Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gemma Atkinson learning ‘Hindi’ for Bollywood role

Gemma Atkinson learning ‘Hindi’ for Bollywood role
by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 06/18/2011

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London, June 18: English actress Gemma Atkinson is preparing herself for a Bollywood movie.
The 26-year-old, who is currently filming scenes for BBC1 drama ‘Casualty’, is learning Hindi to act perfectly.
“I’m heading off to Switzerland for three weeks to film an Indian movie,” the Daily Star quoted her writing on her blog.
“I’m taking lessons in Hindi later this month, she added.
Earlier also the glamour and lingerie model Atkinson decided to stop doing raunchy modelling shoots to boost her chances of getting movie roles in Hollywood. (ANI)

No thrills, no chills in 'The Resident'

No thrills, no chills in 'The Resident'
by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 06/18/2011

"The Resident"; Director: Antti Jokinen; Actors: Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lee Pace; Rating: **

Movies about lustful obsessions of deranged minds that stalk their object of desire are aplenty. There's "Deep End", "Fatal Attraction", "Unlawful Entry" and in Bollywood the Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Darr", among others. To add another to the category and to have it stick in the audiences' head, a new film would need a lot of chutzpah. "The Resident" sadly lacks any, and ends up being another also-ran in the genre.

Juliet (Hilary Swank), a doctor, who is struggling with a break-up in New York, rents a cheap but spacious apartment in Brooklyn. She feels attracted to her landlord, but after a little fling dumps him. Meanwhile, she feels somebody's presence in her residence.

The problems with "The Resident" are many. First is the story, which considering its decent predecessors, is wafer thin. Secondly, the film abandons some basic logic like why would a woman who is herself a doctor, take so long to send her blood sample for diagnostics. Then there is the plot of the landlord with an injured man in the hospital. Who was he and how did he get there?

There are many sub-plots that are left half way, and many that are not explained. Thus while other films suffer from the malady of being longer than needed, this one suffers from exactly the opposite problem.

Many opportunities for menace, like the first part where the presence is shown as a shadow, is lost. If explored in depth, to give the impression of a supernatural occurrence, the twist in the middle would have been much more exciting. Instead, the reliance of the writers on coincidence, which ideally should be the last resort of an artist, kills even this little thrill.

Another important idea behind the film was perhaps to put the spotlight on gender violence. Even in that respect it fails to many films out there that outshine in this hands down. When it comes to voyeuristic films too "The Resident" is the least thrilling of the available lot.

Riddled with cliche, and devoid of real menace, the film whimpers along aided by loud background score that does not add to the tension, thrill or chill. One wonders then what two Oscar winners, Hillary Swank and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro are doing in such a wasted effort. Have they come to such hard times that they have to be part of such monstrosity?

Kim Kardashian ‘going to be wedding-obsessed bridezilla!’

Kim Kardashian ‘going to be wedding-obsessed bridezilla!’
by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 06/18/2011

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London, June 18: Kim Kardashian who is due to tie the knot soon with boyfriend Kris Humphries is going to turn into a wedding-obsessed bridezilla, according her sisters.

Even though they only announced their engagement three weeks ago, the pair have already drawn up and published their wedding list.

“Kim’s going to be a huge bridezilla. She’ll get specific with things like fabric, saying: ‘I can’t have cotton, I want French cotton!’ That’s how crazy she is. But she’s never mean about it,” the Daily Star quoted her little sister Khloe, 26, as saying.

“Kim knows what she wants and is going to have whatever she wants. I love that about her, I love the diva-ness,” Khloe added. (ANI)

Veena Malik to make Bollywood debut with ‘Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai’

Veena Malik to make Bollywood debut with ‘Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai’
by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 06/18/2011

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Mumbai, June 18: Pakistani actress Veena Malik, one of the Bigg Boss Season 4 contestants, is all set to make her Bollywood debut.

The official announcement in this regard was made at an event in Mumbai, Geo News reported.

Her debut movie has been titled ‘Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai’, and buzz suggests that Veena will be playing a double role in the flick.

Veena’s Bollywood debut does not come as a surprise since Bigg Boss earned her a considerable fan base in India.

She has been in news for her antics and intimacy with inmate Ashmit Patel in the Bigg Boss house.

Her debut movie will be directed by Aanand Balraj, the younger brother of Deepak Balraj, who directed the movie Hafta Bandh.

Aanand is making his directorial debut with this movie. He was previously an actor and was seen in various short roles in the Subhash Ghai’s films like Ram Lakhan, Khalnaayak, Saudgar and Pardes. (ANI)

Schwarzenegger’s popularity plummets following maid sex-scandal expose

Schwarzenegger’s popularity plummets following maid sex-scandal expose
by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 06/18/2011

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Los Angeles, June 18 : Three out of four Californians have a negative image of former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the wake of the revelation that he fathered a love child with his housemaid, a new survey has found.

According to Field Poll, Schwarzenegger is now seen negatively by 75 percent of Californian voters and has the approval of just 20 percent. Five percent voters had no opinion.

His ratings are worst in Los Angeles, where 90 percent of respondents gave him a thumbs down.

Schwarzenegger’s approval rating had reached 63 percent in March 2007.

“The thing that’s striking to me is that when Schwarzenegger first came onto the political scene, there was this enthusiasm for him,” The Los Angeles Times quoted Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo, as saying.

“He was going to be a politician who really appealed to independent voters and who would reach across party lines,” he added.

The telephone survey of 950 voters was taken from June 3 to 13, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points. (ANI)

Bollywood Super Star Shahrukh to undergo knee surgery

Bollywood Super Star Shahrukh to undergo knee surgery
Friday, June 17, 2011, 17:54 [IST]

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Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, who is currently busy shooting for his fictional film Ra.One, is reeling in pain. He injured his knee over a year ago but has been neglecting it all this while because of his busy schedules. But this time, he has decided to undergo surgery as the pain keeps recurring.

It is said that Shahrukh has aggravated his knee injury while shooting deathly stunts for Ra.One. He took the help of Kolkata Knight Riders' physiotherapist Andrew Lepius, but it didn't help much. Sources said that the actor finally called in a doctor to see the tear in the meniscus of his left knee as the pain persisted. It added that Mumbai based Dr Ali Irani would execute his knee surgery next month.

Well, Shahrukh has to pay the price now for not attending to his knee injury on time. But it's better late than never!

Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone sizzles at a nightclub

Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone sizzles at a nightclub
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10:14 [IST]

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No, actress Deepika Padukone has not turned bar dancer. It’s just that she did an energetic dance sequence at a night club in London for Homi Adajania's film Cocktail, which also features Saif Ali Khan in the lead role.

It is said that the makers of Cocktail decided to start shooting the film, as Deepika’s dates are available following the delay of her Tamil film Rana due to Superstar Rajinikanth’s bad health. Sources said that a well-known nightclub in London was hired for two days to shoot a steamy sequence featuring Deepika. She reportedly heated up the aura at the nightclub by dancing on the table even as her co-star Saif Ali Khan was in the audience cheering for her.

We hope her sizzling performance in Cocktail beats the one in Dum Maaro Dum.

New Song: Selena Gomez, 'Love You Like A Love Song'

New Song: Selena Gomez, 'Love You Like A Love Song'
Posted 6/18/11 9:00 am by Jenna Hally Rubenstein

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There's been a lot of Selena Gomez action of late, as she preps for the release of her new album, When The Sun Goes Down, out June 28th. First, we got the chance to hear "Bang Bang Bang," the cool and sultry pop record produced by hitmaker Toby Gad. Then, a 1:49 preview of her song "We Own The Night" surfaced as well. And, yesterday, we introduced you to "Whiplash" electro-pop record co-written by Britney Spears. Oh, and let us not forget Selena's retro-inspired Billboard magazine shoot and the riveting Selena-only photo gallery we made for you as well. We're dizzy just thinking about it all.

Selena's latest song, "Love You Like A Love Song," was released on iTunes today and first gained notoriety when controversial video stills revealed that team Selena had dyed an entire horse pink for the video. Animal activist groups (and Pink) went wild, and Selena has since decided to omit the horse from the final cut. Admittedly, NOT the best way to debut her new song. But let's move on to the music now, shall we?

Selena's appearance on Good Morning America this morning marked the first official live performance of her new song. Fans were treated to a clearly healthy Selena, who boldly belted out her love tune (we all know who she's singing to though, so we'll spare you the Bieber reference this time). A markedly more mature Selena coyly sang, "you are beautiful like a dream come alive /incredible a sinful miracle, lyrical / you saved my life again, and I want you to know baby / I love you like a song love baby, and I keep hitting repeat."

Will you hit repeat on Selena's new record? Judge for yourself, and watch Selena perform her new song, "Love You Like A Love Song."

+ Watch Selena Gomez perform her new song, "Love You Like A Love Song."

Catch Lady Gaga's 'Edge Of Glory' Video Premiere Tonight On 'So You Think You Can Dance'!

Catch Lady Gaga's 'Edge Of Glory' Video Premiere Tonight On 'So You Think You Can Dance'!
Posted 6/16/11 9:00 am ET by Nicole James in Buzz Bites,

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+ Tonight's the night, little monsters! Lady Gaga's "The Edge Of Glory" video will premiere tonight on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance." No word on if the lipstick gun will make another appearance. (MTV News)

+ Did you know that Nicki Minaj was the first female rap artist to perform at Yankee Stadium? Check out Celebuzz's "10 Things You Didn't Know About Nicki Minaj" photo gallery for more little-known facts. (Celebuzz)

+ Rihanna has signed a deal with the Barbados Tourism Authority to become the Tourism Ambassador for her native island. We didn't think it was that tough to convince people to visit a tropical island with perfect weather, but hiring Rihanna as your spokeswoman can't hurt. (PopEater)

+ Before her Femme Fatale tour kicks off tonight, check out some of Britney Spears' costumes that you'll be seeing at the show! Not everyone can wear a gold sequined bikini bottom quite the way Brit can. (Pink Is The New Blog)

+ Even though she wrote it and it's spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Ke$ha has no regrets about giving Britney Spears' her song "Till The World Ends." Ke$ha said about her accomplishment, "It really solidifies me as a songwriter in the pop music world, which is what I consider myself first and foremost." (Vulture)

+ Like we said before, who needs undergarments when they make electrical tape? Taylor Momsen is exploring the latest in pasty fashions, leaving very little to the imagination. (Buzznet) (NSFW-ish)

New Song: Selena Gomez, 'Whiplash'

New Song: Selena Gomez, 'Whiplash'
Posted 6/16/11 by Jenna Hally Rubenstein in Celebrity, Music

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The music industry has been playing a game of musical chairs lately. First, Ke$ha cowrites "Till The World Ends" for Britney, and now, Britney co-writes "Whiplash" for Selena. What's next... Selena pens a song for Bieber? (actually, that'd be sorta cute).

Selena's new song "Whiplash" was originally slated for Britney's Circus album, but it didn't make the cut. As opposed to the pop-centric "Bang Bang Bang," the recently hospitalized starlet's latest tune is her most dance-oriented song to date. "Whiplash" is propelled by a dark and grimy synth that's eerily reminiscent of the one used in Christina Aguilera's "Not Myself Tonight." Selena takes on a fun British-inspired accent and takes a seriously sultry turn on the song, purring like the sex kitten who cowrote the flirty track. It's almost hard to believe she's the same girl who plays a bubbly wonder on "Who Says." Then again, maybe it's not so unbelievable since Selena's been on a crusade recently to (classily) shed her Disney image by adopting several new looks and sounds.

As a thank you to the "Whiplash" cowriter, Selena has plans to do a serious Britney tribute when she tours in support of her new album, When The Lights Go Down. While she's reportedly going to incorporate "Toxic" and "Baby One More Time," I'm hoping Selena puts her spin on my personal favorite, "(You Drive Me) Crazy." Selena, can you hook a sister up?

Britney Spears kicked off her Femme Fatale tour with Nicki Minaj

Britney Spears kicked off her Femme Fatale tour with Nicki Minaj
June 18. 2011 by Nicole James

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Britney Spears kicked off her Femme Fatale tour with Nicki Minaj last night in Sacramento, CA, and according to early reviews, it's one hell of a show. We got a sneak peek at some of the costumes we can expect to see on the tour, but we didn't see this one coming -- "Seven Year Itch" Marilyn Monroe is our favorite! And the dancers-as-paparazzi getting the upskirt are a classy touch.

Star Spotting: Britney Spears Does A Total Marilyn Monroe On Opening Night Of 'Femme Fatale'

Britney's channeled Marilyn before (see: her super sexy 2003 cover of Esquire magazine), and we have to say it totally works for her. Sometimes you don't need a crazy sequined two-piece with pipe cleaners and bottle rockets hanging off of it just to sing your song. (No offense, Lady Gaga -- that's probably your next award show outfit.) Sometimes all you need is a simple white dress...paired with fishnets and black stiletto boots, obvs.

Emma Watson denies Johnny Simmons dating rumours

Emma Watson denies Johnny Simmons dating rumours
by Kiran Pahwa on Fri, 06/17/2011

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London, June 17 : Emma Watson has shot down rumours of her hooking up with her latest co-star Johnny Simmons, insisting that they are just friends.

The duo who were said to be getting close on the set of their upcoming movie ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ were being photographed going for a run together in the Pennsylvania countryside.

However, despite the recent Internet reports that claimed the two are a couple, Watson’s representative insisted that her client is just work colleague with Simmons, 25.

“This is complete fiction,” the Daily Mail quoted the Harry Potter star’s representative as saying. (ANI)

Daughter meets Arnold for lunch to mend their relationship

Daughter meets Arnold for lunch to mend their relationship
by Kiran Pahwa on Fri, 06/17/2011

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London, June 17 : Looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter has forgiven him for his infidelity that tore their family apart.

Katherine was recently spotted meeting the former Californian Governor for lunch to patch up their relationship.

The 21-year-old met the Hollywood legend at Cafe Roma in Beverly Hills and smiled after the meal as they left separately, reports the Daily Mail.

Katherine looked lovely in jeans, a loose black top, high heeled wedges and Ray Ban sunglasses as she left the popular café, where Arnold also regularly meets his son Patrick.

Last month, Katherine made it clear that her father’s scandal shouldn’t mean the end of their relationship and tweeted: “Sometimes we forgive people cause we want them back in our lives.” (ANI)