(CNN): For an Oscars expected to be awash in politics, an upset finish felt somewhat appropriate. Yet the bizarre mix-up that capped off the Academy Awards — with “La La Land” being announced as best picture, before it was revealed that “Moonlight” actually won — was one for the ages.
Historians will chew over the snafu, as well as how all the conventional wisdom about “La La Land’s” march to victory turned out to be wrong. If President Trump wanted to claim a small victory..
LOS ANGELES: Oscars 2017 is almost here. The 89th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Sunday, February 26. The ceremony will take place on February 27 according to the Indian time. Hollywood's biggest names including- Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and others are hoping to win the Oscars this year in various categories. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's La La Land is predicted to make history. The film has been nominated in 14..
(REUTERS): Pregnant singer Beyonce on Thursday pulled out of performing at California's Coachella music festival in April, citing doctor's orders.
The "Formation" singer, 35, who is expecting twins, will however headline the event in 2018, organizers said in a statement.
"Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyonce has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival," the statement from..
NEW DELHI, (NDTV): A screening of new film Rangoon - starring Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan - was held in Mumbai on Wednesday and among those who were treated to a preview of director Vishal Bhardwaj's much-anticipated film were actors Sonakshi Sinha, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and Suniel Shetty. Rangoon, set against the backdrop of World War II in Burma, is a love triangle in which the lives of the characters played the three actors intersect romantically in wartime...
LONDON, (AP): Lindsay Lohan claims she was “racially profiled” while wearing a headscarf at London’s Heathrow Airport.
The actress told a British talk show that she was stopped while traveling to New York.
She said an airport worker “opened my passport and saw ‘Lindsay Lohan’ and started immediately apologizing, but then said: ‘Please take off your headscarf.'”
She told “Good Morning Britain” on Tuesday that the incident made her wonder “how would another woman who..
LOS ANGELES, (AP): Has Adele said “Hello” to married life?
The singer gestured toward longtime partner Simon Konecki while thanking people during her speech after receiving the Grammy for album of the year Sunday night, saying “my husband and my son, you’re the only reason I do it.”
Konecki is the father of Adele’s 4-year-old boy.
A Christmas wedding of the pair was rumored in British tabloids, but nothing official was announced.
A representative for Adele didn’t immediately..
SIEM REAP, (AP): Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed a light on the plight of young people in war zones today.
“First They Killed My Father” is based on author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s account of her survival as a child under the 1975-79 communist Khmer Rouge regime, believed to be responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians from..
LONDON, (REUTERS): Oxfam kicked off London Fashion Week with their show “Fashion Fighting Poverty” on Thursday.
Styled by Vogue Contributing Editor Bay Garnett, the catwalk featured appearances from celebrity models Stella Tennant and Erin O’Connor, and designer Bella Freud.
Fashion Fighting Poverty was Oxfam’s first ever fashion show for London Fashion Week and showcased the range of clothes on sale in their stores and online.
All profits from its fashion sales help fund Oxfam’s..
NEW YORK, (AP): Sara Bareilles’ songwriting skills are all over the new Broadway musical “Waitress” and soon she will be, too.
The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson. She’ll be in the show for 10 weeks until June 11.
The musical tells the story of a waitress and pie maker trapped in a small-town diner and a loveless marriage. It’s adapted from a 2007 film starring Keri Russell...
NEW DELHI: Actress Kangana Ranaut has claimed that all her former boyfriends (all, mind you) still hold a torch for her but that for her, once an ex, always an ex. She said all this in an interview to Times of India that was published, rather appropriately, on Valentine's Day. "When I am in a relationship, I am really into it, but when it's over, I never look back. I have a record of never going back to my exes, never meeting them again. All my exes want to get back with me, that's also a..
LOS ANGELES, (REUTERS): Playboy magazine is returning to its roots, bringing nudes back just a year after abandoning full frontal shots of women saying they had become outdated.
Under the headline “Naked is Normal,” the magazine will bring nude pictorials back in its March/April edition, the company said on Monday.
“I’ll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but nudity was never the problem because nudity isn’t a problem,”..
LOS ANGELES, (AP): Universal Music Group’s annual pre-Grammy showcase included Katy Perry celebrating her 10-year anniversary with Capitol Records and the debut of trailers for new documentaries about Motown Records and INXS singer Michael Hutchence.
Chart-topping rappers Desiigner, Rae Sremmurd, Big Sean, MGK and others performed at the multi-hour event Saturday, full of music industry players, press and artists.
Perry, who released a new single Friday, told the audience that she was..
LOS ANGELES, (REUTERS): The Grammy awards are shaping up to be the ultimate showdown between pop's two biggest female stars as Beyonce and Adele go head-to-head for song, record and album of the year on Sunday.
Despite 62 total Grammy nominations and 20 awards, Beyonce, 35, has never won the coveted album of the year, despite topping the charts with all six of her studio records.
With nine nominations, many fans are hoping Beyonce will overcome her Grammys' curse with "Lemonade," the..
LOS ANGELES, (REUTERS): Pop star Madonna debuted two new daughters on social media on Wednesday, saying she had completed her adoption of the twins from Malawi and was "overjoyed" to bring them into her family.
The singer, 58, was granted permission by Malawi's High Court this week to adopt the twin girls.
She posted a photo on Instagram of herself walking along a rural path with the girls, who were wearing identical blue and white dresses and one wearing a hat.
"I am deeply grateful to all..
RUPANDEHI: The title winner of the 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' Season 9 – a dance contest aired on the Indian tv channel 'Colors' – was given a hero's welcome after returning to her home district here in Nepal.
Teriya Fauja Magar of Rupandehi on Tuesday came home to an upbeat welcome ceremony by the Teriya Magar Foundation in which the young dancer was feted by Chief District Officer, Local Development Officer and District Education Officer among other high ranking government officials in the..
NEW DELHI, (IANS): Anushka Sharma's role of a ghost in her upcoming film Phillauri has taken the social media by storm. A day after the film's trailer released it has been viewed over six million times on YouTube alone. Anushka, who plays a ghost bride in the film which she also produces, told news agency IANS that as an actress, she can do anything. "As an actress, I think I can do anything, but it depends on what kind of opportunities you get. I am lucky in that way. I have been given the..
LOS ANGELES, (REUTERS): Standing atop the roof of Houston's NRG Stadium with drones illuminating an American flag in the night sky behind her, Lady Gaga kicked off her Super Bowl halftime set on Sunday by singing "God Bless America" as a subtle message of inclusion and unity in a deeply divided United States.
As many speculated about whether the outspoken singer would use her spotlight to address women's rights, immigration or President Donald Trump, Gaga recited part of the American Pledge of..
NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan who is high on Dangal's success, says he doesn't think he rules the box office, reports news agency IANS. "I am not a box office king. I am only Kiran's (his wife Kiran Rao) king," said Aamir. The actor's last film Dangal, has collected over Rs 385 crore at the box office.
The sports biopic released on December 23 and since then, has been ruling the box office. Speaking at Dangal's success party, Aamir said that he never chooses films on its potential..
Nilanjana Basu, NEW DELHI: Actress Kangana Ranaut has dismissed the 1439 e-mails that she allegedly wrote to Hrithik Roshan as 'crap' in an interview with mid-day. The 30-year-old actress also revealed that she felt 'stigmatised' by the reports of 'hideous mails' that she denies having written and also alleged "I was dragged to court for being who I am." All of last year, the Krrish 3 co-stars feuded over an alleged love affair which Kangana claims began on the sets of their 2009 film Kites and..
NEW DELHI, (NDTV): Actress Ileana D'Cruz revealed on Twitter that she was a "victim of eve teasing and harassment" and added that the incident was "traumatic." The 30-year-old actress thanked her parents who gave her "strength when I needed it."
On Tuesday, Ileana shared an open letter in which an anonymous writer exposed how her ex-boyfriend blackmailed her saying he would share their intimate pictures with her family.
The Rustom actress applauded the woman and said: "Absolutely despicable..