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  • 'Fargo,' 'Normal Heart' win Emmys for TV miniseries, movie Yesterday

    Reuters: "Fargo," the TV re-imagining of the Coen brothers' cult film, won best miniseries at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, while HBO's "The Normal Heart" earned best TV movie honors for its depiction of the early fight against AIDS. "Fargo" gave FX Networks its first Emmy for a program, but...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Billy Crystal pays a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams Yesterday

    Reuters: With a lump in his throat and a somber tremble in his voice, actor Billy Crystal paid a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, two weeks after the comedian died in an apparent suicide. Crystal, a longtime friend of Williams who rose to fame...
  • Jim Parsons wins Emmy as best actor in comedy series Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Jim Parsons, the lovable geek on "The Big Bang Theory," is the winner of his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series. Parsons previously won the Emmy in 2010, 2011 and 2013 for his role as Sheldon Cooper on the hit CBS sitcom. He also was...
  • 'Cool' Emmys newcomers spotlight television's changing landscape 2 days ago

    Reuters: Three television upstarts and a field of film stars could shake up the annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday in a validation of the television industry's move toward sophisticated, long-form storytelling. Led by HBO's bayou crime mystery "True Detective," FX's snowy psychological miniseries "Fargo" and Netflix's online-delivered jailhouse comedy "Orange...
  • Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande take MTV VMAs stage with raunchy, upbeat performances 2 days ago

    Inglewood: With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday as raunchy performances opened the show, while Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran took home the first Moonman awards. Miley Cyrus, who set tongues wagging last year with her raunchy "twerking" during...
  • Beyonce, Miley Cyrus shine at MTV Video Music Awards 2 days ago

    Beyonce closed the MTV Video Music Award with an epic nearly 20-minute performance and was joined onstage by her husband and daughter which brought her to tears. Beyonce sang and danced in a metallic leotard - while Blue Ivy and Jay Z watched from their seats - as the diva declared:...
  • Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' becomes the most watched online music video 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Singer Nicki Minaj has knocked pop star Miley Cyrus off her throne after her "Anaconda" music video became the most watched online. Minaj's "Anaconda" has broken the record for the most views in 24 hours, snagging the top spot from Cyrus, who previously held the record for her single...
  • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer 3 days ago

    New York: John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside...
  • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer 4 days ago

    New York: John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside...
  • Beyonce and Jay-Z's 2013 Cuba trip no violation of US embargo 4 days ago

    Reuters: American music industry power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z did not violate U.S. sanctions on Cuba by traveling to the communist-ruled island last year, a U.S. government review has found. "We found no indication that U.S. sanctions were violated, and we concluded that the ... decision not to pursue a formal...
  • Emmys comedy race takes edgy turn as cable outnumbers networks 4 days ago

    Reuters: When ABC's "Modern Family" vies for its fifth consecutive best comedy Emmy award on Monday, not only will it battle the beloved geeks of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" but also a bunch of irreverent, foul-mouthed characters from cable and Netflix. For the first time in Emmy history, networks are...
  • New life for song dubbed 'viral hit of WWI' August 11, 2014

    London: A century ago, British soldiers marched off to fight in World War I to a cheerful, bittersweet tune urging them to "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!" Now veterans, military families and serving soldiers have taken to the choir stands to give the...
  • NYC music festival to require anti-drug video August 10, 2014

    New York: Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year. The final day of last year's Electric Zoo festival was called off after two people died of what the city medical examiner said...
  • Miley Cyrus does it again! She finds a new twerking partner in singer Lily Allen August 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: After her famous twerking during her Bangerz tour, singer Miley Cyrus did it again in Nashville, Tennessee. The former "Hannah Montana" star took her controversial Bangerz tour to her hometown and she thrilled fans by performing singer Lily Allen's hit "Not Fair" with the pop star, reports contactmusic.com. The two...
  • Beyonce to be honored and perform at MTV Video Music Awards August 9, 2014

    Reuters: U.S. pop star Beyonce, currently on a U.S. tour with rapper husband Jay Z, will receive a special award and perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month, the cable TV network said on Thursday, Beyonce, who received eight nominations, will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award...
  • Mariah Carey to spend 115,000 pounds to charter a private jet to fly her dogs to Britain for a holiday August 6, 2014

    London: Singer Mariah Carey is set to splash out 100,000 pounds to charter a private jet to fly her eight dogs to Britain for a holiday, and she has plans to shell out more for their luxury. The 44-year-old has decided to treat the eight pooches to a stay in a...
  • Johnny Depp to feature on Bob Dylan's new album August 6, 2014

    London: Superstar Johnny Depp will appear on a new album based on Bob Dylan's 'lost' lyrics. 'Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes' is the result of Dylan handing a collection of unused songs over to producer T-Bone Burnett to find a use for, reported Digital Spy. Marcus Mumford of Mumford...
  • Did Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z stay in separate hotels? August 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Superstar couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z's marriage is reportedly in trouble and are said to be staying in different hotels on tour. They are reportedly sleeping in separate hotels while on their "On The Run" world tour as their marriage is reportedly on its last legs, reports contactmusic.com. The...
  • Jessie J performs an acoustic version of 'Bang Bang' August 4, 2014

    London: Pop star Jessie J has performed an acoustic version of her song 'Bang Bang'. The single, which made its worldwide premiere last week, is a collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, reported Digital Spy. The 26-year-old singer admitted that not only was it the first time she'd performed it...
  • Birthday playlist: 85 of Kishore Kumar's greatest hits of all time August 4, 2014

    There were very few things that singer-actor Kishore Kumar couldn't do. The actor was a direct0r, actor, singer, screenplay writer, composer and what not. Interestingly he was never trained in music and his first stint in films was as a chorus singer in 'Bombay Talkies' which had his elder brother...
  • Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande to perform at NFL August 4, 2014

    Seattle: Pharrell is bringing "Happy" to the NFL. The platinum-selling musician will perform outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4 before the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers as the NFL kicks off its 95th season. Pop singer Ariana Grande will sing the national anthem. It will air on...
  • One Direction named Britain's best selling musical export August 3, 2014

    London: One Direction have been named Britain's best selling musical export for the year 2013. The band released their third album titled "Midnight Memories" in November last year and this has added to their success as it has became the year's biggest selling album worldwide. Despite releasing in November, "Midnight Memories" managed...
  • 'American Idol' contestant Michael Johns dies at 35 August 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns, who appeared in season 7 of the hit Fox singing competition and was voted off in an eighth-round stunner, has died. He was 35. The network and his family released statements Saturday confirming the Australian-born singer's death. His family says it appreciated the support streaming...
  • Taylor Swift to perform at MTV Video Music Awards? August 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'You Belong With Me' singer Taylor Swift is reportedly set to perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. Swift is preparing to give an 'explosive' performance at the awards on August 24 in LA, reported E! Online. "It's not a collaboration with another singer," a source said. Swift...
  • Mohd Rafi's native village remembers him on death anniversary August 1, 2014

    Chandigarh: Legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi's native village Kotla Sultan in Punjab's Amritsar district remembered him on his 34th death anniversary on as scores of people paid tributes. "We organised a function in the village. A number of people and Rafi saheb's fans thronged to pay tributes," Rajesh, a...
  • Orlando Bloom, Justin Bieber come to blows at a restaurant in Ibiza July 31, 2014

    Los Angeles: Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber were reportedly involved in a scuffle at a restaurant in Ibiza. 'Lord of the Rings' actor threw a punch at Bieber, who saved himself by ducking. It is not known what sparked the fight, reported TMZ. Bloom, 37, was in Cipriani restaurant when the incident...
  • Katy Perry tops Youtube list of most popular music videos 2014 July 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Katy Perry has topped the list of most played music videos for 2014, Youtube announced. The music video for Perry's single 'Dark Horse' has racked up nearly 500 million views and counting, reported Billboard magazine. It is followed by Shakira and Rihanna's hit 'Can't Remember to Forget You'...
  • Toby Keith, Taylor Swift named highest-paid country singers July 30, 2014

    New York: Toby Keith and Taylor Swift have been named as the highest-paid counry musicians in a magazine poll. The 'Who's That Man' singer finds himself on the top of the list after he raked in an estimated USD 65 million, while the second place is occupied by Taylor Swift who...
  • Gwyneth and I are still very close: Chris Martin July 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says that he and estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow will always remain close despite their impending divorce. The 37-year-old singer has two children with the Oscar-winning actress, reported People magazine. "The thing that we told everyone at the beginning of the year is true. We're...
  • 'Waka Waka' singer Shakira 'pregnant' with second child July 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Shakira is reportedly pregnant with her second child. Shakira and her soccer player partner Gerard Piqué already have 19-month-old son Milan together and are said to be overjoyed about the prospect of becoming parents again later this year, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "Yes, she is pregnant and she's very happy," said...