Benedict Cumberbatch showed off his stuntman skills on British TV show Top Gear when he took part in a mock fist fight with the programme's host Jeremy Clarkson. The actor, who stars as the evil Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, appeared on the motoring show on Sunday (14Jul13) and was quizzed about his on-screen action scenes by a curious Clarkson, who didn't understand how to fake a punch.
The pair then prepared the mock fight scene with Cumberbatch directing the show's cameramen, before pretending to punch his host on the jaw.
The actor also took part in the programme's Star In A Reasonably Priced Car segment, in which celebrities race a family vehicle around a track - but he was disappointed to discover his lap time was slower than previous Star Trek villain Eric Bana.
Cumberbatch completed his lap in one minute 47.8 seconds while Bana, who played Nero in the 2009 Star Trek film, racked up a one minute, 47.5 lap time in a 2009 episode of the show.
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's newborn son suffered "health issues" following his birth as he arrived "several months" early. The actor and his wife, Gauri, welcomed a little boy named AbRam via a surrogate mother in May (13), but the news was only made public last week (03Jul13).
Khan has now opened up about the new arrival, revealing AbRam was born prematurely and the family was in turmoil as the baby battled health problems in hospital.
In a statement, the star writes, "He was born prematurely by several months, but has finally come home (from hospital). Gauri and our whole family have been dealing with his health issues for a long time now.
"As a family, our silence on this subject has been because of the personal nature of emotional strife that we have been going through due to his health."
Indian authorities have been investigating reports which suggested Khan illegally discovered the sex of his newborn son before the birth, and the star has now vehemently denied the allegation.
He adds, "Just to put the record straight there was no sex determination for our child. The baby was born much before the speculation of 'sex determination' and other 'issues' pertaining to the same were being raised in the media.
"Suffice to say his coming home (from hospital) puts to rest completely false and at times insensitive claims of sex determination and alleged illegalities."
Prenatal testing to discover a baby's gender is banned in India to prevent the abortion of female fetuses in favour of male children.
Bollywood movie Barfi swept the board at the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards on Saturday (06Jul13) after scoring a total of 12 honours. The romantic comedy picked up Best Film, Best Story and Best Screenplay, while Anurag Basu was crowned Best Director and the film's stars Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan earned the Best Actor and Best Female Actor prizes, respectively.
It also won Best Musical Director for Pritam, in addition to a slew of technical titles.
Anu Kapoor (for Vicky Donor) and Anushku Sharma (for Jab Tak Hai Jaan) took home the best supporting actor and actress accolades, while Abhishek Bachchan scored the Best Actor in a Comic Role for Bol Bachchan.
Career achievement awards were presented to Anupam Kher and Javed Akhtar, while new dad Shah Rukh Khan was named the Digital Star of the Year.
The IIFA Awards, which is touted as the Indian version of the Oscars, was held in Macau, China as officials celebrated 100 years of Indian cinema and was hosted by Khan and Shahid Kapur. Performances on the night came from stars including Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit and Prabhu Deva.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has condemned Indian authorities for wasting time investigating reports he illegally discovered the sex of his newborn son before the child's birth. The actor and his wife, Gauri, welcomed the baby via a surrogate mother in May (13), but the news was only made public by a local official on Wednesday (03Jul13).
They were previously rumoured to have ordered a prenatal test to find out if the tot was a boy or a girl - a practice banned in India to prevent the abortion of female fetuses in favour of male heirs - prompting an official probe by government chiefs, who are currently looking into the matter to determine if Khan broke the law.
The star made his feelings about the issue clear during a press conference for his new film Chennai Express on Wednesday night (03Jul13), admitting the news was "extremely personal", but promising to share more information about the child, whose name has yet to be released, once the inquiry is over.
He also expressed his hopes that officials would work with the same "alacrity in finding out and doing the enthusiastic investigation they are doing upon my baby upon other things which they should be lending their thoughts to right now."
He added, "When the sad part gets over, I will share everything with you."
The 47 year old also has a 15-year-old son, Aryan, and a 13-year-old daughter, Suhana, with Gauri.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has become a father for the third time. The actor and his wife Gauri welcomed their baby boy via a surrogate mother in May (13), according to officials in Mumbai, India who announced the news on Wednesday (03Jul13).
The couple is already parents to a 15-year-old son, Aryan, and 13-year-old daughter, Suhana.
The birth of the baby boy comes amid controversy over whether the actor and his wife ordered an illegal prenatal test to find out the sex of their unborn child, a practice banned in India after a preference for male heirs led to a major population imbalance as families decided to abort female fetuses.
The reports prompted a member of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association to demand an investigation into the matter. Khan is said to have denied the allegation.
The boyfriend of tragic Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been granted bail after officials decided he could not be "solely" blamed for her suicide. Aspiring actor Sooraj Pancholi, the son of Indian stars Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, was arrested on 10 June (13) amid allegations his behaviour drove Khan to take her own life a week earlier.
The claims related to a six-page letter Khan's mother found at her daughter's home in Mumbai, India, which allegedly included accusations of abuse and infidelity, and suggested the star was forced to have an abortion against her will.
However, 22-year-old Pancholi was granted bail on Monday (01Jul13), with the Bombay High Court declaring in a judgment, "No doubt that it was an unfortunate incident that a young girl has committed suicide. She must have been impulsive and he cannot be held solely responsible for it."
The ruling also acknowledged Khan had made a previous suicide bid, adding, "She was in the relationship on her own volition. It all depends on the psyche of the person. It cannot be ignored that Jiah had suicidal tendencies. Earlier also she had attempted suicide, and it was the applicant (Pancholi) who took care of her."
Pancholi has been ordered to surrender his passport and must report to the police every other day.
Channing Tatum has revealed he came close to playing his hero Genghis Khan in a 2007 movie. Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano landed the lead in Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan, but Tatum admits he was considered by Russian director Sergey Bodrov.
The Magic Mike star tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We met... At that time, he hadn't decided he was going to use an Asian actor because Genghis Khan is rumoured to have had freckles and green eyes and red hair, because he was more from northern Mongolia. Back in the day, the Mongolians didn't have the dark features they have today.
"He (Bodrov) gave me a book on him (Genghis Khan) and I've been obsessed with him since then."
A Pakistani actress/singer has been hospitalised after she was targeted in a horrific acid attack while sleeping at home. Bushra Waiz, an 18-year-old TV star, suffered severe burns to her face, leg, eye and arm after a man allegedly crept into her family home in Nowshera and threw a corrosive substance over her.
She was taken to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan and is currently in a critical condition.
Her brother Pervez Khan believes the attack could stem from a financial dispute.
Police chief Ijaz Khan is quoted by Britain's The Times newspaper as saying, "We are working on the case and hope to (make an arrest) soon."
The Palestinian winner of TV contest Arab Idol has been named a United Nations special ambassador. Mohammed Assaf became the first Palestinian to win the show on Saturday (22Jun13) and a day later, he added a new title after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made the singer an honorary ambassador.
U.N. officials also made Assaf a youth ambassador.
The singer has lived at the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza since he was four.
His TV victory was celebrated in the streets of the West Bank and Gaza on Saturday as fans and countrymen alike gathered to watch the final episode of Arab Idol on big screens. Fireworks lit up the sky when he was announced as the winner.
Soul icon Chaka Khan is set to be honoured with her own day in her native Chicago, Illinois. The I'm Every Woman hitmaker will be celebrated by members of the community on 28 July (13), which has been declared Chaka Khan Day, before taking to the stage to perform a free outdoor concert to commemorate the occasion in Millennium Park.
Local city officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel will also unveil a street sign in her name near her former high school, and the Grammy winner insists she's delighted to be recognised in her hometown.
She says, "Chicago is where it all began for me. Even before (joining the band) Rufus, I sang with local groups such as The Babysitters, Lock and Chain and Lyfe. As a young girl, growing up on Carpenter Street, my parents introduced me to a very rich musical foundation - starting with jazz and opera.
"I owe this city so much, and I'm deeply honoured by this tribute. Chicago will always be a part of me, and with this street naming, I now will always be a part of it. It's a blessing to me and my family. We are profoundly grateful to all the people of Chicago."