Kim Kardashian In A Madame Tussauds Wax Work Figure


American reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who first grabbed headlines post an infamous sex tape scandal, will now have her famous curves immortalised in a Madame Tussauds wax work figure.

Artists at the New York museum have taken hundreds of measurements of the 28-year-old and a mould of her face has already been created, reported a news website.

A team of artists took measurements of Kardashian`s figure, including her famous derriere, for the new Madame Tussauds wax work.

"This is one of the greatest honours ever and I am so thrilled and excited. Now I will never have to leave NYC. I`ve officially gone bi-coastal!," tweeted the `Keeping Up With The
Kardashians` star.

The figurine, with a red carpet hand-on-hip pose, will don a tight Herve Leger dress and peep toe heels. It will be equipped with motion sensors which will trigger a voice greeting to guests as they walk past.

Kardashian joins a host of famous faces at the venue including Robert Pattinson, Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez.

Larry King Will Step Down This Fall From His Nightly Show


Larry King, who interviewed statesmen and stars from a prime-time perch at CNN for 25 years but has faded in ratings and influence lately, said Tuesday that he

will step down this fall from his nightly show.

"It`s time to hang up my nightly suspenders," King said in a message sent to fans via Twitter.

King said he will do occasional specials for CNN. He marked his 25th anniversary on the air this month and takes pride in a Guinness Book of World Records citation for hosting the longest-running show on the same network in the same time slot.

The longtime radio host was a pioneer in cable television. From the first show where he interviewed then-New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, King`s desk was considered a valued spot for anyone interested in talking to the nation. King`s interview style was plain-spoken and critics would suggest occasionally ill-prepared, but he was good at making his guests feel comfortable.

"He lured so many people to this new frontier of cable back before anybody understood what it was all about," said CNN U.S. President Jon Klein, who called King a "living, breathing Hall of Famer who is still doing the work."

King said he felt no pressure from CNN to leave. He said he began thinking about stepping down as his 25th anniversary week ended earlier this month, on the airplane home after interviewing basketball star LeBron James. During that week, he also spoke to Bill Gates, President Barack Obama and Lady Gaga — an apt example of the mix that he always sought on his show.

"I said, `I can`t top this,`" King said in an interview on Tuesday.

"I`m tired of the nightly grind," he said. "I do want to do other things but I want to stay at CNN in some way ... There`s a case of great mixed emotions."

King told his staff during a conference call Tuesday that he called "one of the saddest 10 minutes of my life."

CNN is in the midst of remaking its prime-time lineup and last week announced that former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and conservative columnist Kathleen Parker would co-host an 8 p.m. EDT show on politics and current events.

The network will now begin concentrating on potential successors. Klein said he wanted to continue with provocative newsmaker interviews in the time slot.

"Nobody else does it," he said. "It`s an important tool in the arsenal and we want to keep it going."

CBS News anchor Katie Couric has long been considered a potential successor, given her interviewing skills. That talk has cooled lately with suggestions that Couric may be reluctant to take responsibility for another network with ratings troubles; Klein would not discuss specific candidates. Recent published reports have suggested that "America`s Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan could be a candidate. King said if it were up to him, Ryan Seacrest would be the best choice to fill his shoes.

As cable news audiences gravitated toward politically pointed shows and newsmakers found many more outlets for interviews in recent years, King slipped behind Fox News Channel`s Sean Hannity and MSNBC`s Rachel Maddow in the ratings. During his interview with Lady Gaga, the 76-year-old broadcast veteran had people wondering if he was really connecting with a pop star a half century his junior.

King got some sympathy from comic Bill Maher, invited as a guest on "Larry King Live" on Tuesday specifically to be there on the night of the announcement.

"I heard people say Larry didn`t understand Lady Gaga," Maher said. "Who understands Lady Gaga?"

King estimated he`s conducted some 50,000 interviews during a 53-year broadcasting career. He said he always tried to ask short questions and to never come in with an agenda. "I left my ego at the door," he said.

"I never learned a thing while I was talking," he said. "That would be my motto."

He dismissed a series of stories this spring questioning his future and speculating about possible successors.

"You can`t worry about things you can`t control," he said. "I can`t control if a newspaper is going to speculate about something or if a blog is going to speculate ... If I let it get me, I`ll go nuts. So what I try to do, and I`m not being morbid, I just try to do the best show I can. If it works, it works."

King said he was able to see the baseball all-star games of his sons this weekend. If it was during the week, he`d miss them.

"I`m never going to see these again," he said. "They`re not going to repeat themselves. They`re 11 and 10. They`re not going to be 11 and 10 again."

Besides work with CNN, King said he`d also be interested in working in comedy.

"I think I speak for a lot of people in America that I will miss you terribly at this hour," Maher said on the show.

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Britney Spears Has Abused Her Two Young Sons


Pop star Britney Spears is under the scanner over allegations that she has abused her two young sons.

Social workers will quiz her over claims she beat one with a belt and gave both food they were allergic to - making them violently ill.

However, the 28-year-old star has strongly denied the claims and insisted that she has never mistreated her four-year-old Sean Preston and Jayden James, three.

Meanwhile, the singer’s former bodyguard Fernando Flores, who approached the investigators, even revealed to Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services that he feels Britney is too unstable to be left in charge of her sons.

Apparently, Flores fears her behaviour could scar for life the youngsters - who split their time between Toxic singer Britney`s Beverly Hills mansion and dad Kevin Federline’s home.

"Britney doesn`t mean to be a bad mum. But Flores feels she has so many issues she can`t be trusted around her boys,” a news daily quoted a source as saying.

"He claims the first really shocking incident was when she came marching into the pool house at her mansion and demanded his belt. He handed it over but then followed her into the main house and claims he witnessed the alleged incident," the source added.

Flores also accused Britney of feeding the boys food they were allergic to, including shellfish.

The alleged incidents took place in late March or early April.

Child protection agency workers tried to quiz Britney last week but she had left LA for a few days.

Oprah Winfrey Has Topped World’s Most Powerful Celebrities


Oprah Winfrey has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the ‘World’s Most Powerful Celebrities’ this year.

The list, which is based on earnings and media exposure, saw Winfrey knocking Angelina Jolie off the top spot of Forbes`s annual Celebrity 100 list and down right till spot number 18.

Beyonce Knowles followed second, while James Cameron was third for his `Avatar` feat. Lady Gaga was the highest new entry at four – thanks to a global tour and endorsement deals.

Another pop star Britney Spears was at six, followed by U2 in seventh place, making a return to the top 100, reports the BBC.

Meanwhile, the only sports celebrity who made it to top 10 was love rat Tiger Woods at five.

Sandra Bullock made an astounding jump from 92 to eight, while Johnny Depp came ninth.

Madonna, who slipped from three to 10, rounded out the top 10.

The top ten are:

1. Oprah Winfrey

2. Beyonce Knowles

3. James Cameron

4. Lady Gaga

5. Tiger Woods

6. Britney Spears

7. U2

8. Sandra Bullock

9. Johnny Depp

10. Madonna

Lindsay Lohan Is Set To Star In A New Reality TV Sho


 `Mean Girls` star Lindsay Lohan is set to star in a new reality TV show with her mother Dina and three siblings.

The troubled actress, who has been ordered to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet as part of her probation for her 2007 driving under the influence of alcohol arrest, has already started filming for the yet-untitled show.

"The cameras follow us in our daily lives and as we promote our businesses. I want to prove that we are a good, hardworking family and we don`t have the crazy lives that some people claim we do," said Dina.

"The show will feature my kids and Lindsay will also appear in some episodes, although she`s very busy filming and promoting her fashion lines. We`re discussing a deal with a major network," she added.

Angelina Jolie Daughter Shiloh Wants To Be A Boy


Actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that her four-year-old daughter Shiloh wants to be a boy.The `Salt` actress - who has six children with husband Brad Pitt - said that she wants her eldest biological child to embrace her tomboy style.

"She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys` everything. She thinks she`s one of the brothers," the a mews daily quoted Jolie as telling Vanity Fair magazine.

Apparently coining a new fashion term, she said: "Shiloh, we feel, has Montenegro style."

"She dresses like a little dude. It`s how people dress there. She likes tracksuits, she likes [regular] suits," Jolie added.

Moreover, Jolie isn`t worried and said that she sees much of her creative self in her daughter.

"Shiloh`s hysterically funny, one of the goofiest, most playful people you`ll ever meet. Goofy and verbal, the early signs of a performer. I used to get dressed up in costumes and jump around," she said.

Kate Moss posed for photos to promote charity


She has auctioned kisses, posed for photos and designed clothes to promote charity and now supermodel Kate Moss has taken to pencil and paper for a good cause.

The British beauty has drawn illustrations of the London Eye to raise money to benefit a children`s hospital, reported Ace Showbiz online.

The 35-year-old designed her own prints of the iconic landmark to raise money for charity and other celebrities who joined her included Jude Law`s ex-wife Sadie Frost and British actresses Jaime Winstone among others.

The images, which cost USD 7.50 each, can be bought from the London Eye gift shop and cash raised will benefit the Evelina Children`s Hospital.

Beside busy with the charity, Moss has also been busy with photo shoots.

The model recently had a shot with fashion photographer Nick Knight in a series of black-on-black dominatrix-esque ensembles for ID magazine.

Mariah Carey Purchased Michael Jackson's Sofa


Popstar Mariah Carey wants to buy the sofa once owned by `King of Pop` Michael Jackson and will bid for it at the auction of his possessions.

The `Hero` hitmaker has ordered her interior designer to place bids for a living room set owned by the late singer at the Michael Jackson Anniversary Day Auction, held by Julien`s in Las Vegas, reported Contactmusic.

The set, which was purchased to be used in the London mansion the `Thriller` hitmaker was going to rent while undertaking his `This Is It` residency, is among a number of special items up for sale.

Other pieces that will go under the hammer include the glove worn by Michael on his 1984 `Victory Tour` and the last autograph he ever signed before his death of acute Propofol intoxication a year ago.

The auction has been opposed by the pop icon`s brother Randy, who is adamant his superstar sibling didn`t want it to go ahead.

"My bro stopped this auction before... I will do my best with Julien Auction House but I can only do so much. Ultimately my mom has the power to stop this, not me. This
frustrates me. I know my brother wouldn`t want this,(sic)" wrote Randy on his Twitter page.

Kristen Stewart Confirmed Her Relationship With Robert Pattinson


Kristen Stewart has dismissed rumours that she confirmed her relationship with `Twilight` co-star actor Robert Pattinson during an off-air talk with Oprah Winfrey.

According to reports, the young actress claims she appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" with Pattinson last month but only talked to the host Winfrey for a few moments backstage and didn`t discuss Pattinson at any point in their conversation.

"She (Winfrey) glided over to me and she was strong, by the way, really firm hands and she said, `How are you?` I said, `Good.` She said, `Good. Are you nervous?` I said, `Yeah, I am, but I think I`m ok`.She said, `Good. We`ll have fun.` And then she just walked away. And that was the most I talked to her backstage," said Stewart.

4,000 roses to mark the Michael Jackson`s first death anniversary


As many as 600 single-stemmed sunflowers were delivered Friday to Michael Jackson`s mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Sunflowerguy delivered the flowers with individual messages attached to them along with 100 individual sunflower bouquets and 4,000 roses to mark the King of Pop`s first death anniversary June 25.

The sunflowers, which were Michael`s favourite, were dropped 100 yards from the mausoleum because of construction on the grounds, reports a news website.

Jason Levin from Sunflowerguy.com feels Jackson deserves more than the few bouquets, candles and gifts that currently surround his tomb.

Actress Lucy Liu Is Penning A Art Book


 ‘Charlie`s Angels’ star Lucy Liu is penning a book which will reveal her passion for art.

"I`m actually working on an art book that is coming out in the fall. I`ve been working on things for a while, paints and sculpture," aceshowbiz quoted Lucy as saying.

The 41-year-old has established a side career for herself as an artist and has had her collages, paintings and photography displayed in galleries around the world.

Robert Pattinson Needs Bodyguards To Protect Him


British actor Robert Pattinson needs 11 bodyguards to protect him from overexcited fans, says his ‘Twilight’ co-star Kellan Lutz.

Pattinson, who shot to fame by playing Edward Cullen in the vampire franchise, is always hounded by fans and needs added protection, reports contactmusic. 

"We`ve all stayed so down to earth, and it`s just funny to see life change for the people around us, especially Rob (Pattinson). It`s like, when a fan lunges at him and you only see one bodyguard around, and then 10 more jump out of the crowd, where they`ve been hiding," said Lutz.

"God, it`s crazy to think about needing a bodyguard, but Rob can`t take any chances. He`s a heartthrob, but he`s also a great guy and we all love him because he hasn`t changed as a person," he added.

David Beckham To Raise Funds For A Children`s Charity In England


A shirt signed by British soccer ace David Beckham to raise funds for a children`s charity in England was stolen earlier this month. It was expected to raise more than USD 900 for terminally ill children.

The shirt was exhibited in a frame in a shop in St. Albans, England and was set to go under the hammer for the local children`s hospice Keech Cottage, reports imdb.

Police have launched an investigation into the theft.

"Whoever did this is the lowest of the low. The highest bid was 600 pounds (about USD 900), which is what would have gone to the hospice. I would like to appeal for the guilty party or anyone with information to come forward," said local councillor Gordon Myland.

Dakota Fanning Scoring A Wrong Goal In A Soccer Match


Actress Dakota Fanning who plays Volturi vampire in the ‘Twilight’ series says she was traumatised after scoring a wrong goal in a soccer match.

"I did play soccer and my team was called the Spice Girls, I was Baby Spice. I was playing in a game one day and I got the ball for the first time and I was so excited and I was running and running.

"There was nobody around me, I was thinking this is an easy game, then I kicked it into the goal and was so excited," femalefirst quoted her as saying.

"I turned around and nobody was cheering for me and nobody was proud of me - and I then realised I`d kicked it in the wrong goal so I quit soccer. I was traumatised," she said.

Walt Disney Co Will Release Three 3D Movies To IMAX


The Walt Disney Co will release three 3D movies to IMAX Corp theatres in 2011, including the next 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film, under an agreement between the two companies revealed on Wednesday.

Chuck Viane, president of distribution for Disney, said in a statement the recent performance of the studio`s movies in IMAX theatres has "demonstrated that the combination of IMAX and Disney resonates with moviegoers worldwide."

The movies covered under the new agreement are ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz; the animated ‘Mars Needs Moms’ with voice work from Seth Green and John Cusack; and the Disney/Pixar cartoon ‘Cars 2.’

IMAX has emerged as a major player in 3D exhibition, taking advantage of an audience appetite for a more in-depth visual experience that has helped drive box office growth.

‘Toy Story 3,’ Disney`s latest 3D release from its Pixar animation division, played in more than 4,000 theatres in the United States and Canada when it opened this past weekend. Of those, 180 were IMAX theatres, which contributed USD 8.4 million to the film`s overall gross of USD 110 million.

Lindsay Lohan Shot Down The Rumours On Twitter


Actress Lindsay Lohan slammed reports that she will bare all for a photo shoot for her new line of fashion handbags.

The "Mean Girls" star shot down the rumours on Twitter, saying she will be "fully clothed", reports aceshowbiz. 

"Can`t wait for 6,126 handbags! Loving chatter about new collection...contrary to rumours, I`ll be fully clothed for the campaign! Stay tuned," she posted on Twitter.

I Pretty Much Almost Died-Rapper Eminem


Rapper Eminem says he stopped taking drugs after he "almost died" from a near fatal overdose in 2007.

"I had overdosed in 2007, like right around Christmas in 2007. I pretty much almost died. You know, I pulled through and went home and relapsed less than a month later and I literally shot back up to the amount of pills I was taking, shot right back up to where I overdosed," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Eminem as saying.

"I kind of I scared myself, like, I need to, I need help. Like I can`t beat this on my own," he added.

The hip-hop superstar has a 14-year-old daughter, Hailie, his child with ex-wife Kimberley Scott, and two adopted girls, Alaina and Whitney.

Hollywood Stars To Support Gulf Coast Oil Disaster


Hollywood stars like Cameron Diaz, Robert Redford and Justin Bieber have raised over USD 1.27 million in a telethon, to support the clean-up efforts along the US` Gulf Coast in the wake of the oil disaster.

A large number of celebrities turned up to appear with veteran TV personality Larry King for a special two-hour live broadcast Monday, reports told.

Jenny McCarthy and Ted Danson were manning the phones to take donations. Country singer Tim McGraw appealed for help, insisting the people of his native Louisiana need help.

"It`s devastating. Anybody that`s ever been down there will tell you that it`s some of the finest people you will ever meet down in South Louisiana. And they will give you their shirt off their back... And they`re in trouble... It`s just heartbreaking," McGraw said.

Actors Cameron Diaz and Robert Redford asked people to contribute as much amount as they can for the noble cause.

Teenage singer Justin Bieber also joined the show in a bid to encourage younger viewers to get involved. He said: "The oil disaster in the Gulf has been a big problem. But every little bit can help. There`s no such thing as being too young to pitch in. And this is urgent. What we do now can affect our future."

The show also saw a performance from rock singer Sting, who dedicated his track Fragile to all those affected by the disaster: "I want to dedicate this next song to all the people in the gulf who have lost their livelihoods because of this terrible oil spill. All the animals, all the birds we`re losing, and to remember that our ecology is very fragile."

Other stars to have made an appearance on the show include Lenny Kravitz, Gavin Rossdale and "The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder, who initially called for a celebrity telethon to raise money for the cause.

The donations will be given to charities such as United Way, National Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy.

Bradley Cooper Is All Set To Play The Role Of A Baseball Star


Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper is all set to play the role of a baseball star in a new untitled film.

The script has been penned by Allan Loeb and Andrew Panay is on board to produce with Loeb and his Scarlet Fire Entertainment partner Steven Pearl, according to a news daily.

The dramedy centres on a baseball player who gets injured and has to go back to the minors where the only place he can find lodging is in a senior citizens` home. There, he meets an old baseball guru who helps lead him back.

The project is said to be in the vein of `Scent of a Woman` and `The Rookie`, the latter an inspirational sports drama starring Dennis Quaid that Disney released in 2002.

Cooper is currently appearing in `The A-Team`, which released earlier this month.

Daniel Radcliffe To Land A Role In The Hit TV Show


`Harry Potter` star Daniel Radcliffe is desperate to land a role in the hit TV show `Glee` so that he can show off his newly-acquired singing and dancing skills.

"Yes, absolutely I want a role in `Glee`. It is an amazing show and I would obviously be honoured to be asked," a news website quoted Radcliffe as saying.

"But, I am not sure I am ready for that yet," he added.

Michael Jackson`S Mother Is Planning To Release A Book


Michael Jackson`s mother is planning to release a book in the memory of her late son on his first death anniversary.

Katherine, who inherited 40 percent of her son`s estate and was named the guardian of his three children, will release a picture book called ‘Never Can Say Goodbye: The Katherine Jackson Archives’ Monday, reports contactmusic.

"She`s very proud of the book," said a source.

She reportedly had discussed the book at length with the singer`s former business partner Marc Schaffel last week.

The ‘Thriller’ hitmaker died of drug overdose June 25 last year.

Madonna`S Daughter Is Planning To Become An Entertainer


Madonna`s 13-year-old daughter Lourdes is keen to live on her own and is expected to move out in the next 12 months.

Lourdes, also known as Lola, is planning to become an entertainer, just like her mother and is believed to join New York`s LaGuardia High School of Music n Art and Performing Arts later this year.

Lola, the upcoming star, thinks that she is mature enough to live on her own and is keen to convince her mother to let her spread her wings.

“Lola has always been quite outspoken but still pretty obedient. Like most teenagers, she`s now starting to rebel,”a source as telling the National Enquirer magazine.

“It seems she`s fed up with Madonna controlling everything she does.

"She`s telling whoever will listen that, by next year, hopefully she`ll be able to persuade her mom that she needs her own place,” the source added.

It has been reported that Lourdes is keen to pursue a career in acting and even won a place at New York``s ``Fame`` high school after impressing the board during a private audition.

However, the school has not revealed if Lourdes has been admitted to its student body.

Kim Kardashian Writing An Advice Book For Women


Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her sisters are writing an advice book for women called `Kardashian Konfidential`.

The 29-year-old socialite and her siblings Kourtney and Khloe are jointly penning the book, which will offer dating tips, a guide to flirting and shopping suggestions, based on the trio`s own experiences, reported a news website.

Speaking about the venture in April, Kim said it would be a "candid" look at the Kardashians` lives.

"It`s going to have lots of fun tips and stories and everything about relationships; it`s a little bit more of an in-depth look into our lives, even though people think that they`ve probably seen everything," she said.

"We`re just being super-candid and sharing lots of pictures and fun stuff," she added.

The tome, which is due for release on November 23, will also include never-seen-before family pictures, cards and
letters, as well as some of the sisters` old diary entries.

"The book will be full of fun facts about their childhood, their beauty and style secrets, the wisdom they learned from their beloved father and the street smarts they got from their mother that sustain them in life and in business," said a spokesperson for publishers St Martin`s Press.

Cameron Diaz Had A Crush On Harrison Ford Since Childhood


Cameron Diaz has revealed that she had a crush on Harrison Ford since childhood.

The actress grew up convinced that she was going to marry the actor.

However, her dreams came crashing down when the ‘Indiana Jones’ star secretly exchanged vows with 45-year-old Calista Flockhart on June 15 (2010).

"Raiders of the Lost Ark was a big thing for me. When I was nine, in my mind I was kissing Harrison Ford, and he was an amazing kisser,” a news daily quoted Diaz as telling Playboy magazine.

She added, "I was going to marry him. It`s not a secret today. He knows. He`s taken, so what can I do?"

Angelina Jolie To Spend Time With Refugee Children


Hollywood star Angelina Jolie left partner Brad Pitt at home with their brood in LA to spend time with refugee children in northern Ecuador this week.

The UN Goodwill Ambassador visited a local daycare centre where she shared a laugh with little ones while playing with a toy set, a news website reported.

The 35-year-old actress is drawing attention to the plight of thousands who fled the conflict in Colombia to start a new life on the other side of the Ecuadorian-Colombian border.

Jolie was reunited with a Columbian mother she first met eight years ago during her first visit to Lago Agrio, the capital of Sucumbios province.

"At that time she had a lot of hope for her future. She was recently treated for cancer. She still holds on to hope," Jolie said.

The Salt star heard stories of savage beatings, incest and rape, but she says there has been some progress.

"It`s been eight years since I was last here and UNHCR`s presence has grown considerably," Jolie said.

"They are going into the thickest parts of the jungle to reach the refugees, who are living in very remote locations and in desperate conditions," she added.

"I wanted to come back and meet with vulnerable people and focus on violence against women and unaccompanied minors. I am so happy to be able to reconnect with some familiar faces, refugees I had met with during my 2002 trip," Jolie said.

Equador was the latest in the list of countries, for the mother-of-six, who has visited Syria, Bosnia and Haiti in the last few months for several causes.

Michael Learns To Rock Exclusive Interview


Michael Learns to Rock, the renowned Danish soft rock band, which has sold 10 million copies worldwide are in India to promote its album ‘Eternity’. In an exclusive interview with the band’s guitarist Mikkel Lentz shares the ecstasy of being in India, the secret which has kept the band together for over two decades, the reason behind their simple, moving lyrics and the agony of the death of King of Pop Michael Jackson.

Tell us something about your album Eternity that you are here to promote.

We released it in 2008, because it was 20 years since we played our first live concert. The album had 20 year old songs. It was actually sort of funny because they were old songs and people do not like doing old songs. But it was our anniversary album and these songs were a sort of guideline for us.

Who is ‘Michael’ in Michael Learns to Rock? What is the story behind this name?

Actually it was way back in 1988 when we were in school and me, Jascha and Kare had formed a small cafĂ© band. We needed a name to take part in a concert competition as we were brand new in the field. So we got this name which of course was inspired by the King of Pop Michael Jackson…and then we won and became popular and could not change the name.

So who have been your musical influences and role models? Michael Jackson for sure…?

(Laughs) Oh no…no…not Michael Jackson. As you know ours is a soft rock band and it has stayed away from the influence of Jackson. Our role models are ordinary people and their lives. What we compose reflects their moods and emotions.
Your songs are carefully written with recurring message about peace and joy…

Our lyrics reflect who we are. We are happy and simple people from a country with very little problems. For us, what’s the most important thing is to be happy and to express our joy through our music.

My all time favourite MLTR song is “I’m gonna be around..” . What’s your favourite?

(Laughs) Well it’s…”Someday”…

For more than two decade you have been able to keep the group intact…what’s the secret?

First of all, we are friends. And we never followed any trends that come and fade away. We chose to follow soft emotional music that appealed to the senses of the people. This made it easier for us not to disappear.


But in 2001 three of you parted ways…only to reunite again two years later.

We never really split. Actually, we decided that we need a small break from each other.

You have mentioned in your blog that you have started working on you new album. Can you share the details?

O yes, of course. It is a brand new album with brand new songs. The work is in progress and we are very positive about the outcomes.

How do you remember MJ one year after his death?

Oh…he was a super star. He was the biggest artist, the most charismatic personality known to the world…there was and there is none like MJ till date. The legacy of his music survives his death. He was the greatest music icon known to the world.

What was your reaction on his death?

Shocked…I was shocked like hell. I simply could not believe it as for me he was forever immortal. His loss is a big personal loss to all lovers of music.

You have a great fan following in Asia. Is it in some way linked with your clean living image and your singing in English as a second language?

I really don’t know… we never planned anything like that…it happened and it really is a great thing.

May be both the things have some connection…But I think this should also be attributed to the simplicity of our lyrics. Perhaps, we are able to express the basic emotions in a simpler way than the British and Americans.

This is your third India visit. What difference do you see now and what pulls you back to India again and again?

We haven’t actually seen much of India this time, as we have landed only last night. I think Mumbai looks the same. It is big, beautiful, full of people and very fascinating…just as it was when we saw it last time.

What do you like the most about India?

Oh we just love Bollywood films and music. India is our favourite country. Its people, food, beauty….everything is so special.

Prince William Dismissed Rumours About His Girlfriend Pregnant


A representative for British royal Prince William has dismissed rumours that his girlfriend Kate Middleton is pregnant.

Earlier, an US tabloid run a front page article on the couple featuring the headline `William`s princess bride pregnant!`. The article quoted a source saying, "William was up at his military base in North Wales when Kate called him. She was sobbing so hard, she could hardly get the words out. She told him that despite their precautions, she is pregnant," reports aceshowbiz.com.

But now an official spokesperson for William`s London residence, Clarence House, has shot down the rumours, insisting it`s "not at all true" and "a load of rubbish".

The couple began dating in 2005 and split briefly in 2007 before rekindling their romance. It was also reported the pair is going to marry soon, but the royal representative has also dismissed that allegation as "not true".

Porn Star Filed A Paternity Suit Against Tiger Woods


Porn star Devon James, who alleged that ace golfer Tiger Woods is the father of her nine-year-old son Austin, has now filed a paternity suit against him.

James filed legal documents Thursday in Florida in the US, asking a judge to determine the paternity of her son, reports contactmusic.

She insists Woods has never taken a paternity test to prove he`s the father of her son and she was keen to force her alleged ex-lover to submit to DNA testing.

However, James` mother, who currently has the custody of the boy, claims a DNA test was performed in 2002 and it was proved the golfer was not the father.

Harrison Ford And Calista Flockhart Married At The Governor`S Mansion


Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have tied the knot — in a wedding presided over by New Mexico`s governor.

Gov. Bill Richardson confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the couple, who have been together for several years and got engaged last year, were married at the governor`s mansion in Santa Fe.

Ford`s publicist, Ina Treciokas, confirmed the nuptials Wednesday.

Richardson presided over the ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the mansion on a hilltop along the northern edge of Santa Fe. Richardson has played host at the mansion to Spanish royalty, North Korean diplomats and other Hollywood stars, but this marked the first wedding there during his tenure.

Richardson isn`t ordained so he had some help from New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels to make Ford and Flockhart`s union official.

The governor and his staff were tightlipped about details of the ceremony, saying it was "a private matter."

Ford and Flockhart`s marriage was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.com.

Known best to moviegoers as Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Ford`s career has spanned both acting and producing. In 1986, he was nominated for an Oscar for "Witness" and was named Harvard`s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year a decade later. He also won lifetime achievement honors from the American Film Institute in 2000 and the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes in 2002.

His most recent project is "Cowboys and Aliens," a sci-fi thriller he is starring in along with Daniel Craig. Filming started in New Mexico this month.

Flockhart, the former "Ally McBeal" star, returned to series TV in 2006 with a role on the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters."

Megan Fox Is Engaged To Her Longtime Boyfriend


Megan Fox is off the market. Again.A spokeswoman for the 24-year-old actress says Fox is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, actor Brian Austin Green.

Publicist Dominique Appel declined to elaborate.

Fox was previously engaged to Green, 36, whom she has been dating for several years.

The two appeared together in an online video protesting California school budget cuts earlier this year. Fox can next be seen in the film "Jonah Hex," opening Friday.

Kristen Stewart Is Eager To Perform At The Theatres


Twilight star Kristen Stewart's spokesperson has dismissed reports that she is in talks with producers to play in West End theatre.

It was reported that the 20-year-old, who plays Bella Swan in the Twilight franchise, is eager to perform at the theatre and is in talks with directors and producers who have given her potential projects to consider.

But her representative has slammed the rumours, saying the reports are "not true", aceshowbiz.com reported.

Stewart is currently promoting the third instalment of Twilight series, Eclipse, which will premiere in the US June 30.

I'm Not An Exhibitionist-Actress Eva Mendes


Eva Mendes won't mind stripping on screen if the role demands. "I've never had a problem with nudity, but I don't put it out there without a reason. I'm not an exhibitionist. But honestly, for my art, I'll do anything almost," contactmusic quoted her as saying. 

"I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and a sex symbol. Nothing you see me do is an accident. I might act like it's an accident, but the opposite is true. I'm incredibly calculated when it comes to my career," she said.

Katy Perry Has Got The Anuugacchati Pravaha Sanskrit Tattoo


Singer Katy Perry has got the same Sanskrit tattoo as boyfriend Russell Brand and, like him, on the right arm.

Both tattoos read 'Anuugacchati Pravaha', which means go with the flow.

The singer showed the tattoo Tuesday when she performed at the launch of Volkswagen 2011 Jetta at Times Square here. Dailymail.co.uk. reports that the tattoo was on the inside of her right arm.

Brand revealed his tattoo on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Perry already has a tattoo of a strawberry on her ankle and has inked Jesus on her wrist. The couple is planning to get married in October this year.

Michael Jackson Will Be Captured In A New Video Game


Late King of Pop Michael Jackson will be captured in a new video game to be launched soon, say developers Ubisoft.

The game, which has not been titled yet, will judge players```` ability to ‘shake a leg’ like the singer.

It will be one of its kinds, as it will use motion detection technology. It will be rolled out on various consoles by the end of this year.

The game`s launch and the release of an album containing some unreleased Jackson tracks are expected to happen together, probably November.

"Your goal is to dance like Michael. Do what the guy on the screen is doing and you`re there. It`ll score you based on the quality of your performance," the BBC quoted Tony Key of Ubisoft as saying in Los Angeles.

Singer Britney Spears Adjudged The Hottest Woman On Earth


High-fashion photographers have adjudged American singer Britney Spears as the ‘Hottest Woman on Earth.’

Photographers Indrani and Marcus Klinko have said that the ‘Baby One More Time’ hitmaker is the hottest woman they have clicked yet.

“Britney would be the hottest woman I have ever photographed, she was super sexy. At the time, she was just unbelievable – so natural and so sweet,” Klinko told Fox News, referring to a large-scale, garden-themed shoot they did with Spears in 2004.

“Britney was just so personable and she had a lot of the ideas for the images. It was one of the loveliest experiences,” Klinko added.

John Woo Denied Tom Cruise In Flying Tiger SWAT Team


John Woo says his much-talked about magnum opus `Flying Tiger SWAT Team` will be in 3D format, but has denied Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise is in the cast of the movie. Rumours were rife that the movie will feature Cruise alongside Chinese actor Sun Honglei.

"`Flying Tiger SWAT Team` is being prepared and the script has already been finished. It will be in 3D, if everything goes well. We don`t have a final decision about the actors and have no communication with them," Woo as saying.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival that started Saturday and ends June 20.

"Flying Tiger SWAT Team" is said to be the most expensive movie in Chinese history with a budget of about $150 million. Its cast will feature a mix of Hollywood and Chinese stars.

"This film emphasises the friendship between the Chinese and US air forces, so most of the film will be air battles," added Woo, who has helmed Hollywood biggies like "Broken Arrow", "Face/Off" and "Mission: Impossible 2".

The movie will chronicle the exploits of "The Flying Tigers", known otherwise as the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG), a fighter squadron based in Yunnan, China, made up of American pilots that flew missions against Japanese bombers and fighters during World War II.

The Flying Tigers destroyed some 300 enemy aircraft while only suffering 14 casualties during the war.

This won`t be the first time Woo will direct a World War II movie. In 2002, he had directed Nicolas Cage starrer "Windtalkers".

Michael Jackson's Brother Randy Jackson Was Hospitalized


Randy Jackson, brother of the late pop legend Michael Jackson, was hospitalized Tuesday in Southern California.

Jackson, 48, experienced chest pains around noon on Tuesday and was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where he is currently awaiting the outcome of tests, a source close to the Jackson family who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly said.

The source told The Associated Press that doctors at the hospital think it was a mild heart attack, but this has not yet been confirmed.

On Monday, Randy Jackson was in court with his family for a hearing in the involuntary manslaughter case of Dr. Conrad Murray who is accused in connection with Michael Jackson`s death. Randy Jackson arrived after everyone else and stopped to hug his parents, his brothers and sister LaToya before the hearing began.

Last week, he made an appearance on CNN`s "Newsroom" and expressed the opinion that Murray should be charged with first-degree murder. He also said he thought others were implicated in Michael`s death.

In a series of posts on Twitter in the last few weeks, Randy Jackson said he had succeeded in stopping an unapproved tribute show to Michael in Rome which had been scheduled on June 25, the anniversary of his death. He said he also had been talking to officials at Forest Lawn Glendale in an effort to have fans admitted to the area near Jackson`s tomb on the anniversary.

He said in his posts that the fans had been a great source of comfort to him.

"At times, I`m sad & broken," he tweeted. "But ur supprt helps 2 encourage me and fuel my motivation 2 continue this fight 4 truth&justice."

Tom Cruise Opened His View About Oprah's Show Jumping


Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has for the first time opened up about a bizarre couch-jumping incident during an interview with Oprah Winfrey while proposing actress Katie Holmes on the show in 2006.

Cruise, who was on the show to promote his latest movie "Knight and Day" opposite actress Cameron Diaz, said he was confused by the repercussion over his erratic behaviour, which led to the cancellation of contract with Studio Paramount Pictures, reports The Daily Telegraph.

"There was a confluence of events. My deal with Paramount was up and it wasn't extended. At first it was, Huh? I don’t get it, but people have misconceptions about that whole thing, too," he told Esquire magazine.

The actor insists he was just trying to please the show’s audience.

"What happened happened. I wanted the audience to be happy just like I wanted to make my sisters and my mother happy when I did those skits as a kid, but I'll take responsibility for my actions," said Cruise.

"It felt like being the new kid in the schoolyard again and the other kids are whispering and whispering about you and suddenly you hear what they're saying, and you think, what? That didn't happen. Look at the reality of the situation," he added.

Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Is A Big Fan Of Twilight Star


Reese Witherspoon's 10-year-old daughter Ava is a big fan of Twilight star Robert Pattinson and was awestruck when she met him.

Witherspoon, 34, who is working with Pattinson on "Water for Elephants", introduced her daughter to the actor, 24, on the movie set. And Ava was stunned when she came face-to-face with her movie crush.

"Ava seemed especially excited to meet him. The filming with Rob is going really well and Reese was excited for the kids to meet him," people.com quoted an onlooker as saying.

Star Wars Named The Biggest Summer Blockbusters Of All Time


Star Wars, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and Jaws have been named the biggest summer blockbusters of all time in that order, an online poll revealed.

Hollywood.com bosses have added up the earnings of the biggest seasonal releases and compiled a list of the most successful films, taking inflation into account.

Star Wars has emerged as the top film, with E.T. and Jaws following suit.

Also making to the top five are Return of the Jedi and Raiders of the Lost Ark, while Jurassic Park, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Forrest Gump, The Lion King and Mary Poppins round off the top 10.

Michael Jackson's Father Joe Has Blamed His Wife


Pop legend Michael Jackson's father Joe has blamed his wife Katherine for their son's death because he is convinced she could have prevented his prescription drug addiction.

Joe Jackson has opened up about the King of Pop's death and insists he begged Katherine to speak to the singer and help him overcome his personal issues.

He claims she refused to follow his request and he's adamant Michael would still be alive now if she had, reports told.

"Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and highly upset (when he died). But I didn't give her a hug because I was mad at her crying. I said: 'If you had listened to me Michael would be living now!' I kept thinking about the times I had stood in front of her saying something was wrong. I couldn't bottle up my feelings," Jackson said.

"Katherine didn't say a word - I had to get away from her. If she'd done what I asked, Michael would be here today. I am incensed with her. She could have made a difference," said Jackson.

He also regrets not helping the Thriller hit-maker more.

"I didn't shed any tears, but maybe I should have. I just felt furious that my son was gone. In Michael's final months alive I said to her (Katherine) many times that I couldn't get through to him and that she needed to help her son. I had begged her to go over and stay with him, but she insisted he needed his privacy and gave him the slack she thought he needed," he said.

"A child will listen to his mother more than his father and Michael was a mummy's boy. He listened to her. I still haven't been able to talk about it to her as she doesn't want to hear what I have to say...He knew I loved him. I regret that I didn't say goodbye properly," he added.

Tom Cruise And Cameron Diaz Stuck By Soccer Fever


Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, paired in upcoming movie 'Day and Knight', are stuck by soccer fever as the World Cup kicks off in South Africa.

The on-screen pair appear in a new online promotion in which they are showing off their soccer skills, reports told.

The stars on their movie set juggle the ball between them and at one point Cruise traps the ball on the back of his neck.

However, the pair did not spend hours practicing the tactics as the footage was actually doctored to make them look like ace players.

Lindsay Lohan's Personal Assistant Has Quit His Job


Lindsay Lohan's personal assistant Elinore has quit just after few months on the job.

According to Reports, Elinore said that she was 'exhausted' and "had enough of Lindsay's demands."

Elinore could take out no time for herself as she was often forced to stay with Lindsay for days on end, and then would be blamed when anything went wrong, reports the Daily Star.

The 'Mean Girls' star has been asked to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet as a punishment for driving under the influence of alcohol, which recently went off violating terms of her bail.

Singer Katy Perry Wanted To Make An Anthem For US


Singer Katy Perry said she wanted to make an anthem for US after she heard Alicia Keys' song Empire State of Mind.

"I heard Empire State of Mind, and I love that song.

"There's been, you know, California Love and there's been California Girls by the Beach Boys, which is probably one of my favourites and I just thought, how perfect to kind of take that idea and give it my spin,"  as saying. 

Perry alsoinsists her relationship with fiance Russell Brand has boosted her confidence and she no longer worries about what people think of her.

"It's weird, you know, when you fall in love and have someone that really kind of supports you, you stop really worrying about like, all this make-up you have to wear or what everybody thinks about you, because the person that you love, loves you back," she added.

Oprah Winfrey Has Teamed Up With Reality TV Titan Mark Burnett


Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is launching a TV talent show to search for her replacement as she plans to step down from her chat show.

In a bid to find America's next small screen star, Winfrey is launching a talent contest 'Oprah's Search For The Next TV Star' and she has teamed up with reality TV titan Mark Burnett, for the launch.

"The landscape and acceptance of ordinary people on television is widely accepted," Burnett as saying.

"Much in the way American Idol finds unknown people (to be music stars) there's no reason we can't find someone who deserves their own show," Burnett added.

Socialite Paris Hilton Has A New Man In Her Life


Socialite Paris Hilton has a new man in her life after she was caught kissing at the MTV Movie Awards after party. The reality TV star, who recently broke up with ''The Hills'' star Doug Reinhardt was photographed locking lips actor Paul Acorn, who stars in sister Nicky''s beau David Katzenberg''s new TV show ''The Hard Times of RJ Berger'', E Online! reported.

"Paul was hanging with his friends and all of sudden someone was behind him and his friends started pointing. It was Paris.

She grabbed him and just started kissing him," a source said. Meanwhile Katzenberg said he would love to have the 29-year-old beauty on the show.

"We''d love to have her, I mean, I don''t want to force anything but we''ve love to do it if we have a great role for her," he said.

Angelina Jolie To Play Legendary Egyptian Ruler Cleopatra


Actress Angelina Jolie is likely to play legendary Egyptian ruler Cleopatra in a biopic. 

Producer Scott Rudin has purchased the film rights of the upcoming biography Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life, written by Stacy Schiff who feels Jolie would be ideal in the role.

"Physically, she's the perfect look," usmagazine quoted the author as saying..

The biography is due for a November release and Rudin's office has confirmed that the movie 'is being developed for and with Jolie'.

Elizabeth Taylor also portrayed Cleopatra in the 1963 lavish movie of the same name; Richard Burton played Cleopatra's Roman lover Marc Anthony.

Bradley Cooper Is Ready To Tie The Knot With Renee Zellwegger


It looks like actress Renee Zellwegger is getting ready to tie the knot with her boyfriend Bradley Cooper.

The rumours of a wedding looming ahead started after Zellwegger, 41, was photographed last week by Star magazine at the Carolina Herrera boutique in West Hollywood, where a big rack of wedding gowns was wheeled by.

After browsing for two hours, the Jerry Maguire star then left with a garment bag.

“She just kept smiling when asked if she’s getting married,” the New York Post quoted the weekly as reporting.

And then on June 9 she and Cooper, 35, were seen having lunch with her parents at the Tribeca Grand.

Sex And The City 2 To Maintain Its Top Spot On The UK And US Box Office


Romantic comedy ‘Sex And The City’ has managed to maintain its top spot on the British box office for the second consecutive week.

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon, the movie has garnered a further $2.4 million to hold off competition from dance-based film "StreetDance 3D", reports femalefirst.co.uk.

`Sex And The City 2` has met with a string of bad reviews and grossed just over $163 million at the global box office as it has underperformed in the US.

The British Empire To Honour Actress Catherine Zeta Jones


From Wales to Hollywood to ‘Chicago’ — now Catherine Zeta-Jones has an appointment at Buckingham Palace.

Zeta-Jones added a royal honour to Hollywood stardom Saturday when she was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

The Academy Award winner is part of an eclectic list of honourees, announced to mark the queen`s official birthday that includes the founder of the Jimmy Choo footwear label and 1960s rocker Graham Nash.

Swansea, Wales-born Zeta-Jones, 40, began her career in British theatre and television before moving to Hollywood and marrying actor Michael Douglas. The actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2003 for the musical ‘Chicago,’ can now put the letters CBE after her name.

"I am absolutely thrilled with this honour," Zeta-Jones said in a statement. "As a British subject, I feel incredibly proud. At the same time, it is overwhelming and humbling. And my mum and dad are delighted beyond belief."

Ronald Harwood, 75, a screenwriter whose films include ‘The Dresser’ and the Oscar-winning ‘The Pianist,’ becomes Sir Ronald with the award of a knighthood.

"It`s more exciting than the Oscar because of the secrecy that`s involved," said Harwood, who learned of his honour six weeks ago but was not allowed to tell anyone. "The Oscar is a sudden shock, you take it all in and people make a fuss. But this feels like a very big event."

US-British scientist Charles K. Kao, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize for physics for his work on fibre optics, also received a knighthood.

Actress Sophie Okenedo, 41, Oscar nominated for ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE.

Tamara Mellon, co-founder and creative director of designer shoe brand Jimmy Choo, also was awarded an OBE.

Mellon, 42, who is divorced from American banking heir Matthew Mellon, enlisted east London cobbler Jimmy Choo to design a range of high-fashion shoes. The brand, launched in 1996, was embraced by models, celebrities and the fashion-conscious characters on ‘Sex and the City.’ In 2007 Mellon sold her stake to a private equity firm, in a deal which valued the company at 185 million pounds, but remained creative director.

The list also sees a couple of musical rebels join the establishment. John Cale, 68, one of the founders of experimental 60s rock group The Velvet Underground, was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE, while Graham Nash, 68, co-founder of Crosby, Stills and Nash, received an OBE.

In literary and artistic honours, Guyana-born novelist Wilson Harris, 89, was awarded a knighthood, and Portugal-born artist Paula Rego, 75, was made a dame, the female equivalent of a knight.

Horror writer James Herbert, 67 — author of spine-tinglers ‘The Rats’ and ‘The Fog’ — said he was "totally staggered and deeply honoured" to receive an OBE.

Restaurateur Prue Leith, 70, and 94-year-old food writer Marguerite Patten, who both helped Britain shake a dire culinary reputation, received CBEs.

Britain`s honours are bestowed twice a year by the monarch — on her official birthday in June and on New Year`s Day — but recipients are selected by committees of civil servants from nominations made by the government and the public.

In descending order, the honours are knighthoods, CBE, OBE and MBE. Knights are addressed as "sir" or "dame." Recipients of the other honours have no title but can put the letters after their names.

Most of the honours go to people who are not in the limelight, for services to their community or industry.

Former soldier Bryn Parry and his wife Emma, who founded the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity to help wounded troops, were awarded OBEs.

The awards include MBEs for Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis, statisticians who devised the Duckworth-Lewis Method, a mathematical system for calculating target scores in cricket matches interrupted by rain.

Other honours went to Susan Gibbs, an announcer at London`s Fenchurch Street railway station, who received an MBE "for services to public transport," and farmer James Fitchie, granted an MBE "for services to ploughing in Northern Ireland."

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