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Amol Palekar to head India's Oscar jury

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Veteran actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar has been appointed the chairman of India's Oscar jury by the Film Federation of India (FFI), which selects the country's official entry in the Best Foreign Film category of the prestigious Academy Awards. Amol Palekar is an icon of the industry. Being an actor, director and producer, he is one of the top most talent in the cou...

5 days ago
'Our Everyday Life' from Bosnia enters Oscar 2016 race

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Ines Tanovic's Our Everyday Life has been selected to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina in the foreign language film category of the Academy Awards next year. The decision was made by the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, reports variety.com. The film, which world premiered at Sarajevo Film Festival last week, took a lead from two oth...

1 month ago
Sam Smith rubbishes James Bond rumours

London, July 4 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith has rubbished rumours that he's recording the new James Bond theme song. The 23-year-old has been linked with the coveted role for the new movie Spectre, but he has insisted he's not been offered the chance. It's definitely not me. People seem to think I'm doing it but I have no idea what's going on, Smith said on Capital FM, reports femalef...

2 months ago
Kangana sets eyes on film direction

Mumbai June 10 (IANS) After excelling in the acting world, National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut is wondering how to go beyond the success. She says she may take up direction. I have worked really hard and given very good performances. But I have started to feel that what am I going to do beyond this. Everyone reaches a point in their career, where you want to go further, but you...

2 months ago
Google doodle commemorates Nargis's 86th birth anniversary

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Google on Monday paid a tribute to legendary actress Nargis Dutt with a commemorative doodle on her 86th birth anniversary. The doodle features an illustration of the Shree 420 actress holding her dupatta with both hands. The actress, whose original name was Fatima Rashid, was born on June 1, 1929. Married to actor Sunil Dutt, she had three children with ...

3 months ago
Dwayne Johnson's 'Shazam' will release before 2019

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Dwayne The Rock Johnson has confirmed that the DC Comics adaptation Shazam will come earlier than was expected. The actor will play Black Adam, one of the villains in the movie. No, I don't think it is going to be that far away. It's going to be earlier than that. I don't think 2019, the 43-year-old said when asked about the release date of Shazam. Back...

3 months ago
Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk spotted kissing

London, May 12 (IANS) Actor Bradley Cooper and model Irina Shayk were photographed sharing a goodbye kiss before the model made her way into a hotel here. They were photographed kissing on Monday, reports people.com. The duo have been linked together since late April, when they were spotted looking cosy in New York. Last week too, the couple was seen holding hands and cos...

4 months ago
Vidhu Vinod Chopra: An Indian 'proving his point' in Hollywood

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) English was alien to him until he was 16; but he landed an Oscar nomination in 1979, directed pertinent Hindi films like Parinda and 1942: A Love Story, produced India's cinematic goldmine 3 Idiots. And now, he's ready with his maiden Hollywood project Broken Horses. At 62, Vidhu Vinod Chopra feels like a debutant who has proved his point that even a Bollywood filmmaker ...

4 months ago
Watching 'Furious 7' without Walker upsets Vin Diesel

Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) Actor Vin Diesel admitted he struggles to watch the Fast and Furious franchise following his co-star Paul Walker's death. Paul was killed in a car crash on November 2013 when the Porsche he was travelling in as a passenger hit a tree and caught fire. Diesel admitted he can't help feeling sad when he watches the films and sees Walker. Telly host...

5 months ago
Craig Zadan, Neil Meron won't return as Oscar producers

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) After producing three Academy Awards shows, duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not return as Oscar producers for the next year, their representatives have confirmed. Meron also tweeted about the news on Thursday, saying he and Zadan would like to thank The Academy, reports variety.com. Earlier, Zadan hinted at the exit when he posted on Twitter: Hopi...

5 months ago
Julianne Moore can't eat when she's nervous

Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS) Actress Julianne Moore says she cant eat when she feels nervous ahead of her red carpet appearances. The 54-year-old, who picked up the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Still Alice at this year's Academy Awards, puts her slender figure down to her healthy diet and losing her appetite before red carpet appearances, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She sa...

5 months ago
Zadan, Meron might not produce next year's Oscars

Los Angeles, March 9 (IANS) After producing three Academy Awards shows, duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have hinted that they might be ending their Oscars streak. Zadan took to Twitter on Saturday to say what seemed like a cryptic goodbye to Hollywood's biggest night, reports variety.com. Hoping that whoever produces the #Oscars next year will retain our innovations: #TeamOscar pr...

5 months ago
Reliance Entertainment to partner Phantom Films

Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) In a significant pact, Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment on Sunday announced that its film production and distribution business in India will partner Phantom Films, a company formed by four leading and young creative minds - Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena. The company said this will be a 50:50 joint venture to create a pow...

5 months ago
Neil Patrick Harris won't host Oscars again

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris won't host the Oscars again because his family and soul couldn't take it. The actor hosted this year's Academy Awards, his first time in the position, but insists he's not going to do it again because it took up so much time, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I don't know that my family nor my soul could take it. It's a beast. It was...

5 months ago
A.R. Rahman to embark on 'special' US tour

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Music maestro A. R. Rahman will kick start his three month long North American tour March 21. He promises to deliver special performances. The tour will begin May 21 in Huntington, NY at The Paramount before travelling to major cities across the US, including the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Bass Concert Hall in Austin, The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago and ...

6 months ago
Nyong'o's $1,50,000 Oscars dress stolen

Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o has lost her pearl-decorated dress that she wore to the 87th annual Academy Awards. Police were called when the dress went missing from her room at the London West Hollywood hotel, reports aceshowbiz.com. The 31-year-old reportedly left her room Wednesday and when she returned, the gown was gone. It was a white F...

6 months ago
Lady Gaga joins 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga will star in the fifth season of American Horror Story. The newly-engaged singer posted a video on Twitter revealing the news and the new title for the anthology series -- American Horror Story: Hotel, reports aceshowbiz.com. Make your reservation now. #GagaAHSHotel, the 28-year-old tweeted along with a short video that sees her removin...

6 months ago
Jolie's father wants to work with her

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress-director Angelina Jolie's film Unbroken didn't win any trophy at the 87th Academy Awards despite being nominated in three categories, but her father Jon Voight still believes his daughter is an extraordinary director with whom he'd love to work someday. Speaking at Vanity Fair's Oscars party, Voight said: I think her direction is extraordinary. I had my...

6 months ago
Patricia Arquette defends Oscar speech

Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Patricia Arquette has defended her Academy Awards speech, which won her applause from the audience, but brickbats from some quarters too for demanding equal pay for women. Arquette took to the Oscar stage after winning the Best Actress in a Supporting Role trophy at the 87th Academy Awards. Then, the 46-year-old took to Twitter Monday to defend herself, standin...

6 months ago
Why is Dakota Johnson miffed at her mother?

Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Dakota Johnson snapped at her mother Melanie Griffith for refusing to watch her erotica drama Fifty Shades of Grey. Griffith admitted that she didn't want to see the film in an interview on the red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards held here Sunday night, reports mirror.co.uk. She's a really good actress. I don't need to see it to know how good...

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