Posts By Ambika Muttoo

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Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard On For Mandela Biopic

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Plans are well ahead with the making of a biopic about Winnie Mandela, even though the producers of the film have been receiving legal threats from  the former wife of South African President Nelson Mandela about the script.

One of the producers, Andre Pieterse, has said that the “well-researched” screenplay will be made  “without any influence from any of the main characters.”  Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard have signed on to play the Mandelas in this $15 million drama which will span their lives over decades. They’re going to commence shooting later this month in Cape Town and Hudson said, “I felt as though her story was never told, and it’s worth being told.” It’s too bad Winnie disagrees with her!

Check out pics of a newly skinny Jennifer Hudson below.

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Tom Cruise Blows His Money On Suri’s Expensive Wardrobe

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Little Suri Cruise has morphed into a pint-sized fashionista right before our eyes, and Daddy Tom Cruise is a-okay with that. The four-year-old wears stuff a lot of us would kill to rock on a night out. She has her $850 Ferragamo bags, her $635 dresses and her $27 Chanel lip gloss (yes, she wears make-up already).  Luckily Tom Cruise likes spoiling Suri and indulging her over the top tastes. He told Oprah, “Whatever she wants to wear, she wears it.  I’m not going to tell her different.”

Cruise revealed that he takes his sartorial cues from her too, saying, “She’s got great taste too. She tells me what to wear.” He added, “Life is very good. I’m very happy. Kids are growing up, love my wife. I feel very lucky.”

Suri, or Blair Waldorf Jr., should feel lucky too. We want her shoes.

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Rachel Uchitel To Pose for Playboy

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She’s never going to go away is she. Never ever. Tiger wasn’t enough. She had to do the dirty with David Boreanaz and then get holier than thou about it. Let’s not forget her pitching Romancing Rachel. Rachel Uchitel… you get Mistress of the Year.

Now, we’re going to get to see some of what Tiger saw (ugh), because she’s agreed to pose for Playboy. TMZ found out that the shoot’s going down in three weeks and she’s going to be baring her backside and top – not the whole shebang (pun intended). She also has the right to pull out  anytime before the shoot. Not that she’s going to. The woman has an incredible talent for stretching out 15 minutes.

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You’re A Bad Neighbor Miss Tyra Banks

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Tyra Banks might have to rethink moving into her new neighborhood, because she’s not going to be particularly welcome. So she’s planning to move to Riverhouse in Battery Park City and bought four apartments for $ 10 million last year. Problem is that Miz Banks is combining all four into one ginormous apartment, and the renovations are driving everyone bananas! In fact, they actually called the police to complain about all the noise.  No, Miss J didn’t arrive dressed as the fashion police… they actually called the cops. Leonardo DiCaprio, who also lives in the area, stayed out of it. Uhh, Tyra, looks like “Modelland” isn’t going to be a happy place!

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Ryan Seacrest On A Secret Date?

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Sneaky Sneaky! Apparently Ryan Seacrest has been on another date with Julianne Hough. Yep, another date… meaning there was one before. She’s been denying romance rumors, saying they’ve been meeting in a professional capacity. Either way, they were spotted out and about, sans company, in Beverly Hills. The former “Dancing with the Stars” Hough’s rep said, “We do not wish to comment on Julianne’s private life”. Ohhhh, bad answer. Means there’s something to comment about! Hough has been linked to  funny man Dane Cook and Kings of Leon frontman Jared Followill, in the past as well.

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Miley’s BF Defends Her Sexy New Video

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Liam Hemsworth is stepping up to defend his girlfriend
Miley Cyrus’ video for “Can’t Be Tamed.” Turn out Liam is just like her father, Billy Ray, who recently stood up for Miley’s lap dance video with director Adam Shankman.

“Everyone gets criticism, it’s kind of what comes with this job. Everybody’s trying to bring you down. She’s got a good head on her shoulders,” he said at the Young Hollywood Award, after winning Breakthrough of the Year (he thanked her in his acceptance speech, awww!)

As for the video, he succinctly said, “I think her new video is great.” All’s gravy with them too, he revealed, ” We get along great, she’s a great girl. We work great together,” he said. That’s a lot of “greats” isn’t it?  Hey we’re all up for the the knight-in-shining-armour thing… only, speak up a little quicker, Liam. She’s probably moved on the next controversy by the time you decide to say something!

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Naomi Watts And Michelle Williams Each Play Marilyn

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The buzz from Cannes is that two biopics about Marilyn Monroe are now in the works. One is an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ imaginary memoir Blonde. Naomi Watts has been roped in to star in it, while. Andrew Dominik (‘Assassination of Jesse James’) is going to direct. The second biopic is going to be distributed by the Weinstein Co. It’s called ‘My Week With Marilyn,’ and is about the filming of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’ , in which Marilyn starred opposite Laurence Olivier (who also directed and produced the movie). This Marilyn will be portrayed by Michelle Williams. Who do you think will work the role better?

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Matt Lauer And Wife Denying Break-Up

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Here we go again. More cheating. This time, it’s Matt Lauer philandering and his wife Annette calling him out. It’s an ugly history with Annette accusing Matt of cheatin’ all over the place, including the Winter Olympics in British Columbia, and finally, splitting with him. She even briefly filed for divorce back in 2006.

Apparently not, now. They’re both angrily denying the split rumors, calling the National Enquirer’s story bogus. He told People, “I am living in my apartment with Annette and my children as a family and a couple. I have never moved out. I am not moving out. There is no truth to that.”  His wife, separately said, “Out of self respect, I want to stand up for our family and protect them.”

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Gisele Bundchen Is The World’s Top Paid Model

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SERIOUSLY? Gisele Bundchen. You marry a hottie like Tom Brady. You happen to be a hottie yourself. You’re Brazilian which gives you a sexy accent. You freakin’ bounce back after having a baby to look like this. Your butt defies gravity. Your legs defy reason. You’re permanently tanned thanks to generations of beach bunny-ing decoded in your DNA. And to top it off, you’re worth like a gazillion dollars. What is WRONG with you? Do you realize your existence makes the the rest of us feel worthless because we’re not freakishly genetically gifted. It’s not fair. Please don’t be laughing your way to the bank while reading this. With Tom. And your adorable baby.

Forbes.com has named the Gisele Bundchen the top-earning model in the world for the second year in a row. The Brazilian bombshell banked $25 million in the last year. And FYI: Heidi Klum made $16 million while Kate Moss clocked in at $ 9 million. That’s $9 million more than we made. Right…here come’s another hissy fit.

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The Tiger-Elin Divorce: Her Lawyers Accused Of Press Leaks

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Expect some serious divorce drama! It all started,, apparently very soon after Tiger Wood’s car accident contrary to popular belief. TMZ found out that Elin Nordegren lawyered up less than a month and a half after the incident. She hired a London-based attorney, Walter H White Jr, who emailed his staff on January 12, 2010 writing, “I am writing to advise you that we have been asked by Ms. Nordegren to assist her in better understanding her legal circumstances. The firm has assigned a dedicated team to work closely and confidentially with Elin and Josefin in order to fulfill this mandate.” Elin’s sister, Josefin, works at the law firm.

Now, Tiger’s lawyers have accused Elin’s legal team of leaking information to the press. White Jr sent another email out to his staff on April 19. 2010 warning them, “Recently we have been accused by the other side of leaking information to the press.  While we do not believe that anyone in the firm has been responsible for the leaks, we are aware that this is the second time that we have been so accused … ” He went on further to add, “avoid conversations relating to firm activities in public …” Wait for the repercussions because we’re sure there are going to be major ones.

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