HarperCollins and Tolkien estate settle £62m lawsuit against Warner Bros

The estate of J R R Tolkien and HarperCollins have settled a lawsuit against Warner Bros over the licensing of online games, apps, slot machines and other types of gambling merchandise based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings following a five-year dispute, Warner Bros has confirmed. The settlement was reportedly worth $80m (£62m). According to the Hollywood Reporter, […]

Adam Sandler’s new movie got a 4 minute standing ovation at Cannes

Of all the people you might expect to receive a standing ovation at Cannes, Adam Sandler is probably not one. With a litany of hit-and-miss comedies like Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore and (the appalling) You Don’t Mess With the Zohan under his belt  it looked like his career was a one-trick […]

Sara Ali Khan, Jhanvi Kapoor flaunt their desi swag in Sabyasachi, see pics

Bollywood’s young beauty queens Sara Ali Khan and Jhanvi Kapoor have proved again that they are the most stylish celeb kids to watch out for. Decked up in lehenga by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, they both looked stellar at their latest outings.   Sara attended a friend’s wedding in a brocade and crystal lehenga from the designer’s Udaipur collection. She finished […]

Dame Judi: I love Tracey Ullman’s ‘evil Judi’ sketches

Tracey Ullman as Dame Judi Dench: A menace to society Dame Judi Dench has declared herself a big fan of comedy sketches that show her using her fame to get away with shoplifting and other petty crime. Tracey Ullman played Dame Judi last year as a nefarious national treasure – stealing, smashing china in a […]

Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds

Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you’re over 50, research suggests. Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis, a review of 39 studies found. This remained true in those who already showed signs […]

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest

Director at African Parks Andrea Heydlauff, from left, Executive Vice President of Digital Product at National Geographic Partners Rachel Webber, writer/director Imraan Ismail, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and writer/director and producer Kathryn Bigelow speak on stage at “Tribeca Talks Virtual Reality: The Protectors,” during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios […]