Friday, October 30, 2009

Miss Asia 2009

Miss Asia 2009, Discover the magnificent 20 delegates competing for the 21st Miss Asia 2009 title. The final will be held in Hong Kong on 1 November 2009.
The 20 delegates were selected through 4 local competitions in Hong Kong, Macao, China and Taiwan.


I Wish Shahid Kapoor Well: Kareena Kapoor

I Wish Shahid Kapoor Well: Kareena Kapoor, Speaking of former, while most of our B outsiders budge when questioned about her past love, ex-boyfriends, etc. Well I Kareena Kapoor Shahid Kapoor.
Kareena Kapoor is a girl who is honest and open about it. At least not openly deny the relationship (like some of our beauties often), or pretend that met jab nothing really happened.

That’s the cool girl Kapoor for you. Recently, during an exclusive interview with zoom, when asked if she is in touch with Shahid Kapoor, without seeming even remotely embarrassed by the question, said: “No, we are in contact. Shahid and I share a wonderful relationship the past, the least we can do is the desire of each well. At least I know I can do my part. “Bebo is so dear, right? We see a head nodding now.


True Blood: Make Way for More Lesbian Vampires!

Move over, Queen Sophie-Ann!

There may be more lesbian vampires coming to True Blood.

Series creator Alan Ball recently told the Advocate magazine that he could imagine Eric's toughass sidekick, Pam, getting in on some girl-on-girl action.

And now Kristin Bauer, who plays Pam, tells us she's up for it…

"I wouldn't be surprised," Bauer said at last night's Bow Wow Beverly Hills benefit for the Amanda Foundation animal rescue. "I think she's pansexual."

In fact, Bauer already has a ladylove in mind: Ginger, the Fangtasia waitress played by Tara Buck.

"There are so many hot ones, but I'll pick Ginger," she said. "Ginger's hot. Ginger's fun. She's a screamer and she's a blood donor."

Hopefully, Ginger will stick around longer on the HBO series than she does in the original Sookie Stackhouse novels that True Blood is based on.

"I've been reading the books because I heard that Ginger died," Buck said. "I was very upset and I needed to see if it happened. And in book four, it happens!"


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

No Comments on Salman Khan: Katrina Kaif

No Comments on Salman Khan: Katrina Kaif, However, the city had no complaints about the ek are doing badhkar phenomenon. If Salman Khan was the most wanted man on Friday, appealing to the press, like moths to a lightbulb, Katrina left us wanting on Monday. For those who take stock of where dazzling, it is not assumed that funding ajab ka ghazab only helped to finance projects.

And it is this unwavering faith invested in his histrionics and a New York that changed things for her. “New York surprised many. That I was willing to look beyond the beaten was a clear signal to the outside. In New York, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Dan and Dana Rajneeti, I made a mix of roles,” says Katrina.

Clearly the “good cinema” (read those who are “creative satisfaction) is what you do. And Ahab … lend itself to simplicity. And she was living by his wits sharp shooting with Ranbir Kapoor. But she was not intimidate him in the joint if it was true that Ranbir alleged? Katrina vehemently denies, “I am not a bully. I want to kill you for saying that.” But he quickly adds: “I’m saying after saying I am not a bully.

“Katrina is all praise for her co-star Wake Up Sid stirring a slow race otherwise the films at the turnstiles.” Ranbir was very good. Konkona was equally good, “says Katz, with caution.

Always on the ball, it comes as no surprise that Katrina having dethroned queen peers who is also the new queen of approval, which by its actions to increase dramatically. “We’ve grown in the marks. There have been some that I wanted to endorse. I’ve been plain lucky that some have come my way. There is little left to conquer,” she ribs. Like the character of Priyanka in Fashion, would be destabilizing if she were to wake up one day to find “someone younger dethrone her?” Does not bother me, “she says, undeterred.

In fact, Katz is so brash management company-now the rumors of her relationship with Salman Khan. “I do not react to rumors,” says Katrina, saying that the more plots, most likely are others to reach conclusions.

She has no difficulty even talking about the nonsense surrounding their cameos in films. About his role as guest star in blue or appearances by Salman is in Ahab … , Explains, “Salman has never really given much thought to his career. He always thinks with his heart. I agree that sometimes you need to do things for friends. You must do what one feels at that moment in time. “One approach that has not disappointed so far. A visceral reaction has come to depend.


Kate Gosselin Trading Bandwidth for Band-Aids?

Kate Gosselin may be smarter than we thought.

Just in case that big movie career doesn't pan out, the reality TV maven is making sure she can still provide for her 8.

TLC's top draw claimed on Monday's TV special that she was keeping up her credit hours just in case she had to go back to her original occupation, giving tender loving care as a nurse. She wasn't kidding—her nursing license was renewed with the Pennsylvania Department of State that very day!

See the certificate

Should she decide to scrub in, she'll have until Halloween 2011 before she has to renew it again. She was first issued her nursing license in 1997 after earning a degree in nursing studies from Reading Hospital and Medical Center, where she worked before having all those kids.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kary Ng wants bigger breasts

Yesterday Kary Ng was in Tsuen Wan shopping center for an autograph session, attracting 200 Fans to come support her. As Theresa was also at Tseun Wan for a promotion activities, the two are opponents. Kary said that she has not contacted Theresa lately and that their appearance at Tseun Wan around the same time is all a coincidence. She is not worried that she’ll get compared with the amount of Fans she has with Theresa, just if there are Fans supporting her, that is enough.

Kary’s new EP (KEEP BREATHING) has been selling quite well. She said that there are more opportunities for her to appear in public events. Yesterday she wasn’t dressed too sexily because she had to interact with fans and cannot be too sexy. Kary’s new image is fresh enough, she smiled and said that she felt that the album cover looks like a slimming ad. If there are opportunities for her to shoot breast augmentation slimming ads she will not reject them. Her principle is to not get any surgery, hoping her body figure line can be prettier and that her chest could be a little bigger then she is satisfied. Her contract with Gold Label is still under discussion, she said she has not had a chance to meet with Paco Wong yet because they are both very busy.


Crowd Lu escapes an accident crash

During filming for a music video in his upcoming new music album, Seven Days, Taiwanese indie singer, Crowd Lu, was nearly involved in an accident while driving towards one of the gardens in Taipei. His car tires were punctured when he bumped into one of the pot-holes on the road surface and started to spin out of control.

As the car was heading towards the 20m protective railing near the beach, the driver started to reduce the speed of the car and prevented the situation from turning into a disastrous car accident.

Unfazed by his near-accident encounter, Crowd continued with his optimistic performance for his title track, “Oh Yeah”. The 24-year-old singer also invited his juniors, room mates and fellow classmates from Tamkang University to star in his latest music video.

Crowd appeared visibly pleased with his popularity amongst friends and schoolmates. His attempt to revisit his varsity memories were aptly shown in the music video which was shot at various corners in the school for example, the library, a bus and the hostel.

An ex-roommate of Crowd exclaimed that the biggest advantage from knowing the singer would be the free singing sessions they get to listen to at his place.

It is not easy for singers to juggle between their studies and work as Crowd grimaced, “As there are too many things, I am unable to attend classes as there are too many things There are some consequences but I really do not have a choice.”


Erika Sawajiri’s divorce was a must for comeback

“I used to think that it would take a man like Tsuyoshi Takashiro to handle someone as strong-minded as Erika, but I guess that wasn’t the case,” comments a close friend of Erika Sawajiri. A month has passed since the termination of her contract, and Sawajiri has made no public appearance since.

In the meanwhile, rumors have spread that Sawajiri, 23, is expressing discontent about her husband to those around her. According to the aforementioned source, Sawajiri used to have great respect for Takashiro, 45. “If he suggested getting a Mac computer, she would get one for her own use. She’d install all the software and always listened to music of her husband’s preference. It was as though she would do anything he told her to. But her attitude changed shortly before the contract termination. ‘These days I often feel as though something is just not right about him’ was what she told me.”

Before the couple was married, Shukan Post was at a club event in autumn of 2007 where Takashiro, with Sawajiri in tow, was DJ. It did appear at the time that Sawajiri always remained a step behind Takashiro. To each and every person he would introduce her to, Sawajiri spoke with deference and bowed her head many times, which left a lasting impression.

Shukan Post has reported previously of the gap between the media projects ostensibly credited to Takashiro in his work portfolio and the facts. As his wife, Sawajiri must have been aware of the discrepancies. “Erika had this admiration for the kind of relationship between John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and married Takashiro because she saw him as sophisticated and felt he could ‘better’ her. Once they started living together, I guess she found out that wasn’t true – like she woke up to reality. I once mentioned something negative about his DJ work and his clothing, and she actually agreed with me,” adds the friend.

Sawajiri is currently staying in Europe, and her comeback to show business is nowhere in sight. But an executive of an entertainment management company claims that there still is a possibility provided that she divorces Takashiro.

“Prior to her termination, there was some talk about transferring to a different agency that’s more music-oriented, involving an offer of several hundred million yen. Nothing came out of it apparently, but the recent events pretty much have proven that her husband is the problem. Negotiations might resume if she agrees to sever her ties with Takashiro.”

According to an entertainment journalist, it is “common knowledge” that problems arise when a man gets involved in the career of an actress or female show-biz personality. In fact, one of the reasons for Sawajiri’s contract termination had to do with Takashiro’s use of his wife to promote a certain fashion brand without the consent of her agency. Needless to say, her former agency must have considered Takashiro as a nuisance in view of their business.

The rumored marital rift and the requirement to divorce her husband as a condition for her comeback… What decision Sawajiri will make remains to be seen.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Shilpa Shetty Engagement Photos

Shilpa Shetty engagement photos with Raj Kundra is here. Shilpa Shetty became engaged to her boyfriend Raj Kundra on Saturday October 24 at the apartment of 7 soil Raj Kundra in Juhu, Mumbai. Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty & Big Brother winner was hired in a ceremony that was very private affair with only close friends and family members attending.

Given the good omen of the day according to Hindu calendar, the couple decided to go ahead with the ceremony without her sister Shamita Shetty is in Big Boss 3. The wedding will be in December in Mumbai, and a reception in London.


Yeehaw! Matt Damon, Josh Brolin Get Gritty

Matt Damon's family emergency appears to have found a happy resolution—and not a moment too soon. After the briefest of Damon dry spells, he's back to fulfilling all of our paparazzi-catching, movie-acquiring needs.

Wasting no time getting back in the saddle, the Oscar winner is in talks with Josh Brolin—who knows from both Academy Award nominations and Westerns himself—to star in a reimagining of the iconic 1969 cowboy flick True Grit (which, incidentally, earned John Wayne his only Oscar).

According to Variety, the duo would star alongside Jeff Bridges in the Joel and Ethan Coen flick. Should discussions turn to done deals, it would mark a reunion for everyone but Damon; the brothers Coen previously toiled with Bridges The Dude on The Big Lebowski and clocked hours with Brolin on the Academy lovefest No Country for Old Men.

The remake would follow Damon and Bridges joining forces with a teenage girl to track down her father's killer; Brolin would play the bad guy. The testosterone-heavy flick is due out in late 2010.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

I’m Big Fan of Kareena Kapoor: Katrina Kaif

MUMBAI: I’m Big Fan of Kareena Kapoor: Katrina Kaif, Katrina Kaif goes ga ga over Kareena and their bonds. Recently granted an interview to a news channel Kat became emotional when talking about his friend. Not many people know that both the vivacious actress also shares the same manager.“She is very nice girl and I like and their work. Even shares a manager and I am a big fan of it,” says Katrina.

There have been news in the industry about the cold war, but with this statement of Kat, which is putting all rumors to rest. Kareena Kapoor was the undisputed queen of B-Town, as in regard to price. But Katrina Kaif started competing with her at all times: with the price, the number of films and records.

“Every time we meet one that speaks to me very well and I also love your company. I really admire as one of the great actress in the industry,” he says in the interview for the entertainment channel.

As for this claim seems that the cold war between the two actresses is over. All’s well that end’s well we can say in this case.


Katrina Kaif and Deepika are Heading for a Showdown

MUMBAI: Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone are directed to a face to face. Although the two actresses who have never worked together, there is no love lost between them, thanks to rumors Dippy boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor proximity to Kat during the filming of Ajab Prem Ki Kahani Gajab.Deepika had frankly admitted to feeling insecure about their relationship, when rumors about her boyfriend’s fondness for Kat were doing the rounds. But the rumors failed Kapoor Kat-off, like the tension between the two actresses.

Until now. Recently, the B-Town has been abuzz with rumors about her fondness Dippy Calling hero Karthik Karthik, Farhan Akhtar. Om Shanti Om She believes that these rumors are floating by Katrina, which had fallen on a visit in the day he set filming an intimate scene.

, Says a source close to Katrina: “Suddenly there were stories about how Deepika and Farhan had great chemistry and how they sizzle together, that chemistry was not such, even with Ranbir. It’s easy to find out where these stories began to circulate from .

Deepika also feels that Katrina is behind the recent reports about his struggle with Ranbir. The source adds: “Katrina was present at the party where it was very visible Shabina Khan, Ranbir and Deepika had a fight. It was a small group, and they were all friends, so it has to be Kat who spread the news.” To be fair to Katrina, it is not known to interfere in the affairs of any other actress.

If you do not get along with an actress, she just keeps its distance. What happened during the race with Bipasha. There was also some tension with Kareena Kapoor, but now they are friends. In fact, Kat is an actress who has no problem with his contemporaries.

A source close to Kaif question: “What can possibly get through the dissemination of stories about Deepika? She is not the kind of person to resort to slander. Someone is creating a misunderstanding between them.”


Star Trek's Uhura: Ready to Take Her Shirt Off Again

Beam us up, Scotty!

Zoe Saldana says she's on board to start filming the sequel to this summer's blockbuster megahit Star Trek.

"We're working on it," Saldana, who plays Uhura in director J.J. Abrams' revived sci-fi franchise, tells me. "They were calling to see where we were going to be and how my schedule is next year."

She smiled, "Just that was worth me doing a cartwheel when I got the phone call, because I cannot wait to put on the suit and go back to the Enterprise, take my shirt off and be with all those yummy guys."

For those who can't wait that long for more Saldana, we've got Avatar coming up. Yes, she's seen director James Cameron's much anticipated flick, in which she stars as Neytiri…

"Just last Friday, I went to Fox and Jim was able to show me scenes along with [composer] James Horner's music incorporated in it," Saldana said. "O-M-G is all I'm going to say."

She was willing to share more about The Losers, an indie that its filmmakers are hoping to take to the Sundance Film Festival.

"I play a toughass broad—sort of like a viper, snaky girl," Saldana said. "Guys find it really sexy when they see a girl hanging from wires with guns. They even like it more when there's a girl-on-guy fight and it looks like she's kicking his ass.

"Jeffrey Dean Morgan was such a gentleman," she added with a laugh. "He was like, 'Zoe, you can kick my butt any day.' "


Khloé, Fellow Kardashians Willing to Get Hit in the Face for Charity

Could Khloé Kardashian be the next million-dollar baby?

Well, depends on how badly someone wants the chance to beat the stuffing out of her.

The newlywed, sister Kim, brother Rob, stepdad Bruce Jenner and Kourtney's boyfriend, Scott Disick, are gearing up for next month's Kardashian Charity Knock Out, in which all five will spar with whoever kicks in the highest bids to try to keep up with a Kardashian (or Jenner or Disick) in the boxing ring.

"My first initial thought was 'Are you serious?!'" laughed Khloé, recalling to E! News how she felt when she first heard the idea. "But then I slowed my thoughts down and heard it was for charity. So I started asking questions, but I was still nervous.

"I mean, who willingly wants to get hit in the face with others watching?"

She makes a valid point, which is why she and Kim are headed to the gym to work out with Oscar De La Hoya's former trainer on Monday.

But why go outside the fold when Khloé's already married to a guy whose career relies on being in tip-top shape?

"I wish!" the recently slimmed-down star replied when asked via email if she's been getting any good fitness tips from NBA star hubby Lamar Odom.

"I am filming [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] season four right now so we're taping 18 hours a day, six days a week. I wish I can work out right now. But Lamar has the best work ethic! I hope he rubs off on me.

"I can't wait until taping is over because then I'm going to be Lamar's workout buddy," she added with a smiley face.

As for her upcoming physical challenge, which will be taped for the upcoming season of Kardashians, just how much reality are we to expect when she gets in the ring?

"This is the real deal!" Khloé promised.

And because it's the real deal, each contender will go through a rigorous screening process—background check, psychological evaluation, etc.—and no professional or amateur boxers are allowed.

Each bout will be same-sex, and the Kardashian sisters and the guys will be matched with opponents of similar age and proportions.

And, of course, no one's check better bounce.

Go to for details about the bidding process. The Kardashian Charity Knock Out takes place Nov. 3 at the Commerce Casino in L.A.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Glee Star Gets to Nail Old Madonna

When Dianna Agron told us recently that she was going to be singing a Madonna song on an upcoming episode of Glee, our first hunch was "Like a Virgin."

After all, she does play pregnant high school cheerleader Quinn Fabray.

But we were wrong…

We're told that Agron will be covering that other very appropriate song "Papa Don't Preach," Madge's classic tune from 1986 about a young woman telling her dad that she's expecting a baby that she intends to keep.

Agron didn't want to give too much away, but she did gush, "When do you stop listening to Madonna? I went home for Thanksgiving last year and we had a bunch of family friends and family over.

"Somebody put on a string of three Madonna songs and the boys were more into it than the girls," she continued. "It was hysterical, like something out of a movie."

Or out of a TV show.

We also broke the news to Agron that television impresario Joss Whedon will be directing an upcoming episode of Glee. "That's incredible," she said. "We were all jonesing for it. I think they had to find the time and the place…I'm so excited."And so are we.


Can K.Stew Stop Paparazzi From Covering Her?

How can mags like OK! publish celeb photos without their permission? Kristen Stewart stated she's sick of herself in all the papers, can't she do something?

—Ana, Vancouver

As oppressed by paparazzi as your favorite Twilight stars may seem—barely able to sparkle in the sun, much less go out for a latte amid all that adoration—there is such a thing as the law.

In short, it protects freedom of expression—including news gathering and photography—from censorship by the rich or powerful. It may be stressful to be K.Stew right now, but it's not the media's job—nor, let's be clear, your job as a fan—to help her have a nice day. Especially given the profession she willingly chose and the wealth and influence it has afforded her.

So what can Kristen do, pinned down in Canada like she is? Behold, her own personalized siege strategy...

...and it isn't pretty.

Some stars can take a few simple steps and manage to disappear for a while.

They can leave town or take fewer roles. Julia Roberts certainly hasn't been so interesting to the paparazzi since moving to Taos and cutting back her workload. Staying married to the same person for a while also helps; nothing is more boring to a tabloid than a longtime relationship, right, Sarah Michelle Gellar?

K.Stew could also take extra care not to be photographed with rumored boyfriend-slash-costar Robert Pattinson, which has helped Scarlett Johansson keep a lower profile since marrying What's-His-Name, That Canadian Guy.

But seriously, none of that applies here. K.Stew isn't married. The Twi-hards have catapulted her into an almost uncharted level of scrutiny, and even though she has cut back on outings, she's still under siege.

So what are we left with?

Sadly, umbrellas. Seriously. Like I said, it isn't pretty.

"First, the biggest lesson is at the age of 19, be appreciative that you have fulfilled your lifelong dream," celebrity publicist Ronn Torossian of 5W PR tells me. "You will make millions, and someone other than your parents are taking pictures of you."

In other words, if you're whining, K.Stew, knock it off.

"Making the paps lose interest at this point will be tough," Torossian continues. "If she doesn't want pics, hire people to stand around her with umbrellas, as the Jonas Brothers have done."

Sadly and alas! Sometimes there's just no escape from fame.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Katrina Kaif in Hera Pheri 3

Katrina Kaif in Hera Pheri 3, Producer Firoz Nadiadwala is relieved. The third part to the Hera Pheri series is finally set to be made. The third part will have Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal coming together yet again. This time, the heroine of the film will be Katrina Kaif and it will be directed by Anees Bazmee, unlike the previous two films that were directed by Priyadarshan and Neeraj Vohra respectively. The film will be called Hera Pheri 4 instead of 3. The reason for doing so will be given in the promos of the film when it is ready. Akshay Kumar was earlier having date issues but he managed to fit in Hera Pheri into his schedule anyhow. Meanwhile, he is going to be seen with Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal.


Ranbir, Deepika Not on Speaking Terms

Ranbir, Deepika not on speaking terms , Bollywood’s hot couple Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone is in the news for all the wrong reasons once again. The sources say that they are not on talking terms after fighting for a couple of days. They didn’t even attend Karan Johar’s show. They were spotted at designer Shabina Khan’s bash but everyone present could sense the rift between them. It is said that the problem started, as Deepika thinks Ranbir isn’t committed towards her. Confirming the news a daily quoted a source as saying, “Everyone knows that Neetu, Ranbir’s mother, never really approved of Deepika after which she decided to draw back”


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cameron Diaz, Myers banned from Twitter

LONDON: Latest news and updates about Cameron Diaz, Myers banned from Twitter, Hollywood stars like Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers are being banned from using the social networking website ‘Twitter’, as studios fear that they will unwittingly reveal secret details of their film projects.

Studio bosses think that Twitter addicted stars are damaging the industry by leaking information on the site,which has more than 2 billion followers around the globe, reported Sun online.

To deter the actors, studios are now inserting clauses in their contracts forbidding the use of such networking sites.

Stars affected include Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers,who are due to make the next film in the superhit ‘Shrek’ franchise, next year for Dreamworks Studio.

The move comes after American Idol judge Paula Abdul dramatically resigned this year on Twitter, while ‘Transformers’ star Megan Fox was branded “dumb as a rock” in a cyberspace row.


Everybody—Including William Shatner —Hating on Heenes After Balloon Blowup

We're not sure if anyone was in cahoots with the Balloon Brood, but we're starting to get a long list of those people who aren't, right William Shatner? What do you say, Jimmy Kimmel?

With the local Colorado authorities on the hunt for possible coconspirators—including those with a Hollywood pedigree—in what they claim was a major publicity stunt gone way wrong, people can't distance themselves from the Heene family fast enough.

Those about-facing from the Heenes include Britain's RDF Media, a television production company that confirmed to E! News it was once working with the Heene clan on a possible reality show, a connection RDF now adamantly claims was long dissolved prior to Balloongate.

"At one point in time, we had a show in development with the Heenes," a company rep said.

Had being the operative word.

"We are no longer in active development with the family. Like everyone else in America, we were stunned and held our breath while the events unfolded, and like everyone else, we are extremely thankful for the fact that Falcon is safe with his family."

It's RDF that first loosed the family onto the unsuspecting airwaves, thanks to the company-produced Wife Swap, on which the Heenes appeared in March.

Among those also not working with the Heenes...

TLC, which obviously has experience with nonexemplary parental figures.

The family-friendly cable net was one of the outlets Richard Heene pitched his would-be reality show to prior to launching his Jiffy Pop contraption, but a rep says TLC ultimately passed on the idea.

And not a moment too soon.

Same goes for the creator of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Relativity Real CEO Tom Forman tells TMZ that Heene pitched his reality-show idea to him a week after talking to TLC—yet the "liar" swore that he was giving Forman first dibs.

Meanwhile, William Shatner has no interest in boldly going where no celebrity has gone before—into business with Heene.

"His story is overblown," the Emmy winner told E! News about a supposed conversation he had with Heene about hosting a show. "He's inflated the amount of contact we've had."

Heene's former video editor, Vincent LeGrow, had said that the two men spoke. The storm chaser produced an instructional video for kids in 2001 about building forts out of cardboard boxes and, according to LeGrow, Heene had grand aspirations for his fledgling production company.

A rep for Jimmy Kimmel also confirms to E! News that the late-night host met with Heene to discuss a TV project about storm chasers in 2006.

"He begged for money from Jimmy Kimmel," Heene's former business partner, Perry Caravello, tells E! "We all sit down in Kimmel's writing room and Kimmel listened to him for less than five minutes and then said, 'You know what? There was somebody else I had a meeting with who had something similar to what you have going on and I gave them $2,500 for putting my name on their rocket. Have a nice day.' Kimmel knew he was full of b.s. and that it was something stupid."

It also looks like the Heenes shouldn't expect any muffin baskets from the neighborhood association anytime soon.

"They probably will have to move," a neighbor tells E! News. "No one is going to hire him for jobs now. A lot of people are really mad at him. They don't have a lot of friends."

Heck, even the ACLU isn't touching this one, with the organization issuing a statement today refuting a misstatement by Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden that it was representing the Heene family.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shilpa Shettys Marriage Delayed Again

MUMBAI: Shilpa Shettys Marriage Delayed Again, They were supposed to marry this month. But the Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra wedding has been postponed again because of the lack of a suitable wedding venue.

This month, after Shilpa timetable for its only waiting Bollywood film, The Man with Sunny Deol, is canceled for the third time, Shilpa and her boyfriend Edgar Kundra decided to finally officially married. A source close to Shilpa says, “Raj and Shilpa decided that this was a good time to get married. Coordination of its outputs with those of Ramirez for a wedding planned in advance seemed longer and more difficult for Shilpa. They decided to marry in the first available
opportunity. It was not just an obstacle, the venue. ”

Apparently not a classy place was available only in Mumbai during this wedding season. The source said, “Raj and Shilpa had decided that the wedding would be in Mumbai and not in London. Ideally, he would have liked to have him in their new home in Juhu, but is not ready yet. The couple did not want to delay your plans more wedding.

A frantic search began for a suitable alternative site. Shilpa says, “I do not know where you heard this. All I will say is, Raj and I are ready for marriage. Nothing prevents us from taking the step, except the right time. Once it is in place, let’s get married .


Bollywood actors celebrate Diwali

Mumbai, Oct 18 : Bollywood superstars, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar celebrated Diwali with family and friends here on Saturday.Shah Rukh Khan did not disappoint hundreds of his fans who had gathered outside his residence Mannat to catch a glimpse.

He came out on the terrace of his residence and waved to the people and wished them.

Akshay Kumar was seen celebrating the festival of lights with his wife and son.

Kumar thanked his fans for appreciating his work in film 'Blue' that got released on Diwali only.

'I would like to thank all people who appreciated my film 'Blue' and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Diwali,' he said.

Deepavali or Diwali is a five-day festival, celebrated across India on Kartik Amavasya (the new moon day), in Kartik month as per Hindu almanac.

Legend has it that Lord Rama entered Ayodhya on this day after 14 years in self-exile. People of Ayodhya lit lamps to welcome Lord Rama''s return, and hence Diwali is observed.


Neetu Singh Likes Deepika a Lot - Says Ranbir

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have been together for quite sometime now, but it was quite obvious that Ranbir’s mom Neetu Singh had not accepted Deepika with open arms. Now, it seems that everything is fine between the two ladies in Ranbir’s life and Neetu Singh has finally approved of her son’s choice.

Ranbir cleared all the anticipations at a press conference when he talked to the media persons saying that his mother liked Deepika a lot and started blushing when talking on this topic. She did not shy away from talking about his love life. He confidently answered to all the question of media. Even when he was asked about the marriage Ranbir clammily replied that it will happen at the right time.

However, the time at present is not right, it seems. Both of them have just entered Bollywood and are at the peak of their careers. Deepika’s last release was ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and Ranbir is receiving rave reviews on his latest release, ‘Wake Up Sid!’.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mysterious Maladys: Is Sarah Michelle Gellar's Pilot Dead at HBO?

Sarah Michelle Gellar's personal life is going swimmingly—her daughter Charlotte was born last month—but her career has been seemingly trapped in professional purgatory for nearly a decade now.

SMG was supposed to break out of those doldrums in 2010 with the premiere of a sophisticated new family comedy on HBO, but that prospect is now looking dim.

The pilot for the series in question, The Wonderful Maladys, about a family of eccentric geniuses not unlike the Royal Tenenbaums or J.D. Salinger's Glass family, was filmed in May, and there was every hope that after SMG wrapped her maternity leave this fall, production would begin on Buffy's return to series television.

So why did Gellar fans around the world hear the sound of brakes screeching earlier today? Here's what we know: (a online clearinghouse for any and all news even marginally related to Joss Whedon's projects) reported this afternoon that a Gellar fan by the name of temponaut had gone out to do some Internet-based shoe-leather reporting about the fate of the series, and returned bearing bad news.

When temponaut asked Gellar's Maladys costar Nate Cordrry via Facebook about the status of Wonderful, Cordrry said, "Didn't get picked," and the pilot director Alan Taylor reportedly messaged temponaut the same bad tidings: "Sadly...the rumors are true. WM will not be going to series." (Cordrry, Deadwood babe Molly Parker and SMG were set to play the series' titular wonderful Malady siblings.)

However, when contacted by E! News for confirmation that The Wonderful Maladys would not be going to series, an HBO rep said, "[We're] not able to confirm that one."

A rep for Maladys creator Charles Randolph did not respond to a request for comment on Friday afternoon.

So...mystery. Can the people on the Interwebs be trusted? Is HBO just letting Maladys down gently, hanging on to their option until the last possible minute? If that's the case, perhaps both HBO and creator Randolph should consider just ripping off the Band-Aid—being done with it hurts less in the long run, we swear.

That said, is HBO aware that dumping SMG's return to TV before it even airs is, well, crazysauce? Don't they know she practically started the 21st-century vampire-romance frenzy that is now sustaining their network in the form of True Blood? Not to mention that Maladys is one of those rare pilots with ultra-good buzz that everyone believes is destined for public acclaim and big ratings. Why squander such potential?

This story is developing, so check back for updates.

Do you want to see Sarah Michelle Gellar in an HBO show? And what's your take on the industry obfuscation about the fate of The Wonderful Maladys?


Madonna & Jesus' Dinner Cruz With Penélope

Talk about dinner under the stars.

Madonna and her much younger hottie boyfriend, Jesus Luz, were spotted just the other night having dinner at Mr. Chow on 57th Street in New York City with Penélope Cruz and her maybe-fiancé Javier Bardem.

And that's not all. Eva Mendes also joined them for the evening.

So what did the group enjoy (besides the company)? Chicken satay and Beijing duck. While most of the group sipped adult drinks, Cruz appeared to be having an alcohol-free night. "They were loud and laughing," an eyewitness tells us.

They wrapped things up after about two hours.

What other celeb couple scoop do we have for you? Read on for dish about Mel Gibson and his baby mama as well as newlywed Mandy Moore's plans for kids…

CITY SLICKER: Mel Gibson, having dinner at famed steakhouse Peter Luger in Brooklyn, N.Y., with pregnant singer-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. "A family of tourists was at a table nearby and the three young daughters came up to his table for autographs," an eyewitness says. "He was very nice."

KIDS R US?: Mandy Moore, telling us at the opening party of L.A.'s Madison & Diavolina boutique that she and hubby of seven months, Ryan Adams, plan on having kids. "Life is good," she said, adding, "I'm sure somewhere down the road, somewhere in the future…it's in the cards for us."

McSHOPPER: Eric Dane, picking up some groceries at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills.

HANDY MA'AMS: Anne Hathaway and Audrina Patridge, getting manicures and pedicures (separately) at Recess-LA Nail Spa in West Hollywood.

FRANCY PANTS: Cold Case star Kathryn Morris, getting her hair done at Prive Salon LA by stylist Kareen Boursier, for a photo shoot for French magazine Télé 7 Jours.

THAT'S AMORE: Michael Bolton, getting a standing ovation by singing in Italian at the Alfred E. Mann Foundation Gala in Santa Monica, Calif.

ASIAN PERSUASION: Nicollette Sheridan, dining with a mystery man at New Asian restaurant Sunda in Chicago.

RETAIL THERAPY: Gossip Girl's Jessica Szohr, shopping at The Limited pop-up shop in NYC's SoHo area.

WORKING IT OUT: Kim Kardashian, doing an early morning workout session at Barry's Bootcamp in West Hollywood.

HIPPIE CHIC: Ciara, shopping at Intermix in West Hollywood, sporting a pair of Robin's Tie Dye Jeans.

GIRL POWER: Mary J. Blige, performing at the New York Women's Foundation's Stepping Out & Stepping Up event.

STYLE SPLURGE: Melrose Place's Katie Cassidy, shopping at L.A. boutique Intuition.

AFTERNOON DELIGHT: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, enjoying a leisurely lunch of chicken satay with a girlfriend at Philippe West Hollywood.

: Joel Madden and Annalynne McCord are among those being honored for their charity work at the Noble Humanitarian Awards on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

—Reporting by Dahvi Shira and Aly Weisman


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Michael Jackson's Executors Have Poor Taste in TV Dance Shows

Hey, remember earlier this summer when Michael Jackson died and So You Think You Can Dance producer Nigel Lythgoe asked Janet Jackson's old choreographer Paula Abdul to participate in a Jackson-dance-tribute episode of SYTYCD, but then someone Jackson lackey put the kibosh on the whole thing?

No, you don't remember? Well, that happened, and at the time of the rejection, Lythgoe told reporters, "We put the music through to Sony and said, 'Sony, can we clear this music?' Yesterday, we got a note back—whether it's Sony or the [Jackson] family estate, I don't know—but they would not clear the music for us. It's very sad...for some reason, we can't do the show."

Well, it turns out that the kibosh was just temporary, because next week another popular TV dance series, ABC's Dancing With the Stars, is putting on a show dedicated to Jackson's fancy footwork. Read on to find out why Jacko's team went with DWTS instead of with SYTYCD (the show that totally called first dibs!) and why that was the wrong call...

Even though they threw over SYTYCD earlier this year, the decision makers in charge of Jackson's estate have granted permission for ABC to use three of Jackson's songs in a Dancing With the Stars tribute to the performer, set to air next Tuesday, Oct. 20.

All of the season nine DWTS professionals, including Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Anna Demidova, Tony Dovolani, Chelsie Hightower, Derek Hough, Kym Johnson, Alec Mazo, Jonathan Roberts, Lacey Schwimmer, Edyta Sliwinska, Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya and Louis Van Amstel, are set to participate in the tribute.

But here's the thing: So You Think You Can Dance would have done a better job. The DWTS professionals are almost all trained in ballroom dancing but don't necessarily have any experience performing anything resembling Jacko's unique and eclectic style. Meanwhile, SYTCYD features Wade Robson, who is universally acknowledged as Jacko's dance-floor heir apparent. SYTYCD has the previously mentioned Paula connection (by way of singing corporate cousin American Idol). SYTYCD is a better freaking show, with better production values, better direction and better stagecraft. To be perfectly frank, the SYTYCD kids are also younger and cooler than the folks on DWTS, and therefore more in touch with the spirit of M.J.'s best work.

Yes, DWTS has higher ratings, and that's no doubt why Jackson's reps chose to grant performance rights to Stars, but we're damn sure that if Jacko were alive today, he'd be hiring his backup dancers out of the SYTYCD troupe before he even glanced sideways at someone from DWTS.

Think DWTS is the perfect place for a Jackson dance tribute? Think our preference for SYTYCD over DWTS is snobby, stupid, unfair, partial and inappropriate? Well, we have a comments section, and you know what to do with it...


Is Lindsay Lohan Being a Bad Girl?

Ready for a feel-good Lindsay Lohan story?

So are we, but this isn't it.

The starlet has had a rough couple of weeks filled with everything from failed fashion shows to unrequited love proclamations, and unfortunately, today hasn't been any better.

E! News has learned that Lohan is set to appear at a court hearing on Friday. So far there is no official word on why. However, according to TMZ, Lohan's appearance has to do with whether she's been living up to the terms of her probation, specifically the court-ordered alcohol-education classes.

As of now, reports show that the court order was issued without a warrant during a routine progress check earlier this week.

The 23-year-old's three-year probation stems from her 2007 DUI sentence and 84 minute stint behind bars.

And so we wait for the other stiletto to drop in the saga that is Lindsay's life.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Aishwarya Rai Refuses Reality Show

MUMBAI: Gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan refused to take part in a reality show, Dance Premier League due to tight packed schedule. She has number of films lined up for release and has no time for reality shows.Her publicist informed that Ash has declined reality show not for money issue but due to hectic schedule.

“A recent news story issued by a channel suggested Aishwarya Rai was ousted by Madhuri Dixit for one of their reality shows, citing money as an issue. We would wish to clarify that this is an act of fiction, fact being that Aishwarya, who is known to be a thorough professional, had to refuse the show on account of her commitment to films,” her publicist said.

Now Rani Mukherjee has taken Ash’s seat. She will judge the show along with dance guru Shiamak Davar.

“Her movies like Endhiran, Action Replay and Ravana are all nearing completion, so the subject of money and costing never did arise as discussions did not go beyond schedules and dates.

“The proposal had come to Aishwarya through the Moranis (the show producers) and even Shiamak pushed Aishwarya to do the show, but the dates could just not be worked out,” said the publicist.


Gayla Bentley Making Women Fashion Designs

Gayla Bentley make women fashion designs: Throughout his career of 30 years, Gayla Bentley has been on a mission to make fashion accessible to women of all shapes and sizes. Leaving judgments and stereotypes of the fashion world behind, they formed The Gayla Bentley Fashion Design Group and was about to become fashionable, convenient, modern clothing for women of all shapes and sizes, a rarity in the world of fashion . Gayla spent 10 years at Saks Fifth Avenue, as Director of The Fifth Avenue Club, its unique shopping service. Wanting to learn more about the style and broaden their horizons, Saks Gayla left to start his business, Cou-Tours, which offers private, customized shopping trips to Paris.

Gayla bentleyAt this time he also developed a pseudonym, Dr. styles, from local programs that tomorrow, along with his assistant nursing accessories, lead the fashion ambulance companies in Houston and the ambush of women to more.

Since 2001, work with Gayla Gayla Bentley Fashion Design Group has been appreciated by women around the world. Gayla are classic and elegant design with clean lines that cross dressing season, and encourage women of all shapes and sizes.

She designs clothing that is intended to be used for several seasons that can easily be used more than one way. It is driven by the integration of sizes, for women regardless of form, may make purchases in the same places. She is dedicated to achieving his goal of every woman, knowing that “It is not size, is stylish.”


Salman Khans Incredible Chemistry With Kareena Kapoor

Salman Khans Incredible Chemistry With Kareena Kapoor MUMBAI: One thing you can look forward to in the much-hyped film Main Aurr Mrs Khanna is the chemistry between its lead pair Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. In spite of the huge age difference, the duo gets along like a house on fire.

It was reported that Salman gifted a Rs.2.5 lakh Dolce and Gabbana bag while they were shooting in Australia. Then the news broke out that Salman rescued Kareena from the waters after being hurt by a sharp pebble.

Kareena revealed that Salman is very protective and has been there whenever she needs help. She added that he might take extra care of her, as he and her sister Karisma Kapoor are very close friends. Director Prem Soni also admitted that the duo shares special bonding throughout the shooting of the film.

Main Aurr Mrs Khanna is set for release this Friday, 16th October.


Nuova coppia a One Tree Hill?

Potrà succedere qualcosa fra Clay e Quinn?

Beh, forse è già successa. Ancora non sappiamo cosa sia accaduto dopo che i due se ne sono andati via in auto al chiaro di luna, nell’episodio di One Tree Hill trasmesso la settimana scorsa in America, ma una cosa è certa: Robertert Buckley e Shantel VanSanten insieme sono deliziosi.

Per quanto riguarda la possibile storia sullo schermo fra questi due grandi amici nella vita reale, nessuno ha saputo darci delle anticipazioni.

"Posso dire con certezza che le cose si complicheranno", ha svelato Robert (che era stato impegnato sul set del telefilm cancellato Lipstick Jungle e, prima di allora, lavorava dietro le quinte a E! News). "È una situazione difficile perché non me la sento di dire che Clay sia interessato ad una storia, ma è comunque attratto da lei”.

Anche Shantel pare essere all’oscuro di tutto: "Ovviamente io e Clay andiamo d’accordo, ma Quinn è ancora sposata, quindi sarà interessante osservare cos’accadrà. Continuo a cercare di scoprire qualcosa da Mark [Schwann], ma dice di non sapere nulla".

Mmmm, conosciamo una persona a cui non piacerà sicuramente una storia fra i due ragazzi...

Il cliente di Clay, e cognato di Quinn, non sarà molto contento della possibile coppia. "Nathan (James Lafferty) ha fatto capire di non amare che Clay giri intorno a Quinn", ha detto Robert.

Mmmm, perché quest’avversione verso qualcuno che sembra essere così amico di Nathan? Clay ha forse qualcosa da nascondere? "Scopriremo dei nuovi dettagli sul passato di Clay e su come è arrivato a Tree Hill", ha rivelato Robert. "Ci saranno dei flashback, ma molto accadrà anche in tempo reale. Ricompariranno delle persone del suo passato e sorgeranno nuovi problemi".

Ma la stessa Quinn ha una sua storia, che includerà anche espandere la propria carriera fotografica a Tree Hill. "Verrò introdotta nel mondo della moda perché mi si presenteranno delle opportunità legate alla nuova linea di vestiti di Brooke. Sarà forte poi scoprire alcune cose su Hailey".

Ma ritornando al discorso della possibile coppia, Robert ha riassunto la cosa in modo carino: "I due hanno un rapporto unico. Clay può lasciarsi andare quando si trova con Quinn. Staremo a vedere se ciò porterà a un’amicizia o a una storia d’amore".

Non ci resta che attendere...

A voi i due piacciono, oppure no? Fatecelo sapere nello spazio riservato ai commenti.


Fashion Police: Desperately Seeking Taylor Momsen

First, digest the fact that Gossip girl Taylor Momsen attended the New York premiere of The Stepfather in this '80s goth-rocker number. Then remember that she was born in 1993.

It's difficult to get past the fact that this chick was only 10 when things like Kid Rock and energy drinks were becoming popular.

So sure, TayMo could be scuttling around Hollywood in low-rise jeans and tube tops, but somehow this Madonna-circa-1986 look—with the lace, the leather, and the glimmering cross—is what feels tacky, you know?

Like, wash off some of that banshee liner, girl! Before you know it you'll be 30 and sad you never embraced the exciting trends of the Millennial Era.

So slap on some Uggs and a cutoff skirt or something! If you're going to dress poorly, at least do it in this decade.


Heidi Klum diventa mamma per la quarta volta

E! News conferma che, venerdì alle 19:46 a Los Angeles, Heidi Klum e il marito Seal hanno dato il benvenuto ad una bambina, Lou Sulola Samuel.

La bimba ha due fratelli più grandi—Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, 4 anni, e Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel, 2—oltre ad una sorella, Helene "Leni" Klum, 5 anni, nata da un rapporto precedente della Klum.

L’imminente aggiunta alla famiglia Samuel era stata rivelata ad aprile, quando erano trapelati in Internet degli schizzi di un abito da sera pré-maman destinato alla modella.

“È difficile immaginare di amare un altro bambino tanto quanto ami i figli che hai già”, ha detto Seal in una dichiarazione appena rilasciata. “Chiunque abbia una famiglia ve lo può dire. Dove troverò quell’amore in più? Se ami i figli che hai già con tutto il cuore, come è possibile trovare più cuore per amarne un altro?

“Venerdì 9 ottobre 2009 alle 19:46, la risposta a questa domanda è arrivata...con la nostra quartogenita e seconda figlia”, ha aggiunto il cantante.

"È nata Lou Sulola Samuel e dal momento in cui ci ha guardati negli occhi è stato amore infinito a prima vista. È indescrivibilmente bella e siamo felici che abbia scelto noi per guardarla crescere negli anni a venire".

Ecco un genere d’amore che non passerà mai di moda!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Source: Angie "Couldn't Care Less" About Jen

Is it time the public (OK, mostly media) to stop dragging out this whole Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie-Jennifer Aniston faux love triangle? Jen got dumped for another girl—big deal, happens all the time and certainly in more places than just Hollywood.

But then that means we can't poke Jen with the lonely jabs anymore, huh?

Well, according to our supertight Brangelina and Jen pal, all of us are the only ones who never got over the famous 2005 dumping.

"Angelina really couldn't care less," fesses our source tight with the Pitt-Jolie brood, when we asked what would happen if Jen and Angie had a casual run-in.

"And Jennifer really has moved on. I promise you this."

Take moved on with a grain of salt, dare we say...

It probably just means she can see Jolie's face without hitting something now.

According to our lovely insider, we—OK, I—need to be a lot easier on Ms. Aniston.

"I promise you this—she is the nicest girl. Besides, she's got other fish to fry."

You mean other unavailable fish to fry, don't you?

"Well, she is a huge flirt. That's all, I'll say."

Especially with the gays. She's been incredibly gracious with me, always.

"Are you kidding? Look who she hangs out with!"

We assume our Brad/Angie/Jen insider was referring to Aniston's gay hairdresser, but we didn't ask for a list. Instead, we mentioned that Ms. A was still a nice run for Brad, dog-man as he may have been in the end.

"Yeah," our know-it-all concurred, "totally unlike Gwyneth, who, you know, is a total bitch."

God love Hollywood and its (truthful) cattiness! And like we didn't know Jen was a step up from pissy Paltrow.

Really, though, you guys be the judge:

Is it time to retire this famous love triangle?

After all, we know that Angelina is going to have Brad in her grasps for at least a few more years. Or is it minutes?


Emmy Rossum Explains Attraction to the Crow

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz gets some seriously hot chicks.

With rumored ladyloves that include Jennifer Aniston, Mandy Moore, Courteney Cox, Michelle Branch and now Emmy Rossum, and looks that are hardly Clooney-esque, we can't help but wonder about his game. Does the 45-year-old study the Mystery Method or something?

The crooner's date to the American Ballet Theater fall gala in New York last week attempts to explain the attraction.

"I get why chicks dig him," Rossum tells People. "He's extremely kind, incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, creative and respectful."

Of course, the 23-year-old Phantom of the Opera starlet still plays coy on her romance with the "Mr. Jones" man, but that's not a surprise—she's in the middle of a divorce from a husband we didn't know she had until a few months ago.

"I don't discuss my love life because it's always misinterpreted or put under the microscope," she says. "It's especially annoying when you're dating someone else who's well-known, which is why I normally would never go out with a famous guy…I really can't say if I'm available or not."


Mad Men's Christina Hendricks Weds!

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks owes Vincent Kartheiser big-time.

The 34-year-old actress, who plays Joan Holloway on the Emmy-winning AMC series, wed her actor beau, Geoffrey Arend, Sunday at II Buco restaurant in New York, according to People.

The couple became engaged in December 2008 after Kartheiser, Hendrick's Mad Men costar, introduced them.

Hendricks, who called her Carolina Herrera bridal gown "timeless," said she and her 31-year-old hubby wanted to keep the ceremony small.

"We really wanted it to be filled with our absolute best friends and our family", Hendricks told E! News in September. "We didn't want to spread ourselves too thin and we really wanted it to have a warm environment, so we kept it with the tightest people."

A wedding and all that Mad Men Emmy love? Definitely not a bad year for the saucy TV secretary.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Deepika Padukone won’t gush about Ranbir

MUMBAI , India : Deepika Padukone won’t gush about Ranbir, The Mediterranean tan sits pretty on Deepika Padukone who has just returned from Italy where she wrapped up Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull with

I was in London, then Italy for the longest time, so I didn’t get to enjoy the success of my last film Love Aaj Kal,” says the pretty South Indian, her large brandy-coloured eyes dancing. She’s clear though that she now has to move on to her next two releases — Kartik Calling Kartik with Farhan Akhtar and Housefull, both of which will come in 2010. Deepika has also signed Pradeep Sarkar’s gritty thriller to be shot on the streets of Mumbai with Neil Nitin Mukesh. “Producer Aditya Chopra had promised me a film right after Bachna ae Haseeno,” she recalls. “I’m glad Adi remembered that.”

For now, she too has made a promise to herself — she’s a girl in love but she will not gush about Ranbir Kapoor. On a recent television show when she was asked to analyse her superstar-boyfriend, Deepika was very pragmatic in her answers. “I know that I was expected to gush about Ranbir,” she smiles. “However, I believe that people who are closest to a person, must always give them a reality check. I’m aware that Ranbir is a superstar. But, I will always be rational when I speak about him.

Deepika, who spent 12 days in Bhopal by her boyfriend’s side where he is shooting for Prakash Jha’s Rajniti with Katrina Kaif, says, “Ranbir and I have been away from each other for long spells because of our individual work schedules. Our career is of prime importance to us. However, I don’t wish to be one of those actors who is so caught up in work that I forget to keep in touch with life. Hence, I make it a point to spend time with him whenever I can. Work definitely makes my world go around but a short break here and there makes life so much more special.

The story goes that she flew to Bhopal just to keep Katrina at bay? “Certainly not,” says Deepika. And, though she is too professional to make any comment on Ranbir’s co-stars, her calm demeanour has a way of signalling that she’s secure in her new-found success. The actress is in a cushy place with a new set of friends like Ayan Mukerji and Vicky Singh, who are common to both Ranbir and her. “I knew Ayan would make a good film when he gave his first narration to Ranbir,” she says. Is she in Vicky’s new film with Ranbir, as is suggested by the trade? “It’s a bit premature to talk about that project,” she says. “Vicky is still undecided on what he wants.


Regina Spektor Fidelity

Regina Spektor, There were grueling months of requesting, calling, and emailing. There was letter-writing, cake-baking, dog-walking, and all sorts of other fictional brown nosing to get this interview. Finally, last weekend, our relentless team’s efforts paid off. Consequence of Sound got a chance to talk on the phone with the lovely Regina Spektor, our site’s “princess,” so to speak. I spoke to her for little more than 15 minutes, but in that time Ms. Spektor proved to be a genuine, good-natured person. Although an absurdly talented pianist and songwriter, she was pleasantly down to earth and ecstatic to talk about her upcoming musical. As she splayed out her feelings about her music, her eclectic take on religion, her new project and what she’s learning, it was easy to tell she holds all her experiences as treasures. She spoke with passion in a surprisingly soft voice; and gave her words a fantastic tone reminiscent of a grandmother’s fairy tales, told by a new young romantic. With girlish excitement and a charming ramble she described her thoughts, pausing for only seconds at a time, and in the end we had more of a conversation than a by-the-book interview.


Micah Sloat Death

Micah Sloat Death, A horror movie made for a few thousand dollars may be creating a new blueprint for Hollywood’s financial future.

The film, Paranormal Activity, features an unknown cast and crew, and was made for the meagre budget of US$15,000. Yet, on the back of an inspired marketing campaign, and exponential hype, it has been selling-out US cinemas and is poised to outperform a host of starry rivals.

Already dubbed “one of the scariest movies of all time”, its success is drawing comparisons with The Blair Witch Project, the documentary-style film which in 1999 became the first viral marketing sensation of the internet era, returning a staggering US$250m against its US$60,000 budget.

The new film, a tale of demonic possession, made mostly on a camcorder, is gaining remarkable momentum in the run-up to Halloween. It represents a rare good news story in an industry bracing itself for cuts to budgets and star salaries, following a slew of redundancies among leading studio executives.