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16/07/2019

Wallows: Putting Hollywood on hold for the sake of music

Getting someone... anyone... to notice you is the prime concern of most bands at the start of their musical careers.Sadly for most, the reality is that no-one ever will. For some, hard work and persistence and a bit of luck will pay off.But in the case of US band Wallows, massive interest is a given when your lead singer is in one of the most popular shows on Netflix.Oh, and your guitarist played comedian Ray Romano's son in a comedy-drama for two series.Luckily, the Californian three-piece, fronted by actor Dylan Minnette, the star of 13 Reasons Why, have enough perky...
15/07/2019

Lebanese icon hits right notes in Saudi debut

JEDDAH: Lebanese singer-songwriter Wael Kfoury, dubbed “the king of romance,” charmed his Saudi audience on Sunday in his first concert in the Kingdom, which was held at King Abdullah Sports City as part of the Jeddah Season festival. Kfoury, who has been active for more than 25 years and has 17 albums, won Best Arabic Male Singer at the Arab Nation Music Awards in 2017. He gained popularity in 1996 after releasing the song “Min Habibi Ana,” a duet with Lebanese pop singer Nawal Al-Zoghbi. At Sunday’s concert, Kfoury modified his song “Yis’id Sabahak” to pay tribute to Saudi Crown...

Pink defends children’s picture

Singer Pink recently shared several photos of her time in Berlin, including one of her two children — 8-year-old Willow Sage and 2-year-old Jameson Moon running through the city’s Holocaust Memorial. People.com reports that Pink went on to caption the slideshow with an explanation of why she chose to include the image of her children, even though she knew that many online might not understand. “For all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I,” wrote the 39-year-old singer, adding that everyone in her mother’s side is also Jewish. The singer, who will be performing...

Tropical honeymoon for Joe Jonas-Sophie Turner!

Following their second wedding in France last month, lovebirds Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner spent their honeymoon at one of the luxurious Soneva Fushi beachfront villas on Kunfunadhoo Island in the Maldives. Priced between $1,400 to $28,000 per night, most of the villas also come with private pools. E! Online reports that the two dined at one of the resort’s restaurants, Out Of The Blue, which is built right over the ocean. Both stars took to Instagram to document their happy moments together. “Paradise,” wrote Sophie on Instagram, adding, “Such a magical place #discoversoneva.” Other pictures showed Joe eating sushi,...

Sonakshi Sinha on Deepa Malik biopic

Sonakshi Sinha has been keen to do a biopic, and it seems that her wish has come true: She has been offered a film based on Paralympic silver medalist Deepa Malik. Deepa is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics. She has been honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2012, at the age of 42, and was felicitated with the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2017. Reacting to this news, Sonakshi says, “It is a speculation for now. I don’t like to talk about things until I sign on the dotted lines, so let it be...

Kylie Jenner’s on ‘vacation mode’!

Kylie Jenner seems to be definitely enjoying herself on vacation, if her latest picture is anything to go by. According to Justjared.com, the 21-year-old makeup mogul jetted off to Turks and Caicos for an all girls trip with one-year-old daughter Stormi and friends, including Sofia Richie. What’s more, on reaching their luxurious complex, Kylie took to Instagram to share a photo of herself posing completely nude while covering only her face with a giant, floppy hat! After turning up the heat several notches, she simply captioned the picture as “vacation mode”! ...

Jacqueline Fernandez approached for gangster drama?

Sanjay Dutt and Aayush Sharma are all set to collaborate for a gangster-based drama. Aayush, who made his debut with Loveratri, is thrilled to share the screen space with Sanjay in a classic underworld flick. As for the leading lady, the makers are still on the hunt. But if sources are to be believed, then Jacqueline Fernandez has been approached for the same. A source reveals, “The makers of the film are keen to have Jacqueline on board, and she has been approached for this project. However, she has not signed on the dotted lines yet.” This film will be...

Lofty khayal

We catch her singing a line from the song Jhumka gira re a classic from the movie Mera Saaya even as she readied herself for a performance in the city recently. The vibrant Dr Soma Ghosh is a positive force on India’s Hindustani Classical music scene. We get her to voice her views about the fusion music and remixes we hear today. “Famous musicians like RD Burman got folk music to Bollywood with so much dedication and honesty to music. But nowadays, there is a new musician every day with not much knowledge. And no offence, but this is why...

Vikas Bahl, Mukesh Chhabra back in public

On Sunday afternoon, Farah Khan invited 20 of her friends over for an afternoon filled with her delicious food and delectable gupshup, to celebrate the success of Vikas Bahl’s Super 30. Apart from the hit film’s leading man Hrithik Roshan, present among the invitees were director Vikas himself and casting director Mukesh Chhabra. Both share a common karma of being accused of sexual assault as part of the #MeToo movement that erupted last year. The movement seems to have died a quiet death, and Farah’s guestlist is proof of it. According to a friend of the choreographer-filmmaker, “They were only...

Newbies into the old foray

The whole purpose of the band is to revive the old school musical charm; it is essentially a bunch of passionate musicians who rework classic English tunes right from the 40s till the 70s. In the terms of musical inspirations, they are vividly inspired by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and other warm-voiced maestros. In a short span of over two and a half years since inception of Pranav Sehgal’s dream band, they have played over 350 gigs across the globe. They cover genres ranging from swing, jive to retro. Each and every...

Is Ibrahim the next Tiger Pataudi?

While there is a conjecture that Saif Ali Khan’s son Ibrahim could well follow in the the acting footsteps of his grandmother Sharmila Tagore, mother Amrita Singh, father Saif, aunt Soha and sister Sara into Bollywood, it seems that he is instead working hard to get into cricket. “Cricket is not just a hobby for Ibrahim, he is passionately following it. Saif and Amrita have both given him the go ahead to try for a while and see if he has it in him to make it at the highest level. Ibrahim’s grandfather Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was also the...

Katrina Kaif’s birthday plans

It is no secret that Katrina Kaif supports her mother Suzanne Turquotte’s NGO Mount View in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai. The birthday girl says that she and her mother are working hard to expand the organisation. “What’s important is that we try to keep expanding it with every opportunity that we get. Right now, we will again plan to raise some funds. With this fundraiser, it will help us expand the 250 schools that we already have In Madurai. We are building more and more schools so that we can enrol more and more children and impart proper education to all...