Rick Ross arrested

Plus, Ek Villain has ‘awesome’ opening day; Don Cheadle crowdfunds Miles Davis biopic; Vidya Balan: I watch football for Messi; and Dior front-row distractions.

The rapper Rick Ross. Isaac Brekken / AP Photo
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The rapper Rick Ross has been released after his arrest following a concert in the United States. Police said Ross was taken into custody on Friday after the SuperJam concert in North Carolina. A court had issued an order for his arrest because he failed to appear in court on a previous misdemeanour drugs charge. The rapper, whose real name is William L Roberts, was taken into custody after his performance. According to the police department, he was released on US$1,000 (Dh3,700) bond. – AP

Ek Villain has ‘awesome’ opening day

Mohit Suri's romantic thriller Ek Villain hit more than 2,500 screens in India on Friday, raking in 16.72 crore rupees (Dh10.23 million). "#EkVillain Fri (Rs.) 16.72 cr nett [2539 screens]. India biz. Second highest opener of 2014. In terms of screen average, it's HIGHEST. AWESOME!" tweeted the Indian trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The film stars Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor and is screening in UAE cinemas now. Ek Villain is produced by Ekta Kapoor under her production house Balaji Motion Pictures. – IANS

Cheadle crowdfunds Miles Davis biopic

Don Cheadle needs more cash for his Miles Davis biopic and has turned to the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to make up the shortfall weeks before he makes his directorial debut shooting the movie. Ewan McGregor is also adding his star power to the project, in which Cheadle will play Davis. Perks to entice people to pledge money range from set visits to a lunch with Cheadle and even an assistant producer credit for a US$25,000 (Dh92,000) donation. Filming is due to start in early July in Cincinnati and last for six weeks. – AFP

Vidya Balan: I watch football for Messi

Vidya Balan says her interest in football is limited to the Argentine forward Lionel Messi. "I just know Messi because he is good looking," the actress admitted. "My friends tell me when Messi's game will be telecast and I switch on the TV and watch ... otherwise I don't have any interest in football." Balan, who is promoting her forthcoming detective drama Bobby Jasoos in Kolkata, was in Dubai last week. The film is out in the UAE on Thursday. – IANS

Dior front-row distractions

Chanel's showman Karl Lagerfeld rocked up late to the Dior Homme show at Paris Fashion Week on Saturday – as is tradition. What was unexpected, however, was the octogenarian chatting and laughing all the way through the show with Bernard Arnault, the head of LVMH, which owns Dior and is considered rivals of Chanel's Wertheimer family. Lagerfeld's eccentric gesticulations with his gloved hands distrac­ted guests. Also in the front row were the actor Ansel Elgort and the rapper Kid Cudi, both decked in Dior clothing. For the label's spring/summer line, the designer Kris Van Assche mixed the staple tailored business suits of the Dior man with a spattering of the easel of southern French bohemian artists. Navy suiting contrasted with Gallic-looking striped sweaters and coloured T-shirts. – AP