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Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95: US media

LOS ANGELES: Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old. Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles, according to US entertainment outlets including The Hollywood Reporter. He had suffered a number of illnesses in recent years. "My father loved all of his fans," his daughter told Hollywood monitor TMZ. "He was the…

Screen legend Robert Redford is retiring from acting

LOS ANGELES: Oscar winner Robert Redford will retire from acting following this autumn’s release of his upcoming film “The Old Man & The Gun,” the 81-year-old told Entertainment Weekly in a story published on Monday. Redford, best known for films such as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Out of Africa,” plays a seasoned bank robber in the new movie, which is scheduled to debut in theaters in September. “Never say never, but I pretty well concluded that this would be it for me in terms of acting, and (I’ll)…

Star-studded premiere of ‘Gluco Allahyar & the Legend of Markhor’ held in Karachi

A star-studded premiere ceremony of 'Gluco Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor' was held in Karachi at Nueplax Cinemas on Wednesday.  A number of celebrities along with their kids graced the premiere of the latest animation treat by 3rd World Studios in association with ARY Films. Adnan Siddiqui, Faysal Quraishi, Sarwat Gilani, Zhalay Sarhadi, Aamina Sheikh, Hareem Farooq, Ejaz Aslam, Ali Rehman Khan and others attended the premiere and revealed their kids' excitement about the movie. The celebrities' kids also…

Former chess champion Kasparov returns to compete 12 years later

ST LOUIS: In a move electrifying the world of chess, former world champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of a 12-year retirement Monday to take on a new generation of players who have long worshiped him as the closest thing to a "chess god." Kasparov utterly dominated the sport from 1985 to 2000. Since his withdrawal from a tournament in Linares, Spain in March 2005, the Russian's absence has left many chess fanatics feeling orphaned. So there was considerable surprise when he agreed to play in the new Rapid and Blitz…

French film legend Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

PARIS: French actress Jeanne Moreau, who lit up the screen in "Jules et Jim" and starred in some of the most critically-acclaimed films of the 20th century, has died aged 89, her agent said Monday. The gravel-voiced actress epitomised the freedoms of the 1960s and brought daring, depth and danger to a string of cinematic masterpieces from Louis Malle s "Lift to the Scaffold" to Jacques Demy s "Bay of Angels". Moreau, who was still making films at 87, was found dead at her home in Paris early Monday, the district's…

Here’s how WWE legend ‘The Undertaker’ looks like outside the ring

World Wrestling Entertainment icon Undertaker’s career has spanned more than 25 years. But considering his age and other factors, 2017 has slated to be his last year in the wrestling with no surprise return, to say the least. The possibility of the Undertaker’s eventual retirement has been a topic for discussion for several years. While the Undertaker continued to mount up wins at WrestleMania and his work schedule decreased, many thought an eventual loss would have led to retirement. And that happened in the last…

Hollywood legend Daniel Day-Lewis announces retirement from acting

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most acclaimed performers of his generation, has announced he is retiring. In a statement the 60-year-old star's spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, said he "will no longer be working as an actor," trade magazine Variety reported. "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years," Dart said. "This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject." Day-Lewis, a…

Legend Sangakkara to retire from first class cricket

LONDON: Sri Lankan cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara said Monday he will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the present English county championship season in September. The 39-year-old -- fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers averaging more than 57 runs in 134 Tests, making 11 double centuries -- is still in prime form having scored two centuries for Surrey in their match with Middlesex which finished on Monday. However, Sangakkara -- also one of the all-time great limited overs batsmen and a…

VIDEO: Over 600 Charlie Chaplin lookalikes celebrate his 128th birthday in style

GENEVA: More than 600 Charlie Chaplin lookalikes paid wonderful tribute to The Tramp last Sunday on what would have been the silent film star's 128th birthday. They gathered at the British comic's former house at Corsier-sur-Vevey in Switzerland overlooking Lake Geneva. Watch their tribute on Twitter: We did it! 662 people dressed as the Tramp are gathering to celebrate our first anniversary. #IamPartoftheLegend #ChaplinsWorld pic.twitter.com/pAD7pDq7nT — Chaplin's World (@chaplins_world)…