Monday did not begin on a happy note for author Alice Munro's fans. At around 6 am in the morning, a now-suspended account on Twitter, passing off as Munro’s publishers McClelland & Stewart (@McClellandNews), declared that the Canadian had passed away at 89. And that's not where it stopped, it continued to falsely quote the Nobel laureate's daughter, Sheila Munro, further offering a word of confirmation. Thankfully for her fans, the news was a hoax. Hours later, it was confirmed that the post was created by Italian journalist Tomasso Debenedetti, a repeat offender in the industry for spreading fake news about celebrity deaths. On Twitter, the account was quickly shut down for violating its rules, and currently reads, "Account suspended". Fans of the Man Booker Prize winner, including authors like Guy Gavriel Kay, who earlier expressed grief on losing the "master of the modern short story", heaved a sigh of relief when the news was declared fake. While some were spotted … [Read more...] about Alice Munro is alive: Author’s death hoax was the act of an Italian journalist
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Singer Katy Perry accidentally shared a private racy message for actor Orlando Bloom on Instagram.The Firework hitmaker left a racy comment on the British actor’s post of a video promoting his play Killer Joe, reports aceshowbiz.com.“I need a season pass for that a**,” she jokingly wrote. Perry actually did not mean to share with the public. Instead of quickly deleting her first comment, the 33-year-old singer cheekily added, “Oops I meant to send that to you privately.”She is apparently trying to keep the spark alive since they rekindled their romance earlier this year. After being spotted vacationing together in the Maldives in January and sightseeing in Prague in March, Perry publicly confirmed that she’s “not single” on American Idol.(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.) … [Read more...] about Katy Perry accidentally posts racy private message for Orlando Bloom on Instagram
India’s longest-serving woman prisoner, Nalini Sriharan, 52, came out on parole for 30 days from Vellore Central Prison on Thursday morning. This is the first time that Nalini has come out of prison on an ordinary parole since her arrest in June 1991, 28 years ago. Brief emergency paroles granted to her in the past have lasted only a few hours — once for her brother’s wedding, and on another occasion after her father’s death in 2016. Nalini was granted parole after her petition, in which she said she had to make arrangements for the wedding of her daughter, was accepted by the Madras High Court. Nalini’s daughter Harithra, a medical practitioner, lives in London. With her mother and family Instead of coming to her Royapettah home in Chennai city, Nalini will be living in Vellore during the parole period. Her lawyers said they have rented a house for her to spend a month along with her mother Padmavathi. Harithra, who was born in the prison, is expected to … [Read more...] about Explained: For the first time in 28 yrs, Rajiv case convict Nalini gets regular parole. What now?
Bollywood biopic "PM Narendra Modi" will hit the theatres on May 24, after the Lok Sabha Election results are announced, the makers said on Friday. The film, on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was stopped just a night before its worldwide release on April 11 when the parliamentary polls kicked off. The Election Commission said that any material which disturbs a level playing field should not be allowed. Producer Sandip Ssingh said: "As a responsible citizen, we respect the law of the country. After a lot of discussions and given the curiosity and excitement about the film, we have decided to release the film immediately after the Lok Sabha Election results (to be announced on May 23). "We will now release our film on May 24." Since the election end on May 19, Ssingh said it will "only have 4 days promotions before its release". Modi biopic: Supreme Court refuses to interfere; film to release after Lok Sabha elections "I hope now nobody will have any problem with the film … [Read more...] about ‘PM Narendra Modi’ to release on May 24, after the Lok Sabha Election results are announced!
Next Raja Sen Thanks to last year's ridiculously successful Avengers movie, the time for the all-star multi-superhero blockbuster is well and truly here.The Usual Suspects and the great first two X:Men movies, returns to the franchise with this time-straddling film that reunites the younger, formative mutants of X:Men First Class with the older lot we first met in Singer's films.More thrillingly still, fans of striking blue shapeshifter Mystique will get to see both her young (Jennifer Lawrence) and older (Rebecca Romijn), um, avatars.Click Next to watch the trailer. Image: Hugh Jackman as Wolverine Tags: Hugh Jackman , Halle Berry , Ian McKellen , Rebecca Romijn , Bryan Singer Next Prev More The trailer kicks off with an eye and a proposal, after which, amid much dramatically explosive action, the gang shows up.It ends on the older Xavier telling the younger Xavier that "we need you to hope again."The stakes are … [Read more...] about Like X-Men: Days Of Future Past trailer? Tell us!