The value of art exports from Britain reached a record high last year as buyers from around the world took advantage of London's thriving art scene and light-touch export regulations, according to a study on Monday. The study, by Thomson Reuters legal business, said art works worth 11.3 billion pounds ($17.4 billion) were exported from Britain in the year to April 2014, up 7.6 percent from the previous year, with the majority traded in London. "London remains a key market with buyers from across the globe attracted by its dense network of galleries, collectors and artists, as well as its pragmatic export regime," the study quoted Massimo Sterpi, co-editor of "The Art Collecting Legal Handbook", published by Thomson Reuters, as saying. "There was some concern in London that the new law would encourage sellers to use rival markets where no such resale right applies," the study quoted handbook co-editor Bruno Boesch as saying. More »Art exports from Britain reach record high
By Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Carnival in Rio de Janeiro usually evokes images of stunning semi-clad women and giant floats of bursting color, all moving to the heady beat of the samba drum. This year one samba school is asking you to picture one more thing ... Switzerland. As Rio's Carnival has grown into a global phenomenon, competition between schools to win the flagship samba parade has become fierce and those that want to win need money, lots of it. "When Switzerland knocked on the door with their proposal ... Well, I had to think about it," said Fernando Horta, president of defending champions Unidos da Tijuca, as he sat behind a giant desk in his office rolling a Cuban cigar between his fingers. More »Switzerland melts cold image in heat of Rio's Carnival
Nominated for eight Oscars on Feb. 22, "The Imitation Game" tells the story of mathematician Alan Turing, who worked with a secret group of government cryptologists during World War Two to break Nazi Germany's wartime code and saved countless lives. Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, went uncredited for his work and instead was persecuted on charges of homosexuality, a crime in 1952, and died a broken man in 1954. The film, distributed by The Weinstein Co, has sparked off a petition by the Human Rights Campaign, an organizing advocating for equal rights for the LGBT community, to pardon some 49,000 homosexual men charged under Britain's gross indecency law that was repealed in 2003. It has attracted more than 330,000 signatures including Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, who plays female mathematician Joan Clarke, as well as notable CEOs including Google's Eric Schmidt and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer. More »Oscar-nominated 'Imitation Game' fights cause with Turing's story
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Kajol Monday felicitated seven winners of the 'Huggies Priceless Moments Mobile' campaign at an awards ceremony here. Diaper brand Huggies had launched a contest that enabled mothers to share their priceless baby moments with their close relatives through free talk time. The contest received 16 lakh entries, of which seven lucky mothers from across the country were selected to meet and interact with Kajol, who is also a mother of two. I am, therefore, proud to be associated with Huggies, which understands what small moments of joy mean to every mother. More »Kajol's day out with mothers
'Raghu' Varun Dhawan's upcoming film BADLAPUR looks very enthralling and the actor, at a recent interview said that the film was shot at all real locations. More »Varun Dhawan: As an actor, I try to stay very far away from 100 crore club
Varun Dhawan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen together for the first time in the upcoming Bollywood film BADLAPUR More »Varun Dhawan: I wanted Nawazuddin to be a part of BADLAPUR
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The intrinsically violent "Badlapur", which tells the tale of a man getting even with his wife's killer, has been cleared without any visual cuts. A source said: "While the violent visual content of 'Badlapur' has been given a go ahead by the CBFC, they have objected to three abusive words which have now been deleted." The 'F' word is said to have been knocked off twice. More »Censors knock out abusive words from 'Badlapur'
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has cashed-in 158 million dollars at the international box-office and has jumped 96 percent in grossing. Sam Taylor-Johnson had a huge opening in Europe over the five-day, and took place of the best debut since 'Transformers 4' that released last year, the Deadline reported. More »'50 Shades' rakes in $158M at international box-office
By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - AIRBarre, a new group fitness class, combines the dance-based moves of a ballet barre class with the suspension hammocks of anti-gravity yoga for a workout that experts say can boost strength, coordination and endurance. “AIRBarre is a fitness technique that integrates traditions of dance,” said Lorianne Major, a group instructor in New York City at Crunch, a U.S. gym chain. AIRBarre is the latest creation of Christopher Harrison, a former Broadway dancer who is also credited with launching anti-gravity yoga in 2007. Health and fitness expert Andrea Metcalf, who teaches a barre class in Chicago, said adding the anti-gravity element can increase balance and coordination and tap hard-to-reach postural and upper back muscles. More »AIRBarre dance-based fitness classes defy gravity
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2015 will showcase 39 designers for the Emerging and Jabong Stage categories here. The platform will present Patine by Shon Randhawa from London and Parul Bhargava from Paris, both exhibiting global fashion sensibilities on the Indian ramp. "Lakmé Fashion Week has been instrumental in integrating India into the global fashion scene, since 2006. With our enviable pool of established designers along with the new talented lot, LFW continues to be a revered platform showcasing best of global fashion," Saket Dhankar, head-fashion, IMG Reliance, said in a statement. More »39 LFW designers for Emerging, Jabong Stage categories
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Katy Perry has said that she her knees are giving out on her now and she does acupuncture every two to three days. More »Katy Perry's hectic tour schedule made her turn to 'mandatory' acupuncture
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Maggie Q has admitted that she is not at all a wedding person and her friends will going to plan every bit of her wedding with Dylan McDermott. The 35-year-old American actress gushed about the 'Stalker' actor and said that to find a best friend in a life partner is the luckiest thing any girl would aspire for, and this is what actually true to her as she finds McDermott a really good friend of her. More »'I'm really, really not a wedding person' says to be bride Maggie Q
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s so far biggest upcoming project Bajirao Mastani has gone on floors, starring Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The movie is based on a love story and the character of the Bajirao is very intense man who suffers with passionate intensity. The shooting of the movie will soon take place at Amer Mahal, Jaipur with actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s last movie Ram Leela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone was also based on a love story. More »Check Out: Deepika Padukone And Ranveer Singh’s Royal Set For Bajirao Mastani
Bollywood celebs congratulate Team India on winning their maiden 2015 Cricket World Cup match against …Glamsham - Mon 16 Feb, 2015 6:09 PM IST
There can be no victory bigger than India beating Pakistan in a world cup match We are sure everyone must have had an amazing More »Bollywood celebs congratulate Team India on winning their maiden 2015 Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan
This is second time in a row that an Indian film has won this award. In 2014 it was KILLA by Avinash Arun that won the Generation More »Nagesh Kukunoor's DHANAK wins at Berlinale 2015!
Radhika Apte was caught by surprise upon seeing some of her fake photographs doing the rounds on the Internet and Whatsapp. More »Radhika Apte clears the air around her morphed photos
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who played the female lead in KICK and garnered much appreciation by being paired with Salman Khan More »Jacqueline Fernandez not informed about KICK sequel?
It is not hidden that the gorgeous actress Priyanka Chopra has spread her wings to singing in Hollywood as well. More »Why did Priyanka Chopra receive a standing ovation in Boston?
Actress Sonakshi Sinha Sunday experienced a mini Amitabh Bachchan moment when a group of fans gathered outside her house. More »Sonakshi Sinha's mini Amitabh Bachchan moment
UTV and Sajid Nadiadwala are back after HEROPANTI, with Tiger Shroff's second film to be titled BAAGHI. More »Tiger Shroff's next finalized, titled BAAGHI
In the recent turn of events related to the AIB Roast, Aamir Khan was flooded with lot of criticism for his hypocritical review regarding the show. To which Indian-Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Russell Peters commented saying Aamir Khan should not talk about things he doesn’t have knowledge of. According to Aamir Khan, even though he did not watch the entire video, the content of the AIB Roast did not appeal to him. The actor repeatedly called the entire show very violent and expressed that he was disappointed with Karan Johar for participating in such a show. More »AIB Roast: Russell Peters Slams Aamir Khan And Asks Him To Shut Up And Mind His Own Business
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who is well known for his gangster, thriller and horror films is all set to return to romance genre after almost a decade. Ram Gopal Varma will be making his comeback in romance genre with Telugu drama film 365 Days. Nandoo, who plays the lead in RGV‘s 365 Days, told that this project is RGV’s first romantic musical after his film Rangeela. I think it’s his first romantic musical after ‘Rangeela‘, and it’s going to be a treat for all those who closely follow his films. More »Ram Gopal Varma Makes His Romantic Comeback Film With 365 Days
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Conviction and perseverance are two vital elements that can help a person "survive" in the film industry, especially if he or she is an "outsider". Without any "sugar coating", Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez who stepped into Bollywood with her "debut in the 2009 Bollywood fantasy movie "Aladin", admits the journey "is difficult". More »Survival in film industry tough, says Jacqueline
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) From Sindhi, Gujarati and Parsi to Goan, East Indian, Maharashtrian, North Indian and more -- as many as 20 home chefs will participate in a Flavours of Home, a one-of-a-kind home chefs mela here Sunday. To be held at the Westin Woods, The Westin Mumbai Garden City in Goregaon East here, and curated by food writer and consultant Mini Ribeiro, the event is a platform for home chefs passionate about cooking to showcase their talent. The 'Best Home Chef' will be adjudged by Master Chef Ajay Chopra and the winner will be awarded by Philips India. More »'Flavours from Home', a treat for home chefs in Mumbai