Kanye West changes title name again

Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Just a few weeks before his new album releases, rapper Kanye West has announced that the follow-up to his 2013 album “Yeezus” will now be called “Waves”.

West took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that what fans previously knew as “Swish” would now be called “Waves”, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“New album title, ‘Waves’,” West wrote without explaining about the change.

West first revealed last year that the much anticipated album would be titled “So Help Me God” before he retitled it to “Swish”.

“Waves” will release on February 11.

Sylvester Stallone to be feted at Santa Barbara film festival

Actor Sylvester Stallone has been tapped by the jury of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for this year’s Montecito Award.

The honour will be presented following a career retrospective on February 9, reports variety.com.

“Sylvester Stallone’s performance in ‘Creed’ has reminded us of what a true talent he is and what a joy it is to share in his successes as the many beloved characters he has created,” Roger Durling, executive director, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, said in a statement.

“Since he first hit the silver screen as Rocky Balboa nearly four decades ago, he has been a force in the industry both on film and behind the scenes. He is a true legend in our field,” Durling said in a statement.

The Montecito Award, named after a posh nearby community in Santa Barbara that luminaries like Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges and Google’s Eric Schmidt call home, is annually reserved for “a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film.”

Previous recipients include Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Bill Condon and Naomi Watts.

Other celebrities from this year’s awards race set to be honoured at the fest, which runs from February 3 to February 13, include Johnny Depp, the “Spotlight” trio of Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams, Alicia Vikander, Jacob Tremblay, Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan.

Stallone is also nominated in the Actor in a Supporting Role category at this year’s Oscars, which will take place on February 28.

Charandeep in Tamil remake of ‘Pataas’

Actor Charandeep will reprise his own role in “Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva”, the Tamil remake of last year’s Telugu hit “Pataas”.

“I’m playing the baddie again. The role fetched me lot of appreciation, so I didn’t mind playing it again. I’m looking forward to join the sets soon,” Charandeep told IANS.

The remake stars Raghava Lawrencce and Nikki Galrani in the leading role. It is being directed by debutant Sai Ramani.

Produced by R.B Chowdhary, the film is about a wayward police officer and the way he performs his duty.

Charandeep is currently shooting for Kannada film “Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi”.

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