• Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

    Reuters - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 12:21 PM IST

    By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY, April 17 (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, where he had returned from hospital last week after a bout of pneumonia. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo," Garcia Marquez was Latin America's best-known and most beloved author and his books have sold in the tens of millions. More »Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

  • Paul Walker's mum gives up bid for granddaughter Meadow's custody

    ANI - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 12:11 PM IST

    London, Apr.18 (ANI): Paul Walker's mum Cheryl Walker has reportedly given up her bid for her son's daughter Meadow after a long-running battle with the 15-year-old's mum Rebecca Soteros. More »Paul Walker's mum gives up bid for granddaughter Meadow's custody

  • Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor And Varun Dhawan Say Mission Sapne

    Business of Cinema - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:58 AM IST

    Salman Khan worked as a barber, Mika as a tea seller, Varun Dhawan as a vegetable vendor, Ram Kapoor as a taxi driver, Ranbir Kapoor as a Vada Pav seller and last but not the least Karan Johar as a photographer team up for a show titled Mission Sapne. Come April 27 2014, Mission Sapne, the much awaited television show will transform stars into work like a common man for a day. Hosted by Sonali Bendre, Mission Sapne is a pioneering programming initiative from Colors, which brings together celebrities from various walks of life and encourages them to leverage their fame for the benefit of the common man. More »Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor And Varun Dhawan Say Mission Sapne

  • 2015 Academy Awards to be held on February 22

    ANI - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:56 AM IST

    Washington, April 18 (ANI): The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have revealed that the 87th Academy Awards will be held on February 22 in 2015. More »2015 Academy Awards to be held on February 22

  • Lindsay Lohan 'humiliated' over lovers list

    ANI - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:56 AM IST

    Washington, April 18 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan has said that her alleged sex list which got published in a magazine was "not only humiliating, but just mean". More »Lindsay Lohan 'humiliated' over lovers list

  • Peaches Geldof's funeral to be held in same church as her mother's

    ANI - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:56 AM IST

    London, April 18 (ANI): Peaches Geldof will be reunited with her mother Paula Yates, as her funeral will take place at the same church where Yates's service was held. According to the Daily Star, the 25-year-old presenter will be later cremated, with her ashes being scattered alongside her late mother's, who had passed away due to drug overdose when Geldof was only 11. The private funeral will be held at the Church of St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence in Faversham, Kent, where Bob Geldof's daughter had also married her musician husband Tom Cohen, 23, only two years ago. More »Peaches Geldof's funeral to be held in same church as her mother's

  • Rihanna drops 'fraud' lawsuit against ex-accountants

    ANI - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:56 AM IST

    New York, April 18 (ANI): Rihanna has dropped her fraud lawsuit against her former accountants after they filed a countersuit stating that her "exorbitant" spending was the real reason she nearly went broke in 2010. The 26-year-old Barbadian recording artist had claimed that the bad advice she got from Peter Gounis, co-worker Michael Mitnick and the firm Berdon LLP to buy a 6.9 million dollar mansion even though she was bleeding cash in 2009 and had lost 9 million dollars, led to her being nearly broke, the New York Post reported. More »Rihanna drops 'fraud' lawsuit against ex-accountants

  • Karthi, Linguswamy team up for 'Yenni Yezhu Naal'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:48 AM IST

    Chennai, April 18 (IANS) After the success of Tamil actioner "Paiyya", actor Karthi and filmmaker Linguswamy have teamed up for a thriller titled "Yenni Yezhu Naal", also in Tamil. More »Karthi, Linguswamy team up for 'Yenni Yezhu Naal'

  • Lady Gaga thinks Lilly Allen is lovely

    ANI - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:27 AM IST

    London, Apr.18 (ANI): Lady Gaga has reverted back to Lilly Allen when she praised the singer about her musical risk taking with her latest album 'ARTPOP'. More »Lady Gaga thinks Lilly Allen is lovely

  • Cameron Diaz says she's not competing with Kate Upton's bikini bod

    ANI - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:27 AM IST

    London, Apr.18 (ANI): Cameron Diaz who stars alongside Kate Upton in 'The Other Woman' said that she was not trying to compete with the supermodel's bikini bod. The 'Charlie's Angles' star told the Telegraph that when she did beach scenes she was barely working out and since she was 20 years older than Upton, she was not trying to be like her. The 41-year-old actress said that Upton was a beautiful woman and they are completely different. More »Cameron Diaz says she's not competing with Kate Upton's bikini bod

  • Sunny Leone Costs A Crore To The Makers Of Vadacurry

    Business of Cinema - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:17 AM IST

    Sunny Leone is making the most of it and isn’t someone easy to dismiss anymore. In Vadacurry, Sunny Leone will be seen donning ghagra – choli gajra in her hair. More »Sunny Leone Costs A Crore To The Makers Of Vadacurry

  • Mrs. Doubtfire Starring Robin Williams Is Set For A Sequel

    Business of Cinema - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:15 AM IST

    Well a sequel to the 1993 Robin Williams and Sally Field’s starrer Mrs. Doubtfire is reportedly in the works. Fox 2000 is developing the project, which would reunite Williams with director Chris Columbus. The script is by David Berenbaum, who wrote the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy Elf. Mrs. Doubtfire starred Robin Williams as a divorced father who attempts to spend time with children by dressing in drag and adopting the persona of Euphegenia Doubtfire, a Scottish nanny. More »Mrs. Doubtfire Starring Robin Williams Is Set For A Sequel

  • Subrata Roy And Sahara Group Have A Plan B

    Business of Cinema - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:09 AM IST

    Sahara Group on Thursday, April 17, 2014 submitted a fresh proposal to the Supreme Court to secure the release of its Chief Subrata Roy and two directors, Ravi Shankar Dubey and Ashok Roy Choudhary from the Tihar Jail but the court declined to hear the matter as it was brought up late. Even as a Bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and J.S. Khehar heard the petition questioning Subrata Roy’s detention, senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan submitted the proposal approved by the both the Sahara Group and Subrata Roy. More »Subrata Roy And Sahara Group Have A Plan B

  • Zee Music Company Teams Up With Sony Music Entertainment

    Business of Cinema - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 11:03 AM IST

    With the war in the music industry picking up pace Subhash Chandra Goel’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) new music label Zee Music Company, has now taken over Sony Music India to take on rival Bhushan Kumar‘s T-Series, which is currently been ruling the Indian Music space for years now. The disagreement between the two parties started in the year 2006 when Music Company Super Cassettes Ind. Ltd., had boycotted the music channel ETC Networks Ltd., by withdrawing all paid promos of films and non-films music and also supply of music videos and audio – visuals of film songs. ... More »Zee Music Company Teams Up With Sony Music Entertainment

  • Selena Gomez joins WME, Brillstein

    ANI - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 9:42 AM IST

    Washington, April 18 (ANI): Selena Gomez has signed with WME as well as Brillstein for management. More »Selena Gomez joins WME, Brillstein

  • Sun, yachts and stars beckon visitors to Cannes

    Reuters - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 9:24 AM IST

    By Alexandria Sage CANNES (Reuters) - Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour, guaranteed prime people-watching and a chance to relish the good life against the backdrop of palm trees and yachts. From Brigitte Bardot to Angelina Jolie, Grace Kelly to Nicole Kidman - the stars of yesteryear and today have flocked to this port town once a year to fete the best of international cinema, but it's not just movies making this holiday spot hum. Sandy beaches, magnificent views of the Cote d'Azur port, cafes serving aperitifs and fresh seafood, and proximity to other charming spots along the Mediterranean Sea all make Cannes a must-see stop when touring the south of France. More »Sun, yachts and stars beckon visitors to Cannes

  • 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer hit by sex abuse lawsuit weeks before premiere

    Reuters - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 7:51 AM IST

    By Dana Feldman and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," for allegedly raping him as a teenager said on Thursday that his claims of sexual abuse went unheeded by authorities. Michael Egan, 31, who was an aspiring teen actor, said he and his mother told the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI in late 1999 and 2000 that Egan was being abused by an underage sex ring. "What happened was basically it fell on deaf ears," Egan said a news conference seated next to his attorney, Jeff Herman. "We didn't get anywhere and then I basically buried it in me as deep as I possibly could." Herman filed a civil lawsuit on Wednesday in federal court in Hawaii, alleging that Singer, 48, used his influence as a Hollywood insider as well as a range of drugs and alcohol to force anal and oral sex on Egan while promising him film roles. More »'X-Men' director Bryan Singer hit by sex abuse lawsuit weeks before premiere

  • Ranveer Singh To Get Under The Skin Of His Character In Bajirao Mastani

    Business of Cinema - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 7:44 AM IST

    Ranveer Singh is very upbeat about the film Bajirao Mastani that he has recently signed opposite his ladylove Deepika Padukone. Well, it was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela that got both Deepika and Ranveer close and now they are once again set to burn the sliver screen with their sizzling chemistry in Bhansali’s ambitious project Bajirao Mastani. Now, Ranveer Singh has hired a Marathi language tutor to help him prepare for the role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani. Ranveer would be essaying the role of a Marathi general in the historical drama, based on the life of Peshwa Bajirao and his ladylove Mastani. More »Ranveer Singh To Get Under The Skin Of His Character In Bajirao Mastani

  • Chitrangada Singh And Jyoti Randhawa Finally Call It Quits

    Business of Cinema - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 7:41 AM IST

    After a lot of speculation and repeated denial by both Chitrangada Singh and her golfer husband Jyoti Randhawa about the cracks in their marriage, the couple have officially called it quits. Chitrangada Singh and her golfer husband Jyoti Randhawa have officially been granted divorce by a Gurgaon family court. Chitrangada married Jyoti in the year 2001. The couple has a five year old son Zorawar Randhawa, whose custody has now been granted to Chitrangada. More »Chitrangada Singh And Jyoti Randhawa Finally Call It Quits

  • Reaction to the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Reuters - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 6:47 AM IST

    Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and was a master of magical realism, died on Thursday. Tributes poured in from presidents, authors and pop stars: U.S. President Barack Obama: "With the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers – and one of my favorites from the time I was young ... I offer my thoughts to his family and friends, whom I hope take solace in the fact that Gabo’s work will live on for generations to come. Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, who also won the Nobel Prize and once punched Garcia Marquez during a dispute, leaving him with a black eye: "A great writer whose works brought wide knowledge and prestige to the literature of our language has died. His novels will outlive him and continue gaining readers from all over." Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who was a friend of Garcia Marquez: "I was always amazed by his unique gifts of imagination, clarity of thought, and emotional honesty. More »Reaction to the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Miley Cyrus remains hospitalized, cancels two more concerts

    Reuters - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 6:33 AM IST

    Miley Cyrus, who is suffering from a sinus infection, has postponed two more U.S. concerts on her "Bangerz" tour as the pop star remains hospitalized following an allergic reaction to antibiotics, her concert promoter said on Thursday. Cyrus, 21, called off upcoming shows in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday and Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. The show in Nashville has been rescheduled for Aug. 7 and Louisville on Aug. 9, Live Nation Entertainment Inc said. More »Miley Cyrus remains hospitalized, cancels two more concerts

  • TIMELINE - Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Reuters - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 5:15 AM IST

    Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87. Here are some important dates in his life and career: 1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6 in Aracataca, a backwater banana-growing town near Colombia's Caribbean coast. The oldest child of a large family, he spends part of his childhood living with his grandparents and is especially close to his grandfather, a retired army man who inspired the novel "No One Writes to the Colonel." 1940 - Garcia Marquez moves to Barranquilla, a port city famous for its Carnival, to start high school. 1947 - He studies law at the National University in the Colombian capital Bogota and has two short stories published in the El Espectador newspaper. More »TIMELINE - Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teen

    Reuters - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 3:38 AM IST

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Bryan Singer, weeks before the release of his blockbuster "X-Men" action film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in U.S. Court in Hawaii alleges that Singer, 48, used his influence as a Hollywood insider as well as a range of drugs and alcohol to force anal and oral sex on the boy while promising him roles in his films. Michael Egan seeks unspecified damages and a jury trial after wide-ranging abuses at California and Hawaii house parties beginning in the late 1990s, according to the civil action. More »'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teen

  • Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial for assault

    Reuters - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 3:35 AM IST

    By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man who accused singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of breaking his nose testified on Thursday that the R&B artist punched him because he did not want to pose for a photo. The testimony came on the first day of the misdemeanor assault trial of Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy. Parker Adams, 20, says he suffered a broken nose and other injuries to his face after he was struck with back-to-back punches by Brown and Hollosy outside the W Hotel in Washington, D.C., in October. Adams told a District of Columbia Superior Court on Thursday that he and two female friends had approached Brown, who agreed to have his photo taken with the two young women. More »Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial for assault

  • Live free or die: New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

    Reuters - Fri 18 Apr, 2014 3:32 AM IST

    New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday voted to scrap an ancient law that makes cheating on your spouse a criminal offense in the New England state whose motto is "Live Free or Die." Governor Maggie Hassan is expected to sign the bill into law, making adultery legal in the Granite State for the first time in hundreds of years. Back in 1791, being unfaithful in New Hampshire earned you an hour of public embarrassment on the gallows, as many as 39 lashes, a one-year prison sentence, and a big fine. A spokesman for the state Senate said the bill to repeal the crime of adultery passed Thursday with a voice vote. More »Live free or die: New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

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