RDJ speaks out following 20-year-old son Indio's arrest for cocaine possession
Robert Downey Jr's son Indio was arrested yesterday after cops found him with cocaine, echoing his father's very public struggle with drug addiction in the 90s. The 20-year-old was riding in a car in West Hollywood Sunday afternoon when an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy conducted a search of the vehicle and found the illicit drugs. The Iron Man star's son was booked in L.A. County jail and released early Monday morning on $10,250 bail. Downey has since issued a statement, thanking the police for their intervention, while expressing the belief that his son can be a 'recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale.' 'Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we're all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being,' the 49-year-old actor said. This isn't the first time Indio has gotten in trouble for drug abuse.
Ali Fazal: I was scared shooting intimate scenes with Vidya Balan in Bobby Jasoos
Ali Fazal started his filmy journey with a small role in Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots, but very soon moved ahead to do some great roles in films like Fukrey and Fast & Furious 7. His latest release, the Vidya Balan starrer Bobby Jasoos, has been getting good reviews all across, but the actor opened up recently in an interview about intimate scenes with Vidya Balan, “When I start working with someone then that comfort level has to be there so that people watching the film may never get to know that these two people have met for the first time when they are doing these intimate scenes. But yeah I guess, there was a scene in the song Tu where I had to lie down right next to her and I was a bit scared at that point. Vidya was very sporty and I guess that's why all of it went pretty well.”
NEW 'HATCHES' IN SHOWBIZ!
Shampa Reza becomes grandmother; Apurbo becomes father
With new 'hatches' in the world of showbiz recently, the families of some of our favourite stars are growing larger! Media personality and actress Shampa Reza has recently been blessed with a granddaughter, and she is overjoyed! Also recently, actor Apurbo has been blessed with a son. Star Showbiz congratulates both of them on this joyous occasion.
EK VILLAIN rakes in Rs 80 crore in one week
Going by the Box Office collection of 'Ek Villain', audiences seems to have accepted Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh, who generally play the good guys on the big screen, as the baddies! In first week, the movie has minted over Rs 80 crore. The Balaji Motion Pictures` latest offering hit the screens June 27. It is director Mohit Suri's first film outside his home banner Vishesh Films and he must certainly not be disappointed with the movie's business.
Will Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone deliver another hit together?
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, who was once dating each other has so far managed to set the Box Office on fire despite their infamous break-up. In an interview with the leading daily, `Rockstar` Ranbir confessed that they do share a healthy bond in real life and that`s perhaps the reason why the viewers still like to see them on screen. The Kapoor lad and Dippy darling are all geared up to start their next project together, `Tamasha` (earlier titled `Window Seat`). The grapevine has it that the film shoot will kick-off at the beautiful locales of France.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE ROBERT DOWNEY JR
World's Most Powerful Celebs
Forbes has recently published its list of the most powerful celebrities of 2014, based on earnings, press, social media and cultural impact. Fighting a tyrannical government in The Hunger Games, playing shape-shifting mutant Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and winning Best Actress award in 2013 for her part in Silver Linings Playbook, it's hardly a shocker that Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the World's Most Powerful Actress. Well, as hard as it might be to believe knowing that RDJ would've been laughed out of Hollywood studios just ten years ago, given the drug and alcohol dependency that left no one wanting to touch him, he has ranked number one on the list of Most Powerful Actors this year.
Munsur Ali directs TVC starring Karishma Kapoor
British-Bangladeshi filmmaker Munsur Ali has scripted and directed a TVC with Karishma Kapoor for Neerus, an Indian brand. The shoot included cinema quality equipment and crew as well as an aerial filming unit to capture the grandeur of the location. "We decided to go for an epic cinematic feel with a classic look and narrative, it felt natural to me. Working with Karishma was great, she is easy to work with, brings that superstar element to any set and yet she is so down to earth and engaged well with the team," said Munsur Ali, whose film 'Shongram', starring Anupam Kher, Asia Argento and Bangladeshi stars Amaan Reza and Dilruba Yasmeen Ruhee, was released in Bangladesh this year.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON wins book defamation lawsuit
Actress Scarlett Johansson will be paid compensation worth 1980 pounds by an author for `hurtful` depiction of a character, based on the star, in his novel. The judge has ordered writer Gregoire Delacourt to pay damages to Johansson, 29, for the `demeaning` depiction in the novel based on model Jeanine Foucamprez, who bears a striking resemblance to Johansson. Delacourt argued the character in his book, `The First Thing We Look At`, was meant as a tribute. But Johansson`s lawyer told the court the book presented her as a `sex object`. Delacourt described his work as a satire on celebrity culture. Lawyers argued it made `defamatory claims` about Johansson`s private life. Johansson had sought 39,600 pounds in damages for the `fraudulent use of her personal rights` but the eventual figure was
substantially lower. `The First Thing We Look At` was published in March 2013 and has sold 100,000 copies.