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  • Priota Iftekhar wins 'Miss Culture Worldwide'

    Priota Iftekhar from Bangladesh, also known as 'The Flag girl', was crowned as the First ever Miss Culture Worldwide and also as the First ever from her country to Win an international pageant.

  • “BHUBAN MAJHI” gets censor clearance in India

    Fakhrul Arefeen Khan's “Bhuban Majhi”, a film connecting the Liberation War to the current times, released in March last year in the country to largely positive response. After a tour of a few film festivals and successful screenings around the country, the film is now set to release in India.

  • Citywide Baishakh programmes by BSA

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) is hosting an array of events marking the Bangla New Year 1425, at various locations in the capital.

  • HALLE BERRY signs “Jagged Edge” remake

    Halle Berry will star in a remake of courtroom thriller “Jagged Edge” for Sony Pictures in a project that's in the early stages of development with Matti Leshem and Doug Belgrad producing.

  • ‘Solo’ to premiere at Cannes

    Han Solo is setting course for Cannes. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will be unveiled at this year's Cannes Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The screening will take place May 15, some 10 days before the Lucasfilm project's official opening on May 25.

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    ‘Everybody knows’ to open Cannes

    Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi's psychological thriller “Everybody Knows”, starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin, is set to open the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Variety reports.

  • Adam Sandler to star in “Uncut Gems”

    Adam Sandler is set to star in “Uncut Gems”, the next film from the Safdie brothers. Plot details for the film are being kept under wraps but the feature is set in New York's diamond district, as per Hollywood Reporter.

  • Drake teases upcoming project

    Hip-hop icon Drake boldly returned to music with his “Scary Hours” EP in January, setting the stage for his untitled forthcoming album. And now, with “God's Plan” entering its tenth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, it's been all eyes on Drizzy.

  • “Ready Player One” soars on opening weekend

    Warner Bros.' “Ready Player One” debuted in line with recent projections of $53 million in its extended opening weekend in the US Box Office. The film opened Thursday, getting a head start over its fellow weekend releases, “Tyler Perry's Acrimony” and “God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness”.

  • Trevorrow to return for “Jurassic World 3”

    After helming “Jurassic World” — and then sitting out for its sequel, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — Colin Trevorrow is set to return to direct the third pic in the series, which he is currently co-writing with Emily Carmichael.

  • Springsteen plots new box set

    Bruce Springsteen will reissue re-mastered versions of five albums as a new box set, “The Album Collection, Vol. 2, 1987 – 1996” which will release May 18.

  • Sandler, Aniston reunite for “Murder Mystery”

    Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are laughing all the way to the bank, again. Variety reports that Sandler will reunite with his “Just Go With It” co-star on Netflix's comedy “Murder Mystery”.

  • Eminem teases video for “Framed”

    Of all the sides of Eminem that appeared on his latest album “Revival”, fans were eager to hear him dip back to his Slim Shady days on

  • WEEKND dropping new album on Friday?

    After Cardi B caused tremors on social media with her album announcement on Monday night, Billboard reports that another megastar is ready to rock the industry with a project of their own very soon.

  • Cannes: Swiss Director Ursula Meier to Lead Golden Camera Jury

    The jury selects the best first film from across all official sections. Swiss director Ursula Meier will head up the Camera d'Or, or Golden Camera, jury, which selects the best first film from across all of the official selections of the Cannes Film Festival.

  • SHM reunites at Ultra 2018

    After years of speculation and a few months of heightened industry anxiety, Swedish House Mafia reunited on the Ultra Miami stage

  • Tiffany Haddish joins “Lego Movie 2”

    Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish is on board to voice one of the stars in Warner Bros. Animations' “The Lego Movie 2”, according to Variety.

  • Chris Evans to retire as Captain America

    No matter how things go for the good guys in the next two Avengers movies, it's beginning to look like the Marvel Cinematic Universe won't have Steve Rogers to kick around for much longer. Chris Evans has seemingly confirmed that he will hang up Captain America's shield after the as-yet-untitled fourth Avengers feature, due out in 2019.

  • Swift's “Reputation” sell 2M copies in US

    Taylor Swift is celebrating her sixth album to sell two million copies in the US, as “Reputation” reached the mark in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music.

  • Kumail Nanjiani joins Uber comedy “Stuber”

    Kumail Nanjiani has boarded Fox's Uber comedy “Stuber” opposite Dave Bautista.

  • “Tomb Raider” tops international box office

    Alicia Vikander's “Tomb Raider” ruled the international box office over the week, with $84.5 million at 32,685 screens in 65 markets, led by a solid $41.1 million opening in China.

  • Chadwick Boseman to host SNL

    Chadwick Boseman, who has taken the world by storm with the box-office crushing “Black Panther”, is now will host Saturday Night Live

  • “Grudge” reboot ropes in John Cho

    John Cho has joined Demian Bichir and Andrea Riseborough in Sony's “The Grudge” reimagining. Nicolas Pesce is directing the horror film from his own script. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions recently acquired worldwide rights to the film. SPWA, Ghost House, and Good Universe last collaborated on Fede Alvarez's thriller “Don't Breathe”. The film will begin shooting in May.

  • Elton tribute albums lines up big stars

    Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga and more will contribute to the upcoming Elton John tribute albums “Revamp” and “Restoration”.

  • Danny Boyle working on “Bond 25”

    “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle has confirmed that he's working on the next James Bond movie.

  • Jon Hamm joins “Pale Blue Dot”

    Jon Hamm is in negotiations to star opposite Natalie Portman in Fox Searchlight's “Pale Blue Dot”, reports Variety.

  • Madonna set to direct DePrince biopic

    Madonna will direct the upcoming film “Taking Flight” about Michaela DePrince, the Sierra Leonean ballet star who also appeared in

  • Watch Taylor Swift in 'Delicate' Video

    Taylor Swift has debuted a meta video for her new single "Delicate," her fourth clip from her 2017 album Reputation. Joseph Kahn

  • Pearl Jam unveils new song

    Pearl Jam rewarded members of their Ten Club fan club Saturday with a new song titled "Can't Deny Me." Following its Ten Club unveiling – which coincided with bassist Jeff Ament's 55th birthday – the song premiered on Sirius XM's Pearl Jam Radio.

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    Leven Rambin joins Motley Crue biopic

    Leven Rambin is set to join the cast of Netflix's upcoming Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt”.