By Alexander Winning LONDON (Reuters) - Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson told a court she had taken cocaine several times including when being subjected to "intimate terrorism" by her millionaire ex-husband Charles Saatchi, in the latest dramatic twist in a trial that has gripped Britain. "I can only laugh at your sorry depravity," he said in the email, which was read in court. More »TV's "Domestic Goddess" Nigella tells UK court she took cocaine
By Alexei Anishchuk NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin could free a former oil tycoon and members of the Pussy Riot band, all portrayed as political prisoners by domestic and foreign critics, under an amnesty expected by the end of the year, according to a Kremlin human rights adviser. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who supporters say was jailed to curb a political challenge to Putin, putting his oil assets in state hands, and two Pussy Riot inmates are due for release next year. But an early discharge could help improve Putin's image before he hosts the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in February. Putin told his presidential human rights council in September to make suggestions for an amnesty to mark the 20th anniversary of Russia's post-Soviet constitution in December. More »Putin could free Khodorkovsky, Pussy Riot in amnesty - rights adviser
Universal Pictures has shut down production of action sequel "Fast & Furious 7" to consider its options for the franchise following the death of actor Paul Walker, the studio said on Wednesday. "At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on 'Fast & Furious 7' for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise," Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast Corp , said in a statement. More »Universal halts 'Fast & Furious 7' production to assess options
Imran Khan is all praise for his mamu Aamir Khan's upcoming film Dhoom 3. At an event when Imran was asked to talk about Dhoom 3, he said, “I think a new club will be made for Dhoom 3. More »Imran Khan: 'A 300-400 crore club will be made for Dhoom 3'
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has expressed his desire to visit Peshawar, his paternal hometown in Pakistan. On being asked to visit Pakistan by the former Pakistani foreign minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, SRK said that he wants to take his kids, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam, to visit his family which still lives in Peshawar. More »Shah Rukh Khan Hopes To Visit Peshawar With His Kids
Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar was recently admitted to a hospital in New Delhi, after he complained of acute back ache. Akhtar was in Delhi to attend a music festival and though initially he was supposed to leave the fest in a few hours, he got so engrossed in the event that he stayed there till the end. His wife Shabana Azmi is with him in Delhi, and she recently took to Twitter to thank all her followers for their well wishes. “For all those asking there has been some improvement but Javed Sb still in a lot of pain.Your good wishes are a big help thank you so much,” she posted on the micro-blogging site. More »Javed Akhtar Hospitalized Due To Severe Back Ache
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Having fond memories of visiting Peshawar as a teenager with his father, Shah Rukh Khan harbours a hope to take his three children to visit his family's hometown, and hopes ties between India and Pakistan become "friendlier" and "family-like". The Hindi film superstar spoke fondly of Peshawar when Pakistan's former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar asked him about visiting her country, at India Today Group's Agenda Aaj Tak Conclave here Wednesday. "I'd love to! My family is from Peshawar and few of them still live there. I would love to come to Peshawar and bring my children over because my father took me when I was 15 or 16. More »Keen to take kids to Pakistan, SRK hopes for friendlier ties
By Angus MacSwan REUTERS - A host of musicians headed by Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant on Tuesday night celebrated the life and work of Bert Jansch, the late Scottish guitarist who influenced generations of players from Neil Young to Johnny Marr with his stew of blues, folk and jazz. On a London stage decorated to look like Les Cousins, the Soho folk club where Jansch held court in the 1960s, they played his songs and others that had inspired him, and reminisced about "a magical man, an occasionally shambolic man," in the words of Martin Simpson. If he never achieved huge popular fame to match his talent, his standing amongst his peers was evident in a Royal Festival Hall line-up that was a virtual Who's Who of British folk, among them Ralph McTell, Donovan and members of Pentangle, the folk-jazz group with whom he found his greatest commercial success. Neil Young, who once described Jansch as the Jimi Hendrix of acoustic guitar, was not present in body but appeared on a large screen in a specially-recorded video in which he played "Needle of Death", Jansch's tale of heroin addiction that Young has acknowledged as the inspiration for his own classic "Needle and the Damage Done". More »Young, Plant and friends pay tribute to "Jimi Hendrix of acoustic guitar"
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In a career of almost 25 years, Aamir Khan has seen successes and flops. But it is his failures that he credits for his life's "biggest learnings", saying that it doesn't matter to him if his films make Rs.100 crore or more but he gets "upset" if people lose money from a film which rides on his name. "My failures have taught me as much as my successful films, and they are equally special to me," the 48-year-old said at the India Today Group's Agenda Aaj Tak Conclave here Wednesday. More »My unsuccessful films are my 'biggest learnings': Aamir Khan
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Technological innovations come with their pros and cons, and the Indian music industry is witnessing it all, says popular singer Sonu Nigam, who believes more singers are cropping up thanks to technology, but very few "music legends" remain. "Earlier, singers like Lataji (Lata Mangeshkar) and Ashaji (Asha Bhosle) used to sing their songs in one take. So, anyone whose texture of voice is good, is now getting a chance to become a singer," Sonu said at the India Today Group's conclave Agenda Aaj Tak here Tuesday. Every new technology has its plus and minus points. More »More singers, few legends due to technology: Sonu Nigam
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Aamir Khan, Bollywood's hugely popular actor-producer, says he doesn't have to join politics to bring in change because he can do it as an entertainer. He is a UNICEF ambassador to promote child nutrition, and he hosted "Satyamev Jayate", but is not looking at politics at all. I want to use the medium of filmmaking and entertainment to contribute to the society and nation-building," Aamir said here at India Today Group's Agenda Aaj Tak here Wednesday. His TV show "Satyamev Jayate" presented startling facts about issues like dowry and female infanticide. More »Want to contribute to society, nation-building via films: Aamir
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Aamir Khan says his colleagues' good work makes him happy, and lavished praise on his contemporary Salman Khan, describing him as "powerhouse of star power". At India Today Group's Agenda Aaj Tak conclave Wednesday, Aamir was asked about the Khan rivalry between Salman, Shah Rukh Khan and himself. More »Salman is a bigger star than me: Aamir Khan
Eating apple on daily basis and chewing gum is beneficial when it comes to maintaining white pearlies. Keeping this in mind, Peta Leigh, a teeth whitening expert, offers tips for achieving a bright white smile, reports femalefirst.co.uk. - Eat your way to whiter teeth: Foods that are firm or crisp are known to help clean teeth as they're eaten. - Get a calcium boost: This may come as a surprise to many but cheese is also known for helping to maintain healthy white teeth. More »Want shinning teeth? Eat apple, chew gum
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev broke into guffaws here Wednesday thanks to a live act by comedian Sunil Grover, popular for his role as Guthhi in "Comedy Nights With Kapil". Sunil was here as part of Guthhi, Agenda Agenda, Guthhi, a session conducted at the India Today Group's Agenda Aaj Tak event. Your name is Guthhi or do you have another name?" Pat came the reply from the standup comedian: "Just like your name is Shri Ramdev but you have Baba prefixed to your name, I am Sunil Grover and 'Guthhi' has got attached to my name." Recently, Sunil quit "Comedy Nights With Kapil" and Ramdev asked Sunil the reason behind his decision to leave the show. More »'Guthhi' takes Baba Ramdev on laugh riot
Karan Johar is back with his juicy chat show with some of the most sort after celebs and their exclusive revelations. After getting Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor amongst others, KJo managed to get Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan, who are working together for SHAADI KE SIDE EFFECTS, on the show.Though Farhan and Vidya have appeared on the show in the past, the duo hasn't come together. With their upcoming film, it seems the actors agreed to make an appearance togethe More »Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar's steamy 'Koffee with Karan'!
Dilip Kumar, the living legend, has governed the Hindi film industry for over six decades and is considered to be the most 'Complete Actor' and the 'Greatest Star' to have ever hit the Indian screen. Many consider him to be an institution of acting while there are some who go beyond this and term him as the 'God of acting'. Dilip Kumar turns 91 on 11, December 2013. Celebrating his birthday Glamsham.Com wishes him birthday wishes and prays for his health and a long life. As we car More »Do you know Dilip Kumar was offered a chance to play Cricket for India?
Dear Vidyut JamwalIt's rare for an established actor to be overshadowed completely after being on screen for the better part of 90 minutes. One would think that the case of who the hero is was settled. RightWrong!Saif Ali Khan must be wondering what he might have done wrong to be relegated to the sidelines in spite of director Tigmanshu Dhulia doctoring a fight sequence for him. He tried his best to keep Saif's heroic sheen intact, but in vain.You came and More »An Open Letter To Vidyut Jamwal
Ranbir Kapoor, who has maintained a lover boy image in the industry with his past, is undergoing an image transformation for his upcoming film, BOMBAY VELVET. The actor is gearing up to get tougher for his role in Anurag Kashyap's film.Ranbir will be seen playing an intense character and it requires him to get a strong and rough physical appearance. He has been working a lot to build his body according to the character's requirement. The first shooting schedule of the film, wh More »Ranbir Kapoor beefs up for BOMBAY VELVET
Tigmanshu Dhulia's action entertainer BULLETT RAJA starring Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, that released lately, has notched up a figure of 3.75 crore domestic net on Monday, taking its four-day total to 27.05 cr, thereby sustaining its weekend hold over the box-office.Monday collections are a critical barometer to test a film's run at the box-office and BULLETT RAJA passed that comfortably by registering a normal drop over Friday figures. The film which hit the screens on More »Saif Ali Khan's BULLETT RAJA earns 27.05 cr net
Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia, who will next be seen in Gurmmeet Singh's WHAT THE FISH, says she's not in a position to refuse films. I don't have the luxury of saying no to films. I need to work and I need to earn a living. But yet I take time to think. I keep on pondering whether I want to do a film or not,says the 56-year-old actress.Speaking about her character in the film, Dimple says, She loves to poke her nose in everybody else's business. When she doesn't More »Dimple Kapadia: I don't have the luxury of saying no to films
Well, we had the chance to ask Dimple about the same but she refused to reveal much.When asked whether she'd been offered the film, Dimple said, That's for the producers to announce. I cannot say anything at this point of time.Meanwhile, Dimple is all set to star in Gurmmeet Singh's WHAT THE FISH, which releases on 13th December. Speaking about why she said yes to film, Dimple says, The story was very nice and interesting. There are many characters. It's not a stra More »Dimple Kapadia stays mum on WELCOME BACK
Eros International Media Limited (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry announced its foray into the Telugu market by co-producing Mahesh Babu's 1 NENOKKADINE. Produced by 14 Reels Entertainment and Eros, the upcoming action thriller will release on 10th January 2014.Directed by Sukumar, the film has been shot in Goa and London with newcomer Kriti Sanon essaying the role of leading lady and Babu's son Gautam playing his younge More »Jacqueline Fernandez's special number in Mahesh Babu's 1 NENOKKADINE
The imported exotic beauty, Scarlett Wilson, rocked the nation with 'Imported Kamariya in Dibaker's SHANGHAI. She next surprised one and all with her'nagin'dance in BAJATEY RAHO, and will once again be seen in this Friday's R...RAJKUMAR via the raunchy Kaddu Katega.Born in Kent England, Scarlett is a trained dancer and actor and feels blessed to be able to do so many different dance forms in Hindi cinemaMost importantly she enjoys her work. Says More »Scarlett Wilson to reprise Helen's act(s) in Rajeev Khandelwal's film!
When JISM 2 was announced, the makers (Bhatts) were very clear that the film had to feature an uninhibited display of sexuality and hence an 'Adults Only certificate' was always on the anvil. Now for her second Hindi film JACKPOT, even though Sunny Leone hasn't shed clothes as unabashedly as JISM 2, she is assured of yet another 'A' tag in the offering.This time around, the reason is the spoken language which is as colourful as it gets.Though it isn't Sunny who is heard sw More »Sunny Leone gears up for another 'adults only' film
Ali Zafar is the new item boy in the B-town. For the sequel of his much successful TERE BIN LADEN, even though Manish Paul of MICKEY VIRUS fame has been roped in as a male lead, Ali is returning for a specially designed item numb Suddenly Ali is turning out to be much more integral part of the film than before,informs a source,He is emotionally attached to the film too since it got him all the fame and recognition. Though he had initially volunteered to do a cameo in More »Ali Zafar: TERE BIN LADEN 2 item number is full on entertaining