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Arts & Leisure - Movies

'Harry Potter' star Alan Rickman dies aged 69 LONDON: Veteran British actor Alan Rickman, a master of playing menacing screen villains, has died at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer, his family said Thursday.The Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning film, television and theatre star possessed a rich, smooth voice and brooding delivery that helped make him a sex symbol as well as an archetypal "baddie" actor."The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends," a family statement said.Rickman started out in British theatre and shot to international fame in 1988 playing opposite Bruce Willis as the German terrorist mastermind Hans Gruber in "Die Hard".Rickman did a memorable turn as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 blockbuster "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves".His performance earned him the best supporting actor gong at Britain's BAFTA film awards."This will be a healthy reminder to me that subtlety ...

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'The Revenant' leads Oscar nominations LOS ANGELES: "The Revenant," a harrowing survival thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a 19th century fur trapper, topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with 12 nods, including for best picture, actor and director.In second place was dystopian action film "Mad Max: Fury Road," with 10 nominations, followed by space blockbuster "The Martian," about an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet, with seven.The nominations, announced at a pre-dawn ceremony in Beverly Hills organized by the Academy ...

Arts & Leisure - Music

Janet Jackson reschedules dates in sign of recovery NEW YORK: Janet Jackson on Thursday rescheduled concerts she had previously cancelled in a new sign of her solid recovery from a mystery illness.The pop superstar had announced on Christmas Eve that she was postponing a number of shows because she needed an urgent operation on which she declined to elaborate.Jackson on her website confirmed that she would restart her tour on March 30 in Birmingham, England, which was already set to be the first ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Pics Treat; Bollywood Rocked Dabboo Ratnani’s Calendar Launch Glamour photographer Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar has been a hallmark in B-town. Every big star of Bollywood film industry wants to be a part of that calendar. Tuesday evening’s launch party for the 2016 edition of Dabboo’s calendar was a star studded affair as every year. This year calendar features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Parineeti Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Farhan ...

Arts & Leisure - Arts

Celebrities Reacts as ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ Comes To an End Popular Indian comedy show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ has now come to an end as the makers of the show has shot the final episode on Tuesday. B-town celebrities are disappointed with this decision.During a recent calendar launch of celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani, celebrities were asked about Kapil and his show, which will reportedly go off air on January 17. ‘King of Bollywood’ Shah Rukh Khan said, “He's a very talented man, one of the ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Lovebirds Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt Steals the Show and How! Bollywood alleged couple Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt made the paparazzi go crazy when the two indulged in some public display of affection (PDA) at Dabboo Ratnani’s calendar launch. According to Indian media reports, Alia and Sidharth were seen checking the clicks of the celebrity photographer together while exchanging notes, laughs, smiles and tight hugs. Bollywood hunk Sidharth Malhotra was all praises for Alia and also complimented her by saying that ‘she is looking like ...

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Shah Rukh Khan Reacts On Priyanka Chopra Doing ‘Baywatch’ Priyanka Chopra has been earning appreciation from all the corners after making her International debut in ‘Quantico’ and now she will soon appear in another Hollywood project ‘Baywatch’. ‘King of Bollywood’ Shah Rukh Khan has reacted to this news on the calendar launch of celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani.When Shah Rukh Khan was informed that PeeCee is doing a Hollywood film Baywatch and was asked for a reaction on the same. SRK said, “I don’t know ...