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Life, songs of Dolly Parton take center stage in movie series LOS ANGELES: Dolly Parton, the busty US country star who rose out of poverty to become one of the most nominated Grammy winners, is the subject of a new movie series, NBC said Friday.The singer, songwriter and actress, 68, will be involved in the production of a yet-undetermined number of two-hour films based on her "songs, stories and inspiring life," NBC network said in a statement.The films, still a work in progress, are not meant to be biopic in nature, but will be a series of tales, NBC said."I don't know anyone in the world who doesn't love Dolly Parton and the idea of developing television movies inspired by her incredible life and the stories she has sung about for decades is exciting to all of us at NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment.A release date has not been announced and a cast yet to be chosen, NBC ...

Brad Pitt was too good for me says Gwyneth Paltrow Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that her former boyfriend Brad Pitt was extremely good for her.According to foreign media reports, Paltrow dated her ‘Seven’ co-star Brad Pitt in the mid ’90s and the couple were even engaged, but things fell apart because she wasn’t ready for marriage. She said, “I think I was a kid and I wasn’t ready. He was too good for me”, said Paltrow, who was 22 years old when she ...

 Siddharth Malhotra to celebrate his 30th birthday today Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra is all set to bring in his 30th birthday on January 16 on Friday.Young and handsome actor has proved his potential in each of his films. Malhotra has appeared in three films including ‘Student of the Year’, ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ and ‘Ek Villain’ all of which were a massive hit at the box office. ‘Ek Villain’ actor has tried to portray different characters, proving that he came to the Hindi film ...

President Obama to Host 'Selma' screening at White House President Obama is hosting the cast and crew of ‘Selma’ for a screening of the movie at the White House on Friday.As per foreign media reports, director Ava DuVernay and her cast are invited to the screening, which will take place at the White House. The film revolves around the back story of King Martin Luther Jr. voting rights march, the movie stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr.The film tells the back story ...

‘Ideas by Gul Ahmed’ opens new flagship store at Xinhua Mall Lahore Gul Ahmed has opened its flagship store ‘Ideas’ at Xinhua Mall Lahore. The store is now open for all retail customers visiting the area, providing a more convenient space at the mall. The store is also accompanying upto 70 percent discount on products for this entire month. Besides being a textile manufacturer the company also operates in the retail industry by its flagship store ‘Ideas by Gul Ahmed’. Starting from Karachi, the company has a ...

Prince William and Kate Middleton join Twitter, Instagram Young British Royals Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and Brother Prince Harry have joined social networking site Twitter and Instagram. They’ll be posting under the handle @KensingtonRoyal, as the account’s first ever tweet announces, “Hello from Kensington Palace! Welcome to our new Twitter account.” More information swiftly follows in a second tweet, “This account represents The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, follow for updates on their work and the #RoyalFoundation,” foreign ...

PNEC NUST ready to compete in ‘Shell Eco Marathon 2015’ in Philippines The Shell Eco Marathon is a global initiative taken by Shell to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportations. Automobiles alone make up 13 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions. The competition enters Asia for the sixth year, marking the 30th anniversary of the Global Shell Eco Marathon.158 student teams from 19 countries of Asia and Middle East will hit the trackinManila this year. The Shell Eco Marathon is being held at Luneta Park ...


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