Los Angeles, May 21 : Actress Angelina Jolie will reportedly play her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in a biopic made by her partner Brad Pitt's production banner Plan B.
Bertrand died of cancer in 2007. She was 56.
Jolie recently announced that she opted for a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting breast cancer.
If reports are to be believed, the biopic will go into production in 2014. But a release date is yet to be locked for it.
Los Angeles, May 21 - The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes has become a first-time mother after giving birth to a baby daughter.
The 24-year-old welcomed a baby daughter, her first child with fellow British pop star Marvin Humes of boyband JLS, reports contactmusiccom.
Proud dad Marvin took to Twitter to share the happy news.
"This morning we welcomed our baby girl Alaia-Mai Humes. Mum is doing great and baby is amazing! We are both overjoyed! Thanks for your love," he posted. (IANS)
Los Angeles, May 20 : Pop star Justin Bieber was reportedly booed by his fans at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards when he went on the stage to receive an award and gave a speech.
Protesting against the booing, the singer said that he is an artist who should be taken seriously, reports thesun. co. uk.
The 19-year-old competed with singers Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars to grab the Milestone Award, which recognises musical achievements. He was the only under-19 artist with five successful albums.(IANS)
Los Angeles, May 20 : Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper is reportedly taking cooking lessons from well-known Scottish chef Gordon Ramsay to prepare for his role in director John Wells's "Chef".
Cooper is playing a cook named Adam Jones, who destroys his career with drugs before getting clean and trying to open a restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Ramsay, who also hosts TV cookery shows, was the first Scottish chef to get three Michelin stars for his restaurant - Gordon Ramsay in central London.
Los Angeles, May 19 : Singer Rita Ora is currently working on a new album, which will talk about her life and the relationships that she dealt with in the past.
The 22-year-old had a nasty fallout with ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian and the latter publicly accused her of cheating on him with 20 other men but retracted it later.
"My next album is about me being 22, growing up in this industry really fast and being in a really s****y relationship, and all the s*** I had to deal with," thesun. co. uk quoted Ora as saying.
Los Angeles, May 19 : Singer Beyonce Knowles is reportedly expecting her second child with rapper Jay-Z and it is unlikely to affect her forthcoming stage performances.
She had earlier pulled out of her Mrs. Carter show world tour in Antwerp, Belgium due to exhaustion, but she performed later when the tour touched down in Switzerland.
A source has said that Knowles' pregnancy will most likely not affect her North American dates, starting with a June 28 show at Staples Center, reports eonline. com.
She already has a daughter named Blue Ivy.(IANS)
Los Angeles, May 19 : Pop singers Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber are reportedly planning to collaborate for something new.
Cyrus, 20, was spotted leaving a Hollywood recording studio within minutes of 19-year-old Bieber Thursday. They are believed to be working on a collaboration, reports contactmusic. com.
"There aren't that many recording booths at this studio, they must be doing something together. Justin and Miley left within minutes of each other - it's too coincidental. There's gotta be a collaboration in the works," said a photographer from X17online. com.(IANS)
Los Angees, May 18 : Actress Zoe Saldana says the number of her male friends exceeds that of her female pals.
No wonder the 34-year-old loved being a part of the almost completely male cast of "Star Trek Into Darkness".
"It's a very accurate reflection of how I am in my own life. I have more male than female friends," contactmusic. com quoted Saldana as saying.
Saldana also said she and her co-stars Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine kept in touch between the 2009 released "Star Trek" and its sequel, through chain emails.
Marissa Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! has hinted that the company is planning to acquire Tumblr for about US$ 1.1 billion to expand its presence in the social media.
Mayer said that the discussions are going on with Tumblr's David Karp for the proposed acquisition. The takeover will allow Yahoo! to expand its reach to the internet users with 15 billion page views a month. Tumblr has been doing well with the marketers and investors where Yahoo! has faced problems in recent times.
The Obama administration on Friday gave a conditional nod for exporting of domestically generated liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries which don't have Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U. S.
The US' decision to export LNG to non-FTA countries from Freeport Terminal on Quintana Island in Texas has major implications for India because will now be able to import much needed gas from the US.
New York, May 18 : Three-time Olympic gold medallist and four-time World champion Veronica Campbell-Brown will lead about three dozen Caribbean athletes in the Adidas Grand Prix here next week.
The Grand Prix, the third meet of the glitzy, multi-million dollar Diamond League, will be held May 25 at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island here, reports CMC.
It will feature dozens of international superstars, including 2012 Olympic gold medallists David Rudisha, Jenn Suhr, Aries Merritt, and Brittney Reese.
Los Angeles, May 18 - British pop star Cheryl Cole has urged socialite Kim Kardashian to stay strong in times when she is facing the wrath for wearing high-fashion maternity wear.
The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star has hit headlines for her fashionable choices during her pregnancy. She is expecting her first child with boyfriend Kanye West.
Cole decided to get in contact with Kardashian via Twitter, and she praised Kim for handling the spotlight well, reports contactmusic. com.
New York, May 17 : A day after NBA owners rejected Sacramento Kings' move to Seattle, the Maloof brothers, owners of the franchise, have agreed to sell the basketball side to a Sacramento-based group headed by Indian Vivek Ranadive.
Ranadive, who is a software billionaire, will purchase 65 percent of the Kings from the Maloof family in a deal that is expected to be announced later Friday, reports ESPN.
The 65 percent purchase of the Kings from the Maloof family will be for a reported fee of approximately $348 million. The Kings' total valuation in the sale is $535 million, an NBA record.
Los Angeles, May 17 : Candice Glover has been declared the winner of the 12th season of American singing reality show "American Idol", becoming the first female to win the competition since 2007.
The 23-year-old was announced winner during the grand finale Thursday.
Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson judged the finale as contestants Candice Glover and Kree Harrison competed for the winner's title.
The finale was shown live in India on BIG CBS Love.(IANS)
Los Angeles, May 17 : Hollywood actress Kate Bosworth is obsessed with cooking shows and says her specialty is "sausage ragu".
"I love all of the cooking shows like 'Chopped' and 'Top Chef'. I've just started to learn in the last couple of years and I love it," femalefirst. co. uk quoted Bosworth as saying.
"My specialty is a sausage ragu, it takes about six or seven hours to cook. That's almost my mini-vacation, cooking with my fiance Michael Polish and his daughter and just having family time," she said.
Los Angeles, May 17 : Singer Demi Lovato says singer Selena Gomez will always be close to her heart.
Lovato and Gomez became friends more than a decade ago while working on kids show "Barney and Friends". Over the last decade, they've grown up and at times, apart. In spite of that, Lovato feels they can still share the same bond, reports usmagazine. com.
Pennsylvania has joined with other U. S. states in the $500 million settlement that pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy recently hit to resolve civil & criminal allegations over supplying adulterated drugs, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced on Thursday.
Ranbaxy was slapped with charges that it knowingly manufactured and sold generic drugs which had lower purity, strength and quality than required by the FDA.
Los Angeles, May 17 : Singer Selena Gomez, who loves buying accessories, finds actresses Kate Winslet and Charlize Theron classic.
"My current beauty inspirations, I've kind of been loyal to the ones I've always loved," femalefirst. co. uk quoted the 20-year-old as saying.
"From the red carpet, it's Charlize Theron and I love Kate Winslet - I just think they're so classic and it really looks like they have the most perfect skin in the world. I would definitely say those are my two," she added.
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Los Angeles, May 17 - Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman says her husband Keith Urban hasn't helped her with any judging tips for her stint as a jury member at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
The 45-year-old actress is part of the star-studded jury, headed by Steven Spielberg.
She admits she has been thrown in at the deep end with her new role because her 45-year-old spouse hasn't offered up his words of wisdom from his experience as an "American Idol" judge.
"He's (Keith) not given me any advice," femalefirst. co. uk quoted Kidman as saying.
According to reports, Tesla Motors (TSLA) has emerged as the leading seller of rechargeable vehicles in the North American market ahead of General Motors' plug-in Volt and Nissan's battery-powered Leaf.