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Ed Sheeran to take few months break

Singer Ed Sheeran has planned to take a nine-month break from December 12.The “Thinking out loud” crooner has had a whirlwind few years but is ready to spend some time away from the spotlight to be with his friends and family and has already planned his final social media post.“I’ll put a post out saying, ‘I’m with friends and family ... Read More »

Daniel Craig still undecided on Bond charecter

Daniel Craig has said he has not made any decisions about whether he will carry on playing James Bond.The actor, on his fourth outing as 007 in Spectre, had told Time Out magazine that he would “rather slash [his] wrists” than make a fifth Bond film.But he told the BBC: “I’m quite straightforward and I say things when I feel ... Read More »

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ breaks presale records

Early ticket sales for December’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” broke IMAX records with more than $6.5 million for US screenings, the theatre chain said on Tuesday, while the trailer delivered a boost for ESPN’s Monday Night Football.IMAX Corp said Monday’s presales for “The Force Awakens” far outpaced first day sales for 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Avengers” and ... Read More »

Iffat Binta Aziz- it’s her time!

News Desk On television screen she is a very popular and famous presenter. She begun hher 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 ... Read More »

Actor Riaz out of danger

Actor Riaz Uddin Ahamed Siddique, hospitalised following complaints of chest pain, is out of danger.Known simply as Riaz in the Bangladesh film industry, he was rushed to Apollo Hospitals in Dhaka on Monday evening after he complained of acute chest discomfort.Lutfor Rahman Nirjhor, an acquaintance of the actor, tweeted on Tuesday that Riaz’s condition had improved.He later told us that ... Read More »

Actor Riaz hospitalised with chest pain during shoot

Actor Riaz Uddin Ahamed Siddique has been admitted to Apollo Hospital with severe chest pain during a shoot.Known only as Riaz in Bangladesh’s film industry, he was rushed to the hospital in Dhaka at around 9:15pm on Monday, the hospital’s duty manager told us.“Riaz was brought to the emergency department with cardiac issues. He was conscious at the time.”Riaz was ... Read More »

‘Goosebumps’ tops ‘The Martian

“Goosebumps” rode a wave of Clinton era nostalgia to the top of the box office charts, as the adaptation of the popular children’s book series earned $23.5 million in its opening weekend.That just edged out Fox’s “The Martian,” the science-fiction smash that was trying to be the number one picture for a third week in a row. The film added ... Read More »

Tracy Morgan returns after 20 months

Tracy Morgan returned to “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday to host the long-running comedy show on which he shot to fame, more than a year after he suffered near-fatal injuries in a deadly high-speed car accident.Morgan, a “Saturday Night Live” cast member from 1999 to 2006 before he left to join “30 Rock,” the hit sitcom based on SNL, was ... Read More »

Ronaldo gifts signed jersey to John Abraham

Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham has thanked Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo for sending him a signed Real Madrid jersey.Ronaldo presented a football jersey to the “Welcome Back” star that also had a good luck message for him and his Indian Super League (ISL) football team NorthEast United FC.John took to Twitter to share the photograph of Ronaldo holding the jersey.The ... Read More »

Indian writers have double standards: Taslima

Taslima Nasreen attacked Indian writers, many of whom are not returning their awards, of ‘double standards’ and said nobody defended her when she was hounded of Kolkata by Islamist radicals.In an interview to the ‘Times of India’, Taslima said many writers who are now vocal against murders of writers and rising extremism of Hindu groups were silent when she was ... Read More »

Kanye West: US president and ‘American Idol’?

Kanye West apparently isn’t limiting his ambitions to a planned White House run. The rapper may also be hoping to be the next “American Idol.”West turned up to audition for the final, upcoming season of the television talent show at the weekend, and left with a coveted “golden ticket” to the next round in Hollywood.West’s apparently surprise audition in San ... Read More »

Volkswagen emissions scandal headed for Hollywood

The Volkswagen AG scandal over diesel emission tests is headed for Hollywood.US movie studio Paramount Picture and actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company have acquired movie rights to a book proposal by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing about the clean diesel scandal, the biggest crisis in Volkswagen’s 78-year history, Paramount and New York literary agency Marly Rusoff and Associates said ... Read More »

Playboy to avoid ‘naked women images’

Playboy magazine is to stop publishing images of naked women as part of its redesign, it has emerged.Its US owners say the internet has made nudity outdated, and pornographic magazines are no longer so commercially viable, the New York Times reports.Playboy’s circulation has dropped from 5.6 million in the 1970s to the current 800,000, official figures show.However, the magazine will ... Read More »

Teenage model spurs age debate in fashion

Amid the chaotic last minute rush typical of a catwalk show, a teenager sits quietly backstage as a hairdresser styles her.Living a life many young girls around the world dream of, Sofia Mechetner is opening the Paris fashion show of one of the world’s most famous labels, Dior.She is 14 years old, an age some feel is too young to ... Read More »

Hayek, Paltrow want equal pay for women in Hollywood

In a week that saw Meryl Streep speak out about equal pay and other actresses of the film “Suffragette” applaud the domestic violence protesters who invaded their premiere, the topic took centre stage at a Los Angeles event on Friday.The “Power of Women” event hosted by trade magazine Variety honoured Oprah Winfrey, Anna Kendrick, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki among others. ... Read More »

Daniel Craig not willing to play Bond again

Daniel Craig, the British actor who will be appearing as James Bond for the fourth time in “Spectre” released later this month, has told an interviewer he would rather slit his wrists than play 007 again.”I’d rather break this glass and slit my wrists,” Craig, 47, told an interviewer for Britain’s “Time Out” entertainment magazine, when asked over breakfast if ... Read More »

Beyonce, Rihanna, others sue Paris firm over clothing knockoffs

Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have jointly sued a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, mobile phone cases and other items featuring their likenesses without permission.The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers’ warnings to stop the sales, including in a ... Read More »

Stallone’s film props could fetch millions at auction

Action star Sylvester Stallone is putting up for sale props from his “Rocky” and “Rambo” movies in an auction organisers say could fetch up to $6 million.Fans will have the chance to bid on more than 1,400 personal items, props and costumes used in the Hollywood star’s films including the black leather jacket Stallone wore as Rocky Balboa and the ... Read More »

‘The Martian’ makes $55 million debut

“The Martian” blasted off with a massive $55 million this weekend, nearly surpassing another space-based adventure, “Gravity,” as the highest-grossing October debut in history.The Ridley Scott release was bolstered by rapturous reviews, with critics calling the picture among the director’s best and heaping praise on Matt Damon’s performance as an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet.It marks the second best ... Read More »

Sam Smith’s ‘James Bond’ theme tune tops UK charts

British singer Sam Smith went straight to number one in the UK pop charts on Friday with “Writing’s On The Wall”, the theme song to the upcoming James Bond film “Spectre”, making it the first title track for a 007 movie to be a chart-topper.The song knocked “What Do You Mean?” by Canada’s Justin Beiber from the top spot after ... Read More »

Australia set to refuse visa for singer Chris Brown

Australia intends to refuse a visa for US singer and hip-hop star Chris Brown, a government spokesman said on Sunday, following through on a threat made last week over the singer’s history of domestic violence. Brown, 26, had been due to perform at a series of concerts in four Australian cities in December. A spokesman for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton ... Read More »

CPJ asks Bangladesh authorities to release Magura journalist Probir

Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release Probir Sikdar, an editor who was arrested on Sunday, said the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). “Jailing journalists for publishing threats made against them further undermines confidence in Bangladesh’s legal system,” said CPJ Asia Program Research Associate Sumit Galhotra. Galhotra called on authorities to immediately release journalist Probir Sikdar and investigate the threats against him. ... Read More »

Yunus congratulates Bangladesh Cricket Team

Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus has conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to the Bangladesh National Cricket Team on their glorious 3-0 series win in ODI against Pakistan. The team has made the entire nation proud. This win will further consolidate Bangladesh’s position in their world of cricket, Muhammad Yunus said, wishing continued success of the team and sustenance of the winning ... Read More »

International Bengali festival in New York 22 May

New York Correspondent Rising against all kinds of cheap power and anti-cultural activities, mukthodhara is going to celebrate Bengali festival and three days long book fair on 22 may in New York. The book fair of New york is an ideal place of interaction among the Bengali poets, writers, literature, journalists and publishers. Read More »