• BTS condemn violent crimes against Asians
    Seoul, March 30 (IANS): South Korean boy band BTS issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the recent surge in anti-Asian violence, and shared their experiences of the racism they have faced. "We send our deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. We feel grief and anger," the band said in the statement. The statement highlighted moments when they "faced discrimination as Asians", including "enduring expletives without reason and were mo
  • Mahalia: Cancel culture is a huge thing now
    Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS): Singer Mahalia has slammed 'cancel culture', saying that artistes are not being allowed to freely speak out on important issues because of it. Cancel culture refers to ostracising or pushing out people from professional or social circles, in person or on social media. "Cancel culture is such a huge thing now -- I really feel for artistes. It's so easy to say the wrong thing. That is something always at the front of my mind now that I
  • Woody Allen denies daughter Dylan's sexual assault charges
    Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS): Filmmaker Woody Allen has addressed the allegations of sexual assault made against him by daughter Dylan Farrow. "Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that," Allen says in a now-released interview that took place last year, "Why would a guy who's 57 years old? I never was accused of anything in my life, I'm suddenly going to drive up in the middle of a contentious custody fight at Mia's cou
  • Why Jodie Foster won't do comedies
    Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS): Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster has opened up on why she normally does not want to do comedies. "People have said to me, ‘Why don't you do comedies? You never even did a romantic comedy!' And I say, ‘I've done ‘Maverick'. But there are a number of reasons why I don't do comedies. I like them, but they don't give me the same feeling of significance, and even as an actor doing them, I think they can be kin
  • Dwayne Johnson announces 'Black Adam' release date
    New York, March 29 (IANS): Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson has announced the release date of his highly anticipated film "Black Adam" on Instagram. The 48-year-old actor posted a video of the film on Monday (according to India time) to make the announcement from Times Square in the city. "Disruptive and unstoppable global force of a message from the man in black himself BLACK ADAM is coming July 29, 2022. The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change
  • ‘Be generous with love and in loving’
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 26 “Today more than ever, given the increasing poverty, violence and injustices in the world, the church should be more willing to embrace, engage and continue with its task of being an agent for transformation and change,” says Asha Sanchu who serves as the Director, Miqlat Ministry, Nagaland Baptist Churches Council (NBCC) Women Department. In this exclusive interview with The Morung Express for the Beyond Pulpit series, Asha San
  • Nick Jonas posts adorable selfie with wife Priyanka
    Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS): Singer Nick Jonas took to Twitter to post an adorable picture with wife actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas. In the sunkissed picture, Priyanka looks absolutely radiant in a sweater while Nick teamed up a sweatshirt with a cap. He wrote: "My" with a heart emoji. Both Priyanka and Nick often treat their fans with their pictures. A few weeks back, Priyanka also took to social media to promote Nick's new album "Spaceman". The album is
  • Enjoy Oscar treats online
    New Delhi, March 28 (IANS): The Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) will launch its year-round programme for 2021 online with the 'DIFF Virtual Viewing Room: Films from the Oscar Season' for one week from April 2 to April 8 in collaboration with Gratitude Films Inc. This selection of six films, curated by Anu Rangachar, are the official entries to the 2021 Oscars with some of them being shortlisted and nominated. The lineup includes 'Apples' (dir. Chris
  • Ileana D'Cruz on criticism: Everyone is entitled to their opinion
    Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Ileana D'Cruz claims she isn't worried about criticism because everyone is entitled to their opinion. The actress is currently gearing for the release of the upcoming film "The Big Bull", which co-stars Abhishek Bachchan and is set for an OTT release. The film is based on the securities scam of 1992, and broadly outlines the story of stockbroker Harshad Mehta. Hansal Mehta's much-feted series "Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta
  • Ben Affleck was in best shape for 'Justice League' reshoot, says Zack Snyder
    Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS): Hollywood filmmaker Zack Snyder has shared that actor Ben Affleck was in the best shape of his life during the reshoots of the film "Justice League". The 55-year-old filmmaker had quit the original 2017 film following the suicide of his daughter, but he returned last year to work on the new version -- "The Zack Snyder cut" of the film. He reveals he was impressed with the physical fitness of the 48-year-old Affleck, who plays Bruce W
  • Beyonce robbed of million-dollar worth goods twice this month
    Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS): Thieves broke into American pop star Beyonces storage unites in Los Angeles twice this month. Three of Beyonce's storage units in LA were broken into, and burglars made off with more than $1 million worth of valuables. Law enforcement said that the culprits stole expensive handbags and dresses. According to TMZ, the two incidents took place within a week, and "burglars took down three storage units in the same facility, making off with handbags
  • Drew Barrymore: I feel a lot of symmetry with Lilly Singh
    Mumbai, March 27 (IANS): Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore says she feels a certain symmetry with Indian-Canadian comedian Lilly Singh. "Lilly and I have the most exciting thing in common which is our love for macaroni and cheese," Barrymore said on "The Drew Barrymore Show", while hosting Lilly as a guest. The actress shared that she loves that they both are trying to figure out to be true to themselves. "I need people to get out of the house and
  • Covid-positive Milind Soman shares quarantine selfie
    Mumbai, March 27 (IANS): Model-actor Milind Soman, who has tested Covid positive, shared a couple of quarantine selfies on Saturday. Milind, who updated fans about his health the day before, took to Instagram and thanked all for their wishes. Sharing a couple of selfies, the actor also spoke about the lack of clarity among people regarding the virus. "Quarantine. Day 5. Doing well, hair out of control! Thank you all for your kind wishes. From the comments on my posts on vari
  • BTS star Jungkook's solo hit 'Euphoria' sells over 500k units in US
    Seoul, March 26 (IANS): South Korean boy band BTS member Jeon Jungkook's single "Euphoria", which released in 2018, has sold over 500,000 units in the US, making it the first solo song by a Korean musician to do so. With that record, it is now the first BTS solo song to be eligible for RIAA Gold Certification in the US. Not surprisingly, the band's fanbase, also known as the Army, is celebrating the achievement, and multiple hashtags including GoldenEuphoria500K
  • Amber Heard 'pleased' with British court rejecting Johnny Depp libel case
    London, March 26 (IANS): Hollywood star Amber Heard is "pleased" with the decision by a British High court rejecting actor Johnny Depps libel case.  "We are pleased - but by no means surprised - by the Court's denial of Mr. Depp's application for appeal. The evidence presented in the UK case was overwhelming and undeniable," a statement from Heard's representatives read, as quoted by aceshowbiz.com.  On Thursday, it was reported that
  • Popular Pakistani rock band Strings part ways after 33 years1
    Islamabad, March 26 (PTI): Pakistani rock band Strings, known for belting out hits songs like "Dhaani" and "Duur", have announced that they are ending their 33-year-long musical partnership. The group took to social media on Thursday evening to announce their decision to disband, saying that the members will share an "inseparable bond". "Hey guys. This post is a bit different from the usual. We have decided that today, 25/03/2021, is the day we
  • Dua Lipa releases 'Indian' version of 'Levitating' remixed by Amaal Mallik
    New Delhi, March 26 (IANS): British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa has released a remix of her hit single "Levitating". The remix has been done by Indian composer-singer Amaal Mallik. "I am so thrilled with the response from my Indian fans to ‘Future Nostalgia' (the album that features 'Levitating'). I had an amazing time in India in 2019, and so I always wanted to do something special for them. Indian music icon Amaal Mallik has remixed the track, addin
  • SC dismisses SSR sister's plea against Rhea Chakraborty's plaint
    New Delhi, March 26 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal filed by Priyanka Singh, sister of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, challenging a Bombay High Court order refusing to quash the FIR filed against her by Mumbai Police following a complaint from actor Rhea Chakraborty. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian said: "We are not inclined to entertain this petition." Senior advocate Vikas
  • Neeti Mohan: No one can deny me work because I am a woman
    New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Singer Neeti Mohan doesnt believe that women musicians get less work as compared to their male counterparts. The 41-year-old singer adds that no one has the right to reject work based on gender. "I don't think that there is any sort of problem for women, be it film music or even non-film music. I mean, no one can deny me work just because I am a woman," she tells IANS. Neeti continues: "If I want to be a mother tomorrow and not work,
  • Why Jessica Alba stopped acting in films?
    Los Angeles, March 25 (IANS): Jessica Alba became a mother for the first time in 2008, and the Hollywood star feels that it put her career at the backseat, despite the fact that she was at the top of her career. "I had this real moment of, I want to live, and thrive, and spend as much time with this little person that I'm bringing into the world as possible and stay. So, my health matters. I want this little person to be healthy. And it's really freaking hard to be happ