Courtney Love infatuated with Salman?

Courtney Love infatuated with SalmanAmerican singer Courtney Love is said to be "infatuated" with Salman Rushdie after striking a blossoming friendship with him.

The 47-year-old American singer was pictured with the 64-year-old Indian-British novelist at a New York literary event, and were later seen “flirting heavily”.

"She finds him intellectually thrilling. She regularly quotes classic literature and is a huge fan of Salman’s work," the Mirror quoted a source close to the singer as saying.

"She is infatuated with Salman. He truly is her ideal chap.

"She is looking for love, while Salman’s an incorrigible flirt and willing to see how their friendship develops," the source added.

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Anne Hathaway wanted to be a nun when she was young

Anne Hathaway wanted to be a nun when she was youngAnne Hathaway considered being a nun when she was growing up but admits it was always a back-up if she didn't make it as an actress.

Anne Hathaway wanted to be a nun when she was younger.

The 'One Day' actress explained while she was keen to enter the Christian order when she was a child, it was always more of a "side-bar thing" as she was secretly hoping to fulfil her dreams of becoming a movie star.

She said: "When I was younger I thought about becoming a nun for a while. You know how it is when you're growing up and you're going to be a lot of different things, but I actually wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a nun. The nun was more of a side-bar thing."

However, the 28-year-old star admitted she does struggle to cope with the pressure of "nailing" her dramatic performances, and is always "devastated" if she doesn't feel she's got it exactly right.

Anne added to Britain's OK! magazine: "The only thing I ever feel pressure about, and the only thing I ever feel devastated about, is not nailing a performance."


Kim Kardashian sells her wedding photos for $1.5 mn

Kim Kardashian sells her wedding photos for $1.5 mn
Usually celebrities spend lot of money on their marriages, but Kim Kardashian, who is tying the knot with NBA player Kris Humphries, is making money out of it. Yes! The reality TV star has reportedly sold her wedding photos to the People magazine for a whopping amount of $1.5 million.

Earlier, The weekly had shelled out $300,000 to Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries for their engagement announcement in May. And the Britain's OK! magazine paid $100,000 them for exclusive bridal shower coverage. Now, it is the People magazine, who is paying $1.5 million to the couple.

These high-priced deals make Kardashian one of the rare brides who will actually bring in more for her wedding than she paid for it. Saturday's ceremony has been estimated to cost at least half a million dollars but those costs are offset by items such as a free, $20,000 Vera Wang gown and a lucrative deal with E! for the two-part Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event special, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

However, this is not the first time a Hollywood celebrity is cashing in on her wedding ceremony. Earlier, stars like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and Elizabeth Taylor had made money out of their weddings. OK! had paid Zeta-Jones and Douglas one million pounds for the right to publish exclusive photos, while The People gave $1 million and $50,000 Taylor and Cruise-Holmes weddings respectively.

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Brad Pitt to play elite assassin in The Gray Man

Brad Pitt to play elite assassin in The Gray ManActor Brad Pitt is said to be in talks for the lead role in the upcoming movie The Gray Man, which is based on f Mark Greaney's novel. According to reports, the Hollywood star wants to play a CIA agent-turned-elite assassin in New Regency's new project. He is said to start filming soon after finishing World War Z.

Earlier this year, Brad Pitt was named as the possible candidate for the leading man, but the reports were shot down later. Sources claim that the actor was not to sign the project as his partner Angelina Jolie did not to work simultaneously. But now, he is about to finish the filming for World War Z. So he is in negotiation for the hero role in the movie The Gray Man.

Adam Cozad has been roped in to adapt the Mark Greaney's thriller novel for the big screen. Pitt's Plan B partner Dede Gardner will serve as a producer along with Stephen Garrett of Shine. The story revolves around a CIA agent-turned-elite assassin, who is on the run when his last job goes bad. While dodging the forces, who are out to get him, he has to keep his family safe.

However, Brad Pitt has earlier acted in New Regency's Fight Club and The Gray Man will be his second movie under the banner. He is currently shooting for World War Z. After finishing it, he is expected to take up this new project.

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Katy Perry equals Michael Jackson record

Katy Perry equals Michael Jackson recordKaty Perry has become the first woman to have five number one singles from the same album on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Katy Perry has matched Michael Jackson's record of having five number one hit singles from the same album on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The brunette beauty's latest release 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)' made history as it became her fifth single from platinum record 'Teenage Dream' to reach the top spot, following the success of 'California Gurls', 'Teenage Dream', 'Firework' and 'E.T.', which has left the singer feeling "proud".

The 26-year-old star took to her twitter account to announce the news earlier today (17.08.11), tweeting: "What a way to wake up! SO proud to announce that the little-engine-that-could of a song 'LAST FRIDAY NIGHT' is officially #1 & made HISTORY! (sic)"

Katy then praised her fans for helping her become the first woman to achieve the feat.

She wrote: "& u know, I couldn't have done it with out ya, really I owe u guys BIG... so take this moment to give yourself a high FIVE!!! #all because of u (sic)"

The exploit was last achieved by Michael - who died in 2009, aged 50 - when his 10-track album 'Bad' featured five number one singles, 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You', 'Bad', 'The Way You Make Me Feel', 'Man in the Mirror' and 'Dirty Diana', between 1987 and 1988 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Jane Fonda pens sex guide for over-70 couples

Jane Fonda pens sex guide for over-70 couplesVeteran actress Jane Fonda has penned a book for the couples of her generation on how to keep the warmth of passion ticking in a relationship even when the old age snatches the enthusiasm away.

The 73-year-old Hollywood sex symbol has devoted some 50 pages of her new autobiography ‘Prime Time’ to explaining how to have good sex over the age of 70.

She has also claimed that she could even tell simply by looking at people if they are having ‘good sex’.

“I wasn’t trying to be shocking, but I go into details, and it seems to have shocked people. I made a list of things to cover. I’m still sexually active. There are certain things that change as you age, and I wanted to talk about that,” the Daily Mail quoted her as telling Time magazine, explaining her decision to talk about sex for the over-70s, that is usually a taboo subject.

The two-time Oscar-winner, who is currently in a relationship with 69-year-old music producer Richard Perry, describes herself as a ‘late bloomer’ and insisted on talking openly about sex unlike others.

“I have never found a book that talks about everything from the psyche and spirit and wisdom to penile implants,” she said.

“So I decided that I’d write about as much of the research as I possibly could – everything I wanted to know as a woman who is 73 years old and still sexually active.

“I see people who aren’t traditionally beautiful, but if they’re having good sex, you can tell,” she added.

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Ricki Lake engaged to marry boyfriend Christian Evans

Ricki Lake engaged to marry boyfriend Christian EvansThe 42-year-old talk show host announced on twitter she was set to wed Christian Evans, in what will be her second wedding following her divorce from artist Rob Sussman after 10 years of marriage in 2003.

She wrote: "Thrilled to share some happy news with you..... I'm engaged! :) The cat is out of the bag. Phew! I'm terrible at keeping secrets

Ricki - who has sons, Milo, 14, and Owen, 10, from her previous marriage - recently joked Christian was "a nobody" but continued to be special to her.

She said: "He's a nobody, but he's somebody to me. He's everything to me. I'm totally in love. I'm happier than I've ever been."

Just last year Ricki - who is also known for appearing as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 version of musical 'Hairspray' - was forced to flee her rented home in Los Angeles after it caught on fire.

However she and her two sons managed to escape the blaze unharmed, although everything inside was lost.

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Jessica Alba Goes To Birthing Class With Kimmel

Jessica Alba Goes To Birthing Class With KimmelJessica Alba prepared for her second baby on Tuesday (09Aug11) by hitting a birthing class with comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

The actress took to to urge fans to tune in to Kimmel's late night U.S. show on Tuesday to check out the funny moments.

She wrote, "Chk (check) out @jimmykimmel 2nite -@cash_warren couldn't make a 'birthing class' so Jimmy accompanied me instead & we got it all on tape.".

The actress became a mother for the first time in June 2008 when she gave birth to daughter Honor Marie Warren.

And now the actress and her husband, Cash Warren, are now expected for a second time.


Amy Winehouse home to be HQ of rehab charity‎

Amy Winehouse home to be HQ of rehab charity‎Amy Winehouse's home is all set to become the head quarters of her rehab foundation.

People near to the late singer have revealed that the 2.5million-pound property in Camden, North London, would be the focal point of the new Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The profits derived from Winehouse's new single, made with music legend Tony Bennett, will be utilised to serve the foundation.

Bennett himself declared that the royalties from the jazz classic 'Body And Soul' would go to the foundation that is expected to teach all the young children not to take drugs.

The late singer's dad Mitch has revealed that the foundation will boost a wide range of 'causes close to her heart'.

"It could include help for children in trouble, kids suffering health problems, children's hospices and more," the Sun quoted him as saying.

"We want to make a positive difference," he added.

Though the Winehouse family initially thought of selling the 10-room, three-storey property, they later settled down with the idea of making it the head quarters of the foundation.

"They think it's too precious to give up, hence the new HQ idea," a source revealed.

"They don't want to rent it out and if they sold it they think it could attract the wrong kind of buyer as it was where Amy passed away. They may sell one day but that would be some way off," the source added.


Oprah Winfrey to receive honorary Oscar

Oprah Winfrey to receive honorary OscarOprah Winfrey is set to receive an honorary Oscar at the third annual Governors Awards dinner on November 12 in recognition of her extensive charity work.

Oprah Winfrey is set to receive an honorary Oscar.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the chat show host - who received an honorary degree in June from the University of the Free State in South Africa - will be awarded with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in recognition of her extensive charity work.

The 57-year-old American - who supports a number of good causes, including Academy for Girls in South Africa, as well as her namesake foundations - will be presented with the accolade on November 12 at the third annual Governors Awards dinner and ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Center.

Oprah was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Steven Spielberg's 'The Color Purple', in which she made her film debut in 1985, and she now runs her own TV network after 25 years of presenting her self-titled US talk show, which came to an end in May.

Actor James Earl Jones - who has appeared in more than 50 movies, which has seen him provide the voice of Darth Vader, as well as starring in 'Scary Movie 4' and 'Patriot Games' - and make-up artist Dick Smith, NBC's first make-up artist when he began his career in 1945, will also be awarded with honorary Oscars for their outstanding careers.


Highest paid actress Angelina Jolie says i don't love acting anymore

Highest paid actress Angelina Jolie says i don't love acting anymoreShe is one of the highest paid actresses in the world but Angelina Jolie says she doesn't love acting as much as she used to. The 36-year-old star, who raises six children with longtime partner Brad Pitt, said she enjoys playing the role of a mother more now, reported Us magazine.

"I don't love acting as much as I did. I love being a mom. I've never not been grateful to be an actor. But I think when I was younger I needed [acting] more. I was trying to question things in life so you find these characters that help you find things and grow.

"I'm older and I know who I am... and I'm less interested in the character helping me answer something... than in being able to answer it for myself, as a woman, as an adult, with my family," Jolie said.

Her directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' is a love story she also wrote, which is set in the Bosnian war.

"I prefer being behind the camera to acting. I think I've learnt something from all of the directors I've worked with even the ones I didn't like... I also learned a lot from Clint Eastwood about how to appreciate the members of the crew, empowering them to do their job," she added.

But Jolie doesn't plan to stay in the business forever.

"As Brad and I get older we're going to do fewer films. I've been working for a long time, he's been working for a long time. We've had a nice run and I don't want to be doing this our whole lives. There are a lot of other things to do," Jolie said.


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