Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

March 25, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

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• Drake tops 10 billion Spotify streams, drops ‘More Life’. Undoubtedly the most awaited ‘playlist’, Drake finally released More Life on March 18 worldwide. With collaborations with Kanye West, Travis Scott, Party Next Door, 2 Chainz and a lot more features, Drake’s new body of work earned rave reviews and dominated social media platforms.

"Congratulations to Drake on this milestone, and thank you for the music, from all your fans on Spotify," said a Spotify statement. It is streaming outside Apple Music, on both Spotify and Tidal, making this the first non–Apple Music exclusive Drake’s done since signing with the service. A stream for the album on Tidal comes with this note:

“More life. More time with family and friends. More life. I’ve still got vibrations to send. More life. They say that we could live forever At night I pray it’s true I’ve done so much in my short time and still there’s more to do But if someone should come collecting Sooner than we’re all expecting At least the life you lived was one for you.”

• In a way only he can, Atif Aslam gifted his fans a new single ‘Younhi’ on his birthday. Every year, the star makes a point to give back and share his birthday with his fandom, also known as Aadeez. The video has already garnered over 3.5 million views. Subcribe to his Youtube channel for instant updates.

• Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast opened to a monstrous $170 million-plus from 4,210 theaters at the North American box office, one of biggest openings of all time. The update of the classic 1991 animated musical is destined to set a number of records, including the biggest start ever for a PG title (Finding Dory was the past champ with $135 million). Beauty and the Beast stars Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, and the cast also includes Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

• Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama, 'Padmavati' has been courting trouble since the film's shoot kicked off. In the latest turn of events, effigies of the director were burnt by members of the fringe group, Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Senain Mumbai on Friday.


This is not the first time that the film starring Bollywood's leading stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been targeted by the organisation. In January this year, Bhansali was physically assaulted by the members of the group while the film's shoot was in progress at the Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur. That's not all — cameras and other equipment were also damaged.


Even though two months have gone by since the incident, arrests are yet to be made. On Wednesday, the film's set, erected in the Masai Pathar area, on the outskirts of Panhala in Kolhapur was torched, leading to heavy loss of costumes, most of which were antique.


Trouble for the film started when reports about an intimate scene between Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji started doing the rounds. Irked by the alleged reports, the Karni Sena wreaked havoc on the film's set. During the time of going to press, there was no official statement issued by Bhansali Productions with regards to the filmmaker's effigies being burnt.

• Tupac used three sheets of notebook paper to write out the lyrics of "Dear Mama” that’s $25k per sheet for whoever wants to be the proud new owner. The handwritten lyrics of the 1995 hit song are up for sale at MomentsInTime.com for $75,000.


Reportedly, the sheets came from the studio where Tupac recorded the track -the site acquired them from a private collector in Poland.



• Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that the state is safe for tourists to visit as the political situation is under control.



The Chief Minister also said that given an opportunity, she would like to invite Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to promote tourism in Kashmir Valley. Mufti, who was present in Mumbai to promote tourism in her state and a trailer launch of a film 'Sargoshiyan' by actor-turned-director Imran Khan, urged all Mumbaikars to visit Kashmir this year.


Compiled by Mariam Nihal

March 25, 2017
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