London, May 17 (ANI): Salma Hayek, Aishwarya Rai and Parker Posey lead the call for greater equality in films at a summit in Cannes. The stars along with some key female producers shared their own experiences of industry sexism at the forum organised by trade magazine Variety and UN Women's HeForShe campaign, the Guardian reported. More »Salma Hayek, Aishwarya Rai and Parker Posey slam Hollywood sexism
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Actor Vadivelu, who will next be seen in Tamil comedy "Eli", says he's still interested in a career in politics and may return to it sooner or later. "There's ample time for 2016 assembly elections and anything could happen before that. I haven't ruled out a career in politics yet," Vadivelu told IANS. In 2011, Vadivelu campaigned for the DMK party in the assembly elections. More »Haven't ruled out career in politics: actor Vadivelu
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Anna Friel and James Frecheville have been roped in to star opposite Pierce Brosnan in revenge techno-thriller titled 'I.T'. More »Anna Friel, James Frecheville join Pierce Brosnan in revenge thriller 'I.T.'
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan will flee the U.S. for Monaco if she doesn't complete her court ordered community service by the May 28th deadline, it has been revealed. Sources said that the 28 -year-old actress, who believes that she's going to jail if she falls short, has made it clear to friends and family that if she doesn't get it done, she won't go back to California for her court hearing, TMZ.com reported. Insiders reveal that a very rich friend, who has a hotel in Monaco where the 'Mean Girls' star can't be extradited for a reckless driving misdemeanor, has given her carte blanche to stay indefinitely and she'll take him up on the offer. Sources say that if Lohan actually completes her community service on time, she says she'll gladly go to court. More »LiLo will flee US for Monaco to avoid jail time
London, May 17 (ANI): Former British boy band Blue's member Lee Ryan has declared himself bankrupt. More »Lee Ryan latest and final Blue member to declare bankruptcy
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Matthew McConaughey's spiritual drama 'The Sea of Trees' has met with boos at its screening. More »Matthew McConaughey rebuffs Cannes 'boos' for new flick
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil period-drama "Uttama Villain" has failed to create ripples at the box office due to its delayed release, says a trade pundit. The reason for poor show at the box office is the delayed release. Ramesh Aravind-directed "Uttama Villain", which was a highly anticipated release, was to hit the screens on May 1 worldwide. For 'Uttama Villain', an opening day collection of nearly Rs.10 crore was expected going by the pre-release buzz. More »Delayed release impacts 'Uttama Villain' at box office
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Paris Hilton's has recently released her raunchy music video 'High Off My Love,' featuring rapper Birdman. More »Parish Hilton releases sensual video 'High Off My Love' featuring Birdman
Washington, May 17 (ANI): American-Palestinian fashion model Gigi Hadid has spilled her beauty secrets in order to survive the hot summer months. More »Gigi Hadid feels `less is more` when it comes to summer make-up
Washington, May 17 (ANI): The American director David Lynch recently confirmed that he will now direct the Showtime's 'Twin Peaks' revival. More »David Lynch finally agrees to direct 'Twin Peaks revival'
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Kristen Stewart is all set to star in Olivier Assayas' 'Personal Shopper,' a Paris-set English-language ghost story taking place in the fashion world. More »Stewart to star in Olivier Assayas' ghost story 'Personal Shopper'
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Robert Pattinson's singer gal-pal FKA Twigs feels that fame makes one want to smash their face into the mirror. More »R-Patz's gal-pal FKA Twigs feels fame is 'awful'
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Courtney Stodden's sex tape, which broke records for masturbation, has pleasured tens of thousands. More »Courtney Stodden's 'self-pleasure clip' is already 'most successful'
By Naveen Thukral and Gavin Maguire YONG PENG, Malaysia (Reuters) - In barns filled with classical music and lighting that changes to match the hues outside, rows of chickens are fed a diet rich in probiotics, a regimen designed to remove the need for the drugs and chemicals that have tainted the global food chain. As food giants face growing pressure to offer healthier produce, Southeast Asian poultry firm Kee Song Group says its use of "good" bacteria in feed and water means it can meet one the industry's biggest challenges: how to mass produce drug and hormone-free poultry at a reasonable price. A series of scandals in the last few years from melamine-tainted milk powder in China, horse meat supplied as beef in Europe and growth drugs causing lameness in U.S. cattle has triggered a consumer backlash over food standards and safety. Recently, Tyson Foods Inc pledged to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in chicken by 2017, one of the most aggressive timetables yet by a U.S. poultry firm. More »Mozart-loving chickens may answer quest for healthier nugget
By Edgard Garrido and Lizbeth Diaz SAN QUINTIN, Mexico (Reuters) - Huddled around a single flickering candle in a tiny wood and cardboard shack on scrubland in Mexico's northwest, laborer Genaro Perfecto and his family prepared to bed down for the night on a bare earth floor. Since March, thousands of day laborers have blocked roads, staged marches and held meetings with lawmakers to protest the grind of picking strawberries, raspberries and blackberries in the Baja California peninsula for what they say is as little as $1 an hour. More »Feature - Picking strawberries in Mexico for U.S. tables leaves workers asking for more
Jacob Jensen, the iconic Danish designer credited with creating the sleek but simple look of luxury stereo maker Bang & Olufsen, died on Friday aged 89, local news agency Ritzau said on Saturday. Jensen stands with Arne Jacobsen, Georg Jensen and Poul Henningsen as creators of ordinary objects such as chairs, clocks, tableware and light fittings that catapulted Danish modern design into households as well as museums around the world in the second half of the 20th century. Collectively, their designs drew from the Bauhaus and Art Deco movements to create elegant, functional pieces such as Jacobsen's famous Egg Chair, Henningsen's UFO-shaped PH Lamps and the silverware of Georg Jensen, considered one of the most revolutionary silversmiths of the 20th century. With a studio in a remote spot in Jutland, western Denmark, Jacob Jensen began collaborating in the 1960s with Bang & Olufsen for whom he created a look characterised by clean, flat surfaces with minimal protrusions such as buttons and switches. More »Iconic Danish designer Jensen, behind Bang & Olufsen look, dies
By Julien Pretot CANNES, France (Reuters) - "The Sea of Trees", Gus van Sant's metaphysical tale set in Japan's 'suicide forest', got a harsh reception from the critics at the Cannes Film Festival, but the Palme d'Or winner seemed unperturbed by the few boos that greeted his latest oeuvre after Friday's press screening. In "The Sea of Trees", an American, played by Matthew McConaughey, travels to Japan to enter the Aokigahara forest and kill himself after his wife's (Naomi Watts) death. There he meets a Japanese (Ken Watanabe) and both start a journey of self-reflection and survival. Van Sant, who won the Palme d'Or with "Elephant" in 2003, did not appear too concerned. More »Van Sant not too fazed by harsh reviews on "The Sea of Trees"
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Saturday announced the title of his upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual film is "Thoongaavanam" and it will go on floors in Hyderabad on May 24. In a video, Haasan said "Thoongaavanam", which means a jungle that doesn't sleep, will simultaneously be shot in Telugu and Tamil. He added that his long-time associate Rajesh M. Selva will direct the project, which will be produced by his home production Rajkamal Films. Over the course of next three months, the film, a fast-paced thriller, will be shot predominantly in Hyderabad and Chennai. More »Kamal Haasan's next titled 'Thoongaavanam'
By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - With the lack of women filmmakers a hot topic at Cannes, Italy's Nanni Moretti has shown the semi-autobiographical "Mia Madre" (My Mother) about a female director whose mother is dying and own life is out of control. Moretti, who was inspired to make the film when his own mother died while he was directing a previous film, further personalises this one by playing Margherita's brother. American John Turturro ("Barton Fink") is a buffoon actor named Barry Huggins whose Italian is nowhere up to the task of starring in the fictitious film-within-a-film about labour protests at an Italian factory. More »Moretti blends humour with death in "Mia Madre" Cannes film
By Julien Pretot CANNES, France (Reuters) - Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda has an unhurried, contemplative way of telling stories -- a choice that could well earn him the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film festival for "Umimachi Diary". In "Umimachi Diary", three sisters living in the old seaside city of Kamakura travel to the funeral of their estranged father and invite their younger half-sister to live with them. "There is one conflict between the elder sister (Sachi) and the second sister (Yoshino), they are having an argument about the latter's boyfriend but I did not want to show them fighting," Kore-eda, often considered as the late master Yasujiro Ozu's spiritual heir, said. I did not want to do it that way." Kore-eda takes us through Yoshino and Sachi's dating lives without the slightest touch of drama, his way of filming reminiscent of that of Taiwanese Hou Hsiao Hsien, also in competition in Cannes with "The Assassin". More »Kore-eda's contemplative style is Palme d'Or material
Noida, May 16 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi, who made her acting debut with critically acclaimed crime drama "Gangs of Wasseypur", believes that one should challenge oneself everyday and do something new. I always look for a new challenge," she told IANS while unveiling a collection of diamond jewellery designed by SRS Jewells crafted with diamond brand Forevermark here on Friday. More »I always look for a new challenge: Huma Qureshi
Exciting news for all Suriya fans as they might soon get to see the hottest Kollywood actor romancing none other than actress Shruti Haasan herself. According to the latest buzz, Shruti is being eyed to play Suriya’s love interest in the third installment of the Singam series. Suriya and Shruti fans are in for a treat if the actress gives her nod for Singam 3. More »Shruti Haasan Being Eyed For Suriya’s Singam 3
This week Bollywood’s biggest blockbuster film PK by director Rajkumar Hirani was premiered in China. The team of PK, which includes Aamir Khan, the director of the film, Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra attended the event. Not only that, the international superstar Jackie Chan was also present at the premiere of PK in China, Beijing. More »Aamir Khan To Share Screen Space With Jackie Chan
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Actor Gaurav Chopra, who is considered one of the stylish personalities on the small screen, believes "there is no rule to style". "Style is who you are. More »Style is distinctive: Gaurav Chopra
Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan is a part of Shahid’s film Udta Punjab. Being an assistant director is a great training ground for aspirants who want to make it big in b town and Udta Punjab is the ideal film for Ishaan to be making his debut as an assistant director as it is an intense film with one of the best scripts. More »Shahid Kapoor’s Brother Has A Special Part In Udta Punjab