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  • 'X-Men' director Brian Singer accused of sexual harassment; Plaintiff gives details of the purported assault 35 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: A man who claims he was sexually abused by 'X-Men' franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued. With his voice occasionally wavering, Michael Egan III described abuse he said...
  • Katy Perry reportedly criticised former boyfriend John Mayer for his over-the-top metrosexuality 49 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Singer Katy Perry has reportedly been criticising former boyfriend and musician John Mayer for his over-the-top metrosexuality. Perry called off her relationship with Mayer in February this year and has been criticising the musician to anyone who listens, following their recent split, reports showbizspy.com. "Katy has been been...
  • 'Mrs Doubtfire' sequel in the works; Robin Williams to reprise his role 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Fox 2000 is developing the sequel to the 1993 hit comedy 'Mrs. Doubtfire', which starred Robin Williams. The follow-up will be penned by 'Elf' writer David Berenbaum, the studio's spokeswoman, Chelsey Summey, confirmed on Thursday. While no deals are in place yet, Williams and Chris Columbus are in...
  • 67th Cannes Film Festival: Hollywood star power vs world cinema 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    Paris: Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase. Godard's 'Adieu au Langage' will bring the accustomed Gallic...
  • Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones hit red carpet together 14 hours 22 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Estranged couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones hit a red carpet event together for the first time since their split last year. The couple has been spotted together often in recent months after their split last June, but it was only on April 15 that they made their...
  • Lindsay Lohan posts glamorous selfie on Instagram 14 hours 22 minutes ago

    London: Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan posted a glamorous selfie wearing a nude shade dress. The 27-year-old 'Mean Girls' star shared the photo on Instagram after filming an episode of American talk show 'The View' as a co-host, reported Daily Mirror. Lindsay seemed delighted with her appearance and had mentioned the...
  • I would love to be a stay-at-home mother: Angelina Jolie 16 hours 22 minutes ago

    London: Actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that she values her family more than her career and would love to be a stay-at-home mother. The 38-year-old 'A Mighty Heart' star and her parter Brad Pitt are parents to six children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne, reported Daily Express. "Acting's...
  • 'X-Men' franchise director Bryan Singer accused of sexual harassment 18 hours 24 minutes ago

    Honolulu: A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the prominent director of the forthcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" forced Michael Egan III into...
  • Ellen DeGeneres named most powerful gay celebrity 19 hours 35 minutes ago

    New York: Celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful gay celebrity in the US in a new magazine poll. The 56-year-old, who is married to 'Arrested Development' actress Portia de Rossi, secured the top spot on Out magazine's 2014 Power List, an annual ranking of...
  • Watch: Does Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne look guilty in 'Gone Girl'? 23 hours 27 minutes ago

    Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, 'Gone Girl' is supposed to take long, hard look, at the heart of a modern marriage. The haunting trailer, that plays along with a beautiful cover of 'She' by Richard Butler, showcases the dark side of an...
  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler, 18 months after their separation was announced Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation. Arnett filed a divorce petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 8 citing irreconcilable differences. His filing seeks joint custody of the pair's two sons,...
  • 66-year-old actor Arnold Schwarzenegger spends 2 hours a day in the gym; performs his own stunts Yesterday

    London: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he still performs the stunts on his own despite his age. The 66-year-old actor, who has performed all his stunts in the latest film 'Sabotage', said it is a part of his job, reported Daily Express. "I still get picked up...
  • Channing Tatum wishes to play the card-throwing, suave X Man, Gambit Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Actor Channing Tatum has entered discussions with the producers of 'X-Men' about playing the role of Gambit. The 33-year-old '21 Jump Street' star has confirmed meeting the film's producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who had earlier revealed that she wanted the actor to play the Cajun mutant for a...
  • Fame at young age is difficult to handle: Andrew Garfield Yesterday

    London: Actor Andrew Garfield is glad he was well into his twenties before finding fame, as stardom at a young age would have sent him off the rails just like Justin Bieber. The 'Amazing Spider-Man' star began his screen career at the age of 22 and he became a globally-recognised...
  • Not so bad to have more than one partner: Cameron Diaz Yesterday

    London: Actress Cameron Diaz doesn't think it is bad to have more than one partner. The 41-year-old 'Bad Teacher' star has previously dated Justin Timberlake, Alex Rodriguez and Jared Leto, reported Daily Mirror. "I don't think it is so bad (to have another partner). Why not? Why would that be...
  • Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez spotted getting cozy at Coachella Yesterday

    Pop star Justin Bieber and his on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez were spotted getting cozy at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival. Gomez hung out with the 20-year-old Canadian heartthrob all day and also sat on his lap at one point, reported TMZ online. They were spotted enjoying each other's company during...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Johnny Depp in conversation with Rajeev Masand Yesterday

    In the latest episode of e Lounge Unwind, Hollywood actor Johnny Depp speaks to CNN-IBN's Rajeeb Masand on his movie 'Transcendence'. ...
  • Paul Walker's brothers to fill in for late actor in 'Fast & Furious 7' Yesterday

    Reuters: The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 7," according to a statement posted on the film's Facebook page. Caleb and Cody Walker will help finish action...
  • Too dependent on technology, says Johny Depp Yesterday

    Actor Johnny Depp will be seen along with Morgan Freeman and Rebecca Hall in this week's sci-fi release 'Transcendence', a film that deals with artificial intelligence. Here's Depp in conversation with our entertainment editor Rajeev Masand on his issues with being heavily dependent on technology on a day to day...
  • Lily Allen's husband asks her to tone down performances 2 days ago

    London: Singer Lily Allen has revealed that her husband told her to tone down her performances. The 'Air Balloon' hitmaker said that Sam Cooper doesn't think that her past performances are suitable for their children, reported Digital Spy. "He's told me to tone it down now I'm a mum. On...
  • I do not have a perfect body: Jessica Alba 2 days ago

    London: Jessica Alba says she is selective in her choice of clothes as the actress feels that her body is not curvaceous. The 32-year-old 'Fantastic Four' star said she believes that women must be happy with the way they look and take better care of themselves, reported Contactmusic. "I know...
  • Is Zac Efron dating 'Neighbors' co-star Halston Sage? 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actor Zac Efron is reportedly dating his upcoming film 'Neighbors' co-star Halston Sage. The couple were all smiles when they were spotted earlier this month in their courtside seats as they excitedly cheered for the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, reported E!Online. "They are definitely an...
  • Watch: Get spooked by the bone-chilling trailer of 'Deliver Us From Evil' starring Eric Bana 2 days ago

    Horribly mangled corpses, a depressed police detective and a piano that plays itself -- these are only a few of the hair-raising supernatural instances featured in the upcoming film 'Deliver Us From Evil'. Adapted from Ralph Sarchie's novel 'Beware the Night', the film follows the story of a New York...
  • 'The Flick' by Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama 2 days ago

    New York: Annie Baker's "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" with "lives rarely seen on the stage." The Columbia University's prize board on Monday gave...
  • Miley Cyrus gives up her new dog, says she can't get over the death of her last pet 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Songstress Miley Cyrus has given her new pet Moonie to a family friend. The former Disney star revealed her decision to give the dog to someone in a Twitter post over the weekend, saying that she was not ready to have a new dog after her beloved pet...
  • Brad Pitt is a wonderful father; it's a beautiful and sexy quality in a man: Angelina Jolie 3 days ago

    London: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that she loves nothing more than watching his actor fiance Brad Pitt taking care of their six kids. Jolie, 38, who is yet to tie the knot with Pitt, said the '12 Years a Slave' star is a wonderful and loving father, reported...
  • Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around, says wife Rita Wilson 3 days ago

    London: Hollywood star Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around following his diabetes diagnosis last year, according to his wife Rita Wilson. The 57-year-old actor, who has been dealing with high blood pressure since the age of 36, revealed last year that he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a...
  • 'Rio 2' mints Rs 5.7 crore in India in opening weekend 3 days ago

    Chennai: Animated film "Rio 2", which opened in cinemas worldwide Friday, has grossed Rs.5.7 crore in its opening weekend at the Indian box office, registering the second best opening for an animated film in the country. "The fun family entertainer bagged Rs.5.7 crore gross (Rs.4 crore net), more than twice...
  • Benedict: Would've liked a part in JJ's new 'Star Wars', but won't happen 3 days ago

    London: Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is not starring in the highly-anticipated 'Star Wars' sequel. Cumberbatch, 37, has long been linked to a role in 'Star Wars: Episode Vii', which would reunite him with his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director JJ Abrams but the 'Sherlock' star claims the project...
  • Jennifer Lopez is so beautiful, stunning: Naomi Campbell 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: British supermodel Naomi Campbell has revealed that she has a girl crush on pop star Jennifer Lopez. The 43-year-old runway queen says she is a huge fan of the 'I Luh Ya Papi' hitmaker and is very proud of her success, reported E! online. "I have to say...

Masand's Verdict

Prince Charles did not support Rushdie over The Satanic Verses

Britain's Prince Charles turned his back on author Salman Rushdie during the fatwa over publication of 'The Satanic Verses' as he believed the book was offensive to Muslims, a novelist has revealed.

Bollywood reviews

'Rio 2' review: The film is predictable yet undeniably entertaining

"Rio 2" has neither the wit of "The Lego Movie", nor the classic appeal of "Frozen", yet it's a perfectly enjoyable sequel, bright and beautiful to look at, and set to a clutch of terrific tunes.