Shakira sells music publishing rights to UK company

NEW YORK: The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a UK-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakira’s music publishing rights.   Hipgnosis made the announcement Wednesday. The part-Lebanese singer’s catalog includes 145 songs, incl


Dwayne Johnson, DiCaprio headline Netflix’s 2021 movies

LOS ANGELES: Netflix Inc said on Tuesday it will release more than 70 movies this year across comedy, drama, family and other genres, a lineup that underscores the streaming service’s growing prominence in the film business.   The Netflix slate includes crime thriller “Red


Gal Gadot cried while watching her own film ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Everyone is talking about “Wonder Woman 1984” these days. Actress Gal Gadot has definitely made a stunning impact on viewers, leading to cash registers loudly ringing at the box office. And seeing her do all those action stunts shows that woman empowerment has truly arrived – in


US writer Mindy Kaling teases details about ‘Legally Blonde 3’

US writer Mindy Kaling has revealed details about the much-anticipated movie “Legally Blonde 3.”    In an interview with Access Hollywood, the writer said she is currently working on the script with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” creator Dan Goor. In the upcoming rom


Egyptian actor Hadi Al Gayyar dies from Covid-19 aged 71

Egyptian actor Hadi Al Gayyar has died from complications caused by the coronavirus. He was 71. The Azazeel actor was seeking treatment at the Al Haram Hospital in Giza, Egypt, where he died in the early hours of Sunday, January 10. Al Gayyar’s death was announced by Ashraf


Emirati superstar Hussain Al Jassmi takes COVID-19 vaccine shot

Emirati superstar Hussain Al Jassmi received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Friday.Jassmi took to Twitter and said: “Praise be to God, today I received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and praise be to God for the blessing of the Emirates, and thank God for the existence


British director Michael Apted of 'Up' dies aged 79

British director Michael Apted, best known for the generation-spanning TV documentary series "Up" and a 1990s James Bond film, died on Friday at the age of 79, an industry group said. He directed many films, including 1980's "Coal Miner's Daughter", 1988's "Gorillas in the Mist" and the 1998 Bond


Vin Diesel hints at possible 'Bloodshot' return

Hollywood star Vin Diesel shared that he is excited about getting back to filming and dropped hints that he might be back as the superhero Bloodshot. The actor took to Instagram to share a picture in which he seems to be sitting in an airplane and scouting for locations for his next. "2021 the p


Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in the city.    The annual show would shift from its original Jan. 31 broadcast to March 14, according to a joint statement relea


Kim Kardashian, Kanye West reportedly split

Celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly going their separate ways, E! News reported on Tuesday.   According to the entertainment site, the founder of SKIMS and KKW Beauty has not yet filed for divorce. Reports swirled that the relationship between the reality TV star


'Tom Cruise is toast:' Pop star Justin Bieber challenges the Hollywood actor to a fight

Singer Justin Bieber, who has a huge fan base, is always in the news for something controversial. The singer is continuing his long-running joke about wanting to challenge Tom Cruise to a fight, saying that the Hollywood star would be toast should that happen. It was in June last year that Biebe


Stanley Tucci’s Golden Globes nomination shifts

US actor Stanley Tucci’s Golden Globes nomination has been moved to the best actor in a motion picture (drama) category for his role in the 2020 British film “Supernova,” alongside his co-star Colin Firth, Variety reported on Sunday.      Tucci was initially


Amr Diab celebrates New Year's Eve with family in Dubai

Amr Diab rung in the New Year in Dubai. The Egyptian pop-star spent the last moments of 2020 on a yacht, joined by family and small number of friends, where they watched the spectacular Burj Al Arab fireworks. Not long after Diab, clad in black, posted a celebratory Facebook video with the in fi


Hollywood productions shut down again as Covid-19 cases soar in Los Angeles

Most Hollywood productions have shut down again until at least mid-January, the film industry's acting union announced, as Covid-19 cases soar to record levels in Los Angeles. Sag-Aftra said the majority of entertainment productions will "remain on hiatus until the second or third week of January


Emma Roberts welcomes her first child

American actress and singer Emma Roberts has reportedly given birth to her first child, a baby boy. Emma and her partner Garrett Hedlund have reportedly named the child Rhodes. "Everyone is healthy," a source told eonline.com. She gave birth on December 27 in Los Angeles, sources told TMZ. The &


Lori Loughlin Released after Prison Term in College Scam

“Full House” actor Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college. Loughlin was released from the federal lockup in Dublin, California, where she had been serving her


Tony-Nominated Broadway Star Rebecca Luker Dies at 59

Soprano Rebecca Luker, a three-time Tony nominated actor who starred in some of the biggest Broadway hits of the past three decades, died Wednesday. She was 59. Her death was announced by her husband, veteran Broadway actor Danny Burstein, who said in a statement “our family is devastated.


Ranveer Singh posts sneak-peek from the shoot of his upcoming movie ‘Cirkus’

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh has shared a glimpse from the shoot of his upcoming film Cirkus. He posted three pictures from the shoot on his verified Instagram account. In the image, Ranveer seems to be inside a theatre, looking into a distance. He captioned the image with emojis of a circus ten




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