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  • Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song for 'Unbroken', says Coldplay frontman Chris Martin Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Martin jokes he was kidnapped by actress-director Angelina Jolie to write a song for her forthcoming film 'Unbroken'. The Coldplay frontman, who contributed the track 'Miracles' for her second directorial venture, says Jolie was so desperate to get him on board that she went to extreme lengths,...
  • Green Day to be inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Yesterday

    Los Angeles: American punk rock band Green Day will be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2015. The 'American Idiot' hitmakers became eligible for the Hall of Fame this year after they completed their 25 years since the release of their first album 1,000 Hours (1989), reported...
  • Watch: This 10-second 'Game of Thrones' season 5 teaser is cryptic yet thrilling 2 days ago

    A glimpse of the visions; the three-eyed raven; Tyrion; Ayra; Cersei; Sansa, and phoof -- it's gone. ...
  • 'American Sniper' trailer: Bradley Cooper portrays the soldier torn between his duties and family in this Clint Eastwood film 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: A new trailer of Bradley Cooper-starring film 'American Sniper' has landed online, highlighting his character as he juggles his roles as a sniper and a family man with a young child. The two-minute video sees Cooper's character, US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, getting emotional, reported Ace Showbiz. The trailer...
  • Father-in-law's death leaves Keith Urban devastated December 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Keith Urban found the death of his father-in-law to have a devastating and "huge" impact on his and his family's life. The 'American Idol' judge and his actress wife Nicole Kidman lost Antony Kidman in August when he passed away suddenly. The crooner says life without him is...
  • Epic 'Exodus' casts Christian Bale's Moses as reluctant leader December 13, 2014

    New York: With massive battle scenes, biblical plagues and a towering tidal wave, British director Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is an epic historical drama and retelling of the story of Moses as a reluctant prophet. Shot in 3D with striking visual effects, 20th Century Fox's 'Exodus' is the latest...
  • American football player ends up killing a raccoon that bit him while he tried to take a selfie with the animal December 11, 2014

    New York: An American football player ended up killing a raccoon after the furry animal bit him while he attempted to click a selfie with the animal. Jack Gangwish, 21, tried to take a photo of himself with a raccoon but it attacked him, biting him in the calf, the Lincoln...
  • Bradley Cooper: I see life much more gray as I get older December 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Bradley Cooper has been through a lot in life and says that his experiences have taught him a lot and now he doesn't look at life just in black-and-white. "Losing someone close to me. Going through love and loss.. knowing what's important. Realising that the bottom line is...
  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • Amy Adams' connection with dogs December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Amy Adams says her "spiritual animal" is a dog because she is always "hyper and friendly" with new people. The 40-year-old told Vogue magazine that she lashes herself into a frenzy of eager anticipation when she meets new people on sets just like a puppy, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "When I...
  • Race colours Ferguson verdict November 25, 2014

    In the US, the city of Ferguson is burning after a 12 member jury decided not to indict the white police officer who shot dead an unarmed African Amercian teenager in August. ...
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 American Music Awards November 24, 2014

    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories. Katy Perry, who was absent from Sunday's award show because of her world...
  • Taylor Swift receives the first Dick Clark Award For excellence at the 2014 AMAs November 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift has been named as the first recipient of Dick Clark Award For excellence at 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs). The 24-year-old, who is enjoying a great year with her latest album '1989' selling more than a million copies in a week, will receive the new honour...
  • American Actor Bill Cosby keeps mum on sexual assault allegations November 21, 2014

    Comedian Bill Cosby, in an interview declined to answer questions about accusations of sexual assault that resurfaced in recent weeks. ...
  • Back from North Korea, Americans recount horror November 10, 2014

    Two Americans who spent many months imprisoned in North Korea are now back on the US soil. ...
  • Robbers targeting Indian-Americans in New Jersey November 2, 2014

    New York: Several Indian-American families living in the New Jersey area have been robbed following the festival of Diwali, triggering fear among the community for their safety. Rajesh Singh said in a report in PIX 11 that after Diwali robbers came into their house, "tied" his family up and took...
  • Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves November 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: A prominent businesswoman has sparked outrage in Hong Kong by comparing the city's pro-democracy protesters to African-American slaves, suggesting they might need to "wait for a while" to win the freedoms they are seeking. "American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107...
  • Barack Obama names Indian-American as ambassador to Sweden October 24, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has nominated investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden. Raji, a top bundler for Obama who raised more than $3 million for his 2012 re-election campaign, was earlier appointed to the president's Commission on White House Fellowship last...
  • Coming soon! 'Archie' and gang to feature in a TV show October 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Archie' will be coming to the small screen as FOX has picked up the TV series rights to 'Archie Comics', developing it as a one-hour drama titled 'Riverdale'. The live-action series is written by former 'Glee' scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Greg Berlanti, reported Ace Showbiz. "This is a...
  • Indian-American jailed in US for selling fake sculptures October 18, 2014

    New York: An Indian-American foundry owner, who claimed that he had been invited to participate in building the world's largest statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Gujarat, has been sentenced to prison for selling fake bronze sculptures for millions of dollars in the US. Brian Ramnarine, 60, of Queens was sentenced...
  • Oil dips below $84, near four-year low, on oversupply October 15, 2014

    London: Brent crude fell to a fresh 47-month low on Wednesday, dipping below $84 a barrel as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply. Oil saw its biggest daily fall in more than three years on Tuesday after the West's energy watchdog slashed its forecasts...
  • Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations October 14, 2014

    Reuters: Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with...
  • India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India's air pollution policies are more successful than the water pollution ones because of the country's Supreme Court's effective intervention to address matters polluting the atmosphere, according to a new study. The study, published in the October issue of the American Economic Review, says that high levels of...
  • 'American Horror Story' crime counterpart tackles OJ Simpson trial October 8, 2014

    (Reuters) - With "American Horror Story" drumming up scares for cable channel FX, its new companion series "American Crime Story" will serve those drawn to real life criminal investigations, the network said on Tuesday. "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" is the next venture for "American Horror Story" creator...
  • Social media can generate content for advertisers: Expert October 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian advertisers can use social media as a content generator besides utilising it as a new marketing medium, says an expert. "Millions of people all over the world are sharing videos and pictures every day on a number of social media platforms. You can filter out the type of...
  • Islamic State beheads another British hostage, releases video October 4, 2014

    Cairo: An Internet video released on Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in US-led airstrikes. The video mirrored other beheading videos shot by the Islamic State group, which now holds territory...
  • I'm an actor, I love acting, whether it is in India, America or anywhere in the world: Kunal Nayyar October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Kunal Nayyar has found worldwide fame for playing a nerdy, awkward astrophysicist on hit American TV show 'The Big Bang Theory' but the actor from Delhi says his heart still lies in his homeland and he would love to do a Bollywood film soon. The 33-year-old actor, who got...
  • Indian Americans have high hopes on PM Modi September 30, 2014

    Indian couple who run an NGO in the US are hopeful that with the help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they will be able to open a similar organisation back in India too. ...
  • Indian-Americans wait outside White House to catch a glimpse of PM Modi September 30, 2014

    An good number on Indian-Americans are waiting outside the White House to catch a glimpse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. US President Barack Obama has hosted a private dinner for the PM. ...
  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes, 21st time in a row September 30, 2014

    New York: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released yesterday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 per cent to USD 2.29 trillion,...