Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin join Get Smurfy cast
Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin join Get Smurfy cast

 Pop star Demi Lovato will voice the lone Smurfette in Sony Pictures Animations' "Get Smurfy", which is a fresh look at the little blue world and some of its mysteries.

Jason Statham to join 'Daredevil' Season 2
Jason Statham to join 'Daredevil' Season 2

 "Furious 7" actor Jason Statham has been approached by Marvel to take the coveted role of Bullseye in "Daredevil" season 2.

New writers to join "Transformers" for spin-off, sequels
New writers to join "Transformers" for spin-off, sequels

Director Akiva Goldsman is going to be assisted by a group of writers to develop the fifth sequel of "Transformers" cinematic universe.

Online travel portals join hands for GITF
Online travel portals join hands for GITF

 In an effort to boost online holiday bookings in India, the Indian travel industry has joined hands to host the Great Indian Travel Festival (GITF) to be held from April 18 to April 26.

Lena Dunham's 'Girls' co-stars join on 'Springfield'
Lena Dunham's 'Girls' co-stars join on 'Springfield'

Lena Dunham, who is heading to TV show "The Simpsons" for a guest role, will be joined by her "Girls" co-actresses Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, and Jemima Kirk as they will make small vocal contributions to the same episode.

Dylan O'Brien to join 'Deepwater Horizon'
Dylan O'Brien to join 'Deepwater Horizon'

"Teen Wolf" star Dylan O'Brien is in negotiations to join Peter Berg's "Deepwater Horizon" opposite Mark Wahlberg.

Archie Panjabi, Ciaran Hinds join 3rd season of 'Shetland'
Archie Panjabi, Ciaran Hinds join 3rd season of 'Shetland'

 Archie Panjabi, Ciaran Hindsand Anna Chancellor have been added to the cast of BBC One drama ' Shetland's 3rd season .

Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker to join Ang Lee's film
Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker to join Ang Lee's film

Actors Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker are in negotiations to join the growing cast of Billy Lynn's "Long Halftime Walk", the adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel being directed by Ang Lee.

Palestinians join ICC with Israelis in sights

The Palestinians formally gain membership of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday with the aim of pursuing Israelis for war crimes, despite uncertainty over the move's wider ramifications.

Ryan Guzman, Gatlin Green join 'Heroes Reborn'
Ryan Guzman, Gatlin Green join 'Heroes Reborn'

Actors Ryan Guzman and Gatlin Green are the latest cast members confirmed for "Heroes Reborn".

Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey join 'The Bad Batch'
Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey join 'The Bad Batch'

Hollywood stars Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey have joined the cast of upcoming Annapurna Pictures production "The Bad Batch".

Peter Shinkoda, Matt Gerald join 'Daredevil'
Peter Shinkoda, Matt Gerald join 'Daredevil'

"Hawaii Five-0" star Peter Shinkoda and "Dexter" actor Matt Gerald are among the new cast members of Marvel's "Daredevil".

Cheryl Burke, Nicole Scherzinger join drama 'I Can Do That!'
Cheryl Burke, Nicole Scherzinger join drama 'I Can Do That!'

Dancer Cheryl Burke, and singers Nicole Scherzinger, Joe Jonas and Ciara have been cast on NBC's new variety show called 'I Can Do That!'. The four stars are set to be joined by stand-up comedian Jeff Dye and actor Alan Ritchson, with Marlon Wayans being tapped as host, reported People. The show is tentatively planned for summer release.

Italy's Benetton to join fund for Rana Plaza victims

Italian fashion retailer Benetton will pay into a fund set up to compensate victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people, the company said on Friday.

European jihadis unable to join Islamic State, locked at home

The flow of European fighters from Europe to territory held by the ultra-hardline Islamic State is drying up due to tighter restrictions imposed by European states that have prevented would-be jihadis from travelling, fighters from the group said.

Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks join 'Neon Demon'
Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks join 'Neon Demon'

'John Wick' star Keanu Reeves and 'Mad Men' actress Christina Hendricks have joined Elle Fanning in the horror film, 'Neon Demon', to be directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn.

Purbi Joshi to join 'Comedy Classes' as Hawa Hawaai
Purbi Joshi to join 'Comedy Classes' as Hawa Hawaai

Actress and comedian Purbi Joshi is set to comeback on small screen after her wedding. She will be seen as Hawa Hawaai on comedy show “Comedy Classes”.

Jim Parsons to join Broadway's 'An Act of God'
Jim Parsons to join Broadway's 'An Act of God'

'The Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons is all set to join the Broadway cast of 'An Act of God' where he will play the Almighty.

James Parks, Dana Gourier join Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'
James Parks, Dana Gourier join Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Actors James Parks, Dana Gourier, Zoe Bell and Gene Jones form the supporting cast of 'The Hateful Eight', written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Chiwetel Ejiofor to join 'Doctor Strange' cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor to join 'Doctor Strange' cast

'12 Years a Slave' star Chiwetel Ejiofor is set to join the cast of 'Doctor Strange'.