Washington, May 16 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently released her second cook book, 'It's All Good', launched an offer on Groupon.com, inviting 60 fans to spend 2,000 dollars to attend her exclusive cooking class in New York, on Tuesday. More »Fans pay $2,000 to meet Gwyneth Paltrow
By Patricia Reaney REUTERS - Soul singer Candice Glover vied with country crooner Kree Harrison on Wednesday in an all-female finale of "American Idol" to become the first woman to win the TV singing competition since 2007. In a finale that judge Randy Jackson described as "so close," Glover, the 23-year-old former travel agent from St. Helena, South Carolina, brought the judges and the audience to their feet after belting out Tom Jones' "I Who Have Nothing." "You are such a powerhouse singer," judge Keith Urban said. "The song is like a planet exploding. ... More »Country, soul singers battle in all-female 'American Idol' finale
By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - The spring auctions ended on a record-shattering high on Wednesday as Christie's contemporary art sale achieved the highest total - $495 million - in the history of art auctions. Artists' records fell one after another, led by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose works each soared to anywhere from about $49 million to $58 million. ... More »Christie's contemporary sale is biggest auction in history
REUTERS - A pear-shaped colourless diamond that is the largest ever offered at auction sold for a record of nearly $27 million in a Geneva auction, where records were also set for the prices of pearls and sapphires, auctioneer Christie's said. The 101.73 carat "Winston Legacy" diamond, the centrepiece of the Magnificent Jewels auction, was bought by jewelry and watch firm Harry Winston for 25.9 million Swiss francs on Wednesday. ... More »Huge colourless diamond goes for record $27 million at auction
By Belinda Goldsmith and Piya Sinha-Roy CANNES/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a tattooed wild child wearing her husband's blood in a locket and luring Brad Pitt away from Hollywood rival Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie was dream fodder for the tabloid press. But her transformation into a humanitarian campaigner and now poster girl for the fight against breast cancer with her revelation that, faced with a high cancer risk, she had undergone a double mastectomy has elevated her to heroine status in the media. ... More »Angelina Jolie caps journey from wild child to doting mother
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Shakira will leave NBC's television singing competition program "The Voice" after only one season as a judge in order to spend more time with her family. The Colombian singer told entertainment news outlet "Access Hollywood" after Tuesday's episode of "The Voice" that she wanted to spend more time with her infant child and finish up a new album. "Not for next season," Shakira, 36, said when asked if she was coming back. "I was really struggling with the fact that I had to leave my nest with my little baby," she added. ... More »Singer Shakira will leave NBC's 'The Voice' after season
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country group Lady Antebellum scored its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, staving off competition from Jay-Z's soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby" film. "Golden," the fourth studio album from the Nashville trio, sold more than 167,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, securing the top position on the weekly Billboard chart, which measures album sales across both digital and physical formats. ... More »Lady Antebellum trumps 'Gatsby' soundtrack for Billboard No.1
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The popular video game "Angry Birds" is jumping off smart phones and onto the big screen in a new animated 3D film due to be released in 2016, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Wednesday. The film will be a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Finnish game-maker Rovio, and follows the game's foray into television with an animated weekly series that began in March this year. "Sony impressed us with their great attitude, determination, and professionalism. ... More »'Angry Birds' to invade screens in new Sony Pictures 3D film
By Belinda Goldsmith CANNES, France (Reuters) - The Cannes film festival conjured up the "Roaring Twenties" on Wednesday with a glamorous opening night premiere of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby", complete with dancers in flapper dresses on the red carpet and umbrellas to keep off the rain. Nicole Kidman, a member of the jury at the biggest cinema gathering of the year, wore an off-white gown embroidered with spring flowers as she made her way into the Grand Theatre Lumiere past a wall of camera flashes and expectant fans. ... More »"Great Gatsby" stars dazzle despite damp Cannes opening
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine have donated $70 million to establish an entrepreneurial undergraduate program at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles school said on Wednesday. The gift will create a new degree pulling faculty members from the university's business, fine arts, music and engineering departments. The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation will begin in the fall of 2014 and enroll a first class of 25 students, USC said. Dr. ... More »Music's Dr. Dre, Iovine give $70 mln to USC academic program
Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who has teamed up with Sanjay Dutt for many films in the past, is keen to make an action drama starring the actor once Dutt comes out of prison. More »Sanjay Gupta To Mail Scripts To Sanjay Dutt In Prison
Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who has attracted her share of controversies ever since she became a known face, has declared that she would join politics someday. More »Veena Malik To Join Politics To Fulfill Father?s Wish
YRF flick Aurangzeb, which is slated to release in India on May 17, will be releasing a day earlier in Dubai (May 16) and going by the way the posters of the film are being prominently displayed throughout Dubai, it can be confidently said that film will find many takers there. More »'Aurangzeb' Set To Rule Dubai Too!
It has been reported already that Ranbir Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit will be seen shaking a leg together for the very first time in Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. More »Ranbir Kapoor: 'The 'Ghagra' song was Karan Johar's idea'
It is a well-known fact that everyone in the Bachchan family refers to Abhishek Bachchan's wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, as bahurani. Amitabh Bachchan often calls Aishwarya bahurani, whenever he mentions her on Twitter, his Facebook page or the blog. Even Jaya Bachchan has referred to her by the same name during several media interactions. More »Imran Khan's Wife Avantika Malik Is The New 'Bahurani'
Producer Ratan Jain, who had made the super hit Dhadkan starring Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Shilpa Shetty way back in 2000, recently announced that there are plans for making a sequel to the film. More »Ratan Jain To Make 'Dhadkan' Sequel
And finally one of the most awaited songs of the year Ghagra, which brings together the never seen before jodi of Ranbir Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, is out. As expected this item song from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is high on Bollywood's latkas and jhatkas and also has Madhuri's signature thumkas. A jeans-and-jacket clad Ranbir looks totally smitten by the dancing diva who has worn an array of shimmery ghagras in the dance number. ... More »Madhuri Dixit Makes Breaking News With Her 'Ghagra'
Last year saw the acting debuts of many young actors such as Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra, to name a few. More »Sidharth Malhotra Voted Most Good Looking Debutant Of 2012!
Prison officials at the Arthur Road Jail confirmed that they recently received an anonymous letter, which hinted at a threat to the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been convicted under the Arms Act by the court. More »Jail Authorities Get Letter Hinting At Threat To Sanjay Dutt's Life
A few days back, there had been news that filmmaker Zoya Akhtar had plans to rope in cousins Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor for a film that would explore a brother-sister bond. More »Ranbir Kapoor Not Approached For Zoya Akhtar Flick Yet
The Cannes Film Festival is celebrating the centenary of the Indian Cinema, this year and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, who marked his presence at the French Riviera for the screening of his Hollywood debut The Great Gatsby, delighted one and all when he acknowledged Cannes for paying a tribute to our cinema, in Hindi. More »Amitabh Bachchan Delights All By Speaking In Hindi At Cannes
India’s most popular global face Freida Pinto strutted the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2013 wearing a pink backless halter gown by Gucci. More »Freida Pinto Shines In Gucci At The Cannes Opening Ceremony
It was her very first Cannes red carpet outing but Vidya Balan made many heads turn when she walked in looking absolutely stunning in a nude pink Sabyasachi lehanga. More »Cannes 2013: Vidya Balan Displays Indian Elegance At 'The Great Gatsby' Screening