Monday, January 21, 2019

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Recent circulating rumors that infamous YouNow celebrity Abu Sin is set to perform during a concert in the Saudi city of Madinah were proven false, authorities confirmed. Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in Madinah Abdulhalim Laal said confirmed the controversial social media star will not be gracing the stage...
In just a span of a day, a Change.org petition to shut down the Mocha Uson Blog Facebook page gathered a little over 20,000 signatures—almost reaching the 25,000 goal. The petition, created by Paul Quilèt, cites how Mocha’s Facebook page “spreads fictitious and false information about pressing issues in the...
Kim Kardashian West is suing a US celebrity gossip website for claiming she staged an armed robbery in Paris to cheat her insurers out of millions. Police said the reality TV star was tied up and robbed at gunpoint by raiders who stole £8m of jewellery. She was in the French...
Alibaba Pictures Group, the film arm of China’s internet giant Alibaba Group Holding, has joined with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners to jointly produce, distribute films for audiences both globally and in China. Under the deal, Alibaba will take a minority stake in Amblin Partners. Amblin combines Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, Participant...
Pakistani star Fawad Khan, condemned for being mum on the Uri terror attack which led to heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, on Friday said he is praying for "a more peaceful world". After the killing of 19 Indian soldiers, most of the popular Pakistani artistes had maintained silence on...
Kim Kardashian has been held up at gunpoint in a Paris hotel room by two armed and masked men dressed as police officers. The reality TV star was said to have been left "badly shaken" after the incident, which came as she attended the French capital's fashion week. Her husband, rapper...
THE PHILIPPINE National Police will soon knock on the doors of at least 50 entertainment personalities who are into illegal drugs and are included in the narcolist submitted to President Duterte, Director General Ronald dela Rosa said on Monday. Dela Rosa declined to identify the celebrities, saying it would be...
Brangelina no more! Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday, her lawyer confirmed to the Associated Press. The actors have been married for two years. TMZ, which first reported the news Tuesday, claims Jolie cited irreconcilable differences and is requesting full custody of the couple’s...
Fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones” and comedy “Veep” proved repeat winners for cable giant HBO at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but newcomers and actors of color also made their mark in a ceremony where election-year politics played large. Fan favorite “Game of Thrones,” went into Sunday’s show with...
Game of Thrones isn't just a favorite at the Primetime Emmy Awards. HBO's murderous fantasy series cleaned up at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday, with nine wins. Game of Thrones was the biggest individual series winner by a wide margin. It picked up wins for casting, makeup, costumes, stunts,...
(NEWSER) – Suicide Squad took outraged critics directly to the bank, where it gave them a $135.1 million shakedown in one of the year's biggest debuts and the biggest August debut ever, reports USA Today. That tops the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool. It wasn't all...
If Filipinos didn't get enough of the Miss Universe pageant this year with its own contestant winning the crown, they're about to get a second wave when Manila plays host to the international beauty pageant next year. The Philippines' Department of Tourism announced to the press on Thursday that the...
(NEWSER) – Scarlett Johansson has made lots of money for her bosses, according to tracking site Box Office Mojo, which figured out she's the highest-grossing actress of all time, with her movies earning a cool $3.3 billion over her career lifetime, Entertainment Weekly reports. The 31-year-old Johansson comes in...
Game Of Thrones fans have been reassured by its creators that Britain's decision to leave the European Union will not affect filming, after speculation the show would lose EU funding. Economists and government leaders have warned the Brexit decision will affect growth prospects for the world's fifth largest economy and...
Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia, won the Miss USA crown on Sunday night. During the annual beauty pageant, which was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Barber beat out 51 other women for the title. She will go on to compete in...
The mutants of X-men: Apocalypse are making big noise over the Memorial Day holiday, taking a studio-estimated $65 million over the three-day weekend and a projected $80 million for the entire four-day holiday count through Monday. Disney's unveiling of Alice Through the Looking Glass is lagging behind in second place...
It’s an international channel with a regional outlook. Comedy Central HD, launched Saturday on the Dubai based broadcaster OSN and found on channel 207, aims to do more than simply bring its international stable of programs to the region. As arguably network’s biggest star, the South African comic and The...
Beyoncé has finally released her new album Lemonade, and - as expected - it was a surprise release. For the last week, the singer has been teasing an HBO documentary, something that transpired to be a visual album. Unlike Beyoncé's last album, her self-titled 2013 release, there was some expectation that...
Al Jazeera America was set to sign off Tuesday after a costly and failed effort to break into the US cable news market. The channel launched in 2013 by the global media group based in Qatar won praise for its news coverage, but fell far short of viewership and advertising...
Despite being hacked by critics, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” broke records - debuting at $170.1 million over the Easter weekend - ranking as the top opening weekend for a DC Comics movie, the best ever March unveiling, and the sixth biggest domestic box office opening weekend of...
Live television is fun and exciting because anything can happen, but it can also go wrong very quickly. From physical mishaps, verbal slip-ups, and even closed captioning mistakes, there's always a wide array of mistakes being broadcast directly from TV studios into our homes. Let's look at some of...
Sharmeen was awarded the Oscar in the category Best Documentary - Short Subject for her documentary A Girl in the River, which follows the life of an 18-year-old girl who is a survivor of an honour killing attempt. Wearing a floor-length black Sana Safinaz coat over a matching dress, Sharmeen...
Time to crack open the celebratory cheap wine for Deadpool, which soared to a head-turning, historic opening weekend at the box office with $135 million, according to studio estimates. The R-rated superhero movie, featuring Ryan Reynolds as Marvel's foul-mouthed, irreverent Deadpool, set a slew of new records: the biggest R-rated...
(NEWSER) – Mexican authorities have ordered that actress Kate del Castillo be located and presented for questioning about her encounters with cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Two security officials confirm that federal prosecutors issued the order after the movie and telenovela star did not appear at a previous...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been playing Adele's music at his rallies without her permission. Now she's putting a stop to that. At a rally in Oklahoma, "Rolling in the Deep" played after Sarah Palin's impassioned speech. Trump also used the "Skyfall" theme at an event in Ohio. Fans tweeted...
Céline Dion's husband René Angélil was sent off Friday in a moving funeral he himself had planned, live-streamed and broadcast to the world from a packed basilica in Montreal where the couple had married 21 years earlier. It was a long, loving goodbye in Notre-Dame Basilica, filled with the smells,...
Following Jada Pinkett Smith's call for a boycott of the Academy Awards over diversity concerns, her husband announced he's following her lead. Will Smith told Robin Roberts that he's skipping next month's Oscars ceremony in an interview on Good Morning America, claiming the awards are "not reflecting that beauty" of...
Twitter users are calling out the 2016 Oscars for failing to recognise non-white actors and filmmakers. The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite began trending today as people questioned why some of the biggest movies of the year, featuring black actors, were ignored in the nominations. This year, every single nominee for Best Actor, Best...
(NEWSER) – The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards came out Thursday morning with eight Best Picture contenders that included The Revenant, which got 12 nods in a selection process that, as ABC Newsputs it, honors "only white actors again." A quick recap of the top categories: Best Picture: The...
Sean Penn interviewed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman months before he was recaptured, it has emerged. The Hollywood actor secretly met the cartel kingpin in a rural part of Mexico in a move which helped the authorities discover his whereabouts and plan the arrest. His exchange with the notorious...