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Imagine TV's Swayamvar seems to be losing its charm. Ratan Ka Rishta - the third season recorded the lowest ever ratings for the debut episode of the show, while Sony TV's romantic drama Bade Achche Lagte Hain emerged a winner when both shows hit the small screen the same day.

Both shows went on air Monday, but at different time slots.

Bade Achche Lagte Hain, which has brought back two of Indian television's best known faces - Sakshi Tanwar and Ram Kapoor, back to the tube, garnered a television rating point (TRP) of 1.5. While the third season of Swayamvar on Imagine TV lagged behind with a 1.2 rating, according to data provided by audience measurement agency aMap.

This is the worst ever rating for the Swayamvar, where a celebrity gets to choose his or her life partner.

The first episode of the first season of Rakhi Ka Swayamvar, featuring controversy queen Rakhi Sawant as the prospective bride, mamaged a record-breaking TRP of 3.5 for Imagine TV. And the debut episode of the second season Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jaayega with Rahul Mahajan got a 2.4 rating.

It is possible that the non-controversial nature of Ratan, popular for her show Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, has led to this drastic dip in the TRPs. The first episode of the show, which aired 8 p.m., saw the introduction of the 16 prospective grooms.

The release date of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, starring Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif and Ali Zafar has been pushed from July to September 9.

The makers saw no point in releasing the film the same month as Imran Khan's Delhi Belly and Katrina Kaif's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

A source said, "MBKD is YRF's next big film. They decided to play it safe rather than battle it out with two other biggies starring their lead stars. Imran Khan's Delhi Belly releases July 1 and Katrina's ZNMD will be out on July 15. The overlapping of stars might confuse the audience."

Moreover, Imran and Katrina would also be required to promote their other films. As a result, there will be clash of dates and it could affect the publicity of their film.

Bejoy Nambiar's film Shaitan, which is touted as showing the dark side of the life of Mumbai youngsters, doesn't intend to have shock value to grab attention, says actor Gulshan Devaiya.

"I don't think we have done anything, which would have a shock value. It was scripted and it was in a flow. If it turns out something is shocking, then its ok but it's not done intentionally to shock people or to grab attention," Gulshan told in an interview.

Produced by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, Shaitan traces the life of five youngsters from Mumbai's urban scape and how in covering up an accident, these intelligent, good looking and "uber-cool" youngsters had to dig out the flip side of their character that lurks within.

"I don't think it's intended to show Mumbai in a different perspective, but it wanted to show how young people who live a very fast paced life in the city. It's also shows how young people are adapting themselves with the new Mumbai," said Gulshan.

He was initially offered the role of the police officer played by actor Rajiv Khandelwal but he had failed to impress Nambiar in the audition, he revealed.

"I was first called for the role of Mathur the cop, played by Rajiv Khandelwal. He wanted to shoot a scene with me and see if I fit the role. I think Rajiv Khandelwal was busy and was unable to give him time. So he was considering me.

"I shot for whole one day. It was a very tiring shot. I had to spend the whole day with a big moustache. I don't think he was really happy with how the shot came out and said he will let me know," said Gulshan.

Actress Kalki Koechlin, who has also worked with him in theatres and later in Kashyap's The Girl in Yellow Boots, then suggested his name to Nambiar for the role of KC.

"Kalki suggested my name for KC, because he hadn't finalised on the cast. So I took the scene, prepared for it and was auditioned. Again Bejoy Nambiar didn't call me. So I called because I was getting jittery. He confirmed me and that's how I got the role," said Gulshan, who has a long association with Kalki since his theatre days.

Gulshan himself was also more inclined towards the role he grabbed than that he was offered initially.

"Personally, I feel that Mathur's character is the best of the film but somehow I was instinctively drawn towards KC because I thought it would be a nice role, I would enjoy playing KC. So when I shot for Mathur I couldn't give my 100 per cent. I was somehow fantasizing the role of KC," said Gulshan.

The actor was enticed to do play KC because it's a very edgy role but he personally doesn't identify with the character at all.

"I am not like KC at all. I don't like too many people around, going to nightclubs, all this loud music, I don't do drugs, I don't even smoke though I occasionally enjoy my drinks. I didn't find the role difficult I found it interesting. I wanted to do it," he said.

The theatre actor had also played a small role in Rohan Sippy's recent release Dum Maro Dum and is again to be seen as a undercover gangster in The Girl in Yellow Boots.

Though he played grey characters in three consecutive films, Gulshan made a conscious effort to keep each of them radically discrete from each other.

"My character Ricky in Dum Maaro Dum is of a peddler and I played a gangster in 'The Girl in Yellow Boots' but I didn't draw any reference from any of my previous characters. I tried to keep KC as far away as possible in terms of look, speaking and walking style. I try to keep all the character as far away from me as possible. That's why I don't do TV commercials, because they want you as you are. It's very boring," said Gulshan.

National award winning actor-director duo, Dhanush and Vetri Maaran, go back a long way.

They worked together on Maaran's 2007 directorial debut Polladhavan and Aadukalam, their second collaboration, won six National awards this year. But the director has said no to a hat-trick.

The 35-year-old filmmaker says that his next offering, still in the scripting stage, will not star Dhanush, the son-in-law of superstar Rajinikanth.

"I believe in change. If you keep on working with the same people it gets boring for both parties. We need to keep changing. I am not working with Dhanush in my next movie," Maraan told PTI.

Both his films have found success at the box office and the director frankly says that he makes movies to make money, not to gather awards.

"I make films to recover the cost, to make money and not to get awards. Awards are always welcome but acceptance by the audience is more important," he said.

The film's haul at the 58th National awards surprised the director who says that awards should not be a yardstick to judge a movie.

"I was surprised and was not ready to accept it. My friend called me up and said 'Its your day' which I couldn't quite understand. I thought we won the best regional film award.

"Awards are always in tandem with the jury. There are great films that go unnoticed at times and so awards should not be a yardstick to judge films. I was a little sad that my cinematograper R Velraj didnt get an award but then I respect the decision of the jury," added Maaran, who has earlier assisted noted filmmakers like Balu Mahendra and Kathir.

The director who entered filmdom after a stint in TV, said that Aadukalam, which takes a look at the mysterious world of rooster fighting, is not an art house film and was made keeping the mainstream Tamil audience in mind.

"My film was meant for a mainstream Tamil audience. It is not an art film. In the past we have seen that National Awards are usually given to art house films. I think that the ethnic feel of the film impressed the jury. Preserving the identity is very important in any culture and that has always been my aim," said the filmmaker.

Over the years Bollywood remakes of Tamil films have become blockbusters and Maraan says that it is a positive trend.

"Bollywood remaking Tamil movies is fine as long as they are well made. I dont mind if Aadukalam is remade in Hindi but it should be as good as the original if not better.

"I am not sure about the lead actor but I would like either Naseeruddin Shah or Nana Patekar to play the role of the mentor Pettaikaran. It is a very intense character and who better than these veteran actors to essay the role," he said.

"Dabangg" actress Sonakshi Sinha has been announced as the new face of the D'Damas diamond jewellery brand.

She has taken over from Preity Zinta."Sonakshi Sinha is the face of the new Indian woman who is confident, versatile and has got tremendous self-belief. She has the charisma, grace, beauty and the attitude that goes perfectly with the brand image," said R.K. Menon, COO, D'damas Jewellery India Pvt Ltd.

The 23-year-old is also associated with brands like Dyna Soap, Colgate toothpaste and Provogue's women wear line where she is seen endorsing the products.

"I connect with D'Damas because I personally live each moment to the fullest and believe in celebrating life. D'Damas adds celebration to both ordinary and even the everyday special occasions," said Sonakshi.

Fired Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen has put his Beverly Hills mansion on sale for $7.2 million.

According to Realtor.com, the 7,924-sq-ft post office home was built in 1992, and has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, reports the New York Daily News.

The house with an outdoor kitchen with a dining area, spa and a screening room is perfect for a creation of a ‘Sober Valley Lodge’.

Sheen has bought out ex-wife Brooke Mueller's share in the house for $1 million in their divorce agreement.

The Upendra-Catherine-Soundarya starrer Godfather is briskly underway. The film, which is already the talk of the town, has A R Rahman composing his original tunes for the first time in Kannada. And this he’s doing for a whopping amount of Rs 1.5 crore, which is said to be half of what he charges for Tamil films.

“Rahman, who has had early associations with Sandalwood as a keyboardist, was coaxed to sign this project by long time associate and friend PC Sreeram. The Chennai-based cinematographer has previously worked with him in the Tamil original Varalaaru and also in films like Maymadham and Alai Payuthey. He convinced Rahman,” says a source close to the unit.

Producer K Manju doesn’t deny the fact either. “Yes, the figures are in three digits, I wouldn’t like to disclose the exact amount, but having him as part of my film is worth it all. I’m going to ensure that this film rocks the Kannada film industry as far as the music is concerned,” says he.

Manju, quite excitedly, also talks about the plans for the soundtrack. “We’re going to have the best lyricists in the state writing the seven songs in the soundtrack. These will include directors Prem and Yogaraj Bhat, music director-lyricists Hamsalekha and K Kalyan, lyricist Kaviraj and one song will be written by Upendra himself.”

Quiz him on whether Upendra, whose current song from Jogaiah has become such a huge hit, will sing any number, and he says, “I am not sure about that, we haven’t thought about it. But, what I have requested Rahman is to lend his voice to one of the tracks in the film. I’m hoping he agrees to that.”

Lead actor Upendra has said that he’s keen in seeing how the Oscar-winning music director composes the soundtrack and has even expressed that he will be closely involved with that. Looks like this soundtrack is going to be something to watch out for!

It has emerged that actress Liv Tyler will strip for a steamy love scene in her upcoming movie The Ledge for the first time in 15 years.

It is the first nude scene since the 1996's Stealing Beauty for the 33-year-old actress, reports the Fox News.

"I was like, 'No way, sorry,' she had said after reading the Stealing Beauty script calling for her to appear au natural.

"Of course the thought of showing your body parts is a terrifying thought—I find it terrifying. Let alone the whole world. And I fought it until the very end," she said.

However, this time Tyler eventually lost her argument and lost her top in Bernardo Bertolucci's coming of age film.

The film will be open in limited release on July 8.

It has emerged that Justin Bieber sports a tattoo of 'Jesus' written in Hebrew on the left side of his rib cage, underneath his arm.

The 17-year-old flaunted his second tattoo during his Hawaiian vacation where he was photographed shirtless on the beach. The teen star also has a small bird inked onto his lower left torso.

Bieber's choice of the tattoo comes as no surprise considering his devout Christian background.

"Christianity was based off of Jesus being a Jew," the New York Daily News quoted him as telling The Guardian last year.

"I respect it," he had added.

Kourtney Kardashian strips down to a bikini for the cover of the June issue of Shape magazine, Less than two years after giving birth to son Mason. "I'm proof that even after having a baby, you can look better and sexier than ever!" she says.

'The Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami' star credits motherhood with giving her a new sense of confidence about her body. "Before I wouldn't just run around in a bikini without anything on," she said. "And now I feel like life isn't just about me anymore; it's about Mason."

"I do feel more comfortable and maybe it's because I have just grown as a person," she added.

Kourtney admits that getting back into shape post-baby didn't happen overnight, but hopes it will inspire others to start the journey. "After having Mason it definitely took a lot of hard work to get my body back to the way it had been before the pregnancy, but I’m glad that now I get to share all my tips and experiences with other young moms."

It has been confirmed that Kendall Jenner, the 15-year-old sister of Kim Kardashian is on birth control pills.

"She is on birth control. I'm the one who has all the talks with her," Fox News quoted Kendall's sister Khloe Kardashian as telling E! Online’s Mark Malkin.

Khole, however added, that her little sister was doing it for reasons other than being sexually active.

"But I don't want it to be bad. Because it's not that reason why she’s on birth control," she continued.

However, mom Kris Jenner did not comment. "You'll have to wait and see," she said.

New commercials for the upcoming season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians also showed her dad, former track star Bruce Jenner, freaking out when he found the pills.

Jenner has been prominently featured in her sisters' reality show since its start in 2007.

Cheryl Cole, who has been dumped from US X Factor, may take the ultimate revenge on Simon Cowell and defect to a rival network.

The singer has been offered to join talent show The Voice, which the BBC plans to launch on Saturday evenings next year.

The Voice, where judges including Christina Aguilera hear the auditions “blind” and rate the talent purely on their singing voices, is a hit in the States, where it attracts more than 12 million viewers.

Music boss David Joseph is said to be keen for Cole to promote her career and music on the show.

"Universal are heavily involved in recruiting judges for The Voice when it moves to the BBC and they are urging Cheryl to be the big star of that show," the Mirror quoted a record company source as saying.

"It would be a fresh start for her and would mean she could work with people who she trusts and who have her best interests at heart. It would also be a great way of sticking two fingers up at Simon Cowell," the source said.

Even if Cole does decide to return to ITV, the door at the BBC would remain open to her, claimed the source.

Simon Cowell has expressed his grief over the sacking of judge Cheryl Cole from the US X Factor show.

He is said to have confided to a friend that he feels guilty and sorry that it didn't work out, reported The Sun.

Cowell reportedly said that his 'hands were tied' by network executives, who did not seem to be impressed by the 27-year-old pop star.

"He is gutted," said a source at Fox channel.

"He loves Cheryl and did everything in his power to get her on US TV. But channel chiefs just weren't happy. It was a necessary evil and he feels terribly guilty about it," the source added.

Getting a boost in her seemingly moribund career is Filipina-American singer Nicole Scherzinger, who has just been tapped to replace British singer Cheryl Cole as judge on “X-Factor-USA.”

Scherzinger was originally chosen as segment host of the newly-established program.

Reports weren’t clear why Cole, who was among the more popular judge-mentor of “X-Factor UK,” was dropped. Some claim the ejection was due to Cole being relatively unknown in the US. Other reports say it was her strong British accent that did her in.

There are reports as well about Cole's difficulty in mixing with the show’s other judges which include former “American Idol” host Paula Abdul and Grammy-winning producer LA Reid.

As mum on the subject is show creator and resident “X-Factor” judge Simon Cowell, who was last seen as judge on “American Idol.”

A report has it that Cowell is washing his hands of the incident and that he is pointing a finger at executives of Fox TV—the network that will air the show---among those responsible for sacking Cole.

She began a career on TV as host of her own variety show "Cheryl Cole's Night In" in 2009. She was picked by Cowell to replace Sharon Osbourne in the fifth season of “X-Factor-UK.” She returned for two more seasons before being named as judge of the American version of the show.

Scherzinger, whose real family name is Valiente, was born on June 29, 1978, in Hawaii. Her father, Alfonso Valiente, is of Filipino descent.

Scherzinger left The Pussycat Dolls last year to embark on a solo career. She has released a CD earlier this year dubbed, “Killer Love.” Prior, she released two singles, "Whatever U Like" and "Baby Love," both of which didn't fare well in the charts here and abroad. She won on "Dancing with the Stars" last year.

Lindsay Lohan stripped down to just a white bikini in Malibu, California, for an upcoming short film, giving an ample display of her curvaceous bare bottom.

Lindsay is starring in the 90 second flick aptly titled 'Lindsay Lohan' and shows up looking sexy frolicking in the water.

"Lindsay has an incredible emotional and physical presence on screen that holds an existential vulnerability while harnessing the power of the transcendental the moment in transition," RadarOnline quoted Artist Richard Phillips, who shot the film, as saying.

"She is able to connect with us past all of our memory and projection expressing our own inner eminence.

Buzz is that Ileana has been offered a role in the Bollywood flick which is based on the life of the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The actress has reportedly been offered the role to play the Don’s love-interest.

When Ileana was questioned about this, she refused to divulge any details. The actress however revealed that she has signed up a Hindi film but she could not reveal the details of the project before it is officially announced.

She said that the Nanban shooting is in progress and she is actively involved in it at the moment. Details about her forthcoming films will be made in the days to come.

It looks like Bollywood hotties are going through hard times at the airports. Few days back, Minnisha Lamba was detained at the Mumbai Airport for not revealing about the gold she carried as ‘Gold materials’ come under dutiable materials.

Bipasha Basu was also caught up in a similar situation as she didn’t declare about the gold that she was carrying. Apparently, she was stopped for enquiry and was asked to pay the duty tax.

On her return, Bipasha Basu declared that it’s true that she was held for questioning and it was sorted out within few minutes.

The customs official later mentioned that she was asked to pay Rs. 12,000 as tax and thanked her for being cooperative throughout the process of enquiry.

Malayalam Superstar, Mohanlal’s film with Sameera, Oru Naal Varum is to be dubbed and released in Tamil with the same name.

The movie although did not fare well at the box office in Kerala is to be released in Tamil considering the huge fan base for both the Malayalam Superstar and the glamorous Sameera in Tamil Nadu.

The film that is written by actor Sreenivasan and directed by Rajeev Kumar is about an ordinary man who just wants to build a house of his own but has to face lot of difficulties to do so.

Bollywood's original Khiladi Akshay Kumar can't wait to step into the shoes of Ajay Devgn in the much awaited sequel of the hit gangster drama Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

Director Milan Luthria is busy helming Dirty Picture now but says that Akshay is raring to go for the film which will see him play an underworld don.

"This will be my first film with Akshay. As a director it helps you immensely when your actor is super charged about a film," Luthria told PTI.

"Akshay is excited about OUATIM 2. He can't wait for the film to go on floors. I guess that by itself qualifies for more than half the job being done," said the director.

Milan is well aware of the expectations from the second film which follows the Ajay Devgn-Emraan Hashmi starrer original, which created magic at the box office.

"I know the kind of expectations that everyone has from the sequel. OUATIM 2 is different from a regular franchise product as the same story is being carried forward. But it is still early days to comment on how do we take forward the story," said the filmmaker.

"I have to first finish off Dirty Picture. While I would be preparing for its release, ground work on the sequel would be in full swing," said the filmmaker.

Both Dirty Picture as well as OUATIM 2, are being produced by Ekta Kapoor. But it wasn't long ago that a riff between the director-producer duo was reported.

"I had always maintained that there are no issues between Ekta and me. It has always been a collaborative effort since she has such a strong production experience due to her stint in television. Also what works in my favour is that she has that unshakable belief in me," said Luthria.

Her moves have made her a global superstar and sex symbol but you won't be seeing Jennifer Lopez shimmying to a Bollywood track in the near future.

The diva is busy promoting her latest album Love?, her first in four years, and is a bit too busy for a song and dance stint in the world's largest film industry.

"I haven't given it (Bollywood) a thought just yet! I want my fans in India to listen to the album. If I have plans of coming to India, I will make definitely an announcement," Jennifer told PTI in an e-mail interview from New York.

Her latest album is her take on the universal topic of love, rolled into a thumping dance album which has already scored a hit with the single On The Floor.

And indeed Jennifer has a lot of material to dwell on, including a very public break-up with rapper P Diddy, a cancelled wedding with Ben Affleck and now a six-year-long marriage to Latin star Marc Anthony.

"Love? is my attempt to really explore different questions I have about love. With this album I wish to say the truth as to who I am as a recording artist; with my dance, my attitude, and everything that I have brought about on the platter," says the 41-year-old mother of two.

Actor Javed Jaffrey suffered an injured leg while shooting the final scene of his forthcoming laugh riot Double Dhamaal -- as a result, director Indra Kumar had to alter the scene.

Javed, who also featured in Dhamaal - the prequel to the movie, was shooting at Mehboob Studios when he broke his leg and had to be admitted to a hospital.

"The film was on its last leg. Javed jumped on the bed very hard and his knee and the ligament below the knee cap tore very badly.

"We immediately took him to Lilavati Hospital as we were in Mehboob Studio... the doctors examined him after X-Rays were taken. Luckily, it wasn't a major injury but he was in immense pain, to say the least," producer Ashok Thackeria said in a press statement.

Still, the crew shot the scene, albeit with certain changes. "Despite the pain, Javed insisted we finish the shoot and hence we changed the scene with the four boys together on the bed. Javed was brought with a leg support and crutches to the shooting floor, and we wrapped up the shoot and celebrated later with Jaaved and the entire team," said Thackeria.

"Double Dhamaal" also features Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Aashish Chaudhary, Kangana Ranaut and Mallika Sherawat. It releases June 24, and will have its world premiere at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend and awards in Toronto next month.

Three years after the 'unbuttoning' controversy, a nervous Akshay Kumar is all set to walk the ramp again in Delhi today.

This time, it's for a vest brand he endorses. The Khiladi has come up with a novel idea for the event. He will sport a T-shirt that says 'No Controversies Please'.

A source close to Akshay says, "The company had a very tough time convincing Akki to walk the ramp again. Last time, when he walked at a fashion show, he and Twinkle were booked and arrested for obscenity."

"Later on, he was heard telling his friends that anybody could get up and do anything even if he did something funny with one's own wife!" the source adds.

Apparently, Akshay felt that the whole thing was blown out proportion and though he's not scared of controversies he doesn't want one for today's event.

"After that incident, a wary AK refused to walk the ramp for any shows. He only walked for Being Human once because Salman Khan requested him to.

For today's event, he will be wearing a specially made T-shirt with 'No Controversies Please' printed on it in bold letters. It was his idea to wear such a tee. And no, Twinkle won't attend the event."

In 2009, Akshay had walked for an international denim brand at a Mumbai Fashion Week.

At the event, in his typical impromptu style, AK walked up to his wife who was sitting in the audience, in the front row. He asked her to undo a couple of buttons of his jeans after which he walked off the stage.

A ruckus followed and an obscenity case was filed against the couple. The actor refused to apologise and said that it was spontaneous and not vulgar.

Sonu Sood's love for automobiles goes a long time back but when it comes to Harley Davidson, it was one beauty he always yearned to own. Recently while shooting for AB Corp's Bbuddha Hoga Tera Baap he got so inspired after watching Amitabh Bachchan (who plays an underworld don) ride a Harley Davidson that Sonu went and bought one for himself!

Sonu said, "I guess when I saw the bike on the sets and saw Mr Bachchan riding it, it spurred me into action as well. I got a Harley booked for myself without telling anyone in the family! It is a timeless classic. I've appreciated the bike for a long time and had wanted to buy one. I love the sound of the Harley revving up, its quintessential roar that's such a trademark of this dream machine." Sonu plays a cop in Bbuddha Hoga Tera Baap.

"My character is ACP Karan Malhotra, who is a very loyal police officer, committed to fighting against the underworld in Mumbai. But I didn't get to ride the bike in the film." It is not just Sonu who is excited about this new purchase, but his whole family. "I took my sons and wife on the bike, and they loved it. My son even made me promise that I would drop him to school on the bike, which I think I will also enjoy!"

Sonu is very close to Salman Khan but does Sallu knows of this new addition to his automobile collection? "Salman doesn't know yet, but I will definitely ride the bike to his sets." Sonu elaborated, "I had a Hero Honda in college and wanted to own a bigger bike. I didn't get a bike till now because being an actor, its tough to travel by it."

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth flew to Singapore late last night. The trip is intended for "rest and rehabilitation" after being discharged from a private hospital where he was admitted for respiratory problems.

The Endhiran star was wheeled in through the cargo entrance through gate number two even as media personnel and others waited around gate numbers five and six, airport sources said.

Rajini was taken to the waiting aircraft by an ambulance and waved to the fans who gathered at the airport before being escorted into the flight, sources said.

He was accompanied by his two daughters and son-in-laws, including actor Dhanush and his personal doctor Muralidharan, sources said. Rajini's wife Latha would leave for Singapore tomorrow, sources said.

Earlier in the day, the family members of 61-year-old actor said he was "well" and "cheerful" following his discharge from the hospital.

A medical bulletin issued by Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, where he was admitted, said "he is cheerful, taking his food himself, spending time with family. He has scheduled his trip abroad for a change and relaxation and incidentally to go in for selective checkups".

The bulletin said from May 13 till today, Rajini had 'progressively responded' to multi-pronged treatment resulting in normalisation of vital signs and varying lab parameters.

Meanwhile, Rajinikanth's wife Latha said in a statement that the actor was doing well and needed complete rest.

"We will be travelling to Singapore for his medical treatment and rejuvenation. Please do not believe in any unreal information about him," she said, thanking all well-wishers.

The Endhiran star suffered from exhaustion on April 29, the first day of the shoot of his latest venture Raana and was admitted to the Isabel Hospital here.

He was discharged the same day only to be readmitted on May 4 for allergic bronchitis and viral fever.

Since May 13, he is undergoing treatment at the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre for respiratory infection and other problems. He was shifted to a private ward last Sunday after being in the intensive care unit.

Name, fame and success always go with some problems. Naturally, they become the center of attraction for the gossip columnists and celebrities always fall prey for such gossip mongers.

The victim on this news is the renowned Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who goes through unceasing problems being a part of some rumor or the other almost all the time.

Recently, one of the Hindi entertainment channels had aired the news "Aishwarya is all set to go bare for a film project."

Blown out in extreme shock, Aishwarya slammed down the channel saying "I hail from a well reputed family and shall not spoil the value of my in-laws. If this is the situation, I am ready to quit films. I am really shocked to hear such stories and I beg them to stop dishonoring me and my family.”

American actor Jeff Conaway, best known for his roles in the 1970s hit television series Taxi and blockbuster film Grease, died Friday morning. He was 60, local celebrity websites reported.

The former child star, who began acting on Broadway when he was only two years old, died in Encino, California after a long, sad life of addiction that made him one of Hollywood's cautionary tales.

He was hospitalised earlier this month at a hospital in Encino, after being found unconscious by his girlfriend Vikki Lizzi May 11 due to a reported drug overdose. He most recently appeared on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew in 2008.

Celebrity Rehab host Drew Pinsky, who treated Conaway on the show, tweeted that Conaway had not overdosed, but was suffering from a combination of pneumonia and sepsis.

Pinsky said Conaway had been placed in a medically induced coma. He never recovered from his coma and was pronounced dead Friday.

The actor's condition was inevitable because he had been a serious pill popper for years and the constant substance abuse wore down his body, Pinsky was quoted as saying by celebrity web portal TMZ.com.

The actor's family took him off life support Thursday night.

A native of New York, Conaway began his acting career on Broadway, and burst onto the national scene in 1978 when he starred as T-Bird Kenickie in the iconic musical Grease, along with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

All the heroines in tinsel town are dying to work with the hot and happening Karthi, and they were all considered for the female lead in Saguni. But Shriya Saran is the lucky lady who has landed the part. She is pleased to be sharing screen space with a livewire like Karthi.

Kannada babe Praneetha, who will be seen in Arulnidhi’s Udayan is also being considered for a part in Saguni. Apparently, Saguni is a two-heroine project and is being directed by newcomer Shankar Dayal for the banner Dream Warrior Projects with music composition by GV Prakash Kumar.

Saguni is touted to be a racy political drama with twists and turns designed to keep the audience guessing till the end. It would also have actress Radhika Sarathkumar who will be seen on the big screen in a meaty role after a very long time.

Helena Bonham Carter felt like she had "come home" when she met Tim Burton.

The British actress - who raises children Billy, seven and Nell, three, with the US director - has the same "moral values" as her long-term partner and she enjoys being with him because of how creative he is.

She said: "There are a lot of things we've got in common; we've got the same moral values and the same humour which can be quite playful and childish. I also like how creative Tim is. We feel so comfortable with each other. It's as if I've finally come home."

However, when they first met on the set of 2001 movie 'Planet of the Apes' - which he directed and she starred in - the pair did not hit it off immediately.

She told German website Tele 5: "Me and Tim weren't really close during shooting; we hardly talked to each other. Only a few months later we met again and hit it off straight away."

Despite the pair's closeness, 44-year-old Helena has previously revealed she would like to work with directors other than him.

She joked: "I am available for work other than with the boyfriend. And I will certainly make it a calmer, easier, happier set to work on."

Orlando Bloom is reuniting with his 'Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson for 'The Hobbit', the much hyped adaptation of JRR Tolkien's original novel.

Jackson says he is thrilled to work again with Bloom, who played elf Legolas in the 'Rings' series. But the actor will appear in a different role in the new movie, the Hollywood Reporter said.

"Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I'm excited to announce today that we'll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I'm thrilled to be working with Orlando again," Jackson said in a Facebook post.

The director is currently directing the two-movie adaptation in New Zealand.

The films helped Bloom to achieve stardom. Jackson wrote on his Facebook page, "I look older and he doesn't! I guess that's why he makes such a wonderful elf."

The Hobbit movies, which have been in the works for 14 years, has faced a series of setbacks.

Actors Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis are also reprising their roles from Rings in the prequel, which centers on Bilbo (Freeman) finding the supernatural ring and passing it on to his nephew, Frodo (Wood).

The first of the two movies is planned for a December 2012 release and the second is expected a year later.

Lindsay Lohan has been fitted with an ankle monitor and will serve her sentence on house arrest rather than going to jail.

A sheriff's official says the 24-year-old starlet started serving her term Thursday after turning herself in at a jail facility just after 5 a.m.

Lohan was sentenced in April to 120 days in jail for violating her probation in a 2007 drunken driving case by taking a necklace from a Venice jewelry store without permission. Lohan applied to serve house arrest, but the accommodation hadn't been finalized when she appeared in court earlier this month and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor grand theft.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says Lohan is expected to serve about 35 days of her sentence.

Whitmore says Lohan was cooperative when she turned herself in, and it took about an hour for her to be fingerprinted and booked. No new mugshot was taken.

The hot star has admitted that filing for legal separation from the actress -whom he was married to for two years - in December has caused him "a lot of pain" which he is still trying to "come out" of.

He explained: "Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain but you come out of it. I'm not out of it yet. At all."

However, the 34-year-old star says he was lucky to have the "luxury" of parting with Scarlett - who is now dating actor Sean Penn - on good terms.

He said: "Departing a relationship and still maintaining the idea that this is still the same person I married is a great luxury that I experienced. Thankfully I was in a relationship where two people chose to remain on the high road in every regard."

Now Ryan is trying to remain positive and although he thinks he won't get married again, he knows he may change his mind in the future.

He told Details magazine: "I don't think I want to get married again, but you always reevaluate these things. Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up. I gotta say, I'm a different person than I was six months ago."

Whether he does meet another potential wife in the future or not, Ryan says he is remaining single for now because he finds the idea of being with someone else "alien".
He said: "I have no interest in dating right now. It just seems so kind of alien to me at this point. I've been in relationships pretty much since high school.

"I'm very happy not to be in a relationship right now. That's okay. I didn't plan on it, that's for sure ... but that's okay."

While Carla Bruni has refused to confirm her pregnancy in public but the French first lady showed off her baby bump at the G8 summit. According to a friend of President Nicholas Sarkozy, the 43-year old former model is expecting a baby boy. This will be Bruni's second son - she has a 10-year-old from a previous relationship - and Sarkozy's fourth.

As the French first lady takes steps into her second motherhood, we trace Carla Bruni's journey from a model to a mother.

Arulnidhi’s Udayan is a simple love story with all the commercial elements, says its debut director Chaplin. According to the director, the hero, Arulnidhi, proposes marriage to the heroine, played by Pranitha during their very first meet.

This evokes a strong opposition from a rowdy gang. Why this opposition, forms the crux of the story and it will have the audiences gripped to their seats, said Chaplin. The director was very forthcoming about this film and said that the story is a plain one but the way he has treated it will be the talk of the tinsel town once it releases.

Padmasree Dr. Kamal Haasan’s grand venture went through some decisive moments today and we at Behindwoods are proud to be the first to be bringing you these exciting revelations about Viswaroopam.

The most important decision made today was that the responsibility of directing this magnum opus will no longer rest on the shoulders of Selvaraghavan. It will be instead taken up by Kamal Haasan himself. He will be directing the film in addition to handling the story, screenplay, dialogue and lyrics. So, we will be getting to see a complete Kamal film; script, dialogues, and all, after a gap of 7 years. The last time Kamal directed a film was in 2004, Virumaandi. And after listening to his lines in Manmadhan Ambu, who wouldn’t want more such poetic songs!

The decision to transfer the reins of Viswaroopam, a mutual one, came after it became impossible to defer the shooting of Viswaroopam until Selvaraghavan completed his current project, Irandam Ulagam. News is that Irandaam Ulagam will take at least another couple of months to get wrapped up and the producer of Viswaroopam, Telephoto Films, feels that it will be too long a wait. That is not without reason because the producer has planned a November 7 release for this opus.

Yes, that is November 7, 2011, not 2012. Less than 6 months from now. And, this is not going to be a simple romantic comedy or drama that can be wrapped up in double quick time within a limited budget. It is in fact the costliest film that has been planned in Tamil to date; the initial estimate running up to 150 crores. And, it will also be released simultaneously in 3 languages, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

A 150 crore trilingual in 6 months! Going by industry trends, that is akin to climbing Mt. Everest in a matter of minutes. But, the team seems confident of meeting the stiff target they have set for themselves. And, their confidence is not without reason because the work has already begun. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have been entrusted with the music of the film and the first song has been recorded. So, as you can see, the team is wasting no time in getting things underway. And, for those of you who feel disappointed at not being able to see the Kamal-Selva combination, there is good news. The producer has expressed optimism that the trio will come together for another film.

There are not too many other details available at this moment except for the fact that Bollywood ‘Dabbang’ sensation Sonakshi Sinha will be seen opposite Kamal Haasan. Well, the young actress really does seem to have many cosmic forces favoring her at the moment; debut opposite Salman Khan that broke all box office records and now her first film in Tamil is opposite one of the finest actors in the country, in one of the biggest ever productions. It does not get better for a one film old actress.

And, what is Viswaroopam about? Well, trust Kamal Haasan! Whatever news comes out about the movie, we are sure to be kept in the dark about the premise until the day it hits screens. And, we know it will be worth the wait. Going by the initial indications, this Viswaroopam is all set to dwarf the benchmarks set by Dasavatharam.

With Superstar recuperating well in hospital, we also hope that Rana will be up and running soon. With that Tamil cinema will have two giant productions getting ready in its wings at the same time. And, who is going to have the best of it all; we, the audience of course.

Kim Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush is reportedly down and out over the news of Kardashian's engagement to NBA player Kris Humphries.

"We heard Kim got engaged, so we think that's why [Reggie] didn't turn up," a party-goer overheard Bush's teammate Cody Green tell a friend at the party. "He must be pretty cut up. He sounded like he was, and that was why he didn't make it down." (Third-hand information alert!)

Kardashian and Bush began dating in 2007 and were together for two years but broke up because of lifestyle conflicts, with the reality-TV starlet constantly being tracked by papz and the football player traveling for games and living in New Orleans. Their issues were chronicled on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." The pair reunited briefly in 2010 before ending the relationship for good soon after -- despite engagement rumors.

This will be Kardashian's second marriage -- her secret 2000 nuptials to music producer Damon Thomas ended in 2003 with allegations of abuse being slung against Thomas. Kardashian shot to fame in 2007 when a sex tape of her and singer Ray J surfaced. She's since been able to recover from the onslaught of criticism, and after her relationship with Bush ended, she began dating Humphries in December 2010. He popped the question six months later.

In the upcoming season of her reality show, Kardashian and sister Khloe Kardashian (Mrs. Lamar Odom) are fighting because the family doesn't want to get attached to another one of the middle Kardashian's beaus. But now, Kardashian's younger sister is singing a different tune, already planning the upcoming nuptials.
Tough cookies, Damon, Ray J and Reggie.

Do you think Bush is devastated over Kardashian's engagement? Is Humphries the right fit for her? Tell us in comments.

It was revealed yesterday (25.05.11) that the basketball star had proposed to his socialite girlfriend after just six months of dating, and the 26-year-old sportsman insists he has always known they were meant to be together.

He said: "I think probably within a month of meeting her I knew she was 'The One'."
Kim, 30, loves her fiance's sense of humour and praised him for having a "good heart".

She gushed to People magazine: "I really fell in love with him as a person - he's such a good person with a good heart. Everyone that meets him says the same thing.

"He's so funny. He has such a great sense of humour."

The reality TV star appreciates the fact that Kris can always cheer her up whenever she has a bad day.

She said: "If I've had a long day, I'm working really hard or I'm stressed, I just can't wait to come home to him.

"The time that we've spent together, we have so much fun together and he always, no matter what, puts me in a good mood."

Meanwhile, Kim's sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian have admitted they expect her wedding to be televised because so much of their lives are broadcast on various shows on E!.

Kourtney told the channel: "It comes with the territory."

Khloe added: "I mean, I would assume it would be... we sell our souls to E!, but that's obviously up to Kim and Kris."

Khloe's own wedding to Lamar Odom was screened as part of reality TV show 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians', something her mother Kris Jenner - who also manages her family - is particularly happy about.

Quizzed on whether Kim's wedding will be televised, Kris said: "I have somebody waiting out in the hallway to discuss this very thing.

"This is the thing, one of the biggest joys in my life is the fact that we have Khloe and Lamar's experience on E! They filmed it and every time I watch that, I cry."

Former child actor Gigi Goyette's friend has claimed that Arnold Schwarzenegger's rough sex session caused her some injury due to which 'she had to go to hospital'.

Goyette was left "hurt and embarrassed", the friend said.

"She said Arnold was unbelievably frisky and that she had to go to hospital he was so rough. She was embarrassed turning up with an injury like that," the Sun quoted the pal as saying.

The 1989 romp allegedly took place in Mexico City while Arnie, 63, made sci-fi film Total Recall.

Goyette, 52, a star in 'Little House' on the Prairie, claims she had a ten-year affair with the former California governor.

She has told how the pair romped in Mexico City, but that the trip ended badly as she suspected he was having an affair.

Actress Lindsay Lohan was left embarrassed while frolicking in the surf on Miami Beach, after her breasts were exposed when her bikini top fell down.

Lohan, 24, made a desperate attempt to preserve her modesty by wrapping her arms across her breasts, but was not able to cover up the wardrobe malfunction, the Daily Mail reported.

The 'Mean Girls' star did her best to laugh off the moment as she emerged from the sea.

Earlier, Lohan had posed for a photoshoot for Plum Miami Magazine in a very low-cut silky pink dress, which was blown open by the wind, exposing her to onlookers.

That what everyone was waiting for a long time has finally happened. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are engaged. The pair announced it officially on the cover of People magazine. Happy Kim has written today in a blog: “I couldn’t be happier! I finally found my missing puzzle piece, I’m complete!”

The most important in this news is a magnificent 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring, which Kim has received from her boyfriend. The ring has been created by Kim Kardashian’s longtime friend Lorraine Schwartz who once created a wedding ring for Beyonc√©. This ring is really amazing. Funny that at creation of such thing, Kris had only one important requirement: “I just knew I wanted it to be big!”

Apparently he hasn’t lost, and as he said, Kim Kardashian has told that this ring is the finest thing which she ever saw. By some rumors, the price of this ring cost to Chris the most part of his annual earnings. If it is really so, Kris Humphries is really desperately enamoured.

Now it is necessary to wait when the beloved will declare their dream wedding day.

Kalki Koechlin who will be seen in a hot sexy avatar in ‘Shaitan’ claims wearing bikini for the movie was a no big deal for her.

The actress is known for the kind of role she opts for and while talking about her bikini scene, she said, “For me the bikini shot in ‘Shaitan’ was not difficult as it was done around friends. It was like any group of friends in Mumbai will go to a resort and have fun in swimming pool and throw things around.”

“Yes, I would have been very nervous if the scene demanded me to come out of sand, oil on my body that would be a little more intimidating because you have the whole crew watching you,” she concluded.

So, it seems that Mrs. Kashyap has no issues donning a bikini but she needs her comfort level intact!

It’s not easy to get famous but it’s definitely hard to handle fame. The Kingfisher Model Hunt winner Angela Jonsson fortunately and unfortunately is the girl of the moment. Not only is her link-up story with Ranbir Kapoor creating ripples, rumours of her meeting Bollywood’s another heartthrob Shahid Kapoor is also gaining momentum.

Now we learn that Angela, who is not aware how the gossipmongers in B-town work, is a worried girl and it’s a matter of concern for her parents too. Though she doesn’t like commenting on her personal life, the girl has decided to clear the air and has put all the speculations to rest.

“Yes, Ranbir and I have dated. We have gone out to dinner like two normal adults in the city,” Angela tells a tabloid.

But what about Shahid? Angela admits she has just met him once at Ranbir’s party and they didn’t talk much. The model also claims that she doesn’t have Shahid’s number and has never texted him.

The last instalment of Murder had set the pulses racing with its steamy scenes between the lead pair Mallika Sherawat and Emraan Hashmi. Now, the sequel to the film Murder 2 is all set to beat the record with Jacqueline Fernandez (who replaces Mallika) going all out for the film.

As per the sources, it is learnt that Murder 2 will feature the story of a serial killer in addition to the already-talked-about racy scenes between the new leading lady and Emraan.

The film, which is currently in the post production stages, was shot in Goa around the Christmas and New Year season that happens to be the peak tourist season.

The serial killer in the film whose identity is being carefully guarded is said to be based on some real life facts like the Nithari killings in Noida and the gruesome deaths that happened in Goa not too long ago.

Now this is one thriller to look forward to get the chills down te spine..

They say that dog is a man's best friend… well, we say that PETA is any animal's best friend. The latest campaign from the nature loving society is with the young Bollywood heart-throb Imran Khan. The actor, who is all ready with his next film Delhi Belly, posed for PETA along with his best friend 'Tony' and Yes, he is a dog that really is.

The campaign that Imran is doing is to promote the adoption of stray dogs.

Why buy a friend when you can adopt one with love. All you need is a friend to change your life !

Its never late than ever. Adopt today!

American TV honchos have urged Cheryl Cole to dump her dancer pal Derek Hough in a bid to raise her US profile.

Executives have bluntly told her that splitting with Hough is the place to start.

Friends of the new US 'X Factor' presenter, 27, said she is torn over what to do about dancer Hough, 26, who she has been dating for nearly a year.

"Derek may be dreaming of worldwide stardom but he's seen as a small-time dancer on a TV show... and pretty uncool," the Mirror quoted the pal saying.

"TV executives are thinking that if she's going to win over Hollywood, she'd be better off doing it as a sassy and single girl-about-town," the pal added.

A friend close to Girls Aloud singer said: "Cheryl is torn. She is still very fond of Derek. However, part of her also wonders if her new life in America is the right time for a fresh start ­without Derek at her side".

"Show producers have told her that being single would do wonders for her image. And there would be no shortage of guys in LA lining up to go on a date with Cheryl," the friend added.

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, who had a roaring affair with Samantha Ronson less than a year back, admits she is still interested in men.

On a recent radio show, Lohan was asked directly if she preferred men or women, reports said.

"We'd love to know whether you're like a lesbian or whether you're a bi, because boys wanna know if they still have a chance. Have we still got a chance?" the host asked the actress.

"Yes," she responded.

The 24-year-old "Mean Girls" star had an on-off romance with Ronson, a celebrity DJ. The pair have remained friends since the split and even live next door to each other in Venice, California.

Before Ronson, Lohan had dated men including club owner Harry Morton and actor Wilmer Vanderrama.