Judi Dench becomes oldest personality to grace British Vogue cover

LONDON: Veteran star Judi Dench says there is nothing likable about getting older. The actor, who is the oldest celebrity to appear on the cover of British Vogue, said she…

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ writers to start work on next season soon: showrunner

LOS ANGELES:  “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff says the writers of the series will get together to discuss its 17th season this month through a conference call. The chapter 16…

Zoe Kravitz tried ditching her surname

LOS ANGELES:  “Big Little Lies” star Zoe Kravitz says she once thought about not using her father Lenny Kravitz’s surname. The actor is the daughter of the singer-songwriter and actor…

Cate Blanchett in talks for ‘Borderlands’ film adaptation

LOS ANGELES: Two-time Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to star in the film adaptation of popular video game “Borderlands”. The project has been set up at Lionsgate with…

Vin Diesel confirms ‘Chronicles of Riddick 4’ script almost ready

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood action star Vin Diesel has confirmed that the latest script of “Furya”, the fourth film in the “Chronicles of Riddick” series, will be complete soon. The 52-year-old star,…

Tracee Ellis Ross says being Diana Ross’ daughter had no role in success

LONDON: Actor Tracee Ellis Ross says having a famous parent in singer Diana Ross may have opened some doors but she had to always prove her talent. The 47-year-old star…

Taika Waititi to direct and co-write new ‘Star Wars’ movie

LOS ANGELES: “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi will now decode the mysteries of a galaxy far far away by helming and co-writing the new “Star Wars” movie. The director, who…

Joe Russo closes deal to write ‘Extraction 2’

LOS ANGELES: Filmmaker Joe Russo has started working on a sequel to Chris Hemsworth-starrer “Extraction”. The director wrote and co-produced the action thriller, which debuted on Netflix in April and has…

JK Rowling donates 1 million pounds for coronavirus relief

LONDON: “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling is contributing 1 million pounds to help some of those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. The 54-year-old writer made the…

Ryan Reynolds delivers virtual commencement, free pizza to graduating students of alma mater

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds delivered a virtual commencement speech to the class of 2020 from his alma mater, Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver, and gifted every student a pizza…

Tracing Irrfan Khan’s early days: A private person, caring flatmate and an actor in making

MUMBAI: Much before Irrfan Khan wowed the world with his acting talent, the actor was a shy, passionate and sincere person, who was meant to be all things great, say friends…

Emma Stone talks mental health in times of coronavirus: Write, write and write

LOS ANGELES: In a rare video appearance, actor Emma Stone is raising mental health awareness while practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the…

Gina Rodriguez to lead Paramount comedy ‘Aliens are Stealing Our Weed’

LOS ANGELES: Actor Gina Rodriguez will be headlining Paramount Pictures’ upcoming comedy “The Aliens are Stealing Our Weed”. Ryan Firpo, who co-wrote the Marvel Studios’ upcoming superhero saga “Eternals”, has…

Ashlee Simpson, husband Evan Ross to welcome second child together

LOS ANGELES: Singer Ashlee Simpson and her actor husband Evan Ross are expecting their second child together. The singer announced her pregnancy on Instagram. “We are pregnant and we are…

Disney working on ‘Hercules’ remake with Russo Brothers as producers

LOS  ANGELES: Disney has started developing a live-action remake of its 1997 animated feature “Hercules”. Anthony and Joe Russo of “Avengers: Endgame” fame will produce the project for the studio through…

‘Extreme assumptions’, Irrfan is still fighting: actor’s spokesperson rubbishes death rumours

MUMBAI: Irrfan Khan is undergoing treatment for colon infection at a city hospital here and brushing aside rumours that the actor had passed away, his spokesperson said these are “extreme…

Golden Globes updates film eligibility rules due to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization which conducts Golden Globes, is making more changes to its eligibility rules for the forthcoming awards in light of the coronavirus…

COVID-19 effect: Only streamed films to be eligible for Oscars 2021 for the first time

LOS ANGELES:  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will allow only films streamed online for the forthcoming Oscars in the wake of the industry-wide shutdown caused by the…

Gospel singer Troy Sneed dies from coronavirus

LOS ANGELES: Troy Sneed, the Grammy-nominated gospel singer, has died due to complications from coronavirus. He was 52. According to Billboard, the singer passed away on Monday at a hospital in…

Michelle Obama documentary to debut on Netflix on May 6

LOS ANGELES: A top-secret documentary feature about former first lady Michelle Obama is set to start streaming worldwide on Netflix from May 6. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the doc shares…