Holly to Bolly: Chris Brown arrested after stand-off, Gisele Bundchen highest-paid female model, and more

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Chris Brown arrested after hours-long stand-off

Troubled singer Chris Brown has been arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles police department has confirmed. Brown’s arrest on Tuesday, August 30, came after a woman claimed he had threatened her with a gun, police said. “Brown is going to be transported where he will be arrested for ADW – assault with a deadly weapon,” said Lt Chris Ramirez of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), according to the BBC. The unidentified woman reported the incident to police, saying 27-year-old Brown pointed the gun at her before she left his gated estate in the Los Angeles enclave of Tarzana, law enforcement sources told NBC News. Brown, who has previously pleaded guilty to a felony assault, had refused to come out of his home and talk with officers but was later cooperative. - The National staff

Pakistani artist sings in Bollywood film about crimes against women

Pakistani singer Quratulain Balouch said that she was so inspired by the forthcoming Bollywood film, Pink, that she just had to sing on it. The film, starring Amitabh Bachchan, focuses on the issue of rape and the persecution of women. The song, which Balouch sings, is called Kaari Kaari and highlights how society vilifies women, especially when they show defiance against the usual norms and dare to speak up. "I have made my way out of a feudal system so giving the song my voice became almost mandatory," said the singer. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the film is due to be released on September 16. – IANS

Gisele Bundchen named highest-paid female model

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen retained her position as the highest-paid female model in the world with annual income of US$30.5 million, according to the Forbes rich list released on Tuesday, August 30. Bundchen, 35, has made more money than any other model since 2002, and continues to earn high figures from endorsement deals with Chanel, Carolina Herrera and Pantene. Coming in second with $10.5 million is fellow Brazilian Adriana Lima, a longtime Victoria’s Secret model who endorses Maybelline and IWC watches. Third is Kendall Jenner, who more than doubled her earnings in 2016. The 20-year-old, who is Kim Kardashian’s half sister, increased her earnings from $4 million in 2015 to $10 million in 2016, in part due to partnerships with Estee Lauder and Calvin Klein, Forbes said. Karlie Kloss, 24, was also ranked third, and doubled her income to $10 million. The magazine said Kloss had more campaigns than any other model on the list. – Reuters

Horror-comedy Zombieland to get sequel

The sequel to the popular 2009 horror comedy film Zombieland is in the pipeline. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese revealed that they are currently writing the screenplay for the film. They added that they will discuss the next step with actor Woody Harrelson. "We're sitting with Woody tomorrow and are going to sort of walk him through some of the stuff we want to do. All the cast is pretty excited." It is unclear whether the original cast – including Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin – will return to the sequel as the two screenwriters haven't given any comments. – IANS