Tuesday, 05 Jul, 2022


‘Female pop singers should cover up’

DHAKA: Katy Perry has urged her female pop peers to focus on their talents and halt the trend for stripping off onstage and in videos.‘The Roar’ hitmaker has revealed she finds it strange that established singers are ‘getting naked to be noticed’, and though she isn’t naming

Rock legend Lou Reed dies at 71

DHAKA: US singer and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed has died at the age of 71.Known for tracks including Perfect Day and Walk on the Wild Side, Reed was considered one of the most influential singers and songwriters in rock.The Velvet Underground became renowned for their

Saif, Amrita’s first date

DHAKA: It was not just the Nawab of Pataudi who had women drooling over him but also his son, the junior Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan.Saif has had his fair share of romantic relationships, including his marriage to one of the most successful and gorgeous women ever, reports The Times

Kardashian, Kanye to draw up prenuptial

DHAKA: Socialite Kim Kardashian and her fiance Kanye West are apparently contemplating prenuptial agreement before getting married.Even though both Kanye and Kim are committed to the marriage and they are not signing a prenup because they’re worried the relationship might fall apart.But

Quincy Jones sues Michael Jackson’s estate

DHAKA: Quincy Jones is suing Michael Jackson’s estate claiming he is owed royalties on some of the superstar’s hits and was improperly deprived of a producer credit on music used in the This Is It film.Jones’ lawsuit filed on Friday in Los Angeles, seeks millions in damages from the

Shah Rukh ‘India’s Most Attractive Personality’

DHAKA: Shah Rukh Khan is ‘India’s Most Attractive Personality’ according to a 16-city survey conducted by Trust Research Advisory (TRA), a Comniscient Group company, based on what it called a ‘36 Trait Matrix’, to measure brand attractiveness.Following Shah Rukh Khan in

Tom Cruise, Joseph Kosinski to team up again

DHAKA: Actor Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski will reportedly work together again in ‘Go Like Hell’.The duo last worked together in ‘Oblivion’.Based on author AJ Baime’s book ‘Go Like H.ell’, the movie will talk about the true story of the competition between Ford

Manna Dey’s last wish…

DHAKA: A prolific singer, Manna Dey’s last wish was to record an emotional love song in memory of his deceased wife Sulochana.‘He wanted to sing till his last breath. He was very keen to resume singing after a long hiatus despite his ill health. It was his last wish to record a song

James Franco planning online filmmaking class

DHAKA: Actor James Franco’s academic pursuits are heading into cyberspace, the busy actor is hoping to launch an online filmmaking school.The ‘127 Hours’ star is currently teaching graduate filmmaking and screenwriting classes at Ucla in Los Angeles, and now he’s keen to teach

Adnan Sami grilled

DHAKA: Pakistani singer-composer Adnan Sami accepted the service tax liability to the tune of Rs. 10 lakh and promised to pay the dues in next two days.Sami was issued summons on October 15 and was called to the service tax department after a case of tax evasion was registered against

Sunny Leone refuses to go topless

DHAKA: Ironic as it may sound, actress Sunny Leone, who is known for her porn films in the US, recently refused to go topless for a scene in her upcoming horror flick.The shot required her to cover her bare breasts with her hands, but Sunny was hesitant and insisted that she be allowed to

Kanye to wed Kardashian

DHAKA: Kim Kardashian is set to walk down the aisle again after becoming engaged to her rapper beau Kanye West on her birthday, according to a US report.The reality TV star was celebrating turning 33 when West popped the question in front of their friends and family at baseball stadium

Rihanna asked to leave Abu Dhabi mosque

DHAKA: Pop star Rihanna was asked to leave a famous Abu Dhabi mosque complex after posing outside the building for an unauthorised photo shoot.The singer tweeted pictures of herself in a black jumpsuit and headscarf on photo-sharing site Instagram.A statement from the Sheikh Zayed Grand

Pakistani film on ‘Indian agents’ sets new box office record

DHAKA: As a police compound in Islamabad comes under terror attack, an ‘Indian female agent’-cum-social worker in Pakistan is dancing with a mercenary celebrating their success.This is a scene from ‘Waar’, a film doing roaring business in Pakistan.Said to be the most expensive

‘Gravity’ rules box office for third week

DHAKA: Star power and Oscar aspirations are reigning at the box office, where the space adventure ‘Gravity’ and the Somali pirate docudrama ‘Captain Phillips’ are holding off all comers.With $31 million over the weekend according to studio estimates on Sunday, ‘Gravity’ topped

James Franco eyes Broadway debut

DHAKA: Actor James Franco is set to make his Broadway debut in a new production of ‘Of Mice and Men’.The 35-year-old will play one of the lead roles in the stage production, based on John Steinbeck’s classic 1937 novel.In the play, Franco will star alongside British actor Chris

Winfrey auctions personal items for charity

The legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey is hoping to raise funds for her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund by selling collectables from her homes from all over the United States.The Fund benefits graduates of her school for girls in Africa as they try to get into

Shakespeare in Sylheti

DHAKA: A Shakespearean play will be produced in the dialect of Sylhet. British-Bangladeshis along with UK diasporas will perform in the play.The UK wing of Bishwa Sahitya Kendra will arrange a two-week workshop to begin from October 24 in London in producing the play.The play will be

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie sign 200mn pound prenup

DHAKA: Hollywood star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly signed a pre-nuptial agreement worth 200 million pounds.The couple, who raise six children together, are planning to marry over Christmas and Pitt, 49, has had his lawyers draw up a 101-page document which states

‘Gravity’ holds top position at box office

The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney landed in the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, according to studio estimates on Sunday, The Straits Times publishes the report on Monday.‘Gravity’