ROGUES

  • Actress Halle Berry's role in the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' cut down? March 17, 2014

    New York: Actress Halle Berry's role in the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' movie has been reportedly cut down. The 47-year-old actress joined several other stars from the original X-Men films for the new movie, including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen, reported New York Daily News. Berry's presence in...
  • 16 books to preorder in 2014 January 7, 2014

    Headsup for autumn/winter 2016, when Aleph will publish the muchanticipated novel A Suitable Girl by Vikram Seth. Less than 24 months to give A Suitable Boy another go, people! 1. The Bone Clocks David Mitchell Hachette A new David Mitchell book is an event, at par with a Christopher Nolan release. Not much...
  • Baz Luhrmann: I was an idiot to reject 'Harry Potter' May 18, 2013

    London: 'The Great Gatsby' helmer Baz Luhrmann had turned down the opportunity to direct the 'Harry Potter' films in favour of shooting movie musical 'Moulin Rouge'. The 50yearold filmmaker said he was contacted by producers of the wizarding franchise while they were planning the first big screen installment, 2001's 'Harry...
  • Oscars often miss Hollywood's greatest films, actors February 23, 2013

    People may think that in the director category, Ben Affleck got robbed by the Academy this year, but consider this: Alfred Hitchcock never won a competitive Oscar. Actor Peter O'Toole was nominated eight times but never took home the award. If that doesn't prove the Academy doesn't vote with posterity...
  • Bangalore's rogues' gallery to be digitised? June 30, 2012

    Bangalore: Ramesh Yadav, convicted of various misdemeanors, bears a rather morose expression on his face. Another notorious criminal who was dressed in an attire, fit for the stars, has no qualms about his deed. As they stare into the camera with befuddled expressions, one cannot help but notice defiance in...
  • Palin threatens to sue author of 'Rogue' book September 29, 2011

    Anchorage, Alaska: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin threatened to sue the author and publisher of an unflattering biography she said was filled with "lies and rumors presented as fact." The book by veteran political writer Joe McGinniss, "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," was published last week as speculation...
  • Blocking rogue gene may stop cancer spread January 25, 2011

    London: British scientists have discovered a 'rogue gene' which helps cancer spread around the body and say blocking it with the right kind of drugs could stop many types of the disease in their tracks. Researchers from the University of East Anglia said their findings could lead within a decade...
  • HarperCollins reveals cover for Palin's book July 30, 2010

    New York: The cover photo for Sarah Palin's new book is a portrait in red, white, blue and gray. The Alaska exgovernor and former Republican vice presidential candidate is photographed in closeup, wearing a gray sweater and American flag pin, which matches her flag bracelet. Her book, "America by Heart: Reflections...
  • Sarah Palin joins Fox News as political commentator January 12, 2010

    New York: Sarah Palin has signed a multiyear contract as a political commentator with Fox News, fulfilling predictions that she would pursue a career in TV after stepping down as the Governor of Alaska. "I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News. It's wonderful...
  • Sarah's memoir replaces Dan Brown's book as bestseller October 2, 2009

    New York: Sarah Palin's upcoming memoir is already the top bestselling book on the shopping sites of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, a month and a half before the book goes on sale. The memoir from last year's (2008) Republican vicepresidential candidate, titled Going Rogue: An American Life, is scheduled for...
  • Rogue trader in $7 billion bank fraud January 24, 2008

    Paris: A massive fraud by a junior rogue trader has punched a $7 billion hole in the finances of French bank Societe Generale, leaving its credibility in tatters and forcing it to get emergency cash. France's central bank and government scrambled to shore up confidence in the banking system after...