• Comedian Tracy Morgan weds 14 months after surviving car wreck

    Reuters - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 10:24 AM IST

    Tracy Morgan, a star of comedy series "30 Rock" and cast member of "Saturday Night Live", married his long-time fiancee on Sunday, 14 months after suffering life-threatening injuries in a deadly car wreck, People magazine reported on its web site. Morgan, 46, sustained a brain injury and broken bones when a Walmart tractor-trailer hit his limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike as he returned from a gig in Atlantic City in June last year. The comedian's wedding to Megan Wollover on Sunday night was attended by close friends and family, the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Maven. More »Comedian Tracy Morgan weds 14 months after surviving car wreck

  • Rain puts damper on New Hampshire topless beach protest

    Reuters - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 8:50 AM IST

    By Ted Siefer HAMPTON, N.H. (Reuters) - Rainy weather put a damper on a plan for hundreds of women to shed their tops at a popular New Hampshire beach on Sunday in a statement for gender equality, with only two or three dozen showing up. More than 1,300 people had indicated they would attend the event at Hampton Beach. The gathering was inspired by “Free the Nipple,” a 2014 documentary and a national movement that, in the words of its proponents, seeks to “stand against female oppression and censorship.” The Hampton Beach gathering coincided with "Go Topless Day," which is loosely observed in the United States and other countries. More »Rain puts damper on New Hampshire topless beach protest

  • Boston police thwart possible shooting at Pokemon game competition

    Reuters - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 8:46 AM IST

    Two men linked to violent threats directed over social media at people attending the Pokemon Wold Championships in Boston were arrested last week on suspicion of illegally possessing an AR-15 rifle, shotgun, and hundreds of bullets, police said on Sunday. The men, 18-year-old Kevin Norton and 27-year-old James Stumbo, were stopped as they tried to enter the event on Thursday at Boston's Hynes Convention Center, the Boston Police Department said. Detectives learned they had toted a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle, several hundred rounds of ammunition, and a hunting knife in their car from Iowa, Boston police said in a statement. More »Boston police thwart possible shooting at Pokemon game competition

  • Have to pay a price for honesty in filmdom, says Shweta Tripathi

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 23 Aug, 2015 5:32 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Actresses usually prefer to keep their age a secret, but "Masaan" actress Shweta Tripathi, who looks younger than her 30 years, says being honest about one's age in the film industry, can have repercussions -- like when she lost out on a few projects. "Directors have been like 'Oh Shweta, you are perfect for the role'. Shweta believes that people should be given roles on the basis of their performance. More »Have to pay a price for honesty in filmdom, says Shweta Tripathi

  • Eat healthy and properly: Alia's fitness mantra

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 23 Aug, 2015 3:50 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The young and petite Alia Bhatt, who has flaunted her well-toned figure in a bikini in her upcoming movie "Shaandaar", says she ensures she eats properly. More »Eat healthy and properly: Alia's fitness mantra

  • Jewish musician faces down controversy with reggae set in Spain

    Reuters - Sun 23 Aug, 2015 8:57 AM IST

    An American Jewish musician who was controversially barred from a reggae festival in Spain before being invited back to play performed to catcalls from some pro-Palestinian protesters on Sunday, though the concert passed off peacefully after a tense build-up. Matisyahu, who fuses reggae, hip-hop and rock with Jewish influences in his songs, was uninvited from the Rototom Sunsplash festival last week when he failed to reply to a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood. Amid a packed audience at the event in Benicassim, near Valencia in eastern Spain, dozens of people whistled in disapproval as Matisyahu took to the stage in the early hours of Sunday, with some waving Palestinian flags and chanting "out, out". More »Jewish musician faces down controversy with reggae set in Spain

  • Katrina is hot: Alia Bhatt

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 11:18 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) "Shaandaar" actress Alia Bhatt says that she hopes to emulate sultry actress Katrina Kaif's balance of being hot, different and fit at the same time. "Regarding Katrina, you see all her songs whether it is 'Chikni Chameli', 'Sheila Ki Jawaani' or 'Dhoom', she looks different in each song. More »Katrina is hot: Alia Bhatt

  • Tulsidas Gifted The World Ramayana

    Astroyogi - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 7:12 PM IST

    Tulsidas, popularly known as Goswami Tulsidas was a great Indian saint, poet and a reformer. Many consider him to be the reincarnation of Valmiki who had penned Ramayana in its original Sanskrit form. Tulsidas Jayanti is celebrated in the auspicious month of Shravan. More »Tulsidas Gifted The World Ramayana

  • Nawazuddin wants 'Manjhi...' to be known as symbol of love

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 6:12 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the lead role in Ketan Mehta's "Manjhi - The Mountain Man", wants the symbolic mountain in Gehlaur to be considered a "symbol of love" similar to what Taj Mahal is known to the world today. "When people go to Gehlaur and see the mountain, a comparison comes to their mind that there is a Taj Mahal and then there is this mountain. The dedication and passion was more when Manjhi had made the monument. More »Nawazuddin wants 'Manjhi...' to be known as symbol of love

  • Down syndrome teens in Rhode Island crowdfund zombie movie dream

    Reuters - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 4:49 PM IST

    By John Larrabee PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Reuters) - Like many U.S. teens, Sam Suchman and Mattie Zufelt are fans of horror movies, which inspired them to begin work on a 30-minute action thriller they are due to finish shooting in the coming days. The 19-year-old friends and creators of "Sam & Mattie's Teen Zombie Movie" decided not to let another trait they share - Down syndrome, a genetic disorder associated with intellectual disabilities - stand in the way of their ambitions. The project began taking off after they shared their ideas with Suchman's older brother, Jesse. More »Down syndrome teens in Rhode Island crowdfund zombie movie dream

  • Nothing official: Sidharth on 'Bang Bang!' sequel

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 3:20 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Sidharth Malhotra has reportedly replaced Hrithik Roshan in the "Bang Bang!" sequel, but the "Brothers" actor says "so far there is no such official news". Asked if he will star with Jacqueline Fernandez in the sequel to the 2014 action thriller "Bang Bang!", Sidharth told IANS: "So far there is no such official news. More »Nothing official: Sidharth on 'Bang Bang!' sequel

  • Embrace all changes that happen to your body: Sonali Bendre

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 12:52 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Sonali Bendre, who often gets praised for her age-defying looks, says one should "embrace all the changes" that happen to the body in order to look beautiful. The beautiful and mesmerizing Sonali Bendre recently launched a beauty product and the occasion was perfect to get the secret behind Sonali's beautiful and ever radiant skin. Love yourself and that is going to show, everything else is secondary, you have to love yourself and accept yourself for what you are," Sonali said at the launch of a beauty product here. More »Embrace all changes that happen to your body: Sonali Bendre

  • Kapil made me laugh all the way: Elli Avram

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 12:26 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Elli Avram, who essays a love interest of comedian-actor Kapil Sharma in his debut Bollywood film "Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon", says he made her go through a laugh riot while shooting for the film. "He made me laugh so many times that I was getting teary and my make-up artist had to come every time to do my touch up! It was good fun and I loved it," Elli told IANS of her experience of shooting with the "Comedy Nights With Kapil" star. More »Kapil made me laugh all the way: Elli Avram

  • Easy to get lost in film industry: Shweta Tripathi

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 11:30 AM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi, who is basking in the glory of her Bollywood debut film "Masaan", says the film industry is competitive and one can easily get lost. The actress says the team of Neeraj Ghaywan directorial, which also stars Richa Chadha, Sanjay Mishra, and Vicky Kaushal, was supportive. Your film and work make a huge difference, but the secondary thing... your appearance... what you wear and how you are looking are also important," Shweta told IANS. More »Easy to get lost in film industry: Shweta Tripathi

  • Public plazas in New York's Times Square bring business, chaos

    Reuters - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 6:55 AM IST

    By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Times Square is notorious for its fast talkers, street walkers and con-men mingling among artists scrounging tips from tourists who gawk at themselves on jumbo video screens or take selfies with accommodating cops on horses. Much of the action takes place in pedestrian plazas carved into Broadway, souvenirs of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts in 2009 to make parts of the city more accessible to the public. It all contributes to a boom in Time Square's retail business and billboard advertising, plus fewer traffic accidents. More »Public plazas in New York's Times Square bring business, chaos

  • Leading actresses star in Priyanka, Freida film for girl child

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 11:52 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actresses Nandita Das, Madhuri Dixit, Sushmita Sen, Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra and Kareena Kapoor are featuring in film "Girl Rising - Woh Padhegi, Woh Udegi", produced by actresses Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto, who are also the brand ambassadors of the initiative, and will also star in it. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has pitched in with the narration. More »Leading actresses star in Priyanka, Freida film for girl child

  • Northeast film fest underway in Delhi

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 11:02 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) "Fragrances of the Northeast", a three-day festival of cinema from the northeastern states, got off to a colourful start here on Friday. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal, Secretary in the information and broadcasting ministry Bimal Julka and host of eminent film personalities from the northeast attended the inaugural ceremony of the second edition of the festival. "From my army days, I have interacted with people from the northeast and I can tell you, they are among the best people, absolutely loyal," Rathore said addressing the gathering. More »Northeast film fest underway in Delhi

  • We should learn from 'The Silent Heroes' Khwaish: Nawazuddin

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 10:12 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) "Manjhi- The Mountain Man" actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui feels that the spirit and determination shown by 13 deaf children in film "The Silent Heroes" is a source of learning and inspiration for all, specially the story of Khwaish, whose story has touched him. "About Khwaish, I would like to say that she has performed a massive feat. Nawazuddin said the title of the film is perfectly apt for these brave children as he terms them truly "silent" and "unsung" heroes. More »We should learn from 'The Silent Heroes' Khwaish: Nawazuddin

  • Americans clamor for Jon Stewart to host presidential debate

    Reuters - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 9:49 PM IST

    Just two weeks after Jon Stewart stepped away from television, Americans are clamoring to get him back as moderator of one of the presidential candidates debates. As of midday Friday, more than 159,000 people had signed a petition for the comedian to be a debate host because he has played "an influential and iconic role in covering U.S. politics and media." Stewart, who ended his 16 year-run on "The Daily Show" on Aug. 6, is more than qualified or the job, the petition said, noting that he interviewed 15 heads of state and 22 U.S. cabinet members "while establishing himself as the most trusted person in (satirical) news." Supporters of the Stewart campaign include Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley, who said on Twitter that he had signed. More »Americans clamor for Jon Stewart to host presidential debate

  • Mountain Man's family watches film on him

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 8:40 PM IST

    Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) The members of Dashrath Manjhi's family were happy like never before after watching 'Manjhi-The Mountain Man', a biopic based on Manjhi's life, at a cinema hall in Bihar's Gaya district. The Bihar government had exempted this film from entertainment tax. After watching the film, Manjhi's son Bhagirath said: "We are happy to see Baba's (father) real story in the shape of a film. More »Mountain Man's family watches film on him

  • Kaal Sarp Dosha and Its Remedies

    Astroyogi - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 5:28 PM IST

    You may have heard of the dreaded Kaal Sarp Dosha. It isn’t something unusual as almost 70 per cent of people have it in their horoscope.Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, and Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricket legend also had Kaal Sarp Dosha in their horoscopes but despite that, they both managed to achieve success in their respective fields and earned a lot of name and fame. What is Kaal Sarp Dosha? More »Kaal Sarp Dosha and Its Remedies

  • New season of '24' more complicated: Niranjan Iyengar

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 5:24 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Screenwriter and lyricist Niranjan Iyengar, who is back with the second season of his celebrity talk show "Look Who's Talking With Iyengar", is also busy penning dialogues for the second season of the Indian version of hit television series "24". Iyengar, whose career has taken many twists and turns, began his professional journey as a film journalist and went on to assist Manish Malhotra as a costume associate. "I started working as a film journalist in the 1990s. More »New season of '24' more complicated: Niranjan Iyengar

  • "Minute of silence" for Europe's refugees tops Austrian iTunes chart

    Reuters - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 5:18 PM IST

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A minute's silence recorded by an Austrian artist to protest against the treatment of migrants in Europe and raise money for refugees in a centre near Vienna has topped the country's iTunes chart, despite only being released on Friday. Proceeds from Raoul Haspel's track Schweigeminute ("Minute's Silence"), which beat German DJ Robin Schulz to capture top spot through pre-orders alone earlier this week, will go towards aid for people in the asylum processing centre in Traiskirchen. More than 2,000 refugees in Traiskirchen have been sleeping in the open for weeks, braving heat of around 40 degrees Celsius and rainstorms wrapped in blankets on the grass, and Amnesty International last week called their treatment "scandalous". More »"Minute of silence" for Europe's refugees tops Austrian iTunes chart

  • It's a shame: Saif on 'Phantom' ban in Pakistan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 5:12 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan says he was expecting his forthcoming film "Phantom", set in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, to be banned in Pakistan. The counter-terrorism drama film, directed by Kabir Khan, whose Salman Khan-starrer "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" hit the jackpot in Pakistan, has been banned in the country reportedly by the Lahore high court after a petition was filed by 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. "Unfortunately, certain films that they (Pakistan) will make, we (India) will ban, and certain films that we make, they will ban. More »It's a shame: Saif on 'Phantom' ban in Pakistan

  • Even as laws change, the 'M' word is banned in head shops

    Reuters - Fri 21 Aug, 2015 4:35 PM IST

    For years, the stores that sell marijuana pipes and bongs have insisted that the products they sell are for tobacco use, choosing their words carefully to avoid being ensnared in laws against marijuana paraphernalia. As states and cities across the country have lowered the penalties for possession, a patchwork of federal, state and local laws means little has changed at the head shops. Seventeen states have decriminalized marijuana - meaning that possession, but usually not the sale - of small amounts leads to a minor fine and no criminal record.  Four states - Washington, Colorado, Alaska and Oregon - along with the District of Columbia, have legalized marijuana, meaning that there is a state-approved marketplace for pot. More »Even as laws change, the 'M' word is banned in head shops

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