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  • 'One Direction' not surprised with no Grammy nomination; says there's so much incredible music out there December 13, 2014

    London: Popular boy band One Direction is not angry for being blanked at the 57th Grammy Award nominations. The five-member group, whose third album 'Midnight Memories' is the biggest-selling album worldwide in 2013, thinks there is a high quality of music up for the Grammy prizes, reported Contactmusic. When asked if they...
  • Actress Demi Lovato's house on sale for the third time December 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Demi Lovato has put her house for sale after three failed attempts. The 22-year-old, whose best friend Miley Cyrus resides just next to the house, has put her home in Toluca Lake on the market for a fourth time, with a price tag of $2.225 million, reports tmz.com. Lovato...
  • Watch how singer Katie Meluan struggled with a spider in her ear November 4, 2014

    Georgian-British musician Katie Meluan had one of her worst nightmares when a spider made its way into her ear. ...
  • Son to Usher: Dad, you're not a great singer November 1, 2014

    New York: One of Usher's sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the Grammy-winning star: "You're not a great singer." Usher says his son Nayvid Ely Raymond, who turns 6 in December, isn't impressed with the multiplatinum singer. "He doesn't care about what I do as much....
  • Music for relief! Bollywood singers and musicians come together for a concert to help Assam flood victims October 22, 2014

    As Indians were glued to their TV sets for the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly bypoll results, government and people's apathy towards Assam flood victims seemed to have been of much more concern to some of the most prominent faces from the Indian music fraternity than the polls outcome. Spearheaded by...
  • Pop legend Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities October 16, 2014

    New York: Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday. He earned more than twice as much as singer Elvis Presley, who died in...
  • Is Bryan Singer slated to direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'? September 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: Bryan Singer will reportedly helm the eighth instalment of the 'X-Men' series. The director, who worked on the first two instalments and recently was back for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', has been attached to the position since a while but now he has closed the deal with 20th...
  • Who is Peng Liyuan? Meet China's photogenic First Lady a style icon and hugely popular singer known as the 'outstanding songbird of the century' September 18, 2014

    China's gorgeous First Lady Peng Liyuan, who accompanied her husband and President Xi Jinping, has won many hearts in India, especially among students who cannot stop talking about meeting her at a Delhi school today. Students at the Tagore International School in the capital sang a song in Mandarin for the...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi in connection with the Saradha scam. CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said in Delhi that Gogoi has been arrested in Kolkata on the allegations of "conspiracy and misappropriation of funds" and he will be produced in Alipore court tomorrow. Gogoi was...
  • Man drops sex abuse lawsuit against 'XMen' director Bryan Singer August 28, 2014

    (Reuters) A 31yearold man on Wednesday withdrew a highprofile lawsuit accusing "XMen" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was an aspiring teen actor. Michael Egan filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought against Singer in April, according to court documents filed in Hawaii. Singer...
  • US attorneys want out of sexabuse case against 'XMen' director Bryan Singer July 30, 2014

    (Reuters) The attorneys for the man who accused "XMen" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a minor have asked to be withdrawn from the case, according to a filing on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hawaii. Lawyers Jeff Herman and Mark Gallagher say in the...
  • e Lounge: Shraddha Kapoor is the next bankable star July 17, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor credits her success to her 'Ek Villian' director Mohit Suri. The film crossed the 100 crore mark, making Shraddha Kapoor the next bankable star. ...
  • I am not singing to impress anybody, just love to sing: Alia Bhatt July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After proving herself as an actor in 'Highway', Alia Bhatt wants her future film choices to be equally brave and varied. Alia, who is the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt, had a tailormade entry into Bollywood with Karan Johar's hit 'Student of the Year'. The 21yearold actor, however, impressed critics...
  • 'XMen' director Bryan Singer asks court to toss sex abuse lawsuit July 4, 2014

    Reuters: "XMen" director Bryan Singer on Thursday asked a judge in Los Angeles to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an anonymous British man accusing the filmmaker and an entertainment executive of sexually abusing him as a minor. Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, asked U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson to throw out the...
  • 'XMen Apocalypse': Director Bryan Singer confirms the existence of The Four Horsemen July 2, 2014

    Filmmaker Bryan Singer had a treat up his sleeve for the fans of the XMen franchise on Tuesday. He uploaded a glimpse from the treatment of the latest edition of the series on Instagram. A treatment is a document put together before the actual script is written. The script page teases Apocalypse's...
  • 'Lookin' for a love' singer Bobby Womack dies at age 70 June 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: U.S. soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died, his publicist said on Friday. He was 70. The cause of his death was not yet known, according to his publicist, Sonya Kolowrat at XL Recordings. Womack, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, started...
  • Nigerian pop singer offers her virginity to militant group Boko Haram in exchange for the 200 kidnapped school girls June 26, 2014

    A 23yearold Nigerian pop singer has offered her virginity to the militant group Boko Haram in exchange for the kidnapped Chibok girls. "They are between 12 and15 year old girls for Christ sake. I am older and more experienced. Even if 10 to12 men have to take me every night,...
  • Jimmy Scott, angelvoiced jazz singer, dies at 88 June 15, 2014

    Jimmy Scott, a jazz singer whose soulful, androgynous voice won him the admiration of the likes of Ray Charles and Lou Reed before he found a wider audience later in life, has died at age 88, his wife said on Saturday. Scott died in his sleep at home in Las Vegas...
  • Assam's popular folk singer Khagen Mahanta dead June 12, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam's eminent folk singer Khagen Mahanta died at his residence on Thursday after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 72 and is survived by his singer wife Archana Mahanta, son Angarag 'Papon' Mahanta, a popular singer and a daughter. He was suffering from coronary and related ailments...
  • 'Lady Marmalade' singer Lil Kim gives birth to a girl, Royal Reign June 10, 2014

    New York: Lil Kim has a lil one of her own: The rapper is now a mother. Lil Kim's assistant, Noel Perez, confirms that the 38yearold gave birth to daughter Royal Reign on Monday. It is her first child. No more details were given. Lil Kim's hits include "Crush on You," "Not Tonight"...
  • I need to step up and own actions: Justin Bieber June 6, 2014

    London: Pop sensation Justin Bieber has apologised after a second video of him making racist jokes emerged online and claims he needs to "step up and own" his actions. The 20yearold singer said he needs to "take responsibility" for new footage, filmed when he was 14, reported Contactmusic. "At the end of...
  • TV executive files motion to dismiss Hollywood sex abuse lawsuit May 30, 2014

    Reuters: Television executive Garth Ancier filed a motion on Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a man who claims he and other Hollywood executives sexually abused him as a teenager. Ancier, who has worked at Fox and NBC, filed the motion in U.S. District Court in Hawaii after Michael Egan's...
  • Zarina Begum: Awadh's last surviving royal singer May 28, 2014

    Zarina Begum, 87, known to be the only living court singer of the Awadh Court and one of the most popular singers of 1950s and 1960s, lives a life of anonymity today. The sole surviving singer who can voice the baithak thumri once sung in Lucknow's royal houses, today struggles to...
  • 'XMen: Days of Future Past' review: There's a popcorn blockbuster quality to this emotional drama May 23, 2014

    Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart and Halle Berry Director: Bryan Singer It was never going to be easy to top Matthew Vaughn's crackling 2011 prequel 'XMen: First Class', which rejuvenated the flailing XMen movie series with a clever 60sset origin story. But Bryan Singer, returning...
  • Watch: Poetess casts her vote in true Varanasi style May 12, 2014

    With the polling underway in Varanasi, a poetess sings her way to the polling booth and cast her vote. ...
  • Bryan Singer, director of 'XMen' series, sued in second teen sex abuse case May 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: A British man who accuses 'XMen' director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager was spurred to bring a lawsuit against the filmmaker after Singer was sued by another man on similar allegations, the plaintiff's lawyer said Monday. The lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles said...
  • Bryan Singer slams sex abuse claim as false April 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer has broken his silence over sex abuse allegations by calling them "vicious and completely false". The director released a statement to deny the allegations but said he would abstain from media events ahead of X-Men: Days of Future Past's release, said the Hollywood Reporter....
  • Illness spoils 'Royals' singer Lorde's Australian tour April 23, 2014

    Reuters: Ailing Grammy award-winning New Zealand singer Lorde has postponed her Australian tour this week after doctors advised she needed immediate rest and recuperation, her promoters said on Tuesday. Teenager Ella Yelich-O'Connor, who uses her stage name Lorde, has been touring North and South America over the past few months and...
  • 'X-Men' director Brian Singer accused of sexual harassment; Plaintiff gives details of the purported assault April 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: A man who claims he was sexually abused by 'X-Men' franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued. With his voice occasionally wavering, Michael Egan III described abuse he said began...