Colors dragged to court for vulgarity, ‘fake’ wedding on ‘Bigg Boss’


A civil court here has served notice to the chief executive officer (CEO) of Colors TV channel for showing vulgar content on reality show ‘Big Boss’ and cheating the audience by organising the wedding of an already married couple.
‘The court of class two judge Suresh Srivastava served notice to the CEO of Colors TV and told him to be present on November 19,’ Yawar Khan, advocate of the petitioner said Saturday.
Shamshul Hasan, a local resident, filed the petition Friday, saying that apart from showing vulgar content, the channel cheated viewers by organising the wedding of participants Sara Khan and Ali Merchant, who are already married.
The wedding has been mired in controversy after the bride’s parents claimed that Sara and Ali had married two years back.
‘The issue is over and we have nothing to say,’ Sara’s mother Seema Khan told IANS when contacted Saturday.

‘Dum Maaro Dum’ release shifted to Easter weekend


The release date of Abhishek Bachchan-starrer ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ has been shifted to April 22 from Feb 4, as producers Fox Star Studios and Ramesh Sippy wish to cash in on the Easter weekend.
‘We are in the midst of researching for the film amongst various target groups and are excited with the response that we are getting. It has a great script, it’s vibrant and contemporary, and we expect the film to appeal to the multiplex and single screen audiences,’ Vijay Singh, chief executive officer of Fox Star Studios, said in a press statement.
‘Since Easter is a big holiday weekend, it will provide a great release window in India and across international markets,’ the statement added.
‘Dum Maaro Dum’, directed by Rohan Sippy, features Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati, Prateik Babbar and Aditya Pancholi, apart from Abhishek, who plays a fearless cop. The thriller is shot in the bylanes, beach shacks and rave parties of Goa.
‘The film has shaped up very well and the audiences should get ready to enjoy a gripping, moving film with great visual appeal. The colours, feel and sounds of Goa are further complemented by music composed by Pritam and lyrics by Jaideep Sahni,’ said producer Ramesh Sippy.

Deepika Padukone loves Imran’s foot massage

 
If there’s one thing that Deepika Padukone found relaxing while shooting for her upcoming film ‘Break Ke Baad’, it was a foot massage by her co-star Imran Khan.
Deepika was surprised when she found that Imran, who had to give her a foot massage for a particular scene, was actually quite good at it, a source said.
‘Deepika was in for a big surprise when Imran gave her the best foot massage she ever had. She had no idea that Imran could have that skill,’ he added.
Apparently, his massaging skills became so popular on the sets that whenever the unit had a long schedule or anyone’s feet used to hurt, they rushed to Imran.
‘Break Ke Baad’, produced by Kunal Kohli and directed by Danish Aslam, is a film about space needed in relationships.

Rhea And Sonam Shares The Same Closet!


Sonam Kapoor is the Bollywood fashion queen, we agree. But what we did not know was the inspiration behind the Kapoor girl’s lovely clothes. Want to know the secret name? It is none other than Sonam Kapoor’s own sister Rhea Kapoor! While Rhea is more comfortable managing the production company owned by dad Anil Kapoor, she manages to stay away from the limelight and therefore, media cameras get to see a lot less of the equally fashionable Kapoor lass. However, it was on a recent event that Rhea was photographed sporting an orange jacket. And guess what, the same jacket was also worn by sister Sonam Kapoor in another event!
While we are not complaining as both girls manage to look their best in whatever they wear, little did we expect that it was sister Rhea Kapoor behind all those lovely clothes that every girl craves to wear just looking at Sonam once.
Sonam Kapoor’s fashion secret is thus, no longer a secret. If reports are anything to go by, it is now being said that the Kapoor sisters share a common closet and it is the elder sister Rhea Kapoor who calls the shots when it comes to fashion. The media has apparently also spotted Rhea Kapoor flaunting an elegant evening dress which Sonam was quick to borrow for an event held a few weeks later!

Sushmita Sen to celebrate 35th birthday in Dubai

 
Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen is heading to Dubai with her two adopted daughters to celebrate her 35th birthday Nov 19.
‘At the international airport with kids flying to Dubai to bring in birthday with mom… and what a mess at d airport!!! Some drill taking place,’ Sushmita posted on her Twitter page Saturday.
Sushmita’s spirits for her birthday break already seem dampened. ‘Entire airport evacuated… all passengers standing out in the heat, flying tempers, raised voices… what a way to begin!! Truly sad,’ she wrote.
The former Miss Universe, who has featured in films like ‘Biwi No.1′, ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Do Knot Disturb’, adopted her first daughter named Renee in 2000. She adopted another girl in January this year, and named her Alisah.

Michael Jackson's New Song 'Keep Your Head Up' Leaks

While people are looking forward to the official Michael Jackson first posthumous single "Hold My Hand" which will be released on November 15, what just surfaced on the web is a different MJ song. Still taken from his forthcoming album "Michael", the newly-leaked song is titled "Keep Your Head Up".

Unlike the soon-to-be-released single which features Akon and the buzz track "Breaking News" which contains upbeat tune, this new one is a solo song with slow beat. "Keep your head up to the sky/ We could just rise up, tell me now/ Give me your wings so we can fly," Michael sings softly.

The self-titled album is going to be made available for purchase in the U.S. on December 14. Beside collaborating with Akon, Michael Jackson also makes a duet with 50 Cent in "Monster" and Lenny Kravitz in "(I Can't Make It) Another Day".

Action Sci-Fi 'Battle: Los Angeles' Launches First Teaser Trailer

Apple has got its hand on the first teaser trailer for "Battle: Los Angeles" which picks up a theme of alien invasion on Earth. It opens with preview to alien sightings in different eras before switching to year 2011 when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. The video also teases with a glimpse of the extraterrestrial creature.

As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle which no one expected and turns the streets into a war zone. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.

Michelle Rodriguez additionally stars as a tech expert, joined by Joey King, Bridget Moynahan and many more. This action sci-fi is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and written by Scott Silver and Christopher Bertolini. "Battle: Los Angeles" is set to hit theaters in the U.S. on March 11, 2011.

Ke$ha Is About to 'Blow' in Latest 'Cannibal' Song

From the iTunes countdown of "Cannibal", EMAs' Best New Artist Ke$ha treats her fans with another electro fist-pumping track, this time around titled "Blow". This song is just easy listening with some repetitive lines, asking its listeners to "go insane" on the dance floor.

"Now we're, what? Taking control/ We get what we want/ We do what you don't/ Dirt and glitter cover the floor/ We're pretty and sick/ We're young and we're bored," she makes her point before concluding it in a line, "It's time to lose your mind and let the crazy out."

"Cannibal" will be released in the U.S. on November 22 as a companion to her platinum selling debut album "Animal". In support of the two CDs, the RCA Records artist will kick off her first North American headlining tour, Get $leazy, next year starting February 15 at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.

'Underworld 4' Hires Swedish Directing Team

Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment have reportedly found the men to work behind the lens of "Underworld 4". According to The Hollywood Reporter, Swedish directing team Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein have signed up for the project.

Marlind and Stein were last working on "Shelter", a U.K. supernatural thriller starring Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. The film, which has not been released Stateside, also marks the director duo's English-language debut.

"Underworld 4" will see Kate Beckinsale returning as vampire warrior Selene after skipping the third film, "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans". John Hlavin writes the script for the upcoming project before it is revised by J. Michael Straczynski. Production for the action horror movie is scheduled to start in March 2011 in Vancouver for a targeted January 20, 2012 release date in the U.S.

2010 Miss World Alexandria Mills Caught in Nude Photo Scandal

2010 Miss World Alexandria Mills has been caught in nude photo scandal. According to Radar Online, who claimed to have seen and verified the authenticity of the photo, Alexandria self-shot the explicit image in what appears to be her bathroom over the summer and sent it to her boyfriend at the time.

Both Alexandria and her rep haven't released a statement over the report yet. The 18-year-old beauty who is from Louisville, Kentucky, was crowned the new Miss World at the 60th Miss World on October 30. On her Miss World biography, she described herself as a "positive, spontaneous, open-minded and outgoing person."

Though Alexandria becomes the first woman from the United States to ever win the title, she isn't the first beauty pageant winner who is caught in naked picture scandal. Nude photos of Miss Russia 2009 Sophia Rudyeva which were taken for US 'Perfect 10' magazine made headline following her crowning. Meanwhile, former Miss California 2009 Carrie Prejean had to face the fact that racy pictures of her when she was a teenager leaked and became media consumption.

Demi Lovato Not Calling Her Estranged Father While in Rehab

Demi Lovato's publicist has denied reports the actress has been in contact with her estranged father from rehab - dismissing his allegations as "false claims". The Disney sensation stunned her young fans when she scrapped her tour commitments and checked into a clinic last month.

Her representatives revealed she is being treated for undisclosed "emotional and physical issues" but have vehemently denied subsequent rumours she is battling drug problems. Lawyers working for the teen have also warned her father Patrick - who left the star's mother Dianna in 1994 - to stop talking to the press, insisting, "No one speaks for Demi except for her designated representatives".

And the singer/actress' team have released another statement, slamming her father for claiming his daughter made a desperate call to him for rehab. The rep tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Not true. She hasn't spoken to her dad in a long time. He is making false claims."

Questioned About Divorce, Billy Ray Cyrus Storms Off and Calls Interviewer Rude

Billy Ray Cyrus is seemingly not ready to talk about his divorce process with his wife of 17 years Leticia "Tish" Cyrus just yet. The father of Miley Cyrus abruptly ended his Friday, November 12 interview for WCOL's Woody and the Wake-Up Call when host Woody Johnson got more personal with his question.

"I have to ask you because you are a celebrity and we've all heard. Your marriage is going?" Woody launched his quiz on the interview which is set to air on Monday, November 15. Flustered Billy responded, "Oh man. You know what bud? Woody Johnson. Woody Johnson. God bless America, God bless our troops. Woody Johnson, look at you."

Billy later cut the interview short and stormed off while Woody tried to apologize. In an audio clip posted on the show's website, Woody was also heard saying "Are you done now?" Billy simply flew and told Woody, "Oh I ain't mad at you. Have a good day, brother."

And still on the same audio, off-mic, Billy was heard saying "It's very rude" and Woody "should be disgusted" for asking that question. Repeatedly delivering his apology, Woody however still stood for himself, explaining "I'm sorry, I had to ask." Post the interview, Woody again tried to explain his reason for asking the question by taking it to his blog.

"I've always liked Billy Ray Cyrus... and still do, actually, but was taken aback by his reaction to my question regarding the breakup of his marriage," Woody stated. "I mean, it's not like it wasn't public knowledge, for crying out loud. If he shuts me down, fine. I respectfully moved on, but he did not."

Audio of Billy Ray Cyrus' Interview With Woody Johnson:

Bruce Willis Honored Veterans Day on USS Intrepid

Bruce Willis honored hundreds of real life heroes by throwing a massive Veterans Day party for American troops. The Hollywood action man held the bash on Wednesday, November 10 onboard the USS Intrepid, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier which has been converted into a museum in New York City.

Willis toasted the brave men and women of the services and joined them in drinking a shot of vodka as he paid tribute to all of the soldiers serving their country across the world. He said, "What I do for a living is pretend. It was pretend to be heroic, pretend to be honorable or patriotic or any of those things. I seldom try to compare myself to anybody who actually... has to put their life on the line for what they believe in."

"To all the armed forces who can't be here tonight serving around the world, men and women who have served and are still serving, we love you. To the real heroes."

Kristen Bell Turned Down Russell Brand's Amorous Advances

Kristen Bell rebuffed the amorous advances of British funnyman Russell Brand while they worked together on "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". The pair spent time in Hawaii while shooting the 2008 comedy, which saw Bell playing a woman who leaves her boyfriend for Brand's outrageous rock star character.

But Bell is adamant their real-life relationship did not mirror their onscreen romance - as she rejected the womanizing comic when he propositioned her. She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I made it really clear from the beginning that I would sock him in the b**ls if he tried anything. So he was intimidated, truth be told."

Brand has since given up his Lothario lifestyle and settled down with pop star Katy Perry, who he married in India last month.

Jason Isaacs Compares Humble 'Potter' Actors to Wild American Actors

British actor Jason Isaacs has heaped praise on Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson for staying "grounded" and "humble" since finding fame as youngsters - because he's seen so many "corrupted" American child stars rebel.

Radcliffe, 21, and 20-year-old Watson, along with Rupert Grint and Tom Felton, were cast as the leading young stars in the "Harry Potter" franchise in 2000, and have gone on to star in all the movies since. Away from their big screen adventures, Watson is currently studying at America's prestigious Brown university, while Radcliffe has enjoyed stage roles on Broadway and London's West End.

Isaacs is convinced the secret to their continued success is their grounded start in the Potter movies - and he's pleased they have avoided the fate of many troubled former child actors. He tells WENN, "I've known some child stars in America who've been enjoying films and then the world has really corrupted them because they're exposed."

"These guys (the Harry Potter stars) have been behind closed doors in this big family at least, making these films for a decade. They're emerging fully formed. They're adults, they're grounded, they're humble, they're really talented and they're a tribute to everyone who's been surrounding them, and their families. They're old enough and solid enough that nothing will knock them off their feet.

Mel Gibson Surrendered an Arsenal of Weapons in Summer

Mel Gibson surrendered an arsenal of weapons to police this summer after ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva filed for a restraining order against the star amid allegations of domestic violence. Grigorieva obtained the protective order against Gibson in June, two months after the couple split, claiming she feared for her life after he reportedly physically assaulted her.

Court documents from July, obtained by TMZ.com, show Judge Scott Gordon ordered Gibson to surrender several weapons to the Los Angeles Police Department as a result of her allegations. The order to surrender, dated July 15, is standard procedure when domestic violence is alleged.

According to the legal papers, Gibson surrendered two 9 millimeter semi-automatic handguns, a rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun, as well as a number of magazines and cases for the weapons. Gibson and Grigorieva have been locked in a bitter custody battle for their baby daughter Lucia since the split in April.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Attacker Alters Not Guilty Plea for Shorter Jail Time

A woman accused of slashing Leonardo DiCaprio's face with a broken bottle in 2005 will serve two years in jail after pleading no contest to the charge. Aretha Wilson initially pleaded not guilty to a felony count for assault with a deadly weapon.

Reports suggested she mistook the "Titanic" actor for a former boyfriend when she approached him at the Hollywood party. However, she returned to Los Angeles County criminal court on Friday, November 12 and altered her plea, and she is now expected to serve two years behind bars before being deported back to her native Canada.

Wilson had previously faced up to seven years in jail if convicted for the crime.

How Did Hrithik Lose Weight For His Character In Guzaarish?


Hrithik Roshan is one of those dedicated stars of Bollywood who would go to any length to portray his characters on screen in the correct manner. This star has set a record with every film of his by looking the character he portrays to a perfect ‘T’.
Right from his debut film Kaho Na Pyar Hai to Lakshya to Krissh, this actor has proved his mettle as being one thoroughbred star. Thus, in keeping his perfection intact even in his forth coming flick Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish, Hrithik Roshan has reportedly worked a lot in order to bring himself into the character.
So what exactly did he do for this flick? Well he just gave up on all the physical exercises and the gym for many months at a stretch just before shooting started.
Now why did he do that? The answer is that since in this flick he plays the role of a magician who suddenly develops a disease and gets paralyzed, he was supposed to look the character by putting on a lot of weight.
As Hrithik maintained a very lean and slim physique always, he had to put in a lot of effort to put on weight. So how did he manage to put on so much weight in just a few months? Well the answer to this question is quite amusing. Reportedly the star had to eat and drink everything that was considered a no no for a top rated star. That means he had to eat street food like vada pau(fried cutlet and bread), samosa etc for months.
Of course the star was having a gala time and relishing all the food that he had not tasted for years despite loving it a lot. This role of a paraplegic gave him an excuse to just gorge on every bit of food that he could lay his hands on. Thus in the film the Hrithik that will be seen is quite a plumpy avatar of his original self.
The movie releases on the 19th of November.

Priyanka Chopra: Who Will Win Her Over In Real Life?


There is no doubt that Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is in peak of her career now and she is one of the leading ladies of the film industry. Millions of guys have fallen for her and many of them can go to the extent of winning her over but has anyone been able to sweep her off?
A buzz has been doing the rounds that the Anjana Anjani star’s parents are looking for a match for her for the last few months but Priyanka was not ready for any kind of commitment. However, the good news is that the actress has finally given her nod for marriage and the search is now going on in full swing.
So, what are the criteria that a guy must possess to be eligible for Priyanka’s perfect match? The actress as well as her parents have one must-be criterion and that is – the boy should be a ‘Punjabi Munda’. Considering Priyanka’s stature, there are two guys available in Bollywood, who are suitable and fits the condition and they are very charming and dashing stars Shahid Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor.
Priyanka was already reportedly dating Shahid and they bonded well while filming the movie Kaminey. So, is she indicating that Shahid is the ultimate choice for her?
Coming to Ranbir, he has been rumored to be dating another Bollywood queen Katrina Kaif but Priyanka has also a good chance considering the similar background of both of them. In fact, their chemistry in Anjana Anjani was rocking and they get along like house on fire.
It is the right age for Priyanka to settle down and she should announce her decision soon. The ‘desi girl’ seems to have fallen in a dilemma to choose a perfect match for her! Well, it might happen that she does not choose anyone of them and goes outside Bollywood to turn real life ‘Desi girl’.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: What makes Her So Popular Despite So Many Flops?


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this dainty gal, who mesmerized audiences with her performances in many movies like Josh, Hum Dil Chuke Sanam, Aa Ab Laut Chale, Devdas, Guru, Umrao Jaan etc is considered to be one of the top rated stars in B-town.
According to recent reports in a popular news channel, the lady has only two major hits in her career, namely Hum Dil Chuke Sanam, Guru and Dhoom 2.This is because the other popular films of hers did quite well but were not money churners at the box office! But what makes this gal so popular in spite of the fact that she has major flops in her career?
Almost being seen as a plastic doll, this damsel with her grace and style coupled with her dedicated hard work proved that she was not a gal to be taken lightly. Her radiance, ready to work under difficult conditions, willingness to work, all made her a favorite with the critics as well as the masses.
Ever since this beauty has stepped into tinsel town, she has gone from one milestone to another proving each time  that she could only get better with time and innovate herself according to the requirements of the characters she portrayed on screen.
Aishwarya’s international projects like Pink Panther 2; Mistress of Spices to mention a couple of them gave her a great new platform to showcase her talent.
This lady from Mangalore has been a darling of the audience as much as she has been in demand by the top filmmakers in the country and is yet not going to hang her boots even three years after getting married!
Her just released flick Action Replayy may not have got great response from the audiences, but still it is being appreciated from International quarters.
Her forth coming flick Guzaarish has her portraying a character of an older woman and her look with simple state-of-the-art wardrobe.
Well flops and hits are a part and parcel of an actor’s life. It is the hard work and dedication that counts.

Rakhi Sawant booked in connection with man’s death

 
Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi district Friday registered a criminal case against Bollywood item girl Rakhi Sawant in connection with the death of a young man who had featured on a reality show hosted by her, an official said.
Lakshman Prasad, 24, a resident of Jhansi’s Prem Nagar town, who appeared on reality show ‘Rakhi Ka Insaaf’ was so upset by the reportedly ‘indecent remarks’ made against him by Rakhi Sawant on the show that he stopped eating and died Wednesday, his family has alleged.
‘Acting on the complaint made by Lakshman’s family, we have booked Rakhi Sawant under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including Section 306 (Abetment to Suicide) and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace),’ police inspector A.K. Singh told reporters in Jhansi, some 300 km from Lucknow.
‘In the complaint, the family has squarely blamed Rakhi Sawant for Lakshman’s death. On the directions of senior police officials, an enquiry has been initiated in the case and further action would be taken on the basis of the enquiry,’ he added.
According to Prasad’s mother Savitri Ahirwal, Sawant had termed her son ‘impotent’ while trying to settle the dispute between him and his wife on the reality show.
‘My son was so upset with the indecent remarks that he stopped meeting any outsiders or neighbours, who used to laugh at him referring to the remarks by Rakhi Sawant… They (neighbours) had seen the show and how that girl (Sawant) referred to my son as ‘namard and napunsak’ (impotent),’ Ahirwal told reporters Thursday, a day after Prasad died.
‘Upset over the remarks, my son went into acute depression and even stopped eating food… He gradually became weak and frail and ultimately died yesterday… No one other than Rakhi Sawant is responsible for the untimely death of my son,’ she added.
According to the family members, in October Prasad along with his wife Vineeta and her family had appeared on ‘Rakhi Ka Insaaf’, in which Sawant plays the role of a judge and announces verdicts in cases of domestic violence, marital discord and others.
‘Our main objective was to settle the dispute between Lakshman and his wife Vineeta. We would have never opted for the show if we knew that the girl (Sawant) would ill-treat Lakshman in such a manner on national television,’ said Balbir Ahirwal, Prasad’s maternal uncle.
Prasad and Vineeta were married in February 2010. A month after the marriage, they started living separately following discord.

Taylor Swift, Kid Rock and Miley Cyrus Added to 2010 AMAs Line-Up

More big names appear in the performers list of the 38th Annual American Music Awards. Around a week before the ceremony is broadcast live from Los Angeles, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock and Miley Cyrus are added to the already-crowded line-up.

The other newly-announced musical guests are Carlos Santana and Gavin Rossdale. "The AMAs has always been about the best music of the year, and our line-up truly reflects the talented artists that have made 2010 so special," said AMAs producer, Larry Klein.

Out of the five new musical acts, only Swift who gets nominated this year. The 20-year-old country music beauty goes face to face with Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood in Favorite Female Artist for Country Music.

This year, AMAs is going to take place on November 21 at the Nokia Theatre with Rihanna to kick off the event. The other performers are Ne-Yo, Usher, Ke$ha, Katy Perry Justin Bieber and Pink. In addition, Christina Aguilera will perform "Burlesque" number, and New Kids on the Block will share stage with Backstreet Boys.

Official Behind-the-Scene of Rihanna and Drake's 'What's My Name'

More close look at the filming of Rihanna and Drake's duet track "What's My Name" music video comes out on the heels of its reign on Billboard Hot 100. The footage reveals how RiRi gets cozy with Drizzy during the shooting break, flirts with him in a romantic scene, and more.

"I've been waiting for the opportunity to work together for a long time," said Drizzy. "This is such a great song. I love the record, so I'm excited." RiRi herself was all smiles, telling street walkers to "act normal" before starting to film a solo scene on the New York City streets.

"What's My Name" is taken from Rihanna's new studio album "Loud" which is due in the U.S. on November 16. While the song which serves as the second single takes the first spot on the country's singles chart, the first single "Only Girl (In the World)" stays at No. 4.

Regarding the chart performance of the Drizzy-assited single, RiRi tweeted, "Holy sh*t! What's my name just passed Only Girl, went no.1! My Navy is strong! This is the best news, 2 top 5 songs, THANK U." The music video is expected to premiere this weekend.

The Wizards Cast Spells at 'Deathly Hallows: Part I' World Premiere

"Harry Potter" fans in England have celebrated what will mark the coming of Harry Potter's final battle in big screen. On Thursday, November 11, they were eagerly waiting for the coming of their favorite stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint at "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

While some fans dressed in wizards and Death Eaters costumes, the depicters of Harry and Ron suited up. As for Watson who has ditched her long locks since wrapping the production of "Deathly Hallows", she showed off her mature side in a black mini dress that bared her legs. Bonnie Wright also reminded people how she has grown up since first starring in the movie franchise, appearing in a black ensemble and wearing a bright red lipstick which matched her nail polish.

From "the bad guy" camp, there were Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Felton, who portray Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange and Draco Malfoy respectively, coming to support the special screening. Jamie Campbell Bower, who is cast as Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, did not miss the event although he had an apparent injured leg.

Also gracing the red carpet of the premiere were director David Yates and "Harry Potter" books author J.K. Rowling. Meanwhile, other celebrities who attended the event as guests include young actress Chloe Moretz, "The X-Factor" contestant Cher Lloyd and many more.

"Deathly Hallows: Part I", which will see the wizard trio embarking on a journey to find and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes, will open wide in both the U.S. and U.K. on November 19. The follow up "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" will next be released on July 15, 2011. 





Lady GaGa's Fan Who Wants to Die With Her Gets Restraining Order

Lady GaGa has obtained a restraining order against a fan who allegedly sent the pop star a menacing letter. The "Bad Romance" singer is said to have been left fearing for her life after Russian student Anastasia Obukhova sent her a creepy note describing her "dream" of dying together.

The message, which was intercepted by GaGa's management team, read: "You come to my dreams. I want to die and I want to die together with you. I am not (John Lennon's assassin) Mark Chapman. It is not only you who will die. I will shoot a bullet through my head too."

The 26 year old, who lives in New York, has been ordered to keep her distance from GaGa and stay at least 500 yards away from her at all times. Chapman is behind bars after shooting the Beatles legend dead outside his New York apartment in 1980.

Paris Hilton's Boyfriend Cy Waits Cleared of Hit-and-Run Allegation

Paris Hilton's boyfriend Cy Waits will not face any charges for accidentally running over a photographer's foot with his car, according to a U.S. report. The socialite and her partner were driving away from a Los Angeles restaurant in September when Waits allegedly clipped female snapper Carol Williams, before speeding off.

Paramedics were called to treat Williams, while Waits reportedly returned to the scene later without Hilton and was cited for a hit-and-run by police. Williams subsequently insisted she was "at fault as much as him" and now cops have cleared Waits over the incident, according to TMZ.com.

The couple enjoyed dinner at the Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood with friends and family when the accident happened. Hilton later alluded to the evening's events in a post on her Twitter.com page, writing, "Lovely evening with friends and family ruined by aggressive paparazzi. They are literally insane!"

Angelina Jolie Says Daughter Shiloh Wants Dead Bird as Her Pet

Angelina Jolie has revealed another fascinating detail about her 4-year-old daughter Shiloh. Beside the fact that the little girl loves to wear boys clothing and "wants to be a boy", she also wants a dead bird which she could play along with. "She came in and said, 'Can I have a dead pet?' " Jolie recalled to December issue of Voque magazine.

While Jolie has no problem with Shiloh dressing as a boy, the "Salt" star doesn't think the pet request is acceptable. She told the mag on her response to Shiloh, "And I'm... 'Uh-uh, I don't think it's healthy, honey. I think they have to put him in a box." Still, Jolie tried to find a way to please her daughter, recalling "I had to run out to find, like, a taxidermy bird. I just worked it out for her."

Asked if Shiloh knew about taxidermy, Jolie said, "No. But I figured that I couldn't keep the actual dead bird from the yard, so I swayed her toward one that had been cleaned, at least," before calling her little daughter "hilarious." The 35-year-old added, "I am sure there's going to be some comment about this, which fortunately I will not read."

As for her 7-year-old adopted son, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Jolie described him as good cook. "Sometimes. I'm not the best cook. Pax is a better cook than me," the Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" beauty admitted. "Pax likes to cook. But I try to when I can. Any house that we're in, we all chip in. But the kids are very sweet... so enthusiastic anytime I cook."

Jolie, who is raising six kids with beau Brad Pitt, revealed that she never intended to have a big family. "I only planned for two! To each his own. It's one of those things. How you build your family - you have to know what you're capable of handling and how your children will relate to each other," she claimed.

"Maybe if you have one child and that child has a lot of needs, you realize you cannot give more attention to another," Jolie continued. "Sometimes you just know as a parent. We felt we could handle more children, and we have a very happy, very full home."

Talking about what she loves most about "extremely handsome" and "sexy" Pitt, Jolie told Voque, "When I think about him, I just think of the man who's such a great friend and such an extraordinary father. And that's when I fall, you know, when I have my moments of getting - whoarr! - caught up in how much I love him... it's usually when I see him with the children."

Video: Kanye West Lashing Out at Matt Lauer on 'Today'

After Kanye West launched Twitter rant against Matt Lauer on Wednesday, November 10 following his visit to "Today" show, MSNBC has now revealed the full footage of the interview. It shows West's remark about former U.S. President George W. Bush, accusing him of racism and of what made the rapper upset.

"As far as it being the worst moment of his presidency, you know, I can't really speak to that. But his take, his explanation, I completely agree with and I empathize with totally," West stated about his racist remark against Bush after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. However, the interview quickly turned sour when Lauer played a segment from a recent interview with Bush.

"I didn't need you guys to show me the tape in order to prompt my emotions or whatever," West snapped in the interview which was taped on Tuesday, November 9. "I don't need all the jazz... Can we be quiet for a second?... I'm here to man up to different mistakes that I made, and speak to the moment when I pegged George Bush as a racist. I came here to say that I made mistakes and I've grown as a person."

West lashed out again when "Today" cued another clip of him interrupting Taylor Swift at the 2009 Video Music Awards. "Yo, how am I supposed to talk if you're going to run the thing in the middle while I'm talking?" West said in an annoyed tone. "Please don't let that happen again. It's ridiculous."

After taping the interview, West took it to his Twitter page to slam Lauer and "Today" over the practice of showing old footage during interviews. "Let me tell you how they did me at the Today show... While I was trying to give the interview they started playing the MTV (clip) under me with audio!... I don't mess with Matt Lauer or the Today Show... and that's a very nice way for me to put it! He tried to force my answers," he wrote.

Calling the chat "brutal", West went on, "I came there with only positive intent. I feel very alone, very used, very tortured, very forced, very misunderstood, very hollow, very very misused. He played clips of Bush and asked me to look at his face while I was trying to talk to him. I wish Michael Jackson had twitter!!!!!!"

Kanye West Gets Upset on "Today" show:

Michael Lohan Talks Reunion With Daughter Lindsay

Lindsay Lohan's father Michael has spoken out for the first time since he was reunited with his troubled daughter in rehab, praising her progress and revealing they are taking steps to repair their relationship.

The actress, who has been in and out of jail and rehab this year, is currently serving out a three-month stint at California's Betty Ford clinic after failing two mandatory drug tests. She was rumoured to have reached out to her estranged father when he was spotted visiting the center on Sunday, November 7, and they fuelled speculation of a reunion when they enjoyed an outing to a movie theater together on Wednesday.

Michael Lohan has now confirmed they are making good progress in fixing their former family feud. He tells The R List blogger Jenn Hoffman, "I'm looking forward to seeing her again... The only problem is when you are in the public eye like we are, the entire relationship is under scrutiny so it's hard. It's harder for her... I know for a fact she's focusing on herself. I see it more now than ever."

And Lohan is adamant his daughter will be able to revive her flagging movie career once she kicks her addictions. He adds, "She's gifted... (She just needs to stay) on the track she is now and focusing on being Lindsay. That's it."

Mel Gibson Counter-Suing Company That Wants to Embarrass Him

Mel Gibson has stepped up his ongoing legal dispute with a building company, accusing the firm of billing him for "hundreds of thousands of dollars" of "unnecessary" work. The "Braveheart" star and his estranged wife Robyn were sued by executives at Ramage Construction in September after allegedly failing to pay around $12,000 for work completed in 2000 on homes on Gibson's Malibu, California estate.

The building chiefs demanded the former couple pay up and threatened to place the properties in foreclosure. Gibson has hit back at the claims by filing his own legal papers, claiming the company carried out work which was "excessive" and billed the star for the extra jobs.

In the documents, filed at Los Angeles County Superior Court and obtained by TMZ.com, the actor claims Ramage chiefs conned him by billing for "hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of dollars of work... that was unnecessary or excessive". He also alleges the workers botched the installation of elevators, sprinkler systems and electrical wiring.

Gibson criticizes the company for going public with their September lawsuit, with his lawyers branding it "an attempt to intimidate and embarrass Mr. Gibson... into paying them even more unwarranted sums".

Russell Brand Slams Reports He Gave Katy Perry a Tiger

British funnyman Russell Brand has laughed off reports he bought his new wife Katy Perry a Bengal tiger as a wedding present - calling the rumors "stupid". The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star wed the "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker in India last month at an exotic resort situated close to a tiger sanctuary.

Outlandish rumors about the ceremony subsequently flooded the internet, with many reports suggesting Brand purchased an extra special gift for his new bride - a female tiger which lives at the resort where they married. But the comic has slammed the reports, telling British TV show "Loose Women", "I'm a vegetarian, you don't give people tigers. It's stupid, it's dangerous. The tiger won't like it."

During the same interview, Brand also described what it's like to be married to Perry. "It's just a normal marriage," Brand said. "The other day, I put a shirt on, and she went ... 'You're wearing that shirt, are you?' I thought, 'That's actually happening?' That's a thing off a sitcom. That happened in my actual life. I wasn't allowed to wear it. If she says don't wear that shirt, I don't wear it."

Sarah Jessica Parker Could Not Prevent Colleague From Being Fired

Sarah Jessica Parker's new job as president of fashion brand Halston is proving to be a tough challenge. The star has lost a battle to stop board members from firing a top-level executive.

The fashion-forward star, who is also the face of the brand, was named the Chief Creative Officer in January this year. Sources tell the New York Post Parker was "in tears" at Halston's New York offices last week after learning chief executive officer Bonnie Takhar had been let go.

Takhar had been with Halston since the brand's relaunch in 2007, but insiders say creative differences within the company led to her dismissal. Halston board member and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein says in a statement, "Sarah Jessica is a huge supporter of Bonnie's, but it was time to change direction. It was the rest of the board that made the decision. No one was more steadfast to Bonnie than Sarah Jessica."

A spokesperson for Parker has declined to comment on the report.

Jason Isaacs Not Recognized Without His Blonde Malfoy Wig

"Harry Potter" actor Jason Isaacs is relieved he is not one of the main stars of in the wizard franchise - because he is rarely accosted by overzealous fans when he's out in public. The Brit has played Lucius Malfoy since 2002's "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", the second installment in the popular film series.

The phenomenal success of the movies turned Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson into global stars, but Isaacs insists fans of the franchise rarely realize who he is without his trademark blonde wig. He tells Britain's "Daybreak" show, "As soon as it's over I wander around the streets and nobody would be any the wiser."

"I don't look like him, that's the thing. I've got this long blonde wig and if I wandered around with an elf by my side, I suspect, and a wand in my hand then I'd get some attention."

When Asha Bhosle presented Lata Mangeshkar an award


Bollywood’s singing legends – sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle – shared a stage after a long time when Asha presented Lata-didi with the lifetime achievement award at the Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA).
Asha, along with music maestro A.R Rahman, late Wednesday presented the award to the 81-year-old singer, who is a Bharat Ratna awardee.
‘She is so big that you are always at a loss of words in front of her. I feel happy in presenting this award to her,’ Asha said at the event here.
Added Rahman: ‘If my father would have been alive today, he would have really felt nice. My mother used to tell me that my father had a picture of Lataji in a white sari.’
‘After getting up in the morning, he used to look at that and compose songs. I’m so happy that I got the opportunity of presenting this award to her,’ he added.
But, the two sisters who are known for their distinct singing styles and their not-so-stable relations, didn’t budge from taking potshots at each other on stage.
Asha, who had performed at the beginning of the event, stated that she felt upset that Lata didn’t see her performance.
‘I performed in the beginning of the event, but didi (elder sister) had not come till then. She never listens to my songs. I feel upset about that,’ the 77-year-old singer complained.
Lata was also not far behind. She made her own complaints in an amusing manner.
‘Asha, my sister, has given me this award. She is four years younger to me. She has always only fought with me and troubled me but I always forgive her,’ Lata said laughingly.
Lata talked about her happiness on getting the award, and said there should be no full stops for an artiste.
‘I’m very happy on getting this award. An artiste should not put a full stop to his art after getting a lifetime achievement award. The achievement should continue always. Should not ever say that it’s over and this is the end. I believe in that,’ the veteran singer said.
The award presentation was preceded by a special performance by music composers like Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendosa, Uttam Singh, Raju Singh, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant and Shantanu Moitra. The performance was a tribute to Lata.

Dev Is A Great Flirt Says Frieda Pinto


Actress Frieda Pinto of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame has been dating her co-star Dev Patel since they worked together in the Academy Award winning film in 2008. They have maintained a stable relationship and have been in the news constantly for quite some time now.
However, Freida has not spoken much about their relationship and her beau during this period. The 26-year-old actress has now opened her mouth about her Dev Patel. Pinto said that she was never the only center of attention for Dev on the sets as Dev is a great flirt and used to flirt with almost everybody on the sets of the movie.
Frieda was quoted saying that Dev has a typical British sense of humor. She added that Dev’s humor was very funny and was of sexual kind. He used to approach the females on the sets saying that they look very sexy and interestingly those women also used to enjoy the attention because they used to think that a boy is trying to be a man by flirting with grown-up women, Frieda added.
The dusky beauty also spoke about her relationship with Dev. According to her only they know what happened between them on the film’s sets because their family members were also outside and could appreciate from there only. The actress said that they hold the film so close their hearts because of all these experiences.
Well, did Frieda feel jealous when Dev used to flirt around with other ladies?

Pakistani women love India’s ’saas-bahu’ sagas

 
Indian soaps are a rage among Pakistani women who love ’saas-bahu’ sagas like ‘Pratigya’ and ‘Uttaran’ and the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ for their grandeur, costumes and larger-than-life projection.
‘As they say, you always love to have what you don’t have; the same is the case with us. We are way too addicted to Indian soaps,’ Zahida Zaidi, 52, a former politician based in this port city, told this visiting IANS correspondent.
‘Our soaps have low budgets and hence they are simple and close to reality, but Indian soaps are just the opposite,’ she pointed out.
Indian channels like Sony, STAR Plus and Colors are quite popular here despite being banned in Pakistan, which means the local cable guy doesn’t have permission to telecast them. The public here has access to them only through Direct-To-Home (DTH) services.
‘We record these serials and then telecast late at night. Hence the poor people get to watch their soaps. It’s risky but this is what is happening. Everyone wants to watch these Indian soaps,’ said a local cable man on condition of anonymity.
The prime time slot from 7.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. is for both Indian and Pakistani soaps.
Karachi women reveal how addicted they are to ’saas-bahu’ sagas, even battling for the TV remote in their homes during peak hours – just like their Indian counterparts.
The soaps also leave many questions in their mind.
‘Do you people dress like TV actors in real life?’ asked a curious Kulsoom Nawaz, 55, for whom these soaps are the only window to Indian culture.
A woman officer at the immigration counter at Jinnah Airport asked this IANS correspondent: ”Aap yeh bataye ki kya aap log aise hi make-up laga kar ghoomti hain pura din aur phir sote hue bhi make-up nahi utarti hain’ (Do you people wear make-up throughout the day and even while you sleep)?’
They have also noted some peculiarities of Indian serials.
Marshita Aman, 58, asked: ‘Why does a person who is dead in a soap have to come back to life again?’
Most of the serials are full of kitchen politics and men are visible in almost every frame. Zahida said: ‘Why doesn’t the male member of these families go to work? Why do they have to be home all the time?’
‘Why do you portray unrealistic things? Women of all generations in a household are shown as young and no one has a single strand of grey hair. It’s completely unreal. We wonder why you do this?’ she asked.
Pakistani viewers also fail to understand why Indian soaps have ‘pooja’ after every problem and why there are so many close-ups of characters.
Despite these questions, Karachi women swear by Indian soaps like ‘Pratigya’, ‘Kaali’, ‘Behene’, ‘CID’, ‘Bigg Boss’ and ‘Uttaran’ because of the presentation, costumes, larger-than-life sets.
They say in comparison Pakistani soaps are sombre, soft, subtle and very much close to reality. People usually watch Hum TV for soaps like ‘Qaid-e-Tanhai’, ‘Dastaan’ and ‘Saiqa’.
‘What you will see is that the women glued to these soaps are old women like us who have done their prayers, played with grandkids, slept and then at the end of the day want to entertain themselves,’ explained Zaidi.
‘We don’t have a pub culture; hence we have to be at home and end up watching these serials. Despite all these discrepancies, we watch these soaps because they have a feel good factor and female protagonists dress so beautifully; especially their saris are a delight to watch,’ she added.
Marshita is appreciative of Indian actresses for their slim figures and make-up and says it is done brilliantly.
The viewers are still very fond of Tulsi (Smriti Irani) and Parvati (Sakshi Tanwar), the protagonists of ‘Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thii’ and ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’ – the longest running soaps of Indian television – even though these ended a long time back.
So strong is their fascination that they often go hunting for jewellery pieces worn in the serials and equally often find Parvati or Tulsi style ornaments at Karachi’s local Sunday Bazaar and Sadar Bazaar!

Veena Malik Is A Bookie, Claims Photographer Dheeraj Dikshit


Pakistani actress Veena Malik is already creating controversies in the Bigg Boss house with her ‘Mithi Churi’ style but the controversy may spoil her own game this time. Delhi-based cricket photographer Dheeraj Dikshit might be the reason behind Veena’s upcoming probable doom days.
Veena has been accused by the photographer to be a professional bookie. He said that she contacted him several times in January this year, when he was in Dhaka. In fact, she called up in his Delhi number several times when his wife picked up the call and gave her his Dhaka number at last.
Dikshit was earlier alleged by Veena Malik of having involvement in the match fixing scandals. Now, the cricket photographer wants to clean his image and take revenge from Veena by bringing her true motive out in the open. The reality TV contestant will now feel the heat once she comes out of the Bigg Boss house. Dikshit has reportedly written to the Ministry of External Affairs and has asked for cancelling Veena’s visa.
The photographer has admitted that he knew Pakistani cricketer Mohammed Asif but denied having any link in the match-fixing cases. According to him, he maintained a professional relation with Asif as he does with other cricketers.
However, the question here is why Dikshit kept silent about this fact earlier? If Veena tried to contact him and flirted with him then he must have smelled something fishy. In that case, Dikshit could contact ICC to inform about these things. Moreover, a senior photographer on the condition of anonymity said that Dikshit had been using a much sophisticated equipment that some noted photographers also cannot afford.
The senior photographer also said that Diskhit had been often spotted clicking snaps of either match involving Pakistan or those are played in Delhi. He carries high-end camera even though he has accreditation from a Chhattisgarh-based magazine ‘Just Sports’.
Well, it sounds that things will take a turn as soon as Veena’s Bigg Boss journey ends. If Veena has that kind of contacts as Dikshit claims then she will not let things go on so easily against her. Let’s wait and watch, who is the real culprit or both of them are two ends of the same rope!

‘3 Idiots’ triumphs at first edition of GIMA awards


Aamir Khan starrer ‘3 Idiots’ bagged five honours at the first Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA), a grand affair with legends like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle along with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor gracing the event.
Director Rajkumar Hirani’s superhit film won awards for best engineer for Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Anup Dev; best lyricist for Swanand Kirkire; best playback singer for Shaan and Shantanu Moitra; most popular song on Red FM for ‘All Izz Well’; and best film album.
Held Wednesday at the Yash Raj Studios in Andheri West, GIMA is an initiative of Wizcraft International Entertainment to honour talent across film and non-film music.
Singing legend Asha Bhosle, who is also the goodwill ambassador of GIMA, kicked the event off with non-film song ‘Allah Rakha’.
After that the awards were rolled out.
‘Iktara’ from ‘Wake Up Sid’ scored a hattrick by winning awards for best playback singer for Kavita Seth, HT Reader’s choice singer of the year and best film song.
One of the main highlights of the event was the best devotional album trophy awarded to India’s Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar, her first ever award in a non-film category.
‘I’m very grateful to people for giving me this award. This is my first non-film award ever. I never got an award in this category earlier, so this is truly special,’ said Lata, who got the award for her renditions in the album ‘Sri Hanuman Chalisa’.
Apart from these, many musicians in the non-film categories were honoured — Dr. L. Subramaniam for best Carnatic album instrumental, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma and Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia for best Hindustani classical album instrumental and an award for outstanding contribution by an indian on global stage was given to Pt. Ravi Shankar.
Maharashtra government was honoured for the best anti-piracy initiative, while Sunidhi Chauhan and Sonu Niigam were honoured for best live performances.
Many big names from the industry like Anil Kapoor, Rajkumar Hirani, Yash Chopra, Ritesh Deshmukh were present at the event, which was hosted by Shreyas Talpade, Dia Mirza and Sajid Khan.
Among the musicians who attended the award function were Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendosa, Adnan Sami, Shaan, Sonu Niigaam, Usha Uthup, Dr. L Subramanium, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Jagjit Singh, Kailash Kher and Richa Sharma. Lyricists Javed Akhtar and Prasoon Joshi were also there.

Who Is The Real Veena Malik – The Innocent Gal Or The Drama Queen?


Bigg Boss 4 is turning out to be one of the most confusing reality shows on television these days. The inmates have the most amusing ideas up their sleeves making it a different experience each time one watches it.

However, amongst all the inmates, it is the Pakistani inmate Veena Malik who is one of the most confused of all of them.

This gal surely knows how to grab the public eye. Everyday a new facet of her personality comes out in open. She had come in as a hot item gal with the most sizzling dance steps in the first episode, and entered the house quite like a diva.

Gradually she turned herself into a bombshell, and made the audiences go gaga over her in numerable collection of stilettos in almost every color available in the market.

Then, she showed her absolutely down-to-earth image with her very desi gal plaits and attire in traditional suits. Only to be switched over to a hep gal with her western outfits and she experimented with various looks. Her attitude seemed to change along with her dress change.

She would act pretty down-to-earth with her desi garb, only to turn into a sizzling dance queen with her western attire! Gosh, now the gal is being reportedly called a bookie going by tabloid reports.

The gossip mills are running wild to actually find out who the real Veena Malik is. Is she the innocent gal or the hidden drama queen on the show? Will Veena Malik reveal her real self any time soon?

New 'Chronicles of Narnia 3' Sneak Peek Unveils Carrie Underwood's Song


Another preview video for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" has made its way out via Yahoo! Movies. While it only contains few fresh scenes from the film, the one-minute snippet features Carrie Underwood's new single "There Is a Place for Us" and sneak peek to the recording session.

The song is likely the one which was previously announced to be featured on the title credits of "Voyage of the Dawn Treader". The soundtrack will be released in full on iTunes later this month on date 16. Underwood co-wrote the song.

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" will see Lucy and Edmund along with their cousin Eustace joining Prince Caspian on the Dawn Treader ship on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond. On this bewitching voyage, they will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan's country can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.

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