Saturday, 21 May, 2022


Spider-Man: No Way Home tops $1bn at box office

The latest instalment of the Spider-Man franchise has become the first pandemic-era movie to make more than $1bn (£750m) at the global box office. Spider-Man: No Way Home also took the title of highest-grossing film of 2021. It beat out Chinese-made Korean War epic The Battle

Aishwarya questioned by ED in Panama Papers case

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe into the Panama Papers expose, which showed that several prominent personalities in India had floated companies in tax havens. Rai was summoned to appear before the

India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu of India has been crowned the 70th Miss Universe, topping a field of some 80 contestants in a pageant that was touched by politics and the pandemic. The previously reigning Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico, crowned her successor, a 21-year-old model, early on Monday

Anne Rice, author of Interview with the Vampire, no more

Anne Rice, author of the gothic novel Interview with the Vampire, has passed away at the age of 80. The American writer, who sold more than 150 million books, died surrounded by her family on Saturday night. She died due to complications resulting from a stroke, her son Christopher

Man builds Taj Mahal replica home for wife

A 52-year-old Indian businessman has built a scaled-down replica of the iconic Taj Mahal as a home for his wife of 27 years. Anand Prakash Chouksey built his "monument of love" in the city of Burhanpur in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. "It was a gift for

Shafin Ahmed leaves Miles

Shafin Ahmed, the lead singer of "Miles" has decided to leave the popular rock band after being its crucial member since 1979. The singer announced the decision in a video message posted on his verified Facebook page on Saturday. In the message, he said that the decision

Afghanistan: Taliban unveil new rules banning women in TV dramas

Women have been banned from appearing in television dramas in Afghanistan under new rules imposed by the Taliban government. Female journalists and presenters have also been ordered to wear headscarves on screen, although the guidelines do not say which type of covering to use.

Preity Zinta welcomes twins via surrogacy

Preity Zinta and her husband Gene Goodenough are now parents to twins. The couple chose surrogacy to become parents. She also revealed the name of their two kids — Jai Zinta Goodenough and Gia Zinta Goodenough. Preity took to Instagram to reveal, “Hi everyone, I wanted to

Young Dolph: Rapper fatally shot in Memphis cookie shop

US rapper Young Dolph has been killed in a drive by shooting in Memphis, officials have confirmed. The 36-year-old musician was shot dead at a cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis on Wednesday. Young Dolph, real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, released his debut album in 2016 and

Frida Kahlo art fetches record $34.9m at auction

A painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has sold at Sotheby's auction house in New York for a record $34.9m (£25m). It is the highest price paid at auction for a Latin American artwork. The record had previously been set by a work by Diego Rivera, with whom Kahlo had a

Jai Bhim: The Indian film that overtook The Godfather on IMDb

Jai Bhim, a Tamil language film, has been rated the top film by users on IMDb, beating classics such as The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather. It's the latest in a line of hard-hitting Indian movies telling stories of repression against Dalits who are at the bottom of a rigid

5 relatives of Sushant Rajput killed in Bihar accident 

Those killed in the accident include the brother-in-law of O P Singh, Rajput's brother-in-law, and other relatives. Mr Singh is an IPS officer currently posted as ADGP, Haryana. As per reports, Mr Singh's sister died in Patna on Monday. The funeral rites were conducted the same

Shammi to paly Khaleda Zia's role in Bangabandhu biopic

Actress Elina Shammi will play the role of Khaleda Zia in the upcoming Bangabandhu biopic, co-produced by the governments of Bangladesh and India. Elina Shammi herself confirmed the matter to media. She said: "I signed a contract on Monday to be part of the Bangabandhu biopic

Longest lunar eclipse since 15th century will occur Friday

The final eclipse of the year will be on Friday, November 19 and South Florida looks like it will get a great view it, but you'll have to stay up pretty late to see it at its peak. According to the website Time and Date, the partial lunar eclipse will be the longest since the 15th

Wilbur Smith: Popular Zambian-born author dies aged 88

International best-selling author Wilbur Smith has died at his home in Cape Town at the age of 88, his publisher has announced. He passed away on Saturday afternoon with his wife, Niso, by his side, a statement published on the Wilbur Smith Books website said. Smith's 49

Paris Hilton ties the knot with Carter Reum

Newlywed heiress Paris Hilton has revealed a glittering glimpse into her lavish wedding to new husband Carter Reum in a series of photos that show the bride modeling four different wedding gowns while celebrating with a host of A-list guests, including Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, Emma

Britney Spears released from 13-year conservatorship

Britney Spears has described the termination of a legal arrangement that controlled many aspects of her life for 13 years as "the best day ever". "I think I'm gonna cry," she told her 35 million Instagram followers. A judge in Los Angeles on Friday ended the

Peter Jackson sells visual effects firm for $1.6bn to Unity

The New Zealand-based visual effects studio co-founded by Oscar-winning director Sir Peter Jackson has been sold for $1.6bn (£1.2bn). Weta Digital, which has worked on films including Lord of the Rings and Avatar, is being bought by video games software company Unity.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala ties the knot 

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has "tied the knot" with her partner during an Islamic ceremony in Birmingham. She and Asser Malik took part in a nikkah ceremony, where bride and groom consent to be married. The 24-year-old activist said it was "a precious

James sues Banglalink

National Award-winning rock icon Faruq Mahfuz Anam, better known as James has filed a case against Banglalink under copyright law for using his song as a welcome tune for 14 years without permission. The lead vocalist of Nagarbaul Band appeared before the Dhaka lower court on Wednesday