Bachchans at Mukesh Ambani’s party

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan and sister-in-law Shweta Nanda attended the book launch of Ash’s favourite designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla at Antilla, Mukesh and Neeta Ambani’s bungalow in Mumbai on Saturday.

The designer duo launched their book India Fantastique.

Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan and Shweta Nanda

Salman Khan celebrates Eid with fans 2012

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Salman Khan — whose latest release Ek Tha Tiger created box office history by racing to the Rs 100-crore club in just six days — emerged from his home, Galaxy Apartments, on Bandstand, suburban Mumbai, to greet his fans on Eid, August 20.

The actor was accompanied by father Salim Khan and younger brother Arbaaz, as he waved to the fans from the balcony.

Jenny McCarthy to pose nude for Playboy again

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Jenny McCarthy is posing nude for Playboy again – almost 20 years since the first time she appeared in its pages.

The 39-year-old blonde beauty will feature on the July/August cover of the famous men’s magazine and will strip for a naked pictorial. A representative for the publication has confirmed Jenny’s spread.

The model-and-actress started her career with a shoot in Playboy’s October 1993 issue and she went onto to be named Playmate of the Month and later Playmate of the Year and has appeared in Hugh Hefner’s magazine several times.

Jenny turns 40 in November and she previously admitted she wanted to bare all in the magazine one more time before she reached the landmark age.

She said: “I would absolutely pose for Playboy. I would be so flattered if they asked me. It’s probably not going to happen but I think I want to do it again.”

Jenny – who has a nine-year-old son Evan – also recently confessed she relies on the wrinkle-smoothing powers of Botox to stay looking young.

She said: “I’m an obvious Botox user. I tell everyone. I get Botox in my forehead. I just have my doctor do a little shot. But I also just take good care of myself.”

Karan Johar hits back at Priyanka Chopra

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After Priyanka Chopra’s friends hit back at star wives (read: Gauri Khan) in a section of the press, it is now Gauri’s pals to do so. Her buddy Karan Johar took to his micro-blogging site to vent out his anger.

 

He states, “Using their hired PR machinery and hiding behind so called ‘friends’ to get news into tabloids is nothing but spineless and lame!! Some people need to wake up and smell the KOFFEE!!! Get a reality check before it’s too late!!! Grow up!!! and don’t mess with goodness.”

 

NB: You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out who he is referring to. It’s obviously Priyanka.

Reportedly some star wives and a producer-director had launched a nasty campaign against PC. Wonder what Piggy Chop’s friends have to say to KJo now? Tee hee!

Akshay Kumar, John Abraham in a brawl

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Close on the heels of a much public spat between actors Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Shirish Kunder, Akshay Kumar and John Abraham almost came to blows on Friday at their film’s screening. Caught on camera by our photographer who was late in leaving the venue after the screening of their upcoming film Housefull 2 at a theatre in Mumbai, the actors got into a heated argument that soon escalated into what seemed like a physical fight. While most guests had left by then, the few eyewitnesses revealed that the altercation got to a point where the actors’ bodyguards had to intervene. The private screening of the film, meant for close friends, and family, apparently ignited a debate about who was behind the success of their last hit Desi Boyz (2011), which fared well at the box-office.

“Someone made a joke comparing the two, and what started as a harmless banter suddenly got serious. Back in the day there were some rumours of rivalry between the two even during their film Garam Masala (2005); so that could have made matters worse. Both of them are known to be hot headed anyway,” said a crew member of Housefull’s production team, requesting anonymity.
Ironically, the two have maintained a cordial relationship in the press as there have been regular reports about Akshay’s son, Aarav, being a big fan of John. The actors who got miffed at spotting our shutterbug clicking pictures, refused to respond to our messages. ‘Everything’s well. It was just a silly argument that’s sorted,” explained the film’s spokesperson later.

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Of late, there have been several instances of Bollywood personalities getting into physical fights and subsequently hitting headlines for the wrong reasons. On January 29, actor Shah Rukh Khan allegedly slapped filmmaker Shirish Kunder (left) at a bash hosted by Sanjay Dutt to celebrate the success of Agneepath. On February 22, actor Saif Ali Khan got into an ugly brawl with NRI Iqbal Sharma and allegedly punched him, breaking the latter’s nose.

Andrea Absolonová, aka Lea De Mae, was a Czech adult model. In 2004, she suffered from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.  Diagnosed in July 2004, the adult film actress succumbed to the fatal disease 17 days short of her 28th birthday on December 9, 2004.

Andrea Absolonová, aka Lea De Mae, was a Czech adult model. In 2004, she suffered from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Diagnosed in July 2004, the adult film actress succumbed to the fatal disease 17 days short of her 28th birthday on December 9, 2004.

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Eric Clapton once said Robert Leroy Johnson was “the most important blues singer that ever lived”.  The Americam singer and musician died August 16, 1938, due to unknown reasons. With differing accounts of his death, the most likely backstory to his death was poison – poisoned with strychnine by a lover's jealous husband.  Though Johnson wasn't given much credit for his talent while he lived, post his death, he became a legend.

Eric Clapton once said Robert Leroy Johnson was “the most important blues singer that ever lived”. The Americam singer and musician died August 16, 1938, due to unknown reasons. With differing accounts of his death, the most likely backstory to his death was poison – poisoned with strychnine by a lover's jealous husband. Though Johnson wasn't given much credit for his talent while he lived, post his death, he became a legend.

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One of the greatest electric guitarists of the years gone by, Jimi Hendrix died in the early hours of September 18, 1970. After a party, Jimi was taken to his girlfriend's Notting Hill apartment, where he died in the wee hours of the morning. Cause of death: asphyxiation on vomit due to the deadly combination of wine and sleeping pills, as per the coroner's report.

One of the greatest electric guitarists of the years gone by, Jimi Hendrix died in the early hours of September 18, 1970. After a party, Jimi was taken to his girlfriend's Notting Hill apartment, where he died in the wee hours of the morning. Cause of death: asphyxiation on vomit due to the deadly combination of wine and sleeping pills, as per the coroner's report.

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Jonathan Gregory Brandis ironically began his career with the American soap One Life To Live in 1982, but a little over two decades later, the young actor hanged himself in 2003. Declared a suicide, minus a suicide note, his friends claimed that the The Never Ending Story II actor was lonely and depressed about his career.

Jonathan Gregory Brandis ironically began his career with the American soap One Life To Live in 1982, but a little over two decades later, the young actor hanged himself in 2003. Declared a suicide, minus a suicide note, his friends claimed that the The Never Ending Story II actor was lonely and depressed about his career.

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Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, founding member of Grateful Dead, was found dead at his home in Corte Madera in California. Cause of death: gastrointestinal hemorrhage.  His legacy remains – in 1994, along with his band members, McKernan was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame. Not just musicians, there are others who succumbed to the curse of 27. Take a look.

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, founding member of Grateful Dead, was found dead at his home in Corte Madera in California. Cause of death: gastrointestinal hemorrhage. His legacy remains – in 1994, along with his band members, McKernan was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame. Not just musicians, there are others who succumbed to the curse of 27. Take a look.

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Valentín Elizalde, a popular Mexican banda singer, was gunned down in his car in November 2006, shortly after he left a concert. Along with him, his chauffeur and assistant were also killed. While rumours suggest that he had antagonized a drug trafficking ring, a result of which, he joined many other names of musicians who died at the age of 27. A year after his death, he was nominated for a Grammy.

Valentín Elizalde, a popular Mexican banda singer, was gunned down in his car in November 2006, shortly after he left a concert. Along with him, his chauffeur and assistant were also killed. While rumours suggest that he had antagonized a drug trafficking ring, a result of which, he joined many other names of musicians who died at the age of 27. A year after his death, he was nominated for a Grammy.

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The woman who wore many hats, singer, songwriter, painter, dancer and music arranger Janis Joplin died on the floor, by her bed, on October 4, 1970. Cause of death: probable heroin overdose, suspected to have been combined and rumoured to have been triggered by a bout of depression.

The woman who wore many hats, singer, songwriter, painter, dancer and music arranger Janis Joplin died on the floor, by her bed, on October 4, 1970. Cause of death: probable heroin overdose, suspected to have been combined and rumoured to have been triggered by a bout of depression.

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It was ‘death by misadventure' for the founder and lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones Brian Jones. Jones was found at the bottom of his swimming pool on the night of 2–3 July 1969, and declared DOA. Cause of death: drowning, added to which enlarged liver and heart courtesy alcohol and drug abuse.

It was ‘death by misadventure' for the founder and lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones Brian Jones. Jones was found at the bottom of his swimming pool on the night of 2–3 July 1969, and declared DOA. Cause of death: drowning, added to which enlarged liver and heart courtesy alcohol and drug abuse.

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Last year on July 23, iconoclastic British singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse, was found dead in her London home. The cause of death was not immediately known, but she had sought treatment, as recently as last month, for health problems that have been reported to include drug and alcohol abuse, with some reports suggesting early-stage emphysema (a chronic respiratory disease) while others say that it was 'dodgy' drugs. Winehouse, a five-time Grammy winner, died aged 27.

Last year on July 23, iconoclastic British singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse, was found dead in her London home. The cause of death was not immediately known, but she had sought treatment, as recently as last month, for health problems that have been reported to include drug and alcohol abuse, with some reports suggesting early-stage emphysema (a chronic respiratory disease) while others say that it was 'dodgy' drugs. Winehouse, a five-time Grammy winner, died aged 27.

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Diane Keaton, 1977: The now famous menswear trend from Annie Hall stood the film's lead actress, then just four movies old, in good stead as she beat Hollywood heavyweights Shirley Maclaine and Jane Fonda to the Best Actress award. Her relaxed suit is now a fashion classic.

Diane Keaton, 1977: The now famous menswear trend from Annie Hall stood the film's lead actress, then just four movies old, in good stead as she beat Hollywood heavyweights Shirley Maclaine and Jane Fonda to the Best Actress award. Her relaxed suit is now a fashion classic.

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