Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) All films should not be measured with the same yardstick, feels director Sangeeth Sivan, and suggests that those who don't have an appetite for over-the-top comedy should avoid "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2" (YPD2). More »Dislike over-the-top comedy, avoid YPD2: Sangeeth Sivan
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) It's a misconception that a director has to compromise with his or her ideas while working with a big banner, says "Aurangzeb" director Atul Sabharwal and admits that under the umbrella of a big name "you are protected". More »Big banners don't entail compromises: Atul Sabharwal
By Ronald Grover (Reuters) - Mel Brooks, whose long career in comedy includes writing and directing hilarious films like "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein," will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on June 6. And if you ask him, it's about time. "They're finally recognizing that I'm a pretty good director," the 86-year-old former standup comedian said in a wide-ranging interview at his Culver City offices near Los Angeles. "They say, 'Comedy force, good writer, funny actor. Nobody ever, in the press or anywhere, said I was a good director. ... More »Mel Brooks: 'I'm finally getting recognized as a good director'
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Tamil director Gaurav Narayanan is gung ho about his team for having successfully completed the first schedule of "Sigaram Thodu" in extreme climatic conditions in the Himalayas. More »Team 'Sigaram Thodu' shoots in minus 2 degrees temperature
"I think social-networking sites are an addiction today," Pooja told reporters here Monday at the launch of "Broomstick", which offers interesting options to the online community. More »Social-networking sites addictive: Pooja Missra
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Big-budget Indian movies are setting trends in high-end fashion and costume designing, say Falguni and Shane Peacock, who have designed for the likes of Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez as well as Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu back home. More »Indian cinema big on high-end fashion: Falguni and Shane Peacock
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Ian Kittichai has come a long way from his humble roots pushing a food cart through his Bangkok neighbourhood and now commands a vast restaurant empire stretching from New York to Mumbai. Though Kittichai has done his part to educate diners outside Thailand about the repertoire of Thai cuisine that extends well beyond green chicken curry, he's gone the other way in Thailand with the country's first gastro pub, "Hyde & Seek", which he opened in 2010. ... More »World Chefs: From food cart to restaurant empire for Thai 'Chef Ian'
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Being a celebrity comes with a price but Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor says she likes everything about stardom, including the constant attention and the odd hours. More »I like everything about stardom: Sonam Kapoor
Lips are one of the most basic features that define your face and expressions. Your lips give the ultimate appeal to your face. But, if lips are such an important part of your overall charm then why do you pay such little attention on their care? Without proper care your lips can become dark and dull. To get a natural pink colour on your lips, it is very important to follow a proper lip care regime regularly. So, here are few effective tips that will help you get that natural pink colour. More »8 Tips to Get Pink Lips Naturally
Bearing children is the most important thing after marriage for a couple. It has been understood as one of the "samskars" among the Shodasha Samskars. Progeny appears very easy for some people yet very difficult for others. Some find it easy to have multiple children yet others find it difficult to have only one child. Let us try to have an insight in the factors that govern progeny.JupiterJupiter is the key significator for children in Astrology. A strongly placed Jupiter in the horoscope promotes progeny. ... More »Planets and Children
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The small, boyhood home of rock legend Little Richard has been spared the wrecking ball and will be moved to make way for an interstate highway, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The piano-pounding performer who became internationally known for his 1950s songs, "Tutti Frutti" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" was born in Macon, about 90 miles south of Atlanta, during the Great Depression. Known for his pompadour hairstyle and flamboyant costumes, he is now 80-years-old and living in Tennessee. ... More »Little Richard's boyhood home in Georgia spared from demolition
By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Music lovers wanting to hear live tunes without going to a concert or club or leaving the comfort of their home can use new computer apps that connect them to events in venues around the world. Although event-streaming sites like Livestream offer some live concerts, these apps are tailored exclusively for music and try to capture the atmosphere and social aspects of a live show. "Going to a concert is about the music. ... More »New apps bring live music into the home
Honeymooners and other tourists from the Gulf are heading to the throbbing heart of Dubai to beat the summer heat by cooling off at the first "ice lounge" in the Middle East. The interior decor of Dubai's Chillout cafe is made entirely of carved ice, with frozen picture frames, ice curtains and frosty seats covered in fur. The interior of the cafe, owned by UAE's Sharaf Group, is lit with multi-coloured fluorescent lights. More »Chilling out in sizzling Dubai's all-ice cafe
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Robbers equipped with ropes, hammers and chisels broke into a strong-room at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium after a Justin Bieber concert and made off with 3 million rand in cash, local media and police said on Monday. An officer from the nearby Booysens police station in the sprawling Soweto township said officials at the stadium, which hosted the final of the 2010 soccer World Cup, only realised the cash was missing on Monday morning. ... More »Robbers target Bieber's S.Africa concert, steal $330,000
REUTERS - Trailblazing broadcast journalist Barbara Walters, known for her interviews with world leaders and celebrities and the first woman to co-anchor a U.S. evening news program, said on Monday she will retire in the summer of 2014. With tears in her eyes, Walters, 83, announced her upcoming resignation on "The View," the all-woman show she created in 1997. "I have been on television for over 50 years," she said as her co-hosts watched. "In the summer of 2014 I plan to retire from appearing on television." Walters described her career as amazing, fascinating, and sometimes bumpy. ... More »U.S. TV journalist Barbara Walters announces retirement
By Catherine Hornby ROME (Reuters) - The thought of eating beetles, caterpillars and ants may give you the creeps, but the authors of a U.N. report published on Monday said the health benefits of consuming nutritious insects could help fight obesity. More than 1,900 species of insects are eaten around the world, mainly in Africa and Asia, but people in the West generally turn their noses up at the likes of grasshoppers, termites and other crunchy fare. The authors of the study by the Forestry Department, part of the U.N. ... More »Eating insects could help fight obesity, U.N. says
REUTERS - The 2013 Cannes film festival opens on Wednesday with Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" and ends on May 26 with the presentation of the coveted Palme D'Or award for best film. Hundreds of movies will be showcased at the world's biggest film festival held on the glamorous French Riviera, where stars walk the red carpet and film professionals buy and sell titles hoping to snare the next hit. ... More »Factbox: 15 films to look out for at Cannes festival
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) "Raanjhanaa" director Aanand L. Rai has also directed a non-commercial film "Strangers" which didn't manage to garner much success at the box office. Rai said he has learnt a lot with time. More »From 'Strangers' to 'Raanjhanaa', I have grown a lot: Aanand L. Rai
According to the Hindu calendar, today is Akshaya Tritiya, a day as auspicious as any Hindu festival. It is considered to be an auspicious day for starting any new ventures or activities, such as tying the holy knot of matrimony. In urban cities, most of us usually associate this day to be auspicious for buying gold jewellery, with individual jewellers and major brands offering amazing discounts and deals. But, Akshay Tritiya holds a more important cultural and religious significance than that. Importance of this day More »Akshaya Tritiya, the Best Day to Get Married
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Bollywood couple Kajol and Ajay Devgn, who on Saturday reached Lonavala to support Kajol's mother and actress Tanuja's campaign "Save Environment", cherished their childhood memories associated with the place. More »Ajay, Kajol recall childhood memories of Lonavala
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Vikramaditya Motwane, who is set for the release of his second directorial venture "Lootera", says he had a hard time shooting for the film. More »It was difficult shooting 'Lootera': Vikramaditya Motwane
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Dev Goel, son of director Jyotin Goel, is set to make his debut as an actor and writer with comedy "Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke". He says he will be very happy if his debut film also becomes a hit just like the film "Rocky" proved for the Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone. More »Dev Goel wants a superhit debut like Stallone's 'Rocky'