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‘Midway’ defeats ‘Doctor Sleep’ in surprise Box Office upset

LOS ANGELES,  – In a surprise box office win, Roland Emmerich’s World War II epic “Midway” took down the competition in North America to land in first place with $17.5 million.Heading into the weekend, Warner Bros.’ Stephen King adaptation “Doctor Sleep” was widely expected to take the top prize, but the R-rated sequel to 1980’s “The Shining” debuted at No. 2 with a slumbering $14.1 million from 3,855 venues, nearly half of studio projections. With lackluster ticket sales across domestic box office charts, ticket sales were down over 26% from the same weekend last year, according to Comscore.

Taylor Swift, Andrew Lloyd Webber write new ‘Cats’ song for musical film

LONDON: American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber have written a new song for the film adaptation of hit musical Cats, which will be performed by ballerina Francesca Hayward in the highly-anticipated movie.Beautiful Ghosts will also be sung by Swift, who stars as Bombalurina in her first film role, over the end credits.

Farhan Saeed’s Facebook account and page hacked

LAHORE (DNA) – Pakistani famous singer-actor Farhan Saeed has requested all his fans to report his Facebook account after his profile and page has gotten hacked by some anonymous users.‘Suno Chanda’ actor took to Instagram and epressed, “My personal Facebook and my Facebook page both have been hacked since yesterday. Please report. To hacker, I am sure it’s a great source of fun for you but this is one sacred means for an artist to be in touch with his/her fans and it takes a lot of hard work to build all this. Kindly stop doing this.”Many heart-broken fans reacted to his post and expressed.

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”.