• Portico New York opens store in Goa

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 4:34 PM IST

    Panaji, April 14 (IANS) Portico New York opened its first store in Goa Monday to cater to the increasing density of lifestyle homes in the state known for its beach tourism, a top company official said. Arun Bhawsingka, chief executive officer of the bed and bath soft furnishing company, said the store which was opened in Panaji was an addition to the 20 existing outlets in India. "Goa is a huge market and customer base for us," Bhawsingka said. More »Portico New York opens store in Goa

  • Amitabh Bachchan: From Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 8 To R. Balki’s Next

    Business of Cinema - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 4:32 PM IST

    Amitabh Bachchan has already started to prepare for the eighth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. Amitabh Bachchan shot for the promos of the eight season of popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati also referred to as KBC. Kaun Banega Crorepati is the Indian adaptation of the internationally popular format of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Mr. Bachchan has hosted six seasons of the show, except for the third edition, which was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan. More »Amitabh Bachchan: From Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 8 To R. Balki’s Next

  • Luxury Shopping Festival to begin Tuesday

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 4:18 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Luxury Shopping Festival, offering a series of exciting activities and rewards on high-end designer brands, will begin here Tuesday. The fifth edition of the fest offers surprise gifts to shoppers who shop for a minimum of Rs.20,000, said a statement. The three-day festival will have daily, weekly and mega lucky draws to reward shoppers for shopping at DLF Emporio wherein they have a chance of winning designer gifts from the brands housed at DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj. Another exciting feature of the fest will be the mega draw which will allow the shoppers to win a Harley Davidson. More »Luxury Shopping Festival to begin Tuesday

  • 'Rio 2' mints Rs.5.7 crore in India in opening weekend

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 4:08 PM IST

    Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Animated film "Rio 2", which opened in cinemas worldwide Friday, has grossed Rs.5.7 crore in its opening weekend at the Indian box office, registering the second best opening for an animated film in the country. More »'Rio 2' mints Rs.5.7 crore in India in opening weekend

  • Sonam Kapoor, Lisa Haydon attend Grazia Young Fashion Awards

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 3:56 PM IST

    New Delhi, Apr.14 (ANI): Sonam Kapoor, Lisa Haydon, Esha Gupta, Richa Chadda among others were recently spotted at Grazia Young Fashion Awards in Mumbai. Shraddha Kapoor who expressed her enthusiasm at the possibility of winning an award said, "It shows appreciation for your work, so I'm very flattered for that. Yes, I am crossing my fingers to get it, so it will be nice." Aditi Rao Hydari who was also present at the Young Fashion Awards said, "Fashion and Bollywood, sort of go in hand in hand". More »Sonam Kapoor, Lisa Haydon attend Grazia Young Fashion Awards

  • Myleene Klass flaunts washboard abs in tiny bikini

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 3:56 PM IST

    London, April 14 (ANI): Myleene Klass gave a deja vu moment from the TV show 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' recently, when she sported a skimpy white bikini on a perfectly toned body in Cape Town, South Africa. More »Myleene Klass flaunts washboard abs in tiny bikini

  • Bieber makes surprise appearance with Chance The Rapper at Coachella music fest

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 3:56 PM IST

    Washington, April 14 (ANI): Justin Bieber surprised his fans at the Coachella music festival by joining Chance The Rapper during his set. More »Bieber makes surprise appearance with Chance The Rapper at Coachella music fest

  • SRK is my role model for film marketing: Varun Dhawan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 3:40 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Varun Dhawan, who went all out for the publicity of his latest release "Main Tera Hero", says superstar Shah Rukh Khan is his role model when it comes to film marketing. "My role model for marketing films is Shah Rukh Khan. Look at how he marketed 'Chennai Express', said Varun. In "Main Tera Hero", Bollywood's other beloved Khan, Salman, has lent his voice. More »SRK is my role model for film marketing: Varun Dhawan

  • 5 random things named after celebs revealed

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 3:23 PM IST

    New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): Celebrity enthusiasts across the globe have gone head over heels to express their love for their favorite superstars by naming certain things after them, it has been revealed. More »5 random things named after celebs revealed

  • BJP's Babul Supriyo determined to repay his admirers (Interview - Election Special)

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 3:10 PM IST

    Asansol (West Bengal), April 14 (IANS) He left a lucrative job at a multinational bank to pursue his first love - singing. And after ruling the charts with his mesmerising voice, Babul Supriyo, who is the BJP'a Lok Sabha candidate from West Bengal's Asansol, is now determined to repay his admirers. "It's really unfortunate that despite many decades of independence, Asansol still suffers from acute lack of infrastructure. I may be a novice in politics, but I am here to work for the people who have been subjected to neglect for years," Supriyo told IANS. More »BJP's Babul Supriyo determined to repay his admirers (Interview - Election Special)

  • Mahesh Bhatt picks Arjun over Alia in '2 States'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:58 PM IST

    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'

  • As novice runners hit the open road, experts say take it slow

    Reuters - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:39 PM IST

    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

  • Zee, Star India’s Joint Venture Media Pro Breathes Its Last

    Business of Cinema - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:33 PM IST

    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

  • Final book in 'Divergent' trilogy to be split into two films

    Reuters - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:17 PM IST

    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

  • Rising artists kick off Coachella ahead of headliners Outkast

    Reuters - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:15 PM IST

    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

  • Settlement reached over Mickey Rooney burial

    Reuters - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 2:10 PM IST

    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

  • From football to guns, Parminder Nagra likes to play strong roles

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 1:56 PM IST

    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

  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs.18 crore in three days

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 1:42 PM IST

    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

  • Johnny Depp subpoenaed in 'bizarre' murder case

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 1:19 PM IST

    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 hotels to ring in Poila Baisakh with Bengali food fests

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 1:00 PM IST

    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

  • Kate Winslet still refuses to autograph her nude 'Titanic' pic

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    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

  • Richard Gere plays homeless New Yorker in new flick

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    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

  • Nicolas Cage worried about personal texts going public after losing cell phone

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    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

  • JLo says gay aunt 'would be proud of her'

    ANI - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    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'

  • Hema Malini copes with dust, din to charm Mathura

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 14 Apr, 2014 12:52 PM IST

    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

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