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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Kangana Ranaut to do a female-centric flick

Kangana Ranaut to do a female-centric flick

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut’s next, a woman-centric flick titled ‘Revolver Rani’, is all set to go on floors next month. The film is co-produced by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Rahul Mittra and directed by Sai Kabir.

According to Mittra, “It’s a great title and a good story”.

“As a subject, both I and Tigmasnhu were convinced about it. Title justifies the story. The shooting of the film will begin from March. Kangana is all excited to get into that space,” he told.

“Since it’s a female-oriented film, Kangana Ranaut is there and other casting is happening. We should be locking the rest of the cast within next three to four days,” he added.

According to reports, initially, a senior actress was approached for the role. The actress loved the script but couldn’t begin filming for the project immediately. And so, Kangana has finally been roped in.

“She was supposed to get back to us, but we couldn’t wait any longer, so we went ahead with Kangana,” he added.

Meanwhile, as reported earlier, Ms Ranaut has been replaced by Huma Qureshi in Dedh Ishqiya, a sequel to the 2010 super hit flick Ishqiya. The shoot starts on February 18 in Lucknow.


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Listen to MuchMusic’s Black History Month Mixtape

Listen to MuchMusic’s Black History Month Mixtape

February is Black History Month, a time to remember all of the pioneers who led the way for black people everywhere. For us here at Much, it’s also a time for us to recognize artists and songs which raised awareness of the Black struggle over time. Presenting our official BHM mixtape.

Kendrick Lamar, Hiii Power
Dr. Dre’s newest protege reflects on the legacy of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King in this powerful track.

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Young Jeezy f. Nas, My President
The thug motivator and illmatic rapper’s color-coded ode to the first black prez.

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Shad, Brother (Watching)
The Canadian lyricist reflects on growing up looking through the lens of racially-imbalanced pop culture.

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Nas, I Can
Nasir Jones drops a little African history in this aspirational number.

OutKast, Rosa Parks
The Civil Rights icon actually sued Big Boi and Andre 3000 for using her name in this song, which kept her current for a new generation.

Will.i.am, It’s A New Day
The Black Eyed Peas’ frontman celebrates Obama’s election with this joyful number.

Busta Rhymes f. Rick James, In The Ghetto
Busta succinctly summarizes the Black American experience with the late Rick James bringing a whole wack of soul to the table in support.

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The Stop The Violence Movement, Self-Destruction
Krs-One founded this group which features many old-school rappers (including Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Mc Lyte amongt others) to address the rash of violence and murder in the Black community in the late eighties. This song is considered a conscious classic in hip-hop circles and raised awareness about the issue of Black on Black violence.

Nas and Damian Marley f. Amadou & Mariam, Patience
Distant Relatives draw from African mysticism for the visuals for this conscious track.

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Common, The People
With Kanye West on the production, Common takes us to the depths of Chicago to feel the struggle and hopes of The People.

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Chamillionaire, Evening News
Mr. “Ridin’ Dirty” exposes the subliminal racism in modern news media, among issues.

India.Arie, I Am Not My Hair
The R&B singer pontificates on the images promoted by black hairstyles, with a little help from Akon.

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Talib Kweli, Get By
Mos Def’s partner in rhyme speaks to the struggle of everyday African Americans in this Kanye West-produced banger.

Public Enemy, Fight The Power
The most conscious rap group of all-time sum up the idea of Black Nationalism in one iconic phrase: Fight The Power!!!

K’naan, Wavin’ Flag
Toronto-via-Somalia’s K’Naan released Waving Flag in 2009 which went on to become one of the biggest rap hits of the year. In this record he instills Black pride in the listeners and encourages young people to set goals and achieve.

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Maestro, Nothing At All
Maestro takes listeners on a mini Canadian Black History lesson and reminds us that, albeit subtle, racism is still alive and well in our country.


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The Price is Right for Demi Lovato

The Price is Right for Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato just keeps on giving, doesn’t she? It is reported that Demi Lovato will be appearing on Price Is Right for charity! Demi will be a contestant alongside others to try to win money for Free The Children. Demi will be playing six of the iconic show’s games and will give a try at spinning the show’s famous wheel.

The other contestants for Celebrity Week will include Nick and Drew Lachey, NeNe Leakes, Sharon Osbourne, and Charles Barkley. We’re so excited for Demi’s entry because we’re big fans of Free The Children who also put on We Day!

Be sure to watch Demi’s episode on Friday, February 22 and in the meantime check out her hit video Give Your Heart a Break here.

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Watch Justin Bieber read cue cards for his SNL promo

Watch Justin Bieber read cue cards for his SNL promo

With the SNL promos as the first indication of whether or not a guest host will succeed on the show, Justin Bieber’s chances of getting out of this weekend alive are slim to none. The first time host did the customary promo piece with cast member Keenan Thompson, but Bieber’s nerves were already showing, with the young singer reading his cue cards for each bit. Justin isn’t an actor, so I can understand his lack of ease in front of the camera, but does he have to read his name off the cue card? Saturday is going to be a long, long night.

Justin isn’t the only musician to find himself in the hosting position this year. Adam Levine did his best to make the transition from singer to actor on January 26, but the Maroon 5 frontman was stiff and uncomfortable during his skits, obviously reading his lines. At least Justin will have a few moments of redemption during the musical numbers of the show, with Bieber acting as both host and musical guest for Saturday’s taping.


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Blake Lively wants Beyonce to be her kid’s mother

Blake Lively wants Beyonce to be her kid’s mother

We know Blake is generally more enthusiastic than this guy, but we didn’t realize that her love for Beyonce went quite this far! After Beyonce’s amazing performance at the Super Bowl, Blake talked to E! News and gushed, “Oh, my gosh! I just want Beyonce to be the mother of my children.” Blake continued, “She was amazing! I can’t … I can’t even. I don’t even have words for her.” Blake went on, “She just stood there and she sang and she danced and there were no big crazy stunts. I mean, they had interesting lighting and they had interesting production, but it was really her. I just thought that was amazing.”

Watch Beyonce’s blow out performance again and again here. Tell us what you think of her performance and the re-introduction of Destiny’s Child in the comments section below. And don’t miss Beyonce, along with One Direction, Mumford and Sons, Emeli Sande, Muse, Robbie Williams and Ben Howard when they perform at the 2013 Brit Awards on Wednesday, February 20 at 10E/7P on MUCH.


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The Wanted get their own reality show on E!

The Wanted get their own reality show on E!

Move over, Kardashians. There’s a new group of hard partying celebs about to hit E!, but we’ve actually pinpointed what these ones do for a living. The Wanted are set to make their reality television debut with their very own show on the E! network. The Wanted Life is set to premiere in June and will be produced by, wait for it, Ryan Seacrest. That man can turn water to wine and mediocre ideas into millions.

The Wanted will be following in the footsteps of their fellow UK musicians The Saturdays. The five piece girl band scored their own show on the network earlier this year, with Chasing The Saturdays debuting this past January. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lotche is set to launch his own reality show on E! later this spring. Jeah.

Suzanne Kolb, president of E!, describes The Wanted Life as a show that “…is a perfect blend of music, bromance and superstardom chronicling the lives of one of music’s biggest groups as they continue to make their mark on the global stage.” Kolb continues, saying “The rock star lifestyle is something that everyone has fantasized about and The Wanted are giving viewers total access into their world as they live out this dream.” Plus, they’re totally going do something inappropriate every five minutes. Yup, I’ll watch.

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All you need to know about Coco

All you need to know about Coco

Did you watch The Face special preview last night? Hosted by photographer Nigel Barker, The Face features supermodel coaches Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha as they compete to find the face of ULTA Beauty. Three teams of aspiring models are guided through real life assignments, including photo shoots and commercials. If you did it probably left you wanting for more Coco. Here we present five fast facts on our favourite supermodel named after our favourite hot winter beverage!

1. Coco is Canadian

Coco Rocha was born in Richmond, British Columbia!

2. Coco is married (sorry guys!)

Coco is married to interior designer James Conran and had a fairytale wedding. Don’t believe me? Watch the short film.

3. Coco is also an accomplished dancer

Coco is a trained Irish dancer and most famously danced down the Jean Paul Gaultier’s Scottish Highlands-inspired Fall/Winter 2007 runway.

4. Coco loves Barbara Streisand

In an interview with the UK Telegraph, Coco revealed, “I always go back to the classics like show tunes or Barbra Streisand. If it’s cheesy, I have it.”

5. Coco gives new meaning to the word, “Vogue”

Think you could model? Try doing this:

Be sure to catch the premiere of The Face next Tuesday, February 12 9E/6P right here on MUCH and keep it locked on MuchMusic.com for everything you need to know about The Face.

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