American Gangster Al Capone Revolver For Sale

A revolver belonging to American gangster Al Capone has been put up for sale in an online auction and could fetch up to 70,000 pounds ($115,000).

The Chicago gangster specially ordered the Colt .38 revolver in May 1929 to murder seven rivals, the Daily Express reported.

The gun comes with a letter signed by his sister-in-law confirming its authenticity, the report said.

Capone - nicknamed `Scarface` - dominated the mafia in Chicago until his arrest in 1931. He died in 1947.

A gun belonging to outlaw Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger, a member of the James gang with siblings Frank and Jesse, is also up for sale and could fetch up to 85,000 pounds.

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Rupert Grint Has Revealed Harry Potter Final Scenes

Rupert Grint has revealed that the final battle scenes of ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two’ are “epic”.The 22-year-old actor, who plays Harry Potter’s sidekick Ron Weasley has said he’s just as excited as the fans to see how the final instalment has turned out.

“The battle sequences are great, I think. It was just so big and epic; there was one scene in the courtyard where it’s one big, continuous shot and they have five cameras picking up everything, and there’s giants and fire and big craters,” the Daily Telegraph quoted him as telling Empire Magazine.

He continued: "Even for Harry Potter it felt really huge. These sets, they did actually destroy them.

"The rubble you see is actually the set falling apart. It’s quite weird seeing all these sets that I’ve grown up in as piles of rubble, there’s something strange about that.

"But it’s going to be amazing. Seeing the Great Hall... The place had become quite a familiar one in our lives; we’d spent a lot of time there. And now it’s on fire.

“There are dead bodies, dead children everywhere. It’s really dark,” he added.

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The List Of Most Downloaded Movies On Bittorrent

A week after it was No. 4 on TorrentFreak`s list of most downloaded movies on BitTorrent, Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides has actually moved down two places to No. 6.

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides, which is doing exceptionally well at the box-office domestically as well as overseas, was uploaded the day after the movie debuted in theaters overseas.

The reason being attributed is that either downloaders are becoming more sophisticated in selecting the illegal offerings or they may be waiting for an HD copy to wind up online.

The pirated Pirates is available only as a relatively poor quality "Telesync" -- that is, one that is taken by a camcorder perched in a projection booth with the sound patched into the camera directly from the projection equipment, reports Contactmusic.

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Alexandra Burke Playing Whitney Houston`S Character

British singer Alexandra Burke has reportedly been offered the job of playing Whitney Houston`s character in a West End version of "The Bodyguard".

Directed by Mick Jackson, the movie is about about a former secret service agent who takes on the job of a bodyguard to a pop singer. Theater bosses are keen to sign Burke as Rachel, one of the leading roles, because of her powerful pipes.

They`re taking their adaptation of the hit 1992 film to the stage next year and have told the 22-year-old that the role is hers if she wants it.

"Alexandra is torn - the show would be an amazing gig and especially in London while the Olympics are on and it`s in the spotlight. But she also has her second album to think about," sun.co.uk quoted a source as saying.

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Jennifer Hudson To Publish Her Weight-Loss Book

Jennifer Hudson is struggling to strike a deal to publish her weight-loss book because the agents want her to open up about the murder of her mum, brother and nephew in 2008.

Hudson had put herself into dieting and exercise following the birth of her son David in 2009 and dropped 80 pounds within months.

She has been pitching a book about her weight issues and diet tips to US publishers, and wants USD 1 million for the deal, reports contactmusic.com.

But the book bosses are interested in paying huge sum only if Hudson writes about coping with the brutal slaying of her family three years ago.

"It was disappointing. Her book about her diet is really appealing and wonderful. But if you spend a lot of money on the book deal, you want it to sell. With no talk of her family, we didn`t think it was worth it," said a source from the publishing house.

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The Kardashians Are Working On A Novel

The Kardashians are working on a novel, and you may get to name it.

Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced Tuesday that reality stars Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian are turning to fiction.

Scheduled for a November release, the book promises an imaginary peak into the dynamics of "a glamorous, high profile and complicated family."

Fans with ideas for a title can check out the website http://www.bookperk.com/kardashian or follow (at)harpercollins on Twitter.

The winner gets some fame — but no cash prize.

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This Year’s Bafta TV Awards List Ceremony 2011

Detective series ‘Sherlock’ was a double winner at this year’s Bafta TV Awards ceremony here.

The show took home the best drama series title and best supporting actor prize for Martin Freeman, who plays Dr Watson.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the title role, missed out on the best actor Bafta, which was won by Daniel Rigby for his portrayal of Eric Morecambe.

The best actress prize title went to "This Is England 86" star Vicky McClure, who played Lol in the gritty drama. "This is what I dreamed of since I can remember," McClure said. "I can`t believe this is happening."

Lauren Socha took the best supporting actress prize for her foul-mouthed, mind-reading role in ASBO superhero drama Misfits.

Surprise hit ‘The Killing’, the compelling Danish crime epic that gathered a fanatical following on BBC Four, won Best International Drama.

Ceremony host Graham Norton found himself on the receiving end of one of the most prized awards, taking the honour for best entertainment performance.

BBC2`s "Rev" -- which starred Tom Hollander as a maverick clergyman -- was named best sitcom, while Steve Coogan collected best male comedy performance prize for "The Trip", in which he played an exaggerated version of himself.

The list is as follows:

Leading actor: Daniel Rigby, Eric And Ernie

Leading actress: Vicky McClure, This Is England `86

Supporting actor: Martin Freeman, Sherlock

Supporting actress: Lauren Socha, Misfits

Entertainment performance: Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Drama series: Sherlock

International: The Killing

Specialist factual: Flying Monsters 3D

Features: Hugh`s Fish Fight

Situation comedy: Rev

Bafta special award: Peter Bennett-Jones

Bafta fellowship: Sir Trevor McDonald


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Actress Christina Hendricks Was Bullied In School

Actress Christina Hendricks says she was bullied in school for her wacky dress sense.

The `Mad Man` star revealed that atmosphere at her "mean" school was so tribal, it reminded her of William Golding`s classic novel `Lord of the Flies`, reports hollywood.com.

"I went to a very mean school and was bullied like crazy. I was a bit of a goth with purple hair and I was also part of the drama group, which was filled with actors and writers and wasn`t really accepted by the rest of the school," Hendricks told You magazine.

"There was a long corridor with lockers on either side and kids would sit on top of them and spit on you.

It was like something out of Lord of the Flies, but if I learned anything it was to remain true to myself and not to conform for the sake of it," she said.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Showered His Love Child With Gifts

Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly showered his love child with gifts and took him on family holidays with his wife and children before anybody knew he had fathered the boy.

It was only revealed this week that the actor had a son with his housekeeper Mildred ``Patty`` Baena.

Now the housekeeper’s former daughter-in-law has revealed about the close relationship Arnie shared with the boy, who is now 13 years old.

Nora Vela told the New York Post that the former governor of California would hand out wads of holiday cash and presents to both his love child and his godson, Roger, the boy’s older brother.

They were given all kinds of gifts from PlayStations and other electronics, to an annual pass to Universal Studios making the kids the envy of their neighbourhood.

“We thought it was strange that he was so lavish with them. Roger and [Patty’s son with Arnold] would get all of these gifts and then they would go on vacations with Arnold, Maria and their kids,” the Daily Mail quoted her as telling the newspaper.

The actor’s dedication to the boy and his family even stretched to his older brother, Roger, who the actor became godfather to when he was just a toddler.

The actor even open Rogers’s first savings account with 2,000 dollars, which Vela said was ``a big deal``.

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Justin Bieber Is All Set To Create A Perfume

Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, who is all set to create a perfume specifically for his female fans, says the way a girl smells is very important.

"Let`s be real, the way a girl smells is very important to a guy! I have such a deep connection with my fans, so creating a fragrance that I personally love is another way I can bring them closer to my world," a website quoted him as saying.

The fruity scent `Someday` is being marketed through charity Give Back Brands and is set to raise millions for a host of charities, including Pencils of Promise, which builds schools in developing countries, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"Not only am I able to create a fragrance for all my fans but I am able to give back to charity, which is a huge priority for me. The people at Give Back Brands really get me, and what I represent and care about," he added.

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Hilary Swanks Documentary With American Cancer Society

Hilary Swank has filmed a documentary titled ‘Choose You’ with the American Cancer Society that will shed light on the dangers of cancer and steps taken to prevent the disease.

"We looked at so many wonderful women and their stories. They are just extraordinary. And we follow them around and we talk about the things you can do (to prevent cancer)," Swank said on US morning show `Today`.

"It`s challenging because you don`t really know what you can do to prevent it but we do know that eating well, exercising, getting screened and not smoking (help). And when you hear the statistics that one in three women will be diagnosed (with cancer) in their lifetime, I mean that`s significant," she said.

The documentary, which is backed by Swank`s production company 2S Films, will debut online in June. And the 36-year-old believes the film will touch everyone, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"My grandfather died of breast cancer. My grandmother (died of) breast cancer and my aunt (had it too). (Cancer) is very prevalent in my family. It`s close to home for me. I think it is for most people. Everyone is touched by it somehow," she said.

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Rapper Snoop Dogg Collaborating With Richard Kimmel

Rapper Snoop Dogg is reportedly working on a movie project with theatre director Richard Kimmel and would himself star in the film as a nightclub owner.

The `Sensual Seduction` hitmaker, who has appeared in movies `Starsky & Hutch` as Huggy Bear and `Bruno` as himself, is good friends with Kimmel, who is managing partner at Lower East Side cabaret club The Box in New York City.

According to a source, Snoop and Richard "have been collaborating on the film, in which Snoop plays the owner of a hot nightclub", reported New York Post.

It is not the first time the 39-year-old hip hop star has wanted to appear on screen, as he once said he would like to land a role in US TV series `True Blood`.

"I love that show. I wish I could be on it. I`d be a hell of a vampire, don`t you think? So what`s happenin`? `True Blood`, get at me - Snoop Dogg wants to be a vampire," he said.

He has also starred in his own TV show `Snoop Dogg`s Father Hood` and played himself in `Entourage` and `Weeds`.


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Lady Gaga Born This Way Album Leaked In UK

Pop diva Lady Gaga`s plans to reveal her `Born This Way` album online for her British fans was ruined after the record leaked just hours before its scheduled web premiere.

The `Poker Face` hitmaker was set to treat her devotees in the UK to a listen to the new album ahead of its official release on May 23 by streaming it through a specially
created microsite for Metro newspaper.

The album was available to listen to in Britain from 7am on Wednesday, but the record had already leaked in its entirety earlier in the week, reported Contactmusic.

However, the leak didn`t stop fans enjoying the album, with many taking to Twitter to praise Gaga`s second studio release.

One fan tweeted, "Lady Gaga didn`t lie when she promised Born This Way would be the album of the decade."

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Matthew Morrison To Be Joining The Backstreet Boys

Matthew Morrison is set to join American band Backstreet Boys for their upcoming tour along with American boy band New Kids on The Block.

"This is the first time I`m going to announce this, it happened this past weekend (14-15 May11). Things kind of changed in my tour that was scheduled.

There are going to be some cities that are going to stay (the same) but I`m going to be joining the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block and play in some arenas," Morrison said during an appearance on US breakfast show "Good Morning America".

The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block tour is set to kick off June 2 this year in Connecticut before wrapping up July 30 in Pennsylvania, reports dailystar.co.uk.

However there is no word yet on which American tour dates Morrison will feature. He is scheduled to go on board with his solo tour in Minnesota, June 18.

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Steven Spielbergs Tintin Trailer Debuted On The Internet

Steven Spielberg`s highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the adventures of the comic book hero Tintin is set for release on December 26.

The 3D film`s official trailer debuted on the internet on Wednesday and is already wowing fans with its motion capture animation, reported Daily Mail.

Titled `The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn`, the film is the first in a planned trilogy of motion capture movies based on the books by Georges Remi.

Directed by Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson, the film stars the British actor Jamie Bell as the young reporter.

`Bond` star Daniel Craig stars as the villainous `Red Rackham`, while Andy Serkis is Captain Haddock.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook also make appearances.

The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Jackson, but it is not currently known who will take control of the third.

The trailer features the intrepid `Tintin` as he sets out in search of treasure belonging to his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock.

More than 200 million copies of the Tintin books have been sold worldwide, and the popular series has been translated into 70 languages.

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Director Woody Allen Make His Acting Comeback

Woody Allen is set to make his acting comeback in his new film which will be shot in Rome, Italy.

"I`m one of the tales in the film. All the parts are quite significant and there just happened to be a part that I could play. You know I can`t play the love interest anymore and of course this is tremendously frustrating because that`s really what I want to play," said Allen.

"I wanted to play all the parts that I`ve always played but they`re not as believable anymore, so I have to play Pops, the backstage doorman at the theatre! There is a part for me in this where my wife and myself (in the film) go to Rome because our daughter is going to marry an Italian boy that she met there, and we`re going over to meet him and his family," he added.

Allen has made a lot of films based in New York and other European capitals but the director is now heading back to his roots and will be shooting in Rome.

"I`m not going to be able to see any baseball in Rome and that`s a big loss for me. I will have three months of a hotel shower. I`ve got a great shower at home; it comes down hard and you get into a hotel, especially in a foreign country... It`s nice to work at home. I like that, my own bed and my own house. I love my surrounding pharmaceuticals!" he said.

"There are a lot of advantages of working abroad as well but New York is a fabulous place to work in because there`s a million stories to tell and great locations. I`ve made many movies in New York and I don`t even think I`ve scratched the surface of New York City," he added.

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John Travolta Suggested Lindsay Lohan To Scientology

Actor John Travolta has introduced troubled actress Lindsay Lohan to scientology, a religious system based on seeking of self-knowledge and spiritual fulfilment, in a bid to get her life back on track.

The 57-year-old actor, who is a devout follower himself, suggested that Lohan should give the religion a shot in the hope to settle her career and troubled life, reported contactmusic.com.

’Even though producers were hesitant to hire Lindsay because of her troubled past, Travolta assured them he’d take her under his wing. He feels confident he’ll be able to keep her on the straight and narrow now and forever,’ said a source.

Lohan has reportedly promised Travolta she will attend a Church of Scientology induction course.

’John introduced Lindsay to one of the church’s top counsellors and even though she’s been cast in a new role and won’t play the star’s daughter in the flick she’s assured him she’ll still attend the series of induction classes that will make her a scientologist,’ the source added.

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Johnny Depp Bought His Own Island In The Bahamas

Johnny Depp, who has bought his own very island in the Bahamas, is not short of retreats when he needs to escape from the pressures that come with being one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

He has snapped up the 45-acre Little Halls Pond Cay for just over 2million pounds, swelling a property portfolio that boasts a village in the South of France and a Los Angeles mansion.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror, the ’Pirates of the Caribbean’ star talked for the first time about his island hideaway.

"Ironically, it took a pirate film for me to be able to achieve my dream and buy an island. What the island basically represents is simplicity," the mirror quoted him as saying.

"Unfortunately, when you’re wandering around Hollywood or New York, anonymity and simplicity don’t exist.

"So you seek out these places where you can find it, and that’s pretty much what I’ve done.

"The money I earn is freedom for me in my world. It’s the freedom to be able to live my life how I want, to make sure everybody’s taken care of, not just the kids and family, but extended family.

"There are certain things that can be construed as extravagant.A hamlet in the South of France sounds quite extravagant, but it’s actually the first place I’ve ever had that I could actually call home.

"It’s a place where I know that in 50 years my kids are going to have their kids there," he added.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Home To Threatened Wildlife Species

Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is backing a USD 1.6 million campaign to protect a farm, which is home to threatened wildlife species, in her native Wales.

The 41-year-old star wants the officials at Britain’’s National Trust to acquire the 600-acre property in Snowdonia so they can preserve the site, reported Contactmusic.

"The National Trust plays a key role in protecting and managing the Welsh countryside. The beauty and landscape of Snowdonia is truly unique and we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect Llyndy Isaf in this stunning part of Wales for future generations," said the Oscar winning actress.

"If we don’’t act now the threat of commercial development could spoil the tranquility of this special part of Snowdonia," added Zeta-Jones.

Actor Matthew Rhys has also appealed for help in raising funds to buy the farm, while USD 800,000 has already been donated to the cause.

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Prince Harry Dating Hollywood Beauty Charlize Theron

After Will-Kat’’s wedding another fairy tale romance seems to be brewing in the royal family as Harry, third in line to the British throne is reportedly dating Hollywood beauty Charlize Theron.

Though his usual blonde companion is on-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy, the red headed prince was spotted cosying up to the Oscar winning actress at the Ascot polo grounds, reported Daily Mail online.

Though Theron at 35 is nine years older than the prince, the duo only had eyes for each other.

The young royal and the actress have a lot in common, especially their charity work in her native South Africa.

Harry helped establish Sentebale, in Lesotho, in southern Africa to help orphans and the forgotten victims of poverty and AIDS.

Theron has established her own outreach project to help prevent the spread of HIV among teenagers in Africa.

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Lindsay Lohan To Do The Craziest Vampire Shot Ever

Hollywood hellraiser Lindsay Lohan is sporting fangs in a exhibition of her photographs clicked by good friend Tyler Shields titled ’’Life Is Not A Fairytale’’.

The 24-year-old actress posed for the shots with ’’Vampire Diaries’’ actor Michael Trevino who is shown biting her neck, reported People magazine.

"Lindsay loves vampires. It’’s well documented that she is a vampire fan, and I said we need to do the craziest vampire shot ever," Shields said.

During the shoot, Lohan was thrilled to dress up like a vampire.

"She’’s an amazing actress, I’’ve shot Lindsay probably 20 times and nobody has seen any of it. This is the first little taste," Shields said.

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Water For Elephants Movie Review Hollywood Film 2011

Those who refuse to see life in straightjacket terms will realize that whatever life is, good or bad, one can`t deny that like the tagline of this film, it is indeed the greatest show on earth. A show in which you are the star attraction and which you also direct. "Water For Elephants" is that effective melodrama, a slice of life in a real show business, the circus that will tug at your heart.

In the 1930s depression-inflicted America, August (Christoph Waltz) struggles to keep his circus alive. His star act is also his wife Marlena (Reese Witherspoon). A wandering veterinary student Jacob (Robert Pattinson) joins the travelling circus and his effort to train a newly-discovered elephant turns around its fortune.

However, Jacob and Marlena fall in love and the love triangle becomes a threat for the circus and the elephant.

The major drawback of the film is that despite their best efforts, the chemistry between Pattinson and Witherspoon does not really seem to work. And though on their own they do a decent job, it is Cristoph Waltz whose waltz through the film oozes as much terror on screen as cinema`s best villains.

Shorter than both Pattinson and Witherspoon, Waltz seems like a menacing midget before their large, caring hearts who personifies brutality and terror despite his character`s charade of reasoning care.

Though the film may seem sentimental, it is sentimentality not of the sloppy variety, but one that beats with genuine warmth most would be able to relate to. The film`s mood and romance is also a little old fashioned, which is perfect considering its setting. Also, despite a little slowness in pace, it flows with its own lilting but firm rhythm.

The attention to detail is immaculate, creating not just the atmosphere of a 1930s American circus with its whirly showgirls, huge swirly tents and its army of animals and midgets, but also the mood of America and its prohibition and depression in believable shades of multiple, life-sized colours. To do this, despite confining itself to the limited space of the circus tents and its travelling train, displays ample skills from writer Richard LaGravenese who has adapted the book by Sara Gruen and director Francis Lawrence.

If you like "Seabiscuit" or "Big Fish", this is a film you must not miss. Animal lovers will especially enjoy the antics of Rosie the elephant in the film. She is the cutest, funniest and the most memorable elephant ever on screen. Sometimes she stands on her hind legs and at others on the front, she quietly sneaks out to drink lemonade, and curls up to Pattinson and does antics that will have young girls swoon `choo chweet`.

Yet, if you look deep, the elephant is not just a character, but a metaphor for life that should ideally be free and allowed to exist with its giant loveliness, but is actually caged by the brutality of man. The violence of August on the elephant can be seen as the aggression of a floundering society, of the depression in the film, on beautiful people.

The circus in the film is also an analogy for life. If life be the greatest show on earth, then the characters we encounter in it have got to be its greatest performers.

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Catherine Preparing First Romantic Meal As A Married Couple

Catherine, the new Duchess of Cambridge, has been spotted strolling down aisles of a supermarket on the island of Anglesey doing weekly shop like any other housewife.

In a loose-fitting green poncho and white V-neck sweatshirt worn with skinny jeans and ballet pumps, Kate pushed a trolley among dozens of shoppers at Waitrose on the island.

It is the first time the Duchess has been out and about in public since she and Prince William departed for a weekend break the next day after marrying at Westminster Abbey.

Onlookers said Kate looked very ordinary, and the only clues to her royal status were three police bodyguards, a back-up car and the jewellery on her wedding finger.

Kate is likely to have been preparing a special dinner for her new husband, who has returned from a busy 24-hour shift as a search and rescue pilot.

“It looked like she was stocking up on the basics, but she also bought a few special items, so perhaps she was preparing their first romantic meal as a married couple,” the Daily Mail quoted an onlooker as saying.

“She loaded all the shopping into her car on her own, then skipped as she ran the trolley back to the park. She looked very happy and was smiling at people.

“Most people didn’t even spot who it was, despite her being probably the most famous person in the world at the moment,” the onlooker added.

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Natalie Portman Eating Habits Were Making Her Feel Ill

Natalie Portman is going gaga over pickle as she is all set to change her breakfast habit due to her pregnancy cravings.

The 29-year-old Hollywood actress in fact ordered about half a dozen giant pickles and relished it with the additional taste of ketchup.

“Her friend ordered a breakfast with eggs. Natalie told her she couldn’t look at the eggs because they were too slimy,” the Daily Express quoted a source who saw the actress at LA deli Canter’s, as saying.

“Her friend told her that her own wacky eating habits were making her feel ill,” the source continued.

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Elizabeth Taylor 60 Love Letters Will Be Auctioned Online

More than 60 love letters that screen goddess Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) wrote in 1949 to a young Miami Beach millionaire with whom she was deeply in love will be auctioned online next week.

The love letters are ones that Taylor wrote at barely age 17 to 28-year-old William Pawley, the son of millionaire William Pawley Sr., in whose luxury Miami Beach home she and her mother stayed one year while on vacation.

In the letters that she wrote after her return home, the actress expressed her love for the engaged Pawley Jr., who is now 90-years old and lives in the South Florida neighborhood of Pembroke Pines and with whom she shared her dreams and adolescent romantic illusions.

She wrote that she received his letter about returning a ring and bracelet to New York in September 1949, when the relationship seemed to be coming to an end.

The 66 letters from Taylor and another 20 from her mother will be auctioned between May 12-19 by RR Auction, which obtained the collection from Pawley two years ago and expects that they will fetch a sales price of some $30,000.

In another of the letters, the actress expressed her wish to her young boyfriend that "I just want to be your wife for the rest of my life", according to the information provided by RR Auction.

Apparently, Pawley was jealous of Taylor, who had appeared in some newspaper photographs with other men, and so he decided to break off his relationship with her.

Taylor died last March at age 79 in Los Angeles.

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Cameron Diaz Has No Issues Working With Her Ex-Partner

Actress Cameron Diaz is miffed at rumours surrounding her upcoming movie with ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, and said she can`t understand the "mentality" of people who don`t get on with their former lovers.

"Life is long. Why would you ever live in the past when you can live in the present, and allow the future to be bright and happy and exciting? There`s no reason. I think

people`s mentality is, `It didn`t work out!`," dailystar.co.uk quoted Diaz as saying.

The 38-year-old dated the pop star-turned-actor from 2003 to 2006, and they remained friends even after the break-up.

After it was announced they would star opposite each other in new comedy "Bad Teacher", there have been gossip over how the former couple could work together in such close proximity.

But Diaz insists she hates living in the past and has no issues working with her ex-partner.

"All I want for him is his happiness. And all he wants is my happiness. His isn`t reliant on me, and mine isn`t on him. It was at one point; we had that moment, but now... let`s make a movie. Let`s go have some fun. We`re good at being funny together. We know how to do that. That`s easy," she said.

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Paris Hilton To Raise Money For Multiple Sclerosis

Paris Hilton has lent her support to a charity initiative to wipe out multiple sclerosis after losing her grandmother to the disease few years ago.

The 30-year-old heiress was turned up at the Race to Erase MS benefit in Century City, California on Friday, saying she was drawn to the cause after watching her grandmother Marilyn`s battle with the debilitating condition, which attacks the brain and spinal cord, reported Examiner online.

Marilyn Hilton died in 2004 at the age of 76 from complications associated with MS.

"I lost my grandmother to multiple sclerosis so this cause is something very close to my heart. I believe that they will find a cure if everyone does their part," said Paris.

The reality star and her designer sister Nicky helped to raise money at the gala`s silent auction by offering up an invitation to join them on a shopping trip.

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The Royal Wedding Created Waves In Chinese Fashion

As millions of people across the world were mesmerised by the magnificence of the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in Westminster Abbey in London this past week, it was the bride`s wedding dress that created waves in Chinese fashion market.

Just a few hours after Kate stepped out of the Rolls Royce that drove her to the Westminster Abbey in London to marry William, tailoring stores on China`s largest online shopping bazaar were abuzz with replicas of her wedding dress, China Daily reports.

Designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, the lace gown featured a V-neck satin bodice flowing into a skirt with floral hand embroidery. Its copy is at present selling for 1,800 yuan ($280) at online shops in China.

The dress also includes a duplicate of the ivory tulle veil worn by the new Dutchess of Cambridge.

"We have been closely following the wedding dress Kate would wear ever since she and Prince William announced their engagement," said Chen Sumiao, 23, the owner of one Sumiao`s Little Store.

"The minute the design became known, we discussed with our designers about its feasibility and came up with a plan overnight," said Chen.

Although there are only snapshots of Kate in the dress on the website and no dresses have been made yet, the dress has been well received by many brides-to-be as soon as it appeared on the website on the morning of April 30.

"We have had 20 or so enquiries a day about the dress," said Chen.

"No deals have been made yet, but considering the overwhelming response, it will sell like hot cakes," she added.

Some of the brides-to-be said they were even considering giving up "the plain dress" that they had already ordered if Kate`s wedding gown like dress could be available for their big day.

It usually takes four to five weeks to prepare a tailored gown, said Chen. Customers only need to provide their body size and can have a tailor-made piece, or even a personalised one, if they want any changes made to the dress, such as a deeper V-neck or shorter train.

However, for people in a hurry, a copycat dress can even be made overnight, although not to the same standard.

"It`s not a difficult dress to copy. All the materials needed are available here, and the design is not complicated," said Chen.

According to Chen, there are at least five stores going into overdrive to provide the dress in Suzhou, known in China as the Wedding Dress City, and home to over 1,200 factories specialising in wedding gowns.

Chen, however, admitted she is ignorant about the copyright rules she might be breaking by chance.

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The Top 10 Of Maxim’s Hot 100 List For 2011

Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has topped men’s magazine Maxim’s Hot 100 list for 2011.

Rosie, 24, came up trumps on the list, which saw last year’s winner Katy Perry slip down into third place, reports a daily.

Coming in second was actress Oliva Munn, 30, who recently starred on her second cover for the magazine and came 8th on the list last year.

Perry is followed by Cameron Diaz, 38, a regular on the list, and in fifth place is actress Mila Kunis.

But spare a thought for Megan Fox, who has not only been replaced by Rosie on the next ‘Transformers’ film, but also has never made the number one slot.

Plymouth-born Rosie, who is set to start promoting Transformers: Dark of the Moon in the next few months said it was a ``huge honour`` to top the list.

She said: ``It’s a great title to have for a year and you can have some fun with it, I think.``

And she wasn’t the only Brit making the list, which saw a new entry from our newest member of the Royal Family, Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Cambridge, as she will now be known, came in at number 26, beating Sophia Vergara, Brooklyn Decker and Nicole Scherzinger.

The full list includes models, musicians, actresses and sports stars and is in the June edition of Maxim.

Maxim’s hot top 10:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Olivia Munn
Katy Perry
Cameron Diaz
Mila Kunis
Bar Refaeli
Anne Hathaway
Natalie Portman
Cobie Smulders
Jennifer Lawrence

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Cameron Diaz Has Clearly Transformed Her Diet

Cameron Diaz, who has clearly transformed her diet in recent months, has shown just how flexible she is these days.

The 38-year-old has posed exclusively in a tiny black swimsuit and heels for the latest issue of Elle magazine to display her killer legs and biceps, reports the Daily Mail.

Diaz has cut out all fried food and is now an avid gym junkie, saying she “curls at 15 [reps] and pressing at 25”.

The ‘Knight and Day’ actress says: ‘I love it. I have never, ever watched what I eat in my life, but I do now.

“I’m off the fried foods. I’m very thoughtful about what I eat. If you’re gonna do heavy lifting, and you want to stay small, you have to watch what you eat.

“You have to give your body the right nutrients and really think about what’s best for it,” she added.

It’s no surprise that Cameron has changed her lifestyle, considering that she’s dating professional athlete Alex Rodriguez.

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Catherine Middleton`s Wedding Dress To Hit The Stores

A replica of Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton`s wedding dress, created by designers Michelle and Henry Roth, is set to hit the stores.

Catherine`s dress was kept safely under wraps until the royal wedding on Friday.

Contactmusic.com reports that Roth’s had began making detailed sketches for a replica just after the wedding ceremony concluded. The designers sell their creations exclusively to Kleinfeld Bridal Salon, the largest wedding boutique in the US.

According to CBS News, "Kate`s dress is a serious game-changer and the Roth’s are determined to have the

perfect couture gown, inspired by Middleton`s, available immediately".

The designers have been busy working on every detail of their "Kate Dress" and have examined every detail of the original. They reportedly visited New York`s Garment District to find the perfect fabric and soon had women waiting breathlessly for their chance to try on the creation.

According to Britain`s Daily Mirror, New York fashion house Faviana is also attempting to cash in on the interest in Middleton`s dress, introducing a gown named "Princess Kate".

The dress, made of satin with chiffon French lace, is now ready for production and is available in two shades.

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George Clooney`sItalian Girlfriend On PETA Campaign

Actor George Clooney`s Italian girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, has bared all for a new anti-fur campaign for the animal rights group PETA.

The 32-year-old model and TV host agreed to strip all for PETA`s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) latest anti-fur ads, in which she has posed naked in front of a simple blue background.

"I think this is the best reason why I got naked in my life," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

Canalis has been anti-fur ever since she was a little girl, thanks to a harrowing TV documentary.

"I was watching TV at home and they showed a documentary and in the documentary I saw how they killed little animals, like electrocuting them, drowning them, bludgeoning them. I was shocked because I was a little girl, but at that moment I thought that I would never, never, never wear fur in my life."

Canalis` campaign will hit billboards and magazines later this year.

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Osama Dead News Has Prompted Celebrities From The Showbiz

Osama bin Laden, the most wanted terrorist in the world is no more, US President Barack Obama confirmed on Monday. And this news has prompted celebrities from the showbiz world to voice their opinion about the killer of humanity. This is what celebrities have to say:

Anupam Kher: "Kudos to America’s intelligence and security forces for #operationBinLaden. It is important to pursue goals and then achieve them.:)"

Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar, who acted in a satirical comedy film based on Osama bin Laden titled, ’Tere Bin Laden’ has tweeted, "Tere Bin Laden."

Lady Gaga: “Just landed… what a historical moment in the fight against hatred.”

Rahul Bose tweeted, “Am hoping a sense of balance is maintained in the US at the Osama news. Closure is good, revenge isn`t.”

Gul Panag wrote on twitter, “Osama is dead want to bet his shoes will soon be filled? So this gives Obama the impetus to finally stage the impending pull out? A la Victory & all! (not that Osama being dead will change much).So finally after a decade, #9/11 has been avenged.The process having killed & maimed countless civilians. All 2 get 1 man.”

Director Kunal Kohli tweeted, “Osama Bin Laden is Dead ! The U.S does a covert operation in Pakistan,with their support & gets Osama,why can’t we get the Mumbai serial blast & 26/11 masterminds ?”

Producer Raj Kaushal tweeted, “Its now officially Tere Bina Laden”

Shekhar Kapur: “Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq. Wounds opened up in name of Osama. Will they heal now that Osama Bin Laden is officially dead? Osama became the mythical dark force that the US rallied against. It no longer matters tht he is/was dead or alive.”

Suhel Seth tweeted, "One Osama’s death is another Obama’s triumph...in a re-election!!!"

Mahesh Bhatt: "On the day the advance booking of Haunted began. Osama Bin Laden was hunted down and killed in Pakistan!"

Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati said, "Have they verified its actually his Body? I think all governments should call for an International Holiday!!". He added, "Hmmmm they showed us Saddam’s body on the news, so why not show Osama’s before disposing it in the Ocean??"

Katy Perry tweeted, "I believe in justice... but don’t u think that an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind?...But in general (& then after this I’ll go back to being an opinion less popstar) It is a GREAT day 4 America & I’m PROUD 2 b an American!"

Photographer Atul Kasbekar tweeted, "He was in Pakistan n they get thanked? like getting caught watching porn, but getting thanked 4 pressing d stop button."

Ameesha Patel: "Hope the news is true about osama being dead. N it isn’t an impostor that monster capable of anything"

Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted, "Since Osama Bin Laden is dead, now may the World Rest in Peace."

Mandira Bedi: "Osami Osama.. life goes on... Tra la la la.. Life goes on...Its Obama. That killed Osama. High drama."

Shruti Haasan: "I’m slightly perturbed by the crazy celebration of a death,no matter whos it is.celebrating peace and love is what truly counts."

Dino Morea: "Hello Tweeps, strange feeling Osama still lurking somewhere, and planning something bigger."

Jewelery designer Farah Khan tweeted, "A historic day indeed. Osama Bin Laden dead. May there never be terror again or terrorists like him with their own agendas in the name of religion. May his soul rot in hell. Inshallah. "

Filmmaker Vinta Nanda wrote, "The rakshas of 21st century is DEAD. Osama, in history will be cult to one section and demon to another like rakshas’s of Indian mythology."

Ram Gopal Varma: "Whatever the future of terrorism is after the death of osama I am right now so very very very happy fr America..3000 CHEERS!!!"

Siddharth tweeted, "The problem is this. The death of satans minion is not the death of satan. Evil lives on. Everywhere. Why the celebration?"

Celina Jaitly tweeted, "Terror leader Osama bin laden is killed ..if only Bin Laden used his mind 4 peace & luv that Islam actually teaches ."

Ranvir Shorey: "America leads by example again. Pakistan lies through its teeth again. India clueless again."

Bipasha Basu tweeted, "Watching very moving visuals frm Newyork nw n during 9/11.Big Day!Seeing a lot of ppl get closure to what happened to them.1 terrorist less!"

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William And Kate To Settle Where Princess Diana Lived

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton plan to settle down at Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana lived, media reported today.

Although Queen Elizabeth II has offered Buckingham Palace to the couple, it has been reported that Prince William prefers to live at the same palace where he grew up.

According to the Sunday Times, when William and Kate return from their eventual honeymoon, they will decide on a London residence.

"It is likely to be Kensington Palace, once the home of Diana, Princess of Wales, William`s mother," the report said.

The Palace is located close to where the Indian High Commissioner to the UK Nalin Surie and Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal stay.

Plans are under way for William to start receiving income from the Crown Estate to set up his own court rather than relying on handouts from his father`s estate, the Duchy of Cornwall.

Prince Charles currently spends 1.6 million pounds a year on personal expenses for him, Camilla, William and Harry from the 17.1m pounds income he receives each year from the Duchy of Cornwall.

At present, William is understood to receive 300,000 pounds a year from interest on his inheritance from his mother, Diana to supplement his pilot`s earnings of 37,170 pounds.

William and Harry were granted an equal share of her 21m pounds, leaving them an initial 6.5m pounds each after death duties.

When the brothers turned 25 they were allowed access to the interest from the lump sum, which was invested wisely and will now be a considerably larger figure.

William can expect to draw his full entitlement when he turns 30 in June next year.

For the time being, William and Kate will continue to share an apartment with Prince Harry at Clarence House when they are in London, before they shift to Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.

The palace is also used on an unofficial basis by Prince Harry, as well as his cousin Zara Phillips.

It was the official residence of Diana, Princess of Wales until her death in 1997.

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Fast Five Has Taken 83.6 Million At The Box Office

Action flick ‘Fast Five’ starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster, has taken in a whooping 83.6 million dollars at the box office this weekend.

It was a record-setting opening for the fifth installment of ‘The Fast and The Furious’ franchise that started a decade ago, reports RadarOnline.com.

‘Fast Five’ had the biggest opening of any film so far in 2011, and the biggest opening ever in April.

Universal Pictures also said it is the biggest opening in the studio`s history.

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The Next Super Spy James Bond Franchise Is India Bound

News has it that the 23rd film in the Bond series will be shot in and around Mumbai. Marked with financial upheavals since its inception, the film saw daylight when MGM announced shooting of the film later this year. And the flick will be released worldwide on November 9, 2012.

According to reports, Daniel Craig is back for his third turn as the secret agent, while Oscar winner Sam Mendes will direct the screenplay penned by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.

Sources informed that director Sam Mendes recently made a hush-hush visit to Mumbai along with production designer Terry Bamber for the film`s recce.

“The movie will be shot in Mumbai and Goa during the monsoon season on a month-long schedule," revealed a highly-placed source while talking to a daily.

The crew of Bond 23 is excited but also nervous for they believe the shooting will be a maddening affair given the massive fan following of the James Bond franchise in India.

India is lately becoming a hot pick for Hollywood filmmakers as after Tom Cruise’s MI4 and Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Night Rises’, Bond 23 becomes the latest to join the bandwagon.

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The List Of Documentaries And Movies Inspired By Osama

Al Quaida leader Osama bin Laden, world`s biggest terrorist who was killed Monday by the US Army, spawned quite a few documentaries and some movies that tracked the 9/11 mastermind who remained a mystery till his death.

Here is the list of some of the documentaries and movies inspired by Ladin:

"Bin Laden: The Early Years": Director Jon Blair made the TV documentary in 2001.

"The World`s Most Wanted Man": British documentary by director Rob Carey.

"Bin Laden: The Failings of a Manhunt": Another documentary that alleged that French soldiers could have killed Osama bin Laden twice but didn`t because they had no orders from the US commanders.

"Dispatches: Bin Laden`s Plan Of Terror": A 2001 TV documentary by director Eamonn Matthews.

"Meeting Osama Bin Laden": Made in 2004, the documentary focused on one-dimensional image of Osama bin Laden that dominated Western perceptions. It is said that director Zvi Dor-Ner created an objective piece tracing the life of Osama bin Laden.

"Osama Bin Laden: Behind the Madness": The 2002 comedy, written and directed by Benjamin Koldyke, had put together the interviews and stories about Laden and his terrorist ways.

"Panorama: The Hunt For Bin Laden" In the same year BBC TV made this documentary that follows a group of American infantrymen as they hunt and destroy Al Qaeda caves and develop a new understanding of their foe.

"Targeted: Osama Bin Laden": Documentary, 2004.

"Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?" Documentary, 2008.

"Postal": The comedy came in 2007 and was based on a 2003 video game. In the film, bin Laden speaks in an American accent and is hiding out in Arizona since 2001.

"Tere Bin Laden": A satire made by Indian filmmaker debutant director Abhishek Sharma in 2010, it revolved around Osama`s look alike. It was the launch vehicle of Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar and newcomer Pradhuman Singh, who portrays Osama in the movie. It was a big hit.

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The Royal Couple Has Postponed Their Honeymoon

When the whole world speculated a dream destination for newlyweds William and Kate to enjoy their honeymoon, the royal couple surprised all by announcing that they want to put it off for a while.

The royal couple has postponed their honeymoon and will spend just two days at a private residence in Britain, thought to be Balmoral, before William returns to work.

In an unexpected move, Clarence House said Wills would be back at work at his RAF Search and Rescue base in Anglesey, North Wales, on Tuesday.

The decision was revealed just after midday yesterday – 30 minutes after the couple had been flown out of Buckingham Palace by helicopter. They headed west out of London to Windsor Castle, where they spent last night.

A Clarence House spokesman said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen not to depart for a honeymoon immediately. Instead, after spending the weekend privately in the United Kingdom, the Duke will return to work as a Search and Rescue pilot next week.

“The locations of both their private weekend and their future honeymoon, which will be overseas, will not be disclosed in advance. The couple have asked that their privacy be respected during the coming weekend and during their honeymoon”, said the spokesman.

A reputed journal learned that the decision was made around three weeks ago by William and Kate, who are determined not to live their entire lives in the public spotlight.

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Pop Diva Singer Lady Gaga Is Tired And Stressed

Lady Gaga shows signs of `crazy` behaviour when she is stressed and the pop diva`s friends and entourage are worried that her bizzare habits are escalating out of control.

The 25-year-old singer refuses to pour her own drinks or sit on a chair someone else has previously used and insists on having her own crockery so she can be sure that no one else has used it, reported Contactmusic.

"She even has someone on hand to pour her drinks because she thinks pouring for oneself is bad luck. She has 28 tour buses, 140 staff and an even number of tables, chairs, glasses and plates in her backstage area," a source said.

"She often suffers bouts of crazy behaviour when she is tired and stressed. It`s certainly happening now."

The `Born this Way` hitmaker has been accompanied round the world by boyfriend Luc Carl since they reunited last July, but she regularly insists on booking them separate hotel rooms because she thinks sharing a bed every night would damage her creativity.

"She calls it her 16th century monarch night as she doesn`t always allow Luc to sleep in bed with her," the source added.

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Katy Perry Congratulate The Royal Couple With Her Nails

Pop star Katy Perry has painted her nails with miniature portraits of Prince William and Kate Middleton to honour their union.

The 26-year-old came up with the most imaginative way to congratulate the Royal couple and was overwhelmed by their wedding ceremony, reported Daily Mail online.

"In honour of the Royal Wedding, I present you my Royal nails. Congrats!" Perry posted on Twitter.

The `Firework` hitmaker painted her fingers with tiny pictures of the newly weds and even added the image of a young William with his late mother Diana.

Perry herself tied the knot with British comedian Russel Brand last year.

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Mariah Carey Nick Cannon Have Become Proud Parents Of Twins

Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon have become proud parents of twins.The couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary by becoming parents to a baby girl and boy.

Carey``s representative Cindi Berger confirmed the twins`` arrival, saying the superstar delivered at 12:07 pm EDT at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles.

She said the baby girl was born first, weighing 5lbs 3oz and was 18 inches long; her brother was next, at 5lbs 6oz and was 19 inches.

Berger, who said that the couple has not named the children yet, also revealed that the couple listened to Carey``s ‘We Belong Together’ after the children were born.

“My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life! I won``t ever be able to top this!” the Daily Mail quoted Cannon as tweeting.

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Dwayne Johnson Is Set To Test His Musical Skills

Action star Dwayne Johnson is set to test his musical skills by playing country music star Charley Pride in a new biopic.

The wrestler-turned-actor will portray one of the genre`s most successful black stars, who has sold more than 70 million records throughout his long-running career and remains the only African-American singer to be inducted into the Grand
Ole Opry.

Terrence Howard had originally been slated to play Pride in the film, but he dropped out as the production stalled. However, it is now back on track with Johnson in the lead role, reported Daily Express online.

Pride confirmed the news in an interview, saying, "(It) got fumbled... New management took over the studio that was ready to begin site work on it...

And a decision was made to put all their resources behind thrillers - fast actioners (sic). They felt that was where the big box office money was then...

"Now it`s back on track again but with action and comedy star Dwayne Johnson portraying me in the title role... Terrence, it seems, is tied up on other involvements for a few years."

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