Entertainment

  • JJ Abrams pledges $10 million to anti-racism causes
    Hollywoods bigwig director JJ Abrams has pledged donations of $10 million towards the Black Lives Matter movement to take the fight against racism forward, following the death of George Floyd. The "Star Wars" director has joined hands with his wife Katie McGrath and production company Bad Robot to pledge the donation over the next five years to groups with anti-racist agendas, reports variety.com. In a statement posted on the Bad Robot Instagram page, Bad Robot Producti
  • Halle Berry seeks help for immigrant whose store was looted by protest mob
    Actress Halle Berry took to social media to urge her followers to help out an immigrant family that is struggling after their store was looted and burned in the protests in the city over the weekend. The 53-year-old actress took to Instagram Stories to post about Ned Harounian, an 81-year-old immigrant, who lost a lot when his shop on Melrose was destroyed. She asked her followers to donate to a fundraiser set up to cover the costs of restoring the shop, reports dailymail.co.uk.
  • Shilpa Rao revisits her debut song 'Tose naina lage' amidst lockdown
    After 13 years, singer Shilpa Rao has revisited her debut Bollywood song "Tose naina lage". Shilpa's new version is meant to be a tribute to her fans. On the new version of the song, Shilpa said: "I have released the version of 'Tose naina lage' after 13 years. We did a new take on it, keeping in place the whole beauty and novelty of the song because it has a classic value to it." "This was my first song that I had sung for a film. It's
  • Madhuri Dixit: Candles shining brightest now are frontline workers
    New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit's latest single "Candle" has received over seven million views online. Dedicating the song to frontline workers, she says they are the ones who are shining brightest in these dark times.   The song was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown, in Los Angeles.   "We thought of what would I sing about. I thought everybody goes through struggle in their life. But then you have to think that 'I am goin
  • John Legend on his fading friendship with Kanye West
    Singer John Legend says politics has nothing to do with his fading friendship with rapper Kanye West. In an interview with The Times, the 41-year-old singer said they had "gone their separate ways", reports dailymail.co.uk. The singer has appeared on eight of the rapper's tracks over the years, after signing with his record label, GOOD Music, in 2004. "I don't think we're less friends because of the (Donald) Trump thing. I just think we're doing
  • Rani Mukerji salutes Mumbai police for their work amid pandemic
    Mumbai, June 1 (IANS): Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji has saluted the efforts of Mumbai Police in a new motivational song video titled "Rakh tu hausla", and said that their bravery, sacrifice, and service will be remembered for years to come.   The actress has been roped in by Mumbai Police Foundation for a novel initiative urging people to remain calm amid the onslaught of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   "Today the world is battling its greates
  • Rebecca Hall: My family life separate from my public persona
    New Delhi, June 1 (IANS): "Iron Man 3" actress Rebecca Hall doesnt like to put out her life on social media, and says her family life is separate from her public persona.   The actress is on Instagram, but she hardly posts.   Questioned about being so distant from social media, Hall said: "I know. I'm really bad at it."   "I find it really difficult. I just can't quite bring myself to it and I'm quite a private perso
  • Pamela Anderson ready to marry again
    Los Angeles, June 1 (IANS): Actress Pamela Anderson is ready for re-marriage.   In an interview with the New York Times magazine, Pamela spoke about her failed relationships in the past and how she is keen to tie the knot again, reports femalefirst.co.uk.   "Absolutely! Just one more time. Just one more time, please, God. One more time only. Only," Pamela said when she was asked if she wanted to marry again.   Opening up on the past relationsh
  • James Cameron reaches New Zealand to restart 'Avatar' sequels
    Wellington, June 1 (IANS): Filmmaker James Cameron, along with over 50 crew members, has reached New Zealand to resume the shooting of the much-awaited "Avatar" sequels.   The unit reached Wellington, New Zealand, on Sunday for preparation in order to resume filming of the film series. The 54-member unit arrived by a chartered plane.   However, filming will not restart immediately because the team has to self-isolate first, reports variety.com.  
  • Wajid Khan, of composer duo Sajid-Wajid, dies at 42 of Covid-19
    Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Bollywood composer-singer Wajid Khan of the popular sibling composer duo- Sajid Wajid is no more. He passed away in the early hours on Monday.   Confirming the news, singer Sonu Nigam posted on his official social media handle: "My brother Wajid left us."   The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, though unconfirmed reports have stated the artiste was suffering from COVID-19. A report in filmibeat.com, on the other hand, state
  • Kendrick Sampson hit by rubber bullet at LA protest
    Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS): "Insecure" actor Kendrick Sampson says he was hit by rubber bullets and even a police officer's baton while protesting in California.   The "Vampire Diaries" star took to Instagram to show videos from marches in the Los Angeles area, reports usatoday.com.   "They're gonna arrest all of us," Sampson said in one video clip, adding: "Just to let y'all know, they're telling us to disburse,
  • Vidya Balan: Always great to watch older films
    Mumbai, May 31 (IANS): Actress Vidya Balan is spending her lockdown period by watching classic films, and says it is great to watch older films and revisit the memories.   Asked how she is spending quality time with her family during lockdown, Vidya said: "I love watching my films on television with my entire family. It is always great to watch older films and revisit the memories grooving on evergreen songs."   The actress is admired by fans for her rol
  • Corona aftershocks: Ricky Martin to provide mental health support
    Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS): Latin pop superstar Ricky Martin is planning to provide mental health support to people to deal with the aftershocks of the coronavirus pandemic.   The "Nobody wants to be lonely" star has been working with his Ricky Martin Foundation to give personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers in hospitals during the ongoing pandemic. Now, he is also planning to help people with a series of "mental health and education program
  • Beyonce: We need justice for George Floyd
    Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS): Pop star Beyonce Knowles took to social media to demand justice for George Floyd, saying "we cannot normalise this paina.   The singer took to Instagram to speak out against racism in the US and urge her fans to take action.   She also shared a link which takes one to a page on her website where four petitions are listed for fans to sign, reports variety.com.   "We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his
  • Kareena Kapoor continues her 'kaftan series'
    Mumbai, May 31 (IANS): Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan loves her kaftans, and she once again treated her fans to another picture from her "kaftan series".   The actress loves wearing comfy and cosy kaftan at home, where she is spending her lockdown with her husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur.   On Sunday, she posted another selfie in a kaftan. In the picture, the actress looks fresh as she flaunts her flawless skin in the sun-kissed selfie. She is wearing
  • Gal Gadot teases queer romance in 'Wonder Woman'
    Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS): Actress Gal Gadot has teased potential romance between her superhero avatar of Wonder Woman and actress Kristen Wiig's supervillain Cheetah in the upcoming "Wonder Woman 1984".   In an interview with SFX Magazine, Gadot and Wiig opened up about their upcoming movie, and their thoughts on fan theories about the relationship between their characters, reports dailymail.co.uk.   Asked whether Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) and Ba
  • Taylor Swift's criticism of Donald Trump becomes her most-liked tweet ever
    Pop diva Taylor Swift slammed President Donald Trump on Twitter, and her post has become the singer's most-liked tweet ever. Swift tweeted to criticise Trump heavily for tweeting that protesters in Minnesota should be shot. The singer's tweet, posted on Friday, has become her most-liked tweet ever, hitting more than one million likes in less than five hours, reports billboard.com. "After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have
  • Elli AvrRam turns into 'beetroot ki dukaan'
    Elli AvrRam has turned herself into "beetroot ki dukaan" and she looks unrecognisable! The actress took to Instagram on Saturday and shared a few photos where she has a beetroot pack applied all over her body. "Beetroot ki dukan. For the love of beetroot...Usha's (my girl at home) idea...Mam pura body mein lagate hai! ...So we started with the face and later on said what the heck let's put it all over!!! Later on she called me an Alien...I like that she'
  • Akshay Kumar warns against fake casting for the song 'Filhall part 2'
    Mumbai, May 30 (IANS): Akshay Kumar has taken to social media to alert people against fake casting for the much-anticipated song "Filhall part 2".   "Corona ke samay fake news toh bahot sunni ab fake casting bhi ho rahi hai (we have heard a lot of fake news in the time of Corona and now fake casting is also going on) #Filhall yeh padhiye #FakeNewsAlert #FakeCastingAlert," Akshay tweeted this statement issued by the makers of the song, warning against impo
  • Katy Perry: I will stay at home even after quarantine ends
    Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Pop star Katy Perry says the lockdown has helped her bond with her family at a deeper level.   "This time has brought in some balance. Probably necessary balance. It is in a way good for me, to have brought to this kind of mindset because even after quarantine is done, and probably when everyone goes out and celebrates, I will be still at home," Perry said.   "This has helped me bond with my family on a deeper level than I