Amjad Hossain passes away

December 14, 2018

Ekushey Padak and National Film Award winning actor-filmmaker Amjad Hossain passed away on Friday noon at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok.
Hossain was 76 and is survived by two sons and wife.
He breathed his last at around 2:57pm in Bangladesh time, Hossain’s daughter-in-law Rasheda Akhter informed New Age.
Hossain was undergoing treatment at Read more

Bollywood superstar Sridevi dies of heart attack

February 25, 2018

Bollywood actress Sridevi, whose acting prowess and beguiling eyes helped her rule Bollywood in 1980s, died of cardiac arrest in Dubai at the age of 54 plunging the Indian cinema industry into mourning.
Sridevi who had gone to Dubai along with her family to attend the wedding of her nephew a few days ago, passed away late on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest, confirmed her brother-in-law Read more

Noted singer Shammi Akhtar passes away

January 16, 2018

Noted singer Shammi Akhtar passed away on the way to Birdem Hospital in Dhaka this afternoon. She was 62.
Akhtar was suffering from breast cancer for past six years. She is survived by her husband singer Akramul Islam, a son and a daughter.
‘Shammi was suffering from cancer for the last six years. This afternoon (Tuesday) we were taking her to BIRDEM hospital Read more

DiCaprio gives 7m for ocean conservation

June 19, 2014

DiCaprio gives 7m for ocean conservationLeonardo DiCaprio has pledged $7 million for ocean
conservation, reports
The ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ actor spoke at the State Department’s Our Ocean Conference in Washington yesterday (17.06.14), to decry ‘’the Wild West on the high seas’ and called for moves to curb ‘plundering the ocean and its vital resources’ as he vowed to make Read more

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban sing for sick children

June 17, 2014

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban sing for sick childrenOscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and singer husband Keith Urban performed for sick children at a hospital, reports India Today. The couple sang an emotional version of Amazing Grace in front of patients, their families and members of staff at the Monash Children’s Hospital in Australia yesterday, reported Female First.
The 46-year-old singer pulled out Read more

Suchitra Sen: after the magic moments

January 17, 2014

Suchitra Sen- after the magic momentsVeteran actor Suchitra Sen breathed her last on Friday morning at a Kolkata hospital. The 82-year-old actor acted mostly in Bengali films, a few in Hindi with Aandhi hitting the screens in 1975.
Ironically, that was the year of the draconian Emergency in India, imposed by the country’s ‘Iron Lady’ Indira Gandhi. Sen played a politician in Aandhi, a politician modelled on Gandhi herself Read more

Mandela’s life on screen

December 9, 2013

Mandela’s life on screenHe led a life filled with drama, struggle and political triumph, so it comes as little surprise that Nelson Mandela – who passed away this week at the age of 95 – was one of the most portrayed global figures of the past 50 years.
Actors including Danny Glover, Sidney Poitier and Morgan Freeman have all played the former president of South Africa on screen.
The most recent actor to Read more

Entertainment world pays tribute to Mandela

December 7, 2013

Entertainment world pays tribute to MandelaThe news of the death of Nelson Mandela broke during a royal gala screening of the autobiographical film Long Walk to
Freedom in London, reports BBC online.
The screening was attended by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, as well as two of Mandela’s daughters.
Idris Elba, who plays Read more

Stars donate tracks for Philippines

November 27, 2013

Stars donate tracks for PhilippinesStars including Beyonce and Adele are among those who have donated tracks to an album that will raise money for the
Philippines Red Cross, reports BBC online.
The digital album of 39 songs also includes tracks from The Beatles, One Direction, U2, Lady Gaga and Bob Dylan.
The artists, record companies Read more

Tisha excited to carry BD-Korea goodwill

November 24, 2013

Tisha excited to carry BD-Korea goodwillNusrat Imrose Tisha received a rare honour two months ago when she was appointed the Goodwill
Ambassador of South Korea in Bangladesh for a two-year term. Now, with Korea’s year-long
celebration of the 40th anniversary of bilateral relations with Bangladesh set to be held this Read more

Jackson regains crown as top-earning dead celebrity

October 25, 2013

Jackson regains crown as top-earning dead celebrityMichael Jackson regained the title of the highest-earning dead celebrity in the past year, easily surpassing Elvis Presley and cartoonist Charles Schulz, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.
After being pushed into second place by Elizabeth Taylor last year, Jackson, who died in 2009, was back on top with estimated earnings of $160 million in the 12 months from October 2012 to 2013. Read more

Jolie Hollywood’s highest-paid actress

August 2, 2013

Jolie Hollywood’s highest-paid actressAngelina Jolie is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood with estimated earnings of $33 million, according to Forbes. The movie star, whose next film is called “Maleficent – a Disney retelling of Sleeping Beauty” – rose from
third place on 2012’s list.
ennifer Lawrence, who picked up the best actress Oscar earlier this year for “Silver Linings Playbook”, Read more

Winfrey makes ‘biggest’ donation to museum

June 14, 2013

 Winfrey makes ‘biggest’ donation to museumAmerican talk-show host Oprah Winfrey is donating $12m (£7.7m) towards a new museum in Washington DC dedicated to
African American history, reports BBC online.
After previously giving $1m (£640,000) to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, her total
contribution is its biggest so far. Read more

Aamir Khan meets Bill Gates

June 6, 2013

Aamir Khan meets Bill GatesOf late, we have been seeing an increasing number of Bollywood stars rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of the western film industry. Taking things a bit differently is Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan, who recently met none other than tech giant
Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates.
The Microsoft co-founder Gates, Read more

Angelina Jolie to play own mother in biopic

May 23, 2013

Angelina Jolie to play own mother in biopicActress Angelina Jolie will reportedly play her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in a biopic made by her partner Brad Pitt’s production
banner Plan B, reports Hindustan Times.
Bertrand died of cancer in 2007. She was 56. Jolie recently announced that she opted for a double mastectomy to reduce her
risk of getting breast cancer. Read more

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