The 64th edition of the Cannes film festival got under way on Wednesday with up-and-coming directors and Hollywood A-listers rubbing shoulders at the world’s biggest cinema gathering. Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy…
CHENNAI – Michael Hussey cracked an unbeaten 83 off 56 balls to set up Chennai Super Kings’ 21-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday. The Australian hit one six and 11 fours as Chennai made 183-5 before restricting Bangalore to 162-7 for their second win in three matches in the Twenty20 tournament.
Bangalore, who suffered their third defeat in four games, faltered in reply as they lost three wickets for 31 runs, including that
KOLKATA – Jacques Kallis hit his second half-century in a row to set up a nine-run win for Kolkata Knight Riders against Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Kallis, 35, hit seven fours and a six in his 45-ball 53 as Kolkata piled on 163-4 before restricting Deccan to 154-8 off 20 overs on a slow Eden Gardens track.
This was the first victory for Kolkata in the Twenty20 tournament after having lost to Chennai by two runs in their opening match last
DHAKA – Michael Clarke got his captaincy off to a terrific start by smashing a century and leading Australia to a 60-run win over Bangladesh in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Saturday. Clarke made 101 off 111 balls as Australia recovered from 90 for three to post a challenging 270 for seven before their bowlers restricted Bangladesh to 210 for five in their 50 overs.
“Anytime you make a hundred is very nice,” Clarke told reporters. “More satisfying for me is the way
KUALA LUMPUR – World number one Martin Kaymer will lead a strong line-up of four Major-winners at this month’s $2.5 million Malaysian Open, organisers said. Last year’s PGA Championship winner will be joined by reigning British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, 2005 US Open victor Michael Campbell and Todd Hamilton, who won the 2004 British Open, at the co-sanctioned event from April 14-17.
“Golf has grown at a phenomenal rate in Malaysia… so it is always with great pleasure that
LONDON – Movie stars, singers and politicians will turn out on Wednesday for a gala concert in London to honor former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month.
The glitzy red carpet affair, co-hosted by U.S. actors Kevin Spacey and Sharon Stone, underlines the celebrity status Gorbachev enjoys in the West, where he is widely perceived as the man who freed Eastern Europe from Soviet rule and ended a Cold War nuclear standoff.
LOS ANGELES – ‘Rush Hour’ star Jackie Chan is spearheading a charity concert to benefit Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims. The event, dubbed the “Love Without Borders 3/11 Candelight Gala,” takes place April 1 at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park and participants include singers such as Alan Tam, Shirley Kwan and Chinese-American rapper Jin. The group has recorded the song “Succumb Not to Sorrow” which is based on a Japanese poem and serves as the theme for the concert.
PHOENIX – Every year, the greatest of all time, the champ, legendary Muhammad Ali brings knockouts like Halle Berry, Reba McEntire and Cristie Kerr along with heavy hitting celebrities such as Billy Crystal and Kevin Costner together for a very worthy cause.
For over 17 years, Celebrity Fight Night has raised over 65 million dollars for Parkinson’s research and remains the most anticipated charity event in the Valley and perhaps the entire country.
This year’s star-studded
MUMBAI – After years of Bollywood award functions dominated by glamorous movie stars, fans in India are now using Twitter to honour deserving performances snubbed by the more mainstream events.
A rant on Twitter about an apparent bias in Indian film awards led to the launch of the Tweeple Film Awards, with more than 1,500 Twitter users voting to choose the jury alone.
“Film awards are commercialised, pander to stars and are given out depending on which star is attending the
PARIS – France’s Teddy Tamgho bettered his own world record to win the European indoor triple jump title on Sunday, but there was heartbreak for French sprint king Christophe Lemaitre. Tamgho twice leaped 17.92 metres, beating by 1cm the previous best he set at the French indoor championships on February 20. “The competition was very tough and intense,” said the 21-year-old who finished fourth in the long jump in his bid for a rare double.
“After Marian Oprea and Fabrizio Donato
LOS ANGELES – On the top floor of a downtown high-rise, with 360-degree views of the city below, the Grammy Style Studio is outfitting nominees, performers and presenters with everything from fake tans to real diamonds. Now in its eighth year, the Grammy Style Studio, presented by the Recording Academy, offers celebrity-friendly fashions, accessories and cosmetics from top brands and emerging designers to wear to Sunday’s ceremony and other Grammy festivities.
KASUR – India’s Bollywood industry, known for having a variety of films related to social, domestic, political and commercial issues, is turning away from the original and God-gifted talent because ‘ancestral dominance’ is replacing the talent which is made for this industry.
Young and energetic talent is being ignored in B-Town and the only merit to be a leading actor or actress is to be a son, a daughter or relative of a renowned artiste. This trend is not a new one rather it
MUMBAI – Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra were suspected to have “evaded income tax” on earnings from advertisements, foreign assignments and “guest appearances”. The raids began on Monday morning and continued on Tuesday. Kaif and Chopra are among the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood. Some 30 tax inspectors were reported to have begun the raids on Monday which continued till late in the evening.
The office of a leading Bollywood photographer, Atul Kasbekar, was also raided,
Pakistan needed little time to fetch the remaining three Kiwi wickets on day two as the hosts were all out for 275. Tanvir Ahmed ended with 4-63 as Pakistan looked to take advantage on a good batting strip. However their start was far from convincing as Mohammad Hafeez fell on the fourth ball of the innings. From there on, Taufeeq Umar and Azhar Ali joined led the recovery. But almost all the Pakistan batsmen were dismissed after getting started, due to their own mistakes rather than
TEHRAN – Stars including Sting, Robert Redford and Robert De Niro have signed an open letter to Iran’s government calling for the release of a woman sentenced to death by stoning.
Iranian woman Sakineh Ashtiani, a mum-of-two, made headlines around the world earlier this year when she was ordered to be stoned to death over alleged adultery. The execution was suspended following an international outcry.
Now stars and politicians have called for her release, signing a letter to
CHITTAGONG: Tamim Iqbal smashed seven sixes in a brisk 95 as Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday to clinch the series 3-1.
The left-handed opener also cracked five fours in a 96-ball knock to help Bangladesh pass Zimbabwe’s total of 188-6 with seven overs to spare. The fourth match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield in Chittagong on Friday.
It was Bangladesh’s second successive
LAHORE: BBL and Aitchison College Staff won their respective matches of the 4th SPM league here on Wednesday. In the first match of the professional group, BBL beat Muslim Gymkhana by 9 wickets. Muslim Gymkhana scored 185 for 9 wickets after batting first.
Mohammad Mateen 67, Salman Ghafoor 49 and Nadeem Zafar 39 were the main scorers. Romail Bashir took 3 wickets while Muhammad Yousaf and Rehan Rauf grabbed 2 wickets each.
In reply, BBL achieved the target for the loss of