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'
Though both YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA and SON OF SARDAAR were multi-starrers, but without an iota of doubt, actor Mukul Dev made his presence felt and was one of the pillars of the two aforementioned movies. The talented and versatile actor is busy with his new bunch of films, one of which is WAR CHHOD NA YAAR. When we asked Mukul about the film and his role, he told us, "It is basically about what happens at the border, 15 hours before a war. Though the subject is serious, it has More »Mukul Dev is an infiltrator from across the border!
The trailer of Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush starrer RAANJHANAA has created quite a stir and is certainly one of the most anticipated films of 2013. The trailer was also appreciated for Rahman's soulful music playing in the background. The makers of the film have released the much-awaited title track of the film which does complete justice to the theme of the film. Set amidst Banaras, director Aanand L. Rai has caught the city at its best, with A. R. Rahman's wonderful music More »Dhanush expresses his love to Sonam Kapoor.... in RAANJHANAA
Richa Chadda has been working around the clock to meet her professional commitments, currently the actress is shooting for Farhan Akhtar's FUKREY and Sanjay Leela Bansali's RAM LEELA.Richa has been working on a tight schedule and has recently been shooting even at night to complete RAM LEELA schedule. If that wasn't all, Richa has also been approached for several events and live performances, the most recent being her appearance at Essel world on their anniversary.Says a More »Richa Chadda works late night for RAM LEELA
Is Sasheh being groomed as the next Rani Mukerji by Yash Raj Films? If her off-screen demeanor as well as on-screens are anything to go by, this could well be the case. To begin with, the way she speaks is totally like Rani. Not just is her voice strikingly similar to that of Rani, even her tone, diction, pitch and flow is an exact replica. Moreover, the way she laughs is also just the same as Rani does, something which is quite characteristic to the lady.When contacted, sur More »Is YRF grooming Sasheh to be the next Rani Mukerji?
I Don't Luv U releases today and other than the controversy surrounding its song 'Ishk Ki M@@ Ki', the film is also in news due to its core subject of a leaked MMS scandal. Since the film also has some similarities with lead actor Ruslaan Mumtaz's real life (he was accused by an actress to have leaked a morphed MMS featuring her), there were good reasons for the actor to feel a bit peeved when the offer came first to him."Yes, when I heard the story, my initial More »Why Ruslaan Mumtaz felt insulted?
This must have intrigued many who have read the original novel The Great Gatsby written by American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald about a decadent 1920's New York. The character of Meyer Wolfsheim, a gambler and a well-connected bootlegger played by Amitabh Bachchan in the film, is a Jew who acts as a kind of benefactor and father figure to Gatsby. Big B is neither a Jew nor he looks like one and there are many big Hollywood names that could have been cast in the role. The director More »Why was Amitabh Bachchan cast as Jew gangster in THE GREAT GATSBY?