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Tom Hardy to get inked by DiCaprio after losing bet

Los Angeles, Dec 8 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy has revealed that after losing a wager with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, he would now have to get a tattoo in DiCaprios handwriting. I haven't got it yet because it sucks, Hardy told Esquire magazine. The bet was made during awards season earlier this year, when DiCaprio bet that Hardy would receive an Oscar nomination for his work in The Rev...

2 months ago
Shocking that Western cinema doesn't reflect diversity: Mira Nair

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Mira Nair is shocked that the big screen in the West doesn't reflect the diversity of the world and feels artistes of colour are marginalised in the mainstream industry. The acclaimed Indian filmmaker, who is garnering plaudits for making Queen of Katwe with an all-black cast, however says her aim is not to propagate a colour. Disney's Queen of Katwe, releasing i...

4 months ago
Streep in talks for 'Mary Poppins' sequel

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda in Disney's sequel to Mary Poppins. If a deal closes, the family film titled Mary Poppins Returns would reunite Streep with the Into the Woods musical team of Blunt, director Rob Marshall and producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca, variety.com reports. Mars...

4 months ago
'Thithi' director excited, humbled to win honour in Germany

Stuttgart (Germany), July 26 (IANS) Thithi has won the German Star of India Award for the Best Feature Film at 13th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart here and its director Raam Reddy feels really excited and humbled. This festival in Stuttgart was the German premiere of 'Thithi', and I'm really excited and humbled that we won Best Film. This festival is special for me because it is one of t...

6 months ago
'Casablanca' actress dead at 92

Madrid, May 15 (IANS) French actress Madeleine Lebeau, the last surviving cast member of the classic 1942 film Casablanca, has died. She was 92. Lebeau died on May 1 in Estepona, Spain, after breaking her thigh bone, her stepson, documentary filmmaker and environmentalist Carlo Alberto Pinelli told hollywoodreporter.com. In Casablanca, Lebeau played late actor Humphrey Bogart's ...

6 months ago
Was banned from watching 'Taxi Driver' as child: George Clooney

Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actor George Clooney has revealed that that he was banned from watching Taxi Driver as a teenager. While actress-filmmaker Jodie Foster was earning her first Oscar nomination at the age of 13 for Taxi Driver, Clooney, around 15 at the time, wasn't even allowed to watch the R-rated movie, he shared, reports people.com. I wasn't allowed to see that one. S...

8 months ago
Melissa McCarthy to star in 'Life of the Party'

Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Actress Melissa McCarthy will star in her husband Ben Falcone's upcoming directorial venture Life of the Party. Shooting for the film is expected to begin in August. Other than having a similarity in tone to the late Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School, plot details are under wraps, reports variety.com. McCarthy and Falcone have written the script and...

8 months ago
'Georgia' screenwriter Barbara Turner dead at 79

Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Barbara Turner, the screenwriter of Georgia, Petulia and Pollock, among numerous other features for film and television, has passed away. She was 79. Turner died here on Tuesday. Among Turner's children was actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, reports variety.com. After high school, Turner attended the University of Texas for a year, then returned to New Yor...

8 months ago
Jonah Hill to step into into direction

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Actor-comedian Jonah Hill will make his directorial debut with the upcoming coming-of-age film Mid '90s, based on a script that he has penned. According to sources, the film follows a young boy coming up in Los Angeles in the mid-1990s learning life lessons with his skateboarding crew of friends, reports variety.com. Hill will not be acting in the fil...

10 months ago
John Legend calls for racial equality

Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Amid the growing diversity debate over this year's Oscar nominations, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend has urged his fellow artistes to stand up and use their voice to fight for racial equality in the US while picking up the NAACP President's Award. The artiste delivered the emotional speech on racism while accepting the honour at the NAACP Im...

10 months ago
Helen Mirren defends Academy over Oscar controversy

London, Feb 4 (IANS) Amid the growing clamour over the diversity debate in this year's Oscar nominations, veteran actress Hellen Mirren has come to the defence of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The Trumbo actress, who herself is an Academy Award-winner, spoke about the controversy on Wednesday on a TV show and said that she thinks it's unfair to attack the Academy, rep...

10 months ago
British actor Frank Finlay dead

London, Feb 1 (IANS) British actor Frank Finlay, nominated for an Oscar for his work in Othello and who starred in the Three Musketeers films of the 1970s, has died. He was 89. A message on his official website announced the news of Finlay's death, reports variety.com. We are very saddened to announce that Frank died January 30 at home surrounded by his family. He was a fine acto...

10 months ago
'Amy' director working on Maradona documentary

London, Jan 29 (IANS) After hitting a jackpot and earning an Oscar nomination with his documentary Amy, British filmmaker of Indian origin Asif Kapadia will now helm a feature documentary about the soccer player Diego Maradona. Kapadia, a fan of the soccer star, is eager to bring Maradona's life alive on the silver screen. The film is titled Maradona, reports variety.com. Kapadia...

10 months ago
Alicia Vikander has 'action driven' role in 'Bourne 5'

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Alicia Vikander has hinted that her character in Bourne 5 is very action-driven. However, very little is known about Vikander's character in the upcoming film but she has dropped some tiny hints as to what we can expect from her role. I'm not doing the conventional action, but I'm very action-driven in this film. But it's not in the way most p...

10 months ago
Jada Pinkett responds to Academy president over Oscar controversy

Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Days after taking to social media to vent her frustration over the lack of diversity among the nominees for this year's Oscar nominations, actress Jada Pinkett Smith has addressed the Academy president for her quick response to the issue. I would like to express my gratitude to the Academy, specifically Cheryl Boone Isaacs, for such a quick response in regard t...

10 months ago
Linda Perry apologises for 'bogus' comment on Gaga

Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer Linda Perry has apologised for saying that singer Lady Gaga's Oscar nomination for the song Til it happens to you from the documentary The Hunting Ground, is bogus. Perry made the accusation via a series of Twitter posts on early Monday morning. But now Perry has clarified everything, reports hollywoodreporter.com. My sincere apologies. I made a ...

10 months ago
Oscar nomination made Brie Larson nervous

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Brie Larson started shaking and crying when she found out she had received her first ever Oscar nomination for her role in Room. It certainly took a while for the news to sink in when the nominees were announced on Thursday. I thought, 'Holy s**t!' It's that mixed with a total flat line, Larson told eonline.com. The actress is currently...

10 months ago
India out of Oscars race

Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian regional films Court, Jalam, RangiTaranga and Nachom-ia Kumpasar, which were vying for a spot in different categories of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, couldn't make it to the nominations list of this year's Oscars. The nominees for the 88th Academy Awards were announced here on Thursday by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, actor John Krasinski a...

10 months ago
India out of Oscar race

Los Angeles, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian regional films -- Court, Jalam, RangiTaranga and Nachom-ia Kumpasar, which were vying for a spot in different categories of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, couldn't make it to the nominations' list of this year's Oscars. The nominees for the 88th Academy Awards were announced here on Thursday by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, actor John Krasins...

11 months ago
Oscar race tough, but I'm hopeful: 'Salt Bridge' director

Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) As many as seven songs from Salt Bridge are in contention for an Oscar nomination. Abhijit Deonath, the film's Australia-based Indian director, feels honoured and says that it may be a tough race, be he is hopeful of something positive. The songs from Salt Bridge have been shortlisted for the Original Song category at the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, but a final no...

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