Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who watched his daughter Alia Bhatt's third film "2 States", is happy to see her playing a different role. But it's her co-star Arjun Kapoor who stole the filmmaker's heart. The film, based on Chetan Bhagat's bestseller by the same name, revolves around a Punjabi boy, who falls in love with a Tamil girl. -*- Shabana, Javed set out for 'serious sightseeing' Veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi has packed her bags for some "serious sightseeing" in Egypt and she will be accompanied by her husband and veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar. More »Mahesh Bhatt picks Arjun over Alia in '2 States'
By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the days lengthen and the weather warms and novice runners cast an eye outdoors, fitness experts suggest they take a slow start to find their outdoor rhythm and pace to avoid injuries. Jen Van Allen, a certified running coach and co-author of “The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners" said the first time outdoors everyone else seems like a real runner. “Certainly when someone pushes body and mind farther there is going to be some discomfort,” said Van Allen, who has completed 48 marathons. “If you’re just starting out, focus on rhythm, on finding the most convenient times and the safest routes, and deciding if you’d rather work out alone or with others,” Van Allen said. More »As novice runners hit the open road, experts say take it slow
At a time when the Television industry is booming, it is surprising to see a distribution company, MediaPro, shutting shop. Zee and Star India’s Joint Venture, MediaPro, has come to an end. TV broadcasters Star India and Zee had joined together to form a combined venture, MediaPro, in 2010. The aim was to form a partnership to break the monopoly of cable operators, and provide the customers with reduced carriage fee burdens. More »Zee, Star India’s Joint Venture Media Pro Breathes Its Last
The final book in the "Divergent" trilogy will be split into two movies, Lions Gate said on Friday, following the same formula the studio used for the upcoming final installments of "The Hunger Games" series. "Divergent," a dystopian thriller based on the young adult book series by author Veronica Roth, stars Shailene Woodley and was released last month, grossing $116.6 million so far at the U.S. box office. Lions Gate will release the final two installments of "The Hunger Games" franchise, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" starring Jennifer Lawrence, in November, followed by the second part in November 2015. "The Hunger Games" series has so far grossed $1.5 billion in global ticket sales. More »Final book in 'Divergent' trilogy to be split into two films
By Piya Sinha-Roy INDIO Calif. (Reuters) - A slew of rising artists and bands kicked off the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, ahead of the much anticipated reunion of hip-hop duo Outkast headlining the first night of the three-day festival. Grammy-winning Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, last worked together on 2006 album "Idlewild." But ahead of their headlining set late on Friday, music lovers watched artists such as Ellie Goulding, Grouplove, ZZ Ward and Aloe Blacc perform in the open field of the festival, against the backdrop of the Southern California desert. Coachella is the first major festival of the summer live music scene, and is often an important stop for an artist on the rise, as the festival has helped launch artists into the U.S. mainstream industry. Recent success stories include Florence + The Machine, and electronic music DJs Skrillex and Calvin Harris, the latter two both returning this year. More »Rising artists kick off Coachella ahead of headliners Outkast
A Los Angeles judge on Friday approved a settlement between the estranged wife of late golden era Hollywood star Mickey Rooney and the conservator of his estate, ending a legal tussle over where the actor will be buried, the conservator's attorney said. Rooney, who died on Sunday at age 93, will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, the same resting place of silent film stars Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks, according to the settlement approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lesley Green, attorney Vivian Thoreen said. More »Settlement reached over Mickey Rooney burial
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Indian origin British actress Parminder Nagra, fondly remembered as a football player infatuated with the sport in "Bend It Like Beckham", is now seen shooting guns in her TV show "The Blacklist". In the crime drama, Parminder plays Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Meera Malik and she says she enjoys doing the action sequences. I had always wanted to do action," Parminder, the Punjabi girl born and brought up in Britain's Leicester, told IANS in an e-mail interaction. "My character also comes across as somebody who clearly has a lot of knowledge, who's clearly been through a lot, like she's at the top of her game," she added. More »From football to guns, Parminder Nagra likes to play strong roles
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has packed a punch with his new film "Bhoothnath Returns", which not only opened to a positive response from both the critics and audiences, but the comedy has also proved to be commercially viable. Also starring child actor Parth Bhalerao, who was called the film's hero by Big B, "Bhoothnath Returns" carries a social message interspersed with dollops of entertainment. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the second of instalment of 2008 film "Bhootnath" hit the screens April 11 and critics appreciated the film saying that the film is an "ennobling voyage into Indian elections", "utterly entertaining" and "it's entertainment Bachchan style!" Even cinegoers had positive words for the film. More »'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs.18 crore in three days
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): Johnny Depp has been dragged into a "bizarre" murder case by a lawyer who wants to prove that his client is insane. The 50-year-old actor was served legal documents at the premiere of his upcoming sci-fi movie, 'Transcendence'. Nancy Lekon, who has been charged with murder, was driving a limo in downtown L.A's Skid Row neighborhood back in 2009 and allegedly mowed down a pedestrian, dragging her for a mile and killing her, TMZ.com reported. The lawyer now wants Depp to testify to show the jury that his client is delusional. More »Johnny Depp subpoenaed in 'bizarre' murder case
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Indulge your taste buds this Bengali New Year with spicy cuisine alongside enticing beverages. From appetising Moroger Surua to yummy Bhetki Roll and Pomfret Paturi and improvised traditional sweets like Baked Malai Rosogolla, hotels in Kolkata have lined up a mouthwatering spread to woo their guests on Poila Baisakh on Tuesday. More »Kolkata hotels to ring in Poila Baisakh with Bengali food fests
London, Apr.14 (ANI): Kate Winslet has revealed that her nude 'Titanic' portrait where she draped herself naked over a sofa still haunts her and that she always declines to autograph a copy of it. More »Kate Winslet still refuses to autograph her nude 'Titanic' pic
New York, Apr.14 (ANI): Richard Gere will portray the role of homeless New Yorker in his new film 'Time Out of Mind.' More »Richard Gere plays homeless New Yorker in new flick
New York, Apr.14 (ANI): Nicolas Cage is reportedly anxious that his personal information, including his private text messages, may get leaked into public domain after he lost his cell phone. The 'National Treasure' star who will be seen in new movie 'Joe' was recently spotted using his friend's cell phone whilst dining out with co-star Tye Sheridan and director David Gordon Green, the New York Post reported. More »Nicolas Cage worried about personal texts going public after losing cell phone
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez who recently received the top honor at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards opened up about her gay aunt Tia Marisa and said that she would be so proud of her. The 44-year-old singer added that it was this reason she produced the American drama series 'The Fosters' and her aunt was another reason why she did it. Lopez said that Marisa was her cool aunt, who lived in Manhattan, while she lived in the Bronx. She said that her aunt wanted to become an actress and that she always wanted to be like her. More »JLo says gay aunt 'would be proud of her'
Mathura, April 14 (IANS) BJP candidate Hema Malini, who was dubbed the 'dream girl' of Bollywood in the sixties and who was initially reluctant to step out of the airconditioned comforts of her sedan during campaigning for the Mathura Lok Sabha seat, now pumps water from a handpump and clutches a sickle as she fends of a tough fight from RLD's Jayant Choudhary in the mounting heat of summer in what is known in folklore as "Lord Krishna's abode". Despite being a yesteryear's diva, Hema Malini has not lost her appeal. Its the daily yoga and dance that keeps her so fit," exclaimed Vishakha Tripathi, an IT student. Mathura goes to polls on April 24. More »Hema Malini copes with dust, din to charm Mathura
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Naomi Campbell has revealed that she finds Jennifer Lopez extremely "beautiful," asserting that the pop star is her top celebrity crush. According to E! Online, the 43-year-old supermodel said at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, that she's a great friend and a huge fan of the 44-year Latin beauty. More »Naomi Campbell reveals crush on 'beautiful' JLo
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Upcoming bilingual biopic "Ramanujan", which is about the life story of mathematics wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan, is much more than just about his genius and accolades, says actor Sarath Babu, who essays an important role in the movie. "The film is not only about a few achievements in the life of Ramanujan. Audiences will appreciate the film only when they connect with the film's totality," Sarath Babu told IANS. Debutant Abhinay Vaddi plays the titular role of Ramanujan in the film, which is simultaneously being made in Tamil and English. More »'Ramanujan' goes beyond the wizard's achievements: Sarath Babu
It is now the norm to shoot a for film’s special number, dream sequence or climax in a foreign locale. And now, we hear that the Dabangg and macho Salman Khan carries the tradition forward, for his upcoming release, Kick. Reportedly, the film sees Salman perform many daring and death-defying stunts, and the climax is the pinnacle of those. And reportedly, even the Polish Government is keen on hosting Bollywood’s tiger aka Salman Khan. More »Poland Welcomes Salman Khan’s Kick With Style!
London, April 14 (ANI): Peaches Geldof's grieving husband, Tom Cohen is "completely devastated" with her death and can't bear the thought of going back to the house where she died. More »Peaches Geldof's grieving hubby 'too tormented to return home'
London, April 14 (ANI): Peaches Geldof had claimed that she never got over the traumas of her childhood, in an interview she gave before her death. More »Peaches Geldof 'never got over traumas' of her childhood
London, April 14 (ANI): Peaches Geldolf had revealed in her last interview before death that she was due to start working in a TV project in Australia. More »Peaches Geldof was set to star in secret Oz TV project before untimely death
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Sidharth Malhotra, who shifted base from the capital to the country's entertainment capital Mumbai, says while Mumbai has made him what he is today, he's still a Delhi boy at heart. "I was lucky to come in (to Mumbai) at a time when they (people) were looking for new talent. I have evolved and changed over the period and Mumbai has a lot to do with that," the 29-year-old said here at the unveiling of the cover of Men's Health magazine featuring him. "Mumbai has added so much to my personality, the exposure that you get and people you meet, the professionalism here, which we should have in Delhi. More »I'm still a Delhi boy at heart: Sidharth Malhotra
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor-politician Hema Malini, the BJP candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, says her family members are very much by her side on her campaign trail and that her husband and actor Dharmendra will join her in Mathura soon. She is upset by recent reports that her family has not accompanied her on her campaign trail, whereas her elder daughter Esha Deol was spotted campaigning for her recently. Hema Malini is amused as well as angry over media reports about her family's absence during these times. Every person in my family from my husband to my daughters and their husbands have offered to come to Mathura to support me. More »Dharamji will join me in Mathura next week: Hema Malini