June 19, 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged $7 million for ocean
conservation, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ actor spoke at the State Department’s Our Ocean Conference in Washington yesterday (17.06.14), to decry ‘’the Wild West on the high seas’ and called for moves to curb ‘plundering the ocean and its vital resources’ as he vowed to make Read more
June 17, 2014
Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and singer husband Keith Urban performed for sick children at a hospital, reports India Today. The couple sang an emotional version of Amazing Grace in front of patients, their families and members of staff at the Monash Children’s Hospital in Australia yesterday, reported Female First.
The 46-year-old singer pulled out Read more
January 17, 2014
Veteran actor Suchitra Sen breathed her last on Friday morning at a Kolkata hospital. The 82-year-old actor acted mostly in Bengali films, a few in Hindi with Aandhi hitting the screens in 1975.
Ironically, that was the year of the draconian Emergency in India, imposed by the country’s ‘Iron Lady’ Indira Gandhi. Sen played a politician in Aandhi, a politician modelled on Gandhi herself Read more
December 9, 2013
He led a life filled with drama, struggle and political triumph, so it comes as little surprise that Nelson Mandela – who passed away this week at the age of 95 – was one of the most portrayed global figures of the past 50 years.
Actors including Danny Glover, Sidney Poitier and Morgan Freeman have all played the former president of South Africa on screen.
The most recent actor to Read more
December 7, 2013
The news of the death of Nelson Mandela broke during a royal gala screening of the autobiographical film Long Walk to
Freedom in London, reports BBC online.
The screening was attended by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, as well as two of Mandela’s daughters.
Idris Elba, who plays Read more
November 27, 2013
Stars including Beyonce and Adele are among those who have donated tracks to an album that will raise money for the
Philippines Red Cross, reports BBC online.
The digital album of 39 songs also includes tracks from The Beatles, One Direction, U2, Lady Gaga and Bob Dylan.
The artists, record companies Read more
November 24, 2013
Nusrat Imrose Tisha received a rare honour two months ago when she was appointed the Goodwill
Ambassador of South Korea in Bangladesh for a two-year term. Now, with Korea’s year-long
celebration of the 40th anniversary of bilateral relations with Bangladesh set to be held this Read more
October 25, 2013
Michael Jackson regained the title of the highest-earning dead celebrity in the past year, easily surpassing Elvis Presley and cartoonist Charles Schulz, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.
After being pushed into second place by Elizabeth Taylor last year, Jackson, who died in 2009, was back on top with estimated earnings of $160 million in the 12 months from October 2012 to 2013. Read more
August 2, 2013
Angelina Jolie is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood with estimated earnings of $33 million, according to Forbes. The movie star, whose next film is called “Maleficent – a Disney retelling of Sleeping Beauty” – rose from
third place on 2012’s list.
ennifer Lawrence, who picked up the best actress Oscar earlier this year for “Silver Linings Playbook”, Read more
June 14, 2013
American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey is donating $12m (£7.7m) towards a new museum in Washington DC dedicated to
African American history, reports BBC online.
After previously giving $1m (£640,000) to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, her total
contribution is its biggest so far. Read more
June 6, 2013
Of late, we have been seeing an increasing number of Bollywood stars rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of the western film industry. Taking things a bit differently is Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan, who recently met none other than tech giant
Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates.
The Microsoft co-founder Gates, Read more
May 23, 2013
Actress Angelina Jolie will reportedly play her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in a biopic made by her partner Brad Pitt’s production
banner Plan B, reports Hindustan Times.
Bertrand died of cancer in 2007. She was 56. Jolie recently announced that she opted for a double mastectomy to reduce her
risk of getting breast cancer. Read more
May 13, 2012
When it comes to fighting a grave social evil, few Bollywood superstars move from reel to real life with such consummate ease as Aamir Khan.
Just days after Aamir made his much-awaited debut on the television with a reality show “Satyamev Jayate” (Truth Alone Prevails) raising the issue of speedy trial of those guilty of female foeticide, the actor traveled to Jaipur, the capital city of desert state of Rajasthan, Read more
April 19, 2012
Film star Angelina Jolie will use her powerful box office fame to draw wider attention to some of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.
Jolie, who has already served more than 10 years as goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is taking on a new role as special envoy for large-scale Read more
December 5, 2011
Actor Aamir Khan has become a UNICEF India Ambassador.
The Dhoom 3 star will support the organisation’s work in promoting children’s rights and nutrition, as half of all children in India are malnourished.
Khan said: “I am honoured to formalise my association with UNICEF as their Ambassador to help raise awareness on the issue of malnutrition amongst children Read more