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VIDEO: A fan girl comes up on stage to meet Atif Aslam during concert

(Web Desk) - Atif Aslam recently did a concert in Dubai where large audience including fans from India and Pakistan came to see him put an exciting show. A fan girl also showed up with  Atif I love you  postcard and was invited on the stage by the pop star himself. As soon as she arrived, the fan girl handed over her postcard to Atif, on which he gave his autograph later on. She looked very excited to meet his favourite singer. Atif showed his postcard to the audience and appreciated the effort. The girl then asked the artist to…
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‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Westworld’ top Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - HBO’s sci-fi western "Westworld" and NBC’s comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" led the field for television’s prestigious Primetime Emmy awards Thursday, with 22 nominations. "Stranger Things," Netflix’s award-winning sci-fi-horror drama set in the 1980s, and FX’s "Feud: Bette and Joan," about the famous rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, scored the next highest tallies with 18 nods. HBO’s political comedy "Veep," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as hapless former president Selina Meyer -- scored 17 nominations for television’s equivalent of the Oscars, to be handed out on September 17 in Los Angeles. "Veep" actress Anna Chlumsky…
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PTI will form next govt, predicts Meera

LAHORE– It seems like Pakistani actress Meera has become astrologer as she has predicted that the next government will be formed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Talking to the media, Meera said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will continue to get exposed till the next elections, therefore, Imran Khan should wait instead of taking steps to disqualify the premier. She said that the nation is with Imran Khan and that he will win the General Elections in 2018. she said we all stand against corruption and dishonesty. The actress had earlier hinted that she was going get married very soon however…
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Indian film kicks off New York awards extravaganza

NEW YORK (AFP) - The International Indian Film Academy fired the opening salvo in a weekend of glitz, glamor and music for its annual awards, sending fans wild with excitement by hosting Bollywood stars in Times Square. Hundreds of people -- overwhelmingly South Asians joined by bemused onlookers, confused tourists and a smattering of Western converts to Bollywood -- cheered a fashion show and shrieked in delight when actors Shahid Kapoor blew kisses and Varun Dhawan performed on stage. The crowd turned into a sea of camera phones and raised arms, a taste of the excitement building among Indian cinema…
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The wait is over: Beyonce unveils photo of twins Sir and Rumi

NEW YORK (AFP) - Pop diva Beyonce unveiled her newborn twins to the world on Friday, posting a glamorous photo on Instagram and announcing their names. "Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today," reads the caption on the photo, which focuses much more on the 35-year-old yummy mummy than the little ones. Queen Bey is shown barefoot, standing on a lawn with the ocean in the background. Towering over her is a large display of colorful flowers. She is wearing a turquoise bikini bottom and a dramatic ruffled lilac robe, open at the front and cascading to the ground, twinned…
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Indian actress goes ‘from bold to bald’ for show scenes

MARSEILLE (AFP) - The former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson has dropped out of a pop-up vegan restaurant project on the French Riviera just days after its opening, saying the venture did not meet "expectations or agreements". The actress and animal-rights activist said Wednesday that she could no longer be associated with "La Table du Marche" (The Market Table), run by French chef Christophe Leroy at his Moulins de Ramatuelle inn in Saint-Tropez, because of "circumstances out of my control". In a statement on her foundation s website, Anderson referred to "the mistreatment of staff" and a "complete lack of respect" but…
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Indian censors want ‘cow’, ‘Hindu’ beeped in documentary film

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian censors have refused to certify a documentary film featuring Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen unless words like "cow" and "Hindu India" are beeped out, the director said Wednesday, in the latest dispute involving the sensitive film board. Suman Ghosh, a national award-winning director, said he screened his film "The Argumentative Indian" -- adapted from Sen’s book of the same title -- for censors in eastern Kolkata city on Tuesday. After three hours of viewing, officials verbally asked him to delete the terms "cow" -- an animal considered sacred for Hindus -- "Hindu India" and "Gujarat".…
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Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special

NEW YORK (AFP) - An animated television special featuring Michael Jackson will premiere this year for Halloween in the latest posthumous project by the estate of the late King of Pop. The estate said "Michael Jackson’s Halloween" will air on CBS in the United States around the October 31 holiday dedicated to the ghoulish and supernatural. The estate said in an announcement Tuesday that it was also in talks to broadcast "Michael Jackson’s Halloween" abroad. Since Jackson’s sudden death in 2009, his estate has pursued a range of projects to monetize the legacy of one of pop history’s top-selling artists.…
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*beep*: Indian censors want ‘cow’, ‘Hindu’ removed from documentary on Amartya Sen

(Web Desk) - ‘Cow’, ‘Hindu’, and ‘Gujrat’ are just some of the words that the Indian censor board wants bleeped out from a documentary about the famous economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. The director of the film, Suman Ghosh said that the censor board officials on Monday demanded that the one-hour documentary about Sen, a Harvard professor and essayist, could be released only if certain words were removed, The Guardian reported.
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‘Gangnam Style’ dethroned as top YouTube video

NEW YORK (AFP) - "Gangnam Style," the quirky South Korean video that spawned a global dance craze and went so viral it nearly broke YouTube, has finally been dethroned as the most watched video. After four and a half years as YouTube’s most seen video, "Gangnam Style" slipped late Monday to number two, replaced by "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth. "Gangnam Style," a satirical take on the nouveau riche residents of the Seoul district by the same name, surprised even its singer, Psy, with its sudden global ascent in 2012. Psy, who until "Gangnam Style" was…
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