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Prachi Desai says role in Azhar will be challenging

IANS   |  July 30, 2015

Actress Prachi Desai, who will portray the wife of former Indian cricket captain and politician Mohammad Azharuddin in the upcoming sports biopic Azhar, says it’s going to be a tough task.Asked how challenging would it be to play Naureen, Azharuddin’s first wife, Desai said: “It will be quite... Read more


Atlantis The Palm offer exciting scuba experience for kids

Afshan Ahmed   |  July 30, 2015

Kids can dive into a new hobby with professional scuba divers teaching them the ropes underwater at Atlantis The Palm. Dive Atlantis and Professional Association of Diving Instructors (Padi) has introduced three new dive programmes for youngsters from eight to 12 years of age, allowing them to get closer to the 65,000 ... Read more


Yas Waterworld and Make-A-Wish team up for charity duck dash

Evelyn Lau   |  July 29, 2015

For a third year running, The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Yas Waterworld teamed up to raise funds for a good cause with a charity duck race on Monday, July 27. Throughout Ramadan, rubber ducks were available to buy for Dh20 with the proceeds going toward the foundation, and buyers getting a 50 per cent discount on the... Read more


Walt Luv and Khan get Inspired on White Cube show

Saeed Saeed   |  July 29, 2015

The next instalment of the online music series Inspired is now available online. Produced by the Abu Dhabi based collective White Cube, the monthly programme brings two locally based artists from disparate genres in an attempt to create a new track within the space of six hours.Tasked with the challenge this episode... Read more


Magic Mike XXL will not release in UAE

Chris Newbould   |  July 29, 2015

Although for a brief, confusing moment it seemed that Magic Mike XXL would be getting a UAE release, a spokesman for distributor Shooting Stars, which holds the regional theatrical rights for the movie, assured us today “it 100 per cent isn’t happening”. It was hard to imagine that a sequel about... Read more


The 5 sign to Sony Music with new song out in September

Saeed Saeed   |  July 28, 2015

The 5 have signed up with Sony Music Middle East with a new single and video to be released in September. The much adored Arab boy-band and X Factor finalists have inked up a deal with the major record label in addition to hooking up with the MBC owned Platinum Records who will take care of their management.The news... Read more


Joe Taslim, Sofia Boutella join Star Trek Beyond cast

Chris Newbould   |  July 27, 2015

Joe Taslim, the star of Fast and Furious 6 and The Raid: Redemption, and Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Sofia Boutella are the latest names to be added to the cast list of the forthcoming Star Trek Beyond. No details about the roles the two will play have been released as yet, but if reports that Taslim will... Read more


35 Bill Cosby accusers tell their story with powerful magazine cover

Afshan Ahmed   |  July 27, 2015

The cover of the latest edition of New York magazine features 35 of the 46 women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault over the years. Coming on the heels of a recent report that the actor admitted to drugging a woman in 1976 in a deposition, the magazine has interviewed the women for a story titled... Read more


Tyrese returns to LA after revealing plans to build UAE film studio

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  July 26, 2015

R&B star Tyrese has wrapped up his 4-day whistle-stop tour of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The 36-year-old star was in the UAE to promote the DVD of The Fast & Furious 7 which will be available on August 12. Tyrese was active on Instagram throughout his trip, posting a selection of videos and photos chronicling his... Read more


Nawaf Al Janahi to host film making course

Chris Newbould   |  July 26, 2015

Leading Emirati director Nawaf Al Janahi is to host a three-day film making course at twofour54 Abu Dhabi’s The Space this August. The course promises to cover the ‘concepts, aesthetics and tools’ of film making, and will run from August 1-3 in Arabic and 8-10 in English. The course costs 500 AED, ... Read more