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.
Washington, Sep. 27 : The actress, who starred in the anti-Muslim film that has outraged the Muslim world, has said she forgives moviemaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula for duping her into participating in the movie.
"Of course, I forgive him, because God demands us to forgive. God will judge him," said Cindy Lee Garcia, in her first television interview since the release of the film.
But, her attorney said he was suing the filmmaker for `putting words in [Garcia''s] mouth,' ABC News reports.
New York, Sept 26 : South Korean singer Psy, who has taken the pop world by storm, topping Apple's iTunes downloads and getting 270 million Youtube views, has vowed to perform his `Gangnam Style' hit topless if it reaches number one on the Billboard chart.
The rapper who does the foot-stomping "horse dance," returned on Tuesday to the upmarket Seoul suburb that he put on the world music map.
"If it ranks number one in the Billboard chart, then I will perform `Gangnam Style' topless in a place where everyone can watch," the New York Daily News quoted him as telling a news conference on his return from the United States.
Washington, Sept 22 : South Korean rapper PSY's viral track `Gangnam Style' has danced its way into the Guinness Book of World Records.
PSY's video has seen a global stamp of approval on YouTube, amassing 2,234,641 YouTube "likes", crushing the 1,575,979 tally of previous record holder, LMFAO's `Party Rock Anthem,' ABC News reported
That makes `Gangnam Style' the most "liked" video in YouTube history, a mere three months after the video's release.
Los Angeles, Sep 21 - A Los Angeles judge Thursday refused to order YouTube to take down a controversial film clip, "The Innocence of Muslims".
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Luis Lanvin ruled that Cindy Lee Garcia failed to show that she would likely prevail on the merits of her request, despite the actress's claim that she was tricked into appearing in the inflammatory film, reported Xinhua citing the Courthouse News.
The YouTube clip has triggered violent anti-American riots and protests in more than 20 countries, and has led to at least 28 deaths, including the killing of US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
Washington, Sept 20 : An actress who appears in the anti-Muslim film, which has sparked riots in the Middle East, is suing the filmmaker for fraud and slander, and is asking YouTube to get the movie's trailer removed online.
Cindy Lee Garcia's lawsuit, filed in a Los Angeles court, claims that she was duped by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind `Innocence of Muslims', who has been hiding since the movie's 14-minute trailer sparked riots across the globe.
Washington, September 19 : `Fifty Shades of Grey' author E L James has revealed that she is very different from the sultry characters she's created in her best-selling novels.
When James was asked about the sexual relationship that made the trilogy bedroom fodder for many at `Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album' event at Manhattan's Soho House, the married mother of two politely declined.
"I don't want to comment on that," People magazine quoted her as telling E! News.
New York, Sept 19 : In North Caroline children were exposed to six minutes of pornography as they watched an animated movie in Disney channel.
The porn footage was accidentally aired in the middle of "Lilo and Stitch" broadcast on the Disney Channel, New York Daily News reported.
According to Georgia Brown who is the resident of N. C, she recorded the movie for her three children, and as she pressed play and exited the room, the images from the Disney film pixilated and disappeared.
Then footage of a man and woman having sex appeared before Brown''s one-year-old son, three-year-old daughter and five-year-old son.
Washington, September 19 : US President Barack Obama praised Beyonce at a fundraiser hosted by her and Jay-Z in New York City, on Tuesday.
The couple held the event at Jay-Z's 40/40 club where tickets costs 40,000 dollars per head.
According to Us magazine, while introducing the President, Beyonce said, "I can't tell you how proud we are to host tonight's event with President Obama, We believe in his vision."
After taking the stage, the 51-year-old politician joked that wife Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14, were "mad at me because they aren't here."
New York, Sept 18 : Kate Middleton and Prince Williams were greeted with garlands by a group of topless women, draped in the island's traditional garb, to the village of Marau.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were welcomed to Marau, Solomon Islands before they travelled by boat to Tavanipupu, as part of the Royal couple's Diamond Jubilee Tour of South East Asia.
According to New York Daily News, Kate also saw a topless sculpture during a visit to the Cultural Village in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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.
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