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Tributes to legendary David Bowie

From religious leaders to celebrities, politicians, and soccer clubs, the world was united on Monday in mourning the loss of David Bowie, who has died at the age of 69.”David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” read a statement on Bowie’s Facebook page dated Sunday.The enormous influence of the singer, whose ... Read More »

PM helps Diti, Rani Sarker

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday provided cheques of financial assistance to ailing film actresses Rani Sarker and Diti.PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said Sheikh Hasina handed over the cheques at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city.He said the PM handed over a cheque for Tk 0.5 million to legendary actress Rani Sarker.Knowing about Rani Sarker’s inhuman living condition, ... Read More »

BAFTA:’Carol’, ‘Bridge of Spice’ lead

Lesbian romance “Carol” and Cold War drama “Bridge of Spies” led the running for Britain’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Friday, securing nine nominations each.”Carol”, starring Cate Blanchett as a married woman who falls for a shop assistant (Rooney Mara) in 1950s New York has won critical acclaim since premiering at May’s Cannes Film Festival.Its ... Read More »

Salma Hayek living a much better life

Actress Salma Hayek doesn’t envy her pre-baby body as her life is “so much better” ever since she welcomed her eight-year-old daughter Valentina with husband Francois-Henri Pinault.Hayek took to Instagram on Friday to share a throwback photograph of herself in a bikini before she gave birth to her daughter, reports“This was my waist before pregnancy. Now it’s not the ... Read More »

Priyanka wins People’s Choice Awards

Bollywood actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra has won the Favourite Actress in a New TV series award at the People’s Choice Awards 2016 here for her leading role in American TV thriller series “Quantico”.The 33-year-old, who plays the role of an FBI agent named Alex Parish in the show, on Wednesday night was competing against actresses like Emma ... Read More »

‘Star Wars’ nearing Avatar’s record

Having vanquished “Titanic” and “Jurassic World”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has set its sights on “Avatar”.The space opera sequel is moving up the all-time domestic box office charts at a record clip and now is poised to overtake those pointy eared blue aliens as the top grossing film in history.”Avatar” earned $760.5 million during its stateside run and “Star ... Read More »

Cosby faces big financial threat

Civil lawsuits accusing Bill Cosby of sex abuse and defamation could do major damage to the entertainer’s wealth, regardless of how a criminal prosecution plays out, lawyers who have handled similar cases said on Thursday.Cosby, who has been accused by more than 50 women of sexually abusing them in incidents dating back decades, was charged in suburban Philadelphia on Wednesday ... Read More »

Jennifer Lawrence and ‘Joy’

Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie “Joy” reunites the Oscar winning actress with director David O Russell and actors Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.The plot is inspired by the true story of Joy Mangano, who overcame an early divorce and life as a single mother to become a successful 1990s businesswoman after inventing the Miracle Mop.”I loved that he wanted to ... Read More »

Haneke to make movies on migrant issues

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, two-time winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, will soon begin shooting a film touching on the migrants issue around the northern French port of Calais, local officials said Wednesday.Haneke and his team scouted the area in recent weeks with a view to start filming “Happy End” in early 2016, said Pictanovo, a group that organises ... Read More »

Hollywood celebrities on migrant crisis

As Europe grapples with its biggest migrant crisis in recent history, Hollywood celebrities are rallying to raise awareness about the issue and lashing out at calls to turn away refugees.Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon this month became the latest star to arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, a frontline for the crisis, where she is spending the Christmas holiday helping ... Read More »

Iffat Binta Aziz – talented presenter!

On television screen she is a very popular and famous presenter. She begun her carrier as a presenter of a programme of her university cultural functgion at the Asian University campus.Now she is a news presenter of Ekushey Television. Iffat Binta Aziz was born in Dhaka. She came in front of tv camera in a program of bangladeshi news channel ... Read More »

Prosun Azad turns director

Model-actor Prosun Azad, who began her glam world journey through Lux Channel i Superstar, has now turned director with a film ‘Khuhelika’.The versatile Prosun is now staying Australia to select shooting locations for her film, ‘Khuhelika’ and also acting in another film, ‘Mrittupuri’.In a telephone conversation with Prothom Alo, Prosun talks about her busy schedule, ongoing plays and more.Tell us ... Read More »

Sunny is stunning: Priyanka

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who will next be seen in Prakash Jha’s forthcoming film “Jai Gangaajal”, says that standing next to the former Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone makes her look “bad” as the latter is “stunning”.”I love how things are sensationalised out of context! Standing and taking pics with Sunny Leone makes me look bad cause she is stunning! ... Read More »

Sadhana Shivdasani passes away

Veteran Bollywood actresss Sadhana Shivdasani passed away here on Friday morning in Mumbai after a long battle with cancer, a family friend said here.She was 74 and a widow, and is survived by her foster daughter.”Sadhana breathed her last at her home this morning,” a close friend and BJP city spokesperson Shaina NC told IANS.She also denied that cancer led ... Read More »

Robert Downey Jr pardoned

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday pardoned “Iron Man” film star Robert Downey Jr for drug and weapons offenses during the 1990s, a largely symbolic gesture that leaves the actor’s criminal record intact but restores his right to serve on a jury.The pardon granted the one-time Hollywood “bad boy”, who revived his career as a top box-office star after years ... Read More »

2016 year of adult movies: Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone, who has gone from being a globally popular adult film star to a Bollywood actress, says 2016 will be a year of adult comedies in Bollywood, with films like “Kya Kool Hain Hum 3”, “Mastizaade” and “Great Grand Masti”, lined up for release.Sunny, along with her “Mastizaade” co-star Vir Das, was present at a press conference to promote ... Read More »

Miss Colombia after: ”I was able to bring happiness to my country”

Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez went through a roller coaster of emotions on live television, but the beauty pageant contestant had nothing but heartfelt words to share after going through such a disappointing experience. The runner-up, who was initially named Miss Universe before being stripped of the crown minutes later after realizing that Miss Philippines was the actual winner, took to ... Read More »

The Force Awakens makes historic debut

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” shattered box office records with an estimated $517 million in worldwide ticket sales through Sunday, a staggering debut that re-established the celebrated space saga as a global phenomenon under Walt Disney Co.The first “Star Wars” film in a decade recorded the biggest domestic opening in Hollywood’s history, collecting $238 million over the weekend in the ... Read More »

Miss Universe: Miss Colombia mistakenly crowned as winner

The host of the Miss Universe has apologised after mistakenly naming the wrong woman as winner, leaving Miss Colombia empty-handed.After the error, Ariadna Gutierrez was instead declared runner-up and surrendered her crown to Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. #MissUniverse2015 became Twitter’s biggest trend of the night as social media users expressed their disbelief. Ms Wurtzbach has since told reporters that ... Read More »

Jennifer Lawrence scared of alien attack!

Actress Jennifer Lawrence says she believes in aliens and is scared that there will be an invasion.Recalling the storylines of films such as “War Of The Worlds”, Lawrence said: “Based on history, when we find each other, we kill each other. I don’t feel like aliens are going to be like, ‘Oh great! Let’s get along.’ They might not. They ... Read More »

‘In the heart of the sea’ flops

Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” sunk at the box office, mustering up a measly $11 million after debuting in 3,103 theatres.It’s a painful flop for the director behind “A Beautiful Mind” and “Apollo 13″.One of the worst of his Oscar-winning career. With an $100 million production budget, the film will likely result in a steep write down ... Read More »

British singer Leona Lewis Exposes cruelty of Child Labor in Bangladesh

PETA Exposé Offers Unprecedented Look at $1.2 Billion USD Industry. Dhaka, Bangladesh – For two years, PETA Germany, with journalist Manfred Karremann, investigated the billion-dollar leather industry in Bangladesh. Now, a new PETA video narrated by British singer Leona Lewis exposes, as she says, “who is paying the highest price for leather”: child labourers and the animals who are skinned ... Read More »

Salman cleared over hit-and-run crash

An Indian court Thursday cleared Bollywood superstar Salman Khan of killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run crash 13 years ago, acquitting him of all charges after he filed an appeal against his conviction.“The appeal is allowed and the decision of the trial court is quashed and set aside. Salman Khan is acquitted of all charges,” judge Anil Ramchandra Joshi ... Read More »

Sanjay to be freed by 7 March

Incarcerated Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, whose five-year sentence for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts was confirmed by the Supreme Court in March 2013, will be freed from prison by 7 March 2016, official sources said in Pune on Tuesday.The sources indicated that barring last-minute glitches, Sanjay would be released by March 7 after completing the remaining 42-month ... Read More »

Adele befriends Victoria Beckham

Singer Adele is reportedly growing close to singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham after they met and shared tips about how to raise their children in the spotlight.According to a source, Adele, who has three-year-old son Angelo with partner Simon Konecki, understands the pressure of raising her child in spotlight and that’s why is finding Victoria’s company funnier, reports“Victoria loves Adele ... Read More »

Sonakshi may become Fashion Designer

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who started her career as a costume designer, says that she is open to explore fashion designing as a profession in the future.“Not now, but in the future. Never say never. I have studied fashion designing so I feel I can pursue it in the future,” said Sonakshi, when asked if she intended to turn fashion designer. ... Read More »

I live a quiet life: Nicole Kidman

Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman says she has a “tight intimate family”.The Oscar-winning star praised her husband and country music star Keith Urban for being so good as her partner and a father.“I live a very quiet family life. I have created a very tight intimate family. I have a wonderful partner-husband, who is just very open hearted, engaged and a ... Read More »

‘Scarface’ actor Loggia dies at 85

Robert Loggia, the gravelly voiced character actor who danced with Tom Hanks on a giant floor keyboard in “Big”, fought aliens in “Independence Day” and trafficked in drugs in “Scarface”, died on Friday at age 85, his widow said.Loggia, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1985 thriller “Jagged Edge”, died at his home in ... Read More »

Lucas feels like the ‘divorced father’

“Star Wars” creator George Lucas, who was not involved in making the long-awaited new film, “The Force Awakens”, said he is as ambivalent about seeing the movie as a divorced father would be about attending his child’s wedding.Lucas, who sold the franchise to Disney three years ago for some $4 billion, told the Washington Post in an interview he had ... Read More »

Chris Brown cancels tour down under

American R&B singer Chris Brown has cancelled a planned tour to Australia and New Zealand, his promoter said Wednesday, after officials indicated he would be denied a visa over his conviction for assaulting pop star Rihanna. Australia suggested in September it would block Brown’s entry due to his criminal record, disrupting plans to bring his “One Hell of a Nite” ... Read More »