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  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' trailer: Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen is ready to take on the Capitol 11 hours 22 minutes ago

    It is not just games any more. The entire District 13 is ready to go against the Capitol, after they find the celebrated heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Starring Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, the film is based on the first part of the final novel in Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy. The film...
  • Each time I come to India, I know this country more: Arnold Schwarzenegger 18 hours 33 minutes ago

    Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Chennai to attend the music release of Tamil director Shankar's new film 'I'. The 67-year-old star of such films as Terminator, Predator and True Lies spoke to CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand about the visit and much more. ...
  • George Clooney to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B DeMille award 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actor, director and producer George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honorary Golden Globe for his contribution to cinema, organizers of the event said on Monday. Clooney, 53, one of Hollywood's leading men on screen and behind the camera, will be honored in January at...
  • Ali Mostafa's 'From A To B' to open Abu Dhabi Film Festival Yesterday

    For the first time, 'From A To B', a film which has been locally produced will open the much-awaited Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film has been directed by Ali Mostafa. Ali, popular for the award winning film 'City of Life', shows the life of three Western-educated Arab youths who...
  • Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts in LA; mistake her for a prostitute Yesterday

    Los Angeles: A black actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" and her white companion suspect police assumed she was a prostitute when the two were only showing affection. The Los Angeles police said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion after a complaint that two people were "involved in...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is taken! UK daily reports that the 'Sherlock' star is dating theatre director Sophie Hunter Yesterday

    We are almost sure that all single female 'Sherlock' fans must have heaved a collective sigh at this piece of news. Talented actor Benedict Cumberbatch is now officially seeing someone. According to a report in the Sunday Mirror, Cumberbatch has been going steady with London-based theatre director Sophie Hunter. The...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival Yesterday

    Toronto: "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, took the Groslch People's Choice award for best film at the 39th edition of the...
  • Andrew Garfield condemns hackers, calls them misogynistic 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actor Andrew Garfield blasts hackers, who leaked nude photos of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, saying they are "misogynistic" and "revolting". The "Amazing Spiderman" star is the latest person to defend his fellow celebrities after the naked photos of female stars were stolen and posted online,...
  • Snapshot: Grumpy Cat's Hollywood debut is here, and it's everything you wanted it to be 4 days ago

    Take a bow, Tardar Sauce. The morose-looking feline meme sensation became quite a celebrity in 2012. Now, it is ready for its Hollywood debut. The film, titled, 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever' is now being shot. Will old Grumps live up to his name? Or will he actually get to...
  • AR Rahman to work with Brazilian singer Anna Beatriz for the film 'Pele' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: After collaborating with multiple names from the international world, Oscar-winning Indian composer AR Rahman has joined hands with Brazilian singer-songwriter Anna Beatriz for the movie "Pele". "Working with the very Brazilian and very talented lyricist and singer Anna Beatriz, for the movie 'Pelé'," Rahman posted on his Twitter page...
  • Actor Richard Kiel, famous for his role as the Bond villain Jaws, dies at 74 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actor Richard Kiel, best known for playing metal-mouthed James Bond villain Jaws, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Fresno, California. He was 74. Kiel died at Saint Agnes Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Kelley Sanchez said. She did not reveal any further details on the cause of his death,...
  • Snapshot: Director Zack Snyder shares a photo of the Batmobile from the upcoming film 'Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice' 5 days ago

    Man, how excited are you?! Doesn't the new Batmobile look totally awesome with all the high-tech weapons peeking out of its impressive exterior? The film 'Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice' stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman and is set to release in 2016. ...
  • 'Dracula Untold' trailer: Luke Evans chooses to become a creature of the night in this epic action-adventure 5 days ago

    The master of the dark, the mysterious Dracula is very familiar to all of us. But what are his origins? Luke Evans stars in 'Dracula Untold', the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon,...
  • Watch: Justin Bieber strips down to his underwear, gets booed 6 days ago

    Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance on CBS's Fashion Rocks live concert and charity fundraiser, but the kind of response he got there was not something which he had expected. The Canadian singer thought of impressing his fans by stripping down to his underwear. But to his surprise, the 20-year-old...
  • Sonam Kapoor: People have forgotten that I am an actress, they don't take me seriously 1 week ago

    New Delhi: 'Khoobsurat' actress Sonam Kapoor feels her fashionista image and off-screen personality sometimes overshadow her identity as an actor. "People have forgotten that I am an actress, they don't take me seriously. First it was my dressing sense then my opinionated nature, both have overshadowed my identity of a...
  • Michael Jackson's 16-year-old daughter Paris Jackson sparks pregnancy rumour 1 week ago

    London: Late pop star Michael Jackson's daughter Paris sparked pregnancy rumours after she was spotted with a bulging baby bump. Paris, 16, and her boyfriend, who still hasn't been named, were spotted together on a dinner date recently, reports dailystar.co.uk. "I saw her at dinner and she twice made a toast drinking...
  • Inside Joan Rivers' funeral: Hugh Jackman sang, Bagpipers played 'New York, New York' 1 week ago

    Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that - like the late comedian herself - brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. At a funeral befitting a superstar, the...
  • Indian writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane's 'Court' wins best debut award at Venice Film Fest September 8, 2014

    Indian writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane's debut feature "Court" won the Lion of the Future award at the recently concluded Venice Film Festival. The 27-year-old filmmaker's multilingual courtroom drama won the trophy for its striking narrative style and also bagged the Orizzonti Award for Best Film in the festival. Swedish director Roy Andersson won...
  • After 'Terminator: Genisys' in 2015, producers announce two more sequels for 2017 and 2018 September 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Terminator' reboot sequels have been announced for 2017 and 2018 much prior to the release of its first film in the new trilogy 'Terminator: Genisys'. 'Genisys' is dated for July 1, 2015, followed by its sequel on May 19, 2017 and threquel on June 2 the following year, said...
  • Venice winner Andersson - bored by stories, inspired by 'Godot' September 7, 2014

    Reuters: Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson got his start in feature films with "A Swedish Love Story" (1970), so his film "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" that won the top Venice Film Festival award on Saturday suggests he has come a long way. "You know, I started my...
  • I was rather insulted my phone wasn't hacked: Helen Mirren September 7, 2014

    London: Actress Helen Mirren says she felt offended that hackers, who stole and published nude photos of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, didn't target her iCloud account. In an interview with The Sun, the actress quipped about the recent incident in which private iCloud accounts of 101 celebrities were...
  • 'I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents': Joan Rivers wanted her funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, camera, action September 5, 2014

    Comedian Joan Rivers died at 81 after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure and the funeral for Rivers will be at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. But the comedian had already made her funeral wish when she was alive. She had dedicated an entire chapter of her...
  • Comedian and entertainer Joan Rivers dies at age 81 September 5, 2014

    Reuters: Joan Rivers, the pioneering comedian known for her acerbic wit, classic put-downs and for asking "Can we talk?," died on Thursday at the age of 81 in a New York hospital a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure. Melissa Rivers, the comedian's only child, said her...
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson gives birth to daughter September 5, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Scarlett Johansson has given birth to a girl, her first child with her journalist fiance, the actress' representative confirmed on Thursday. Johansson, 29, and French journalist Romain Dauriac welcomed daughter Rose, the first child for both of them. The couple have been engaged since September 2013. The "Captain America" actress...
  • Sofia Vergara is highest paid TV actress at $37 million: Forbes September 4, 2014

    Reuters: For the third consecutive year, Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of the hit ABC comedy "Modern Family," is the highest paid actress on U.S. television, with estimated earnings of $37 million, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday. Like last year, Vergara, who earns $325,000 for each episode of...
  • E lounge: Fawad, Sonam talk about 'Khoobsurat' September 3, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor talk about their upcoming film 'Khoobsurat'. ...
  • Revealed! Angelina Jolie wore a stunning Atelier Versace gown covered in drawings made by her six children September 2, 2014

    People magazine has finally revealed Angelina Jolie's wedding outfit and the diva looks every inch the stunning bride in an Atelier Versace gown. Angelina Jolie looked drop-dead gorgeous in the ivory gown that featured spaghetti straps and a ruched bodice. But that's not all, Angelina and Brad's six kids...
  • Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars' nude photos September 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported. "It's so weird and hard how people take your privacy away from you," Lawrence said in a tweet on Sunday. The actress'...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' wins weekend, tops this year's box office universe September 1, 2014

    Reuters: The "Guardians of the Galaxy" misfits reached a new box office stratosphere over the U.S. Labor Day weekend, soaring past fellow Marvel hero "Captain America" to become the highest-grossing domestic movie of 2014. "Guardians" rang up $16.3 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, topping weekend...
  • 'Step Up: All In' review: Too much plot and less dancing defeats the film's very purpose August 30, 2014

    Cast: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, and Adam G Sevani Director: Trish Sie With Step Up: All In, we've arrived at the fifth installment in the dance-movie franchise, although - let's face it - they really keep making the same movie over and over again. Sure the faces change, and they move...

Masand's Verdict

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.