x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Kate Winslet says Leonardo DiCaprio 'fatter' since Titanic

Today in Entertainment Bollywood, Katy Perry on cricket league; Karl Lagerfeld apologises to Adele; Oprah Winfrey regrets network; Alec Baldwin goes Twitter ballistic; Madonna tops Billboard charts; Coke Studio to launch in Middle East; Tom Cruise sings.

Kate Winslet says she can't stand to hear Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On from Titanic.
Kate Winslet says she can't stand to hear Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On from Titanic.

After revealing that hearing the theme from Titanic, Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On, makes her want to "throw up", Kate Winslet told the British talk show Daybreak how her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio has changed since the film's 1997 release.

"We do look very different, we're older. Leo's 37, I'm 36. You know, he's fatter now – I'm thinner," she said.

Winslet was on the show to promote Titanic 3D. She recalled her reaction viewing the new version: "After 17 minutes watching, I was literally like, oh my God, make it stop! Is that me? Somebody club out my senses!"


Bollywood, Katy Perry on cricket league

The Indian Premiere League's fifth season kicked off in Chennai on Tuesday with a Bollywood extravaganza led by Amitabh Bachchan.

Film stars dominated the proceedings, prompting Twitter criticism that the IPL opening ceremony was more of a celebrity gathering rather than a cricket tournament. Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan and the Tamil dance star Prabhudeva were the other big-name guests.

The American singer Katy Perry ended the ceremony with a musical performance.


Karl Lagerfeld apologises to Adele

The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is trying to patch things up with Adele after calling her "a little too fat" in a recent magazine interview. Lagerfeld has sent the singer a collection of Chanel bags, reported The Sun.

A source told the newspaper that Lagerfeld is interested in tapping Adele for a forthcoming Chanel campaign.


Oprah Winfrey has regrets about network

Fifteen months since launching her network OWN, Oprah Winfrey shared her regrets on Tuesday to the CBS talk show This Morning.

"Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else," Winfrey said. "If I were writing a book about it, I could call it '101 Mistakes'. It's like having the wedding when you know you're not ready. And you're walking down the aisle and you're saying, 'Oh, maybe we should have postponed this'."


Alec Baldwin goes Twitter ballistic

After announcing his engagement with the 28-year-old Hilaria Thomas a few days ago, Alec Baldwin blasted the New York Daily News for crashing his yoga instructor fiancée's class.

He tweeted on Monday: "Shame on the no-talent trash from the Daily News for invading the privacy of 75 people in a yoga class to take a picture of someone."

Baldwin also posted the names of the reporters at the class. He included a picture of one, and called her "nutty".


Madonna tops Billboard charts

Madonna's latest album MDNA has reached the top spot on the Billboard album charts, with 359,000 copies sold in the US, Billboard reported on Tuesday. It is her eighth album to reach number one status, placing her second to Barbra Streisand, who has nine, among female artists. MDNA beat the first-week sales of 2008's Hard Candy, 2005's Confessions on a Dance Floor and 2003's American Life, but it hasn't sold as many copies as her 2000 album Music.


Coke Studio to launch in Middle East

The Pakistani television series Coke Studio is coming to the Middle East. Filming of the new regional version begins next week in a secret location in Dubai.

Coke Studio's format allows both renowned and aspiring artists to perform in an intimate studio setting. Producers promise the programme will feature "the most innovative fusion of music, cultures and traditions".


Iranian actor comes to Dubai

The renowned Iranian actor Behrouz Vossoughi will be conducting an acting masterclass in Dubai, running from Saturday to Thursday.

The workshops, priced at Dh1,100, will be held at the Alliance Française in Oud Meht. Supported by the Gulf Film Festival, the classes are being organised by Documentary Voices. Visit www.documentaryvoices.com.


Tom Cruise sings in new trailer

In the just-released extended trailer of the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise, with a flowing mane and tight leather trousers, sings Bon Jovi's Wanted Dead or Alive.

Cruise's co-star Julianne Hough told MTV News she was impressed with the actor's musical chops: "Oh he's fantastic. He has this tone and pitch that is incredible."

Also seen in the trailer are Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin and Mary J Blige.


UAE cultural partner with UK

As the Abu Dhabi Festival draws to a close, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation signed on Tuesday a strategic partnership with the British Council, strengthening the cultural collaboration between the UAE and the UK.

The collaboration, featuring projects with the likes of the Royal Opera House London, the Manchester International Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival, will focus on events and performances that will celebrate local Arabic talent alongside British artists.