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.
Washington, Dec 1 : A US based company has published a new comic book that depicts the death of Osama bin laden in a CIA operation last year.
The comic by Bluewater Productions, which has made a name for itself in recent years for its political comic books, also depicts the September 11 terror attacks and the subsequent U. S. interventions abroad and efforts to track down bin Laden.
"Countless Americans and citizens around the world fantasized about ending the existence of the person who okayed the 9/11 attacks and who was responsible for thousands of political murders on four contents," the book writes in its opening pages.
Washington, Dec 1 : A Mexican Indie band has created a music video using only still photos taken on popular photo sharing app Instagram.
Mexico City-based band The Plastics Revolution made the video for their song, Invasion.
"The use of Instagram, it's something some people don't believe in as a social media tool or as a photography application, but I think this project shows if you really use something you can really get something out of it," said Julio Gudino, who does guitar and lead vocals for The Plastics Revolution.
New York, Nov 17 : The final installment in the `Twilight' series, `Breaking Dawn Part 2,' proved only mildly successful and took in 30.4 million dollars on Thursday night and midnight showings in North America.
Midnight grosses for the film came in higher than those for the previous `Twilight' films, but were still lower than midnight grosses for `Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,' which totaled 43.5 million dollars in July 2011, and `The Dark Knight Rises,' which totaled 30.64 million dollars in July 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Washington, Nov. 16 : Star Wars' action figures and centuries-old dominoes have pipped little green army men to enter the National Toy Hall of Fame.
A national selection committee chose them from among 12 finalists, picking the most ancient and most modern toys from the list, CBS News reported.
The action figures went on sale in 1978, following the 1977 release of the first movie of the blockbuster trilogy.
Washington, Oct 31 : American film maker Michael Moore is out with a new video featuring elderly nursing home residents, describing the dirty things they will do if the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wins the election.
One woman, born in 1915, featured in the video says, "I want the Republican Party to know if your voter suppression throughout this beautiful country enables Romney to oust Barack Obama, we will burn this motherf***er down."
New York, Oct 30 : Hulk Hogan has dropped the lawsuit against his former best friend Bubba the Love Sponge over a sex tape involving the pro wrestling legend and the Florida shock jock's wife.
Bubba Clem apologized in a statement issued early Monday, as the Hogan camp announced the legal settlement. Terms of the pact were confidential.
Washington, Oct. 23 : President Barack Obama received a surprise endorsement from another Hollywood star over the weekend.
In a tweet on Sunday, New-Zealand born actor Russell Crowe appeared making an unusual argument that a vote for Obama meant `going towards the light'.
"Villagers, I don''t endorse politicians. Not my thing. However, Obama is the light & the future. Keep going towards the light. Put America first," the `Gladiator' star tweeted.
"Complex time for the world. America needs to continue the Global awareness that Obama has set. A healthy America means a healthy planet," he added.
Washington, Oct. 17 : Hollywood actress Rosie Perez has mocked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his `it would be helpful to be Latino to gain the White House' comment in a new YouTube video.
Perez mocked Romney in the video, which is part of a series of humorous ads targeting him, entitled, "Actually ... the truth matters."
According to the New York Daily News, the super PAC-powered campaign, which is backed by the Jewish Council for Education and Research and the American Bridge 21st Century, aims to spread "the truth, because the truth matters - even in politics."
Washington, Oct. 13 : The TV viewing habits of Republicans primarily include golf and other sports shows, making their attitude watching the idiot box `stereotypical', a new study has suggested.
According to a study by TiVo's analytics department, the shows with the highest concentration of Republicans are golf and NASCAR.
On the other hand, the most popular programmes of Democrats are a bit more confounding, the first being a personal-help show hosted by Drew Pinsky, and the second about a fictional pair of ghost hunters. As for independents, they seemed to like `teen dramas', Politico reports.
Washington, October 11 : Led Zeppelin, an English rock band that was active in the 1960s and throughout the 1970s, will not be reuniting anytime soon.
This heartbreaking message came through loud and clear on Tuesday with sarcasm and stoic silence.
Just the mere mention of the topic set lead singer Robert Plant off at a news conference in New York for the bands upcoming concert film, "Celebration Day."
At the film's premiere later in the evening, guitarist Jimmy Page set the record straight about a potential reunion.
"I think it's disappointing for people when the answer is no," CBS News quoted Page as saying.
Washington, Oct 5 : Michelle Obama has said that Will Smith and Denzel Washington are the two actors who can do justice to role of the US president in a movie.
The First Lady Obama had said that they'd need to find someone pretty cute to play Barack.
"Will Smith or Denzel Washington might be able to pull it off. Will's got those ears, though, which might give him an edge," the Politico quoted her, as telling website PopSugar.
Smith, earlier this year, told BBC News that "people see the ears and Barack and I both have the ears."
"So I'm the most natural choice," he said. (ANI)
New York, Oct 5 : Hillary Clinton was caught staring at Christina Aguilera's breasts at the 2012 George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony, where the singer was being honoured for her help in fighting global hunger on Wednesday.
According to reports, `The Voice' judge and the former First Lady got on so well that they were dubbed "bosom buddies."
The 31-year-old pop star was one of the honorees at the event, for her work as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Program on Wednesday, the New York Post reported.
Los Angeles, Sept. 28 : The man behind a controversial anti-Muslim film which sparked a wave of violent protest and days of rioting in some Arab countries was taken into federal custody on suspicion of violating terms of his probation, local media outlets reported on Thursday.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, the producer behind "Innocence of Muslims" which depicts the Prophet Mohammad, likely violated his probation terms which stemmed from a 2010 bank fraud case, officials said. Under the terms, he was not supposed to use the internet without permission from his probation officer.