Arts&Culture


Twinkle Khanna: Akshay Kumar Was Not The First Choice For Padman Twinkle Khanna: Akshay Kumar Was Not The First Choice For Padman
- December 22, 2017

The song is written by Kausar Munir while Amit Trivedi has composed the music. Akshay Kumar's next film PadMan is based on a true story on low cost sanitary napkin discoverer Arunachalam Muruganantham , who through his discovery spreads social message about menstruation in rural areas. (more...)
Katy Perry Might Be a Dancer in Taylor Swift's New Music Video! Katy Perry Might Be a Dancer in Taylor Swift's New Music Video!
- December 22, 2017

Additionally, E! News reports that the " Swish Swish " hitmaker, who shared that she was heading to Miami to prepare for her last Witness: The Tour performance this year, filmed a cameo for the Grammy Award-winner after the pair resolved their conflict earlier this week. (more...)
Man Clings to Life After Teens Throw Sandbag From Interstate Overpass Man Clings to Life After Teens Throw Sandbag From Interstate Overpass
- December 21, 2017

Byrd suffered a head injury and was treated at the scene before being transported to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, according to The Toledo Blade . Four juveniles are accused of throwing items from the overpass onto I-75 when Mr. Byrd was struck. In neighboring MI, where Marquise Byrd is from, five teenagers were charged with second-degree murder in October for allegedly throwing a 6-pound rock from an overpass, which ended up killing 32-year-old Kenneth White. (more...)
The First Teaser Trailer for 'Stargate: Origins' Is Certainly Something The First Teaser Trailer for 'Stargate: Origins' Is Certainly Something
- December 21, 2017

Stargate Origins premieres on MGM's new digital platform Stargate Command on February 15th. The Stargate Origins trailer takes fans through shots of a young Catherine Langford (played by Australian actress Ellie Gall ) and her adventures, which includes a journey through the Egyptian desert and battles with Nazi soldiers, before revealing the show's official premiere date. (more...)
Canadian Inflation Jumps Above Key Level on Gasoline Prices Canadian Inflation Jumps Above Key Level on Gasoline Prices
- December 21, 2017

And when inflation accelerates beyond the target, the Bank usually raises its rates. It was the highest level since January and the first time inflation has hit the central bank's 2 percent target since February. A separate report showed retail sales surging in October, adding to evidence the expansion continues to steam ahead. By region, annual inflation was higher in every province last month with Manitoba, at 3.2 per cent, and Saskatchewan, at 3.7 per cent, seeing the biggest changes. (more...)
Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again Drops First Trailer Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again Drops First Trailer
- December 21, 2017

It eventually leads to the unwelcomed arrival of Sophie's grandmother, Ruby Sheridan ( Cher ), who arrives at the Greek isle by helicopter. But we'll have to wait until July 2018 when " Mamma Mia! ". Ol Parker both wrote and directed the sequel, which recently wrapped filming. To top it off, the movie will once again boast an infectious ABBA soundtrack, with the original film's iconic centerpiece, " Dancing Queen ", getting a reprise. (more...)
2G spectrum allocation verdict fit case for appeal, says AIADMK 2G spectrum allocation verdict fit case for appeal, says AIADMK
- December 21, 2017

Also acquitted was DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal. The tune of the scam is so big the Time Magazine called it the second biggest abuse of power after US President Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.The then Telecom Minister A Raja became the face of the scam, as he was accused of bending the rules to favour a select group of telcos. (more...)
Catherine Zeta-Jones is living dream of her life Catherine Zeta-Jones is living dream of her life
- December 21, 2017

The Feud actress even revealed that she has dreamed of visiting India for her entire life. The Chicago actress and her husband, Michael Douglas , are now enjoying some time with their teenage children in India , a country that Zeta-Jones says she's been dying to visit. (more...)
Katy Perry Says Ho Ho Ho With 'Hey Hey Hey' Music Video Katy Perry Says Ho Ho Ho With 'Hey Hey Hey' Music Video
- December 21, 2017

When she's not living life as one of the most famous members of the French royal court, she's saving the day as another, Joan of Arc . In her latest music video, the singer displays a fantasy world with a Versailles-themed setup which she represents historical women. (more...)
It'll be a white (but maybe also slippery) Christmas in Montreal
- December 21, 2017

The snow is expected to start falling later Wednesday , but the heaviest snow probably won't arrive in the region until Thursday afternoon, according to Jeff Last, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Green Bay . "The European model doesn't bring the cold air in quick enough to support snow and rain falls into early Christmas morning", Junker said. But don't fret, lovers of winter weather. (more...)
Padmavati row: Bhansali's magnum opus may not be released before April 2018 Padmavati row: Bhansali's magnum opus may not be released before April 2018
- December 21, 2017

Priyanka Chopra , who has worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani , has extended her support to the filmmaker's controversial film, Padmavati , which stars Ranveer Singh , Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles. (more...)
Dave Chappelle Teases New Netflix Special 'Equanimity' Dave Chappelle Teases New Netflix Special 'Equanimity'
- December 21, 2017

To his surprise, however, he didn't see "one deplorable face in that group". "I saw some angry faces, and some determined faces - but they felt like decent folk". "And I'm not with that s-t". He landed a Netflix deal that allegedly made up for what he sacrificed by leaving Chappelle's Show in 2005, and, over the Summer he had a historic residency at Radio City Music Hall in NY, that landed him another $11.5 million. (more...)
Toys R Us jobs saved as creditors agree a lifeline Toys R Us jobs saved as creditors agree a lifeline
- December 21, 2017

The PPF changed its stance after Toys R Us agreed to pay 9.8 million pounds ($13.1 million) into the pension plan - 3.8 million pounds in 2018 and 6 million pounds in 2019 and 2020. The Pension Protection Fund protects pensions when companies fail and has demanded that the cash, which is... "The vote in favour of the CVA represents strong support for our business plan and provides us with the platform we need to transform our business so that we can better serve our customers today and long ... (more...)
New Jersey police officer rescues dog from icy pond New Jersey police officer rescues dog from icy pond
- December 21, 2017

We're out there and I am certainly glad (Nisel's owner) called 911 and there was a safe outcome. Officers George Peterson and Robert Voorhees rushed to the home on Pennington Harbourton Road. Voorhees and the dog were then pulled to safety by other officers. "I am glad that Nisel is doing well and I am very proud of Officers Voorhees and Peterson", Hopewell Police Chief Lance Maloney told New Jersey 101.5. (more...)
President for SA business meeting President for SA business meeting
- December 21, 2017

The proposed amendments to the law would see the 51 /49 percent requirement only applying to diamonds and platinum. "We are only confident that we will form the next government, we know it and Mr. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said corruption remains one of the major problems retarding development and reiterated his government's commitment to ensuring the adherence of the rule of law and democracy. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official engagement photos
- December 21, 2017

Kensington Palace provided us with a stunning glimpse at the lovebirds's happily ever after with two snaps of the newlyweds-to-be, which were captured by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Frogmore House in Windsor. Her groom looked dapper in a blue suit . The fact Harry and Markle's engagement photos were taken at Frogmore might be a sign that the pair are are considering the location for their reception. (more...)
Rumor Mill: Coachella Headliners to Span Hip-Hop and R&B
- December 21, 2017

Beyoncé , who was forced pull out of headlining the 2017 edition after her pregnancy announcement, will be performing at Coachella 2018 . The annual festival, which is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will take place over the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year. (more...)
Certain US Employers Face Lawsuit Over Facebook Job Ads For Age Discrimination Certain US Employers Face Lawsuit Over Facebook Job Ads For Age Discrimination
- December 21, 2017

But Facebook reportedly defended the practice. Instead of claim that it wants to do better, as Facebook has with regards to racially discriminatory housing ads, the company seems to be taking a far more defensive stance here. "We completely reject the allegation that these advertisements are discriminatory", said Goldman of Facebook told ProPublica . ProPublica contacted many of those companies involved in the investigation, including Amazon.com Inc. (more...)
Will Smith breaks down the explosive action in Netflix's Bright featurette Will Smith breaks down the explosive action in Netflix's Bright featurette
- December 21, 2017

Intriguingly, there's no mention of Joel Edgerton here (that's him in the header image up top; he plays Smith's orc-cop partner), so I suppose we can draw our own conclusions from that. So when you don't even have thrills and chills, you really can't forgive the total lack of characterisation, hammy dialogue, muddled subplots or the fact its female lead spent 90 minutes simpering in elfish only to then do a 180 for a hero moment that is unearned - the whole concept of "character development" ... (more...)
Judi Dench, Josh Gad Cast in Kenneth Branagh's 'Artemis Fowl' Adaptation Judi Dench, Josh Gad Cast in Kenneth Branagh's 'Artemis Fowl' Adaptation
- December 21, 2017

Joining Dench and Gad in the cast is 12-year-old newcomer Ferdia Shaw who beat 1,000 fellow young actors for the title role. Written by Eoin Colfer, the children's books follow the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the crosshairs of some of the most unsafe creatures on earth. (more...)