Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dies at 79

(BBC) Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has died aged 79. Kapoor, who acted in huge hits like Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie, had been ill for some time and was in hospital.

Leia leads resistance in Carrie Fisher’s final ‘Star Wars’ film

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – Carrie Fisher’s final performance as the beloved Leia in “Star Wars” puts the character on the front lines in a dark new chapter that reaches theaters this month, leaving a galactic hole to fill after the sudden death of the actress a year ago.

Hugh Jackman on ‘Logan’ – ‘It’s time to leave the party’

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – “I know Aussies are not known for leaving the party at the right time but (after) 17 years, it’s time to leave the party,” Hugh Jackman quipped as he discussed his last time playing X-Men superhero Wolverine in this year’s gritty action hit “Logan.” The Australian actor made his breakthrough as the gruff, clawed mutant Wolverine in 2000’s “X-Men” film and has since played the character eight times on screen.

‘Touched By An Angel’ actress Della Reese dead at 86

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, who appeared for years in the “Touched By An Angel” television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said today.

Release of Indian film about Rajput queen delayed after protests

(Reuters) – The producers of “Padmavati” – a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said yesterday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests.

Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 89

Fats Domino   (Reuters) – Fats Domino, who brought rolling New Orleans boogie-woogie piano to early rock ‘n’ roll in chart-topping hits such as “Blueberry Hill” and “Ain’t That a Shame,” has died at the age of 89, officials said today.

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Pictures

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, after allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over the past three decades.