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  • It was rumoured that I was born as man: Jennifer Lopez Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Singer Jennifer Lopez says the rumour that she was born as a small Guatemalan man is the weirdest false story she has ever heard about herself. The 45-year-old 'Papi' singer says there was a rumour that she underwent major changes to become Jennifer Lopez, reported Aceshowbiz. "I've never said...
  • Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims Yesterday

    (Reuters) - An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said in a letter to Eastwood and Cooper...
  • American Express says to cut more than 4,000 jobs 4 days ago

    Washington: More than 4,000 employees of American Express Co will lose their jobs over the next year as part of a restructuring program at the credit card company, a spokeswoman said. The planned redundancies contributed to a restructuring charge taken by the world's largest credit card issuer during the fourth quarter,...
  • Michelle Obama invites Indian doctor for State of the Union Address 6 days ago

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has invited a prominent Indian-American doctor, who is playing a key role in fighting the dreaded Ebola disease in West Africa, for Wednesday's State of the Union Address. Dr Pranav Shetty from the International Medical Corps is the only Indian-American to be invited by the...
  • Preity Zinta: Loved how 'American Sniper' showed the personal side of war 1 week ago

    New Delhi: History lessons are often synonymous with being boring, stretched and dull. But actress-producer Preity Zinta seems to have come up with an interesting method to gulp down all the facts, and that's through watching "true stories" on screen. "I love 2watch true stories. It's like a history lesson. Sadly...
  • Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' wins big in the US box office battle 1 week ago

    New York: Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" led U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. The film, which broke the record for a January weekend as well as for any drama opening ever, was directed by Clint...
  • Indian American presented with Martin Luther King Award 1 week ago

    Washington: An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr Award in recognition of his contribution to the legacy of the great leader through his efforts in international service and civil engagement. Azamgarh-born Frank Islam was given the annual award yesterday by Harry Johnson...
  • Canadian actor-writer Don Harron dies at age 90 January 18, 2015

    Toronto: Don Harron, who entertained TV audiences in Canada and the U.S. with his comic alter ego Charlie Farquharson and helped bring the Canadian classic novel "Anne of Green Gables" to the stage, died Saturday. He was 90. Harron's eldest daughter Martha said her father died Saturday morning surrounded by family...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Alone', 'I', 'The Theory of Everything', 'American Sniper', and 'Paddington' January 17, 2015

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews, two Bollywood movies, 'Alone', 'I' and three Hollywood movies, 'The Theory of Everything', 'American Sniper', and 'Paddington'. ...
  • 'American Sniper' review: It is a blunt, uncomfortable and thought-provoking film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bradley Cooper and Kyle Gallner Director: Clint Eastwood Bradley Cooper's measured performance in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is one that stays with you. It burrows its way into a faraway corner of your consciousness and just stays there. For days. Cooper plays real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, on whose memoir the...
  • We came to US to become Americans not Indian-Americans: Bobby Jindal January 16, 2015

    Washington: Asserting that he didn't believe in hyphenated identities, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said that his parents came to the US from India four decades ago to become Americans and not Indian-Americans. He invoked his ethnic heritage to make a call for immigrant assimilation and called people who talked...
  • US federal court dismisses lawsuit against PM Modi in connection with 2002 Gujarat riots January 15, 2015

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a US lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday. US District Judge Analisa Torres upheld the US Department of State's determination that Modi is entitled to immunity as a...
  • Cate Blanchett depends on indigenous Australian Emu oil for her skin January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Cate Blanchett, 45, says she swears by the power of Emu oil for keeping her skin in check. "I tend to use really basic creams, and I like to put an oil on, like an emu oil from Australia. It's from the Emu (bird) and it's really nourishing....
  • 'Boyhood' gets Linklater nominated for Directors Guild Award January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: Richard Linklater's 12 years of toiling on coming-of-age tale 'Boyhood' reaped a coveted nomination on Tuesday for the top Directors Guild Award, which has correctly predicted the best director Oscar for 10 of the last 11 years. Two-time DGA winner Clint Eastwood, 84, earned his fourth nomination for outstanding...
  • 2015 Detroit auto show: What to expect January 11, 2015

    Detroit: A walk around the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit leaves you with one message: The US auto industry, which nearly collapsed six years ago, is back with as much flash as ever. Multi-story exhibits have been under construction since October. There are giant video screens,...
  • US-based brewery seeks to end uproar over 'Gandhi-Bot beer' January 9, 2015

    Woodbridge: A brewery that drew condemnation in the US and India for its beer that carries the name and likeness of Mahatma Gandhi says it has received threats and is seeking a way to end the uproar. New England Brewery of Connecticut posted on its Facebook page on Thursday that the...
  • NASA closer than ever to finding Earth's 'twin' January 7, 2015

    Miami: NASA is closer than ever to finding a twin for the Earth, astronomers said, announcing the discovery of eight new planets that circle in the habitable zones of their stars. Two of the eight are the most Earth-like of any known planets found so far outside our solar system,...
  • 'American Hustle' star Amy Adams spoof film on 'Saturday Night Live' December 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'American Hustle' star Amy Adams parodied Christmas classic film 'Love Actually' in a sketch on 'Saturday Night Live'. SNL's Pete Davidson declared his love for the 40-year-old 'Big Eyes' actress in a scene reminiscent of Andrew Lincoln's grand gesture towards Keira Knightley in the 2003 movie, reported Ace...
  • Obama reassures Americans that troops in Afghanistan will come home soon December 25, 2014

    On the occasion on Christmas, US President Barack Obama reassured Americans that troops serving in Afghanistan will come home soon. Obama said, "Merry Christmas everybody! Now, we're not going to take much of your time because today is about family and being together with the ones you love." ...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 5: Tyrion Lannister sports a beard, Arya Stark gets a costume makeover; HBO teaser heightens fans' curiosity December 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: A new teaser of popular fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones' season five has been released, which shows character Tyrion Lannister, played by actor Peter Dinklage, in a new look. The 45-year-old actor will be sporting a beard in the series to conceal himself after having escaped from the castle...
  • Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song for 'Unbroken', says Coldplay frontman Chris Martin December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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...