Culture & Entertainment

Jolie, Pitt strike deal on child custody


MNA Entertainment Desk: Divorcing Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached a final agreement over the custody of their six children, Jolie’s lawyer said on Friday, after more than two years of often bitter negotiations. “A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie’s lawyer Samantha Bley DeJean said in a statement to Reuters. “The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial. The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests ...

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Priyanka and Nick’s pre-wedding ceremonies

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MNA Entertainment Desk: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ pre-wedding ceremonies began as soon as the couple announced their engagement on August 18 this year, reported news agency. On Wednesday, a puja was arranged at Priyanka’s Mumbai home to kick-start the pre-wedding ceremonies. The couple attended a puja where Nick’s brother Joe Jonas and his actor fiance Sophie Turner dazzled in traditional Indian attire. Priyanka wore an embroidered pastel blue kameez, while Nick complemented her in an equally pale pink kurta. The two families will soon leave for Jodhpur, where the couple will tie the knot on December 2. Priyanka recently ...

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Arjun on introducing Malaika to family!


MNA Entertainment Desk: Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora are busy painting the town red with their romantic outings. The new ‘it’ couple of Bollywood, Arjun and Malaika have grabbed eyeballs with their romance. From dinner dates to airport spottings to vacations, Malaika and Arjun are all over the place. So how could Karan Johar refrain from addressing the elephant in the room. Arjun, who has remained tight-lipped about his personal life, finally opened up on KJo’s chat show about his relationship status and revealed that he is not single, reported news agency. Though, the actor was careful enough to not ...

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Priyanka, Nick arrive in Mumbai


MNA Entertainment Desk: Ahead of their wedding, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas arrived at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in the early hours of Sunday. The couple, who was surrounded by a tight security looked all happy and elated as they were seen greeting fans and media with a big smile. The much-in-love couple walked holding hands and waved at the paparazzi. Recently, Priyanka and Nick celebrated Thanksgiving with their family. Fans of the duo have been in awe of them owing to their cute PDA and lovely pictures on social media. According to various reports, the two will be ...

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Security beefed up for SRK after Kalinga Sena threats

Kalinga Sena

MNA Entertainment Desk: Special attention as well as adequate measures have been taken for the security of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as a regional outfit, Kalinga Sena, has issued threats to throw ink on him. The Kalinga Sena, a fringe outfit in Odisha, has threatened to throw ink on the actor’s face for distorting history in his film Ashoka that was released 17 years ago, reports news agency. It also threatened to show him black flags on his arrival during the inauguration of the Men’s Hockey World cup scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in the city on ...

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Kim and Kanye donate $500,000 to California wildfire relief efforts

California wildfire

MNA Entertainment Desk: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on Wednesday donated $500,000 to firefighters and victims of a massive Southern California wildfire that came close to destroying the celebrity couple’s own multimillion-dollar mansion. Kardashian, appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” said she and West hired private firefighters to protect their home and others in their neighborhood in rural Calabasas, north of Los Angeles. Kardashian, West and their three children were among thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes during the 93,000-acre (37,635-hectare) Woolsey fire two weeks ago that spread into coastal Malibu, destroying 1,500 buildings and killing three people. ...

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Ahmed Riaz wins ‘Meena Media Award’

Meena Media

MNA National Desk: Kishore Bangla, country’s prominent monthly magazine for teens and children celebrated on the occasion of their executive editor Ahmed Riaz’s receipt of Unicef’s 14th ‘Meena Media Award’. It was given on November 20 at a hotel in the capital. Renowned children’s writer Ahmed Riaz won this prestigious award in the creative story category. It was his fourth time winning of this award. His nomination was for his small story titles ‘Aha’. He got the ‘Meena Media Award’ for the fourth consecutive time. Like every year, UNICEF has given this award to children and adults in various categories ...

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Preity apologises for #MeToo comments


MNA Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actress Preity Zinta apologised on Tuesday over comments she made about India’s #MeToo movement that sparked a furor on social media. Zinta was accused of belittling victims after saying she wished she had faced sexual harassment. “My reason for saying ‘I wish something like this would have happened to me’ in the film industry with a smile was because I would have reacted and slapped the person,” she said. Zinta said she was a “huge supporter of the movement” and claimed that her comments, given in an interview with entertainment site Bollywood Hungama, were taken out ...

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Bieber confirms marriage to Hailey


MNA Entertainment Desk: Pop singer Justin Bieber has confirmed his marriage to model Hailey Baldwin, posting the ultimate status update on social media two months after it was reported the couple had obtained a marriage license. “My wife is awesome,” Bieber wrote on his Instagram account, next to a picture of himself and Baldwin walking and holding hands. The Canadian singer is one of the world’s biggest-selling musical acts. Since releasing his last studio album in 2015, he has been featured on hits by other artists, including Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” and a remix of Luis Fonsi’s global sensation “Despacito,” ...

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Netflix film ‘Mowgli’ to get its world premiere in Mumbai

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MNA Entertainment Desk: Andy Serkis’s upcoming Netflix film “Mowgli,” starring Rohan Chand, Christian Bale, Freida Pinto and Cate Blanchett, will have its world premiere in Mumbai on November 25, reported news agency. Serkis, along with the film’s stars Chand, Bale, Pinto and his son Louis Ashbourne Serkis will walk the red carpet at the movie’s premiere in Mumbai. An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” the film stars Chand as Mowgli, the feral child raised by wolves in a jungle in central India. The cast includes Serkis as Baloo the bear, Benedict Cumberbatch as the tiger Shere Khan, Blanchett ...

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Deepika and Ranveer are married now


MNA Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have got married as per South Indian traditions in Lake Como, Italy in the presence of their families and close friends on November 14. A second ceremony as per Sindhi traditions is scheduled for November 15. Before the wedding, several details about the pre-wedding functions were shared by sources on social media. From Ranveer’s dramatic entry to Tune Mari Entriyaan to Harshdeep Kaur’s performance, sources spilled the beans on the highly-anticipated #DeepVeerKiShaadi. Deepika and Ranveer will host two receptions – first, on December 21 in Deepika’s hometown Bengaluru, and second, ...

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‘Hasina, A Daughter’s Tale’ to be released Nov 16


MNA Entertainment Desk: ‘Hasina, A Daughter’s Tale’, a 70-minute docu-fiction on the eldest child of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be released in movie houses across the country on November 16. The premier of the movie will be held at Star Cineplex on November 15. Initially, the movie will be screened at Star Cineplex, Blockbusters Cinemas, Modhumita Cinema Hall in Dhaka and Silver Screen in Chattogram. Radwan Mujib Siddiq and Nasrul Hamid Bipu of Center for Research and Information (CRI) produced the docu-fiction directed by Piplu Khan of Apple Box Films, while music by Debojyoti Mishra. Edited by Navnita Sen, ...

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Hero Alom buys JaPa nomination paper

Hero Alom

MNA Entertainment Desk: Ashraful Alom, the social media phenomenon better known as “Hero Alom”, confirmed his bid for parliament on Monday by buying a Jatiya Party nomination paper ahead of the upcoming 11th national elections, reported news agency. The popular music video model and actor collected his form for Bogra-4 constituency from the party’s Banani office on Monday afternoon. The actor was catapulted to fame among Bangladesh’s netizens after starring in his debut feature film titled “Mar Chokka” in 2017 alongside another Dhallywood star, Omar Sani. Alom will also star in a Bollywood film titled “Biju: The Hero” to be ...

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Malibu burning: Kardashian, Lady Gaga fear for homes

Lady Gaga

MNA Entertainment Desk: Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga were among thousands fleeing their homes on Friday as a fast-moving wildfire engulfed Malibu and nearby celebrity neighborhoods. Kardashian, who on Thursday evacuated the home she shares in nearby Calabasas with Kanye West, tweeted on Friday that she “heard the flames have hit our property… but now are more contained and have stopped.” The entire 12,000-strong population of Malibu, which stretches 27 miles (43.5 km) along the Pacific Ocean in Southern California and up into the Santa Monica mountains, was placed under mandatory evacuation on Friday as the Woolsey fire exploded overnight. ...

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Arjun gets protective for ladylove Malaika


MNA Entertainment Desk: Rumours are doing the rounds on social media about Malaika Arora dating actor Arjun Kapoor. Malaika and Arjun were snapped post their cosy dinner date. Arjun Kapoor, who seems to be protective for her, was seen shielding her from the paparazzi as they tried to click their pictures, reports the news agency. Reportedly, Malaika’s friends Arvind and Tanya Dubash will hosting a party for Arjun Kapoor. It was Arora and Arjun’s pictures from a fashion show, which sparked rumours about their budding romance. Reportedly, Arjun flew to Italy to celebrate his ladylove Arora’s birthday. Earlier, their pictures ...

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Priyanka celebrates bachelorette party


MNA Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actress and bride-to-be Priyanka Chopra, who is engaged to pop singer Nick Jonas, celebrated her bachelorette party with actress-cousin Parineeti Chopra, heiress Isha Ambani and “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner among many others. Priyanka shared a string of photographs from her bachelorette party. The first post has images only of the “Mary Kom” star, dressed in a short white dress with a feathery cape. “Featherweight Champion of the world,” she captioned it. The second post is all about her bridesmaids, who are dressed in red. “Red, white and Bride!” Priyanka captioned the photograph, which featured ...

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Camila sweeps MTV Europe awards


MNA Entertainment Desk: US singer Camila Cabello swept the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday, winning best song with her hit “Havana” as well as best artist and best video, reported news agency. “This year has been the best of my life,” the 21-year-old Cuban native said at the event in Bilbao, northern Spain. Cabello had opened the show hosted by American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld with a rendition of her Latin-influenced “Havana”. She is fresh from winning prestigious prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards in August — artist of the year and video of the year — ...

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‘Pather Panchali’ named in BBC’s top 20 foreign language films

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MNA Entertainment Desk: The BBC has unveiled their list of the 100 best foreign-language films of the 21st century where 209 critics from 43 different countries took part in the poll. The survey run by BBC Culture narrowed down 100 films from 67 different directors, from 24 countries, and in 19 languages. French turned out to be the predominant language as 27 of the highest-rated films in this poll were in French, followed by 12 in Mandarin, and 11 each in Italian and Japanese. However, only one Indian film has made it to the list, Satyajit Ray’s “Pather Panchali,” which ...

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“Paathshala” to be released on November 23


MNA Entertainment Desk: The much-awaited Bangla cinema ‘Paathshala’ is set to be released in November. The story of ‘Paathshala’ revolves around the life struggle of a talented 10-year-old street child Manik. The release date of the film, produced by Faysal Raddi and Asif Islam, was declared earlier, but deferred later. First trailer of the film has already been released on YouTube. Earlier, the film was screened in a number of festivals of Germany, Canada and India. Habib Arinda plays the main character of the film (Manik) , and Emma Akhter in the role of Chumki. Other characters include Nazmul Hussain ...

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Deepika’s pre-wedding celebrations begin


MNA Entertainment Desk: The pre-wedding celebrations of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who will marry actor Ranveer Singh later this month, began with a traditional puja at her hometown here. Dressed in an orange traditional suit by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Deepika matched her look perfectly with gold earrings, neatly tied hair and subtle make-up, exuding radiance, elegance and happiness. The designer wished the actress for new beginnings. “A new and exciting journey has just begun for you and all of us at Sabyasachi wish you the very best. Always. Deepika Padukone in Sabyasachi for her pre-wedding functions,” Mukherjee posted on Instagram. ...

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‘Yes, I drink and smoke’: Shveta Salve hits back at trolls

Shveta Salve

MNA Entertainment Desk: Shveta Salve took a unique way to hit it back at the trolls, the actress did exactly what she was trolled for, shared a photo in a bikini, drinking a glass of wine and smoking a cigarette. With the photos Shweta Salve is sharing on her social media handle, it looks like the actor is in a bliss and enjoying a peaceful getaway. However, the trolls didn’t let her have it all in peace. The actor was called out and trolled for sharing a bikini photo, drinking wine and smoking a cigarette. The trolling took a serious ...

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World premiere of ‘The Cosmos Project’

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MNA Entertainment Desk: The world premiere of “The Cosmos Project,” jointly organized by Alliance Française de Dhaka and Goethe-Institut Dhaka, featuring Shani Diluka on piano, Sahana Banerjee on sitar, and Prabhu Edouard on tabla, was held on Monday at Goethe-Institut Dhaka. The event was jointly organized by Alliance Française de Dhaka and Goethe-Institut Dhaka. “The Cosmos Project” was initiated as there is a genuine historical link between Ludwig van Beethoven and the Indian culture. The legendary German composer was fascinated by the translation of the mystical Indian texts called “The Upanishads.” Those texts were published in Germany in1816, and Beethoven ...

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Priyanka Chopra holds bridal shower

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MNA Entertainment Desk: Priyanka Chopra held a bridal shower ahead of her wedding with pop star Nick Jonas. The Indian actress, a friend of the Duchess of Sussex and a guest at the royal wedding in May, shared pictures from the event on Instagram. Bollywood star Chopra, who appeared in TV drama Quantico, wore a white dress for the party as well as Tiffany jewellery reportedly worth 1 million US dollars (£781,000). One of the images showed Chopra dancing with friends while another showed her embracing her mother. Alongside the pictures, Chopra, 36, wrote: “Love, laughter and a room full ...

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New pic of Arjun & Malaika ignites rumors

Malaika Arora

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: On Saturday, rumoured couple Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora trended a great deal for reports stating that they are likely to get married next year. Amidst the wedding rumours, a new photo of Arjun and Malaika, partying together with close pals like Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora (her sister) and Natasha Poonawalla, has popped up. The picture appears to be taken a couple of days ago and it was shared on Instagram by Natasha Poonawalla on Sunday. Several unconfirmed reports claim that Malaika’s industrialist friends Tanya and Arvind Dubash, also seen in the viral ...

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Johnny Depp ousted from Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise

Johnny Depp

MNA Entertainment Desk: Johnny Depp, the star of one of the biggest money-spinning franchise – Pirates of the Caribbean, will no longer be seen as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow as he has been dropped by Disney from future films. Hollywood star Johnny Depp, who became a global phenomenon after his portrayal of a drunk pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow in 5 Pirates of the Caribbean films will no longer be seen playing the iconic role. A couple of days ago, the news of Pirates of the Caribbean franchise going in for a reboot was doing the rounds and it was ...

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Pooja claims Salman, brothers raped her


MNA Entertainment Desk: Former Bigg Boss contestant Pooja Misra has shared her story and has expressed her ordeal through a series of videos posted on her Instagram handle. In a shocking set of allegations, according to a report by news agency, the former model-VJ has accused Salman Khan and his brothers- Arbaaz and Sohail of raping her, Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha of harassing her and Malaika Arora Khan of being jealous of her and snatching away projects from her kitty. In fact, she has alleged that all these celebrities have exploited and harassed her both mentally and physically, and have ...

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ pushed back, to be released in 2020

Wonder Woman 1984

MNA Entertainment Desk: The release of Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman 1984” has been pushed by seven months from November 2019 to 2020, producer Warner Bros announced. The new release date is June 5, 2020. The first movie, also directed by Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, was released on June 7, 2017, reported news agency. “We had tremendous success releasing the first ‘Wonder Woman’ film during the summer so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did,” Warner Bros said in a statement. “This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.” The movie ...

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