Lady Gaga not Numero Uno

Lady Gaga not Numero UnoDid you think that Lady Gaga was the number one biggest concert draw in the US of A in 2010? Well, you may in in for a surprise then.

Apparently Lady Gaga needs to step it up because she was fourth in the popularity ranking.

So who beat out Lady Gaga? In second and third place were AC/DC and U2 as they both grossed over $150 million, states Hollyscoop.

And in first was Bon Jovi, breaking the $200 million mark.

The really shocking part isn’t just that Gaga was beat, it is that she played over 50 more gigs than Bon Jovi and 100 more than U2.

Sounds like Gaga still has a long way to go.


Elle in race row for whitening Ash's skin

Elle in race row for whitening Ash's skinFashion bible Elle magazine has been caught in a race row after reportedly whitening the skin of Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on its cover.

Readers reacted with anger after it was suggested that the fashion magazine might have digitally "bleached" the complexion of the former Miss World.

The 37-year-old, who has also starred in Bride & Prejudice and The Pink Panther 2, appears on the cover of this month's Indian edition of the magazine. However, her skin appears to be several shades lighter than her normal colour.

Inside the magazine, she is again pictured in a series of shots, all showing her with pale skin, reports the Daily Mail.

Fans have been posting angry comments online about the latest cover, with one saying: "It's annoying because it seems like lighter skin is always in fashion as if darker skin is something to be frowned upon."


Pammie cried when she first posed nude for Playboy

Pammie cried when she first posed nude for PlayboyShe may come across as extremely bold, but Pamela Anderson cried and was sick when she first posed naked for Playboy magazine.

The former ‘Baywatch’ babe was stunned when the adult publication asked her to bare all for them but she quickly overcame her nerves about stripping off in public.

“I was so confused. I told my mom about the offer and she said, ‘Do it. I’d do it,’” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

“I was so shy I was sick. They got the cover in the first roll of film because I was in tears thinking, ‘Oh my God, this woman, she touched my boob, this is not for me.’

“And then, after a while shooting, I became so comfortable they had to stop before I walked out of the studio door nude,” she added.

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Eva Mendes wanted to be a nun

Actress Eva Mendes wanted to be a nun, but changed her mind when she discovered that it was not a well-paying job.

Mendes wanted to join a convent and devote her life to the Catholic Church when she was a child but changed her mind, reports

"We didn't grow up with a lot of money so I would always tell my mom, 'Mommy I am going to buy you a big house when I grow up, and a car'," she said.

"And my sister said to me one day when I was 10, 'How are you going to buy mom all these things? You are going to be a nun and nuns don't get paid. I said, 'What?' and that was it, my convent dreams were over," she added.

After finding success and fame as an actress, the 36-year-old admits it was a very "proud moment" when she was able to make good on her promise to buy her mother a new home in 2002.


Kim Kardashian has top celebrity bum

Kim Kardashian has top celebrity bumReality TV star Kim Kardashian, well known for her voluptuous curves, has been voted the owner of the "World's Best Bum 2010" in an online poll.

According to the organisers, the 30-year-old is blessed with "the Holy Grail of Hindquarters", reports

The second place in the poll has been occupied by actress-singer Jennifer Lopez, and Beyonce Knowles took the third position.

Actress Jessica Biel was given the fourth position for her "perfectly plump and toned" derriere, followed by Lady Gaga in the fifth spot.

"Waka waka" girl Shakira, popular for her hip movements in her music videos, stood sixth, and Rihanna took the seventh spot for "being blessed".

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Splitsville for Hurley-Nayar

Splitsville for Hurley-NayarReacting to the reports that she cheated on her hubby with cricket star Shane Warne, Liz Hurley has revealed that she had separated from her Indian tycoon husband Arun Nayar "a few months ago".

A Sunday tabloid published pictures of the model and sportsman sharing a series of steamy clinches and claimed Hurley had spent two nights with the womanising Australian, 41, in his London hotel suite this week.

"Not a great day. For the record, my husband Arun & I separated a few months ago. Our close family & friends were aware of this," the Daily Mail quoted Liz as tweeting.

But she didn't make any reference to her relationship with Warne - who she has been exchanging flirty tweets with since the summer - or spell out exactly when she split from Nayar.

The News of the World claims to have captured on video the pair embracing and kissing outside restaurant Sake No Hana earlier this week.

"They were so passionate they looked like honeymooners. It was electric," a source is quoted in the paper today as saying.

The paper said: "Hurley and Warne roared with laughter and chatted like old friends during the lively meal in a first-floor room. And at 1am they were spotted going down the escalator to the lobby area.

"While they waited for their coats to be brought to them Hurley reportedly pulled Warne towards her into a darkened doorway, cupped his face with her hands and leaned in to lock lips.

"After releasing from their clinch they gazed into each other's eyes and smiled adoringly," the paper reported.

They were also said to have flirted again in front of Liz's ex fiance Hugh Grant during the meal on Wednesday night.

Hurley and Warne were reportedly spotted exchanging more lingering kisses after popping out of the cricketer's luxury 1,750 pound-a-night suite at the Bentley Hotel in South Kensington - less than one mile from Hurley's London home.

On their second night together, they were locked away in the same suite for more than 11 hours, the paper said. They were also seen smooching and kissing again during a meal on Thursday at San Lorenzo in Chelsea.

A witness told the paper, "They looked completely smitten and blissfully happy together."

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Angelina Pivarnick Offered Lead Role in Jersey Shore Porn Spoof

Angelina Pivarnick Offered Lead Role in Jersey Shore Porn SpoofYou gotta hand it to Steven Hirsch and Vivid. Always thinking.

The adult video kingpin has offered Angelina Pivarnick, the axed former co-star of MTV's Jersey Shore, the lead role in a porn spoof of the reality hit.

The offer: $50,000 plus a cut of the profits. Octomom was offered $1 million, mind you. When Nadya Suleman is 20 times hotter than you ... wow.

In a contract presented to Angelina Pivarnick, Vivid offered the Staten Island native a $50,000 advance against the royalty profits she would share in.

"Vivid shall pay Artist 25 percent of Adjusted Gross Revenue (the "Royalty")," the contract reads. That'll pay for her bail money a few times at least.

In return? Angelina would deliver Vivid three hours of footage, including "(i) a minimum of two (2) hours of footage depicting Artist engaged in sexual positions, and (ii) one (1) hour of personalized sexy wrap-around footage depicting Artist."

Gross. So is she interested?

"No, I'm not. I'm definitely not," she told Radar Online.

Maybe the money's just not sufficient. The girl's promiscuity was a key story line on Jersey Shore, after all. How much different can this really be?

On one episode, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino boasted how "Angelina was just like the Staten Island ferry... it's free and everybody gets a ride".

Her other notable hook-ups include Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino, Snooki's ex Jeff Miranda and her new, rumored lover: The Bachelorette's Justin Rego.

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Carey Mulligan was told to get Botox at 25

Carey Mulligan was told to get Botox at 25Carey Mulligan has revealed that a Los Angeles dermatologist had told her to get Botox at the age of 25."I said, I have some lines here under my eye and they're annoying, what can you do? He looked at my face and said, We'll just drop some Botox in here and here",” the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

"I said, "What the ----? I'm only 25, are you joking? So I can't move my face? Isn't that, well, the antithesis of what I'm trying to do as an actress? Only in LA would someone try and give you Botox when you're 25 years old," she said.

The star of ‘An Education’ has won plaudits for her quirky style but claims to feel "intensely uncomfortable" on the red carpet
. "I've never felt like a sexy person. I've always felt like a sensible person. I've always felt absurd wearing anything revealing," she told Elle magazine.

The actress also confided that she loathes her much-copied gamine hairstyle. "I hate my hair. After an education, I had a small part in Michael Mann's film Public Enemies and he wanted me to dye it white blonde, and it wrecked my hair. Literally, ruined it. It was falling apart, fried. So I had to cut it off. I cried," she said.

Although tipped to land a second Oscar nomination for Never Let Me Go, Mulligan admitted to disappointment at missing out on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the forthcoming Stieg Larsson adaptation. "I auditioned for it but I didn't get the part," she said, adding that watching another actress play the part would be "agony".


Kylie Minogue Almost Back to Pre-Cancer Best

Kylie Minogue Almost Back to Pre-Cancer BestKylie Minogue finally feels like she is returning to normal after living in a "stranger's body" for five years since her cancer battle.

The Spinning Around singer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 andunderwent surgery and chemotherapy to beat the disease.

She tells Britain's Glamour magazine, A lot of people have said to me recently, 'You're looking really well, back to your old self

She was given the all-clear the year after (06), but the singer admits she has struggled to get her body back to normal after the ravaging treatment.

She tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "A lot of people have said to me recently, 'You're looking really well, back to your old self.' I just need to get my fitness up. Then I'll almost be back in my own body. "I felt for such a long time that I was in a stranger's body".


Miley Cyrus to sue website over fake nude pics

Miley Cyrus to sue website over fake nude picsTeen popstar Miley Cyrus is suing a website which published a naked picture, claiming that the image is hers.

Soon after a raunchy faceless image of a woman claimed to be the 'Party in the USA' hitmaker came out, people from her camp denied it and they are now "in touch with lawyers and considering action," reported People magazine online.

The blog,, published the image, shot in a bathroom with a phone, claiming that Cyrus had sent it to her ex-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth and they had obtained it after her iPhone was stolen.

The blogger claimed that the photo was taken in a sexting session during her brief stay at the Westin Palace hotel following the latest MTV Video Music Awards.

Cyrus' spokesperson added that the Hannah Montana star has a tattoo reading 'Just Breathe' under her left breast, and the woman in question doesn't have it and also she is skinnier than the former Disney star.

The woman in question has the same blonde wavy hairstyle as Cyrus and also sports her signature bracelets.

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Rakta Charitra 2 is ready to hit box office

Rakta Charitra 2 is ready to hit box officeBrutality has a new name and it's called Rakta Charitra. The first part was gruesome. The second part, well, is not as violent, but is a bloodbath nonetheless. I don't think Hindi cinema has ever witnessed such gruesome murders, such manslaughter and such scenes of carnage ever. But beneath the blood and gore, slaughter and assassination lies the shocking story of enmity between two families.

Rakta Charitra undertakes to enlighten the story of vengeance in two parts. Rakta Charitra 1 depicted the rise of Pratap and how he became a demigod for the poor and the exploited. The Part 2 unfolds a new story, although it's linked with Part 1. The challenge lies in making it more attention-grabbing than its precursor.

Brutality, gore and violent behaviour are indispensable attributes of Rakta Charitra 2. The story in itself is nothing more than a customary vendetta drama, but what makes you connect compellingly with the narrative is the fact that Ramgopal Varma [RGV] has treated it like he was recounting a first-hand version of what really transpired between the adversaries.

RGV is a veteran when it comes to making films on gangland or aggression and he proved his credentials in Rakta Charitra 1. Frankly, Rakta Charitra 1 wasn't a masterpiece, although it held your attention like RGV's accomplished works, mainly Satya, Company and Sarkar. However, you cannot refute the fact that RGV is a proficient storyteller. The characters in his films are passionately built and emotions are meticulously captured and there is the trademark agitation in an RGV film. Rakta Charitra 2 has it as well.

The storyline of Rakta Charitra 2 can be elucidated in a few words, but RGV takes a strong grip of each sequence and absorbs the spectator into the goings-on. The screenplay techniques and shot compositions make him poles apart from the rest of his ilk and the flashes of brilliance can be observed at several points in Rakta Charitra 2. Also, the film has a speedy pace and doesn't give you time to contemplate over the proceedings.

Final word? Much more engrossing and gripping than Rakta Charitra 1.

Surya enacts the role of Surya, who is determined to settle scores with Pratap [Vivek Oberoi]. Surya's decision to eliminate Pratap raises several questions. What was his [Surya] background, what forced him to take this extreme step, what was the driving force behind his act, was it really justified? The Part 2 is based around the conspiracy theories enveloping the elimination of Pratap.

The first part of Rakta Charitra ended up creating enthusiasm for Rakta Charitra 2. One discovered, in the final moments of Rakta Charitra 1, that vengeance had a new face and his name was Surya. The story of Rakta Charitra 2, therefore, is crucial since those unaware of what actually transpired between the two warring factions would get their answers in this part. In fact, Rakta Charitra 2 begins with a recap of the crucial moments of the first part and only after the lengthy summary concludes does the story of Rakta Charitra 2 unfold.

I genuinely feel that Rakta Charitra 2 is amongst RGV's most significant works, not only because of how well he has implemented it, but also because of the subject material. The enmity and hatred between Pratap and Surya is justified. The turning points in the tale - Surya's wife Bhawani contesting the elections and the subsequent assassination of Pratap - take the drama to a new high. The screenplay writing [Prashant Pandey] is spellbinding; it completely sucks you into the proceedings. Conversely, there are times when you feel that certain scenes are too extensive and prolonged and should've been trimmed for a stronger impact.

RGV's visual language is stimulating. His frames speak the unspoken. RGV's penchant for unusual camera angles have also come in for sharp criticism, but it makes his films stand out from the others. In fact, the cinematography in Rakta Charitra 2 [Amol Rathod] also comprises of extreme close-up shots, unusual angles, erratic movements and complete 360 degree turn. But it works wonderfully well. I've repeatedly heard people condemning RGV for going over the top or getting loud in various departments, especially when it comes to the background score. In fact, I strongly believe that the riotous background score [Dharam-Sandeep] works very well in a film of this variety.

Javed-Aejaz's action sequences are realistically gruesome with blood essentially written all over them. Splitting the throat open, stabbing the stomach and what not, everything seems so natural and so well choreographed. Being a vengeance saga, the dialogue need to stab both your mind and heart and the lines in Rakta Charitra 2 are completely in sync with the theme and temperament of the film.

Performances are unvaryingly of a high quality. Vivek Oberoi does complete justice to his character. He delivers an equally powerful performance in the second installment. But the focus is on South superstar Surya in Rakta Charitra 2. He delivers, without doubt, one of the most aggressive and forceful performances Hindi cinema has witnessed this year. I am sure, Surya will woo not just his Tamil fans with his tremendous performance, but also find a new audience base with Rakta Charitra 2: The Hindi movie-going audience. Southern superstar Surya is a welcome addition to the ranks of A-list heroes in the Hindi film industry.

Shatrughan Sinha doesn't really get much screen time in Rakta Charitra 2. Sudeep, who didn't have much to do in Rakta Charitra 1, is in top form now. Priyamani [as Bhawani, Surya's wife] is first-rate, while Radhika Apte is superb in the sequence when she confronts Vivek. Zarina Wahab gets limited scope in this part. Anupam Shyam is satisfactory.

On the whole, Rakta Charitra 2 highlights the emotion called vengeance most convincingly. It is chilling, raw, revolting, crass and ghastly, the kind that is meant to repulse you. But let's face it: It's a true depiction of human emotions. It's a film which is easy to devour if you can absorb brutality. It is for those who don't wince easy. But I'd say, watch it for its audacity and valour. Watch it to experience the work of a rebellious film-maker who never takes a break from telling an innovative story in film after film.


Natalie Portman says lesbian sex scene was hard

Natalie Portman says lesbian sex scene was hardNatalie Portman has revealed that her much-hyped sex scene with Mila Kunis in their new flick Black Swan was hard. Walking the red carpet to promote the Darren Arronofsky film, Portman admitted that shooting the graphic love scene was confronting, according to the Huffington Post.

"It's hard to have a sex scene, period. It doesn't matter if it's a friend, a male, a female," quoted her as saying. "You're with 100-something crew members, lighting you, repositioning you, there's no comfort whatsoever," she said.

Last month, Kunis slammed reports that the pair had downed tequila together before their risqué shoot. "I don't think we could have done that scene if we were intoxicated," she told People at the time.

Both Kunis and Portman have discussed their gruelling training regimes for the film that saw them lose drastic amounts of weight. Five to eight hours a day of cross-training and swimming for a year saw both the petite stars shed 10kg each off their slight frames.


Hilary Swank loves discount vouchers

Hilary Swank loves discount vouchersHilary Swank uses money off vouchers when she goes shopping.

Although the Oscar-winning actress is financially secure and lives in a Los Angles mansion, she doesn't see why she should have to pay full price for something if she doesn't have to, as she has always been taught the value of money.

The 36-year-old beauty - who grew up on a trailer park - said: "I would use a coupon - just because I have some money now, I wouldn't? That doesn't make sense to me. I see it as a dollar in my pocket. People around me laugh, because I have a deep understanding of what a dollar gets you and how far to make that dollar go.

No wonder my closet is a hodgepodge. I have everything from Louboutins to Gap. You don't have to have a brand name to be stylish. You can mix it together and it works.

"No wonder my closet is a hodgepodge. I have everything from Louboutins to Gap. You don't have to have a brand name to be stylish. You can mix it together and it works."

As well as still using vouchers to go shopping, the 'Conviction' star also revealed how her upbringing has made her appreciate the good things and not let the bad times bring her down.

She told InStyle magazine: "You hear people say, 'Oh, I didn't get that bonus,' or, 'I got fired.' And look, I've experienced not getting that bonus and I've gotten fired. I feel it and say, 'That sucks.' I get depressed. I cry. I have feelings. I don't gloss over them. But then, after that, I pick myself up, brush myself off and say,' Why did this happen? What am I supposed to learn?'"


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