Friday, 20 May, 2022


Gaga tops British album chart with ARTPOP

DHAKA: Lady Gaga scored her third British number one album on Sunday with ARTPOP, knocking United States rapper Eminem off the top spot.The Official Charts Company said, reports The Straits Times.Lady Gaga, known for her extravagant costumes and estimated to have earned US$80 million in

Jolie, Lansbury, Martin, Tosi to accept Oscars

DHAKA: For Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and costume designer Piero Tosi, Saturday night is Oscar night.The four will accept Oscar statuettes at the film academy’s Governors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland Center, where they’ll be feted by the likes of Anthony

‘TV created audience for mature films’

DHAKA: He is often credited with having triggered a new-wave cinema movement in Bangladesh.Mostofa Sarwar Farooki leads a band of filmmakers who have moved away from the conventional format to `experiential` cinema that deals with real-life issues.It is gradually changing the grammar of

Olivia is ‘in love’ with Jessie J

DHAKA: Olivia Somerlyn has declared her love for Jessie J. The US pop sensation is good friend with the BRIT Award-winning singer after getting to know her on the UK leg of her `Alive` tour and the 19-year-old musician said the ‘Price Tag’ singer offered her valuable advice on making

Winfrey refused to go nude in ‘The Butler’

DHAKA: Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey refused to shoot nude for ‘The Butler’, and she says she had many arguments with director Lee Daniels over the matter.The 59-year-old, who plays Gloria in the historical fiction drama, was adamant she wasn`t going to bare her flesh in a romantic

Jennifer to produce ‘Glass Castle’

DHAKA: The Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence was previously expected to play Jeanette Walls in a film adaptation of her best-selling 2005 memoir, and she has now confirmed she is producing the project, too.She said, ‘I don’t know if I will be any good, but I’m trying it. So

‘Independence Day’ sequel pushed back to 2016

DHAKA: Fans of 1996 alien blockbuster ‘Independence Day’ will have to wait even longer to see the sequel after studio bosses pushed back the release date by a year.A follow-up to the huge hit, which earned $817 million at the worldwide box office, is in the works, with Bill Pullman

Nabanna Utsab on Nov 15 at Charukala

DHAKA: ‘Nabanna Utsab’, a Bengali traditional harvest festival, will be celebrated across the country on the first day of the Bangla month of Agrahayan that falls on November 15.As in the previous years, Jatiya Nabanna Utsab Udjapan Parshad, a national committee for the festival launched

DHAKA: The first ever online legal music-streaming website company in the country ‘’ has been stepped out with their launching ceremony at city’s Russian Cultural Center on November was the media partner in the launching ceremony.In the celebration

Bacon painting fetches record price

DHAKA: A painting by Francis Bacon of his friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction after it fetched $142m (£89m, 106m euros) in New York.The triptych, Three Studies of Lucian Freud (1969), is considered one of Bacon`s greatest

‘Krrish 3’ joins the 200 cr club

DHAKA: Hrithik Roshan’s Bollywood superhero franchise ‘Krrish 3’ has achieved yet another milestone.The film has joined the 200 crores club, by completing its second weekend at the domestic box office.The film has grossed a sum total of 206.25 crores at the box office in India.

Perry wins Best Female at MTV EMAs

DHAKA: Katy Perry has been crowned Best Female at the MTV Europe Music Awards.The ‘Roar’ hitmaker beat her pop rivals Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift to the prestigious prize at the 20th annual ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Sunday evening, reports

Thor sequel tops US box office

DHAKA: Thor has hammered the competition at the US box office with an impressive $86 million opening weekend.‘Thor: The Dark World’ was the clear winner at cinemas landing the fourth biggest debut of 2013, behind fellow superhero movies ‘Iron Man 3’, ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Fast

Venezuelan crowned Miss Universe

DHAKA: A 25-year-old Venezuelan television presenter, Gabriela Isler, on Saturday was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow in a glittering ceremony.Judges, including rock star Steven Tyler from Aerosmith, picked the winner from a total of 86 contestants at the show, watched by millions of

Nabanna Utsab on Nov 15

DHAKA: ‘Nabanna Utsab’, a Bengali traditional harvest festival, will be celebrated across the country on the first day of the Bangla month of Agrahayan that falls on November 15.As in the previous years, Jatiya Nabanna Utsab Udjapan Parshad, a national committee for the festival

Papiya, Sohel receive Aminul Isalm Award

DHAKA: Habiba Akhtar Papiya and Anisuzzaman Sohel received ‘Aminul Islam Young Artist Award’ at a ceremony at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi.The winners received one lakh taka each as prize money and crests. The award, introduced by Aminul Islam’s family to encourage the younger

‘Prism’ is deeply personal

DHAKA: Her new beau, singer-songwriter John Mayer, is a ‘genius’ and her new album, Prism, contains songs which are deeply personal.Pop star Katy Perry, reports The Straits Times.She was is in Tokyo this week for press events to drum up buzz for Prism, which was released last month

Gaga to be the first person to sing in outer space!

DHAKA: Lady Gaga is set to become the first artist to sing in outer space, it has been revealed.The 27-year-old singer will embark on a space mission with Virgin Galactic ship and belt out a single track during the Zero G Colony high-tech musical festival in New Mexico in 2015, Us

Justin Bieber charged over graffiti in Brazil

DHAKA: Police in Brazil have charged Justin Bieber with illegally spraying graffiti in Rio de Janeiro.The Canadian singer could be fined after pictures appeared in local media to show him painting a wall.Defacing buildings is a crime in Brazil punishable by up to one year in jail or a

Aminul Isalm Young Artist Award

DHAKA: On the occasion of the 82nd birth anniversary of country’s one of the eminent artists, Aminul Islam, an award giving programme and an art exhibition will be held at Bengal Shilpalaya in city’s Dhanmondi area.The programme will begin at 6:00pm on November 7.The award, introduced