Entertainment

  • K-Pop's BTS marks year of the pandemic with 'BE' album, and single 'Life Goes On'
    South Korean megaband BTS released their latest album “BE” on Friday and will perform the new single “Life Goes On” remotely for the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, the group’s music label said. The seven-member boy band is at the forefront of South Korean pop music and has helped build a global fan base for K-pop since their debut in 2013. This year, BTS notched their first ever Number One hit single on the Billboard charts in the United State
  • BTS fans proud of band member Jung Kook directing new music video
    K-pop stars BTS are ready to unveil the music video of their upcoming song Life goes on, and fans are excited because band member Jung Kook has gone behind the camera for the video. Before the video drops on November 20, BTS unveiled two teasers for "Life goes on". In one of the teasers, the seven members -- RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook -- are seen getting cozy near an outdoor fireplace. Later, they are shown indoors sitting together in their pyjamas.
  • 'Wonder Woman 1984' to hit theaters and streaming on Christmas
    Superhero movie “Wonder Woman 1984” will debut simultaneously in U.S. theaters and on AT&T Inc’s HBO Max streaming service starting on Christmas Day, an unusual release plan prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. AT&T’s Warner Bros studio said on Wednesday that the blockbuster film will be shown in theaters outside the United States, where HBO Max is not available, starting on Dec. 16. “For a movie of this scale, this is unprecedented,”
  • Matthew McConaughey toys with possible Texas governor run
    Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey may be the next celebrity to throw his hat into the political ring. The star of “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Magic Mike” appeared to be considering the idea when discussing politics with syndicated talk radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview posted online on Wednesday. Asked if he would run for governor of Texas or another political office, the actor said he was undecided without ruling it out. McConaughey, 51, was born
  • Selena Gomez: My mental health story was twisted into so many things
    Singer Selena Gomez says her mental health story was twisted a lot, which made her angry. In an interview with her mother Mandy Teefey for the newsletter The Newsette, Selena opened up about going public with her mental health struggles, reports eonline.com. "For me, I had to give up social media, so I would go through these periods when I wouldn't (use my accounts)," she said. The singer-actress continued: "But I got so angry that my story was twisted into
  • Ewan McGregor struggled to cope with failure as a director
    Actor Ewan McGregor enjoyed the whole experience of being a director, but says he struggled in accepting the failure of his effort. McGregor directed the film American Pastoral in 2016. Asked when he would get behind the camera once again, McGregor told IANS: "I would love to. I loved it (directing) so much. It was the most beautiful experience and creative experience. In terms of my dreams of directing, it was absolutely satisfying as I hoped it would be. "It was also
  • Shawn Mendes claims 'stillness' of quarantine caused anxiety
    Singer Shawn Mendes says he had anxiety because of the stillness during the Covid-19 pandemic. "That stillness brought a lot of anxiety to the surface that I had to work through and on the other side of that was a really reflective period for me where I could be like, 'Oh this is what I've been doing'," Mendes told Apple Music's Zane Lowe, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The singer added: "This is crazy. This is what I can do. This is art. This is bigger
  • The Crown season 4: Headier than ever (IANS Review, Rating: * * * * )
    The Crown (series on Netflix); Cast: Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Emma Corrin, Josh O'Connor, Helena Bonham Carter, Emerald Fennell, Tobias Menzies, Stephen Boxer, Erin Doherty, Marion Bailey; Created by: Peter Morgan; Rating: * * * * (four stars)   Season four of The Crown starts off with a couple of advantages. By now, the series has garnered a formidable fan base, so wide reception is no longer a challenge. More importantly, the story enters what must be the
  • Race for the Oscars
    It took him a while to register the news that his short film 'Kaala', which won the Best Narrative Short Drama award at Cinequest Film & VR Festival in San Jose, USA had directly qualified for the Oscars. "It was extremely overwhelming to hear that our independent film could deliver such content, and the story resonated with many. This recognition certainly makes us more confident about ourselves and our work. The movie will now compete for the nominations, results
  • Taylor Swift says her master tapes sold off for second time
    Taylor Swift said on Monday that her master recordings had been sold off to a private equity company, denying her the chance to buy back the tapes herself and resume control over the rights to her first six albums. “This was the second time my music had been sold without my knowledge,” the 30-year-old singer wrote in a Twitter posting. Swift also said she had begun re-recording her early songs and that it had “proven to be exciting and fulfilling.” Swif
  • How a hat helped Glynn Turman get his role in 'Fargo' right
    Los Angeles, November 17 (IANS): Actor Glynn Turman says essaying his role in series Fargo brought back memories of his father. Turman plays the role of Doctor Senator in the fourth season of the show. "I had no problem playing the role once I discovered the hat. I put on the hat and I was good to go. I said, 'I know this guy now'. Me and the hat went to the dressing room, kissed, and then we were off and running. When I looked in the mirror and saw my character in c
  • Tiffany Haddish cries over fake lashes
    Actress Tiffany Haddish says fake eyelashes literally drove her to tears at the red carpet recently. Haddish quipped that being a Hollywood personality takes "blood, sweat and tears" and she was not used to dressing up for the red carpet lately because it has been long that she stepped out, owing to the pandemic, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "Prepare yourself for the rocky road. People see you on the top and say, 'She's so lucky, must have been so easy, perso
  • Jennifer Lopez: This year showed us what mattered, what didn't
    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says 2020, which saw the world fighting against Covid-19, turned out to be one that showed people what mattered the most to them. On Sunday, Lopez was named The People's Icon Of 2020 at People's Choice Awards. "Man, 2020 was no joke right? I mean before 2020 we were obsessing about winning this award or getting nominated for that award or we were caught up in who sold the most records or box office opening or crazy stuff like did we get
  • People's Choice Awards 2020: Will Smith, BTS are fan faves
    Hollywood star Will Smith and K-pop stars BTS emerged as fan favourites at the E! People's Choice Awards 2020, where artistes from the world of music, movies, TV and pop culture are voted by the audience. Fans cast over one billion votes this year, to decide who was the best of the best in 2020, reports eonline.com. Hosted by singer Demi Lovato, the ceremony was held on Sunday in the US. During her opening monologue, Lovato poked fun at her eventful year, which included calli
  • 'The Kissing Booth 3' to premiere in summer 2021, reveals Joey King
    The Kissing Booth 3 will arrive in the summer of 2021, shared lead actress Joey King. King, who won Comedy Movie Star of the year at the 2020 People's Choice Awards, shared the news during her acceptance speech, reports ew.com. The second film in the popular teen rom-com series, which also starred Joel Courtney and Jacob Elordi, premiered in July on Netflix. Parts two and three of the film were shot at the same time in South Africa. King earlier revealed the third film
  • Indian stars connect with Singapore artistes for virtual chat
    Indian stars, including Zoya Akhtar, Ranveer Brar and Prateek Kuhad, will be connecting with stars from Singapore to discuss creativity across various art forms through a new series. The four-part web series "My Singapore Connect" brings together talents from India and Singapore, and comes with the tagline: "Where Passions Meet". Each episode will feature an Indian artist in a conversation with their Singaporean counterpart. There's chef Ranveer Brar wi
  • Olivia Colman says The Crown shoot will be 'hard act to follow'
    Oscar winning-actress Olivia Colman feels it will be hard for her to top the experience of shooting for the web-series The Crown, though she would love to play other roles. "As an actor, I am excited to play other roles but I have enjoyed this job so much and I will miss sitting with and laughing with everyone on set. We really were having the time of our lives, and that group of people will be a very hard act to follow," Colman said, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The 46-y
  • 15 shades of Soumitra Chattopadhyay
    Every role that he essayed remains priceless, no matter the genre of the film or the nature of the character. Yet, there are some performances in the oeuvre of late Bangla cinema legend Soumitra Chattopadhyay that simply define perfection. IANS lists 15 such roles, arranged chronologically. APURBA KUMAR ROY in APUR SANSAR (1959) Soumitra's debut role was in the concluding film of Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy, as an adult Apu. The film cast Soumitra opposite Sharmila Tagore,
  • Christina Chettri wins online gospel singing contest
    17 year old Christina Chettri from Walford, Dimapur won Season 2 of the online gospel singing competition organized by Gorkha Baptist Church, Mon Town Youth Ministry. Bimla Ranapaheli from Kohima was the runner up while Angel Tamang from Notun Bosti, Dimapur bagged the third prize.  The contest was held from September 28 to October 24 and the result was declared on November 14. A total of 33 contestants from West Bengal, Assam and from different parts of Nagaland participated i
  • Soumitra Chattopadhyay's death leaves film frat in grief
    Condolences continued pouring in from the film fraternity all through Sunday following the demise of Bangla cinema doyen Soumitra Chattopadhyay, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 85. The Dadasaheb Phalke recipient thespian's death was confirmed by a bulletin from Kolkata's Belle Vue Hospital, where he had received Covid treatment. "We declare with heavy heart that Shri Soumitra Chattopadhyay breathed his last at 12.15 pm at Belle Vue Clinic today (15 November 2020