Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large
Jay Kay, the frontman of the British band Jamiroquai. AFP
Jay Kay, the frontman of the British band Jamiroquai. AFP

Jamiroquai coming to Dubai

Plus: Sanjay Dutt says no to Dubai film premiere; J Lo unaware of Turkmenistan rights issues; Hrithik and Katrina reunite for Bang Bang; Pharrell Williams sues will.i.am.

Jamiroquai and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers have been added to the Sandance bill. The seminal funk groups join The Killers, Of Monsters and Men and The Wailers when the event returns to Atlantis, The Palm on November 15. Nile Rodgers is currently experiencing a career resurgence after collaborating with Daft Punk in their worldwide smash hit Get Lucky. As well as topping numerous charts, Get Lucky was the first single this year to sell one million copies. Jamiroquai are no strangers to the UAE having performed at an F1 gig in Abu Dhabi in 2009. – The National staff

Sanjay Dutt says no to Dubai film premiere

The actor Sanjay Dutt, currently serving a three-and-a-half-year term in prison for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, has asked Rahul and TP Aggarwal, the producers of his new film Policegiri, to not push through with plans to premiere the film in Dubai, reported Bollywood Hungama. Rahul said: “Sanjay wrote a letter to Manayata [Dutt’s wife] saying that we should not spend money on holding the film’s premiere overseas and, instead, organise a charity event in Mumbai for Uttarakhand’s flood victims.” TP Aggarwal said: “Sanjay’s suggestion has moved us and, besides the charity show, we will also donate the producers’ share from collections of the first show in Maharashtra.” There also are plans to screen the film at Yerawada Jail, where Dutt is imprisoned. The action drama Policegiri, which also stars Prachi Desai and Prakash Raj, will be released in UAE cinemas tomorrow. – The National staff

J?Lo unaware of Turkmenistan rights issues

Jennifer Lopez would not have performed a private concert in Turkmenistan had she known about charges of human rights violations in the Central Asian nation, her publicist said. Human rights campaigners criticised Lopez for performing at the concert attended by the Turkmen president Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on Saturday. Lopez came under particular scrutiny after singing Happy Birthday to Berdymukhamedov at the event. “The event was vetted by her representatives, had there been knowledge of human-rights issues of any kind, Jennifer would not have attended,” Lopez’s publicist said in a statement. – Reuters

Hrithik and Katrina reunite for Bang Bang

After Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif will feature together in the forthcoming film Bang Bang, reported Bollywood Celebden. Directed by Siddarth Anand, Bang Bang is a remake of the 2010 Hollywood movie Knight and Day, which starred Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise. Sources say that portions of the film were shot in Thailand and Greece. The action comedy, which also stars the veteran actor Danny Denzongpa, is scheduled for release on May 1. – The National staff

Pharrell Williams sues will.i.am

Pharrell Williams filed a lawsuit on Monday asking a US court to rule he has not violated any trademark that will.i.am owns for the phrase “I AM”. The lawsuit said that will.i.am, whose real name is William Adams, has repeatedly sent letters to Williams demanding he stop using versions of the phrase “I AM” on a website he founded, iamother.com. The lawsuit asked the court to declare that the phrase “I Am Other” does not “infringe, dilute or unfairly compete” with will.i.am. – Reuters

artslife@thenational.ae

Follow us on Facebook for discussions, entertainment, reviews, wellness and news.

twitter Follow us @LifeNationalUAE

Back to the top

More articles


Editor's Picks

 Hajer Almosleh, the winner of the last year's short story competition, at her home in Dubai. Duncan Chard for the National

Get involved with The National’s short-story competition

Writers have two weeks to craft a winning submission, under the title and theme "The Turning Point".

 It is believed that the desert-like planet of Tatooine is being recreated for Star Wars: Episode VII. Could that be where filming in the UAE comes in? Courtesy Lucasfilms

Could the force be with us? The search for Star Wars truth

On the hunt for the Star Wars: Episode VII set, which a growing number of people are sure is in Abu Dhabi, but no one can seem to find.

 With an estimated 18,000 comic and film fans having already paid a visit to this weekend’s Middle East Film and Comic Con, organisers are hopeful they will have surpassed last year total, of 21,000, by its close. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

In pictures: Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai

Dubai's World Trade Center was awash with people visiting this weekend’s Middle East Film and Comic Con. Here's some of our best pictures.

 Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, presents Quincy Jones with the Abu Dhabi Festival Award as the Admaf founder Hoda Al Khamis-Kanoo applauds. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Festival.

A candid talk with Quincy Jones about the UAE, Lil Wayne and the Abu Dhabi Festival award

The Abu Dhabi Festival honoree Quincy Jones discusses his legendary career as a music producer, the return of Dubai Music Week and why he can’t handle the rapper Lil Wayne.

 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Wellington Military Terminal on an RNZAF 757 from Sydney on April 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. Chris Jackson / Getty Images

In pictures: Will and Kate visit Australia and New Zealand

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge are on a tour Down Under for three weeks.

 A protester gives a victory sign during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo in November 2011. Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Street life: humanity’s future depends on ability to negotiate and sustain public space

Negotiating our ever more crowded cities and maintaining vibrant public spaces are among the major challenges facing humanity in the coming decades.

Events

To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National