Walt Disney World and the union for its actors and singers reached an agreement on Wednesday that will allow them to return to work, more than a month after they said they were locked out of the reopening of the theme park resort for publicly demanding coronavirus tests.

With a voice known to millions of Indian movie goers, Zubeen Garg crooned one of his old songs with patriotic fervor, but he is protesting against the government, not singing its praises.

American actor Will Smith is a doting father to his kids and the actor proved it when he gave a heartwarming speech on his son Jaden's 21st birthday party. According to People, the Smith family recently gathered in Malibu, California, for Jaden's birthday celebration during which they shared birthday toast.

Pooja Bhatt on Tuesday announced that actors Jishu Sengupta, Akshay Anand and Priyanka Bose have boarded the cast of "Sadak 2". The film is a sequel to the 1991 original, which starred Pooja and Sanjay Dutt. Both the actors are returning for the follow-up, alongside new additions -- Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur.

The All India Cine Workers Association has announced a blanket ban on Pakistani actors and artistes amid rising tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad after the Pulwama attack.

The largest actors union in the United States on Monday accused the organizers of the Oscars of trying to intimidate celebrities not to present at rival award shows.

Winners of the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards, presented Thursday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California:

Some movies of 2018

January 4, 2019 14:52 pm

A number of movies hit the theatres in 2018. Some impressed the audiences very well while some only created a buzz. Here are some of the movies:

Before Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju, watch Oscar nominees (and winners) such as Robert Downey Jr, James Franco and Michelle Williams in these five Hollywood biopics on actors.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The Second Kathmandu Aksharaa International Children’s Theater Festival 2018 had its opening ceremony on Saturday on the premises of Aksharaa School, Kandaghari.

Traditionally, there is lower involvement of women in the film industry, especially in senior positions such as directors or producers. But some of the Nepali actresses have grown to become producers. Across the globe, many female actors have turned into prominent producer such as Sandra Bullock, Priyanka Chopra, Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, Anuska Sharma, and Elizabeth Banks. This is slowly coming into the Nepali film industry as well, and many female actors have grown to not just be limited to the screen.

KATHMANDU: The Embassy of India in Kathmandu organized a training course on screen acting to 20 prominent Nepali actors at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune from February 12 to March 3. The Indian Embassy organized a press meet on Monday to discuss about the participating actors’ experience during their 20-day visit to Pune.

LALITPUR, Feb 19: The human rights organization Informal Sector Service Center (Insec) has accused the government of failing to curb killings and rights violations by non-state actors.  Among a total of 255 killings in 2017, the state was responsible for the killing of 11 individuals whereas non-state killings numbered 214, with 30 killings still unaccounted for, according to  Human Rights Year Book-2018 published by the rights organization.

LALITPUR, Feb 20: The human rights organization Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) has accused the government of failing to curb killings and rights violations by non-state actors.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The team of film ‘Salhesh: The People's Hero’ are planning to host auditions to finalize actors for the movie. The film is based on the 1,500-year-old history of King Mithila.

‘Akshay one of the best comedy actors’

September 10, 2017 09:13 am

MUMBAI, Sept 10: Actor Akshay Kumar, who turned 50 on Saturday, is one of the best comedic actors India has, says popular photographer Dabboo Ratnani.

The highest paid actors

August 25, 2017 09:13 am

Mark Wahlberg soared to the top of the world's highest paid actors on an annual Forbes magazine list that highlighted a huge disparity between male and female Hollywood stars.

LOS ANGELES, August 24: Morgan Freeman, the versatile actor known for playing gods, presidents and pimps, will be honored with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at its annual ceremony in January.

Actors of theater and movies

July 22, 2017 13:13 pm

For an audience, theaters and the movie industry might seem like highly competitive fields. But for actors, it is their job to make their audience believe, be it from a stage or through a screen. While the Nepali movie industry has been here for long, theater culture only recently set its foot. My City’s Ashma Aryal caught up with two Nepali actors, who’ve acted in movies and theaters alike, to talk about their journey in the entertainment industry.

The budding actors

January 13, 2017 04:40 am

While, in the recent times, theater in Nepal is booming with great actors, unique new plays, and good response from the audience, the educational system of our country too has been staging some really good dramas and coming up with interesting projects. The Week’s Reya Shreya Rai speaks to some new faces of theater from different colleges around the capital on what theater means to them, what goes on backstage, and their future plans.

CALIFORNIA, Nov 12: Many actors think there ought to be a law against posting their ages online, and California this year obliged critics of ageism in Hollywood by passing a law targeting a leading movie and television information website.

A big-ticket Bollywood film embroiled in controversy for featuring a Pakistani actor will open in Indian cinemas as scheduled next week after India's biggest movie industry body reached an agreement on Saturday with right-wing Hindu groups opposing the film’s release.

NEW YORK: Actress Priyanka Chopra has expressed her displeasure over the demand for a blanket ban on the Pakistani artistes in India in the aftermath of Uri attack, saying it is not justified that actors alone have to bear the brunt.