• PETA claims victory for animal rights in demise of SeaWorld Trainer Barbie

    Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mattel Inc said on Friday it has ended production of its SeaWorld Trainer Barbie doll, a move cheered by an animal rights group that has been a leading critic of SeaWorld for its treatment of killer whales. Mattel spokesman Alex Clark said production of the doll ended when a licence agreement with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment expired last year. SeaWorld, which operates parks in San Diego, San Antonio, and Orlando, Florida, has seen other business deals, including one with SouthWest Airlines , fall apart since the 2013 CNN documentary "Blackfish" presented a critical view of how the company treats killer whales, also called orcas. More »PETA claims victory for animal rights in demise of SeaWorld Trainer Barbie

  • Pop star Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer

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    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber over an incident involving a photographer in Miami has been resolved, according to attorneys. A lawyer for photographer Jeffrey Binion declined to comment further and wouldn't say when the agreement was reached or if it involved a financial settlement. The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County circuit court, dates back to a 2013 run-in between Binion and Bieber outside a Miami-area recording studio. Binion claimed he was attacked by Bieber's bodyguards after snapping a picture of the singer. More »Pop star Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer

  • German ambassador, Saif Ali Khan launch 'Kal ho naa ho' song remake

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 4 hours ago

    New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) German ambassador Michael Steiner along with actor Saif Ali Khan, his mother, Sharmila Tagore, and Javed Akhtar launched a remake of the famous music video "Kal ho naa ho" featuring Steiner's wife, Eliese, former foreign minister Salman Khurshid and the ambassador himself. The project titled "Lebe jetzt!", which means "Kal ho na ho" in German, was launched on Friday at the German embassy here. Karan Johar, who directed the film "Kal Ho Naa Ho", and Sonu Nigam, who lent his voice to the song, sent video messages for the event from New York and Mumbai respectively. More »German ambassador, Saif Ali Khan launch 'Kal ho naa ho' song remake

  • Ensemble cast numbs pain of life in 'Anesthesia' at Tribeca

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    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - An ensemble cast led by actors Sam Waterston, Glenn Close and Kristen Stewart numb themselves to the challenges and disappointments of life in "Anesthesia," an indie drama about how a violent act connects the lives of disparate people. The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week and is set in New York City, shows the pain and loneliness of some of the city's occupants. Waterston is the kind, gentle Columbia University philosophy professor Walter Zarrow whose mugging outside an apartment building in the opening scenes unleashes a series of past events that led up to it. "Anesthesia" is the fifth feature film by writer-director Tim Blake Nelson, who also plays Waterston's son. More »Ensemble cast numbs pain of life in 'Anesthesia' at Tribeca

  • Red legacy of Victorian novelist still defines British streets

    Reuters - 7 hours ago

    By Robert Cole LONDON (Reuters) - Anthony Trollope is best known as a British novelist whose chronicles of the minor dramas, snubs and triumphs of Victorian country life still win readers worldwide. Trollope, courtesy of his day job in the 19th century Post Office, was responsible for giving Britain its bright red post boxes. Royal Mail, the stock exchange-listed postal operator, is legally obliged to operate at least one post box within half a mile (just under a kilometre) of 98 percent of all homes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are three main varieties: the largest, typically, are pillar boxes. More »Red legacy of Victorian novelist still defines British streets

  • Hunt for ancient royal tomb in Mexico takes mercurial twist

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    By David Alire Garcia TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico (Reuters) - A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas, Sergio Gomez this month found "large quantities" of the silvery metal in a chamber at the end of a sacred tunnel sealed for nearly 1,800 years. "It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent, about 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Mexico City. Some archeologists believe the toxic element could herald what would be the first ruler's tomb ever found in Teotihuacan, a contemporary of several ancient Maya cities, but so shrouded in mystery that its inhabitants still have no name. More »Hunt for ancient royal tomb in Mexico takes mercurial twist

  • Pia Sukanya: Radhika Apte is very instinctive and you believe everything she does

    Glamsham - 10 hours ago

    Debutante director Pia Sukanya is gungho about her first film, BOMBAIRIYA starring Radhika Apte More »Pia Sukanya: Radhika Apte is very instinctive and you believe everything she does

  • Remo D'Souza: ABCD 2 is based on a true incident of Fictitious group from Nalasopara

    Glamsham - 10 hours ago

    Unlike ABCD ANYBODY CAN DANCE, Remo DSouzas upcoming 3D dance film ABCD 2 is based on a real story More »Remo D'Souza: ABCD 2 is based on a true incident of Fictitious group from Nalasopara

  • Why is Shraddha Kapoor thanking Lauren Gottlieb?

    Glamsham - 10 hours ago

    Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen in the upcoming Bollywood film ABCD 2 will be matching More »Why is Shraddha Kapoor thanking Lauren Gottlieb?

  • Remo D'souza's ABCD 2 copies Shah Rukh Khan's film HAPPY NEW YEAR's strategy

    Glamsham - 10 hours ago

    We all know how the marketing genius that Shah Rukh Khan is promoted his film HAPPY NEW YEAR on a grandeur scale. More »Remo D'souza's ABCD 2 copies Shah Rukh Khan's film HAPPY NEW YEAR's strategy

  • Bollywood celebs wish master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday

    Glamsham - 10 hours ago

    The god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar turns 42 today. He may have retired from cricket but there is no way we will More »Bollywood celebs wish master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday

  • Blast from the past: Sajid Khan shares an old unseen picture of his friends from 90s!

    Glamsham - 10 hours ago

    Sajid Khan shared a photo of him, Ram Kapoor, Sajid Nadiadwala, Arbaaz Khan others on a micro blogging site More »Blast from the past: Sajid Khan shares an old unseen picture of his friends from 90s!

  • 'Gabbar' Akshay Kumar entertains students in Gurgaon

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 10 hours ago

    Gurgaon, April 24 (IANS) "Gabbar Is Back" stars Akshay Kumar and Shruti Hassan's arrival at a university campus here filled the air with enthusiasm on Friday. Each and every member in the crowd at SGT University was thrilled by the presence of the 'Khiladi'. A memento was also presented to the stars by Man Mohan Singh Chawla as a token of appreciation. More »'Gabbar' Akshay Kumar entertains students in Gurgaon

  • Kashyap went on a global trail for 'Bombay Velvet'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 10 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Bringing back the old world charm of the 'Bombay' of the 1960s in "Bombay Velvet" turned out to be a Herculean task for director Anurag Kashyap, who had to source props and materials from various countries. "Kashyap was very specific with his requirements, so the production team went to great lengths to ensure that original materials were sourced from Germany, Britain and Turkey," spokesperson of the film said in the statement. The film, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, is set in the 1960s and is a large screen adaptation of Gyan Prakash's "Mumbai Fables". More »Kashyap went on a global trail for 'Bombay Velvet'

  • Korean pop music concert draws thousands of Japanese fans

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    Thousands of fans have turned out near Tokyo to see their favourite "K-pop" stars in a display of how popular South Korean pop music is in Japan despite years of chilled relations between the two countries. Groups such as INFINITE, Block B, GOT7, Supernova, SISTAR were among the musicians performing at the indoor Saitama Super Arena for their showcase concert "M Countdown". Korean pop has made major strides in the Japanese music market, the world's second largest after the United States, in the last five years. The structure of Korea's relatively small music market means the singers, known for their young, cool image and distinct dance choreography, search for success abroad. More »Korean pop music concert draws thousands of Japanese fans

  • No reality shows please, says Shekhar Kapur

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 11 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and actor Shekhar Kapur, who was seen as a judge on reality TV show "India's Got Talent", says he doesn't feel good about judging others. More »No reality shows please, says Shekhar Kapur

  • Star-studded Guwahati fest to promote northeast cinema

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 11 hours ago

    Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Top Indian filmmakers and actors will attend a three-day northeast film festival beginning here on Friday where as many as 10 movies from the region will be screened, a release said. The third edition of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival will feature directors Rajkumar Hirani ("PK", "3 Idiots") and Shimit Amin of "Chak De India" fame. "The featured directors will be accompanied by National Award winning actor Rajkumar Rao, popularly known for his roles in 'Shahid', 'Citylights', 'Queen' and 'Kai Po Che'. The dashing and charismatic actor Kunal Kapoor from 'Rang De Basanti' fame will also attend the festival this year," the organisers, Guwahati-based Tattva Creations Pvt Ltd Said in a statement. More »Star-studded Guwahati fest to promote northeast cinema

  • 'Virgin Mountain,' 'Democrats' win Tribeca Film Festival prizes

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    NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Virgin Mountain," a Danish-Icelandic film about late bloomers and first love, won the best narrative award at the 14th Tribeca Film Festival and "Democrats," which follows the quest for democracy in Zimbabwe, was named best documentary. Gunnar Jonsson, who portrays the 43-year-old outsider who finds love in "Virgin Mountain" was named best actor at an awards ceremony on Thursday night. "With its mixture of humor and pathos, this film captured our hearts," the jurors said about "Virgin Mountain," written and directed by Dagur Kari of Iceland. Jonsson was noted for his subtle performance, which jurors said evoked Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, while Murray was praised for capturing the "hopelessness of a lost generation" a teenager who gets involved in the ritualistic celebration of her friends' suicides. More »'Virgin Mountain,' 'Democrats' win Tribeca Film Festival prizes

  • CFSI, TIFF Kids tie-up: Brings films from Canada to India

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 11 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Children's Film Society of India (CFSI) is set to showcase films made by children from Canada, following its tie-up with Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Kids, at the 19th Golden Elephant Film Festival here from November 14-20. Confirming this, Shravan Kumar, CEO of CFSI, said in a statement: "I had a very successful meeting and fruitful discussion with Elizabeth Maskala, festival director, TIFF Kids, on this issue in Toronto." "We are extremely happy to receive an enthusiastic response from TIFF Kids to our unique and innovative programme 'Little Directors' where we offer a filmmaking and film appreciation platform to children," he said. More »CFSI, TIFF Kids tie-up: Brings films from Canada to India

  • Madhuri excited about Priyanka, Deepika's 'lavani' number

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 12 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit, who performed 'lavani' in the song "Humko aajkal hai", says she is looking forward to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone's dance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming magnum opus "Bajirao Mastani". "Anything about dance always excites me, so I am very, very excited to see Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone's 'lavani' dance in 'Bajirao Mastani'," Madhuri said here on Thursday during the announcement of Mumbai's first ever Contemporary Dance Festival, Jugnee. In "Bajirao Mastani", Priyanka and Deepika will perform a 'lavani' dance together. More »Madhuri excited about Priyanka, Deepika's 'lavani' number

  • Daughters are father's weakness: Big B

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 12 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's forthcoming film "Piku" explores the sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter relationship of a father and daughter. The 72-year-old plays the father of the character essayed by actress Deepika Padukone in Shoojit Sircar's directorial, which also stars Irrfan Khan. The real life father of Shweta Nanda was all praise for daughters on his official blog as well. -*- Smilie my pillar of strength: Emraan Hashmi Actress Smilie Suri and her husband Vineet Bangera, who are set to flaunt their dance moves in TV show "Nach Baliye 7", were in for a pleasant surprise with a special pre-recorded message from actor Emraan Hashmi. More »Daughters are father's weakness: Big B

  • Hema Malini excited about 'promotion' as grandmother

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 12 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Veteran actress-politician Hema Malini is excited about her soon-to-come new role as a grandmother in real life. She has thanked her daughter Ahana for giving her an opportunity to move a step ahead in life. Hema Malini and Dharmendra's youngest daughter Ahana, who got married to a Delhi-based businessman Vaibhav Vohra last year, is expecting her first child. "I am going to be a grandmother now. More »Hema Malini excited about 'promotion' as grandmother

  • Princess Alice? British punters place bets on royal baby name

    Reuters - 12 hours ago

    British punters are rushing to place wagers on the royal baby's name, gender, weight and precise birth date in the countdown to the arrival of the second child of Prince William and his wife Kate. Bookmaker William Hill said the bulk of bets were for a girl. "I don't genuinely believe that they know themselves but I think everyone expects them to be the perfect family," said Rupert Adams, spokesman for William Hill. The average bet on this type of market is about three to five pounds so a bet of this size is unheard of." The odds on the baby being called Alice are now 6/4, followed by Charlotte and Elizabeth at 11/2, according to William Hill on Friday. More »Princess Alice? British punters place bets on royal baby name

  • China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals

    Reuters - 12 hours ago

    China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt "social morals". State media have said burlesque shows at some funerals aim to draw more mourners and show off the family's wealth, in a practice that is infrequent, although gaining in popularity. It singled out a group of burlesque dancers, the Red Rose Song and Dance Troupe, who did a strip-tease after the small-town funeral of an elderly person in the northern province of Hebei in February. More »China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals

  • Shraddha Kapoor's 'Crime Master Go Go' gift to dad Shakti

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 13 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Actor Shakti Kapoor received a special gift from his daughter actress Shraddha Kapoor -- a coffee mug with the caption "Release go go" -- as a tribute to his 'Crime Master Go Go' character from the 1994 movie "Andaz Apna Apna". According to a source, when Shraddha was returning to India a few days ago, she spotted a huge crowd buying some exclusive merchandise at the airport. More »Shraddha Kapoor's 'Crime Master Go Go' gift to dad Shakti

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