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Sunday, January 02, 2011
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Megamind proves its Metal
What is it with heavy metal and super hero films? Iron Man 2 had some amazing AC/DC music and now the animated superhero reimaging, Megamind, serves up a banquet of Metal anthems such as “Bad to the Bone” (George Thorogood and the ...
Gulliver or Jack?
Jonathan Swift's “Gulliver's Travels” about the eponymous hero travelling to weird and wonderful lands is a ripping good story — it is only later during literature studies that one learnt that the story is a satire on the ...
Daddy's girl Cher and her best friend, Dionne, help a frumpy new student, Tai, by turning her into a teenage bombshell.Of course, Tai becomes more popular and… not very nice. Meanwhile, Cher is clueless that her charms are turning ...
The New Year special promises to be a laugh riot. The one-and-a-half hour episode will see a battle of the sexes, with prominent TV personalities participating.The women's team has Haarti Ganesh, Meera Krishnan, Sabitha Anand and ...
Super Swank — Totally Indulgent Spas
In this episode, visit some of the most exclusive spas around the world, where being pampered in style comes at a high price. Southern California's Cal-a-Vie is a celebrity magnet, while Florida's Little Palm takes privacy to a whole new level ...
The year of sequels
With a slew of sequels readying for release in 2011, this just might be dubbed the year of reruns. There is Race 2, Dhoom 3, Wanted 2, Partner 2, Don 2 and Dhamaal 2 titled Double ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Flush with new success
Captain America star Chris Evans won't forget his first encounter with comic book geeks. The movie hunk says he still chuckles at his bizarre meeting with a fan while attending a comic convention. “I was at WonderCon, we were in the ...
Hollywood is full of bored and lonely actors, according to Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola. The Lost in Translation director has just made Somewhere, a movie about a successful movie hunk whose private life is dull and boring despite his ...
Fines for foul words
Josh Brolin was left cursing his foul mouth while shooting epic new movie True Grit. The Oscar-winning star says the cast and crew started an anti-swearing policy while making the movie in order to protect 15-year-old newcomer, actor Hailee ...
Gwyn gives up dieting
Gwyneth Paltrow is already missing her Country Strong diet plan — or the lack of it. The Iron Man actor was told to pile on the pounds for her role as a country singer in the movie and that meant throwing aside her usual diet and fitness ...
Jess and Cash fight for Honor
Jessica Alba has expressed the threat hanging over the first boy to try and date her little daughter Honor. The Fantastic Four stunner says she and husband Cash Warren are so protective of their two-year-old that they already have a plan of ...
The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty ...
Jack Black on playing the giant in Gulliver's Travels, his favourite music and more
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After receiving critical acclaim for her role in Chikku Bukku, Preetika wants to venture into playback singing. “I'm inclined towards music and singing,” says Preetika, a trained singer. “While in school, I took lessons in ...
The right choices
Villager, suave police officer, commercial hero, and now a role in a period film — actor Aadhi talks about his onscreen avatars
Bollywood's big bouquet
Bollywood has several star-studded releases lined up for 2011. harshikaa udasi takes a look at them
Aamir Khan says Take Three
Aamir, who prefers just one release a year, is breaking his own rule with three films! Besides producing wife Kiran's Dhobi Ghat, in which he also acts, and Delhi Belly, featuring his nephew Imraan Khan, he has greenlighted Reema Kagti's ...
Kareena's Khan Catch
She's netted the top four Khans in 2011 with a film each with Saif ( Agent Vinod), Aamir (Reema Kagti's untitled film), Salman ( Bodyguard) and Shah Rukh ( Ra.One). There is also Short Term Shaadi with Imran ...
SRK's big year
This year SRK has a lot at stake with Ra.One and Don 2. In Ra.One he even dons the producer's hat and expects to herald a new era in sci-fi films in India. Kareena Kapoor plays SRK's love interest. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film has ...
BLAST FROM THE PAST
C. Honnappa Bhagavathar, P. Bhanumathi, B. S. Saroja, M. R. Swaminathan, G. M. Bashir, Kali N. Ratnam, ‘Lux Beauty' R. Padma, Lakshmi Devi, ‘Stunt' Somu, M. M. Radha Bai, K. V. Srinivasan, V. K. Karthikeyan, Lalitha-Padmini-Ragini (dance)
My first break
I finished Engineering in Hindustan College, Chennai. As I am from Ooty, I have had opportunities to see film shoots taking place there. This kindled the desire to become an actor in me. However, I was clueless about how to make an entry into ...
You started as a singer and then became a music director. Why aren't you singing more songs now?I have scored music for Macchi, Adatha Attamellam, Kadhalagi, Pesuvathukiliya and the yet-to-be-released Ennai Yedho Seidhuvittai. When you ...
1. Name the Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Susan Sarandon-starrer made in 1989 that would be appropriate for this month.2. Who is playing the eponymous role in the The Green Hornet set to release in middle of ...
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