California says film and TV production can resume as early as June 12

 Film and TV cameras can start rolling in California as soon as June 12, state officials said on Friday as they approved new guidelines to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on sets. Producers will need approval from local

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Cannes Film Festival to not go virtual, will team up with other movie galas to show selected films

The organisers of the Cannes Film Festival have ruled out the possibility of a physical movie gala, while hinting that they will join hands with other festivals slated to be held later this year. The 73rd edition of the premier

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Japan’s coronavirus lockdown strips exotic dancer of her savings

TOKYO: Exotic dancer Aya Yumiko has been living off her savings since March waiting for the bars and clubs in Tokyo where she performs in burlesque shows to reopen. But a decision by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week to

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Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan dies at 54

Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan died in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, losing his battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his representative said. He was 54. The “Maqbool” actor, who was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018,

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London bus stop turns art gallery to cheer up people during lockdown

A London bus stop has been transformed into a children’s art gallery by a local resident who wanted to brighten the drudgery of lockdown life, creating a colourful community hub amid the anxiety and isolation of the Covid-19 pandemic. A

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Bored of lockdown? Hungarian couple recreates scenes from Game Of Thrones, Harry Potter and Star Trek

A couple in Hungary has been recreating scenes from famous movies and shows such as Game Of Thrones, Harry Potter and Star Trek during the lockdown. Bored by the weeks-long novel coronavirus lockdown? Not Hungarian film buffs Fanni and Norbert

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Hollywood supports Project Angel Food to help vulnerable people during COVID-19 Pandemic

Hollywood has come together to support the Los Angeles based charity, Project Angel Food. The organization “provides free meals to members of the community impacted by life-threatening illnesses.” Along with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and its $100,000 donation,

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From Akshay Kumar to Salman Khan, Bollywood stars contribute to fight COVID-19

Even as India entered day six of the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, celebrities are doing their bit to be of assistance in this time of distress. Besides exhorting people to stay indoors and help in curbing

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Actor Idris Elba down with COVID-19

British-American actor Idris Elba has tested positive for COVID-19. The 47-year-old actor announced in a two-minute video message on Twitter in the wee hours of today saying, “I didn’t have any symptoms. I got tested because I realised I was

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Actor Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson down with coronavirus

Hollywood legend Tom Hanks and wife, Rita Wilson have been tested positive for COVID-19. In a post on his social media, Hanks, 63, said both he and his wife are currently in Australia, where they started feeling sick. “We felt

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