Rapper Snoop Dogg says he was asked to be a judge on American talent hunt show "X Factor", but he turned down the offer as he did not want to be committed for an entire series.
"They asked me to do that, but I don't think that's for me. I wouldn't mind going on the show as a mentor, but not as far as a judge, " said Snoop Dogg. The hip-hop star was approached to be on the judging panel alongside music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, reports contactmusic.com.
Actor Charlie Sheen has revealed that he spent money on prostitutes because he had millions to blow.
Sheen blamed his bank balance for his escort habit. "Because I had millions to blow. I ran out of things to buy, " femalefirst quoted the 45-year-old actor as saying.
Sheen, in the past, was a client of notorious madam Heidi Fleiss for years and recently was alleged to have hired "hundreds of women" from a former porn star named Felony.
actress Elizabeth Hurley has finally filed for divorce from her estranged husband, Indian businessman Arun Nayar. She has cited his "unreasonable behaviour" as the reason behind the split. Hurley, 45, had disclosed her split from Nayar in December itself, but made a legal move Friday, reports dailymail.co.uk.
She had earlier announced her split on micro-blogging site Twitter. "For the record, my husband Arun and I separated a few months ago. Our close family and friends were aware of this, " she wrote.
But now, her decision to formally end their four-year union surfaced just days after she returned from Los Angeles, where she spent the past few weeks Shooting for her new TV series "Wonder Woman". During her trip, Hurley was spotted many times with Australian cricketer Shane Warne, who she is reportedly dating.
The actress, who has also been seen kissing the cricketer on various occasions, has denied any marriage plans with Warne. "Apparently I'm getting married and moving to Australia. Wow, my fictional tabloid life is exciting! Breathlessly awaiting next instalment, " Hurley recently posted on her Twitter page.
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz was honoured with the 2, 436th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 36-year-old actress who is awaiting the release of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" looked svelte in purple lace fitted dress at the event, reports dailymail.co.uk.
She was accompanied by her husband, Spanish actor Javier Bardem, and close friend and co-star Johnny Depp. She thanked Depp for helping her learn English when she first moved to Los Angeles. She said: "I want to thank the man with the hat. Let me tell you about the man with the hat. I came to Los Angeles for the first time in 1994, I spoke no English. I only knew how to say two things, two sentences. One was, 'How are you?', the other one was, 'I want to work with Johnny Depp'.
"In the last 10 years I have worked with him twice and that has improved my English, so now I know how to say, 'I want to work with Johnny Depp again!' Thank you Johnny for your friendship, your friendship, your talent, you are such an inspiration to so many of us, always." Cruz hails from near Madrid, Spain, and made her acting debut on Spanish television when she was 16. She made her feature film debut in 1992 in "Jamon, Jamon".
She won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2009 for her performance in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
The actress gave birth to a baby boy, her first child, in January.
Film: "The Adjustment Bureau"; Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie; Director: George Nolfi; Rating: ***1/2
The theme of waking up one day to realise that you have been living a life not of free will, but controlled by someone else, has been the staple diet of science fiction. And indeed "The Adjustment Bureau" was a story by the master of sci-fi, Philip K. Dick, titled "The Adjustment Team".
But to see it transformed into a Love story is delightful for both romance and sci-fi fans, despite its shortcomings.
David (Matt Damon), after losing his US Senate seat, meets Elise (Emily Blunt). He meets her again the next day and takes her number. However, he finds out that this second meeting was not supposed to happen and he is not supposed to meet her ever, his destiny being controlled by a group of beings who track every individual's path and ensure they stay on course in compliance with a grand plan. Every small incident that goes off-plan has a ripple effect and throws the world out off balance.
Despite knowing the truth, he refuses to give up, unable as he is to get Elise out of his mind. After three years of travelling in the same bus, he finally meets her. He fights against the adjustment bureau, leading to a cat and mouse game with two things at stake - love and exercise of free will.
The intention of the film was to make another "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". And there are glaring similarities between the two, with both basically being science fiction plots that effectively turn into love stories. Though "The Adjustment Bureau" falls short of reaching there, it makes for a delightful, witty and romantic watch.
The analogy of the film is perhaps that you cannot take anything for granted, not even free will. That free will is a gift you have to fight for and that fate is not pre-ordained, but what we make of it by our determination. The chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt is what makes this unbelievable story believable. Seeing them together on screen, it seems they are actually in love.
Screenwriter George Nolfi, who has written films like "Ocean's Twelve" and "The Bourne Ultimatum", and was the adjustment man behind adapting the Philip K. Dick story, does a good job in his first directorial venture. The film gives enough material for all kinds sci-fi, romance and free will philosophies.
Film: "The Lincoln Lawyer"; Director: Brad Furman; Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy; Rating: ****
It's a common grouse against the legal system that it rarely panders towards justice with enough loopholes for a lawyer to wriggle out no matter what the truth. Law and justice as any lawyer or activist will tell you, are not synonymous. Any film that even hints on this problem with the legal system, especially one with the impeccable flair of "The Lincoln Lawyer", is welcome not just for cinema, but for life in general.
Mike (Matthew McConaughey) is a young lawyer with a panache and skill of a street hustler. Though he practices law, he does not necessarily work inside its confines with a penchant for suave lying and a lack of conscience. He is surprised on getting a rape and assault case of a rich guy who could easily have afforded a better attorney.
The case is easily winnable with enough evidence in his clients favour. Yet, after digging a little deeper, he realises that his client is not only guilty, but is responsible for a previous murder in which one of his previous client had gone to jail for life.
After his friend and investigator Frank (William H. Macy) is murdered, Mike who has developed a conscience and for the first time a sense of justice, is caught in the perfect catch-22 - he has to lose the case, will seeming to win it, a near impossible task considering the evil nature of his opponent.
An intelligent, suspenseful court-room drama is always a delight to watch. And to the credit of director Brad Furman, he manages a powerhouse film with convincing and clear direction.
Matthew McConaughey first with an overdose of suaveness and later as a striken man of conscience who despite breaking apart has to pull himself together, successfully manages to break out of his rom-com hero image with his best performance so far.
The script, based on a novel by Michael Connelly, gets the story and the ingredient right making for a very satisfying movie. The film that hints at requisite corrections in the judicial system, also gets its metaphors right and would be of particular delight to those who enjoy Sidney Lumet's legal films or are in awe of masterpieces from the Billy Wilder classic "Witness for the Prosecution" to "Primal Fear".
So much so that the little hiccup of pandering to populist tastes by having our hero resort to physical retribution, will seem a minor flaw in an otherwise fine, intense, flawless drama.
actress Cameron Diaz says her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake is a "great comedian".
Diaz, who stars alongside the singer in their forthcoming movie "Bad Teacher" is adamant that Timberlake was the best person for role he plays in the film, and there was no awkwardness between the former couple while Shooting for the film, reports contactmusic.com.
"We wanted the best person for the job, and Justin was that person. He's such a great comedian. He's proven himself over and over again. We all knew what he would deliver on this and how great he would be, " she told Huffington Post.
Singer Beyonce Knowles has dropped her father Mathew, who has taken care of her projects for over a decade, as her manager. Beyonce, who has been guided by him since she first began her career in girl band Destiny's Child in the late 1990s, said she was "grateful" for her dad's backing.
"I am grateful for everything he has taught me. I grew up watching both he and my mother manage me and own their own businesses. They are hard working entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps, " she said in a statement. "He is my father for life and I Love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me."
According to contactmusic.com, Mathew said the decision to stop managing Beyonce was "mutual". He said he still supports his daughter and continues to be "very proud of who she is". "The decision to part was mutual. We did great things together and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment, " he said.
"Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and I am very proud of who she is and all she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success."
Caterina is international pop star Jennifer Lopez's cousin and loves everything about Bollywood - its song-dance culture, superstar Shah Rukh Khan and it's fun experience. She feels that Hollywood has become too repetitive and says she bows down to the "beautiful Sheilas and Munnis" as they are "awesome".
She will make her Bollywood debut with an item song in the movie "Bhindi Baazaar. Inc". "Bollywood style of dancing is not easy. Everybody thinks it is easy, but it's not! I bow down to beautiful Sheilas and Munnis because they are awesome. I am getting the hang of it, " Caterina, a trained hip-hop and salsa dancer, told IANS in an interview.
"I feel Hollywood needs to change things around as the movies are becoming too repetitive. May be they could just start having some singing and dancing in their movies. "In Bollywood films, you have a lot of singing and dancing whereas Hollywood is just about acting. So I find Bollywood really attractive, it's fun, " she added.
Caterina is ready to woo Indian audiences with her groves in the item song "Taan ke seena" and says it was quite a challenge for her. "For me, learning Hindi words, being able to lip sync them and pronoucing them correctly was definitely difficult, but it was a good learning experience, " she said.
"I am a huge fan of movies and I also read about the war going on between Munni and Sheila. I felt the songs were the typical Hindi movie item songs and I loved them." She enjoys her on and off stay in India.
"Experience of Shooting for the film was good. Everybody on the sets and all the actors were very helpful. I didn't really know anyone. I was also nervous about how everything will work, but everyone was fun on the sets. They used to crack jokes whenever I was stressed out, " said Caterina.
"When you are filming for a Bollywood movie, there are a hundred people on the set and that is something I wasn't really used to. So I had to pretend that there are not too many people around, " added Bollywood's new item girl who worked as a model in New York earlier. Born and brought up in Arizona, Caterina comes from a big family - she has seven brothers and sisters.
Caterina is a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan and Imran Khan, but she wants to do an item song with Akshay. "I have a huge crush on Shah Rukh Khan, I haven't got a chance to meet him but hopefully I will. His smile is amazing and he is very smart. The way he promotes and pushes himself, it's very fascinating. Imran Khan is a very good actor. I saw him in 'Luck' and he was amazing, " she said.
"I really want to do an item song with Akshay Kumar because I feel we will have the best chemistry ever; he seems like so hilarious, I like him, " she added. Caterina is happy to see that Bollywood is opening up to foreigners and unlike the common perception that foreigners come and go, she says she is here to stay for long.
Chinese actor Jackie Chan is the latest celebrity to fall victim to internet death hoax.
Online reports suggested that Chan had died of heart attack. However, he took to social networking site Facebook to deny the reports. "Jackie is alive and well. He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports. Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie, " said a note on the Action star's Facebook page.
Chan also posted a photo of himself showing him meeting with top Japanese officials, people.com reports. The caption reads: Jackie met with Yuji Kumamaru, Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong to discuss the details of the Love Without Borders 3/11 Candelight Gala, which will benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Other celebrities, who have been a victim of internet hoax, are Charlie Sheen, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp among others.