Washington, November 29 (ANI): Britney Spears has opened up about her love life saying that her dad didn't set her up with her new boyfriend. More »Britney Spears denies being set up with new beau by dad
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Veteran designer Pallavi Jaikishan is excited about showcasing a collection offering new and different looks, from hand painted saris to a lehenga dress, at the India Bridal Week (IBW) which began at The Grand Hyatt here Friday. The line of hand painted French Jacquard, georgette and tulle saris has been created with Jaikishan's signature flowers. More »Pallavi Jaikishan to show different looks at IBW
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actor Sunny Deol will go behind the camera as well as face it for "Ghayal Returns", a sequel to the 1990 revenge action drama "Ghayal". Earlier, it was reported that Rahul Rawail would direct the project. But now a source close to the actor told IANS: "Sunny will be directing 'Ghayal Returns' and it will not be the continuation of the old story, but the character of Amit Mehra (from the original) will be taken forward." The 57-year-old Sunny earlier said he has been trying to make the part two ever since the original came out. More »Sunny Deol back at direction with 'Ghayal Returns'
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Singer Shibani Kashyap, who recently performed here at an event to encourage the youth to vote, strongly believes that positive changes in the country's future lies in the hands of the youngsters. They can decide and decipher who will be the correct leader," said Kashyap, known for songs like "Zinda hoon main" and "Sajna aa bhi ja". Kashyap and some members of Election Commission of India, visited the University of Delhi area Nov 23 and promised the young crowd that if they vote, another concert would be held soon. "The Election Commission of India and I have promised that as thanks-giving when we see the symbol of voting on their fingers, we would give them another concert Dec 15," said the singer. More »Only youngsters can bring change: Shibani Kashyap
London, November 29 (ANI): Bob Geldof's daughter could face a criminal probe after she named two women who allowed their babies to be abused by rock star Ian Watkins. More »Peaches Geldof may face criminal probe after 'naming' sex offence victims
By Marina Lopes and Dhanya Skariachan (Reuters) - Jill McCormack didn't mind waiting in the cold for five hours on Thursday. She was frozen, but first in line when the Macy's Inc flagship store in New York opened for the first time ever on Thanksgiving Day. At 8 p.m., the 30-year-old teacher from Ireland raced into the store, arms linked with her sister-in-law, as shoppers cheered and employees stared. "Anything that's on sale that we can fit in our suitcases we're going to buy," said McCormack, who came to New York with empty luggage to fill with new purchases. ... More »Stores open early on Thanksgiving but shoppers in no rush
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is gearing up to bring the fourth edition of his popular celebrity chat show "Koffee with Karan" Sunday, says he would love to have a tete-a-tete with veteran actress Rekha on his show. For now, the first guest of the fourth season of Karan's show will be Salman Khan, and the filmmaker has been a "great season opener". Salman never pretends anything that he is not, and I think candidness and honesty is something required for a show like 'Koffee With Karan'," Karan said. "Koffee With Karan" will be aired on Star World. More »Karan Johar keen to have 'koffee' with Rekha
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Sonakshi Sinha and Vidyut Jammwal; Rating: **** From Raj Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar in "Sangam" to Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan in "Sholay", filmy friendships have flourished with formulistic fervour in our films. It takes guts to turn the conventional formulistic cinema about male bonding and revenge into a tightly wound intelligently scripted and judiciously executed drama of political subterfuge in Uttar Pradesh, a favourite haunt for Tigmanshu Dhulia's cinema, here turned into a hotbed of intrigue and drama. More »'Bullett Raja' - masala fest of guns, grime, glory (IANS Movie Review, Rating: ****)
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Gene Kelly's suit which he wore in the musical comedy movie 'Singin' In The Rain' is set to fetch 100,000 pounds at an auction in Dallas, Texas. More »Gene Kelly's 'Singin' In The Rain' suit to fetch 100k pounds at auction
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishesh Bhatt's wedding reception here Thursday evening turned out to be a star-studded occasion with celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in attendance. More »Star-studded wedding reception for Vishesh Bhatt
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Tom Hanks has revealed that he would have never taken the role of Walt Disney if Disney studios had sugar-coated the legendary filmmaker in the movie 'Saving Mr Banks'. More »Tom Hanks didn't want to sugar-coat Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr Banks'
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Sound in Indian cinema has improved in the last few years, but it is yet to embrace the use of live location sound, says sound designer Kunal Rajan, who has worked on international films and is currently busy with Kamal Haasan's magnum opus "Vishwaroopam 2". "I feel that sound in Indian cinema has improved immensely in the last three years, but since dubbing the voices in a film is the most common practice, we still haven't adapted to the use of live sound on location," Rajan, who had also worked on "Vishwaroopam", told IANS over phone from Los Angeles. Rajan, born and raised in Puducherry, is of the opinion that "sound in Indian cinema may have changed from a filmmaker's as well as an audience perspective, but no matter how well you dub your lines, there is a certain quality of live sound that can never be achieved with dubbing." Having worked on Hollywood films such as "Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer", "Blades of Glory" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles", Rajan is also finishing up a Nigerian film entirely shot in Nigeria with a Nigerian crew. More »'Live location sound still absent in Indian cinema'
Three unpublished stories from reclusive U.S. author J.D. Salinger have been leaked online, with the source apparently an unauthorized book that sold on eBay, Internet news source BuzzFeed reported on Thursday. It was difficult to trace the origin of the collection called "Three Stories," with the only known copies of the stories existing in research libraries at the University of Texas and Princeton University, it said. The stories are "The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls," "Paula," and "Birthday Boy." The book appears to be one of those in a 25-copy compilation of the stories privately printed without Salinger's permission in London in 1999. BuzzFeed quoted Salinger scholar Kenneth Slawenski as saying the works posted online in a collection called "Three Stories" are from the author, best known for his 1951 novel "Catcher in the Rye." Social media site Reddit said scans of the stories taken from the unauthorized book first appeared on an invitation-only file-sharing site. More »Three unpublished J.D. Salinger stories leaked online - reports
By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) - Gleaming skyscrapers, Michelin-starred noodle stalls, secluded beaches and a buzzing party scene all make Hong Kong the perfect place to experience the best of East meets West. Here are tips about getting the most out of a trip to Hong Kong from Reuters, whose 2,600 journalists in all parts of the world offer visitors the best local insights. Now a Chinese territory, Hong Kong has everything from luxury boutiques and some of the world's best Cantonese cuisine to traditional markets, delicious hawker food and breathtaking hikes in the hills. BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER Hong Kong offers non-stop gastronomic delights, with local and international fare available from before dawn until after partygoers leave the clubs in the early hours of the morning. More »Trip Tips: Relax in fast-paced Hong Kong with great food, stunning hikes
By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) - With his face hidden behind sunglasses and a white surgical mask, the artist is almost as invisible as the radioactive contamination he is protesting against - yet his stickers are graphic reminders of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Known as 281 Antinuke, Japan's answer to Banksy has covered Tokyo streets in images depicting politicians as vampires and children being shielded from radioactive rain to highlight the consequences of a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant after an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. The disaster and the response by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co <9501.T> (Tepco) stoked anti-nuclear sentiment and the biggest public protests in Japan since the 1960s, but the movement has since lost momentum. "Perhaps because everyone believes people telling them on television that everything is fine, they don't seem so worried," 281 Antinuke told Reuters. More »Masked artist makes sticky issue out of radiation in Japan
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans gathered on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving by stuffing turkeys and braving cold winds along parade routes, while others started the holiday shopping earlier than ever in a trend that some argued went against the spirit of the holiday. With "Black Friday" deals being offered before Thanksgiving tables were even set on Thursday, critics circulated online petitions and a handful of franchise owners said they had defied corporate orders by keeping their stores closed for the holiday. "It bothers me that this country is allowing them to dictate time away from our families," Holly Cassiano, who refused to open her Sears franchise in Plymouth, New Hampshire, told CNN. Whole Foods, meanwhile, said its Thanksgiving work shifts were voluntary and it would compensate staff with time-and-a-half pay. More »Americans mark Thanksgiving Day with travel, parades, shopping
A day ago, there had been reports that Saif Ali Khan was angry at the media for lashing out at him for allegedly arriving late at an event in Delhi and that the 'Nawab' had nastily remarked that he would never come to Delhi. However, in a recent interview, Saif claimed that he would never say anything like that as Delhi and Pataudi are in his blood as he was brought up there and his mother stays there, because of which, he has a special connection to Delhi. Saif added that he understands the displeasure of the media, but that they should be careful in their reportage as they shape public opinion. More »Saif Ali Khan Denies Vowing To Never Visit Delhi
If you thought Priyanka Chopra is only undergoing training in boxing for the upcoming biopic on boxer Mary Kom, let us offer an interesting piece of tidbit. It seems that apart from learning boxing, Piggy Chops is also trying to learn Manipuri, which is Mary Kom's mother tongue. Priyanka has also kept the recordings on the sets of the film for the sake of any last-minute improvisations, if any. More »Priyanka Chopra To Learn Manipuri For Mary Kom Biopic
Oscar-winning filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom has been filming his upcoming movie The Hundred-Foot Journey, which is based on Richard C Morai's bestselling novel of the same name, in Mumbai for the past few days. More »Juhi Chawla, Om Puri To Star In Lasse Hallstrom's 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'
A few days back, we had reported that actor Sunny Deol is quite keen to direct a film and also that he is equally determined to make Ghayal Returns, the sequel to the 90s blockbuster Ghayal. Now, it seems that after many twists and turns, Sunny has decided to wield the megaphone himself for the much-anticipated film. Reportedly, the film will explore a father-daughter relationship and the makers are looking for an actress to play the daughter of Ajay Mehra, a role played by Sunny in the prequel. More »Sunny Deol Decides To Helm 'Ghayal Returns'?
By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - A 1960s British horse-doping scandal that reached into the royal stables, drew in the criminal underworld and included a Swiss femme fatale has won a top sports-writing prize and made author Jamie Reid a happy man. Reid's "Doped: The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang" was the winner on Wednesday night of the 25,000-pound William Hlll Sports Book of the Year Award, which the British bookmakers tout as the "richest and most prestigious sports-writing prize in the world". Reid's book tells the tale of crooked bookie Bill Roper ("Roper the Doper"), his glamorous Swiss mistress Micheline Lugeon and their scheme to fix horse races in the early 1960s. More »Book Talk - Jamie Reid's horse-doping tome wins sports prize
Bollywood actor Salman Khan would be seen revealing some well-kept secrets on Karan Johar's popular television chat show 'Koffee with Karan', which returns with its 4th season from December 1, 2013.Karan Johar, who is known to bring out the juicy bits from the actors' themselves, took four years to get Salman Khan on the show. Interestingly, Salman is known for his mischievous behavior and the actor couldn't stop himself from doing the same on this show too.With the first More »Salman Khan snoozes on 'Koffee with Karan'
On the occasion of his birthday, Bhushan Kumar has made another stir in the industry. He has made an announcement today to prepone the release of his upcoming production YAARIYAN to 10th January 14. To be released earlier on 31st January 2014, YAARIYAN is a contemporary young film that takes audiences through the trials and tribulations of the best years of their life.Bhushan is so confident about this film that he announced to prepone the film by 3 weeks. Bhushan says, I hav More »Bhushan Kumar's YAARIYAN to finally release on January 10