KOLKATA/MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Indian filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, known for his sensitive portrayal of interpersonal relationships, died in Kolkata today of a heart attack.
(BBC) A song from 1966 Bollywood blockbuster movie Suraj (Sun) has been voted the best-loved track by BBC Asian Network listeners.
MUMBAI (Reuters) – Irrfan is no stranger to Hollywood. The Indian actor, who uses only his first name, has played roles in acclaimed films such as Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire and A Mighty Heart.
CANNES, (Reuters) – An emotional lesbian love story by French director Abdellatif Kechiche won the top prize at the 2013 Cannes festival yesterday, ending 12 packed days of premieres, celebrity appearances, rain and dramatic jewellery thefts.
BEIJING (Reuters) – Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made his first foray into the musical world today with the release of the top single from his debut album, a song called “Dumbass” that takes inspiration from his detention in 2011.
CANNES, (Reuters) – Indian movie actors and a new wave of directors are on a mission at the Cannes film festival – to show that their industry, which turns 100 this year, is more than just Bollywood.
(Reuters) – Candice Glover, a soul singer from rural South Carolina, was named “American Idol” on Thursday, becoming the first female singer to win the television singing competition since 2007.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer and says she hopes her story will inspire other women fighting the life-threatening disease.
(Jamaica Observer) The Congos’ 1977 album, Heart of The Congos, is included in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time.
(Reuters) – Tony Stark’s superpowers lifted blockbuster “Iron Man 3” back to the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, beating out a strong debut over the weekend for lavish Jazz Age drama “The Great Gatsby.” Coming off a gigantic opening a week earlier, “Iron Man 3” commanded $72.5 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday in its second weekend.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – American actress Jeanne Cooper, who starred on the daytime television soap opera “The Young and the Restless” for four decades, died on Wednesday, her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, said.
STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) – The catchy tunes, outlandish costumes and shimmering boots that made ABBA a global phenomenon all feature in a new museum dedicated to the band, but rumours the exhibition may presage a reunion by Sweden’s most famous export were quickly quashed.
(Trinidad Express) He got down on his knees and ‘romeo’-style Udit Narayan stole the hearts of his fans in song.
(Trinidad Guardian) When Melanie Fiona performed at the 2013 Tobago Jazz Experience this past weekend, it was her first time in Tobago.
(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc severed ties with rapper Lil Wayne on Friday over a graphic reference to slain U.S.
ATLANTA, (Reuters) – Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross likely died of a drug overdose, police said on Thursday, a day after the 34-year-old was found unconscious at his Atlanta home.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Florence & The Machine are teaming up for a four-hour charity concert in London next month to benefit women’s health and education projects around the world.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has sought help again for bipolar disorder, in what her publicist called a “pro-active” move to take care of her health.
LONDON (Reuters) – Helen Mirren was crowned best actress at Britain’s top theatre awards on Sunday for reprising her Oscar-winning portrayal of the queen, while a stage version of a novel about a boy with autism was on track to be the top winner of the Olivier awards.
LOS ANGELES | Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:59pm EDT(Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow on Wednesday was named the world’s most beautiful woman for 2013 by People magazine, knocking pop singer Beyonce out of the top spot.
(Barbados Nation) – Rihanna is first artist in the 20-year history of Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart to tally ten Number Ones, as “Stay”, featuring Mikky Ekko, rises.
(Reuters) – Twenty-five years after “Salaam Bombay” catapulted her to global stardom, film-maker Mira Nair’s debut feature has been re-released in Indian cinemas.
(BBC) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has sought more time from India’s Supreme Court before he returns to prison for his conviction over the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – One of Bollywood’s most famous villains, Pran, will receive the highest award in Indian cinema to honour the actor whose career has spanned about 350 films over nearly 60 years, the government said today.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Athletic goods retailer Reebok today terminated its relationship with rapper Rick Ross, whose song featuring lyrics that seem to boast about drugging and raping a woman has caused an uproar.