Saturday, 13 Aug, 2022


‘Riddick’ blasts into US box office

DHAKA: Actor Vin Diesel has shot to the top of the US box office with ‘Riddick’, his third outing as the titular convict turned anti-hero.The movie made $18.7m in its opening weekend, vindicating the star, who wrested control of the character from movie studio Universal.‘The

Long-lost Van Gogh painting unveiled in Amsterdam

DHAKA: Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum on Monday unveiled a newly discovered landscape painting from the height of the Dutch master’s career, abandoned for years as a forgery in a Norwegian attic.‘Sunset at Montmajour’, a large oil landscape from 1888, was unveiled to applause by the

‘Diana’ draws savage criticism

DHAKA: Film critics have savaged a new movie of the late British Princess Diana’s relationship with a Pakistani doctor as an intrusive and embarrassingly cheap soap opera.British-born Australian actress Naomi Watts plays the jilted princess trapped in a gilded cage.English actor Naveen

Sexy performances bring Robin all the attention

DHAKA: Canadian-American R&B pop singer Robin Thicke says that he is happy with all the attention that he has been getting from the raunchy performance with fellow pop singer Miley Cyrus at the recent MTV music awards.The 36-year-old behind No. 1 hit song Blurred Lines would rather sell

Rock chicks, futuristic chic hit NY fashion week

DHAKA: From Prabal Gurung’s futuristic Marilyn Monroe to Jill Stuart’s 1970s rock chick and sensual but modest Lacoste, designers unveiled a vast array of spring looks on Saturday in New York.Singapore-born Gurung, whose creations have been worn by Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama and

Indonesia moves Miss World final to Bali after protests

DHAKA: Indonesia said on Saturday that the final of Miss World later this month would take place on the Hindu-majority holiday island of Bali instead of near the capital, after days of Muslim hardline protests.Thousands took to the streets this week to denounce the decision to hold the

Paula’s ‘Before I Do’ draws crowds at Drik

DHAKA: Paula Rahman’s three-day exhibition presenting wedding and event decoration materials has drawn the attention of the viewers at Dhanmondi’s Drik gallery.The exhibition, titled ‘Before I Do’ will remain open till 10:00pm today.‘I have received very good response from the

Scarlett engaged to French boyfriend

DHAKA: Scarlett Johansson is engaged to her French boyfriend Romain Dauriac, two and a half years after splitting from first husband Ryan Reynolds.A publicist for the ‘Avengers’ star said, reports daily Hurriyet.Following media reports, spokesman Marcel Pariseau told media, ‘I can

‘One Direction’ tops UK box office

DHAKA: ‘One Direction’ has shot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart with their documentary ‘This Is Us’.The boy band’s film made £3.47m including £1.2m from Thursday previews, well ahead of the week’s other new release, Mark Wahlberg’s Pain and Gain which

Katrina won’t star with Salman in Deva’s film

DHAKA: Actress Katrina Kaif has not been signed opposite superstar Salman Khan for Prabhu Deva’s next film, the makers have said.After setting the cash registers ringing at the box office and starting a new wave of action-masala entertainers with Wanted, Salman and

‘Concert for Bangladesh’ being re-created

DHAKA: A bunch of Northwest musicians have come together to re-create George Harrison’s landmark 1972 charity concert for Bangladesh on Friday, September 13, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle of Washington. That upcoming event is not in West Seattle but has a “huge West Seattle

Momo attempts suicide

DHAKA: Popular actress Jakia Bari Momo admitted to a city hospital after alleged attempted suicide taking over dosage sedative pills on Tuesday night. City’s Square Hospital officials confirmed the matter to banglanews.The hospital sources and doctor said senseless Momo was admitted to

Paula’s solo show ‘Before I Do’ at Drik

DHAKA: A three-day exhibition presenting wedding and event decoration materials by Paula Rahman will be held at Dhanmondi’s Drik gallery.The exhibition, titled ‘Before I Do’ will be inaugurated at 3:00pm on September 5.Wedding Diary Bangladesh’s event designer and chief operating

US box office scores record summer

DHAKA: The US box office hit a record $4.7bn over this summer with a 10.2% increase in revenue from last year.Films such as ‘Iron Man 3’, ‘Man Of Steel’ and ‘Despicable Me 2’ helped boost numbers, despite a summer of flops including ‘The Lone Ranger’, ‘After Earth’ and

‘The Dreamstage’ to be BD’s first animated feature film

DHAKA: Kazi House Productions and Ogniroth Studios are jointly working to make Bangladesh’s first animated feature film titled ‘The Dreamstage’.Kazi House Productions’ CEO Amit Ashraf will be the director of the film that is based on an autistic person’s struggle to fix their

Douglas, Zeta Jones seek counselling

DHAKA: Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband Michael Douglas are reportedly seeking a marriage counsellor in an attempt to save their marriage.It was earlier reported that the couple has separated, ending their 13-year-old marriage. However, it seems they want to work on their

Pavan to play Butcher of Bengal

DHAKA: Pavan Malhotra is set to play a very controversial character the ‘Butcher of Bengal’ in The Bastard Child, a film based on the rape of 2, 00,000 Bangladeshi Bengali women by Pakistani Army during Bangladesh ‘Liberation’.Pavan reveals, “My character in The Bastard Child is

`Chennai Express` breaks `3 idiots` record

DHAKA: Kudos, Shah Rukh Khan`s Chennai Express has done it. In 21 days plus paid previews his latest release, which is still running, has broken the four-year-old record held by Aamir Khan`s 3 Idiots.The film has crossed the coveted `202.57-crore mark, which was the highest Indian

Douglas, Zeta Jones ‘take break’

DHAKA: Hollywood actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones ‘are taking time apart’ after 13 years of marriage, it has been confirmed.The actress’s publicist told the BBC the couple had taken the decision in order to ‘evaluate and work on their marriage’.Douglas, 68, and

‘Luther’ heads to the big screen

DHAKA: Idris Elba’s troubled detective ‘John Luther’ could be heading for the big screen, series creator Neil Cross says.The writer admitted the BBC TV series was ‘finished’ because Elba had ‘gone on to be a big movie star’, playing Nelson Mandela in the forthcoming biopic