• Danayya, Ram Charan to team up

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 11:40 AM IST

    Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Producer D.V.V. Danayya will collaborate with actor Ram Charan Teja for his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu project with director Sreenu Vaitla. The project is expected to go on floors in August. More »Danayya, Ram Charan to team up

  • Peaches Geldof's toxicology report awaited post 'inconclusive' autopsy

    ANI - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 11:24 AM IST

    Melbourne, April 10 (ANI): The post-mortem examination of Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her Kent home due to unknown reasons, have proved inconclusive, it has been revealed. More »Peaches Geldof's toxicology report awaited post 'inconclusive' autopsy

  • Chennai is still close-minded: Filmmaker Lokesh

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 11:12 AM IST

    Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Chennai-based independent filmmaker Lokesh, currently working on a crowd-funded gay-themed Hindi film titled "My Son Is Gay", says the city is still "conservative" and that is why "I didn't make the film in Tamil". Except for places like Bombay and Bangalore where we have LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) film festivals, I feel audiences in other places of the country are close-minded," Lokesh told IANS in an interview. Chennai was voted the least gay-friendly city with 3.9 percent votes. "It's tough to do a gay-themed film in Chennai or any social issues for that matter vis-a-vis other cities because Chennai is still conservative in so many ways which is not helping filmmakers. More »Chennai is still close-minded: Filmmaker Lokesh

  • Geldof started following 'suicide girls' Instagram page weeks before death

    ANI - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 10:48 AM IST

    London, April 10 (ANI): Peaches Geldof had become a member of 'Suicide Girls' page on Instagram, which talks about "making death look good," mere weeks before she was found dead in her home due to unknown reasons. More »Geldof started following 'suicide girls' Instagram page weeks before death

  • Kate Moss returns to collaborate with Topshop after over 3-year hiatus

    ANI - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 10:48 AM IST

    London, April 10 (ANI): Kate Moss has compared her recent collaboration with Topshop on a new collection to "coming back home after a long a time" since she last teamed up with the giant three-and-a-half years ago. The mum-of-one said that she really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at the Arcadia Group chain, the Daily Express reported. The 40-year-old supermodel added that she is very excited to create a new collection that bears her name, now more than ever with London being at the forefront of fashion as it feels like she is back home working with Topshop. More »Kate Moss returns to collaborate with Topshop after over 3-year hiatus

  • Taarzan Girl Ayesha Takia Celebrates Her Birthday Today!

    Business of Cinema - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 9:49 AM IST

    No more is Bollywood actress Ayesha Takia known as simply the Taarzan girl. The former model-turned-actress, the beautiful Ayesha Takia started her career at a very young age. The ad catapulted her and her fellow child-artiste Shahid Kapoor to stardom. Ayesha was born on 10 April, 1986, which makes her 28 years old as of today. More »Taarzan Girl Ayesha Takia Celebrates Her Birthday Today!

  • Kareena Kapoor Says No To The Ghajini Star Suriya

    Business of Cinema - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 8:25 AM IST

    Recently Kareena Kapoor has created a controversy by saying that she is not aware of Super Star Suriya. If sources are to be believed then Kareena Kapoor was suppose to do an item number in Tamil film Anjaan that stared the Ghajini star Suriya. Now when this news reached Kareena Kapoor, Madam made a comment that has hurt the Ghajini star’s fans. Kareena Kapoor stated that she does not know from where these rumours came from, she has not signed any film in Tamil and last but not the least she does not even know who is Surya. More »Kareena Kapoor Says No To The Ghajini Star Suriya

  • Archie Set To Die In July; Life Of Archie Series Comes To An End

    Business of Cinema - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 8:23 AM IST

    Archie Andrews, who has graced Archie Comic books since 1941, is going to die in July 2014. Archie Comics will kill off its hero, Archie Andrews, to end the Life With Archie Series, which flash-forwarded into different versions of Archie’s future as an adult. Fans of the all-American Archie Comic may be dismayed to learn its eponymous hero is doomed. Archie Andrews will leave this world in a bloody blaze of glory in the penultimate issue No. 36 of the Life With Archie series, which imagines the lives of Archie and his friends after they leave high school and grow into adulthood. ... More »Archie Set To Die In July; Life Of Archie Series Comes To An End

  • David Beckham Set To Endorse A Scotch Whisky Brand

    Business of Cinema - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 8:21 AM IST

    David Beckham is backing the global launch of a new Scotch Whisky that will be produced at the Cameron Bridge Distillery in Fife, Scotland. Beckham and his manager, Simon Fuller, will be involved in developing the Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky brand, its strategy as well as the positioning. David Beckham will also lead the promotion of a responsible drinking programme for Haig Club, which is at the heart of the brand. Haig Club is described as an innovation from the House Of Haig, Scotland’s oldest grain whisky dynasty. More »David Beckham Set To Endorse A Scotch Whisky Brand

  • Subrata Roy Still In Jail; The Supreme Court Rejects House Arrest Plea

    Business of Cinema - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 8:15 AM IST

    The Supreme Court, today April 09, 2014 rejected a request by the Sahara Group to release Subrata Roy from jail and keep him in house arrest or office arrest to facilitate collection of money. The Supreme Court bench that comprised of justices K. S. Radhakrishnan and J.S. Khehar refused to entertain the plea to release Subrata Roy from jail and posted the matter for hearing on April 16, 2014. The court also clarified that Subrata Roy and the two other directors, who have been in Delhi’s Tihar jail since March 04, 2014 were not under arrest but are ONLY in judiciary custody. Sahara Group had sought that Subrata Roy and their two directors, Ravi Shankar Dubey and Ashok Roy Choudhary show be released from the jail, saying it was now looking for international buyers as well to sell its properties abroad in order to raise the money towards refund of investors. More »Subrata Roy Still In Jail; The Supreme Court Rejects House Arrest Plea

  • IIFA 2014: Soha Ali Khan To Give The IIFA Awards A Miss

    Business of Cinema - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 8:09 AM IST

    Soha Ali Khan has decided to give The IIFA Awards a miss as she wants to cast her vote. Soha Ali Khan, who is spreading awareness about voting, says if you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain. By doing so, Soha has set an example for others to follow as she has chosen to vote rather than attend the IIFA Awards. The reason we all are strongly supporting this cause is despite having seen scandals, corruption everything we want to go beyond that we hope for a change and we believe things will change gradually.” said Soha Ali Khan. More »IIFA 2014: Soha Ali Khan To Give The IIFA Awards A Miss

  • High Court Provides Relief To Sanjay Dutt In Property Dispute Case

    Business of Cinema - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 7:37 AM IST

    In what may seem like partial relief to jailed star Sanjay Dutt, the Bombay High Court (HC) has revoked the attachment of a Bandra flat of the actor. The flat had previously been attached, on the ruling of the Indian Motion Pictures Association (IMPPA), in connection with Dutt’s legal dispute with filmmaker Shakeel Noorani. The IMPPA ruled on 28 January, 2010 that Dutt should allot a period of 30 days to complete the film, or else refund the amount paid to him. When Sanjay Dutt failed to comply with the order, Shakeel Noorani moved the High Court, and in December 2010, Dutt’s properties were attached due to non-payment of dues. More »High Court Provides Relief To Sanjay Dutt In Property Dispute Case

  • Kalki Koechlin: I Was Sexually Abused As A Child

    Business of Cinema - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 7:35 AM IST

    More and more people are coming forward today, with grisly stories of child sexual abuse, and latest among them is Bollywood star and vociferous human rights activist Kalki Koechlin. It is heartening, however, to see people opening up about the abuse they’ve faced, and not shying away from the perceived social stigma attached to doing so. At a press conference organised by fellow actor Rahul Bose’s NGO H.E.A.L, Kalki opened up about the abuse she faced as a child. She said, “I can’t think of anyone today, who has not gone through some form of sexual abuse. More »Kalki Koechlin: I Was Sexually Abused As A Child

  • Anne Hathaway‘s Drunken Escapades At The Oscars!

    Business of Cinema - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 7:31 AM IST

    The oh-so-beautiful, and usually prim-and-proper Hollywood star Anne Hathaway is quite a naughty, rebellious girl inside. The feisty actress recently revealed she was “slightly drunk” at last month’s Oscars. The Academy Awards, or Oscars, are possibly THE most prestigious, A-list film awards ceremony on the planet. And on the TV show, Live With Kelly and Michael, Anne was brave enough to reveal how she “snuck a flask of tequila into the Oscars.” Said Anne Hathaway, blushing crimson from the memory of her misdemeanour: “I got a perfect purse-sized flask, which I put tequila in, and I had a great time! It was really nice, and it’s a great ice-breaker!” She then spoke about the seating gaffe she made, since she was slightly tipsy. More »Anne Hathaway‘s Drunken Escapades At The Oscars!

  • Mickey Rooney's wife, estate tussle over actor's remains

    Reuters - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 7:04 AM IST

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of actor Mickey Rooney and his estate are locked in a legal tussle over the remains of the late Hollywood movie star, who left an estate of only $18,000, according to court documents. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Steele will decide at a hearing on Friday whether Rooney's remains will be released from an area mortuary to his wife, Janice Rooney, or to his conservator. The versatile character actor, who was one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1930s, died at age 93 on Sunday from natural causes. He disinherited his wife and all his children in a will dated March 11, leaving his estate to stepson Mark Rooney, who with his wife served as Rooney's caregiver. More »Mickey Rooney's wife, estate tussle over actor's remains

  • Actress Katherine Heigl sues Duane Reade for unauthorized photo use

    Reuters - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 4:14 AM IST

    By Casey Sullivan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Katherine Heigl has filed a $6 million civil lawsuit against New York pharmacy Duane Reade for using her name and an unauthorized paparazzi photograph of her in its commercial advertising. Heigl, the star of the films "The Ugly Truth" and "Life as We Know It" and a best supporting actress Emmy winner for "Grey's Anatomy," filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in New York federal court. The complaint said she was photographed in March near a Duane Reade store in New York while filming a new television series. Duane Reade posted the photo on its Twitter and Facebook account with captions advertising the store without her approval, the complaint said, Duane Reade did not immediately respond to a request for comment. More »Actress Katherine Heigl sues Duane Reade for unauthorized photo use

  • 'Frozen' tops Billboard album chart for fourth consecutive week

    Reuters - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 3:37 AM IST

    "Frozen," the soundtrack to Disney's $1 billion grossing animated film, spent its fourth consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, edging Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer for the top spot. "Frozen," which has ridden the popularity of the film and its hit song "Let It Go" by Broadway actress Idina Menzel, sold 149,000 copies last week to reach 1.9 million in U.S. sales since its release in November 2013, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Album "La Gargola" from rock group Chevelle entered the chart at No. 3 with 45,000 in sales and singer-songwriter Christina Perri's "Head or Heart" debuted at No. 4 with 40,000 in sales. Other new releases in the top 10 include country duo Dan + Shay's debut album "Where It All Began" at No. 6 with 29,000 in sales and bluegrass group Nickel Creek's "A Dotted Line" at No. 7 with 27,000 in sales. More »'Frozen' tops Billboard album chart for fourth consecutive week

  • Space memorabilia auction hits $1 million mark in New York

    Reuters - Thu 10 Apr, 2014 1:54 AM IST

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - An emblem that traveled with U.S. astronauts on the 1969 Apollo moon flight and a check list from that historic mission were the top-selling items in a sale of space memorabilia, Bonhams auction house said on Wednesday. Nearly 300 space enthusiasts and collectors, ranging in age from their late 20s upwards, from 17 countries on four continents bid by telephone, Internet or in person in New York on Tuesday. "Space memorabilia is something that has broad appeal and you don't have to be a specialist to be excited about space exploration," Cassandra Hatton, senior space specialist at Bonhams in New York, said. The Apollo 11 checklist sheet with data recorded by crew member Buzz Aldrin while on the moon rocketed past it pre-sale estimate of $45,000 and sold for $68,750. More »Space memorabilia auction hits $1 million mark in New York

  • Mummified singer is star of new British Museum exhibition

    Reuters - Wed 9 Apr, 2014 11:14 PM IST

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - A singer is the star of the show in a new exhibition of mummies at the British Museum for which modern medical scanners have been used to examine eight bodies and find out what they looked like, how they lived and how they died. The technology has helped the researchers to look through bandages and inside mummy cases that have never been opened, take images of amulets and statues stored with the body, and reproduce those objects for display at the exhibition "Ancient lives, new discoveries" which opens on May 22. "We're getting much greater precision," said John Taylor, assistant keeper of the museum's Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, from which the eight mummies forming the exhibition were taken. More »Mummified singer is star of new British Museum exhibition

  • Oh no! Comic book character 'Archie' dies in end of series

    Reuters - Wed 9 Apr, 2014 11:07 PM IST

    Archie Andrews, the fictional red-headed, American teenager in the popular "Archie" comics, will die in the conclusion of a flash-forward series this summer, according to its publisher. In the series of his adventures after high school and college, the iconic comic character will die while saving the life of a friend in "Life With Archie #36" in July. "We've been building up to this moment since we launched "Life with Archie" five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie's life as an adult had to also show his final moment," Archie Comics Publisher and co-Chief Executive Officer Jon Goldwater said on the website www.archiecomics.com. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the globe. More »Oh no! Comic book character 'Archie' dies in end of series

  • Crime king Jo Nesboe's tale of revenge has echoes of his own father

    Reuters - Wed 9 Apr, 2014 11:07 PM IST

    By Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) - Jo Nesboe, one of Scandinavia's most successful crime writers, explores revenge and father-son dramas in his latest thriller "The Son", which tracks his own story of learning his father had fought with Hitler's army. Together with Sweden's Stieg Larsson and fellow Norwegian Karin Fossum, Nesboe is one of the biggest stars of the Nordic Noir genre that has enthralled legions of international readers by exploring the darker side of these prosperous societies. More »Crime king Jo Nesboe's tale of revenge has echoes of his own father

  • Imagine Dragons, Lorde lead Billboard Music Award finalists

    Reuters - Wed 9 Apr, 2014 10:09 PM IST

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American alternative rock group Imagine Dragons and New Zealand singer Lorde were named Billboard Music Award finalists in 12 categories each, followed by singer Justin Timberlake with 11 and pop star Katy Perry with 10, organizers said on Wednesday. Rapper duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis was not far behind with nods in eight categories, and will vie with Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, One Direction and OneRepublic for the top duo/group prize. ... More »Imagine Dragons, Lorde lead Billboard Music Award finalists

  • Surfing record-holder awaits "monster" wave in Portugal

    Reuters - Wed 9 Apr, 2014 9:19 PM IST

    By Axel Bugge NAZARE, Portugal (Reuters) - World-renowned American surfer Garrett McNamara holds a record for riding a 78-foot (24-m) wave - the largest ever surfed. "You know every wave is so different," McNamara said, looking out at the Atlantic Ocean from the village of Nazare in Portugal. He set his first record on what he calls the "Holy Grail of huge waves" in Nazare (Portuguese for Nazareth) in 2011. More »Surfing record-holder awaits "monster" wave in Portugal

  • Farhan Akhtar is face of Yepme.com

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 9 Apr, 2014 8:10 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has been chosen to endorse online shopping portal Yepme.com. When Farhan was chosen as the brand ambassador of portal, the creative team was keen to discuss and share the storyboard with him for his inputs, said a statement. The team will be using the song "Tension kyun lete ho", composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy as the jingle, as suggested by the actor. "Farhan has come on board as the brand ambassador for Yepme.com. More »Farhan Akhtar is face of Yepme.com

  • V.K. Murthy source of inspiration for many, say cinematographers

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 9 Apr, 2014 7:18 PM IST

    Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The passing away of cinematographer V.K. Murthy signals almost the end of the golden phase of cinema represented by actor-filmmaker Guru Dutt. Cinematographers like Santosh Sivan, Anil Mehta and Ajay Bahl say Murthy inspired many people. Murthy was not a mere cinematographer. His black-and-white images in Guru Dutt's monumental masterpieces created a play of light and shade which cinematographers to this day are trying to analyse. More »V.K. Murthy source of inspiration for many, say cinematographers

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