Thursday, 30 Jun, 2022


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’

Adnan Sami told to leave India

DHAKA: Nationalist political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has asked London-born singer of Indian-Pakistani origin Adnan Sami to leave the country immediately as his visa has expired.The MNS Film Wing chief Amey Khopkar called Sami, 44, to the party office in the afternoon and spoke to

Telefilm ‘Bhalobasar Rong Bodol’

DHAKA: Telefilm ‘Bhalobasar Rong Bodol’, written by Manas Pal and directed by Kaysar Ahmed, will be aired on Channel-i on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.The telefilm, to be performed by DA Tayeb, Nawshin and Hillol, will be telecast at 12:05pm on the sixth day of the Eid.In the story,

20th anniv of X-Files celebrated

DHAKA: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson say they`re game for a third X-Files movie.The actors participated in media events in New York on Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the TV premiere of The X-Files, The Straits Times publishes this report on Sunday.Duchovny says ‘all the

‘Satya 2’ is not ‘Satya’ sequel

DHAKA: Indian filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says ‘Satya’ in the title of his next film ‘Satya 2’ should only be interpreted as a pseudonym.He doesn’t want the audience to consider the forthcoming movie as a sequel to his 1998 crime thriller.He says ‘Satya 2’ is about the

Douglas lied about throat cancer

DHAKA: Michael Douglas has admitted he lied about having throat cancer.The Hollywood actor recently spoke to Samuel L Jackson as part of ‘Male Awareness Week’ on ITV’S ‘This Morning’, reports revealed his battle with tongue cancer and not throat cancer,

Douglas lied about throat cancer

DHAKA: Michael Douglas has admitted he lied about having throat cancer.The Hollywood actor recently spoke to Samuel L Jackson as part of ‘Male Awareness Week’ on ITV’S ‘This Morning’, reports revealed his battle with tongue cancer and not throat cancer,

Foxx in talks for Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic

DHAKA: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx has been tipped to tackle the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. in a new Oliver Stone biopic.The Ray star is reportedly in talks to take the lead in the DreamWorks/Warner Brothers production, which will document King, Jr.’s life from his

Miss Universe faces police case over Taj Mahal photoshoot

DHAKA: Indian police said on Thursday they had filed a case against Miss Universe for conducting an unauthorised footwear fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal which was slammed as an ‘insult’ by the monument’s caretaker.Twenty-one-year-old American Olivia Culpo, wearing a long

‘Titanic in 3D’ hits Star Cineplex

DHAKA: Dhaka’s Star Cineplex premiered James Cameron’s spectacular epic movie ‘Titanic’ in 3D at Basundhara City Shopping Mall on Panthapath.This 3-hour and 14 minute movie, a 3D conversion of ‘Titanic’ was released Tuesday evening.Worldwide released on April 4 in 2012, this