ENTERTAINMENT

  • Blizzard takes aim at the shooter genre with 'Overwatch' November 8, 2014

    Anaheim: After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind World of Warcraft is taking aim at the shooter genre. Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Friday to release a multiplayer shoot-'em-up PC game called Overwatch. The reveal kicked off BlizzCon, the company's fan-centric celebration where more than 25,000 attendees are competing...
  • Digital very much driving, not disrupting, profits in the media industry September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows. The study by Ernst & Young released on Monday found that media and entertainment companies "are continuing to increase their lead as one of the most...
  • How WiFi and Facebook are changing the future of live entertainment September 16, 2014

    New York: When John Travolta shocked theatre fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip Damian Bazadona. Bazadona, the president and founder of the advertising and marketing firm Situation Interactive, had been hired by Menzel's new show If/Then...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav exempts Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' from entertainment tax September 1, 2014

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has announced exemption of entertainment tax on Priyanka Chopra's biopic Mary Kom. "As the movie is based on life of boxer Mary Kom, it will be an inspiration for women of the state. The CM has decided to exempt it from entertainment tax", an official spokesman...
  • Akshay KumarTamannaah Bhatia starrer 'Entertainment' crosses Rs 35 crore mark August 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar's latest slapstick comedy "Entertainment" continues to entertain the masses. In the opening weekend, it has collected over Rs.35 crore in India. "#Entertainment Fri 11.16 cr, Sat 11.53 cr, Sun 14 cr. Total: (Rs.) 36.69 cr nett. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted Monday. "#Entertainment has decent weekend,...
  • Box Office report: Akshay Kumarstarrer 'Entertainment' mints over Rs 20 crore August 11, 2014

    Akshay Kumarstarrer 'Entertainment' has earned over Rs.20 crore in the first two days of its release. The movie is named after a Golden Retriever, who plays a key character and has been supported by animalrights activist and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi. "#Entertainment Fri 11.16 cr (revised figure),...
  • Akshay Kumar's 'Entertainment' rakes in Rs 11.57 crore on opening day August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar's comedy movie 'Entertainment' failed to create fireworks at the boxoffice and earned Rs. 11.57 crore at the boxoffice on its first day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted its first day box office collection and wrote, "#Entertainment Fri Rs. 11.57 cr nett. India...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Entertainment', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'The HundredFoot Journey' August 9, 2014

    In this episode, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Entertainment', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'The HundredFoot Journey'. He also talks to actors Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor on their coming film 'Singham Returns'. ...
  • 'Entertainment' review: The humour isn't just slapstick , it's also repetitive and lazy August 8, 2014

    Cast: Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia and Ritesh Deshmukh Director: SajidFarhad Anyone who's ever got a bad review tends to believe that movie critics don't want to enjoy a film. That they go into a movie thinking of new and different ways to shred it to bits. That's not true I can assure...
  • 'Entertainment' tweet review: Akshay's comic timing, Krushna's quirky oneliners will leave you entertained August 8, 2014

    Akshay Kumar and Tamannah Bhatia starrer Entertainment hits the silverscreen today. The movie is inspired from a real life incident and marks the directorial debut of Sajid and Farhad. Interestingly, the main lead in the movie is not Akshay Kumar but a dog named Entertainment. It's the...
  • Censor Board slams jokes on Johnny Lever's name 'Abdullah' in 'Entertainment' August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The censor board has objected to the way Johnny Lever's character's name has been mispronounced in the forthcoming film 'Entertainment' and asked its makers to change it. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which viewed the film late last week, has asked that Lever's character's name be changed. Said a...
  • Akshay Kumar talks about his new movie 'Entertainment' August 7, 2014

    Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar talks about his upcoming movie 'Entertainment'. The movie is set to be released on August 8. ...
  • E Lounge: Akshay Kumar talks about his new movie 'Entertainment' August 6, 2014

    In am interview with CNNIBN, bollywood actor Akshay Kumar talks about his new film 'Entertainment'. The main protagonist of the film is a dog. Akshay tells us about how this film beats any other comedy film he has ever done. ...
  • I want to play a villain's role more often, he has the most fun in a film: Akshay Kumar August 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Superstar Akshay Kumar says apart from catching up with different styles of comedy, he loves to play negative roles more often. The 'Entertainment' star said it gives him immense joy. "I think the villain always enjoys so much in major part of the film's duration. He fixes up the...
  • Akshay Kumar urges fans to support his Kabaddi team 'Khalsa Warriors' August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha along with rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh will attend the premiere of their forthcoming film "Entertainment" in London Aug 8. The Wave World Kabaddi League (Wave WKL), the first international Kabaddi league, will host the premiere of the Tips Entertainment movie at...
  • Actors singing in films is reflection of versatility: Akshay Kumar July 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has supported the growing trend of actors taking to singing in films, saying it shows their versatility. "What is wrong in actors singing a song? In Hollywood people act and sing at the same time... It is a hard thing to do. Earlier only comedians...
  • There are more dog lovers out there than there are action freaks: Akshay Kumar July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Known as an action and comedy star, Bollywood's 'khiladi' Akshay Kumar, who delivered a hit with 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', says he enjoys doing a range of movies for his fans, but loves the 'Heyy Babby' genre of entertainment most. In an interview, Akshay has spoken out...
  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to head entertainment and sports committee at the Indian Merchants' Chamber July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: National Awardwinning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has been roped in as the chairman of the expert committee on entertainment, media and sports of the Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC), the premier trade and industry body. Before Bhandarkar, Karan Johar, Manmohan Shetty and Balkrishna Shroff had headed the committee. Prabodh Thakker, IMC president, hopes...
  • Pak cancels licenses of 3 Geo TV channels for allegations against ISI May 21, 2014

    Islamabad: The licences of three television channels of the Geo TV network were on Tuesday suspended by Pakistan's electronic media watchdog for levelling allegations against the country's powerful spy agency ISI. The licences of Geo News, Geo Tez and Geo Entertainment have been suspended untill May 28 by the Pakistan Electronic...
  • Akshay Kumar: Would prefer a gap of at least 5 months between my films May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: At a time when his contemporaries are doing one film a year, Akshay Kumar has six releases lined up but the actor says he would prefer a few months' gap between his releases. Akshay has 'Holiday', 'It's Entertainment', 'Gabbar', 'Baby', 'Shaukeen' and 'Singh Is Bling' lined up for release...
  • 'It's Entertainment' is a fun film, enjoyed doing it: Sonu Sood May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood, who has mostly been part of action films, will soon be seen in comedy film 'It's Entertainment'. The actor found the genre challenging, but says the film's makers eased out the experience for him. "'It's Entertainment' is a fun film and I enjoyed doing it," Sonu told...
  • Rajkumar Hirani is our idol, say 'It's Entertainment' writers SajidFarhad Samji May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Writer duo SajidFarhad Samji, who are making their debut as directors with Akshay Kumar starrer 'It's Entertainment', say they keep the family audiences in mind while writing a story. Sajid and Farhad have previously written the scripts of films like 'Bol Bachchan', 'Housefull 2', 'Ready', 'Golmaal Returns' and 'Golmaal...
  • Maneka Gandhi launches the trailer of 'It's Entertainment' featuring Akshay Kumar and a cocker spaniel May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi Monday unveiled the trailer of Akshay Kumar starrer 'It's Entertainment'. She praised the film for being the first movie where animals were treated well. 'It's Entertainment', directorial debut of successful writer duo SajidFarhad, also features Tamannaah Bhatia and Krushna Abhishek. "I...
  • Cannes Film Festival begins with the premiere of 'Grace of Monaco' May 15, 2014

    'Grace of Monaco' starring Nicole Kidman in the role of Hollywood star Grace Kelley was premiered at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. The film also has an Indian connection as it has been financed by Yash Raj Film's international wing YRF Entertainment. ...
  • Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar judges a special episode of 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar Monday shot here for a celebrity special episode of Indian talent reality show 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' with Bollywood celebrities Farah Khan and Anu Malik. He was "amazed" at the talent. "I was very excited and was looking forward to the special episode. I...
  • US wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54: WWE April 9, 2014

    The Ultimate Warrior, one of US professional wrestling's most celebrated athletes, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday. "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of...
  • Salman Khan starrer 'Jai Ho' gets entertainment tax exemption in Uttar Pradesh February 1, 2014

    Newly released movie 'Jai Ho', featuring Salman Khan who had recently performed in Saifai Mahotsav, was given entertainment tax exemption by the Uttar Pradesh government. Earlier, Madhuri Dixit's 'Dedh Ishqiya' was also exempted from entertainment tax. Dixit, before release of the movie, had also participated in the 'Mahotsav' in Saifai, the...
  • Kapil Sharma shows off Indian of the Year award on his show January 7, 2014

    Kapil Sharma who was recently declared as the CNNIBN Indian of the Year in the entertainment section for the outstanding success of his TV show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' showed off his trophy at the sets of his comedy show. ...