Sunday, 22 May, 2022


Jennifer Lopez announces engagement to Ben Affleck (again)

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has announced her engagement to Ben Affleck, 18 years after they ended their relationship for the first time. The 52-year-old posted video of herself appearing emotional and admiring a green ring in her newsletter, On The JLo. Her representatives then

Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 years over slap

Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars gala and other Academy events for 10 years after the US actor slapped comic Chris Rock at the Oscars. In a statement, the Academy said the 94th Oscars had been "overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Mr Smith

Grammy honours go to Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic, Jon Batiste

Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic and jazz musician Jon Batiste have shared the top honours at the 64th Grammy Awards. Batiste's uplifting soul record We Are won album of the year, while Rodrigo won best new artist and best pop album. Silk Sonic's soul throwback anthem Leave The

Will Smith resigns from Oscars Academy over slap

US actor Will Smith has resigned from the Oscars Academy after slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during last Sunday's ceremony. "My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable," his statement said. The Academy said it

Bruce Willis gives up acting due to brain disorder

Bruce Willis will step away from his acting career after being diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that impedes a person's ability to speak and write. The actor's family, including his wife Emma Heming-Willis and ex-wife Demi Moore, announced his condition on Instagram on

AR Rahman rocks Dhaka

Oscar-winning Indian musician AR Rahman enthralled the audience at the much-anticipated ‘Cricket Celebrates Mujib 100’ concert at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the capital Tuesday night. The programme ended at 12:56 am and the audience left the venue with resonance of

AR Rahman to mesmerize BCB's Mujib 100 concert today

Oscar-winning Indian composer and musician AR Rahman is set to mesmerize the Dhaka crowd at the concert, titled “Cricket Celebrates Mujib 100”, at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today (March 29). On Monday, AR Rahman arrived in Dhaka to attend the

AR Rahman in Dhaka for BCB's Mujib 100 concert

Legendary Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman has arrived in Dhaka to perform in the birth centenary of Bangabandhu organised by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and sponsored by the country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group. The concert titled “Cricket

Will Smith hits Chris Rock on Oscars stage

Will Smith hit Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars after the comic made a joke about the actor's wife Jada Pinkett Smith. "Jada, can't wait for GI Jane 2," he said, in an apparent reference to her shaved hairdo - which is a result of the hair loss condition

PM distributes National Film Awards-2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (March 23) the National Film Award-2020 among the winners at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital. The premier conferred the awards, the highest recognition of the contribution of artistes to Bangladeshi films, as the

Eminent writer Dilara Hashem passes away

Famous Bangladeshi novelist and journalist Dilara Hashem passed away on Saturday (March 19) afternoon in Maryland, USA at the age of 86.   Her first novel, ‘Ghar Mon Janala’, was published in 1965 and was converted into a film in 1973. In 1982, she joined the Bangla

Poland's Karolina Bielawska crowned Miss World

Karolina Bielawska is the new Miss World! The Polish beauty queen just beat 39 other candidates from around the globe during the Miss World 2021 grand coronation night on Thursday (Manila time). The 1st Runner-Up is USA's Shree Saini, while the 2nd Runner-Up is Cote

Pori Moni’s trial in drug case to continue 

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed for six weeks a High Court order that halted the trial proceedings of a drug case filed against film actress Shamsunnahar Smriti, popularly known as Pori Moni. Justice Obaidul Hassan, Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division

Female member of Film Artists Association found dead in city

Police recovered the hanging body of a woman from a house in Hatirjheel area of the capital on early Sunday (March 6). The deceased was identified as Beauty Akhter Minu (50), a member of the Film Artists Association, daughter of Abdul Mannan Khalifa of Kalupara village in

Let’s go to Toggi Fun World

Dreams hardly turn into reality as childhood confines to the concrete structures in the capital. The youthful minds cannot move around open space like green fields. To thrill up the young minds, Bashundhara Group has developed a mega theme park ‘Toggi FunWorld’ in the

Evaly Scam: Tahsan Khan secures bail

A Dhaka court on Wednesday (March 2) granted bail to the renowned actor, singer Tahsan Actor in a case filed by one of the customers of the controversial e-commerce platform Evaly Limited. Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Rezaul Karim issued the order. Earlier, the High

HC stays Pori Moni's trial in drug case

The High Court today (March 1) stayed the trial proceedings in the drug case filed against actress Shamsunnahar Smrity, popularly known as Pori Moni, for three months.  A bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md Salim also asked the government and the police to explain

Major movie studios halt Russia film releases

Warner Bros, Disney and Sony have halted the release of films in Russian cinemas, after the invasion of Ukraine. The announcements mean the releases of major movies The Batman, Turning Red and Morbius will now not go ahead as scheduled in the country. They come as governments around

Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri dies at 69

Composer Bappi Lahiri, known for his synthesized disco beats, died in a hospital in Mumbai last night at the age of 69.  He had been in hospital for a month being treated for multiple health issues, reports news agency PTI.  "Bappi Lahiri had been admitted to the

Legendary singer Sandhya Mukherjee no more

Singing legend of India Sandhya Mukherjee, also known as Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passed away at the age of 90 after a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The information of her demise was shared by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Shantanu Sen on Twitter. Sandhya Mukherjee was in the news after