By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - A gay South Korean film director is set to symbolically marry his long-term partner, saying he aims to pry open the closet in this conservative Asian country where homosexuality is still taboo and gays have been subjected to hate crimes. Kim Jho Gwang-soo announced plans to marry his partner of nine years on Wednesday, becoming the first South Korean show business personality to do so and only the second to ever come out. The other, an actor, now says he regrets his decision. ... More »Gay South Korean film director to marry in bid to pry open closet
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Pakistani actress Sasheh Aagha, making her Bollywood debut with "Aurangzeb", was involved in an MMS scandal, but says it was not a difficult phase. More »Sasheh Aagha never felt helpless during MMS scandal
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray has teamed up with Satya Paul, the label known for its signature print saris, to launch a limited edition of 10 saris. The actress, who battled cancer, wants to share the message of "victory and love" through her collection and part of the sales will go to a cancer centre. More »Lisa Ray launches sari collection, says it tells a story
London, May 15 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio and director Baz Luhrmann's latest venture together 'The Great Gatsby' will open the annual Cannes film festival. More »'The Great Gatsby' set to kick off Cannes Film Festival
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Oriflame turns 45 and the Swedish personal care company is celebrating the occasion by partnering with Hollywood diva Demi Moore and launching a new fragrance titled "More by Demi". More »Oriflame celebrates 45 years with 'Demi Moore' range
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha's political drama "Satyagraha", said to be about the uprising of the middle-class against a corrupt system, is likely to have a quote from Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography as its prologue. More »'Satyagraha' to begin with Gandhi's quote?
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Bobby Deol, who is playing a huge Salman Khan fan in his forthcoming comedy "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2", will be seen imitating the superstar's signature steps in the song "Changli changli". More »Bobby Deol dances a la Salman in 'Changli changli'
New York, May 15 (ANI): Zoe Saldana, who has famously dated actors Bradley Cooper and Keith Britton, has said that she might end up with a woman raising her kids and that is how androgynous she is. More »I might end up with a woman, says Zoe Saldana
New York, May 15 (ANI): Zoe Saldana has flaunted her incredible in a new topless photoshoot for a magazine. More »Zoe Saldana poses topless for mag photoshoot
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who was undergoing treatment in New York after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, says she is now "free" from the disease and calls it her "rebirth". More »Manisha Koirala cancer-free
London, May 15 (ANI): Brad Pitt has called fiancee Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy as "absolutely heroic" after she was told she had a significantly increased chance of developing breast cancer. More »Brad Pitt praises Jolie for undergoing double mastectomy
London, May 15 (ANI): Paris Hilton, who has long been a magnet for stalkers and burglars, has revealed that she feared she would be killed by a knife-wielding maniac. More »Paris Hilton recalls stalker horror from 2010
Having successfully dabbled in the 3D and special effects genre, the last being the blockbuster RAAZ 3, producer/director Vikram Bhatt with a specialized EFX team now looks at taking it notches higher with a film on the lines of Hollywood's JURRASIC PARK, ANACONDA and PREDATOR titled CREATURE for which the director has roped in his favorite actress Bipasha Basu.All praise for the Bipasha says Vikram Bhatt, "Bipasha is an extremely brave girl, she has survived well simply on th More »Vikram Bhatt: Bipasha is free thinking, independent and strong individual
Mantra has always been appreciated for his witty jokes and comments of 'Comedy Circus'. The actor has gained applause for his acts but will soon quit the show for his film DIL PATANG. He will be seen in the finale episode but has decided not to be a part of the next season.Confirming the news Mantra says, "Yes, I am quitting the show. The producers have been kind and allowed me to focus on my movie. I have been in the industry for over a decade, but the success I have enjoyed More »Mantra to bid adieu to Comedy Circus for DIL PATANG
The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) today announced that the 14th IIFA celebrations will be held at The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, the Official Host Destination Partner. Having travelled to picturesque destinations across the globe over the last 13 years, IIFA has graced the shores of the UK, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and North America. This year, the VIDEOCON DDB IIFA Weekend will return to the crown jewel of Cotai Strip Resorts - The More »IIFA awards once again to be held in Macau
Sanjay Dutt pulled all strings to finish shooting for POLICEGIRI before his surrender. He has shot for a song that aims to paint him in a positive light. The song titled Robinhood has lyrics 'Banda achcha hai, dil ka saccha hai, Robinhood hai...'. The producers are hoping that in the light of Sanjay's current situation, the suggestive lyrics will strike a chord with the audience.Producer Rahul Aggarwal says, "This was the last song of the film that was left to be More »Can 'Robinhood' put Sanjay Dutt in positive light?
In this era of sequels, the market is abuzz with the rumors that a sequel of MERE DAD KI MARUTI is on offer which would be christened as MERE DAD KI MARUTI 2 and when that happens, if is not the premise, it indeed could be perhaps first such experimentation in the history of Indian cinema where a brand would be the catalyst for a sequel. But MERE DAD KI MARUTI is indeed going to be a live example of how a well-established brand, when used imaginatively as a part of the content of More »Sequel to MERE DAD KI MARUTI on offer
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Penelope Cruz's model sister Monica gave birth to a baby girl - from an anonymous sperm donor- on Tuesday More »Penelope Cruz's sis Monica gives birth to baby girl
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Dozens of female celebrities are supporting Angelina Jolie following her revelation that she underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with the BRCA1 cancer gene. More »Angelina Jolie receives flood of support from celebs after double mastectomy
By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 1968 oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter sold for some $37 million at Sotheby's contemporary art auction on Tuesday, a new record for a work by a living artist. The sale took in $293,587,000, at the low end of the pre-sale estimate of $284 million to $383 million, with 83 percent of the 64 lots on offer finding buyers. It featured some big numbers with five works selling for more than $20 million. ... More »Richter painting breaks record for living artist at N.Y. auction
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) After Cannes, S.S Rajamouli's highly successful Telugu revenge-drama "Eega" has been selected to feature in the panorama section of upcoming 16th Shanghai International Film Festival. More »'Eega' to feature at Shanghai film festival
REUTERS - Diamond jewelry belonging to Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida sold for more than 4.74 million Swiss francs on Tuesday in Geneva and set a record for pearl earrings, auctioneer Sotheby's said. Lollobrigida, a leading sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s, said she was selling the jewelry to raise money for stem cell research. A pair of diamond and natural pearl earrings sold for 2.29 million francs, an auction record. The earrings beat the $1.98 million figure set in 2011 from the sale of natural pearl and diamond earrings by Bulgari, owned by late actress Elizabeth Taylor. ... More »Actress Gina Lollobrigida's diamonds fetch $4.9 mln at auction
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Christina Aguilera is in discussions to return as a judge on NBC television singing competition "The Voice" next season, sources with knowledge of the talks said on Tuesday. Aguilera, 32, went on hiatus from the program this season to promote her latest album, "Lotus," with a concert tour. The singer had been a judge on the first three seasons of the program, which debuted in 2011. ... More »Christina Aguilera in talks to return to 'The Voice'
REUTERS - Actor Billy Crystal will give his autobiographical one-man play "700 Sundays" a Broadway send-off later this year with a nine-week run, promoters said on Tuesday. Previews of the two-act play, which deals with Crystal's coming of age and the death of his father, are set to begin on November 5 at New York's Imperial Theater with a formal opening night on November 13. Its final show will be on January 5, 2014. "'700 Sundays' has, without question, been the most satisfying experience of my career," Crystal said in a statement. ... More »Billy Crystal to revive one-man play, '700 Sundays,' on Broadway