London, March 6 (ANI): Cameron Diaz has been slammed for claiming that cigarettes are healthier than Diet Coke. More »Cameron Diaz slammed for claiming smoking is healthier than Diet Coke
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Rajat Kapoor, who has seen many highs and lows in his film career so far, is not deterred by failure. One can go mad with success, so failure is important...an actor or director is as good as his last film," Rajat told IANS. He forayed into acting as the dashing uncle in Farhan Akhtar's 2001 directorial debut "Dil Chahta Hai", also starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Preity Zinta. More »Failures important to stay grounded: Rajat Kapoor
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Why does women's empowerment find little space on the small screen? The portrayal of female protagonists on Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs) on Indian television, which reaches out to over 130 million households, is sadly regressive, say industry veterans and experts. Veteran actress and former Censor Board chief Sharmila Tagore, who believes in promoting strong female-oriented parts on the big screen, feels the TV medium needs to step out of its stereotypical portrayal of women. Circa 1993: Indian television got one of its first soap opera in "Tara" that focussed on modern, educated and working women. More »Why's TV cocking a snook at women's empowerment? (International Women's Day is on March 8)
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) After the success of Tamil romantic-drama "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya", actors Silambarasan aka Simbu and Trisha Krishnan are teaming up again for yet-untitled Tamil project to be helmed by filmmaker Selvaraghavan. The film will be produced by Varun Manian and will have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who has scored music for most of Selva's films. "I'll start working with Simbu and Trisha soon. We are planning to go on floors soon," Selva told IANS. More »Simbu, Trisha to team up again
By Matt Siegel GEELONG, Australia (Reuters) - Darryn Lyons has been called many things - heroic war photographer, parasitic paparazzo, reality TV star - but his latest title may be the most shocking yet: Mr. Mayor. The 48-year-old Australian, whose Big Pictures photo agency in London helped to usher in the modern paparazzi era with its ruthless pursuit of celebrity pictures, was recently elected mayor of his hometown of Geelong, just south of Melbourne. Whether or not Lyons is on a par with that kind of company, Geelong needs all the help it can get. Born the youngest of three children to a middle-class family in Geelong, Lyons began working as a photographer for local newspapers straight out of school. More »Iconic Australian paparazzo's oddest gig yet: mayor
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone is so happy with the final cut of "Ragini MMS 2" that she believes producer Ekta Kapoor has really raised the bar for horror films in India with this one. "Horror is a niche market but what Balaji (the production house) has done is they have created something really scary. But I think Balaji and Ekta have raised the bar of scariness and horror," she added. More »Ekta has raised the bar of scariness: Sunny Leone
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Lea Michele has revealed that she walks around her garden naked because she feels confident in her own body. More »Lea Michele admits to walking naked in backyard
London, March 6 (ANI): Speculations are rife that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have set the date of their wedding and will tie the knot on May 24 2014. Sources have revealed that the couple, who got engaged on Kardashian's 33rd birthday in October will get married in Paris and had initially intended to tie the knot in July, but brought the date forward last month, the Mirror reported. Insiders claimed that the 33-year-old reality TV star and her rapper fiance want their daughter North West to have a "large role" in the wedding ceremony". The wedding is set to air on Kardashian's family reality TV show 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians', where her previous marriage to former husband Kris Humphries was also aired in August 2011. More »Have Kimye set May 24 wedding date?
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Kelsey Grammer is expecting his second child with wife Kayte, it has been revealed. More »Kelsey Grammer expecting second child with wife Kayte
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Imran Khan had been absent from scene since the release of his last film "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein" and the actor says he was on an extended vacation before his wife delivers their first child. At a Vespa scooter launch event Wednesday, Imran revealed that he and his wife Avantika were away for a long "babymoon." "I was on a holiday. More »Imran back in action after 'long babymoon'
London, Mar. 6 (ANI): Thandie Newton gave birth to a baby boy, Booker Jombe Parker, on Monday. More »Thandie Newton welcomes baby son with hubby Ol Parker
Washington, Mar.6 (ANI): Matthew McConaughey has said that his career revival wouldn't have taken place unless Camila, 31, and their children, Levi, 5 and a half, Vida, 4, and 15-month-old Livingston were there. The Academy Award winner told People Magazine that his life outside his career is extremely enriching and so he is letting that feed his work, and letting his work feed his life. McConaughey choked back tears while thanking his family on Sunday, saying that the courage and significance that his family gave him every day to go out the door is unparalleled. More »Matthew McConaughey credits wife, kids for career 'McConaissance'
Washington, Mar.6 (ANI): Gillian Anderson starrer movie 'Sold' will be opening the 12th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. More »Gillian Anderson starrer 'Sold' to inaugurate Indian Film Festival in LA
REUTERS - Geoff Edwards, known for hosting the game shows "Treasure Hunt" and "Jackpot" in the 1970s and 1980s, died on Wednesday at the age of 83, according to his agent. Edwards died from complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Santa Monica, California, according to agent Fred Westbrook, who said the illness was "sudden." "He was a fun guy," said Westbrook, noting that Edwards in recent years had been doing radio appearances and writing a travel blog. Westbrook said that like other successful game show hosts, Edwards was "comfortable being himself." Known for his relaxed style, including wearing his hair longer than other hosts of the day, the native of Westfield, New Jersey, was nominated for an Emmy for "Jackpot," according to Westbrook. He hosted both "Treasure Hunt" and "The New Treasure Hunt," as it was known in the 1970s. More »U.S. game show host Geoff Edwards dies at 83
A 9-month-old baby who was born in California with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS may have been cured as a result of treatments that doctors began just four hours after her birth, medical researchers said on Wednesday. That child is the second case, following an earlier instance in Mississippi, in which doctors may have brought HIV in a newborn into remission by administering antiretroviral drugs in the first hours of life, said Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatrics specialist with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, at a medical conference in Boston. "The child ... has become HIV-negative," Persaud said, referring to the 9-month-old baby born outside Los Angeles, who is being treated at Miller Children's Hospital. That child is still receiving a three-drug cocktail of anti-AIDS treatments, while the child born in Mississippi, now 3-1/2 years old, ceased receiving antiretroviral treatments two years ago. More »Nine-month-old baby may have been cured of HIV, U.S. scientists say
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In Europe 150 million years ago, this dude was the biggest, baddest bully in town. Two scientists in Portugal announced on Wednesday that they have identified the largest carnivorous dinosaur ever found in Europe, a 33-foot-long (10-meter-long) brute called Torvosaurus gurneyi that was the scourge of its domain in the Jurassic Period. "It was indeed better not to cross the way of this large, carnivorous dinosaur," said paleontologist Christophe Hendrickx of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Museu da Lourinhã in Portugal. More »Scientists find dinosaur that was scourge of Jurassic Europe
Sampat Pal, who formed Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh, caught the public eye when she entered Bigg Boss Season 6. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva has stayed the release of Gulaab Gang that stars Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla and said that if it is allowed to be released it will cause irreparable damage to the reputation of Sampat Pal. Sampat Pal moved to the high court seeking a restraining order on the release of Gulaab Gang, saying the filmmakers did not take her permission before making the movie, which shows her in bad light. She alleged that the lead actress, Madhuri Dixit, essaying her character was shown in bad light in the promos of the film, which will thus affect her reputation. More »Fate Of Gulaab Gang In Doldrums
REUTERS - American author George Saunders on Wednesday won the Story Prize for his best-selling short story collection "Tenth of December," which has been lauded for its formal innovation and keen eye to people's darker aspects. Saunders, 55, topped finalists Andrea Barrett's "Archangel" collection and Rebecca Lee's "Bobcat" for the $20,000 prize, the richest among annual literary fiction honors in the United States. Saunders, who lives in New York and teaches creative writing at Syracuse University, was given the award at a ceremony at the New School in New York. "George Saunders offers a vision and version of our world that takes into account the serious menace all around us without denying the absurd pleasures that punctuate life," the judges said in a statement. More »U.S. author George Saunders wins Story Prize for short fiction
Kareena Kapoor is on the March 2014 Vogue India Cover as part of the floral issue.The Floral issue with cover star Kareena is an exclusive Art Meets Fashion Vogue India Collaboration. Artist duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra’s recent exhibition at Mumbai’s Famous Studios, where the cover shoot took place, included a series of large hand-painted canvases. The artist’s intricate inventions adorn Kareena Kapoor in the issue. Kareena Kapoor shot in about five different looks for the magazine. More »Kareena Kapoor Turns Flower Girl For Vogue
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop artist ScHoolboy Q knocked Disney's juggernaut soundtrack "Frozen" from the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. "Oxymoron," the third studio album from ScHoolboy Q and the first to be released through a major label, Universal Music Group's Interscope Records, sold 139,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The "Frozen" soundtrack, which features the hit Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" and previously topped the Billboard chart for five non-consecutive weeks, dropped to No. ... More »ScHoolboy Q knocks 'Frozen' from top spot on Billboard 200
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A supermassive black hole inside a distant quasar spins at about 336 million mph (540 million kph) or roughly half the speed of light, according to research published on Wednesday in the journal Nature. Scientists have measured the spin rates of black holes before but never one so far away. The newly measured black hole is inside a quasar some 6 billion light years from Earth. A black hole is a region of space so packed with matter that not even photons of light can escape its gravitational grip. More »Spin of distant black hole measured at half of speed of light
Comedian and late-night talk-show host Conan O'Brien will host this year's MTV Movie Awards, the unbuttoned show that irreverently honors Hollywood's best kisses and best fight scenes, the MTV network said on Wednesday. It will be the first time that O'Brien, 50, has hosted the annual show, which will take place on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and which serves as lead-in to the summer movie season. "After eight years of intense negations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV's second most prestigious awards show," the flame-haired comedian quipped in a statement. MTV, which is owned by Viacom Inc , said the show will also feature unseen clips from upcoming summer films. More »Comedian Conan O'Brien to host MTV Movie Awards
On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court stayed the release of upcoming Madhuri Dixit-Juhi Chawla starrer Gulaab Gang and today, the makers of the film moved a larger bench of Delhi HC against the order staying the film's release. On March 5, leader of Gulabi Gang, Sampat Pal, on whom reportedly the film is based, moved the HC seeking a restraining order on the film's release and post that the court passed orders that the film will not be released till May 8 in its censored/uncensored form. More »'Gulaab Gang' Makers Move Larger Bench Of Delhi HC Against Release Stay
Ayushmann Khurrana, who will be seen opposite Sonam Kapoor in Yash Raj films' Bewakoofiyaan, will be seen dancing on the roads of Mumbai on March 7. The actor is gearing up to perform a flash mob at Nariman Point, Mumbai to promote the film. Ayushmann will be seen essaying the role of a young man, who is fired from his corporate job, in the film and YRF team decided to have this activity at Nariman Point, as they felt that the area was in sync with the content of the film. More »Bewakoofiyaan: Ayushmann Khurrana To Perform Flash Mob