NCB nabs 6 more Mumbai drug peddlers
Continuing its crackdown on the drugs trade in Mumbai as part of the probe into the narcotics angle in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested six more drug peddlers, an official said here on Friday.
SSR case: HC adjourns hearing on bail pleas
The Bombay High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on bail pleas of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's aide Samuel Miranda and two others, arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drugs case related to the actor's death. Justice Sarang Kotwal said drug trafficking was a serious issue and the NCB can probe a person even if no drugs have been recovered from him.
Out-of-work film and TV companies want Ottawa's help getting COVID-19 insurance
News/Canada: Hundreds of productions and thousands of entertainment jobs are on hold because the federal government has yet to intervene and help them get COVID-19 insurance, say two Canadian film and television organizations.
Bolly Buzz: Celebs who made headlines today
Like every day, we bring you the top headlines of the day from the tinsel town. From a wax statute created in the memory of Sushant Singh Rajput to Kriti Sanon and Sunny Leone sharing cryptic posts on social media, we have got you covered. ETimes brings a new segment Bolly Buzz which goes beyond the usual mix of news and gossip to give all its readers a roundup of trending stories of the day.
Hollywood: Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein stripped of UK honor
HollyWood|: Britain on Friday stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the UK film industry. Weinstein, 68, was given the honor in 2004. The 68-year-old former Hollywood producer was convicted earlier this year of rape and sexual assault against two women and sentenced to 23 years in prison. ALSO SEE 'Top Gun' helmet and 'Alien' spaceship in Hollywood props auction #ChallengeAccepted: From Bollywood to Hollywood celebrities share their black-and-white pictures on Insta to show support for each other UAE's Mars Mission: Revisiting 12 movies set on the red planet Hollywood: From Adele to Rebel Wilson, 9 celebrity transformations that will leave you slack jawed Accusations by dozens of women in 2017 led to the end of his career and helped spur #MeToo _ a global movement demanding that powerful men be held accountable for their sexual misconduct. "The Queen has directed that the appointment of Harvey Weinstein to be an Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated January 19 2004, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order,'' according to a notice in The Gazette, the UK's official public record. The forfeiture committee can remove a honor, with the approval of the queen. Once one of the most powerful people in Hollywood, Weinstein's credits include "The English Patient", "Good Will Hunting,'' and "Shakespeare In Love.''
Manjinder’s complaint against KJo sent to NCB
Former MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa has filed a complaint with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) appealing to launch a probe into an alleged ‘drug party’ reportedly hosted by Karan Johar in 2019. The video features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Zoya Akhtar among others.
Throwback: Deepika's style game is on point
Deepika Padukone likes to experiment with her looks. The actress is known for her impeccable style sense. Be it her airport looks or red carpet appearances, she knows how to make our heads turn. Recently, we stumbled upon throwback pictures of the actress from London. The photos were shared by a fan page dedicated to Deepika's name.
Spice Girls might reboot debut single 'Wannabe' for 25th anniversary gala
HollyWood|: The popular band Spice Girls is said to be planning big for their 25th anniversary. Plans include a reboot of their debut song, Wannabe, which was one of the biggest pop tracks of the nineties. "The Spice Girls were hoping to hit the road in 2021 to mark their big anniversary but now it's not possible because of the pandemic," a source said, reports thesun.co.uk. ALSO SEE Look: People enjoying the 2020 Beijing International Light Festival Mariah Carey to LANY: 9 more albums releasing in 2020 'Bill & Ted Face the Music': All you need to know about the Keanu Reeves comedy Chinese metal bands turn up the volume as live venues reopen "They're all in touch weekly and are trying to come up with new ideas on how they can do something special to mark the big day. Mel C suggested doing something around 'Wannabe' including the idea of possibly re-working the video for social media. There are so many options and nothing is off-limits. They want to give the fans something special," added the source. "Wannabe", released in 1996, was the bestselling song of the group, which currently consists of Mel C, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Mel B. Victoria Beckham was also part of the group but it is "exceedingly unlikely" that she will be involved in the celebrations.
COVID-19: Bollywood actor Varun Badola tests negative after wife Rajeshwari tests positive
BollyWood|: After actress Rajeshwari Sachdev tested Covid positive, her husband, actor Varun Badola, had himself tested. His report is negative. "I took the Covid test after my wife tested positive. Just received my result and it is negative. A big thank you to all who prayed for my good health. Your wishes do not just keep me going, but alive too," Varun wrote on Instagram. ALSO SEE From Priyanka Chopra to Akshay Kumar, Bollywood stars mourn the loss of former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Sushant Singh Rajput death: Why Rhea Chakraborty has Bollywood divided Actress Kangana Ranaut wages war on drugs, Bollywood, Twitter How and why these top Bollywood actors faded into oblivion? He also gave an update on Rajeshwari's health. "My wife Rajeshwari is doing fine. Waiting for her to recover," Varun added. Reportedly, Badola, who has been shooting for his show "Mere Dad Ki Dulhan", might take a break from work. "Hello Everyone! Ho gaya ji humko bhi... I've tested positive for Covid- 19. Got myself tested when I started showing a few symptoms and have isolated plus quarantined myself at home. I am under the doctor's Supervision and all seems in control," Rajeshwari had announced on social media on Thursday.
Adhyayan doesn’t want to talk about Kangana
Adhyayan Suman said that whatever he had to say, he has said it already and he doesn’t want to say anything further on this topic. According to him, Kangana has her own set of battles and he has his own. She has her own journey and he has his own.
DJ Jazzy Jeff talks 'Fresh Prince' reunion, mansion rental
HollyWood|: Los Angeles : DJ Jazzy Jeff knew "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'' made a mark in television history after filming six seasons during the mid-'90s, but he thought the show's popularity would eventually fizzle out at some point. So far, that hasn't happened. The NBC sitcom starring Will Smith has grown more popular over three decades with the help of its catchy theme song, enduring social themes and comedy. The show starred Smith as a street-smart teen from Philadelphia who moved into his aunt and uncle's home in the wealthy Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. ALSO SEE Bollywood and Hollywood: 9 movies to watch on Indian Teacher's Day 10 Bollywood and Hollywood couples who’ve stood the test of time Chadwick Boseman: From Disha Patani to Kim Kardashian West, Bollywood and Hollywood took to social media to mourn From James Brown to Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman’s life in films DJ Jazzy Jeff played the recurring role of Smith's best friend named Jazz. The show also starred Tatyana Ali, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and James Avery, who played Uncle Phil. The show became a cultural phenomenon, and now it's being celebrated in a variety of ways. The original cast of ``The Fresh Prince'' will reunite for the show's 30th anniversary, which will air on HBO Max around Thanksgiving. The unscripted special will take a look back on the impact of the series since it debuted in 1990. Separately, Los Angeles County residents will have a chance to stay at the show's iconic mansion _ which is located in Brentwood, not Bel-Air _ through Airbnb. The master wing of the home will be available to rent for five one-night stays starting in early October at the affordable rate of $30, to celebrate the anniversary. Mega-fans might even book DJ Jazzy Jeff for a virtual mixing lesson at the mansion. In a recent interview, DJ Jazzy Jeff spoke about the show's relevance, his fondest memories on set and his virtual deejay experience being offered for those staying at "The Fresh Prince'' mansion. Are you surprised by how relevant the show still is today? Jeff: I grew up with my favorite TV shows, and at a point in time, they just kind of faded away. So for 30 something years, I'm wondering, `Is this the year ``Fresh Prince'' is going to fade away?' Not because you want it to, but because of the natural laws of things. For this show to jump from one generation to another _ there are fans that weren't even born when the show came on. You can't plan that. What brought the cast together? Jeff: Once quarantine happened, and we were on lockdown, Will (Smith) came up with the idea of getting the cast together on a Zoom call. That was the tipping point. People were like `Oh my God, all of them are there. All of them are having conversations.' That's what got the ball rolling. Did things come together fairly quickly after the call? Jeff: I know we did the Zoom call and then all of a sudden, we got a call like `Hey, we're doing this reunion. And you got to come to L.A.' I was like `OK, we're all coming?' I think through the lock down, we didn't know what we were allowed to do or what was going to happen. But it was absolutely amazing the amount of safety precautions that they took to get everybody together. I'm sure you was nervous about hopping on a flight, especially after you were diagnosed with the coronavirus then beat it? Jeff: This was the first time I got on a plane since the last time when I got sick. So I was freaking out. But after speaking to people who have traveled.... It was easily the easiest trip that I have ever taken in my life. What were your fondest memories from the show? Jeff: We were family. We all hung out in each other's dressing room and laughed and joked. James Avery, rest in peace, he was a humongous jazz head. He would give me CDs every week. He was the one that would tell me about traveling. So to have that type of relationship, especially with me being the person who was the most non-traditional actor on that show, I felt extremely comfortable. What can people expect from your hour-long Airbnb experience? Jeff: Under normal circumstances, I might have been in the house with two turntables. But we're going to take this virtual and invite some people in. I'm going to give you the running of the ropes of how it's done, the equipment that you use. I think with the current state of the world, these virtual experiences are incredible because it kind of puts you in the place with the person. They can go through step-by-step of how you do what you do. What did it mean for you and Smith to take the photo together in front of the mansion? Jeff: For us to stand on our step, you're sitting back saying `Yo, 30 years is a longtime.' My kid wasn't born 30 years ago. But to kind of take people down this journey, it's incredible. It gives us a level of appreciation of what we've done and how far we've come.