Category: Entertainment

Indian film body warns singers against collaborating with Pakistanis virtually

The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has yet again warned Indian singers against collaborating with Pakistani artistes. The film body issued a statement after it noticed that a few artistes have recently worked with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on a digital platform. The statement came after several cross-border collaborations amid the coronavirus pandemic, featuring singers such as Ali Sethi, Farida Khanum and Rekha Bhardwaj.

Adnan Jaffar appears in Homeland’s episode

Adnan Jaffar appeared in Homeland’s episode of season eight without letting anyone know. The actor played Pakistani general Aziz who had an intense discussion with retired army officer Bunny Latif (Art Malik). And he knocked it out of the park. Homeland as a show initially garnered negative reviews for its portrayal of the Middle East and Pakistan but has since then learned a thing or two.

Handwritten ‘Hey Jude’ lyrics sell for $910,000

A sheet of paper bearing Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to “Hey Jude” sold for $910,000 in an online auction held Friday. The auction was to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ historic split. The handwritten document contains partial lyrics along with annotations including the word “break” used to aid the song’s recording. The document penned by McCartney was sold for more than five times its pre-sale estimate.

‘Friends’ stars record secret 90-minute special episode after reunion gets pushed

Stars of the famous sitcom ‘Friends’ record secret 90-minute special episode after the reunion was deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Courteney Cox, who plays Monica Gellar on the show, filmed a ‘mock rehearsal’ along with director Ben Winston, over the live video- conferencing application Zoom. It was revealed further that the special episode will be released prior to airing of the reunion that has now been stalled.

TikTok pledges $250 mn for coronavirus relief

TikTok, the fast-growing mobile video app, pledged Thursday to contribute $250 million to coronavirus relief efforts around the world. The funds would be for front line medical workers, educators, and local communities deeply affected by the global crisis. The move follows similar announcements from technology firms including Google, Facebook and Netflix as well as from leaders of Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter.

Actors Samina Ahmed, Manzar Sehbai tie the knot

The internet has been buzzing with wedding bells as news of veteran actors Samina Ahmed and Manzar Sehbai tying the knot is making rounds online. While the couple has not made an official announcement yet, their family and friends have been sending love and best wishes on their Facebook profiles. The couple is said to have gotten married in a private ceremony in Lahore on April 4.

Selena Gomez opens up about bipolar disorder

Singer-songwriter Selena Gomez recently opened up to fellow Disney channel star, Miley Cyrus, about her bipolar disorder. The topic came up during a 20-minute Instagram conversation on Miley’s show “Bright Minded”. Gomez realized she was bipolar when she visited a mental hospital. She said understanding her disorder more took the fear away as she has witnessed mental health issues within her family as well. 

J.K. Rowling fully recovered from coronavirus symptoms

The author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling said on Monday she had recovered from a suspected case of Coronavirus after two weeks of illness. She shared a video of a breathing technique that had helped her manage her worst symptoms and had been recommended by her husband, who is a doctor in the U.K. Rowling said that she is completely recovered using the breathing technique that costs nothing. 

Here is what to expect from the Friends reunion

The Friends reunion special was supposed to air on HBO Max in May but has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a pre-recorded episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, Matt Le Blanc said that the reunion was unscripted. The actor said that it is more of a conversation about the gang and their time together.

World’s largest jazz festival in Montreal cancelled due to pandemic

This year’s Montreal Jazz Festival, the world’s largest, and other popular summer jamborees in Canada’s francophone metropolis were cancelled Friday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was scheduled to start on June 25. The Jazz Festival’s general manager Jacques Primeau mentioned in a statement that the decision to cancel the festival was not an easy one but it had become necessary to protect the public as well as the artist.