Jun 16

Designer Varija Bajaj celebrates womanhood with aplomb

New Delhi: Designer Varija Bajaj broke away from the mundane by making four faces from the media and fashion industry to showcase her creations that pay an ode to womanhood, rather than getting models to do their job. And she made the ladies wear ‘pagdi’ (turban). ‘Pagdi’ — the traditional headgear — was the highpoint

‘Matilda’ star comes out as bisexual

Los Angeles: Actress Mara Wilson, who starred in 1996 film “Matilda”, has come out as a bisexual. Following the Orlando mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 49 people at a gay nightclub, the 28-year-old actress made the revelation on Twitter by posting a series of tweets including the one stating that the Lesbian, Gay,

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Bieber slams ‘hurtful, untruthful’ gossip site

Los Angeles: Singer Justin Bieber has publicly called out a Hollywood gossip website and encouraged his fans to “spam” it. In a message posted on Instagram, the “What do you mean?” hitmaker called the site “untruthful and hurtful,” reports aceshowbiz.com. “The website Hollywoodlife is untruthful and hurtful. Let’s spam them and petition to shut them

Nicholas Sparks productions shuts down

Los Angeles: The film and TV productionfounded by romance author Nicholas Sparks is shuttering. The company was launched in 2012 with a two-year, first-look deal with Warner Horizon Television to create TV series. Sparks’ company also produced 2013’s “Safe Haven” and, as its first indie production, the adaptation of Sparks’ book “The Choice”, which Lionsgate

Rajeev Khandelwal not bothered about long breaks between films

Mumbai: Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says longgaps between his films does not bother him. The 40-year-old actor made his Bollywood debut with “Aamir” and went on to work in films like “Shaitan”, “Soundtrack” and “Table No 21”. Khandelwal was last seen on big screen in the 2014 film “Samrat & Co”. “I don’t think life is

CBFC needs overhaul, Nihalani’s ouster not enough: Kashyap

Mumbai: Welcoming the High Court’s verdict infavour of their film, “Udta Punjab” co-producer Anurag Kashyap today sought censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani’s removal and overhaul in CBFC. “We have a humongous problem with Mr Nihalani but if he goes who will come in? What’s the guarantee that if someone comes in, he will not interpret

LeEco partners with Bollywood IIFA awards 2016

New Delhi: Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco has signed up as the official sponsor of the 17th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards 2016 that will be held in Madrid, Spain, from June 23 to 26. “This partnership exemplifies our India strategy for content — providing high-quality curated Bollywood experience to our users on-the-go,”

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Lil Wayne’s plane makes emergency landing

Los Angeles: Rapper Lil Wayne’s private jet reportedly made an emergency landing after he suffered a seizure during the flight. The “How to love” rapper suffered a seizure during a flight from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to California on Monday afternoon. Because of the situation, his private jet made an emergency landing in Nebraska, reports tmz.com. Wayne

Enacting romantic scene is the most unromantic thing: Yami

Mumbai: Actress Yami Gautam finds portrayingan intimate scene on screen as the most unromantic thing. Yami, 27, will be seen in the upcoming film “Junooniyat”, a love story, romancing her rumoured boyfriend Pulkit Samrat. “To do a romantic scene is the most unromantic thing to do on screen. Also, we shot in adverse weather conditions

Elton John slams security guards

London: Legendary British singer-songwriter Elton John hit out at security guards who tried to stop people dancing at his concert. The 69-year-old musician was performing at the Leicestershire County Cricket Ground for 17,000 fans on June 11 when he hit out at stewards who were attempting to prevent fans from leaving their seats to dance,

Never get tired of Katappa question: Rajamouli

New Delhi: Director S S Rajamouli is happythat ‘Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyun maara?’ has become something of a pop culture quiz as he believes it shows that “Baahubali” has broken the language barrier successfully. Rajamouli says he and the makers encounters this question every day and it never tires them as it indicates the

Kim Kardashian, Beyonce pay tribute to Orlando shooting victims

Los Angeles: Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce Knowles and Madonna took to social media to express their love and condolences for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse gay nightclub on Sunday in Orlando, Florida. In the worst mass shooting in US’ history, at least 50 people were killed and 53 others injured

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No comment till I watch it: Jimmy Sheirgill on ‘Udta Punjab’

Mumbai: Actor-producer Jimmy Sheirgill, who hails from Punjab and has a huge fan following in the state, has refrained from commenting on “Udta Punjab” controversy. The actor says he will watch the film first before sharing any views on it. When asked for his view on the importance of “Udta Punjab” for today’s youth, he

Subtlety will be in forefront of men’s fashion: Designer Nikhil Mehra

New Delhi: Nikhil Mehra — creative partner of the Shantanu & Nikhil designer duo — feels men will ditch the ostentatious stuff in the coming days and, stepping out of their comfort zone, will take the path to subtle fashion. “Menswear fashion industry has evolved over the years. Now finally, there are huge opportunities because

‘Hamilton’ rules Tony Awards with 11 wins

New York: Blockbuster hip-hop musical”Hamilton”, about America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton, scored an impressive 11 trophies at the 2016 Tony Awards, including best musical. It was nominated for a record-breaking 16 awards during Sunday’s prizegiving. In addition to the top award presented to them by Barbra Streisand, the show’s star, creator and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda,

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Taylor Swift takes on card designing

Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift has struck a collaboration with greeting cards brand Papyrus for a line created by her. According to Papyrus’ Instagram account, the handful of colourful, bejewled cards currently available in US stores is “just the beginning” of a potentially larger project, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The 26-year-old, who recently broke up with boyfriend

Rajdeep Ranawat lends glamorous twist to Abayas

New Delhi: Designer Rajdeep Ranawat conjures up a limited collection of Abayas this Ramadan, made in his signature digital prints on fabrics encrusted in genuine crystals from Swarovski with bold prints and colours. With a taste for luxury fashion, this collection will give new options to Abaya wearers, said the designer. The limited edition range

Kamal Haasan fills in for unwell Rajeev Kumar

Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is currently directing portions of upcoming trilingual film “Sabash Naidu”, is said to be filling in for the film’s director, T.K. Rajeev Kumar, who is unwell and hospitalised. “Rajeev is down with high fever. He has been hospitalised and he should back on the sets in a week. Kamal sir

Meet Bros ready to judge reality TV show

Mumbai: Music composer duo Meet Bros — Manmeet Singh and Harmeet Singh — known for their songs “Baby doll” and “Chittiyan kalaiyan”, are open to the idea of judging a reality TV show. Asked if they have got any offers to judge any reality shows, Manmeet told IANS: “Last year, we got an offer but

Ranveer Singh elated with Indian of the Year award

New Delhi: Bollywood’s livewire actor Ranveer Singh, who was felicitated with the ‘Indian of The Year – Special Achievement Award’ by CNN-NEWS18 here, says he feels “blessed” with the honour. “I feel blessed, humbled and grateful to be honoured as CNN-NEWS18’s ‘Indian of the year’ for Special Achievement. I’m elated to have my name included