• Saturday, January 25, 2014

Freedom in the air

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50 SHADES OF GREY
Set for Valentine's Day 2015 release

Universal's upcoming romance, adapted from author E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel, will arrive in 2015, on 14 February. Given the explicit nature of the content, casting two leads in such a film as this was no easy task, as many well-known actors and actresses were rumored for the parts until male model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan and 'The Social Network' actress Dakota Johnson stepped up to the plate, the former having replaced 'Sons of Anarchy' star Charlie Hunnam. For those unfamiliar with '50 Shades of Grey,' the story was originally written as a piece of 'Twilight' fan fiction before giving life to new characters Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Directed by Shawn Taylor-Johnson, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is about, “A literature student by the name of Anastasia Steele who meets a handsome, yet tormented, billionaire named Christian Grey.”

LADY SIF COMING TO AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

As the ratings for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continued to fall and critics labeled the ABC program for being the fall season's “biggest disappointment,” it had to be seen what the decision-makers behind the series planned to do after the holiday break to turn things around. From the words of series executive producer Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel's TV division, viewers were told to be patient and that there's “a plan” in place, one that would make the show “feel more Marvel.” This week's episode “Seeds” – the 12th in the season – offered an origin story for Blizzard, a character from the books, and next week Stan Lee will be making a special appearance. Also, Bill Paxton will be joining Agents of SHIELD with a four-episode arc as another important character from the comics so it's clear Marvel is making every effort to boost interest and connections to the source material – especially since it was officially announced today that Jaimie Alexander will also be making a guest appearance as Lady Sif, coming to Earth from Asgard after the events of Thor: The Dark World. But, will guest stars be enough to turn the show around?

 

 

LEO is a great  kisser onscreen 
--Margot Robbie

The 23-year-old admits her friends were disappointed when she shared the details of her intimate encounters with Leonardo DiCaprio as they hoped for “fireworks”, reports contactmusic.com. "I'm still pinching myself. Leo has always been my favourite actor and he became this wonderful big brother. All of my girlfriends interrogated me and asked, “Is he an amazing kisser?” I'd say, “All I know is his screen kissing is great."  "Then they`d get upset and say, “Tell me there were fireworks.” There weren`t. You do the takes in 17 hours, and it's just hot and sweaty," Robbie said. The actress has quite a few risqué sex scenes with DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's `The Wolf of Wall Street.

 

 

ARJUN KAPOOR
Single and happy

Arjun Kapoor, who has been linked to his '2 States' co-star Alia Bhatt, says he is single and happy. "I am very happy being single right now. I should concentrate on my career. Let me reach a good position in my career and gain clarity in life, only then would I be able to keep a stable relationship," the 28-yepre-Filmfare Awards party. "I am young enough to figure things out as time progresses. So I haven`t planned anything yet nor do I have any girl in my life," he added. Arjun is currently promoting Yash Raj Films` production 'Gunday', in which he stars alongside Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra.

 

 

Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan Greet Rekha!

In one of the most interesting 'turn' of events, Amitabh Bachchan was photographed greeting actress Rekha with a 'namaste' at the 20th Annual Screen Awards that took place last night. In fact, Jaya Bachchan too was spotted bonding with the yesteryear queen at the event. Amitabh Bachchan, who was rumoured to be dating Rekha long ago had not acknowledged Rekha in public since their last film together in 1981 titled Silsila. So, it was a 'treat' for the fans of the stars as well as the media who could not stop taking pictures of Big B greeting Rekha! The on-screen and the alleged off-screen chemistry between Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan was much talked about in gossip circles in the 80's and the media had fun cooking up stories of their romance and how they remain in touch even after their alleged split.

BATS vs SUPES pushed to may 2016

Last week, Warner Bros announced that they have decided to reschedule the release of the Man of Steel sequel by 10 months. Batman vs. Superman's release date has been moved from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016 to allow "the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story." This May 6, 2016 slot is currently occupied by an unspecified Marvel Phase 3 movie! That's right, fanboys! As of right now, it's DC and Marvel going head to head on the same day at the box office! The sequel will bring the original stars from Man of Steel back, including Henry Cavill as Superman/ Clark Kent and Amy Adams as Lois Lane, whereas Ben Affleck has been cast to fill Batman's dark and deep shoes.

After Shabnur, Purnima also set to step into  motherhood

After Shabnur, Purnima is also stepping into motherhood. The popular model and actor, who is known to friends and family as 'Rita', is due in 7-8 weeks and she is currently residing with her in-laws in Chittagong, along with her husband Fahad Jamil. This explains why she has not been in the limelight recently, with her last performance being in the “Chayachobi” film and “Game” serial on television. Born in 1981, Purnima has been an actor from the age of 14, her debut her film was 'Ai Jibon Tomar Amar'.

 

After John Abraham,
Bipasha Basu To Tie The Knot!

John Abraham surprised us all by getting married to his three-year-long girlfriend Priya Runchal in the New Year, and now we hear that his ex-girlfriend Bipasha Basu too has decided to tie the knot this year with boyfriend Harman Baweja. While some might wonder whether Bipasha's decision of getting married has anything to do with John's wedding, the fact is that Bips' and Harman had decided to enter wedlock much before John even broke the news of his wedding. According to reports, Bipasha and Harman will make an official statement only after the latter's film Dhishkiyaon, produced by Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra hits theatres in August. If the buzz is to be believed, Bipasha's parents have already met Harman and his parents (producer Harry Baweja and wife Pammi) and have discussed about the wedding details.

 

 

Published: 12:01 am Saturday, January 25, 2014

Last modified: 9:55 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014

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