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'Guerrilla' in Chittagong PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 May 2011

As in Dhaka, 'Guerrilla', a film on Liberation War, has thrilled the viewers of Chittagong too.

Screening of the film began at 11am on Sunday at the Theatre Institute of the port city.

There will be two shows a day between 3:30pm and 6:30pm until May 7. Besides, a special show will be arranged around 10.30am on Fridays.

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Asif Quits BNP PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 February 2011

Popular singer Asif Akbar has resigned as member of BNP's central executive committee, according to people close to him.

His wife Salma Asif Mitu submitted the resignation letter on his behalf to party's senior joint secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at its Naya Paltan office on Friday afternoon.

Mitu told bdnews24.com that Asif's condition was not well after an attack on the signer-turned politician by the fellow party men during a meeting at Alekharchar in Comilla on Jan 31. "He will go to Singapore for better treatment."

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Tinni Murder Hearing Deferred Again PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 September 2010

The Dhaka court, dealing with the sensational murder of model Tinni of 2002, has deferred hearing of the case for the second time.

Additional judge Mizanur Rahman of Dhaka District and Sessions Judge's court fixed a fresh date for the hearing on Oct 19 in response to a petition by additional public prosecutor Mohmamd Ruhul Amin.

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Operation on Azam Khan Successful PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 July 2010

The operation on Bangladeshi pop maestro Azam Khan has been done successfully at a hospital in Singapore, his family said.

His eldest daughter Ima Khan told bdnews24.com that the 10-hour operation at Mount Elizabeth Hospital ended at around 7:30 pm local time. She said he would be kept in intensive care unit for two or three days.

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Baul Shah Abdul Karim's Condition Critical PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 September 2009

'Baul Samrat' Shah Abdul Karim's health deteriorated on Friday, his son said.

Shah Noor Jalal told bdnews24.com at 9:30pm that the mystic poet and singer had been put on life support since noon at Noor Jahan Poly Clinic in Sylhet city after his health worsened in the morning.

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Michael Jackson Laid to Final Rest PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 September 2009

Michael Jackson was laid to rest on Thursday at a funeral attended by family and celebrities, more than two months after the pop star died at age 50 of a drug overdose that has been ruled a homicide.

Tight security kept fans, reporters and even aircraft well away from the Forest Lawn cemetery in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, where Jackson will lie in the stellar company of such Hollywood icons as Walt Disney and Humphrey Bogart.

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Bollywood Giant Yash Chopra Named Top Asian Filmmaker PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 September 2009

Influential Bollywood director and producer Yash Chopra will be honoured as filmmaker of the year at one of Asia's biggest film events, South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday.

Chopra will receive the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award, considered one of the top cinema honours in Asia, during the festival that runs from October 8 to 16 in the South Korean southern port city.

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Author, Journalist Dominick Dunne Dies At 83 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 August 2009

Dominick Dunne, the American author and journalist best known for his coverage of high-profile court cases such as the O.J. Simpson murder trial, died on Wednesday at the age of 83.

Dunne died at his home in Manhattan after a long struggle with bladder cancer, his son, the actor Griffin Dunne, told Vanity Fair magazine.

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Media Multitasking Doesn't Work Say Researchers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2009

Multitaskers of media activities like watching YouTube, writing e-mail and talking on the phone are not very good at any of their tasks, according to a Stanford University report on Monday.

Researchers who published the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said the results had surprised them. They were looking for the secret to good media multitaskers but instead found broad-based incompetence.

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Michael Jackson's Doctor Could Face 'Homicide' Charges PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2009

By Arshad Mahmud

The mystery surrounding the sudden death of Michael Jackson, who died two months ago, may have been resolved on Monday after a coroner concluded that the pop star died from a deadly dose of the powerful anesthetic drug propofol.

The coroner's conclusion has put the spotlight on Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, who reportedly administered the lethal drug at Jackson's urging to put him to sleep.

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Bob Dylan's Christmas Album to Benefit Charity PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2009

Rock icon Bob Dylan will sing the old yuletide standards "Winter Wonderland" and "Little Drummer Boy" on his first ever Christmas album, with royalties going to charity, his record label said on Wednesday.

Dylan's "Christmas in the Heart" album is due out on October 13, nearly six months after the release of his last studio album, "Together Through Life," which topped the charts.

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Venezuela wins sixth Miss Universe crown PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 August 2009

Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, was crowned Miss Universe 2009 on Sunday, giving her country its sixth title in the international beauty pageant.

Fernandez, an 18-year-old brunette, became the 58th winner of the title in a show broadcast live around the world from the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.

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Kicking beats: Football's unlikely popstars PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 October 2008

Rio Ferdinand has released singer Nia Jai's debut album on his own label. He does a bit of rapping himself, too. What is it with footballers and music? Tim Walker investigates

The Independent

If 75,000 people yell your name as one every Saturday afternoon, you could be forgiven for thinking your talents were limitless. Lord knows Rio Ferdinand has made a few fantastic tackles in his time, but his latest attempt to diversify is unlikely to earn him as many fans as his football does. This week, the Manchester United player's own record label, White Chalk, released Black Ice, the debut album by young singer Nia Jai, on which Ferdinand himself makes an appearance – rapping.
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Donovan still a Sunshine Superman at 62 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 October 2008

AP, WOODSTOCK — Standing in the rain wasn't going to dampen Donovan's spirits.

He had come to a field in this Catskills arts colony to be photographed, looking every bit the '60s troubadour of "Mellow Yellow" fame with a calf-length, black velveteen coat and long graying curls. The flower-power effect was only heightened when a Woodstock Film Festival staffer — Donovan was here to perform and to flog a biographical DVD — handed him a bright pink umbrella.

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Stone says no malice intended in 'W' PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 October 2008

Reuters, Los Angeles - Oliver Stone's film portrait of President George W. Bush was always going to be controversial given the director's liberal leanings.

So Stone decided to open "W." in U.S. theaters less than three weeks before Americans select their next president -- a calculated move aimed at prodding voters to think about the past eight years and the future.
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Actress Richard to marry partner PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 October 2008

Ex-EastEnders star Wendy Richard is due to marry her partner later before starting treatment for terminal cancer, reports BBC.

Guests have started to arrive for the ceremony at a hotel in London's Mayfair, including Todd Carty, who played Richard's son in the soap.
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Britney Spears sets the "Record" straight on MTV PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 October 2008

REUTERS, NEW YORK - Want to know what was going through Britney Spears' head during her darkest days? Tune in to MTV's 90-minute documentary "Britney: For the Record" to find out.

Airing November 30, "For the Record" documents a three-month period of Spears' life earlier this year, including sessions for her upcoming album, "Circus," and preparations for her appearance on last month's MTV's Video Music Awards.
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Guns N' Roses to release new album next month PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 October 2008

REUTERS, NEW YORK - More than a decade after its conception, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" will finally see the light of day before year's end, sources close to the situation told Billboard.

The set will be a Best Buy exclusive and will be available Sunday, November 23, rather than the usual Tuesday.
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Whitaker 'to star' as jazz legend PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 October 2008

BBC Online

Forest Whitaker is to star in, and direct, Louis Armstrong biopic What a Wonderful World, according to reports.

The film was being made by Paris-based company Legende, which produced last year's Edith Piaf film La Vie en Rose, trade publication Variety said.
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Lewis axed Harrods event over fur PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 October 2008

X Factor winner Leona Lewis pulled out of opening the Harrods winter sale last year because of her vegetarian beliefs, it has emerged, reports BBC.

The 23-year-old, who is firmly against animal cruelty, cancelled her public appearance at the department store in London because it stocked animal fur.
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Oliver Platt will star in 'Guys and Dolls' revival PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 October 2008

AP, NEW YORK - Broadway has found its Nathan Detroit for the upcoming revival of "Guys and Dolls" — Oliver Platt.

Platt will portray the unapologetic gambler in the classic Frank Loesser musical that will open March 1 at the Nederlander Theatre, producer Howard Panter announced Wednesday. The production will begin preview performances Feb. 3 at the renovated Nederlander, for more than a decade the home of "Rent."
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