Entertainment – Weekly Newsletter for March 1-7, 2011Monday, March 7, 2011
LOS ANGELES – The glamour quotient at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles saw Hollywood beauties walking the red carpet in stylish long gowns. But not all of them scored high on fashion meter.
Here is a peek into their wardrobe at the Sunday night gala at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.
Gwyneth …. Source : Style quotient at Oscars – hits and misses.
LOS ANGELES – The royal drama “The King’s Speech” made it big at the 83rd Academy Awards by winning Oscars for best picture, best director, best actor and best screenwriter. Also bagging four gongs was sci-fi thriller “Inception” at a glittering ceremony hosted by first timers Anne Hathaway and James Franco.
“I have a feeling … Read more >>.
LONDON – M Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Last Airbender’ took top dishonours at the Razzies, taking away five Golden Raspberry Awards.
The Razzies are famous for Hollywood’s Oscar spoof mocking the year’s worst performances.
The fantasy action film about people who can control fire, air, water and earth stole the show, despite making 320m dollars at global box …. Original source : Shyamalan’s film dominates 2011 Razzie Awards.
LONDON – Late Jade Goody’s husband Jack Tweed has infuriated her family by signing a big-money book deal to tell all about his life with her.
Tweed, 23, is believed to have almost finished writing his autobiography, which will include details about his and Goody’s four-year relationship.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Goody’s mother Jackiey Budden has … Original source on Gaea Times at : Jack Tweed infuriates Jade Goody’s family with book deal.
LONDON – ‘The King’s Speech,’ was the clear favourite at the 83rd Academy Awards as the Anglo-Australian film won best picture and three other Oscars.
The film is based on the life of the King George VI-the royal who led Britain in World War II and the father of current monarch Queen Elizabeth-played by Colin Firth … Read this article on Gaea Times at : ‘The King’s Speech’ reigns at 83rd Academy Awards.
LONDON – British actor Christian Bale has won the best supporting actor Academy Award for portrayal of problematic boxing brother in ‘The Fighter.’
Bale followed up his success at the Golden Globes with an Academy Award, coming out on top of a shortlist that also included Geoffrey Rush (’The King’s Speech’) and Jeremy Renner (’The Town’).
LONDON – Tom Hooper has grabbed best director at the Academy Awards for ‘The King’s Speech.’
Hooper was one of 12 Academy Award nominations for ‘The King’s Speech,’ and was up against major Hollywood heavyweights – the Coen brothers, David Fincher, David O Russell and Darren Aronofsky, reports the Guardian.
The 38-year-old worked his way through the …. Read the original article : here.
LOS ANGELES – List of winners at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles Sunday night:
Best Picture: The King’s Speech – Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
Best Director: Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth for The … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : List of Oscar winnners 2011.
WASHINGTON – Our modern, round-the-clock lifestyle seems to derail metabolism, learning and behaviour in ways that we’re just beginning to understand.
Researchers led by Ilia Karatsoreos, postdoctoral scholar in Hatch Lab of Neuroendocrinology, Rockefeller University, housed mice for 10 weeks in 20-hour light-dark cycles at odds with their natural 24-hour circadian cycle.
They found … Read more >>.
MELBOURNE – Melissa Leo, who grabbed the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2011 Academy Awards, has apologized for using f-word during her acceptance speech.
Leo, who won the award for her role as the tough-talking mother of two boxers (Mark Wahlberg and best supporting actor winner Christian Bale) in ‘The Fighter’, let the …. Original source : Melissa Leo apologises for the f-bomb at Oscars.
MELBOURNE – Shane Warne and Liz Hurley seem to have resumed their twittersphere flirting, using Ping Pong the parrot.
In yet another bizarre, public, three-way conversation between Hurley, Warne and Ping Pong, the parrot reveals it is keen to meet Warne, who describes himself as the bird’s “master and daddy”, reports News.com.au.
“I may agree to meet …. Source : Shane Warne resumes tweet talk with Hurley’s parrot.
WELLINGTON – Jay-Z has asked Rihanna to take some time off as he thinks that the singer is working too hard.
The American rapper is Rihanna’s mentor, and the man that signed her to Def Jam Recordings at the beginning of her career.
The two are very close, and Jay-Z has reportedly become concerned Rihanna is pushing … Read more >>.
KATHMANDU – Thirteen years after she acted in her last film of note, “Tirchhi Topiwale”, Monica Bedi, better known as the companion of jailed mafia don Abu Salem, has begun a new innings in Nepal, acting in a new film that could be the mirror image of her own aspirations.
The 36-year-old, whose glamorous looks … Original article on : Monica Bedi begins new innings in Nepal.
WASHINGTON – Natalie Portman-who cried an awful lot in ‘Black Swan’-couldn’t hold her tears of joy when she grabbed the Best Actress Oscar.
Tearful throughout her emotional, gracious speech, the soon-to-be-mum seemingly forgot no one who helped her on ‘Black Swan’ and throughout her Hollywood career, which began when she was 11, reports UsMagazine.com.
“I truly, sincerely … Original article on : Natalie Portman’s ‘tears of joy’ as she grabs Best Actress Oscar.
LONDON – Brit star Colin Firth has won the best actor Oscar for his role in The King’s Speech.
Firth was the clear bookies’ favourite going into the ceremony, having previously picked up acting prizes at the Baftas and the Golden Globes, reports the Guardian.
In ‘The King’s Speech,’ Firth portrayed the role of a stuttering George … Read : Colin Firth takes home best actor crown at the Oscars.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – First Bollywood and now the Malayalam film industry. Women are making inroads in the male-dominated territory of filmmaking, quitting cushy jobs and breaking away from their settled lives to wield the megaphone.
Take 38-year-old Shiny J. Koshy who took a break from Kuwait, where her husband was employed, and took the plunge into … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Women breaking glass ceiling in Malayalam film industry.
LOS ANGELES – “The King’s Speech” and “Inception” tied at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards here Sunday night with four Oscars each, with the British royal drama bagging the big four of best picture, best direction, best actor and best writing while the sci-fi dominated the technical categories.
The King’s Speech, which was leading the …. Original article on Gaea Times at : ‘The King’s Speech’ big winner of Oscar evening.
LOS ANGELES – India-born film editor Tariq Anwar, nominated for the Oscar in the best editing category for “The King’s Speech”, lost out to Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter who won it for “The Social Network” at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards here.
Raised in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Anwar has been working as a … Read more : India-born Tariq Anwar misses Oscar for best editing.
WASHINGTON – Melissa Leo walked away with the Best Supporting Actress at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for her role in ‘The Fighter’.
Accepting the honour from 94-year-old acting icon Kirk Douglas, Leo paid tribute to her movie co-stars Adams and Mark Wahlberg, and thanked her family for their support, reports Contactmusic.
The 50-year-old star capped off …. Read the original article : here.
LOS ANGELES – Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” bagged the title for best film at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards here Sunday. The award was presented by Steven Spielberg.
“The King’s Speech” was competing with Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan”, David O. Russell’s “The Fighter”, Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”, Lisa Cholodenko “The Kids Are … Original article on : ‘The King’s Speech ‘ wins best film.
NEW YORK – The celebrity cast of the upcoming season (12) of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has been revealed.
Kirstie Alley will be this season on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, ABC confirmed in an announcement on Monday night, during an episode of ‘The Bachelor’.
The actress, who tweeted in August that she was “too chicken” to join … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Celeb contestants of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ season 12 announced.
NEW YORK – Lindsay Lohan poked fun at her alleged theft when she made a surprise cameo during Jimmy Kimmel’s workout spoof.
The young starlet appeared in an infomercial parody for “Hottie Body Humpilates,” a revolutionary new workout regimen hocked by Kimmel’s alter ego, Jimmy K, reports the New York Daily News.
“The Jimmy K program is …. Original article on Gaea Times at : Lindsay Lohan mocks her theft charge on ‘Jimmy Kemmel Live!’.
WASHINGTON – Reality TV star Spencer Pratt has reportedly offered to work as Charlie Sheen’s publicist for free.
This has come a few hours after ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor lost his all-star publicist Stan Rosenfield.
Spencer tells TMZ, he’s so serious he’ll even work for nothing.
He claimed: “I want to be Charlie Sheen’s new publicist…. …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Spencer Pratt wants to be Charlie Sheen’s publicist.
LONDON – Singer and actor Justin Timberlake has said that filming sex scenes with movie babe Mila Kunis was “easy”.
The 30-year-old star hops into bed with the curvy actress in his new flick ‘Friends With Benefits’.
“That’s an easy thing to do. I think I could speak for all the men in the world when …. Read the original article : here.
WASHINGTON – Actress Anne Hathaway says hosting the Academy Awards with James Franco last night was “pure joy”.
She found the experience “pure joy from beginning to end”.
Although her performance with co-host Franco was blasted, the ‘Love and Other Drugs’ actress revealed she loved the experience of working with him at the Hollywood bash.
WASHINGTON – ‘Two and a Half Men’ star Charlie Sheen has said that CBS owes him an apology and that they should do it while licking his feet.
In an interview with NBC’s ‘Today’ and RadarOnline.com, Sheen, 45, who looked thin, pale and sickly, said that CBS executives are “trying to destroy” his family.
BEIJING – As cell phones provide a more convenient and inconspicuous alternative to net surfing, Chinese children are obtaining access to the internet at a much younger age, triggering concerns that they may be exposed to harmful information, a survey has found.
A study, released Monday, shows that nearly 60 percent of the respondents had …. Source article : Keep kids away from internet on mobile: Survey.
NEW DELHI – Hollywood’s Anne Hathaway and Jeniffer Lopez flaunt them, so do Bollywood’s Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor. And now flashy, bejewelled and palm-sized clutch bags have made it to every fashion fanatic’s wardrobe in India – never mind if they defy practicality.
“The explosion of tiny evening bags has been a blessing … Read more : Indian women clutch it up.
NEW DELHI – No more big Bollywood releases for a while. With Class 10 and 12 board exams on and cricket hogging audience attention, most cinema theatres will be screening old films, Oscar-winning productions and even matches for a month.
The board exams in March-April keep students and their families away. The Cricket World …. Original article : Cricket, exams make Bollywood shrug off big releases.
LONDON – Fashion designer John Galliano will meet Geraldine Bloch, the woman he is accused of making anti-Semitic remarks to during an altercation at a Paris cafe last week.
The 50-year-old designer has been ordered by the public prosecutor’s office in the French capital to see Bloch. She has claimed to police officers she was … Read more »»».
NEW DELHI – Priyanka Chopra seems to have taken her role in 7 Khoon Maaf a little too seriously! The versatile actress, who gets married seven times in the thriller, says she would love to marry at least six times in real life – but to the same man.
I have been planning my wedding … Original source on Gaea Times at : I want to marry six times: Priyanka Chopra.
LOS ANGELES – Actor James Franco skipped his own Academy Awards after-party after a lacklustre performance as the host of the mega event.
The 127 Hours star, who was slammed for his performance alongside Anne Hathaway as Oscar hosts, had planned to throw an exclusive party at Los Angele’s Supper Club Sunday after the ceremony, …. Source : Gaea News Network.
LONDON – Actress Sandra Bullock says her divorce from husband Jesse James has helped her to be a better human being.
“It’s made me a better person, I’m more patient and accommodating. I really appreciate where I am,” she told E!News.
The actress split from husband Jesse James last year when she discovered just days … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Divorce has made me a better person: Sandra Bullock.
LONDON – Madonna is said to have embarrassed her daughter Lourdes on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars party with her bottom revealing attire.
Madonna, 52, wore a black leotard and a few scraps of lace, and a mortified Lourdes, 14, was heard pleading, “Mum, do you have to?!”, every time the singer struck … Read more : Madonna’s butt revealing attire leaves daughter Lourdes embarrassed.
NEW YORK – Eccentric pop star Lady Gaga has explained the ‘blood and semen’ content in her new fragrance.
“It was taken out of my own blood sample, so it’s a sense of having me on your skin,” she told Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O, according to Fashionista.
In January, the pop star caused … Read more : Lady Gaga explains ‘blood and semen’ content in new perfume.
LONDON – Singer Taylor Swift, who split from actor Jake Gyllenhaal last year, seems to have found love again.
Swift was seen enjoying dates with “Glee” actor Chord Overstreet and friends say they are getting to know each other, reports contactmusic.com.
“They are dating. It’s in the early stages so who knows, but they seem … Read more »».
LONDON – Charlie Sheen is demanding to be paid 3 million dollars per episode to return to work on his hit TV sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’.
The actor also accused the producers of putting him through “psychological distress”.osses of the hit series pulled the plug on the current season after Sheen’s headline-grabbing personal issues [..] Read the original article: here.
WASHINGTON – James Franco reportedly skipped his own Oscar bash after a lacklustre performance as host.
The actor, who was slammed for his awards show hosting skills, missed out his own Academy Awards after-party at LA’s Supper Club.
The ‘127 Hours’ star – who received a critical drubbing for his performance alongside Anne Hathaway – had planned … Read : James Franco skips Oscar party after poor performance as host.
NEW YORK – Charlie Sheen’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield, has quit after the actor accused him of lying to the public about his Plaza Hotel meltdown last year.
“I have worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much,” the New York Daily News quoted Rosenfield as saying.
“However, at this time, … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : Charlie Sheen’s publicist Stan Rosenfield quits.
LONDON – British fashion designer John Galliano is facing further trouble after the emergence of a video that shows him saying ‘I love Hitler’ and glorifying the Holocaust.
Galliano was already suspended by fashion house Christian Dior last week for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks.
In a video posted online, the clearly visible British designer tells a … Read more >>.
MUMBAI – After veteran character artist A.K. Hangal, comes news that 81-year-old M.S. Shinde, editor of the cult film “Sholay”, is perishing in poverty in Asia’s biggest slum Dharavi. The Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has come to his aid.
Shinde, who edited over a hundred hit films including “Shaan”, “Shakti” and “Seeta Aur …. Original source : ‘Sholay’ editor in penury, cine body lends support.
MUMBAI – Sussanne Khan, the media shy and pretty wife of Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, has launched another interior store – The Charcoal project.
Located in Andheri, it is spread over an area of 14,000 square feet and has a wide spectrum of dcor products that range from French antique furniture to modern eclectic furniture …. Read the original article : here.
NEW YORK – Actress Joan Collins had to be taken out of the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party in an ambulance after the tight dress she wore made her woozy.
Collins, 77, who joined Graydon Carter’s viewing party and dinner at Hollywood’s iconic Sunset Tower Hotel, started feeling faint and rested on a sofa in the hotel’s … Original article on : Joan Collins’ too-tight dress makes her swoon at Vanity Fair party.
LONDON – A new research has suggested that relationships in which the woman is more attractive than the man are more likely to fail.
Scientists from Stirling, Chester and Liverpool universities found that beautiful women seem to realise they can pick and choose their mates, whereas an attractive man with a more ordinary woman seemed to … Read more >>>.
NEW YORK – Taylor Swift and ex-flame Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly ran into each other at the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party and were spotted having a ’serious’ conversation.
The former couple – who split before New Year- were seen chatting outside the restrooms surrounded by bodyguards.
“It was a serious conversation,” the New York Post quoted a … Original source on Gaea Times at : Taylor Swift, Jake Gyllenhaal spotted in tense talk at post-Oscar party.
NEW YORK – British actress Helena Bonham Carter wore the cheapest sparklers for the Oscars red carpet.
The star wore four small, bedazzled crowns in her massive updo that were actually charms from a pair of Flip Out flip-flops given away at the Extra Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons hotel, reports New York Post.
Helena’s mom, [..] Read the original article: here.
NEW YORK – ‘American Idol’ judge Steven Tyler is not sure how he will avoid swearing as the program tapes in front of a live audience.
“I really love ‘Idol’,” the New York Post quoted the singer as saying at the Vanity Fair party.There’s a lot of talent and some great kids out there. Now we … Read more : Will Steven Tyler try not to swear in ‘American Idol’?.
NEW YORK – Jennifer Hudson had to engage a man to help her with her dress to make her way into the Oscar awards night.
The Oscar winner had her manager, Damien Smith, behind her all night carrying the long train of her knockout, tangerine Atelier Versace dress at the Kodak Theatre.
“I do need a … Read : Jennifer Hudson gets manager to hold her Oscar dress train!.
NEW YORK – A new research has explored the area of self-compassion amongst people – how kindly people view themselves.
The research conducted by experts at the University of Texas at Austin shows that giving ourselves a break and accepting our imperfections may be the first step toward better health.
The researchers found that those who score … Original article on : Treat yourself as well as you treat friends, family to be happier in life.
NEW DELHI – She is young and innovative and after showing her designs on the ramp, Nida Mahmood has moved to the small screen and has styled the wardrobe for the lead character of UTV Bindaas’ upcoming fictional soap.
Though the young designer is tight-lipped about the details, she does reveal the clothes will be …. Source : Gaea News Network.
LOS ANGELES – Charlie Sheen’s lawyer says that the actor is planning to sue the makers of his sitcom “Two And A Half Men” for $320 million after its production was halted
Sheen’s show was put on a halt following a series of scandals in his private life and his public rants against Chuck Lorre, …. Source : Gaea News Network.
NEW DELHI – Sunil Sethi will continue as the president of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the country’s apex fashion body, which has reconstituted its board.
The new members on the board are designers Anju Modi, David Abraham, J.J. Valaya, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi, Suneet Verma, Tarun Tahiliani and Wendell Rodricks, an FDCI …. Source article : FDCI forms new board, Sethi remains president.
NEW YORK – Oscar host Anne Hathaway was reportedly denied entry at the Oscar’s Governors ball as she had misplaced her invitation.
Hathaway, who was ready to party, wasn’t immediately let in despite having co-hosted the prestigious event.
“Anne couldn’t find her ticket,” the New York Post quoted a spy as saying.
“She was the Oscar host, … Original article on : Anne Hathaway held up at Governors Ball after losing ticket.
NEW YORK – After a highly publicized divorce from ex Jesse James, Sandra Bullock credits life as a new mom with helping her become a better person.
While her ex has continued to land himself into the tabloids, getting engaged to his rebound-romance Kat Von D and announcing plans to release a memoir, Bullock has focused … Original source on Gaea Times at : Motherhood has made me a better person: Sandra Bullock.
LONDON – Mum-of-three Katie Price a.k.a Jordan allegedly shocked guests at Sir Elton John’s post-Oscars party – by getting trashed.
She drunkenly tried to snog horrified male and female guests before dragging a mystery man into a cab, reports the Sun.
The 32-year-old glamour model managed to corner Bros star Matt Goss for a kiss.
She also …. Source : Gaea News Network.
WASHINGTON – Charlie Sheen’s 22-year-old porn star pal Kacey Jordan has said that the actor is the most self-destructive person she has ever met.
In an interview with GQ magazine, Jordan gave an account of the night she had spent with the ‘Two and a Half Men’ star.
Jordan, who was promised 5,000 dollars for an appearance …. Source article : Sheen is most self-destructive person I have ever met, says porn star pal.
WASHINGTON – Canadian singer Nelly Furtado has announced on Twitter that she will donate 1 million dollars she earned performing for the family of Libya’s embattled leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, to charity.
“In 2007, I received 1 million dollars from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45 min. Show for guests at a hotel in Italy. I … Original source on Gaea Times at : Nelly Furtado to donate $1M paycheck from Qaddafi to charity.
LONDON – Oprah Winfrey’s TV channel, OWN, is reportedly struggling to pull in the viewers.
According to the New York Times, figures from Nielsen show ratings are down 10 per cent on Discovery Health – the channel OWN has replaced, reports the Daily Mail.
Just 135,000 are viewing Winfrey’s channel at any one time and …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Oprah Winfrey’s OWN struggling to pull in viewers.
LONDON – Lady Gaga is known for putting a lot of thought into everything she does – from her performances to her over-the-top outfits. Her newly released music video for ‘Born This Way’ is no exception.
The provocative and risque new clip, set in outer space, shows the 24-year-old pop singer giving birth to an … Original source on Gaea Times at : Lady Gaga ‘gives birth’ in provocative new ‘Born This Way’ music video.
WASHINGTON – If reports are to be believed, then Lindsay Lohan has inked a deal worth almost 3,400,000 dollars to produce a sexually explicit book with controversial photographer Terry Richardson.
According to a report in the UK’s Herald Sun newspaper, much like Madonna’s 1992 book ‘Sex,’ the ‘Mean Girls’ star is planning to strip down to … Read this article on Gaea Times at : LiLo, James Franco to pose naked for sexually explicit book?.