Bob Dylan sells his entire catalogue of songs to Universal Music

NEW YORK — To many music lovers, Bob Dylan’s songbook is priceless. Well, now he’s put a price on it. The Nobel Prize-winning songwriter has sold publishing rights to his catalog of more than 600 songs, one of the greatest treasures in popular music, to the Universal Music Publishing Group, it was announced on Monday. […]

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Independent musicians thrive as pandemic silences Bollywood

MUMBAI – Bollywood movie songs normally dominate India’s music charts. But when the coronavirus epidemic put paid to new film releases, it created a huge opportunity for independent musicians to make a name for themselves — sometimes from their bedrooms. Singer Carlton Braganza saw his popularity skyrocket when the country went into lockdown in March, […]

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Shooting of Pakistani movie ‘Ghabrana Nahin Hai’ underway amid coronavirus outbreak

LAHORE – The shooting of Pakistani movie ‘Ghabrana Nahin Hai’ is in progress despite intensified second wave of coronavirus in the country. According to details, actors Syed Jibran, Saba Qamar, Zahid Ahmed and Nayyar Ejaz are busy in recording the film by following strict standard operating procedures (SOPs). It is to be mentioned here that […]

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Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi and more brought star power to the PSL final

PSL 2019 came to a memorable close last night with Quetta Gladiators scoring an easy victory against Peshawar Zalmis. The closing ceremony featured singing performances by Aima Baig, Fawad Khan, Junoon and Abrar ul Haq; it was more subdued that the usual fare with the organisers deciding against dance numbers in light of the recent tragedies in […]

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Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi and more brought star power to the PSL final

PSL 2019 came to a memorable close last night with Quetta Gladiators scoring an easy victory against Peshawar Zalmis. The closing ceremony featured singing performances by Aima Baig, Fawad Khan, Junoon and Abrar ul Haq; it was more subdued that the usual fare with the organisers deciding against dance numbers in light of the recent tragedies in […]

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James Gunn will be directing Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after all

Months after being fired over old tweets, James Gunn has been rehired as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Representatives for the Walt Disney Co. and for Gunn on Friday confirmed that Gunn has been reinstated as writer-director of the Marvel franchise he has guided from the start. Gunn was fired last July over […]

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This is recognition that I must be doing something right: Mehwish Hayat on her Tamgha-i-Imtiaz

On this March 23, Punjab Nahi Jaungi star Mehwish Hayat will be one of 127 people who will be bestowed a civil award by President Arif Alvi in honour of their work for Pakistan’s betterment. Mehwish will receive a Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, which is the fourth-highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan. Other entertainment figures being honored on […]

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Imran Ashraf’s next project is a TV drama that exposes the flaws of the Pakistani justice system

The ongoing hit Ranjha Ranjha Kardi features Imran Ashraf as its breakout star and he’s already signed up his next project. The actor will next be seen in Inkar opposite Yumna Zaidi and Sami Khan. The story follows college student Shayan whose fiance Ramal has a troubled past. The story will take a twist when their friend Wajid tries […]

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Mehreen Jabbar ropes in Bilal Abbas for her new web series

Director Mehreen Jabbar is now trying her hand at web series. Her upcoming project, which is titled Aik Jhooti Love Story, is still in pre-production phase. And though the cast and crew is staying hush-hush about the affair, Bilal Abbas Khan dished a few details about the series. “It is a web series that has been […]

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Captain Marvel makes historic movie debut with $153 million earnings

Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman. Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, a character who first debuted in Marvel Comics in 1968, had never before made it into the movies […]

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