South star Dhanush, who is gearing up for the release of his Bollywood debut Raanjhanaa, seems to be totally in awe of the music director of the film, A.R. Rahman. At a recently held event, Dhanush stated that the Oscar-winning composer has given such beautiful music to the film, that according to him Rahman is the true Raanjhanaa. More »Dhanush: 'According to me A.R. Rahman is 'Raanjhanaa''
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was recently convicted under the Arms Act and surrendered in the court on Thursday afternoon, spent the first night in prison reading spiritual books, revealed prison officials. More »Sanjay Dutt Turns Spiritual In Jail!
Ever since the three Rajasthan Royal players, S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan, have been arrested in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, the nation has been talking about it. People are shocked including our Bollywood celebs, who took to Twitter to give their reactions on the scandal. More »Bollywood Reacts To IPL Spot Fixing
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - "American Idol" winner Candice Glover, whose powerful voice clinched the title of the popular TV singing show, comes from a sea island culture made up of descendants of West African slaves. "I speak another language," she said during the Fox TV show. "It's called Geechee." Some 14.2 million TV viewers tuned in to watch Glover beat Kree Harrison to win the season 12 "American Idol" crown on Thursday. Glover, 23, is a native of rural St. Helena Island in the coastal South Carolina Lowcountry. ... More »U.S. 'Idol' winner shines light on South's Gullah culture
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Chopard jewellery worth $1.4 million intended to adorn movie stars at the Cannes film festival has been stolen, a police source said on Friday, but the company said the value had been exaggerated and the items were not for actresses to use. According to the source, who declined to be named because he was not authorised to discuss the case with the press, the jewels were in the safe of a room rented by an employee of the luxury jeweller, which is also a Cannes sponsor. "The jeweller hasn't yet furnished details of what exactly was stolen," the source said. ... More »Jewels stolen in Cannes, Chopard says not for stars
Film: Aurangzeb; Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Prithviraj, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh, Swara Bhaskara, Sasheh Agha, Tanve Azmi; Directed by Atul Sabharwal; Rating: **** More »'Aurangzeb': Mesmering, well-cast family drama of flawed people
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The number of Americans who watched vocal powerhouse Candice Glover win the "American Idol" title sank to 14.2 million, a decline of 31 percent from last year's record low, according to ratings data on Friday. The singing competition, now in Season 12, was once a TV industry juggernaut for Fox that brought in more than 30 million viewers for its finale in the peak years of 2006 and 2007. On Thursday night, it was the second most-watched program on U.S. television, beat out by the season finale of CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" with 14.8 million viewers. ... More »Fox's 'American Idol' brings in record low TV audience
By Alexandria Sage CANNES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi premiered his latest tightly wound family drama at Cannes on Friday, confirming critics' advance buzz it would prove a contender for the film festival's top prize. The prestigious festival on the French Riviera - where the sun finally emerged on day three - is looking to spot its Palme d'Or winner among the 20 entries in the main competition and early reviews were enthusiastic for "Le Passe" ("The Past"). ... More »Iranian director's taut family saga rivets critics at Cannes
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Gauchos, the legendary Argentine cowboys from the vast Pampas of Pope Francis's homeland, are being celebrated in a rare exhibition in no less a place than St. Peter's Square. Called "Argentina - The Gaucho, Tradition, Art and Faith," it opened on Friday in the Braccio Carlo Magno exhibition space under the square's left colonnade. But the pope, who is expected to visit it privately, had nothing to do with bringing a taste of his homeland's celebrated cowboy culture to the Vatican. ... More »Gaucho exhibition at Vatican a tribute to pope's homeland
LONDON (Reuters) - British singer George Michael has received medical treatment after a car crash on Thursday, his publicist said. The 49-year-old former Wham! frontman was being treated for "minor cuts and bruises" after the accident, Michael's spokeswoman said. "George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening, no third party was involved," a spokeswoman said on Friday. "He is being treated for superficial cuts and bruises but is fine." British media reported that the accident occurred just outside London on a motorway during rush hour. ... More »Singer George Michael gets medical treatment after car crash
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be conferred with the French honour Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters for his efforts in the promotion of Indian cinema across the globe. More »French honour for Anurag Kashyap
LONDON (Reuters) - Hear the word museum and odds are you conjure up an image of portrait halls and sculpture gardens - the traditional home of traditional art. However, the world is a huge, creative and even quirky place. So to satisfy those offbeat tastes online travel adviser Cheapflights.com (www.cheapflights.com) has come up with its Top 10 quirky museums. Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Leeds Castle Dog Collar Museum, Kent, England A medieval manor must have dogs. ... More »Travel Picks: Top 10 quirky museums around the world
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sasheh Aagha says her mother, veteran actress Salma Aagha, is like a friend to her, and that she often guides her in career decisions. More »My mother, a friend for life: Sasheh Aagha
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Indian fashion designer Sanchita Ajjampur believes she took a "risk" with an "unconventional" ensemble - a "gild web gown" for actress Freida Pinto at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival. The hard work, she says, paid off. More »Designer Sanchita's risk with Freida's Cannes look
Washington, May 17(ANI): Demi Moore wants Ashton Kutcher to pay for renovations to her apartment in New York as part of their divorce settlement. More »Demi Moore 'demanding Ashton Kutcher pay for home renovations'
Washington, May 17(ANI): Emma Watson has said that she is proud of her work in 'Harry Potter' and is even happier that she is now getting opportunities to explore new roles. More »I'm proud of Harry Potter, says Emma Watson
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) TV actress Akanksha Singh, who calls herself "a huge fan of Indian Premier League (IPL)", says she misses the times when she was a regular viewer of the annual cricket extravaganza. More »Actress Akanksha Singh misses watching IPL regularly
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The process of cleansing-toning-moisturising and use of sunscreen and anti-ageing products are considered important to keep facial skin glowing. But an expert advises how multi-purpose beauty therapies can help with same benefits in lesser time. More »Less beauty products, but same glow
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor oozed oomph in a voluminous white floral gown by Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana on day two of the 66th Cannes International Film Festival. More »Sonam flaunts voluminous D&G gown at Cannes
Washington, May 17(ANI): Jennifer Lopez has been appointed the chief creative officer of an independent U.S. Latino network. More »JLo named chief creative officer of Latin TV network
Washington, May 17(ANI): Michael Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, has rubbished Wade Robson's allegations that the late singer sexually assaulted him and has branded him a liar. More »MJ's ex-wife calls Wade Robson 'opportunist'