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  • Woman tweets she's from the Al Qaida, planning 'something big', backtracks after joke bombs and airlines threatens action 14-04-2014 02:42 PM

    Samir Mezrahi, senior editor at Buzzfeed, on Sunday tweeted a screengrab of a Twitter interaction between a user @queendemetriax_ (the account has been deleted since) and American Airline (@AmericanAir) that has created quite an uproar online. The story played out like this. The user tweeted a joke "hello my name's...
  • Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win Glaad Media Awards 14-04-2014 02:02 PM

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block. The pop star and "American Idol" judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or...
  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street 11-04-2014 12:06 PM

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was...
  • Lost Faberge Easter egg, saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer, on show for first time in 112 years 08-04-2014 10:07 AM

    A Faberg Imperial Easter Egg made for Emperor Alexander III of Russia and not seen in public for more than a century will go on show in London after being saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer who only accidentally realized its value. The Lost Third Imperial...
  • Nicole Kidman keeps the family together: Keith Urban 07-04-2014 06:07 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Keith Urban credits his actress wife Nicole Kidman for keeping him organised. The 'Somebody Like You' hitmaker talked about Nicole, 46, at a Music award ceremony held at Las Vegas yesterday, reported People Magazine. "I always give props to Nic. Because we travel so much as a...
  • 'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart dyes hair tangerine for new film 06-04-2014 04:58 PM

    Los Angeles: 'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart has dyed her glossy chocolate locks for a tangerine tone for her new role in actioner 'American Ultra'. The 23-year-old actress went for the colour change at Maison de Cheveux in New Orleans. A photograph of her new look was shared on the salon's...
  • Obama names Indian-American as alternate IMF director 04-04-2014 10:57 AM

    President Barack Obama is nominating Sunil Sabharwal, an independent Indian American investor in the payments sector, to a key job as US Alternate Executive Director at International Monetary Fund. "I am grateful these accomplished men and women have agreed to join this Administration, and I'm confident they will serve ably...
  • Emily Blunt to star in Denis Villeneuve's thriller, 'Sicario' 04-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Los Angeles: 'The Devil Wears Prada' star Emily Blunt is in talks to star in Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario'. The 31-year-old actress is lining up to star in the action thriller, reported Variety. The film will centre around a cop from Tucson, Arizona, who teams up with two mercenaries to cross...
  • Amy Adams to star in 'Story of Your Life'? 03-04-2014 03:43 PM

    Los Angeles: 'American Hustle' star Amy Adams is in talks to star in 'Story of Your Life', which is an adaptation of author Ted Chiang. The film will be directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script by Eric Heisserer. Adams will play a linguist who is recruited by the military...
  • Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes his silver screen debut in 'Begin Again' 31-03-2014 11:15 AM

    Los Angeles: Singer Adam Levine is set to make his silver screen debut in John Carney's 'Begin Again'. After acting in TV show 'American Horror Story: Asylum', Levine is making his move from the rock-star stage to playing a rising rock star on the big screen in 'Begin Again', reports...
  • Starbucks says India operations fastest growing in its history 20-03-2014 06:52 PM

    With 40 stores in 17 months of its operations, India is the fastest growing market in the history of the Seattle-based iconic American coffee chain Starbucks, according to a company statement. The US-based coffee chain, which had sewed up an equal joint venture with Tata Global Beverages, opened its first...
  • Scrap metal dealer finds one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs worth millions at a flea market 20-03-2014 01:07 PM

    London: There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest. A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur...
  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? 19-03-2014 11:04 AM

    London: Actress Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'. The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, reported Contactmusic. Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as...
  • New shirt lets football fans feel what players on the field do 13-03-2014 06:16 PM

    A new shirt can allow football fans to feel some of the physical sensations - such as despair, exhaustion and adrenalin rush - that their favourite players on the field are experiencing. Australian telecommunications company, Foxtel, claims to have created the shirt which uses wearable technology to let the user...
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' lead MTV Movie Awards nods 10-03-2014 01:52 PM

    Crime caper 'American Hustle' and financial greed tale 'The Wolf of Wall Street' each landed eight nominations for the MTV Movie Awards on Thursday, edging out dystopian saga 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and comedy 'We're the Millers.' 'Hustle' and 'Wolf,' which each went home from Sunday's Oscars empty handed,...
  • Veer: The bravehearts and the stories of their dream run 09-03-2014 05:22 PM

    Aerated drink Thumbs Up has joined hands with its brand ambassador Salman's Being Human Foundation and CNN-IBN for the campaign, which has American India Foundation (AIF) as implementation partners. This week we bring you the stories of such bravehearts who have unleashed their potentials and achieve their dreams. ...
  • Some of the worst air crashes in the last 30 years 08-03-2014 12:30 PM

    Some of the worst air crashes in the last 30 years 2010 - Air India Express Flight 812 crash at Mangalore airport - Dubai to Mangalore bound plane crashed on 22 May 2010, overshot the runway on landing, fell over a cliff and caught fire, spreading wreckage across the surrounding...
  • Amy Adams tries out her Oscar lines, and shoes 01-03-2014 04:47 PM

    Los Angeles: Amy Adams mixed show business with shoe business at Oscar rehearsals. The Oscar presenter and nominee arrived at the Dolby Theatre Friday in practical rain boots, which she instantly traded for sky-high silver stilettos. The 39-year-old star of 'American Hustle' stepped out on stage in jeans, a gray...
  • Vivek Murthy poised to become 'America's doctor' 01-03-2014 03:19 PM

    President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general, Indian American Vivek Murthy, is one step closer to becoming America's doctor, with a Senate panel approving his nomination despite opposition from the powerful gun lobby. Democratic controlled Senate is set to hold a vote on Tuesday to confirm Murthy, 36, an early...
  • You're nothing to me until you're everything: Best Hollywood lines of the year 28-02-2014 11:00 AM

    London: Amy Adams has been named the winner of a 'best movie line' title of the year for one of her dialogues in 'American Hustle'. The winning line is "You're nothing to me until you're everything" delivered by Adams, as con artist Sydney Prosser, to her lover (Christian Bale) in...
  • Indian-American firm to pay $15 mn for false claims 26-02-2014 10:55 PM

    A diagnostic firm founded by an Indian-American physician has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle charges that it falsely billed federal and state health care programmes and paid kickbacks to physicians. The Diagnostic Imaging Group (DIG), founded in 1985 by Mumbai native Leena Doshi, would pay $13.65 million to...
  • Indian-American boy locked in epic Spelling Bee tie 24-02-2014 09:02 PM

    An epic duel running into an astounding 66 rounds between a 13-year-old Indian-American boy and an 11-year-old girl in Missouri ended in a tie as the Spelling Bee organisers actually ran out of words. The battle at a branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday was between Kush...
  • Nicki Minaj's former stylist seeks $30 million in wig dispute 23-02-2014 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: A celebrity hair stylist has accused rapper and former 'American Idol' judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Friday seeking $30 million in compensation. Terrence Davidson, whose celebrity clients include singers Patti...
  • Agra: Auto driver kills wife, commits suicide 22-02-2014 10:39 AM

    An auto driver murdered his American wife and then committed suicide in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The couple were married last October. The police said the couple had had difficulties in their marriage for the past few months. ...
  • Dog files to run for mayor of US city 20-02-2014 04:59 PM

    Every dog has his day! A dog filed to run for mayor of a US city but the campaign was cut short as the canine's paper work was not in order. Dylan Westie, a West Highland White Terrier, filed to run for mayor of Irving, Texas, saying in a prepared...
  • BAFTAs 2014: The complete list of winners 17-02-2014 07:29 AM

    London: Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards, presented on Sunday are: Film - "12 Years a Slave" British Film - "Gravity" Director - Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity" Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave" Actress - Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" Supporting Actor - Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips" Supporting...
  • BAFTAs 2014: '12 Years A Slave' wins Best Film 17-02-2014 07:16 AM

    London: The force of "Gravity" was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday - but it was unflinching drama "12 Years a Slave" that took the top prize. Steve McQueen's visceral, violent story of a free black man kidnapped into servitude in the 19th-century U.S. South was named...
  • Jennifer Lawrence named as first presenter at 2014 Oscars 15-02-2014 03:22 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence, who bagged the best actress Oscar last year for 'Silver Linings Playbook', has been named as the first presenter for the upcoming 86th annual Academy Awards. The 23-year-old actress will help hand out award to the winner at the 2014 Oscars, which would be hosted...
  • 'American Hustle' grosses $200 million worldwide 14-02-2014 04:08 PM

    Los Angeles: David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' has earned $200 million at the box office worldwide. The film is the highest grossing film for producer Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures and has also set a domestic record for its writer-director Russell, reports hollywoodreporter.com. It has grossed $138.7 million in North America,...
  • Rahul Khanna agrees to go nude for TV series 'The Americans' 10-02-2014 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: Last seen in Anil Kapoor's TV Series '24', actor Rahul Khanna will soon be seen in American period drama 'The Americans' and in one of the episodes the actor will appear nude. Sharing a picture of the contract on Twitter, the actor wrote "I've bungee jumped & it...