By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A random drive down an unfamiliar road and a chance encounter with a stranger force a soft-spoken bank employee to reassess his life and acknowledge his true self in the new indie drama "Boulevard," starring Oscar winner Robin Williams. Williams, 62, most familiar to audiences as a sharp-witted, fast-talking comedian, shows his darker, more intense side in "Boulevard," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival that runs through April 27. "He is an older man, long married, who essentially comes out of the closet at an age when most couples have settled into the tedium of a kind of combative relationship," said Geoffrey Gilmore, Tribeca Film Festival's chief creative officer. Williams' character, Nolan Mack, must choose between hiding the secret he has suppressed for decades and continuing his life with a woman he loves and respects, or dealing with it and upending the only life he has ever known. More »Robin Williams confronts deep-rooted secret in drama 'Boulevard'
One of three Hollywood executives accused of sexually abusing a teenaged boy in the 1990s on Tuesday flatly denied the allegations, while an attorney for the second said they were "demonstrably untrue" and a representative for the third called them "without merit." Garth Ancier, Gary Goddard and David Neuman were named in separate lawsuit complaints on Monday of being part of an underage sex ring and performing sexual acts with Michael Egan, 31, who was an aspiring teen actor in Los Angeles at the time. Eagan filed a similar suit against "X-Men" movie director Bryan Singer on April 16. "All of the allegations made by the plaintiff against Garth Ancier are demonstrably untrue, and we are confident the courts will agree when the evidence is presented," Ancier's attorney, Louise Ann Fernandez, said in an emailed statement. More »Allegations of teen sex abuse by three Hollywood execs denied
Completion of a film is always a great moment of joy and relief and various stars express their joy in unique ways! The new trend these days started by Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars after party has found favour in our very own Bollywood. The illustrious trio whom have a triple role in Humshakals recently posted a selfie of themselves on a social networking site. The rib-tickling comedy features Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and the huge TV Star Ram Kapoor in triple roles which would make Humshakals a triple laughter riot. The female cast includes Bipasha Basu, Tamanna and Esha Gupta. More »Selfie Mania Hits Humshakals Team
Is it really possible for the Three Khan‘s to be under one roof again ? The last time the three of them Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan were together in one room, was at the premiere of 3 Idiots at Wadala. The moment was awkward and tensed, and yes Aamir Khan did try to make the effort to patch them up, but in vain. This rare moment might soon see the light of day as Producer Sajid Nadiadwala throws the success bash of his films 2 States and Highway. More »Aamir, Shah Rukh, Salman Khan To Reunite ?
REUTERS - Ronnie Milsap, who scored a handful of crossover hits in the 1970s and 1980s, bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman and songwriter Hank Cochran are this year's inductees into the County Music Hall of Fame, the Country Music Association said on Tuesday. Milsap, the singer of hits such as 1977's "It Was Almost Like a Song," 1981's "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" and 1982's "Any Day Now," broke ground as a blind country music star and helped the genre win over pop music fans. Milsap started his career as a rhythm and blues performer in the 1960s and served a session musician for Elvis Presley. In 1972, he was discovered by country star Charley Pride who convinced Milsap to move to Nashville and focus on country music. More »Milsap, Wiseman, Cochran get call from Country Music Hall of Fame
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday refuted allegations that Bollywood was getting divided because of him. I did meet some people after I became chief minister but that was purely for occupational reasons, though everybody is entitled to their views," Modi told ABP News in an interview. Last week, an appeal by some Bollywood artistes asking people to vote for a secular candidate created a controversy as supporters of Modi rejected the view, revealing the fissures in the film industry. Stating that he does not get any time to watch Bollywood movies, Modi said that in the last decade, he had seen only three films. More »I have not divided Bollywood: Modi
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) A 16 year-old boy Tuesday committed suicide in West Bengal's Malda district apparently after being denied permission to attend a rally of Bengali movie superstar and Trinamool Congress candidate Dev, police said. The incident happened in Gazole in the district, some 355 km from Kolkata. "According to initial investigation, the class 10 student Dulal Sarkar hanged himself to death shortly after he had an altercation with his father who denied him permission to attend Dev's rally," said an officer of Gazole police station. More »Not allowed to go to Dev's rally, Bengal teenager commits suicide
By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dublin-born Cathal Armstrong dug deep into his Gaelic roots for inspiration for his first book "My Irish Table," which includes recipes and stories about his journey as a chef. Q: Do you think Irish food is misunderstood? A: The biggest misunderstanding about Irish food is that it is limited to two to three dishes that are boiled until they are beyond recognition to what the food originally was. Ireland was oppressed for hundreds of years by a neighboring country. More »World Chefs: Cathal Armstrong returns to Irish roots in first cookbook
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Reacting to the ongoing hullabaloo about the feasibility of having a Bollywood awards extravaganza during elections, acclaimed filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says the need of the hour is a system of e-voting. The Bollywood biggies are set to attend four-day IIFA event, starting Wednesday in Tampa Bay, Florida and voting day for the Mumbai Lok Sabha elections falls Thursday. "There will be millions of people who will be travelling on and around the date of voting, not just people who are going to IIFA. I feel a system of e-voting needs to be put into place, enabling citizens to cast their vote from wherever they are," Mehra told IANS before leaving for Tampa Bay, Florida to attend IIFA. More »E-voting must be introduced for travellers: Rakeysh Mehra
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone is a sure shot winner when it comes to fashion and beauty, and most women want to ape her style. Grab a comb, clips and serum to achieve her retro bun hairdo, says an expert. Navyata from Hindi fashion channel FOMO (Fashion on My Own) shares how to create a retro bun inspired by Deepika: * Start by brushing your hair to detangle it so that it is easier to style. If you have frizzy hair, apply a small amount of serum to detangle and smoothen it out. More »Deepika's retro bun - only six steps away
After winning four National Awards this season, Viacom18 Motion Pictures ads yet another prestigious award to its kitty, but this time for its regional movie - 72 MILES- EK PRAVAS. Having won the best film- jury awards at the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2014 held on 30th April, 2014 in Noida, Delhi NCR, 72 MILES More »Akshay Kumar's 72 MILES - EK PRAVAS wins Best film Jury at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival
During last couple of decades, filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala has worked with a quantum of superstars, be it Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra or very recently Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif. In the middle of these star studded affairs, it had come across as a rather surprise when he chose to launch an More »Jackie Shroff: Sajid Nadiadwala was absolutely sure about casting Tiger Shroff
VJ turned actor Ayushmann Khurrana and wife Tahira Kashyap have been blessed with their second child, a baby girl on April 21, 2014. Their son Virajveer was born in 2012.While Ayushmann, who was last seen in BEWAKOOFIYAAN opposite Sonam Kapoor, has been busy shooting for his upcoming film DUM LAGA KE HAISHA More »Ayushmann Khurrana and wife Tahira Kashyap blessed with a baby girl
Bong beauty Rani Mukerji finally got married to Yash Raj Films head honcho Aditya Chopra at a private ceremony in Italy on April 21, 2014. More »FINALLY: Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra get married!
Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji, who secretly tied the knot with Yash Raj Films head honcho Aditya Chopra yesterday, April 21, issued a statement to share the happy news.The statement read, I would like to share the happiest day of my life with all my fans all over the world whose love and blessings have More »Newly married Rani Mukerji: I terribly missed Yash uncle
He danced, laughed, romanced and kicked, all in quick succession, in his recent release MAIN TERA HERO. Then he traveled across the country to promote the film. Now, after a mini-break, Varun Dhawan is all set to begin shoot of his next More »Varun Dhawan to 'shock' audiences now?
After crooning the popular number Iski Uski in 2 STATES, singer Akriti Kakkar is now gearing up for her first Bengali-Hindi single. She says, I am currently working on Hindi-Bengali single that will be launched somewhere in June More »After 2 STATES, singer Akriti Kakkar gears up for first Hindi-Bengali single
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The 16th Lok Sabha elections are underway and actresses like Jennifer Winget and Deepika Singh sat that once the new government comes to power, it should work towards education for all, security for women and eradication of child labour. Here is what they have to say: Jennifer Winget (Kumud from 'Saraswatichandra'): Education is the country's greatest leveler and its redemption. A lot of students from small towns have to shed the comforts of their homes to seek quality education outside I believe whichever government comes to power, ensuring access to good quality education across the country should be its primary agenda. Deepika Singh (Sandhya from 'Diya Aur Baati Hum': More often than not a woman now-a-days steps out of her home in fear that something unfortunate will happen to her, and even if it does, instead of receiving support from the authorities, she is subjected to more trauma. More »2014 Election: TV actress hope for better education, women's security
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The soaring temperature calls for new hair styles and British hair expert Bill Watson suggests Indian women be more bold with cuts and colours. His only complaint is that Indian women like to play it safe. "Indian women are beautiful. More »Indian women should be experimental, says British hair expert
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor has lent her support to Rouble Nagi Art Foundation, which runs art camps for underprivileged kids in India. Sonam visited the capital recently to encourage the children of the foundation and interact with them as they exhibited their art work. The Rouble Nagi Art Foundation has been doing some wonderful work and it was an honour to be present here to encourage the children," Sonam said in a statement. More »Sonam Kapoor supports underprivileged children's cause
Their scorching chemistry had set the screens ablaze, in films like Bachna Ae Haseeno, and more recently, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. And now, the talented and good looking pair of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are due to share screen space again, in Imtiaz Ali’s next. At a recent media interaction, Deepika Padukone divulged that she was excited to be working again with her former beau and now “good friend” Ranbir Kapoor. She said, “Yes, a film that I’m allowed to talk about is Imtiaz Ali’s next where Ranbir (Kapoor) and I are again coming together. More »Deepika Padukone Is “Excited” To Be Working With Ranbir Again
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Sia Furler has revealed that she comforted Lea Michele, after the untimely death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith. The 'Breathe Me' hitmaker, whose own boyfriend Dan was killed in a car accident in the '90s, said that she worked with Michele on her debut solo studio album Louder at a highly sensitive time, Us Magazine reported. More »Sia Furler comforted Lea Michele post Monteith's death
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) "Mastram", an erotic thriller about a porn writer popular in the country's northern part, is coming on the big screen May 9. Sanjay Ghai, COO in Mukta Arts Limited, which has footprints in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan, is positive about the prospect of "Mastram" at the box office in the tier two cities. More »'Mastram' will create some good records for filmdom: Distributors
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Chetan Bhagat's 40th birthday Tuesday couldn't have been made more special - Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi not just wished him via a tweet on his special day, but also posted a selfie with the author on an online microblogging platform. More »Narendra Modi posts selfie with Chetan Bhagat
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) In forthcoming Telugu anthology film "Chandamama Kathalu", which features eight short stories, allocating time for each story and its characters in the screenplay was a challenge for director Praveen Sattaru but he resolved it by using algebra to distribute equal time to each artist. More »Praveen used algebra to write 'Chandamamaa' screenplay