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Friday Night Lights To Be Renewed For 2 Seasons
by Kaustav Das Modak The show "Friday Night Lights" will be premiered for 2 seasons which will consist a total of 26 episodes on DirecTV. NBC and DirecTV have sealed the pact to broadcast the critically acclaimed show which shows the happenings of a high school football team from Texas. Ratings for "Friday Night Lights" were d...
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Twilight Sells Highest In Home Videos In 2009
by Kaustav Das Modak After it was released on home video on March 21, the movie "Twilight" has sold 5.6 million copies within 8 days, according to a report published in the Home Media Magazine. On March 21, "Twilight" was released in Blu-ray Disc and DVD versions and it reached a sale of 3 million copies on the very first day ...
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Rancid Ready To Release Let The Dominoes Fall
by Kaustav Das Modak After their previous album "Indestructible", which was released six years ago in 2003, punk act Rancid is all geared up to release their new album named "Let The Dominoes Fall". The album will be released on June 2. "Let The Dominoes Fall" will be the seventh album for Rancid. It will be releas...
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Jimi Hendrix Home Recording On Auction
by Kaustav Das Modak A recording done by the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix will be auctioned by Fame Bureau in May. As estimated, the rare record will be sold for USD 70,000 to USD 140,000. Mark Sutherland, who is among the owners of the tape, said that Hendrix had recorded it in 1968 in New York. Later on, he brought it to...
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Tiger Woods Wins His 66th PGA Tour
by Kaustav Das Modak After recovering from a knee surgery, the Arnold Palmer Invitational held at Bay Hill, Orlando, was the third tournament for Tiger Woods. He defeated American golfer Sean O'Hair to get hands on his career's 66th win at the PGA Tour. This was the first victory of Woods since his surgery. He won by successfu...
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Geoffrey Rush Highly Praised For His Broadway Act
by Kaustav Das Modak Geoffrey Rush played the role of a dying king in the Broadway comedy named "Exit The King". This stage act is the first time for Geoffrey Rush in Broadway. The story was about a king who is 400 years old and preparing to face death, supported by his two wives, one of whom was played by Susan Sarandon, the ...
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Katherine Heigl Wants To Continue With Greys Anatomy
by Kaustav Das Modak Dr. Izzie Stevens of Grey's Anatomy underwent a brain surgery in the episode on Thursday. But Katherine Heigl, who is seen as Izzie on the series, does not want to leave the show - if not the owners of the show want her to. With the episode on Thursday, Grey's Anatomy, the popular medical related series on...
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Kendra Wilkinson Eager To Get Married To Hank Bassett
by Kaustav Das Modak Kendra Wilkinson is highly excited about her wedding. Famous for Girls Next Door, Kendra is now completely involved in plans for her marriage with footballer Hank Bassett. The two will be tying the knot within a few months on June 27. Speaking about her present life, Kendra said that all what they talk abo...
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Prince Blames AEG For Poor Sound Quality During Three-concerts Night
by Kaustav Das Modak Monitors not working properly, poor sound system and a crew not listening to him - that is what funk rock star Prince had to deal with during his three concerts in a single night in Los Angeles. Prince aimed that his live performance will help promote his new album, "Lotusflow3r", but things became quite d...
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Madonna Facing Opposition Against Adoption Of Mercy
by Kaustav Das Modak Malawians had opposed Madonna when she adopted David pointing out that it was against their local law for non-residents to adopt a Malawian child. Now, many groups have announced that they will are against the adoption of Mercy James and will stand up against it. Human Rights Consultative Committee’s nati...
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Naomi Campbell Walks The Ramp For Mumbai Charity
by Kaustav Das Modak In an effort to raise money for donating to Mumbai's emergency medical services, supermodel Naomi Campbell participated in the charity fashion show named "Mai Mumbai". The 39 year old supermodel paid homage to the victims of Mumbai terrorist attacks that took place in November. Naomi Campbell is also the c...
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World Celebrates Earth Hour 2009
by Kaustav Das Modak The effort that was first taken by Sydney in 2007 has now become a worldwide effort in order to spread awareness about climate change. Sydney had turned off the lights of the city and plunged in darkness in order to send messages about climate concerns to the world. This effort was welcomed by the rest of ...
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DWTS Gives Fresh Air To The Relation Of Julianne Hough And Chuck Wicks
by Kaustav Das Modak Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks have been dancing together for this season of the dance reality show, Dancing With The Stars. As companions in real life, they seem to have found a new meaning of their relationship through this show. The 20 year old professional dancer, Julianne Hough, said in a video on MyS...
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Gospel Album Featuring Bon Jovi And Other Mainstream Acts
by Kaustav Das Modak Popular music groups including Bon Jovi, 3 Doors Down, Joss Stone and Queen Latifah have ventured into the genre of gospel. The gospel album in which all these artists have appeared is named as "Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration" and it will be released on March 31 under the label of EMI Gospel an...
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Fergie Speaks Of Her Happy Married Life
by Kaustav Das Modak On the eve of her 34th birthday, Fergie spoke about her two months married life with Josh Duhamel. She said that now after the ceremonies for the marriage are done, they are "chill and comfortable together." Fergie also added that with Josh Duhamel as husband, she feels "like coming home". Fergie now has a...
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Madonna Is Glad That She Is Single
by Kaustav Das Modak Pop star Madonna is glad to be single at the age 50 as she wrote in a Twitter post. Her friend, Guy Oseary, had written to her that he is glad that Madonna is single again. Oseary also commented that Madonna has composed her "best music as a single woman". In response to this, Madonna wrote back saying tha...
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Liam Gallagher Denies Having Appeared On Google Earth
by Kaustav Das Modak Liam Gallagher, frontman of the popular UK band Oasis, denied that he had been spotted by the cameras of Google Street View sitting outside a restaurant in London. In his Twitter feed, Gallagher said that it was not him mentioning it is not his fashion to wear "legwarmers with reeboks". The man in the Goog...
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Holly Madison Did Not Suffer Serious Injury
by Kaustav Das Modak "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Holly Madison was rushed to the doctor on Thursday. She had complaints of excruciating pain in her side which is said to have been caused by an injury during rehearsal for the reality show. But doctors have confirmed that the injury is not too serious. It is a case of "i...
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Willis And Heming Marry Legally
by Kaustav Das Modak Actor Bruce Willis has finally married Emma Heming. The couple wed legally on Friday, March 27, in Beverly Hills. The ceremony for the wedding was held at the house of a friend of the famous actor. Talking about the civil ceremony that took place in Beverly hills, Paul Bloch, representative of Bruce Willi...
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Metallica Makes Big Plans For Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
by Kaustav Das Modak Lars Ulrich, drummer of the legendary rock band, Metallica, has termed the ceremony they are planning for the band's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as "a sort of family reunion". Metallica has been contacting all the people who have been associated with the band in the past to visit Cleveland ...
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Madonna To Adopt Girl Child From Malawi
by Kaustav Das Modak Pop diva Madonna has officially submitted her request to adopt a girl child from Malawi. Her appeal will be investigated by the court next week. This will be the second child that Madonna will adopt from the Mchinji Home of Hope orphanage in Malawi. The girl's name is Mercy James as confirmed by the court ...
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Michael Sarver To Focus On Musical Career
by Kaustav Das Modak After being sent out from the eighth season of American Idol, Michael Sarver wants to stick to music as his career. He said that he "will not be going back to the oil rig" where he previously worked. Sarver said that he had written many songs and plans to start working on an album as a solo artist. Meanwhi...
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Research Says That Extremely Hot Tea Can Lead To Throat Cancer
by Kaustav Das Modak Researchers from Iran have found out that drinking very hot tea can result in throat cancer. The article published in the British Medical Journal indicated that consumption of tea which is hotter than 70 degrees can increase throat cancer by nearly eight times. Drinking tea below 65 degrees is a lot safer, ...
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Detroit Win For LA Lakers After 7 Years
by Kaustav Das Modak Supporting on 30 points scored by Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers reached victory after a long 7 years in the city of Detroit. In the match played on Thursday, LA Lakers scored 92 points against 77 scored by opponent Pistons. The Pistons team was plagued with injuries In the third quarter, Los Angeles Lake...
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Hannah Montana Fights Now 30 To Top Album Charts
by Kaustav Das Modak Two releases are making a great buzz on the billboard. The first is the soundtrack from "Hannah Montana: The Movie" and the other one is the compilation album named "Now 30". Both the albums are expected to have a tough fight to reach #1 on the Billboard charts. As per predictions by Nielsen SoundScan, bot...
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Holly Madison Taken To The Doctor
by Kaustav Das Modak Now it's time for another "Dancing With the Stars" participant to go to the doctor for injury. This time it is none other than Holly Madison, famous as the Girl Next Door. Her representative has said that Madison got injured a last week during a rehearsal. But on Thursday her pain grew "excruciating" and s...
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Lance Armstrong Feels His Wound More Serious That He Had Thought
by Kaustav Das Modak Seven time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong had initially thought the injury he suffered in Spain a few days ago was not that serious. But, later on, after further investigations it was seen that Armstrong's collarbone had broken in a number of pieces as a result of the impact. Presently, his ...
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American Idol Comes Down To 9
by Kaustav Das Modak The popular reality show, "American Idol", has selected its final 9 contestants. The latest participant to be eliminated from the top 10 was Michael Sarver. Michael's last performance on the stage of American Idol was the song "Ain't Too Proud to Beg". However, he had received the lowest number of votes fr...
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Addiction History Will Not Affect Osbourne Reloaded Says Sharon
by Kaustav Das Modak Hints made that the new version of the reality show about the Osbourne family might be affected due to past alcohol and drug addiction in the family, were completely denied by Sharon Osbourne on Thursday. History of addiction is prominent in the family. Their 23 year old son, Jack, has suffered from alcoh...
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Kim Clijsters To Return To Tennis
by Kaustav Das Modak Kim Clijsters announced that she will be returning from retirement to play in tennis tournaments. Clijsters said that she has been training real hard nearly for the past 3 months and wants to play in tournaments saying that she "missed playing" them. Kim had taken retirement in May 2007. She married Brian ...
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Spandau Ballet To Reunite And Set Out On A World Tour
by Kaustav Das Modak Famous band from the 1980s, Spandau Ballet, announced on Wednesday that they will be reforming and are planning to set out on a tour around the world. The band announced this news on the ship HMS Belfast. They had performed a successful concert on this ship years ago. The tour will begin on October 13 this...
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US Album Charts Led By Clarkson And U2
by Kaustav Das Modak For two weeks, the pop album chart of the USA is being topped by Kelly Clarkson's album "All I Ever Wanted". The album has recorded total sale of over 345,000 copies, with 90,000 copies sold in last week. The second place on the charts is held by "No Line on the Horizon", the album by U2. It has sold 76,00...
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Indigo Girls Released Their New Album Themselves
by Kaustav Das Modak Folk rock duo from Atlanta, The Indigo Girls, led by Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, have released a new album, titled "Poseidon and the Bitter Bug" without the help of any recording label. They recorded the album within a time span of 3 weeks. The duo were deserted by their recording label and, thereafter, the...
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Designers Make Dress Worth $30 Million In Times Of Recession
by Kaustav Das Modak Faisol Abdullah has designed a dress studded with 751 diamonds. The price tag for the dress has been set at $30 million. Despite recession in global markets and economies suffering a tough time, Abdullah is sure that people will be willing enough to buy this multi-million dollar dress. Abdullah has named t...
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The Claw - New Stage Set For U2
by Kaustav Das Modak Willie Williams, the band's show director, had gifted drawings of a large four-legged object to U2 towards the end of 2006 when the band was wrapping up the last tour. The drawings were resemblance of what came to be known as The Claw, a vision of Willie Williams. The design of Williams nearly resembles a ...
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The Offspring To Set Out On A New Tour
by Kaustav Das Modak Huntington Beach punk rock band, The Offspring, is set for a new tour that will begin on May 15. The tour will be starting in Nashville and will the band will play in a number of locations until their last show in Pomano Beach on July 18. The news about the new tour was announced by the band on Tuesday. Th...
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Perry And Groban Not A Couple
by Kaustav Das Modak New celeb couple? Not Josh and Katy! Amid rumours that Kate Perry and Josh Groban may be dating each other, Groban's representative have entirely denied the presence of any kind of romantic relations between the two. Luke Burland, Josh Groban's representative, has said that the two "are very close friends...
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DWTS Star Nancy O Dell Coming Round
by Kaustav Das Modak Nancy O' Dell had undergone a surgery for an injury in her knee on March 20. She had an arthroscopic knee surgery as her meniscus was ruptured in two place. The co-presenter of Access Hollywood now feels "pretty good" in a short time after the surgery. He had to withdraw her participation in the popular da...
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Jill Sobule Raised $75K From Fans For Her Next Album
by Kaustav Das Modak After getting little or no help from her previous four labels, singer Jill Sobule had adopted an unique idea raising funds through donations from her fans through the website www.jillsnextrecord.com. But the idea of fundraising wasn't merely getting money from her fans. She had some planned "gifts" for her...
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American Art Exhibition In Cuba After 23 Years
by Kaustav Das Modak An exhibition, named "Chelsea Visits Havana", will be on display at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, from March 28 to May 17. The exhibition will include works of over 30 artists from the Chelsea district of New York. Such an group exhibition of US artists in Cuba was last held back in 1986. Sin...
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Nano To Roll Out In July
by Kaustav Das Modak Tata Motors will be launching the Nano in July in India. Set to be the cheapest car of the world, the Nano is priced near $,2000. Presently, Tata Motors have plans to sell Nano only in the Indian market but they are willing to spread out to international markets in the future. In India, the response for th...
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Heart Surgery Has Been Successful For Robin Williams
by Kaustav Das Modak Famous comedian, Robin Williams, had undergone an aortic valve replacement in Ohio on March 13. His surgeon has said that he is in a very good condition and will come round to his normal state in around eight weeks. He had been suffering from loss of breath and had gone for checkup when he was advised to g...
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Lance Armstrong Suffers Injury With Broken Collarbone
by Kaustav Das Modak While racing on Monday in the Vuelta Castilla y Leon, Spain, world renowned American cyclist, Lance Armstrong, suffered an injury in which his collarbone was broken. The cyclist wrote in his twitter channel that he will undergo a surgery for the fracture in his right collarbone. That may prevent him from r...
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Second Marriage For Bruce Willis
by Kaustav Das Modak Famous American actor,Bruce Willis has married for the second time in the Turks and Caicos Islands. His new wife is model-turned-actress Emma Hemming. The marriage took place this weekend in the West Indies. Among the guests in the marriage ceremony were Demi Moore, first wife of Bruce Willis, and Ashton ...
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Knowing Tops Weekend Box Office
by Kaustav Das Modak Neither "Duplicity" nor "I Love You, Man", but the weekend box office has been captured by the Nicolas Cage starring movie "Knowing". The movie's main character is a physics professor, John Koestler, played by Nicolas Cage, who gets a page full of numbers which was left in a time capsule fifty years ago. A...
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David Letterman Weds Regina Lasko
by Kaustav Das Modak David Letterman, the man famous for his late night comic shows, has finally married Regina Lasko. The couple has been dating nearly around past twenty two years, since 1986. Letterman and Lasko got married in Montana on Thursday last week. The ceremony was held in Montana near their ranch. The venue was Te...
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Pamela Anderson's Problem With Mom
Pamela Anderson's mother is driving her nuts. The Baywatch actress had asked earlier he mom to help out bringing up her two sons, Brandon and Dylan aging 12 and 11 respectively. But repenting on her decision she says, her mom is taking over the house. Reports say the grandmother of the two children says what comes in her mind a...
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Ford, 66, Proposes Flockhart, 44
by Kaustav Das Modak After staying together for more than 7 years, world renowned Hollywood actor Harrison Ford gave marriage proposal to Calista "Ally McBeal" Flockhart. The two, along with their son Liam, were reportedly on a holiday trip when Ford proposed to Flockhart. The report, which was published in the People magazin...
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British Singles Pop Charts Topped By Lady Gaga Song
by Kaustav Das Modak The singles pop charts of Britain have been topped by the single "Poker Face" of the glam singer Lady Gaga. The #2 and #3 spots are held by "Right Round" by Flo Rida and "Islands in the Stream" respectively. Not just in the UK, "Poker Face" has reached tops of charts in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and E...
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Liverpool Defeat Aston Villa 5-0 For Gerrard Hat-trick
by Kaustav Das Modak Yesterday, Anfield saw another three goal streak by Steven Gerrard in the match against Aston Villa. Supporting on this hat-trick, Liverpool sent Aston Villa crushing down to a 5-0 defeat. The game seemed all too easy for the Liverpool team, currently in great form for the last few months. The only notable...
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Rafael Nadal Grabs ATP Title
by Kaustav Das Modak Rafael Nadal stormed the court of the ATP finals yesterday. He hardly gave his opponent, Andy Murray, a moment's breath to crush him to a victory of 6-1, 6-2. Nadal had won the game within 80 minutes after it started. The finals were held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California, and the...
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Depeche Mode Gears Up For New Album And Tour
by Kaustav Das Modak The 80's electronic music band, Depeche Mode, is all set to release the new album titled "Sounds of the Universe". This is the 12th album to add to the discography of the band. Recording for this album started in 2008 and is being produced by Ben Hilier. The first single, "Wrong", from this album has been r...
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Pamela Anderson's Problem With Mom
Pamela Anderson's mother is driving her nuts. The Baywatch actress had asked earlier her mom to help out bringing up her two sons, Brandon and Dylan aging 12 and 11 respectively. But repenting on her decision she says, her mom is taking over the house. Reports say the grandmother of the two children says what comes in her mind ...
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Ronan Keatin Shocking Comment At Yorke
Famous Boyzone star, Ronan Keating calls Thom Yorke a 'Muppet'. Recently, in order to give relief to the aid of British Charity Relief, he completed his trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. He was along with his team mates which included, Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Alesha Dixon and Gary Barlow. Somehow the star had a lot of dislike fo...
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Mariah Carey To Grab Her Hands On Mansion Worth 125m.....
Mariah Carey dreams of buying one of the most expensive mansions in the world. The famous singer who sung the song "Hero", has offered for this luxurious 15 bedroom mini castle located at the Beverly Hills which is priced 125 million and named as "Fleur de Lys". The estate is occupying 5 acres of land, consisting of a spa and ...
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Mischa Barton Refuses To Marry
Mischa Barton is not interested in her marriage. She is the ex of Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard, and says she is not a big fan of marriage commenting, "It puts a lot of pressure on the relationship" also adding, "She will marry the person who is going to inevitably become the father of her children". Mischa says she is incline...
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Hendrix Catalogue Adminstration Rights Goes To Universal Music
by Kaustav Das Modak Universal Music has clinched a deal to gain all administration rights of the Jimi Hendrix catalogue for five years. The geographical limitation of the deal includes all countries except the USA. The elements which have come under the Universal music administration as a result of the deal include all commerc...
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Vatican Says It Cannot Approve Angels & Demons
by Kaustav Das Modak Angels & Demons, the sequel to The Da Vinci Code, is about to be boycotted by the Vatican. The Church has regarded the movie as problematic and says that it "cannot approve" of the movie, according to a news published yesterday in Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Vatican. The news also included a quo...
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Increasing Temperature May Collapse West Antarctic Ice Sheet
by Kaustav Das Modak After 400,000 years, the West Antarctic ice sheet may start succumbing to rise in sea temperature. Scientists say that a rise of 5 degree Celsius in temperature of the sea may melt the ice sheet in the West Antarctica. This would result in the rise of sea level by around 5 meters which will have the potenti...
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Star Trek World Premiere In Australia
by Kaustav Das Modak The new movie of the Strar Trek series will have its world premiere in Australia. The cast of the movie, along with director J.J. Abrams, will be going to Australia for this event. The world premiere is to be held on April 7 at the famous Sydney Opera House. From Australia, the movie cast will set out on a...
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Three Concerts In A Day For Prince
by Kaustav Das Modak March 28 will see Prince in three live concerts in Los Angeles. The concerts will be held at the L.A. Live complex. The first will be at Nokia Theater from 5:30 p.m., then at Conga Room from 8 p.m. and, finally, at Club Nokia at 11:30 p.m. Tickets for each concert have been priced at $77 (excluding other ...
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180-gram Vinyl Re-release For Nirvana Albums
by Kaustav Das Modak Original Recordings Group (ORG) will be releasing a number of Nirvana albums in high-quality 180-gram vinyl this year. Among the number of albums that have been scheduled for a 2009 release on vinyl include "Nevermind" to be released at first. Other albums in queue are "MTV Unplugged" and "In Utero". Accor...
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Sotheby Auctions Villa Of Versace At Almost Thrice Of Estimates
by Kaustav Das Modak Sotheby has sold the Lake Como villa of famous designer Gianni Versace for $10.4 million. This figure stands to be nearly thrice of the amount that was projected to be the sale price. The bidding was hot and the auction which started in the day extended till the evening. This was the last property of Giann...
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Daffra Felt Emotional While Restoring Paintings Of Raphael
by Kaustav Das Modak Emanuela Daffra said at a presentation at the Brera Gallery, Milan, on Thursday that the restoration of Raphael's famous painting, The Wedding of the Virgin, was an "emotional" work. The masterpiece had become darker and was restored for the last time around 150 years ago. It was also repaired in 1958. But...
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Seamus Heaney Awarded The David Cohen Prize For Literature
Seamus Heaney, the Irish Nobel laureate, has been awared with the David Cohen Prize for Literature. He received the recognition on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. The David Cohen Prize is given in the British Isles to living writers as a lifetime achievement award in literature. Among the judges were poet Andrew Motion who said tha...
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Cannes Film Festival To Open With An Animated Film For The First Time
by Kaustav Das Modak For the first time in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, it will begin with showing an animated movie. The movie named "Up" has been developed at the Disney Pixar studios and directed by Pete Docter. Docter is known for writing the "Toy Story" and for the direction of the animated move "Monsters, Inc....
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Simon And Garfunkel Can Set Out On Tour Again
by Kaustav Das Modak Childhood friends and musicians Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are joining up again for a tour across Australia and Asia. This will be the first major tour for the duo after their last tour named "Old Friends" in 2003-04. Last month, the band had performed for at the Beacon Theatre, New York, and, shortly th...
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Samberg Is The Host Of 2009 MTV Movie Awards
by Kaustav Das Modak Andy Samberg, famous for stint with the show Saturday Night Live, has been appointed as the host of the MTV Movie Awards of 2009. This will be 18th anniversary of the MTV Movie Awards and will be held on May 31. The MTV Movie Awards always had a fun-filled atmosphere and the responsibility is upon Samberg t...
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Concert For Celebrating 90th Birthday Of Pete Seeger
by Kaustav Das Modak Legendary folk musician, Pete Seeger, will turn 90 on the 3rd of May. To pay tribute to this great musician, lots of artists are coming together for a big performance at the Madison Square Garden, New York. The proceeds of this concert, named The Clearwate Concert, will go to the environmental organization...
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New Album Coming Up For New York Dolls After 3 Years
by Kaustav Das Modak New York Dolls, the band which has influenced the New York rock music scene since their first self-titled album release in 1973, is back with another album after their last studio album "One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This" in 2006. The new album is named "Cause I Sez So". The release date for t...
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Zucker Criticizes Stewart
by Kaustav Das Modak Jeff Zucker, CEO and President of NBC Universal, said at a conference in front of the media on Wednesday that it was absurd for Jon Stewart to suggest that the CNBC or the business media was responsible for present situation. Zucker was quoted as saying, "Everybody wants to find a scapegoat. That's human na...
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Benjamin And Ricci Tying The Knot
by Nayanika Chattopadhyay After an year since they met, Owen Benjamin and his girlfriend Christina Ricci will be marrying soon, as told by Ricci's representative. The couple had met each other an year ago when they were shooting for the movie "All's Faire in Love". In October 2008, they announced their relationship publicly....
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Sarah Palin And Hillary Clinton Become Comic Characters
by Nayanika Chattopadhyay Bluewater Productions have made cartoons of Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy and Sarah Palin. The comic books which they have published are receiving warm responses. The Bluewater president Darren Davis commented that they aimed to portray influential women in comics. Reportedly, an...
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Exhibition Of Andy Warhol In Paris
by Nayanika Chattopadhyay Famous for thousands of portraits of celebrities, Andy Warhol's exhibition will open in Paris. The exhibition, titled "Warhol's Wide World" will feature 140 of such portraits that the artist had created till he died in 1987. The line up of the images include famous stars from Saint Laurent to Maryli...
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DeGeneres To Act In Walden Media Production
by Nayanika Chattopadhyay Multiple Emmy Award winner DeGeneres has signed up with Walden Media to act in the role of Mother Nature. In this venture, she (Mother Nature) will be returing back to Earth after its creation for the first time. DeGeneres, who is a host in a talk-show, will be doing a film for the first time after ...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Working On New Album And Set For Tour
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Transformers 3 Release Date Uncertain
by Nayanika Chattopadhyay The date of release for the third film in the Transformers series is becoming more uncertain everyday. A couple of days ago Paramount Pictures announced that the movie will be released on 1st July of 2011. But no actors have yet been signed up for the movie. This was the situation until tuesday wh...
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Natasha Richardson Suffers From Accident At Ski Resort
by Kaustav Das Modak Actress Natasha Richardson suffered an accident while skiing. She was at a ski resort in Canada. The resort mentioned that she was in a stable condition after tha accident and had no visible signs of any serious injury. The ski instructor gathered other skiers to take the actress to the foot of the hill wh...
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Obama To Appear On Jay Leno Talk Show
by Kaustav Das Modak Jay Leno's show will have a new guest - and this time it is none other than the US President Barack Obama! NBC reports that the President will talk on the show named 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' in the episode of March 19. Obama will be discussing about his financial planning for the country and also t...
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Jay Leno To Give Out Free Tickets For A Second Comedy Show
by Kaustav Das Modak Popular comedian Jay Leno offered free tickets for his comedy show named "Jay's Comedy Stimulus Plan" on Monday. That night he announced that he will giving away another set of free tickets for the second episode of his comedy show. Leno said that there will be 18,000 seats. The shows will be held on 7th a...
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Jason Segel And Paul Rudd Close Friends In I Love You Man
by Kaustav Das Modak Rudd and Segel are set for their new film "I Love You, Man" which will be releasing shortly. The film is about two guys who try to develop friendship with each other. A new genre, called 'bromance', has arrived which is about deep but non-sexual relation between guys. But Segel and Rudd strictly oppose thi...
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Injury Keeps Steve-O Away From Dancing
by Kaustav Das Modak Dance reality star Steve-O suffered an injury which took him off the stage of the reality show 'Dancing' on Monday. He fell on his back in the early hours of the day while he practising the dance steps for Monday. It is being said that Steve-O fell straight on his back. He was trying to do a dance step of ...
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Kanye West Voices Character In New Animated Series The Cleveland Show
by Kaustav Das Modak Rapper Kanye West gave voice to the character Kenny West in The Cleveland Show, a spin-off show from Family Guy. Kenny spent nearly 3 hours of studio time for this effort. Mike Henry, executive producer, says that Kanye West is a big fan of Family Guy. Kanye also wrote in his blog that he is interested abou...
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New Name Coming Up For Sci Fi Channel
by Kaustav Das Modak In June, the Sci Fi Channel will be changing its name to SyFy Channel. It will also use a new logo after a 16 year run with its old name and logo. Sci Fi Channel is owned by NBC Universal. They have undertaken a campaign throughout the USA to rebrand themselves. As part of this campaign, the tagline of the...
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Movie John Rabe Grabs Lola Nominations In Seven Categories
by Kaustav Das Modak German movie, John Rabe, has pocketed total 7 nominations for the Lolas, also known as the German Film Awards. Among the categories the movie has been nominated for include best director, best film, best supporting actor and best actor. The movie has been directed by Florian Gallenberger and casts Ulrich T...
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Jennifer Esposito To Appear On Burn Notice
by Kaustav Das Modak Samantha Who? star Jennifer Esposito is free for the time being as her show has wrapped up for this season. But she is not content with spending a gala time. It is being reported that Jennifer has signed up with the show Burn Notice to act in a number of episodes. She will be playing the role of Michelle P...
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Taylor Swift Tour Ticket Resale Price Goes Upto $1100
by Kaustav Das Modak Taylor Swift wanted to keep the price of her concert tickets as low as possible. The original face value had started for as low as $20. But even before the tickets went officially on sale, they were purchased by resellers and blacked at high prices. Her promoter, Louis Messina feels ridiculous about the ma...
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Race To Witch Mountain Collects $25M In The Weekend
by Kaustav Das Modak The movie, Race to Witch Mountain, had a big time this weekend. It grossed an amount of $25 million as reported by Media by Numbers. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, in lead role. This is the second movie of The Rock that had such a big opening; his previous hit movie, The Scorpion Ki...
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International Market Welcomes Marley & Me
by Kaustav Das Modak Marley & Me, the movie about a heavy dog raised a total of $51 million around the world. It premiered at top spots in Russia and the UK - raising $1.7 million from Russia alone. The movie ruled the international markets at the end of this week. The movie is based on a book written by John Grogan. It flouri...
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Social Networking Is The New Promotion Weapon Of Hulu.com
by Kaustav Das Modak Good news for those who are regular on Hulu.com. On the eve of its one year birthday celebration, the website launced a social networking section called Hulu Friends. It follows the path of successful ventures like Facebook and Myspace. Hulu Friends also integrates email providers like Yahoo and Gmail. Thes...
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Economic Downfall Puts US Media Attention On Common People
by Kaustav Das Modak The slowdown of the US economy has made the media to shift the view to the problems of the common people rather than voicing the needs and deeds of the Wall Street alone. A few days ago, host Tom Brokaw was quoted saying that he would take to the road to collect stories. Brokaw also thinks that people are ...
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Rankings Climb For The Jim Cramer And Jon Stewart Show
by Kaustav Das Modak The tussle between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer has not gone in vain. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on Comedy Central drew a large number of audience throughout USA. It is being reported that a total of 2.3 million people had tuned in to Comedy Central to watch Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart battle out with wor...
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Shilpa Going To Comfort Ailing Jade Goody
by Kaustav Das Modak Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty will visit UK to be with her Big Brother co-star Jade Goody. Reportedly, Jade has said that she is near to death. She was taken from hospital to her Essex home. She is suffering from cervical cancer. While at Big Brother, controversy spread out between Shilpa Shetty and Jade Go...
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Sound Relief Concerts Held In Australia To Aid Victoria Fire Victims
by Kaustav Das Modak Australian musicians participated in a couple of music concerts that were held together in Melbourne and Sydney. The aim of these concerts were to help those who suffered from the bushfire in Victoria. Among the participants were singer Kylie Minogue, Midnight Oil and several other bands. Midnight Oil incl...
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Britney Spears Does Lip-sync In Live Performance To Keep Fans Cheering
by Kaustav Das Modak Pop star Britney Spears did an entire performance in New York by playing audio tracks in the background and merely matching her lips to the songs while she danced away. Britney's comeback performance was held at the Naussau Coliseum . Around 16,000 people had turned up to watch the resurrection of the pop...
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Doug Becomes Sexy Boy Of Paris Hilton
by Kaustav Das Modak Back from Hawaii, Paris Hilton announced her comeback in her Myspace blog saying that she is back from the Maui trip with her sexy boy Doug Reinhardt. She openly claimed her likeness for Doug and it is not a bad thing to do after spending a relaxing time together on the lovely beaches of Hawaii. The actor ...
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Jamie Kennedy Says That He Is In Love With Love Hewitt
by Kaustav Das Modak Finally, Jamie Kennedy confessed his pretty long love for actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. This friday, Jamie released his secret on a radio show of Ryan Seacrest. The actor says that he is in love and does not care. He goes as far as saying that his relation with Jennifer is something more than love. Jamie K...
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Singer Rihanna And Chris Brown Have Not Sung Together
by Kaustav Das Modak A report on People.com says that Rihanna and Chris Brown have not recorded a duet in spite of news circulating about a recent song in which the two artists have sung together. Last month, Chris Brown gave rise to quite a big controversy when he assaulted Rihanna. The report says though the two artists reco...
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George Clooney Comes Back To ER To Give Fresh Oxygen To The Show
by Kaustav Das Modak Actor George Clooney returned to the television show ER with the role of Dr. Doug Ross. This gave some fresh breath of ratings to the show, getting over 23 percent rise in number of viewers from last week. The episode in which Clooney appeared also featured some old actors of the show like Juliana Margu...
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Singer-actress Mandy Moore Marries Ryan Adams
Singer-turned-actress Mandy Moore has reportedly walked down the aisle with Ryan Adams. The two were engaged in February and became each other's legal life-partner in Savannah. Mandy Moore has is now 24, while her husband is 34. Mandy has been reported telling that she is in awe of her husband. Let us wish them a happy futu...
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Tickets For London Tour Of Michael Jackson Sold Out In Five Hours
Pop legend Michael Jackson announced a week ago that he will be perfoming in London in 10 concerts beginning on July 8, 2009. The number of concerts across the city was, later on, increased to 50, dragging the tour into February, 2010. The tickets for these shows were to be sold on Friday. But when the counters opened in the mor...
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