• Hema Malini Continues Her Campaign Even Though The Stage She Was On Collapses

    Business of Cinema - 6 hours ago

    It all happened during her election campaign in Mathura when a portion of the stage on which Hema Malini was addressing from, collapsed midway. Fortunately Hema Malini was unhurt in the incident. According to eye witnesses, Hema Malini arrived late for her scheduled address and scores of people by then had queued up to see her. Dismissing suggestions that she would leave Mathura after elections, Bharatiya Janata Party’s nominee Hema Malini today said that she was close to buying a house in the constituency. More »Hema Malini Continues Her Campaign Even Though The Stage She Was On Collapses

  • Canada's Kiesza grabs top spot in British music charts with debut

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    Female Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza grabbed the top spot in Britain's music charts on Sunday with her debut single "Hideaway", which sold more than 136,000 copies, the Official Charts Company said. Calgary-born Kiesza is a classically-trained ballerina and a former codebreaker in the Royal Canadian Navy where she says she began writing songs. In the albums chart, Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini snatched the top spot with his new album "Caustic Love", the fastest-selling album of the year so far. The Official Charts Company said the release, Nutini's third studio album, had sold more than 109,000 copies over the last seven days and was the 27-year-old's second UK number one album. More »Canada's Kiesza grabs top spot in British music charts with debut

  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Cameron French and Emily Flitter TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and caretaker John Artis. Carter, considered a folk hero by many and immortalized in film and song, had been battling prostate cancer for nearly three years, Artis said. He died at home in Toronto, where he had been living since he was released from prison in 1985. That arrest, his imprisonment, and the ultimately successful battle to free him are immortalized in the 1975 Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the 1999 film of the same name, which starred Denzel Washington as Carter. More »Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

  • The top films at the North American box office

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting April 18, led by "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at No. 1, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. 1 (1) Captain America........................$ 26.5 million 2 (2) Rio 2..................................$ 22.5 million 3 (*) Heaven is for Real.....................$ 21.5 million 4 (*) Transcendence..........................$ 11.5 million 5 (*) A Haunted House 2......................$ 9.1 million 6 (4) Draft Day..............................$ 5. ... More »The top films at the North American box office

  • 'Captain America' soars again, tops 'Rio 2' to win U.S. box office

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marvel's superhero in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" claimed a third straight box office win, collecting $26.6 million at the domestic box office to beat the colorful birds of animated film "Rio 2," which generated $22.5 million in ticket sales. "Heaven Is for Real", based on a best-selling Christian book about a boy who claims to have witnessed heaven during surgery, was a strong third at U.S. and Canadian theaters with $21.5 million over the Easter holiday weekend. "Transcendence", the science fiction thriller starring Johnny Depp as an artificial intelligence researcher, was a disappointing fourth with $11.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates provided by tracking firm Rentrak. "Captain America", which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, is the latest superhero hit from Disney's Marvel Studios. More »'Captain America' soars again, tops 'Rio 2' to win U.S. box office

  • Echo of 1984 Betamax landmark in U.S. high court Aereo TV fight

    Reuters - 15 hours ago

    By Lawrence Hurley and Liana B. Baker WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a one-hour oral argument in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, it will not be the first time the court's nine justices will have the final say over the fate of a new TV viewing technology. Thirty years ago, the big media companies went to the high court to block Sony Corp's Betamax video recorder. This time, their lawyers are lined up against Aereo Inc, a two-year-old service that streams TV channels online. Whether or not Aereo, which charges users a fee to watch broadcast TV channels online, benefits from that precedent depends in part on how much the nine justices, all appointed to the court since then, see similarities in the two cases. More »Echo of 1984 Betamax landmark in U.S. high court Aereo TV fight

  • Justin Bieber tried to crash my album release party, says Drake Bell

    ANI - 18 hours ago

    Washington, April 20 (ANI): Drake Bell has revealed that Justin Bieber tried to crash his album release party. More »Justin Bieber tried to crash my album release party, says Drake Bell

  • Tila Tequila announces pregnancy news with 'baby bump' pic

    ANI - 18 hours ago

    Washington, April 20 (ANI): Tila Tequila has recently announced that she is pregnant by posting a picture of her baby bump online. More »Tila Tequila announces pregnancy news with 'baby bump' pic

  • 'Mastram' makers design 35 looks, give free CDs

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 18 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Since its inception, "Mastram" has created a lot of buzz, and now the makers are making every effort to promote it. From designing 35 different looks to distributing one lakh free audio CD, producer Sunil Bohra is using innovative tools to take his film to a wider audience. Any why not! Writer-director Akhilesh Jaiswal has translated real life mystery into reel story with "Mastram", a fictional biography of the well-known Hindi erotica writer whose identity is unknown till date. Popular in the northern part of the country for his erotic novels, the author hid behind his pen name Mastram and the audience is wondering if the film would reveal his true identity. More »'Mastram' makers design 35 looks, give free CDs

  • Musical shares stage with gay rights debate at S. Carolina college

    Reuters - 18 hours ago

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical “Fun Home” after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based. Outraged over the proposed budget cut for the College of Charleston, which was triggered by a freshman reading assignment, the cast of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated show volunteered to put on two performances of selected songs from the musical at the college without pay. Little more than a day after the box office for both Monday performances opened, 900 of the 1,500 available tickets had been sold for $10 or $15 apiece, a spokeswoman for the liberal arts college with 11,000 undergraduate students said on Friday. "The legislature’s punishment of the college for teaching 'Fun Home' just feels ridiculous," said Alison Bechdel, whose 2006 memoir recalls growing up a lesbian with a closeted gay father in rural Pennsylvania. More »Musical shares stage with gay rights debate at S. Carolina college

  • 'Sultan' got shelved, but not Soundarya's animation dream

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 19 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 20 IANS) She ventured on the filmmaking journey with "Sultan", but it got shelved. Unfazed, Soundarya Rajinikanth says that it didn't affect her animation dream and she fulfilled it with "Kochadaiiyaan". Starring her superstar father Rajinikanth, "Kochadaiiyaan" is Soundarya's directorial debut, which is set to deliver ground breaking technology -- the Rs.125-crore project is said to be the country's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie. "I started 'Sultan' six years ago when animation was not as advanced as it is today. More »'Sultan' got shelved, but not Soundarya's animation dream

  • 'Comedy Nights...' has another celebrity fan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 20 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) It wasn't long ago when melody queen Lata Mangeshkar confessed her love for comedian Kapil Sharma's popular show "Comedy Nights with Kapil". And now, it's actor Vivek Oberoi who has joined the fans' list. Watch out for spiderdadi (played by Ali Asgar)... going crazy! I love 'Comedy Nights With Kapil'," Vivek tweeted. "Had a super rocking time with Kapil Sharma, Navjot Singh Sidhu and spiderdadi!," he posted on Twitter. More »'Comedy Nights...' has another celebrity fan

  • Lottery winners top up Scottish independence coffers with 3 million pound donation

    Reuters - 20 hours ago

    A Scottish couple who won the lottery have donated at least 3 million pounds ($5 million) of their winnings to the campaign for an independent Scotland, making them Britain's biggest political donors, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Colin Weir, a former cameraman, and his wife Chris, a former nurse, are from a seaside resort near the Scottish city of Glasgow and won 161,653,000 pounds ($271.72 million) in the Euromillions draw in 2011. The Sunday Times, which is in the process of compiling its annual list of Britain's richest people, said its analysis had shown that the couple had given at least 3 million pounds to those campaigning for an independent Scotland ahead of a referendum on Sept. 18. Opinion polls suggest Scotland will vote to reject independence but that the contest is tightening a little and supporters of a breakaway have made some ground in recent months. More »Lottery winners top up Scottish independence coffers with 3 million pound donation

  • Irrfan Khan Sets His Own Rules

    Business of Cinema - 20 hours ago

    Irrfan Khan is setting his own rules and is seeing to it that they are followed as well. For his upcoming film, Haider where he has a cameo, Irrfan Khan has made it very clear to Vishal Bhardwaj to not use his name or face on the poster and publicity material of the film. As for Haider, according to a source close to Vishal Bhardwaj, this was discussed even before the film went on floors. Both agreed to the point that it misleads the audience if someone playing a cameo is featured upfront on the posters.” If this was not enough, Irrfan has also had a word with Himesh Reshammiya and shared his concerns over the posters of The Xpose. More »Irrfan Khan Sets His Own Rules

  • Pawan Kalyan Tops Google Search

    Business of Cinema - 20 hours ago

    Brother of South Superstar Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, has topped the list of celebrity candidates searched on Google. Pawan Kalyan, who recently launched a new political party titled Jan Sena, marched ahead of celebrities like Ramya, and Kumar Vishwas from the Aam Aadmi Party. Hundreds of fans of the Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan took out an impressive motorcycle rally, coinciding with the actor-turned-politician’s public meeting in Visakhapatnam. More »Pawan Kalyan Tops Google Search

  • Location as important as hero, heroine: Jeeva Shankar

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 21 hours ago

    Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Cinematographer-turned-director Jeeva Shankar gives importance to locations in his films and says that he plans the geographical positions even before signing on the dotted line. "I generally plan the location, its geographical positions before I could put the ink on the paper. As far as I am concerned, the location is as important as the hero and heroine of a film," Jeeva Shankar said in a statement. Jeeva, who rose to fame with his directorial debut "Naan", is gearing up for the release of his second film, Tamil romantic-drama "Amara Kaaviyam". More »Location as important as hero, heroine: Jeeva Shankar

  • Budgets extremely high for superhero films: Vivek Oberoi

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 21 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Indulging in superhero films is not a cake walk, says Vivek Oberoi and adds that inflated budgets restrict the endeavours of filmmakers. The 37-year-old had his stint with superhero film "Krrish 3", in which he played a villain opposite Hrithik Roshan in the title role. The successful franchise of "Koi... Mil Gaya" and "Krrish" was directed and produced by Rakesh Roshan. Talking about the few superhero film in filmdom, Vivek told IANS, "The budgets of superhero films are extremely high. More »Budgets extremely high for superhero films: Vivek Oberoi

  • Gwyneth Paltrow 'facing every pain imaginable' post Chris Martin split

    ANI - 21 hours ago

    London, Apr.20 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she faced every pain imaginable after her split from Chris Martin. More »Gwyneth Paltrow 'facing every pain imaginable' post Chris Martin split

  • Uncle Si is tenderhearted and bit crazy, says co-star Missy Robertson

    ANI - 21 hours ago

    Washington, Apr.20 (ANI): Missy Robertson recently said that Uncle Si is a tenderhearted and a bit crazy person. More »Uncle Si is tenderhearted and bit crazy, says co-star Missy Robertson

  • Working with dad intimidating, but boosted my confidence: Nasser's son (

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 21 hours ago

    Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Debutant actor Luthfudeen Baashaa, son of popular Tamil actor Nasser, says sharing screen space with his father in upcoming Tamil drama "Saivam", was intimidating in the beginning, but it boosted his confidence and gave him the opportunity to observe the actor in him from close quarters. "At home you'll just see a father, but not a genius actor. More »Working with dad intimidating, but boosted my confidence: Nasser's son (

  • Kendall Jenner blasts mum Kris for drinking

    ANI - 23 hours ago

    Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Kendall Jenner has slammed her mother Kris Jenner for her drinking. More »Kendall Jenner blasts mum Kris for drinking

  • LiLo's reality show not returning for second season

    ANI - 23 hours ago

    Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey is furious with the way Lindsay Lohan's reality show on the OWN network has turned out, and has decided not to renew it for a second season, according to sources. The problems are many, but the most interesting one is that Winfrey thinks the show, which was meant to show Lohan's comeback, has instead documented her continuing "meltdown," Newser reported. More »LiLo's reality show not returning for second season

  • Filming 'Scandal' sex scenes with pregnant Olivia Pope was a riddle, says Scott Foley

    ANI - 23 hours ago

    Washington, Apr.20 (ANI): 'Scandal' star Scott Foley has revealed that filming steamy sex scenes with his pregnant co- star Olivia Pope was a riddle. The American actor asserted that they had some pretty extensive conversations about how to shoot it and it was a challenge, the Huffington Post reported. More »Filming 'Scandal' sex scenes with pregnant Olivia Pope was a riddle, says Scott Foley

  • New documentary set to reveal details of sexual abuse by 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer

    ANI - 23 hours ago

    Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A new documentary chronicling sex abuse in Hollywood is set to reveal more details on director Bryan Singer, who has been accused of sexually abusing actor Michael Egan on the set of X-Men. Director Amy Berg has been working on the film, which aims to uncover sex abuse in Hollywood, since 2012, Gawker reported. Berg is well known in the film community for her Academy-award nominated documentary "Deliver Us From Evil," which highlighted sex abuse in the Catholic Church. More »New documentary set to reveal details of sexual abuse by 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer

  • Big B begins filming R. Balki's next

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - 23 hours ago

    Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has started shooting for the untitled film directed by R. Balakrishnan, is nervous about it. The film, which also features "Raanjhanaa" star Dhanush and actor Kamal Haasan's younger daughter Akshara, is currently being shot in Goa and the 71-year-old is getting nostalgic too. More »Big B begins filming R. Balki's next

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