By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner, Monday is the day to begin "officially resting on my laurels" and staying off the Internet while he basks in the twilight of the television show that has occupied his life for the last eight years. "This whole thing has exceeded all of my childhood dreams, honestly," Weiner said at a Sunday night screening of the series finale in Los Angeles, surrounded by cast, crew and fans of the AMC drama about the dark advertising man, Don Draper, against the deep changes of 1960s America. More »As 'Mad Men' concludes, creator ready to rest on laurels, stay offline
It is a well-known fact that overzealous fans of superstars often ask for their blessings or ask them to suggest a name for their children and it seems that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan strongly disapproves of this practice. Taking to his blog, the Big B recently wrote, ''Many seek blessings from celebrities, names for their children and so on. More »Amitabh Bachchan: 'I am not worthy of giving blessings'
We had reported that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is currently shooting for Kabir Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Kashmir, has fallen in love with the place and has been gushing about it during media interactions. Now, it seems that shooting in Kashmir has made Salman miss his former ladylove Katrina Kaif, who is half-Kashmiri. More »Is Salman Khan Missing Katrina Kaif?
Fans of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who were eagerly waiting for updates on her comeback film Jazbaa can now finally whoop in joy. Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who is known for making slick thrillers, will helm Aishwarya's upcoming film Jazbaa and the director unveiled its first look on his Twitter page. More »Sanjay Gupta Unveils 'Jazbaa' First Look Poster!
Kangana Ranaut, who had teamed up with Aanand L Rai in sleeper hit Tanu Weds Manu, will be working with the filmmaker again in the sequel titled Tanu Weds manu Returns and the actress claims that Rai has brought out the best in her in this film. Talking about working with Rai, Kangana said, ''Aanand Rai gave me my first family entertainer Tanu Weds Manu at a point in my career where I was trapped essaying neurotic characters. With Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Rai yet again trusted my instincts and pushed me beyond my limits. More »Kangana Ranaut: 'Aanand L Rai has pushed me beyond my limits in 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'
A U.S. appeals court on Monday ruled in favor of Google Inc over a woman's attempt to remove an anti-Islamic film from YouTube, saying that an injunction that had prohibited the company from broadcasting it should be dissolved. More »U.S. appeals court rules for Google in anti-Islamic film case
A BBC television team was arrested in Qatar and held for two nights in prison while reporting on living conditions for migrant labourers working on the 2022 World Cup, the broadcaster said on Monday. The Gulf state had organised a press tour in early May for journalists from Britain, elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East to examine the conditions labourers face, amid global criticism of human rights violations in the Gulf Arab state. Qatar's state media office said the BBC crew arrived in Doha prior to the planned tour and decided to conduct their own labour site visit, which led to their arrest by security forces. "They trespassed on private property, which is against the law in Qatar just as it is in most countries. More »Qatar says BBC crew on 2022 tour held for trespass
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Whether you are travelling on ground or thousands of feet up in the air, you can look good! You just need to follow a few travel beauty survival tips. More »Follow smart travel beauty tips
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty visited a hospital here for a routine check-up and he is now at home, his son Mahaakshay has said. More »Mithun went to hospital for routine check-up, says son
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan disapproves of fans who try to seek blessings from any celebrity or ask them to name their children. "Many seek blessings from celebrities, names for their children and on. I am not worthy of blessings nor intelligent enough to give a name. More »Don't seek blessings from celebrities: Big B
By Rollo Ross CANNES, France (Reuters) - Natalie Portman played a ballerina in the grip of psychological trauma in "Black Swan", but the Israeli actress said she had lots of support while directing her first film, about the childhood of Israeli intellectual Amos Oz, shown in Cannes. Portman both directs and stars in "A Tale of Love and Darkness", based on Oz's autobiographical novel of the same name focusing on his relationship with his mother Fania, who committed suicide when Oz was 12. Oz's mother, played by Portman, was a Polish Jewish refugee from a moneyed family who felt lost in the poverty and violence in Jerusalem during the period surrounding the formation of the Israeli state in 1948. In Portman's movie, she yearns for the forests of her childhood and spins fabulous tales to entertain her son, until despair totally darkens her life "It's been a really incredible experience," Portman told Reuters in an interview on Sunday, talking about the making of the film which garnered mixed reviews after its screening out of competition at the Cannes International Film Festival. More »Portman says directing Cannes debut film was a challenge
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan, who has featured in a slew of international projects like "Life of Pi" and "Slumdog Millionaire", has thanked his foreign audience for leading his latest Bollywood outing "Piku" towards success. "I would like to really thank my international audience for this incredible response for 'Piku'. While the film has garnered plaudits from all quarters for being an endearing father-daughter tale, the success of "Piku" is evident even internationally with the film registering a total collection Rs. 27.35 crore overseas, read a statement. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, "Piku" paints the relationship between a father and daughter, played by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, in an entertaining way, embedding slice-of-life moments in a beautiful way. More »Irrfan thanks foreign fans for 'Piku' success internationally
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) A galaxy of Indian TV stars added glitz and glamour to the red carpet of the 15th edition of Star Parivaar Awards, titled "Bemisaal 15 saal", here. More »TV celebs add glitz, glamour to Star Parivaar Awards 2015
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Bollywood's young guns Sonakshi Sinha, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt among other stars are using their acting talent to the T for their own Dubsmash videos -- a lip-syncing application, which seems to be the next big thing after 'selfies'. Dubsmash is an application that allows users to choose an audio recording of well-known quotes, songs and dialogues from a list, and record a video of themselves. The latest celebrity, bitten by the Dubsmash bug was actress Alia Bhatt with her friend Akansha. In the first one, she enacts a dialogue from her father Shatrughan Sinha's film "Mere Apne". More »With funky videos, Dubsmash fever grips B-Town
The Billboard Music Awards 2015 that took place on May 17th at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas was a grand night to be remembered. One of such performance was by rapper Wiz Khalifa who recently gave tribute to the late actor Paul Walker from Fast and Furious fame. Wiz Khalifa, Lindsey Stirling and singer Charlie Puth performed their super hit song ‘See You Again’ that they made as a tribute to a great actor that the world lost too soon. More »Billboard Music Awards Best Moments: Wiz Khalifa’s Tribute To Paul Walker
We all know that Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor isn’t only blessed with amazing acting skills and charm but is also a fabulous singer. Shraddha has a busy year as she is caught up with few upcoming projects. In the film, we’ll get to hear songs picturized on Shraddha Kapoor, sung by none other than her! Yes, Shraddha will voice her own song and the actress is absolutely nothing but excited to do so. More »Shraddha Kapoor Is Excited To Sing For Herself In Rock On 2
Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet fell on its face at the Box Office drastically. Ever since the Box Office digits came out, the film and its director Anurag Kashyap are been targeted by one or another. While everyone took to social networking sites to share their reactions for the film, Anurag Kashyap too took to his official Facebook account to pour his heart out. More »Anurag Kashyap And Ram Gopal Varma’s Twitter War Turns Ugly
We all know Shah Rukh Khan is head over heels for his son AbRam and is also open about it. From tweets to pictures the superstar has gone to all extents to prove his affection for his adorable son. AbRam who is seen with his doting dad in all his IPL matches was recently seen having a gala time with dad SRK on the stands. More »Shah Rukh Khan And AbRam Personifying Cuteness
As we all know all the three Khans are stuck to a particular season for releasing their movie. The releasing date of each Khan has shuffled this time. SRK owns Diwali release while Aamir Khan rules Christmas release and like always Salman Khan’s movies release during Eid. More »Bollywood’s Three Khans Steal Each Others Release Dates
McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh), May 18 (IANS) He has just done two serials on the small screen, but actor Varun Toorkey is glad that the lines between television and cinema are blurring. There is a transition taking place in Indian television, and even the shows are getting bigger," Varun told IANS here. Varun, who was also seen in "Uttaran", is treating his role in "Qubool Hai" as his debut in the league of lead roles. "I'm specifically treating it as my debut show as a centric character," said Varun, who essays the role of an army officer in the Zee TV show. More »Gap between television, cinema getting smaller: Varun Toorkey
Bollywood’s Dabangg, Salman Khan attends first press conference in Kashmir for his upcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan after the hit and run verdict. The actor returned to Kashmir after the verdict to complete the shooting of the film. During the press conference in Srinagar on May 17, Salman Khan shared his experience and his love for Kashmir. More »Salman Khan Speaks His Heart Out For First Time After Verdict
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Louis Tomlinson has slammed the rumors of his band One Direction breaking up apart by clarifying that "nothing is changing". More »Louis Tomlinson denies rumors of 1D breaking up
The most complicated industry is what Bollywood is, after actress Jiah Khan was found dead in her apartment another actress Shikha Joshi who acted in the highly critically acclaimed film BA Pass was found lying in a pool of blood in her Versova apartment in Mumbai on Saturday evening. The actress had rented the apartment and was living with a friend in New Mhada Colony. According to senior inspector Ravindranath Pawar of Versova police station, the actress locked herself in the bathroom taking a knife along with her and did not open the door for a long time. More »Actress Shikha Joshi Of Film BA Pass Fame Found Dead In Her Flat
Anurag Kashyap’s film Bombay Velvet opened to a very poor start on Friday, May 15. The film only managed to pull around Rs. 5.25 crore net (52.5 million) on its first day at the Box Office. Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma starrer film Bombay Velvet failed drastically to impress the audiences throughout the weekend. More »Box Office: Bombay Velvet’s Disastrous First Weekend Business
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor-starrer "Bombay Velvet" has failed to displace Deepika Padukone's simple, subtle and meaningful act as a dutiful daughter in "Piku", box office figures suggest. "A colossal flop", "a debacle", "a disaster" are some of the verdicts by film trade analysts on Anurag Kashyap's high-budget drama "Bombay Velvet", which is set in the Bombay of the 1960s and about a man who wants to make it big in life at any cost. Released on May 15, the film, which also stars Anushka Sharma and has marked the acting debut of Karan Johar, only managed to mint Rs.5.20 crore on its opening day and Rs.5.10 crore and Rs.5.80 crore on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Its weekend total amounts to Rs.16.10 crore, according to trade expert Taran Adarsh, who on Twitter called the film a "debacle". More »Deepika's 'Piku' overshadows Ranbir's 'Bombay Velvet'