Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda, a huge fan of Naseeruddin Shah, says his latest film "Highway" will remain incomplete until the veteran actor watches it. "For me, 'Highway' is incomplete till Naseeruddin sir watches it. I want him to see the film and sit down with me and discuss about it," Randeep told IANS. So he is very happy about it," added the actor, who has worked with Naseeruddin on the theatre platform too. More »Randeep waiting for Naseeruddin to watch 'Highway'
New York, Feb. 25(ANI): Kanye West's 'Yeezus' tour has witnessed a drop in the sales which ultimately has led to big price cuts for the concert. Freebies were distributed to the fans at the last minute for 36-year-old rapper's shows in New Jersey and New York, the New York Post reported. According to the sources, several brokers offered massively discounted tickets - even free ones - for shows at the Prudential Center last week and for Sunday's Nassau Coliseum concert as only 50 per cent tickets were sold for the Prudential Center show, while Sunday's Nassau show saw just 33 per cent ticket sales. More »Ticket slump in Kanye West's 'Yeezus' tour causes big price cuts
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Irina Shayk set the ramp on fire at the Milan Fashion Week when they donned similar cowgirl-inspired outfits. More »Naomi Campbell and Irina Shayk sizzle in cowgirl outfits at MFW
New York, Feb 25 (ANI): After the producers of Oscar-nominated Judi Dench starrer 'Philomena', Russell Crowe is the latest celebrity to ask Pope Francis to attend the screening of his biblical drama 'Noah'. More »Russell Crowe asks Pope to attend screening of biblical film 'Noah'
Washington, Feb.25 (ANI): Justin Bieber's hit single 'Baby' has become the first video on Vevo to reached billion views. More »Justin Bieber's 'Baby' gets billion views on Vevo
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - A controversial plan to build a minor league baseball stadium near the historic site of a slave marketplace and burial ground in Virginia's capital cleared another hurdle on Monday night as the Richmond City Council gave the project tentative support. The council approved a resolution, on 6-3 vote, allowing city officials to continue negotiations on a $200 million development proposed by Mayor Dwight Jones, a black minister, to help revitalize Richmond's Shockoe Bottom district. Besides the 7,200-seat stadium, the project would include a hotel, 750 apartments, a supermarket and a heritage site to commemorate the area's slave trade history. Supporters of the plan view the ball park - the centerpiece of the proposed development - as a key to downtown economic renewal and a way to keep the Flying Squirrels baseball team, a minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, from relocating. More »Plan for ballpark near historic Virginia slave market site advances
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Impressed by her performance in National Award winning Tamil film "Vazhakku En 18/9", filmmaker Seenu Ramasamy has roped in Manish Yadav in upcoming drama "Idam Porul Eval". "I really liked Manisha's performances in 'Vazhakku En 18/9' and 'Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer'. Manisha will be paired with Vijay Sethupathi in the film, which also features Vishnu Vishal. More »Manisha Yadav bags role in 'Idam Porul Eval'
Washington, February 25 (ANI): Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton have confirmed they have separated after nearly ten years of marriage. More »Robin Thicke, wife Paula Patton call it quits
Melbourne, February 25 (ANI): Charlie Sheen reportedly wants people to stop referring to his fiancee Brett Rossi as a porn star. Sources have revealed that the 'Anger Management' star is upset that media outlets repeatedly refer to Rossi's past, as she is no longer doing that and has recently graduated from nursing school, News.com.au reported. Insiders added that Sheen wants to refer to her as Scotti, which is the name she goes by in her personal life and he has told his publicist to tell media outlets to stop calling her a porn star. More »Charlie Sheen wants media to stop calling fiancee ' porn star'
Washington, February 25 (ANI): Jimmy Kimmel is expecting his first child with wife Molly McNearney. More »Jimmy Kimmel expecting baby with wife Molly McNearney
London, February 25 (ANI): Harold Ramis, who was best known for his portrayal of ghost-hunter Egon Spengler in the 'Ghostbusters' franchise, has passed away at the age of 69. More »'Ghostbusters' star Harold Ramis dies at 69
Melbourne, Feb 25 (ANI): Supermodel Miranda Kerr has teamed up with the star of Jersey Boys on Broadway, Bobby Fox, to release her debut single. More »Miranda Kerr collaborates with Broadway star Bobby Fox on debut single
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has hired a personal instructor in attempt to learn skiing during his winter break in the French Alps. More »Paul McCartney taking ski lessons in French Alps
By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seth Meyers stepped into his new role as host of NBC's "Late Night" talk show on Monday, welcoming comedian Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden while delivering on a promise of a quirky program that still closely follows the basic formula for late night chat. Meyers launched his "Late Night" venture with a nod to the show's previous host, appearing to write a thank you note to Jimmy Fallon for moving to his Manhattan-based "Tonight Show" gig, which debuted a week ago. Meyers and Fallon both cut their comic teeth at "Saturday Night Live" before ascending to highly visible late night talk show hosting duties. In one notably arcane reference, Meyers joked that among his competitors, PBS' Charlie Rose was featuring "the 100th appearance" by Doris Kearns Goodwin. More »Seth Meyers kicks off 'Late Night' gig with Amy Poehler, Joe Biden
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that growing out his hair for a new film version of 'Frankenstein' has made him sympathetic towards women. More »Why Daniel Radcliffe sympathizes with long-haired women
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Jennifer Lawrence, Zac Efron and Brad Pitt have been added to the list of celebs who will be presenting trophies at the upcoming Academy Awards. More »J. Law, Brad Pitt and Zac Efron among celebs to present Oscars
Former teen star Amanda Bynes on Monday pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor driving offense in Los Angeles stemming from a 2012 accident in which she struck a sheriff's patrol car. The lawyer for Bynes, 27, entered the plea to the charge of reckless driving with an alcohol component, Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said. Bynes, who starred in her own Nickelodeon sketch comedy TV series "The Amanda Show" at age 13, was sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton to three years' probation and three months of alcohol education programs. Last year she was placed in psychiatric care for starting a small fire in front of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks. More »Amanda Bynes pleads no contest in 2012 drunken driving case
The most valuable piece of hardware in Hollywood is the 13-and-a-half-inch (34-cm) golden Oscar statuette, so it is no surprise recipients of the top film honors keep theirs in a variety of safe spots. Emma Thompson, a two-time winner for "Howards End" and "Sense and Sensibility," has stowed her Oscars in the bathroom, or rather loo, of her London abode. And it's nice for them to have a go, pick them up." Cate Blanchett, a frontrunner for best actress for her role in "Blue Jasmine" for this Sunday's Academy Awards, has to pay to see her Oscar from "The Aviator." "My Oscar is in a film museum called ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in Melbourne," the 44-year-old star said. "I get to pay a ticket and go see it every now and again." Winners of the 2,809 Oscars awarded so far may opt for the more mundane living room, like Charlize Theron for her "Monster" Oscar, or the office, the home for George Clooney's two awards for "Argo" and "Michael Clayton." But Jennifer Hudson created an award wall and put her statuette for "Dreamgirls" in a starring role. More »From bathrooms to museums: odd sets for Oscar statuettes
By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Now they know how big the show is and how much people care, but the producers of the Oscars aren't making any apologies for their maiden effort running Hollywood's biggest show last year or the provocative humor of its host, Seth MacFarlane. Despite some harsh reviews from TV critics, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron pulled in the largest U.S. audience in three years, a ratings bump in the 18-49 demographic coveted by TV networks and, perhaps most importantly for them, a second chance to show what they could do. For this year, the producers have teased a homage to movie heroes, like Erin Brockovich, Harry Potter and Nelson Mandela, and a heavy dose of hit Oscar-nominated songs by hot artists, including Pharrell Williams and U2. Ellen DeGeneres, comedian, day-time talk show maven and soon-to-be two-time Oscar host. More »Oscar producers bank on 'funny, very kind' host Ellen DeGeneres
"I feel that this year is more exhausting than ever," said Tim Gray, the awards editor at trade publication Variety, noting the number of high-quality films among the best picture nominees. This year, nine films will compete for the best picture Oscar, which will be handed out on March 2 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. "I think it works on the supposition, 'Leave no stone unturned,'" he said, noting how stars and directors have been attending screenings and question-and-answer sessions, sometimes more than one per day, to reach some 6,000 Oscar voters. More »Hollywood Oscar campaigns: A civil affair in a wide-open field
By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's annual cigar festival is telling the world's cigar-smokers it is perfectly fine to enjoy a Havana with a beer or a vodka or a cocktail. The beer-and-cocktail campaign aims to modernize this image and adapt to global anti-smoking laws, which have led to outdoor smoking venues where cold drinks are often more popular, said Ana Lopez Garcia, marketing director for Cuban cigar distributor Habanos S.A. "What's new is that the Havana is being wedded to products that perhaps traditionally have been reserved for other occasions," Lopez Garcia told a news conference on Monday, between puffs on her cigar. The 16th Havana Festival, the world's premier cigar event, began on Monday and will conclude on Friday with a gala dinner and auction, when cigar-buyers bid on cigars and humidors to raise money for Cuba's healthcare system. More »Cubans ask, 'Why not a beer or cocktail with that cigar?'
By Patricia Reaney REUTERS - Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack," died at his home in Chicago at the age of 69 of complications from a rare vascular disease, his agent said on Monday. He passed away from complications related to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis," said Chris Day, a spokesman for the United Talent Agency in Los Angeles. "Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis," tweeted actor Dan Aykroyd, who co-starred with Ramis in the 1984 film "Ghostbusters." Ramis played Dr. Egon Spengler in the Ivan Reitman cult comedy "Ghostbusters," which also starred actor Bill Murray. "Harold Ramis and I together did 'The National Lampoon Show' off-Broadway, 'Meatballs,' 'Stripes,' 'Caddyshack,' 'Ghostbusters' and 'Groundhog Day.' He earned his keep on this planet. More »Harold Ramis, 'Ghostbusters' actor, 'Groundhog Day' director dies at 69
Actor Alec Baldwin said New York City's tabloid media culture was forcing him to move out of town after a series of headline-grabbing incidents he was involved in last year, according to an article published on Monday. "I probably have to move out of New York," Baldwin said in a New York Magazine article. "I just can't live in New York anymore." Emmy-award winning Baldwin, who was repeatedly portrayed in press accounts last year as a hot-headed homophobe and bigot, struck out at prominent gay journalists who had criticized his behavior. Baldwin described columnist Andrew Sullivan and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper as the "Gay Department of Justice" after both men publicly criticized his alleged behavior and language. More »Alec Baldwin strikes back at critics, vows to leave N.Y
Arjun Rampal has of late become controversy's favourite child or so it seems. A month or so ago, it was reported that he had a major role to play in Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Roshan's separation and post that, reports surfaced that his night club LAP, in New Delhi has run into legal trouble. A few media houses recently reported that Arjun, who'll play the lead role in Vicky Singh's upcoming film Roy, is upset with the makers, as they have given a meatier role to Ranbir Kapoor, who was earlier supposed to have only a cameo appearance in the film. More »Vicky Singh Clarifies Arjun Rampal Has No Issues With Ranbir Kapoor's Role In 'Roy'
Director Tarun Mansukhani is gearing up for his next project, which is the Hindi remake of French director Pierre Salvadori's 2006 film Priceless. The film will be made under Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions and reportedly, the makers are planning to rope in either Alia Bhatt or Anushka Sharma as the lead actress. A source has been quoted saying that though KJo is very impressed with Alia since her Student Of The Year days, he is also very keen to work with Anushka. More »Who Will Romance Sidharth Malhotra In Karan Johar's Next? Anushka Sharma or Alia Bhatt?