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Superwoman 1st on Forbes top entertainment influencers list
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Indo-Canadian YouTube personality Lilly Singh, also known as Superwoman, was ranked first in the Entertainment category of 2017 Top Influencers list by Forbes. American YouTuber Tyler Oakley was ranked second. Lilly, who has over 11 million subscribers on her channel, was ranked 3rd on the 2016 Forbes list of the world's highest paid YouTube stars.
short by Rini Sinha / 05:07 pm on 22 Jun
CBFC chief criticises new Lipstick Under My Burkha poster
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani criticised the new poster of the upcoming film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' and said, "Showing the middle finger is impolite in any society. And it should be discouraged." Slamming film associations for clearing the poster, he said, "Maybe...they're playing the pseudo-liberal card to appear fashionable." Notably, the CBFC had earlier denied certificate to the film.
short by Rini Sinha / 09:30 pm on 22 Jun
Baahubali 2 to be opening film at Moscow Int'l Film Fest
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
'Baahubali 2' will be the opening film at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival, as confirmed by the film's director SS Rajamouli on Twitter. Other Indian films to be screened at the festival include Konkona Sen Sharma's directorial debut 'A Death in the Gunj' and Gulshan Grover's 'Badman'. The festival will be held from June 22 to June 29.
short by Rini Sinha / 03:33 pm on 22 Jun
George Clooney could get ₹1500 crore from tequila brand sale
short by Mansha Mahajan / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
American actor George Clooney, who sold his tequila brand Casamigos on Wednesday, could earn up to $233 million (₹1,500 crore) pretax, from the deal. Clooney co-founded the brand with businessmen Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman and sold it for $1 billion to British alcoholic beverages company Diageo. Notably, the tequila business initially began as a private selection for Clooney's acquaintances.
short by Mansha Mahajan / 09:05 pm on 22 Jun
John shares 1st look of film on 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Actor John Abraham took to Twitter to share the first look of his upcoming film 'Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran'. The film is based on the series of underground nuclear tests conducted by the Indian government in Pokhran, Rajasthan in 1998. Also featuring Diana Penty and Boman Irani, the film is scheduled to release on December 8.
short by Rini Sinha / 01:49 pm on 22 Jun
Mehdi Hassan's son asks India to help build mausoleum in Pak
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Late ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan's sons have requested the Indian government to help them build a mausoleum dedicated to the singer in Pakistan. Hassan's son said that the Pakistan government had promised to build it after Hassan's demise five years ago. "We've run out of patience...we request the Indian government...as Hassan saab enjoyed a huge fan following across the border."
short by Rini Sinha / 02:26 pm on 22 Jun
Emma Watson hides copies of The Handmaid's Tale in Paris
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Hollywood actress Emma Watson announced on Twitter that she will be hiding copies of Margaret Atwood's novel 'The Handmaid's Tale' in Paris. This is a part of her collaboration with The Book Fairies, an organisation that hides books around cities for people to discover and read. Previously, she dropped off feminist books at various women's memorials on Women's Day.
short by Rini Sinha / 07:44 pm on 22 Jun
No one better than Akshay to play PM, says CBFC chief Pahlaj
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Pahlaj Nihalani, the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has said that he can't think of anyone better to play PM Modi than Akshay Kumar. "Akshay has risen from humble working class beginnings to become a national star, just like Modiji," added Pahlaj. He further said Akshay has a spotless image of an idealist and visionary.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 06:54 pm on 22 Jun
George Clooney sells his tequila brand for $1 billion
short by Pragya Swastik / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
American actor George Clooney on Wednesday sold Casamigos, the tequila brand he Co-founded with businessmen Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, for $1 billion to British alcoholic beverages company Diageo. The purchase will be Diageo's biggest since its $3.2 billion acquisition of United Spirits in 2014. Clooney along with his partners created Casamigos in 2013.
short by Pragya Swastik / 12:05 pm on 22 Jun
Hackers leak Netflix show despite getting ₹32 lakh ransom
short by Vani Vivek / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Hacking group 'The Dark Overlord' leaked the latest season of popular Netflix show 'Orange Is the New Black' despite receiving over ₹32 lakh ransom in Bitcoin. The group claims it leaked the show because the show's makers violated their agreement by involving the FBI. Previously, the group reportedly threatened to leak Walt Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean' before its release.
short by Vani Vivek / 01:56 pm on 22 Jun
Title song of Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor's Mubarakan released
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
The title song of the Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor starrer film 'Mubarakan' has been released. The song has been sung by Juggy D, Yash Narvekar, Badshah and Sukriti Kakar. It has been composed by Rishi Rich, with lyrics by Kumaar. Also starring Athiya Shetty and Ileana D'Cruz, the film is scheduled to release on July 28.
short by Rini Sinha / 07:29 pm on 22 Jun
Why'd I cast Indian actress Deepika for Chinese role: Kabir
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Filmmaker Kabir Khan has denied reports of approaching Deepika Padukone to play a Chinese character in Tubelight. He added, "In today's age, you can access actors around the world. Why would you take an Indian actor, especially an actor of Deepika's stature and make her play a Chinese character?" Notably, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu stars in Tubelight.
short by Rini Sinha / 10:22 pm on 22 Jun
Journo clarifies '1st time in India' question to child actor
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Entertainment journalist Lipika Varma has clarified that her question to Matin, child actor from Arunachal Pradesh who stars in Tubelight, on whether it was his first time in India was a slip of tongue. Lipika further explained she actually wanted to ask Matin if it was his first time in Mumbai and slammed journalists who misinterpreted the question as racist.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 08:09 pm on 22 Jun
Pak Twitter user trolled for sharing pic captioned 'SRK who'
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
A Pakistani Twitter user was trolled after tweeting a picture of Pakistani cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed waving to a crowd, captioned, "SRK who?" A user commented, "SRK- he whose films have more crowd than this.. that too in theatres in Karachi, Islamabad & rest of Pakistan." "Never Underestimate Papa," read another tweet accompanied by Shah Rukh's pictures waving to fans.
short by Rini Sinha / 06:25 pm on 22 Jun
TV actress Pankhuri Awasthy pens poem on rape victims
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Television actress Pankhuri Awasthy has tweeted a picture of her handwritten poem on rape victims. In the poem, she has mentioned recent news reports of how a woman was gang raped while her eight month old child was killed and about children being molested by teachers. Earlier, Pankhuri had talked about how she slapped a guy who touched her thigh.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 11:03 pm on 22 Jun
Kim Kardashian to have her third child via surrogacy: Report
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
According to reports, Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West will have their third child via surrogacy and will reportedly pay around ₹73 lakh for the procedure. The couple opted for surrogacy as Kim suffers from placenta accreta, a medical condition which may result in life-threatening complications during pregnancy. They currently have two children, daughter North West and son Saint.
short by Rini Sinha / 03:01 pm on 22 Jun
Pictures of SRK's character from Tubelight emerge online
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Pictures showing Shah Rukh Khan's character from the upcoming film Tubelight have emerged online. The pictures were posted by a fan club of Shah Rukh. In the cameo appearance by SRK in Tubelight, he reportedly plays the role of a magician, which was shown in the film's trailer as only a silhouette.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 10:09 pm on 22 Jun
I look natural after cosmetic fillers removed: Courteney
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Actress Courteney Cox, known for her role as Monica Geller in 'Friends', said that she looks natural after getting her cosmetic fillers removed and added, "I feel better because I look like myself." She added that cosmetic treatments made her look fake. "I grew up thinking appearance was the most important thing," added Courteney.
short by Rini Sinha / 10:07 pm on 22 Jun
Civic body demolishes part of Arshad Warsi's Mumbai bungalow
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Mumbai's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has demolished a part of actor Arshad Warsi's bungalow in Versova, Mumbai citing an alleged illegal construction of an additional floor. Earlier, a demolition notice was stuck on his bungalow, which gave the actor 24 hours to remove the illegal construction of the second floor.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 09:30 am on 22 Jun
Fatima shares pictures from shoot location of upcoming film
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Actress Fatima Sana Shaikh has shared pictures from Malta, the shoot location of her upcoming film 'Thugs of Hindostan'. The 25-year-old actress, who was last seen in 'Dangal', can be seen sporting long hair in the photographs she shared on Instagram. The film will also star Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in pivotal roles.
short by Rini Sinha / 07:09 pm on 22 Jun
I don't react to trolls as they don't pay my bills: Nargis
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Actress Nargis Fakhri has said she doesn't react to online trolls as they don't pay her bills. "They don't have any significance in my life. I give love back to fans. They're the ones that mean something to me...," added Nargis. She also said that celebrities don't care when they're body-shamed because they're paid "big bucks" for what they wear.
short by Rini Sinha / 08:26 pm on 22 Jun
Our bond is too personal: Anil on Sonam's rumoured boyfriend
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Anil Kapoor, talking about his daughter Sonam's rumoured boyfriend Anand Ahuja, said that the bond he shares with him is too personal to discuss with the media. "It is not my place to speak about Anand... and I have not known her [Sonam] to speak about her personal life," added Anil. Anand is the CEO of 'bhane.', a fashion brand.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 08:40 pm on 22 Jun
I hope trend of actors singing in films dies out soon: Neha
short by Rini Sinha / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Singer Neha Bhasin said that she hopes the trend of actors singing for films dies out soon. She added, "You can only judge how well they sing if they do so without a machine which doesn't happen most of the time. The songs are tuned...it's difficult to comment." Neha is known for songs like 'Dhunki' and 'Jag Ghoomeya', among others.
short by Rini Sinha / 04:29 pm on 22 Jun
Over it, don't want negativity: Ranbir on break-up with Kat
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Actor Ranbir Kapoor, while talking about his break-up with Katrina Kaif, said, "Whatever I felt at that time, I'm over it. I don't want to bring that negativity back in my life." He added, "It's fine. We're actors. It's part of show business." Ranbir and Katrina reportedly started dating when they were shooting for a film together.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 11:34 pm on 22 Jun
Jennifer shows support for co-star Aneri who was body-shamed
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Television actress Jennifer Winget, while speaking in support of her co-star Aneri Vajani who was recently body-shamed for being too skinny, said that people should respect personal space of actors. Jennifer added, "We're happy being us- skinny, fat or flabby... we too are trying to figure our body out." Jennifer and Aneri work together in the television serial Beyhadh.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 06:04 pm on 22 Jun
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