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American singer Andy Williams dies at age 84


September 27th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by BNO News
BRANSON, MISSOURI (BNO NEWS) -- American singer and TV host, Andy Williams, on Tuesday died due to cancer. He was 84.Born in Wall Lake, Iowa in 1927, Williams, born Howard Andrew Williams, ... Read more...

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Jimmy Fallon to host Oscars next year?


August 6th, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Actor Jimmy Fallon will reportedly host next year's Academy Awards Ceremony.The American funny man, who hosts Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, is said to be frontrunner ... Read more...

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Want to take contemporary folk to next level: Papon


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Assamese singer Papon says he is on a mission to take his native state's folk music to a "different level" by mixing it with electronic ... Read more...

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Hollywood producer Richard Zanuck dies


July 14th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 14 (IANS) Veteran Hollywood filmmaker Richard Zanuck has died following a heart attack at his Beverly Hills home.The 77-year-old died Friday, reports hollywood.com.Son of Darryl Zanuck, who ... Read more...

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Von Trapp family descendants to perform in China


July 14th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) Descendants of the Von Trapp family, which inspired the 1965 classic movie "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, will soon tour China ... Read more...

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Writer Nora Ephron passes away


June 27th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Writer Nora Ephron, screenplay writer of hit movies like "Sleepless In Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally", has died after battling health issues. She was ... Read more...

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Sperm donation is a good cause: Ranbir


June 20th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who enthralled the audiences with his performance in "Rockstar", feels that sperm donation is a good cause."Sperm donation is a good thing. ... Read more...

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Ranbir, Vidya win top IIFA honours


June 10th, 2012 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 10 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and actress Vidya Balan walked away with top honours for their films "Rockstar" and "The Dirty Picture" respectively at the 13th ... Read more...

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Anurag jealous of Dibakar Banerjee, says wife Kalki


June 7th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 7 (IANS) He is known for making films on unconventional subjects, but Anurag Kashyap is jealous of fellow director Dibakar Banerjee for making a film like "Shanghai", says ... Read more...

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Shaan wants to stop alcohol promotion in movies (Movie snippets)


May 28th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Singer Shaan feels that films these days are portraying alcohol and smoking as a very normal thing and he wants this trend to be discouraged."There ... Read more...

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I am not doing ‘Wanted’ sequel: Shahid Kapoor


May 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor has denied reports that he is starring in "Wanted" sequel supposedly being planned by choreographer-director Prabhu Deva."I don't think anyone can replace ... Read more...

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‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ won’t come back: Deven Bhojani


May 16th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Viewers enjoyed every episode of "Sarabhai vs Sarabhai", the funny story of a dysfunctional family, and have been waiting for its next season. But there ... Read more...

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For Harshdeep, lyrics are backbone of a song (With Image)


May 15th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Without meaningful lyrics, a singer doesn't enjoy singing, says Harshdeep Kaur, who has delivered hit numbers such as "Katiya karoon" and "Ik Onkar". She adds ... Read more...

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Bollywood friends made it easy for me to work here: Ali Zafar


May 4th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Pakistani actor-singer-composer Ali Zafar, who received the best new talent trophy at the 143rd Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards, says the support of his co-actors has made ... Read more...

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Portman’s Oscars dress sells for $50,000


March 8th, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 8 (IANS) The dress worn by actress Natalie Portman at the recent Academy Awards ceremony has fetched $50,000.The "Black Swan" actress sported the vintage 1954 Christian Dior ... Read more...

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It’s start of an American movie career for me: Jean Dujardin (Interview)


February 29th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) Jean Dujardin is beaming with joy after winning his first ever Oscar for his performance in black and white silent French movie "The Artist" and ... Read more...

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Oscar statuettes sold for $3 mn in auction


February 29th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (IANS) A collection of 15 Oscar statuettes which were handed out to recipients, including the writer for "Citizen Kane", fetched more than $3 million at ... Read more...

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Is Natalie Portman married?


February 28th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman has fuelled rumours of marriage with choreographer boyfriend Benjamin Millepied after she was sported wearing a ring on her wedding finger.The actress ... Read more...

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US congratulates Iranian director on Oscar win


February 28th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The US government Monday congratulated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi after his film "A Separation" won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film."On behalf of all of ... Read more...

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Pakistani leaders laud first-ever Oscar winner


February 27th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday congratulated Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on winning the first-ever Oscar award for Pakistan for ... Read more...

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Halle Berry missed Oscar ceremony due to injured leg


February 27th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry pulled out of the Oscars ceremony due to her broken foot.The 45-year-old was set to present alongside actor Tom Hanks at the ... Read more...

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Don’t compare Indian awards with Oscars: Abhishek


February 27th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan feels it is futile for Indian media to compare Indian film award functions to a ceremony like Oscars because here most ... Read more...

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Rahman performs at Oscars again


February 27th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian composer A.R. Rahman performed at the 84th Academy Awards here as part of the Oscar band in his third performance at the prestigious ... Read more...

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‘The Artist’ wins best picture Oscar


February 27th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" was conferred the Oscar for best picture at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, beating eight other movies.Set in 1927, "The Artist" ... Read more...

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Pakistani film wins Oscar for best documentary


February 27th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistani documentary film "Saving Face", which uncovers the story of hundreds of people, mostly women who become acid attack victims, was honoured with the Oscar ... Read more...

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‘The Descendants’ wins for adapted screenplay


February 27th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) "The Descendants", a screen version of Kaui Hart Hemmings' eponymous novel, won the best adapted screenplay award, while Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" was ... Read more...

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‘The Artist’ wins best original score


February 27th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Ludovic Bource walked with prestigious golden statuette for best music (original score) for silent French film "The Artist" at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony ... Read more...

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‘Hugo’ wins best visual effects Oscar


February 27th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Martin Sorcerese's "Hugo" is on award-winning spree. The film pocketed the best visual effects trophy for Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning ... Read more...

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‘The Girl With…’ wins best editing at Oscars


February 27th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Director David Fincher's "The Girl With Dragon Tattoo" won the golden statuette for best editing for Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall at the 84th ... Read more...

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‘Rango’ named best animated feature film at Oscars


February 27th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) "Rango", a movie about a chameleon, won the best animated feature film trophy at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony here.The movie, directed by Gore ... Read more...

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Octavia Spencer wins best supporting actress


February 27th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Octavia Spencer was overwhelmed as her name was announced for best supporting actress winner's trophy at the 84th Academy Awards here for her role as ... Read more...

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‘Hugo’ wins sound honours at Oscars


February 27th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) The 84th Academy Awards for best sound editing and best sound mixing went to "Hugo".The Martin Scorsese film beat other nominees like "Drive", "The Girl ... Read more...

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‘A Separation’ wins best foreign film Oscar


February 27th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Iranian film "A Separation" walked away with the golden statuette for the best foreign film at the 84th Academy Awards."A Separation" beat Belgium's "Bullhead", Canada's ... Read more...

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‘A Separation’ wins best foreign film Oscar


February 27th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Iranian film "A Separation" walked away with the golden statuette for the best foreign film at the 84th Academy Awards."A Separation" beat Belgium's "Bullhead", Canada's ... Read more...

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‘Hugo’ wins best cinematography, art direction


February 27th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" was among the early winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards as the film walked away with trophies for best cinematography and ... Read more...

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