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‘Jurassic World’ eats box office alive to set record

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LOS ANGELES: The fearsome “Jurassic Park” dinosaurs have done it again, gobbling up the competition to score the biggest worldwide box office opening weekend ever with the latest franchise. Action-packed “Jurassic World,” featuring a new and particularly lethal hybrid dino, raked in a whopping $511 million globally in its debut at Nick Robinson, left, as Zach, and Ty Simpkins as ... Read More »

Want to look like Kim? Pay $800 only!

LOS ANGELES: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is charging fans nearly $800 to attend a makeup masterclass with her and her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic in July. Kim took to her Twitter account to share the news and captioned an advertisement for the event: “Make Up Class Alert Mario & I will be in LA July 25th to share ... Read More »

‘Kurdish Shakira’ sings anti-Daesh anthem

IRBIL: High heels, fatigues and gold rifle-shaped rings — singer Helly Luv’s blend of bang and bling has made her the most popular cheerleader for the Iraqi Kurds’ war against the Daesh. She visits peshmerga forces fighting the Daesh, which overran a third of Iraq last year, and says she filmed her latest music video in Al-Khazr, not far from ... Read More »

Stars rock Malaysia at Bollywood’s Oscars

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KUALA LUMPUR: It was a night of Bollywood glamor and energy in Malaysia on Sunday at the International Indian Film Academy’s (IIFA) annual awards ceremony. India’s biggest stars descended on the Malaysian capital for the event — dubbed Bollywood’s Oscars — dazzling the audience with the colorful HILARIOUS HOSTS: Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh, left, and Arjun Kapoor dance as they ... Read More »

Arrested Pak model leaves catwalk for court

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s top model Ayaan Ali, whose pale gray eyes have stared out of innumerable ads in this country, now only struts before the cameras coming to and from court. The 21 year old, once the face of companies ranging from Calvin Klein clothing to Magnum ice cream, has become the topic of seemingly endless gossip and news reports since ... Read More »

Lady Gaga’s new clothing line — for pups

LOS ANGELES: Singer Lady Gaga is planning to design a clothing range for puppies. The 29-year-old singer has announced that she will be designing “creative and functional ways for pets and their owners to bond” via her and her fiance Taylor Kinney’s puppy Asia’s Instagram account, reports femalefirst.co.uk.   Lady Gaga … puppy love Along with an image of the ... Read More »

Bailed star Salman performs in UAE

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DUBAI: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, on bail over a deadly hit-and-run 13 years ago, performed in Dubai on his first overseas public appearance since his conviction earlier this month. The actor joked about his suspended five-year jail sentence. Arriving at the first season of the Arab-Indo Bollywood Awards ceremony Salman Khan held in the Emirati city late on Friday, Khan ... Read More »

Cannes ends in a shocker: ‘Dheepan’ wins Palme d’Or

CANNES: A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatized refugees building new lives, “Dheepan,” captured the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or top  prize on Sunday. As countries around the world grapple with an influx of people fleeing BEST OF THE LOT: French director Jacques Audiard poses with the Palme d’Or for his film ‘Dheepan.’ crises, a jury led by American ... Read More »

Salman to star in ‘Expendables’?

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MUMBAI: Sylvester Stallone and Salman Khan have found a fan in each other, it seems. The Hollywood star is all praise for the “super talented Indian superstar”, and has thrown up a suggestion to the “Dabangg” star to do an action film together. On Friday, the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” actor had called upon his 12 million fans on micro-blogging website Twitter ... Read More »

Aishwarya returns to cinema with ‘Jazbaa’ 

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CANNES, France: After a five-year hiatus to embrace motherhood, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan marked her return to the big screen by taking on one of her most demanding roles, playing a mother whose child is kidnapped in thriller “Jazbaa.” A former Miss World and one of the most successful actresses in Aishwarya … comeback queen Bollywood, Rai Bachchan said ... Read More »

Hayek, Aish blast ‘sexist’ Hollywood 

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CANNES: Salma Hayek and Aishwarya Rai were among those leading a call for greater gender equality in film at Cannes on Saturday. Speaking at the forum organized by trade magazine Variety and UN Women’s HeForShe campaign, the actors spoke of their own experiences of institutional sexism and called on studios, audiences and journalists to alter the discourse. “Cinema undermines women’s ... Read More »

Veena, husband to perform Umrah

KARACHI: Veena Malik will be shortly in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah with her husband and both sides of their extended families.  According to The Express Tribune, the actress known for creating waves, claims her husband is making ripples in the field of music. “Asad has gotten into singing career. He will also be making a Bollywood debut,” Veena said. ... Read More »

Big B receives Padma award

NEW DELHI: Actor Amitabh Bachchan received the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest civilian honor, from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Wednesday. Bachchan's son and daughter, Abhishek and Shweta, and daughter-in-law Aishwarya attended the ceremony. Before the ceremony began, senior ministers like Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad greeted the 72-year-old actor. As he GREAT HONOR: ... Read More »

Selena inspires Bieber’s new album

LOS ANGELES: Pop star Justin Bieber has revealed he is making new music keeping ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez in mind. The 21-year-old ‘Baby’ hitmaker said a lot of songs planned for his upcoming album were inspired by the former Disney princess whom he dated on-and-off for years, reported Ace Showbiz. “I think a lot of my inspiration comes from (Gomez). It ... Read More »

Iranian film drawing criticism for Prophet’s portrayal

ALLAHYAR, Iran: Here in this Persian replica of Makkah, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to make a film on the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The most expensive film in Iranian history — Muhammad, Messenger of God — already has been criticized before its even widely released. In ... Read More »

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