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Blockbuster: Disney to expand empire with Fox tie-up

NEW YORK: Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal that bolsters the media-entertainment powerhouse’s challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars. The blockbuster stock transaction also vastly reduces the Fox media empire built by Rupert Murdoch, leaving the…

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India celebrates Kohli-Sharma ‘royal’ wedding

Mumbai: He’s the “king” of Indian cricket. She’s a glamorous Bollywood actress and former model. Newlyweds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are celebrity royalty and India is cock-a-hoop over their marriage. “Officially India’s First Couple,” screamed the front page of Mumbai tabloid Mid-Day on Tuesday — a day after the pair tied the knot at…

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Ranveer Singh unveils his comic avatar for Simmba

MUMBAI: Bollywood presents snappy and feisty police officers who are ever willing to do whatever they can to bring peace and security into the lives of citizens. The latest in the series is Ranveer Singh who released his first look from Simmba – a film to be directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Karan…

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Sonam Kapoor becomes language teacher of Akshay Kumar

MUMBAI: In a recently released motion poster of a new upcoming public awareness movie, Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor are seen safely perched at a bullock cart and looking all cheerful. The 50-year busy bee, who is playing the lead role in the flick PadMan, released a new motion poster of the movie…

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Social media not good for mental health, says Actress Daisy Ridley

LOS ANGELES: ‘Star Wars’ actress  Daisy Ridley believes that social media is not good for mental health and vowed never to go back on social media. The actress, who quit social media in September of last year, also dubbed the habit of social media “highly unhealthy for people’s mental health”. In an interview with Radio…

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Priyanka Chopra becomes most attractive woman of 2017 in Asia

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra becomes the most attractive Asian woman of 2017 beating another Indian diva Deepika Padukone, the last year’s winner of the laurel. As per the UK polls of 2017, the actress topped the list of Sexiest Asian Woman Title of 2017 with Padukone going down to third position. Quite surprisingly,…

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Mahira Khan pays tribute to iconic Shashi Kapoor

MUMBAI: Celebrities continue to pay tribute to the one of Bollywood’s foremost romantic icons Shashi Kapoor who passed away a couple of days ago. Showbiz personalities including Saif Ali Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan were seen at Shashi Kapoor’s residence soon after the report of…

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Five facts you may not know about rockstar Johnny Hallyday

PARIS: He was an enormous star in France, but Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis”, whose death was announced by his wife Laeticia Wednesday, was almost unknown in the English-speaking world. Here are five key things to know about the biggest rock star you have probably never heard of: – He wasn’t called Johnny – Johnny…

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French rockstar Johnny Hallyday passes away

PARIS: France’s best-known rock star Johnny Hallyday has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, his wife Laeticia told AFP on Wednesday. The leather-clad would-be Elvis, known simply as Johnny, announced in March he had been diagnosed with the disease and would undergo treatment. “Johnny Hallyday has left us. I write these words…

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Legendary Shashi Kapoor given the last salutes

MUMBAI: Bollywood stars paid their last respects to screen legend Shashi Kapoor at his funeral Tuesday as tributes poured in for the multiple award-winning actor who died after a long illness. Veteran Indian cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan, who starred alongside Kapoor in several hit Hindi films of the 1970s, and actor Shah Rukh Khan were…

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Amitabh gets emotional over demise of Shashi Kapoor

One of the most talented actors of Bollywood, Shashi Kapoor, 79 passed away at a Mumbai hospital after prolonged illness. The veteran actor’s death came as a huge shock for both his family and his industry colleagues. All the family members and other celebrities of the B-Town rushed to the hospital. Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor…

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‘Star Wars’ sisters hail girl-powered galaxy

Carrie Fisher’s death caused a huge disturbance in the Force, but the women of “The Last Jedi” vowed Sunday to honor her legacy in the latest girl-powered “Star Wars” chapter.   The cast came together in a secret location in Los Angeles with director Rian Johnson to build buzz for the latest chapter in the…

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Salman Khan rules Bollywood as one of Variety’s 500 most influential people

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Dabangg Khan Salman Khan and actress Priyanka Chopra have hit the headlines as they have made it to Variety’s list of 500 ‘influential business leaders shaping the global $2 trillion entertainment industry.’ According to a report published in Deccan Chronicle, the Variety’s list also includes some other names from India. They area:…

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Nominees for the Grammy Awards

New York: Rap superstar Jay-Z led the nominations announced Tuesday for the Grammy Awards as the US-based music industry embraced hip-hop for its top honors — a move some critics have said is long overdue. Jay-Z received eight nominations, followed by fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar at seven and retro R&B star Bruno Mars at six….

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Akshay Kumar says excited to be guest of honor at IFFI closing ceremony

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s busy bee Akshay Kumar will attend the closing ceremony of the 48th International Film Festival of India as the guest of honor. The actor remarked he is excited to be a part of the film festival’s closing event this year. “IFFI 2017 has truly left a mark and presented cinema lovers with the…

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Indian Supreme Court rejects bid to stop world release of ‘Padmavati’

India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Caste-based groups have been staging violent demonstrations against “Padmavati” amid rumours that it will depict a romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler. The…

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Hilarious: Sunny Leone reacts to snake prank

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s bold actress Sunny Leone was enjoying the good weather reading her script on set of her upcoming film, when she burst into frenetic screams. She lost senses after she spotted a snake that came from nowhere right in front of her eyes. But, it was just a prank played by a couple of…

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Padmavati to be released in Britain without single cut

LONDON: Bollywood epic movie, Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmavati has been put on hold in India; however, British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) cleared the movie for release without a single cut. According to an Indian newspaper website, December 1 has been finalized for screening in Britain. The decision of the all-clear certification will buoy up the…

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Chocolaty Hero Waheed Murad being remembered

Pakistan’s leading actor and finest romantic hero, Waheed Murad is being remembered on his 34th death anniversary. Know more in Muhammed Qurban’s report about the Chocolaty hero.

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Padmavati row: Question raised over silence of SRK, Amitabh

MUMBAI: The issue regarding the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has taken over Bollywood forcing actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha to raise a question as to why some vital people are silent. The actor questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan as to why are keeping mum on the “burning”…

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Little Taimur Ali Khan unstoppable in his giggles – See pics

MUMBAI: Son of Bollywood’s star couple – Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan—is one of the cutest star kids in the Indian film industry. The little celebrity, Taimur Ali Khan has been recently witnessed along with his mom Kareena Kapoor Khan who is enjoying his continued giggles. The infant Khan was uncontrollably laughing as he…

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