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Deepika Padukone

Deepika Refuses to be Drawn Into Ranbir/Katrina Split >>

The Bollywood press has tried to draw Deepika Padukone into the middle of the Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif split, but so far she has wisely not taken the bait. Recently, during an interview, Deepika was asked to comment about the break-up, but would not answer. The reporter pressed Deepika for a comment and the Tamasha actress promptly walked out. I guess you can quote her on that. Besides, her plate is full with the XXX film.

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt to Make Film About Prison Inmate >>

Sanjay Dutt didn't waste his time in jail feeling sorry for himself. The jailed Bollywood icon made plans for his return to acting. When he gets sprung from the clink, Dutt wants to make a film about one of the inmates with whom he served time. Dutt's slate will be full with that, and he plans to begin shooting the third installment of his hit franchise, Munnabhai.


Adele Record Setting Record '25' >>

In sports, the cliché is that 'records are made to be broken'. One could guess the same applies to the entertainment world. Korean rapper Psy's international hit, "Gangnam Style", was the trend-setter and held all sorts of YouTube records, including the fastest to 1 billion page views. But this record apparently stood out a little too conspicuously, just asking the universe to break it, and so, Adele did. The English songstress recently claimed the new record on YouTube, as her new single, "Hello", displaced Psy's "Gangnam Style" as the fastest to 1 billion pageviews.

Fats Domino

Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock n Roll >>

PBS and the American Masters series are set to present a new documentary about rock and roll legend, Fats Domino. On Feburary 26 at 10 p.m., (check your local listings) the new documentary, Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll debuts. Feburary is Black History Month in the US, and the premiere on the 26th coincides with Fats Domino's 88th birthday. It figures to be a super special night for Fats Domino fans.

Salman Khan

Salman Khan Says 'Sultan' Still A-Go >>

Rumors have been swirling that the eagerly-anticipated Salman Khan film, Sultan, may be shelved before it ever really gets off the ground. The reasons given are various. Reportedly, Salman is cancelling shootings at the last minute and generally driving the director crazy. As well, there are reported creative differences between Salman and producer, Aditya Chopra.

Deepika Padukone

Xander Cage Has More Babes Than James Bond >>

The James Bond films have always been known for having a multitude of babes in it. James is very popular with the ladies and filmmakers throughout the series have made sure that his girls are 100% top grade babe-age. However, Vin Diesel's new entry in his XXX franchise is going to give Bond a run for his money. For this new entry, Diesel has recruited mega-watt babe-age in the form of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev and Orange is the New Black actress Ruby Rose.

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut Says She was Physically Abused by Person in Industry >>

Kangana Ranaut dropped a bombshell at a book launch for a journalist friend. The Tanu Weds Manu star shocked the whole of Bollywood when she revealed she had been physically abused by a Bollywood insider. Ranaut says the abuse occured in her early days, but she declined to put a name to the abuser. All of Bollywood was rocked by her confession and speculation has been rampant about who this person was.

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan Fancies Pope Francis More Than Kangana Ranaut >>

Bollywood hunk-and-a-half, Hrithik Roshan, wants to make something perfectly clear. He would rather date Pope Francis than Kangana Ranaut. You could take this one of two ways. Hrithik Roshan either has a weird Catholic fetish or he really does not like Kangana Ranaut. Earlier, Ranaut hinted that the rumor that he and Roshan had previously dated was true, but Roshan obviously disagreed and rather strongly.

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan Kindly Says No to Kangana Ranaut >>

Proof that you should never take your work home with you, especially if you intend to go to bed with it, rumors are swirling that Hrithik Roshan raised serious objections when T-Series Production suggested to him that they would love to cast Kangana Ranaut opposite him in the upcoming Aashiqui 3. Originally, Roshan was told that Sonam Kapoor was being considered to star opposite him but, when she withdrew the studio scrambled for a replacement.

Gustav Mahler

Cathedral of St. John to Perform Mahler's No. 8, 'Symphony of a Thousand' >>

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music and Oratorio Society of New York, present an exciting new show. 450 musicians will gather together over two performances to perform a very powerful version of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in what is sure to be a sonic phenominon. Kent Tritle, director of Cathedral Music, will lead work which, since its premiere in 1910 when a 1030 musicians first performed it together, has the nickname "The Symphony of a Thousand."

Salman Khan

Salman Khan Heading for Trouble? >>

The acquittal a few months ago of the hit and run charge was supposed to be a turning point in Salman Khan's life. The last bit of drama finally fallen by the wayside and now he could concentrate on what he does best, make movies. However, trouble seems to be blowing in fast on Salman and, as usual , it appears to be of his own doing

Salman Khan

Salman Khan to Wrestle Anushka Sharma in Sultan? >>

Salman Khan's highly antipated epic Sultan finally has an actress. After lengthy delays and a lot of speculation, Anushka Sharma has been cast in the lead female role and also will player a wrestler. While the thought of sexy Anushka Sharma playing a wrestler might get some people's attention, what most are clamoring about is that there is to be a sequence in the film where Salman and Anushka wrestle each other.

Aamir Khan

India Doesn't Appreciate Aamir Khan >>

India doesn't deserve Aamir Khan. They keep proving that over and over again. Sure, Aamir courts controversy and will sometimes make himself a lightning rod for the inevitable controversies but, unlike fellow Khan, Salman, these controversies have been in the spirit of creating an open discussion about the state of Indian society for everyone, not just for Aamir Khan. Wake up, India and know the quality of the man and actor you have.

Katrina Kaif

Is Katrina Kaif Happier Now? >>

People have been whispering as the photos have made the rounds. Granted, Katrina Kaif is a beautiful and talented actress but the strain the relationship was putting on Kaif was visibly noticed for a while. Kaif looked haggard and emotionally drained. That has since changed. Recent photos show Kaif is looking revitalized and healthy, dare we say happy?

Ranbir Kapoor

The Break Up of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif >>

There's an old saying about your past comng back to haunt you. Usually, we are able to get away far enough from our pasts where that isn't really that big of worry. In the case of former Bollywood sweethearts Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, their past were two of Bollywood's biggest stars, Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone. Both have been implicated in the break up of Kapoor and Kaif. How much truth to it is there? Is it possible that one of them actually had a hand in breaking them up?

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