Washington, Sept 13 : The man who produced the film, which is said to have led to the deadly protests in Libya, and became the reason for the death of U. S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, is not a citizen of Israel, it has emerged.
Sam Bacile, who is believed to have written, directed and produced the two-hour film ''Innocence of Muslims'', may not even be a Jew, and is using a pseudonym.
Bacile has identified himself as Jewish and an Israeli in interviews, but Israeli diplomats said they have no record of any citizen with that name, the New York Daily News reports.
NBC’s ‘Today Show’ defends ‘outrageous’ decision to skip 9/11 ‘moment of silence’ for Kardashian intSubmitted by Jamie Williamson on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:19
Washington, Sep 12 : American broadcasting network NBC's `Today Show' has defended its outrageous decision to telecast an interview with American socialite Kim Kardashian''s mom over `breast implants' instead of observing a moment of silence in memory of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
In New York, the local NBC affiliate, WNBC, carried live coverage of the event, but in almost every other U. S. city, viewers were showered with Jenner's interview.
Washington, Dec 23 : Stan Lee, co-creator of some of the world's leading superhero characters like Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Hulk and Thor will be launching an original superhero for the Indian market.
Multi-media company Pow! Entertainment's Lee, will develop the new superhero with a team of Indian artists working at Liquid Comics, a leading creator of Indian character franchises, the two firms announced Thursday.
It will initially launch as a series of downloadable web & mobile comics distributed throughout India on Liquid's recently announced 'Graphic India' platform and www. graphicindia. com website.
Washington, Dec 20 : A digital entertainment company founded by three Indian Americans is launching a new animated web series by noted filmmaker John Woo created with writer Garth Ennis and Indian artist Jeevan J. Kang.
Liquid Comics, founded by Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman, have joined Tiger Hill Entertainment to launch the first four episodes in a 13 episode animated web series from Woo, maker of "Mission Impossible 2", "Face-Off" and "Red Cliff".
The animated series is an adaptation of the graphic novel, "Seven Brothers," created by Woo, with writer Garth Ennis and Indian artist Jeevan J. Kang.
Washington, Dec 17 : Scientists have argued that predicting the popularity of a song may well be feasible by using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms.
Tijl de Bie and his team of researchers from the University of Bristol’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory looked at the official UK top 40 singles chart over the past 50 years. Their aim was to distinguish the most popular, peak position top five, songs from less popular singles, peak position 30 to 40.
Washington, Nov 21 : ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ opened with a huge 139.5 million dollars on its first weekend at the US box office, with a worldwide launch of 283.5 million dollars.
According to Hollywood. com, the domestic total gives the newest addition to the ‘The Twilight Saga’ the second-best debut weekend for the franchise, after the 142.8 million dollars launch for 2009’s ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’, the Washington Post reported.
Washington, Oct 4 : Talk show host Alexis Stewart has revealed some of the juiciest and eccentric secrets of her mother,
Martha, in her new book, "Whateverland: Learning to Live Here".
Amongst the various secrets is the fact that her domestic diva mom urinated with the door open.
"Mother always peed with the door open. I remember saying, `You know, now I have friends over! You can't do that anymore! It's
gotta stop! My friends' parents don't do it! Give me a break here! I don't feel like being embarrassed! It's exhausting! I'm a kid!
Stop!" the Fox News quoted Alexis telling ABC News.
Washington, Sept 24 : Michaele Salahi's husband filed for divorce after he found out that Neal Schon had emailed her a photo of his penis, and that she had been having an affair with the guitarist for a long time.
Tareq Salahi, who reported earlier this month that his wife Michaele went missing after a day out, found that the reality TV star had jetted off to Tennessee to be with newlywed Schon on tour.
Washington, Sept 22 : Embattled Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's former mistress has said that there was nothing fake about her four-year romance with the 75 year old, revealing she was smitten with him when they first met in 2005.
Actress/model Evelina Mann has opened up about her fling with the leader in the pages of October's Playboy magazine.
Manna tells the men's magazine that she and the Italian Prime Minister got together after she named him as one of the men she most admired in an interview promoting the film Alexander, in which she had a small role.
Washington, Sept 15 : Archie Comics' announcement of having its first gay character married has drawn mixed reactions from critics.
The Archie Comic Publications confirmed that Kevin Keller would be the focus of an upcoming gay marriage storyline in `Life With Archie'.
"Kevin followed in his father''s footsteps and is returning to Riverdale as a war hero, but that''s not all - It's Kevin's wedding day!" Fox News quoted a news release from Archie Comic Publications as saying.
Washington, Sept 13: Leila Lopes from Angola was crowned Miss Universe Monday night, smoothly handling an interview question about what physical trait she would change if she could, by stating it was her inner beauty and principles that matters most.
Lopes, Angola''s first winner, beat out 88 other competitors to win the title during the 60th anniversary of the world''s biggest beauty pageant. She replaces last year''s winner, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, reports CBS News.
"Thank God I''m very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn''t change a thing," Lopes said when asked her interview question.
Los Angeles, Sept 10 : An actor best known for his part in the hit 1997 film `Austin Powers' has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 1990 abduction and gang rape of a 20-year-old California woman.
Joseph Hyungmin Son was found guilty Aug. 25 of felony torture, an offence that carries a life term without possibility of parole.
The actor was originally charged three years ago with numerous sex crimes but because of a statute of limitations, prosecutors eventually won a conviction on torture.
Washington, Sept 2 : Prosecutors dealing with Michael Jackson's manslaughter trial, have sought to keep his medical records from the coroner and fire officials sealed until the case reaches the court.
The case that holds Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, as the culprit for the king of pop's death, is due to begin on Sep 8, reports Contactmusic.
Jackson's concert promoters are in the midst of a civil suit with his insurers, where both the parties mainly need to know the cause of his death to finalise a controversial payout.
Washington, Aug 29 : `Flatliners', that featured Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland in its first instalment, is all set for a remake.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures executives have commissioned `Source Code' screenwriter Ben Ripley to bring the 1990 medical thriller back to life, reports Contactmusic.
The original story centered on a group of medical students experimenting with death, as they investigated myths about the afterlife.
Kevin Bacon also starred in the film that was directed by Joel Schumacher. (ANI)
Washington, Aug 22 : `The Help' has topped the U. S weekend box office with a revenue of 20.5 million dollars.
According to early estimates by Hollywood. com, the movie, an adaptation of a novel about African-American maids during the Civil Rights era, has left behind high profile sequels and remakes to become the number 1 at the US weekend box office.
`The Help' starring Emma Stone and Viola Davis earned 20.5 million dollars over its second weekend in theatres, whereas `Rise of the Planet of the Apes' was placed second with 16.3 million dollars.