fine-arts professor and media personality Mustafa Monwar turns 84 on Sunday. This celebrated artist was born on September 1, 1935 at Jessore to the renowned poet Golam Mostafa. Currently serving as the chairman of the Bangladesh Shishu Academy and a professor of the Department of Drawing and Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, ... Read More »

Actor Kevin Hart injured in car accident

Actor Kevin Hart suffered major injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles early on Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said. Hart, 40, was being driven in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda shortly after midnight on Mulholland Highway when the driver lost control of the car and it tumbled down an embankment, CHP said in a statement. California Highway ... Read More »

Meghan’s dad criticises being estranged from his daughter

Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle’s estranged father, has criticised being made a “ghost” in her life — while accusing his daughter of telling “lies” about how she financed her university education. The 75-year-old, who lives in Mexico, said in a British newspaper interview published Sunday that he had not heard from the Duchess of Sussex or her husband Prince Harry since ... Read More »

Subhra Debnath to perform at AFD

Culture Desk Subhra Debnath -an acclaimed Tagore singer is going to perform an evening of Tagore songs on Friday at 6.30 pm at the Nouvelle Vague Auditorium, Alliance Franaise de Dhaka (AFD) in the city. Since her childhood, Subhra Debnath has been on a musical journey, starting with lessons from the distinguished artist Dilip Das and later from the likes ... Read More »

Vivek Oberoi announces film on the ‘true story’

Vivek Anand Oberoi has announced “Balakot: The True Story,” a trilingual project to be produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. According to a press release given to, the film will go into production by the end of 2019, and will be shot in Agra, Delhi, and Jammu and Kashmir. In the press release it was written, the film will ... Read More »

National Poet Nazrul’s 43rd death anniversary Tuesday

Dhaka, Aug 27 – The 43rd death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being observed today (Tuesday). Nazrul, revered as Bidrohi Kobi (a rebel poet) for his activism for political and social justice, breathed his last in Dhaka on 12th Bhadra of Bangla calendar year 1383 (August 29, 1976) at the age of 77. He was buried with ... Read More »

Veteran actor Babor passes away

Culture Desk Popular film actor Khalilur Rahman Babor passed away at a hospital in Dhaka today  morning. He was 67. Babor, also the director and film producer, breathed his last around 9:10am at Square Hospital where he had been undergoing tretment since August 22 after cardiac arrest, Bangladesh Film Directors’ Association organising secretary Kabirul Islam Rana confirmed. He said, the ... Read More »

Mashrafe visits his domestic help’s house in Sherpur

Sherpur, Aug 24 (UNB) – Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza along with his wife Sumona Haque Sumi and two children paid a visit to their domestic help’s house at Jugania village in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur. They together with Tuni arrived at the house around 2pm on Friday and spent two and half an hours with her family. Locals ... Read More »

Jaya to star in Indian horror film Bhoot Pori

Entertainment Desk As for the plot of the film Jaya informed that it is a biography of a ghost. A certain woman passes away in 1947. A child of 2019 meets the restless soul of the departed woman, who seeks his help to unravel the mystery behind her death. Eventually the woman’s ghost realizes that her death was not natural ... Read More »

Language Movement veteran Dr MA Gafur dies

Chandpur, Aug 23 (UNB) – Language Movement veteran Dr MA Gafur passed away on Friday at a Dhaka hospital. He was 85. He breathed his last at Samarita Hospital, said his eldest son Dr Shakil Gafur. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, and Advocate Nurul Amin Ruhul, MP, extended condolences to the bereaved family. Gafur is survived by two sons and ... Read More »

Film on factory is first Netflix project endorsed by Obamas

New York, Aug 22 (AP/UNB) — A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service’s first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama’s new production company. Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert said they learned of the Obamas’ interest after “American Factory” was shown at the ... Read More »

Dwayne Johnson returns to top of Forbes best-paid actor list

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has reclaimed his position as the world’s highest-paid actor, according to a Forbes rich list otherwise dominated by the cast of Marvel’s record-breaking “Avengers” films. Former professional wrestler Johnson raked in $89.4 million over 12 months, rising back to the number-one spot he last held in 2016. He placed second in both of the last two ... Read More »

Marvel films to lose Spider-Man

Marvel’s superhero films could be left without their most famous character after talks to “share” Spider-Man broke down between the Disney-owned studio and rival Sony, Hollywood media reported Tuesday. The Marvel movies have together grossed $22 billion at the global box office, and British actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has become an increasingly central figure in the most lucrative franchise in ... Read More »

Sonam Kapoor replies to trolls after told to ‘shift to Pakistan’

Actor Sonam Kapoor, who spoke about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370 in a recent interview, was mercilessly trolled for her comments. The actor has now reacted to the trolls, asking them to calm down. Sonam tweeted, “Guys please calm down..and get a life. Twisting, misinterpreting and understanding what you want from what someone has ... Read More »

Vijay Varma, Janhvi to star in short film

We’ve all seen how brilliant an actor Vijay Varma is after his character Moen won several hearts in Gully Boy. Similarly, Janhvi Kapoor proved to be one of the most promising debutants last year with Dhadak. Both these young actors have now signed on the dotted line and their latest project is Zoya Akhtar’s thirty minutes short film in the ... Read More »

Poet Shamsur Rahman’s 13th death anniversary Saturday

Culture Desk The 13th death anniversary of one of the major poets in modern Bengali literature, Shamsur Rahman, will be observed today. Shamsur Rahman died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on August 17, 2006 while undergoing treatment. Different socio-cultural organisations including Shamsur Rahman smriti Parishad have drawn up different programmes to mark the day, a press release said ... Read More »

Winner of DSC Prize to be announced on Dec 16

Culture Desk The winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature -2019 will be announced at the Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhara on December 16. The final announcement and award-giving ceremony will constitute the final event of the festival, which takes place from December 13 to 16 this year. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature celebrates the rich ... Read More »

Soumitra Chatterjee suffers from respiratory tract infection

Entertainment Desk Legendary Indian actor, Soumitra Chatterjee, was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata  yesterday . The veteran actor was taken to the hospital after he complained of breathing problems. The 84-year-old actor, who frequently collaborated with Satyajit Ray and appeared in 14 film directed by Ray, was admitted to the hospital around 9.30 am. A hospital statement said ... Read More »

K-pop superstars BTS to take ‘long-term break’

K-pop superstars BTS will take a ‘long-term break’ from the music scene, their agency said yesterday, after the boy band topped charts in the US and Britain earlier this year. But the pause may only last a few weeks, with the septet due to play a controversial show in Saudi Arabia in October. The K-pop industry is known for cutthroat ... Read More »

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr to face trial in groping case

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr will go on trial over accusations he groped a woman in New York after a court dismissed his plea to have the case thrown out. Gooding, 51, is accused of grabbing the woman’s breast without her consent in a Manhattan bar on a night out in June. The “Jerry Maguire” actor is charged with forcible ... Read More »