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'Brokeback Mountain', 'Jurassic Park' added to National Film Registry (17:52)
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Popular film titles "Brokeback Mountain", "Jurassic Park" and "My Fair Lady" among others are a part of this year's additions to the National Film Registry, guaranteeing that the movies will be preserved under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act.

Comedy audiences want to be surprised: Shubhangi (17:44)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Shubhangi Atre, who plays Angoori Bhabi in "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain", has won Best Actress - Comedy actor at Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards. She says doing comedy is pretty hard and that the audience wants to be surprised.

Sarah Hyland unveils scars from her 16 surgeries (17:44)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Sarah Hyland got emotional while showing scars from her 16 surgeries.

'Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain' wins big at 18th ITA Awards (17:44)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Comedy family drama "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain" won four awards at the 18th Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards, where "Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala" won the Best Serial - Drama honour.

SRK is a 'fan' of Raja Kumari's music (17:40)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Grammy-nominated Indian-American songwriter Raja Kumari, also a rapper, says Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan told her that he was a fan of her music.

Feel fortunate for everything I've gone through: Katrina Kaif (17:06)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif, looking forward to the release of her forthcoming film "Zero", says she considers herself really fortunate for everything that she has gone through in her film career.

Celebs wish the 'one and only' Rajinikanth on 68th birthday (16:38)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) From his family members to sports persons to Bollywood and the southern cinema world, actor-politician Rajinikanth got birthday wishes galore as he turned 68 on Wednesday. Celebrities hailed him as the "one and only" superstar who has had an inspirational journey.

My mother-in-law is my biggest fan: Shweta Tripathi (16:06)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi, who got married earlier this year to rapper Chaitnya Sharma aka SlowCheeta, says she is very fortunate to have supportive in-laws. In fact, she says her mother-in-law is her biggest fan.

Meera, Muzaffar Ali's daughter's wedding to have 'Ganga-Jamuni' culture of Awadh (15:12)
By NiveditaIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Sama Ali, daughter of ace designer Meera Ali and filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, is set to tie the knot with childhood beau Keshav Sahnan on Wednesday. There will be a Nikaah ceremony followed by pheras as per Hindu traditions, keeping up the Ganga-Jamuni culture of Awadh, say the parents.

Siddhanth Kapoor doesn't aim to be in Rs 100 crore club race (14:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Siddhanth Kapoor has featured in successful movies like "Shootout at Wadala" and "Ugly", but none of his movies has minted Rs 100 crore so far. He says delivering a hit film is essential for him, but not the box office figure.

People will need therapy after GoT final season: Gwendoline Christie (14:42)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth in "Game of Thrones", says people will need therapy after the final season of the hit drama comes to an end.

When Milo Ventimiglia couldn't get work for a year (14:38)
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Milo Ventimiglia says he almost quit the acting business when he couldnt get a job for a year.

Actress Priya Varrier most searched personality on Google in 2018 (14:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame following her 'wink song' 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi...' from the film 'Oru Addar Love' has become the most searched personality of the year, Google India said on Wednesday.

Trump thought I was Bruce Wayne, recalls Bale (14:26)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Christian Bale, who features in political dramedy "Vice", says current US President Donald Trump treated him like the famous fictional character Bruce Wayne when he met him while filming "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2011.

'Manikarnika' has shaped up well, say makers (14:16)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) After not-so-smooth sailing for the film, the trailer of "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" will be launched on December 18. Its makers promise it will be a visual spectacle.

Arjun Rampal to make digital debut (14:00)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal will make his digital debut with "The Final Call", a web series which is an adaptation of author Priya Kumars book "I Will Go With You".

Shilpa to attend fundraising gala with Longoria (13:58)IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra is set to attend the Global Gift Gala, hosted in Dubai, along with Hollywood actress Eva Longoria Baston and other celebrities.

Five reasons for India to lead in Universal Health Care with Ayurveda (December 12 is Universal Health Coverage Day) (Health Notes) (13:58)
By Ram N. KumarIANS Photo Service
The healthcare access of a country reflects its economic, social and political standards and growth on the world stage. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half the world's 7.3 billion population lacks access to essential health services. Around 800 million people have to spend 10 per cent of their income on their healthcare. And more than 100 million people become severely poor due to the medical expenses they incur.

Sajid Khan suspended from IFTDA for a year (13:34)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Sajid Khan who was accused of sexually harassing multiple women, has been suspended for a year by the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), it was announced on Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton meets rural women artisans with Anita Dongre (13:12)IANS Photo Service
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Hillary Clinton visited the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) headquarters here and was joined by designer Anita Dongre. The former US First Lady's visit was seen as an encouragement for women from rural India.

Bohemia excited to perform for Indian fans (12:54)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Popular rapper Bohemia is excited about performing for his fans in India, especially in the capital city, after two years. He feels the people have evolved in their musical taste.

Scott Derrickson returning to direct 'Doctor Strange' sequel (12:32)
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Scott Derrickson, who directed and co-wrote the 2016 film "Doctor Strange", will helm a new instalment of the movie.

Teaser of Rajinikanth's 'Petta' released on his birthday (12:24)IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) The teaser of upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta" was unveiled on Wednesday on the occasion of megastar Rajinikanth's 68th birthday.

'AndhaDhun' top Indian movie of 2018: IMDb (12:18)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu-starrer "AndhaDhun", an edge-of-the-seat thriller about a blind pianist, has made it as the top Indian movie of 2018, as determined by IMDb customer ratings.

I end up withholding much more than telling: Writer S. Hussain Zaidi (11:38)
By Radhika BhiraniIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Between exploring the complex labyrinth of India's criminal underbelly and narrating it to curious readers through his gritty books on dons and mafia queens, there's a lot that writer S. Hussain Zaidi still ends up not telling.

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