Entertainment Archive

20 Jun 2017

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Sam Beazley Dies At The Age Of 101

Actor Sam Beazley, who starred in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, has died at the age of 101. Beazley played Professor Everard in the hit film franchise. A tribute to the star appeared in
18 Jun 2017

Katy Perry Becomes First Person to Reach 100 Million Twitter Followers

Singer Katy Perry just made the news again, a few days after her she apologised and tried to make amends with Taylor Swift. This time, however, it is for creating history. On Friday, the ‘Witness’ singer and
14 Jun 2017

SRK, Salman, Akshay in Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities List

Indian superstars Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among Forbes’ annual list of the Highest-Paid Celebrities in the world. The Forbes list of the ‘World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2017’ has been topped by American rapper
12 Jun 2017

Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee to receive Legion d’ Honneur

Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, 82, has been selected for the highest French civilian honour, the Legion d’Honneur, reported on Sunday. The award will be presented to the Kolkata-based actor by the French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler, said.“To
12 Jun 2017

US actor Adam West, TV series Batman dies at 88

Adam West, the US actor best known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, has died aged 88. West died peacefully in Los Angeles after a “short but brave battle” with leukaemia, a family
5 Jun 2017

Madhur Bhandarkar to get Bharat Gaurav Award by US NRI community

Madhur Bhandarkar, known for his path-breaking films was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India last year. The filmmaker already has the National Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Director for Page
1 Jun 2017

Kannada film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar passes away

Parvathamma Rajkumar, Kannada film producer and wife of the late Kannada superstar Rajkumar, passed away on 31 May 2017 due to prolonged illness. She was 78. She had been hospitalised since 14 May. After a major drop
30 May 2017

Satyabrata Rout gets Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar

Satyabrata Rout, a professor from the Department of Theatre Arts, S N School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for the year 2016. According to a release issued
30 May 2017

Actress Priyanka Chopra bags Dadasaheb Phalke Award

After garnering praises for her role in Baywatch, Priyanka Chopra has another reason to celebrate. Come June 1, PeeCee will be bestowed with the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award in a new category being introduced — Internationally
24 May 2017

Entertainment, cable, DTH to attract lower taxes under GST

The Union Finance Ministry on 23 May 2017 announced that the taxation on entertainment, cable and DTH services will come down under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Under GST, the Entertainment Tax has been subsumed
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