Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) - Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh is set to make a special appearance in Hotstar Special The Office, reports The Indian Express.
The flamboyant batsman had recently announced his retirement from international cricket.
With the show, which is an official adaptation of the international series The Office, Yuvraj has attempted to do something “exciting”, the makers said.
“I have tried my hand at something that is fun and exciting. The curiosity about what I’m doing with Hotstar Specials new show ‘The Office’ ends today. I’ve had a lot of fun shooting for something special with the cast of the show; and I hope people enjoy watching it stream now to know more,” the former cricketer said in a statement.
The Office features Mukul Chadda as Jagdeep Chadda, the boss of Wilkins Chawla paper company. The same character, named Michael Scott, was played to global fame by Steve Carell in the US version.
The Indian version also stars Gauahar Khan, Ranvir Shorey, Gopal Datt, Sayandeep Sengupta, Samridhi Dewan, Priyanka Setia, Abhinav Sharma, Gavin Methalaka, Preeti Kochar, Sunil Jetly, Chien Ho Liao, Nehpal Gautam and Mayur Bansiwal among others.
Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) - Kevin Bacon is set to star in Spotify comedy podcast I’m Gonna Be Kevin Bacon where the actor will portray an aggrandised version of himself, reports The Indian Express.
The 12-episode show, created by Dan Abramson, will be produced by comedy production banner Funny or Die, the streaming service said in a statement.
The story follows Randy Beslow, 30 years after the release of Footloose, Bacon’s first starring role. Beslow has spent all that time lamenting his loss of the part of Ren to the actor and blaming him for how his life turned out.
After hitting rock bottom, Beslow snaps and embarks on a mission to hunt down Bacon and exact revenge.
The series is expected to feature both fictional characters and other actors playing versions of themselves.
Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) - Renowned South Korean actor Jeon Mi-seon was found dead around noon local time on Saturday in a hotel in the city of Jeonju. She was 48.
Jeon’s manager raised the alarm after the actor had been missing for two days and said that the Memories of Murder star had been suffering from depression.
Local media reported she was found hanging in the bathroom of her hotel room.
According to Variety, the police confirmed Jeon’s death, but said they were yet to come to a conclusion about the cause. They confirmed she checked into the hotel for two days. The officials said there were no signs of forced entry, adding no suicide note had been found.
Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) - Kevin Costner has revealed Princess Diana came quite close to featuring in the sequel of The Bodyguard, reports The Indian Express.
In the 1992 original, the actor played the title role as former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard Frank Farmer who is hired to protect a music star (Rachel Marron), played by Whitney Houston, from an unknown stalker.
“The studio liked the idea of doing a ‘Bodyguard 2’ (with Princess Diana) in the same kind of capacity as Whitney. Nobody really knew that for about a year,” Costner told Lola Ogunnaike on PeopleTV’s “Couch Surfing”.
The actor said when he suggested the idea to Princess Diana, she actually agreed to do the role.
“I just remember her being incredibly sweet on the phone when she asked the questions. She goes, ‘Are we going to have like a kissing scene?’ But she said it in a very respectful tone, she was a little nervous because I think her life was very governed,” Costner said.
Dhaka, Jun 30 (UNB) - Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and American singer Joe Jonas exchanged wedding vows for a second time in Paris. The wedding took place on Saturday, which was attended by Sophie’s parents and the Jonas family, including Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Danielle Jonas, Kevin Jonas and others, reports the Indian Express.
Earlier, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner had tied the knot in Las Vegas on May 1 after attending Billboards Awards ceremony.
In an interview with Access, Priyanka had earlier said of the Las Vegas wedding, “It was really funny. We were at the Billboards. Joe, I think, had this idea that he wanted to do this. But we were at the Billboards and he had these little black cards that we all got. We were randomly inviting our friends, like people that we met. We were like, ‘alright, we’re going to set up this wedding now, we’re going to the chapel right from here, and please arrive’”.
The couple had earlier held a rehearsal dinner for which the newlyweds had color-coordinated in red ensembles. Guests included sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra, supermodel Ashley Graham and Turner’s best friend and Game of Thrones co-star Maisie Williams, who was the maid of honor, reports People.com.
On the work front, while Sophie is basking in the success of X-Men film Dark Phoenix, her husband and singer Joe Jonas will go on a 40 day-long Happiness Begins tour with brothers Nick and Kevin, which commences from August 7.