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‘Quantico’ to have second season

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra’s international TV series “Quantico” has been renewed for a second season.ABC handed out 15 renewals on Thursday, picking up dramas like “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Scandal”, “How to Get Away With Murder”, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Once Upon a Time” and even “Quantico”, reports ew.com.Comedies like “Modern Family”, “The Goldbergs”, “black-ish” and “Fresh Off the Boat”, and alternative ... Read More »

Rupert Murdoch marries ex-model Jerry Hall

Rupert Murdoch wed former supermodel Jerry Hall in a low-key ceremony in central London on Friday, the fourth marriage for the media mogul.The 84-year-old executive chairman of News Corp and owner of 21st Century Fox Inc, and Hall, 59, smiled happily for photographers after the ceremony at Spencer House, an 18th-century mansion built for an ancestor of Princess Diana.”No more ... Read More »

Urmila ties knot

Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar tied the knot on Thursday afternoon with Kashmir-based businessman and model Mohsin Akhtar Mir in a quiet ceremony.“We kept it an exclusive wedding with just family and friends at the celebration. Since our families wanted the wedding to be a low-key affair, we mutually decided to keep it private. We seek your blessings on embarking this ... Read More »

Manoj Kumar to get Dadasaheb Phalke award

Manoj Kumar, known for featuring in films with patriotic themes, will be conferred the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award — the country’s highest cinema award — for the year 2015, the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry announced on Friday. The film fraternity congratulated the veteran film actor and director, who called the honour a “pleasant surprise”.“It’s a pleasant surprise. I was ... Read More »

Rolling Stones to play free concert in Cuba

The Rolling Stones on Tuesday announced a free concert in Cuba in what is likely to be one of the biggest shows ever both for the island and the rock legends.The March 25 concert will take place four days after a historic visit by US President Barack Obama, a powerful sign that the communist state is joining the global mainstream ... Read More »

Farooki gets Irrfan Khan for Doob

Bangladeshi film director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s next film will feature internationally acclaimed Indian superstar Irrfan Khan.Irrfan Khan, who acted in Hollywood productions Jurassic World and Life of Pi besides countless Indian blockbusters, will play the lead role in Doob, it was revealed today. The English name of the film will be No Bed of Roses.Farooki confirmed the news in a ... Read More »

DiCaprio wins best actor Oscar for ‘The Revenant’

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio finally bagged Oscars gold on Sunday for his grueling star turn in “The Revenant,” 22 years after his first Academy Award nomination.DiCaprio edged out Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) to take the best actor statuette. Read More »

‘Spotlight’ takes home best picture Oscar

Spotlight,” a searing portrait of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won a surprise Oscar for best picture on Sunday at the 88th Academy Awards.The movie, which has picked up a string of honors on its way to Oscars glory, beat rivals “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The ... Read More »

Kohli, Raina show off singing talent in Dhaka

Indian batting stars Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina have showed off their singing talent in Dhaka, leaving many with some memorable moments.They regaled a select gathering with their musical delights when Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla hosted a reception for the Indian cricket team at his residence on Sunday.The two sang along with Bangladeshi singer Fahmida Nabi. ... Read More »

Tony Duke of ‘Rocky’ dies

Tony Burton, who drew on his career as a prizefighter to play boxing trainer Tony “Duke” Evers in all six “Rocky” films, died on Thursday aged 78.Sylvester Stallone, who stars in the franchise, led the tributes after relatives announced Burton’s death in a southern California hospital from suspected pneumonia following a long illness. Burton, who had been living in California ... Read More »

Priyanka Chopra to appear on Jimmy Fallon’s chat show

Jimmy Fallon and Priyanka ChopraContinuing her traverse in the avenues of Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra will now add a ‘desi’ twist to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. The actress will appear in the popular international TV show on March 3.She is said to be the first Hindi star to be hosted by Fallon, who has interviewed celebrities like Martin Scorcese, ... Read More »

Brihonnola wins best movie award

‘Brihonnola’ has been chosen as the best movie at the National Film Award 2014.Murad Parvez directed the film funded by the government.Jahidur Rahim Anjan has won the award for the best director for ‘Meghomolllar’.Bidya Sinha Saha Mim shared the best actress award with Arifa Zaman Moushumi.Moushumi won the award for her performance in ‘Tarkanta’.Mim was the heroine in that film. ... Read More »

Salman gets death threat

Indian police are trying to track down an unknown person who alerted them of possible threats to eliminate Bollywood superstar Salman Khan last week, an official said on Tuesday.The first call was received by the police control room on 16 February followed by another call the next day.It is not confirmed whether there is one or more than one person ... Read More »

Sanjay Dutt released after 5 years jail sentence

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has finally walked out a free man after serving his jail-term from the Yerwada Central Jail (YCJ) in Pune. He said there is no easy walk to freedom.He was sentenced to undergo five years’ rigorous imprisonment for illegal possession of arms during the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.Arrested in 1993, Dutt had already served 18 months ... Read More »

Dr. Luke breaks silence, denies Kesha’s rape allegation

CNN – Megaproducer Dr. Luke has taken to his defense on Twitter after singer Kesha accused him of emotional and sexual abuse. Last week, a New York Supreme Court judge denied Kesha a preliminary injunction that would have allowed her to make music outside her six-album contract with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records, a Sony subsidiary, while her lawsuit against the ... Read More »

Documentary to be made on national anthem

The work of making a documentary on the national anthem of Bangladesh ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ will begin in the last week of February.Mridul Mamun will direct the film to be produced by Drisshokar Films, said a press release on Monday.This is for the first time that a film is being made on this song after 44 years of the declaration ... Read More »

Joss Stone performs in Dhaka

Grammy and Brit Award winner British diva Joss Stone arrived in Bangladesh on Friday evening as she was gearing up for her first concert in Bangladesh.Joss Stone arrived at Gloria Jean’s Coffees, clad in all black, and promptly asked for a latte as she spoke at a news briefing.Her heart-warming smile and cheerful friendliness won everyone over in no time.Stating ... Read More »

Harper Lee dies aged 89

Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89.The book remains a towering presence in American literature, telling the tale of a white lawyer defending a black man accused of rape in the Deep South.It sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and 55 years after it was published, in 2015, she released ... Read More »

Sabira a proising talent in litarature, music

Dhaka – In her uniqueness in different genres of creative works, popular writer and singer Sabira Sultana has emerged with extraordinary talent in Bangla literature and music. Born and raised in a culturally oriented family, Sabira’s love for music began at an early age. Her beloved father used to wake her up every morning doing reyaaz (practice) which is sine ... Read More »

Rihanna delays tour after illness

Rihanna on Thursday delayed the start of a world tour days after the R&B star missed the Grammys, citing an illness that affected her voice.The first scheduled show on Rihanna’s “Anti” tour is now March 12 in Jacksonville, Florida, according to her website and notices from venues.Rihanna had previously been due to open the tour on February 26 in San ... Read More »

Playing a Brit ‘would be ultimate challenge: Kate Winslet

Having put on an array of foreign accents in her award-winning career, British actress Kate Winslet says she really wants to play an English character, adding it would be “the ultimate challenge”.The “Titanic” star has pretended to be American, Australian, Polish-Armenian and in her latest film, crime thriller “Triple 9″, a Russian-Israeli mafia boss.”My MO (modus operandi) is just keep ... Read More »

Taylor Swift wins top album Grammy

Rapper Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy winners on Monday with five wins but was shut out of the night’s top categories as Taylor Swift nabbed album of the year in an upset victory.Compton, California rapper Lamar went into the awards with 11 nominations, and had looked on course to take album of the year for his critically-acclaimed “To Pimp A ... Read More »

Meghan Trainor wins Grammy

Pop singer Meghan Trainor, whose tongue-in-cheek play on weight issues “All About That Bass” became an Internet sensation, on Monday won the prestigious Grammy for Best New Artist.The 22-year-old Trainor broke down in tears as she accepted the award, the culmination of years of growing recognition for her musical ability. source:AFP Read More »

Joey & Rory and their love story

By JAY POWELL Country duo Joey+Rory Feek captured the world’s attention as popular songwriters and TV personalities, but everything changed in 2014 when the couple received devastating news. Joey Feek was diagnosed at that time with stage four cervical cancer and despite moving to Atlanta and having a radical hysterectomy, multiple rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and a lot of praying, ... Read More »

‘Deadpool’ blasts US box office records

Superhero movie “Deadpool” dominated the North American box office on its debut weekend, taking in a record breaking $135 million and leaving its competitors in the dust, industry estimates showed Sunday.Starring Ryan Reynolds as a Marvel Comics character, the film’s blow out reception in theatres propelled it to the biggest-ever February and R-rated debut, said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst ... Read More »

Fire at ‘Make in India’ show

Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan were among those who had to be evacuated when a big fire broke out at a lavish cultural show in Mumbai.The show was part of an economic event, “Make in India”, designed to encourage foreign investment.Video from the scene, in an enclosure on Chowpatty Beach, showed the fire blazing under a stage as ... Read More »

Motherhood gave me ‘purpose’: Adele

Singer Adele says becoming a mother gave her “purpose” and taught her to feel as though she was “truly living”.Adele took some time out of the music industry to welcome her three-year-old son Angelo, who she has with her partner Simon Konecki, into the world. She says her son makes her feel “proud”, reports femalefirst.co.uk.“I can’t have any other junk ... Read More »

Bieber is not my boyfriend: Hailey Baldwin

Model Hailey Baldwin, who is rumoured to be in a relationship with Justin Bieber, has set the record straight stating that the singer is “not my boyfriend”.The 19-year-old has shut down rumours of a possible link up. “He’s not my boyfriend. He’s going on tour and relationships are just complicated,” Baldwin told pagesix.com.“Everyone is making this to be such a ... Read More »

7 things to know about the 2016 Grammy Awards on Monday

Lindsey Poisson You can bet the biggest night in music will include incredible live performances, tearful tributes and heartfelt speeches. But, if we’re really lucky, maybe there will be an awkward red-carpet encounter, bizarre stage high jinks and even a bit of Kanye West drama, too. You just never know, which is why it will definitely be worth watching the ... Read More »