Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Watch Online Cheryl Cole, Derek Hough caught getting intimate

Watch Online Cheryl Cole, Derek Hough caught getting intimate
Thursday, January 6, 2011, 12:37 [IST]

Tags: x factor judge, cheryl cole, dating derek hough, intimate snaps series, cape town holiday, romance, cheryl derek photographed swimmin

London (ANI): ‘X Factor’ judge Cheryl Cole has so far refused to confirm or deny she is dating Derek Hough. But now a series of intimate snaps has revealed that the two are more than just friends. The couple are on a holiday in Cape Town and their pictures show the romance has blossomed.

The couple were photographed in just their swimming things on the balcony of their villa in Camps Bay. In one pic, Derek, 26, is seen climbing on top of Cheryl for a cuddle. She then appears to be whispering sweet nothings in his ear before he rubs sun cream on her body.

"Derek and Cheryl are more than just pals. They have done everything they can to keep their relationship a secret, but it has become more and more difficult," the Sun quoted a source as saying.

Watch Online Rakhi Sawant wants to become Phoolan Devi

Watch Online Rakhi Sawant wants to become Phoolan Devi
By: Kalyani Prasad Keshri
Thursday, January 6, 2011, 12:25 [IST]

Tags: rakhi sawant, rakhi phoolan devi, serial phulwa, channel colors, life story of phoolan devi, child artist jannat zubair, tv show kashi, jhansi ki rani, rani lakshmi bai, item queen

Rakhi Sawant, the name that unexpectedly does all kinds of 'dare lady' act is back to her forms again. This time the news is about her insisting on playing the role of Phoolan Devi in the upcoming serial Phulwa.

Reportedly, Rakhi gave a call to the television channel Colors and insisted on casting her as the main lead of the Phulwa, which is inspired by the life story of Phoolan Devi. The channel was quiet surprised on such a demand by the item queen.

When asked on the confirmation of the news, Rakhi said to TOI, “I think I will be best suited to the role. Isme sharam ki kya baat hai?” Child artist Jannat Zubair, who was last seen in the TV Show Kashi will be seen featuring in the childhood life of Phoolan Devi.

Going by Rakhi's statement, truly she is the best suited for the role. But Rakhi, how did you forget to demand the role of Rani Lakshmi Bai in the serial 'Jhansi Ki Rani'!

Watch Online Munni-Sheila to come under scanner

Watch Online Munni-Sheila to come under scanner
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Thursday, January 6, 2011, 11:47 [IST]

Tags : munni sheila scanner, social activist, munni badnaam hui, sheila ki jawani, bollywood item numbers, social activist nutan thakur, petition, allahabad high court, eve teasing, mental harassment, ambika soni, i&b minister, inter ministerial panel, cinematography act of 1952, censor board, dabangg, tees maar khan

Bollywood Item numbers Munni and Sheila: Put under scanner by social activist.

The popular Bollywood item numbers that have taken up the nation by a storm, 'Munni Badnaam Hui' and 'Sheila Ki Jawani', have come under the scanner as social activist Nutan Thakur has filed a petition on December 23rd 2010 at the Allahabad High court demanding an immediate ban on the two numbers due to the indecent content and lack of morality.

The petition was filed with a supplementary petition citing that since there has been a sudden rise in incidents of eve teasing, mental harassment and even molestation especially to women who have the name Sheila or Munni, there should be some action taken up by the concerned authorities in the matter.

Thus reports suggest that the I& B ministry will look into the matter from the state level as was confirmed by the minister of the portfolio Ambika Soni in New Delhi to some reporters on Tuesday.

This statement is significant as the Lucknow bench had just requested the centre to get the issue raised by the social activist regarding the two item songs into perspective. Thus reports suggest that the I&B minister will soon refer the matter to an inter- ministerial panel as such issues are handled by it in order to get to the bottom of the matter.

The petitioner has also included the producer, director and the censor board and the petition has a statement mentioned in it that the songs contain certain objectionable material which is a direct violation of the provisions of the Cinematography Act of 1952.

Watch Online Meg Ryan secretly dating John Mellencamp

Watch Online Meg Ryan secretly dating John Mellencamp
Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 17:24 [IST

Tags: actress meg ryan, dating john mellencamp, secretly dating mellencamp, meg ryan dating, meg ryan seeing, musician john mellencamp

New York, (ANI): It looks like the New Year is bringing new beginnings for Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp. The ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ actress is secretly dating the musician after he announced his separation from his wife Elaine Irwin of 18 years, reports the New York Daily News.

People mag reported that the couple has been seeing each other about seven weeks ago and has been spotted together on Martha's Vineyard and in New York City, including enjoying grocery shopping at Gourmet Garage.

“She usually comes in by herself or with her daughter. I thought that was her husband because they seemed for comfortable and familiar with each other, just like an old married couple,” an eyewitness told the magazine.

Watch Online Lindsay Lohan moves into home right beside Samantha

Watch Online Lindsay Lohan moves into home right beside Samantha
Thursday, January 6, 2011, 10:15 [IST]

Tags: actress lindsay lohan, relationship former lover, lover samantha ronson, 90 day rehab stint, betty ford clinic, move luxury home california, lohan father michael, lohan former paramour, new year resolutions

London (ANI): It seems Lindsay Lohan just can’t move on from her relationship with her former lover Samantha Ronson. The actress, who finished her 90-day rehab stint at the Betty Ford Clinic, is all set to move into a luxury home in Venice Beach, California - right next door to Ronson, reports the Daily Mail.

The pair both used to reside in the same apartment building in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles, but Ronson moved out last year. And now, the troubled starlet has decided to follow her across town. Lohan is currently staying at a hotel until her new four bedroom, four bathroom pad is fully set up. The star is said to be renting the 3,100 square foot house for just under 7,100 dollars a month.

Meanwhile, Lohan’s former paramour is not too pleased with her new neighbour. When Lohan's father Michael was shifting things into the new place, ‘Samantha walked out of the building next door’, a source told “She was shaking her head and looking disgusted. She kept saying, ''I didn't plan it this way’,” the source added.

When photographers asked the 33-year-old DJ if she had any New Year's resolutions, her reply was “No. I'm too p*ssed off right now.”

Watch Online Kiran Rao wanted Salman in Dhobi Ghat

Watch Online Kiran Rao wanted Salman in Dhobi Ghat
Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 14:00 [IST]

Tags: film dhobi ghat, kiran rao, actor salman khan, actor aamir khan, actor pratiek babbar, prateek babbar, actress katrina kaif, aishwarya rai bachchan

With the release date of Dhobi Ghat drawing near, Kiran Rao, who is making her directorial debut with the film, has revealed that she wanted Salman Khan to act in the film.

“Initially I was thinking to get Salman to do a special appearance for the film, wherein Munna gets a chance to meet Salman. But when the script was ready that scene didn't fit into it,” CNN IBN quoted Kiran as saying.

In fact, the character played by Pratiek Babbar in the film is a huge fan of Salman. “His room has many Salman Khan’s pictures. There is a Katrina Kaif picture too, because while we were shooting, Salman and she were still together. There is also one picture of Aishwarya’s eyes,” She added.

Dhobi Ghat, starring Aamir Khan and Pratiek Babbar is scheduled for release on January 21.

Watch Online Imran issues swipe cards to Wedding invitees

Watch Online Imran issues swipe cards to Wedding invitees
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 16:22 [IST]

Tags: actor imran khan, imran swipe cards, wedding invitation cards, imran avantika marriage, avantika malik, ensure security, hindu marriage, mehndi ceremony, pre wedding party, genelia dsouza, deepika padukone, kareena kapoor

Imran Khan is taking extra care to ensure security at his wedding venue. According to the latest reports in the media, Imran Khan has made it a point to attach swipe cards with the invitation cards for the mehndi ceremony to be held at the Karjat farmhouse of his fiancé Avantika Malik. A statement issued by representatives of the actor says that every guest at the ceremony will have to carry the swipe cards with them if they have to be part of the celebrations!

The media reports suggest that Imran Khan wants no uncalled for incident to occur at his wedding venue and no gatecrasher to be part of the festivities. It is for this purpose that the swipe card has been provided with each invite that has been sent out to several Bollywood individuals and guests. The mehndi ceremony which is an integral part of every Hindu marriage will be held on the 8th of January.

The Khan and the Malik residence is expectedly busy with preparations for the big day in the lives of the couple who have been seeing each other for eight years now. And the groom is probably the happiest of them all! Imran Khan is in the mood of celebrations and reports claim that he has invited all his leading ladies to a pre-wedding party arranged at his home in Mumbai. From Genelia D’Souza, his first co-star, to Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor who are part of his latest projects, these Bollywood beauties will take time out to celebrate with the cute Imran Khan.

Watch Online Yana Gupta won't go pantyless

Watch Online Yana Gupta won't go pantyless
Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 12:56 [IST]

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Model-turned-actress Yana Gupta is not going to go pantyless at least for a new years to come, as she has received boxes of panties as Christmas and New Year gift from her fans and and friends.

Yana even posted on a popular social networking site that she could start the New Year safely, as she has received lots of panties from fans. “Thanks for all the boxes of panties I've got for Christmas. Now my New Year can start safely,” she tweeted.

It may be recalled that Yana Gupta was in the news recently for attending a public event without underwear. She tried to avoid being photographed but could not cover her short black dress. The photographers managed to get what they wanted.

The stunt got her lots of publicity, and it was even rumoured that a UK based magazine offered her Rs.1 crore to appear nude on its cover. The wardrobe malfunction also invited the wrath of a few, particularly Rizwan Ahmed, a social activist from Lucknow. He filed a case against her and the organizer of the event, Sushila Nirali for obscenity under section 292/293 and 294 of the IPC in the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Lucknow.

Watch Online Mandira Bedi’s topless photo shocks many, Video.

Watch Online Mandira Bedi’s topless photo shocks many,Video
Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 9:47 [IST]

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Popular television personality and actress Mandira Bedi made cricket commentary all the more interesting at the world cup a few years ago when she made everyone glued to the small screens long after a cricket match was over. People talked about her sexy sari and the low neckline of her tops as much as cricket. This time around, she is the news for going topless.

Yes, Mandira Bedi has gone topless for the latest issue of Vogue magazine. She wears just a tiny skirt and uses her hands to cover her twin assets. Her bold photo shoot reveals her toned body and the tattoo in her stomach. It has shocked many because she hasn't exposed so much in the past.
Ironically, Mandira's statement right next to her topless photo says that she hates short clothes. Meanwhile, she revealed that she loves to expose her back and shoulders.

Well, here is one daring girl who knows how to make the guys feel weak in the knees. Watch out guys!

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Watch Online Sienna Miller to pay tribute to Heath Ledger

Watch Online Sienna Miller to pay tribute to Heath Ledger
Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 16:38 [IST]

Tags: vactress sienna miller, actor heath ledger, special movie tribute, supermodel gemma ward

Melbourne, (ANI): Sienna Miller will visit Perth to attend a special movie tribute to her late pal Heath Ledger.

According to organisers, Miller is expected to arrive just before the event, which will be held on February 12 at Movies by Burswood, reports the Herald Sun. They say the British actress has not asked for a fee.

"She's just doing it as a nice gesture,'' said Grant Thomas, one of the partners with event organisers I-Spy. "She thought it would be a nice thing to do for Heath and his family,” Thomas said.

According to Thomas, they have been planning the night for more than a year and have the support of the Ledger family. Former supermodel Gemma Ward, who was romantically linked to the late actor, is also set to fly in for the night. Both Miller and Ward are expected to mix with VIP guests.

More than 1,200 people are expected to attend, with money raised going to Telethon, His Majesty's Theatre Foundation and the Australians in LA Foundation, which supports upcoming actors in Hollywood.

Watch Online Warner Bros Pictures Group earns Triple Crown for 2010

Watch Online Warner Bros Pictures Group earns Triple Crown for 2010
Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 13:03 [IST]

Tags: warner bros pictures group, triple crown for 2010 worldwide box office record, 2010 top spots, domestic and international market share, prior record of 4.010 billion, president jeff robinov, warner bros president, inception, harry potter and the deathly hallows part 1, clash of the titans, valentines day, due date, red riding hood, catherine hardwicke, zack snyder action fantasy, sucker punch, the hangover part ii

The Warner Bros. Pictures Group broke the all-time industry worldwide box office record with a 2010 gross of $4.814 billion, which surpasses the prior record of $4.010 billion (set by Warner Bros. In 2009). The Studio has takes the year’s top spots in Domestic market share with $1.884 billion; International market share with $2.930 billion; and Worldwide market share for the second consecutive year with $4.814 billion.

The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. Setting new benchmarks for both the international and global box office grosses in 2010 and retaining the domestic box office number one ranking (after achieving a record gross in 2009), the Studio now holds the industry record in all three categories. Additionally, Warner Bros. surpassed its own worldwide gross from the previous year by $800 million to earn the number one position in worldwide market share for the second consecutive year and for the sixth time in the past 10 years, also an industry record.

“We are so proud of these incredible accomplishments, which were made possible through the global efforts of an exceptional group of people who collaborated to create, produce, market, and distribute more than two dozen films this past year,” said Robinov. “We have a terrific leadership team behind these efforts, including Sue Kroll, Dan Fellman and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, and, along with Barry Meyer and Alan Horn, I applaud everyone who contributed to this year’s record-breaking success.”

Warner Bros. Pictures’ domestic gross is estimated at $1.884 billion, making it number one in domestic market share for 2010. This is the third year in a row the Studio has held that crown and is the only studio to exceed the $1 billion threshold domestically for 10 consecutive years. Warner Bros. has been ranked either one or two domestically for seven of the last 10 years. The Studio had five films gross over $100 million domestically in 2010 – Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Clash of the Titans, Valentine’s Day, and Due Date.

“Our tentpole strategy combined with a remarkably diverse overall slate has once again proved enormously profitable at the box office,” said Dan Fellman, President, Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “We could not be more proud of the Studio’s achievements this year.”

Warner Bros. Pictures International set a new industry record in overseas box office with an estimated $2.930 billion year-end gross, breaking the previous industry record of $2.450 billion in 2009. This is the tenth consecutive year the Studio has exceeded $1 billion and third time it has surpassed $2 billion in international box office receipts. The Studio has had seven films gross more than $100 million internationally in 2010 – Sherlock Holmes ($264 million, for a total of $315 million, including 2009’s take); Valentine’s Day ($106 million); Clash of the Titans ($330 million); Sex and the City 2 ($193 million); Inception ($531 million); Due Date ($100 million); and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 ($611 million, and still in release).

“We’re elated to reach these incredible numbers internationally,” said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures International. “This achievement is a testament to the company’s strategy to make event films with global appeal, and it would not have been possible without the hard work and innovative thinking from our outstanding marketing and distribution teams around the world.”

Among the Studio’s 2011 releases are Red Riding Hood, directed by Catherine Hardwicke; the Zack Snyder-directed action fantasy Sucker Punch; The Hangover Part II, the sequel to the 2009 breakout hit; Green Lantern, the highly anticipated adaptation of the popular DC Comics title, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively; the conclusion of the most successful film franchise of all time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2; Crazy, Stupid, Love. starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling; Steven Soderbergh’s thriller Contagion, with an ensemble cast led by Matt Damon; Happy Feet 2, the sequel to the 2006 Academy Award®-winning animated musical hit; New Line Cinema’s “New Year’s Eve,” an all-star ensemble romantic comedy from director Garry Marshall; and “Sherlock Holmes II,” Guy Ritchie’s follow up to the 2009 hit, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

Watch Online Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to Hollywood

Watch Online Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to Hollywood
Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 17:39 [IST]

Tags: actor arnold schwarzenegger, governor of california, acting, movie terminator

Washington, (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has now completed a seven-year term as the Governor of California, has hinted that he may return to acting.

The Terminator actor hinted that he has a list of things he ‘can do’ but has not committed to anything completely. "The list is a long list of things I can do, but nothing I can concentrate on until I am literally, totally out of office,” Contactmusic quoted Schwarzenegger as telling Variety.

“For me the joy of life is not to know, and you get into it and you kind of figure it out. I love that. I don''t like safety nets. I am not a believer in that," he added.

After leaving his acting career for politics, the 63-year-old played cameos in two movies, The Expendables and Around the World in 80 Days.

Watch Online Top 5 single dedicated moms in Hollywood.

Watch Online Top 5 single dedicated moms in Hollywood
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 10:59 [IST]

Tags: hollywood single moms, few celebrities names, britney spears, sandra bullock,
madonna, reese whitherspoon, halle berry, hollywood beauties, husband kevin federline, sons sean preston james, louis bardot, loius armstrong, husband ryan phillipe, daughter nahla

Hollywood boasts of some of the most sensational beauties that have rocked the world of cinema and have been ruling the roost not only in terms of their hot looks but also for their sheer dedication and hard work and looking after their families with sheer dedication. There are many Hollywood beauties that have worked hard both off and on screen and have managed their lives amazingly well.

However, those who take the cake are the single moms who have to face the challenges of bringing up their kids in the right perspective and handle both career and their personal life with utmost perfection. So which are the names that pop up while speaking of great looking single moms in Hollywood? Let’s take a look-

Well, perhaps Britney Spears is one name that pops up while speaking of single moms. Britney separated from her former husband Kevin Federline. She had to fight to get custody of her two sons Sean Preston and James and has emerged the winner. The pop diva has also got her career right back into tip top shape.

Sandra Bullock, the classic beauty had adapted a son and named him Louis Bardot, after Loius Armstrong in January last year. However she had only disclosed this secret after the news about her break up with her husband Jesse James was made public.

Yet another name that spells class and panache is Madonna’s. This gorgeous beauty separated from her husband and has the custody of four lovely kids. She manages to look a stunner despite having to handle the pressure of that many kids single handedly.

Reese Whitherspoon is a great actress and is blessed with beautiful kids. However she divorced her husband Ryan Phillipe and has single handedly managed to look after her kids and her career with utmost perfection.

Halle Berry is quite a name to reckon with when it comes to beauty with brains. This sexy star has managed to keep a great balance between her personal and professional life with great sustenance and determination. Her split up with her husband has not in any way let her go off her duties as a mom to her two year old daughter Nahla. Halle graciously accepted sharing the custody of her daughter with her hubby as she wanted her daughter to have everything in life.

Watch Online Emma Watson thinks she makes a rubbish girlfriend

Watch Online Emma Watson thinks she makes a rubbish girlfriend
Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 12:21 [IST]

Tags: actress emma watson, harry potter star, make rubbish girlfriend, hollywood highest paid woman, relationship, brown university, hermione

Melbourne (ANI): Harry Potter star Emma Watson thinks that she makes a ‘rubbish’ girlfriend because she’s always working. The star, who earned 29 million dollars in 2009 and was named Hollywood's highest-paid woman last year, explained that she is constantly busy and does not have time to be in a relationship, reports the Daily Telegraph.

"It's rubbish being my boyfriend. People are constantly coming up to me, I'm always working," website Musicrooms quoted her as saying. "I don't have a boyfriend at the moment. It feels good, actually. It's nice to be selfish," she said.

The 20-year-old, who is now a student at Brown University, Rhode Island, has also added that she will always keep her romances private. "I'm never going to confirm or deny who I am dating, but if they keep doing it, the tally will get so high - not very Hermione," Watson added.

Watch Online Anna Chapman stars in New Year 'Soviet spy film'

Watch Online Anna Chapman stars in New Year 'Soviet spy film'
Monday, January 03, 2011
Updated at: 1158 PST,

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MOSCOW: Undercover spy turned media star Anna Chapman marked the New Year by starring in a parody of a popular Soviet spy film and then telling Russians never to keep love a secret.

The increasingly prolific Chapman, who has ranged between erotic modelling, politics and lion taming since her expulsion from the United States, was shown for the first time turning to acting in the short film.

The film, broadcast in state-controlled Channel One's glitzy New Year gala, showed Chapman playing herself as she met Maxim Isayev, the fictional undercover hero from the legendary Soviet series "Seventeen Moments of Spring".

In the films and original novels, Isayev operates undercover in Nazi Germany under the name of Stirlitz.

Seen as the Russian answer to James Bond, Stirlitz is believed to be a favourite character of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who himself served as a KGB agent in the former East Germany.

Shot in black and white, the three minute film shows Stirlitz sitting in a cafe with romantic piano music playing as Chapman sits some tables away coquettishly sipping tea.

He stares at Chapman, but known for his shyness and reserve, never speaks to her, instead nervously playing with his collar and swallowing mints.

"They had never met, because in the United States they do not show 'Seventeen Moments of Spring'," intoned the voiceover.

"'What a beautiful woman', Stirlitz thought. 'It is a shame that the years have not changed me. I am still the same, reserved, modest, and nervous'," it added.

The film said the secret signal for their meeting had been Chapman's scantily clad cover spread last year in the Russian men's magazine Maxim -- the real name of the legendary Stirlitz.

At the end of the film, the picture turned to colour and Chapman told the nation that love should never be an undercover secret.

"If you have love hidden deep your heart you will never succeed in concealing it. It is best to come out with it. And New Year's night is the best time for this," she said toasting with a glass of champagne.

Although intelligence experts berated Chapman and the other undercover agents expelled from the United States for their shoddy spycraft, her high profile had raised speculation she may be being groomed for a public role.

The comparison of her to Stirlitz, while seemingly light hearted, appears to be a serious attempt by state media to present Chapman as an exemplary young patriot devoted to the motherland.

Last month she joined a pro-Putin youth organisation and some observers believe she is preparing to stand for the Russian parliament in elections at the end of this year.

In a lengthy chat show appearance on December 30, she met acquaintances from her youth in the southern city of Volgograd, including her first love, and was even presented with a pet lion as a gift.

Chapman's appearance was part of ambitious New Year gala from Channel One, which also included live performances in Moscow from Elton John and Sting.

For the second year running, the channel poked gentle fun at its ruling duo of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev, in a New Year cartoon of them dancing on Red Square and reviewing 2010.

"The CIA uncovered our (sleeper) agents," sang the cartoon Medvedev. "I would have gone spying with Anna Chapman," a merry-looking Putin shot back in response.

Watch Online Dhobi Ghat paints mesmerizing portrait of Mumbai

Watch Online Dhobi Ghat paints mesmerizing portrait of Mumbai
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Updated at: 1118 PST

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LOS ANGELES: The city of Mumbai, still called Bombay by many of its denizens, has sat for any number of memorable literary portraits, from Vikram Chandra's "Sacred Games" and Suketu Mehta's "Maximum City" to a foreigner's view in Gregory David Roberts' "Shantaram."

But Kiran Rao's "Dhobi Ghat" (Mumbai Diaries) is easily one of the most dynamic cinematic portraits of that decaying, vibrant, impossible city. The film is all the more remarkable since it's a first feature by Rao, who has worked in the Hindi film industry but never written or directed a film before.

OK, so she has an advantage being married to Aamir Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, who is her star and co-producer here. (American audiences may remember him from the Oscar-nominated "Lagaan," which he starred in and produced.) But "Dhobi Ghat" is no vanity project; rather, it is a fully realized art film with European sensibilities that intertwines the stories of four characters from different worlds but the same lonely, overcrowded city.

The film opens January 21 simultaneously in L.A., New York and Indian cities where Khan's name should attract many sophisticated cineastes.

The story begins with an unknown woman pointing her video camera out of a taxi into a gray city pelted with rain. She narrates what she sees, then strikes up a conversation with the taxi wallah only to discover they both come from the mostly impoverished state of Uttar Pradesh. They are thus typical of so many of Mumbai/Bombay's teaming masses, poor folks fled to the country's financial and spiritual capital in hopes of a better life.

It is a while before you learn more about this videographer. Instead, the movie takes up a one-night stand and its aftermath between a talented but emotionally remote Hindu artist Arun (Khan) and an affluent American-born Indian investment banker, Shai (musician Monica Dogra), on sabbatical to pursue her passion, which is photography.

Their morning after ends on a bad note, so the two part company with Arun, assuming he'll never see the woman again. But Shai is left with a disquieting sense of unfinished business between them.

Her next encounter is with a dhobi wallah, or clothes washer, Munna (Prateik), who messes up a stained blouse. When this is resolved, Munna, a poor boy from the slums with dreams of Bollywood stardom, spots her many cameras and asks if she would shoot the portfolio he'll need as an actor.

Thus begins an unlikely friendship where the extremely handsome young man shows the newcomer around his city, which she now sees through the dual filters of his eyes and her lenses. Naturally, he falls for her, but she seems blithely unaware not only of the effect she has on him but the inappropriate nature of their relationship in Indian society. (You can certainly see this, however, in the eyes of her maid, one of the film's many small but significant touches.)

Having to uproot many times due to Mumbai's short-term tenancy laws, Arun moves into a crumbling flat in the city's Muslim quarter. There he discovers a video diary left by a previous tenant. Yes, you guessed it: This is the diary of the videographer at the film's beginning, a young Muslim bride, Yasmin (Kriti Malhotra), newly relocated to the city.

Arun is mesmerized by the videos and launches a series of paintings based on what he sees in them. As he watches, the naive but cheerful bride turns into an unhappy, betrayed woman, whose terrible secret he now learns.

In the intersection of these four people and one city, Rao locates a host of dreams, desires, fears and tragedies. Her stories touch on art, photography, poverty, crime and Mumbai's indelible sense of mystery. In a city where everything is perishable, subject to constant change, four people struggle to send down roots, to discover a sense of belonging. It's almost a quixotic ambition, but then so is a dhobi dreaming of movie stardom.

Through Arun's paintings, Shai's black-and-white photos and Yasmin's video diary, the movie draws you into the mystery and melancholy that is Mumbai. Each of its characters is vividly sketched yet they are only sketches: You don't fully grasp any of them. Their lives and personalities remain partially hidden.

So it is with Mumbai itself. Its secrets hide in shadows while the drama of its boisterous street life and torrential rains forever distract citizens and visitors alike. Mumbai is a formidable force in the lives of all these characters, holding out hopes and fantasies but willing to dash them in a twinkling.

Khan sensibly underplays his role, which not only befits a reclusive artist but also allows his non-celebrity fellow cast members to shine. The two female stars, each in her movie debut, are outstanding, delivering nuanced performances that subtly situate each in terms of class, background and worldview. Prateik is a star in the making. His chiseled looks and charismatic personality nicely convey the dilemma of a shy, poorly educated, acutely self-conscious slum boy overwhelmed by the friendship of a worldly beauty.

Cinematographer Tushar Kanti Ray uses multiple formats ranging from super-16mm to mini DV cam to penetrate, however briefly, Mumbai's shadows. The gaze is hopeful but realistic -- the city is always changing even as some things never change. Oscar-winning Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla's guitar-heavy score is non-Indian yet a perfect fit for catching the sad-happy mood of this tumultuous city.

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Watch Online Ex-model steals the show in Brazil, Video.

Watch Online Ex-model steals the show in Brazil
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Updated at: 0917 PST,

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SAO PAULO: In a new Brazilian government characterized by powerful women, a 27-year-old former beauty pageant contestant is competing with President Dilma Rousseff for the title of biggest media sensation.

Photos of Marcela Temer and her 70-year-old husband, Vice President Michel Temer, were plastered across the front pages of local newspapers for a second straight day on Monday after the pair turned heads at weekend inauguration ceremonies.

The blonde law school graduate met her husband seven years ago when she asked him for a photo at an event in her hometown in rural Sao Paulo state, and he requested her phone number in return.

"Age is not an obstacle in our case," Marcela Temer told Estado de S. Paulo in comments published on Monday. "It's like Michel was 30 years old. It's funny to say, but it's true."

Temer said she planned to take the bar exam and would take on some kind of charity work "if there's demand for it.

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Watch Online Lindsay Lohan checks out of rehab

Watch Online Lindsay Lohan checks out of rehab
Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 17:15 [IST]

Washington, (ANI): Lindsay Lohan has been discharged from the Betty Ford Center, according to a source. Now the troubled star has another chance at turning her life around, reports People mag.

It's been more than three months since Lohan was ordered back to treatment by a judge after failing a drug test. On Saturday, the troubled star, 24, tweeted that she's going to take things "one step at a time," and quoted Mahatma Gandhi as a source of inspiration.

For now, Lohan will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing and sessions with her psychiatrist until a Feb. 24 court hearing. Meanwhile, moving trucks at her West Hollywood apartment have been spotted unloading boxes at a new 4-bedroom house in Venice, Calif., directly across the street where her ex Samantha Ronson lives.

Watch Online Sarah Harding engaged to her DJ beau Tom Crane

Watch Online Sarah Harding engaged to her DJ beau Tom Crane
Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 16:22 [IST]

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London, (ANI): Singer-actor Sarah Harding and her DJ boyfriend Tom Crane have got engaged, confirms spokesman of the ‘Girls Aloud’ star. Tom popped the question on New Year's Day on a romantic beach in the Maldives, reports the Sun.

Later Sarah messaged her closest friends she was "buzzing" about getting married."Sarah is absolutely thrilled. She didn't see it coming at all. When he went down on one knee it came as a huge surprise,” a source said.

"Their relationship has gone from strength to strength since they moved in together. They are inseparable. Tom has shelled out on a big sparkler to let everyone know she's now taken," the source added. They began dating three years ago after Sarah split from journalist Joe Mott.

However, the spokesman said no wedding date had been set.