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Harry Belafonte set to be awarded with 'honorary Oscar'
London, Aug 30 : Harry Belafonte, also known as the King of Calypso, will be honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a humanitarian award for his work as an activist on racism and equality issues.
Martin Scorsese to helm Ramones documentary
Los Angeles, Aug 29 : Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been tapped to direct a documentary about the US punk band Ramones.
Rose McGowan eyes Oscar for directorial debut
Los Angeles, Aug 28 : Actress Rose McGowan hopes to win an Oscar by launching a week-long movie festival that will feature her directorial debut.
Attenborough had plans to make Khasi documentary in Meghalaya
By Raymond Kharmujai, Shillong, Aug 28 : Tribal Khasi philanthropist Honsen Lyngdoh, who was closely associated with Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning film 'Gandhi', said the late British director had plans to make a documentary on Meghalaya's matrilineal system.
End of an era: Bollywood on Richard Attenborough
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Aug 26 : Bollywood pays tribute to late Oscar winning filmmaker Richard Attenborough and says that the demise of the "ultimate creator of celluloid biographies" marks the end of an era.
Oscar Pistorius murder case witness tells of 'emotionally draining' ...
Washington, Aug 26 : A witness in Oscar Pistorius' murder case opened up about her ordeal of being a part of the criminal trial in a recently released research paper.
Attenborough's 'Gandhi' changed lives of all of us: Om Puri
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Aug 26 : Om Puri, who had a miniscule role in British filmmaker Richard Attenborough's Oscar winning film "Gandhi", says the film changed the life of everyone who has been associated with it.
Shooting for 'Gandhi' was a revelation: Rohini Hattangadi
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Aug 26 : Actress and theatre personality Rohini Hattangadi, who played Kasturba in late Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi", says that working in the multiple Oscar-winning film was a revelation to her. She said the British film director gave a bound script to everyone and ...
Bengali film 'Jaatishwar' in race for India's Oscar entry
Kolkata, Aug 25 : After bagging four National Awards this year, Bengali film "Jaatishwar" is set to compete with eight other films for India's official entry at the Oscars.
Emmy Award winning costume designer roped in for 'Mohenjo Daro'
Mumbai, Aug 25 : Indian filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has roped in Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning international costume designer April Ferry to put her creative forces together for his mega project "Mohenjo Daro". She is thrilled.
Attenborough brought Gandhiji alive: Indian celebs
Mumbai, Aug 25 : Paying tributes to late Oscar-winning actor-filmmaker Richard Attenborough Monday, Indian celebrities like Anil Kapoor and Shobhaa De recalled the importance of his monumental film "Gandhi", which brought Mahatma Gandhi's life story alive cinematically for the generations to come.
'Gandhi' director Richard Attenborough is dead
London, Aug 25 : Richard Attenborough, an Oscar-winning British film director known for the monumental film 'Gandhi', died at the age of 90 Sunday, media reported Monday.
Emraan Hashmi's foreign film 'Tigers' to premiere at TIFF
New Delhi, Aug 20 : Indian actor Emraan Hashmi's debut international project "Tigers", directed by the Oscar winning Danis Tanovic, will have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month.
Older couples too can have a love story: Om Puri
Mumbai, Aug 19 : The star of parallel cinema, Om Puri, romanced Oscar-winning British actress Helen Mirren in the gastronomic love story "The Hundred Foot Journey". The movie has evoked good response and the actor says romantic films with older couples can be a good watch too.
Pope lifts beatification ban on Salvadoran archbishop
London, Aug 19 : Pope Francis has lifted a ban on the beatification of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, a media report said Tuesday.
Reese Witherspoon flaunts fantastic figure in swim suit
Los Angeles, Aug 19 : Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon, who is vacationing in Italy, flaunted her well-shaped figure in a swimsuit.
Rahman has powerful aura around him: Nakash Aziz
New Delhi, Aug 18 : Singer Nakash Aziz, who grew up listening to A.R. Rahman's music, feels fortunate to work with him in the Hollywood venture "The Hundred-Foot Journey" and says the Oscar-winning composer has got a powerful aura around him.
Robin Williams suicide was 'spontaneous': Confidante
Los Angeles, Aug 18 : Hollywood actor Robin Williams did not plan his suicide, says a confidante of the Oscar winning actor.
Now AR Rahman app for your phone
New Delhi, Aug 18 : Oscar winning music composer A.R. Rahman has announced the launch of an app for his fans to help them connect conveniently with him and his music.
'Robin Williams hung himself with a belt'
Los Angeles, Aug 13 : The preliminary investigation into the death of Robin Williams found that the Oscar-winning actor and comedian hung himself with a belt in a bedroom of his Northern California home, the Marin County sheriff's department has said.
Robin Williams was 'sober' at meeting before death
Los Angeles, Aug 13 : Oscar winning actor Robin Williams attended an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting before he died.
When Robin Williams brought cheers for NASA astronauts
Washington, Aug 13 : Robin Williams, an Oscar-winning actor and comedian who died of an apparent suicide at age 63, helped wake up the crew of NASA's space shuttle Discovery to start their morning in 1988.
Obama, Hollywood stars pay tributes to Robin Williams
Los Angeles, Aug 12 : Condolences poured in Tuesday after the shock announcement of the death of Oscar-winning US actor Robin Williams, whose body was found Monday in his residence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Robin Williams brought dignity to male crying: Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Aug 12 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, whose "Chachi 420" was based on actor Robin Williams "Mrs. Doubtfire", mourns the death of the Oscar-winning star and also credits him for revolutionising the portrayal of men on the big screen and bringing dignity to male crying.
Hollywood stars pay tribute to Robin Williams
Los Angeles, Aug 12 : Oscar winner Robin Williams' tragic death has shocked many celebrities in Hollywood. His co-stars, friends and even those whom he never met but touched, paid condolences to the comedy legend.
Robin Williams' demise jolts Bollywood celebs
Mumbai, Aug 12 : He made the world laugh with his iconic roles in films like "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Jumanji" and "Good Morning, Vietnam". Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams' sudden death, said to be a case of suicide, has left a host of his fans in Bollywood shocked and upset.
Oscar winner Robin Williams found dead
New York, Aug 12 : Oscar winning US actor Robin Williams was found dead Monday in his home in California, authorities said. It is said to be a case of suicide.
Colin Firth's in-laws thought he looked more 'constipated' than ...
London, Aug 9 : Colin Firth's wife, Livia, has revealed that her Italian family members thought that the Oscar winner actor looked "constipated" as Mr Darcy in BBC's adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice'.
Pistorius' family confident of trial outcome after listening to ...
Washington, Aug 09 : Murder accused Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius' family appear confident of the South African athlete's trial outcome after hearing the defence sum up the case on the final day.
Pistorius to confront 'very own 9/11' on judgement day
Washington, Aug 09 : The judge at murder accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' trial has decided to deliver her verdict on September 11, which has reportedly been branded as the South African athlete's 'very own 9/11'.