Ilayaraajah & SP Bala embroiled in legal tussle over their songs

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Chennai – SP Balasubramaniam, the versatile singer of Tamil and Telugu cinema, has sung many memorable songs composed by acclaimed music director Ilayarajah. They are also known to be close friends and their friendship dates back to late sixties when both were struggling in their respective fields. Bala always heaped praises on Ilayarajah for his More...

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Accountants responsible for Oscar mix-up won’t return to show

Washington – The two PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants responsible for the humiliating mix-up at the Academy Awards on Sunday will never return to the show, an Academy spokeswoman confirmed to dpa on Wednesday. Brian More...

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“Moonlight” wins best picture after on-stage Oscars mixup

Los Angeles – “Moonlight” always looked like an Oscars longshot. The coming-of-age drama about an African American boy growing up gay in a poor neighbourhood in Miami was made for just 1.5 million More...

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‘La La Land,’ politics to share spotlight at Oscars

Los Angeles – The Oscars will take the stage Sunday for an awards ceremony whose outcome feels like a foregone conclusion – a win, or 10, for “La La Land.” The old-school movie musical starring More...

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Angelina Jolie’s Khmer Rouge drama premieres in Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

Siem Reap, Cambodia – Angelina Jolie’s production of “First They Killed My Father” premiered Saturday evening in Cambodia at the Angkor Wat temple complex. The film is the first Hollywood-backed More...

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‘La La Land’ set to sweep BAFTAs after record Golden Globes haul

London – The romantic musical “La La Land” is expected to win big at Sunday’s British film and television awards, the BAFTAs, following its seven-award success at the Golden Globes. Director More...

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Global stars line up at Berlin Film Festival to take aim at Trump

Berlin – The Berlin Film Festival opened this week with a string of the world’s top stars expected to walk its famed red carpet over the next 11 days of the movie showcase. But one international celebrity More...

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Chazelle wins Directors Guild top award for ‘La La Land’

Los Angeles  – Damien Chazelle took the top prize at the 69th annual Directors Guild of America awards Saturday for his musical romance “La La Land,” solidifying its front-runner status for the Oscars. The More...

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‘Star Wars’ creator to build 1 billion-dollar museum in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – Los Angeles will be the site of a new museum housing the collection of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, the museum’s board of directors announced Tuesday. The Lucas Museum More...

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“La La Land” dances off with seven Golden Globes

Los Angeles  – “La La Land” swept the 74th Golden Globes awards off its feet Sunday in Los Angeles, winning seven trophies including best film in the musical or comedy category for its bittersweet More...