London, February 24 (ANI): Miley Cyrus has revealed that she thinks her performances are educational for kids. The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker, who has recently been hit with furious complaints from shocked parents, said that the she works her "ass off" to be a "better person", the Daily Star reported. The 21-year-old singer said that her performances can be educational for kids who come to her concert. More »Miley Cyrus considers own performances 'educational'
By Isla Binnie MILAN (Reuters) - Hooded models walked in an enchanted forest and fox-fur mixed with lambskin on Milan's catwalks on Sunday as the city's women's fashion week drew to an end in a positive mood. A frosty oak tree rose from beneath the stage in a flurry of snow at Dolce and Gabbana before models glided out in clothes stitched with squirrels, foxes and childlike flowers. Salvatore Ferragamo showed a textured collection of furry coats, metallic dresses and leopard-print skirt suits for autumn and winter, in a startlingly bright white room. As Italy installs a new government and struggles to emerge from recession, the national chamber of fashion (CNMI) is strongly promoting a sector it forecasts will earn 62.5 billion euros in revenue in 2014. More »Fantasy and furs draw Milan fashion week to positive end
London, February 24 (ANI): Jennifer Lawrence has posed bare-faced in her latest Dior campaign. More »Jennifer Lawrence appears sans-makeup in latest Dior campaign
London, February 24 (ANI): Susan Boyle has signed up for the role of a lighthouse keeper in a new TV drama, provisionally titled 'Diva'. The 52-year-old Scottish singer will play a singing lighthouse keeper in the TV series which has already filmed its pilot episode in Edinburgh, the Mirror reported. More »Susan Boyle set to play lighthouse keeper in new TV drama
London, February 24 (ANI): Rita Ora has revealed that the new 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film is "passionate". During an interview with Capital FM, the 23-year-old singer-turned-actress said that the much-awaited film is amazing and is a "great passionate movie", Metro.co.uk reported Ora, who plays Christian Grey's adopted sister Mia in the new film opposite Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, added that the film was a "good experience". More »Rita Ora reveals Fifty Shades of Grey film is 'passionate'
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Nelly Furtado has revealed that working with her husband Demacio 'Demo' Castellon is challenging, but they share a "healthy tension" between them. The 'Say it Right' hit maker told People Magazine that working together doesn't always go smoothly when there are differences of opinion, but good things always tend to come out of it, and that's the whole point. Furtado continued saying that Castellon is great in the studio because he challenges her to push her boundaries to make better music. Furtado has collaborated with Castellon on her worldwide smash hit album Loose in 2006 and 2009's Spanish-language platinum album Mi Plan. More »Nelly Furtado says working with hubby is `healthy tension`
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Katie Holmes is reportedly planning to enroll her daughter, Suri, with former husband Tom Cruise in acting lessons. More »Katie Holmes wants daughter Suri to take up acting lessons
English singer-songwriter Sam Smith seized the top spot in Britain's music charts on Sunday with his track "Money On My Mind", ending Clean Bandit's four-week stint at number one, the Official Charts Company said. It said Smith's success at the BRIT awards, where he won the Critics' Choice award, had helped him sell 108,000 copies with his debut track. Smith's success pushed Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" down to third place, while Pharrell Williams took the second spot with his track "Happy". A collaboration between Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World - a song called "Say Something" - went in straight at number four. More »Boosted by BRIT awards, Sam Smith grabs UK chart top spot
Scientists using two different age-determining techniques have shown that a tiny zircon crystal found on a sheep ranch in western Australia is the oldest known piece of our planet, dating to 4.4 billion years ago. Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience on Sunday, the researchers said the discovery indicates that Earth's crust formed relatively soon after the planet formed and that the little gem was a remnant of it. John Valley, a University of Wisconsin geoscience professor who led the research, said the findings suggest that the early Earth was not as harsh a place as many scientists have thought. But because some scientists hypothesized that this technique might give a false date due to possible movement of lead atoms within the crystal over time, the researchers turned to a second sophisticated method to verify the finding. More »Rock around the clock: zircon crystal is oldest piece of Earth
It may be one of the best years in recent memory for high-quality Hollywood film, but two-thirds of Americans have yet to see any of the movies nominated for the best picture Oscar, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday. The Academy Awards will be hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres on March 2. Among those who responded to the online survey, Somali piracy thriller "Captain Phillips" was the most-watched film, at 15 percent. The outer-space drama "Gravity" was second with 14 percent, while crime caper "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," Martin Scorsese's portrait of 1990s greed and excess, each had been seen by 12 percent of those surveyed. More »Most Americans have yet to watch any best-picture Oscar nominee -poll
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CNN has decided to end the marquee prime-time talk show hosted by veteran British journalist Piers Morgan, the cable news network said on Sunday. A date for the final broadcast of Piers Morgan Live on CNN had not been determined and a spokeswoman did not immediately say if Morgan would remain at the network in any other role. A source at CNN said network president Jeffrey Zucker had made the decision to cancel the show following a series of discussions with Morgan about its future. Morgan, 48, could not immediately be reached for comment but acknowledged in a New York Times interview published on Sunday that as a Brit he did not always connect with American audiences, a problem that showed itself in the program's ratings. More »CNN ending British journalist Piers Morgan's prime-time show
Gahlaur (Bihar), Feb 24 (IANS) Bhagirath Manjhi and Basanti Devi, son and daughter-in-law of a man who single-handedly carved out a road by cutting through a hill in Bihar, are living in abject poverty. They now hope actor Aamir Khan, who visited their village for his TV show "Satyamev Jayate", will tell the world the real story of their lives. Both Bhagirath and Basanti are disabled and live in penury at Dasrathnagar Dalit tola near Gahlaur in Gaya district, about 100 km from state capital Patna. We will tell him the real story of our lives full of misery," Bhagirath said in Magahi, a local dialect, in reference to Aamir Khan's proposed visit to see the road and meet the villagers. More »Bihar family waits for Aamir Khan to tell its 'Mountain Man's' story
By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Lego Movie," an animated film that depicts a world based on the colorful toy blocks, collected $31.5 million to lead U.S. and Canadian box office charts for a third consecutive weekend. The new Kevin Costner spy thriller "3 Days to Kill" was a distant second after pulling in $12.3 million for the period from Friday to Sunday, according to studio estimates. The big-budget Roman-era disaster movie "Pompeii" generated ticket sales of $10 million in its first week in theaters to claim the No. 3 spot. "RoboCop," a remake of the 1987 science fiction film about a part-man, part-cyborg crime fighter, was fourth with sales of $9.4 million, according to studio estimates provided by box office tracking firm Rentrak. More »'Lego Movie' keeps on box-office perch with $31.5 million weekend take
While Farhan Akhtar's power-packed performance in Milkha Singh's much-acclaimed biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag helped him clinch all the major awards this year, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah recently stated that according to him it was a totally fake film. Farhan however says that he is not upset with Naseer's criticism as it is the latter's point of view and that he has taken the criticism in his stride. The actor-filmmaker says that the only thing that matters to him is what the audiences, director (Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra) and Milkha Singh and his family felt about it. More »Farhan Akhtar Not Upset With Naseeruddin Shah's Criticism Of 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'
Director Umesh Bisht is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film O Teri, which stars Pulkit Samrat, Sarah Jane Dias and Bilal Amrohi in the lead roles. The movie revolves around two boys, Prantabh Pratap (PP) and Anand Ishvaram Devadutt Subramanium (AIDS, in short) who are ordinary journalists doing ordinary stories, facing ordinary pressures of life when a quirky turn of events change their lives. When contacted the director of the film, Umesh Bisht said, “The entire film is inspired by real life events. More »Umesh Bisht: 'O Teri inspired by real life incidents'
Rajat Kapoor is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Ankhon Dekhi and he has taken inspiration from a real life act, for one of the scenes of the film. Rajat, who frequently passes through Versova Circle, has often noticed a man, who stands at a particular spot below a traffic signal holding a placard which reads, Apne dharm par chalo, sabse prem karo. This man is always dressed in a white kurta and a dhoti and stands at this particular spot every day, with no selfish motives. The scene will see Sanjay Mishra standing in the middle of a road holding a placard which reads Sab kuch yahin hai, aankheikn khol ke dekho. More »When Rajat Kapoor Recreated A Real Life Scene In His Film 'Ankhon Dekhi'
Shah Rukh Khan says that now that his eldest son, Aryan, who came to India to spend his holidays, is back to school, he will miss him. Khan bonded with his eldest son Aryan and his friends, during their holidays. Hate when holidays end,'' he tweeted. More »Proud Father Shah Rukh Khan Will Miss His Son Aryan
Two giant pandas arrived in Belgium on a 15-year loan on Sunday, and they got the kind of welcome usually reserved for visiting dignitaries or celebrities. The male and female pair, Xing Hui and Hao Hao, showed no signs of stress from a journey of more than 12 hours as their transparent boxes were unloaded at Brussels Airport to cheers from school children. The pandas will live at Pairi Daiza, a wildlife park about 50 km (30 miles) southwest of Brussels. "For our economy, commerce, our scientific and cultural ties, this is truly a major event," Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo said. More »Giant pandas get a celebrity welcome in Belgium
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Lego Movie," an animated film that depicts a world based on the colorful toy blocks, collected $31.5 million to lead U.S. and Canadian box office charts for a third consecutive weekend. The new Kevin Costner spy thriller "3 Days to Kill" was a distant second after pulling in $12.3 million for the period from Friday to Sunday, according to studio estimates. The big-budget Roman-era disaster movie "Pompeii" generated ticket sales of $10 million in its first week in theaters to claim the No. 3 spot. ... More »'Lego Movie' builds on box-office perch with $31.5 mln weekend take
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Fifty years ago, an upstart American boxer who later became known as Muhammad Ali "shook the world" when he dethroned Sonny Liston to claim the heavyweight championship of the world in Miami Beach. That victory on February 25, 1964 was the last time Cassius Clay fought under his real name, announcing after that he was joining the religious black power movement, the Nation of Islam, and changing his name to Muhammad Ali. The six-round bout that ended when Liston threw in the towel, launched Ali to international fame, giving him the stage to successfully protest everything from racial segregation to the Vietnam War, while declaring himself to be "The Greatest." To mark the 50th anniversary of the fight the downtown HistoryMiami museum is celebrating the event with a month-long art and photo exhibition opening this week, including several previously unpublished images. Today, a plaque commemorates the bout at the entrance to the Miami Beach Convention Center where the fight was held. More »Miami marks 50th anniversary of Ali's boxing match that 'shook the world'
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is proud of his eldest son, Aryan. He has three children -- son Aryan and daughter Suhana with wife Gauri, and baby boy AbRam, who was born through surrogacy in 2013. Aryan, 17, is a student at the Sevenoaks School, Kent, Britain. On the work front, SRK is currently shooting for Farah Khan-directed "Happy New Year", a musical heist. More »SRK proud of son
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Jennifer Lawrence tripped on her way to accept her best actress Oscar last year, her blush pink princess-like Dior Haute Couture gown was captured in all its glory as the unscripted moment made ripples around the world. That bonus air-time for a single dress at one of the world's premier global events is priceless for the likes of Dior, one of the strongest fashion houses in the cutthroat marketplace that the Oscars red carpet is today. The red carpet, which will be televised live before the March 2 Academy Awards ceremony, presents "a great and free opportunity" for a designer to reach an audience that expands beyond the fashion set, said Ariel Foxman, editor of fashion magazine InStyle. "Advertising dollars are so expensive, and marketing budgets are so fractured these days with social media, digital media, print media and television media, so it's more valuable than ever." One way of estimating the monetary benefits of having a standout dress on the red carpet is to compare how much a brand would otherwise spend on commercial advertising during the same time, said Milton Pedraza, chief executive officer of the Luxury Group Institute, a consulting firm. More »Oscars red carpet: a runway of sharp elbows and high fashion stakes
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Shyam Yadav, winner of the fourth season of dance reality show "Dance India Dance", says the family's support is very important for someone who is participating in a competition like this. The 17-year-old took home the "Sunehri Taqdeer Ki Topi" as the winner of reality show Saturday. The show was judged by choreographers Mudassar Khan, Shruti Merchant and Feroz Khan and 'grandmaster' Mithun Chakraborty. Shyam, who was a part of 'Mudassar Ki Mandli' group during the show, has also worked with the choreographer in his troupe. More »Family's support important: DID 4 winner
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Looks like superstar Shah Rukh Khan was recently having a gala time holidaying with his teenage son and his friends. Will miss my son and his friends. Hate when holidays end (sic)," SRK tweeted Saturday. The Bollywood 'badshah' is currently shooting for Farah Khan-directed "Happy New Year", a musical heist, which also features Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah. More »Fun to be madly teenaged: SRK
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Kapil Sharma, the host and producer of popular TV show "Comedy Nights with Kapil", is set to embark on a movie career and he says the show would have to revert to its one-episode-per-week format due to time constraint. Kapil will make his film debut with Yash Raj Films' (YRF) "Bank-Chor", which will go on floors in April. Given the time constraints, he says he has to cut down his television show by half. But for the sake of the film, I've no choice but to cut down my television show by half," said the comedian, who has waited a very long time to do a movie. More »Kapil Sharma to cut down his comedy show for movie career