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Schwarzenegger finds Eliza Dushku 'courageous'
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is "proud" of actress Eliza Dushku, who starred as his daughter in "True Lies", for speaking out about her alleged molestation by the films stunt coordinator when she was 12 years old.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Padmaavat' banned in Haryana: Minister
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" has been banned by the BJP government in Haryana.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Janhvi a dedicated actor: Shalini Kapoor
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Shalini Kapoor, known for shows like "Qubool Hai" and "Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur", is set to play Janhvi Kapoor's mother in their upcoming film "Dhadak". She says the newcomer is a loving and dedicated actor.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Liam Gallagher still takes drugs
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who had last year blamed drug consumption for troubles in his personal life, says he is still taking substances.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Moss promises drama in 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Elisabeth Moss says the second season of "The Handmaid's Tale" will offer "good drama" to the audience.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Attitude towards married actresses should be changed: Sonam Kapoor
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, caught amidst wedding rumours, says it is high time people change their attitude towards married actresses.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Ayaz an underrated actor: Samir Soni
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Ayaz Khan, best known for starring in the show "Dill Mill Gayye", is a very underrated actor and hasn't got his due in the industry, says actor-director Samir Soni.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sidharth Malhotra turns 33, celebs wish him best of everything
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra, who turned 33 on Tuesday, is looking forward to the release of "Aiyaary". His friends and colleagues from the film industry have wished him good luck for the movie and beyond.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Remini hints Scientology is behind Haggis allegations
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress-producer Leah Remini has defended filmmaker Paul Haggis, and hinted that Scientology is behind sexual misconduct allegations.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shibani Kashyap's new song aimed at social media addicts
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Shibani Kashyap of "Sajna" fame has launched a new single "Wannabe Free", aimed to free people from social media addiction.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Series based on surgical strikes in the works
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The story of India's surgical strike on terrorist hubs in Pakistan is being made into multi-part series.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Right intention leads to success, says Aanand L Rai
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) After "Newton", "Mukkabaaz" is one film to have done a box office turn-around. Producer Aanand L Rai, a common factor in both projects, says when the intention is right, success is the reward.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jane Fonda gets cancerous growth removed from lip
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Jane Fonda, 80, has revealed she got a cancerous growth removed from her lip.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Gone too soon: Celebs pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) James Corden, Ronan Keating, Dave Davies and Michelle Branch are among those mourning the sudden demise of "kind and lovely" singer Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries fame. She was 46.
2018-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Cheat India' on education scams will be landmark film, says Emraan
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi, who will co-produce and star in "Cheat India" -- a movie on education scams in India -- is confident it will be a "landmark" role in his career.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Puru Chibber to return to TV as a Rajput
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Puru Chibber, who took a break from television after quitting "Naamkarann" last year, will play a Rajput in a show.
2018-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Want something challenging as my next film: Ravi Udyawar
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) "Mom" famed director and ad filmmaker Ravi Udyawar says he wants something new and challenging as his next project.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shilpa Shinde most talked about 'Bigg Boss 11' contestant on Twitter
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shinde, who won the reality show "Bigg Boss 11", was the most talked about contestant of the season on Twitter.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Selena not willing to end relationship with Bieber
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez is ready to reconcile with her mother Mandy Teefey after their ties got strained due to her rekindled romance with Justin Bieber. However, she is not willing to end her relationship with the Canadian pop star.
2018-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Trump is selfish, self-centred: American transgender chef
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) "Selfish and self-centred" US President Donald Trump will only continue to damage many groups until he is out of office, says Texas-based transgender chef Chris Trapani.
2018-01-15
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,IANS Life
Cat Deeley pregnant with second baby
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) English actress Cat Deeley, 41, says she is pregnant with her second child with husband Patrick Kielty, after hinting at fertility struggles as a 'geriatric mum'.
2018-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nanjiani takes dig at Trump's 'I'm not racist' comment
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Stand-up comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani, whose roots trace back to Pakistan, has taken a dig at US President Donald Trump's "I'm not a racist" comment.
2018-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Politics
'Padmaavat' makers state disclaimers loud and clear via ad
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The makers of "Padmaaavat", through front page advertisements in newspapers on Monday, listed disclaimers clarifying that it never had dream sequence featuring Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati, and that it is a movie every Indian will be proud of.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'2017 saw more self-drive women travellers than men'
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Women have been travelling more than ever in the self-drive mode, overcoming the long-drawn history of systemic prejudice and gender bias, with both inbound and outbound tourism witnessing accelerated growth in this segment, a report released on Monday says.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Some producers are killing film industry, says Ronnie Screwvala (Lead, correcting para 3)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Bollywood producer and entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala doesn't mince words to censure the practice of selling satellite rights and rights to a digital medium before a film opens in theatres.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shocked: Jamie Lee Curtis on Dushku's molestation claims
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) American actress Jamie Lee Curtis has slammed "terrible abusers" in the wake of Eliza Dushku's claim that she was molested while filming "True Lies".
2018-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Want to increase my bandwidth as an actor: Rajeev Khandelwal
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Girls swooned over his character Sujal Garewal in "Kahiin to Hoga", critics lauded his intense performance in "Aamir" and the audience loved him in "Shaitan". Rajeev Khandelwal, who is now trying his luck in the digital medium, says he wants to increase his range as an actor.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Some producers are killing film industry, says Ronnie Screwvala
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Bollywood producer and entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala doesn't mince words to censure the practice of selling satellite rights and rights to a digital medium before a film opens in theatres.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
Jane Austen desi-style: A Pakistani perspective on 'Pride and Prejudice' and more (Book Review)
Title: Austenistan; Author: Laaleen Sukhera (editor); Publisher: Bloomsbury India Publishers: Pages: 288 Price: Rs 350
2018-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,IANS Life
Rohit Roy a director I enjoyed working with: Shabana
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has praised Rohit Roy and said that he is not just a "pretty face" but also a director she enjoyed working with very much.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mick Jagger is in India
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Singer Mick Jagger is in India and says he is enjoying the sights and the sounds of the country.
2018-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Madhuri goes traditional for Marathi debut 'Bucket List'
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Bollywood's evergreen beauty Madhuri Dixit flaunts a simple get-up in a sari in the first look of her Marathi movie debut "Bucket List".
2018-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Modern Family' to end after season 10
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Popular sitcom "Modern Family" is slated to end after its tenth season next year, according to showrunners Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd.
2018-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'The Simpsons' will address debate over Apu
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Hit TV show "The Simpsons" producers are definitely going to address the controversy over Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, said actor Hank Azaria, the voice behind the character.
2018-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Story of God With Morgan Freeman' renewed
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" has been renewed for a third season, which will again follow the Academy Award-winning actor on an international journey as he discovers the power of religion and how it touches all of our lives.
2018-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cameron lauds Dushku for speaking up against sexual misconduct
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Filmmaker James Cameron has praised actress Eliza Dushku's bravery for speaking up against stunt co-ordinator Joel Kramer for sexual misconduct.
2018-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhanush launches first single under Gautham Menon's banner
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker-singer Dhanush on Sunday launched "Koova", the first single under Gautham Vasudev Menon's Ondraga Originals, aimed at promoting independent music.
2018-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Alia, Ranveer's 'Gully Boy' goes on floors
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh starrer "Gully Boy", to be helmed by Zoya Akhtar, went on floors here on Sunday.
2018-01-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Siddharth reveals first look of debut Malayalam film
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor Siddharth chose the auspicious occasion of Pongal on Sunday to unveil the first poster of his maiden Malayalam film "Kammara Sambhavam" in which he sports a moustache.
2018-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Dakota, Chris enjoy date in Malibu
Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Dakota Johnson and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have been photographed together for the first time after their romance was confirmed last month.
2018-01-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Dheeraj has to be careful about move to Scotland: Goalkeeper Sandhu
Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) Having spent the bulk of his career in Europe, Indian football's No.1 goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels his potential successor Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem -- set for trials at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell FC -- should be "careful" of what he is signing up for.
2018-01-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Sports,IANS Life
'India needs more brave producers, writers to make women-centric film'
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Upbeat that the treatment of women in Indian cinema is changing for good, Bollywood actor Soha Ali Khan says the industry needs more number of brave producers and writers as women-centric films are still "few and far between".
2018-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Nasser: Forgotten colossus of the Arab world (Jan 15 is Gamal Abdel Nasser's 100th birth anniversary)
An abiding image of much of the Arab world now would be members of an indiscriminate and unconscionable violent Islamist terror group, but it was not always like that. A few decades ago, the model was a hugely charismatic and genuinely popular ruler (despite coming to power by revolution) who inspired hope and dignity in his own countrymen and the region -- but was reviled and undermined by the West.
2018-01-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,IANS Life
Bhangra not just about balle balle, hoye hoye: Bally Sagoo
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) In the 1990s, he won hearts with his re-worked version of "Chura liya" -- and hits like "Gur nalon ishq mitha", "Dil cheez" and "Tum bin" -- at a time when social media was nowhere in sight. British-Indian record producer Baljit Singh Sagoo, known better as Bally Sagoo, says there is a misconception that Punjab's bhangra music genre is just about "balle balle" and "hoye hoye".
2018-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,IANS Life
The book that Trump dismissed reveals a President in crisis (Book Review)
Book: Fire and Fury; Author: Michael Wolff; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 320; Price: Rs 699
2018-01-14
Category: International, India,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Pithy philosophical prescriptions and prognoses -- a selection (Column: Bookends)
It is a paradox of philosophy that despite its task of giving insights into vital facets of the human condition like knowledge, perception, and ethics and seeking to solve humanity's conundrums, it should prove so difficult to fathom. Part of the blame lies with some of its practitioners who never use one word where they can put 10, often coin new words and generally make themselves obscure.
2018-01-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,National,Opinion/Commentary,Art/Culture/Books,IANS Life
Kshatriya women threaten 'jauhar' if 'Padmaavat' release not stopped
Jaipur/Chittorgarh, Jan 13 (IANS) In a new twist to the ongoing controversy over release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmaavat", female members of Kshatriya community in Chittorgarh on Saturday threatened to perform "jauhar" (self-immolation) if the screening of the film is not stopped by the government.
2018-01-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Rajeev Khandelwal open to do exciting projects
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says he is willing to work on any medium if he is offered exciting projects.
2018-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I have always been a tomboy: Zareen Khan
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan, who will soon be seen performing action stunts in her upcoming film "One Day", says she has always been a tomboy.
2018-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bhansali goes into shell as producers decide 'Padmaavat' release date (Column: Bollywood Spotlight)
It is astonishing what adversity can do to you. It has been eight long, painful and mortifying months for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, master of epic sagas like "Devdas" and "Bajirao Mastani -- which have formalised his place as the only true successor to epic filmmakers such as K. Asif, Mehboob Khan, V. Shantaram and Raj Kapoor, while making an insane amount of money for him.
2018-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,National,Opinion/Commentary