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Mehwish Hayat joins Hollywood’s war on sexual misconduct

NEWS DESK: Pakistani star Mehwish Hayat expressed solidarity with her Hollywood counterparts by wearing black as part of the war on sexual misconduct and Time’s Up campaign. Time’s Up campaign was initiated in 2018 after the #MeToo campaign in 2017. As part of the campaign, women on the red carpet at the 75th Golden Globe Awards…

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Hollywood stars declare war on sexual misconduct at Globes

NEWS DESK: Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry’s culture of sexual harassment and abuse, as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note, reported AFP. Crime drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” was the big winner of the night…

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‘Jumanji’ bounds out of the jungle to top North American box offices

Sony’s family-oriented movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” roared into first place this weekend in North American theaters as horror film “Insidious” edged into second past a slipping “Star Wars” installment, according to industry estimates.  “Jumanji,” starring square-jawed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart, was headed for an impressive $36…

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Ten fun and amazing facts about Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood’s annual awards season revs up on Sunday as industry A-listers turn out for the 75th Golden Globes. Here are 10 fun-filled facts (plus a few bonus tidbits) you probably didn’t know about Tinseltown’s biggest pre-Oscars prize-giving, organized by the 90-member Hollywood Foreign Press Association. – Beginnings – Founded in 1944, the awards…

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Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holds Off ‘Jumanji’ on New Year’s Weekend

LOS ANGELES: In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the world rang in another year. Disney and LucasFilm’s ”“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” retained first place for the four-day New Year’s holiday weekend despite steep competition from Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”…

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Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

LOS ANGELES: Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year’s Eve weekend with $52.4 million at 4,232 domestic venues and $68 million internationally during the Friday-Sunday period. “The Last…

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Now 80, Jane Fonda says she didn’t think she’d live to 30

LOS ANGELES: Actress Jane Fonda, who celebrated her 80th birthday last week, says that growing up she never expected to reach 30. “I never pictured 30,” Fonda told People magazine in an interview published on Wednesday. “I assumed I wouldn’t live very long and that I would die lonely and an addict of some sort….

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Sylvester Stallone ‘categorically disputes’ claim of 1990s sexual assault

LOS ANGELES: Actor Sylvester Stallone on Thursday denied an accusation that he raped a woman in the 1990s and said the allegation was “completely fabricated.” Celebrity news site TMZ reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement sources, that a woman had recently reported the allegation dating back to the 1990s against Stallone to Santa Monica police….

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‘Jumanji’ off to a strong start at box office

LOS ANGELES: Dwayne Johnson-starring Hollywood flick “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” made a strong start at the US box office. An American entertainment website stated that the flick made a solid start with an estimated box office collection of $ 7 million to $ 8 million on its opening day at 3765 North American cinema…

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Feminism and press freedom come together in ‘The Post’

LOS ANGELES: Steven Spielberg’s movie “The Post” is being hailed as a timely reminder about press freedom, democracy, whistle-blowing and government lies. But its makers says it is also intended as an ode to feminism that resonates as powerfully today as the 1970s era in which it is set. The movie, which begins its movie…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ opens with galactic $450 million box office

LOS ANGELES: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” burst into theaters with a staggering $450 million in global ticket sales in its opening weekend, confirming that the celebrated space adventure franchise remained a powerful force at the box office. The eighth movie in the “Star Wars” saga created by George Lucas in 1977 collected $220 million…

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The Rock receives star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES: Professional wrestler turned actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson paid tribute to his family on Wednesday as he accepted his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ‘Jumanji’ actor, one of the highest paid in Hollywood, struggled to get through his speech with fans chanting “Rocky”, a reference to his wrestling moniker. Johnson,…

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Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct: Variety report

LOS ANGELES: Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago. Variety reported that two of the women said Hoffman sexually assaulted them in 1987. A third woman said he exposed himself…

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‘X-Men’ film director Bryan Singer sued for alleged sexual assault

LOS ANGELES: Brian Singer, the director of the film series “X-Men”, has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court in Washington state. Singer has denied the accusation. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday on behalf of a man named Cesar Sanchez-Guzman, said…

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Comedian John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment claim

FILE PHOTO: 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 – John Oliver accepts the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni NEW YORK: Comedian John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman on stage about a sexual harassment accusation, offering an…

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Sundance works to make film festival safer amid Hollywood sex scandal

LOS ANGELES: Sundance Film Festival organizers say they are working with law enforcement to make the annual independent film showcase in January a safer place in the wake of sexual harassment accusations sweeping Hollywood. “Sundance is really the first grand community gathering after all this has hit. So we’re looking for ways to form a…

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SHOCKING: Iranian teen goes too far to look like Angelina Jolie

19-year-old Iranian Sahar Tabar is taking over the internet for her astonishing transformation (or attempt to transform into) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. Hollywood superstars have crazy fans who would go to any limit to emulate them. However, this Instagrammer took it to a whole new level altogether. This is how Sahar looked like before her…

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Angelina Jolie desperate for reconciliation with Pitt–and the feeling’s not mutual

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is reportedly desperate for reconciliation with Brad Pitt after the couple announced their separation a year ago. However, according to sources, Pitt is not keen on getting back together with the Salt actress.  According to a report in a leading American magazine, the Wanted actress desperately wants Brad Pitt back again after the actor has…

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Leaving Jennifer Aniston for Jolie was ‘one of my biggest mistakes’: Brad Pitt

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt regrets at his decision to part ways with Friends star and his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie.  This was revealed a couple of days ago by a source close to the Hollywood actor who spoke to intouchweekly.com. According to the tabloid, Pitt has sobered up and is looking back at his decisions…

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Love at first sight: Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle next year

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry said Monday he was “thrilled” to be marrying his American girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year, confirming months of speculation about the one-time playboy royal and the glamorous actress. The prince revealed he fell for Markle — who will inject a little Hollywood stardust into Britain’s centuries-old royal family — “the…

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Thor: Ragnarok – God of Thunder makes a Comeback

By Omair Alavi He may not be the strongest avenger in the universe but Thor sure knows how to make a comeback. In Thor Ragnarok, the God of hammer goes through many changes at a personal level but comes back strongly, defeating his elder Sister Hella as well as partnering with Loki, his brother from…

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