By Will Dunham and Eric Kelsey REUTERS - Eleanor Parker, a Hollywood leading lady of the 1940s and 1950s and three-time Oscar nominee who starred alongside big names including Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas and later appeared as the baroness in the blockbuster "The Sound of Music," has died. Parker, whose ability to tackle many kinds of roles including heavy drama and light comedy earned her the nickname the "woman of a thousand faces," died of complications from pneumonia at a medical facility near her home in Palm Springs, California, on Monday, said family friend Richard Gale. Those nominations came for playing a horrified prison inmate in "Caged" (1950), the neglected wife of a cop portrayed by Douglas in director William Wyler's "Detective Story" (1951), and as polio-stricken opera singer Marjorie Lawrence in "Interrupted Melody" (1955) with Glenn Ford. One of her best roles came in another 1955 film, portraying drug addict Sinatra's spiteful crippled wife in director Otto Preminger's "The Man With the Golden Arm." Parker also co-starred with Sinatra in director Frank Capra's "A Hole in the Head" (1959). More »Eleanor Parker, baroness in 'Sound of Music,' dies at 91
Salman Khan has been heavily promoting good friend Aamir Khan's upcoming film Dhoom 3 on his reality TV show Big Boss 7.Aamir, who is a close friend of Salman, said at a recently held event that he loves his friend and Andaz Apna Apna co-star for this generous gesture. When asked if he would promote Salman's Jai Ho, Aamir said that he would love to do so but as Salman is a powerful star by himself, he won't require anyone's support. More »Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge For Aamir Khan And Salman Khan?
Versatile actor Arshad Warsi will be next seen in upcoming detective comedy Mr Joe B. Carvalho and Arshad turned into a real life hero while shooting for the film. While shooting for a scene for the movie, in the outskirts of Bangalore, Arshad had to drive a jeep and the film's leading lady Soha Ali Khan was also seated beside him. More »When Arshad Warsi Saved A Man's Life During 'Mr Joe B. Carvalho' Shoot
Entrepreneur-turned-actor Sachiin Joshi will be seen romancing Indo-Canadian adult entertainer Sunny Leone in his forthcoming film Jackpot and recently, while promoting the film, Sachiin also gave her a lesson or two in Marathi. It so happened that while promoting the film on a Marathi music channel though Sachiin had no problems understanding Marathi, Leone found herself in a fix. More »When Sachiin Joshi Taught Marathi To Sunny Leone
Soha Ali Khan, who is an avid reader herself, recently gifted copies of her late father, former Indian cricket team skipper and Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan's autobiography to every member of her upcoming film Mr Joe B. Carvalho. A source from the unit reveals, “Soha is a voracious reader. Soha is such a passionate reader that she even gifted 100 copies of her father's autobiography Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket to everyone on the sets.” More »Soha Ali Khan Gifts Father's Autobiography To Team 'Mr Joe B. Carvalho'
who has finally opened up to media, makes light of Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor's conversation in "Koffee with Karan", saying they said it as a joke. Asked how did she react to Kareena's comment on "Koffee with Karan" where she said she will dance on Katrina's hit songs at Ranbir's wedding, Katrina said: "Kareena and Ranbir are cousins so they pull each other's legs. I don't think they were serious." Further asked in which dance would she perform at Ranbir's wedding, she said: "If for some reason, I have to dance on a song at Ranbir's wedding, I would dance on the 'Besharam' song." Reacting to Ranbir's statement which says Katrina is a special person in his life and he would like to give his life for her, she said: "I would like to give my life to anyone who needs and who is a dear friend. More »Will dance on 'Besharam' song at Ranbir's wedding: Katrina
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan, who learned tap dancing for "Dhoom 3", says he is not good at dancing and Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor or even Govinda would have done a better job. "I took training for a month for tap dancing. It's a modern style of tap dancing. I am not a dancer but I feel Hrithik, Govinda or Shahid would have done a better job than me. More »Hrithik, Shahid would have tap-danced better than me: Aamir Khan
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan, who is a very good friend of Salman Khan, says he loves Salman for promoting his film "Dhoom 3" in "Bigg Boss 7". "I recently messaged Salman saying I am sending you my hat... please wear it at some event, it will help us but I didn't know he will wear it directly in 'Bigg Boss'... this shows his generosity. I love Salman Khan for this," Aamir told reporters during a press conference promoting upcoming film "Dhoom 3". Asked if he will promote Salman's "Jai Ho", Aamir said: "We haven't thought about it but I would love to do anything for him. More »Love Salman for promoting 'Dhoom 3' in 'Bigg Boss': Aamir
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Selected films of American director and screenwriter Wes Anderson, known for his distinctive visual and narrative style, will be screened here during "The Wes Anderson Fair" beginning Dec 16. The American Centre has collaborated with Cinedarbaar, a film appreciation club, for this six-day fair which will see screening of "Rushmore", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", "The Darjeeling Limited", "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Moonrise Kingdom". The festival will open with "Bottle Rocket", the directorial debut of Anderson, featuring Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson and Ned Dowd. More »Best of Wes Anderson films come to the capital
Miley Cyrus, the pop star who caused a sensation with her raunchy performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, was named best artist of 2013 by the cable TV network on Tuesday. MTV said the singer dominated the music charts and the headlines with the release of her album "Bangerz," her jaw-dropping performances at awards shows and her hosting stint on the television sketch show "Saturday Night Live." "She is the third artist to receive the distinction of being named MTV's Best Artist of the Year with past honorees including Katy Perry (2012) and One Direction (2011)," MTV said in a statement announcing the results. Cyrus, 21, was also ranked MTV.com top artist, based on fan visits to the site, and had the most watched video of 2013 with her live performance with singer Robin Thicke at the VMAs. In an MTV documentary released in October, the "We Can't Stop" singer admitted that she was out to shock and to push the boundaries. More »Pop singer Miley Cyrus named MTV's best artist of 2013
By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - American chefs Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman draw inspiration for their Southern cooking from their Italian heritage and their grandmothers' Sunday dinners, which they remember fondly in their first book "Collard & Carbonara." The childhood friends run two popular restaurants in Memphis, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy. In the book, which they co-wrote with Nicholas Talarico, the duo recount their aspiration to become chefs while growing up in Memphis. Ticer, 34, and Hudman, 33, spoke to Reuters about their grandmothers' Italian Sunday dinners and their twist on Southern food. We want them to really see the parallels we see between Italian food and Southern food. More »World Chefs: Duo liven U.S. Southern food with Italian flavors
By Simon Falush LONDON (Reuters) - The fictional diary of Barry Loser, an unfortunately named schoolboy, and a second book about two creatures tussling over a peanut in a shell won this year's Roald Dahl Funny Prize on Tuesday. The prize, now in its sixth year, was inspired by Dahl, who wrote much-loved children's classics including "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach", featuring dark humour and wry plot twists. "I Am Still Not a Loser" by Jim Smith - the second book in the Barry Loser series - was judged the funniest book in the children aged 7-14 category. Smith is writing his fifth book in the series and said there would be at least six Loser titles, as well as a spin-off based on Barry's TV hero Future Ratboy. More »Bullied "Loser", peanut tale take Dahl "funny book" honours
Two members of punk protest band Pussy Riot could be freed from prison and 30 people arrested in a Greenpeace protest could avoid jail under an amnesty proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, lawyers said on Tuesday. Putin plans the amnesty this month to mark the anniversary of the adoption of Russia's post-Communist constitution in 1993. According to a draft text on the lower house of parliament's website, people convicted of hooliganism will be released under the amnesty. This is the charge on which Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are serving two-year jail terms for a protest against Putin in a cathedral. More »Russia amnesty could free Pussy Riot, benefit Greenpeace activists
Now this could well be a first. Akshay Kumar's production BHAJI IN PROBLEM, which released just last month, has managed to find a new market for itself. As per insiders, prominent filmmakers from down South are procuring rights for the film and at least a couple of remakes may be going on floors pretty soon.The film would now be remade in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, informs our well-placed source, he talks are in a very advanced stage and it is a matter of signing on the More »Akshay Kumar's Punjabi film to be remade in South
Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor have been linked to each other for quite some time now. But the alleged lovers have always maintained a 'good friend' stand just like Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif.While there are various speculations about their so called relationship, filmmaker Karan Johar has gone a step ahead and bought the duo together on his chat show Koffee with KaranThough there have been many stars who shot for the show's 4th season and made many controversial More »Shraddha Kapoor-Aditya Roy Kapoor's 'Aashiqui' on 'Koffee with Karan'
Even as JACKPOT is all set to release this Friday, those attached to the film are prepared for the eventuality. They do realize that even though all care has been taken to not present the Sunny Leone starrer as a sleazy affair, it is not meant for children either.Ironically, for a change, it won't be just Sunny as the responsible factor hereNaseer saab's language in the film is a killer. It is so fun filled and colourful that it wuld make you laugh. We can't let i More »Sachiin Joshi: Sunny Leone is hotter and better
It won't be the roar of GABBAR that would be heard on Independence Day next year. Instead, there would be some all-round entertainment on display, albeit a week in advance. Reason? Akshay Kumar's ITS ENTERTAINMENT is now arriving on 8th August while his GABBAR would release later in the year.This is courtesy the moving ahead of HOLIDAY remake of THUPPAKKI which has resulted in a ripple effect for Akshay's films, informs a source, Earlier HOLIDAY was supposed More »Akshay Kumar's ITS ENTERTAINMENT to get solo release
The demise of Vinay Apte has deeply saddened the Bollywood industry. The 62-year-old actor passed away on Saturday due to prolonged illness. He had worked in critically acclaimed films like CHANDNI BAR, EK CHALIS KI LAST LOCAL, RAAJNEETI, CORPORATE amongst many others. We spoke with some directors who had worked with Vinay and here's is what they had to say.Sanjay Khanduri More »Madhur Bhandarkar, Prakash Jha, Sanjay Khanduri remember Marathi actor Vinay Apte
When the captains of the industry and their wives vie to get a picture of hers clicked for posterity and when even her uncle Nandan Nilekani requests Deepika Padukone to share the frame with her to increase his glamour quotient, it indeed is the moment of reckoning for Deepika Padukone. Indeed, she has arrived with a bang and is one of the most scintillating success stories for the year 2013 what with four of her films CHENNAI EXPRESS (200 crores plus), RACE 2 (around 100 More »Deepika Padukone - The real success story of 2013!
That Abhishek Bachchan is a prankster is a known fact, and the actor gave the taste of this to the entire team of his upcoming film HAPPY NEW YEAR. The actor, who is busy shooting for the film at Mumbai's Mehboob studios, seems to be having fun with his director Farah Khan and co-star Sonu Sood.Farah Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Sonu Sood have been social media freaks and thus have been constantly updating their schedules and pranks on the social networking sites. This time More »Abhishek Bachchan threatens to leave Farah Khan's HAPPY NEW YEAR
After we listed the best 'item songs' of 2013, we bring to you the worst 'item songs' of 2013 went completely unnoticed thus making one wonder did they really have a reason to be a part of the filmTopping the list of worst 'item songs' of 2013, is undoubtedly Sonakshi Sinha's number'Thank God It's Friday' from Sajid Khan's HIMMATWALA, which failed miserably at the box-office. Neither the song nor the actress could do much to save the filmClose to follow Sonakshi More »Bollywood's flop 'item songs' of 2013
Karan Johar revealed on a micro-blogging site that the first look of his upcoming film HASEE TOH PHASEE will be unveiled this Friday on December 13, 2013. The film stars the Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra and would be directed by Vinil MathewThe first look of Haseetohphasee will be out on the 13th Of December haseetohphasee.S1dharthM... Parineetichopra, posted Karan on a micro-blogging site.Well, with a heady mix of hot icon Sidharth Malhotra STUDE More »Parineeti Chopra-Sidharth Malhotra's HASEE TOH PHASEE first look launch on December 13
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan had a busy Monday. The actor, who is busy shooting for BHOOTHNATH RETURNS, launched Indian boxer Mary Kom's autobiography 'Unbreakable' later in the evening, which was followed by a visit to his old friend, colleague and actor Shatrughan Sinha's birthday bash.Bachchan and Sinha's friendship goes back to almost three decades back when they worked together in films like DOSTANA, SHAAN, NASEEB, KAALA PATTHAR among others. But in the past few ye More »Amitabh Bachchan attends Shatrughan Sinha's birthday, hugs Sonakshi Sinha
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) American filmmaker Spike Lee's dark action thriller "Oldboy", a remake of a 2003 South Korean film by the same name, will hit Indian screens Dec 13. More »Hollywood remake of South Korean film 'Oldboy' comes to India
The increasing popularity of smart phones and its penetration in the countryside on a large scale has opened up a new vertical for the film makers, the genre of games associated with the films, which is being lapped up by the smart phone crazy public of the country. The popularity of the games application of KRRISH 3 is a pointer to the fact and its release simultaneously along with the film has added to the coffers for the filmmakers. The application based game of KRRISH 3 has al More »Film producers' new vertical of income: application based games on films