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Trump again attacks ‘Will & Grace’ actress Debra Messing

President Donald Trump is again attacking Debra Messing, calling the liberal activist and “Will & Grace” star a racist and saying she should be fired from the NBC sitcom. Messing apologized earlier this week after tweeting in support of an Alabama church sign which reads “a black vote for Trump is mental illness.” Trump tweeted Thursday that Messing was being ... Read More »

Scarlett Johansson stands by Woody Allen: ‘I believe him’

Scarlett Johansson says she’s standing by Woody Allen because, “I believe him.” Much of Hollywood has distanced itself from the filmmaker since the MeToo movement prompted a re-examination of child sexual abuse allegations from his now-grown daughter, Dylan. Michael Caine, Timothee Chalamet and Greta Gerwig are among the actors who have publicly expressed regret over working with him. “I love ... Read More »

Tibetan vocabulary takes over 1,500 new words, expressions

More than 1,500 new words and expressions have been added to Tibetan vocabulary since 2018, authorities from southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region said. The list includes frequently used expressions in politics, finance, the internet, over 500 terms related to electric power and 150-plus terms involving Tibetan Opera and traditional Tibetan dances, according to the regional committee on the standardization of ... Read More »

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 »

Joaquin Phoenix discusses preparing for role in ‘Joker’

Joaquin Phoenix is having a hard time defining the Joker, but then again, he doesn’t really want to. The actor spent eight months exploring how a struggling stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck becomes Batman’s antagonist, the villain with a chilling laugh and a love of chaos. Preparing for the role involved losing quite a bit of weight, studying personality disorders ... Read More »

Yankees join Amazon, Sinclair to buy YES from Disney

New York, Aug 30 (AP/UNB) — The New York Yankees have reacquired the YES Network, joining Amazon and the Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy an 80% stake in the channel from The Walt Disney Co. The deal announced Thursday values YES at $3.47 billion, nearly $500 million less than when 21st Century Fox acquired a majority stake in 2014. Disney ... Read More »

Hilarious paragliding viral video memes on social media

All throughout the clip, Sahu can be seen with his eyes closed and palm on his chest. Apart from generating laughter on social media, the man’s reaction also triggered several memes online. Time and again, humourous content emerges on social media leaving many ROFL-ing. This time, a hilarious video of a man repeatedly requesting the instructor to make him land ... 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 »

Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in First Ladies

Viola Davis is set to portray Michelle Obama in a Showtime series under development about America’s first ladies, reports The Indian Express. Davis also is an executive producer on the project, which Showtime said Monday will “peel back the curtain” on the lives of presidential spouses. The first season will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Obama. Showtime said ... 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 Scroll.in, 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 »

Meenalap featured in Goethe’s through her eyes

Entertainment Desk Meenalap is about the transformation of life while living in a lonely city and about the theme of hope. The story revolves around a Bangali couple who migrate from a remote village of West Bengal to Pune city A screening of the Subarna Senjutee Tushee directed short film, Meenalap: Fish Monologue, was held on Sunday evening at Goethe-Institut ... 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 »

Salman, Alia starrer Inshallah postponed

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Sunday evening announced that his upcoming film Inshallah will not be released on Eid 2020. The movie, also starring Alia Bhatt, is helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Salman tweeted, “The film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is pushed but I will still see you all on Eid, 2020. Insha-Allah!!” No new release date has been announced ... 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 »

The 2019 Mr World is Jack Heslewood from England

Mr World England, Jack Heslewood, from Bishop Stortford has tonight won the coveted title of Mr World 2019 to become the ‘World’s most desirable man’. Presented by Philippine actress, model, television presenter and former Miss World Megan Young and TV personality Mikael Daez, the grand finale was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, one of Asia’s largest indoor arenas. 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 »

Chirkutt sings for Mayaboti

Entertainment Desk The popular fusion band Chirkutt performed a playback song for Arun Chowdhuri’s upcoming film, Mayaboti. Director Arun Chowdhury’s film is set to be released nationwide on September 13. The film received an uncut censor certificate from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board in June. The film features popular actor Nusrat Imrose Tisha as the protagonist, who is playing a ... 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 »