• Leonardo DiCaprio infuriated over leaked RiRi's B'day party pics

    ANI - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 11:16 AM IST

    Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio has launched an investigation to find out the person behind the leaked party pics of Rihanna's 27th birthday bash, which went viral on internet. More »Leonardo DiCaprio infuriated over leaked RiRi's B'day party pics

  • Craig and I had a blast mixing 'Uttama Villain': Kunal Rajan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 10:56 AM IST

    Chennai, March 4 (IANS) Sound designer Kunal Rajan says working with Oscar-winning sound mixer Craig Mann in Kamal Haasan's Tamil musical drama "Uttama Villain" was fabulous. "Craig and I have worked together on a few Hollywood projects. When I was starting 'Uttama Villain', I asked him if he would be interested to mix an Indian film. He was telling me how he had just done a musical titled 'Whiplash', and was very excited to do another musical," Kunal told IANS. More »Craig and I had a blast mixing 'Uttama Villain': Kunal Rajan

  • Shooting 'Surya Vs Surya' at night was challenging: Karthik

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 10:54 AM IST

    Chennai, March 4 (IANS) Cinematographer-turned-director Karthik Gattamneni says shooting his forthcoming Telugu directorial debut "Surya Vs Surya", mostly at night, was extremely challenging. Most of them found this experience nerve-wrecking as it required them to shoot at odd hours in the night," Karthik told IANS. The reason the film was mostly shot at night because it's the story about a character, played by Nikhil Siddhartha, suffering from Porphyria, a rare disorder that stops production of haemoglobin. Along the course of the film, how does Surya overcome his inhibitions of life forms the crux," he added. More »Shooting 'Surya Vs Surya' at night was challenging: Karthik

  • Conversations invaded by 'conversationalist' mobiles: Big B

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 10:52 AM IST

    Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds it challenging for elders to match the speed with which the youngsters express themselves, as well as wonders how mobile phones nowadays have replaced conversations. "The speed with which this generation expresses itself, speaks itself and thinks itself, is in itself a speeded wonder. More »Conversations invaded by 'conversationalist' mobiles: Big B

  • Actor Nikhil to take a break for film course

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 10:46 AM IST

    Chennai, March 4 (IANS) Actor Nikhil Siddhartha plans to take a short break to pursue a film course in the US post the release of forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy "Surya Vs Surya". Although I'm listening to scripts, I haven't signed any other project yet as I have planned to take a short break of two months for doing a film course at New York Film Institute," Nikhil told IANS. In the film, Nikhil plays a character suffering from Porphyria - a rare disorder that stops production of haemoglobin and hence can't face the sun. More »Actor Nikhil to take a break for film course

  • Reshma learnt horse riding for 'Appavum Veenjam'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 10:36 AM IST

    Chennai, March 4 (IANS) Telugu actress Reshma, who is known for her work in "Ee Rojullo", has learnt horse riding for her upcoming Malayalam film "Appavum Veenjam". "I was required to learn horse riding for the film. I can't tell you why but the experience was scary, but thanks to my trainer I did well in the training," Reshma told IANS. I'm essaying a different role in the film and feel lucky to be sharing screen space with experienced actors like Prathap Pothen and Ramya Krishnan," she said. More »Reshma learnt horse riding for 'Appavum Veenjam'

  • Saif-Kareena Kapoor Khan And Soha-Kunal Khemu’s Wild Holiday

    Business of Cinema - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 7:10 AM IST

    Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan with hubby Saif Ali Khan spend their quality time with newly wed couple Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu. The couples are in Nagarhole, spending their weekend staying over at Saad Bin Jung’s resort, The Bison. In the picture, Kareena, Saif, and Soha Ali Khan are chilling out in open cottage, assuming Kunal Khemu clicking their picture, as he is missing. Kunal Khemu tweeted, On the early morning safari at Nagarhole wildlife reserve through the mist we spotted this beautiful… It’s family time for Saif-Kareena , Soha-Kunal while witnessing life at Nagarhole wildlife reserve. More »Saif-Kareena Kapoor Khan And Soha-Kunal Khemu’s Wild Holiday

  • Corsica Diaries: Teaser Making Of Ranbir Kapoor And Deepika Padukone’s Tamasha

    Business of Cinema - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 7:09 AM IST

    Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer upcoming film Tamasha‘s teaser during their time in Corsica is making its round all over the internet. We see Ranbir Kapoor and team of the film share their experience while shooting in the beautiful city This is the first time that Bollywood visited Corsica to shoot. In the video, Ranbir Kapoor is heard saying, “With this film, I think a lot of doors have opened. A lot of Indian films are going to come and shoot in Corsica.” The actor went further on and said, “The people, their food, their culture. More »Corsica Diaries: Teaser Making Of Ranbir Kapoor And Deepika Padukone’s Tamasha

  • Preity Zinta Slams Reporter Over Questions On Ness Wadia

    Business of Cinema - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 7:07 AM IST

    On Wednesday, IP3L’s Punjab team owner, Preity Zinta slammed a journalist for asking her about Ness Wadia. Preity Zinta became topic of everyone’s attention after the actress filed a complaint against Wadia for allegedly harassing her. At the recent event, the actress got upset after the journalist asked her about her a personal question in relation to her former boyfriend and IPL team co-owner Ness Wadia. A female journalist asked Preity Zinta how the actress plans on keeping the team motivated, now that there’s a fall out between her and IPL team co-owner Ness Wadia, to which, Preity got offended and expressed her disappointment. More »Preity Zinta Slams Reporter Over Questions On Ness Wadia

  • Priyanka Chopra’s New Hollywood Hero

    Business of Cinema - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 6:40 AM IST

    As we reported earlier that actress Priyanka Chopra has made her entry in Hollywood. The actress will be seen in new Hollywood TV show, Quantico. The actress will feature in ABC drama pilot ‘Quantico’ as a FBI trainee named as Alex Weaver. Now the latest news says that actress is going to star opposite American actor Jake Mc Laughlin. More »Priyanka Chopra’s New Hollywood Hero

  • Tribeca Film Festival showcases movies about 'everyday life'

    Reuters - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 5:53 AM IST

    Feature films from 31 countries, many of them about the struggles of everyday life and featuring stars such as Richard Gere, James Franco and Dakota Fanning will be screened at the 14th Tribeca Film Festival. More than 6,200 films, from countries ranging from Costa Rica and Iceland to Albania and South Africa, were submitted for the festival, which runs from April 15 to 26. In "Franny," from director/writer Andrew Renzi, Gere is a rich eccentric who gets involved in the lives of the daughter of a dead friend, played by Fanning, and her husband. Franco is a novelist suffering from writer's block in the crime thriller, "The Adderall Diaries," which also stars Amber Heard and Cynthia Nixon and is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Stephen Elliott. More »Tribeca Film Festival showcases movies about 'everyday life'

  • Texas defence lawyers seek appeal for 'American Sniper' conviction

    Reuters - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 4:31 AM IST

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lawyers for the man convicted of murdering Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the movie "American Sniper," have filed a notice of appeal with a Texas court, court officials said on Tuesday. Eddie Ray Routh, 27, a former U.S. Marine, was found guilty on Feb. 24 of fatally shooting Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield multiple times at a gun range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth in February 2013. Defence lawyers, who tried unsuccessfully to have Routh declared innocent by reason of insanity, had sought to have the venue changed from Stephenville, a rural Texas city near where Kyle was raised and where many regard him as a hero. Defence lawyers said Routh had been to hospitals at least four times because of his mental illness and was diagnosed as psychotic. More »Texas defence lawyers seek appeal for 'American Sniper' conviction

  • MoMA retrospective journeys into world of Iceland's Bjork

    Reuters - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 3:10 AM IST

    "Bjork," which opens on Sunday and runs through June 7, follows the artist through 20 years of her career, from her first mature solo album "Debut" in 1993 to her latest work and a new music installation commissioned for the retrospective. "It's been an incredibly generous and fruitful journey for me," Bjork, 49, said at a preview of the show on Tuesday. Through her long, cutting-edge career, Bjork has experimented with sounds, images, technology and themes ranging from nature to feminism in eight albums, numerous videos and collaborations with designers, producers and photographers, which are included in the retrospective. "This is a huge, pioneering endeavour," said Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA's chief curator at large. More »MoMA retrospective journeys into world of Iceland's Bjork

  • Smithsonian okays selfies, bans them on a stick

    Reuters - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 3:00 AM IST

    Millions of museum visitors in the U.S. capital will no longer be able to take pictures of themselves in front of a T-rex dinosaur using a camera mounted on a rod. The Smithsonian Institution on Tuesday banned the use of so-called "selfie sticks" in its complex of museums, the world's biggest, citing the need to protect visitors and museum objects, especially in crowded conditions. "We encourage museum visitors to take selfies and share their experiences - and leave the selfie sticks in their bags," the Smithsonian said in a statement. The move follows similar restrictions on the tourist item at other destinations, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. More »Smithsonian okays selfies, bans them on a stick

  • A business person's guide to Munich - Beer included

    Reuters - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 2:33 AM IST

    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jim Koch considers Munich a beer-lover's paradise. The founder and chairman of Boston Beer Co , which brews Samuel Adams beer, heads to the region north of the city every year to select hops. Koch, 65, is drawn to Munich because beer drinking is a way of life there, and the trips connect him with his family's German roots. It's kind of like staying in New York at the Waldorf." Power breakfast: "The Charles Hotel (Sophienstrasse 28) has one of the top restaurants in Munich - and they serve breakfast. More »A business person's guide to Munich - Beer included

  • Farhan Akhtar Wraps Up 'Wazir'

    Movie Talkies - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    The multi-talented Farhan Akhtar, who will be next seen playing an ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) officer in Bejoy Nambiar's Wazir, wrapped up the shooting of the film today and took to Twitter to inform his fans about it. More »Farhan Akhtar Wraps Up 'Wazir'

  • Govinda To Play A Cop In His Next Film 'Abhinay Chakra'

    Movie Talkies - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    After playing a baddie in his comeback film Kill Dil, Govinda will be next seen playing a cop in his maiden home production, which is titled Abhinay Chakra. More »Govinda To Play A Cop In His Next Film 'Abhinay Chakra'

  • Naseeruddin Shah Wants To Romance Mallika Sherawat!

    Movie Talkies - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who will be next seen playing a political activist in K. C. Bokadia's multi-starrer Dirty Politics, recently claimed that he wishes to be paired romantically opposite Mallika Sherawat in a film someday. More »Naseeruddin Shah Wants To Romance Mallika Sherawat!

  • Naseeruddin Shah Claims That Only Bad Actors Make Good Politicians

    Movie Talkies - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who will be next seen in K. C. Bokadia's multi-starrer Dirty Politics, took digs at actors who venture into politics and quipped that only bad actors make good politicians. Maybe these people are inspired by the example of US President Ronald Reagan, who was an actor before his foray into politics. More »Naseeruddin Shah Claims That Only Bad Actors Make Good Politicians

  • Trailer Of 'Mr. X' To be Unveiled Tomorrow

    Movie Talkies - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    Fans of Emraan Hashmi, who are eagerly waiting for updates on his upcoming film Mr. X, will surely rejoice at reading this piece of news. More »Trailer Of 'Mr. X' To be Unveiled Tomorrow

  • "Sonam Kapoor Is Getting Better Slowly" - Anil Kapoor

    Movie Talkies - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    It was recently reported that actress Sonam Kapoor tested positive for Swine Flu in Rajkot and was immediately brought to Mumbai for treatment. Now she has been quarantined at a suburban hospital here. More »"Sonam Kapoor Is Getting Better Slowly" - Anil Kapoor

  • Aamir Khan To Learn Haryanvi For 'Dangal'

    Movie Talkies - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    After learning Bhojpuri for his last film PK, in which Aamir Khan played an alien, Bollywood's Mr. Perfectionist will soon learn Haryanvi for his role as wrestler Mahavir Phogat in Dangal. Confirming the same, Aamir said that in the film, he will essay the role of an ageing ex-wrestler and that not only will he learn Haryanvi for the role, but will also undergo training in wrestling. More »Aamir Khan To Learn Haryanvi For 'Dangal'

  • Anushka Sharma Says 'NH10' Is Different From 'Highway'

    Movie Talkies - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    With the recently released trailer of NH10 people were quick to draw comparisons with the film Highway. More »Anushka Sharma Says 'NH10' Is Different From 'Highway'

  • Here's A Sneak Peek Into Alia Bhatt's Remodelled Vanity Van

    Movie Talkies - Wed 4 Mar, 2015 12:00 AM IST

    Alia Bhatt is one of Bollywood's hottest new stars with a string of hit films to her name. The actress who will soon be seen in Shaandaar and Udta Punjab with Shahid Kapoor also knows how to live and travel in style. While she recently gifted herself a luxury car, she has also revamped her vanity van. More »Here's A Sneak Peek Into Alia Bhatt's Remodelled Vanity Van

  • Activist writer's trial tests freedom of expression in Italy

    Reuters - Tue 3 Mar, 2015 11:10 PM IST

    By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - When he lent his support to a fight against a high-speed train line through the mountains between France and Italy, Erri De Luca never expected to face jail. "If they convict me, censorship has triumphed," De Luca said at his home in the countryside outside Rome. "In that courtroom I am the accused, but that courtroom is also under scrutiny from public opinion." De Luca, who wrote some of his prize-winning poems and stories when he was part of the now-defunct Lotta Continua (Continuous Fight) revolutionary group in the 1970s and 1980s, took up the cause of the "No TAV" movement in 2005. It opposes the long-delayed Lyon-Turin line, construction of which French President Francois Hollande said last week would start in 2016, some 15 years after an agreement to build the railway. More »Activist writer's trial tests freedom of expression in Italy

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