STARS

  • Justin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount's 'Star Trek' franchise. Lin's rep confirmed the news Monday. Lin is no stranger to franchises. He directed several of Universal's 'Fast & Furious' films,...
  • Audi Awards 2014: Recognising South India's achievers 3 days ago

    The Audi Ritz Icon Awards 2014 recognises South India's achievers. The event saw the coming together of the most sought after film stars, achievers, business icons and diplomats. ...
  • Oscar Pistorius appeal ruling delayed December 9, 2014

    Pretoria: A South African judge on Tuesday delayed a ruling on whether to allow the prosecution to appeal against Oscar Pistorius's five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, saying she needed more time. After listening to arguments from the prosecution and the defence, judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned the hearing until tomorrow,...
  • Judge to rule on Oscar Pistorius appeal December 9, 2014

    Johannesburg: A South African judge will rule Tuesday on whether to grant a state appeal that would open the way for para-athlete Oscar Pistorius to serve more time behind bars for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Prosecution lawyers applied for an appeal after Judge Thokozile Masipa in October sentenced the...
  • Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma to auction movie costumes to help flood survivors in Kashmir and Assam December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have pledged to give their movie costumes to help raise funds for redevelopment of flood ravaged Kashmir and Assam. eBay India and Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) have come together for the cause, and are seeking bids for a charity auction...
  • Pop star-turned-preacher booked for blasphemy in Pakistan December 3, 2014

    Islamabad: A pop singer-turned-preacher in Pakistan has been booked under the country's controversial blasphemy law for alleged profanity against one of the Prophet Mohammed's wives. Junaid Jamshed, reportedly committed blasphemy in a video which went viral on social networking sites, creating anger among the conservative Muslims. Mobin Qadri of rightwing...
  • He attacked my integrity and tried to camouflage his cowardice: Gauahar Khan reacts after being slapped on the sets of 'India's Raw Star' December 2, 2014

    In a press conference that was held in Mumbai today, model and actress Gauahar Khan reacted to the recent incident wherein she was slapped by a man for reportedly wearing skimpy clothes. "He attacked my integrity and tried to camouflage his cowardice. Why doesn't a loser like him have a fear...
  • My focus is on playback singing, says 'India's Raw Star' winner Rituraj Mohanty December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: After winning music reality show 'India's Raw Star', Odisha's Rituraj Mohanty says the victory is just the beginning and that he now wants to pursue playback singing. "After the show, my focus is on playback singing. Yes Sufi is close to my heart, but before entering the show, I...
  • Gauahar Khan slapped during 'India's Raw Star' finale: I'm shocked, the incident is disgusting, says Kushal Tandon December 1, 2014

    New Delhi:'I'm completely shocked. This incident is so disgusting," said Kushal Tandon as he discussed the recent incident wherein model and actor Gauahar Khan was slapped by a 24-year-old guest, identified as Akil Malik, on the sets of 'India's Raw Star'. Gauhar Khan, who hosts the show, was shooting for...
  • Rituraj Mohanty wins 'India's Raw Star' December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Odisha's Rituraj Mohanty was named the first 'India's Raw Star' after receiving votes from audiences across India. Known for his soulful voice, Rituraj's consistent performance throughout the season of the singing reality show led him to victory. Going home with a Maruti Suzuki Swift, a contract with STAR Plus and a...
  • Gauahar Khan slapped by a 24-year-old during 'India's Raw Star' finale December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Gauahar Khan, who hosts musical reality show 'India's Raw Star' was slapped by a 24-year-old man during the finale, yesterday. The man identified as Akil Malik was detained after the incident. He was apparently against Gauahar Khan wearing short dresses during the show. A police officer said, "A man...
  • Mercedes celebrate F1 success at fan event November 30, 2014

    Germany: Thousands of fans helped Mercedes celebrate its success in the Formula One championship at the German manufacturer's "Stars and Cars" party on Saturday. F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and runner-up teammate Nico Rosberg drove a number of vehicles, including their championship-winning Silver Arrow, on a temporary track around the Mercedes-Benz museum...
  • 'Star Wars' awakens force with new stars in teaser trailer November 29, 2014

    (Reuters) - "There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" So begins the first teaser trailer released on Friday of the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the seventh installment reviving tales of a galaxy far, far away. The 88-second clip from director J.J. Abrams features a handful of scenes...
  • 'NC 10' teaser: Telugu star Akkineni Naga Chaitanya's character might be tough, but his heart belongs to Kriti Sanon November 23, 2014

    The actor released the teaser for his upcoming film 'NC 10' on the occasion of his 28th birthday. Directed by fimmaker Sudheer Varma of 'Swamy Ra Ra' fame, the film also stars Brahmanandam, Ravi Babu, Posani Krishna Murali and Pooja Ramachandran in key roles. ...
  • Book Review: Author Gautam Chintamani gives an wonderful insight to what made Rajesh Khanna a 'dark star' November 23, 2014

    Who is a 'Star'? The great Satyajit Ray believed that it was anyone who could firmly establish his/her screen presence without the slightest, distracting fuss or frippery, armpit rhetoric or theatrical posturing. Also someone who - through gestures, speech, mannerisms or any special unique trait - could guarantee...
  • 'Rangoon' first look: A lungi-clad Gautham Karthik stares you down from the first poster of the Rajkumar Periasamy film November 20, 2014

    'Rangoon', the latest offering from Fox Star Studios and AR Murugadoss, began its shooting this month. Starring actor Gautham Karthik in the lead, the film is being directed by Murugadoss' protege Rajkumar Periasamy. ...
  • Passing comet peppered Mars with shooting stars, say scientists November 8, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: The comet that sailed by Mars last month spawned thousands of shooting stars per hour and created a new layer of ionized particles high in the planet's atmosphere, NASA scientists said on Friday. At twilight, the Martian skies likely took on a yellowish hue from sodium in vaporized comet...
  • Modi government's austerity drive: Cut down on 5-star seminars, foreign tours, no first-class travel October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to bring down non-planned expenditure, the Narendra Modi government has announced certain austerity measures. The Finance Ministry said that it wants to cut down non-planned expenditure by 10 per cent. As part of the measures, the government has announced cuts on 5-star seminars and foreign...
  • Why promote porn stars when talented actors are waiting for opportunities to prove their potential?: Soni Singh on Shanti Dynamite entering 'Bigg Boss 8' October 27, 2014

    Are the makers of 'Bigg Boss', in an attempt to get huge TRPs, ignoring the potential harms of roping in porn star Shanti Dynamite as the second wild card entry of this season? Will the critics chide the makers for using Shanti to grab everyone's attention? These issues, which are...
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide October 21, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to...
  • Star Sports to telecast International Premier Tennis League October 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Leading broadcaster Star Sports on Thursday acquired the rights to telecast the franchise-based International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The IPTL will be played in indoor stadiums across four Asian countries - the Philippines, Singapore, India and the United Arab Emirates - from November 28 to December 13. The India leg...
  • 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...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'can't get away with this', Steenkamp's cousin tells court October 16, 2014

    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year, a cousin of the slain model told a South African court on Thursday. "I feel we need to send a message to society that you...
  • Slow-growing galaxies to reveal how universe was formed October 16, 2014

    Washington: Do you wonder why some galaxies flourish with star formation and others barely bloom? The answer lies in slow-growing galaxies. Using data from the European Space Agency's Herschel mission, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), astronomers have made some of the most accurate measurements yet of...
  • OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' surpasses one million UK sales; becomes one of the highest selling British songs of all time October 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Boy-band OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' has surpassed one million UK sales. The track first entered the Top 40 in August 2013 and hit number one in October, reported Ace Showbiz. The track becomes one of the highest selling British songs of all time. Band member Ryan Tedder said that the song...
  • Star India and Star Middle East bag new ICC broadcast rights October 12, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC on Sunday jointly awarded its audio-visual rights for ICC Events for a eight-year period between 2015 to 2023 to Star India and Star Middle East during which the channel will broadcast two World T20 and two %0-over World Cup tournaments. Star India and Star Middle east bagged the...
  • I'm a star campaigner: Ambala Cantt BJP candidate on leaders not campaigning for him October 10, 2014

    Ambala Cantt: Star campaigners are seen as adding colour to the poll campaign of political parties during election season. Even though Assembly elections are more about the presence of the local leaders, many parties have been relying on their star campaigners, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party. Like the Lok Sabha...
  • Intex launches three dual-SIM Android smartphones in India at Rs 6,990 onwards September 27, 2014

    Panaji: Homegrown handset maker Intex launched three new smartphones, priced Rs 6,990 onwards under its new 'Star' range as it looks to capture a larger share of the strongly contested Indian smartphone market. The three new devices - Star, Star HD and Star Power - will be available from September...
  • Milky Way destined to be Andromeda Galaxy's snack September 20, 2014

    Melbourne: Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to new research. Astronomers looked at more than 22,000 galaxies and found that while smaller galaxies are very efficient at creating stars from gas, the most massive galaxies are much less...