|October 29, 2008|
|Celina Jaitley to star with Sean Connery?|
Erstwhile James Bond star Sir Sean Connery has signed up to star in Quest of Sheherzade, based on the legendary 1001 Arabian Nights tale, alongside Orlando Bloom, according to reports.
|October 24, 2008|
|Meet the man in Neha Dhupia's life|
Neha Dhupia finally opened up about her two-year-old romance with squash pro Ritwik Bhattacharya.
SRK's live concert in Dubai
Shah Rukh's Temptation Reloaded 2008 live concert will be held in the city on October 25.
Liz Hurley spices up charity event in pink sari
Former actress Elizabeth Hurley spiced up a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign in Mumbai by dressing as an Indian princess -- with son Damian in a traditional turban. The 43-year-old wore a pink sari to launch the charity bash, reports the Sun.
An Evening with Mira Nair and Suketu Mehta
Bombay/NY: An Evening with Mira Nair and Suketu Mehta will include a conversation moderated by the Museum's Chief Curator David Schwartz, a screening of Nair's short film Migration, and a reading by Mehta from his book, Maximum City.
'I feel like an Indian princess!'
On the cover, Victoria wears Swarovski embellished tulle bikini top, zari and antique threadwork embroidered lehenga, tulle dupatta, designed by JJ Valaya.
Photo: Victoria Beckham puts on a sari
Victoria Beckham had a taste of India when she stepped into exquisite bridal wear for Vogue India's bridal November issue.
|October 21, 2008|
|007 will come early to India|
Now comes news that, for the first time ever, a major Hollywood release will hit India's shores before it launches domestically in the US, a true milestone for conscious Indian moviegoers. The record-setting film? It's the next James Bond installment, Quantum of Solace, which premieres here on November 7.
When Ajay Devgan dressed in drag
Golmaal Returns promises to pack in some laughs. And getting Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor and Shreyas Talpade to dress in drag makes a hilarious idea.
|October 17, 2008|
|Brangelina planning to adopt seventh child|
Angelina Jolie, who recently gave birth to twins, and partner Brad Pitt are planning to extend their brood. However, Jolie says that she and Pitt will wait until their twins turn six months old in January before adding to the family. In a recent TV interview on show Today, the Tomb Raider star confirmed that she and hubby Brad Pitt are planning to adopt their seventh child.
Rock On!! concert in Mumbai
Organisers Farhan along with Arjun Rampal, producer Ritesh Sidhwani and Priya Dutt, said that the charity concert will be held at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai on October 31.
Bachchan discharged from hospital
After spending six days in the hospital, Amitabh Bachchan was discharged on Friday morning. Dressed in white pathani suit and dark glasses, Bachchan came out of the hospital door to wave at the journalists and fans who had assembled there. He was accompanied by his son, Abhishek Bachchan. The latter drove Bachchan in his Lexus car.
|October 16, 2008|
|First Look: Shahid Kapur's next|
Catch the promos of Shahid Kapur's latest film, Paathshala -- which is slated for January next -- when you go to watch Karzzzz this Friday. Paathshala is directed by Milind Ukey and also stars Nana Patekar, Ayesha Takia, Sushant Singh and popular child artistes, Swini Khare [Cheeni Kum], Ali Haji [Fanaa, Partner] and Dwij Yadav [Nanhe Jaisalmer].
|October 15, 2008|
|Hema Malini takes on Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindhia|
Just when we were wondering what our Dream Girl is up to, Hema Malini decided to surprise us yet again. The actress who played Amitabh Bachchan's wife in Baghban is taking on another wifey role in Gul Bahar SIngh's Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi. The BJP MP will play Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindhia while Vinod Khanna will play her husband, Jivajirao.
Madonna, Ritchie to call it quits
Madonna and Guy Ritchie will soon be filing for divorce since they 'can't bear to live with the pretence any longer', according to reports.
|October 13, 2008|
|Michelle Yoeh wants to work with SRK! |
"I know Shah Rukh Khan is quite famous in India and I would love to star opposite him. But unfortunately no calls yet. But, yes I wish I could get to work with him as a lead actress, be it a Hollywood or Indian film," says Yoeh.
|October 11, 2008|
|Bachchan falls ill on birthday, hospitalised|
The actor, who turns 66 on Saturday, had slight fever on Friday night following which his stomach started paining. Sources close to the actor said Bachchan had gone to the hospital for a regular check-up.
|October 07, 2008|
|The Amazing Asranis!|
Father-son duo of Niranjan and Kapil Asrani tell us why they lost the Amazing Race Asia, and the fun they had on the show.
|October 06, 2008|
|When Lata Mangeshkar floored Andy Summers!|
In his memoir One Train Later, Andy Summers, the guitarist for the legendary rock band The Police, recounts how he was mesmerised by Piya Tose Naina Lage Naa, sung by Lata Mangeshkar in the 1965 classic movie, Guide.
|October 03, 2008|
|Critics rain on Towelhead's parade, but Summer shines|
While critics did not like the movie Towelhead, they unanimous in their praise for it's lead star, Summer Bishil. Summer is the daughter of an American woman and her Indian husband who took Saudi citizenship many years ago.
|October 01, 2008|
|Mallika's stunning snake look|
The film promises some great special effects, thanks to Robert Kurtzman. A Hollywood star technician, Kurtzman has worked with the likes of Tom Cruise (Vanilla Sky) and John Travolta (Pulp Fiction). He has also shown his skills in films like Evil Dead and Spy Kids.
First look: Mallika Sherawat, the Snake Woman!
Split Image Pictures brings together Bollywood and Hollywood to create India's first creature -- feature film with the most stunning, never-before seen effects starring Mallika Sherawat.
|September 30, 2008|
|Russell Crowe, Leo in Body Of Lies |
Russell Crowe is back. The actor of hard-hitting films like The Insider, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind, will be seen in the upcoming film, Body of Lies. The movie whose tagline reads: 'Trust No One, Deceive Everyone,' is releasing in India on October 17. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by David Ignatius and is written by William Monahan and directed by Ridley Scott.
|September 29, 2008|
|Scarlett Johansson weds Ryan Reynolds|
Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has married her actor fiance Ryan Reynolds in a private ceremony at the weekend. Attended by only a handful of close friends and family, the ceremony took place at a remote wilderness retreat outside of Vancouver, B.C. Reynolds's publicist Meredith O'Sullivan confirmed the nuptials, reports People.
SRK looks Lucky
In his second Rab De... look, Shah Rukh looks trendier, with gelled hair, T-shirt and sunglasses -- much like Palekar's Laxman Prasad Dasharath Prasad Sharma aka Lucky in Golmaal.
Is SRK doing an Amol Palekar?
Is Shah Rukh Khan acting in a remake of Amol Palekar's lovable film, Golmaal?
Hollywood legend Paul Newman no more
Legendary actor and humanitarian Paul Newman has died of cancer aged 83. The actor, who was a mentor to artists and social activists, passed away at his home in Westport, Connecticut on September 26 surrounded by family.
|September 25, 2008|
|Ash makes Vogue look stunning!|
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a stunning cover on the October issue of Vogue magazine.
The Godfather reigns
Citizen Kane fails to make the top 10 while The Fountain and Superman Returns make surprise appearances further down Empire's top 500 film poll.
|September 24, 2008|
|Watch unlimted movies non-stop and win!|
In addition to earning a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, the winner will take home about Rs 4 lakh and a lifetime subscription to the online DVD rental service Netflix!
|September 23, 2008|
|Going Red Hot for PETA!|
Hot model, Shamita Singha, wearing little more than a smile tells us why turning vegetarian is such a good thing.
Ekta's Mahaabhaarat to have more colour now
Ekta Kapoor introduced the adult Pandavas and Kauravas, who will make their entry mid-October. Hiten Tejwani, who plays Karna, will also make his entry then.
Himesh woos Mona Lisa
No, we're not talking about Leonardo DaVinci's famous painting. We're talking about the singer-turned-actor's new heroine in the Pooja Bhatt-directed film.
|September 22, 2008|
|'I will do my best to promote TZP '|
Aamir Khan is optimistic that his film Taare Zameen Par will make waves at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in February.
Deeksha Gaur goes where producers fear to tread
Deeksha Gaur, executive producer of the off-Broadway show Ugo's Last Dance currently underway in New York (show ends on October 4), is among the few theatrical producers of Indian origin. She is a recipient of the Foundry's Producer's Chair Award for this production created by God Machine, a new theatre company, which she says was started explicitly to produce what the typical theater community would consider "unstageable."
|September 19, 2008|
|Mumbai to host 'Live Earth 2008'|
India will host the next edition of the 'Live Earth 2008' series of music concerts, aimed at raising awareness for climate changes in the world, on December 7, its organisers announced in Mumbai. The mega event, to be held in Andheri sports complex in suburban Mumbai will feature megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek, Aishwarya and other world celebrities who will draw attention to the global climate crisis.
|September 18, 2008|
|Siddhu receives accolades for first Punjabi film|
Navjot Singh Siddhu's first Punjabi film Mera Pind - My Home has received rave reviews and is doing well in India as well internationally.
Konkona fights for George Bush!
Rohan Sippy's next production, The President is Coming, is based on the play of the same name and will star Konkana Sen Sharma and will be directed by debutant Kunaal Roy Kapur.
When Shreyas Talpade earned Rs 10
In a unique attempt to promote his new film, Welcome To Sajjanpur, Shreyas Talpade visited Mumbai's General Post Office and met some letter-writers.
Halle Berry takes on Vanita Gupta
A few years ago, reports from Hollywood indicated that Oscar-winning actor Halle Berry was to play the Indian-American activist-lawyer Vanita Gupta, who won the 2004 India Abroad Publisher's Special Award, in a film called Tulia.
First Look: Kissmet Ka Khel
Kissmet Ka Khel is another saga about two protagonists, Krishna and Damini, which premiered on the telly recently.
|September 16, 2008|
|Shahid Kapur, on high alert!|
After the recent blasts that rocked New Delhi, Mumbai is on high alert. And one actor who is not leaving anything to chance is Shahid Kapur. Speaking at the launch of 'Alert Mumbaikar', a campaign launched by Idea Cellular, the actor said, "I have never found myself in trouble before. But now we need to be aware of our surroundings all the time."
Britney to release new album on her birthday
Produced by the acclaimed Guy Sigsworth, who has names such as Madonna and Alanis Morissette to his credit, the album is set to establish the star's comeback, reports the New York Daily News.
Brangelina: Most Powerful in Hollywood!
The couple -- known as Brangelina, has ended Tom Cruise and Jennifer Aniston's reign, reports the Mirror.
Priyanka Chopra's bindaas dance!
Those who have seen Priyanka Chopra's moves in the Oopcha song from Drona would agree that the actress looked amazing. The dance routine was bindaas and beautifully choreograped on Priyanka and a group of dancers whom Goldie Behl, the director, roped in for the song.
Shruti Seth: Hottest TV host in town?
Shruti Seth is an example of how an actor metamorphosed into an anchor and established herself in the industry as one. Be it Comedy Circus or the recently started Bollywood Club on Zoom, Shruti has been successful in making a career out of compering shows on television. And she has been praised from people all over the country for her balanced compering of these shows.
|September 15, 2008|
|Priyanka, Kangana visit Siddhiviyanak temple|
Last weekend, the Fashion-able team of Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra, Arjan Bajwa and Mughda Godhse went to Mumbai's famed Siddhivinayak temple to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.
First Look: Shriya romances Jesse Metcafe
After romancing with Rajnikanth in Sivaji: The Boss, Tamil actress Shriya Saran stars with Jesse Metcafe (Eva Longoria's Gabby's one-time gorgeous gardener and lover in Desperate Housewives) in The Other End Of The Line.
Rani waves the tricolour
Rani's film seems to have a patriotic flavour, as the actress waves the India tricolour in a shot.
First Look: Rani shoots for Yash Raj
Rani Mukerji was spotted shooting for her new film in the village of Jagdevkalan, about 20km from Amritsar on September 12. The film is being produced by Yash Raj Films, and is yet-untitled.
|September 12, 2008|
|Karisma Kapoor is back!|
For two years now, there have been rumours about Karisma Kapoor's comeback with Onir's You and I, Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag, a sequel to Andaz Apna Apna and the Hindi remake of Tamil film June R.
The Jewel in the Khan family
Saba may be chosen to head the Pataudi family, if her father has his way.
Saba Ali Khan's bond with Kareena
Saba Ali Khan is her father's choice as trustee of their royal properties, a position of considerable responsibility. She is also Saif's choice as jewellery designer of a special gift for ladylove, Kareena.
|September 10, 2008|
|Post-9/11 murder sparks feature film|
Sweet Amerika, a feature film to be released on September 19 in seven cinemas in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, is inspired by the murder of Arizona-based Sikh businessman Balbir Singh Sodhi in the wake of 9/11.
Theatre premiering Last Lear attacked
The premiere of Amitabh Bachchan's latest film, The Last Lear was cancelled after the theatre in which it was to be held was attacked by supporters of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.
Ranbir goes jhoom !
The second CD has fresh remixes of Yash Raj hits like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chhaliya, Crazy Kiya Re, Kajra Re and Fanaa For You.
Do the Chhaliya with Kareena
YRF Music releases superhit remixes 2-CD compilation titled Go Jhoom.
|September 08, 2008|
|First Look: Gul Panag gets sexy!|
The latest issue of Maxim magazine sees the actress coming a long way from the dutiful Zeenat in Nagesh Kukunoor's Dor.
Shilpa Shetty performs Ganpati pooja
Celebrities have joined in the Ganpati celebrations with vigour. After Salman Khan celebrated with his family recently, it was the turn of Shilpa Shetty to join in last weekend.
Britney Spears: From flab to fab!
Last year the singer cut a very sorry figure (no pun intended) at last year's MTV Video Music Awards. Prancing around in a sequined black bra and panty set, a visibly unfit Britney lip-synched her way to Gimme More. Fastforward to this year's MTV Video Music Awards and what have you? A leaner and healthier looking Britney. Not only did the singer look hot, she even won two awards for her song Piece of Me in the best pop video and best female video categories.
|September 05, 2008|
|SRK, Anushka in Amritsar|
Though the story of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is kept secret, it seems to be a tale between a man, who falls in love with a much younger girl.
SRK, Anushka shoot for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
There was excitement galore in the city of Amritsar when Shah Rukh Khan and his team descended in the city to shoot for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
From Baby Doll to TV journalist
Once you are tagged, in Bollywood, it is very difficult to get out of it. There have been many who have tried to get out of their tagged names like Aamir Khan who succeeded (earlier tagged as a chocolate hero, but did all kinds of roles), while others continued to scale new heights with the same tag.
|September 04, 2008|
|Shooting a music video with Asha Bhosle!|
Kinshuk Mahajan, better known as Ranbir from the show Bidaai is a very happy man these days. Originally from Delhi, Mahajan is on cloud nine since he has just finished shooting a music video with legendary singer Asha Bhosle. The video will be out on September 8, Asha's birthday.
|September 02, 2008|
|Anupam Kher, Naseer board local train|
Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah, whose upcoming release, A Wednesday hits theatres this Friday, promoted their film by boarding a local train in South Mumbai.
First Look: Soha Ali Khan's 99
People Pictures launched their new film with an unusual name, 99, on September 1.
Teen sensation, Amoolya is back!
Teenager Amoolya, who made a sensational debut opposite Ganesh in Cheluvina Chiththaara (the Kannada remake of the Tamil film Kadhal) directed by S Narayan, is back with the filmmaker's next titled Chaithradha Chandrama opposite Narayan's teenaged son, Pankaaj.
|August 28, 2008|
|Shooting for 3 Idiots underway|
Shooting of Vinod Chopra Films next mega venture 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor got underway on Tuesday in Mumbai.
An RJ at 70!
At 70, Leslie Hardinge Pde or Bah Besbha (Mr Best in local dialect) as he is popularly known, from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya in the North East, has seen the return of the radio as a popular medium of entertainment, prompting him to don the mantle of a Radio Jockey after retiring as a director of the Employment and Craftsmen Training Institute.
Payal Rohatgi's stunning makeover!
The gorgeous Payal Rohatgi experienced an image makeover in the house of Bigg Boss recently. When Rahul was voted by the other house members to play Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami, it didn't surprise many that he chose the lovely actress to be his Radha.
|August 27, 2008|
|A glimpse of Nicole Kidman's daughter|
Nicole Kidman gave the world the very first real glimpse of her and hubby Keith Urban's daughter Sunday Rose, when the actress was photographed holding the tot while she was boarding a plane to London.
|August 26, 2008|
|Cher to play Catwoman?|
Cher, the 62-year-old entertainer who has achieved great success as both a singer and an actress, is reportedly in talks to play Catwoman opposite Christian Bale's Batman in the third instalment of Christopher Nolan's Batman series.
|August 25, 2008|
|Deepika, the 'hottest party' gal|
Guess who was the star attraction at the hottest 100 party hosted by Maxim India magazine over the weekend? Well, it was the magazine's cover girl Deepika Padukone, that's who. The gorgeous actress was featured on the cover of the magazine's August issue.
Warner Bros sues producer over Hari Puttar title
A Mumbai-based producer/distributor has been sued by Warner Bros for the title of its upcoming film Hari Puttar -- A Comedy of Terrors, which they believe is a tad too similar to their Harry Potter franchise.
Big B gets standing ovation in London
Amitabh Bachchan got a standing ovation by a 20,000 strong audience in London on August 24, as he recited -- in his inimitable baritone dialogues -- dialogues from his all-time hits like Deewar and Agneepath, as part of the Unforgettable world tour.
|August 22, 2008|
|Meera Jasmine in M S Sathyu's next|
Meera Jasmine in Kannada film Ijjodu directed by M S Sathyu.
Navya Nair's Boss
Navya Nair shooting of the songs of her third Kannada film Boss. She is paired opposite Darshan.
Big B's Unforgettable gesture!
The Amitabh Bachchan-led extravaganza of Indian cinema, Unforgettable, will provide solar lanterns to 100 villages across the world by February 2009.
Pooja Gandhi dons a swimsuit!
Pooja Gandhi has donned a swimsuit for her latest film, Kodagaana Koli Nungiththaa, which hits theatres on Friday. Directed by Vasu, the film also stars Jaggesh.
Sudeep's double whammy!
August 22 is a great day for Sudeep for two reasons -- His first Hindi film Phoonk debuts on this day, and his Kannada film Mussanje Maathu completes 100 days.
|August 21, 2008|
|Matt Damon, wife welcome baby girl|
Damon and Luciana are doing great and have named their newly born as Gia Zavala, confirmed their representative. The beautiful tot was born on August 20.
|August 20, 2008|
|Kamal Haasan's Marmayogi gets the green light|
Dispelling all the speculations that are going around, Pyramid Saimira and Kamal Haasan have come out with their statements that Kamal's next venture Marmayogi will jointly be produced by M/s Pyramid Saimira International Ltd and M/s Rajkamal International Ltd.
|August 18, 2008|
|Photo: Amrita Rao's hot item number|
Shyam Benegal, the legendary director of classics like Ankur, Nishant, Bhumika and Manthan will apparently feature Amrita Rao in what looks like an item number in his latest film, Welcome To Sajjanpur.
|August 13, 2008|
| My Friend Ganesha is back!|
The sequel, which is slated for August 22, will see a westernised Ganesha attired in Bermuda shorts and cap complete with tattoos and a guitar! He also seems to have learnt some English along the way too.
|August 11, 2008|
|There's no stopping The Dark Knight |
Dark Knight becomes third-biggest box office movie of all time earning 441 million dollars. Studio estimates show that the second highest grossing over the weekend was Pineapple Express, which earned 22.4 million dollars.
Kamal to team up with Rajni's daughter?
Recent reports indicate that Kamal Haasan's film, Marmayogi, might fall into the hands of the Ocher Studios-Warner Brothers combine. Kamal is said to have returned the advance amount to Pyramid Saimira and has reportedly initiated talks with Soundarya and Warner Brothers to associate himself with them.
|August 08, 2008|
|Catch the Unforgettable tour on TV!|
The ongoing Unforgettable tour, featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Riteish Deshmukh, is currently being aired on television in a show called the Idea Unforgettable Tour Diaries.
Sanjaya leaves fans screaming for more!
The most recent manifestation of Sanjaya-mania comes from the Mohegun Sun Casino in New Haven, Connecticut, where Sanjaya gave a live performance (August 6). Sanjaya reportedly performed two singles from his forthcoming debut album.
|August 07, 2008|
|Britney Spears to play lesbian killer?|
Britney Spears has been tipped to play a killer lesbian in Quentin Tarantino's remake of the 1965 cult classic Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.
Morgan Freeman heading for divorce
Morgan Freeman is divorcing his wife after being married for 24 years, say his lawyer. The Dark Knight star has announced his split with second wife Myrna Colley-Lee following a divorce action.
Pappa still has the last word
Sandip Roy checks out the latest 'youth' film on the marquee – and finds parents vaulting the generational divide
Pappu can't dance, but Pappa knows best
Sandip Roy checks out the latest 'youth' film, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na on the marquee and finds parents vaulting the generational divide.
|August 06, 2008|
|What is Mary Kate's role in Ledger's death? |
That's the question dominating tabloids and gossip sites this week, after it emerged that actress Mary Kate Olsen has demanded legal immunity from investigators who seek to question her regarding the death of Dark Knight star Heath Ledger.
Why Turkey still loves Raj Kapoor
Turkey may not know its Salman from Shah Rukh or Amitabh from Abhishek, but the appeal of Raj Kapoor is perennial.
Jolie's twins can eradicate poverty!
When US celebrity magazine People and British weekly Hello! bought exclusive rights to the images for a hefty $14 million, they paid more than double the previous record of $6m, which was paid earlier this year for exclusive shots of singer/actress J-Lo's newly born twins. Pitt and Jolie have reportedly pledged to use the exorbitant $14 million pictures fee towards their foundation, which seeks to eradicate child poverty in the developing world.
Scarlett red-faced over Obama e-mails
During a recent interview with the Associated Press, she reportedly sounded off on the media's handling of the story. 'It seemed to me to be like a product of extreme sexism, and I kept thinking to myself, 'God, if this was just, like, Kal Penn or George Clooney or any of the other (Obama) surrogates or supporters ... there wouldn't be (any) question about it. Nobody would even talk about it.'
|August 05, 2008|
|Cyndi Lauper: This girl's still having fun|
With her recently released Bring Ya to the Brink, we get the diva at her bubblegum best.
Abhishek-Ash as Rama and Sita?
The Hindi-Tamil bilingual, titled Ravan will star Mani Ratnam's favourite pair, Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya, as Rama and Sita, while Govinda is likely to play the role of Hanuman. Aditya Panscholi will star in the title role.
Morgan Freeman seriously hurt in car crash
According to the Associated Press, the Oscar-winning actor lost control of his car, which then flipped several times over. Following the accident, the actor, who is said to be in a serious condition on Monday, was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
|August 04, 2008|
|Ready for an Ashta Chamma game?|
The National and Gollapudi Srinivas award-winning director then made his second film, Maya Bazar. Now, the filmmaker is ready with his latest film, Ashta Chamma (the original version of the game ludo). Well, the title is a metaphoric one though there are references to the game.
When ludo inspired Mohan Krishna
His first Telugu film, Grahanam fetched Indraganti Mohan Krishna 11 awards including the Indira Gandhi Award for the Best First Film by a director. The National and Gollapudi Srinivas award-winning director then made his second film, Maya Bazar. Now, the filmmaker is ready with his latest film, Ashta Chamma (the original version of the game ludo). Well, the title is a metaphoric one though there are references to the game.