Culture & Entertainment

Jessica Biel loves the challenging job of motherhood


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Actress Jessica Biel said that she loves being a mother but admits it can be stressful at times as motherhood is the most challenging job in the world. The 34-year-old “Total Recall” star, who has son Silas Randall, 13 months, with her husband Justin Timberlake, loves being a mother but admits it can be stressful at times. “It’s sometimes hard to find the words (to describe motherhood). So amazing. So lovely. I’m over the moon. Honestly, I would say motherhood (is the most difficult role I’ve done). It’s probably the most challenging job in the ...

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Julia Roberts to be named Woman of the Decade


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts is to be named as ‘Woman of the Decade’ at the Spike Guys Choice Awards this month. The 48-year-old ‘Pretty Woman’ star will receive the award at the 10th annual event that will take place in Culver City, Los Angeles,and reported Female First. In the past, the award show has honored winners based on one year, but for its 10th edition, Spike Guys Choice is widening its scope and looking over the whole decade. Others, who will receive awards at the ceremony, include Pitch Perfect’s Anna Kendrick, Ben Affleck and Matt ...

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Riteish and Genelia welcomed their youngest son


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh and his wife Genelia D’Souza have welcomed their youngest son Banjo, as Riteish announced the news on Twitter. Riteish shared an image of his elder son Riaan and captioned it: “Hey guys, my Aai and Baba just gifted me a little brother. Now all my toys are his…- Love Riaan.” Riteish, who started dating Genelia on the sets of their Bollywood debut movie, “Tujhe Meri Kasam”, in 2003. The couple got married in 2012 and had their first baby Riaan in November 2014. Ritesish made the official announcement of their baby’s ...

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Shawon claims he and Mahi were married


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Shahriar Islam Shawon has claimed that he and the film actress Mahiya Mahi were already married before her recent marriage to another person. Shawon’s lawyer Belal Hossain has told a Dhaka court, “Mahi and Shawon had married earlier. But Mahi has married another person, while her previous marriage remains intact.” Shawon was produced before the court on Tuesday after being questioned in police custody for two days. Hossain has also submitted in court Mahi and Shawon’s ‘marriage contract’, court police’s General Recording Officer Sub-Inspector Ujir Ali told. Rather Mahi committed a crime hiding about this ...

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A R Rehman to get top Japanese cultural prize


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: According to reports, A R Rehman is to get top Japanese cultural prize putting him to a position of much higher honor. Musical genius of subcontinent, A R Rehman has been declared as the receiver of Grand Fukuoka Prize 2016 for his outstanding contribution to Asian culture through his music. As part of the observance, Rehman has been invited to the city to give a public lecture on ‘From the Heart: The World of A R Rehman’s Music’. The 49-year-old Oscar-winning composer has been chosen for the honor alongside Philippines’ historian Ameth R Ocampo (Academic ...

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Johnny Depp physically assaulted Amber Heard


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: According to reports, Johnny Depp has repeatedly physically assaulted his wife Amber Heard. Johnny Depp has been ordered by a judge to stay away from his estranged wife Amber Heard who claimed she “lived in fear” of the Pirates of the Caribbean star and was repeatedly assaulted by him. Ms. Heard, 30-year-old, had a bruise on her cheek as she appeared at a court in Los Angeles where a judge issued a domestic violence restraining order. She claimed in a sworn declaration that Mr. Depp threw his iPhone into her face last Saturday, and submitted ...

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Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Johnny Depp’s wife Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage. But Depp is estimated to be worth around US$400 million is said to have filed a response through his lawyer Laura Wasser asking for Amber Heard’s maintenance claim to be turned down. The couples are not thought to have put a pre-nuptial agreement in place before they tied the knot in February 2015. The separation comes less than a week after the death of Depp’s mother, Betty Sue Palmer, at the age of 81. The ...

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Model Sabira commits suicide after posting video


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Model Sabira Hossain commits suicide after posting video blaming her boyfriend on facebook. The video shows her talking to her boyfriend (not present in the video) as she was stabbing different body parts of herself. Police recovered the body of model Sabira Hossain from her apartment at capital’s Mirpur on Tuesday morning. Sabira Hossain, 21-years-old, was working as a marketing executive at Gaan Bangla Music Channel in the capital. Rupnagar police station officer-in-charge Shahin Fakir said that, they recovered the body, which was hanging with a ceiling fan in her rented flat at Rupnagar at ...

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Angelina Jolie to become a professor


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Hollywood star and UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie is to become a visiting professor at Britain’s prestigious London School of Economics (LSE), the university announced Monday. Jolie was named as one of four new “visiting professors in practice” who will contribute to a new master’s program on “women, peace and security”. “I am very encouraged by the creation of this master’s program,” Jolie said in a statement. “I hope other academic institutions will follow this example, as it is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity ...

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Shantonu to judge Prix Jeunesse Festival ’16 in Germany


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: CTFB (Children’s Television Foundation of Bangladesh) General Secretary and Managing Director of Rebus Media Limited, a sister concern of Mohammadi Group of Companies, Fahmidul Islam Shantonu was selected to judge at Prix Jeunesse Festival ’16 in Germany. This is a children’s film festival arranged by world famous children’s organization Prix Jeunesse International, at Munich in Germany from 20-25 May, 2016. Shantonu will start his voyage to Germany on May 19. Shantonu will be performing his role as a judge for the non-fiction films of children from 7-11 years of age. The festival will start on ...

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Dwayne Johnson lauds ‘Baywatch’ co-star Priyanka Chopra

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Towards much excitement and delight from the Indian audience who supports their bollywood stars strongly, Dwayne Johnson lauds his ‘Baywatch’ co-star Priyanka Chopra. Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson has appreciated how Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, the villain of his next movie ‘Baywatch’, handled the “pressure” and the “kind of action” that the movie has. Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, shared a video on Instagram and captioned it, “I told Priyanka Chopra at the start of production, ‘Woman, either we are going to get along, or we are going to get it on’, she chose to ...

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The 69th Cannes Film Festival

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The 69th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday amid heightened security and the premiere of a new Woody Allen film, 1930s Hollywood romance “Cafe Society”. Allen helped kick off the Cannes festivities with some help from the movie’s stars, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. Eisenberg stars as a Bronx native trying to make it in Hollywood, where his uncle (Steve Carell) is a powerful agent. In the process he becomes smitten with his uncle’s assistant, played by Stewart. The red carpet awaits some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Sean Penn, Robert ...

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A.R. Rehman composed for biopic on legendary Pele

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: According to sources, India’s greatest music composer, A.R. Rehman has composed for biopic on legendary footballer, Pele.  A.R. Rehman, when was approached to score for a biopic on Pele, had to Google to find out about the legendary footballer. A.R. Rehman, Oscar-winning composer might know everything about music, but when he was approached to score for a biopic on Pele, he had to Google to find out about the legendary footballer. Rehman has scored music for ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’, based on the life of the iconic Brazilian soccer player. “When I approached for ...

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Captain America: Civil War dominates three Bollywood releases

Captain America: Civil War, which released on May 6, has received immense response from the Indian audiences and is all set to have a terrific weekend at the box office and dominates three Bollywood releases. The movie, which opened to packed houses at the multiplexes, has collected a whopping amount of Rs. 8.53 crore at the ticket window on Friday, showing a slight growth in the number on the second day by collecting Rs. 8.79 crore on Saturday, taking the total gross collections to Rs. 24.05 crore. Despite three Bollywood releases on the same day Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘Traffic’, Sunny Leone’s ...

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Kristen Stewart ready to get behind the camera

‘Twilight’ star Kristen Stewart is ready to get behind the camera.  She is all set to make her directorial debut with a short film about the power of women. The Twilight actor will step behind the camera for Refinery29, a fashion and lifestyle media company, for their Shatter-Box Anthology, to direct Water, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film will comprise of 12 short films, which will be created by female filmmakers, writers and animators and the first offering, actor and filmmaker Chloe Sevigny’s Kitty, will premiere at Cannes Film Festival later this month. ‘Empire’ actress Gabourey Sidibe will direct ...

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Karan Singh Grover will love Bipasha Basu forever

Karan Singh Grover, who has tied the knot with actress Bipasha Basu, says that he will love her forever. The couple got married on April 30. Though it is the first marriage of Bipasha Basu after her long affair with John Abraham, which broke few years back, for Karan, it is the third time he has performed this ritual. Karan, the ‘Hate Story 3’ star published on Instagram, where he shared a cute moment from their wedding. In the photograph, Karan is seen giving a peck on Bipasha’s cheek. “I must’ve have been a saint in my previous birth to ...

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Jeremy Irons to return as Alfred in ‘Justice League Part One’

To rejoice the audience, it was revealed that Jeremy Irons to return as Alfred in ‘Justice League Part One’. The actor himself has revealed that, he will be reprising his role from ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, Caped Crusader’s butler Alfred Pennyworth, in Zack Synder-directed ‘Justice League Part One’. The first ‘Justice League’ film has already started its production in London and is scheduled for release in the US on November 17, 2017. Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot – all will be back as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman respectively. They’ll be joined by Jason Momoa (Aquaman), ...

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Sunny Leone believes women should speak up

Sunny Leone, who will soon be seen in the forthcoming thriller One Night Stand, believes that women should speak up and stand up for themselves. Her upcoming movie is written by Bhavani Iyer, the film also features actors Nyra Banerjee and Tanuj Virwani in lead roles. The music for the film is composed by Jeet Gannguli, Meet Bros, Tony Kakkar and Vevek Kar while the background score is composed by Sandeep Shirodkar. Sunny, who was here in the capital to promote the Jasmine Moses D’souza directorial on Wednesday, shared her experience on women empowerment and opined that being able to ...

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Kangana sent nude photo to Hrithik Roshan

The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut argument is like a forest fire that refuses to douse as it was exposed that Kangana sent her nude photos to Hrithik Roshan. Their spat took yet another turn when nude photo allegedly sent by Kangana to Hrithik show that she was probably in a one-sided affair that existed just in her imagination. These emails, published in DNA, have been submitted by Hrithik to the cops along with a police complaint against Kangana for mentally harassing him. As per the report, she sent him thousands of mails over a period of six months, some of which ...

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First poster of Fast 8 with Vin Diesel looks promising

The first poster of Fast 8 with Vin Diesel is out for the people and it looks very promising for the audience. Actor Vin Diesel looks rather forlorn as he looks at ‘new roads ahead’ in the first poster of Fast 8. The movie is now a much awaited entertainer for the audience all around the world. Conspicuous by his absence is Vin Diesel’s former co-star Paul Walker who died in a road accident in 2013. Vin, who reprises the role of Dominic Toretto in the famous action flick, famously co-starred with Paul Walker in the films of the franchise. ...

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Veteran film actress Diti is no more

Veteran screen personality, film actress Parvin Sultana Diti is no more. She lost a long battle against cancer and died at United Hospital of Dhaka City today. United Hospital’s officials confirmed that she died on Sunday afternoon while was admitted at the said hospital. General Secretary of Film Director’s Association later informed that, the body of the late actress will be kept at the hospital for today. Her first zanaja (funeral prayer) will be held at BFDC tomorrow morning and after that, her body will be taken to her village at Sonargaon at tomorrow noon where she will be buried ...

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Kung Fu Panda 3 premiere at Star Cineplex

The premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3 was held on last Thursday (March 10) at Star Cineplex in Dhaka city’s Bashundhara City Shopping Mall. The movie is an animated action, comedy and adventure film in 3D. The movie is being screened at 11:00am and 4:30pm everyday from last Friday. This movie is a sequel of previously blockbuster Kung Fu Panda 2, which was released in 2011 and acclaims huge popularity throughout the world. The film is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Caloni. The movie revolves around a panda, who is very gentle in nature but shares huge attraction ...

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