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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Shahrukh Khan reveals what it means to be a Muslim in India

Shahrukh Khan reveals what it means to be a Muslim in India

Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan opened up in Outlook Turning Points magazine about what it means to be a Muslim in India post 9/11 attack. He also features on the cover of the publication. The magazine has been published in association with The New York Times newspaper.

Shahrukh is one of the few Indians who is recognized worldwide. He writes: “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India.”

“There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country – this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland,” added the superstar.

The 47-year-old actor is married to a Hindu, Gauri Khan, and is blessed with two childern – Aryan and Suhana.

“I gave my son and daughter names that could pass for generic (pan-India and pan-religious) ones – Aryan and Suhana. The Khan has been bequeathed by me so they can’t really escape it.”

“I pronounce it with my epiglottis when asked by Muslims and throw the Aryan as evidence of their race when non-Muslims enquire. I imagine this will prevent my offspring from receiving unwarranted eviction orders or random fatwas in the future,” he wrote.

There was a point when the actor was sick and tired of being mistaken for some who shared the same name as that of Shahrukh and so he made a film subtly titled ‘My Name Is Khan’ (and I am not a terrorist) to prove a point.

Shahrukh was also interrogated at the airport for hours about his last name when, while promoting My Name Is Khan in America for the first time.


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Taylor Swift – Reportedly Embarrassed of Her Love Life Popularity, Wants to Stop Serial Dating

Taylor Swift – Reportedly Embarrassed of Her Love Life Popularity, Wants to Stop Serial Dating

Taylor Swift Reportedly Embarrassed of Her Love Life Popularity, Wants to Stop Serial DatingTaylor Swift seems to have a good sense of humor but it seems like all of the jokes about her love life might be getting to her!

According to RadarOnline.com, the jabs and jokes about her and her ex-boyfriends are starting to take a toll on her and she’s actually pretty embarrassed by the whole thing.

“At first Taylor just thought it was funny how much interest people had in her love life and she went along with it…But now she’s the butt of jokes on Saturday Night Live, in the tabloids and on the late night shows. She laughed it off, but the jokes made about her at the Golden Globes got under her skin,” an insider revealed to the site.

T-Swift’s love life made everyone LOL at the Golden Globes last week, when hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler told her to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son. Although it did cause all kinds of drama whenever he responded back to the whole thing. Read about that here!

Taylor used to embrace the fact that everyone knew she wrote about her troubled love life but now the attention it’s getting is started to cover up her real talent. There have been reports that Taylor’s actually turning off and losing fans because of her serial dating life.

“She really wants to make an effort to slow down and not jump from boyfriend to boyfriend. In a weird way all the negative press has really opened her eyes and will be good for her!” the insider spilled.

Do you think Taylor should be embarrassed of her love life? Do you think she’ll stop the serial dating?


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Eva Longoria Returns to L.A. After the Inauguration

Eva Longoria Returns to L.A. After the Inauguration

Eva Longoria Returns to L.A. After the InaugurationBack in L.A. after the Inauguration festivities, Eva Longoria touched down at LAX airport on Tuesday (January 22).

The “Desperate Housewives” star looked lovely in all black with a wool coat, scarf, and heeled boots as she made her way through the busy terminal.While in D.C., the 37-year-old staunch supporter of the President attended the Inauguration ceremony itself where she sat on the platform, the Inaugural Ball, the Latino Inaugural Ball, and the Commander-in-Chief Ball.

On Saturday, the brunette beauty got a chance to hang out with one of her political faves. Eva tweeted a photo with the caption, “With Vice Pres @joebiden and Dr Biden tonight!”


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Barack And Michelle Obama – National Prayer Service After Inauguration

Barack And Michelle Obama – National Prayer Service After Inauguration

Barack And Michelle Obama National Prayer Service After InaugurationPresident Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, sing with the masses at the National Prayer Service held at the National Cathedral on Tuesday (January 22) in Washington, DC.

The 51-year-old Commander in Chief and his 49-year-old wife were joined at the ceremony by his VP Joe Biden with his wife Jill.

“‘I want to take a look one more time. I’m not going to see this again.’”—The President pausing at the Capitol yesterday” President Obama‘s Twitter updated yesterday, referring to the immense crowds that came to see him at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

The President was officially sworn in this past Sunday, but took the oath again on public television on MLK day.


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Reese Witherspoon Working with David Fincher on ‘Gone Girl’?

Reese Witherspoon Working with David Fincher on ‘Gone Girl’?

Reese Witherspoon Working with David Fincher on Gone Girl?Reese Witherspoon dons her favorite kicks while heading out for an early morning workout on Tuesday (January 22) in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old actress left the workout session with a gal pal.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Reese Witherspoon

Over the weekend, Reese and her cute son Deacon grabbed a bite to eat at Belwood Bakery Cafe in Brentwood.

David Fincher is reportedly eying to helm Reese‘s upcoming project Gone Girl.

The novel centers on a “woman who disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary and all roads point to her husband as the killer.”


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Kanye West to Headline 2013 Governors Ball

Kanye West to Headline 2013 Governors Ball

Kanye West to Headline 2013 Governors BallWhetting music fan’s appetites for a huge summer show, the annual Governors Ball music festival lineup was announced on Tuesday (January 22).

Headlining the concert will be Kanye West, Kings of Leon, and a third unannounced act.Expanding to three days, the packed event will take place on New York’s Randall’s Island from June 7-9.

Also performing on stage will be Nas, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr., Japandroids, and Feist. Though the holiday pre-sale is already sold out, more tickets will become available on Friday, January 25th.


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Back with a vengeance with Much Presents: Marianas Trench

Back with a vengeance with Much Presents: Marianas Trench

Calling all Trenchers! Canadian cuties and MMVA dominators Marianas Trench are back on the road with the nationwide Face The Music: With A Vengeance tour this spring and we wanna hook you up with an exclusive in for tickets!

As if that’s not exciting enough, Marianas Trench aren’t touring by themselves – they’ll be flanked by the boys of Down With Webster and Anami Vice! Just how we’ll be hooking you up with tickets? On Thursday, January 24 from 10am to 10pm we’ll be doing a pre-sale and we’re giving you the password: MUCH. Come back here Thursday for the exclusive pre-sale links!

Check out the dates for Marianas Trench’s Face The Music: Back With A Vengeance and we’ll see you there!

March 23 Aitken Centre – Fredericton, NB
March 24 Halifax Metro Centre – Halifax, NS
March 26 Stade Uniprix – Montreal, QC
March 28 K-Rock Centre – Kingston, ON
March 30 Peterborough Memorial Centre – Peterborough, ON
April 2 Kitchener Memorial Auditorium – Kitchener, ON
April 3 WFCU Centre – Windsor, ON
April 5 Sudbury Arena – Sudbury, ON
April 6 Essar Centre – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
April 8 Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
April 12 Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC
April 14 CN Centre – Prince George, BC
April 17 Enmax Centrium – Red Deer, AB
April 19 Credit Union Centre – Saskatoon, SK


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Haylor are in London and I will jump to conclusions if I want to

Haylor are in London and I will jump to conclusions if I want to

You know how you have to be careful when your friend breaks up with their significant other and you want to trash them, but can’t in case they get back together? That might be happening right now with Haylor. E! Online is reporting that Taylor Swift booked a private jet to London and arrived earlier today, along with two travel companions, her luggage and her guitar.

Swift’s rep tells E! that the singer is there for work and will be playing two awards shows and shooting multiple magazine covers. Taylor Swift is in London.

In totally unrelated news, the members of One Direction, namely Harry Styles and the four other guys, have just returned to London after a short promotional trip to Japan. Harry Styles is in London.

Totally unrelated news items.


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Apparently Lindsay Lohan and Max George are still a thing

Apparently Lindsay Lohan and Max George are still a thing

Apparently Lindsay Lohan and Max George, or Linax as I like to call them, are still a thing. The new couple were spotted spending time together in November, with some news outlets reporting that The Wanted singer brought Lohan home to meet his family over the holidays.

Now it looks like Lindsay wants the world to know she still has Max on speed dial and we don’t blame her. The actress posted a picture on Instagram of the pair smiling, hanging out in what looks like a London hotel room.

Good for you, Lindsay! Now just get to court on time.


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Beyonce is finally sharing the tools I need to be her bestie

Beyonce is finally sharing the tools I need to be her bestie

Move over, Gwyneth Paltrow. There’s a new bestie in town ready to wear matching friendship bracelets with Beyonce. That’s me. And probably the rest of the world. Beyonce is now making it easy to become her bestie with today’s launch of a new section of her website, called The Beyhive, (oh Bey, you so clever).

The site is all things Beyonce, with the superstar posting the following introductory message to the new section:

THE BEYHIVE BLOG IS MY WAY OF SHOWING ALL THE INSPIRING THINGS I COME ACROSS EVERY SINGLE DAY. THIS IS THROUGH MY EYES. I’M ALSO FEATURING BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS FROM MY TALENTED FANS. SO MANY OF YOU ARE MAKING VIDEOS, PAINTING – I WANT TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT YOU DO AND HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE YOU. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING, THERE IS SO MUCH OUT THERE TO DIG INTO.

STAY TUNED,

-BEYONCÉ

A bit of a yeller, that one. So far, Beyonce has posted things like movie posters for Argo and Beasts of The Southern Wild, music from Miguel and The Pierces, as well as artwork and her favourite shoes of the moment. I suspect this site will become the new Oprah’s Favourite Things, with items featured on The Beyhive resulting in huge sales.

You’ve been warned, Gwyneth.

Source


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Shay Mitchell on her Perfect Valentine Day in Girls Life February-March 2013

Shay Mitchell on her Perfect Valentine Day in Girls Life February-March 2013

Shay Mitchell on her Perfect Valentine Day in Girls Life February March 2013Her hit TV series “Pretty Little Liars” just kicked off its third season, now Shay Mitchell is gracing the cover of Girl’s Life magazine’s February/March 2013 issue.

The 25-year-old actress rocked a darling crimson ensemble while dishing to the mag about everything from her favorite Valentine’s Day to natural beauty.A few highlights from Miss Mitchell’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Girl’s Life !

On her favorite Valentine’s Day:
“I was definitely surprised when I was coming home and the backyard was lit up with candles. There was a picnic blanket out there with Italian food and so it was like having a dinner under the stars. It was a huge surprise.”

Her personal kissing secrets:
“Kissing tip that I swear by would definitely be breath mint. Make sure your breath is minty fresh.”

On natural beauty:
“I think more natural, the better. I think it’s, you know, good to be yourself and go out there and just be comfortable in your own skin. And don’t wear too much makeup because if they are the right person, they will like you for who you are. So just be natural.”


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Kim Kardashian – Paris Fashion Week with Stephane Rolland

Kim Kardashian – Paris Fashion Week with Stephane Rolland

Kim Kardashian Paris Fashion Week with Stephane RollandMaking her first appearance at Paris Fashion Week, Kim Kardashian arrived at Stephane Rolland’s runway show on Tuesday afternoon (January 22).

The “Keeping up with the Kardashians” beauty donned a black poncho with a white top as she hid her growing baby bump with a faux-fur clutch.Before heading inside the fashion frenzy, Kim tweeted, “Now getting ready for the Stephane Rolland Fashion Show!”

Even earlier this morning, the 32-year-old star and her boyfriend Kanye West headed to a special Parisian workout. After the fitness session, Ms. Kardashian shared, “Woke up early, went to the gym! Feels good to start my day like this!”


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Full frontal nudity – Hollywood top actresses bare it all

Full frontal nudity – Hollywood top actresses bare it all

Full frontal nudity Hollywood top actresses bare it allHollywood actresses have to design a career path just like the rest of us. Their “body” of work, pun intended, can sometimes determine which roles they are offered and the associated pay-scale for starring in each film.

The stars have to find their own comfort level in choosing roles that require them to act in scenes topless from the waist up, bottomless, captured from the back, or full frontal nudity, baring it all from head to toe.

Jan. 17, Mr. Skin reports, which actresses have bared it all for their craft, in full frontal nudity scenes. “There are plenty of actresses willing to go topless on film, but seldom is the celeb who will take off her bottoms. Harder yet is finding an A-List star willing to display this rarely viewed treat.”

Some of the fearless females who showed no shame, in baring their bodies for the camera, may surprise you. If have not seen these particular films, here are the top ground-breaking actresses and their roles.

Nicole Kidman (Billy Bathgate) 1991-Won Golden Globe, Best Supporting Actress
Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball) 2001-Won Oscar, Best Actress
Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) 1992-Golden Globe Nominated-Best Actress

Michelle Williams (Take this Waltz) 2011-Won Best Actress, Hollywood Film Festival
Helen Hunt (The Sessions) 2012-Current-Oscar Nominated, Best Supporting Actress
Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights) 1997-Oscar Nominated, Best Supporting Actress

Heather Graham (Boogie Nights) 2007-Oscar Nominated-Best Original Screenplay
Kate Winslet (Jude-foreign film) 1996
Charlize Theron (The Devil’s Advocate) 1997-Won Blockbuster Award, Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream) 2000

Honorable mention:
Katie Holmes (The Gift) 2000-One of GQ’s Sexiest Women of the Millennium, 2013


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Diane Kruger And Rita Ora – Chanel Fashion Show Chicks

Diane Kruger And Rita Ora – Chanel Fashion Show Chicks

Diane Kruger And Rita Ora Chanel Fashion Show ChicksHaving a blast in the City of Lights, Diane Kruger and Rita Ora showed up at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture runway show this morning (January 22) in Paris, France.

Miss Ora looked gorgeous in a red leather jacket teamed with a wispy white dress and black boots as she strolled up to the Grand Palais as part of the Paris Fashion Week festivities.Meanwhile, Diane donned a black beret to go with her black and white dress and black leggings with black shoes while working her magic for the shutterbugs.

Over the weekend, Ms. Kruger took her longtime boyfriend Joshua Jackson on a sporty date in Vancouver, Canada, hitting up a bar to watch the Ravens vs. Patriots game.


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Pregnant Kate Middleton undergoing hypnotherapy to regain appetite

Pregnant Kate Middleton undergoing hypnotherapy to regain appetite

Pregnant Kate Middleton undergoing hypnotherapy to regain appetiteAccording to a Jan. 21 OK! Magazine report, Kate Middleton is undergoing hypnotherapy to regain her appetite lost as a result of severe morning sickness.

Middleton, who was hospitalized early on in her pregnancy for acute morning sickness is reportedly feeling better, but still has trouble eating. The pregnant duchess is seeking help from a hypnotherapist to help combat her reduced appetite.

Middleton “still looks at food and feels nauseous,” her friend Jessica Hay told Australia’s New Idea magazine.

Hay describes the pregnant royal’s suffering as “that feeling you have when you’ve had food poisoning and your stomach’s shrunk.” Hay adds that Middleton “finds it very hard to eat a full meal and gets full very quickly.” According to Hays, “The hypnotherapy is taking away any negative thoughts connected with food from the morning sickness and replacing them with cravings for healthy, nutritious food.”

The treatment appears to be working, with Middleton reportedly now being able to eat avocados, berries, broccoli, oatmeal and smoothies. She was also seen with a latte and cookie at her local Starbucks recently.

“All in all, Catherine’s very happy,” said Hays. “With so much family around her and William, they’re starting to enjoy the pregnancy after such a traumatic start.”


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Taylor Swift Flies to London – Meeting up with Harry Styles?

Taylor Swift Flies to London – Meeting up with Harry Styles?

Taylor Swift Flies to London Meeting up with Harry Styles?Taylor Swift flew to London on Monday, causing an explosion of rumors about the possibility that she and Harry Styles are getting back together.

(Or maybe Harry and Taylor never broke up?)

Theories run the gamut–from Taylor flying out to be with Harry to win him back, to the singer being in Europe for awards shows…to, yes…Haylor never splitting after all.

Harry has returned from the One Direction trip to Japan and the 1D guys are said to have a few days off.

The timing for Taylor to land in town couldn’t be more perfect for a Haylor reunion, so we’ll keep our eyes out for any sightings of the couple together.

A source tells E! Online, “Once she disembarked, she was met by a bodyguard and a driver who took her straight into a central London. She is staying at a London hotel. She seemed excited to be here. She was heard saying how pretty London looked (it’s covered in snow at the moment).”

Taylor reportedly heads to Madrid on January 23 and France on the 26th–was she making a quick stop in London to hook up with Harry?

One Direction reportedly will be at the NRJ Music Awards in France as well.


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Ke$ha – Red, White, And Blue for RIAA Inaugural Ball 2013

Ke$ha – Red, White, And Blue for RIAA Inaugural Ball 2013

Ke$ha Red, White, And Blue for RIAA Inaugural Ball 2013Ke$ha suits up in a red, white, and blue outfit at the 2013 RIAA Presidential Inaugural Charity Benefit held at the 9:30 Club on Monday (January 21) in Washington, D.C.

The 25-year-old singer was the headline act at the charity event, which benefited Musicians on Call.

“wearing it proud ❤ U$A,” Ke$ha tweeted, with a photo of the back of her jacket, which said U.S.A.

“Obama became 1st president to address gay rights during an inauguration speech. Proud to have a president who believes We R Who We R,” K$ wrote on Twitter that morning.


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Vidya Balan waiting eagerly for Kahaani 2 script!

Vidya Balan waiting eagerly for Kahaani 2 script!

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan’s Kahaani has bagged top awards this year at various award functions. Director of the film Sujoy Ghosh, has been in talks about the sequel of the film and he wants Vidya to play the lead once again. After bagging top awards for Kahaani, Sujoy Ghosh has set the ball in momentum for part two and Vidya Balan, who played lead in the original, can’t wait to hear the story.

At the prestigious Filmfare awards on Sunday (January 20), Vidya Balan bagged the ‘Best Actor (female)’ title, while Sujoy Ghosh was named the best director.

Vidya said that she’s waiting to hear the script for the second installment of the film.

“Ask Sujoy, I am very excited to know which ‘Kahaani’ he has written. So, let’s see,” the 33-year-old said here Sunday at the 58th Filmfare awards.

Vidya Balan further added: “When we started ‘Kahaani’, only two people were associated with it, Sujoy and me. But later others joined in. We tried to make a good film, people liked it and we have grabbed a lot of other awards for the film till now.”

Also featuring Parambrata Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kahaani is going strong at the awards function.


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