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Morgan Freeman shoots in India

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was on Friday spotted filming at a Sarnath Buddhist monastery in India’s Uttar Pradesh for a documentary on the greatest religions of the world.Dressed in a blue Kurta teamed with black trousers, the actor was seen sporting shades and seemed eager to learn about the religion in its birthplace.Freeman, known for his roles in films like ... Read More »

Coldplay reveal ‘final’ album

Coldplay have revealed their seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, will be released on 4 December.The band have previously hinted it could be their last, with Chris Martin describing it as “the completion of something”.The upbeat, summery first single, Adventure Of A Lifetime. premiered on BBC Radio 1 and 2 on Friday.Speaking to breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw, the ... Read More »

Salman, SRK possess same views on intolerance

Amid ongoing debate over intolerance, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says he doesn’t believe in judging people onthe basis of where they come from or their religion.The superstar also has a message to send out — “We all are humans, and should live in harmony.””We all are here, we are sitting beside each other, does anything make it different? It doesn’t ... Read More »

‘Lost’ Disney cartoon to be screened

A cartoon featuring the first Disney character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, is to be screened for the first time in 87 years.A restored print of Sleigh Bells (1928) will have its world premiere at the BFI in London in next month.The BFI says the re-discovery of the “long-lost” six-minute film in its archive is a “joyful treat”.Other Oswald films survive ... Read More »

I am selfish as an actor: Deepika

Actress Deepika Padukone says when it comes to acting, she is selfish.“We all work so hard on every movie and want each one to have its own space to do it… sort of properly. But I look at the overall picture, of course I am selfish as an actor,” Deepika said at the unveiling of the video of “Wat wat ... Read More »

Shahrukh Khan turns 50

It was a scene right out of “Om Shanti Om” — with a gleam in his eyes, SRK stood in a balcony of his house Mannat here, blew kisses to his fans, waved and smiled at them. On his 50th birthday on Monday, the Bollywood superstar was “humbled” by the love that his fans showered on him.Cameras went clickety-click and ... Read More »

Bradley Cooper speaks about wage gap

Bradley Cooper has spoken of the need for “transparency” to help close the gender pay gap in Hollywood.Cooper’s American Hustle co-star Jennifer Lawrence made headlines this month when she wrote about her anger at getting paid less than her male counterparts.”Putting a microscope on it and having the impact that it’s had is a great thing,” Cooper said.”Obviously transparency is ... Read More »

New Bond film ‘Spectre’ is money-spinner for sponsors too

James Bond is back, and companies such as Omega watches, Gillette shavers and Belvedere vodka have paid undisclosed sums for product tie-ins with “Spectre” in sponsorships that one marketing specialist says are cinema’s version of the Olympics.Being a sponsor allows companies to show Bond-themed adverts, as both Gillette and Heineken are doing, or to mount lavish drinks parties — featuring ... Read More »

Aamir Khan buys daughter Ira’s painting

Actor Aamir Khan is a proud daddy! He loved his daughter Ira’s first art exhibition and even bought one of her black and white artworks.The 50-year-old actor took to Twitter, where he expressed how much he “loved” the black and white painting, which was titled as ‘The Tiger’s Nest’.“My daughter Ira’s first exhibition, and I managed to buy this one. ... Read More »

‘Baahubali 3’ on cards: Rajamouli

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli says the third part in the “Baahubali” franchise is definitely on cards. However, it will not be experienced in a way films are regularly viewed.”‘Baahubali 3’ is on cards. But the story that’s written for the two parts will not be dragged for the sake of it. This story will conclude with the second part itself (sic),” ... Read More »

Adele premieres ‘intimate’ new song

A nervous Adele has premiered her “intimate” new single, Hello, on BBC Radio 1.The singer said she was “going to belch” as breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw cued the song up.”My hips just started hurting, as I’m getting so nervous,” she laughed. “There’s a heartbeat in my hips for some reason.””I obviously want people to like it,” she said, describing ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran to take few months break

Singer Ed Sheeran has planned to take a nine-month break from December 12.The “Thinking out loud” crooner has had a whirlwind few years but is ready to spend some time away from the spotlight to be with his friends and family and has already planned his final social media post.“I’ll put a post out saying, ‘I’m with friends and family ... Read More »

Daniel Craig still undecided on Bond charecter

Daniel Craig has said he has not made any decisions about whether he will carry on playing James Bond.The actor, on his fourth outing as 007 in Spectre, had told Time Out magazine that he would “rather slash [his] wrists” than make a fifth Bond film.But he told the BBC: “I’m quite straightforward and I say things when I feel ... Read More »

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ breaks presale records

Early ticket sales for December’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” broke IMAX records with more than $6.5 million for US screenings, the theatre chain said on Tuesday, while the trailer delivered a boost for ESPN’s Monday Night Football.IMAX Corp said Monday’s presales for “The Force Awakens” far outpaced first day sales for 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Avengers” and ... Read More »

Iffat Binta Aziz- it’s her time!

News Desk On television screen she is a very popular and famous presenter. She begun hher carrier as a presenter of a programme of her university cultural functgion at the Asian University campus.Now she is a news presenter of Ekushey Television. Iffat Binta Aziz was born in Dhaka. She came in front of tv camera in a program of bangladeshi ... Read More »

Actor Riaz out of danger

Actor Riaz Uddin Ahamed Siddique, hospitalised following complaints of chest pain, is out of danger.Known simply as Riaz in the Bangladesh film industry, he was rushed to Apollo Hospitals in Dhaka on Monday evening after he complained of acute chest discomfort.Lutfor Rahman Nirjhor, an acquaintance of the actor, tweeted on Tuesday that Riaz’s condition had improved.He later told us that ... Read More »

Actor Riaz hospitalised with chest pain during shoot

Actor Riaz Uddin Ahamed Siddique has been admitted to Apollo Hospital with severe chest pain during a shoot.Known only as Riaz in Bangladesh’s film industry, he was rushed to the hospital in Dhaka at around 9:15pm on Monday, the hospital’s duty manager told us.“Riaz was brought to the emergency department with cardiac issues. He was conscious at the time.”Riaz was ... Read More »

‘Goosebumps’ tops ‘The Martian

“Goosebumps” rode a wave of Clinton era nostalgia to the top of the box office charts, as the adaptation of the popular children’s book series earned $23.5 million in its opening weekend.That just edged out Fox’s “The Martian,” the science-fiction smash that was trying to be the number one picture for a third week in a row. The film added ... Read More »

Tracy Morgan returns after 20 months

Tracy Morgan returned to “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday to host the long-running comedy show on which he shot to fame, more than a year after he suffered near-fatal injuries in a deadly high-speed car accident.Morgan, a “Saturday Night Live” cast member from 1999 to 2006 before he left to join “30 Rock,” the hit sitcom based on SNL, was ... Read More »

Ronaldo gifts signed jersey to John Abraham

Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham has thanked Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo for sending him a signed Real Madrid jersey.Ronaldo presented a football jersey to the “Welcome Back” star that also had a good luck message for him and his Indian Super League (ISL) football team NorthEast United FC.John took to Twitter to share the photograph of Ronaldo holding the jersey.The ... Read More »

Indian writers have double standards: Taslima

Taslima Nasreen attacked Indian writers, many of whom are not returning their awards, of ‘double standards’ and said nobody defended her when she was hounded of Kolkata by Islamist radicals.In an interview to the ‘Times of India’, Taslima said many writers who are now vocal against murders of writers and rising extremism of Hindu groups were silent when she was ... Read More »

Kanye West: US president and ‘American Idol’?

Kanye West apparently isn’t limiting his ambitions to a planned White House run. The rapper may also be hoping to be the next “American Idol.”West turned up to audition for the final, upcoming season of the television talent show at the weekend, and left with a coveted “golden ticket” to the next round in Hollywood.West’s apparently surprise audition in San ... Read More »

Volkswagen emissions scandal headed for Hollywood

The Volkswagen AG scandal over diesel emission tests is headed for Hollywood.US movie studio Paramount Picture and actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company have acquired movie rights to a book proposal by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing about the clean diesel scandal, the biggest crisis in Volkswagen’s 78-year history, Paramount and New York literary agency Marly Rusoff and Associates said ... Read More »

Playboy to avoid ‘naked women images’

Playboy magazine is to stop publishing images of naked women as part of its redesign, it has emerged.Its US owners say the internet has made nudity outdated, and pornographic magazines are no longer so commercially viable, the New York Times reports.Playboy’s circulation has dropped from 5.6 million in the 1970s to the current 800,000, official figures show.However, the magazine will ... Read More »

Teenage model spurs age debate in fashion

Amid the chaotic last minute rush typical of a catwalk show, a teenager sits quietly backstage as a hairdresser styles her.Living a life many young girls around the world dream of, Sofia Mechetner is opening the Paris fashion show of one of the world’s most famous labels, Dior.She is 14 years old, an age some feel is too young to ... Read More »

Hayek, Paltrow want equal pay for women in Hollywood

In a week that saw Meryl Streep speak out about equal pay and other actresses of the film “Suffragette” applaud the domestic violence protesters who invaded their premiere, the topic took centre stage at a Los Angeles event on Friday.The “Power of Women” event hosted by trade magazine Variety honoured Oprah Winfrey, Anna Kendrick, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki among others. ... Read More »

Daniel Craig not willing to play Bond again

Daniel Craig, the British actor who will be appearing as James Bond for the fourth time in “Spectre” released later this month, has told an interviewer he would rather slit his wrists than play 007 again.”I’d rather break this glass and slit my wrists,” Craig, 47, told an interviewer for Britain’s “Time Out” entertainment magazine, when asked over breakfast if ... Read More »

Beyonce, Rihanna, others sue Paris firm over clothing knockoffs

Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have jointly sued a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, mobile phone cases and other items featuring their likenesses without permission.The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers’ warnings to stop the sales, including in a ... Read More »

Stallone’s film props could fetch millions at auction

Action star Sylvester Stallone is putting up for sale props from his “Rocky” and “Rambo” movies in an auction organisers say could fetch up to $6 million.Fans will have the chance to bid on more than 1,400 personal items, props and costumes used in the Hollywood star’s films including the black leather jacket Stallone wore as Rocky Balboa and the ... Read More »

‘The Martian’ makes $55 million debut

“The Martian” blasted off with a massive $55 million this weekend, nearly surpassing another space-based adventure, “Gravity,” as the highest-grossing October debut in history.The Ridley Scott release was bolstered by rapturous reviews, with critics calling the picture among the director’s best and heaping praise on Matt Damon’s performance as an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet.It marks the second best ... Read More »