Sep 14

Chuck Pratt to helm Lee Daniels’ music drama ‘Star’

Los Angeles: Chuck Pratt has replaced Charles Murray as the show runner of Lee Daniels’ upcoming music drama “Star”. Pratt has replaced original showrunner Murray, who recently departed “Star” because his vision for the series differed from that of Daniels and co-creator Tom Donaghy. Sources say the split was amicable, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Storm Reid to star in Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Los Angeles: Walt Disney Studios’ “A Wrinkle in Time” has found its lead in rising actress Storm Reid. The 13-year-old actress has been tapped to portray Meg Murry in the film adaptation of 1962’s classic children’s book by Madeleine L’Engle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the upcoming fantasy film, Reid will join the cast

Blake Lively found shooting with sharks cool

Los Angeles: Actress Blake Lively had to shoot with white sharks for her film “The Shallows”. She says it was not a scary, but a cool moment. The actress was initially hesitant to jump into the water, but she overcame her fear after her first dive which served as a prep for her film –

Benicio Del Toro to star in Shane Black’s ‘Predator’ reboot

Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actor Benicio DelToro is in talks to join the alien action movie series’ reboot, “The Predator”. The film’s plot details are yet to be known but the new movie is said to be an ensemble piece anchored by the character which will be played by 49-year-old Del Toro, if the deal is

Betrayed by those close to me: Lady Gaga

London: Pop star Lady Gaga has revealed she felt betrayed by those close to her, and that her experiences will feature on her new album. The 30-year-old singer is set to release her as-yet-untitled sixth studio album this year, and has opened up about the content of the record, stating that there is “a lot

Pamela Anderson’s son thinks she has no style

Los Angeles: Actress Pamela Anderson’s son thinks she doesn’t have style. The “Baywatch” star’s 18-year-old son, Dylan, whom she has with ex-husband Tommy Lee, says that he would never raid her wardrobe because he doesn’t like any of the things she wears, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Asked if they ever share clothes, Anderson told Elle magazine: “That

Scarlett Johansson loves karaoke

Toronto: Actress Scarlett Johansson is a huge fan of karaoke. The 31-year-old says when she wants to unwind and forget about work and her responsibilities, she likes nothing more than singing along to her favourite pop hits, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking at the premiere of her new movie “Sing” at the Toronto International Film Festival on

Jessica Alba will now pick ‘fun’ movies

London: Actress Jessica Alba says she just wants to do movies, which she finds fun to shoot. The 35-year-old “Into the Blue” star said earlier she used to take a more methodical approach while choosing films but now she wants to work in the movies which will be “fun” to shoot, reported Female First. “It’s

Ward Thomas become first UK country act to top album chart

London: Singing duo Ward Thomas have made history in the UK by becoming the first homegrown country act to hit the top of the album chart. The sisters’ new release, “Cartwheels”, has debuted at number one on the Official Charts Company survey, ahead of a new Carpenters compilation, The Nation’s Favourite Carpenters Songs, which is

Eva Mendes adjusts price of clothing line according to mother

Los Angeles: Actress Eva Mendes adjusts the price of her clothing line according to her mother. The “Place Beyond the Pines” actress uses her sisters as “guinea pigs” for her eponymous clothing line while she knows she can always rely on her mother to keep things grounded, reports people.com. “My sisters are definitely my guinea

Jennifer Lawrence on total detox?

London: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly on a “total detox” on the advice of her parents. The 26-year-old beauty has spoken openly in the past about enjoying a tipple, but she’s now given up on alcohol and is trying to lead a healthier lifestyle on the advice of her mother and father, Karen and

Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugee camp

Los Angeles: Actress-activist Angelina Jolie has visited a Syrian refugee camp and urged world leaders to help sort the current crisis. “This is not a problem of Jordan’s making, or that Jordan should be left to bear alone. They have been warning for years that they would reach a point where they on their own

Stevie Wonder collaboration was great: Ariana Grande

London: Singer Ariana Grande feels she has reached her peak after working with Stevie Wonder. The 23-year-old singer collaborated with musical legend Stevie for a song called “Faith”, which features on the soundtrack of upcoming animated comedy “Sing.” Working with such an icon was an amazing opportunity for Ariana, who said during an appearance on

Chris Pine admires Ryan Gosling’s career moves

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Chris Pine looks up to actor Ryan Gosling and would like to be a “smart operator” like him. Asked whose career choices he would like to emulate, Gosling told Heat magazine: “I think Ryan Gosling. He’s got a very intelligent handle on his position in the industry. “He’s got a very

Lady Gaga releases new track ‘Perfect Illusion’

Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga has released her new single “Perfect Illusion” on Friday. The joint venture between the 30-year-old singer and Florence Welch also consists of a feature that she thinks her fans will really look forward to. The track will appear on Gaga’s as-yet-untitled forthcoming fifth solo studio album. “Perfect Illusion” was

Taylor Swift facetimes with terminally-ill fan

Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift face timed for nearly half an hour with a terminally-ill fan named Meghan. The 26-year-old “Blank Space” hitmaker reached out to her fan, who is dying from a congenital heart defect, to fulfil Meghan’s last wish, reported Aceshowbiz. “Meghan wanted a phone call or a video chat with Taylor Swift,”

Tom Hanks turns writer for ‘Greyhound’

Los Angeles:  Actor Tom Hanks has donned the hat of a writer to pen the script of upcoming World War II drama “Greyhound”, which will be directed by Aaron Schneider. Hanks might also star in the film. Gary Goetzman, Hanks’s longtime producing partner at Playtone Pictures, will produce the film, reports variety.com. Hanks would portray

Kylie, Kendall Jenner got stuck in an elevator

New York: Firefighters had to rescue reality TV star Kylie Jenner and model Kendall Jenner after the sisters got trapped inside an elevator while making their way to a New York Fashion Week event. The incident took place on Thursday night, when Kendall, Kylie and their friends — Hailey Baldwin and Jordyn Woods — were

I can’t stop looking at Keira Knightley’s face: Lily James

Los Angeles: Actress Lily James is obsessed with fellow British star Keira Knightley’s face. The “Downton Abbey” actress, 27, feels Knightley has an impressive face structure, reported People magazine. “She has such a strong structure for her face. I can’t stop looking at her face!,” James said. The actress also admitted to being big fan

Rebecca Ferguson joins Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman’

Los Angeles: Actress Rebecca Ferguson has been paired with actor Hugh Jackman in the politician and showman P.T. Barnum’s musical biopic “The Greatest Showman”. Ferguson will play the role of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind in the Michael Gracey directorial, reports variety.com. Ferguson and Jackman will be joined by Zac Efron and Michelle Williams on