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Also, Priyanka Chopra to sing intro to NFL Network's Thursday Night Football; Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to come out in June 2015; Jimmy Kimmel admits to twerking video prank; Hindi film Grand Masti runs into trouble in northern India.

The fourth instalment of Jurassic Park titled Jurassic World is scheduled to be released in 3-D on June 12, 2015. Courtesy Universal Pictures
The fourth instalment of Jurassic Park titled Jurassic World is scheduled to be released in 3-D on June 12, 2015. Courtesy Universal Pictures

Jurassic Park 4 to be titled Jurassic World

Universal Pictures announced on Tuesday the title of the fourth instalment of Jurassic Park as well as the release date. Jurassic World will be out in 3-D on June 12, 2015. The studio has already said that the Safety Not Guaranteed filmmaker Colin Trevorrow will direct the film and Steven Spielberg will serve as the producer. Spielberg directed the first two Jurassic Park films, while the Captain America director Joe Johnston helmed the third instalment. The dinosaur franchise has grossed US$1.9 billion (Dh6.98bn) at the box office worldwide since the first film was released in 1993. - AP

Priyanka Chopra to sing intro to NFL Network's Thursday Night Football

The Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who sang the intro to last season's Thursday Night Kickoff, will sing the intro to NFL Network's Thursday Night Football this season. She replaces Cee Lo Green. Chopra's song, In My City, was used for last year's pre-games. It will be used again as the opening music when the New York Jets visit the New England Patriots on Thursday night. The song features will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas. Carrie Underwood took over the theme song for Sunday Night Football this year after Faith Hill sang it for six seasons. - AP

Kimmel admits twerking video was a prank

Jimmy Kimmel confessed to being the prankster behind a staged twerking accident video, saying his revelation might bring an end to the suggestive move. On Monday, Kimmel admitted on his ABC late-night show that he had created the YouTube clip that drew more than nine million views in less than a week. He introduced the stuntwoman Daphne Avalon, who played the fictional, ill-fated twerker Caitlin Heller. "To the conspiracy theorists on the internet who thought the video was fake, you're right: the video was fake, we made it up," Kimmel said. Hundreds of news outlets were duped into showing it, he said. Kimmel marvelled that some even pinned the blame for the mishap on Miley Cyrus, who brought twerking to the fore with her performance at last month's MTV Video Music Awards. - AP

Grand Masti stalls in northern India

India's High Court of Punjab and Haryana has stayed the release of the Bollywood film Grand Masti, scheduled to be released tomorrow, in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on the grounds of vulgar dialogues and obscene content, while noting that there were "scenes that degrade women". The movie, starring Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Manjari Fadnis is a sequel of the film Masti, which was released in 2004. - The National staff

Jury will hear case by former personal assistant against Lady Gaga in November

A one-time roommate and friend of Lady Gaga, who claimed after serving as her personal assistant for more than a year that the pop singer cheated her out of overtime wages, can tell her story to a jury in November, a judge said on Tuesday. A jury can decide whether Gaga's demands left Jennifer O'Neill any personal time or whether she was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as she claimed in her 2011 lawsuit, the US district judge Paul Gardephe said. The trial is set for November 4. "Every day is a workday for her, so every day is a workday for the rest of us," O'Neill said. "There is no, 'We're going to stay in, we're going to sleep.' There is no 'Let's put on sweatpants and go out to the movies and be girlfriends.' It doesn't work like that." In her deposition testimony, Lady Gaga had said: "You don't get a schedule. You don't get a schedule that is like you punch in and you can play at your desk for four hours and then you punch out at the end of the day. This is when I need you, you're available." - AP

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 delayed

The next instalment in Disney's Pirates of the Cari­bbean franchise will be delayed beyond its planned summer 2015 release, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer, says the decision to push Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is set to bring back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, was made because of script issues. He is hopeful that the film will be ready for summer 2016. "We have an outline everyone loves, but the script is not done," Bruckheimer said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. - The National staff

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