Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dolly Parton's Sandollar Production Company, which recently sold the Buffy the Vampire Slayer rights to Warner Bros. for a big screen reboot.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Wants Heather Morris as Buffy
December 10th, 2010

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While in Nashville this past week, we had a chance to meet up with an associate of Dolly Parton's Sandollar Production Company, which recently sold the Buffy the Vampire Slayer rights to Warner Bros. for a big screen reboot. The source claims that Glee's Heather Morris has been brought up many times in regards to who will follow in Kristy Swanson and Sarah Michelle Gellar's footsteps. And now we are hearing that the actress is actively being sought to take on this highly coveted role.

While not much is known about this continuation of the franchise, we have learned that the tone will be more in step with the WB series that ran from 1997 to 2003, than it will the original 1992 feature film. The hope is to incorporate a neo-Valley Girl tone that will find this version of the character more in-line with her original Kristy Swanson incarnation, while at the same time presenting a fresh and hip take on the character for today's more sauve audiences.

The source indicates that Heather Morris's comedic timing is a perfect fit for Buffy Summers, and that her background as a dancer and a gymnast will be greatly utilized in the skill set that Buffy is supposed to have as a Slayer. In this new reboot, Buffy will no longer be in high school, but instead facing the same hardships that a lot of young college graduates have today in struggling to find a paying job and a healthy relationship. Though she plays a teenager on Glee, the 23 year-old-actress is actually the right age for this newly rebooted take on the character.

Before appearing on Glee, Morris portrayed a cheerleader in Fired Up and served as a back-up dancer for Beyoncé Knowles from 2007 to 2008 during the singer's Single Ladies tour. Right now, Heather's participation in Buffy the Vampire Slayer should only be considered a rumor.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer comes to theaters in 2012.

Opening on December 17th is the sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 film Tron, titled Tron:

Tron: Legacy Cast & Crew Interview Featurette
December 10th, 2010

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Opening on December 17th is the sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 film Tron, titled Tron: Legacy. The film picks up twenty-eight years after the first movie and stars the originals two leads Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) and Bruce Boxleitner (Scarecrow and Mrs. King), as well as Garrett Hedlund (Friday Night Lights), Olivia Wilde (Cowboys and Aliens), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), James Frain (True Blood) and Beau Garrett (Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer).

We recently had a chance to talk with the film's stars, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Beau Garrett, James Frain and Bruce Boxleitner, as well the movie's director Joseph Kosinski and producer Sean Bailey. The cast and crew spoke to us candidly about the new film, staying true to the original, it's father and son themes, it's groundbreaking 3D, the '80s and making Jeff Bridges look thirty years younger. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

We had a chance to talk with the film's stars, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Beau Garrett, James Frain and Bruce Boxleitner, as well the movie's director Joseph Kosinski and producer Sean Bailey. The cast and crew spoke to us candidly about the new film, staying true to the original, it's father and son themes, it's groundbreaking 3D, the '80s and making Jeff Bridges look thirty years younger.

Tron: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade, a signal that could only come from his father, he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually stunning cyber universe, a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.

Tron: Legacy comes to theaters December 17th, 2010 and stars Jeff Bridges, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund, Serinda Swan, Bruce Boxleitner, John Hurt, Beau Garrett. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski.

15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards.

15 Visual Effects Finalists for 83rd Academy Awards Revealed
December 10th, 2010

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

* Alice in Wonderland
* The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader
* Clash of the Titans
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
* Hereafter
* Inception
* Iron Man 2
* The Last Airbender
* Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief
* Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
* Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
* Shutter Island
* The Sorcerer's Apprentice
* Tron: Legacy
* Unstoppable

In early January, the members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven.

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 20. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

The Academy Awards episode 83.1, "The 83rd Annual Academy Awards" airs on ABC February 27th, 2011. The episode stars James Franco, Anne Hathaway.

Alice in Wonderland was released March 5th, 2010 and stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen. The film is directed by Tim Burton.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader was released December 10th, 2010 and stars Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Bill Nighy, Gary Sweet, Arthur Angel, Tony Nixon. The film is directed by Michael Apted.

Clash of the Titans was released April 2nd, 2010 and stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Gemma Arterton, Alexa Davalos, Tine Stapelfeldt, Mads Mikkelsen. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 was released November 19th, 2010 and stars Bill Nighy, Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Harry Melling, Daniel Radcliffe, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Rupert Grint. The film is directed by David Yates.

Hereafter was released October 22nd, 2010 and stars Cécile De France, Thierry Neuvic, Cyndi Mayo Davis, Lisa Griffiths, Jessica Griffiths, Ferguson Reid, Derek Sakakura, Jay Mohr. The film is directed by Clint Eastwood.

Inception was released July 16th, 2010 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Iron Man 2 was released May 7th, 2010 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg. The film is directed by Jon Favreau.

The Last Airbender was released July 1st, 2010 and stars Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Cliff Curtis, Nicola Peltz, Randall Duk Kim, Jessica Andres, Noah Ringer, Seychelle Gabriel. The film is directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief was released February 12th, 2010 and stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Trent Jones, Jake Abel, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan. The film is directed by Chris Columbus.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was released May 28th, 2010 and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Steve Toussaint, Toby Kebbell, Richard Coyle, Ronald Pickup. The film is directed by Mike Newell.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World was released August 13th, 2010 and stars Michael Cera, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza. The film is directed by Edgar Wright.

Shutter Island was released February 19th, 2010 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice was released July 14th, 2010 and stars Jay Baruchel, Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell, Ethan Peck, Teresa Palmer, Peyton List. The film is directed by Jon Turteltaub.

Tron: Legacy comes to theaters December 17th, 2010 and stars Jeff Bridges, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund, Serinda Swan, Bruce Boxleitner, John Hurt, Beau Garrett. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Unstoppable was released November 12th, 2010 and stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee, Kevin Dunn, Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Chapman, Lew Temple. The film is directed by Tony Scott.

The Flash screenwriter Marc Guggenheim, who is finishing up the script with Michael Green and Greg Berlanti.

The Flash Story and Character Update from Marc Guggenheim
December 10th, 2010

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MTV recently caught up with The Flash screenwriter Marc Guggenheim, who is finishing up the script with Michael Green and Greg Berlanti. He revealed why they ended up using the Barry Allen version of The Flash instead of Wally West or Jay Garrick:

"It's very similar for the whole reason we went with Hal for the Green Lantern. That's the Silver Age character. That's the character people grew up on. That's the name first associated with that character. So part of it is honoring the legacy aspect, and the other aspect is just practical - you can go forward, but you can't really go backward. You can't start with Kyle Rayner, and then do a movie with Hal Jordan.

Just from a practical standpoint, I feel it's better to go in a linear, generational fashion than it is to double back - which is not to say that Kyle and Wally aren't phenomenal versions of the character. They are, and they are near and dear to my heart. We just have to get up to them."

Marc Guggenheim also hinted at a "rogues gallery" presence in The Flash, although Chunk will not appear in this first movie:

"Flash has a spectacular rogues gallery. You know it's funny, because we've been trying to come up with a good joke about the cast. Let's see... You won't see Chunk in it. We're saving Chunk for the sequel. [Laughs]"

When pressed for further details on the rogues gallery, he refused to say which characters we would see. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on The Flash as soon as we have more information.
The Flash is in development .

Yahoo! Movies! has released the very first trailer from the highly-anticipated comic book adaptation Thor,

Thor Trailer Is Here!
December 10th, 2010

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Yahoo! Movies! has released the very first trailer from the highly-anticipated comic book adaptation Thor, which will kick off the summer movie season next year on May 6. Click below for your first glimpse at Kenneth Branagh's latest comic book adventure:

Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: Thor. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Thor comes to theaters May 6th, 2011 and stars Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Ray Stevenson, Jaimie Alexander. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Star Trek 2, director J.J. Abrams has come forward to say that no script has been written yet.

J.J. Abrams Says No Star Trek 2 Script Yet
December 11th, 2010

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Despite a Report just a couple of weeks ago from screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman that stated they had 'broken' the story for Star Trek 2, director J.J. Abrams has come forward to say that no script has been written yet.

Abrams recently chatted with, and he explained that he has nothing to say about the upcoming sequel, because there is no script at this point in time:

"We don't have a script yet. It is all still being worked out. It is too early to talk about what it might be. It hasn't happened yet."
Zoe Saldana was also there, and she had this to say about the upcoming sequel:

"I think Star Trek 2 is coming first. I will do that one first, and then I will do (Avatar 2)."
Star Trek 2 comes to theaters June 29th, 2012 and stars Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho.

Teresa Palmer discusses her role as an alien warrior in the new sci-fi movie, based on the popular book.

Teresa Palmer Talks I Am Number Four
December 10th, 2010

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Teresa Palmer discusses her role as an alien warrior in the new sci-fi movie, based on the popular book

Australian actress Teresa Palmer first gained attention for her role in two films that she didn't end up making, George Miller's Justice League of America and Fury Road. But last summer, she appeared in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, co-starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel and next year will be seen in the new sci-fi thriller, I Am Number Four.

The film is based on the popular book of the same name, which is about nine infant aliens sent to Earth to hide from a group of enemy hunters. The nine aliens can only be killed in numerical order, and with the first three already dead, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is about to learn that he is Number Four. Now to protect himself, he must team up with Number Six (Palmer) in order to unlock his secret powers, if they have any chance of survival. The film is directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) and produced by directors Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay. We recently had a chance to speak with actress Teresa Palmer about the upcoming film, her challenging role and a possible sequel. Here is what she had to say:

To begin with, what can you tell us about your character in the movie, Number Six?

Teresa Palmer: So Number Six comes from the same world as Number Four, the Planet Lorien. She is very intimidating, but she is equally as enchanting and intoxicating. She's a force to be reckoned with. She is an incredible martial artist. She is a warrior. She can fight anyone who comes in her path. She's just a ferocious sort of gal, but she's real and she has vulnerabilities too.

Tell us what it was like preparing for this role?

Teresa Palmer: It was really physically challenging. It was beyond anything I could have imagined. When I got the role, they warned me there would be a lot of training involved. I was excited by it. I thought it would be great. I thought, "Oh it will be great, I can just do some sit-ups and that will be it," but it was one of the most intense periods of my life. We trained for three months prior to starting the movie. It was like four hours a day, six days a week. We started with sword work and we worked our way until I had a routine working with the sword. Then we got into kicks and we combined the routine with the swords and then stunt work. I was on wires flipping upside down and forwards and learning to do back flips and slides. I learned to ride a Ducati motorbike. It was very intense and challenging, but in the most wonderful way.

Did you ever get injured at all working on this film?

Teresa Palmer: I did. Yeah, at one point I was working very close, hand in hand with the stunt team. I made a point of saying to the stunt coordinator that I didn't want to fake it. I wanted to be able to do everything that Number Six can do, except for invisibility and the fireproof part. So that meant I had to up my training even more. So I worked with the stunt guy this one day and we had choreographed a routine. We got on set and I must have been tired and I missed one of my beats and he swung. He was on his beat and on his mark. He swung and he smacked me in the side of the face. I thought my teeth had fallen out because my mouth had gone numb and I was trying to spit out my teeth. But then I realized my mouth was just numb and it was bleeding in the inside. It was cool because I was like, "That would have happened to her," and I can use that. It actually put this fierceness in the rest of the scene. I was like, "Yeah bring it on."
Can you talk about the relationship between Number Six and Number Four? Is it a brother/sister relationship or is there a possible romance brewing between them?

Teresa Palmer: Yeah, she is very much Four's mentor. She has been doing this a lot longer than he has. He is only just discovering his powers and really getting introduced into this world of aliens and having special powers. She has been doing this for a long time and she is a warrior. There is a lot of tension between them because he isn't use to being pushed around or being told what to do. She isn't use to working hand in hand with someone. She's a loner and she does it herself. There is definitely a bit of animosity between them and there is a bit of sassiness there, which is interesting. That slowly turns into a bit of sexual tension, which is interesting. I think that kind of sets up this idea of a love triangle later on in the books and hopefully in the future films.

Tell us about director D.J. Caruso's vision for the film and what it was like working with him?

Teresa Palmer: He had a very specific vision for the film. He was very passionate about his movie and the characters. He wanted it to be grounded in a reality. I think this is what sets I Am Number Four apart, yes we have incredible action, we have amazing special effects, but we also have a love story that seems very real. We have characters that, even though they have special powers, they are dealing with the same things we as audience members do every day, the idea of not being able to fit in and feeling alone at times and all sorts of things. I think because of that people are not only going to feel connected to the characters but also to the story as a whole.
Were you excited to find out that Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg were going to be involved with the project and what was their influence on the movie?

Teresa Palmer: It blew my mind that my name would even be included in a sentence with Steven Spielberg's name. My manager was like "Steven Spielberg is producing this movie and they want to offer you the role." It absolutely left me flabbergasted. I am one of the biggest fans of his. I just love the films he has done. He is a veteran. He knows exactly how to make these movies, as does Michael Bay. It's exciting that even on the trailer, Michael Bay's name is very prevalent and it is really going to help the film. He really knows what he is doing with those types of films and he can really deliver that. So it is very exciting for our movie.

What were some of the differences you experienced working on this movie, as apposed to some of the films you've worked on in the past? Did you have to make any adjust as an actor?

Teresa Palmer: In The Sorcerer's Apprentice I don't really get to be involved in the action. Rather in I Am Number Four I am involved in all the action. At least my character, every time she is on screen she is fighting someone. So that is a whole different ball game, which means I just had to be extremely focused because I had to change every aspect of myself, the way I walk, the way I talk, the way I look at people, the way I communicate. A warrior walks in a certain way. They are ready to strike at any second. So, I just had to maintain that throughout the duration of this film. It is exhausting. It is really, really exhausting. I worked with special effects and we did a lot of practical stunts, which meant it wasn't CGI. I actually was attached to a crane sixty feet high up in the air and flung upside down. It made it all more enthralling and exciting.

Finally, how would you feel about returning to this role and doing a sequel if the film is successful?

Teresa Palmer: I would embrace it with open arms. You know the second book is going to be called "The Power of Six". So there is a much bigger focus on my character in the second book and hopefully the second movie. That to me is so exciting, the idea of that, and the potential of that turning into a franchise. I would love to portray Number Six again. She's a strong character. I think she is someone people can look up to. She doesn't need a man to take care of herself. She really truly is a hero and I think that is refreshing.

I Am Number Four comes to theaters February 18th, 2011 and stars Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Jake Abel, Kevin Durand, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Callan McAuliffe. The film is directed by D.J. Caruso.

20th Century Fox has released the official plot synopsis for their upcoming Marvel mutant prequel X-Men:

X-Men: First Class Official Synopsis
December 11th, 2010

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20th Century Fox has released the official plot synopsis for their upcoming Marvel mutant prequel X-Men: First Class, which is being directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and Kevin Bacon. This new information reveals that Professor X and Magneto will be going up against the villain Armageddon.

Here is the official synopsis:
"X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men."

X-Men: First Class comes to theaters June 3rd, 2011 and stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Thespian Dilip Kumar, popularly known as the `tragedy king` of Indian cinema, turned 88 today.

City college’s blood tribute to Dilip Kumar
Serena Menon, Hindustan Times Mumbai,
December 11, 2010 First Published: 13:16 IST(11/12/2010)
Last Updated: 16:53 IST(11/12/2010)

Mumbai: Thespian Dilip Kumar, popularly known as the `tragedy king` of Indian cinema, turned 88 today and was honoured with the title "patron of alumnus" by his alma mater G N Khalsa College here.
The legend has become one of the oldest living ex-students of the institute located in Central Mumbai, College Principal Ajit Singh told reporters.

"Dilipsaab is not keeping well. When we told him about our initiative to honour him, he was touched. He recalled several anecdotes about his student life and was overwhelmed,"
he said.

Another alumnus, former hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi, participated in a hockey match between ex-students and the present ones. "Dilipsaab is an avid hockey fan and we thought a hockey match would be a good way to pay respect to him," Singh said.

The veteran actor, who retired from silver screen in 1998, is best remembered for his variety of roles in `Andaz`, `Aan`, `Devdas`, `Azaad`, `Mughal-e-Azam`, `Ganga Jamuna` and `Naya Daur`.

In 1976, Kumar had a five-year break from films. In 1981, he returned with a character role in `Kranti` and continued his career playing central character roles in movies such as `Shakti` (1982), `Karma` (1986) and `Saudagar` (1991) his last film was `Qila` in 1998.

He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar will receive an unusual present on his 88th birthday this year. Present and former students of GN Khalsa College, of which the actor is the oldest surviving ex-student, will donate 88 bottles of blood to the Sion hospital and Tata Memorial Institute for Cancer, to
commemorate his special day.

Ajit Singh, principal, GN Khalsa College says, “The blood donation drive is a prayer for his good health and long life. We will also organise a hockey match between a team from the college and a team comprising of all the ex-students on Saturday, since Mr Kumar was an avid hockey player.”

A small group of college representatives will then present Kumar with a symbolic drop of blood made of styrofoam at his residence.

The amount of blood that will be donated by over 500 students will be equivalent of Kumar’s body weight. “The idea was to re-invent how the alumni is felicitated. We have always had events where we have studied his work and cinema, this drive is just an extension of that,” says Kiran Kaur (20), a final year student of the college and a huge fan of the actor, who will most willingly participate in the drive.

The college that has been around since 1937 is the city’s first ever private institute. According to Singh, Kumar passed out of the college around the 1940s and has since then made the college proud, year after another. “Apart from the blood drop, we will also present to him some old pictures and memoirs of him that the college has had in its archives. The rest will be put up around the campus. When we mentioned this idea to Mr Kumar, he was absolutely thrilled and excited,” says Singh, who also plans on naming the college hall after Kumar.

Comedian Russell Brand has revealed that he once had sex with nine women in one night.

Russell Brand had sex with 9 women in one night
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 11:15 [IST]

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London, (ANI): Comedian Russell Brand has revealed that he once had sex with nine women in one night. The 35-year-old actor, who is now married to singer Katy Perry, 26, admitted not every girl moved the earth for him.

“I was having sex with different women three, four, five times a day. In Ireland, nine in one evening,” the Sun quoted him as saying. “When you have sex that often, by a law of averages you’re likely to have boring sex.”

“My fame meant instead of taking someone for a date I was able to go, ‘Let’s do sex right now’,” he added.

Neil has made a mark for himself over the years and has become very popular in the film industry.

Neil Nitin Mukesh very popular now, so film will work: Producer
New Delhi, Dec 10

New Delhi, Dec 10 Producer Tutu Sharma’s ‘Tera Kya Hoga Johnny’ has been ready since 2008, but he says this is the right time to release the film as the popularity of its lead actor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, has grown by several notches.

‘When we had cast Neil, it was not because of his popularity or fame. It was because of his acting talent. He is tremendously talented and very good at his work, and so are all the actors who are a part of ‘Tera Kya Hoga Johnny’,’ Sharma told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

‘But, yes, Neil has made a mark for himself over the years and has become very popular in the film industry. In a way it is very good that we are releasing the film now,’ he added.

‘Tera Kya Hoga Johnny’, directed by Sudhir Mishra, also features Soha Ali Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Karan Nath, Shahana Goswami and debutant Sikander Agarwal.

Releasing Dec 17, the medium budget movie revolves around a 16-year-old street boy.

The producer plans to release the film in Britain and Dubai to cash in on Neil’s ‘massive fan following’ in the markets.

‘In fact, we are trying to have a premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (which is starting Dec 12), but let’s wait and watch. Talks are still on,’ he said.

What took the film so long to release?

‘We had an international version of the film which has been screened at various film festivals like in London and New York. But we wanted to commercialise the film for the Indian audience. We added two-three songs and re-shot some of the scenes. So all of it took time, and we felt Dec 17 is the right time and right period to release the film,’ he said.
Prior to its release, the street-story hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons – first it was reported that Neil refused to dub the movie when he found out his co-star Karan had an equally important role and then an uncut version of ‘Tera Kya Hoga Johnny’ surfaced on youtube.

But putting the troubles behind, Sharma is looking forward to its release. He is hoping to hit bull’s eye as there are no biggies scheduled for that particular weekend and the film will hit the screens just a week before the X-Mas holiday.

‘It is releasing around the holiday period. We hope to reap the benefits,’ he said.

Sharma, who had earlier produced masala movies like ‘Rajkumar’, ‘Gharwali Baharwali’ and ‘Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen’, is happy with the fact that Indian filmmakers are now realising the importance of international markets.

‘Travelling in international circuits really helps. Initially, no one took the international markets seriously…but now big names like Aamir Khan and big films like ‘My Name Is Khan’ have started going abroad. Aamir also took ‘Peepli Live’ to the Berlin Film Festival to promote it…so it’s a healthy trend for Hindi cinema,’ he said.

He added that filmmakers must understand the need for tweaking their projects to international taste.

‘There is a slight divide in the way films are made in India and internationally. The use of background music is subtle abroad, the use of music is much lesser…technically they are much advanced. So filmmakers in India should consider these small changes before taking films to international markets,’ said Sharma, who is married to actress Padmini Kolhapure.

Watch Online Yousuf Khan (Dilip Kumar) Biography .First & Last movie videos

Dilip Kumar biography:

Born: Yusuf Khan December 11, 1922 (1922-12-11) (age 88) Peshawar, British India
Other names: Dilip Sahaab Tragedy King
Occupation : Actor, Producer, Director, Politician
Years active: 1944 - 1998 (retired)
Spouse: Saira Banu (1966 - present)

Yusuf Khan (Hindi: यूसुफ़ ख़ान) (born 11 December 1922), popularly known as Dilip Kumar (Hindi: दिलीप कुमार) is an legendary Indian actor and a former Member of Parliament. He lives in Pali Hill in the Mumbai suburb of Bandra.

Starting his career in 1944, Kumar has starred in films of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1980s. He was the first actor to receive a Filmfare Best Actor Award and holds the record for most number of Filmfare Awards won for that category. He starred in a wide variety of roles such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historical romance Mughal E Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961). In 1976 Kumar had a five-year break from film performances. In 1981 he returned with a character role in the film Kranti and continued his career playing central character roles in films such as Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991) his last film was Qila in 1998. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

Early life:
Dilip Kumar was born Muhammad Yusuf Khan at Mohallah Khudadad, in Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar, Pakistan. He was born to a Pathan family with twelve children. His father, Lala Ghulam Sarwar, was a fruit merchant who owned large orchards in Peshawar and Deolali in Maharashtra near Nashik. The family relocated to Mumbai in the 1930s and in the early 1940s Yusuf Khan moved to Pune and started a canteen business and supplying dried fruits.

In 1943, actress Devika Rani, who was also the wife of the founder of the Bombay Talkies film studio, Himanshu Rai, helped Khan's entry into the Bollywood film industry. Hindi Author Bhagwati Charan Varma gave him the screen name Dilip Kumar and gave him the leading role in his film Jwar Bhata (1944). Devika Rani and her husband Svetoslav Roerich spotted Khan in one of Pune's Aundh military canteens.

His first film with Nisar Bhai and Hamed Bhai Jwar Bhata was released in 1944. In 1947 he appeared in the film Jugnu. In 1949, he co-starred with Raj Kapoor in the romantic melodrama Andaz, and in 1955 he co-starred with Dev Anand in Insaniyat. He appeared in Deedar (1951), Amar (1954), Devdas (1955) and Madhumati (1958).

He also played lighthearted roles such as a swashbuckling peasant in Aan (1952) and a comic role in Azaad (1955). In 1960 he starred in the historical film Mughal-e-Azam which as of 2008 was the second highest grossing film in Hindi film history. He played the role of the Mughal crown-prince Salim.

In 1961 he produced and starred in Ganga Jamuna in which he and his real-life brother Nasir Khan played the title roles. In 1962 British director David Lean offered him the role of Sherif Ali in his 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, but Kumar declined the part. The role eventually went to Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor. In the mid 1960s, he played a dual role of twins separated at birth in the film Ram Aur Shyam (1967).

In the 1976 film Bairaag he played triple roles.

In 1981 he returned to film with Kranti. He went onto play character roles in films including Shakti (1982), Vidhaata (1982), Mashaal (1984) and Karma (1986). In 1993 he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded the best actor in Shakti in 1982.

In 1996 he was attached to make his directorial debut with a film titled Kalinga but the film was shelved. In 1998 he made his last film appearance in Qila. His films Mughal-E-Azam and Naya Daur were fully colorized and re-released.

Public life:
Kumar has been active in efforts to bring the people of India and Pakistan closer together. He has been a member of the upper house of Parliament since 2000.

He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. In 1998 he was awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest civilian award conferred by the government of Pakistan. He is the second Indian to receive the award. At the time of the Kargil War, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray demanded Kumar return his Nishan-e-Pakistan, arguing that "He must return Nishan-e-Imtiaz following that country's blatant aggression on Indian soil." Kumar refused, saying:

"This award was given to me for the humane activities to which I have dedicated myself. I have worked for the poor, I have worked for many years to bridge the cultural and communal gaps between India and Pakistan. Politics and religion have created these boundaries. I have striven to bring the two people together in whatever way I could. Tell me, what does any of this have to do with the Kargil conflict?"

Personal life:
Kumar married actress and beauty queen Saira Banu.

His brothers are Nasir Khan, Ehsan Khan and Aslam Khan. Kumar's younger brother Nasir Khan was also an actor and appeared opposite him in Ganga Jamuna (1961) and Bairaag (1976).

When Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu looked like they had the perfect marriage, out came his marriage with Asma. When Saira threw a fit and asked for a quick divorce, Dilip Kumar retracted to Saira and divorced Asma. Asma remained the loser all the way, as she had left her husband and children to be with her beloved. She tried suicide and later went back to her former husband.

Kumar has received many awards throughout his career, including 8 Filmfare Award for Best Actor awards and 19 nominations. He was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993. The Government of India honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 - the highest award for cinematic excellence in India. In 1980, he was appointed Sheriff of Mumbai, an honorary position. In 1991, he was awarded Padma Bhushan from the Government of India. In 1997, Kumar was awarded, Nishan-e-Pakistan, Pakistan's highest civilian award.

He received in 1997 the NTR National Award. He was also awarded CNN-IBN Indian of the Year - Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Filmography: 1944 To 1998

1944 Jwar Bhata (First)
1998 Qila (Last)

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