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  • Pop legend Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities 5 days ago

    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for the man who accused "XMen" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a minor have asked to be withdrawn from the case, according to a filing on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hawaii.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...
  • 'X-Men' franchise director Bryan Singer accused of sexual harassment April 17, 2014

    Honolulu: A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the prominent director of the forthcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" forced Michael Egan III into sex...
  • Miley Cyrus gives up her new dog, says she can't get over the death of her last pet April 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Songstress Miley Cyrus has given her new pet Moonie to a family friend. The former Disney star revealed her decision to give the dog to someone in a Twitter post over the weekend, saying that she was not ready to have a new dog after her beloved pet Floyd...
  • KISS rockers Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens inducted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 11, 2014

    New York: Flamboyant rockers KISS and British singer-songwriters Peter Gabriel and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, but, as they had vowed, the four original members of KISS did not perform. The 1970s shock-rockers known for their outrageous costumes and makeup and hits...
  • Green activists, singer Remo pep up AAP campaign in Goa April 7, 2014

    Prominent environmentalists in Goa are rallying around Aam Aadmi Party candidates for forthcoming Lok Sabha polls while pop singer Remo Fernandes has penned and a "peppy" jingle in Konkani for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. Claud Alvares, director of environmental group Goa Foundation, was seen going around with AAP's North Goa candidate...
  • Selena Gomez to testify in paparazzo lawsuit against boyfriend Justin Bieber March 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Selena Gomez is reportedly going to testify in court in relation to a lawsuit launched by a paparazzo against her boyfriend Justin Bieber. The paparazzo said that the 'Come & Get It' singer was with Bieber during the alleged attack in 2012 and she was subpoenad in the...