• Dwayne Johnson set to host SNL for the fourth time

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 12:23 PM IST

    Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Dwayne Johnson, also known as 'The Rock,' is all set to host 'Saturday Night Live' (SNL) for the 4th time. In the promos, the 42-year old actor appeared alongside cast member Bobby Moynihan, and revealed his porn star name as 'Dusty Summit', since his first pet name was 'Dusty' and he grew up on the 'Summit Street', E! Online reported. The wrestler who had previously hosted SNL back in 2000, 2002 and 2009, would return back to the 30 rock set after a gap of 6 years, and would appear on the show with musical guest George Ezra. #ElectricityInTheAir #WeGonKnockItOut #4xHost #SNL #March28th #ButFirstDaddysGottaEat #Deuces." He shared another flashback photo of a previous skit, writing "In 5 days I take the stage and host one more time. More »Dwayne Johnson set to host SNL for the fourth time

  • Ben Mendelsohn may play lead in 'Star Wars' spinoff 'Rogue One'

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 12:23 PM IST

    Washington, March 26 (ANI): Ben Mendelsohn is circling a lead role in upcoming 'Star Wars' spinoff 'Rogue One.' More »Ben Mendelsohn may play lead in 'Star Wars' spinoff 'Rogue One'

  • Vishal's next has Rajinikanth-film inspired title

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 12:04 PM IST

    Chennai, March 26 (IANS) Actor Vishal Krishna Reddy's upcoming Tamil actioner is titled after superstar Rajinikanth's 1983 blockbuster "Paayum Puli". This is the second time Vishal has named his movie after the superstar's film. Last year, Vishal's Tamil thriller "Naan Sigappu Manithan" was also named after a Rajinikanth film. More »Vishal's next has Rajinikanth-film inspired title

  • Director Sam Taylor-Johnson quits '50 Shades' franchise

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 12:03 PM IST

    Washington, March 26 (ANI): So the talks were true after all! 'Fifty Shades of Grey' director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to helm the franchise. While talking to US magazine, the 48-year-old filmmaker said that she was grateful to Universal for making her part of the incredible journey, and that she "forged close and lasting relationships with the cast, producers and crew and most especially, with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan." She added that she won't be returning to direct the sequels, but wished success to the person who would take the helm for the remaining two films. The announcement comes after Taylor-Johnson had admitted to having trouble working with the book's author E L James. More »Director Sam Taylor-Johnson quits '50 Shades' franchise

  • 'Twice divorced' Britney Spears would 'love' to get married again

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 12:03 PM IST

    Washington, March 26 (ANI): Britney Spears may be divorced twice already, but that doesn't mean she wouldn't get married again. The 33-year-old pop star, who has 2 sons from her 2nd marriage to Kevin Federline, said that she still believes in fairytale, and given a chance, would love to tie the knot again, People magazine reported. The 'toxic' singer, who's been dating producer Charlie Ebersol, 32, for the past 6 months, said that for her marriage was about "loving each other and communicating right and being respectful and honest." However, she added that love with her children was "just unconditional and that's hard to find." Spears said that though she was satisfied with her two boys, she was open to having one more child in future, and would love it if it was a girl, a mini version of her. More »'Twice divorced' Britney Spears would 'love' to get married again

  • No gap between Bengali cinema, Bollywood in content: Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:58 AM IST

    Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Dedicating his National Awards for the 2014 Bengali thriller "Chotushkone" to late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh and the movie's team, director Srijit Mukherji believes there is no divide between Bengali cinema and Bollywood when it comes to content. Mukherji bagged the coveted Best Director honour at the 62nd edition of the prestigious awards for "Chotushkone" (The Quadrangle), which according to the jury has made "brilliantly reflexive use of the cinematic idiom". "I don't think there is any gap (between Bengali cinema and Bollywood). Content is the greatest leveller... I don't really think there is a gap as such," Mukherji told IANS in an interview here. More »No gap between Bengali cinema, Bollywood in content: Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji

  • Indian fashion now has a voice of its own: Nikasha Tawadey

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:54 AM IST

    New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A self-trained designer and an aesthete, Nikasha Tawadey made her debut in the Indian fashion industry in 2006 with her eponymous label 'Nikasha'. "I think Indian fashion has finally started developing a voice... and we (designers) are not scared of expressing themselves anymore. There was a time when we looked up for extension and association with whatever was happening in the west, but I think we are almost on a detachment (phase)," Tawadey told IANS at the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) here. She says it is veteran designers like Rohit Bal and Rohit Khosla, who set the standards for designers in the country. More »Indian fashion now has a voice of its own: Nikasha Tawadey

  • Dhanush to play pantry worker in next

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:30 AM IST

    Chennai, March 26 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who has played a variety of roles in his career so far, will be seen essaying the role of a pantry worker in filmmaker Prabhu Solomon's yet-untitled next Tamil project. Dhanush will be playing a pantry worker," Solomon told IANS. "I've always wanted to do a travel film. More »Dhanush to play pantry worker in next

  • 'Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls' mirrors society, say actors

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:30 AM IST

    New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) "Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls", a new TV show, will reflect issues of the society towards women, and will be different from other entertainers on 'kitchen politics', say its cast members. Actress Sukirti Kandpal and Sara Afreen Khan along with debutantes Shilpa Raizada, Monica Sharma and Meera Deosthale were in the capital to launch the show, which goes on air on &TV on March 30. Based on Anuja Chauhan's book "Those Pricey Thakur Girls", the story of the show will revolve around five siblings who are "different" from each other and try to build on their own career while tackling the abomination of the society. Talking about her role, she said: "I play the role of Debjani Thakur. More »'Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls' mirrors society, say actors

  • Have to live upto family's reputation: Sai Dharam Tej

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:30 AM IST

    Chennai, March 26 (IANS) Actor Sai Dharam Tej, who comes from megastar Chiranjeevi's clan, says he doesn't feel any pressure of belonging to the prestigious family. "I know I come from a very popular family. I feel like I have a big responsibility to bear and keep my family's reputation intact. Although everybody in the family encouraged my decision to act, they cautioned me as well," Sai told IANS. More »Have to live upto family's reputation: Sai Dharam Tej

  • Kristina Brown's grandma mentally prepared for her death

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:15 AM IST

    Washington, Mar 26(ANI): Late Whitney Houston's mother is mentally prepared for her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina's death as she thinks that it is God's will. More »Kristina Brown's grandma mentally prepared for her death

  • Book Talk: Morality and politics must mix, Chayes says

    Reuters - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:03 AM IST

    Sarah Chayes went to Afghanistan in 2001 as a journalist, stayed on as a development worker and became an expert on the link between corruption and violent religious militancy described in her book "Thieves of State". The subtitle - "Why corruption threatens global security" - summarises her view that United States support for corrupt Afghan politicians over the past decade fanned grassroots anger there and boosted support for the resurgent Taliban militants. Although she became a special adviser to the U.S. military in Afghanistan in 2009 and is now a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, Chayes has struggled to convince Western officials that injustice may drive some people to religiously inspired violence. How did you make the link between corruption, religion and security? More »Book Talk: Morality and politics must mix, Chayes says

  • Book Talk: Berlin's abandoned buildings full of tragic history

    Reuters - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 11:02 AM IST

    By Elias Schneider BERLIN (Reuters) - Even as real estate prices in Berlin rise inexorably and gentrification turns rundown corners into trendy neighbourhoods, the German capital is still filled with eerie pockets of empty spaces and abandoned buildings.     Ghost-like structures and vacant amusement parks that haven't tempted investors yet are overgrown with trees and shrubbery. They range from deserted mansions to apocalyptic bunkers, disused hospitals and even the 1936 Olympic village.     Irish writer Ciaran Fahey, who moved to Berlin in 2008, was so fascinated that he started a now-popular blog called "Abandoned Berlin" and has just turned it into a book.     Fahey spoke to Reuters in Berlin about his book.     Q: There are empty buildings all over the world. What's different about them in Berlin?     A: There is usually a sort of tragic history behind them being abandoned ... For me it's kind of a powerful mix to have the stories illustrated by the abandoned places as they are now. More »Book Talk: Berlin's abandoned buildings full of tragic history

  • Amanda Seyfried feels Taylor Swift best role model for young fans

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 10:47 AM IST

    Washington, Mar 26(ANI): American actress Amanda Seyfried has said that Taylor Swift is the best idol for young fans because of the messages she promotes. More »Amanda Seyfried feels Taylor Swift best role model for young fans

  • Steven Spielberg to helm adaptation of sci-fi cult Ready Player One

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 10:47 AM IST

    Washington, Mar 26(ANI): Steven Spielberg will be directing the adaptation of Ernest Cline novel 'Ready Player One', it has been revealed. More »Steven Spielberg to helm adaptation of sci-fi cult Ready Player One

  • Keanu Reeves advises Zayn Malik to find his 'creativity' post exiting 1D

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 10:47 AM IST

    London, Mar.26 (ANI): Keanu Reeves has expressed that he hopes Zayn Malik can find himself and his "creativity" following the One Direction exit. More »Keanu Reeves advises Zayn Malik to find his 'creativity' post exiting 1D

  • Is RiRi dropping new album soon?

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 10:47 AM IST

    Washington, Mar 26(ANI): The trend of surprisingly dropping a new album is catching up with all the musicians and Rihanna seems to have joined the band wagon. More »Is RiRi dropping new album soon?

  • Idris Elba may play 'Klingon' villain in 'Star Trek 3'

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 10:08 AM IST

    Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Idris Elba is reportedly in talks to play the role of a 'Klingon' villain in the upcoming 'Star Trek 3.' There have been rumours that 'Klingons' would feature in 'Star Trek 3' and if the 42-year old British actor would play the role, he may either be the most attractive one or people may not recognize him due to the prosthetics and makeup, E! Online reported. Damon Lindelof, the producer and screenwriter of the movie, said that people should draw their own conclusion as he would confirm nothing and deny all about constituting 'Klingons' in the third film in the franchise. More »Idris Elba may play 'Klingon' villain in 'Star Trek 3'

  • Zayn Malik was not a crucial musical 1D member, says top music critic

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 9:46 AM IST

    London, Mar 26(ANI): Neil McCormick, chief music critic with a leading daily has given his opinion on Zayn Malik leaving One Direction, saying that the singer was not a kind of crucial musical member. McCormick, chief music critic with the Telegraph asserted that said this was not a serious musical or commercial decision and the 22-year-old singer had made a lot of money and he was not enjoying his life, the BBC reported. He continued that Malik wasn't a big part of the song writing, as Louis Tomlinson was the one who was most involved in the song writing. McCormick added that Harry Styles is the one who the whole of the public knows and Malik was one of the chorus boys really. More »Zayn Malik was not a crucial musical 1D member, says top music critic

  • 1D to continue as four-piece band after Zayn Malik quits

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 9:46 AM IST

    London, Mar 26(ANI): British band One Direction will continue as four-piece band and will record a fifth album later this year after Zayn Malik called it quits. Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records in 2010 after finishing third on 'The X-Factor'. More »1D to continue as four-piece band after Zayn Malik quits

  • Zayn Malik quits 1D for normal life

    ANI - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 9:46 AM IST

    London, Mar 26(ANI): One Direction member Zayn Malik has shocked everyone after he quit his boy band amid their world tour, it has been revealed. The remaining members of the group have reassured fans that their world tour and recording of their fifth album will still go ahead. More »Zayn Malik quits 1D for normal life

  • 'Fast and Furious 7' full of testosterone: Jason Statham

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 8:00 AM IST

    Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Actor Jason Statham, who is gearing up for his forthcoming action thriller film "Fast and Furious 7", says it is "full of testosterone" and will go "down and dirty" -- just the way fans want to see it. "'Fast & Furious 7' is full of testosterone. More »'Fast and Furious 7' full of testosterone: Jason Statham

  • FICCI BAF Awards 2015: Roar Wins Best VFX In A Motion Picture And Best VFX Shot Of The Year

    Business of Cinema - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 7:46 AM IST

    Roar: Tigers Of The Sundarbans is a film unlike any other. Produced by Abis Rizvi and directed by Kamal Sadanah, it revolves around the majestic yet dangerous tigers of the Sundarbans area of West Bengal and their complicated relationship with humans. The film not only had an international crew, but the makers also decided to incorporate some truly cutting edge VFX technology to create the complete experience. Now, Abis, Kamal and the rest of the cast and crew including Anibrain who executed the VFX are getting their due as they have been awarded the ‘Best VFX Shot Of The Year’ and ‘Best VFX In a Motion Picture’ awards at the FICCI BAF Awards 2015. More »FICCI BAF Awards 2015: Roar Wins Best VFX In A Motion Picture And Best VFX Shot Of The Year

  • Shatrughan Sinha To Play Sonakshi Sinha’s Father In Akira, But Will Not Share Screen Space

    Business of Cinema - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 7:43 AM IST

    Yes, we’ll get to see Sonakshi Sinha‘s father Shatrughan Sinha play the role of her father in reel world. Reportedly, in A R Murugadoss‘ next upcoming film Akira, Shatrughan Sinha will play Sonakshi‘s father onscreen. So Shatrughan Sinha‘s shots are with Sonakshi‘s child character and not really with the actress. Shatrughan Sinha‘s character dies when Sonakshi is still a little baby. More »Shatrughan Sinha To Play Sonakshi Sinha’s Father In Akira, But Will Not Share Screen Space

  • Must Watch: Salman Khan Dances His Heart Out With Little Bajrangs

    Business of Cinema - Thu 26 Mar, 2015 7:35 AM IST

    A day ago we reported that Salman Khan is shooting in Mumbai at film city for his upcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The actor was shooting with little kids who were in Bajrang avatar for the song sequence. We bring you a small glimpse of Salman Khan and little kids dancing and enjoying on the Nashik Dhol beats on the sets of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Not just kids but also actor Salman Khan dances cheering up kids to dance on the dhol beats. More »Must Watch: Salman Khan Dances His Heart Out With Little Bajrangs

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