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
Shazahn Padamsee, who was last seen in Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2, has now bagged the lead role in Mukul Misra’s upcoming film Siddhartha. Padamsee will essay the role of a Buddhist girl in the film and interestingly, the film was offered to her, after her childhood friend Simone suggested her to do chanting and get into Buddhism. More »Shazahn Padamsee To Play A Buddhist Girl In 'Siddhartha'
The females of an Asian swallowtail butterfly species known as the Common Mormon often mimic the appearance of another species of butterfly that is toxic for predators to eat, with strikingly similar coloration and markings on the wings. In the case of the masquerading Common Mormon, the mystery has been solved. Researchers led by Marcus Kronforst, a professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago, said on Wednesday they have identified the gene responsible for the mimicry in these butterflies. "We're just really thrilled to have a clean answer to the question." The imposter butterflies are engaging in what's known as "Batesian mimicry," named after 19th-century naturalist Henry Walter Bates, who first described it after studying butterflies in South America. More »The secrets of the masquerading butterfly are revealed
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS) Springing a big surprise, the CPI-M in Kerala seems to have roped in hugely popular comedy and character artiste Innocent to contest the Chalakudy Lok Sabha seat in Thrissur district for the party. Communist Party of India-Marxist sources told IANS that the final decision will be made very soon. With the actor also giving the nod and Chalakudy being Innocent's home town also, the CPI-M feels that he would be a good bet in Chalakudy considered a strong Congress constituency. Another person who has been shortlisted by the CPI-M is Christie Fernandes, a former Gujarat cadre IAS official and secretary to former president Prathiba Patil. More »Will AMMA president Innocent contest for CPI-M?
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Film actress Moon Moon Sen says she would be able to change people's lives in a small way if they support her in the Lok Sabha polls. Nominated for the Bankura seat by the Trinamool Congress, the former Bollywood heroine said Wednesday that in her new role she would be able to share the "joys, pains and sufferings" of the common people "more intimately". If people are with me, I hope to do my lot in my small way to change their lives," said Sen, daughter of legendary Bengali cine actress Suchitra Sen. Sen said she was banking on Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who has handpicked her for the seat. More »Can change lives with people, Mamatadi's support: Moon Moon Sen
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Combining the worlds of glamour, sports and politics, the Trinamool Congress Wednesday announced a star-studded candidates list from West Bengal including the likes of Bengali megastar Dev, actor Moon Moon Sen and soccer icon Baichung Bhutia for the April-May Lok Sabha polls. Announcing the names at her residence hours after the Election Commission notified the polls, party chairperson Mamata Banerjee said: "It's a great combination of people from various parts of the society." The Trinamool ,which had contested 27 seats following an alliance with the Congress and the Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist (SUCI-C) in 2009, is going it alone this year. Four winning candidates of 2009 were dropped, and 26 fresh faces including Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Yuva president Abhishek Bandopadhyay nominated. More »With Dev, Moon Moon Bhutia, Mamata unveils star-studded Trinamool army
Vir Das, actor and stand-up comedian, knows how to keep his audiences interested and that goes beyond his stage performances too. The actor is soon to be seen in Sai Kabir's REVOLVER RANI and is paired opposite Kangana RanauBut what's interesting is Vir turns into a toy-boy in this movie and does some desperate things to woo Kangana for his ulterior motive. I'm doing a role that even I couldn't have thought of ever performing, admits Vir Das. I do play a toy-boy but More »Post QUEEN, Kangana Ranaut turns Rani again for Vir Das!
Sherlyn Chopra has signed up as the leading lady for a multi-lingual film called BAD GIRL. Sources confirm that Sherlyn has been at a whopping sum of Rupees One Crore and Ten Lakhs to play the protagonist!film which is loosely based on Monica Bellucci's Oscar winner, MALENA is going to be directed by award-winning director Shajiyem who has been receiving great reviews for his recent film: MS LEKHA THAROOR KAANUNNATHU.BAD GIRL is being produced by Shah Productions. The More »Sherlyn Chopra turns BAD GIRL for multi-lingual flick!
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone, who will be seen as the host of horror TV show "Haunted Weekends with Sunny Leone", says she is open to other offers on the small screen as long as they are "interesting". If something fits well, like this show ('Haunted Weekends...'), I will do it," Sunny told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai. More »Sunny Leone open to interesting TV offers
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the release of forthcoming Hindi movie "Gulaab Gang", reportedly based on the life of activist Sampat Pal, who formed Gulabi Gang, a group of pink sari-clad women vigilantes in Uttar Pradesh. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva stayed the release of the film, starring Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, saying that if it is allowed to be released, it will cause irreparable damage to Sampat Pal's reputation. Sampat Pal moved 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. The court accepted the contentions of Pal that movie "Gulaab Gang" is the adaptation of her life. More »Delhi High Court blocks release of 'Gulaab Gang'
An Italian publisher on Wednesday launched a fan magazine devoted exclusively to Pope Francis - including a centrefold - just as the pope said he did not want to be seen as a superstar. An editorial by its editor, Aldo Vitali, said its purpose was "not so much to celebrate" the pope but to help him make the world a better place. More »Italian publisher launches Pope fan magazine, including centerfold