• Musicians Guild Nagaland’s virtual relief concert raises Rs 2,06,544
    Our Correspondent Kohima | June 23 As part of World Music Day, Musicians Guild Nagaland hosted a virtual relief concert on June 21 last. A total of Rs 2, 06, 544 have been raised through this Virtual concert, according to Mele Pucho, president, Musicians Guild. All proceeds from this event would go towards providing relief and support COVID 19 patients from financially poor families who are struggling to fight against this pandemic, Musicians Guild stated. In this one hour
  • Vin Diesel talks about reported feud with Dwayne Johnson
    Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS): Vin Diesel has spoken out about the reported feud between him and Dwayne Johnson. The subject came to light in the July/August 2021 issue of Men's Health magazine, where Diesel opened up about Johnson's involvement in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, reports aceshowbiz.com. He said: "It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character (the role played by Johnson). My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist
  • Google wrongly inserts Dr Rajkumar's picture in Tamil movie's star cast
    Bengaluru, June 23 (IANS): Tech giant Google has courted a fresh controversy over wrongly inserting late Kannada thespian Dr Rajkumar's photograph for a character named 'Half Boil' in Vijay Sethupathi Tamil starrer "Vikram Vedha". Earlier, the tech giant was forced to tender a public apology on June 4, after its search engine produced results on Kannada as one of the ugliest languages in the world. Many Kannada film stars and several fans took serious object
  • Nicki Minaj defends Michael B. Jordan over name of his new rum brand
    Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS): Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan has been accused of cultural appropriation over the name of his new rum brand, and rapper Nicki Minaj has come out in defense of the actor. Jordan has named his new product J'Ouvert Rum. J'ouvert is a large street party held annually as part of Carnival in many Caribbean islands (primarily in the Lesser Antilles) and in areas where Caribbean peoples have immigrated. Reposting users' comment taking issue wit
  • Emmy Awards announce gender-neutral option for nominees and winners
    Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS): The Television Academy's Board of Governors shared the news that they have approved the gender-neutral option for nominees and winners. They confirmed nominees in the Best Actress or Best Actor honours can choose to be called a "performer" rather than an actor or an actress when the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards take place in September this year, reports aceshowbiz.com. They said in a statement on their website: "No performer category
  • Spears set to make rare remarks to conservatorship judge
    LOS ANGELES, June 23 (AP) — In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star’s money and affairs since 2008. If Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny does not make a last-minute decision Wednesday to seal the proceedings, Spears’ words will be heard in open court for the first time in the 13-year conservatorship. The hearing has been eagerly
  • George Clooney, Mindy Kaling among co-founders of film school for underserved
    Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) George Clooney, Mindy Kaling, Don Cheadle, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington are among several Hollywood personalities who will come together to co-found a film school for underserved communities next year. The institution, named Roybal School of Film and Television Production, will provide academic as well as practical lessons, and access to Hollywood stalwarts and professionals, besides an internship initiative, according to variety.com. "Our ai
  • Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso as UN Special Envoy
    Goudoubo (Burkina Faso), June 22 (AP) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has visited war-weakened Burkina Faso to show solidarity with people who continue to welcome the displaced, despite grappling with their own insecurity, and said the world isn't doing enough to help. The humanitarian crisis in the Sahel seems to me to be totally neglected. It is treated as being of little geopolitical importance," Jolie told the Associated Press. There's a bias in the way we think ab
  • K-pop band TXT: Our music embodies our stories as young people
    New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) K-pop boy band Tomorrow X Together, popularly called TXT, are known as the "it boys". They are number five on the Billboard 200 chart, and among a handful of South Korean super bands that have taken K-Pop to global high, courtesy a unique mix of foot-tapping beats and synchronised choreography. TXT are a quintet comprising Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun and Huening Kai. They made their debut in March 2019 with their maiden mini album titled &qu
  • Kylie Jenner feels closer to family now
    Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Reality TV personality and make-up mogul Kylie Jenner says she is a lot closer to her family now, after relying on her friends in the past. "This entire experience has brought me a lot closer to you guys and I appreciate you all so much more. And I feel like I did throw myself at my friends for so many years and didn't realise I have the best friends here with me," Kylie said, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She added: "But it made me --
  • Milind Soman's post lockdown plan: Ladakh 'definitely one of the first places I go'
    Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor-model-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman took to social media on Tuesday to express that he is missing one of his most favourite travel destinations, Ladakh, as he is unable to travel during the second wave of the Covidpandemic. Milind shared that he misses the momos, butter tea, long treks in the purple mountains, and the local people of Ladakh who greet him with a smile on their face! He also expressed a desire that Ladakh will be among the first places h
  • Rakul Preet Singh: 'Work mode is happy mode'
    Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh is back to work and calls it her happy mode. Rakul on Tuesday posted a video on her Instagram Story, where she is seen getting her hair and make-up done. Alongside the image, she wrote: "Work mode is happy mode." The actress did not share what she was shooting for or other details. On the work front, Rakul's latest release was the digital film "Sardar Ka Grandson" co-starring Arjun Kapoor and Neena Gupta.
  • TaFMA to set up in-house studio at RCEMPA
    Our Correspondent Kohima | June 21 Connecting fellow musicians and stakeholders of the music and arts industry in Nagaland on the occasion of World Music Day on June 21, Theja Meru, advisor Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA) today said that despite the very difficult and depressing times in the wake of COVID 19 pandemic, “our Naga musicians and artists have risen to the challenge, and have been extraordinary in terms of creativity and content-especially through digital a
  • Khloe Kardashian: I've had one nose job
    Mumbai, June 21 (IANS): American reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has opened up about going under the knife, saying that she has had a nose job once. During part two of the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" reunion, host Andy Cohen asked Khloe what false claims she has heard the most about herself. Khloe replied that speculation about plastic surgery is always something that annoys her. "For me, everyone says, 'Oh my gosh, she's had her third face transp
  • Big B's family priest involved in clash with police
    Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), June 21 (IANS): Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's family priest, who has also reportedly performed 'pujas' for the Gandhi family, was allegedly beaten up during a scuffle between priests and the police at the Vindhyavasini temple in Vindhyachal area. A video of the incident has gone viral. According to reports, the clash took place on Sunday after the district magistrate of Chandauli district and his family were escorted to the temple by the
  • Hot on OTT: Coming up this week (June 20-June 26)
    New Delhi, June 20 (IANS): Here's a look at highlight films, shows and series that are scheduled to drop in the digital space this week. EVIL Season 2 (series on Voot, June 20) Cast: Katja Herbers, Mike Colter Created by: Robert King and Michelle King The American horror series is about a psychologist and a priest who investigate paranormal events occurring in the church, and try to deduce logical explanations behind all that goes on. IN THE DARK Season 3 (series on Voot
  • Dick Van Dyke, 95, looks forward to turning 100
    Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS): Actor Dick Van Dyke, 95, is determined to make it to his milestone birthday in 2025. "The point is to enjoy. I'm looking forward to 100. George Burns made it and I'm gonna do it too!" Van Dyke told Closer US magazine. "The song says, 'I hope I die before I get old'. I thought, what a sad thing. Old age can be a great time!" The "Mary Poppins" star has no plans to retire and would like to return to the s
  • Father’s Love: Alobo Naga releases Sümi song dedicated to fathers
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 19   “You were there from the beginning, Created in God's own image, I saw the Lord in my father's eyes, Just like our Father in heaven... Nothing compares with what you teach. It always counsels and guides us. Just as mountains surround Jerusalem, the father's love protects us. Listening my father's prayer, my flesh and soul rejoices and is at peace.”   These are the words of dedication composed
  • Kris Jenner: Kourtney the toughest among the sisters to manage
    Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS): Television personality Kris Jenner, who is also the manager of her children's career, says her eldest daughter Kourtney Kardashian, is the toughest to manage. Host Andy Cohen asked Kris during the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" reunion: "Who's the hardest (to manage)? Who gives you the most lip?" Kris said it was Kourtney, adding she could be stubborn and difficult to deal with. She said: "I don't want to do
  • ‘One North East’ virtual concert on June 21
    On the occasion of World Music Day (June 21), Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA), Nagaland in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Guwahati will be hosting the 2nd edition of ‘One North East’, a one-of-its kind virtual concert with eight artistes from across Northeast of India after a successful show last year. The concert will feature Padmashri Guru Rewben Mashangva from Manipur, MTV EMA Best Indian Act winner Meba from Meghalaya, Chorun Mug