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You can now watch Cake on Netflix

It stars actors Sanam Saeed, Aamina Sheikh and Adnan Malik 

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Five things to watch for on Oscars night

The ceremony will be without a host for the first time in three decades

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Berlin filmfest turns focus on women, Netflix

The Berlin film festival starts Thursday, February 7

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Oscars to add ‘best popular film’ award, shorten gala

Organizers of the Oscars — under fire for plummeting ratings and accused of elitism — on Wednesday announced the creation of a new category to honor top blockbusters and said they would shorten the ceremony to attract more viewers. “Change is coming to the Oscars,” tweeted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which…

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Oscars chief being investigated for sexual harassment: report

LOS ANGELES: John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body which hands out the Oscars, is being investigated for sexual harassment, Variety reported on Friday. The trade publication said the Academy immediately opened an investigation after receiving three harassment claims against Bailey on Wednesday. Bailey, 75, a cinematographer whose…

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Janney, Rockwell and Hollywood sex scandal among the Oscar winners

LOS ANGELES: Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney won supporting actor Oscars on Sunday, while Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel dove into Hollywood’s most embarrassing moments – sexual misconduct and last year’s best picture blunder. Rockwell, the front-runner for the Academy Award, took home the trophy for his role as a racist, dim-witted police officer in…

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Stage set for Oscars to mark year eclipsed by #MeToo

NEWS DESK: Hollywood’s awards season reaches its glittering climax on Sunday at the Oscars, with fairy tale romance “The Shape of Water” and dark crime comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” neck-and-neck in the race for the major statuettes, reported AFP. The ceremony caps a difficult few months during which the industry has declared war…

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Harvey Weinstein ‘Casting Couch’ statue unveiled ahead of Oscars

LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein won’t be going to Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, but the film producer’s presence is still being felt in Hollywood. Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus on Thursday unveiled a statue called“Casting Couch,” depicting a life-size Weinstein, clothed in a bathrobe, sitting on a golden colored couch and holding an Oscar. It was…

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‘Shape of Water’, ‘Three Billboards’ lead best picture race after Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES: Fox Searchlight’s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” and its dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” emerged as front runners for the Oscar best picture prize on Tuesday after capturing nominations in all of the major categories. “The Shape of Water” earned a leading 13 nominations, including nods for best picture, screenplay,…

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Harvey Weinstein expelled from Oscars Academy over mounting sexual harassment allegations

NEWS DESK: The organisation behind the Oscars has expelled film producer Harvey Weinstein over a string of sexual assault and harassment allegations made against him, reported The Independent. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, convened an emergency meeting on Saturday about how to deal with the scandal that has enveloped Hollywood. Dozens of…

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‘Disney stole Zootopia ideas’

LOS ANGELES: A producer and screen writer accused Disney of stealing his ideas for their film  Oscar-winning flick Zootopia. A foreign news website Gary Goldman blamed Disney over stealing ideas he gave regarding the flick in 2000 and 2009. Goldman stated the characters of Nick the fox and Officer Judy Hopps were the ones he…

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Top 10 trends of this week

1)Lahore Blast: On Wednesday the 23rd of Feb there was a blast in Lahore, in the DHA Y block vicinity, which caused 7 deaths and several injuries. The blast was supposedly a cylinder blast, but it contained 8-10kgs of explosives and seemed like a time device. The CEO of airlink, Moazzam Paracha was among those…

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Priyanka Chopra bashed on Twitter

It was not expected from ex-miss world of 2000 to wear such a terrible dress to the Oscars of 2017. These are the remarks of the people bashing Priyanka Chopra’s dress from last night’s Oscar ceremony. The funny trolls on twitter can make one’s day if they were feeling down.   .#PriyankaChopra‘s #Oscars dress becomes…

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Trump blames Oscars fail on show’s political tone

Los Angeles, United States: President Donald Trump said Monday the chaos that erupted at the end of the Oscars was due to Hollywood obsessing about him rather than concentrating on running a smooth show. In an Oval Office interview with conservative website Breitbart News, Trump said Oscars organizers had taken their eyes off the ball…

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Casey Affleck emerges from brother Ben’s shadow with Oscar win

HOLLYWOOD: Casey Affleck completed his awards season victory lap on Sunday with a best actor Oscar for his restrained, devastating performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s family drama “Manchester by the Sea.” The American actor had already picked up a Golden Globe and British Bafta for the acclaimed turn, but he had to hold off a late…

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Emma Stone wins best actress Oscar for ‘La La Land’

Emma Stone completed a clean sweep of Hollywood’s major acting prizes on Sunday with an Oscar for her performance as an aspiring actress in the romantic musical “La La Land.” Her best actress prize was probably the least surprising victory of a glittering night for Damien Chazelle’s nostalgic musical, as the 28-year-old also picked up…

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‘Zootopia’ wins Oscar for best animated picture

HOLLYWOOD: Buddy cop comedy “Zootopia” bagged the Oscar for best animated feature film on Sunday, crowning what turned into a record 2016 for Disney. The movie centers on the intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps who, along with a fox, solves a crime in a metropolis inhabited by a diverse population of animals. “Zootopia,” the…

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Twitter goes LA LA over the Oscar blunder

Just as the La La Land producers began to show their gratitude towards the people for the gleaming Oscar they won for Best Picture, hysterical men in headsets broke up with an unanticipated announcement. It turned out that there had been a misunderstanding and the actual winner for the award was the underdog “Moonlight”. Horowitz held up the…

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Viola Davis wins Oscar on third try for ‘Fences’

HOLLYWOOD: The third time was indeed the charm for Viola Davis, who took home the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her gut-wrenching performance in the big screen adaptation of August Wilson’s searing play “Fences.” The 51-year-old, a nominee in 2009 and 2012, bested a field that included two past Oscar winners — Nicole…

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Chazelle makes history with best director Oscar for ‘La La Land’

HOLLYWOOD: Damien Chazelle on Sunday became the youngest ever filmmaker to win the Oscar for best director for his whimsical musical “La La Land,” which took home a total of six awards. Chazelle’s latest movie, an opulent tribute to the musicals of Old Hollywood, has already earned a record haul of seven Golden Globes and…

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