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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Akshay Kumar wants to take philanthropy to the next level

Akshay Kumar wants to take philanthropy to the next level

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Akshay Kumar, who just became 1st ever Indian actor to cross 2000 crores with his movies, now wants to take philanthropy to the next level.

Akshay who is a brilliant martial artist is fed up with cricket’s monopoly in India and wants to encourage kids from poor families who have diverse talents. Talking about cricket, he said “Cricket… I am just damn tired of it! I want something else coming out of this country. I just want it to happen. Support these families, their children are made of something which can get us gold medals at Olympics “.

If all the corporates support four to five families and give them all the money they need, I think we can come up with gold medals,” he adds.

Akshay made a significant revelation saying “I support three families whose children are eight to nine years old. I support them completely — their father, mother, everything, so that they can come up in the sports field. The children are very interested in sports, so they can come up and become great sports persons”.

As Akshay said, if some of the top most corporates support some underprivileged families to nurture their kids, then who knows, they might emerge as potential Olympic Gold medal winners in the future.


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Salman Khan involved in a petty quarrel yet again

Salman Khan involved in a petty quarrel yet again

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Salman Khan, who is always prone to conflicts off the screen, has lost his composure yet again and was involved in a petty quarrel with the organizers of Celebrity Cricket League in Hyderabad on Tuesday . But this time Salman had a genuine reason to be upset with the CCL organizers because they have not provided him enough security while heading back to the hotel.

The Dabangg star, after the match between Veer Maratha and Mumbai Heroes was heading back to hotel, before getting into the car at the stadium there were around 30 bikers waiting for him to show up and eventually they followed him up all the way to his hotel and also misbehaved by banging the car windows en route to grab his attention and allegedly used foul language on him.

However, Salman was majorly upset with the security because the stalkers have injured 2 policemen and 3 CCL members in the process. He felt that organizers took things pretty much for granted in terms of security.

But, Salman moved on from the issue easily as he always does and attended the post-match party with other celebrities.
Intentionally or unintentionally Salman Khan has always been in the news in the recent past which is also making him even more popular. We may call this “blessing in disgrace”!


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Phoenix keeps us entertained with new single

Phoenix keeps us entertained with new single

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Okay, Phoenix. Seriously. Did you seriously just make us wait nearly four years for a new track? Yeah. You did. And it was so worth the wait.

French indie rock gods Phoenix have come out with Entertainment, a track that is both pounding and hard-hitting yet incredibly uplifting and exactly what I wanted to hear from them. Kinda like how I felt when I first heard new Two Door Cinema Club. It makes life feel so much better. Their new album Bankrupt! will be released the week of April 22, but it available for pre-order on iTunes now! They are also going on tour starting on March 28 and are hitting up Vancouver for their opening night! Are you going to go?

Check out the lyric video for the new jam by Phoenix, Entertainment, here and tell us what you think of the song in the comments section below!


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The 2013 JUNO Awards nominees have been announced

The 2013 JUNO Awards nominees have been announced

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This morning MUCH was on the scene at The Design Exchange building in the heart of Toronto at a press conference hosted by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) as they revealed the list of this year’s JUNO Award nominees.

In an introduction video host Michael Buble welcomed the crowd and set the tone for the upcoming exciting awards ceremony. Past JUNO nominees graced the stage and read of the list of nominees, ranging from MUCH faves Marianas Trench, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Justin Bieber to other great Canadian artists like Bahamas, Japandroids, and Said The Whale.

Carly Rae Jepsen leads with five nomination and it has been announced that Carly Rae Jepsen has been added to the list of performers! Looks like she’ll be dominating in 2013 too! Other artists with more than one nomination include Justin Bieber, Billy Talent, Metric, Marianas Trench, Hedley, Leonard Cohen, and Rush! Carly Rae will be sharing the stage with Marianas Trench and Bill Talent as well as the host, Michael Buble.

Check out the entire list of nominees here and check out our gallery of today’s press conference below! Be sure to watch the 2013 JUNO Awards airing Sunday, April 21 from the Brandt Centre in Regina on CTV. Tickets for the JUNOS go on sale on Friday morning, Feb 22 at 11E/8P and are available through the Evraz Place Box Office, by phone at 1-800-970-7328, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Further news on performers, presenters, and tickets to follow in the coming weeks!

JUNO Fan Choice Award
Carly Rae Jepsen
Céline Dion
Drake
Hedley
Justin Bieber
Leonard Cohen
Marianas Trench
Metric Metric Music
Michael Bublé
Nickelback

Single of the Year
Billy Talent, Viking Death March
Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe
Hedley, Kiss You Inside Out
Serena Ryder, Stompa
The Sheepdogs, The Way It Is

International Album of the Year
Maroon 5, Overexposed
Mumford & Sons, Babel
One Direction, Up All Night
Rod Stewart, Merry Christmas, Baby
Taylor Swift, Red

Album of the Year
Carly Rae Jepsen, Kiss
Céline, Sans Attendre
Hedley, Storms
Justin Bieber, Believe
Marianas Trench, Ever After

Artist of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen
Deadmau5 Ultra
Johnny Reid
Justin Bieber
Leonard Cohen

Group of the Year
Billy Talent
Marianas Trench
Metric
Rush
The Sheepdogs

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Cold Speck
Elisapie
Grimes
Kira Isabella
The Weeknd

Breakthrough Group of the Year
Hey Ocean!
Monster Truck
The Pack a.d.
Walk Off the Earth
Yukon Blonde

Songwriter of the Year
Afie Jurvanen
Arkells
Hannah Georgas
Kathleen Edwards
Leonard Cohen

Country Album of the Year
Chad Brownlee, Love Me Or Leave Me
Dallas Smith, Jumped Right In
Dean Brody, Dirt
Emerson Drive, Roll
Johnny Rei, Fire It Up


Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Bahamas, Barchords
Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur
Royal Wood, We Were Born To Glory
Serena Ryder, Harmony
The Barr Brothers, The Barr Brothers

Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade)
Hannah Georgas, Hannah Georgas
Japandroid, Celebration Rock
Metric, Synthetica
Said The Whale, Little Mountain
Stars, The North

Pop Album of the Year
Carly Rae Jepsen, Kiss
Justin Bieber, Believe
Kristina Maria, Tell The World
Nelly Furtado, The Spirit Indestructible
Victoria Duffield, Shut Up and Dance

Rock Album of the Year
Big Wreck, Albatross
Billy Talent, Dead Silence
Rush, Clockwork Angels
The Sheepdogs, The Sheepdogs
The Tragically Hip, Now For Plan A

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
Carol Welsman, Journey
Diana Krall, Glad Rag Doll
Diana Panton, Christmas Kiss
Elizabeth Shepherd, Rewind
Emilie-Claire Barlow, Seule ce Soir

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year
Alex Goodman Quintet, Bridges
Allison Au Quartet, The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey
François Houle 5+1, Genera
Joel Miller, Swim
Rafael Zaldivar, Drawing

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year
Brian Dickinson Quartet, Other Places
Cory Weeds Quartet, Up A Step
Dave Young/Terry Promane, Volume One
Murley, Brickert & Wallace, Test of Time
Shirantha Beddage, Identity

Instrumental Album of the Year
Five Alarm Funk, Rock The Sky
Hugh Sicotte/Jon Ballantyne, Twenty Accident Free Work Days
Ian McDougall, The Very Thought Of You
Pugs & Crows, Fantastic Pictures
Ratchet Orchestra, Hemlock

Francophone Album of the Year
Amylie, Le Royaume
Avec pas d’casque Grosse, Astronomie
Lisa Leblanc, Lisa Leblanc
Louis-Jean Cormier, Le treizième étage
Marie-Pierre Arthur, Aux alentours

Children’s Album of the Year
Emilie Mover, The Stella and Sam Album, ft. Emilie Mover
Helen Austin Independent, Always Be A Unicron
Henri Godon, Chansons pour toutes sorts d’enfants
Jennifer Gasoi, Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well
Marlowe & the MiX, One Dancefloor

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble
Amici Chamber Ensemble, Levant
Angela Hewitt, Debussy: Solo Piano Music
Canadian Brass, Canadian Brass Takes Flight
James Ehnes, Bartók : Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1
Triple Forte, Ravel, Shostakovich, Ives: Piano Trio

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment
Antonio Peruch/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Logos Futura
Bramwell Tovey/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Fugitive Colours
James Ehnes, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Jan Lisiecki, Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, The Galileo Project

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance
Elora Festival Singers, I Saw Eternity
Gerald Finley, Schumann: Liederkreis
Karina Gauvin, Prima Donna
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Opera Arias
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, Handel Messiah

Classical Composition of the Year
Alexina Louie, Echoes of Time
Denis Gougeon, Mutation
Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings Symphony: Six Movements for Orchestra & Chorus
R. Murray Schafer, Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello
Vivian Fung, Violin Concerto

Rap Recording of the Year
Classified, Inner Ninja ft. David Myles
JD Era, No Handouts
Madchild, Dope Sick
Maestro Fresh Wes, Black Tuxedo
Rich Kidd/SonReal, The Closers

Dance Recording of the Year
Anjulie, You and I
Dragonette, Bodyparts
Felix Cartal, Don’t Turn On The Lights ft. Polina
Tricky Moreira, Hello Hello Hello
Vita Chambers, Fix You

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Jully Black, Fugitive
Kreesha Turner, Tropic Electric
Melanie Fiona, Change the Record
Shawn Desman, Nobody Does It Like You
The Weeknd, Trilogy

Reggae Recording of the Year
Ammoye Flava, Radio
Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd, Move Ya’
Exco Levi, Storms of Life
Makeshift Innocence, Yours To Keep
Melanie Durrant, Made For Love

Aboriginal Album of the Year
BURNT-Project 1, The Black List
Crystal Shawanda, Just Like You
Don Amero, Heart On My Sleeve
Donny Parenteau, Bring It On
Janet Panic, Samples

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo
Amelia Curran, Spectators
Annabelle Chvostek, Rise
Corb Lund, Cabin Fever
Old Man Luedecke, Tender Is The Night
Rose Cousins, We Have Made A Spark

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group
Elliott BROOD, Days Into Years
Great Lake Swimmers, New Wild Everywhere
Le Vent du Nord, Tromper le temps
The Strumbellas, My Father and The Hunter
The Wooden Sky, Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun

Blues Album of the Year
Colin James, FIFTEEN
Jack de Keyzer, Electric Love
Shakura S’Aida, Time
Steve Hill, Solo Recordings Volume One
Steve Strongman, A Natural Fact

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
Colin Bernard, Hold On
Manafest, Fighter
Newworldson, Rebel Transmission
The City Harmonic, I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)
Thousand Foot, The End Is Where We Begin

World Music Album of the Year
Alex Cuba, Ruido en el Sistema
Danny Michel, Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me
Jaffa Road, Where The Light Gets In
Lorraine Klaasen, Tribute to Miriam Makeba
The Souljazz Orchestra, Solidarity

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year
Bob Ezrin
Gavin Brown
James Shaw
Josh Ramsay
Kevin Churko (co-producer Kane Churko)

Recording Engineer of the Year
Eric Ratz
Joby Baker
Kevin Churko (co-engineer Kane Churko)
Mike Plotnikoff
Randy Staub

Recording Package of the Year
Andy Dixon, Johnathan Taggart
Justin Broadbent
Marianne Chevalier and Atelier Tricorne
Mathieu Houde, Philippe Allard, Marie-Pier Daigle
Susan Michalek and Simon Paul, Andrew B. Myers


Video of the Year

Director X
HYFR – DRAKE
Margaret Malandruccolo
Testify - ALAN DOYLE
Margaret Malandruccolo
Fire It Up - JOHNNY REID
Sean Wainsteim
Little Boxes – WALK OFF THE EARTH
WeWereMonkeys
Little Talks – OF MONSTERS AND MEN

Music DVD of the Year
Andy Keen, Bernie Breen, Patrick Sambrook, Shawn Marino, The Tragically Hip
Bobcaygeon
Ben Knechtel, Ten Second Epic
Better Off
Pierre Lamoureux, François Lamoureux, Pat Metheny
The Orchestrion Project: Pat Metheny
Scot McFadyen, Roy Weisman, Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa Live From New York: Beacon Theatre
Tim Martin, W. Tom Berry, Michael Kaeshammer
KAESHAMMERLIVE!

Electronic Album of the Year (sponsored by Roland)
Crystal Castles, (III)
Daphni, Jiaolong
Grimes, Visions
Purity Ring, Shrines
Trust, TRST

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year
Cancer Bats, Dead Set On Living
Castle, Blacklands
Devin Townsend Project, Epicloud
Ex Deo, Caligvla
Woods of Ypres, Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year
Adam Cohen, Like A Man
Barlow, Burning Days
Céline Dion, Sans Attendre
Raylene Rankin, All The Diamonds
The Tenors, Lead With Your Heart

Canadian Music Hall of Fame
k.d. Lang

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award
Larry LeBlanc

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Carly Rae Jepsen announces next single

Carly Rae Jepsen announces next single

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Carly Rae Jepsen has become known for the girl in like, with her huge break-out single Call Me Maybe all about falling for her crush. But with the announcement that Tonight I’m Getting Over You will serve as Jepsen’s next single from Kiss, the BC singer is ready to show a different side of personality.

Tweeting that a video for the track will drop on Thursday, Jepsen also sent the message ‘”Tonight I’m Getting Over You” -Cut yourself loose! When u need to end it… END it. I promise I’ll dance with you babes. x’. The dance-heavy song is a departure from Jepsen’s bubble gum folk pop hit Call Me Maybe, showing versatility with her music.

In addition to celebrating the upcoming release of her new video, Jepsen can also add five JUNO nominations to her list of achievements this week. In addition to performing at the 2013 JUNO Awards on Sunday, April 21 in Regina, SK, Jepsen is up for Fan Choice Award, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year. Jepsen will be going head to head with her mentor Justin Bieber in four of the categories. Bieber tweeted his congratulations to Jepsen following today’s nominee announcements, saying “nice! 4 nominations for the @TheJUNOAwards and @carlyraejepsen got 5. Everyone get ready to vote! #CANADA”.

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Jonas Brothers shoot video for Pom Poms

Jonas Brothers shoot video for Pom Poms

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The Jonas Brothers shot their first video together in almost four years over the weekend in New Orleans, taking the field along with the NFL cheerleading teams for the Saints and Hornets. The Jo Bros video for Pom Poms, the first single from their now completed upcoming album, also includes a cameo from Southern University’s marching band. The trio released a photo from the video shoot that shows the brothers performing along with a drummer and horn section.

The Jonas Brothers are set to embark on a South American reunion tour this Sunday in Caracas, Venezuela, which will include 12 tour stops. The band’s upcoming fifth studio album will be the first new release from the former Disney stars since 2009′s Lines, Vines and Trying Times.

Since taking a break from the band, all three brothers have stayed busy in the entertainment business. Joe Jonas released his first solo record with Fast Life, touring with Jay Sean. Nick Jonas returned to Broadway with a starring role in How To Succeed in Business and made guest appearances on a number of TV shows, including Smash. Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle launched their own E! reality series Married To Jonas, with the second season confirmed for Spring 2013.

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Pink releases footage from The Truth About Love Tour

Pink releases footage from The Truth About Love Tour

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If you watched the Grammy’s a few weeks ago you may have noticed that Pink was absent from the award show. The singer was busy getting ready to launch her sixth concert tour in support of her latest album, The Truth About Love. Kicking off The Truth About Love Tour in Phoenix, Arizona on February 13, Pink is set to hit a whopping 16 countries between now and September.

Pink has released show footage from the tour and if you’re like me and waited too long to get tickets to the now sold-out tour, this is a little painful to watch. If you did get tickets, you are both smarter than me and in for an amazing show. Well done.


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Aamir Khan to meet UK PM Cameron

Aamir Khan to meet UK PM Cameron

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is all set to meet Brit Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron who is in India for a short trip is meeting top dignitaries  in the country and Aamir Khan is the only person from Bollywood that he is meeting in the trip. Aamir Khan was recently featured on the cover of TIME magazine thanks to his tv show “Satyameva Jayete” which has created huge impact on the society.

Cameron’s team have been trying to get in touch with Aamir Khan for a last couple of months as the prime minister was impressed with actor’s social work that he has done through his show “Satyameva Jayate”.  At last the meet was possible and the actor who is shooting in Rajasthan for his upcoming film RajKumar Hirani’s P.K. will fly down to Delhi to meet the minister in the evening.

This will be second time that Aamir will be meeting a country’s top official. Aamir Khan also met America’s President Barack Obama in 2010. Satyameva Jayate has been a show which has been praised a lot for its content, its research and mostly for the impact that it has created. According to the reports, Satyameva jayate has the highest recall value in the television market


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Bhajathe Raho is a comedy with revenge

Bhajathe Raho is a comedy with revenge

Bhajathe Raho

Looks like the two of the least common genres are coming together in the upcoming movie “Bhajathe Raho” which stars Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Tusshar Kapoor, Ravi Kissan and others.

Talking about the movie which recently went on floors, Shashanth Shah, the director of the movie said I love the concept of revenge comedy because it manages to combine laughter with vigilante aspect in one package. I have a fabulous star cast and a perfect background like Delhi to shoot in“.

We have seen many genres of comedy being made in our country, and so it was time for something differently funny. The beauty about the story of Bhajathe Raho is that it will keep you on the edge laughing. We have a superb cast who have time and again proved that they wear comedy not just on their sleeves, but in their hearts as well. And Shashant is a storyteller who has proved in the past his capability of narrating one in a brilliant manner. I am having fun producing this film and I am sure the audiences will have fun watching it too” says producer Krishika Lulla.

With Bollywood doing all formula movies these days, we sure want it to be as interesting as it sounds.


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Hrithik Roshan stuns bollywood and owns the 58th Filmfare night

Hrithik Roshan stuns bollywood and owns the 58th Filmfare night

Hrithik Roshan, who has been mesmerising the Bollywood with his fantastic dance movies since his debut in 1999 through Kaho Na Pyaar Hai has not been at his dancing best because of a slipped disc problem which he had suffered recently. People thought he would never dance again in his life but he stunned everyone by dancing pretty well in “Agneepath” but the best came on the eve of 58th film fare awards where he blew the whole Bollywood away with his spectacular dance performance.

He danced for the two songs, one is “senorita” from “Zindagi na milega dobara” where he showed his subtle salsa movies with graceful expressions and other is for “sree ganesha deva” from “Agneepath” where he ignited the night with his unbelievably rapid movements and even the crew behind him coordinated really well and made the show cheerful.

Hrithik’s performance that night was top trending on twitter for the whole day, Hrithik thanked his fans saying “Wow..thank u beautiful people!u give me more than I deserve, i keep all your words safely tucked away in my heart fr god knows I will need 2 hear them back frm time to time…love u all..thank u.”

Hrithik is the perfect example of what one can call inner strength in human beings who want to break the norm and inspire the people to do wonders. Kudos to Hrithik!


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Priyanka Chopra is the new item girl

Priyanka Chopra is the new item girl

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After contemplating over it for a long time now, Priyanka Chopra has finally given a nod to an item number, the first in her career, for Sanjay Gupta’s gangster flick, ‘Shootout At Wadala’. The item song has been titled Babli Badmaash Hai.

Priyanka Chopra gave a green signal to the item track only after reviewing it completely. She made sure that the dance moves are not very sexually provoking and also the lyrics of the track are not too profane. Reportedly, the song is very vintage style, scored by Anu Malik and sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, and will be used for promoting the film.

If sources are to be believed, PeeCee was given three numbers to choose from, off which she picked ‘Babli Badmaash Hai’. Buzz is, the song will see PeeCee doff a hat to Zeenat Aman in Aap Jaisa Koi and Parveen Babi in Jeete Hain Shaan Se.

“When PeeCee heard the song, she thought it was RD Burman meeting Feroz Khan,” said the source. “Glamour yes, but no vulgarity,” added the source. Sanjay Gupta says the song will have a retro feel. “We are still working on the styling. There’s lot of detailing that’s required,” he said.

The song will be shot over three days in Goregaon and Gupta will be personally involved in the shoot.


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