Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The film production bug has bitten Manoj Bajpayee too -- the actor is producing a thriller, starring himself with the versatile Tabu. He says the new feather in his hat is a "natural progression". "I think production was a natural progression for me after acting in film for 20 years. I cannot disclose much about my first production as it's a thriller and it would mean revealing the storyline -- you will have to watch the film," Manoj said. More »Manoj Bajpayee to debut as producer with thriller
Ask any Midwesterner, and they will tell you to hurriedly pack your bags – the season to visit Chicago is nigh. The Windy City, notorious for its bone-chilling winters and months-long deep freeze, blossoms in the late spring to become a beautiful, breezy, cultural and culinary paradise, where the world basks in the sunshine and people amble by the lake. It is been a hot year for design-led hotels in Chicago, with the likes of the world-class Langham group (langhamhotels.com) making its mark in a star-chitectural, Mies van der Rohe-designed building, complete with an outpost of the international Chuan Spa chain. Ask any self-respecting gourmand in the United States and they will cite Chicago for its cuisine -- a rich, vibrant melting pot that is much more than deep-dish pies and all-beef frankfurters (or any ballpark snack ‘n’ pop, for that matter). More »Trip Tips: LUXE City Guides - Windy Chicago beckons
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Sarah Jessica Parker is all set to return to TV for another New York rom-com show for HBO titled 'Divorce', it has been revealed. More »Sarah Jessica Parker to star in HBO rom-com titled 'Divorce'
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Britney Spears most recently dropped an "F-Bomb" on a rude fan who reportedly called the singer a "fat bitch" during her performance. According to the reports, a guy standing next to the mic says "fat bitch", and then Spears can be heard clearing saying "f***ing asshole" to the fan. Critics of Spears' show said that the singer walked through her performance like a robot, but video clearly showed singer's antennas were up. More »Britney Spears launches F-word fusillade against rude fan during performance
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): It is raining actors in 'Army of One' as Russell Brand, Denis O'Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Rainn Wilson have been roped in alongside Nicolas Cage for the movie. More »Russell Brand, Denis O'Hare roped in alongside Nicolas Cage for 'Army of One'
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Kourtney Kardashian has bared all in her latest pregnancy photo shoot for a magazine cover. The latest episode of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' will see the reality star posing for her DuJour cover story while pregnant with her third child, Reign Aston Disick, E! Online reported. Scott can be seen boasting about Kourtney that she looked quite amazing and she was really got a glow to her, so he was pretty proud of her. More »Kourtney K goes 'topless' in latest pregnancy photo shoot
New York, Apr 17 (ANI): American record producer Suge Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling after concluding a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand, the New York Post reported. Sloan told detectives that he attacked Knight but testified that he didn't remember the fight and did not want to be a "snitch." The judge also heard from the lead detective investigating the case and watched security camera footage of the crash. More »Suge Knight ordered to stand trial on murder, attempted murder charges
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Olly Murs and Caroline Flack have been confirmed to host the singing realty show 'X-Factor'. Murs, who was a contestant on the show in 2009, said that he was incredibly excited and proud to be returning to 'The X-Factor' alongside Flack, the BBC reported. Flack said she was beyond excited about presenting the show with Murs and to have the privilege of doing this with someone who made her laugh out loud was a massive bonus. More »Olly Murs, Caroline Flack confirmed to host 'X-Factor'
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Ryan Gosling is reportedly in talking terms to star in the sequel of classic sci-fi film 'Blade Runner' alongside Harrison Ford. More »Ryan Gosling in talks to star in 'Blade Runner' sequel
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards was arrested early on Thursday on public intoxication and other charges after she refused to leave an upscale hotel in the city and later kicked an officer in the leg, police said. Richards, a former child actress who has appeared on the Bravo channel show since its 2010 debut, was reported by security at the Beverly Hills Hotel to be causing a disturbance in the property's restaurant, police said. Hotel security asked the intoxicated television personality to leave, but she refused, prompting police to be called, Beverly Hills police said in a statement. Richards was being escorted from the property when she was allowed to use the bathroom and then refused to leave there as well, police said. More »'Housewives' star Kim Richards arrested on public intoxication charge
Sony Corp's <6758.T> Sony Pictures Entertainment objected to the online release by WikiLeaks on Thursday of a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents that were obtained by hackers in a massive cyber attack last year. "The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information on WikiLeaks," the company said in a statement. Sony Pictures said it "will continue to fight for the safety, security, and privacy of our company." The documents stolen by the hackers were made available to the media last year. The release of 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails on WikiLeaks makes the information widely available and searchable. More »Sony Pictures condemns Wikileaks release of documents from hackers
(Reuters) - A new Kenyan television programme that corroborates the findings from a 2012 German documentary alleging unethical doctors were providing banned drugs to athletes, has set off alarms at the World Anti-Doping Agency. "This is of concern to WADA and the broader anti-doping community," WADA Director General David Howman said in a statement. "We will discuss the documentary allegations ... and will engage the authorities in Kenya next week during a regional meeting in Nairobi." WADA said it has seen the Kenyan television programme which contains a number of allegations surrounding the influence of the athlete entourage in relation to the provision of banned substances. "Where evidence from the documentary leads to breaches of the World Anti-Doping Code, WADA would expect the appropriate bodies to fully investigate and take action," said Howman. More »New documentary adds to WADA concern over Kenyan doping
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Thursday ordered rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight to stand trial for murder in the January hit-and-run death of a man outside a hamburger stand, rejecting a bid by Knight's lawyer to have the case dismissed. Knight, 49, has pleaded not guilty to charges including murder and attempted murder stemming from the incident in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton that followed an argument on the set of a commercial for the film "Straight Outta Compton." Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made his ruling after a preliminary hearing to consider evidence. Knight is accused of deliberately running over 55-year-old Terry Carter, who later died, and another man with his pickup truck. More »Los Angeles judge orders rap mogul 'Suge' Knight to stand trial for murder
By Piya Sinha-Roy ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - "Chewie, we're home." So declares Harrison Ford's Han Solo in a new trailer released on Thursday for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the much anticipated return of one the most celebrated movie franchises of all time. The trailer was the highlight of the annual "Star Wars Celebration" fan convention, where thousands of fans flocked to see old and new cast members discuss the movie set for release on Dec 18. Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) joined Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, the lead actors of "The Force Awakens," director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy to answer questions. More »Han Solo revs up 'Star Wars' fans in new 'Force Awakens' trailer
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp was slammed on Thursday for failing to halt the abusive conduct of star radio host Jian Ghomeshi, who is facing criminal charges for sexual assault and choking. An independent report investigating whether senior managers at the national public broadcaster ignored Ghomeshi's behaviour because he boosted ratings, found that managers were aware of his abusive conduct but did nothing to stop it. The CBC fired Ghomeshi as host of Q, an internationally syndicated CBC Radio music and arts programme, in October 2014. The report by law firm Rubin Thomlinson, commissioned by the CBC, found that management failed to stop Ghomeshi's abusive workplace behaviour, which is separate from criminal charges he is facing after several women came forward complaining of his violent sexual behaviour. More »Canadian broadcaster slammed for failing to halt abuse by host
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Girl on the Train," a thriller by author Paula Hawkins, kept its perch on Thursday at the top of the U.S. bestsellers list, a spot it has held for a dozen weeks. Data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United States is used to compile the list. Hardcover Fiction Last Week 1. "The Girl on the Train," by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95) 1 2. "All the Light We Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, $27.00) 4 3. "The Stranger" by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95) 2 4. "Hot Pursuit," by Stuart Woods (Putnam, $27. ... More »'The Girl on the Train' holds spot at top of U.S. bestsellers list
Emraan Hashmi, who made his acting debut with Footpath before making a name for himself as the go-to guy to play an edgy anti-hero, recently revealed that he doesn't get disturbed at all when his films flop. Talking about his films, Emraan said that he doesn't get disturbed with his flops because he gives his 100% to his films and detaches himself from the film as it is important to not get demoralized. More »Why Don't Flops Affect Emraan Hashmi?
Who doesn't like travelling? We all do and lucky are the ones who are constantly travelling because of work or any other reason. Offlate it is the King Khan of Bollywood who has been living out of a suitcase. Shah Rukh Khan who has three stellar releases coming up in 2015- 2016 was in Goa for the launch of a new resort is now flying back to London. More »Shah Rukh Khan Is A Globe Trotter
Salman Khan is extremely active on Twitter. He always tweets snapshots of his friends and family, but this time his handle seems to be posting pictures of an unknown woman. In the couple of days a bunch of pictures of an unknown girl seem to have been posted from his Twitter account and we wonder if his account is hacked as 'Bhai' hasn't tweeted anything else apart from it. This seems a bit suspicious as Salman would not post unnecessarily tweet pictures of an unknown person and we can't help but feel that his Twitter account might be hacked by miscreants. More »Is Salman Khan's Twitter Account Hacked?
Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, who were shooting for Rohit Shetty's upcoming film Dilwale in Goa, recently wrapped up the first schedule of the film and took to Twitter to inform their fans about it. More »Varun Dhawan And Kriti Sanon Wrap Up First Schedule Of 'Dilwale'
We have been catching various glimpses of Vikram Bhatt's upcoming film Mr. X which features Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur in the lead. The film revolves around Emraan's character Raghuram Rathod, a righteous office with the anti-terrorist squad who undergoes an unimaginable transformation. The film's director, Vikram Bhatt says that this film is a lot of fun and Emraan is at his naughtiest in this movie. Vikram however, clarifies saying that he is naughty in a different way, and even though he kisses the heroine in the film, it is definitely not the focus of the movie. More »According To Vikram Bhatt, Emraan's Kisses Are Not The Focus Of 'Mr. X'
Kalki Koechlin, Radhika Apte and Huma Qureshi may be the new power trio in town. Dispelling the myth that actresses cannot be friends, the three recently posed for a picture which Radhika posted on her Instagram account with the caption, "We are auditioning for the next Charlie's Angels." Earlier, there were rumors that all is not well between Huma and Kalki as there was gossip that it was Huma's closeness to Anurag that drove Kalki and Anurag apart. More »Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin And Radhika Apte: The New Trio In Town?
It isn't just the Bollywood buffs who have raved about the recently released trailer of Dil Dhadakne Do. Most of the Bollywood celebs too have been going ga-ga over the trailer of Zoya Akhtar's multi starrer film. Bollywood celebs took to their twitter handles to post praises about DDD's trailer. Here is what they have to say about it. Karan Johar : ''The trailer of #DilDhadakneDo. Too much fun!!!!!'' More »Bollywood Celebs Give Thumbs Up To 'Dil Dhadakne Do' Trailer
Hansal Mehta is known for making hard hitting and powerful films. His film Shahid won a national award and he is making yet another impactful film. His film Aligarh starring Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role wrapped up the shoot and will be released shortly. The film touches upon the controversial topic of homosexuality, where Manoj plays a professor who is caught having sex with one of his male students. More »Hansal Mehta Hopeful That 'Aligarh' Will Not Be Banned
Social media is a double edged sword for Bollywood celebrities, users may endlessly praise, criticize and troll them and the star has to grin and bear it in most cases. From the biggest stars in the industry like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, to the new actors like Tiger Shroff and Alia Bhatt, everyone has been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism. Now, actor Vivek Oberoi has been joked about on Twitter for winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation Award. 1. Whoa! Vivek Oberoi gets the Dada Saheb Phalke award and AIB did not even have to make a video about him. More »Vivek Oberoi's Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation Award Win Gets Trolled On Twitter