Donald Trump’s victory stumps Hollywood

Los Angeles, Nov 9 (IANS) Hollywood celebrities like Cher and Chris Evans expressed disappointment, fear and disbelief over Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election on Wednesday. Trump was elected the 45th US President, defeating forecasters who had predicted Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s win.

During their presidential campaigns, Clinton found immense support from celebrities from the American film world. Here’s what some representatives of the celebrity world had to say on the result of the polls:

Chris Evans: This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We’ve let a bully set our course. I’m devastated.

Shonda Rhimes: This many of you don’t mind the body-part grabbing xenophobic man who says ‘there’s my black over there?’ Alec Baldwin: One thing that is changed forever in this country is the meaning of the word ‘Christian’ as it applies to politics.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: I’m taking tonight to grieve for minorities, women, immigrants, muslims & the LGBTQ community but tomorrow I’m waking up ready to fight.

Cher: How did Trump get this far? He should be in jail and throw away the key. Maybe then he can grab his own p*ssy. Nothing is funny about tonight! Millions of women, POC, Muslim, and immigrants are scared sh**less. It shouldn’t be this close.

Ariana Grande: Well this is utterly terrifying. Shonda Rhimes: Uh, America?

Wil Wheaton: America, we are way too comfortable with racism, misogyny, and bigotry. I’m profoundly disappointed in us as a nation.

Brooke Burke-Charvet: We will face a deeply divided nation that may take a long time to heal.

Beau Willimon: We must get over our disbelief & dismay immediately. We use that energy starting tomorrow to prevent him from ruining the nation.

Kirstie Alley: People want jobs want good wages want fair and limited government want a cleaned up planet but mostly happiness. Stephen Baldwin: God is moving and America is speaking! Praise the Lord.

Jenna Jameson: We are watching history being made.

Tila Tequila: Take a good look at what the right side of history looks like.

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Simon Cowell was once an estate agent

London, Nov 8 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell might now have a successful record label and television production company, but he spent eight “miserable” months trying to sell houses in London once upon a time.

“After I left the music industry, I was an estate agent for eight months. And I can honestly say it was the most miserable eight months of my life,” Cowell said in a radio interview, reports

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“I worked for this really snotty company in Mayfair who hated me and I hated them, and I was so upset that my mum actually said to me, ‘I’ve never seen you so depressed’. And luckily I was offered a job back at the music publishing company. I’m glad I tried it because it was horrible,” he added.

Cowell later got a job working at EMI with music publisher Ellis Rich.

“We decided it would be funny to take out a newspaper ad of a picture of Simon and I apparently naked,” Rich, who too was there during the interview, said.


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“We booked and paid for it but forgot that the closing day was the Friday; on Thursday we got a call from the paper saying ‘If we don’t get that picture tonight, you’re just going to have a big black box there’. So Simon says ‘There’s a photo booth in Bond Street station, let’s go there.’ Now it is half past four, Thursday night, Bond Street station, very very busy,” Cowell recalled.

“So we get to the booth, I go in, shut the curtain, strip off down to the waist, and at that moment Simon flings open the curtain and says ‘Oh my god, there’s a naked man in the photo booth!’ I’m amazed I didn’t get arrested. He was difficult to manage,” he music mogul added.

That was one of the best performances ever seen on @TheXFactor. Congratulations @LittleMix

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Deepika Padukone’s ‘Bollywood blunder’ at MTV Europe Music Awards

Rotterdam, Nov 7 (IANS) Deepika Padukone’s military green look at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) 2016 has been tagged as a ‘Bollywood blunder’ by international publications., which had referred to Deepika as the “female companion” of tennis star Novak Djokovic earlier this year, featured the Hindi film star among the ‘Worst Dressed Celebs’ of MTV EMAs, and tagged her as a ‘Bollywood Blunder’.

Posting an image of the actress, the publication described the look: “Indian actress Deepika Padukone may be stunning but her swamp green bralet and skirt combo did nothing for her sensational figure.”
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Another publication,, stated: “Indian film actress Deepika Padukone posed on the red carpet in what looked like a pair of giant dark green curtains as a skirt, a black sparkling bralet and huge chandelier earrings.”

Deepika is among the top young stars of Hindi cinema, having proved her mettle on the silver screen with myriad roles in films like “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, “Chennai Express”, “Cocktail”, “Bajirao Mastani” and “Piku”.

She will be making her Hollywood debut with “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” next year alongside Vin Diesel, and was one of the presenters at the event along with her co-star Nina Dobrev. The ceremony took place here on Sunday, and was aired in India on Vh1.

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At the event, Deepika’s look seemed to be in sync with her fierceful and strong character of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”. She wore a Monisha Jaising ensemble – a skirt with a black, sequin bralette.

Jaising posted Deepika’s image on Instagram and captioned it: “Military green is a functional and strong colour. It has a tough, almost androgynous appeal for all of those women warriors out there! Deepika is unstoppable, fit and fierce; making a perfect muse for my Artemisia Gown. I’m thrilled to collaboratively envision with Shaleena Nathani, and create this very special piece for Deepika Padukone for the EMAs.”

There’s a strong buzz in India about Deepika’s Hollywood foray. The trailer of the film was released on Facebook Live and reached 100 million views across multiple platforms in two days.

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On Sunday, the film’s Facebook engagement started with exclusive teasers being launched via the cast members’ own handles to their global fan bases. On Monday, exclusive character posters were launched to heighten anticipation leading into a live digital online event on Tuesday.

Directed by DJ Caruso, “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” is a sequel to the 2002 film “xXx” and 2005 film “xXx: State of the Union”. The film also stars Ruby Rose, Samuel L Jackson, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa.

A Paramount Pictures movie, it will be exclusively distributed in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures on January 20, 2017.

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Bollywood’s Major Heart-Throbs From 90s : Then And Now

What is the first thing that comes in your mind when you think of 90s. There can be only two options : 90s major heartthrobs or the cringe worthy fashion trends of 90s. And today we are reminiscing about the biggest 90s heartthrobs of Bollywood. Not only did we binge-watched all their movies, harmonized their songs and mimicked the dance sequences but we also decorated our bedroom walls with their posters and photographs. 90s was a wonderful era for Bollywood when it comes to crush-worthy celebrities. Some of these celebrities stood the test of time, are still the ones we are crushing on.

So, let’s take a look back at our favorite heart-throbs from 90s and what they look like now :


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Saumya Tandon enjoys a working birthday

Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Actress Saumya Tandon, who is known for her onscreen character Anita Bhabhi in TV show “Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai”, had a working birthday.
After the cast and crew wrapped up their work on the sets of &TV’s show, a cake was set up with candles and balloons to celebrate Saumya’s birthday on Thursday.saumya-tandon-bhabhi-ji-ghar-par-hai-sari

“I had a working birthday. I cut a cake on the set with my entire shooting unit. Asif (Sheikh) ji got me a crazy amount of my favourite variety of dark chocolates and my director gifted me a half day off. To my surprise my staff also cut a cake for me in my room,” Saumya said in a statement.
“My friends came over to cut a cake and then they took me out dancing as they all know my love for dance. My mother came home from London and the man in my life filled my room with flowers and gifts, and his mother cooked for me as well. It was a perfect birthday and it just couldn’t be any better. I will surely cherish this day,” she added.

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Rakhi Sawant booked in Rajasthan for wearing dress with Modi’s pictures

Jaipur, Nov 4  Rakhi Sawant has been booked for wearing a dress with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August, police said.

The First Information Report was lodged at a police station in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district, over 350 km from here.

“The FIR was lodged on Thursday evening by a local resident against the actor. The complainant said by wearing the particular dress, she not only insulted the Prime Minister but also indulged in obscenity,” a police official from Kankroli Police station in Rajsamand told IANS on phone.

“We registered the case under the Indian Penal Code provisions and started investigations,” the official added.

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Khloé Kardashian is pregnant

Los Angeles, Reality TV personality Khloé Kardashian is reportedly expecting her first child with beau Tristan Thompson.

The 32-year-old is pregnant with the 25-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers professional basketball player’s baby, and although the news came as a “surprise” to the reality TV star, she is “so happy” she will be a mother, reports

“The pregnancy came as a surprise, particularly since Tristan’s ex-girlfriend is currently pregnant, but Khloé got on board with the idea of having a baby pretty quickly,” a source told X17 magazine.

And the couple, who first appeared to go public with their relationship in September this year, are set to tie the knot prior to the birth, because the former “Kocktails with Khloé” host and her manager and mother, Kris Jenner, want “everything done correctly”, so the pregnancy doesn’t look like an “accident”.

“Khloé and Kris want everything done correctly. They don’t want this to look like an accident and Khloé really wants to show the world that Tristan is her man. She wants to kind of follow tradition and have Tristan ask her mum for permission to propose, in hopes of making the engagement look more traditional and formal,” said a source.

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Failure has made me who I’m, says Bruno Mars

Los Angeles, Nov 3 (IANS) Singer Bruno Mars says his failures have made him who he is.

The “Count on me” hitmaker wasn’t as successful as he is today. He said that those days “s***ed, but in a beautiful way”, reports

“Without getting dropped, I might not be here. All of these things you have to go through. It ain’t easy. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it,” Mars said at Zane Lowe’s “Beats 1” show.

“The worst absolute moment was telling everybody I got dropped. I’m broke. I’m in debt. Walking into a room saying, ‘Yeah, I’m a signed Motown artiste,’ then walking in and saying, ‘I’m a dropped Motown artiste.’ But I’m not blaming anybody over there.”

“Sylvia Rhone gave me a deal and the timing wasn’t right. I had to go through this journey. I had to meet Jeff Bhasker and beg him to come play at Pickwick’s Pub on Ventura with me. I had to sing these songs and gig. I was 20 years old. I wasn’t even supposed to be in these places probably,” Mars added.

The 31-year-old hopes he will be remembered for his music and not for any “scandals or controversy”.

“I hope that my music does the talking. I just wanna do music. It could be boring for people this day and age, but I don’t wanna be known for no scandals or controversy. I want to be the guy that brings joy to your life through his music. That’s it,” Mars said.

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Lisa Haydon excited to feature in web series

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Lisa Haydon, who is all set to be seen in “The Trip”, says she is excited to be a part of the web series.

“Very excited to be a part of ‘The Trip’. It’s my first fiction series on the web with bindass. Love the story. Looking forward to shooting,” Lisa said in a statement.

“The Trip” is a coming-of-age story of four friends, who go on a road trip and realise their friendship through the journey. The road trip is a part of one of the friends’ bachelorette celebrations. As they set off on this journey, there comes an emotional roller coaster that establishes the relationships that they share with one another and with their own self.

“Like the name suggests, it’s based on an all girls trip with four friends as they embark on a journey together,” said the actress, who has worked in films like “Queen”, “Housefull 3” and “Aisha”.

The show is slotted to go online in December on bindass. It will first air on bindass Facebook page, followed by the premiere on the channel.

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Mark Salling  won’t face rape charge

 Los Angeles, Nov 1  “Glee” actor Mark Salling, who was accused of forcing himself on a woman after she changed her mind about wanting sex, won’t face a rape charge.

In a charge evaluation sheet, which has been obtained by the New York Post’s Page Six column, Deputy District Attorney Emily T. Spear from the LA County District Attorney wrote: “I personally interviewed the victim.”

“She appeared very emotional over the trauma inflicted upon her and presents as a credible and accurate historian of the events surrounding the rape. However, given the delay in reporting the crime, suspect’s apparent denial of the rape in victim’s pretext to call him and lack of other corroboration, there is insufficient evidence, at this time, to file this case.”

The 22-year-old alleged victim filed a police report in April this year against Salling after embarking on a romance with the former “Glee” star after meeting in a hotel bar in 2012, reports

The woman reportedly claimed in the documents they had entered a room to have sex but she then changed her mind and said “I can’t do this”, yet he refused to stop.

However, the woman has previously claimed she continued to have consensual sex with Salling because she had lost her virginity to him.

In the document, it read: “She believed that she was married to suspect because she lost her virginity to him and stated that was why she continued to consent to sex with him.”

Meanwhile, the actor has denied child pornography accusations and is currently on bail. He has been ordered to stay at least 100 feet away from schools, parks, arcades and many other places of that sort, while his passport has been surrendered and any devices that can connect to the internet have to be approved by the authorities.

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