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House where JFK had affair with Monroe now on sale

29 April 2012 9:58 AM, PDT

A hill-top house in California once owned by Frank Sinatra, where Us president John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe allegedly conducted their illicit affair is now on sale for a whopping $12 million, the Daily Mail reported on its website.The house 9361 Farralone Avenue, in Chatsworth in the outskirts of Los Angeles, was once sub-let by Monroe and Kennedy.s mutual friend Sinatra in the 1960s.Monroe was a regular guest at the minimalist steel and glass home, there are rumours that Kennedy was also a frequent visitor there to conduct his extra-marital trysts, the report said.Monroe reportedly stayed in a 1,000 square-foot, one bedroom guesthouse on the 13.5 acre property and she would entertain the former president after their affair supposedly began in 1961.The house has been the scene of many a Hollywood glamour night. Finished in 1951, the home played host to glamourous parties featuring actors and actresses from Hollywood.s golden era, »

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Action, comedy, drama - Summer Bonanza for moviegoers

29 April 2012 9:54 AM, PDT

Movie aficianados are in for a summer delight! From Hollywood treats like The Avengers and Madagascar 3 to Bollywood potboilers like Jannat 2 and Rowdy Rathore, a heady mix of romance, drama, action and comedy await movie-goers this holiday season..We have got two of the most eagerly awaited releases lined up. We are bringing Oscar winning film Hugo 3D on popular demand to India in May and Madagascar 3 in June. We are expecting great response for our releases in the holiday season,. Vikram Malhotra, COO of Viacom18 Motion Pictures, told us.While Hugo 3D releases May 4, Madagascar 3 (3D) will hit the screens June 8.Set in 1930s Paris, the Oscar winning film Hugo tells the tale of an orphan who lives within the walls of a train station and is wrapped in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton, while Madagascar 3 narrates the story of Alex the lion, »

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Vicky Donor actress wants content oriented films

29 April 2012 9:48 AM, PDT

She moved from television to regional movies to Bollywood. Actress Yami Gautam, who debuted in Hindi films with the unconventional yet successful movie Vicky Donor says movies are not about language but about content..You can.t tag me as a regional actress. Whatever I did was considering the content over the language,. Yami told us..I started my career with television and whatever work I did was keeping the content as my top most priority. Same goes with the movies, I never grabbed any work! There were a lot of offers before Vicky Donor but I wanted to wait for the right opportunity. Side by side I was doing ads and I.m fortunate that I worked in Vicky Donor,. she added.The 25-year-old became a known name on the small screen after working in shows like Chand Ke Paar Chalo and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam. Before Vicky Donor, »

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Scarlett Johansson loves karaoke

29 April 2012 9:43 AM, PDT

Actress Scarlett Johansson thinks everybody should love doing karaoke and says those who dislike it are afraid of being judged..Who doesn.t like to karaoke? Everybody loves karaoke and if they don.t love it, it.s only because they are feeling judged and the most important thing is you cannot.that is not what karaoke is about...karaoke is not about actually being good at karaoke,. contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.The 27-year-old says she always preferred Broadway singing and dancing over sports..I never played sports. I don.t want to be any of those things. I wanted to be like a singing, dancing, jazz hands, Broadway kid,. she said. »

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Minaj wants kids protected from her lyrics

29 April 2012 9:40 AM, PDT

Rapper Nicki Minaj says she won.t stop using curses in lyrics but urges parents to protect their children from listening to her explicit hit numbers..I don.t want children cursing. I.m very strict on my nieces and my little brother. They have to listen to clean versions of music,. contactmusic.com quoted her as saying..Why do people ask me to lose swear words? Do people ask Eminem to lose swear words? Do they ask Lil Wayne to lose swear words? Nobody stops them. Would you stop swearing for the children, please,. she said. »

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Drake dating Ora?

29 April 2012 9:37 AM, PDT

Rapper Drake sparked romance rumours with music sensation Rita Ora when he hired her as his support act for the UK tour.The two have already worked together on several tracks, but it seems their professional relationship has blossomed into a romance - they were seen kissing backstage at a gig here Monday, reports thesun.co.uk..Ora and Drake have been good friends for a while now but things seemed more serious this week. They were all over each other backstage at the gig on Monday and weren.t trying to hide it,. a source said.Drake had previously dated Rihanna, while Ora was linked to Rob Kardashian. »

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Innovative Manmohan Desai introduced vanity vans - Amitabh Bachchan

29 April 2012 9:31 AM, PDT

Vanity vans are no more exclusive in Bollywood, says Amitabh Bachchan, revealing that they was first introduced by Mahmohan Desai. The megastar added that the late filmmaker gifted him one too..At the studios these days, the largest space is taken up by the vanity vans for artists, talent, directors, writers...It was never like this in our time...ok...like earlier days! There were make up rooms if you were important enough, sharing an office space with two others if you had just started off, and did your changing and make up in the production bus that transported the staff and crew... At times for an all night shoot, you just dozed off on the floor of the set...getting a room was a luxury,. wrote Big B on his blog..But Manmohan Desai, the master, was different. He had a back problem and needed to lie down as he travelled to the sets, »

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Look at the positives of Crime Patrol - Anup Soni

29 April 2012 9:27 AM, PDT

Crime Patrol Dastak portrays real life crimes stories and many rue that it inspires people to commit crimes, but the show.s anchor Anup Soni says one should look at the positive side of it..There are people who might get inspired with what we show, but that number is very less. If there are 99 percent people who are becoming aware after watching the show and one percent get inspire to do wrong things, than it should be ignored,. he told us.Crime Patrol Dastak, which has completed 100 episodes, picks up crime cases and brings them to the viewers by reconstructing it with actors.Anup says he is involved in the research work..I am indirectly involved in the research process of the show but whatever feedback I get from people, I convey it to the production team,. he said.Known for working in fiction shows like Balika Vadhu, Anup plays narrator in each episode. »

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Fatboy Slim comes to India promises phenomenal evening

29 April 2012 9:21 AM, PDT

British Musician Norman Quentin Cook, known by his stage name Fatboy Slim is all set to enthrall Indian music lovers for the very first time with his performances. He says India has always been a dream destination.He has two shows lined up, he will first perform May 5 in Gurgaon and the next day in Bangalore.The 48-year-old created magic at global festivals like Glastonbury Festival, Big Beach Boutique, O2 Wireless Festival and Rockness Festival..Great crowds is what an artist craves for and India promises all that and more. India has always been a dream destination for me and it will be a euphoric feeling to see the crowds going insane with eclectic mixes at a phenomenal evening. I am looking forward to it,. he said in a statement.His most notable tracks include Weapon of Choice, Praise You, The Rockafeller Skank and Right Here Right Now.The performances »

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William and Kate celebrate first wedding anniversary

29 April 2012 9:18 AM, PDT

Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Sunday celebrated their first wedding anniversary.The royal couple were planning to make it a private affair, a spokesperson for St. James Palace confirmed earlier this week.The couple intended to travel to an undisclosed location in Britain for the anniversary, reports contactmusic.com.After the wedding, reportedly watched by two billion people across the globe, the pair jetted off on their secret honeymoon in the Seychelles, only to resume regal duties immediately after as they attended their first overseas tour to Canada and Us.Since then, William has been largely tied up with his duties as a search and rescue pilot for the Royal Air Force in the Falklands, while Kate has duly fulfilled numerous regal roles, from playing solo roles to conducting engagements alongside Queen Elizabeth II. »

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desiFEST adds on Cibc to Sponsorship Family

28 April 2012 4:32 AM, PDT

<div>Namaste Marketing Group, a Toronto based ethnic engagement agency has signed on Cibc for its upcoming 6th Annual desiFEST music concert.</div><div></div><div>Through the new four-year partnership, Cibc becomes the Official Financial Services Sponsor at desiFEST. Cibc joins longstanding marketing partner Rogers who has re-signed as Presenting Sponsor for 2012 and Omni Television who has returned as Official Media Sponsor.</div><div></div><div>"We are excited, about this long-term partnership and welcome Cibc to our family. Their commitment to our vision and efforts, help us celebrate diversity together in Canada and support the growing South Asian community, " says Kala Patel, President and Co-Founder, Namaste Marketing Group Inc.</div><div></div><div>desiFEST is Canada.s only national South Asian Music Festival. Creating opportunities for South Asian artists and South Asian inspired music, the event strengthens local communities, inspires youth, and supports the arts community in Canada. The festival has toured Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver showcasing hundreds of incredible artists, »

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Amitabh Bachchan open to working with Rekha again

28 April 2012 4:04 AM, PDT

<div>Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha shared magical chemistry on the silver screen and the pair became one of the most sort-after couple of B-town. But they haven.t been seen together since they last sizzled in Yash Chopra.s brilliant .Silsila., way back in 1982. However, years after, Big B has once again expressed that he doesn't mind working with Rekha.</div><div></div><div>Amitabh, who still manages to enthral the audience with his performances, is open to work with his alleged ex-flame, but what he demands is a good script. "If I get a good story and I like it, then we can certainly work together," explains Senior Bachchan.</div><div></div><div>On being asked about Rekha.s and Sachin Tendulkar's nomination in the Parliament, he said, "People who are nominated in Parliament are honourable and are eligible for appreciation." Well, we.ll surely convey your appreciation to her, sir.</div> »

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Mr Bhatti on Chutti releases May 18

28 April 2012 2:44 AM, PDT

After facing delays and objections from the censor board, Anupam Kher starrer Mr Bhatti On Chutti will finally come out May 18.Earlier this month Mr Bhattilanded in trouble with the censor board when the makers of the film were asked to bleep out the names of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Us president George Bush.Directed by Karan Razdan, Mr Bhatti on Chutti talks about a common man, Mr. Bhatti.s dream of a workable peace plan in a world ravaged by war and hunger. The film is also a celebration of Amitabh Bachchan.s stardom. He plays Mr. Bhatti.s conscience and also his inspiration.The cast also has includes actors Bhairavi Goswami, Ashwani Chopra, Abid Ali, Shakti Kapoor, Emma Kearney, Pawan Shankar and Neha Phendse besides Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance. »

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Ang Lee praises Suraj Sharma's work in Life of Pi

28 April 2012 2:42 AM, PDT

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, who zeroed in on Indian child actor Suraj Sharma as the lead for his forthcoming movie Life of Pi, says the teenager has given an emotional performance and hopes the movie remains talked about for a long time to come..I met him (Suraj), I tested him, and he held his breath for 20 seconds. So I got him a swimming coach, work-out coach - every coach,. Lee said here at the launch of the film.s first look..He gives an emotional performance in a movie that has the look of a family film, but it.s also a movie about big ideas. I hope people will spend weeks talking about it - that.s my idea of a family film,. added the director who won the best director Oscar for his film Brokeback Mountain.New Delhi-based Suraj, 17, makes his acting debut with the movie. He plays Pi, »

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Sanjay Suri back with film on stifled childhood

28 April 2012 2:25 AM, PDT

After basking in the glory of the National Award for I Am, actor-producer Sanjay Suri returns to the big screen in the role of a school teacher for a new film Papa Please, which deals with the undue academic pressure on children.In 2008, actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan dealt with a similar issue in his blockbuster film Taare Zameen Par..The template is the same, but the story is absolutely different,. Sanjay said in a statement.Papa Please is directed by debutant Shashi Verma and produced by Dipankar Roy and Binod Gupta. The film talks about the pressure parents and institutions inflict on students and youngsters to excel in academics. It also deals with the issue of saving the girl child..The film is from the point of view of a girl, who has the tremendous pressure of topping every time and how this pressure affects the psyche of the child,. Sanjay added. »

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Zohra Segal celebrates her century with official biography

28 April 2012 2:22 AM, PDT

.Abhi na jaana chhod kar...ki cake abhi kata nahin...ki pet abhi bhara nahin (Don.t leave the party, the cake hasn.t been cut yet, tummy isn.t filled yet), recited the blue-eyed baby of entertainment Zohra Segal on her 100th birthday, punning on her favourite sonnet Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon by poet Hafeez Jullundhri as she cut a large chocolate cake.Her characteristic lust for life appeared undimmed late Friday at the launch of her first official biography, Zohra Sehgal: Fatty by daughter Kiran Segal. And Segal is how they have preferred to spell the name.The title Fatty is an endearment used by Kiran for her weight conscious mother Zohra who is very particular about her figure like a 16-year-old starlet..She weighs herself every week and if she is a little bit above (overweight), then at lunch it is one toast instead of two, »

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Kim and Kanye already engaged?

28 April 2012 2:13 AM, PDT

Socialite Kim Kardashian is reportedly engaged to rapper Kanye West..Kanye proposed earlier this month,. showbizspy.com quoted a source as saying.Though Kim accepted his proposal, the reality TV star has learned not to rush into marriage after her previous experience..Kim said yes immediately - but she wants it to be a lengthy engagement; she.s learned not to rush into marriage. They.re a perfect match. They.ve both got their own money and they both share the same work ethic. It.s a match made in heaven,. the source said..Kim says she.d like to have some Little Kanyes as soon as her schedule allows. She couldn.t be happier,. the source added.The couple who is rumoured to be dating for a while, has been spotted hanging out together many times.Kim married basketballer Kris Humphries last year but the relationship lasted only 72 days, »

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Dolly Ahluwalia had apprehensions over Vicky Donor drinking act

28 April 2012 2:10 AM, PDT

She is Indian cinema.s leading costume designers, but it is her harried, drinking mother act in Vicky Donor that made Dolly Ahluwalia a household name.Vicky Donor has been getting rave reviews ever since its release - with a scene where Ahluwalia is shown sharing a drink with her onscreen mother-in-law played by Kamlesh Gill becoming the most talked about act of the film.Ahluwalia, married to actor Kamal Tiwari, who played Kareena Kapoor.s father in Omkara and Jab We Met, admits there were apprehensions about whether the saas-bahu.s drinking sessions would go down well with the audience..But to our good fortune, our bonding, including the drinking, has been appreciated..About Kamlesh Gill, Ahluwalia fondly said .We really came to care about one another. We.re now bonded beyond just the film. She is like a real mom. We wanted to show how a bickering saas-bahu »

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Avoid promotions if they bother you - Imran Khan

28 April 2012 2:06 AM, PDT

Actor Imran Khan has a piece of advice for people who complain of film promotions going over-the-top - if too much promotions bother, just ignore them..If something bothers you, like I say that some ads bother me, I put the television off. So, if people think that promotions are getting out of hand, they don.t have to pay attention, they don.t have to watch the film,. Imran said at the MTV power 1 Youth forum event..It.s ultimately someone.s freedom and it.s their way of promoting the film. They are taking nothing away from you,. he added.Imran said as an actor, it is his responsibility to support the producer and participate in a film.s promotions..I think it is ultimately the personal choice. There is a producer, who is investing crores of rupees in a product. As an actor, it is my responsibility »

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Work keeping Neil Nitin Mukesh busy

28 April 2012 2:03 AM, PDT

Ever since the release of Players, Neil Nitin Mukesh has been keeping a low profile but the actor reveals it.s his work that is nowadays keeping him busy.Neil said he is busy travelling and shooting for Susi Ganeshan.s directorial venture Shortcut Romeo..Actually, there is a lot of travelling going on because of Shortcut Romeo. I was in Maasai Mara the last two months and then I was in Chennai for ten days and then Goa. So, because of so much travel, I guess, I was unable to meet all of you,. Neil said at a Volkswagen event.And that.s not all. The actor has also been roped in for Bejoy Nambiar.s David and will be seen alongside actress Sonal Chauhan in 3G..Currently I am doing Bijoy Nambiar.s film David, which is under preparation. Before that I am doing a film with Eros along with Sonal Chauhan. »

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