By Shilpa Jamkhandikar MUMBAI (Reuters) - It's a good time to be Vidya Balan. Indian cinema turned 100 this year and the versatile actress has emerged as the face of Bollywood, earning a spot in an elite nine-member Cannes festival jury headed by filmmaker Steven Spielberg. The 35-year-old actress has picked her way through a minefield of movie roles in recent years, zooming in on strong and diverse female leads that have straddled box-office success and critical acclaim. ... More »Risk-taker Vidya Balan boosts Bollywood's girl power
(In 12th paragraph, deletes reference to conference sponsor and second quote) By Ronald Grover LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - No one has more riding on the outcome of the summer movie season than Thomas Tull, the former investment banker-turned-head of Legendary Pictures and a producer of this weekend's heavily hyped "Man of Steel. ... More »CORRECTED - 'Man of Steel' producer shops for new Legendary studio partner
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Delhi-based Ripudaman Handa's passion and love for cooking helped him win the "MasterChef" title in the third season of "MasterChef - Kitchen Ke Superstar" at the finale of the reality show here Friday. More »Gym trainer Ripudaman wins 'MasterChef' title
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Ethan Hawke is returning to Broadway in a production of "Macbeth," with performances set to begin in October at Lincoln Center, the performing arts center said. "Macbeth" will be directed by Jack O'Brien, who helmed the acclaimed 2006-2007 production of Tom Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia" trilogy winning a Tony award, and for which Hawke received a best actor nomination. Opening night is set for November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. ... More »Ethan Hawke to take on Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' on Broadway
By Constance Watson LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Bob Dylan will embark on a 33-date tour of Europe starting in Oslo on October 10 and ending at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 28, a statement on his website said on Friday. The "Blowin in the Wind" singer - who is scheduled to finish his "AmericanaramA" tour in Mountain View, California on August 4 - said tickets for "Bob Dylan in Europe" would go on sale on Friday. "Bob Dylan and his band will tour Europe this fall," the statement on his website said of the 10-country tour. ... More »U.S. singer Bob Dylan to play 33 European tour dates
For debutants getting appreciated by superstar will mean world to them. Similar thing happened with four actors of the film FUKREY.The film has been coproduced by SRK's filmmaker friend Farhan Akhtar (they worked together in the DON series). Shahrukh watched the film at a private theatre in Bandra. And he immediately liked it. "It was great to see Shahrukh attending the screening. He was very impressed with the film and the performances of the young actors," says More »Shahrukh Khan invites FUKREY actors for dinner at his house
Kiran Rao along with Anand Gandhi the director of SHIP OF THESEUS has hired a group of enthusiastic management graduates from various management colleges for two months to help promote the film. This would be first time management students would be hired for specific two month exercise to work on a film and not film company. Most corporate hire them to work on research, Kiran Rao saw this as an opportunity to get fresh minds with new creative ideas and get them to direct marke More »Kiran Rao hires college graduates to promote SHIP OF THESEUS
Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty, who made his acting debut with action film BALWAAN and made a name for himself as a macho action hero with ANTH, has not been seen in a hard-core action film since the past couple of years, but that is about to change with ENEMMY.Shetty will be next seen playing the role of a Crime Branch officer named Eklavya Karmarkar in Ashuu Trikha's ENEMMY, which also stars Kay Kay Menon, Mahaakshay, Johnny Lever, Yuvika Chaudhary and Zakir Hussain, among ot More »Suniel Shetty back in action with ENEMMY
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Man of Steel," the latest iteration of the Superman series, lands on the big screen on Friday with the hopes that the dark, action-heavy film can revive the classic comic book superhero as a Hollywood franchise. But director Zack Snyder, who is best known for 2007 action film "300" and 2009 superhero flick "Watchmen," told Reuters that it was a delicate balance staying faithful to Superman's story without retreading earlier film and television versions. ... More »Dark 'Man of Steel' groomed to reboot Superman film franchise
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Hundreds of musicians, technicians and artists from West Bengal are set to participate in a protest against piracy, digitisation and indiscriminate Internet music download June 20 here in the wake of Music World deciding to shut its landmark store in the hep and stylish Park Street. More »Bengal music industry to protest Music World closure
C0hennai, June 14 (IANS) With the number of registered users on its website touching around one million, the internet connectivity increasing in tier-two cities in the country and the subscriber numbers going up, Big Flicks Pvt. Ltd. is planning to increase the number of movie titles in its library by 1,000 to 3,000 this year, said a senior official. More »Bigflix's to beef up movie library size
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A self-taught disc jockey (DJ), Lucy Stone is not new to the Indian audience, especially Chandigarh, where she will be playing for the second time on Saturday. She has a pulse of the audience, and plans to uplift their mood with interesting innovations. More »International DJ to spin innovative beats for audience
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Popular show "F.I.R." will soon have a-ghost-based episode and actress Chitrashi Rawat, who plays sub-inspector Jwalamukhi Chautala, is excited about playing a ghost. More »Jwalamukhi Chautala turns into a ghost in 'F.I.R.'
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan seems to be in awe of Deep Space, said to be the country's first indoor roller coaster, which he launched Friday at the theme-based amusement park Adlabs Imagica in Khopoli, outside the city. More »Varun Dhawan launches indoor roller-coaster
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) When expressive and graceful Drashti Dhami danced sensuously on "Jaadu hai nasha hai" on the "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6" stage, her sensuous side left filmmaker Karan Johar in awe. More »'Madhubala' turns sensuous a la Zeenat Aman!
By Constance Watson LONDON (Reuters) - British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons cancelled the final three U.S. dates of their "Summer Stampede" tour on Friday and said bassist Ted Dwane was out of hospital after brain surgery. The Grammy award-winning band said Dwane was on the road to a full recovery and that the decision to cancel all concerts until a June 30th performance at the Glastonbury Festival in Britain was based on medical advice. ... More »Mumford & Sons cancel U.S. tour as bassist leaves hospital
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) A Mumbai court Friday deferred the hearing of Sooraj Pancholi's bail plea till June 21. More »Sooraj Pancholi's bail plea adjourned to June 21
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Farrah Abraham and Charlie Sheen are apparently willing to hook up and are trying to work out on their time slot for each other. More »Farrah Abraham 'flirting' with Charlie Sheen via text message
New York, June 14(ANI) Fans who are anticipating a lesbian scene between Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Mortez, may be disappointed. More »Keira Knightley-Chloe Grace Mortez lesbian scene not happening
New York, June 14 (ANI): Tiger Woods' former girlfriend Rachel Uchitel is making a big comeback to New York nightlife. More »Tiger Woods' ex Rachel Uchitel all set to return to NYC
Washington, June 14 (ANI): The viewers of Big Brother Africa can sign up to a special VIP service that lets them to watch the show's contestants washing naked in the bathroom. More »Big Brother Africa viewers pay to watch 'celebs' bathing footage'
New York, June 14(ANI): Paris Jackson, who is in hospital after attempting suicide, will reportedly go back to her mother's place after getting discharged. More »Paris Jackson going to mum Debbie Rowe's place after recovery
It is perhaps the YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI effect but Deepika Padukone is blissfully oblivious to all the brouhaha surrounding the arrival of CHENNAI EXPRESS and ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI DOBARA. While the arrival of two films this August is keenly awaited, Deepika is not participating in any conversations that border around this topic."Why should she," says a friend of the actress, "Her own YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI is doing so well and is all set to be the third highest bigge More »Deepika Padukone stays away from CHENNAI EXPRESS v/s OUATIMD 'war'
After a super successful hit as AASHIQUI 2 the lead actress of the film Shraddha Kapoor is on cloud nine. The actress is appreciated by one and all wherever she goes.Wherever Shraddha goes she has been recognized as 'Arohi' which was her screen name in the film. Recently, pretty actress wasspotted at Mumbai airport. An airport official saw the actress and instantly addressed her as Arohi instead of her real name.Shraddha was glad that her fans have loved her character so m More »Shraddha Kapoor gets closer to stardom
Shahrukh Khan was all praise for here CHENNAI EXPRESS co-star, Deepika Padukone at the trailer launch of the film. The duo had earlier starred in Deepika's first film, OM SHANTI OM.Shahrukh said, "Deepika is a fantastic actor. I am gentle towards her because she started her career in films with me. I feel protective for her. She essayed Shanti Priya really well in OM SHANTI OM and now the character of Meena Rochi that she's playing in CHENNAI EXPRESS will be as special or even More »Shahrukh Khan: I'm gentle towards Deepika