Indian filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dead at 49

KOLKATA/MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – Indian filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, known for his sensitive portrayal of interpersonal relationships, died in Kolkata today of a heart attack.

French lesbian love story wins top prize at Cannes

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.

The Congos’ album make top 100 list

(Jamaica Observer) The Congos’ 1977 album, Heart of The Congos, is included in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time.

‘Iron Man’ beats strong ‘Gatsby’ in box office showdown

(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.

Sweden’s ABBA museum to open, but reunion rumours quashed

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.

Yagnik, Narayan wow T&T fans

(Trinidad Express) He got down on his knees and ‘romeo’-style Udit Narayan stole the hearts of his fans in song.

Rihanna breaks Billboard records

(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.

A Minute With: Mira Nair on Salaam Bombay

(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.

Reebok drops Rick Ross after controversy over lyrics

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.