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7 days 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 ...

8 days 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...

14 days 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...

28 days 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month ago
'Birdman' flies high at 87th Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Birdman, a satirical tale of an ageing movie star attempting to reinvent himself via Broadway, clinched key honours Sunday night at the 87th Academy Awards, where India had a no show this time. Birdman, which was nominated in nine categories, picked up four honours - Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Best Writing (Original Screenplay) a...

1 month ago
'Birdman' director credits Keaton's lucky pants for Oscar

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, whose film Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance clinched four trophies at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday including Best Picture and Best Director, credited its actor Michael Keaton's tighty whities for giving him his best director win. The 51-year-old joked in his acceptance speech that he had worn part of his ...

1 month ago
Redmayne dedicates Oscar to people suffering from ALS

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Eddie Redmayne, who won the coveted Best Actor trophy at the 87th Academy Awards for portraying physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, considers himself lucky for the honour and has dedicated the award to people suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The 33-year-old, who took to the Oscar stage here Sunday, said in his acceptance sp...

1 month ago
B-Town says hello to 'beautiful Oscar mornings'

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) It might have been a glum year for Indian cinema at Oscars 2015 with no movie representation from the country, but that didn't stop Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Shekhar Kapur from rooting for their favourite films and lauding the winners. The 87th Academy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles Sunday night and Bollywood stars soo...

1 month ago
Redmayne, Moore bag Best Actor Oscars

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore grabbed Oscars in the Best Actor category for their performance in The Theory of Everything and Still Alice respectively at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday Night. Elated over the win, Redmayne said he really got lucky this Oscar season. Thank you to the Academy. I don't think I'm capable of articulating quite how I feel rig...

1 month ago
Best Picture Oscar awarded to 'Birdman'

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) The Oscar award for the Best Picture was clinched by the team of Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night. The movie tells the tale of Riggan Thomson, best known to the public as Birdman -- the superhero he once played in a series of films. He hopes to re-establish himself as a serious actor by mounting his ow...

1 month ago
Redmayne, Moore named best actors at Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Eddie Redmayne was announced the Best Actor for his performance in The Theory of Everything at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday Night. The Best Actress trophy went to Julianne Moore for Still Alice. Redmayne played the role of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in the British biographical romantic drama film, directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony...

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