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  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' scores second biggest opening with $187.7 million 20 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' scored the second-biggest domestic opening in history this weekend, kicking off summer blockbuster season with a mammoth $187.7 million debut. Globally, the film is a juggernaut, pulling in an estimated $627 million in 12 days of release. At that pace, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" should...
  • Elizabeth Banks takes director's chair in 'Pitch Perfect 2' 27 minutes ago

    London: 'The Hunger Games' actress Elizabeth Banks makes her debut as a feature film director in the musical comedy "Pitch Perfect 2" and hopes to inspire more women to get behind the camera. Banks also appears in the sequel to the 2012 'Pitch Perfect' box office hit about a girls college...
  • Rita Ora goes dare bare Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Rita Ora chose to go bare in a photograph she shared with her fans and followers. Ora took to photo-sharing website Instagram on Friday, to share the racy photographs. "Meanwhile...," the "I will never let you down" singer wrote alongside the image, reports aceshowbiz.com. In the image, she is seen...
  • Jennifer Aniston's 'guilty pleasure'? It is 'Botched' Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston says one of her biggest guilty pleasures is watching a TV show which explores what happens when people go under the knife to improve their appearance, and things go wrong. "My guilty pleasure is the E! TV show 'Botched'. It's all about plastic surgery gone wrong....
  • Fashion brand DKNY announces new creative directors Yesterday

    London: Fashion brand DKNY have announced design duo Public School as their new creative directors. The New York-based label has welcomed Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne into its team to oversee all the brand's collections, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The pair will split their time between their own Public School label and DKNY, and...
  • 'Star Wars' standalone film loses its director Yesterday

    The rebooted 'Star Wars' franchise hit a bump on Friday as filmmaker Josh Trank, who was selected to direct one of the upcoming standalone films, said he was stepping down from the project to pursue other "creative opportunities." Trank, 30, the director of 2012's sci-fi movie 'Chronicle' and the upcoming 'Fantastic...
  • Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Paris Hilton, Denzel Washington, Bradley Cooper turn up for the match Yesterday

    Reuters: With security beefed up at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the rich and famous settled into their expensive seats shortly before the welterweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao began on Saturday. Tickets for a hotly anticipated megabout dubbed the "Fight of the Century" have been coveted by...
  • Why was Kendall's Calvin Klein ad vandalised in NY? Yesterday

    Los Angeles: A billboard of model Kendall Jenner's campaign for Calvin Klein jeans has been vandalised by street artist Katsu after he hacked a drone and sprayed graffiti on her face in the creative. He told Wired magazine: "It turned out surprisingly well. It's exciting to see it's (the drone) first...
  • Sofia Vergara says her fiance Joe Manganiello could not have been any hotter 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actress Sofia Vergara isn't stressed out about her upcoming wedding to Joe Manganiello because they have hired a wedding planner. "We're already planning. The good thing is that nowadays you can hire someone to help you and I have a great planner that is taking a lot of the...
  • 'While We're Young' review: A funny, sometimes bittersweet, and occasionally brutal look at ageing 2 days ago

    Director: Noah Baumbach Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, and Amanda Seyfried There's a distinct Woody Allen-esque vibe to writer-director Noah Baumbach's charming comedy 'While We're Young', which takes a funny, sometimes bittersweet, and occasionally brutal look at the inevitable reality that is ageing. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are Josh...
  • Armani fetes 40 years in fashion with VIP gala, new museum 3 days ago

    Milan: Italy's Giorgio Armani celebrated 40 years in fashion with a star-studded gala and opening of a museum dedicated to his designer business. The 80-year old designer, known for his clean cut and elegant collections, was joined by celebrities such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Cate Blanchett, Hilary Swank and Tina Turner...
  • Justin Bieber gets 1.1 million likes as he shares a photo of his new hairstyle on Instagram 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: After teasing his fans for a week on social media, singer Justin Bieber has finally revealed his new hairstyle. The singer took to photo-sharing website Instagram on Thursday to flaunt his tresses. The 'Baby' hitmaker wore a grey-black-white hoodie and styled his blonde hair in a side-swept slick do. He...
  • Get Kim Kardashian's derriere with new liposuction, fat grafting techniques 3 days ago

    New York: Have you ever dreamt of a Kim Kardashian kind of butt? That's achievable now with a new liposuction and fat grafting technique. The technique involves taking fat from one area where you have a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you want a little more, reported a Brazilian...
  • Jared Leto unveils muscular body transformation 4 days ago

    London: Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto has revealed his new muscular body which he has built for the role of Joker in "Suicide Squad". The first 'Suicide Squad' photo of the maniacal and tattooed new Joker was unveiled last week, reported Digital Spy. The latest Instagram photo lends more credence to predictions that...
  • Zac Efron goes nearly naked on 'Dirty Grandpa' set 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: After being spotted in a black fringe top and neon green pants for his role in upcoming comedy movie 'Dirty Grandpa', Zac Efron went nearly nude on a beach in Tybee Island, Georgia. The 27-year-old wore nothing but a pair of nude-coloured undies while holding an animal plush toy,...
  • Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon are officially divorced for the second time 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actress Pamela Anderson and entrepreneur Rick Salomon are divorced. The duo, who filed court documents seeking to end their marriage for the second time in February, insist they wish each other well and have also apologised for "any hurt and embarrassment" they caused to their families, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In a...
  • Hollywood veteran Redford honoured with Chaplin Award 5 days ago

    New York: Robert Redford has added the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award to his list of honours for his work in front and behind the camera, and the Hollywood star said he still enjoys making movies after more than 50 years in the industry. The 78-year old, known for...
  • A Minute With: Hemsworth, Evans get playful with 'Avengers' 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Superheroes Thor and Captain America might be serious about saving the world in Marvel's ensemble 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' but actors Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans found themselves unable to keep a straight face while discussing the film. Amid laughs and irreverence in an interview with Reuters, Hemsworth, the...
  • 'Big Eyes' actress Amy Adams to get married this weekend 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actress Amy Adams and her fiance Darren LeGallo, who have four-year-old daughter Aviaa together, will reportedly walk the isle in a low-key wedding ceremony here coming weekend. "Amy and Darren are getting married this weekend in Los Angeles in a ceremony that will be intimate and very genuine. The...
  • I should've walked off from the interview sooner: Robert Downey Jr 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: 'Avengers' star Robert Downey Jr does not regret walking out of an interview, recently, where he was asked about his "dark" period. During a promotional interview for his latest 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' with British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy, the actor was seen getting increasingly uncomfortable as he was asked...
  • Viola Davis to star as Harriet Tubman in HBO movie 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: 'How to Get Away with Murder' star Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in a HBO movie about the abolitionist hero. HBO said Monday that the project is based on the biography "Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman," by historian Kate Clifford Larson. Tubman was born into slavery in...
  • Sweet Surprise: Palace delivers pastry to royal fans 6 days ago

    London: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have offered a sweet surprise to die-hard fans, sending luxury pastries to thank them for camping outside the hospital and awaiting the birth of the royal baby. Kensington Palace says Prince William and the former Kate Middleton sent the box to the five fans...
  • Scientist Hawking tells upset fans Malik may be in parallel One Direction 6 days ago

    Sydney: What is the cosmological effect of singer Zayn Malik leaving the best-selling boy band One Direction and consequently disappointing millions of teenage girls around the world? The advice of British cosmologist Stephen Hawking to heartbroken fans is to follow theoretical physics, because Malik may well still be a member of...
  • Kim Kardashian pledges support for stepfather Bruce Jenner 6 days ago

    New York: Reality television star Kim Kardashian pledged her full support on Monday for her stepfather, Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, who said last week that he identifies as a woman. Kardashian, 34, spoke out for the first time about her stepfather in an interview on NBC's "Today" show with Matt...
  • Singer Amy Winehouse's father says new biopic misleading 6 days ago

    London: A new film about the late British singer Amy Winehouse is misleading, her father said on Monday, and the family of the six-time Grammy Award winner was disassociating itself from the production. Mitch Winehouse said he was not happy with the way the makers of 'AMY', which will screened at...
  • Salma Hayek pays tribute to Lebanese roots with film of 'The Prophet' 6 days ago

    Beirut: Mexican actress Salma Hayek says her new film 'The Prophet' was a labour of love that helped her explore her relationship with her late Lebanese grandfather, who adored the book that inspired it. The animated film, which draws on the 1923 book by Lebanese-born writer Kahlil Gibran, tells the story...
  • 'Avengers' expands universe with 'Ultron' as Marvel goes dark 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: The caped crusaders are back in force in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' but this time, the evil they battle is bringing them face to face with the darker consequences of being a super hero. "Age of Ultron," the sequel to Walt Disney Co's 2012 Marvel blockbuster "Avengers" and out...
  • Pamela Anderson urges Kerala CM not to parade elephants at Thrissur Temple Festival 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Hollywood star Pamela Anderson has written to Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy and Cochin Dewaswom board president against parading of elephants at the Trissur Pooram to be held on Wednesday. In her email she suggested that it can be replaced with bamboo and papier- mache versions. If her proposal is...
  • I have not dated for four years now: Colin Farrell 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Actor Colin Farrell has set the record straight about his dating life and revealed he has not dated anyone since four years. The Golden Globe wining actor, 38, who was linked to a series of women in the past, said he would rather spend quality time with his...
  • Bruce Jenner's interview breaks Twitter record 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Bruce Jenner's "20/20" interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, revealing he is making a gender transition, has become the most tweeted about telecast. Neilson Social says 8.1million people in the US saw one or more of the 972,000 tweets sent about the two-hour special, reported The...

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Novelist Salman Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday.