Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Very early in her career when she did two back-to-back double roles in "Om Shanti Om" and "Chandni Chowk To China", Deepika Padukone got to do some martial arts in "Chandni Chowk..." But that was nothing like what she has done in the forthcoming Rajinikanth release "Kochadaiiyaan". Doing my own stunts on screen is a dream situation for me," Deepika said. Her one ten-minute stunt in "Kochadaiiyaan" has been choreographed by Peter Hein, who was also responsible for the stunts for Rajinikanth's "Robot". Apparently, Rajinikanth personally requested Hein to make Deepika's action sequences "super-hero style". More »Deepika has elaborate stunts in Rajinikanth-starrer
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) From homemade formulas, Ayurvedic solutions to dietary rules - male actors from the country's southern film industry follow myriad ways to ensure their skin is well-cared for during summer. Vanity is as important to men as it is to women, and so IANS turned to popular south Indian actors to share tips on how to protect your skin. More »Summer skin care: Southern actors tell how
Voiceovers: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth, Amandla Stenberg, Bruno Mars, Andy Garcia, Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon, Janelle Monae and Bebel Gilberto; More »'Rio 2' - mild entertaining fare
London, April 11 (ANI): A new survey has found that women adore Harry Styles' hair, Brad Pitt's biceps and David Beckham's legs. More »Women fancy Brad Pitt's biceps and Becks' legs most
London, April 11 (ANI): A new survey has found that men appreciate the huge bust of Kim Kardashian and fuller curves of Kelly Brook. More »Men fancy Kelly Brook's hips and Kim K's boobs most
London, April 11 (ANI): Peaches Geldof's body has been released for the preparations for her funeral after the results of her autopsy proved 'inconclusive'. A rep of North West Kent coroner confirmed that the 25-year-old TV presenter's body has been given to the family for the funeral arrangements, the BBC reported. The mom-of-two's father and musician Bob Geldof said that his daughter was the most spirited one in the family and they were "beyond pain", while her elder sister Fifi posted on Instagram saying that she loves her beautiful baby sister and will never forget her. More »Peaches Geldof's body released for funeral post 'inconclusive' autopsy
London, April 11 (ANI): Simon Cowell has admitted that his former girlfriend Sinitta is a great godmother to his son Eric. While speaking at the launch of the new series of 'Britain's Got Talent', 54-year-old Cowell said that the singer has been great, loves kids and has bought loads of presents for his son, the Mirror reported. Sinitta, who was said to be struggling to cope with the news of Cowell expecting a baby, shunned everyone by posting a snap of herself with the tot last month, while announcing her new post as godmother. More »Simon Cowell says ex-girlfriend Sinitta is 'great' godmother to son
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Restaurants in star hotels here have chalked out elaborate dining plans to welcome different New Years ranging from Thai or Songkran to Bengali, Tamil and Malayalam between April 11-20. More »Chennai restaurants gear up to welcome plethora of New Years
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Actor Nagarjuna has confirmed that he has signed a Telugu film to be directed by Mani Ratnam. "Yes, I am doing a film with Mani Ratnam with Mahesh Babu and I in the lead. Mani gave me a 40-minute narration, and I was clean-bowled by what I heard," said Nagarjuna. "Actually, Mani has done another Telugu film 'Geetanjali' with me. More »Nagarjuna confirms film with Mani Ratnam
By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - First tip: Don't come to Seattle right now. Seattle gets less rainfall overall than New York and Washington D.C., as any local will tell you. More »Trip Tips: Savoring summertime in Seattle
Washington, April 11 (ANI): CBS CEO Les Moonves has explained why the network has chosen Stephen Colbert as the new host of 'The Late Show'. Moonves told CBS Radio's Dan Raviv that when David Letterman announced his retirement, there were many choices, but Colbert was the one who stood out, CBS News reported. He said that he and his wife, Julie Chen, are big fans of "The Colbert Report" and he is looking forward to work with the comedian as he transitions to CBS. More »Why CBS chose Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as 'Late Show' host
London, April 11 (ANI): Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her Kent home under mysterious circumstances, had revealed before her death that she had "violent and weird as hell" nightmares, including one where her friends threw themselves into a massive oven after a suicide pact. More »Peaches Geldof had nightmares 'violent and weird as hell' before death
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Blair Underwood, best known for starring as a headstrong attorney on the NBC legal drama 'L.A. Law', has been cast for the title role in Shakespeare's classic tragedy 'Othello'. More »Blair Underwood of 'L.A. Law' fame to star in 'Othello'
London, April 11 (ANI): Girl band Atomic Kitten has claimed that Kylie Minogue stole her hit song 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' from them. More »Atomic Kitten accuse Kylie of stealing hit song 'Can't get you out of my head'
London, April 11 (ANI): Demi Lovato recently took to Twitter to slam a website that referred to her beau Wilmer Valderrama as "culturally irrelevant" and said that he was using her body to re-enter the current celebrity conversation. More »Demi Lovato blasts critics that called beau Wilmer Valderrama 'culturally irrelevant'
Sydney, April 11 (ANI): Rupert Murdoch has revealed that his divorce from Wendi Deng, who allegedly had an affair with Tony Blair, was very "stressful". In an interview with Fortune magazine, the 83-year-old media mogul admitted that he was "shocked" when he got to know that his former wife kept diary entries about the former British Prime Minister, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The News Corporation chief has confessed that he first learned of the alleged relationship between Deng and Blair while he was on a trip to Australia, and he filed for divorce within a week, in November last year. According to Vanity Fair magazine, Murdoch's wife of 14-years reportedly praised Blair's "good body and really really good legs", however, the British Labour Party politician has always denied he had an affair with Deng. More »Murdoch admits being 'devastated' with ex's alleged 'affair' with Blair
Four music labels filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Thursday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom, three days after several major movie studios did the same. The lawsuit says that Megaupload, Dotcom and other defendants "engaged in, actively encouraged, and handsomely profited from massive copyright infringement of music," according to a statement issued by the Recording Industry Association of America. The plaintiffs are Warner Music Group Corp, a unit of Time Warner Inc , UMG Recordings Inc, a unit of Vivendi SA , Sony Music Entertainment, a unit of Sony Corp <6758.T> and Capitol Records, also owned by Vivendi, and all RIAA members. More »Music labels follow movie studios in suing Megaupload
London, April 11 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux will be taking their vows in an intimate ceremony, which would be attended by just 20 close friends in mountainous Kauai - Hawaii's fourth largest island, according to sources. More »Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux to tie the knot in Hawaii?
Javed Akhtar was conferred the prestigious Award For Outstanding Contribution To Indian Cinema at The IIFA Awards 2013 and this year its going to be Shatrughan Sinha who will be given the same honour at Tampa Bay, Florida. The audience at Raymond James Stadium will witness Shatrughan Sinha receiving a standing ovation for his illustrious career in the Hindi film industry spanning over forty five years. “It has truly been a long but fulfilling journey in the movie business and I thank IIFA for commemorating my eventful career with this prestigious award. More »IIFA 2014: Shatrughan Sinha To Be Honoured
Encounter, which will go on air on Sony Entertainment Television today, Friday, April 11, 2014, will see Manoj Bajpayee telling viewers about famous encounters that have happened in Mumbai. Manoj Bajpayee, who is a narrator of Encounter, says the attempt is to tell stories in an interesting and gripping manner. Manoj Bajpayee stated, “Every week, we will tell the story of a gangster, from his early days to the point that leads to the infamous encounter. The stories will be narrated in an interesting and gripping manner which will hook audiences of all ages.” Manoj will present the series and will narrate each story from a neutral viewpoint, leaving the audiences to view them with their own perspective. More »Manoj Bajpayee Is All Set For An Encounter
Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone starrer Tamil period drama Kochadaiiyaan, has finally got its release date and that’s May 09, 2014. Media One Global Entertainment and Eros International jointly produce Kochadaiiyaan. The release date if Kochadaiiyaan has been postponed over and over again but then finally things have now settled and the film has got a final date. “The release date has been locked as May 09, 2014. More »Rajinikanth Starrer Kochadaiiyaan Set To Release On May 09, 2014
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new kind of Stephen Colbert will be coming to late-night network television as he succeeds CBS's "Late Show" host David Letterman next year, capping the generational shift in late-night TV's landscape across U.S. networks eager to attract younger viewers and online followings. Colbert, 49, who made his mark satirizing political conservatives on his Comedy Central weeknight cable show "The Colbert Report," said on Thursday he would drop his known persona of a dim-witted, big-egoed conservative pundit. I'm looking forward to it," Colbert said in a statement. There is a measure of risk in abandoning a groundbreaking formula for the comedian whose Emmy-winning show has attracted a strong audience among young viewers, a coveted group that CBS is surely eyeing with its choice of Colbert. More »Sans persona, new kind of Colbert steps up to CBS 'Late Show'
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shortly before wrapping up filming for "The Railway Man," a World War Two drama about a former British Army officer and victim of torture, actor Colin Firth dreamt he was drawing a map of a railway but was bluffing and didn't know how to do it. Firth, 53, plays Eric Lomax, a man with a passion for trains and railway timetables who meets his wife on a train decades after he had been tortured as a prisoner of war during the building of the Thailand-Burma Railway, or what became known as the "Death Railway." The railway, built by the Empire of Japan in 1943 to support its attack on the British colony of Burma, used forced labor, including Asian civilians and Allied prisoners of war, many thousands of whom died of beatings, disease, starvation and exhaustion. More »'Railway Man' revisits war prisoner's horror and forgiveness