Buzzing: Chopra hits back on flak over her attire

Actress Priyanka Chopra poses at the Europe premiere of Baywatch in Berlin on May 30.
Actress Priyanka Chopra poses at the Europe premiere of Baywatch in Berlin on May 30.PHOTO: AFP

Chopra hits back on flak over her attire

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra hit back at critics on Wednesday for trying to shame her for a dress she wore during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She was accused of "disrespecting" him by wearing a knee-length dress which revealed her lower legs during the audience in Berlin. On social media, her critics found the outfit unsuitable and many were offended that she had not chosen to wear Indian attire. But the star of the hit TV show Quantico (2015 to present) hit back with a photo showing her and her mother wearing short dresses with the caption "legs for days... #itsthegenes".

Hotel California in Mexico seeks trademark suit dismissal

The owners of a Mexican inn called Hotel California said on Wednesday that a trademark infringement lawsuit by the Eagles should be dismissed. The owners noted that the country rockers had long ago waived their trademark rights, having waited four decades to assert them since releasing the song Hotel California from a 1976 album with the same name.

In their May 1 lawsuit, the Eagles said the defendants encourage guests to believe that their hotel is associated with the band in a bid to sell T-shirts and other merchandise.

Moretz slams billboard of her new film

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz has joined a chorus of protest against a billboard promoting her new animated comedy Red Shoes And The 7 Dwarfs.

The billboard, displayed at the Cannes film festival, has Snow White standing beside a taller, thinner version of herself. The caption said: "What if Snow White was no longer beautiful and the seven dwarfs not so short?"

The advertisement has been slammed for shaming bigger-sized women. Moretz, who plays Snow White, tweeted: "I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else. This wasn't approved by me or my team."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe