Lifetime award for Ajit Wadekar – The Hindu

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The HinduLifetime award for Ajit WadekarThe HinduI never played school cricket, I started only in college because my team needed a twelfth man,” said Wadekar. “I began my (Test) career against the West Indies, and I'm getting this award in the …

Playboy advances Lohan issue due to leaked photos

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Playboy magazine is advancing the newsstand date for its upcoming issue with nude pictures of actress Lindsay Lohan in part due to photos that were leaked online in advance, Hugh Hefner said on Friday. The Playboy founder tweeted that the issue will now go on sale […]

Adele makes Billboard history, named 2011 top artist

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – British singer Adele made Billboard history on Friday when she became the first female singer to be named top artist, have the top album, “21,” and score the top single, “Rolling in the Deep,” all in one year. The 23-year-old chanteuse was followed in the top […]

Met Opera conductor Levine withdraws through 2012-13

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – James Levine, the Metropolitan Opera’s music director for 40 years, has withdrawn from conducting to the end of the 2012-13 season to recuperate from a spinal injury, the opera house said on Friday. He missed the first half of this season following emergency surgery after a […]

"Daily Show" alum Mo Rocca to "CBS This Morning"

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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “The Daily Show” and “Tonight Show” alum Mo Rocca has moved up the CBS News chain, getting a promotion from contributor to correspondent on “CBS Sunday Morning.” Rocca, who won an Emmy as a writer for the 2010 Tony Awards broadcast, has been a “Sunday Morning” […]

James Cameron slapped with lawsuit over "Avatar" plot

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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “Avatar” director James Cameron has been hit with a lawsuit by a writer who claims that the plot for the hit sci-fi movie was lifted from his own project. In the suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, Eric Ryder claims that he […]

Trump mulls options amid presidential debate flap

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump on Friday said he was unsure if he would still host a Republican presidential debate, which now has only two participants. Trump also issued a statement saying he still might run for the White House as an […]

Congo election sparks violent protests

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President Joseph Kabila declared winner, triggering unrest and rival claim from opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi Congo police pass by burning tyres during clashes with opposition supporters protesting the disputed election result in Kinshaa. Photograph: Gwenn Dubourthoumieu/AFP/Getty Images President Joseph Kabila was declared the winner of elections in the Democratic Republic […]