• SRK is my role model for film marketing: Varun Dhawan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 3:40 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Varun Dhawan, who went all out for the publicity of his latest release "Main Tera Hero", says superstar Shah Rukh Khan is his role model when it comes to film marketing. "My role model for marketing films is Shah Rukh Khan. Look at how he marketed 'Chennai Express', said Varun. In "Main Tera Hero", Bollywood's other beloved Khan, Salman, has lent his voice. More »SRK is my role model for film marketing: Varun Dhawan

  • 5 random things named after celebs revealed

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 3:23 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): Celebrity enthusiasts across the globe have gone head over heels to express their love for their favorite superstars by naming certain things after them, it has been revealed. More »5 random things named after celebs revealed

  • BJP's Babul Supriyo determined to repay his admirers (Interview - Election Special)

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 3:10 PM IST

    Asansol (West Bengal), April 14 (IANS) He left a lucrative job at a multinational bank to pursue his first love - singing. And after ruling the charts with his mesmerising voice, Babul Supriyo, who is the BJP'a Lok Sabha candidate from West Bengal's Asansol, is now determined to repay his admirers. "It's really unfortunate that despite many decades of independence, Asansol still suffers from acute lack of infrastructure. I may be a novice in politics, but I am here to work for the people who have been subjected to neglect for years," Supriyo told IANS. More »BJP's Babul Supriyo determined to repay his admirers (Interview - Election Special)

  • Mahesh Bhatt picks Arjun over Alia in '2 States'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:58 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who watched his daughter Alia Bhatt's third film "2 States", is happy to see her playing a different role. But it's her co-star Arjun Kapoor who stole the filmmaker's heart. The film, based on Chetan Bhagat's bestseller by the same name, revolves around a Punjabi boy, who falls in love with a Tamil girl. -*- Shabana, Javed set out for 'serious sightseeing' Veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi has packed her bags for some "serious sightseeing" in Egypt and she will be accompanied by her husband and veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar. More »Mahesh Bhatt picks Arjun over Alia in '2 States'

  • As novice runners hit the open road, experts say take it slow

    Reuters - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:39 PM IST

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the days lengthen and the weather warms and novice runners cast an eye outdoors, fitness experts suggest they take a slow start to find their outdoor rhythm and pace to avoid injuries. Jen Van Allen, a certified running coach and co-author of “The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners" said the first time outdoors everyone else seems like a real runner. “Certainly when someone pushes body and mind farther there is going to be some discomfort,” said Van Allen, who has completed 48 marathons. “If you’re just starting out, focus on rhythm, on finding the most convenient times and the safest routes, and deciding if you’d rather work out alone or with others,” Van Allen said. More »As novice runners hit the open road, experts say take it slow

  • Zee, Star India’s Joint Venture Media Pro Breathes Its Last

    Business of Cinema - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:33 PM IST

    At a time when the Television industry is booming, it is surprising to see a distribution company, MediaPro, shutting shop. Zee and Star India’s Joint Venture, MediaPro, has come to an end. TV broadcasters Star India and Zee had joined together to form a combined venture, MediaPro, in 2010. The aim was to form a partnership to break the monopoly of cable operators, and provide the customers with reduced carriage fee burdens. More »Zee, Star India’s Joint Venture Media Pro Breathes Its Last

  • Final book in 'Divergent' trilogy to be split into two films

    Reuters - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:17 PM IST

    The final book in the "Divergent" trilogy will be split into two movies, Lions Gate said on Friday, following the same formula the studio used for the upcoming final installments of "The Hunger Games" series. "Divergent," a dystopian thriller based on the young adult book series by author Veronica Roth, stars Shailene Woodley and was released last month, grossing $116.6 million so far at the U.S. box office. Lions Gate will release the final two installments of "The Hunger Games" franchise, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" starring Jennifer Lawrence, in November, followed by the second part in November 2015. "The Hunger Games" series has so far grossed $1.5 billion in global ticket sales. More »Final book in 'Divergent' trilogy to be split into two films

  • Rising artists kick off Coachella ahead of headliners Outkast

    Reuters - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:15 PM IST

    By Piya Sinha-Roy INDIO Calif. (Reuters) - A slew of rising artists and bands kicked off the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, ahead of the much anticipated reunion of hip-hop duo Outkast headlining the first night of the three-day festival. Grammy-winning Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, last worked together on 2006 album "Idlewild." But ahead of their headlining set late on Friday, music lovers watched artists such as Ellie Goulding, Grouplove, ZZ Ward and Aloe Blacc perform in the open field of the festival, against the backdrop of the Southern California desert. Coachella is the first major festival of the summer live music scene, and is often an important stop for an artist on the rise, as the festival has helped launch artists into the U.S. mainstream industry. Recent success stories include Florence + The Machine, and electronic music DJs Skrillex and Calvin Harris, the latter two both returning this year. More »Rising artists kick off Coachella ahead of headliners Outkast

  • Settlement reached over Mickey Rooney burial

    Reuters - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:10 PM IST

    A Los Angeles judge on Friday approved a settlement between the estranged wife of late golden era Hollywood star Mickey Rooney and the conservator of his estate, ending a legal tussle over where the actor will be buried, the conservator's attorney said. Rooney, who died on Sunday at age 93, will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, the same resting place of silent film stars Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks, according to the settlement approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lesley Green, attorney Vivian Thoreen said. More »Settlement reached over Mickey Rooney burial

  • From football to guns, Parminder Nagra likes to play strong roles

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 1:56 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Indian origin British actress Parminder Nagra, fondly remembered as a football player infatuated with the sport in "Bend It Like Beckham", is now seen shooting guns in her TV show "The Blacklist". In the crime drama, Parminder plays Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Meera Malik and she says she enjoys doing the action sequences. I had always wanted to do action," Parminder, the Punjabi girl born and brought up in Britain's Leicester, told IANS in an e-mail interaction. "My character also comes across as somebody who clearly has a lot of knowledge, who's clearly been through a lot, like she's at the top of her game," she added. More »From football to guns, Parminder Nagra likes to play strong roles

  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs.18 crore in three days

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 1:42 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has packed a punch with his new film "Bhoothnath Returns", which not only opened to a positive response from both the critics and audiences, but the comedy has also proved to be commercially viable. Also starring child actor Parth Bhalerao, who was called the film's hero by Big B, "Bhoothnath Returns" carries a social message interspersed with dollops of entertainment. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the second of instalment of 2008 film "Bhootnath" hit the screens April 11 and critics appreciated the film saying that the film is an "ennobling voyage into Indian elections", "utterly entertaining" and "it's entertainment Bachchan style!" Even cinegoers had positive words for the film. More »'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs.18 crore in three days

  • Johnny Depp subpoenaed in 'bizarre' murder case

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 1:19 PM IST

    Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): Johnny Depp has been dragged into a "bizarre" murder case by a lawyer who wants to prove that his client is insane. The 50-year-old actor was served legal documents at the premiere of his upcoming sci-fi movie, 'Transcendence'. Nancy Lekon, who has been charged with murder, was driving a limo in downtown L.A's Skid Row neighborhood back in 2009 and allegedly mowed down a pedestrian, dragging her for a mile and killing her, TMZ.com reported. The lawyer now wants Depp to testify to show the jury that his client is delusional. More »Johnny Depp subpoenaed in 'bizarre' murder case

  • Kolkata hotels to ring in Poila Baisakh with Bengali food fests

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 1:00 PM IST

    Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Indulge your taste buds this Bengali New Year with spicy cuisine alongside enticing beverages. From appetising Moroger Surua to yummy Bhetki Roll and Pomfret Paturi and improvised traditional sweets like Baked Malai Rosogolla, hotels in Kolkata have lined up a mouthwatering spread to woo their guests on Poila Baisakh on Tuesday. More »Kolkata hotels to ring in Poila Baisakh with Bengali food fests

  • Kate Winslet still refuses to autograph her nude 'Titanic' pic

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    London, Apr.14 (ANI): Kate Winslet has revealed that her nude 'Titanic' portrait where she draped herself naked over a sofa still haunts her and that she always declines to autograph a copy of it. More »Kate Winslet still refuses to autograph her nude 'Titanic' pic

  • Richard Gere plays homeless New Yorker in new flick

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    New York, Apr.14 (ANI): Richard Gere will portray the role of homeless New Yorker in his new film 'Time Out of Mind.' More »Richard Gere plays homeless New Yorker in new flick

  • Nicolas Cage worried about personal texts going public after losing cell phone

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    New York, Apr.14 (ANI): Nicolas Cage is reportedly anxious that his personal information, including his private text messages, may get leaked into public domain after he lost his cell phone. The 'National Treasure' star who will be seen in new movie 'Joe' was recently spotted using his friend's cell phone whilst dining out with co-star Tye Sheridan and director David Gordon Green, the New York Post reported. More »Nicolas Cage worried about personal texts going public after losing cell phone

  • JLo says gay aunt 'would be proud of her'

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez who recently received the top honor at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards opened up about her gay aunt Tia Marisa and said that she would be so proud of her. The 44-year-old singer added that it was this reason she produced the American drama series 'The Fosters' and her aunt was another reason why she did it. Lopez said that Marisa was her cool aunt, who lived in Manhattan, while she lived in the Bronx. She said that her aunt wanted to become an actress and that she always wanted to be like her. More »JLo says gay aunt 'would be proud of her'

  • Hema Malini copes with dust, din to charm Mathura

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    Mathura, April 14 (IANS) BJP candidate Hema Malini, who was dubbed the 'dream girl' of Bollywood in the sixties and who was initially reluctant to step out of the airconditioned comforts of her sedan during campaigning for the Mathura Lok Sabha seat, now pumps water from a handpump and clutches a sickle as she fends of a tough fight from RLD's Jayant Choudhary in the mounting heat of summer in what is known in folklore as "Lord Krishna's abode". Despite being a yesteryear's diva, Hema Malini has not lost her appeal. Its the daily yoga and dance that keeps her so fit," exclaimed Vishakha Tripathi, an IT student. Mathura goes to polls on April 24. More »Hema Malini copes with dust, din to charm Mathura

  • Naomi Campbell reveals crush on 'beautiful' JLo

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:19 PM IST

    Washington, April 14 (ANI): Naomi Campbell has revealed that she finds Jennifer Lopez extremely "beautiful," asserting that the pop star is her top celebrity crush. According to E! Online, the 43-year-old supermodel said at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, that she's a great friend and a huge fan of the 44-year Latin beauty. More »Naomi Campbell reveals crush on 'beautiful' JLo

  • 'Ramanujan' goes beyond the wizard's achievements: Sarath Babu

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:04 PM IST

    Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Upcoming bilingual biopic "Ramanujan", which is about the life story of mathematics wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan, is much more than just about his genius and accolades, says actor Sarath Babu, who essays an important role in the movie. "The film is not only about a few achievements in the life of Ramanujan. Audiences will appreciate the film only when they connect with the film's totality," Sarath Babu told IANS. Debutant Abhinay Vaddi plays the titular role of Ramanujan in the film, which is simultaneously being made in Tamil and English. More »'Ramanujan' goes beyond the wizard's achievements: Sarath Babu

  • Poland Welcomes Salman Khan’s Kick With Style!

    Business of Cinema - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 11:57 AM IST

    It is now the norm to shoot a for film’s special number, dream sequence or climax in a foreign locale. And now, we hear that the Dabangg and macho Salman Khan carries the tradition forward, for his upcoming release, Kick. Reportedly, the film sees Salman perform many daring and death-defying stunts, and the climax is the pinnacle of those. And reportedly, even the Polish Government is keen on hosting Bollywood’s tiger aka Salman Khan. More »Poland Welcomes Salman Khan’s Kick With Style!

  • Peaches Geldof's grieving hubby 'too tormented to return home'

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 11:56 AM IST

    London, April 14 (ANI): Peaches Geldof's grieving husband, Tom Cohen is "completely devastated" with her death and can't bear the thought of going back to the house where she died. More »Peaches Geldof's grieving hubby 'too tormented to return home'

  • Lily Allen 'nearly died' after miscarriage

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 11:56 AM IST

    London, April 14 (ANI): Lily Allen has said that she nearly died after she suffered a miscarriage in her sixth month of pregnancy in November 2010. More »Lily Allen 'nearly died' after miscarriage

  • Peaches Geldof 'never got over traumas' of her childhood

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 11:56 AM IST

    London, April 14 (ANI): Peaches Geldof had claimed that she never got over the traumas of her childhood, in an interview she gave before her death. More »Peaches Geldof 'never got over traumas' of her childhood

  • Peaches Geldof was set to star in secret Oz TV project before untimely death

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 11:56 AM IST

    London, April 14 (ANI): Peaches Geldolf had revealed in her last interview before death that she was due to start working in a TV project in Australia. More »Peaches Geldof was set to star in secret Oz TV project before untimely death

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