Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LOS ANGELES: Legendary actress Lauren Bacall, an icon of Hollywood´s golden age who lit up the silver screen in a series of classic movies opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart, died Tuesday aged 89. “With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” the Bogart estate confirmed in a brief statement on Twitter. US media reports said Bacall died after... 

Pop icon Prince blasts music bosses always at beach

Posted by on May 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LOS ANGELES: US pop icon Prince fueled his long-running feud with music industry bosses Monday, slamming them for being “always at the beach,” while hard-working artists make fortunes for them. The 55-year-old, who only weeks ago agreed a new deal with Warner Bros and who is due to release a new studio album, said he has had enough of record label supremos living the good life on the back of musicians. The... 

Mandela actors hail icon as new film tipped for boost

Posted by on Dec 06, 2013 | Leave a Comment

LOS ANGELES: Morgan Freeman, who played Nelson Mandela in the Oscar-nominated film “Invictus” after being chosen by the icon himself as his favored actor, hailed the late South African leader Thursday as a “giant” of the 20th century. The anti-apartheid hero was also praised in Hollywood by the star of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” — a just-released movie whose fortunes could... 

Spanish actress and Hollywood icon Sara Montiel dies at 85

Posted by on Apr 08, 2013 | Leave a Comment

MADRID: Sara Montiel, the first Spanish actress to make it in Hollywood and best known for her roles in international blockbusters such as “Vera Cruz”, died at home in Madrid on Monday aged 85, her family said. One of Spain’s most loved actresses, Montiel made her on-screen debut in her mid-teens after winning a beauty contest whose prize was a film role in “Te quiero para mi”. This lead... 

Boxing icon Ali in critical condition

Posted by on Feb 06, 2013 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been admitted to a hospital in United States as brother of the former heavyweight champion fears Ali could be dead in days. Ali celebrated his 71st birthday last month. He has been suffering from Parkinson disease for the last 30 years. It’s a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination. Ali’s brother... 

Son of late icon Kennedy may run for US Senate

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: A son of late political icon Edward Kennedy is considering a run for the US senate seat in Massachusetts — the same state his late father represented as a popular US lawmaker for nearly five decades, US media reported Sunday. Edward Kennedy Jr, 51, commonly referred to as “Teddy,” is giving serious consideration to running for the US Senate seat that John Kerry will vacate if he is confirmed... 

Hollywood icon gets biggest makeover for 35 years

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 | Leave a Comment

LOS ANGELES: The iconic Hollywood sign overlooking Tinseltown is getting its biggest renovation for 35 years, ahead of its 90th birthday next year. Workers are using window-cleaner style platforms as they strip down the 50-foot (15-meter) tall letters, powerwash the corrugated iron and apply nearly 400 gallons of fresh paint, organizers said. The operation, which started earlier this month, will take eight to 10 weeks... 

Bollywood icon Yash Chopra passes away

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

MUMBAI: Legendary Indian director, producer and screen writer Yash Chopra passed away here at the age of 80. Chopra had been diagnosed with Dengue and admitted in hospital. He setup his own production house ‘Yash Raj Films’ in 1971 and produced several hit films such as Silsila, Lamhe, Dil to Pagal Hai just to name a few. Chopra leaves behind a wife and two sons. He was born in Lahore in 1932. View full... 

Myanmar icon Suu Kyi lands in Ireland with U2s Bono

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: Aung San Suu Kyi landed in Ireland on Monday, with U2 star Bono by her side for a flying visit on her European tour that was to see her pick up a prize honouring her unwavering commitment to human rights. Myanmar’s democracy icon flew into Dublin with the Irish singer on his private jet, after the pair co-hosted a panel at a peace forum in Oslo, where Suu Kyi has herself received a rock star welcome from... 

Flowers, tributes as Apple fans mourn icon

Posted by on Oct 06, 2011 | Leave a Comment

In front of the Apple store in Soho, Gregory Littley places two roses and a candle on the sidewalk — next to his iPhone with “We will miss you Steve Jobs” typed on its screen. View full post on DAWN.COM | Latest news, Breaking news, Pakistan News, World news, business, sport and multimedia  Read More →


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