LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan has branded women speaking out about the #MeToo movement are ‘’weak’’.

The 32-year-old actress - who admitted she never personally had any negative experiences with harassment or assault in Hollywood - admitted she would ‘’hate’’ herself for her comments, but hit out at ‘’attention seekers’’.

Speaking to The Times newspaper, she said: ‘’I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women.’’

And Lindsay suggested some women have made public accusations just for attention. She added: ‘’You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened.’’

While the ‘Mean Girls’ star admitted she couldn’t full comment on the movement herself, she insisted women who were affected should have spoken out sooner. She added: ‘’I don’t really have anything to say. I can’t speak on something I didn’t live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women.

‘’Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways... [But] if it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. You make it a real thing by making it a police report.’’

Lindsay also opened up about her decision to leave Los Angeles and move to Dubai, after experiencing Hollywood with ‘’too much much money’’ when she was ‘’way too young’’ without any real protection.

She explained: ‘’You couldn’t control anything yourself. There was just the tabloids, and they were out to get me. I’m now 32. Age changes everything. Understanding who you are, finding out who you are as a person, that has been a big factor for me.’’

 

 

Acapella: Sing

with your soul

 

 

OUR STAFF REPORTER 

LAHORE

The celebrated vocalist and musical maestro, Ali Noor, is a visionary. From the enchanting musical rhythms during the 1990s and producing music today that has an appeal for the millennial to the impactful musical creations that always break through the conventions and clichés, Ali Noor has always managed to win our hearts. In a crucial competitive environment, he has always ensured to maintain his niche and has always had the musical fanatics in awe of his magic.

Pakistani music audience is maturing. Their music aspirations are growing. They want to experience novel musical settings and make their mark in the global scenario.

To stimulate their passion for music and explore the untapped industry, Strepsils, a well-known brand of lozenge used to clear up voice affected by cough and sore throat, introduced Acapella through their platform making it highly relevant.

Acapella music is a genre of music consisting solely of human voices without using a single musical instrument. It was made mainstream by Strepsils Stereo with the collaboration of the eminent Ali Noor a year back in Pakistan. The campaign is a clear sign that Strepsils was waiting for the right time to launch Acapella as the nation is open to welcome the forthcoming talent depositories.

One needs to watch the way Ali Noor originated the organic nature of music as beautiful vocal sounds that put forward enchanting masterpieces. This is the very concept of Acapella where multiple individuals, each making a different sound in the same tempo & rhythm, come together to create music.

During the Ice Breaking session, Ali Noor expressed his intentions as follows: “Now we are introducing the country to this idea, so we have to educate people as well. Only then will we be able to make sure that it becomes a success so that we can do it again and again” (Reference: From his Vlog “A New Story | A Cappella | This is Ali Noor”) Adding to the whole concept he said, “This is the last time I’ll be working on a cover. However I am only excited because we can make another version of the song”.

When the concept was initially put forward in front of Ali Noor, not only did he accept it whole heartedly but also he was thrilled to give a whole new direction to the music industry of Pakistan.

Strepsils and Ali Noor, we can vouch for this super amazing vocal duo as the energy their names release is wonderful, plan to move ahead by involving more beat boxers and singers to collaborate for even more shades of splendid music that tops the charts and take all of us by storm.

 

 

Wall painter to open Aima Baig’s I-Day concert

 

 

Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE

The internet has the ability to make anyone famous overnight. Last week, a video was uploaded on social media of a painter who was seen working on the walls of a room and singing Arjit Singh’s song ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’.

At first, the man shies from the camera however in the long run gets settled as he sings numerous different melodies.

Many people on social media were mesmerized by the voice of the painter, who a twitter user identified as Muhammad Arif.

Vocalist Aima Baig has reported that Arif will be opening her concert show on August 14. As indicated by her manager, this show will be held in Lahore.

In a video she made for social media, Aima baig says, “When I heard him, I fell in love with his vocals. I think he’s super talented and everyone should support him.” The young and formidable, Aima Baig, is a fresh voice on Coke Studio bringing to the table her strong, sultry and versatile vocals. Having grown up singing both western and eastern music, Baig began winning over audiences by appearing on popular local TV show, ’Mazaaq Raat’ honing her on-stage persona and displaying her unique vocal talent.

Baig really came into her own with her film and TV soundtracks including Be Fikrian, Ehle Dil and Kalaabaaz Dil bagging a Lux Style Award for Best Singer (Female) - Film earlier this year.

With her Coke Studio debut in Season 10, Aima Baig has a lot of powerful tricks up her sleeve. She has also contributed to films like Lahore Se Aagey, Na Maloom Afraad 2, Verna, Balu Mahi and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2.