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Atif Aslam Sets Another Record For Pakistan

Atif Aslam’s rendition of ‘Tajdar-e-Haram’ for Coke Studio is the most watched Pakistani video on Youtube, now crossing over a 101 million views. Bringing home the highest honor once again to his home country, Aslam, who was rewarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction) at the age of 25, almost a decade ago, continues to live up to the title bestowed on him by the country and one that is celebrated all over the world. Watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a18py61_F_w

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Donate $5 Million to Tyrese Gibson

After actor Tyrese Gibson’s recent breakdown on social media claiming none of his friends were showing up for him during his ongoing legal battle with his ex-wife, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, gave him $5 million to help with his growing legal fees. They also asked him to stay off the Internet. “When we show up for each-other there’s nothing that can’t be done, I repeat nothing. Our sister Jada-Pinkett Smith and my brother Will Smith just sent us 6.5 million dollars to help keep us afloat,” the Fast & Furious actor shared. “You’ve guys asked me to get off and stay off the Internet now that my daughters legal fees will be paid! I will listen,” he continued. Last week, Tyrese broke down on social media shortly before having to appear in court. In the emotional video, which has since been deleted, Tyrese claimed he was paying $17,000 per month in legal fees. The 38-year-old actor had one legal victory last week when the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services closed its investigation into allegations that he had beaten his 10-year-old daughter, Shayla.

Ben Affleck says he wants to be ‘part of the solution’

to harassment in Hollywood

In an interview Sunday, Affleck said “more women need to be pushed to power” and that sexual harassment also has to be “a men’s issue,” saying that men should call out inappropriate behavior. Last month, Affleck apologized for “acting inappropriately” toward actress Hilarie Burton on Twitter.

Filipina medical physicist is new Miss Earth 2017

The beauty queen is a medical physicist who graduated cum laude both from her bachelor and master’s degrees in Applied Physics major in Medical Physics from the University of Santo Tomas. “We have to start changing our ways and recalibrating our lives. Because together, as global community, our micro efforts will have macro effects to help save our world.” Prior to that, Ibasco also noted the importance of biodiversity to the ecosystem during the segment #EarthTalk.

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden pens autobiography

Over his decades-long career, Dickinson has largely conquered the music industry: Iron Maiden continue to pack arenas around the world, and their latest album, 2015’s Book of Souls, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. But it was his triumph over cancer that inspired the singer to finally commit his story to paper, titled ‘What Does This Button Do?’ “I did the whole thing myself, and I also wrote it, quite bizarrely, longhand. So I did 160,000 words of writing, as opposed to typing. The motivation for doing it now came largely because I had this diagnosis of throat cancer two-and-a-half years ago. I got clear of that, and that obviously makes you reevaluate quite a few things. People have been asking me to do a biography for the last 10 years, and I’d always go on, ‘Maybe, but not yet. It’s a little bit too soon. I’m too busy.’ I knew how much effort it involved, because I’d done some writing before. And suddenly, I got this diagnosis with throat cancer, and I got over it, and I thought, ‘You know what, that’s a great endpoint for a book. Maybe I should do it now.’ And really, it’s as simple as that,” he said.

- Compiled by Mariam Nihal