Sanjay Shah sells Autobiographical Comedy to NBC

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photo: twitter.com

Veteran TV writer and stand-up comedian Sanjay Shah has just sold an autobiographical sitcom to NBC television. The show will center around the experiences of an immigrant family running a fast food restaurant in Sacramento and focus on the two different sons in this family. Sanjay’s own family owns a Burger King restaurant in Sacramento so he will be culling from his own experience.

Sanjay took a circuitous route to Hollywood himself and originally graduated from Berkley. He began doing stand-up and opened for Russel Peters, then co-wrote a widespread video service called Badmashi which did parodies like ‘The Singhsons’, and then moved on to writing for such acclaimed television shows as ‘King of the Hill’, ‘Cougar Town’, ‘South Park’, ‘Enlisted’, ‘and most recently ‘1600 Penn’.

No word on casting or a possible air date as of yet.

Eva Mendes Launches her First Fashion Line

photo: Imagehost.com Eva flashing her personal style at a premiere

photo: Imagehost.com
Eva flashing her personal style at a premiere, but the star was initially hesitant.

Hollywood star Eva Mendes is expanding her brand with the addition of a vintage clothing line in a joint venture with New York and Company.  The ‘Sin City’ superlative went on ‘Good Morning America’ to share the new project.

When asked for the focus of the line Eva saidIt offers simple, sensible clothes for the everyday woman. I love a bargain. I am always shopping at thrift shops. I will go and buy a $6 dress, then I will get a coffee, and there are always women who are like, “Where can I get your dress?.”

The line will cater to women of all shapes and sizes as clothes range from size zero up to 18.  Eva’s sister and friends  suggested to her that she share her unique flare for fashion with everyone through a fashion line.

When asked how her line came about Eva saidNew York and Company came to me with the opportunity, and I have been a fan of theirs for years. My first reaction was nervous, I was like, ‘I’m not sure I have anything to offer’. But I accepted the challenge with one goal: to make women look good.

Eva’s line will also be affordable to the masses as pants will be around $50 and dresses $80.  As for who she’s targeting Eva offeredMy customer is not a fan of the way tabloids cover celebrity style, “Who wore it best.” It’s disastrous for women’s self-esteem. With fashion, there is no right or wrong.

No word on which stores will carry Eva’s clothing line, but you can next see her in her boyfriend Ryan Gosling’s acting/directing debut ‘How to Catch a Monster’.

Amitabh Bachchan Signs with Hollywood Talent Agency!

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photo: dailybeast.com

The angry young man of Bollywood turned elder statesman can now add another hyphenate to his stellar career, Hollywood actor with top-tier representation!  In a great piece of news, Amitabh Bachchan has signed with hot, new Hollywood agency Resolution.  No doubt that Anil Kapoor had a hand in bringing Amitabh over to stateside representation as Anil is represented by mega-agent David Unger at Resolution.

It’s likely that Resolution is seeking to build on Amitabh’s great cameo as Jewish gangster Meyer Wolfsheim in ‘The Great Gatsby‘.  He more than held his own in pivotal scenes with Hollywood mega-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in the Baz Luhrman directed vehicle. The film was based on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name and went on to gross over $330 million worldwide.

No word on any upcoming Hollywood projects to Amitabh yet, but he’s currently filming Bollywood film ‘Welcome Back‘ with stars Anil Kapoor and John Abraham.  We’ll keep you posted on any of Amitabh’s future films, both Hollywood and Bollywood, and we’re sure there will be many more Hollywood projects in his future with such strong representation.

Om Puri to star in ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’ with Helen Mirren

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Leaving his personal life back in India, 64-year-old Bollywood legend, Om Puri is in Southern France with Oscar winning actress, Helen Mirren, shooting The Hundred Foot Journey, a Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey production.

The cheerful actor tells reporters that he and his estranged wife, Nandita Puri and ex-wife Seema Kapoor,  are in the middle of a very public battle in India, and that he’s grateful to have left his troubles behind him for a short time.  The actor faces domestic abuse charges back home and is in no hurry to return.  “I am far from the miseries of home and enjoying my stay here. I and Helen share a great rapport and that makes the shoot all the more enjoyable.” said Puri.   Indian actor Manish Dayal, will also be joining the cast.

The film circles around an Indian family which moves to France and starts their own restaurant across the street from Michelin, a three-star French restaurant, which is ran by Helen Mirren.  Puri plays a family man who falls for Helen’s character. Ooh La La!  “The romance is a spiritual one rather than being physical in its nature and as of now we have not shot any lovemaking scenes,” said the 64-year old.

The film is based on a novel by Richard C. Morais.

Ranveer Singh: “We were destined to be cast opposite each other”

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Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who’s been romantically linked to multiple actresses, says he and Ram Leela co-star, Deepika Padukone have excellent “chemistry.”

The hunky actor told reporters “We were destined to be cast opposite each other. It’s a chemistry between Romeo and Juliet. I hope it works as our chemistry is the driving force of the story.”   Funny, the second he was questioned about the rumors circulating about him and Deepika, he refused to comment.

  Yes, we know what you’re wondering.  Wasn’t he just photographed with Katrina Kaif?

  Uh huh….

Ram Leela is set to release in November.  Make sure to go check out Ranveer and Deepika’s “on-screen chemistry” guys.  Did we mention there are a few hot kissing scenes between the two in the upcoming movie?  When asked about her lip-locking sessions with Ranveer, Deepika responded “I find it amusing when people ask me about lip-lock scenes. As an actor there is no difference between any scene. But when you are working with Sanjay sir, he makes even the simplest scene most difficult. He tweaks the scene in his mind.

  Confused?  So are we..

First Indian to ever be crowned Miss America

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Beauty queen Nina Davuluri made history tonight; as she is the first Indian to ever be crowned Miss America!

Davuluri won the title tonight in Atlantic city in front of the entire nation. This would make Nina the second consecutive contestant from New York to ever win the Miss America beauty pageant.

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For the talent competition, the Indian beauty performed a classical Bollywood dance.  It seems Nina certainly left an impression on the judges.

“Who’s the hottest girl in the world?!”  “A Desi girl,” of course ;)

Congratulations to Nina Davuluri!

Amitabh Bachchan Receives ‘Global Diversity Award’

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71 year-old Megastar, Amitabh Bachchan was honored with the Global Diversity Award 2013, at the State Room of Britain’s House of Commons.

Rt Hon John Bercow MP,  the Speaker of the House of Commons, presented the prestigious award to the Bollywood Godfather.  He called  him “a Bollywood icon and the most famous Indian film star of all time.”

He continued to describe the actor as a role model, saying: “You have been a role model and Amitabh you deserve the award.” British actor Hugh Grant was also present at the award ceremony.  Adding, “It is truly a great pleasure meeting Amitabh Bachchan. He is a gigantic actor, super star who is hugely popular. He is also like a saint in some way because of his charity and animal welfare work. If ever anyone who deserves the Global Diversity Award, it is Amitabh Bachchan. Congratulations.”

The ceremony recognized Amitabh as one of the most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. He’s been seen in over 180 films in the last four decades and continues to make an impact even today.  “He is a Global patron for the diabetes charity Silver Star and last year was presented with a Mobile Diabetes Unit for his home city Mumbai named ‘Amitabh’ in his honor,” the citation said.

Mr Bachchan was filled with gratitude when receiving the “extremely historic award.” He continued to say:  “I have been extremely overwhelmed by the love and affection of the people of Great Britain,” and thanked his parents and family for their support in achieving what he did. He said when Keith Vaz introduced him to the Diabetes awareness campaign, “It has been a great privilege and honor to visit various cities in helping people to tackle diabetes.”

“My father taught English in Allahabad University and in 1952 he was the first Indian to get a Doctorate in English Language at the Cambridge. He completed his Doctorate in two years instead of the normal 4 years.” “There are very few institutions which can boast of such unity as the Film industry.” he added, referring to Bollywood of course.

When Mr Bachchan was asked about his forthcoming plans, he responded by saying “I just did a film called Satyagraha which dealt with socio-political issues. There are several other films in the pipeline including Bhootnath 2. I am also currently busy with the latest Hindi version of Who wants to become a Millionaire.

Congrats to Mr Amitabh Bachchan!

Bollywood Star Priyanka Chopra will sing Opening for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football!

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Remember when Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra sang the intro to last season’s NFL Thursday Night Kickoff?  Well, it seems that Ms Chopra has moved up the ladder, and will be performing for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football this season.

Rumor has it, the Bollywood bombshell will be replacing R&B singer CeeLo Green.

Having grown up in both New York and Boston, two major [rival] football cities and coincidentally the two teams playing the night of my big debut, it’s nothing short of surreal to be with NFL Network as the opening act for Thursday Night Football. ‘In My City’ was my first single, it has a very special place in my heart, and I am beyond excited to bring the amazing energy of the track to the NFL’s passionate fans,” said Chopra.

Priyanka’s song In My City, featuring Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, will be used again this year for the opening of Thursday Night’s Football, when the New York Jets visit the New England Patriots. Woohoo!

Each week for 13 weeks this season, NFL Network will move into a new and exciting city and bring fans from around the world with us for a great game. Priyanka’s single ‘In My City’ is the perfect song to set the stage for Thursday Night Football and to welcome viewers to each city,” said Mark Quenzel, the Senior Vice President of Production and Programming for NFL Network.

Keep up the good work Priyanka!

Angelina Jolie Gets Tattoo in Arabic

Angelina Jolie was seen supporting a brand new at in Sydney, Australia on Monday.

photo:dailymail.co.uk

photo:dailymail.co.uk

I love them. They’re body art. I don’t think it’s abnormal that someone who spends their life in other skins wants to claim their own by marking things on it that matter to them,” Angelina said in a previous interview.

photo:ndtv.com

photo:ndtv.com

The lengthy tattoo, which appears to be in Arabic writing, is located on Jolie’s right forearm. The actress was spotted looking casual in Aviators, a black T-shirt and flip flops.  She carried a large bag to protect her new addition from the Sun.

The mother of six is currently visiting Australia with her kids, while fiance Brad Pitt is in Toronto attending the premiere of his latest flick 12 Years a Slave.

Aishwariya Rai and Sonam Kapoor Left Out of International Cosmetic Ad?

photo:ndtv.com

photo:ndtv.com

It’s no surprise that the worlds most beautiful woman, Aishwariya Rai, was offered to appear in an international cosmetic advertisement, along with beauties Sonam Kapoor and Hollywood starlet, Freida Pinto.

A few months back a little birdie told us that the diva’s were shooting an international advertisement abroad, and insider’s say Aishwariya shot her portion while in Cannes earlier this year.  Other international cosmetic ambassadors such as; Eva Longoria,  Jane Fonda and Julianne Moore were also present.  The brands spokesperson said, “The campaign for this very exclusive collection has different versions featuring different groups of ambassadors including Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor.”

photo: ndtv.com

photo: ndtv.com

Although both actresses were present during the shooting, the only Indian actress seen in the ad was Freida Pinto.  So what happened, you ask?  Well, from the looks of it, both Aishwariya and Sonam did not make the final cut after all. “The ad has been beautifully made with all the actresses looking stunning. But Ash and Sonam’s absence is quite conspicuous and has taken the industry by surprise. Freida is unmistakable in the sequence but the two are nowhere to be seen.” sources said.

photo:ndtv.com

photo:ndtv.com

Hmm,  so that leaves us a little confused. Why were Aishwariya and Sonam left out?

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