• Wooing Bollywood part of J&K's fight against wrong perceptions

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 9 May, 2015 5:02 PM IST

    Srinagar, May 9 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government is going to rope in the Bollywood film industry to revive Kashmir as an "ideal place for film shooting so as to give a fillip to the tourism sector in the state and fight against perception mismanagement". Our work is to facilitate such things here", Shailendra Kumar, commissioner tourism, said at a press conference on Saturday that was also attended by the crew of forthcoming movie "Welcome 2 Karachi". The film crew is in Kashmir as part of a three-day promotional tour of the movie, which is a satirical comedy. The film's producer Vashu Bhagnani said: "We are happy to come to Kashmir for the film promotion. More »Wooing Bollywood part of J&K's fight against wrong perceptions

  • Akshay will bond with Preity, Upen on 'Nach Baliye 7'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 9 May, 2015 4:46 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Action star Akshay Kumar will be seen bonding with his former co-stars Preity Zinta and Upen Patel in the forthcoming episode of dance-based reality show "Nach Baliye 7". The seventh season of "Nach Baliye" is co-judged by Preity, author Chetan Bhagat and choreographer Marzi Pestonji. Overwhelmed by the positive response to TV show "Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi", producer DJ's Creative Unit is reportedly coming up with its sequel. The making of the show is in process and it will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television. More »Akshay will bond with Preity, Upen on 'Nach Baliye 7'

  • Meherbani, Shukriya: Salman Khan to fans

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 9 May, 2015 12:36 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) After the Bombay High Court suspended Salman Khan's five-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case and granted him bail, the superstar took to micro-blogging website Twitter to thank his fans. "All those who prayed for and supported me thank u meherbani shukriya," Salman tweeted on Friday night. The 49-year-old's sister Arpita Khan Sharma also thanked her brother's die-hard fans for their relentless support. More »Meherbani, Shukriya: Salman Khan to fans

  • 'Modern Family' actress Vergara gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

    Reuters - Sat 9 May, 2015 2:07 AM IST

    Colombian-born actress Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of comedy hit series "Modern Family", has received a star on the Walk of Fame, the 2,551st on the renowned Hollywood Boulevard. Vergara, the highest-paid actress on U.S. television for the last three years according to Forbes, posed by her new plaque with fiance Joe Manganiello and "Modern Family" cast members. The actress had earlier appeared on "Good Morning America", where she spoke of her ongoing frozen embryo battle with ex-fiance Nick Loeb. Businessman Loeb filed a lawsuit last year seeking to take two frozen embryos the couple created before they split. More »'Modern Family' actress Vergara gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

  • Salman Khan case: Bollywood supports the 'human' star

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 8 May, 2015 8:20 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Salman Khan's conviction and five-year sentence saw the film fraternity expressing overwhelming solidarity with the actor two days ago. The frenzy around Salman's conviction and subsequent bail appeared more in the fans on Friday than amongst the Bollywood fraternity -- at least on social networking platform Twitter. On Wednesday, popular names like Subhash Ghai, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu, Dia Mirza, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Kunal Kohli, Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Wajid Khan and Farah Khan Ali said they "stand" by Salman, who according to most of them, is the "nicest human being in this business". More »Salman Khan case: Bollywood supports the 'human' star

  • Dadlani warns fans against 'fake' Amitabh Bhattacharya

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 8 May, 2015 6:20 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Musician Vishal Dadlani has requested people to stop following a fake account of lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya on Twitter. "Just got a text from Amitabh Bhattacharya, the lyricist. Unfollow/block," Dadlani, who has worked with the lyricist in movies like "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Chennai Express", tweeted on Friday. "This fake account, @MainAmitabh is writing to ppl in the film business, pretending to be Amitabh Bhattacharya. More »Dadlani warns fans against 'fake' Amitabh Bhattacharya

  • High court suspends Salman's five-year jail sentence

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 8 May, 2015 5:04 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) In a major relief for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court on Friday -- while admitting his appeal -- suspended his five-year jail sentence in a September 2002 accident case, paving the way for him to secure regular bail. Special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said Justice A.M. Thipsay directed Salman to furnish a fresh bail bond of Rs.30,000 to the Mumbai sessions court. Later, Salman, accompanied by his team of lawyers, reached south Mumbai to complete the bail formalities at the sessions court after which he could return home. In the high court, Justice Thipsay said that when the jail sentence is less than seven years, the sentence can be suspended after the appeal is admitted. More »High court suspends Salman's five-year jail sentence

  • New study reveals 30pc of Tinder users are married

    ANI - Fri 8 May, 2015 4:58 PM IST

    London, May 8 (ANI): Tinder is considered one of the best dating websites for single people, however, a new research has suggested that 30 percent of Tinder users are married and another 12 percent are also in a relationship. The company's CEO Sean Rad said that Tinder was not just a dating app anyway as it was a "social discovery platform", the BBC reported. In a statement, Tinder said that they get hundreds of success stories emailed to them every week about a new engagement or a marriage Tinder was a social network and these were many uses for it not just dating. More »New study reveals 30pc of Tinder users are married

  • Rishi Kapoor stays put on Twitter, tweets on

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 8 May, 2015 4:26 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who was contemplating quitting Twitter, has decided to stay put on the micro-blogging site at the behest of filmmaker Sajid Khan. Was wondering mere Twitter wapis aane pe Kya 1/100th% reaction hoga (Wondering if my return to Twitter will generate 1/100th percent of reactions that the news of the suspension of Salman Khan's five-year sentence generated). Rishi had decided to quit the micro-blogging website Twitter after he courted adverse reactions to his comments against singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya and former "Bigg Boss" contestant Ajaz Khan's take on Salman Khan's 2002 hit-and-run case verdict. More »Rishi Kapoor stays put on Twitter, tweets on

  • Cyanogen partners Truecaller, brings caller ID to Cyanogen's phones

    ANI - Fri 8 May, 2015 3:59 PM IST

    Washington, May 8 (ANI): Cyanogen has announced a partnership with Truecaller in a deal that will put Truecaller's web-enabled caller ID right into phones running Cyanogen OS. After allowing it, it will inform the user about the identity of the incoming caller in less than a second. Dave Herman, Cyanogen's vice president of product pointed out that the feature does more other than identifying numbers and was designed to keep spam at bay. Besides identifying an incoming caller, it lets user report bad numbers. More »Cyanogen partners Truecaller, brings caller ID to Cyanogen's phones

  • Flickr unveils apps update, search service for desktop and mobile

    ANI - Fri 8 May, 2015 3:59 PM IST

    Washington, May 8 (ANI): Yahoo owned Flickr has rolled out an updated version of its website, software applications for desktop and mobile, as well as its search service. Some of the more notable changes include the addition of auto-tagging and image recognition capabilities, the latter of which will now see Flickr competing more directly with Google's photo service, Google+ Photos. More »Flickr unveils apps update, search service for desktop and mobile

  • Rishi Kapoor to retire from Twitter?

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 8 May, 2015 2:46 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor might quit Twitter after adverse reactions to his comments against singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya and former "Bigg Boss" contestant Ajaz Khan's take on Salman Khan's 2002 hit-and-run case verdict. Will retire from Twitter coz it has only given me grief," the 62-year-old tweeted on Friday. Actor Anupam Kher appealed to the "Bobby" actor not to quit the micro-blogging website. Be on Twitter on your terms. More »Rishi Kapoor to retire from Twitter?

  • Farah Khan Ali apologises for tweets on Salman case

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 8 May, 2015 2:20 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali, who came under attack after her tweets related to Bollywood actor Salman Khan's 2002 hit-and-run case were considered demeaning towards the homeless, has offered an "unconditional" apology. Ali shared a series of tweets on micro-blogging website Twitter on Friday to apologise. More »Farah Khan Ali apologises for tweets on Salman case

  • Ronit Roy is a friendly co-star: Priyal Gor

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 8 May, 2015 2:18 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actress Priyal Gor, who will be seen with Ronit Roy in the forthcoming episode of courtroom drama series "Adaalat", says she had a "comfortable" experience while working with the actor for the first time in the show. "Ronit is a thorough professional and a friendly co-star. More »Ronit Roy is a friendly co-star: Priyal Gor

  • 'Piku' is career-best display from Deepika: Ranveer Singh

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Fri 8 May, 2015 2:04 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh is going gaga over the "magical performances" by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan and his rumoured ladylove Deepika Padukone in "Piku". He says it's Deepika's best performance so far. More »'Piku' is career-best display from Deepika: Ranveer Singh

  • Americans favor Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert over conservatives for punditry

    Reuters - Fri 8 May, 2015 10:35 AM IST

    By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jon Stewart has spent 16 years skewering U.S. politicians and media as the liberal host of television's "The Daily Show" - and many Americans think he gets it right on the issues with his satirical look at the news. In a Reuters/Ipsos online poll, the Comedy Central comic topped a list of 10 pundits, with more than half of respondents saying they agreed with him on at least some issues. Stewart, who will host his last Daily Show episode on Aug. 6, also ranked highest on two other traits - fearlessness and most admired. Daily Show alumnus Stephen Colbert, who spoofed conservative talk-show hosts for nearly a decade on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," tied Stewart as most admired and placed second to him on issues and fearlessness. More »Americans favor Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert over conservatives for punditry

  • CBS profit beats as revenue from affiliates and subscriptions rise

    Reuters - Fri 8 May, 2015 4:07 AM IST

    CBS Corp , owner of the most-watched U.S. TV network for more than six years, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as revenue from affiliates and subscription fees rose. CBS, whose network is home to naval intelligence drama "NCIS" and comedy "The Big Bang Theory", said revenue from affiliates and subscription fees rose 10.8 percent in the three months ended March 31. The company has been focusing more on non-advertising revenue, such as subscription and retransmission fees, to help offset fluctuations in advertising revenue, which can vary from quarter to quarter depending on events. Advertising revenue accounted for about 51 percent of total revenue in the quarter. More »CBS profit beats as revenue from affiliates and subscriptions rise

  • Reese Witherspoon pursues polar opposite in comedy 'Hot Pursuit'

    Reuters - Fri 8 May, 2015 3:38 AM IST

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If Reese Witherspoon showed she can go raw and unglamorous in the drama "Wild," in her new comedy, the actress dons sensible shoes and big underwear to play the uptight cop to Sofia Vergara's voluptuous widow in teetering heels. "Hot Pursuit," opening Friday in U.S. and Canadian theatres, is a buddy comedy by women, about women, and mostly for women, and it started when Witherspoon - wearing her producer's hat - saw the potential of a comic pairing with Vergara. "She's very fresh," said Witherspoon of the star of ABC television hit "Modern Family." "I think she is one of the great comedy voices out there representing a whole other side of women and comedy." One a short, blond and blue-eyed American, the other a tall, curvaceous Colombian, together they set out to create an even odder couple of characters. They are at odds most of the time, tumbling through scenes of physical comedy, such as Cooper's inadvertent snorting of cocaine. More »Reese Witherspoon pursues polar opposite in comedy 'Hot Pursuit'

  • Happy and single, says Trisha Krishnan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 7 May, 2015 9:24 PM IST

    Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Southern actress Trisha Krishnan, who had got engaged to entrepreneur-turned-producer Varun Manian earlier this year, has confirmed she is no longer in a relationship and is happy being single. More »Happy and single, says Trisha Krishnan

  • "A Royal Night Out" sees future queen party with the crowds for VE Day

    Reuters - Thu 7 May, 2015 8:53 PM IST

    Slipping out of Buckingham Palace, Elizabeth and Margaret danced a conga in the swanky Ritz hotel, mixed anonymously among the crowds in central Piccadilly and cheered their parents from outside the palace gates at midnight. Or so tells a new film about Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her late younger sister Margaret and what they might have done on the night of May 8, 1945. Their cousin Margaret Rhodes has been quoted in British media as saying King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth allowed the then 19- and 14-year old princesses to leave the palace, but little is known of how they spent the night. "It's very much a fantasy ... I think the lightness and the comedic moments of the film really juxtapose the drama and intensity of that moment in time in the post-war era," Sarah Gadon, who plays Princess Elizabeth, said in a promotional interview. More »"A Royal Night Out" sees future queen party with the crowds for VE Day

  • Salman Khan Convicted - The Conspiracy of His Stars

    Astroyogi - Thu 7 May, 2015 7:08 PM IST

    There were very less chances that a star like Salman Khan could have been convicted for a 13yr old case with his innumerable fans from all over the world praying for his well-being. Ironically, before Salman Khan, Puru Rajkumar son of Bollywood legend Rajkumar was the first person who ended up crushing people and even left some crippled for life. More »Salman Khan Convicted - The Conspiracy of His Stars

  • Going to 'make sure' men, women get paid equally in Bollywood: Kangana

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 7 May, 2015 7:08 PM IST

    Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut on Thursday said she will "make sure" someday the divide between men and women in Bollywood in terms of paychecks is bridged. The actress was in the city to promote "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", which releases on May 22. The film is a sequel to the 2011 romantic comedy "Tanu Weds Manu". In "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", she will be seen in a double role of Tanu and Kusum. More »Going to 'make sure' men, women get paid equally in Bollywood: Kangana

  • Accident on 'Dil Ki Baatein' set

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 7 May, 2015 6:44 PM IST

    The Sony Entertainment Television show, which is loosely based on Mahesh Bhatt's 1989 film "Daddy", stars Ram Kapoor and Gurdeep Kohli. -*- Gurmeet Choudhary breaks down while performing Actor Gurmeet Choudhary broke down while performing a special act on the occasion of Mother's Day. The Star Plus' special show also has other TV celebrities like Sanjeeda Sheikh and Shakti Mohan performing. The makers of "Nach Baliye 7" have reportedly approached actresses Sonia Balani and Hiba Nawab to co-host the popular dance-based reality show with actor Rithvik Dhanjani. More »Accident on 'Dil Ki Baatein' set

  • Amitabh Bachchan was like a child on 'Piku' set: Shoojit Sircar

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 7 May, 2015 6:38 PM IST

    New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) "Vicky Donor" fame director Shoojit Sircar says veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan behaved like a school child during the shooting of their movie "Piku". "Working with Amitabh Bachchan was fantastic. People will see him in a new avatar in 'Piku', just like a new hero. One wonders if Sircar, who surprised the audience with his sensitive handling of the concept of sperm donation and infertility in his hit 2012 film "Vicky Donor", has also included humour in "Piku", which has the father-daughter relationship at its core. More »Amitabh Bachchan was like a child on 'Piku' set: Shoojit Sircar

  • Ranbir Kapoor, Maharashtra CM launch 'Marks for Sports' campaign

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Thu 7 May, 2015 6:24 PM IST

    Nirmal 'Marks for Sports' at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) here. Joining them at the event were actors Dia Mirza, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, Olympic boxer Vijender Singh and celebrity fitness trainer Deanne Pandey. We have a policy in Maharashtra where the child gets additional marks for sports. More »Ranbir Kapoor, Maharashtra CM launch 'Marks for Sports' campaign

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