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The wrath of Khan

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Five years in the making, "The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey" is thesp Aamir Khan's follow-up to his Oscar-nommed "Lagaan." But while the film did boffo biz since its Aug. 15 opening, like India's…

Ship-shape wishes

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Wishing upon big stars, Disney and the Make-a-Wish Foundation teamed up Saturday on the Disney Magic cruise ship to give kids a chance to meet and play with their favorite athletes and celebs.

Sondheim's Bowl of fun

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Stephen Sondheim turned 75 last March, but the celebration continued Friday at the Hollywood Bowl, where the composer was serenaded by a sellout crowd of 17,000, including Barbra Streisand and Warren…

New 'Stuff' for the U.S.

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David Hare's "Stuff Happens" jumped the Atlantic for its U.S. preem at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles on June 5. Playing to a strictly blue state crowd, the play drew hisses from the aud as…

Wedding jitters

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The Bollywood aesthetic has been on the Western fringe for years, but pics like "Monsoon Wedding," "Bride and Prejudice" and even "Moulin Rouge" and "Vanity Fair" have fueled filmmakers' crossover…

Famous five

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Mira Nair directorIndia-born helmer Nair's “Salaam Bombay” (1988) earned an Oscar nom for foreign-lingo film, one of only three for the country's films. Among other notable pics she's made are…

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