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Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested for murder in LA after hit-and-run

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested for murder in LA after hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested for murder today in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed one person near Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said .

Lucky escape for T&T Soca artiste `Benjai’

Lucky escape for T&T Soca artiste `Benjai’

(Trinidad Guardian) Soca artiste Rodney “Benjai” Le Blanc is lucky to be alive sources at the President’s House said yesterday after they confirmed the car in which he was a passenger  was shot at because it was allegedly following the President’s escort along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway,  Aranguez, San Juan, on Sunday .

Debbie Reynolds, with SAG lifetime award, says she 'ain't down yet'

Debbie Reynolds, with SAG lifetime award, says she ‘ain’t down yet’

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Debbie Reynolds, the peppy star of enduring Hollywood musicals like "Singin' in the Rain," accepted a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday with a few parting words after more than six decades on screen .

Padma Vibhushan for Bollywood stalwarts Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan

Padma Vibhushan for Bollywood stalwarts Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan

(Press Trust of India) NEW DELHI: Indian cinema’s two greatest actors- Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan- were selected yesterday for the Padma Vibhushan while directors Jahnu Barua and Sanjay Leela Bhansali and lyricist Prasoon Joshi are among others who will get Padma awards .

‘Birdman’ takes lead as Oscar favourite with Producers Award

‘Birdman’ takes lead as Oscar favourite with Producers Award

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Show business satire “Birdman” took the lead in what promises to be a competitive race for the best picture Oscar by winning the top award from Hollywood producers on Saturday .

Eastwood’s “American Sniper” continues as U.S. box office juggernaut

Eastwood’s “American Sniper” continues as U.S. box office juggernaut

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Oscar-nominated war film “American Sniper” continued to punish the competition at U .

Modi gets more sway in new-look Bollywood censor panel

Modi gets more sway in new-look Bollywood censor panel

(Reuters) - Politicians, writers and Bollywood film-makers linked to the Bharatiya Janata Party have been named to the censorship panel, battling allegations they were hand-picked by a pro-Hindu government with a partisan agenda .

Pop star Rihanna wins legal battle with UK's Topshop over image rights

Pop star Rihanna wins legal battle with UK’s Topshop over image rights

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pop star Rihanna's victory in a legal case against Topshop over the use of her image has been upheld by Britain's Court of Appeal, which backed an earlier judgment against the British fashion chain .

Gore, Pharrell announce global Live Earth climate concert in June

Gore, Pharrell announce global Live Earth climate concert in June

DAVOS, Switzerland, (Reuters) - A Live Earth music event to demand action on climate change will be held on June 18 across seven continents, including Antarctica, former U .

No alcohol in T&T chutney songs

No alcohol in T&T chutney songs

(Trinidad Express) None of the 40 songs carded to perform at the Chutney Soca Monarch semi-final competition last night would have had lyrics glorifying either alcohol or domestic abuse, Southex chief executive officer George Singh said yesterday .

Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader's Bollywood dreams

Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader’s Bollywood dreams

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - An Indian film that features a self-styled spiritual leader in jewel-studded costume riding motorbikes and sending the bad guys flying has prompted the chief of the country's censor panel to quit, citing government interference .

A Minute With: Bipasha Basu

A Minute With: Bipasha Basu

By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Reuters) In an industry that typically sidelines actresses as they age, Bipasha Basu has reinvented herself, going from sex symbol to the queen of Bollywood horror movies, a genre that most mainstream stars avoid .

‘Boyhood’ gets Linklater nominated for Directors Guild Award

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Richard Linklater’s 12 years of toiling on coming-of-age tale “Boyhood” reaped a coveted nomination yesterday for the top Directors Guild Award, which has correctly predicted the best director Oscar for 10 of the last 11 years .

Boyhood prevails in Golden Globes that may alter Oscar race

Boyhood prevails in Golden Globes that may alter Oscar race

BEVERLEY HILLS, Calif (Reuters) - Coming of age tale Boyhood won the coveted Golden Globe for best drama yesterday, while the quirky period caper The Grand Budapest Hotel was the surprise winner for best comedy or musical, in a big upset to awards season front-runner Birdman .

Legendary "La Dolce Vita" actress Anita Ekberg dies at 83

Legendary “La Dolce Vita” actress Anita Ekberg dies at 83

ROME, (Reuters) - Anita Ekberg, the striking blonde Swedish actress whose sashay through Rome's Trevi fountain in "La Dolce Vita" made her an icon of cinema, died today at 83 at a clinic near the Italian capital, her lawyer said .

Imran Khan marries

Imran Khan marries

(AAP) PAKISTAN'S legendary cricket star and politician, Imran Khan, has tied the knot, ending weeks of speculation about whether one of the country's most famous bachelors was getting married for a second time .

"Time Machine", "Birds" actor Rod Taylor dead at age 84

“Time Machine”, “Birds” actor Rod Taylor dead at age 84

(Reuters) - Rod Taylor, the Australian-born actor who helped actress Tippi Hedren battle swarms of vicious birds in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 film "The Birds", has died at the age of 84, his daughter announced on a fan website .

Actress Cameron Diaz and rocker Benji Madden marry: People

Actress Cameron Diaz and rocker Benji Madden marry: People

Reuters) - Hollywood star Cameron Diaz and rocker Benji Madden got married in their Los Angeles home on Monday, People magazine reported .

Actress Luise Rainer, 1930s  back-to-back Oscar winner, dies

Actress Luise Rainer, 1930s back-to-back Oscar winner, dies

(Reuters) - Luise Rainer, the German-born actress who made cinema history by winning back-to-back Oscars as best actress for the 1936 musical “The Great Ziegfeld” and the 1937 drama “The Good Earth” during a brief, stormy Hollywood career, died on Tuesday at age 104 .

Bradley Cooper sets high targets in new film ‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper sets high targets in new film ‘American Sniper’

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Actor Bradley Cooper is quick to say that “American Sniper,” his film about Navy Seal sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is not about the Iraq conflict but an intimate character study of the harrowing impact of war on a soldier and his family .

“Hobbit” battles ‘Unbroken,’ ‘Into the Woods’ to second box office win

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The last movie of Peter Jackson’s three “Hobbit” films rode to a second consecutive win atop U .

Sony’s ‘The Interview’ makes $15 mln online with 2 mln views

(Reuters) - Sony Pictures said on Sunday that the “The Interview” had been purchased or rented online more than 2 million times, generating more than $15 million in the first four days after the controversial comedy’s wide theatrical release was shelved .

‘The Interview’ makes $1 million before online revenue rolls in

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - “The Interview” took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy .

Why is Bollywood film  PK controversial?

Why is Bollywood film PK controversial?

By Vikas Pandey BBC Monitoring (BBC) Bollywood is famous for its dance routines, dramatic visuals and songs across the world .

Egypt bans biblical epic ‘Exodus,’ 20th Century Fox says

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Egypt has banned Hollywood’s big screen biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” a 20th Century Fox spokesman said yesterday .

Sean Paul gets death threat

Sean Paul gets death threat

(Jamaica Gleaner) A death threat has been issued against Jamaican Grammy-winning dancehall artiste Sean Paul if he follows through with a scheduled New Year’s Eve performance in the Maldives .

Raspy-voiced British soul singer Joe Cocker dies at 70

Raspy-voiced British soul singer Joe Cocker dies at 70

(Reuters) - Raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," has died, his agent said today .

Secret of year's "biggest" Bollywood film is its plot

Secret of year’s “biggest” Bollywood film is its plot

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - It's the most anticipated Bollywood film of the year and no one knows what it's about .

U.S. determines N.Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movie

U.S. determines N.Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movie

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - A U .

Stephen Collins admits sexual contact with young girls-People magazine

Stephen Collins admits sexual contact with young girls-People magazine

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Actor Stephen Collins, who played the family pastor in the television series “7th Heaven,” has admitted to having inappropriate sexual contact with three underage girls decades ago, People magazine reported on Wednesday .

A Minute With: Rajkumar Hirani

(Reuters) Karan Johar calls him a legend and a genius, the only filmmaker in the country who is capable of achieving the perfect blend of commercial and meaningful cinema .

Biblical epic 'Exodus' leads U.S.-Canada box office

Biblical epic ‘Exodus’ leads U.S.-Canada box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - "Exodus: Gods and Kings", an action-filled epic starring Christian Bale as Biblical leader Moses, marched to the top of U .

Tom Hanks, Sting and Lily Tomlin bask at Kennedy Center Honours

Tom Hanks, Sting and Lily Tomlin bask at Kennedy Center Honours

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Hollywood stars, ballet dancers, and soul singers on Sunday celebrated Kennedy Center Honors winners actor Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin during Washington’s high-profile tribute to excellence in the arts .

‘Birdman’ lands seven Golden Globe nominations

‘Birdman’ lands seven Golden Globe nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif .

A Minute With: Nandita Das

A Minute With: Nandita Das

Nandita Das might be one of the few Indian actors known outside of India, but she isn’t sure that she wants to be identified as an actor .

Tom Hanks, Sting and Lily Tomlin bask at Kennedy Center Honors

Tom Hanks, Sting and Lily Tomlin bask at Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Hollywood stars, ballet dancers, and soul singers on Sunday celebrated Kennedy Center Honors winners actor Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin during Washington's high-profile tribute to excellence in the arts .



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