By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine REUTERS - Broadcast networks Fox and NBC are turning to proven favorites to lure new viewers next season, with Fox rebooting the defunct Kiefer Sutherland action series "24" and NBC bringing back Michael J. Fox in a comedy loosely based on his life. The two networks pitched their TV schedules to advertisers on Monday at the start of the "upfront" selling season, an annual rite when broadcasters try to persuade advertisers to shell out billions of dollars in advance for their new shows. ... More »In ratings challenge, NBC and Fox revive old favorites
By Eric Kelsey REUTERS - U.S. psychologist Joyce Brothers, who parlayed her 1955 victory on the TV game show "The $64,000 Question" into a nearly six-decade career as a television personality and columnist, died on Monday, her publicist said. She was 85. Brothers died of natural causes in New York, said Sanford Brokaw, her Los Angeles-based spokesman. She began dispensing advice on television in 1958 and penned columns on topics such as sex, relationships and parenting until early this year. ... More »U.S. TV psychologist Joyce Brothers dies at age 85
REUTERS - Soul singer Aretha Franklin has pulled out of two upcoming performances because of health issues, the two concert venues said on Monday. Franklin, 71, canceled a May 20 concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a May 26 solo performance at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. "It was canceled for medical reasons," Foxwoods spokeswoman Dale Wolbrink said, declining to say what health issues caused the "Queen of Soul" to pull out of the May 26 show. ... More »Aretha Franklin cancels two U.S. concerts over health issues
REUTERS - U.S. television psychologist Joyce Brothers died on Monday in New York of natural causes, her publicist said. She was 85. Brothers is best known for dispensing advice on U.S. television, her newspaper columns and winning "The $64,000 Question" TV game show. (Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Cynthia Johnston) More »U.S. TV psychologist Joyce Brothers dies at age 85 - publicist
By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine REUTERS - Broadcast networks Fox and NBC are turning to proven favorites to lure new viewers next season, with Fox rebooting the defunct Kiefer Sutherland action series "24" and NBC bringing back Michael J. Fox in a comedy loosely based on his life. The two networks pitched their TV schedules to advertisers on Monday at the start of the "upfront" selling season, an annual rite when broadcasters try to persuade advertisers to shell out billions of dollars in advance for their new shows. ... More »Fox, NBC turn to familiar faces to boost viewership
By Paul Casciato LONDON (Reuters) - Out go the themed rooms and groupings of artists at London's Tate Britain gallery, and in comes a pure, sunlit, chronological walk through British art from 1540 to the present. The world's leading collection of British paintings and sculpture on Monday threw open a permanent gallery so radically refurbished and reorganised that every one of the 500-odd works on display had to be rehung. "What I wanted to try and do was to have a complete chronology that wouldn't be interrupted by exhibitions," said Director Penelope Curtis. ... More »Daylight shines on Tate Britain's 500-year gallop through art
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A music video shot aboard the International Space Station went viral on Monday, turning an astronaut into an overnight music sensation with his zero-gravity version of David Bowie's hit "Space Oddity." As the first Canadian to command the space station, a $100 million project of 15 nations, Chris Hadfield had already earned himself a place in the history books. ... More »Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' music video goes viral
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The small, boyhood home of rock legend Little Richard has been spared the wrecking ball and will be moved to make way for an interstate highway, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The piano-pounding performer who became internationally known for his 1950s songs, "Tutti Frutti" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" was born in Macon, about 90 miles south of Atlanta, during the Great Depression. Known for his pompadour hairstyle and flamboyant costumes, he is now 80-years-old and living in Tennessee. ... More »Little Richard's boyhood home in Georgia spared from demolition
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has cancelled his Melbourne visit, owing to the illness of a close relative. The Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne released a statement, saying, "The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne regrets to announce that Amitabh Bachchan’s appearance at the Festival’s closing night has been cancelled. Amitabh is unable to travel due to the illness of a close relative." More »Amitabh Bachchan To Miss Closing Night At 'The Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne'
Director Dibakar Banerjee, whose last film was Bombay Talkies which he co-directed with Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar, recently stated that he has no plans of making a sequel to his 2012 film Shanghai. More »Dibakar Banerjee Has No Plans Of Making 'Shanghai' Sequel
Believe it or not, but South star Dhanush, who is gearing up for his Bollywood acting debut, was dumped by his first love because of low grades. More »Dhanush: 'My girlfriend left me because I failed in maths'
While generally people find it more difficult to impress the girl’s father than the girl herself, South star Dhanush’s experience has just been the opposite. The 29-year-old, who is married to megastar Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya, claims that he is still trying to impress his wife. More »Rajinikanth Easier To Impress Than His Daughter, Says Dhanush
Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who made her Bollywood debut with Dabangg will be next seen in Lootera and buzz has it that the actress will be seen playing the role of a painter in the film. More »Sonakshi Sinha's Painting Skills Comes In Handy During 'Lootera' Shooting
An accountant, who had overseen financial affairs of Balaji Telefilms from 2009 to 2012, recently approached the Mumbai Crime Branch with a complaint against Jeetendra, Shobha Kapoor and other staffers of the company. More »Former Balaji Accountant Files Complaint Against Jeetendra And Shobha Kapoor
We had reported earlier that filmmaker Rumi Jaffrey is planning to remake Basu Chatterjee's comedy Shaukeen with veteran actors Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher playing the roles of three lecherous old men out for some fun. More »Akshay Kumar To Star In 'Shaukeen' Remake?
It has been reported already that Ranbir Kapoor will be seen shaking a leg with none other than dancing diva Madhuri Dixit for a song in upcoming flick Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. More »Ranbir Kapoor Had To Bribe Ayan Mukerji To Kiss Madhuri Dixit's Cheek!
Aamir Khan's wife, Kiran Rao, has started out with her own banner, which would be presenting important films that deserve a wider platform. The first film that she would be presenting under the banner is Ship Of Theseus, which has garnered much critical acclaim at several international film festivals. More »Kiran Rao To Present Anand Gandhi's 'Ship Of Theseus'
Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh has some major trouble coming his way. The Punjab and Haryana High Court today slammed the Government of Punjab for not taking adequate actions against the crooner for singing songs with vulgar lyrics. More »HC Says Singers Like Honey Singh Should Be Boycotted
Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who was last seen playing the role of a Dongri goon in Sanjay Gupta's Shootout At Wadala, recently revealed that when it comes to shooting outdoors, he has just one special demand- good food. More »What Is Manoj Bajpayee's Special Demand While On Film Sets?
Actor Imran Khan is keen to not miss out on any of his future work out sessions, owing to his shooting schedule. More »Imran Khan Doesn't Want To Miss Out On A Single Work Out!
Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who will be seen along with his parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh in Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam, recently revealed that it was a great learning experience for him. More »Ranbir Kapoor Feels He Hasn't Achieved Anything Yet
Though he is a rage down South, Kolaveri Di sensation Dhanush feels that its very difficult to impress girls and especially with his kind of looks. More »Dhanush: 'With my looks, no girl is easy to impress'
By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Music lovers wanting to hear live tunes without going to a concert or club or leaving the comfort of their home can use new computer apps that connect them to events in venues around the world. Although event-streaming sites like Livestream offer some live concerts, these apps are tailored exclusively for music and try to capture the atmosphere and social aspects of a live show. "Going to a concert is about the music. ... More »New apps bring live music into the home