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Beatles album cover photographer Freeman dies

WT24 Desk Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define The Beatles’ mop top look on their early album covers, has died, the legendary Liverpool band said Saturday. He was 82, AFP reports. “Besides being a great professional he was imaginative and a true original thinker,” Paul McCartney wrote in a blog post. “I will miss this wonderful man but will always ...

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Disney beats forecasts ahead of streaming launch

WT24 Desk Walt Disney Co. on Thursday reported better-than-expected quarterly results, fuelled by the release of blockbuster films “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” as it prepared for its new streaming television service, AFP reports. Disney profit in the recently ended quarter was $1.05 billion, down from $2.3 billion a year ago, on revenue that grew 34 per cent to $19.1 ...

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Bangabandhu could move people, had vision

Shashi Tharoor reflects on Bangabandhu’s leadership at DLF 2019 WT24 Desk As part of the Dhaka Lit Fest 2019, a discussion on Friday commemorated the works of Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his role as a phenomenal leader of postcolonial era, Agencies report. The discussion took place at Abdul Karim Shahitya Bisharad auditorium in Bangla Academy where ...

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Shakira losing voice was ‘darkest moment’ of her life

WT24 Desk Colombian superstar Shakira says temporarily losing her voice two years ago was “the darkest moment” of her life, and which affected her “deeply”, AFP reports.In November 2017 the three-time Grammy winner was forced to postpone her hip-shaking “El Dorado World Tour” for seven months after suffering a hemorrhage on her right vocal cord.“It affected me deeply, there is ...

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If Kareena was stuck in a lift with Ranbir’s exes, Alia

WT24 Desk If it comes to getting stuck in a situation with the subject of cousin Ranbir Kapoor and his romances, Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor would sure know how to find her way out. Literally, and with tongue firmly in cheek, IANS reports. In Sydney to unveil the trophies of the upcoming T20 World Cup for men and women, Kareena ...

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Movie on ‘comfort women’ back to Japan festival

WT24 Desk A film festival in suburban Tokyo will show a documentary on the highly controversial issue of Japan’s wartime military brothels, organisers said Sunday after coming under fire for dropping the movie, AFP reports. The film’s screening was cancelled last week after concerns over the safety of volunteers and objections from local officials. But the decision was reversed after ...

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Rise of streaming no threat for theatre

WT24 Desk In his 60 years in the movie theater business in rural South Dakota, Jeff Logan has heard his share of gloomy predictions before, some of them long before the streaming era, AFP reports. Back in the 1970s, the arrival of cable network HBO was seen as a potential death knell, hitting ticket sales as subscribers paid to get ...

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Shahid Kapoor taking cricket lessons for ‘Jersey’

WT24 Desk Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is preparing hard for the Hindi remake of Telegu film “Jersey”. He has started training to hone his cricketing skills for the role of a cricketer in the movie, IANS reports. Talking about the film, Shahid said: “It took me some time to decide what to do next after ‘Kabir Singh’. But the minute ...

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GoT prequel announced

WT24 Desk A prequel series to global TV phenomenon “Game of Thrones” has been ordered, WarnerMedia announced Tuesday, as it set out launch details for its new HBO Max streaming service, AFP report. The new show in George RR Martin’s fictional world of Westeros will take place 300 years prior to fantasy epic “Thrones” and will be called “House of ...

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