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Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dead at 74

Actress Sondra Locke. photo: Courtesy Los Angeles, Dec 14 : Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died. A death certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows Locke died Nov. 3 at age 74 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. Locke’s death was promptly reported to authorities, but was not publicized until a ...

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Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

Photo: In this 1970s photo, Bob Bryan, left, and Marshall Dodge, the Down East Maine humorists behind “Bert and I,” pose for a photo in Maine. Bryan died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was 87. Dodge died in 1982 in Hawaii. Maine, Dec 14 : Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which ...

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Bangladesh’s Liberation War movie screened in Nigeria

Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria is participating in the Asian Film Festival for the first time which will continue until December 14. Ten countries, including Bangladesh, are participating in the festival, formally inaugurated on December 10, at the Korean Cultural Centre, Abuja. It marks the second yearly gala (2nd Asian Film Festival), said the Bangladesh High Commission. Rina Brown, ...

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Celebrities flock to Indian business icons’ lavish wedding

Photo: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stands and Nita Ambani, right, visit a curated showcase of traditional Indian crafts and art forms on display ahead of the wedding of Isha Ambani, left, in Udaipur, India, on December 8, 2018. New Delhi, Dec 12 : In a season of big Indian weddings, the marriage of two business scions on ...

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Case filed against Kedarnath in UP court

A case has been filed in a local court at Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh against the Bollywood flick Kedarnath, which is set against the backdrop of the 2013 flash floods. The film which depicts the love story of a Muslim porter and a Hindu girl on a pilgrimage to Kedarnath sees the debut of Sara Ali Khan, daughter of ...

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‘Khancha’ to be screened in Nigeria Tuesday

‘Khancha’ (The Cage), a Bangladeshi film, will be screened in Nigeria for the first time on Tuesday as the second Asian Film Festival is set to begin at Korean Cultural Centre, Abuja on Monday night (BST).   The film festival is scheduled to be formally inaugurated at 9pm (BST) and will continue until December 14, said Bangladesh High Commissioner to ...

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Priyanka Chopra: US writer sorry for ‘scam artist’ comment

Ms Chopra (R) and Mr Jonas are in Udaipur for another big wedding. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Dec 9 : A US journalist has apologised after writing that Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was a “scam artist” who had trapped US singer Nick Jonas into marrying her to further her career, reports BBC. Mariah Smith said she took “full responsibility for what ...

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Miss World 2018: Oishee finishes just outside Top 12

Bangladeshi beauty Jannatul Ferdous Oishee and ‘Miss World’ 2018 Vanessa Ponce from Mexico. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Dec 8 : Bangladeshi beauty Jannatul Ferdous Oishee, only the second  Miss Bangladesh to have gone on to compete for the Miss World title, has finished in the Top 30  at  the 68th edition of the ‘Miss World’ competition. Vanessa Ponce from Mexico won ...

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Kangalini Sufia hospitalized

Folk singer Kangalini Sufia was admitted with severe illness to Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar on Thursday. She has been suffering from throat-related complexities, said her daughter Pushpa urging all to pray for her mother.   “My mother is very sick… she even can’t talk properly,” said her daughter. Physician Arifur Rahman of Enam Medical College Hospital said Kanglini ...

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Kedarnath movie: Sara Ali Khan makes a damp debut

Kedarnath Director – Abhishek KapoorCast – Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Pooja Gor, Nitish Bhardwaj Rating – 2/5   Children born to fame often derive their identity from famous parents, but Hindi cinema spells out star-kid connections in truly warped fashion. For Sonakshi Sinha’s debut film, Dabanng, her hero Salman Khan told me he had decided to style his ...

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