Katy Perry and Russell Brand are buying a new $6.5 million home in Hollywood.The couple - who married in a ceremony on a tiger reserve in India in October 2010 - have sold their $3.395 million mansion in Los Feliz, California, and are now moving into a new Spanish-style home which belonged to Daniel Laikin, the former chief executive of 'National Lampoon'.The house sits on three acres of land and has nine bathrooms, seven bedrooms and an in house cinema as well as an external guest house.It was also used for one season of TV series 'The Bachelor'.The couple only lived in their first home sporadically for two years, and despite putting the four-bedroom, three car-garage home up for sale, made sure they took some of their favourite features with them, including a 25ft 'love tepee' which British comedian Russell had installed for him and his wife and a pink vintage refrigerator.Katy, 26, is currently apart from her 35-year-old husband while she is on her 'California Dreams' world tour and he is filming his role in musical 'Rock of Ages'.
A Padama Shri recipient India's highest civilian award Aamir Khan was born on 14 March 1965 in Mumbai, India to a family of film directors. His father Tahir Hussain is a producer of Hindi movies.His younger brother Faisal Khan has tried his hand at acting, though without any success. Amir Khan began his acting career as a child actor in movies such as 'Yaadon Ki Baraat' in1973, and 'Madhosh' (1974). His first movie as an adult was the hard hitting and dark 'Holi' (1984) directed by well known director Ketan Mehta. Mehta was to direct Khan again in 'Mangal Pandey - The Rising' (2005).
But the year of reckoning for Khan has to be 1988, when he acted as the leading man for the first time in 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'. Khan's performance in this movie not only earned him rave reviews and colossal female fan following in India, but also established him as a 'young heart throb'. Early 90's saw many of his movies receive mixed reactions at the box office. However, his most successful films after Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak include 'Dil' (1990), 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander' (1992), 'Rangeela' (1995) and 'Raja Hindustani' (1996). Khan has also acted in many critically acclaimed movies such as 'Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke' (1993), for which he wrote the screenplay as well, 'Ghulam' (1998) that was a huge commercial hit, as 'Ice Candy Man' in Deepa Mehta's offbeat movie 'Earth-1947' (1998) and in the quintessential cop drama 'Sarfarosh' (1999).
2001 was again a year of reckoning and hyperactive activity and global acclaim for Khan. Two of his best films 'Lagaan' that was also nominated for the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film besides other numerous awards, and 'Dil Chahta Hai' a story about three friends in Urban India were resounding successes. Khan proved that if he could act the role of a poor farmer to perfection, he could also perfect the act of a super cool dude! And for three years Khan did not act in any movies. He came back with a bang in 2005 with 'Mangal Pandey: The Rising' that was declared the biggest flop of the year, and in 2006 he acted in 'Rang De Basanti' a movie that takes a look at patriotism and corruption in Urban and growing India. The movie was the biggest hit of the year and was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars though it failed to make the final five. But, it was short listed for the BAFTAs. His other film 'Fanaa' (2006) where he plays the role of a terrorist is also one of the highest grossing movies of the year.
American ROCK actor Tracy Morgan has come under fire yet again for remarks he made during a comedy show this time, for poking fun at the mentally disabled.“Don’t ever mess with women who have retarded kids,” Morgan told the audience during his performance at a Times Square comedy club in New York City on Saturday.Though the audience groaned, Morgan reportedly continued on with the touchy topic, and concluded with a bit about a girl he allegedly dated during his teen years whom he described as “a cripple.”The show marked the 42-year-old “Saturday Night Live” alum’s first comedy performance since he faced massive criticism for homophobic comments he made during a standup show earlier this month.
Morgan recently issued an apology after unleashing a slew of anti-gay remarks during a comedy show in Nashville on June 3.I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others,” the “30 Rock” star said in a statement to Access on June 10.While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.Morgan’s comments made headlines after Kevin Rogers, who was in attendance at the June 3 show,“Why I No Longer ‘Like’ Tracy Morgan .who called himself a longtime fan of the actor,Morgan’s rant included the comedian saying he did not believe women could be lesbians and said if his son ever told him he was gay that he would stab him.
American country music singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, who helped make country music a worldwide phenomenon.Having released 11 studio albums and 38 singles since 1992, he is best known for his Number One single "Achy Breaky Heart", which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia William "Billy" Ray Cyrus.He was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky to Ron Cyrus, a politician, and his wife, the former Ruth Ann Casto.His grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher.Cyrus was married to Cindy Smith, with whom he co-wrote the songs "Wher'm I Gonna Live?" and "Some Gave All", both of which were featured on his 1992 debut album Growing up, he was surrounded by bluegrass and gospel music from his family. His father, a right handed man, played guitar. Billy Ray, on the other hand, was left handed. He tried to play his father's guitar, but could never learn. Cyrus attended Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship before switching his focus to music. During the 1980s, Cyrus played in the bar band Sly Dog before getting a record deal with Mercury Nashville Records.
While trying to get a recording contract in Los Angeles,Cyrus was referred to as "too country" for LA, and "too rock" for Nashville. However, in 1990, he was signed to PolyGram Mercury. Cyrus began to record and write music for his debut album, released in 1992.The album became an instant chart and sales successor. It debuted at Number 1 the Billboard Top Country Albums, Billboard 200, Canadian Country Albums chart, Canadian Albums Chart, and on the charts of several other foreign countries. The album featured four consecutive Top 40 singles on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart from 1992 to 1993, including an album cut, the title track. The most successful single released was "Achy Breaky Heart". It reached Number 1 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and was also a hit on the pop charts, where it reached at 4. Although the song was the only number one single, "Could've Been Me" reached No 2, "Wher'm I Gonna Live?" reached No 23, and "She's Not Cryin' Anymore" reached No 6.
Cyrus starred in the 1999 independent film Radical Jack. He also had a small part in David Lynch's 2001 film Mulholland Drive as Gene, a pool cleaner who had been having an affair with the wife of Adam Kesher.In 2001, Cyrus played the lead role on the PAX comedy drama Doc, which became the network's highest-rated show. In 2005, Cyrus expanded his acting career in a stage production of Annie Get Your Gun in Toronto, appearing in the role of Frank Butler.Cyrus' television credits include The Nanny, Diagnosis Murder, Love Boat, The Next Wave, and TNN’s 18 Wheels Of Justice. In 2004, he guest-starred as a limo driver in the episode "The Power of Love" of the Canadian teen drama Degrassi.The Next Generation. Cyrus has also been the subject of many television specials that detail his rise to fame and his career. These include two ABC documentaries, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dreams Come True and Billy Ray Cyrus, A Year on the Road, a VH1 exclusive, as well as the TNN specials I Give My Heart To You, and The Life and Times of Billy Ray Cyrus. In late 2005, Cyrus and his daughter Miley Cyrus began co-starring in the Disney Channel original television series, Hannah Montana, which premiered on March 24, 2006.
Indian Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Monday remembered the late R.D. Burman on his 72nd birth anniversary, recalling the first time she met the composer and the many "amazing songs" they recorded together.I remember the day when a 13-14 year old boy came to me asking for my autograph, it was R.D. Burman. His father S.D. Burman introduced me to him and said he was learning sarod. This was the first time I met R.D. Burman.After that I was approached to record a song for a film Chhote Nawab and I was surprised when I came to know that he (R.D. Burman) was composing the music for the film. When I heard the song I was delighted by his composition. And then we went on to record some amazing songs together."The two delivered hits songs like Bahon mein chale aao, Tune o rangeele, and Tere bina jiya jaye naa."I have sung some wonderful songs with him. He was truly a great musician and he will always be in our hearts," she added.
Bollywood Super Star Akshay Kumar is a black belt in Taekwondo and now he is learning traditional combat karate for his role in Rowdy Rathore.Directed by Prabhudeva, produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala and co-produced by designer Shabinaa Khan, the film has Sonakshi Sinha opposite Akshay.The 43-year-old actor, who is extremely fitness conscious, will soon be heading to an undisclosed location for two months to train in this form of martial art."The movie will introduce to audiences a new kind of sport and being the professional that he is, Akshay has decided to take two months off to train intensively in combat karate,"."Set in the rustic heartland of India, the film has a lot of action and required a star who knew the technical know-hows of his dangerous sport. Akshay seemed the perfect fit, since being a trained martial arts professional he could pull the role off with panache."
Russian professionalTennis star Maria Yuryevna Sharapova may have been slowed down by her shoulder surgery, but any doubts she may have had about her career are long gone now. On Tuesday, Sharapova defeated 24th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova, reaching the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time since she was forced to undergo surgery to repair damage in her right shoulder in 2006.Sharapova, who won the Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2004 when she was just 17, played as well as she did when she was a teenager. "I would have loved for it not to have taken that long, but I'm not complaining," she says. "It's the road that you sometimes have to take. It's not always straight; there are a lot of zigzags. A lot of time, you feel like it's a dead end."On Thursday, Sharapova will play against Sabine Lisicki. "I've worked really hard to get in this stage, but I'm not saying this is where I want to end," she says. "I want to keep going."
Daughter of former Seattle Seahawk Mike O'Brien,"Chantal O'Brien" did not find love with the fifteenth season The Bachelor star Brad Womack, but she reportedly has found her happy ending with another man, Jeff Razore, and is happily engaged.Chantal's engaged to a wealthy guy who gave her a four carat engagement ring . She really was in love with Brad and was completely heart broken when that didn't work out, but now she really knows everything happens for a reason.he former The Bachelor runner-up,who had failed to receive Womack's final rose and the marriage proposal he offered fellow bachelorette Emily Maynard instead had reportedly already signed contracts to serve as the current The Bachelorette star over Ashley Hebert earlier this year.
The show's plans for O'Brien got derailed when the former bachelorette ended up finding love on her own while her The Bachelor season was airing on ABC.O'Brien had also told The Bachelorette would have presented her with a great opportunity had she not been seriously invested in Razore."I definitely would have loved to do the show had I not been in a relationship. I think it's an amazing opportunity,it's definitely a different way of doing it. But I believe it can work," O'Brien explained."It was never really an option to be The Bachelorette because of that fact that I was in a relationship, and my relationship came about very unplanned. It was something where I met this person through a mutual friend and it completely caught me by surprise, but it was obviously a very good surprise."However, O'Brien still reportedly has a shot at starring on The Bachelorette if her current relationship takes a drastic turn.
American actress, singer Jennifer Lopez's husband is reportedly the reason why the American Idol judge may not return to the show and reprise her role.Singer Marc Anthony has been insisting his wife of seven years should make her first Idol season her last and spend more time with their kids, InTouch Weekly reported in its July 4 issue, presumably sparking Lopez's recent claims that she's been "on the fence" about gracing the judging panel again next season.
"Jennifer Lopez signed a one-year contract with an option to renew,"."She's ready to commit to a few more seasons because she loves the job and the money, but Marc Anthony wants her to quit so she can spend more time with him."Jennifer Lopez and fellow Idol judge Steven Tyler both joined American Idol as part of last season's judging-panel shakeup. However, unlike Tyler, who signed a multi year contract,Jennifer Lopez's judging deal was only for one season, prompting speculation that her "on the fence" comments may just be a negotiation tactic.The singer and actress received $12 million to serve as a member of Idol's tenth-season judging panel.
One week after Ryan Dunn died in a fatal high-speed car crash, American cable- and satellite-television channel (TV network) G4 will be paying tribute to Jackass star Ryan Dunn before airing the remaining episodes of his Proving Ground show.“Ryan was an incredible talent who will be missed tremendously by his many fans, including G4 viewers,” said G4 President Neal Tiles. “It was important to all of us at G4 to find a way to celebrate his life and pay tribute to him. With the support of Ryan’s family, we’ve decided to air the remaining episodes of G4’s Proving Ground and give his fans the opportunity to continue watching this series that he was so passionate about.”Before airing the remaining eight episodes of Proving Ground G4 will air the Dunn tribute as part of a special Attack of the Show! on July 19 at 7 p.m. followed by the next episode of Proving Ground.Dunn and his friend Zachary Hartwell were killed last week after the 34-year-old Dunn lost control of his Porsche while travelling at a high rate of speed near the Pottstown exit of Route 322 in West Goshen, Pennsylvania.
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld doesn't mind being called a homewrecker. In fact, the comic and "The Marriage Ref" co-creator replied, "I love it, I love, I love it!" when we asked for his reaction to former contestant Howie Kohlenberg's claims that his appearance on the show last season led to his divorce."When people get upset I enjoy it," Seinfeld told at the All-Star Comedy Roundtable at the Nantucket Film Festival on Sunday. "That he's having problems, and blaming me, it's all -" Seinfeld paused, then added, "Anything that alleviates the withering, blithering boredom of existence I'm in favor of." IKohlenberg, 47, a Manhattan cosmetics salesman, reportedly claimed that after he and his now-ex-wife appeared on the show, she became so obsessed with becoming a celebrity that she left him and their son to chase her Hollywood dreams.
The usually reserved actress is "naughtier now than she's been in years!". "She is noticeably more fun and open and sassier."The tight two some have been stuck at each other's hip lately and Aniston even had Justin in tow for a recent appearance on Inside the Actor's Studio.They may or may not be moving in together, but things seem to be getting more serious with her motocycle-riding, boots-wearing Wanderlust co-star.She gushes about how she loved her Horrible Bosses role, and how liberating and fun it was to be dirty and push the boundaries of what people expect.As if that weren't enough, Jen has made a permanent change. Her reps confirmed to Life & Style that she got her first tattoo.A raunchy role, some permanent ink and a new attitude. All thanks to her new man, who we can't thank enough ... even if she pulled an Angelina.
American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown was the big winner at Sunday night's BET Awards, taking home four awards during the live telecast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.Brown received the first award of the night, best male R&B artist."All my fans are everything to me," he said in accepting the award. "I know it's been a long road. I just appreciate every blessing that's been put in front of me."The scandal-prone singer has had a rough couple of years. Just last week, he retreated from comments in which he used the word "gay" as an insult. He also was forced to apologize for a meltdown on the Good Morning America set earlier this year.Brown also accepted the award for best collaboration for "Look at Me Now" featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. He performed the song with Rhymes during the show.Also during the live telecast, there was a huge gaffe that resulted in the wrong name being called for the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award. A fan who was presenting first read Brown's name, then changed to Rihanna and Drake, the latter of whom called the situation "awkward" while on stage.
But after the show ended, BET then tweeted that Brown actually was the winner of the award for "Look at Me Now."Brown won another fan-voted award as well, the FANdemonium award. He led all nominees going into Sunday night's show with a total of six noms, followed by Lil Wayne with five.Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj was named best female hip-hop artist, while Kanye West took the trophy in the male category. West wasn't in attendance, so Justin Bieber accepted on his behalf.Wiz Khalifa was named best new artist, beating J. Cole,Willow Smith,Bruno Mars and Miguel Wiz.Meanwhile, the Young Stars Award resulted in a tie, given to brother and sister Jaden and Willow Smith, children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Willow Smith wore a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air T-shirt in a nod to her dad's breakout TV role.Other winners included Michael Vick and Serena Williams, named best sportsman and sportswoman of the year.
Before the ceremony began, singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius accepted the Centric Award from the red carpet.Also during the show, Patti LaBelle received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Cee-Lo Green dressed up as LaBelle and sang her song "Somebody Loves You"; Beyonce, Gladys Knight, Shirley Ceasar and Ambrosius also took part in the tribute."When anyone asks me who I want to be like, I always say Patti LaBelle," Beyonce told the audience.In addition, Steve Harvey was presented with the State Farm Humanitarian Award. In his acceptance speech, he said the award was a testament to God and his power, as well as his own mother.The night also featured performances from Blige and Anita Baker; Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Ace Hood. Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars; Jill Scott and Trey Songz; and Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary and Deitrick Haddon.
Bollywood Super Star Salman Khan starrer Dabangg took the lead at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, held on Saturday for the first time in North America.Dabangg won Best Picture award and the hugely important music categories for best female playback singer, best male playback singer and best music direction, as well as best screenplay.My Name is Khan, starring Shah Rukh Khan as a Muslim suffering from Asperger's syndrome who is detained at a US airport after his disability is mistaken for suspicious behaviour, got nods for best story and best lyrics. The hit film, nominated in seven categories, also took home the prize for best direction.
Shah Rukh has taken the trophy for Best Actor in My Name is Khan."It is wonderful that I am getting the award from Million Dollar Baby and Slumdog Millionaire actors. Hilary Swank, I love the way you said namaste. I want to thank Karan Johar, Kajol," he said in his acceptance speech. "My Name Is Khan gave me that reason to speak my mind with a role.Karan Johar won the best director award for My Name Is Khan. American actor Cuba Gooding Jr presented him the award."This is my first IIFA award and it's amazing to win it in Toronto. My Name IS Khan is more than a movie, it was therpeutic and it taught me restraint and passion it. Thank you for your votes and thank you to Shah Rukh and Kajol, you have ben a dream team. I dedicate this to my dad. I love him amd miss him terribly," Johar said.
Best supporting actor has gone to the dashing Arjun Rampal for his role in Raajneeti."I completed ten years in the industry this year. It wouldn't have been possible without your continued support," Rampal told the crowd. "I hope that I can be like Dharamji who even after fifty years can entertain his fans."
Anushka Sharma has won the award for Female Leading Role for Band Baaja Baraat."This is overwhelming. Thank you for all Toronto for all that love. Thank you Adi (producer Aditya Chopra) and Maneesh Sharma for believing in me when not many peple did," Anushka said.Indian screenwriter Shibani Bhatija won Best Story for My name Is Khan. "I have seen such great support. It is heartening to know that my story has influenced many peple around the world,"Bhatija said.The award for best dialogue went to the thriller Ishqiya.
Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor and the Deol family were among the dozens of Bollywood superstars in attendance, along with Oscar-winners Hilary Swank and Cuba Gooding Jr. Salman Khan, however, could not make it to Toronto as he was reportedly shooting his next film Bodyguard, a romantic action movie with Kareena Kapoor."I love you so much," said Mamta Sharma over and over, after winning the award for best female playback singer for the song Munni Badnam.The IIFA awards this year is one glittering affair. Performer Priyanka Chopra was at her sensual best as she paid a musical tribute to Asha Bhosle, who said: "Every time I get an award, it spurs me to work more please remember me as a person with a gold heart."
Sonakshi Sinha won the Best Debutante award for Dabangg. "I want to thank my parents who are not here. I want to also thank Arbaaz, Abhinav Kadhyap, Sohail and Salman for believing in me," Sinha said.Priyanka Chopra was honoured for her contribution to a greener Earth. "What you do for your planet is what you do for yourself," she said in her acceptance speech.Dharmendra was given the lifetime achievement award.Best performance in a comic role went to Riteish Seshmukh for Housefull. “Thank you Sajid Khan for believing in me. Who said awards are not fixed - if you host awards for four years at IIFA, u will get it right," he joked.Sonu Sood was awarded Best Performance in a Negative Role in Dabangg. "This is a dream come true. Want to thank Salman bhai, my wife Sonali. Thank you so much, this is for my dad sitting in Punjab,” Sood said.
The award for Outstanding Achievement by an Indian in International Cinema went to Irrfan Khan. “Let me first salute to Toronto if there was an award for best audience it should go to you," he said.The Hottest Pair award was chosen by viewers of the Star Plus channel. It went to Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh. Though Lisa Ray called her Anushka Shankar – oops! "I want to thank my writers who created the chemistry between us,” said Sharma."Thanks Anushka for making me hot," added Singh.The Best Playback Singer award went to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Dabangg, while Mamta Sharma was named Best female Playback singer, also for Dabangg. The Best Lyrics award went to Niranjan Iyengar for My Name Is Khan.
Bollywood gangster movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbai had led the field in the nominations with 12 in categories including best film and best male lead for Ajay Devgan, one of Bollywood's leading actors.Dabangg was close behind with 11 nominations. Other movies still in the running for a clutch of awards include the drama Ishqiya with nine nominations.Romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat and the thriller Rajneeti both had eight. The nominations came from more than 1,500 votes from the Indian film fraternity.The IIFA Launched in 2000 at the Millennium Dome in London, the annual IIFA awards have been held in 11 cities around the world, including Colombo, Macao, Bangkok, Dubai, Amsterdam and Johannesburg.It is designed to celebrate the popular Hindi-language film industry and win new audiences abroad.
La Toya Jackson Sister of Pop King Michael Jackson Said, Michael Jackson spent the last months of his life frightened and on edge, convinced that he would be killed by people wanting to get access to his valuable music catalogue.Jackson makes the claims in her new book, Starting Over, which also chronicles her own troubles, including an abusive marriage to her late ex-manager/husband, Jack Gordon.Jackson says that she and her brother went through similar experiences of being controlled and manipulated by shadowy figures that cut them off from their family."The difference is, I was eventually able to get away and start over, Michael can't start over," she said.
Yesterday marked the two-year anniversary of the King of Pop's death at age 50. Dr Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter. He has pleaded "not guilty" and the trial is set for September.However, Jackson's sister called Murray "the fall guy." She said there were other people who needed to be investigated and described Jackson's death as part of a wide conspiracy. "This is definitely something that was premeditated, that they had planned to do, and they planned to take my brother out, and my brother knew it, and that's why my brother told me repeatedly, repeatedly and repeatedly, that this was going to happen to him," she said in an interview on Wednesday. "He explained to me, ‘It's because of my catalogue.'"
American actor Peter Michael Falk best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo.Born in New York City, Falk was the son of Michael Peter Falk from Jewish family, owner of a clothing and dry goods store, and his wife, Madeline was an accountant and buyer.Falk married Alyce Mayo, whom he had met when they were both students at Syracuse University,on April 17, 1960. They adopted two daughters, Catherine and Jackie. They divorced in 1976. On December 7, 1977, Falk married actress Shera Danese,who guest-starred on the Columbo series on numerous occasions. He appeared in numerous films and television guest roles and was nominated for an Academy Award twice, and won the Emmy Award on five occasions and the Golden Globe award once.Falk's right eye was surgically removed when he was three because of a retinoblastoma, he wore a glass eye for most of his life.Despite this, Falk participated in team sports, mainly baseball and basketball.
Falk obtained a Master of Public Administration degree at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in 1953. The program was designed to train civil servants for the federal government, a career that Falk said in his memoir that he had "no interest in and no aptitude for.He applied for a job with the CIA, but was rejected because of his membership in the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union while serving in the Merchant Marine, even though he was required to join and was not active in the union.He then became a management analyst with the Connecticut State Budget Bureau in Hartford.Falk characterized his Hartford job as "efficiency expert". "I was such an efficiency expert that the first morning on the job, I couldn't find the building where I was to report for work", he said in 1997. "Naturally, I was late, which I always was in those days, but ironically it was my tendency never to be on time that got me started as a professional actor.
While working in Hartford, Falk joined a community theater group called the Mark Twain Masquers, where he performed in plays that included The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, The Crucible, and The Country Girl by Clifford Odets. Falk also studied with Eva Le Gallienne, who was giving an acting class at the White Barn Theatre in Westport, Connecticut. Falk later recalled that he had "lied his way" into the class, which was for professional actors. He drove down to Westport from Hartford every Wednesday, when the classes were held, and was usually late.His first New York stage role was in an Off-Broadway production of Moliere's Dom Juan at the Fourth Street Theatre that closed after its only performance on January 3, 1956. Falk played the second lead, Sganarelle.His next theater role proved far better for his career. In May he appeared at Circle in the Square in a revival of The Iceman Cometh with Jason Robards, playing the bartender.
A theatrical agent advised Falk not to expect much film acting work because of his glass eye.He failed a screen test at Columbia Pictures and was told by studio boss Harry Cohn that "for the same price I can get an actor with two eyes." He also failed to get a role in the film Marjorie Morningstar despite a promising interview for the second lead.His first film performances were in small roles in Wind Across the Everglades (1958), The Bloody Brood (1959) and Pretty Boy Floyd (1960).Falk's performance in Murder, Inc. (1960) was a turning point in his career. He was cast in the supporting role of killer Abe Reles, in a film based on the real life murder gang of that name, that had terrorized New York in the 1930s.The New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther, while dismissing the movie as "an average gangster film", singled out Falk's "amusingly vicious performance.
American comedy Actor,Film Producer Jerry Lewis was hospitalized Friday after he was unable to perform at a show in suburban Sydney, but his publicist said he was simply overtired and was released after a few hours.The 85-year-old actor,comedian for muscular dystrophy research is on a fundraising tour for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia. He arrived at the Rooty Hill Returned Servicemen's League club, where he was to perform, but he couldn't get out of the car.
The foundation said the Sydney show had been sold out. CEO David Jack apologized in a statement, saying that Lewis was "not well enough to take the stage.Candi Cazau, Lewis' Las Vegas-based publicist, said he was in the hospital for about three hours before going back to his hotel room, and that doctors concluded that he was simply overly tired."He's fine from what I understand," she said. "He was just feeling under the weather."Cazau said Lewis' staff was being a bit cautious because Lewis contracted viral meningitis some years before during an earlier trip to Australia.Lewis has had a "ridiculous" schedule in recent months. He has been flying back and forth from Las Vegas to New York, casting for the stage production of "The Nutty Professor," which he intends to debut in January.
American pop musician and actor Justin Timberlake opens up about his three way with Lady Gaga and Andy Samberg, Jason Segel overshares about an extra and a prop toilet, while Cameron Diaz offers reasons her gay and lesbian fans will enjoy their raunchy new comedy Bad Teacher.The cast of the new film about a badly behaving teacher, played by Diaz,sat down with The Advocate to answer questions about inappropriate workplace behavior and their worst experiences with educators.Timberlake gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the wildly popular Saturday Night Live digital short, "3-way," in which he costarred with Andy Samberg and Lady Gaga.Finds Timberlake and Samberg resurrecting the mother loving, sartorially challenged singing duo. This time Gaga brings the boys closer together than ever before. Timberlake suggests the two men are more in love with each other than anyone else and recalls Gaga saying that of course it's her who turns the boys gay.Timberlake says he was "blown away" by Gaga, describing her as "humble and cool."
American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist Orpah Gail Winfreyis, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century,the greatest black philanthropist in American history,and was for a time the world's only black billionaire.She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, claiming to be raped at age nine and becoming pregnant at 14, her son died in infancy.Sent to live with the man she calls her father,a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena,and after boosting a third rated local Chicago talk show to first place,she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.
Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication,she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue,which a Yale study claims broke 20th century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream.By the mid 1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing confession culture, promoting controversial self-help ideas,and an emotion-centered approach,she is often praised for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others.From 2006 to 2008, her support of Barack Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race.
Hollywood actress, pop singer and model Lindsay Lohan was back on the legal chopping block again on Thursday after testing positive for alcohol consumption while still under probation.She is currently serving 120 days under house arrest, which she was sentenced to after pleading no contest to stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice boutique while still under probation for a 2007 DUI charge. This time she caught a break, however, when it was found that the judge who required her to undergo controlled substances testing only required her to do so through Feb. 25.
She is in compliance with the rules and laws of the State of California. She has obeyed all laws, she has done nothing wrong. You know, I feel like you guys are all disappointed to hear that, but the reality is she's done everything right this time,” said Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Holley, during a press conference. Lindsay is no longer restricted in what she can drink, but she is only allowed to have one friend over at any given time, plus any family members.
In 2007, though, she was caught driving under the influence twice and her time in and out of rehab has been widely documented. Though she has made some television and movie appearances in the last few years, her career has lost traction. In February, she was charged with felony grand theft, later reduced to amisdemeanor, after being accused of taking the aforementioned necklace.
Lohan has become as infamous for the trouble she makes as she is famous for her movies. She worked on a soap opera at age 10 and made her silver screen debut in the 1998 remake of “The Parent Trap” at age 11. As a young adult she appeared in films such as “Freaky Friday,” “Mean Girls,” and “Herbie: Fully Loaded,” and also pursued work as a singer.
Prince William and Kate Middleton the public didn't just open their hearts to this spring. They opened their wallets to the tune of $1.7 million raised for charity by the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund.William and Kate set up the fund so that anyone who wished to send them a wedding gift could instead donate to the couple's chosen charities. In the end, the fund took in a grand total of $1,706,828.The funds included direct donations, as well as revenue raised from wedding-related projects. The latter included a donation by Decca Records from sales of the official Royal Wedding Album, and a donation made by Mario Testino's office from sales of the photograph of the couple printed in the official wedding brochure. The 26 charities that will benefit from the fund were grouped into particular areas: Changing Lives through Arts and Sport; Children Fulfilling Their Potential; Help and Care at Home; Support for Service Personnel and Their Families; and Conservation for Future Generations. The funds will be distributed among the charities by the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer Jennifer Lynn Lopez resurrected her career in the last year with a new album, being a judge on American Idol and a ton of endorsement deals. Now it has been reported that the entertainer is in talks to star in two new films. Lopez is in discussions to play the female lead opposite Jason Statham in Parker, the Taylor Hackford-directed action film adaptation of the Donald Westlake mystery novel series. The picture was acquired for U.S. distribution by Film District CEO Peter Schlessel and her co-star Statham will play Parker, a thief who follows a strict moral code,
but a hard guy who's willing to kill if crossed. The “On The Floor” hitmaker is in discussions for the supporting role of Holly in the film “What To Expect When You're Expecting,” the Kirk Jones-directed Lionsgate film that is based on the bestselling how-to guide to preparing for childbirth. The film stars Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison. Both films are still in the discussion stage but it’s evident that Lopez’s stock has gone up. She will also launch a Latin talent show with husband Marc Anthony in 2012.Once the deals are done, Lopez will film both Parker and What to Expect during her summer hiatus from Idol. Her big decision now... Whether to return to the show that revitalized her career, or take a chance and make her movie career her top priority.
English heiress, model and fashion designer Petra Ecclestone is so slight and quiet that were it not for her perfectly blow-dried hair, Smartie-sized diamond earrings and gold Rolex watch, you might think Petra Ecclestone was just another well-heeled London girl.That would be quite a mistake, for this 22-year-old, who has never held down paid employment, is in the process of buying the kind of second home which would make a plutocrat green with envy.Her first property, a magnificent Grade II listed house in Chelsea, cost £56 million and is still being renovated. Her new house in Los Angeles, The Manor in the Holmby Hills, is the most expensive in America, and will set her back a further £91 million.
Actually, she isn't even planning to live in this gigantic pile full-time because she doesn't want to relocate to America. It's too far from her comfort zone of London nightclubs Tramp and Annabels and her dear friends, such as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie."It's going to be a partial relocation,". But then Ecclestone who collects £10,000 Hermes Birkin bags, Damien Hirst artwork and has five miniature dogs is quite a spending phenomenon.The youngest daughter of Formula One tycoon Bernie is a beneficiary of a family trust, believed to be held in Switzerland and worth around £2.4 billion.Although very close to her father, to whom she speaks every day, she is his polar opposite. He is, at 80, a workaholic who has amassed a huge fortune but has no time for any ostentation Ecclestone, though, is cut from rarer cloth. She counts shopping for vintage Alaia designs as bargain-hunting, and describes the large £80,000 diamond earrings given to her by fiance James Stunt as "cute". At their recent engagement party in Battersea, pop singer Rihanna was paid £250,000 to perform her fee presumably covered by the trust.
Bernie, it is said, worried about how Petra, and her older sister Tamara, will handle such wealth."The trouble is that they have nothing to do with their lives, no jobs and no ambitions," says a friend of Bernie's. "At least this LA house will give Petra something to do."But the house is a mish-mash of styles, also taking inspiration from the sweeping staircase in Gone With The Wind. There is parking for 100 cars, countless bedrooms, bathrooms and a bowling alley. And a whole floor for wardrobes.Ecclestone, rather famously, has many clothes, too. An interviewer who was invited to her home marvelled at her colossal wardrobe room, only to be told breezily that these were just her casual clothes and that she kept her evening wear in the next room.Next month or so Ecclestone is planning to launch a range of designer handbags titled Stark.Let's hope it is more of a success than her menswear range, Form, which went bust after only 14 months despite considerable financial assistance from her doting father.Despite Bernie's talk about his children being "level-headed", this should really come as no surprise because Ecclestone has been formidably spoiled.For her 12th birthday, Bernie hired the boyband Damage to play, as she was a fan, and also paid several of the EastEnders cast to attend. It cost him £300,000. Ecclestone "came out" at the Crillon Ball in Paris and was given a £6,000 watch for her 16th birthday.
She was expensively educated at London's Francis Holland girls' school and then went to a crammer for A-levels. She won a place at London art school Central St Martins, but never took it up. Instead, there has been a countless round of parties, and a spot of modelling and charity work instead.The Ecclestones' divorce, of course, was devastating for the girls, though their parents seemed the oddest of couples: Bernie tiny, stubborn and undemonstrative, Slavica a foot taller and brimming with jealousy and anger. The joke always told was that they were the same height when Bernie was standing on his wallet.