Entertainment

  • James Cameron almost fired 'Avatar' sequel writers
    Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS): Filmmaker James Cameron has shared that the pre-production of his upcoming "Avatar" sequels was not as smooth as it seemed. The director told author Marianne Williamson that he almost fired his "Avatar" sequel writers' room, which is pitching new ideas for the upcoming movies, reports aceshowbiz.com. "When I sat down to write the sequels, I knew there were going to be three at the time, and eventually it turned into f
  • Malaika Arora takes first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS)   Malaika Arora has taken the first jab of the Covid vaccine and shared that she is eligible for it. Malaika posted a picture on Instagram, that shows her being administered the shot by a healthcare worker. "I took the first dose of the Covid vaccine. Because #wereinthistogether! Lets go warriors, lets win this #WarAgainstVirus," Malaika wrote.   She urged everyone to take their shots on time. "Don't forget to take yo
  • Hailey Bieber says trolls 'mess' with her mind
    Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) American model Hailey Bieber, who is married to pop star Justin Bieber, says she has limited the use of Instagram owing to heavy trolling. Hailey was speaking to psychologist Jessica Clemons in a new vlog when she made the revelation. "I think when you're going through a situation where you just have so many people hounding you with the same thing over and over and over again. It starts to mess with your mind and then you start to question eve
  • Why writing 'We are the world' with Michael Jackson was a scary deal for Lionel Richie
    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Singer Lionel Richie shares a humorous account while recollecting his experience of writing the peace anthem "We are the world" with late pop star Micheal Jackson. "The obstacle of writing the song was not writing the song. The obstacle of writing the song was the python he had, the albino python that he lost in the bedroom," Richie said on The Drew Barrymore Show. "So, we are writing the lyrics and I'm lying on the floor and I
  • Amitabh Bachchan receives COVID-19 vaccine
    Mumbai, April 2 (PTI) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday said he has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Taking to official blog, the 78-year-old actor revealed that every member of his family, except son Abhishek Bachchan, have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine. "Vaccination done... All well... Did COVID test for family and staff yesterday... results came today... All good, all negative... So done the vaccine," Amitabh Bachchan wrote. &quo
  • Alia Bhatt tests positive for COVID-19
    Mumbai, April 2 (PTI) Actor Alia Bhatt on Friday said she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under home quarantine. The 28-year-old actor took to Instagram and posted a note, informing her fans that she is currently following all the safety protocols listed by her doctors. "I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have immediately isolated myself and will be under home quarantine. "I am following all safety protocols under the advice of my doctors. Grateful for al
  • Kylie Jenner gives over $500K to cancer centre for adolescents, young adults
    Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS): Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner has made a contribution of over $500K to a new hospital lounge designed for adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Kylie donated $500,000 along with funds from Teen Cancer America, as her way to honour her cancer survivor friend, Harry Hudson. Back in 2017, she declared that she would use the sales of her line Kylie Cosmetics Birthday Collection to raise money for the non-profit organisation. "Teen Cancer
  • Colin Firth to play notorious novelist Michael Peterson
    Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS): British actor Colin Firth has signed on to play notorious American novelist Michael Peterson in a limited drama web series, "The Staircase". Peterson was convicted in 2003 of murdering his second wife, Kathleen Peterson, in 2001. Although he had claimed to be innocent of the crime at the time, saying his wife had died after falling down the stairs, police investigation hinted at the cause of death being homicidal assault. In 2017, Peterson subm
  • Rajini's Dada Saheb Phalke celebrated across nation
    New Delhi, April 1 (IANS): Respect and valedictory messages poured in on Thursday for southern superstar Rajinikanth, who will be honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Minutes after Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar made the announcement on Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Rajinikanth with a tweet, "Congratulations Talaivar". Soon Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu too, tweeted. "Hearty congratulations to Shri @
  • 'Voyagers' to release in India cinemas on April 16
    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS): The Hollywood sci-fi thriller "Voyagers" will release in Indian theatres on April 16. The film directed by Neil Burger stars Colin Farrell, Lily Rose Depp, Tye Sheridan and Isaac Hempstead Wright. "Voyagers" is set in the near future and showcases the adventure of 30 young men and women who are sent deep into space on a multi-generational mission in search of a new home. Originally scheduled to be released internationally in November 20
  • Oscar-nominated film 'Minari' in Indian theatres on April 16
    Mumbai, April 1 (IANS): The Academy Award-nominated film "Minari" is all set to release in India on April 16. The film is in contention for six Oscars this year, having received nominations in categories of Best Picture, Best Director (Lee Isaac Chung), Best Original Screenplay (Lee Isaac Chung), Best Actor (Steven Yeun), Best Supporting Actress (Youn Yuh-jung), and Best Original Score (Emile Mosseri). "Minari" has also collected six nominations at the BA
  • 'Godzilla vs Kong' highest-grossing foreign film in India post pandemic
    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS): "Godzilla vs Kong", which released on March 24, has become the highest-grossing foreign film post the pandemic in India, in a week. The film has collected a total of $25.2 million in regional revenues in Southeast Asia, on its opening weekend, with US$4.9 million (Rs.35.97 crore) in India alone. This makes it the second-biggest film in India in a week, in the Covid era. The film also opened on more screens nationwide (1770) than any other fil
  • NCB arrests actor Ajaz Khan for alleged drug links
    Mumbai, March 31 (IANS): The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Bollywood actor Ajaz Khan in an alleged drugs case early Wednesday, officials said. Soon after he arrived from Jaipur and landed at the Mumbai Airport on Tuesday, he was detained for questioning by the NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit and placed under arrest early the next day. According to NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, the actor's name emerged during the interrogation of a notorious drug peddler Shadab Shaikh al
  • 7 year old Sofia Livimi Swu visits Japfü Christian College
    7-year-old author, Sofia Livimi Swu mesmerized the students of Japfü Christian College with her book reading spree of “My Adventure in Fairyland” on March 31. Her book contents and impromptu responses bespoke her beautiful and innocent mind. Chozila L Sangtam, an alumna of the college also read from her book of poetry “Meraki”. The college has been pushing on Street Food Skills and Write to Earn strategies towards gainful self employment, a communiqué
  • Britney Spears 'cried for two weeks' after watching 'Framing Britney...'
    Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS): Pop star Britney Spears has shared that she "cried" after watching "bits" of the recently-released documentary "Framing Britney Spears", which revolves around her career, popularity in American culture, and the conservatorship that she has been living under since 2008, which has sparked the fan-driven 'Free Britney' movement. "My life has always been very speculated watched and judged really my whole life !!!&q
  • Nikki Grahame trying her 'level best to beat' anorexia
    Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS): "Big Brother UK" star Nikki Grahame, who is currently in a specialised facility for the treatment of anorexia, is determined to win against the condition. Her mother, Sue, shared that Nikki is grateful for the love she is getting from people and is working towards a better life. "I heard from Nikki this morning, and she said, 'Mum, please stress how overwhelmed I am at people's kindness towards me. I just don't get it. But
  • Pharrell Williams demands justice for his cousin
    Virginia, March 30 (IANS): Grammy award-winning singer Pharrell Williams has demanded justice for his cousin, who was one of the two people shot dead in the Virginia Beach shootings on March 26. "The loss of these lives is a tragedy beyond measure. My cousin Donovon was killed during the shootings. He was a bright light and someone who always showed up for others. It is critical my family and the other victims' families get the transparency, honesty and justice they deserve
  • Amy Schumer's father hospitalised
    Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS): Actress-filmmaker Amy Schumer has shared that her father is in hospital. The 39-year-old took to Instagram and posted a selfie alongside her father on the hospital bed as she shared the news. "I have terrible news. My father was in an unfortunate magician sawing accident. He has a good spirit through it all and we're still hoping the magician will turn back up," she captioned the selfie on Tuesday (India time). Recently the actress got
  • Armie Hammer dropped from 'The Billion Dollar Spy'
    Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS): Hollywood actor Armie Hammer is no longer a part of the Cold War thriller "The Billion Dollar Spy". The 34-year-old actor has been dropped from the Amma Asante-directorial in the wake of rape accusation by a woman. The Los Angeles Police Department recently confirmed booking Hammer as a suspect in a sexual assault case opened by them on February 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier this month the woman, identified as Elfie, said
  • BTS condemn violent crimes against Asians
    Seoul, March 30 (IANS): South Korean boy band BTS issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the recent surge in anti-Asian violence, and shared their experiences of the racism they have faced. "We send our deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. We feel grief and anger," the band said in the statement. The statement highlighted moments when they "faced discrimination as Asians", including "enduring expletives without reason and were mo