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  • 'Birdman': Michael Keaton's deluded superstar persona addresses the debate between the mind and the heart 13 hours 42 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Who are you? Yes, YOU? It'll easily take a lifetime and eat up your afterlife to answer that. That's the point Alejandro González Iñárritu makes with his gregariously customized 'Birdman'. The "me" within is the offshoot of what "I am". It's never what another person thinks of "me". Yet...
  • First lady of US Michelle Obama defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event 14 hours 7 minutes ago

    New York: First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, joined...
  • 'Ted 2' trailer: Mark Wahlberg drops an entire shelf of sperm on himself; Ted uploads the photo with a hashtag #GrrMonday Yesterday

    A sequel to the hilarious Seth MacFarlane 2012 film 'Ted', this film takes the rude, dirty-talking teddy bear on a new journey. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried in key roles, the film has been written and directed by MacFarlane. ...
  • Justin Bieber apologises for bad behaviour in new Facebook video; says he was 'arrogant and conceited' Yesterday

    New York: Justin Bieber has apologized for his bad behavior in a new video posted to Facebook. The singer says in a 2-minute video posted early Thursday that his "arrogant and conceited" attitude over the last two years was just to cover up his true feelings. He said growing up in...
  • At 82, Oscar-winning actor Joel Grey comes out as gay; says his family and friends have known about his sexuality 2 days ago

    New York: Actor Joel Grey, an Oscar winner for his role in "Cabaret" opposite Liza Minnelli and who was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years, on Wednesday publicly revealed that he is gay. The 82-year-old actor, who is the father of actress Jennifer Grey and also has a son,...
  • Mr Incredible convicted of attacking Batgirl on Hollywood Boulevard 3 days ago

    A man who dresses as the comic superhero Mr. Incredible has been sentenced to 3 years probation after pleading guilty to attacking a woman costumed as Batgirl in a Hollywood Boulevard turf dispute, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Muhammet Bilik, 35, was also ordered to attend anger management therapy, perform 20 days...
  • From Oscars to Sundance, actors Suraj Sharma and Tony Revolori discuss India's 'Umrika' 3 days ago

    Park City: In the midst of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, actors Suraj Sharma and Tony Revolori found themselves comparing notes on Hollywood's awards season, both having made their breakout in films that stormed into the Oscars race. Indian actor Sharma, the lead of 2012's Oscar-nominated "Life of...
  • 'Fantastic Four' teaser: The future of mankind now rests on the shoulders of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B Jordan 3 days ago

    This is a piece of fantastic news for all Marvel fans. 'Fantastic Four', a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team...
  • 'Desert Dancer' trailer: Reece Ritchie features as the Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian; Freida Pinto as his friend 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Indian-origin Hollywood actress Freida Pinto-starrer 'Desert Dancer' has unveiled its first trailer. The trailer sees Pinto, 30, and her friends practising choreographed dance moves in suppressed society and risking their lives, reported Ace Showbiz. The movie centers on a real-life dancer Afshin Ghaffarian (played by Reece Ritchie). The video first...
  • 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay to make a feature film on Hurricane Katrina next 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: Ava DuVernay, the director behind the Oscar-nominated Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma," will write, produce and direct a feature film set in the time of Hurricane Katrina, the company backing the film said on Monday. David Oyelowo, who plays King in "Selma," is in talks to co-produce and...
  • Sundance documentary 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' pulls back curtains on Scientology 4 days ago

    Park City: "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house - not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. A week before the premiere, the Church of Scientology took out full-page ads in the New York Times and...
  • Steven Spielberg: 70 years after the Holocaust Jews still face anti-Semitism 4 days ago

    Krakow: Hollywood director Steven Spielberg said on Monday he hoped that the Holocaust commemorations taking place in Poland on Tuesday will be a warning for future generations, in light of a rising tide of anti-Semitism and intolerance against Jews. Spielberg was talking to Holocaust survivors in the southern Polish city of...
  • Angelina Jolie meets ISIS victims in refugee camp 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: Actress-director Angelina Jolie, who is also the UN refugee agency's special envoy, met survivors of ISIS attacks in northern Iraq. The 39-year-old visited a refugee camp in northern Iraq Sunday as she is on an official two-day United Nations trip to the autonomous Kurdistan region of the country, reports...
  • Acting is very odd, peripatetic: Benedict Cumberbatch 6 days ago

    London: Acting might have been in his blood, but the 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch says his parents didn't want him to become an actor. The 38-year-old actor said that his parents, esteemed theatre actor Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham who has appeared in episodes of 'Only Fools and Horses' and 'The Saint',...
  • Jennifer Aniston scouting honeymoon getaways 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston, who has been engaged to Justin Theroux since August 2012, is said to be scouting for honeymoon locations. "Jennifer has been asking friends for recommendations. Nothing is booked, but she's looking at Fiji and Bali. She wants to do things like couples' massage and have complete...
  • Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' wins big in the US box office battle January 19, 2015

    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...
  • 'Grown Ups' actor Nadji Jeter arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of marijuana January 19, 2015

    Burbank, California: Police say an 18-year-old actor has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of marijuana. Burbank Police. Sgt. Scott Meadows said Sunday that Nadji Jeter was pulled over shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday for an alleged traffic violation and was later arrested on suspicion of driving under...
  • 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...
  • Actor Stephen Fry ties the knot with partner Elliott Spencer January 18, 2015

    London: Actor Stephen Fry has tied the knot with his fiance Elliott Spencer. The couple married just two weeks after the couple revealed that they were engaged. They got married in the Norfolk town of Dereham, England. This is the first marriage for Fry, 57. The '24: Live Another Day' actor...
  • Iconic Egyptian actress Faten Hamama dies at 83 January 18, 2015

    Cairo: Iconic Egyptian actress Faten Hamama died Saturday after suffering a medical crisis. She was 83. Hamama was admitted several weeks ago to a Cairo hospital and was later released, but then had to be hospitalised again when her health deteriorated, the official Egyptian agency MENA reported. She was one of Egypt's...
  • Anupam Kher: Whenever I play the father's role, the film become a super hit January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Anupam Kher believes that whenever he plays the role of a father in a movie, it becomes a success. Anupam was present at the launch of film 'Baa Baa Black Sheep', in which he essays an on screen father to actor Manish Paul, when he spoke about it. "I'm...
  • 'The Imitation Game' tweet review: You actually want to watch it for Benedict Cumberbatch January 16, 2015

    'The Imitation Game' has quite clearly left an impact. With 8 nominations at the 2015 Academy Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, the film has proved that its idea, content, and the execution has been the best and most convincing. 'The Imitation Game', which...
  • Bill Cosby to perform in Colorado despite expected protests and new allegations of sexual misconduct January 16, 2015

    DENVER: Bill Cosby is planning to perform in Colorado despite expected protests and a new allegation of sexual misconduct. The comedian released a statement thanking his "courageous" fans and saying he's ready to perform in Pueblo on Friday and in Denver on Saturday. He finished his statement with references to his "Fat...
  • Stephen Hawking was worried biopic will find no takers January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Physicist Stephen Hawking, whose life has been captured in 'The Theory of Everything', was initially worried that the biopic will find no takers. The scientist thought that since the movie was based on a book by ex-wife Jane Hawking, it might be a biased portrayal of their relationship. "I was rather...
  • 'MasterChef India' host Vikas Khanna approached by Hollywood for a biopic on his journey from Amritsar to the US January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Award-winning Michelin-starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna has been approached by a Hollywood studio to make a biopic on his inspiring journey from Amritsar to the US. Officials of the studio are said to have already paid a visit to Amritsar to do a recce of where Khanna grew up. "Yes, it's...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' leads Razzies 'worst of' list; 'Legend of Hercules', 'Saving Christmas' earn 6 nominations each January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is rolling out with the most nominations at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards. The action sequel starring Mark Wahlberg alongside morphing robots led all films Tuesday with seven nominations, including worst picture, worst sequel, worst screenplay and worst screen combo. "Transformers" is also up for worst...
  • Woody Allen to make his first foray on the small screen; set to write, direct online series for Amazon January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles/ San Francisco: Woody Allen will make his first foray onto the small screen, writing and directing an online series for Amazon.com, the latest coup by deep-pocketed cable and streaming companies in luring the biggest names in film to television. The Internet retailer rolled out the news of Allen's series...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer: Have Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America created the thing they most dread? January 13, 2015

    Directed by Joss Whedon, 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' reunites Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johannson and Robert Downey Jr. as Earth's mightiest heroes, with Paul Bettany, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen debuting as the Vision, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, respectively. The film is slated to release on May...