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Fire and thread: Bayeux-inspired ‘Game of Thrones’ tapestry unveiled in France

BAYEUX, France (DNA) – The French town of Bayeux has been home for nearly a millennium to a tapestry depicting a bloody battle for power.Now it has another.An exhibition featuring a tapestry illustrating the events of hit HBO TV show “Game of Thrones” opened in Bayeux, Normandy, on Friday – just down the road from the museum where its eleventh century inspiration is housed.The tapestry was created in Northern Ireland, one of the principal filming locations for the series. Around 30 stitchers worked for some 1,500 hours on the stretch of linen, which begins with King Robert Baratheon visiting the Starks in Winterfell.

Sarah Palin’s husband seeks divorce, Alaska court filing suggests

ANCHORAGE (DNA) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, and her husband, Todd, appear headed for divorce after more than 30 years of marriage, state court records showed.A divorce complaint, quietly entered in Alaska Superior Court on Friday, cryptically bears only the initials of the two parties – SLP for Sarah Louise Palin and TMP for Todd Mitchell Palin – rather than their names, as well as their matching birth dates, according to the Anchorage court docket.

Akcent trolls India in ‘Defence Day’ wish to Pakistan

LAHORE (DNA) – Famous Romanian pop band, Akcent, (Sept 6) wished Pakistan the Defence Day in an unique and hilarious way by trolling India with the famous catchphrase of formerly detained Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot, “Tea is fantastic”.Adrian Sina of Akcent took to Facebook and post a picture expressing, “Happy Defence Day Pakistan and Tea was fantastic”, which triggered many Indians and made Pakistani users blossom over the witty wish by the renowned pop band.Akcent is mostly known for its utterly famous hits like “That’s My Name”, “Love Stoned”, “Stay With Me”, “My Passion” and many others while Akcent has also performed concerts in Pakistan numerous times.

Woody Allen film given big stage at Deauville festival

DEAUVILLE (DNA) – Woody Allen’s new romantic comedy “A Rainy Day in New York” will open the American Film Festival in the French resort of Deauville on Friday, giving the film, whose release was cancelled in the US, a major European stage.Amazon, which had agreed to distribute the film in the United States, dropped it over allegations that the Oscar-winning director abused his daughter.But Bruno Barde, director of the Deauville festival, which was launched in 1975 as a celebration of American cinema, has praised the feature as a “very energetic, very funny film”.

Serena concludes Season 3 of Sarangi music competition

ISLAMABAD, AUG 30 (DNA) -Serena Hotels concluded the Sarangi Music Competition, Season 3. The star-studded ceremony was held at the Sheesh Mahal hall of the hotel where various members of the diplomatic corps, business community and Islamabad society gathered to hear the shortlisted contestants.Sarangi, which was launched in October 2017 is a part of Serena Hotel’s Cultural Diplomacy Initiative which aims to protect and promote the cultural heritage of Pakistan by encouraging young talents and giving them an opportunity to become the nation’s rising star.

Rape rows risk taking sheen off starry Venice film festival

VENICE (DNA) – The star-studded Venice film festival opens Wednesday with a row raging about the inclusion of controversial directors Roman Polanski and Nate Parker.With only two women directors out of 21 in the running for its Golden Lion top prize, campaigners have lashed the festival — now the launchpad for the Oscars.Director Alberto Barbera said last year that he would rather quit the 11-day event — where three of the last five Oscar best picture winners were premiered — than give in to pressure for quotas.But feminist critics have only upped their attacks, accusing the festival of “almost comically scant levels of self-awareness”.

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth split after six months of marriage!

Hollywood’s power couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have decided to call it quits after just six months of their marriage.The duo that has been together for the last ten years are headed to a split, their representatives confirmed.The devastating news has come as a major shock to Cyrus and Hemsworth’s fans.Revealing as to what led the couple to call it quits, Elle said, “They had been struggling for a while, but distance and different career priorities ultimately led them to drift apart,” the publication quoted a source as saying.“They have been trying to make it work for months now but haven’t felt they were connecting on the level they were feeling when they got married last year,” E!‘s source said. “It’s been a rough year.”