Monday, 25 Sep, 2023


Doctor convicted in Jackson death leaves prison

DHAKA: Michael Jackson’s personal physician, convicted of manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of anaesthetic to the pop singer, was released from a Los Angeles prison on Monday after serving half of his four-year sentence.Conrad Murray was released to his representatives, Los

Special drama ‘Goru Jokhon Guru’

DHAKA: Ekushey Television will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with a six-day programme featuring special dramas and telefilms.Special drama, ‘Goru Jokhon Guru’, written by Salauddin Selim and directed by Rishita Jahan, will be aired at 7:20pm on the Eid day.Sajal and Mehzabeen, among others,

‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ tops US box office

DHAKA: Horror sequel ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ has topped the US box office with takings of $41m.The weekend’s haul is triple that of its predecessor, released in 2010.‘Chapter 2’ arrived in cinemas on Friday the 13th, which analyst Paul Dergarabedian of called ‘a

Elton John inspired by Dylan

DHAKA: Music icon Sir Elton John will release ‘The Diving Board’, his first album since 2006’s ‘The Captain and the Kid’, on Monday and he revealed the folk pioneer’s record ‘Modern Times’ persuaded him to push on with his own career.He said, ‘It floored me, that someone

Nina new Miss America

DHAKA: Nina Davuluri became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant Sunday night.Davuluri, 24, won the title as the nationally televised pageant returned home to Atlantic City, reports The Straits

‘12 Years A Slave’ wins top prize At Toronto

DHAKA: Steve McQueen’s ‘12 Years a Slave’ won the top prize at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. The film, based on a memoir of a free black man sold into slavery from 1853, won the Blackberry People’s Choice award.The drama that stars British actors Benedict Cumberbatch and

Saudi Arabia submits first film for Oscars

DHAKA: Haifaa Al Mansour’s drama ‘Wadjda’, about a young girl determined to win money to buy a bicycle she’s forbidden to ride, has been selected as Saudi Arabia’s official submission for the Oscar’s foreign-language category.It marks the first time the country has submitted a

London Fashion Week begins with burst of Turkish colour

DHAKA: London Fashion Week got off to a colourful start on Friday with a sun-drenched trip to the Aegean Sea courtesy of Turkish designer Bora Aksu, who whisked trend-setters away from Britain’s dreary autumn drizzle.Aksu hunted through childhood memories for inspiration for his new

Audio pioneer Dolby dies aged 80

DHAKA: Ray Dolby, the US engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise reduction in audio recordings, has died in San Francisco aged 80.Mr Dolby had suffered from Alzheimer`s disease for several years and was diagnosed with leukaemia this summer.His name became synonymous

Nicole Kidman knocked over by a man

DHAKA: Nicole Kidman was knocked over by a man who crashed into her on a bicycle as she left a fashion show in New York on Thursday.Kidman had just left the Calvin Klein show for New York’s Fashion Week and was returning to the Carlyle Hotel.As the actress walked toward the entrance,

Kerry Katona pregnant for 5th time

DHAKA: With two bankruptcies and husbands under her ever-expanding ever-shrinking money belt, Kerry Katona finally has some good news she is pregnant again!Kerry, 33, and ex-rugby player George Kay, 33, got engaged in April, when George popped the question at the top of Blackpool Tower,

Big-B awarded Global Diversity Award-2013

DHAKA: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2013 at the State Room of Britain`s House of Commons. Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP presented the ornately sculpted glass Award to the 71-year-old actor describing him as

‘Hope Bangladeshi movies to go abroad’

DHAKA: Country’s one of the influential filmmakers Mostofa Sorwar Farooki hoped that Bangladeshi movies would go abroad in near future. They would be screened for foreign viewers and would earn acclaim.Farooki, who took part at a live adda Thursday evening, expressed

Stewart raises $5 lakh in 15 minutes

DHAKA: Harvey Weinstein revealed an interesting tidbit while promoting “12.12.12,” the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert film during the Toronto Film Festival Monday.According to the movie mogul, "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart raised a whopping $500,000 for the Sandy relief effort

2 movies at Star Cineplex

DHAKA: Star Cineplex will screen two recent American movies ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘OZ the Great and Powerful’ at its halls from Friday.The Cineplex will premiere ‘The Lone Ranger’, a 2013 western action movie Thursday evening.The movie, directed by Gore Verbinski, stars Johnny

Gaga going to trial in ex-assistant’s lawsuit

DHAKA: A onetime roommate and friend of Lady Gaga who claimed after serving as her personal assistant for more than a year that the pop singer cheated her out of overtime wages can tell her story to a jury in November.A judge said on Tuesday, The Straits Times publishes this report on

Miss World organisers say Bali final ‘impossible’

DHAKA: Miss World organisers said on Tuesday it would be ‘impossible’ to stage the final in Bali, vowing to petition Indonesian authorities to move the event back to Java after it was switched in the face of radical Muslim protests.As hundreds more demonstrators took to the streets

Bond submarine car sells for $1.1 million

DHAKA: The iconic submarine car driven by James Bond in the 1977 classic ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ fetched £550,000 when it was floated at auction for the first time in London on Monday.Following an intense bidding battle, ‘The Lotus Esprit’ was finally sold to a telephone bidder at

Mandela ‘no saint’ in new biopic

DHAKA: A new screen biopic of Nelson Mandela does not shy away from the less flattering aspects of his character, according to its British star.‘It was important we had both sides, the good and the bad,’ said Idris Elba, reports the BBC.Early scenes in Justin Chadwick’s film show

‘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