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Veena lands in hot waters again

Civil Judge Imtiaz Ahmed Bajwa on Monday issued notice to actress Veena Malik for September 28 on a complaint of her former driver who wants her to pay his outstanding salary of

Josh Pence lands role in ‘Batman’

Josh Pence, who played opposite Armie Hammer as Tyler Winklevoss in ‘The Social Network’ (where Hammer’s face was superimposed on his), has been cast as a young Ra’s Al Ghul in ‘Dark Knight Rises,’ Christopher Nolan’s new ‘Batman’ movie.
The movie’s casting has been ultra-secret, although Christian Bale, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman are returning to lead a caped crusading cast, which includes Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cottilard. The story line

Snooki lands “Jersey Shore” spin-off MTV show

NEW YORK – “Jersey Shore” star Snooki is breaking out into her own television show along with two other housemates from the MTV reality series that made her a pop-culture heroine. Snooki, 23, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, will co-star in a spin-off with her “Jersey Shore” partner-in-crime Jenni “Jwoww” Farley.
Scheduled to premiere next year, the untitled show will depict the pair doing what they are famous for — cruising around looking for fun and love in an undisclosed

Firth lands ‘Stoker’ role

Colin Firth is set to sink his teeth into a vampire role in his first film since winning an Oscar last month. The star has signed on to play a bloodsucker in the movie ‘Stoker,’ alongside Nicole Kidman and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ actress Mia Wasikowska. The new role is remarkably different from the actor’s most recent performance in ‘The King’s Speech,’ in which he played stuttering royal King George VI. Screenwriter Wentworth Miller reveals the title of the movie is a nod to Bram

Financial crunch lands waste disposal plan in cold storage

KARACHI – Despite clear instructions from the Supreme Court, the provincial government and the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) are yet to ensure proper implementation of the industrial waste disposal plan, it has been learnt.
Well-placed sources told Pakistan Today that the provincial and the city governments seem reluctant to take measures for disposing of industrial waste efficiently, as directed by the apex court.
Taking suo motu notice of environmental pollution

POL price hike lands ANP, MQM on the same page

KARACHI – After a long time, the ANP on Thursday supported the MQM for demanding reduction in petroleum prices recently announced by the Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (OGRA). In a statement issued from the Bacha Khan Markaz, ANP Sindh President Shahi Syed stated that the demand for the reduction in prices of petroleum products is right to avoid further burdening the public. “Every time government is advised to adopt alternate sources rather than increasing the prices of petroleum

Senate has no jurisdiction on sale of Bahawalpur lands

ISLAMABAD – Terming the sale of Bahawalpur lands solely a provincial matter, the Punjab government has rejected the concern expressed by the functional committee of the Senate on the problems of less developed areas vis-a-vis the sale of Bahawalpur lands at ‘throw-away prices’. “Under the existing federal scheme envisaged by the constitution, the provincial government and its various departments are not accountable to the Senate or its committees.
As a necessary corollary, the

Banksy graffiti lands in LA ahead of Oscars

LOS ANGELES – Street artist Banksy’s first film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” is up for an Oscar — and it seems the subversive Briton may be waging an unorthodox awards campaign on the walls and billboards of Los Angeles. Several examples of graffiti bearing the hallmarks of Banksy’s style and humor have turned up in areas of the city in recent days, including a Charlie Brown figure apparently bent on arson, and a cocktail-swigging Mickey Mouse.
The Mickey Mouse graffiti, first

BHATTA CHOWK EXPANSION – Land owners reluctant to give up their lands

LAHORE – The Bhatta Chowk expansion plan is likely to land in the eye of the storm over acquisition issue as Punjab government has released Rs 1.15 billion regarding compensation money but shop owners are reluctant to sell their properties and want the deal negotiable on their own terms and condition.
The government has issued the notices to more than 200 shops, hotels and plazas running their business at Bhatta Chowk. According to the notice, under major Infrastructure

Hathaway lands ‘Glee’ role

Anne Hathaway’s ‘Glee’ dream came true at the Golden Globes on Sunday – the show’s creator Ryan Murphy approached the actress and offered her a role in the hit TV series.
The ‘Devil Wears Prada’ star is a longtime fan of the all-singing, all-dancing programme, and last year revealed she wants to play a long lost relative of Chris Colfer’s gay character Kurt Hummel. In an interview, she said, “In my head, I’ve cast myself in ‘Glee’ and I know what song I’m going to sing! I would

Firth lands Walk of Fame star

The honours keep coming for actor Colin Firth – he’ll unveil the 2,429th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week. The actor, who is an Oscars Best Actor favourite for his portrayal of King George VI in ‘The King’s Speech’, will be saluted next Thursday.
It has been a great year for the star – Firth won the BAFTA Award in 2010 for his performance in Tom Ford’s ‘A Single Man’, which also earned him nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors