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Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel dazzle in new ‘xXx…’

Hollywood star Vin Diesel has shared some stunning photographs of his with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone from their shooting schedule for the film “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”.Diesel on Thursday took to Instagram and Facebook to share the photographs with Deepika, reports hunky actor is seen shirtless, showing off his tattoo-covered abs in the Facebook image, while Deepika ... Read More »

Playboy Model Katie May Dies at 34

Playboy model Katie May has died after suffering from a stroke, PEOPLE confirms. She was 34.The model, named the “Queen of Snapchat” by Sports Illustrated, GQ and others, had been suffering from neck pain and was seeking treatment prior to her stroke, which occurred on Monday. Her brother Stephen May confirmed the news to PEOPLE in a statement from the ... Read More »

Priyanka added to list of Oscars’ presenters

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been named one of the 13 presenters at the 88th Academy Awards on February 28, the event’s official website said.Priyanka, who has garnered praise for her role in American TV series “Quantico”, is one amongst the many global names who will present the much coveted award ceremony.The others include: Steve Carell, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, ... Read More »

More than 100,000 People stranded in Chinese Train Station

More than 100,000 are stuck at a train station in southern China after snow and icy weather affected the transport taking hundreds of millions of people home for Chinese New Year celebrations next week.The station in the city of Guangzhou was packed full and huge queues amassed outside, with many passengers waiting for more than ten hours in the snow ... Read More »

Anupam Kher not granted Pakistan visa

Veteran Indian actor Anupam Kher on Tuesday said he has been denied a Pakistan visa for his visit to Karachi for a literature festival for the second time.A Pakistani diplomat in Delhi however said that he has “not submitted” any visa application.”I Have been informed that Pakistan MoFA has denied permission for my visa to participate in the Karachi Literature ... Read More »

Remembering Bobbi Kristina Brown

It’s hard to believe that it’s been one year since Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home in Atlanta on Jan 31, 2015.Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of late music legend Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on July 26, 2015 at the age of 22, approximately seven months after the incident occurred. A ... Read More »

David Bowie’s Will

David Bowie had specific plans for his $100 million fortune after he passed away. His beloved wife Iman will get the bulk of the estate with nearly half, but where is the remaining $50 mil going? We have the reported answer, right here.After David Bowie tragically passed away on Jan. 10, attention turned to his immense $100 million estate. Well, ... Read More »

Muslim fashion industry booming

Anas Silwood moved to Jordan from Britain to study Arabic back in 2000. The 20-something was supposed to stay for only a few months, but he soon decided Amman was the place he wanted to be. He learned Arabic, converted to Islam and settled.”Every time I went back to the UK I had the same problem,” he says. “People looked ... Read More »

Screen Actors Guild awards: ‘Diversity reigns’ in ceremony

The journalism drama Spotlight took home the main prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, but the success of minority actors drew most attention.The film, about the Boston Globe’s investigation of pedophile Catholic priests, won for best film cast.But many of the main awards in Los Angeles were won by actors of diverse backgrounds, with industry magazine Variety noting that ... Read More »

Jacques Rivette dies at 87

French director Jacques Rivette, a secretive pioneer of New Wave film acclaimed for expanding the boundaries of movie making and for creating rich roles for actresses such as Emmanuelle Beart, has died at 87.Known for his often-tousled hair and slight build, he was among the last survivors from a generation of directors that included Francois Truffaut who startled filmgoers and ... Read More »

Private gun adverts banned by Facebook and Instagram

Private individuals will no longer be allowed to advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook.Facebook had already banned the sale of guns without ID checks, but the new rules aim to stop all gun trade between individuals on the sites.Businesses can still advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram.The move comes three weeks after US President ... Read More »

President of Catalonia, Spain receives Prof Yunus

The President of Catalonia, Spain Carles Puigdemont received Professor Yunus at his palace in Barcelona on Tuesday January 26. The President who just assumed office two weeks back wanted to meet Prof Yunus to discuss economic programs for Catalonia. Professor Yunus who was in Barcelona on the occasion of events organized by Tandem Social related to the launch of Social ... Read More »

Rihanna releases new album in streaming exclusive

R&B superstar Rihanna late Wednesday released her long-awaited eighth album “Anti” as she offered exclusive early access through commercial tie-ups.”Anti,” Rihanna’s first album since 2012, had been announced late last year but the timing of the release was a surprise and came hours after she put out the first single.Tidal, the streaming service led by rap mogul Jay Z in ... Read More »

11 chosen for Bangla Academy awards

Eleven personalities have been declared recipients for Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar for 2016. Director General of Bangla Academy Shamsuzzaman Khan unveiled the names at a press briefing on Thursday at the Bangla Academy auditorium.The recipients are Altaf Hossain (poetry), Shaheen Akhtar (fiction), Abdul Momen and Dr. Atiur Rahman (jointly for essay), Moniruzzaman (research), Abdus Selim (translation), Tajul Mohammad (literature on ... Read More »

British pop star Joss Stone to perform in Dhaka

British pop sensation Joss Stone will perform in Dhaka on 20 February.LiveSquare Entertainment in an official statement said Ms. Stone will perform in their new venture Pop Republic as a part of her 2016 world tour.Winner of Grammy and Brit Award, Joss Stone, will arrive in Dhaka on 19 February.On 20 February, she will perform in Pop Republic- at International ... Read More »

‘The Revenant’ tops US box office

With a blizzard hammering the East Coast, Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Revenant” topped a subdued US box office with $16 million at 3,711 locations this weekend, according to Sunday estimates.Winter Storm Jonas shut down theatres Saturday in New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, cutting the nation’s overall moviegoing for the day by as much as 10% with as many ... Read More »

Chris Rock to host The Oscars

The Oscars have launched a landmark campaign to diversify the ranks of Academy Award voters who decide which actors, movies and filmmakers earn recognition, but Hollywood’s highest honours may remain a predominantly white affair for some time to come.Amid an outcry against a field of Oscar-nominated performers lacking a single person of colour for a second straight year, the Academy ... Read More »

Razzak turns 75

Living legend of Bangla film Abdur Rajjak, known as Nayak Raj Razzak, has turned 75 on Saturday.The versatile actor has won national film awards 5 times for Best Actor, alongside numerous other awards.Born on 23 January 1942 in Kolkata, Razzak has starred in over 300 Bangla and Urdu films from a career that started in the early 1960s.His first break ... Read More »

Sunny Leone wows web over grilling about porn past

A Bollywood actress has a new film coming out so she appears on TV to be questioned by one of India’s leading interviewers. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty it seems, when the interviewee is Sunny Leone, the Canadian-born former porn star who is a hugely controversial figure in India, where for the past few years she has been the ... Read More »

The Eagles’ Glenn Frey dies

Glenn Frey, the prolific guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles, died on Mondayat age 67, the American rock band known for “Hotel California” and dozens of other hits said on its website.Frey died in New York City of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, the band said.The Eagles, whose album, “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975”, ... Read More »

Miranda Lambert’s new track

Singer Miranda Lambert surprised her fans with a brand new song “Sweet by and by”.The track was recorded by the country superstar for producer Dave Cobb’s upcoming compilation album “Southern Family”, reports the song, Lambert sings about childhood lessons her mother and father taught her.“Tell the truth/ Earn your dollar/ Let not your heart asunder/ Save yourself/ Believe in ... Read More »

TV’s ‘Grizzly Adams,’ Dan Haggerty dies at 73

Actor Dan Haggerty of “Grizzly Adams” fame died early Friday of cancer, said his longtime friend and manager Terry Bomar. He was 73.Haggerty learned he had cancer of the spine in August and died at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Bomar said.Born Nov. 19, 1942, in Los Angeles, Haggerty was the son of an entertainment industry veteran. His ... Read More »

Funeral of Celine Dion’s husband at basilica

The funeral for Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil will take place next Friday at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal where the couple married, a family spokesman said.Angelil, who discovered the Canadian pop diva and managed her career, died Thursday at age 73 after a struggle with cancer.In 1994, when she was 26 and he was twice her age, the couple ... Read More »

Poet Rafik Azad is at Hospital

Rafik Azad, one of the most prolific and versatile poets of the country, was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) today from Anwar Khan Medical College Hospital at Dhanmondi in the capital for better treatment.The poet has been kept at the intensive care unit of BSMMU Hospital and is undergoing treatment under the supervision of Professor Dr Harisul ... Read More »

Alan Rickman dies at 69

British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles ranged from Hollywood villains to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died after a battle with cancer aged 69.With his aquiline features and cultured – if often menacing – English accent, he became one of Britain’s best-known actors of stage and screen over the last 30 years with a career stretching from ... Read More »

Oscar front-runners hard to find

Give Leonardo DiCaprio some credit: He’s worked hard to put himself in the Oscar conversation.The “Revenant” star famously ate a raw bison liver (which, he said, did NOT taste like chicken), waded through icy water and came down with the flu several times while portraying Hugh Glass, the vengeful 19th-century trapper, in the wilderness epic.For his efforts (including some acting), ... Read More »

International Film Festival begins today

The 14th Dhaka International Film Festival is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, Jan 14, at the National Museum at Shahbagh in the capital.The programme for the festival was revealed on Wednesday afternoon during a press conference held by Rainbow Film Society at Dhaka Club.Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu will be the chief guest at the inauguration while State Minister ... Read More »

David Bowie used Art to Deliver a Final Message

In the video for David Bowie’s “Lazarus,” released last week, the mythic singer and rock ’n’ roll shape-shifter, ever thin but bordering on gaunt, is blindfolded and writhing in a hospital bed. “Look up here, I’m in heaven,” he sings. “I’ve got scars that can’t be seen.” In the end, a shaking Mr. Bowie retreats backward into a darkened armoire.Mr. ... Read More »

Aishwarya embodies beauty, love: John Legend

American singer John Legend, who will be seen in a video campaign along with Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, says the former Miss World embodies beauty and he couldn’t be more inspired by her charisma.Aishwarya and the “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria, who were seen clicking selfies at the Cannes International Film Festival last year, will front a campaign that ... Read More »