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Rachel McAdams to star in HBO’s ‘True Detective’ LOS ANGELES: Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have joined the cast for the second season of HBO crime thriller ‘True Detective’.The three will join two previously announced stars, Irish actor Colin Farrell and U.S. actor Vince Vaughn, in the eight-part miniseries, which was a big hit for HBO earlier this year and received five Primetime Emmy awards. The second season is in production in California and revolves around three police officers, a career criminal and a murder, HBO said.Farrell will play compromised detective Ray Velcoro, and Vaughn will star as criminal mastermind Frank Semyon in the series. HBO said the 36-year-old 'The Notebook' actress, would play an uncompromising and ethical sheriff, while actor Kitsch will play a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer.‘Fast & Furious’ director Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes. A premiere date for the second season has not been announced.The first season of ‘True ...

Pakistani designer Maheen Khan’s design to feature in ‘Cindrella’ Pakistani fashion designer Maheen Khan’s innovative design has landed in Hollywood in an upcoming fairytale movie ‘Cindrella’. In a recently released trailer of Disney movie ‘Cinderella’, you may notice the intricately embroidered coats worn by the male leads. That’s Maheen Khan’s handiwork. Khan has been known for her intrusive details about traditional embellishments and embroidery which she does under the brand name of ‘Gulabo’. Collaboration between Khan and BAFTA-award winning costume designer Diane Holmes has ...

Idris Elba to play baddie in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Hollywood actor Idris Elba will star as the powerful villain in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, this is the third installment of X-Men series based on the Marvel Comics.According to media reports, Elba is said to be one of the three actors being considered for the negative role in the Bryan Singer movie. If Elba’s name has been finalised, he will step in the role of Apocalypse, an ancient and immortal mutant. Previously, It had been reported that ...

Obama professes love for Meryl Streep U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed his admiration for Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep while giving her a highest civilian honour in the White House, Washington D.C. Obama praised the 18 artists, activists and politicians receiving ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ at a White House ceremony on Monday. While honouring the American actress with the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ he confessed openly that he loves her.He said, “I love Meryl Streep. Her husband knows I love ...

An average ‘Coke Studio Season 7’ comes to an end Coke Studio season 7 produced by a Pakistani band ‘Strings’ has now come to an end. Coke Studio has been popular throughout the country for its fusion of different Pakistani cultures including sufi, eastern classical, folk, qawwali and bhangra. The latest season Coke Studio didn’t create much impact on the audience and has garnered mixed response. According to local media reports, they played it safe; so safe that there were no cross-genre collaborations. Sajjad Ali ...

Dilip Kumar death hoax goes viral Bollywood veteran actor Dilip Kumar fallen prey to death hoax yesterday. False news about Dilip Kumar passed away in Mumbai Lilavati hospital spread like wildfire in social networking sites. According to Indian media reports, Dilip Kumar who has recently attended the wedding reception of Salman Khan’s sister Arpita, seemed to be in the pink of his health during the event. However, rumours of his death started doing the rounds only two days later.However, Bollywood Big ...

'Casablanca' piano sold for $3.4mn at US auction NEW YORK: The painted upright piano that adorned Rick's Cafe in the classic movie "Casablanca" fetched $3.4 million at auction Monday after a frenzied sale in New York.The orange piano -- on which Sam (Dooley Wilson) famously plays "As Time Goes By" at the request of his one-time love Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) -- was among 200 items from Hollywood's golden age that went under the hammer at Bonham's in New York. The piano featured prominently ...


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