Sunday, June 27

Katy Perry poses for Esquire
Katy PerrySinger Katy Perry has posed for the cover of Esquire, a US magazine.

On the cover of the magazine, Perry is seen covering her assets with her hands and wearing high-waist old-fashioned undies, black stripper heels and a couple of pieces of jewellery.

Meanwhile, the singer has also sparked rumours that she and fiance Russell Brand are already married after, in an interview, she said: "Life’s never dull with him (Russell) – that’s why I married him!"

Friday, June 25

Priyanka Chopra getting wrinkled
Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra may be the muse of many males, but this Bollywood hottie is getting wrinkled.

Now, for her upcoming film Saat Khoon Maaf, Priyanka Chopra is donning the role of a 65 year old lady. So, recently, when her parents visited her on the sets of the film, for a moment they couldn't believe that it was their daughter Priyanka Chopra who was looking like an old lady with wrinkles all over.

In her film Saat Khoon Maaf, Priyanka plays all the different stages of a woman's life from age 18 to 65 years. So, all those guys who have a soft corner for this babe, they can take heart that Priyanka's wrinkles are not real at all.
JuliaRoberts’ Eat Pray Love inspires jewellery
Julia RobertsHollywood actress Julia Roberts’ much-talked about movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ will come with a treasure trove of tie-in items from furnishings to jewellery when it is released in August.

Directed by Ryan Murphy, the movie is based on Pushcart prize-winning author Elizabeth Gilbert’s spirituality travel memoirs and features Roberts as Gilbert who travels to Italy, India and Indonesia in search of peace. Producers of the film have given various companies rights to link new products to the film.

American chain Cost Plus will offer exclusive furnishings, replicas of those featured in the film, Dogeared jewellers are offering ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ bracelets and necklaces inspired by the film and there will even be a eau de parfum from Fresh, T-shirts from Signorelli, and "Eat, Pray, Love" tea.

Furthermore, bosses at Sta Tours will soon be offering the Eat, Pray, Love Experience - the chance to dine in Italy, meditate in India and fall in love with Bali.

Thursday, June 24

Sanjay Dutt gifts diamond solitaire to Manyata
Ever since wife Manyata is carrying his child, Sanjay Dutt is ecstatic about becoming a proud father.

Elated at the prospects of fatherhood, Sanjay recently gifted a huge solitaire to his beloved wife Manyata. News has it that Manyata is three weeks pregnant.

Said a source, "When the doctor confirmed Maana’s pregnancy and she informed Sanju, he was so happy, he wanted to lay the whole world at her feet."

"Without telling her, he called up her favourite jeweller in Bandra and ordered the biggest pair of diamond earrings they had. When they were ready, he personally picked them up, came home and gifted the five-karat-each solitaire earring pair to his biwi," added the source.

Sanjay Dutt has a twenty year old daughter, Trishala, from his former wife Richa Sharma.
Indian fashion goes to Spain
Fashion veteran Ritu Kumar is all set to showcase her couture collection in Spain which is awarding the designer for her efforts to popularize the craft and traditional weaves of India.

Kumar would display 10 garments at "Valladolid de Moda Fashion Week" to be held in Madrid and Valladolid from June 28-30 and also participate in business meets with Spanish designers and institutes to brainstorm on fashion collaborations and deals, a first between both the countries.

"The garments are part of my couture collection. I have used dull gold metallic threads and traditional look fabrics with dhapka and mukarish work embellished with sequins to give a royal look," Kumar told reporters.

The designer says she would skip the upcoming couture fashion week in Delhi early next month to participate in the Spanish event.

"I have been invited as the finale designer and FDCI supported my decision to go to Spain as it is a national honour for us," says Kumar who is fellow member of Fashion Design Council of India.

The Delhi-based fashion guru whose work draws heavily from the embroidery and textile heritage of India says she is excited about showing in Spain.

"I am quite excited about the event which will be held in an old monastery outside Madrid. Spain is quite eastern in its aesthetics and they love the colours and drama associated with India," says Kumar who is taking an assortment of Mangalpuri, cotton and Benarasi beadwork on her trip.

The collection employs dull and gold metallic threads, interspersed with a line of antique looking textiles which drape, enhance and produce the most romantic imagery of a yesteryear of royalty.

Organised by Indian cultural centre in Spain, the fashion event would have Indian representation from officials of the Indian Institute of Fashion Technology and FDCI among others.

Alongwith Ritu Kumar, Spanish designer Elyo Berhanyer would also be honoured at the event.

"The objective of this meeting between specialists, institutions and professionals is to provide a platform to discuss a common commercial cooperation, industrial, cultural and educational strategy between the two countries in the fashion industry," says Kumar.

Wednesday, June 23

Meghna Naidu got pregnant...!!!???
Meghna NaiduBollywood starlet Meghna Naidu is an angry woman, for she has just lodged a complaint to the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell in Mumbai about a hacker who got her ‘pregnant’.

News has it that a hacker had breached Naidu’s Gmail account and chatted with her friends, falsely claiming that the actress “was pregnant from a fling with a guy whose name she couldn’t remember” and that she “needed advice”.

However, when the impersonator chatted with Naidu’s publicist, the PR specialist smelled a rat. “PRs specialize in understanding the psyche of their clients. I take special efforts and time to comprehend how each client thinks, feels, behaves and talks. This person on chat had a subtle devilish sarcasm, and as I know Meghna, she’s cool and clear, but hardly sarcastic,” said her publicist.

Post the chat session, Naidu’s publicist called her, only to find that the actress was not at her home.

However, when contacted the actress, she confirmed the reports and said, “I was paranoid when I checked my Google chats. This imposter had been chatting with a lot my friends and claimed I was pregnant out of a fling. To add to this craziness, he wrote, I’d forgotten the name of the guy who made me pregnant. All this bogus talk was insane and scary.”

“We complained at the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell. Sadly and strangely, the cops there didn’t seem to be much interested about my case. I hope they are able to track the hacker,” she added.

Monday, June 21

Katrina Kaif gets dumped by Salman Khan
Bollywood’s original heartbreak hunk Salman Khan seems to have found the perfect substitute for his lady love Katrina Kaif in her look alike Zarine Khan.

The actor, who has been in news for his turbulent and estranged relationship with Katrina Kaif, appears to have moved on to yet another smothering lass. Believe it or not but the two seemed to be much in love at a recent party organized by Aamir Khan, where Sallu was seen walking in with Zarine instead of Kat.

On Saturday night Aamir Khan had thrown a party in honour of Argentinian music composer Gustavo Santaolalla at his resident. Salman, who was one of the popular guests of the evening, stunned everyone when he walked in with Zarine instead of Kat.

A source said, “Heads turned when Zarine and Salman walked in together. And soon enough, there were hushed whispers doing the rounds at the party. Zarine was lugging on to Salman sleeve throughout the party. Though he spent most of his time talking to Aamir, he didn’t mind her presence at all.”

The relationship is symbiotic it seems. Not too long ago, Zarine Khan had reportedly made it very clear that she owes a lot to Salman and that she calls him her mentor. She had said, “I am here because of Salman Khan. He is my mentor who discovered me and gave me my first Bollywood break. He has always been very supportive and I owe a lot to him”.

Sunday, June 20

Lindsay Lohan caught embracing Gerard Butler
Lindsay LohanIt looks like something’s cooking between Gerard Butler and Lindsay Lohan.

The Scot got ‘reacquainted’ with the ‘Mean Girls’ star at a recent Hollywood bash.

The duo famously locked lips at a shindig in Morocco a few months back and the pair got up close and personal at a do in Beverly Hills last week.

“They arrived at the party separately. When they saw each other they got together and embraced,” said an eyewitness.

“As the afternoon wore on, they became more and more friendly and eventually one thing led to another and they left together.

“Friends said they went off to a hotel. They were all over each other at the party, really not leaving each other’s sides,” he added.
Deepika Padukone to get Salman Khan as Bodyguard
Deepika PadukoneWe must say that Deepika Padukone is one of the luckiest actresses in the bollywood. Believe it or not, but Deepika may soon have a chance to proclaim that none other than Salman Khan is her bodyguard!

Salman may turn the bodyguard of Deepika in an upcoming flick, starring the two in lead roles. Reports reveal that the Hindi remake of the South Indian director Siddique’s Malayalam film ‘Bodyguard’, will have Deepika opposite the macho guy Salman.

A lot of filmmakers had approached Siddique to get the rights for the movie’s Hindi remake, but only Atul Agnihotri could manage to convince the former for the same. Siddique will take up the role of the director and writer in the Hindi version after completing the Tamil.

Grapevine has it that the Tamil version of the film stars Asin Thottumkal and the South superstar Vijay.

Nevertheless, while Salman has already been signed for playing the lead role in the Hindi remake of the flick, Deepika is not sure yet. However, filmmaker Atul Agnihotri added that they were still working on the script, and would begin shooting for the flick on December 6.

Thursday, June 17

Britney Spears -Hottest Woman on Earth
Britney Spears - Hottest Woman on EarthHigh-fashion photographers have adjudged American singer Britney Spears as the ‘Hottest Woman on Earth.’

Photographers Indrani and Marcus Klinko have said that the ‘Baby One More Time’ hitmaker is the hottest woman they have clicked yet.

“Britney would be the hottest woman I have ever photographed, she was super sexy. At the time, she was just unbelievable – so natural and so sweet”, told Klinko, referring to a large-scale, garden-themed shoot they did with Spears in 2004.

“Britney was just so personable and she had a lot of the ideas for the images. It was one of the loveliest experiences,” Klinko added.
Helen Mirren admits loyalty is better than romance
Helen MirrenHelen Mirren has admitted that though she has a sexy image in public, her home life is far from romantic.

The 64-year-old actress and American film director Taylor Hackford have been together for 24 years and married for 13.

The couple met on the set of 1985 drama White Nights, which Hackford directed.

Mirren, who once vowed that she would never marry again, even said that though there may be less romantic gestures, she is still smitten by him.

“I have the incredible advantage of having a husband who is both loyal and understanding”, said Helen.

“In return I give him back loyalty and understanding, too. We couldn’t be married without that. He isn’t romantic but what I get on the other side is so much better: loyalty and truthfulness. I’d take those qualities over romantic evenings any time.”

The pair has no children as Mirren had once declared that she has “no maternal instinct whatsoever”.

“I admire my husband and I think that’s essential. I don’t think you can fall in love with someone just because you admire him. But I don’t think you can fall in love with someone unless you admire him,” she added.
Manoj Bajpai to play coal mafia don
Manoj BajpaiManoj Bajpai is all set to don the garb of a bad guy for Anurag Kashyap’s "Gangs of Wassipur". The actor says he has verbally agreed to play a coal mafia gangster, but has yet to sign on the dotted line.

"The story, of course, has a gang involved in it. It’s not like “Satya” because there that was Mumbai mafia. This will show the coal mafia of Dhanbad (Jharkhand)”, told Manoj. "I haven’t signed the film, but I have verbally agreed to do it."

Manoj is still remembered for playing gangster Bhiku Matre in Ramgopal Varma’s underworld drama "Satya" (1998) - the film was a huge success at the box office.

Though he hasn’t signed the contract, Manoj has already started making preparation to tone down his body for his role in "Gangs of Wassipur". "I have to lose three kgs in one-and-a-half month for the film. I have to look lean," he said.

Right now he is basking in the success of his recent release "Raajneeti" where he played an aggressive politician Virendra Pratap Singh, which was modelled on Duryodhan of Mahabharata.

Tuesday, June 15

FIFA World Cup 2010 Schedule in IST
FIFA World Cup 2010 Schedule in Indian Standard Time
I was searching the web for the detailed schedule about the FIFA World Cup 2010.

Got thousands of results but most of them were showing the scheduled time in South African Time.

So what about the Indian fans? When I searched for the words “FIFA World Cup Schedule 2010 in IST”, then again I found most of the results stating scheduled time in South African Time. It was really difficult to find the FIFA World Cup Schedule 2010 in Indian Standard Time. Thanks to those who furnished the detailed list.

So I am posting here the detailed time table for the FIFA World Cup 2010 Schedule in IST. Obviously, it’s for the Indian fans.

One can watch the World Cup 201 live on ESPN and Doordarshan in India. Here is the complete schedule and fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2010 with channels details and timings according to Indian Standard Time (IST).

First Round World Cup 2010 matches:
June 11
07.30pm – South Africa Vs Mexico – Johannesburg (SC)

June 12
12.00am – Uruguay Vs France – Cape Town
05.00pm – South Korea Vs Greece – Johannesburg (SC)
07.30pm – Argentina Vs Nigeria – Port Elizabeth (Ellis)

June 13
12.00am – England Vs USA – Rustenburg
05.00pm – Algeria Vs Slovenia – Polokwane
07.30pm – Serbia Vs Ghana – Pretoria

June 14
12.00am – Germany Vs Australia – Durban
05.00pm – Netherlands Vs Denmark – Johannesburg (SC)
07.30pm – Japan Vs Cameroon – Bloemfontein

June 15
12.00am – Italy Vs Paraguay – Cape Town
05.00pm – New Zealand Vs Slovakia – Rustenburg
07.30pm – Ivory Coast Vs Portugal – Port Elizabeth

June 16
12.00am – Brazil Vs North Korea – Johannesburg (Ellis)
05.00pm – Honduras Vs Chile – Nelspruit
07.30pm – Spain Vs Switzerland – Durban

June 17
12.00am – South Africa Vs Uruguay – Pretoria
05.00pm – Argentina Vs South Korea – Johannesburg (SC)
07.30pm – Greece Vs Nigeria – Bloemfontein

June 18
12.00am – France Vs Mexico – Polokwane
05.00pm – Germany Vs Serbia – Port Elizabeth
07.30pm – Slovenia Vs USA – Johannesburg (Ellis)

June 19
12.00am – England Vs Algeria – Cape Town
05.00pm – Netherlands Vs Japan – Durban
07.30pm – Ghana Vs Australia – Rustenburg

June 20
12.00am – Cameroon Vs Denmark – Pretoria
05.00pm – Slovakia Vs Paraguay – Bloemfontein
07.30pm – Italy Vs New Zealand – Nelspruit

June 21
12.00am – Brazil Vs Ivory Coast – Johannesburg (SC)
05.00pm – Portugal Vs North Korea – Cape Town
07.30pm – Chile Vs Switzerland – Port Elizabeth

June 22
12.00am – Spain Vs Honduras – Johannesburg (Ellis)
07.30pm – Mexico Vs Uruguay – Rustenburg
07.30pm – France Vs South Africa – Bloemfontein

June 23
12.00am – Nigeria Vs South Korea – Durban
12.00am – Greece Vs Argentina – Polokwane
07.30pm – Slovenia Vs England – Port Elizabeth
07.30pm – USA Vs Algeria – Pretoria

June 24
12.00am – Ghana Vs Germany – Johannesburg (SC)
12.00am – Australia Vs Serbia – Nelspruit
07.30am – Slovakia Vs Italy – Johannesburg (Ellis)
07.30am – Paraguay Vs New Zealand – Polokwane

June 25
12.00am – Denmark Vs Japan – Rustenburg
12.00am – Cameroon Vs Netherlands – Cape Town
07.30am – Portugal Vs Brazil – Durban
07.30am – North Korea Vs Ivory Coast – Nelspruit

June 26
12.00am – Chile Vs Spain – Pretoria
12.00am – Switzerland Vs Honduras – Bloemfontein

Second Round matches– Round of 16
June 26
07.30pm – Group A winner Vs Group B 2nd place – Port Elizabeth

June 27
12.00am – Group C winner Vs Group D 2nd place – Rustenburg
07.30pm – Group D winner Vs Group C 2nd place – Bloemfontein

June 28
12.00am – Group B winner Vs Group A 2nd place – Johannesburg (SC)
07. 30pm – Group E winner Vs Group F 2nd place – Durban

June 29
12.00am – Group G winner Vs Group H 2nd place – Johannesburg (Ellis)
07.30pm – Group F winner Vs Group E 2nd place – Pretoria

June 30
12.00am – Group H winner Vs Group G 2nd place – Cape Town

July 2
7.30pm – 1st Quarter-final – Port Elizabeth

July 3
12. 00am – 2nd Quarter-final – Johannesburg (SC)
7.30pm – 3rd Quarter-final – Cape Town

July 4
12.00am – 4th Quarter-final – Johannesburg (Ellis)

July 7
12.00am – 1st Semi-final – Cape Town

July 8
12.00am – 2nd Semi-final – Durban

Third Place (July 11)
12.00am – Semi-final losers – Port Elizabeth

Final (July 12)
12.00am – Semi-final winners – Johannesburg (SC)

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Nicole Scherzinger has a crush on Halle Berry
Nicole ScherzingerPop star Nicole Scherzinger has a secret girl crush on Oscar winning actress Halle Berry.

The 31-year-old pop star, who is dating Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, has revealed Berry is at the top of her list of lovely ladies.

"She’s just naturally gorgeous and I love her smile. I sound like a dude; I’ve got to snap out of it," Scherzinger said.

After rekindling her relationship with Hamilton, the two were looking more in love than ever after his sensational Grand Prix win.

Hamilton’s pop star girlfriend was in the pit lane cheering him on but for much of the race she was holding her young niece, Lilliana, and she certainly seemed comfortable in the pose leaving observers to wonder if she might be getting a little broody.

Monday, June 14

Gisele Bundchen back to runway
Gisele BundchenGisele Bundchen, the world’s highest-paid supermodel, marked her return to the catwalk Sunday after giving birth to her first baby six months ago.

the 29 year old, Bundchen paraded in her native Brazil in the Sao Paulo Fashion Week, Latin America’s biggest fashion event, for the clothing label Colcci.

The leggy model is a regular at the Sao Paulo show but gave it a miss in January because she gave birth to her baby boy Benjamin on December 8 last year.

Bundchen is married to a US football player, Tom Brady, and spends most of her time in the United States.

She sauntered out Sunday in three outfits, two of them translucent enough to see she had regained her slim figure.

"I was very nervous," Bundchen said. "But I am very happy, everything went right."

Asked about her son, Bundchen said: "He’s at home. Mom’s here working, it’s not right to bring him."
Naomi Watts claims: Motherhood toughest job
Naomi WattsHollywood actress Naomi Watts has claimed motherhood is the "hardest thing" she has ever done.

The 44-year-old actress, who has sons Alexander, two, and Kai, 18 months, with long-term partner Liev Schreiber, didn’t plan to have children late in life and thinks their closeness in age makes raising them extra difficult, but doesn’t regret her life’s decisions.

"I didn’t ever think I would be having kids this late. Then two under the age of two in diapers – it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but the most rewarding," she said.

Naomi didn’t find acting success until she was cast in "Mulholland Drive" aged 31, but she still felt comfortably established enough to take time off to have her children.

"I didn’t really worry about having time off. My career started late, so by the time I was ready to have children, I felt like I had enough body of work under my belt. I was ready to say, “OK, let’s slow this down a little bit’," she said.
Amitabh Bachchan back on KBC
Amitabh Bachchan - Kaun Banega CrorepatiClosing all the speculations as to who will host the forthcoming season of India’s most popular game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, latest reports say that Bollywood megastar, Amitabh Bachchan has been finalized to host the fourth season of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati,’ a reality game show closely based on UK’s ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’

Buzz has it that the fourth season of the game show will commence by the end of 2010 on a new entertainment channel as a source from the TV industry said, “The show will now be aired on a different channel.”

By the way, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ marked Big B’s first appearance on Indian TV in year 2001. In 2005, the second season of ‘KBC’ was called ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati Dwitiya’, which carried almost double prize money - Rs 2 crore. However, with Big B falling ill, the second season came to an abrupt end in 2006. Although Big B announced that he would soon return to the show, it was Shah Rukh Khan who hosted it in 2007.

Talking to a news daily on why Big B is indispensable to ‘KBC’, a source said, “Both, Bachchan and Shah Rukh, respectively brought their distinct individuality on the table, but frankly speaking, Shah Rukh’s histrionics did not do go down well with the audience. There was a vast difference in the TRPs between the two seasons hosted by Bachchan and the third season hosted by Shah Rukh.”

“An official announcement will be made very soon,” the source added.

With Bollywood’s living legend Amitabh Bachchan as its host, ‘KBC’ saw unparallel success. Even cinema halls faced the burnt of ‘KBC’, as they reported a slump in the sale of tickets during night shows.

Saturday, June 12

Catherine Zeta Jones honored by Queen Elizabeth II
Catherine Zeta JonesFrom Wales to Hollywood to ‘Chicago’ - now Catherine Zeta-Jones has an appointment at Buckingham Palace.

Zeta-Jones added a royal honour to Hollywood stardom Saturday when she was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

The Academy Award winner is part of an eclectic list of honourees, announced to mark the queen’s official birthday that includes the founder of the Jimmy Choo footwear label and 1960s rocker Graham Nash.

Swansea, Wales-born Zeta-Jones, 40, began her career in British theatre and television before moving to Hollywood and marrying actor Michael Douglas. The actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2003 for the musical ‘Chicago,’ can now put the letters CBE after her name.

"I am absolutely thrilled with this honour," Zeta-Jones said in a statement. "As a British subject, I feel incredibly proud. At the same time, it is overwhelming and humbling. And my mum and dad are delighted beyond belief."

Ronald Harwood, 75, a screenwriter whose films include ‘The Dresser’ and the Oscar-winning ‘The Pianist,’ becomes Sir Ronald with the award of a knighthood.

"It’s more exciting than the Oscar because of the secrecy that’s involved," said Harwood, who learned of his honour six weeks ago but was not allowed to tell anyone. "The Oscar is a sudden shock, you take it all in and people make a fuss. But this feels like a very big event."

US-British scientist Charles K. Kao, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize for physics for his work on fibre optics, also received a knighthood.

Actress Sophie Okenedo, 41, Oscar nominated for ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE.

Tamara Mellon, co-founder and creative director of designer shoe brand Jimmy Choo, also was awarded an OBE.

Mellon, 42, who is divorced from American banking heir Matthew Mellon, enlisted east London cobbler Jimmy Choo to design a range of high-fashion shoes. The brand, launched in 1996, was embraced by models, celebrities and the fashion-conscious characters on ‘Sex and the City.’ In 2007 Mellon sold her stake to a private equity firm, in a deal which valued the company at 185 million pounds, but remained creative director.

The list also sees a couple of musical rebels join the establishment. John Cale, 68, one of the founders of experimental 60s rock group The Velvet Underground, was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE, while Graham Nash, 68, co-founder of Crosby, Stills and Nash, received an OBE.

In literary and artistic honours, Guyana-born novelist Wilson Harris, 89, was awarded a knighthood, and Portugal-born artist Paula Rego, 75, was made a dame, the female equivalent of a knight.

Horror writer James Herbert, 67 - author of spine-tinglers ‘The Rats’ and ‘The Fog’ - said he was "totally staggered and deeply honoured" to receive an OBE.

Restaurateur Prue Leith, 70, and 94-year-old food writer Marguerite Patten, who both helped Britain shake a dire culinary reputation, received CBEs.

Britain-s honours are bestowed twice a year by the monarch - on her official birthday in June and on New Year’s Day ‘ but recipients are selected by committees of civil servants from nominations made by the government and the public.

In descending order, the honours are knighthoods, CBE, OBE and MBE. Knights are addressed as "sir" or "dame." Recipients of the other honours have no title but can put the letters after their names.

Most of the honours go to people who are not in the limelight, for services to their community or industry.

Former soldier Bryn Parry and his wife Emma, who founded the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity to help wounded troops, were awarded OBEs.

The awards include MBEs for Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis, statisticians who devised the Duckworth-Lewis Method, a mathematical system for calculating target scores in cricket matches interrupted by rain.

Other honours went to Susan Gibbs, an announcer at London’s Fenchurch Street railway station, who received an MBE "for services to public transport," and farmer James Fitchie, granted an MBE "for services to ploughing in Northern Ireland."
Jessica Biel hates on screen kisses
Jessica BielHollywood actress Jessica Biel hates on screen kissing scenes as she finds them too technical.

The ‘A-Team’ actress who lip locks with Bradley Cooper in the forthcoming action movie, says that the screen kisses are no fun and she finds them unromantic.

"It’s not at all hot. There are so many people around, everyone’s in your face fixing things. It’s very technical and precise. Your face has to be in the right place and the camera has to be at the right angle. So it’s not romantic," said Biel.

‘A-Team’ also stars John Singleton, Sharlto Copley among others and is directed by Joe Carnahan.
Lady Gaga goes for leather underwear
Lady GagaLady Gaga successfully stole the limelight from the players on the pitch at a recent baseball game as she turned up for the event in nothing but leather underwear.

In the jeans and T-shirt crowd, the eccentric pop star stood out with her risqué outfit as she watched the San Diego Padres take on the New York Mets.

Despite her eye-catching ensemble, Gaga appeared to want to go unnoticed, angrily giving a photographer the finger on being photographed.

The ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker who had been given the prime seats behind home plate, then asked to be moved to a different location.

The singer is known for her risqué outfits and knack for courting controversy.

She had grabbed headlines again with the video for her latest single ‘Alejandro’ which used Catholic imagery, including the singer dressed as a nun in a red PVC habbit swallowing a crucifix.

Thursday, June 10

Eva Longoria in legal trouble over Vegas restaurant
Eva LongoriaDesperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has been slapped with a lawsuit by two former business partners, who accuse the star of forcing them out of their jobs.

Ronen and Mali Nachum are suing Longoria and her Las Vegas restaurant and club associate Jonas Lowrance, alleging that the pair terrorised them into giving up their ownership stake and managerial jobs at the restaurant.

The couple also claim that Longoria owes them 186,670 pounds that she borrowed from them to fund the restaurant’s construction.

They are requesting repayment of the loan, in addition to damages for breach of contract, assault and false imprisonment. They have also requested to be re-appointed as managers of the restaurant.

Tuesday, June 8

Kristen Stewart voted Best Young Actress
Kristen StewartAmerican beauty Kristen Stewart has been voted the “Best Young Actress”, according to a new survey.

The 20-year-old actress fought off competition from the likes of Carey Mulligan and Michelle Williams to land the honour.

Stewart shot to fame with her starring role in the “Twilight” franchise and her turn as Bella Swan saw her topping the survey by, to find the favourite female screen star under 30.

Williams came second in the list followed by ‘Alice in Wonderland’ star Mia Wasikowska who grabbed the third spot.

Mulligan came fourth while ‘Mamma Mia!’ actress Amanda Seyfried rounded out the top five.

Sunday, June 6

Jennifer Lopez wants sexy fragrance
Jennifer LopezSinger-actress Jennifer Lopez loves the procedure of designing fragrance and says she wants them to "smell sexy".

"I drive Coty (manufacturer) little bit crazy because it’s always not signature enough. I go back and say things like, ‘Can we push the sandalwood a little bit more, can we make it a tiny bit more sexy?", said Lopez.

"To translate that into actual chemistry is a difficult thing. Then they go back and say, ‘What does she mean by sexy?’ And I’m like, ‘You know if you take that little piece that smells a little bit like wood but has a little bit of musk? But I just want you to add a little bit of sweetness. Can you do that for me?’ "

Lopez admits her love for creating scent and says there are so many different avenues to explore in designing a "unique" fragrance.

"Making the bottle, creating the packaging, creating the campaign – it’s all so much easier than creating the juice. You want it to be a combination that people have never smelled before. It’s always an exciting time because sky’s the limit and it can go in any direction," she said.
Heidi Klum and Seal in romantic reality show
Heidi Klum
German supermodel Heidi Klum and rapper Seal are taking their love to television with their new reality show ‘Love’s Divine’.

The couple, who recently celebrated five years of marriage by renewing their vows, will show off their own special moments on TV and help other couples realise their dream dates.

"Seal and I make special moments into something big and noticeable for everyone in our family," said Klum.

"For birthdays, we handcraft special cards and gifts. We hang welcome signs when Dad comes home from long travels or when the tooth fairy comes at night. With a family of six, there is always something to make, create and do together," she added.

"Heidi and Seal have been inspiring people with their idea of renewing their vows each year. After getting positive feedback from family and friends, they decided they wanted to help others share the same kinds of special moments," said a friend.

"For example, they want to help people who didn’t have their dream wedding the first time around to get a second chance," the friend added.

Saturday, June 5

Kelly Brook grabs £340K Playboy offer
Kelly BrookBritish model and actress Kelly Brook is set to join the likes of Dannii Minogue, Pamela Anderson and Drew Barrymore by doing photoshoots for men’s mag Playboy.

The 30-year-old will pocket 340,000 pounds when she shoots for ‘arty’ pictures later this month.

She will be photographed by an A-list snapper on a two-day shoot in the Mediterranean.

"This is a huge opportunity for Kelly who is without doubt one of the world’s most beautiful women,” said a source.

"Playboy is an iconic publication which is known across the world as a sophisticated title. Kelly can’t wait as they are promising a very arty shoot.

"It’s a real honour to be asked to do Playboy as obviously they are very picky about who they want.

"And by the same token it’s a real coup for Playboy as there probably isn’t a red-blooded male who won’t be looking forward to the pictures," the source added.
Halle Berry to launch her third fragrance
Halle BerryOscar-winning actress Halle Berry is all set to launch her third fragrance ‘Reveal’.

"I’ve always wanted to have my own scent. When I was younger, I never wanted to smell like every other girl in class. Even as an adult, I’d mix different perfumes together," said Halle.

"Some days it would be great and people would say, ‘Oh, what fragrance is that?’ And I would say, “Well, it’s about five different ones!”

Halle has joined hands with cosmetics brand Coty to produce her new floral perfume "Reveal".

Steve Mormoris, senior vice president of global marketing at Coty, said, "Halle is an actress and a very emotional person - she loves art and beauty, and she’s a great creator. Halle’s fragrances resonate with the consumer much more than we thought. We are double in size".

"I guess we underestimated your fan base," he added.

Despite becoming an instant scent success, Halle, who has a two-year-old daughter Nahla, was uncertain her perfumes would be popular.

"We weren’t sure what to expect. I was more worried than anybody," Halle added.

The new scent will be available in both "mid-tier" department stores and mass market shops.

Friday, June 4

Katherine Heigl to adopt a Haiti child
Katherine HeiglHollywood actress Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelly want to adopt a child from earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

The "Killers" star, who adopted daughter Naleigh from Korea in September last year, says she is so happy to be a mother and wants to adopt her next child from Haiti.

"We would like to have a second child adopted or biological. We’re not ruling it out. Just look at Haiti. There are so many parentless children. It breaks my heart. I want to help," said Heigl.

Wednesday, June 2

Lily Allen takes help to cope with depression
Lily AllenSinger Lily Allen is taking the help of a therapist to come out of the depression she has been suffering since her miscarriage in 2008.

The "Smile" singer revealed that now she has learned to spot the symptoms when she is falling into depression and has taken a month off to consult with the therapist to cope with it.

"I work with a therapist on a regular basis. I’m quite capable of noticing when I’m taking a turn for the worse. Then I decide not to work for the next month, and I take time to concentrate on myself. I had to do that in January 2008 after my miscarriage," said Allen.

Allen, who vowed to retire from pop music, says she never lets negative thoughts come around her and knows how to get out of them.

"I haven’t had to call my therapist recently but, if I felt there were repetitive negative thoughts going around in my head, I’ve had enough mental history to know to call someone for help. It’s negative thoughts about the world and things going on around me, I can generally write that off as a temporary bout of depression. But if the negative thoughts are about me, then it gets a bit more serious," added Allen.

Tuesday, June 1

Emilia Fox expecting first child
Emilia FoxThe Pianist star Emilia Fox is pregnant with her first child.

The British actress is expecting a baby with her charity campaigner boyfriend Jeremy Gilley, three years after suffering a miscarriage with her ex-husband, ‘Mad Men’ star Jared Harris.

"We can confirm Emilia is pregnant," said a spokesperson for the 35-year-old actress.

Fox admitted last year that losing her baby had contributed to her marriage breakdown with Harris.

"I had a miscarriage two years ago and we didn’t explore enough the impact that had on both of us and on our relationship.

"We weren’t happy, and I couldn’t see my way through the unhappiness to get to the happiness again. Maybe it was because of having had the miscarriage, which really hit me a year later," she said.

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