Thursday, 01 Jun, 2023


Harrison guitar fetches $657,000

DHAKA: An electric guitar played by George Harrison on British television before the Beatles’ US ‘invasion’ fetched $657,000 at auction on Saturday in New York, topping pre-sale estimates.Julien’s Auctions said, reports Hindustan Times.Harrison, who died in 2001 at age 58, played

‘Children of War’ hits cinemas

DHAKA: The much talked-about Indian film ‘Children of War: Nine Months to Freedom’, had its trans-border release in Bangladesh and India on Friday. The movie hit the cinemas of Bashundhara Star Cineplex, Jamuna Blockbuster, Shyamali Cineplex, Madhumita, Balaka, Ananda, Sena

Ferdous Ara’s soiree at IGCC

DHAKA: A soiree of Nazrul songs by one of Bangladesh’s most popular and revered singers Ferdous Ara will be held at Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) in city’s Gulshan area. The program, organized by IGCC in association with Asian Paints, IRCON and Marico Bangladesh will begin at

BD filmmaker shot dead in US

DHAKA: Bangladeshi filmmaker MB Manik was killed in a terror attack in the USA Wednesday noon.  A gang of criminals came to his shop and claimed extortion.They locked into an altercation and later the criminals shot him. Manik’s film production house Avi Kathachitra confirmed this

‘Grace of Monaco’ slammed at Cannes

DHAKA: Early reviews of ‘Grace of Monaco’, the Grace Kelly biopic chosen to open this year’s Cannes Film Festival, have slammed the film, with one describing it as ‘a timeless camp classic’. ‘It’s an easy watch, lush, stylish... and is often side-splittingly funny,’

Jessica to wed on America’s Independence Day

DHAKA: Jessica Simpson is reportedly set to wed on America’s Independence Day. The singer-turned-fashion mogul will walk down the aisle with sports star fiancé Eric Johnson in Santa Barbara, California over the major US holiday weekend, according to editors at, reports

DiCaprio donates $1 million to elephant charity

DHAKA: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly gave an elephant charity a major boost by handing over a $1 million donation at a fundraising event. The Titanic star made the generous offer during the Sundown Gala in Malibu, California on Saturday, which raised money for the Elephant

Oscar-winning director dies at 36

DHAKA: Oscar-winning Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul has died at the age of 36. His body was found late on Tuesday in the Stockholm area, police say, the BBC publishes this report on Wednesday. They could not confirm the cause of death but said no crime was suspected. He was best

Docu on Gitanjali set to release

DHAKA: A documentary titled ‘Timeless Gitanjali’ is set to be released on Friday next (May 16). The movie, directed by an eminent Tagore exponent and researcher Dr Chanchal Khan, will be screened at 6:30 pm on the day at the National Museum. The documentary is sponsored by the

European film fest at Star Cineplex

DHAKA: A weeklong European film festival began at Star Cineplex at Bashundhara City Shopping Mall in city’s Panthapath area. A total of 12 movies from 12 European counties are in schedule to be screened during the festival. The festival, to jointly be organized by European Union and

Naila Nayem in ‘Run Out’

DHAKA: Naila Nayem, a new Bangladeshi model and actress, is going to work in a film for the first time. Naila, who is already got a good number of likers in Facebook, will act as an item girl in the movie titled ‘Run Out’ directed by Tonmoy Tansen. Though, the shooting of the movie

‘Britney is wonderful’

DHAKA: All Bollywood stars know a thing or two about fanfare. Usually, they are the ones being placed on a pedestal, admired and showered with praise. The same applies, of course, for Priyanka Chopra. But, last week, when Priyanka met American pop singer Britney Spears in Las Vegas, she

European film fest at Star Cineplex

DHAKA: A weeklong European film festival will be held at Star Cineplex at Bashundhara City Shopping Mall in city’s Panthapath area. A total of 12 movies from 12 European counties will be screened during the festival. The festival, to jointly be organized by European Union and Star

Gazi Nafis Ahmed’s photography show at Bengal

DHAKA: Am eight-day solo photography exhibition titled ‘Innate Identities’ by Gazi Nafis Ahmed began at Bengal Shilpalaya in city’s Dhanmondi area.US ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena inaugurated the show on Saturday evening.Gerben Sjoerd de Jong, ambassador of the Kingdom of the

Aishwarya’s ex-love haunts her

DHAKA: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is back to making headlines. Niroshan Devapriya of Sri Lankan origin has claimed that he was in a romantic relationship with Aishwarya. However Ash’s marriage to Abhishek Bachchan has caused Niroshan Devapriya mental stress, reports The Times of India.

‘People will get sick of me’

DHAKA: Actress Jennifer Lawrence worries fans will ‘get sick’ of her. The 23-year-old actress has been a big screen success in recent years thanks to roles in the ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘X-Men’ franchises, but knows she won’t stay popular forever. She said, ‘Nobody can stay

Lily Allen is ‘poisoned’

DHAKA: The ‘Hard Out Here’ hitmaker Lily Allen, who has just released her comeback album ‘Sheezus’, appears to have caught food poisoning as she has a high temperature and has been sick several times.She tweeted, ‘I can’t stop projectile vomiting, also temperature #poisoned

Kim Kardashian slams marriage rumours

DHAKA: Kim Kardashian has addressed ongoing rumours she has wed fiancé Kanye West in secret. Following speculation that the pair had already tied the knot in a civil ceremony in Los Angeles earlier this month ahead of their planned Paris, France nuptials, Kardashian took to

Allman sues to stop biopic

DHAKA: Blues-rock singer Gregg Allman has taken legal action to stop a film based on his 2012 memoir. His lawyers allege that producers lost their rights to his life story, saying filming of ‘Midnight Rider’ did not begin by 28 February, adding Allman was not paid fully for the film

‘Spider-Man 2’ lands top of the North American box office

DHAKA: Marvel sequel ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ has opened at the top of the North American box office with takings of $92m.The superhero Sony film enjoyed the second best domestic debut of the year so far, just behind Disney’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’.The latter