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Christian the Lion with Sigur Ros soundtrack

Christian the Lion with Sigur Ros soundtrack

Christian the Lion is a heartwarming story about a lion cub raised by two men John Rendall and Anthony (‘Ace’) Bourke. They saw him for sale at Harrods in a cramped cage and decided to bring it home. They were allowed by the local vicar to exercise it in the church grounds, but he grew too big too fast and had to be sent to Africa. They managed to reintroduce him to the wild and a year later they went to meet him.
They were told that he was the head of his own pride and would not

Lohan faces jail over gem theft, US judge warns

LOS ANGELES – A judge warned troubled US starlet Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday that she faces jail, as she appeared in court again over the theft of a $2,500 necklace from a Los Angeles jewellery store. Judge Keith Schwarz told the 24-year-old that she would be sent to jail if she pleads guilty under a deal offered by prosecutors, connected with an earlier probation violation.
“This case does involve jail time — period,” he said. “If you plead in front of me — if this case

Hefner reveals wedding plans

Hugh Hefner has revealed details of his upcoming nuptials with Crystal Harris – the pair is set to wed on 18 June. The Playboy icon is preparing to marry for the third time after proposing to his 24-year-old girlfriend on Christmas Day. And now the 84 year old has unveiled his plans for the big day, revealing he will exchange vows with Harris in a romantic ceremony at his mansion.
After Harris announced the date to CNN host Piers Morgan, Hefner added, “My brother will be my best

Timberlake may star in The Stooges

Justin Timberlake is apparently one of the names in contention to play Larry in the Farrelly brothers’ film adaptation of ‘The Three Stooges’. The film is slated to start filming in Georgia this April, and the brothers are on the hunt for the perfect ‘Stooges’ team.
“We haven’t cast it yet,” Bobby Farrelly told. Bobby added that it’s a “tricky” film to cast “because they all have to be about the same age and even around the same height.” “We’re waiting for that first person that

Beckhams swap planes for ‘security’

David and Victoria Beckham swapped planes at the last minute on Wednesday for “security reasons”, sparking speculation they wanted to avoid a run-in with glamour model Katie Price. The former Spice Girl and her footballer husband were due to fly from London to Los Angeles on a Virgin Atlantic flight, on the same plane as the busty model.
They refused to board the plane and switched to an Air New Zealand jet, prompting reports they wanted to distance themselves from Price, who

Kanye’s new video facing ban

Bosses at an epilepsy organisation are calling for Kanye West’s latest music video to be taken off the internet over fears it could cause seizures among sufferers. The hip-hop star’s promo for ‘All of the Lights,’ which features Rihanna, uses so much flashing imagery that regulators have deemed the video unsuitable to be broadcasted on television.
Experts at Cambridge Research Systems claim the video contains flashes that could trigger seizures in people with photosensitive

YouTube banks on Bollywood

MUMBAI – YouTube, the Google-owned video-sharing website, is banking on Bollywood and cricket to make its mark in the Indian market, looking at tie-ups with major studios to expand its movie library.
YouTube, which launched in India in 2008, says there is a huge market for Bollywood and cricket content not just in India, but in markets which haven’t been explored earlier, a trend it is hoping to cash in on, a top official at the company told. “For most Bollywood producers,

iPad 2 release date confirmed by invite

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple on Wednesday sent out emailed invitations to a March 2 San Francisco press event hinting at the debut of a new version of its hot-selling iPad tablet computer. The cryptic invitations provided the date, time and location of the event and show an image of a March 2 calendar page peeling back to reveal a corner of an iPad.
The message on the page reads “Come see what 2011 will be the year of. Technology analysts have taken to referring to 2011 as the “year of

Paltrow to join Coldplay

LONDON – Actress Gwyneth Paltrow looks set to enter the British music charts when the weekly ranking is confirmed, entering a domain normally dominated by husband and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin.
Boosted by her appearance on the ‘Glee’ television series aired this week in Britain, the 38-year-old Oscar winner is at number 24 with her version of “Singing in the Rain/Umbrella” and at number 29 with a cover of Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You.”
Combined with a third song which

Today’s pick – Evolution of Dance – Judson Laipply

Judson Laipply is an American motivational speaker and dancer who is best known for his performance in the ‘Evolution of Dance’ viral video clip from 2006. The video is a six minute, extremely entertaining (despite it being a one-man show) performance on dance that spans five decades of pop music. Using iconic songs such as ‘The Twist’, ‘YMCA’, ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Thriller’, ‘Ice Ice Baby’, and ‘The Macarena’ amongst twenty other songs, Laipply really did give us the evolution of

Oscar hosts won’t make any nasty jokes

LOS ANGELES – When the producers of the Academy Awards settled on the idea of staging the Oscars as a visual journey through movie history, they decided the hosts should be young, energetic actors who could pull it off. Come February 27, viewers will see James Franco, 32, and Anne Hathaway, 28, travel back in time in an ambitious opening montage and become immersed in a digitally-enhanced “virtual” set.
Ricky gervais made some enemies at the golden globes. at the 2005 oscars,

For men, the classic tuxedo is the costume of choice

LOS ANGELES – Fashion fans are in a frenzy as Hollywood counts down to the Oscars, with designers and jewelers vying to provide the gorgeous gowns and fabulous gems on the red carpet next Sunday night. Often referred to as the most famous runway in the world, the Academy Awards show offers fashion houses an unparalleled opportunity to showcase their most spectacular creations to hundreds of millions of television viewers worldwide.
The priceless publicity, and unspoken celebrity

Saad Haroon live!

Lahore – Saad Haroon’s stand up comedy show, which stretched out in Lahore for four consecutive days left the audience light hearted and cheerful as they left the auditorium. Humour has a way of changing people’s perspectives to see things more lightly instead of the same aggressive way. And Saad Haroon’s style is different. It is cheerful, sunny, and so genuine, that only those who would listen carefully would understand that this young man has a way of saying the darkest, most

Chris Brown allowed near Rihanna

A court order was lifted on Tuesday that had prevented R&B singer Chris Brown from coming into close contact with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna since a violent altercation two years ago. Los Angeles Superior Court judge Patricia Schnegg downgraded the stay-away order that said Brown, 21, must stay 50 yards away from Rihanna, or 10 yards at entertainment industry events. Schnegg replaced it with a less stringent order that bars Brown from harassing or annoying Rihanna, but allows him to

Shakira linked to footy star Pique

Shakira has put her split from longtime boyfriend Antonio De La Rua behind her – the singer has reportedly moved on with footballer Gerard Pique. The Colombian beauty ended her relationship with de la Rua, the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua, last August, parting ways after nearly 11 years together. Now the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ hitmaker has apparently moved on with Spanish ace Pique – new photos show the couple holding hands as they depart a Barcelona restaurant.

Justin Bieber gets wax figure

Canadian teen pop idol Justin Bieber has become the latest celebrity to get his own wax figure, Madame Tussauds wax museum said on Tuesday, a day after the young pop star tweeted he had a new haircut. The wax figure of the 16-year-old pop phenomenon, who was as famed for his former bowl-cut as his soulful voice, will debut in March at Madame Tussauds in New York, London and Amsterdam. “To be immortalized in wax alongside some of my idols – Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyonce and my

King launches one-man comedy show

Larry King is getting his turn to do the talking. The veteran TV interviewer, who left his “Larry King Live” CNN show after 25 years in December, is launching a series of one man comedy shows in April about his life and work called “Larry King: Standing Up,” producers said on Tuesday. King, 77, will give fans “a hilarious and insightful look” at his life both behind and in front of the cameras. The one-night-only shows will cover his life growing up as a street-smart kid in Brooklyn