Posts By Ambika Muttoo

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Big Box Office Fail For Sex And The City 2

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Looks like America didn’t get Carried away this time around. Sex and the City 2 had a disappointing opening weekend roping in far fewer moviegoers than the first installment two years ago. The first SATCH hauled in $ 56.8 million during the opening weekend, while SATC 2 has brought in a more lean $ 32.1 million. Including the $14.2 million it made on Thursday, the sequel has made $ 46.3 mill which still falls way below the first time the girls hit the big screen.

No number one spot either, to ease bruised egos. That went to Shrek Forever After, which stayed the number one film for the second weekend in a row with a $43.3 million weekend rake-in.  Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda might want to rethink their next adventures, if any at all.

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Celine Dion Expecting Twins

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Congratulations Celine Dion. The singer has revealed that she’s expecting twins! It’s taken a fair amount of patience, because this was her sixth in-vitro fertilization attempt. She had to stay in New York for a month,while going for acupuncture  treatments as well. But as her rep put it, ” and it worked!” She added that Dion and her manger husband Rene Angelil are “are both extremely excited. But really, since this was the sixth time, they just want a healthy pregnancy.”

There’s a reason for caution. The struggle  to have a second baby – Dion is mother to 9-year-old son René-Charles – has been extremely painful. Failed attempts at IVF, daily hormone shots and a heartbreaking loss of pregnancy last August, all included.

Celine is currently 14 weeks along and will find out the gender of the twins next month.

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by (@missmuttoo)

Nick Cannon: An Older Lady Popped His Cherry

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Nick Cannon had a thing for older women, way before he popped the question to Mariah Carey, who is 11 years older than her her hubby. Cannon revealed, “I was always a little attracted to women that were a little older than me. I even lost my virginity to an older lady… I actually ended up crying at the end of the whole ordeal.”   Ummm sure, it’s emotional?

He went on to say,  “She was in high school and I was in junior high…we were in a sleeping bag…I said we should change positions, she was like ‘just get off me!’” he added. “She ran into the bathroom with all of her friends and they were in there laughing…I vowed from that day forward no woman would ever laugh at me in the sack again and that’s when the ‘Cannon’ was born.” That’s called blowing your own…uhh…trumpet, Cannon.

About his wife, he had this to say, “We connected at a spiritual level… she is the funniest person ever and has a great sense of humor.” But M.C. is a diva so he’s learned to work around her quirks. Cannon said, “Imagine if you’ve got the diva of all divas… if we gotta be somewhere at five or six o’clock, I tell her it’s time to go at noon so she gets those five hours to do what she needs to do.”

On another note, pregnancy rumors have been flying around Nick and Mariah. The buzz peaked when she abruptly dropped out of  Tyler Perry‘s new film. Filming was supposed to begin next month on the adaptation of Ntozake Shange‘s 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Her rep stated, “She is not doing the movie because her doctor advised her not to. More than that I cannot comment further.” Sounds smokey, so there’s got to be a fire!

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Tiger Woods Not Permitted To Date

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Now that the Tiger Woods-Elin Nordergren divorce is on, there are still some stipulations the golfer has to keep in mind. An insider has revealed that Tiger’s legal team has told him that he cannot date until the split is set in stone. The source said, “Elin’s building a character case [based on his serial philandering]. Elin’s team is watching [Tiger's] every move.”

And there’s a very good reason for the eagle eye. The source revealed, “She wants more money than Michael Jordan‘s ex got.” That settlement was a whooping $168 million. About the custody for the children the insider blabbed, “They’ll share it. But she wants permission to take them to Sweden whenever she wants.”  Can the Tiger be tamed? Only time will tell.

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Alias Part 2?

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It’s not official at all yet, but an ABC insider has revealed that there’s buzz about doing a “reboot” of Alias. The word is that the development folks are considering Alias version 2, that would borrow elements from the original, but would most likely not deal with any complex myth-related story lines. The source went on to say that ABC want’s to keep that now-bewildered and Shephard-less Lost flock hooked.

J.J Abrams is also working on another series for NBC called Undercovers. It’s about a spy couple in retirement who fall back into espionage after opening a catering business.

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Gary Coleman Hospitalized In Critical Condition

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Gary Coleman is in critical condition at  the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center with what his family has said is a “serious medical problem.” The hospital’s spokeswoman Janet Frank said that the former child star, now 42 years old, was admitted to the Provo facility but she couldn’t release any other details.

Coleman’s attorney, Randy Kester, said he had communicated by text message with Coleman’s wife, Shannon Price. The family did not want to release any additional details at this time, he stated, “Anything they could say would be premature because they don’t know the full extent of his condition right now.”

Price and her father were the ones who released the news and a statement following his hospitalization. It asks for prayers, adding, “we hope those prayers are answered and that Gary will be able to recover and return home soon.”

Coleman has had ongoing bad health due to a kidney disease he had as a child. He’s had at least two kidney transplants and has ongoing dialysis. Last fall, Coleman had heart surgery that was complicated by pneumonia, and in February, suffered a seizure on the set of The Insider.

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Alicia Keys Engaged And Pregnant

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It’s a happy time for singer/actress Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz (his real name’s Kasseem Dean).  Reps from both sides told People that they “are expecting a a baby and are engaged to be married in a private ceremony later this year.”

They’ve been together since fall of 2008, and this particular baby-wedding bonanza announcement came after the couple attended the Black Ball in London which benefits  Keys’ Keep a Child Alive charity. This is first marriage and baby for Miz Keys. Beatz is the papa to Kasseem Jr and Prince Nasir, both from  previous relationships.

Friends and family could not be happier. A pal revealed back in January, “[Alicia] is with the man who has inspired so much of her music and her album [The Element of Freedom].” Beatz has been proclaiming his love from the beginning too, saying last year, “What we have is so precious.” Congratulations. We’re guessing you two will always make beautiful music together!

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Wyclef Wants Brangelina To Adopt A Baby From Haiti

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Singer Wyclef Jean wants Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to help his homeland Haiti, by adopting a child from there.  He was at the Nickelodeon Mega Music Fest in New York City when he said, “Brad and Angie, please! Please adopt a child from Haiti!”

With a brood that now hails from Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam, it isn’t a far-fetched request at all. Jolie even told CNN that she was open to the idea while she and Brad visited the earthquake ravaged country in February, saying, “I’m always open to children around the world. We’re that kind of family. Brad and I talk about that. But that’s not what we’re focusing on at this time, by any means.” Brangelina also donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders through their Jolie-Pitt foundation.

And this isn’t the first time Wyclef has spoken about kids with them. Recounting a conversation that happened with the Jolie-Pitts when they last visited Haiti, Jean said, “I remember my last conversation with her was probably about the baby’s [Zahara] hair and how it was rough. Now they use [hair product] Carol’s Daughter for her.”

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Simon Monjack To Be Buried Near Brittany Murphy

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After the tragic passing of Simon Monjack, it has been revealed that the screenwriter will be laid to rest near his wife Brittany Murphy. Murphy died just six month’s before Monjack passed away.

Following Tuesday’s autopsy, the official cause of his death will not be announced for several weeks, pending the results of the toxicology tests. The family rep Roger Neal had said that Monjack suffered from a heart problem which connected with initial police speculation that Monjack died of a heart attack. With the autopsy complete, Neal said the family was able to finalize his memorial plans. The private service will take place at 3 p.m.

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Tila Tequila’s Addiction Problems

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When Tila Tequila signed up for Celebrity Rehab, most of us pondered what exactly she was addicted to? Apart from killing us not so softly, of course.

Turns out, Tila Tequila’s addicted to ecstasy and not to booze as her name suggests. A source involved with Celebrity Rehab blabbed, “Ecstasy is her drug of choice.” Another source said that T.T. liked to do Ecstasy with then-fiancée Casey Johnson during their relationship. Johnson tragically died earlier this year. “The night they first went public together on the red carpet, they were both high on E [ecstasy]. Casey only did drugs around Tila.” the source revealed.

Tila also apparently is hooked on snorting huge amounts of ambien.  Another source said, “She would wake up, snort ambien, google  herself, do more, Twitter all day and then sleep.” adding, “She would base her entire day around it.”

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