After Slumdog is it White Tiger for the west?

After the movie loosely based on Vikas Swarup’s new novel ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ impressed the world and swept the Oscars, looks like another Indian author’s book will be adapted soon.

Tweet charity: Jackman’s $100,000 Twitter pledge

Hugh Jackman is now using Twitter for philanthrophic purposes, after last week’s bungle when he renamed the Opera House the "Opera Center".
Early on Wednesday, the Wolverine star wrote on Twitter: "I will donate 100K to one individual’s favorite non profit organization. Of course, you must convince me why by using 140 characters or less."
Since Jackman’s call-out, responses have been posted at a rate of several per minute. Suggestions include Jackman giving the money to charities involved in homelessness, fighting disease, child welfare and in developing impoverished nations.
"It may be a PR stunt but at the end of the day a community organisation is going to get a significant amount of money that they wouldn’t have otherwise got," said Philanthropy Australia CEO Gina Anderson.
"$100,000 is a large amount of money, he doesn’t have to give it … it’s fantastic.”
Ms Anderson said the public pledge might also raise awareness for whatever charity received the donation.
"It’s very important that people see others giving," she said.
"They might look at him (Jackman) and say ‘Why is he giving money there, why is that important?’ … it’s a leadership role."
In a later tweet, Jackman wrote: "The more passion shown for your charity the better Get the support of your friends and teach them the importance of giving."
Ms Anderson described the evolution of Jackman’s pledge on Twitter, where hundreds of responses were pouring in each hour, as "fascinating to watch".
Jackman has been aggressively using Twitter to promote his forthcoming flick ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’. The actor got into trouble last week over his use of Twitter after he mispelled "harbor" and renamed one of his hometown’s most famous icons the "Opera Center".
He later put the error down his message becoming "translated by someone American in my office" after he relayed it over the phone. - SAMPURN

Katie Holmes loses brother in-law

Tom Cruise’s wife actress Katie Holmes is facing a period of grieving in her personal life.


‘Max Payne’ fans are in for a treat as the top-selling, award winning videogame lends itslef to an equally exciting film titled ‘Max Payne’ starring Mark Wahlberg who plays an undercover cop fighting for his justice while uncovering plot-twists and twisted thugs in the gritty bowels of New York.

Jackman arrives on a helicopter for X-Men promotions

In a blaze of publicity, Hollywood heart throb Hugh Jackman zoomed in by helicopter and flying fox to an event to promote the latest X-Men movie, saying he was "heartbroken" that the film had been leaked on the Internet.

Ben Afflecks German lessons to his daughter

Teaching his daughter three-year-old Violet to swear in German made Ben Affleck’s face go red. The actor had taken his daughter to a Mexican restaurant where the tot decided to spill both their meals on her dad’s lap, prompting him to swear in German. Ben thought he’d avoided teaching her a bad word by cursing in a foreign language - only to watch Violet recite the phrase loudly to the horror of other diners.
Affleck tells, "All the food is coming, spilling towards me. And I go, ‘Shhhhh… and I turn it around and say ’sheisse’.
"Why I came up with that word, I don’t know, I have not even been to Germany, but I guess that’s a German swear word in my subconscious…
"I thought, ‘I’ve averted disaster.’ I look over at her and she says, ‘What’s sheisse? Why did you say sheisse?’
"I said, ‘It’s just a bad word, and we don’t say that.’ As soon as I told her it was a bad word, I was like, ‘You idiot.’
"So she just goes, sheisse, sheisse, sheisse, sheisse, over and over again. It turned into a total nightmare for me. My daughter’s swearing in German."   - SAMPURN

Pitt means Jen, Angie fumes

 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s relationship have had many a problem of late and the latest is that Pitt made things worse by meeting up with ex wife Jennifer Aniston.

First Look : Out Of Bounds (2007)

Nominated for the Golden Leopard at the 2007 Locarno International Film Festival and Winner of Silver Leopard Best Actor (Michele Venitucci), at the 2007 Locarno International Film Festival, ‘Of Bounds’ gives you the brutal facts about the big bad world of illegal fight clubs.

Angelina Jolie didnt fainted on the set of Salt

The recent rumours regarding Angelina Jolie collapsing on the set of her upcoming flick Salt has been denied by the movie bosses. The gorgeous actress is busy shooting for the flick in New York and the recently the rumours were going around of Angelina’s ill health and her going unconscious while shooting, prompting internet gossips to speculate about the state of her health.

First Look : BRIDE WARS

First Look : BRIDE WARS

Cast: Anne Hathway and Kate Hudson

Release Date: 24th April, 2009

Dan Brown’s back to thrill

His ‘Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels and Demons’ gave the world the chills and the thrills and became best sellers.

Amy Winehouse penning down book of poetry

According to reports, Amy Winehouse who is currently enjoying time on the Caribbean Island of St Lucia is writing a book of poems about her career and tumultuous relationship with her estranged husband Blake Fielder-Civil. A source tells Britain’s Daily Star, "Amy’s been stimulated since living in St Lucia. She loves the chilled-out Caribbean atmosphere and has found it has encouraged her to write again. "Pete Doherty once told her that poetry was a good way to express yourself, so she thought writing a book of poems about her life would be a fine start."   - SAMPURN

Is Brangelina splitting up?

 There’s bad news for all Brangelina fans.

No lavish second marriage for Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek has denied the reports that she is planning a second $2 million wedding, insisting its "ridiculous" to think she’d spend that sort of cash on her nuptials.
The gorgeous actress got married French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault quietly at City Hall in Paris on Valentine’s Day (14Feb09) and she insists she has no plans for a lavish follow-up ceremony at the end of the month (Apr09).
Hayek tells, "I think a wedding is about love, friends, family and fun. I think spending millions of dollars on a wedding is ridiculous and it has never been my dream. I would never do that."   - SAMPURN

NDTV Lumire presents The Sons Room

 Sunday, April 5th at 1:30 pm at the Zenzi Lumière Film Club

Movie Review: Marley and Me (2009)

Movie: Marley and Me

Madonna twists her ankle while running on tread mill

Madonna has reportedly twisted her ankle after falling off a treadmill while she was doing exercise in Malawai as Kumbali lodge. Madonna over here is awaiting a hearing on Friday on whether she will be given permission from government to adopt four-year-old Mercy James. According to Britain’s The Sun, a trek on the running machine turned nasty after she took a high-speed stumble. A worker at the lodge tells the publication, "There was a bang and she came suddenly flying off the back of the machine. She looked hurt."
We wish Madonna a quick recovery.   - SAMPURN

Suspense queen Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie might have toned down her wild girl image after motherhood but she still has a long way to go before portraying homely images on screen.

Lauding Beatles, Hindus urge celebrities to explore meditation

Hindus have applauded surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, for performing together Saturday at New York to raise money for promoting meditation.

Movie Review: Madagascar 2- Escape to Africa (2008)

Director: Eric Darnell and Tom Mc Grath

Preview of Flashbacks of a Fool

Once upon a time Joe Scot (Daniel Craig) was a big Hollywood star, but now his career is as good as over. His sexual shenanigans and booze and drug habits have spun out of control. Joe lives his directionless life in a bleak, negative space, despite his opulent Malibu mansion and the attentions of his sassy housekeeper (Eve), the only person who bothers to keep his life in some sort of order.

Hugh Jackman to bowl out Shane Warne?

Want more of the World’s Sexiest Man? Imagine this - after burning the dance floor with his sensational Oscar act, heart throb Hugh Jackman might now be ‘bowling maidens over’ – quite literally!!

Hollywood: Hugh Jackman’s wife is ‘Now used to his female fans’

One of the drawbacks of being the spouse of a huge superstar is having to come to terms with the issue of rabid fans. The X-Men star’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness has come to terms with the fact that the world thinks her husband is hot.
Furness told OK magazine that it’s all just part of the game. "I’m starting to get used to it now," she explains about seeing the female attention her husband receives. Deborra has also revealed that there’s a lot more to the Wolverine star than a handsome face (and that body). "He’s got a great sense of humor." And as for the secret of their happy family, which includes children Oscar, 8, and 3-year-old Ava, she admits, "I think it’s just chemistry. When things come together, they’re meant to be together. It works." - SAMPURN

Mary Tyler Moores alcoholism problem

Yesteryears U.S. actress has shared about her best-kept secret that she fought alcoholism for years. In an exclusive TV interview, the actress confessed that she fought and hid about her drinking problems for years. She says, "An alcoholic woman, in most people’s eyes, was one who had just really gotten sloppy, gotten dirty." Moore comments that her example may help other alcoholics seek aid, "Being able to come out and talk honestly about that (alcoholism) gave a lot of people the opportunity to look at themselves carefully and say, ‘Hey, yes I look good, my clothes are nice and I’m warm and delightful, but I’m also an alcoholic.’"   - SAMPURN

Friendship still exists between Ashley Tisdale and her ex

Though, there were reports that singer Jared Murillo and actress Ashley Tisdale are not even on the talking terms after their break-up earlier this month, Murillo’s dad Alex insists that the two are still friends. He tells, "They remain good friends. They are in the same circle, they have the same friends… I think it was just the right time to do what they did." And the elder Murillo isn’t ruling out a reconciliation between his son and Tisdale: "Jared is very, very happy, and is very pleased with what’s going on with his work. I think for him it’s a good time now to move forward… And you know what? You never know how life turns out. They might hook up again, you just never know."   - SAMPURN

First Look: Street Kings

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh laurie, Chris Evans, Jay Mohr, John Corbett, Cedric the Entertainer, Amaury Nolasco, Terry Crews, Naomie Harris, Martha Higareda.

George Harrison to be honoured

Former Beatle guitarist George Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001 is to be honoured with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Harrison’s star will be unveiled on 13 April (08) on 1750 Vine Street, next to former bandmate John Lennon’s star, and right infront of the Capitol Records building, the Hollywood home of the Beatles. Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani are expected to be present at the function. The event is timed to coincide with Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming documentary about the star, and Capitol’s release of previously unheard Harrison material.   - SAMPURN

“I’m afraid of marriage” : Campbell

Single supermodel Naomi Campbell has never married because she is terrified it would fail and end in divorce. The catwalk queen has dated Robert De Niro and U2 rocker Adam Clayton, but never settled on a Mr Right. Campbell says, "I am afraid of the word marriage. I’m afraid of making the commitment and failing because I never want to be divorced. I don’t want divorce to enter my whole reality." 

FIRST LOOK- ‘Outlander’

Worldwide Release: 23rd Janurary, 2009
Cast: James Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ), Ron Perlman
(Hellboy), John Hurt (V for Vendetta), Sophia Myles(Underworld) and Jack Huston.

First look - THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (12 Dec 08)

Mankind has long been fascinated by the possibility of life beyond Earth.  Science fiction literature and films have served to not only entertain, but to address our questions, hopes and fears about extraterrestrial life. Such speculation has captivated our collective imagination and inspired the development of new technology to explore the farthest reaches of our universe and the very real possibility that we are not alone. 

Hugh Jackman asks fans to chose the city for X-Men Origins: Wolverine Premiere

Hugh Jackman and his "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" co-stars want to hold the film’s premiere in your town The star announced that the mutant film will be hosted at the town with the most votes on their website.


Fox Star Studios India Pvt Ltd. presents the most gripping thriller of 2008 - ‘MIRRORS’.


In light of Shahrukh Khan incident at Newark, do you think US Homeland Security sytematically targets Muslims?
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