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Arts & Leisure - Arts

'Game of Thrones' blames delayed episodes on winter SAN DIEGO: "Game of Thrones" showrunner David Benioff told fans at Comic-Con International on Friday a delay in screening the new series had been unavoidable, because "winter is here."The hit fantasy epic has been teasing winter's arrival since its pilot episode, and with the season six finale entitled "The Winds of Winter," the camera crew has been forced to wait for colder weather. "Winter is here, and we've got to shoot in places with trees and wait for the leaves to turn," Benioff told Comic-Con's packed 6,5000-seat Hall H. He was joined at the San Diego fanfest by cast members including Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner and the departing Kristian Nairn, as well as director Miguel Sapochnik. Benioff and co-showrunner D.B. Weiss had already announced a shortened run of episodes for the final two seasons while HBO has confirmed season seven will return in the summer of 2017.The show usually premieres ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

'Bates Motel' casts Rihanna in Janet Leigh role SAN DIEGO: The horror television series "Bates Motel" has cast pop star Rihanna in its final season, the show revealed during its panel at the Comic-Con fan convention on Friday.The 28-year-old diva will play Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," executives revealed.The series is set before the events of the 1960 horror thriller, in which motel owner Norman Bates murders Crane in one of movie history's most memorable ...

Arts & Leisure - Arts

Want to make $500,000 just by tweeting random facts? Who says that social media is all fun and games; one could make a career out of it, if used properly.Meet Kris Sanchez, the founder of UberFacts, is the man earning about $500,000 a year simply by posting random facts on social media websites. As per a recently given interview on CNBC, the 25-year-old founder has amassed over 18 million followers across social media platforms i.e. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram."It's actually an interesting business model. ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Sonam says father Anil gave her confidence to shape her own future Sonam Kapoor had an aim to be like her father – Anil Kapoor – but she never really desired to become an actor. Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor expressed that her father had disconnected with her at the age of 18, giving her confidence to take her own decisions.Speaking during an interview with an Indian media outlet, she said Anil Kapoor was more of a friend than a father to her and always encouraged her to ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

Shahrukh Khan set to clash with Vidiya Balan As Shah Rukh Khan's next biggie “Raees” conflicting with Hrithik Roshan starrer “Kaabil” wasn't sufficient, here’s another film industry clash that SRK will need to manage in the not so distant future.His film with Alia Bhatt, “Dear Zindagi”, directed by Gauri Shinde is slated to release on November 25, and that is precisely the day when Vidya Balan starrer “Kahaani 2” is likewise booked to hit the theaters.Both the movies SRK competing against are touted ...

Arts & Leisure - Arts

Pokemon Go becomes the voice of Syria children The Pokemon Go craze has gripped the world, and it seems that there are some upsides to it, as a campaign has gripped the social media in which children in war-torn Syria have been pictured holding up photos of Pokémon, asking people to help them. According to The Guardian, the photos of the children are being shared by the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office, and it has been widely circulated on social media.More than ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi becomes social media sensation Following footsteps of her mother, former Bollywood star Sridevi, Jhanvi Kapoor is making a name for herself and winning hearts not on the silver screen but on the social media particularly Facebook.This has been a trend since past few years that children of renowned celebrities took to social media platform to express themselves and show off their artistic capabilities to enter the showbiz world like Amitabh’s granddaughter Navya Naveli, Shahrukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, Saif ...