Washington, Jan 14 : `Zero Dark Thirty' claimed the top spot at the box office over the weekend.
According to studio estimates Sunday, Sony Pictures' Osama bin Laden manhunt drama nabbed first place with 24 million dollars in its first weekend in wide release, CBS News reported.
The film, which opened in a limited run last month, earned five Oscar nominations last week, including Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Best Actress for Jessica Chastain as a dogged CIA operative.
Open Road Films' horror parody `A Haunted House' starring Marlon Wayans debuted in second place with a solid 18.8 million dollars.
New York, Jan 11 : Beyonce announced Destiny's Child's reunion when she broke the news that the American R n B girl group is set to release its first new material in nearly a decade.
The 31-year-old singer has revealed in her website that she is proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years, the New York Daily reported.
According to ET, `Love Songs' will be a collection of Destiny's Child's most romantic tracks along with at least one new song called "Nuclear."
Washington, Jan 11 : Jessica Alba and Megan Fox will be presenting this year's Golden Globe Awards, it has been confirmed.
According to People magazine, the 31-year-old actress and Fox have been added to the roster of A-list presenters at the 70th Golden Globe Awards.
On the other hand, a source also confirmed that Adele will attend the star-studded show, which will be her first red carpet event since giving birth to a son in October.
Other stars who are confirmed as presenters at the Golden Globes include George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez and more. (ANI)
New York, Jan 9 : The makers of controversial film `Zero Dark Thirty' have defended their cinematic depiction of the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques that helped lead to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
At the New York Film Critics Circle awards ceremony in Manhattan, the film's director, Kathryn Bigelow, defended the scenes in which she portrayed CIA agents engaging in enhanced interrogation techniques.
New York, Jan 7 : Lionsgate's horror sequel `Texas Chainsaw 3-D' debuted at No. 1 at the box office with 23 million dollars earnings over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The movie picks up where 1974's `The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' left off, with masked killer Leatherface on the loose again.
Quentin Tarantino's revenge saga `Django Unchained' held on at No. 2 for a second-straight weekend with 20.1 million dollars, the New York Post reported.
The Weinstein Co. release raised its domestic total to 106.4 million dollars.
Washington, Jan. 7 : Bloody interrogations like those shown in Hollywood movie Zero Dark Thirty, which is based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden, never really happened, a former CIA official, who ran such programs, said.
In a Washington Post article headlined `Sorry Hollywood. What we did wasn''t torture,' Jose Rodriguez wrote that the truth is that no one was bloodied or beaten in the enhanced interrogation programme, which was supervised by him from 2002 to 2007.
Washington, Jan. 5 : Hulk Hogan has refiled the 100-million-dollar lawsuit against a website that posted his sex tape online, after he withdrew the case last month.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, dismissed the lawsuit against Gawker in federal court without prejudice last month, but refiled it in Florida state court, where he's also suing his sex tape partner Heather Clem
- former wife of radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge.
Washington, January 4 : One of the hottest political screenplays in Hollywood is about the outgoing secretary of state by a 39-year-old newcomer writer from South Korea, it has been revealed.
Dubbed ‘Rodham’, Young Il Kim’s screenplay follows a 20-something Hillary Rodham as she’s trying to decide between her career and boyfriend.
Her job is that of the youngest attorney on the House Judiciary Committee working to impeach President Richard Nixon, and her boyfriend is Bill Clinton, who was trying to launch his political career in Arkansas.
New York, Jan. 4 : Christopher Kennedy Lawford, the nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy, has described an encounter he had with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in 2001 as "amazing."
Speaking with Huffington Post, Lawford said he sat next to Castro at a screening of the 2000 docudrama "Thirteen Days", which documents the Kennedy administration''s handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
This isn''t the first time Lawford has mentioned his feelings about his meeting with Castro.
Washington, December 28 : Newly released recordings of interviews with some of music's biggest names have revealed yet another wrinkle in the decades-long mystery of precisely why the Beatles called it quits.
In a recorded interview, John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono got to the nitty gritty of what she described as a divorce, the Huffington Post reported.
While Ono maintained that Lennon was feeling very good about the breakup, she admitted that some tensions were forming within the band.
Washington, Dec 22 : Kim Kardashian, Bethenny Frankel, Lauren Conrad and other celebrities took to Twitter on Friday to share their joy (and annoyance) over the forever-anticipated end-of-the-world false alarm.
"So is 12-21 Mayan April Fools Day? So happy the world didn't end today," Us magazine quoted Kim Kardashian as tweeting.
Zach Braff wrote: "What does one even wear to a Mayan Apocalypse? I hate being underdressed."
Shane West tweeted: "Apocalypse . . . Jesus people. Embarrassing that was the main topic on my feed. Gullible lemmings now enjoy the holidays!"
New York, December 21 : US President Obama thinks he's mastered the viral `sexy horse Gangnam Style' moves, but he's not allowed by the ladies of his family to show it off in public, South Korean pop star Psy has revealed.
The president greeted Psy earlier this month at the "Christmas in Washington" concert, which benefited the National Children's Medical Center.
"He told me he's good at `Gangnam Style,' but that the ladies at his house are embarrassed when he's dancing so he's not doing it," the New York Daily News quoted Psy as telling The Hollywood Reporter.
New York, Dec 15 : The piano, which was used for the song `As Times Goes By' in the classic 1942 film `Casablanca,' has been sold for more than 600,000 dollars at an auction.
The 58-key upright was sold to an unidentified buyer for 602,500 dollars at Sotheby's New York on Friday, the New York Post reported.
Its pre-sale estimate was up to 1.2 million dollars.
It was offered by a Japanese collector on the film's 70th anniversary.
The collector purchased the movie prop at a Sotheby's auction in 1988 for 154,000 dollars. (ANI)
Washington, December 13 : Hindu leaders from America are urging Oscar bosses to follow the example of their Grammy Awards peers and honour the late Ravi Shankar at the 2013 Academy Awards, it has been revealed.
The Indian sitar player passed away late on Tuesday just hours before the world learned that he was to be awarded a special Grammy accolade in February 2013, which will now be presented posthumously.
Hindus now feel that the musician's life should be honoured at the Oscars.
Washington, Dec. 11 : Nicole `Snooki` Polizzi and Mitt Romney were spotted watching a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The former presidential hopeful, who sat ringside with his wife Ann, never divulged which boxer he was rooting for, People magazine reported.
But according to Pacquiao's publicist, Fred Sternburg, Romney visited the 33-year-old boxer before the fight, saying, "Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost."
Sitting not far from Romney and his wife, Polizzi enjoyed the fight.