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Cyndi Lauper to be inducted in Songwriters Hall of Fame

Cyndi Lauper

London, Feb 20 - Cyndi Lauper is all set to be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Linda Perry and Jerry Garcia, it has been revealed.

Songwriters Hall of Fame president Linda Moran said that each one of these brilliant music creators had written instantly recognizable classics, songs that were both of their time and timeless, the BBC reported.

Lauper became a household name by covering Robert Hazard's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' in the 1980s but she has also had hits of her own and won a Tony Award in 2013 for best score for the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots.


Michael Douglas to receive George Eastman Award in May

Michael Douglas to receive George Eastman Award in May

London: Veteran actor Michael Douglas is set to be honoured with a top prize for his contributions to the film industry.

The 'Wall Street' star has been unveiled as the 2015 recipient of the George Eastman Award, named after the photography innovator who founded the Eastman Kodak Company, commonly known as Kodak, reported Contactmusic.

The 70-year-old Oscar-winning actor will be presented with the accolade at a ceremony in New York on May 14.

Previous honourees include Charlie Chaplin, Gregory Peck, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and Richard Gere. -- PTI


Mahesh Bhatt to participate in Pak International Theatre Festival in Karachi

Mahesh Bhatt to participate in Pak International Theatre Festival in Karachi

London, Feb 19 : Artists from across the globe including Indian film maker Mahesh Bhatt will be attending the National Academy of Performing Arts' (Napa) International Theatre Festival in Karachi.

According to Daily Express, preparations for the second edition of the 20-day event, which commences on March 12, are under way.

Zain Ahmed, artistic director of Napa Repertory Theatre (NRT) said that there are more collaborative projects between Napa students and international artistes this time around to ensure that the learning process is greater.


Beyonce's leaked un-Photoshopped snaps create Twitter furore

Beyonce Knowles

London, Feb 19 - After the leaked photos surfaced from Beyonce's 2013 L'Oreal Infallible campaign, the Internet has had an epic meltdown regarding the unretouched photos of the singer.

In the images, which were posted on a fan site called The Beyonce World, the 33-year-old singer appears to have a pimply and uneven complexion beneath a heavy layer of make up, the Daily Express reported.

The 'Crazy in Love' singer has not yet commented on the unretouched photos, which were immediately taken down by the website, but were later picked up by Complex and Gawker.


BBC Radio 1 denies banning Madonna from playlist

BBC Radio 1 denies banning Madonna from playlist

London, Feb 19 - BBC Radio 1 has denied the rumors that claim that they banned Madonna from their playlist due to her age.

Station's Facebook page was flooded with messages urging the network to play the 56-year-old singer's single 'Living for Love' as part of the station's 10-Minute Takeover feature, the BBC reported.

The fans, many from South America, accused the network of being "discriminatory".


Kanye West had London riots in mind while designing new Adidas collection

Kanye West had London riots in mind while designing new Adidas collection

London, Feb 19 - Kanye West's has revealed that he had the trainer-grabbing London looters of the 2011 riots in mind when he designed his new Adidas Originals Collection.

In a new interview with Style Magazine, the 'Stronger' rapper said that he was living in London at time of riots and saw the way that the kids wanted the clothes and he didn't have the skill set to do the more inexpensive clothes, the Independent reported.


Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury summer fest

Dave Grohl

London, Feb 19 - American rock band Foo Fighters have revealed at NME Awards that they will be headlining the Glastonbury music festival.

In a video message, the band frontman Dave Grohl confirmed that they were returning in the summer for the festival, the BBC reported.

The band was unable to attend the ceremony in person and, therefore, Grohl sent a video acceptance speech.

Grohl stated that they were very thankful and very happy and apologized for not making it but they will be seeing their fans over the summer at Glastonbury that nobody knew they were playing. (ANI)


Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex 'doesn't believe Nick Gordon beat her up'

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex 'doesn't believe Nick Gordon beat her up'

London, Feb 18 : Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown's former lover has leapt to the defence of Nick Gordon as she remains in a medically induced coma on life support since she was found face down in a bath on January 31.

The former beau Zach said that it's eerie how similar the circumstances are to that of her mother Whitney Houston, who died in a bathtub just three years ago, adding that it sent chills down his spine and made him sick to his stomach when he heard about it, the Mirror reported.


1D hunk Niall Horan's new love interest gets online death threats

1D hunk Niall Horan's new love interest gets online death threats

London, Feb 18 : An Aussie student has been hounded with online death threat s by One Direction fans after she was spotted snogging Niall Horan in a casino.

The 21-year-old Melissa Whitelaw took it to her Instagram account to say "I haven't done anything to any of you so please stop sending me mean comments," the Daily Star reported.


Amber Rose claims OJ Simpson is Khloe K's real dad

Amber Rose

London, Feb 18 - After calling Kim Kardashian a sex-tape whore, Amber Rose has now carried out her bitter Twitter spat with Khloe Kardashian and has claimed that OJ Simpson was the reality star's real father.

The American model wrote on Twitter that if the 'Keeping Up With Kardashian' star thought she was better than her just because she was a daughter of professional football player, referring to OJ Simpson, then she was wrong, the Daily Star reported.


Victoria Beckham opens up about secret behind fashion success

Victoria Beckham

London, Feb 17 - Victoria Beckham, who is a former Spice Girl, known for tight dresses, killer heels and a talent for pouting, has revealed how she ended up creating a credible fashion empire with a turnover of more than 30m pounds.

The 40-year-old, who doesn't design her clothes like many of the designers who head success ful international labels, said that she has a different way of expressing herself because she hasn't had that formal training, the Independent reported.


Nick Gordon gets permanent tattoo of Bobbi Kristina Brown as love tribute

Nick Gordon gets permanent tattoo of Bobbi Kristina Brown as love tribute

London, Feb 17 : Nick Gordon has got inked with his lady love Bobbi Kristina Brown's name 'Bobbi Kristina' on his left forearm.

The baseball player posted a picture of his latest tattoo on Facebook after Valentine's Day which looked like a tribute to his love, who is currently in a medically induced coma, Radar Online reported.

Previously, the American baseball player got inked with the 21-year-old daughter of late Whitney Houston with initials of 'I Have Nothing' singer 'WH' on Houston's 49th birthday.


Critic claims Hollywood house maids cast Oscar votes

Barry Norman

London, Feb 17 - The 87th Academy Award nominations are actually cast by Hollywood house maids, or so says veteran film critic Barry Norman.

While speaking to Radio Times, Norman said that Oscar voters don't generally watch every film and some of them, especially the elderly, get their maids to watch them on DVD and deliver their opinions, the Independent reported.

Chris Martin had once even admitted that he filled in the form belonging to his then-wife, and former Best Actress winner Gwyneth Paltrow, where he voted for Mickey Rourke.


Kim K has special makeup-artist only for her boobs!

Kim Kardashian

London, Feb 17 - Kim Kardashian has revealed that she has hired a makeup-artist separately for her boobs and for her cleavage.

The American reality star admitted that she and her husband Kanye West have hired Jessica Mirdita to contour the star's breasts and make it catchy just like her big famous booty, the Mirror reported.

A source informed that the 'Keeping up With Kardashian' star doesn't want to be highlighted just because of her attractive back, that is why she was focusing on her outfits that draw attention to her boobs too.


Pierce Brosnan endorses Idris Elba to play next James Bond

Pierce Brosnan

London, Feb 17 - Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond from 1994-2002, has given thumbs up to Idris Elba for playing the next James Bond .

The 'Golden Eyes' star said in an interview with Radio Times magazine that Elba could do the job or even Colin Salmon will be suitable, the Daily Express reported.

The 61-year-old actor said that may the best man get the job and may Daniel Craig bring home the bacon for as long he wanted.

Elba had previously said he would like to play Bond when Craig departs from the role as he is only contracted for one more Bond movie. (ANI)


Jamie Dornan planning to flee country after `Fifty Shades Of Grey`

Jamie Dornan planning to flee country after `Fifty Shades Of Grey`

London: Jamie Dornan is planning to go low profile after he finishes promoting 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

The 32-year-old actor, who appeared on 'The Graham Norton Show', said he is planning to flee from Hollywood following the film's release.

"I am fleeing the country. I am certainly not going to stand in Leicester Square without my shirt, asking people if they enjoyed the movie! I am keeping a low profile," he said.

Dornan, who plays the lead character of Christian Grey in the erotic film, also revealed his wife, Amelia Warner, wouldn't be going to catch the movie in the cinema.


Danielle Lineker was bullied by racists as a kid over Indian heritage

Danielle Lineker was bullied by racists as a kid over Indian heritage

London, Feb 16 : Gary Lineker's wife, Danielle Lineker was abused by racist bullies in her school when she was a kid over her Indian heritage .

The 35-year-old revealed that she was often called "P***" by her peers due to the color of her skin, the Mirror reported.

She realized now that were just kids being kids, but when she was six or seven it was tough, she further added.

Danielle's grandfather was from Bengal, and was an Indian Army officer during the Second World War. (ANI)


'Miss Saigon' nabs 9 trophies at WhatsOnStage awards

'Miss Saigon' nabs 9 trophies at WhatsOnStage awards

London, Feb 16 : ' Miss Saigon' dominated 2015 WhatsOnStage awards by claiming 9 trophies, which included best West End show.

The musical, which is set during the Vietnam War and based on the opera 'Madame Butterfly,' returned to the West End last year, 25 years after it premiered in London, and won 9 out of the 12 nominations, including best actor and actress in a musical, best direction, best choreography and best musical revival, the BBC reported.


'Cheery' Cara Delevingne seeing a 'shrink' for her 'serious' movie role

'Cheery' Cara Delevingne seeing a 'shrink' for her 'serious' movie role

London, Feb 16 : Cara Delevingne is seeing a psychotherapist in LA every day, but only to prepare for her new tough movie role.

The 22-year-old model would be playing a schizophrenic Enchantress in ' Suicide Squad ' alongside Will Smith, 46, and Jared Leto, 43, and according to the reports, her character has a split personality so the role really challenging, the Daily Star reported.

Sources said that because she's a cheery and laid-back person in real-life, it's all very hilarious to her, and she is struggling with the idea of playing a character so opposite.


Kanye West sometimes wants Kim K `not to dress at all`

Kanye West sometimes wants Kim K `not to dress at all`

London, Feb 16 - Kim Kardashian has revealed that her rapper husband Kanye West always encourages her to dress seductively and not to even dress sometimes.

Whilst discussing her sex life, the American reality star accepted in an interview with Sunday Times Magazine that she and her 'Gold Digger' rapper loves to get nude, the Daily Star reported.

The 34-year-old star gushed about her husband and said that he is not just a loving husband, he is also a good friend of her and made her love fashion so much.


First ever gay comic book supervillain set to appear in 'The Flash'

First ever gay comic book supervillain set to appear in 'The Flash'

London, Feb 16 - The first ever gay comic book supervillain is set to appear in TV series 'The Flash', it has been reported.

The gay comic book supervillain will be known as Pied Piper and will be played by debutant actor Andy Mientus, the Daily Star reported.

Talking about his role, the 28-year-old actor asserted that it would be really great to see a powerful, out gay character giving The Flash a run for his money.

Mientus added that people don't expect a superhero show to go there.


Father reveals Jamie Dornan's 'traumatic phase' post mother's death

Jamie Dornan

London, Feb 15 - Jamie Dornan 's father Jim Dornan revealed that the actor has gone through intense emotional trauma by the childhood loss of his mother.

Jim said that the ' Fifty Shades of Grey' actor was just 16-year-old when he lost his mother due to pancreatic cancer, and soon after that he lost his four best friends in a car crash, the Mirror reported.

The father of the Irish actor added that he was clear with his son when he informed him about his mother's critical situation, as he didn't want to take away the hopes it's just he wanted him to stay updated and know everything.


Brooklyn Beckham embarrassed of 'loving daddy' Becks

Brooklyn Beckham embarrassed of 'loving daddy' Becks

London, Feb 15 - While most kids would love to have David Beckham as their cool dad, it turns out the footballer's eldest son, Brooklyn Beckham, is actually embarrassed of him.

Beckham revealed that the 15-year-old model makes him drop him off round corner from school so as not to be spotted by classmates, but he still gives his son a kiss, Manchester Evening News reported.


Bobbi Kristina Brown was 'barred' from seeing mom Whitney's body for fears it'd haunt her

Bobbi Kristina Brown

London, Feb 15 - Bobbi Kristina Brown was barred from seeing her mother Whitney Houston's body after she died over fears she would be "forever haunted" by it, it has been revealed.

The 21-year-old, who is currently fighting for her life in hospital, is said to regret not having the chance to see her mother after she was found face-down in a bath, the Mirror reported.

When Houston passed away in 2012, Bobbi was in a neighbouring suite at the Beverley Hilton Hotel, and according to the reports, officials kept her from seeing the singer's body.


Angelina Jolie explains why she lost her drive for acting

Angelina Jolie explains why she lost her drive for acting

London, Feb 15 - Angelina Jolie has revealed the " personal" reason behind falling out of love with acting.

The 39-year-old star, who recently revealed she wants to focus on directing and her humanitarian work in the future, said that she only realised her passions lay elsewhere after losing her mum Marcheline Bertrand to ovarian cancer in 2007, the Mirror reported.


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