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‘Halloween’ frightens off box office competition

LOS ANGELES: "Halloween" ruled the North American box office for a second week running, frightening off the competition as it raked in another $31.4 million, according to data released Monday by industry tracker Exhibitor Relations. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the low-budget Universal Pictures production recounts her character Laurie Strode's final confrontation with a masked homicidal maniac four decades after surviving his killing spree. The movie's return to the top spot over the three day weekend followed its $76.2…

After searing summer, UK pumpkin farm ready for Halloween

MAIDSTONE:  A pick-your-own pumpkin patch boasting over 70 varieties in Kent, southeast England, is getting British families into the Halloween spirit. Pumpkin farmer Charlie Eckley planted his seeds in May ready for an October harvest and this year’s hot, dry summer only had a small impact on the size of this year’s crop. “The pumpkins have done really well but they are slightly smaller than normal,” he said. “I grow four varieties of sweetcorn as well and they all failed totally this year.” His 22-acre Pumpkin…

Syed Jibran is almost unrecognizable in this picture

He impressed all with his performance in "Chup Raho" and became a household name. These days Syed Jibran is earning praise for his flawless portrayal of an uncompromising brother with a false sense of 'Ghairat'  but few know that behind his stern looks, Jibran is a fun loving fellow. As Jibran did joker for a Halloween party recently, fellow actress Anam Tanveer posted a picture of him on her Instagram and believe us, it took a moment for us to recognize it was Jibran. Guess who @syedjibranofficial 😃👻🎃👹😈😸…