GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - French actor Gerard Depardieu said on Tuesday the ethnic Chechen brothers accused of the Boston marathon bombing had been raised American and that residents of the volatile Russian region of Chechnya were not to blame. The actor, who accepted Russian citizenship after quitting France to avoid a planned 75 percent tax on millionaires, was echoing comments from Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, with whom he has been filmed socialising. "I was in the United States when the terrorist act was carried out in Boston. ... More »Boston bomb brothers more American than Chechen - Depardieu
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor Tuesday said he was not aware of any plans for his father Rishi Kapoor and him to reprise his great-grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor and grandfather Raj Kapoor's roles in "Awara", saying one will have to get them and Nargis back to this world to make the film again. More »Get Raj, Prithviraj back to make 'Awara' again: Ranbir Kapoor
By Alexandria Sage CANNES (Reuters) - Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," a nostalgic, melancholic ode to the eternal city Rome, is one of several films that touch on the unraveling of contemporary Italy in official selection at the Cannes film festival this year. Also competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or award to be handed out on May 26 is "Un Chateau en Italie" ("A Castle in Italy") by Franco-Italian director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi about the demise of an aristocratic family. ... More »La Dolce Vita plays out with Italian films at Cannes
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Annapurna International School of Film and Media will conduct a four-week summer workshop on filmmaking for engineering students, beginning May 27, the institution said Tuesday. More »Annapurna to hold film workshop for engineering students
By Belinda Goldsmith CANNES (Reuters) - The relationship between the flamboyant pianist Liberace and his young lover dazzled at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday and threw the spotlight on gay rights at the movie industry's largest annual gathering. Director Steven Soderbergh said he struggled five years ago to secure funding for "Behind the Candelabra" because some financiers thought the film would only appeal to a gay audience and, at a cost of $25 million, would be a financial risk. ... More »Liberace film throws spotlight on gay rights at Cannes festival
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Forty-one years ago, a crazed Hungarian named Laszlo Toth jumped an altar railing in St. Peter's Basilica and dealt 12 hammer blows to Michelangelo's Pieta, severely damaging the Renaissance masterpiece. To mark the attack on May 21, 1972, the Vatican Museums held a day-long seminar on Tuesday on the statue, the incident, and what subsequently became one of the most delicate and controversial art restorations in history. ... More »Vatican marks anniversary of 1972 attack on Michelangelo's Pieta
By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrity chef, author, entrepreneur and television personality Curtis Stone said fatherhood provided some of the inspiration for his fifth cookbook, "What's for Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life." "I'm a new Dad," said Stone who has appeared on TV shows including "The Biggest Loser" and "Celebrity Apprentice," among others, and who is the host of cable TV's Top Chef Masters. "You quickly realize how busy you are when you have a little one. ... More »Celebrity chef Curtis Stone says son inspired latest cookbook
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) An ongoing food festival offering true Mughlai flavours -- spicy aromatic biryanis with vegetables, fish, chicken and mutton accompaniments -- will leave you craving for more. More »A Mughlai treat to rejuvenate taste buds
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The third installment of "The Hangover" series will take the lead characters of the movie back to Las Vegas, where the plot of the first movie was sketched. More »'The Hangover Part III' revisits Las Vegas
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) If you are planning to go on a summer vacation, make sure you are well-equipped. If stylish hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion are a must have, avoid overloading bags and over-exerting yourself. More »Dos and don'ts while travelling
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Inching ahead in the investigations into the IPL spot fixing scam, Mumbai police Tuesday arrested three more people, including Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh Randhawa, a bookie and a hawala operator, a top official said. More »Mumbai cops make 3 more arrests in IPL scam
LONDON (Reuters) - British singer George Michael remains in hospital under observation for head injuries, five days after a car accident, his publicist said on Tuesday. "I can confirm that George remains in hospital but purely as a standard precaution for observation because he suffered some bumps and cuts to his head. But he's making good progress, he's fine and he's really looking forward to getting home," the spokeswoman said. ... More »Singer George Michael under observation for head injuries
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With so many beauty brands (chemical and natural) offering blemish balm or BB cream, many are wondering whether to make this beauty must-have or not. A makeup artist will surely help in making the right decision. More »BB cream - must have or not?
BERLIN (Reuters) - A monkey which belonged to popstar Justin Bieber has become German national property after the singer failed to provide authorities with the documents needed to reclaim the pet seized by customs officials. Bieber had until Friday to hand in the necessary paperwork which included health and species protection certificates after "Mally" his capuchin monkey was confiscated at Munich airport in March while the singer was on tour. ... More »Justin Bieber's monkey 'Mally' becomes German state property
New Dehi, May 21 (IANS) Designer Bal Chauhan will bring in style statement at the 'Escape' music festival by showcasing some of his creative designs under his label Bhootsavar. More »Escape fest - where music meets fashion
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is busy with the ongoing 66th Cannes International Film Festival, is extending her stay in the French riviera to attend a fashion show for amFar (The American Foundation for AIDS Research). More »Aishwarya extends Cannes stay for amFar
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Hollywood actor Will Smith, who features with his son Jaden Smith in "After Earth", has advised his boy to stay away from girlfriends. More »Don't have a girlfriend, Will Smith's advises son
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who has wowed everyone with his scintillating performances on the big screen in films like "Rockstar" and "Barfi!", is eager to show his acting skills on the small screen as well. More »Ranbir Kapoor keen to work on small screen
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Popular TV actors Mona Singh and Mouli Ganguly, who play souten (co-wife) became emotional on the last day of shooting for their show "Kya Huaa Tera Vaada", which is coming to an end. Mona says she will miss the show. More »TV 'soutens' Mona-Mouli get emotional in real life
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) French director Louis Leterrier's heist thriller "Now You See Me" will be released in India June 7. More »Louis Leterrier's 'Now You See Me' heads to India
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Toral Rasputra, who replaced Pratyusha Banerjee as Anandi on popular show "Balika Vadhu", is happy that finally the viewers are accepting her in the role. More »Viewers' acceptance makes Toral 'Anandi' Rasputra happy!
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Music composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan recorded the title track of the upcoming television series "Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap". He is thankful that he got an opportunity to sing a song about such a big hero. More »Shankar Mahadevan sings for 'Maharana Pratap'
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Winona Ryder is apparently looking forward to growing old and is eagerly awaiting the onset of wrinkles on her face. More »I look forward to wrinkles, says Winona Ryder
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Brad Pitt has said that he is happier than he has ever been after reducing the number of his friends and concentrating more on his family. More »I haven't known life to be happier, says Brad Pitt