• Kristin Chenoweth juggles dual roles as Tonys co-host, nominee

    Reuters - Wed 6 May, 2015 11:27 PM IST

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kristin Chenoweth, star of the Broadway musical "On the Twentieth Century," will juggle two roles during the Tony Awards as a co-host and a nervous nominee for theater's biggest honors but what she wants most is for her show to win this year. Chenoweth, 46, won a Tony in 1999 for her role in the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" but has never been in a Tony-winning show in her nearly 20-year career on Broadway. "On the Twentieth Century," a madcap 1930s comedy that takes place on a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York, has been nominated for five Tony awards. They include a nod for best revival of a musical and best actress for Chenoweth as temperamental Hollywood star Lily Garland, opposite Peter Gallagher who plays her former love, the bankrupt producer Oscar Jaffee. More »Kristin Chenoweth juggles dual roles as Tonys co-host, nominee

  • Jewellery should complement the person you are: Gul Panag

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 10:54 PM IST

    New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Jewellery should not dominate the persona of a human being, but should rather play a "complementary" role in life, according to actress Gul Panag. "Jewellery should play a complementary role in one's life rather than the dominating one," the 36-year-old actress, who was here on Wednesday to promote jewellery brand Zoya and its series 'The Spirit of the Zoya Woman', told IANS. If I see the jewellery of a person before him then that jewellery is not doing anything great for that person. "It's great for Zoya that people might see the jewellery first, but if I had to give a gift to somebody, I would pick something that would complement the person you are, that doesn't take anything away from you but adds to you," she said. More »Jewellery should complement the person you are: Gul Panag

  • Salman verdict leaves Twitter, Facebook abuzz

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 8:46 PM IST

    New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Social networking sites Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday came alive with discussions for and against superstar Salman Khan after he was sentenced to five years in jail in a 2002 hit-and-run case that left a man dead and four others injured. Hours later, the actor got two days interim bail on medical grounds. Salman Khan was targeted because he is a celebrity," posted Anuj Singh on Facebook. "I am depressed and heartbroken because I am a Salman Khan fan," tweeted Sabina Malik. More »Salman verdict leaves Twitter, Facebook abuzz

  • Salman returns home for two nights

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 8:38 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Sentenced to five years in jail by a Mumbai court on Wednesday, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan returned home for two nights after the Bombay High Court granted interim bail. More »Salman returns home for two nights

  • Bollywood star Salman Khan gets 5 years in prison for hit-and-run

    Reuters - Wed 6 May, 2015 7:32 PM IST

    By Shilpa Jamkhandikar MUMBAI (Reuters) - A court sentenced Bollywood film star Salman Khan on Wednesday to five years in prison for killing a man in a hit-and-run accident, the latest twist in the tumultuous career of one of the country's biggest box-office draws. The district criminal court's order drove down shares of firms connected to the actor and, if upheld, will derail major projects in the pipeline of what is the world's most prolific movie industry. More »Bollywood star Salman Khan gets 5 years in prison for hit-and-run

  • Abhijeet faces brickbats after tweets on Salman verdict

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 6:50 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) After the court verdict in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case on Wednesday, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya tweeted that roads are meant for cars and dogs and not for people to sleep on -- thus drawing intense flak. You don't deserve respect from the masses. More »Abhijeet faces brickbats after tweets on Salman verdict

  • Salman's journey from superstar to 'being human'

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

    New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Salman Khan, 49, the eldest son of writer Salim Khan, has had an easy ride into Bollywood. Though he made his acting debut as a supporting actor in the 1988 film "Biwi Ho To Aisi", it was his charming boyish looks in the 1989 film "Maine Pyar Kiya" that helped catapult him to fame at the age of 25, and give him a strong female fan base. The actor is also facing trial for hunting a black buck, a protected species, during the shooting of "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998. Earlier, on his way to superstardom, he didn't mind sharing screen space with other leading actors of his era - Sanjay Dutt in "Saajan" (1991), Aamir Khan in "Andaz Apna Apna" (1994) - a box office failure, which years later became a cult film for its humorous dialogues - and Shah Rukh Khan in "Karan Arjun" (1995). More »Salman's journey from superstar to 'being human'

  • Babul Supriyo slams Abhijeet's views on pavement dwellers

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 6:30 PM IST

    Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Union minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday came down heavily on Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya for his comments criticising people sleeping on roads, in the wake of superstar Salman Khan getting a five-year jail term for the 2002 hit-and-run case. "I definitely don't support his views since being the union minister of state for urban development, I know the context in which people sleep on the streets. This is not from a sane state of mind," Supriyo, the singer-turned-minister of state for urban development, and for housing and urban poverty alleviation, told a TV channel. More »Babul Supriyo slams Abhijeet's views on pavement dwellers

  • Neha Sargam in talks for 'Begusarai'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 6:22 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Neha Sargam has been approached to play a grey shade character in soap opera "Begusarai". According to a source, the makers will introduce a new character to increase the entertainment quotient in the ongoing track of the show aired on &TV. Neha's character will be the love triangle in Poonam Kumari (played by Shivangi Joshi) and Priyom Phulan Thakur's (played by Sartaj Gill) life. More »Neha Sargam in talks for 'Begusarai'

  • Salman gets two days interim bail

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 6:12 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Barely hours after he was sentenced to five years jail in the 2002 accident case, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was granted two days interim bail on medical grounds by the Bombay High Court on Wednesday. Rushing post-haste to secure bail, Salman's defence team led by Supreme Court counsel Harish Salve mentioned the matter before Justice A.M. Thipsay of the Bombay High Court. More »Salman gets two days interim bail

  • Korean pop band Bigbang back with new single after three years

    Reuters - Wed 6 May, 2015 5:52 PM IST

    Popular South Korean boy band Bigbang is back on the music scene after a three-year hiatus, with a new single delving into the stresses of daily life. The track, entitled "Loser", has dominated South Korea's online music charts since its release on May 1 and its video has seen more than 12 million hits on YouTube. It has also ranked top on the iTunes single charts of Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Taiwan, where the band has many fans. The quintet had taken time off while band members focused on their solo careers. More »Korean pop band Bigbang back with new single after three years

  • Roads not for people to sleep on, says Abhijeet

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 5:10 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Amid commiserating tweets from fans and Bollywood celebrities following Salman Khan getting five-year jail term for the 2002 hit-and-run case, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya says roads are meant for cars and dogs and not for people to sleep on. The singer took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share a series of tweets after Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande on Wednesday announced the verdict in a packed courtroom here. More »Roads not for people to sleep on, says Abhijeet

  • Rolling Stones' Jagger, Wood record Nepal quake charity single

    Reuters - Wed 6 May, 2015 2:51 PM IST

    The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have joined forces with British soul singer Beverley Knight to record a charity single in aid of victims of last month's earthquake in Nepal. The track, entitled "Look into Your Heart" will raise funds for charity Save The Children's Nepal Earthquake Appeal. "The terrible events in Nepal show just how vulnerable our fellow man can be in the face of nature," Knight said. More »Rolling Stones' Jagger, Wood record Nepal quake charity single

  • Austrian charged for singing in film under Hitler portrait

    Reuters - Wed 6 May, 2015 2:50 PM IST

    Austrian prosecutors have charged the owner of a basement filled with Adolf Hitler paraphernalia as a Nazi sympathiser after his collection featured in a documentary film by cult director Ulrich Seidl last year. Re-engagement with National Socialism has been a crime since 1947 in Austria, which for decades maintained that it was Hitler's first victim and often glossed over the enthusiastic welcome he got from many Austrians. Nazi Germany annexed Austria, Hitler's birthplace, in 1938. More »Austrian charged for singing in film under Hitler portrait

  • B-Town stands by convicted Salman Khan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 1:22 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh and Subhash Ghai have sympathised with superstar Salman Khan, who was found guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case. More »B-Town stands by convicted Salman Khan

  • Twitter users strongly react to Salman's verdict

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 6 May, 2015 1:12 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) After superstar Salman Khan was found guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case on Wednesday morning, some of the Twitter users have shown support while others are content with the verdict. More »Twitter users strongly react to Salman's verdict

  • Rocker Noel Gallagher goes for eclectic feel on 'Chasing Yesterday'

    Reuters - Wed 6 May, 2015 4:11 AM IST

    By Jennifer Atkinson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher believes his second solo album, "Chasing Yesterday," includes some of his best ever work with a range of instrumental melodies and an eclectic feel to it. The former lead guitarist and songwriter with the British rock group Oasis wrote and produced the album that features 10 tracks and rose to the top of album charts in England when it was released in March. It sits on a par with "Definitely Maybe" for me," said Gallagher, referring to the debut studio album by Oasis. "Chasing Yesterday" is a follow-up to 2011's "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds." It is the second studio album since he split with Oasis, one of Britain's biggest bands in the 1990s, following a blowup with its lead singer, his brother Liam. More »Rocker Noel Gallagher goes for eclectic feel on 'Chasing Yesterday'

  • Remembering Sage Narada on this Narada Jayanti

    Astroyogi - Tue 5 May, 2015 11:29 PM IST

    Narada is known as a Devarshi and is a devotee of Lord Vishnu which is the reason why Narada Jayanti is observed all over Lord Vishnu temples. Narada Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Devrishi Narad. Legends say that Narada is the son of Sage Kashyapa and some believe he appeared from the forehead of Lord Brahma. Sage Narada is known to be the inventor of the Veena, a musical instrument. More »Remembering Sage Narada on this Narada Jayanti

  • Austrian baker causes stir with "tasteless" 9/11 cake

    Reuters - Tue 5 May, 2015 10:02 PM IST

    A Vienna baker has stirred up anger by making a cake depicting Austria's main political parties as New York's twin towers coming under attack from opposition party aircraft. "It's ironic that a baker has no taste," wrote one critic on the website of the mass-circulation Heute tabloid that highlighted the unusual creation. More »Austrian baker causes stir with "tasteless" 9/11 cake

  • New York chef's first book serves comfort food with a kick

    Reuters - Tue 5 May, 2015 6:48 PM IST

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - In his first cookbook, "Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking," celebrity chef and restaurateur Marc Murphy encourages the home cook to be bold, not bland. The more than 130 recipes in the book offer classic comfort food, from coq au vin to deviled eggs, pointedly salted, spiced and herbed for fullest flavor. "At home if I'm seasoning a steak before putting it on the grill people say to me, 'Wow that's a lot of seasoning,'" he said. "Well you have to season your food or it is not going to taste good. ... More »New York chef's first book serves comfort food with a kick

  • I'll not do fiction TV shows: R. Madhavan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 5 May, 2015 6:34 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) R. Madhavan has shown his talent on the small screen in the past, but the actor says he will not do more fiction shows on TV. "I will not do fiction shows on TV. I feel whatever said and done, a film star is a film star. There are some wonderful TV actors who are doing a good job but, when a film actor does TV then he gets back to the same small screen zone," Madhavan, who was appreciated for his role in the 1990s TV show "Sea Hawks", told IANS. More »I'll not do fiction TV shows: R. Madhavan

  • Meeting Ranbir like dream come true: Amruta

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 5 May, 2015 6:20 PM IST

    Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Amruta Khanvilkar says she fulfilled her dream of meeting Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor on the set of dance-based reality show "Nach Baliye 7", where she is seen shaking a leg with her husband Himmanshoo A. Malhotra. According to a source, Amruta was quite excited when she learned that the "Bombay Velvet" actor was coming to promote his forthcoming film on the show along with his co-star Anushka Sharma. This memory, I would cherish for my entire life," Amruta said in a statement. The seventh season of "Nach Baliye", which airs on Star Plus, is co-judged by actress Preity Zinta, author Chetan Bhagat and choreographer Marzi Pestonji. More »Meeting Ranbir like dream come true: Amruta

  • '365 Days' RGV's first U-certified film in his career

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 5 May, 2015 5:18 PM IST

    Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma takes pride in upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "365 Days", as it happens to be the first film in his over two-decade career to have been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with a U-certificate. "'365 Days' is the first U-certified film in my 25-year-old film career. More »'365 Days' RGV's first U-certified film in his career

  • Six Bengali short films to be screened at Cannes

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 5 May, 2015 4:58 PM IST

    Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) As many as six Bengali short films will be showcased in the 'Short Film Corner' in the 68th edition of the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival beginning on May 13. The Short Film Corner is dubbed as the essential rendezvous for filmmakers. Ranging from thrillers, to dramas and projects with a social message, the six films are "Ei Taxi", "Hoyto Kobitar Jonyo", "Sita", "Fruit of Thy Labour", "One For The Wall" and "Kintsukuroi". "Ei Taxi" by Anshuman Chakraborty is a psychological thriller set in Kolkata. More »Six Bengali short films to be screened at Cannes

  • Pinterest is now open to developer

    ANI - Tue 5 May, 2015 4:25 PM IST

    Washington, May 5 (ANI): Pinterest has rolled out its own Developer Platform that will allow developers to tap into data of users. Josh Inkenbrandt, Pinterest's developer platform lead said that they hosted an internal event to see what people would build on content available on Pintrest and the results were really cool, so they realized they need to be able to start opening it up and see what developers would want to do. More »Pinterest is now open to developer

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