London, May 18 (ANI): Daring thieves fled off with 1 million dollars worth of jewellery - which were to be worn by actresses at Cannes - on Friday. More »$1m gems meant to be 'loaned to stars' stolen from Cannes
REUTERS - Ever wondered what went through author J.K. Rowling's mind when she wrote the first "Harry Potter" novel? Fans of books about the boy wizard will have a chance to bid on a unique first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," annotated by the author, at a charity auction this month, the English PEN organization said on Friday. The book contains Rowling's handwritten thoughts and commentary about the book and the film adaptation, as well as 22 hand-drawn illustrations including one of a sleeping baby Harry and another of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore. ... More »'Harry Potter' first edition annotated by author up for auction
By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc decided not to turn pilot project "Zombieland" into a full TV series, but is going ahead with "Alpha House," as the world's largest online retailer enters the next stage of its foray into original video creation. "Zombieland" writer and producer Rhett Reese wrote on Twitter that Amazon's decision was "sad for everyone" and blamed it on negative online reviews of the pilot by viewers. ... More »Amazon kills 'Zombieland' TV project, backs 'Alpha House'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The finale of NBC's "The Office" drew a season high of 5.7 million viewers, as fans tuned in to see the show's biggest star Steve Carell return for a wedding and nostalgic farewell. The 75-minute finale episode, which aired from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m EDT after an hour-long retrospective featuring cast members and producers, was watched by 3.8 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic coveted by advertisers, according to Nielsen ratings figures provided by NBC. The 5.7 million finale viewership marked a 16-month high for the show. ... More »'The Office' finale draws season high of 5.7 million viewers
By Matthias Galante CANNES, France (Reuters) - A man was arrested at the Cannes film festival on Friday after firing a starting pistol during a live TV broadcast on the palm-lined waterfront, sending actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil running for cover. French TV station Canal+ was interviewing Austria's Oscar-winning Waltz and French actor Auteuil live on its nightly news show from a beach-front set before a crowd of spectators when a man fired two shots into the air. "The bodyguards jumped over the barriers into the crowd and pulled him to the ground. ... More »Shots fired at Cannes film festival, actors flee for cover
Bollywood's youth icon Ranbir Kapoor, who had gone to Dubai recently for promoting upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani recently, had an amusing experience on his way back to Mumbai.It seems that there was a Lebanese woman named Sophia sitting next to him on the flight, who was an ardent fan of Ranbir's flick Barfi!. ... More »'Barfi!' Fan Fails To Recognize Ranbir Kapoor On Flight!
Amitabh Bachchan, marked his presence at the Cannes Film Festival this year, for the premiere of his Hollywood debut The Great Gatsby. Big B, who inaugurated the Cannes Film Festival 2013, is satisfied with his short visit to the French Riviera. More »Amitabh Bachchan: 'Cannes 2013 has been a phenomenal learning experience'
Veteran actor Boman Irani, known for his versatility and impeccable performance, recently ended up injuring his knee while shooting for Santa Banta in Fiji. More »Boman Irani Suffers Torn Knee Ligament While Shooting!
A couple of days after the Punjab government got castigated by the Punjab and Haryana high court for not taking action against rapper Honey Singh, a case was registered against the Punjabi singer at the Nawanshahr police station. More »Case Registered Against Honey Singh For Singing Obscene Songs
Last year, actress Priyanka Chopra had adopted a tigress named Durga from a Ranchi zoo and had paid for the striped cat's upkeep. This year, Piggy Chops has extended a helping hand to another member of the 'junglee billi' family, it seems. More »'Junglee Billi' Priyanka Chopra Adopts A Lioness
Actress Vidya Balan, who is attending the Cannes Film Festival this year as a jury member, is reportedly gearing up for a short honeymoon in France with her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur once the festival is over. More »Vidya Balan To Honeymoon In France With Hubby Post Cannes
Maverick filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose film Gangs Of Wasseypur was screened at Cannes Film Festival last year, is at Cannes once more this year for his other films such as Ugly, Monsoon Shootout and The Lunchbox. More »Anurag Kashyap To Be Honoured At Cannes Film Festival
South star Dhanush, who is gearing up for the release of his Bollywood debut Raanjhanaa, seems to be totally in awe of the music director of the film, A.R. Rahman. At a recently held event, Dhanush stated that the Oscar-winning composer has given such beautiful music to the film, that according to him Rahman is the true Raanjhanaa. More »Dhanush: 'According to me A.R. Rahman is 'Raanjhanaa''
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was recently convicted under the Arms Act and surrendered in the court on Thursday afternoon, spent the first night in prison reading spiritual books, revealed prison officials. More »Sanjay Dutt Turns Spiritual In Jail!
Ever since the three Rajasthan Royal players, S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan, have been arrested in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, the nation has been talking about it. People are shocked including our Bollywood celebs, who took to Twitter to give their reactions on the scandal. More »Bollywood Reacts To IPL Spot Fixing
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - "American Idol" winner Candice Glover, whose powerful voice clinched the title of the popular TV singing show, comes from a sea island culture made up of descendants of West African slaves. "I speak another language," she said during the Fox TV show. "It's called Geechee." Some 14.2 million TV viewers tuned in to watch Glover beat Kree Harrison to win the season 12 "American Idol" crown on Thursday. Glover, 23, is a native of rural St. Helena Island in the coastal South Carolina Lowcountry. ... More »U.S. 'Idol' winner shines light on South's Gullah culture
CANNES, France (Reuters) - Chopard jewellery worth $1.4 million intended to adorn movie stars at the Cannes film festival has been stolen, a police source said on Friday, but the company said the value had been exaggerated and the items were not for actresses to use. According to the source, who declined to be named because he was not authorised to discuss the case with the press, the jewels were in the safe of a room rented by an employee of the luxury jeweller, which is also a Cannes sponsor. "The jeweller hasn't yet furnished details of what exactly was stolen," the source said. ... More »Jewels stolen in Cannes, Chopard says not for stars
Film: Aurangzeb; Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Prithviraj, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Amrita Singh, Swara Bhaskara, Sasheh Agha, Tanve Azmi; Directed by Atul Sabharwal; Rating: **** More »'Aurangzeb': Mesmering, well-cast family drama of flawed people
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