HOLLYWOOD ACTOR ANTONIO BANDERAS TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Mon 10 August 2020: Academy Award-winning Spanish actor spending his 60th birthday in quarantine OVIEDO, Spain – Spanish actor Antonio Banderas announced on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came on the day of his 60th birthday, which he said will be spent in quarantine. The Academy Award-winning actor said he […]

Continue Reading

POLICE IN MALAYSIA RAID AL JAZEERA OFFICES AFTER DOCUMENTARY ON TREATMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS

Wed 05 August 2020: Malaysian police have raided Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur office and seized two computers, the news network said, condemning the incident as a “troubling escalation” in the government’s crackdown on press freedoms. Tuesday’s raid, in which the police seized two computers, comes after the Malaysian government said that it was investigating the […]

Continue Reading

IRANIAN FILM DIRECTOR KHOSROW SINAI DIES OF COVID-19

Sun 02 August 2020: Sinai was 1st Iranian film director to win international prize after 1979 revolution ANKARA (AA) – Prominent Iranian film director Khosrow Sinai has died of the novel coronavirus at the age of 79, local media reported on Saturday. Sinai, who is well-known for his film Bride of Fire, died at Tehran’s Amir Alam Hospital, […]

Continue Reading

NETFLIX BREAKS RECORD WITH 160 EMMY NOMINATIONS HBO GETS 107

Thu 30 July 2020: Netflix Inc. earned the most Emmy nominations of any network Tuesday, beating HBO for the second time in three years and signaling the growing power of streaming in the TV industry. Netflix led the Emmy Awards race with a record-breaking 160 primetime nominations, beating the likes of linear television giant HBO […]

Continue Reading

ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS WITH OPEN-AIR SCREENINGS

Fri 17 July 2020: Screenings to be held at Istanbul’s Sakip Sabanci Museum’s Fistikli Terrace over city’s iconic Bosphorus view ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey’s prestigious Istanbul Film Festival will hold two competitions with open-air screenings between July 17 and 28 as the country has eased coronavirus measures. The screenings for the National Competition and National […]

Continue Reading

AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN, DAUGHTER AARADHYA BACHCHAN TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Sun 12 July 2020: Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her eight-year-old daughter have tested positive for the new coronavirus, a day after the actress’ father-in-law, acting legend Amitabh Bachchan, and her husband Abhishek were hospitalised for the same ailment. Maharastra state’s Mumbai civic official Suresh Kakani on Sunday said Aishwarya and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan […]

Continue Reading

BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR AMITABH BACHCHAN AND SON ABHISHEK HOSPITALISED WITH COVID-19

Sun 12 July 2020: Amitabh Bachchan, one of India’s best-known movie stars, has tested positive for COVID-19 together with his actor son Abhishek Bachchan. Both were moved to a private hospital. “I have tested COVID positive … shifted to hospital … hospital informing authorities … family and staff undergone tests, results awaited,” Amitabh Bachchan, 77, […]

Continue Reading

DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON IS HIGHEST-PAID INSTAGRAM CELEBRITY

Fri 10 July 2020: American-Canadian actor Dwayne Johnson is Instagram’s highest-paid celebrity. According to social media marketing firm Hopper HQ, the 48-year-old star can charge advertisers roughly 1,015,000 USD for a sponsored post, reported Fox News. As of publication, Johnson had 189 million followers followed by Kylie Jenner with 183 million. Hopper HQ published a […]

Continue Reading

INSTAGRAM APOLOGISES FOR DELETING BELLA HADID’S PALESTINIAN POST

Thu 09 July 2020: Earlier this week, model Bella Hadid shared how Instagram bullied her by removing her story about her dad’s Palestinian roots. The brunette beauty had shared a picture of her father, Mohamed Hadid’s old US passport which showed his birthplace as Palestine. However, the post was removed by Instagram on grounds of […]

Continue Reading

‘ARE WE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PALESTINIAN:’ BELLA HADID AFTER INSTAGRAM DELETES STORY

Wed 08 July 2020: Bella Hadid has blasted Instagram after the social media platform removed a story where she shared her father’s birthplace of Palestine and a photograph of his passport. “Instagram removed my story that only said ‘My baba and his birthplace of Palestine’ with a photograph of his American passport,” wrote the model […]

Continue Reading