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I enjoy writing, says Kareena

I enjoy writing, says Kareena

Indian film star Kareena Kapoor has discovered the writer in herself. After having written an introduction to her dietician Rujuta Diwekar’s earlier book that was a huge success; Kareena has continued to keep in touch with her writing skills.
The actress says, “I genuinely enjoy writing. What’s more, I feel especially thrilled when I ask Saif to go through my draft and he suggests just a couple of minor changes. Then I know that I am on the right track.”
Kareena is also

‘DiCaprio is a demanding actor’

Director Christopher Nolan says actor Leonardo DiCaprio is a demanding actor. “Leo is someone I had been trying to work with for years. I’d met him many times and nothing had come together, but I finally managed to convince him with this one and he brought an incredible amount of emotional focus to his character.
“He is extremely demanding, which actually helped me work out where in ‘Inception’ the emotional importance of the story is,” he said. DiCaprio gets inundated with movie

Salman-Ranbir to clash!

The year has just kicked in and the star wars have already erupted. Salman Khan’s Ready and Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar will both reportedly release on May 27 this year.
While Ready is an action thriller, Rockstar is a musical-emotional extravaganza. It would be interesting to watch the fireworks of having Salman and Ranbir out there promoting their new releases simultaneously. Ranbir keeps stressing that he adores Salman and has no issues whatsoever with the senior actor.

Amitabh wants dance lessons

Indian filmstar Amitabh Bachchan danced his way into the New Year in Goa, but feels he needs to take some serious dancing lessons soon.
“Moving on the dance floor after ages has shown how rusty I have become. This has to change. Dancing lessons, I presume, during the gym hours I would imagine is the nearest course of action that could be taken. But yes, I was surprised at the fact that a few parts of my body still move in rhythm,” Amitabh posted on his blog.
The 68-year-old,

Anna Chapman is Woman of the Year

Anna Chapman, the undercover Russian spy who was expelled from the US, has been named Woman of the Year by a Russian TV station.
The channel dedicated a prime time slot to Chapman, where she was presented with a lion cub live.
She revealed that she would secure her own Russian TV show in the New Year, following a lingerie shoot in November.

Hannah Murray talks about latest film: Chatroom

Best known as Cassie from Skins, Hannah Murray stars in Chatroom alongside Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson. The film is directed by Hideo Nakata (The Ring) and focuses on five teenagers.
Chatroom’s about to hit UK cinemas so can you tell us a bit about the movie?
It’s about a group of teenagers who go online because they have various dissatisfactions with their real lives. Mainly they kind of want excitement and they want friends and they’re all looking for something.

Longoria denies participation in show

A representative for Eva Longoria has dismissed reports that the actress is inviting cameras into her life to film a new reality show.
The “Desperate Housewives” star was rumoured to have signed up to star in a fly-on-the-wall series about her personal life, following the split from her basketball star husband Tony Parker.
But a spokesperson insists that she has no plans to participate in such a series. Longoria sent shock waves through Hollywood last month when she filed

Lohan to move to a secret place

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan will move to a secret location with her mother and siblings soon after being released from rehab. A friend of Lohan said that she would be staying at a secret location with her family, mother and siblings.
The actress’ father, Michael Lohan, too is happy that she is not returning to her Hollywood home. “Being away from her old so-called friends and haunts in Hollywood would only behoove Lindsay as long as when she gets to New York, she stays away

Shah Rukh has eyes set on 2011

In 2010, Shah Rukh Khan scored many goals as he partnered Karan Johar on My Name is Khan, a film that went on to become the highest overseas Bollywood grosser, in which his superlative performance silenced critics who have often accused him of using only his charisma on screen.
He led his IPL team to better averages than in previous years and his team is also one of the most cash-rich cricket franchises. When a political party tried to bulldoze him, he simply refused to bow to

Kutcher wins the legal battle

Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher has won a fight with a porn company as the firm agreed to remove his name from promotional material for a tape. He threatened to sue after Vivid Entertainment bosses named him in a press release for their forthcoming adult video featuring Brittney Jones, who claims to have Kutcher.
The press release declared: “Ashton’s fans will undoubtedly enjoy seeing what the star himself may have experienced.” The firm’s boss Steve Hirsch initially dismissed the

Purab wants to do action films

Model-turned-anchor-turned-actor Purab Kohli is quite happy with the way his life is going as he says that he has never had any regrets. It is also said about him that he prefers off beat films to commercial, but Purab denies that, saying, “It is not like I am following a rule or something.
In fact, I would love to work in action flicks.” He adds that he has always been a Mumbai boy and that is how it happens in this city. It is a busy place, people don’t always have the time to

John Mellencamp and Elaine separate after 20 years

LOS ANGELES – In a post-holiday week that has seen several announcements of celebrity couplings, singer John Mellencamp and his wife Elaine have decided to do the opposite and separate.
“John and Elaine Mellencamp are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family. They will continue to raise their two children in Indiana but have decided to call it a day as a couple,” their spokesman said.
Mellencamp gained

Discovery cancels Michael Jackson autopsy TV show

LOS ANGELES – The Discovery television network said that it canceled plans to air a reenactment of the autopsy on Michael Jackson’s body, citing an upcoming court hearing and concern by the late pop star’s estate. The show, “Michael Jackson’s Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson,” had been set to air in several countries of western Europe and in the United Kingdom on January 13.
“Given the commencement of legal proceedings beginning next week, and at the request of Michael

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

This one is straight out of a fairy tale that turned splitsville. Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones) have lost interest in each other 40 years after marriage. Couple 1: No morning walks. No moments in bed. The outcome? One looks for love outside marriage in the form of the too-hot-to-handle blonde, Charmain (Lucy Punch), the other takes to the inhibitions-are-better formula, courtesy a charlatan fortune teller.
Couple 2: Sally (Naomi Watts) has had enough of her

A Minute With: Bette Midler

NEW YORK – She has received four Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys, and a Tony Award, and even after selling more than 30 million records, singer Bette Midler is still going strong.
For over 40 years, Midler has delighted audiences with her bawdy live performances, and on December 31, Midler will be ringing in the New Year on cable TV channel HBO with her special, “The Showgirl Must Go On,” which is the live stage show she has been performing in recent years at Caesars

SRK’s New Year bash in Dubai!

Shah Rukh Khan has reason enough to celebrate. 2010 wasn’t such a bad year for the man whose film My Name Is Khan – hailed India’s first global film – hit the theatres.
Then there was the shooting of his ambitious ‘Ra.One’ that kept him busy all year. SRK, now has a host of new things to look forward to as well – his small screen reality show ‘Zor ka Jhatka’ and the release of ‘Ra.One’. And so, our dear Khan is celebrating, the end of good things and the begining of better ones,

Hilton in trouble over Hairtech deal

Paris Hilton is again in the news for all the wrong reasons – the star might have to shell out 70 million dollars for reneging on a deal with a company. Hairtech International has claimed in its lawsuit against Hilton that she cost them 70 million dollars when she went back on her deal to promote and wear its hair extensions, reports TMZ.
Hairtech alleged that Hilton pocketed 3.5 million dollars from the company for endorsing the extensions, but then started wearing those of