'A Dog's Purpose' writer says no animals were harmed (6 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) No dogs were harmed during the shoot of "A Dog's Purpose", says W. Bruce Cameron, co-screenwriter of the film which was made controversial by a leaked video from on set.

Donald Trump was obsessed with me: Kristen Stewart (6 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart says US President Donald Trump was earlier "obsessed" with her.

Priyanka thanks 'Quantico' crew for People's Choice Award (18 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who won the Favourite Dramatic TV Actress award at the People's Choice Awards 2017, has dedicated the honour to the cast and crew of her "Quantico" popular drama thriller TV series.

Shia LaBeouf comes out with four-year anti-Trump protest (20 minutes ago)
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Shia LaBeouf has launched a four-year livestream in protest against President Donald Trump.

French DJ Snake to visit India for three-city tour (13:20)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Grammy nominated French music producer DJ Snake will visit India in February for a three-city tour with dance music brand Sunburn. He is excited about exploring new cultures.

Kapil Sharma turns film producer with 'Firangi' (13:18)
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Ace comedian and actor Kapil Sharma is venturing into production with his upcoming film "Firangi".

Sushmita Sen on judges panel for Miss Universe in Manila (13:18)
Manila, Jan 21 (IANS) Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen will be on the judges panel of the upcoming 65th edition of Miss Universe pageant, which will take place here on January 30. It's special for her as she had won her crown in Manila itself in 1994.

Mr World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal hopes to meet US President (12:28)
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Rohit Khandelwal, the Indian actor and model who won the Mr World 2016 title, wants to meet US President Donald Trump on his next visit to the country.

'The Crew': Visually rich, entertaining (IANS Review, Rating: ***) (12:16)
By Troy Ribeiro
Film: "The Crew"; Director: Nikolai Lebev; Cast: Danila Kozlovsky, Vladimir Mashkov, Agne Grudite, Katerina Shpitsa, Sergey Kempo, Sergey Shakurov and Elena Yakovleva; Rating: ***

How to ace the art of dating (11:54)
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) It will help to keep your first date short and sweet, and most importantly non-committal, says an expert who has shared dating tips.

When Vijay joined Jallikattu protesters at Marina  (11:54)
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay paid a secret visit to the Marina beach here to extend support to thousands of young protesters against the ban on Jallikattu, a source said.

Always dreamt of visiting Berlin: Manipuri filmmaker  (10:38)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Five time National Award-winning filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar says his dream to visit Berlin is finally coming true as his Manipuri film "Loktak Lairembee" (Lady of the Lake) will get its European premiere in the German city next month.

My kids can't escape my stardom: Hrithik Roshan (IANS Interview) (10:26)
By Sugandha Rawal
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Hollywood star Ben Affleck feels bothered when his children's personal space is invaded. "Suits" actor Gabriel Macht also wants his children to grow up in a world where the spotlight isnt on their father. But Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan wants his two sons to tackle everything -- good or bad -- that comes with his stardom, and not "shy away from it".

Ariel Winter doesn't regret breast reduction (08:00)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Ariel Winter, popularly known for her character Alex from the TV series "Modern Family", says having a breast reduction is the best thing she ever did and she would recommend the procedure to anyone.

High-quality footwear not negotiable: JLo (06:56)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez believes having "high quality footwear" is "not negotiable".

Gina Torres wants to focus on family life (05:22)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Gina Torres says she left hit show "Suits" to tend to her personal life.

Britney Spears' beau using her to raise his profile (04:16)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears' boyfriend Sam Asghari is reportedly using her to raise his own profile.

Every composer keeps a voice in mind for a song: Shreya Ghoshal (03:56)
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The popular Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal who is debuting in the "MTV Unplugged Season 6" believes that each song demands a certain voice and music composers cast the right voice for that.

Natalie Portman to write film during maternity leave (02:42)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman, who is expecting her second child with husband Benjamin Millepied, says she is going to use her maternity leave to write a new film.

Trump's inauguration speech similar to villain Bane's of The Dark Knight Rises? (01:40)
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Did some bits of Donald Trump's inauguration speech sound similar to the dialogue of D.C. comics villain Bane? According to Jezebel, some sections of the new US President's speech are "directly lifted" from villain Bane's dialogues in Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises".

Britney Spears 'moving too fast' with Sam Asghari (01:36)
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears' friends are reportedly worried she is "moving too fast" with her new boyfriend Sam Asghari.

'The Crew': Visually rich and Entertaining (IANS Review, Rating: ***) (00:02)
By Troy Ribeiro
Film: "The Crew"; Director: Nikolai Lebev; Cast: Danila Kozlovsky, Vladimir Mashkov, Agne Grudite, Katerina Shpitsa, Sergey Kempo, Sergey Shakurov, Elena Yakovleva; Rating: ***

No pressure singing 'Zaalima' in 'Raees': Harshdeep Kaur (19:40)
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Singer Harshdeep Kaur, the female voice behind the romantic number 'Zaalima' in forthcoming Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Raees", says she "wasn't under any pressure" while singing the number.

Films like 'Haraamkhor' keep actor within me alive: Nawazuddin (19:16)
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui who has reportedly charged nothing but taken a token amount of one rupee for his latest release "Haraamkhor", says that such films keep the actor in him alive.

Book lovers go gaga as cine-star Rishi Kapoor takes centrestage at JLF (Second Lead) (18:52)
By Saket Suman
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Barely 50 metres away, acclaimed Indian poet Vikram Chandra sat discussing "the poetry of amazement" with poet Tishani Doshi and next to them were writers Mridula Koshy and Puneeta Roy exploring the freedom to dream. But the crowd of thousands of "book lovers" who have thronged from around the country and elsewhere were nowhere to be seen.

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