(Reuters) The Indian government dismissed the controversial chief of its movie censorship panel on Friday, following months of criticism from Bollywood film-makers and fellow panelists angered by attempts to sanitise art and popular culture.
CROPREDY, England, (Reuters) – Grammy award-winner Petula Clark sang her global hit “Down-town” about as far from “where the neon signs are pretty” as she could at the weekend — to thousands in a field in rural England.
(Reuters) – Bruce Springsteen is headed to Broadway for an eight-week solo theater run that he says will feature “just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music.” “Springsteen on Broadway” will start Oct.
VANCOUVER, (Reuters) – “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds said yesterday that actors and crew were “heartbroken, shocked and devastated” at the death of a driver in a motorcycle stunt in Vancouver that went wrong.
(Reuters) – He’s had a Hollywood career that has spanned tending the bar at “Cheers” to fighting a futuristic war in “The Hunger Games”, while she won a Best Actress Oscar before turning 30.
LONDON, (Reuters) – So close to death was blues rocker Gregg Allman when he was making his final album, the cover photographer did not get to his Savannah, Georgia, house in time.
Glen Campbell (Reuters) – Singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, the “Rhinestone Cowboy” who went on a farewell tour to play hits such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind” before Alzheimer’s disease robbed him of talents, died yesterday at the age of 81.
NEW DELHI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bollywood film star John Abraham called on Monday for governments, charities and the public to step up efforts to curb rising cases of human trafficking and modern day slavery saying the crime was “a serious threat to humanity”.
DENVER, (Reuters) – Taylor Swift sat quietly in a Denver courtroom as her lawyers picked jurors on Monday for a trial pitting the pop star against a Colorado radio personality she accuses of fondling her four years ago during a photo shoot.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Actor Robert Pattinson, accustomed to luxury trailers and gourmet food, was reduced to taking a catnap in a dog cage on the set of his latest movie “Good Time,” a fast-paced nocturnal crime thriller set in New York City.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard has died from complications related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a representative for his family said on Monday.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” looks like a huge flop.
SAN DIEGO, (Reuters) – Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film “Blade Runner.” “I accepted to do ‘Blade Runner’ because it was meaningful,” Villeneuve, the director of last year’s cerebral alien sci-fi film “Arrival,” told Reuters.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday of apparent suicide a week before the California alt-rock band was due to embark on a U.S.
CARSON CITY, Nev., (Reuters) – O.J. Simpson was granted parole from prison on Thursday after serving nine years for a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room and will be released in October.
(Reuters) – Madonna attempted on Tuesday to stop an upcoming auction of a prison break-up letter from rapper Tupac Shakur and a note in which she called singer Whitney Houston and actress Sharon Stone “horribly mediocre.” The “Rebel Heart” singer filed a request in New York Supreme Court for a temporary restraining order against New York auction house Gotta Have It Collectibles to halt the sale, due to start on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – R&B singer R. Kelly on Monday denied an article by U.S.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “War for the Planet of the Apes” is officially the box office champ, during a weekend that demands a close look.
(Reuters) – Martin Landau, a talented and prolific character actor who achieved TV stardom in “Mission: Impossible” and won an Oscar for his portrayal of a washed-up Bela Lugosi in the sweetly bizarre 1994 film “Ed Wood,” has died at age 89.
NEW DELHI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bollywood is bucking the trend of its usual lavish landscaped song-and-dance romantic comedies to take on the more serious issue of open defecation in India with the release of “Toilet: A Love Story”, the film’s promoters said on Tuesday.
GLASTONBURY, England, (Reuters) – Johnny Depp yesterday apologized for joking about assassinating U.S.
(Reuters) – Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the entertainer’s sexual assault trial.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in “Lincoln” and “Gangs of New York.” Day-Lewis, 60, the only man to have won three best actor Oscars, gave no reason for his decision, calling it private.
By Shamya Dasgupta Bangalore (BBC) “Don’t do a horror film unless you’re the monster.