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Holly to Bolly: Harrison Ford has near-miss with passenger liner, Kanye West set to make return at New York Fashion Week, and more

Harrison Ford has near-miss with passenger liner

Harrison Ford has had a close run-in with a passenger airliner at an airport in California in the United States. The actor, 74, was told to land his single-engine plane on a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Southern California on Monday, but he mistakenly landed it on a parallel taxiway, passing over an American Airlines jet holding. “Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?” Ford is heard asking air-traffic controllers in a recording, NBC reported. American Airlines Flight 1456, with 110 passengers and six crew, departed safely for Dallas a few minutes later. This is not the first airline incident for Ford, in March 2015 the actor was seriously injured when his World War II-era trainer crashed on a Los Angeles golf course when it lost power shortly after take-off. — Associated Press

Kanye West back in New York for fashion week

KanyeKanye West is expected to be at New York Fashion Week. Richard Drew / AP photo

Two months after being hospitalised for exhaustion and still recovering from memory loss, Kanye West is expected to make his first major public appearance at New York Fashion Week. West, who was hospitalised after abruptly cancelling the remainder of his Pablo tour following a week of curtailed concerts and rants about politics, is expected to be at Wednesday’s New York presentation of his latest Yeezy collection of high-end athleisure wear for sports brand Adidas. His wife, Kim Kardashian West posted on social media on Tuesday saying she was on her way to New York, indicating that she too will attend. — Reuters

Berlin Film Festival audience cry over Syrian war flick

Two films about the continuing war in Syria has brought tears to audiences at the Berlin Film Festival. Insyriated is a film shot almost entirely inside the walls of an apartment that becomes like a prison for Oum Yazan, a mother determined to survive a war whose brutality is conveyed mostly through the sounds of bombs and sniper gunfire. “It shocked people in a very smart way. Westerners saw enough images of destruction on their television screens. But few of them know what Syrians are going through or how they feel being trapped in there,” Iraqi film critic Kais Kasim said. The Other Side of Hope, by Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki uses humour to depict the experiences of a stowaway Syrian asylum seeker, who decides to remain in Finland illegally after his application is rejected. — Reuters

London to host MTV Europe Music Awards

MTVThe MTV Europe Music Awards will be heading back to London this year. Lisi Niesner / Reuters

The MTV Europe Music Awards will take place in London this year, more than 20 years since the ceremony was last held in the British capital, channel MTV announced on Tuesday. The awards show is hosted in a different European city each year. Last year’s edition took place in Rotterdam. “London is arguably the world’s musical epicentre,” David Lynn, chief executive of MTV’s parent company Viacom International Media Networks, said in a statement. “The (awards ceremony) creates an incredible buzz wherever it lands it; that will be amplified tenfold in London.” The awards show was last held in London in 1996. This year’s edition will take place in November. — Reuters

Priyanka Chopra uses Valentine’s Day to promote cause

PriyankaFor Valentine’s Day, Priyanka Chopra urged people to pledge to donate their heart for a cause via her Twitter. Paul Buck / EPA

For Valentine’s Day, actress Priyanka Chopra urged people to pledge to donate their heart for a cause. On Tuesday, Priyanka tweeted: “Make this February 14 special, pledge to be a Valentine for a cause … Donate your heart. My heart,” Chopra tweeted. Saif Ali Khan, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film “Rangoon”, also said in a video: “This Valentine’s Day pledge to make a difference … Donate your organ for a great cause.” The messages are in support of news network NDTV’s campaign #MyHeart in association with an organisation called MOHAN Foundation. — IANS

Actor Baburaj Jacob in hospital after stabbing

Popular on screen villain-turned-character actor Baburaj Jacob has been injured during a knife attack at his resort home in Munnar. The actor was immediately taken to a hospital and continues to undergo medical care at the Ernakulam Rajagiri hospital. He is thought to be out of danger. According to reports, Jacob got into a heated argument with locals when he brought in a few labourers to clean the pond located at his resort, Whitemist Emerald. The pond is one of the main water sources for the neighbours living around the resort and they objected to the cleaning. They contented that they draw water from the pond for their daily use and draining it will cause water shortage during the summer. Jacob, a Malayalam actor, started off as a villain in movies but has recently taken to comedy and character roles. One of his hugely popular films was “Salt and Pepper”, which earned him immense popularity in the Malayalam film industry. — IANS

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