Category: Entertainment

 ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES: If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars’ best film category, then the World War I film “1917” is poised to come away with the top honor in a few weeks. The Sam Mendes film won the award for theatrical motion picture at the untelevised ceremony Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Many in the crowd…

Arrest warrant issued against singer Astha Raut for her ‘indecent behavior’

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: An arrest warrant has been issued against singer Astha Raut on Sunday for her ‘indecent behavior’ to on-duty police constable Ramita Shrestha at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) last week. Acting on a complaint registered by Shrestha on Friday at the TIA Security Office, the local administration issued the arrest warrant against Raut. Raut has been accused of misbehaving the police officer…

Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names

NEW YORK: Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from the movie studios it acquired as part of last year’s $71 billion purchase of Fox’s entertainment business, according to published reports. Disney will still run them as separate studios within the company. But trade publication Variety reported that 20th Century Fox will become 20th Century Studios, while Fox Searchlight Pictures will be Searchlight Pictures. Variety said…

Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws. The follow-up to 2018’s “Kamikaze” — also released without warning — was announced on Twitter just after midnight. The Detroit rapper’s new music video for “Darkness,” one of the album’s 20 tracks, depicts a shooting at a…

Astha Raut’s CCTV Footage from TIA

Nepal Police has released the CCTV Footage of Tribhuvan International Airport (Domestic Terminal) that shows the singer Astha Raut passing through the security clearance zone. Video Courtesy: Online Khabar

Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’

PASADENA: Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star opposite Richard Madden in the US edition of “Citadel,” a drama series to be produced in conjunction with programs from several other countries. “The idea is to create a truly global, action-packed spy series,” Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke said. “It’s a totally innovative, multifaceted international approach to storytelling, and we can’t wait to tell you more as it…

Riding Globes, ‘1917’ ends ‘Star Wars’ box-office reign

LOS ANGELES: It took the Great War to finally take down “Star Wars.” Director Sam Mendes’ World War I story “1917” brought in $36.5 million in its first weekend of wide release, easily topping the box office and ending the three-week reign of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which brought in $15 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s expansion strategy worked beautifully for…

Justin Bieber says he has been fighting Lyme disease and mono

NEW YORK: Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber revealed on Wednesday that he had been battling Lyme disease and a serious case of mononucleosis but said he was overcoming his health issues. On Instagram, Bieber noted that some people had recently criticized his appearance and suggested he was using drugs. “They failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had…

Brazil judge orders Netflix to remove film with gay Jesus

RIO DE JANEIRO: A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Netflix to stop showing a Christmas special that some called blasphemous for depicting Jesus as a gay man and which prompted a gasoline bomb attack on the satirists behind the program. The ruling by Rio de Janeiro judge Benedicto Abicair responded to a petition by a Brazilian Catholic organization that argued the “honor of millions of…

Bollywood A-lister backs protesting students, faces boycott calls

MUMBAI: A top Indian actress who joined students protesting against the government drew calls on social media on Wednesday for a boycott of her upcoming film, as well as praise for being a rare Bollywood A-lister to stand up against a crackdown on dissent. Deepika Padukone stood silently behind students chanting anti-government slogans at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday evening, surprising many in…