Category: Entertainment

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher named best actor at New York City International Film Festival

Anupam Kher Image Credit: IANS Bollywood star Anupam Kher won the Best Actor award at the New York City International Film Festival for the short film titled ‘Happy Birthday’. The film also bagged the Best Short Film award at the…

Hollywood actress Brie Larson pivots to YouTube videos

The actress Brie Larson in Los Angeles, April 24, 2021. Image Credit: Erik Carter/The New York Times Brie Larson was not at last week’s Oscars, though she won one for her acting in “Room,” about a mother in captivity, five…

May 6: This day, that year… in music history

Freddie Mercury Image Credit: AP Bohemian Rhapsody voted greatest song of all time Freddie Mercury Image Credit: AP Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the British band’s first Top 10 hit in the US, was voted the UK’s favourite single of all time…

Bollywood actor Dalip Tahil’s son arrested for procuring drugs

Bollywood actor Dalip Tahil’s son Dhruv was arrested on May 6 by the Anti Narcotics Cell of Mumbai Police’s crime branch for allegedly procuring drugs from a local drug dealer. According to reports, Tahil was arrested by the Bandra unit…

COVID-19: Brazilian comedian Paulo Gustavo’s death unites nation in grief

In this Feb. 15, 2015 photo, comedian and actor Paulo Gustavo participates in the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image Credit: AP RIO DE JANEIRO: Paulo Gustavo, a popular comedian whose character Dona Herminia dealt…

Watch: Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam donates blood amid COVID-19 crisis, urges youth to do the same

Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday donated blood and urged his fans to donate as well amid the second wave of COVID-19. He inaugurated the blood donation camp organised by Ameet Satam’s Adarsh Foundation at Bharatmata Hall, Vidyanidhi campus in…

Hilary Swank to play racing pioneer Janet Guthrie in ‘Speed Girl’ adaptation

Hilary Swank Image Credit: Shutterstock American actress Hilary Swank is set to play Janet Guthrie, a pilot turned race car driver who smashed barriers to become the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500. According to…

Bollywood: Salman Khan to pledge ‘Radhe’ revenue to COVID-19 relief

Salman Khan in ‘Radhe’. Image Credit: Supplied Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is gearing up for the release of his Eid film ‘Radhe’, will pledge a part of the revenue from his film proceeds towards COVID-19 relief work in India.…

Adele posts glowing pictures on 33rd birthday

Adele has rolled into her 33rd birthday in style — and while seemingly on holiday. In new pictures the Grammy winning singer posted on Instagram on Wednesday, she is seen looking radiant without any make-up or elaborate outfits. In one…

Marathi actress Abhilasha Patil dies of COVID-19 complications

Actress Abhilasha Patil, who has acted in several popular Hindi and Marathi films, died in Mumbai due to complications arising from COVID-19. She was 47 and is survived by her mother, her husband, and son. Patil was a part of Bollywood…

Dubai Opera to host hologram concert of late singer Abdel Halim Hafez

Abdel Halim Hafez Image Credit: Courtesy of Dubai Opera The Dubai Opera will pay tribute to late celebrated Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez with a hologram show on May 13 and 14, as part of the city’s Eid Al Fitr…

Tamil actor and comedian Pandu dies of COVID-19 complications

Tamil actor and comedian Pandu, known for his excellent comic timing and witty dialogues in films, died from complications arising from COVID-19 on May 6. He was 74 and is survived by his wife and three sons. His wife is…

John Mulaney announces first post-rehab comedy shows — and they’re already sold out

John Mulaney. Image Credit: Instagram.com/johnmulaney/ It was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment. Tickets to comedian John Mulaney’s first set of live shows since rehab have already sold out. Next week’s shows mark the return of the “Big Mouth” star to the stand-up…

‘40 Thieves’ podcast series releases as Ramadan special promising drama and thrills

40 Thieves podcast. Image Credit: Courtesy of Finyal Media The classic tale ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ gets a modern retelling in a new 15-part podcast series available on Deezer for the month of Ramadan. ‘The 40 Thieves’ is…

Hollywood stars Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis join Global Student Prize as judges

Ashton Kutcher Image Credit: Supplied Hollywood stars and real-life couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis will join the judging panel of the Chegg.org Global Student Prize, launched by the Varkey Foundation. Also joining the celebrities on the panel will be…

Bayat review: Can this Indian and Pakistani couple secure a future for their son?

Can this cross-border love story find its happy ending? Image Credit: Supplied We’ve all heard about it and perhaps read such stories in the news — couples flying into the US and Canada to give birth in a bid to…

May 5: This day, that year in music history

Elvis Presley Image Credit: AP The Rolling Stones threaten to take legal action against Donald Trump 2016 The Rolling Stones banned then US President Donald Trump from playing their songs during his presidential campaign and even threatened legal action. Their…

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut boycotted by fashion brands after Twitter suspension

Kangana Ranaut Image Credit: Instagram A few hours after Bollywood actress and avid social media user Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account got permanently suspended over her ‘hateful conduct and abusive behaviour’ on May 4, fashion brands began distancing themselves from the…

Watch: When Ben Affleck was allegedly rejected on a dating app

Ben Affleck. Image Credit: Shutterstock This is one thing mere mortals and celebrities can agree on — being rejected is no fun. Hollywood actor Ben Affleck got a taste of this when he was reportedly unmatched on a celebrity dating…

Bollywood film editor Ajay Sharma dies from COVID-19

Ajay Sharma, who edited Bollywood films such as ‘Jagga Jasoos’, ‘Ludo’, ‘Karwaan’, and the hit web series ‘Bandish Bandits’, died on May 4 due to complications arising from COVID-19 in Delhi. He was working on Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Rashmi Rocket’, before…

Michael B Jordan on his new film and how it helped him give back

Amazon Fresh store associates and nonprofit partner Village for Vets volunteers posed for photos with actor Michael B. Jordan, who stopped by during the promotion of the launch of ‘Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse’; on Prime Video, to help load care…

Andrew Garfield breaks his silence on being in the new ‘Spider-Man’ film

Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man Image Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment Andrew Garfield has broken his silence about a rumoured cameo in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man’ movie and for those who were hoping to see him return as the webbed wonder,…

Bollywood singer Lucky Ali battles death rumours

Indian singer and recluse Lucky Ali set the rumour mills churning on May 4 when Twitter saw a flurry of messages about him contracting COVID-19 and succumbing to the virus. But his good friend Nafisa Ali took to Twitter to…

Will Smith gets real about being “in the worst shape” on social media

Will Smith Image Credit: GN Archives Will Smith has won hearts yet again with his new Instagram post where he describes himself “in the worst shape” of his life. The post, which soon vent viral, has Smith do the most…

Billboard Awards: The Weeknd sweeps nominations with 16 nods

The Weeknd Image Credit: REUTERS The Weeknd, Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke — the third most-nominated act  — are up for top artist along with Taylor Swift and Drake, the show’s most decorated winner of all-time. The Billboard Awards will air…

Bollywood star Neetu Singh remembers Rishi Kapoor on his first death anniversary

Rishi and Neetu Kapoor. Image Credit: Bollywood actress Neetu Kapoor, who’s observing her actor-husband Rishi Kapoor’s first death anniversary on April 30, wrote about how he was an integral part of her existence and how his void continues to haunt…

COVID-19: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas launch fund raiser for India

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas Image Credit: Instagram Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her singer husband Nick Jonas have thrown their collective celebrity and clout behind a fund-raiser for India, crippled by a ferocious second wave of COVID-19.…

Indian director and cinematographer KV Anand dies

Director KV Anand Image Credit: Twitter/Prithviraj South Indian director and cinematographer KV Anand, whose credits include blockbusters such as ‘Ayan’, ‘Ko’, and ‘Kaappaan’, died on April 30 after a heart attack. He was 54. According to reports, he developed a…

COVID-19: Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor’s father, Randhir Kapoor, admitted to hospital

It’s a grim day for the Kapoor dynasty. As they observe Rishi Kapoor’s first death anniversary on April 30, his brother Randhir Kapoor has been admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai after he tested positive for COVID-19. Despite getting…

Five arrested in snatching of Lady Gaga’s dogs

Los Angeles: Five people have been arrested in connection with the snatching at gunpoint in February of Lady Gaga’s dogs, a Los Angeles police spokesman said on Thursday. No details were immediately available. The singer’s two dogs were returned two…

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