Month: November 2009

Jennifer Hudson to play Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife..

Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson is to play the role of Winnie Mandela, the controversy-plagued ex-wife of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela in a new movie called Winnie, Variety reported on Wednesday. The film is based on the Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob biography, Winnie Mandela: A Life, according to Variety. Production is scheduled to begin May 30 in the South African locations of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Transkei and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela served 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment. The movie is the second about the Mandelas this year, with Morgan Freeman set to star as the iconic president in the Clint Eastwood film Invictus, which is due in cinemas in December. Hudson, who is expected to sing the film’s theme song, won the Oscar for her screen debut in Dreamgirls and followed with The Secret Life of Bees and Sex in the City. “I was compelled and moved when I read the script,” Hudson said. “Winnie Mandela is a complex and extraordinary woman and I’m honoured to be the actress asked to portray her. This is a powerful part of history that should be told.” Winnie Mandela was a fierce opponent to apartheid alongside her husband before the end of the racist regime. But she was tarnished by an association with a bodyguard who murdered a 14-year-old alleged informer in 1989. The...

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Salman Khan..Its high time People Stop Bothering about my Marriage..

This is the second time in 30 days that you are back in Kolkata… The last time I was in Kolkata to play a football match with Mohammedan Sporting Club for the promotion of WANTED, I had to postpone the match and go back as people literally went crazy. But I was overwhelmed with the love and respect they showered on me and I had promised to come back. Aur ek bar hum kisiko commit kar dete hai toh hum khud bhi who commitment nehin tod sakte… by the way this is a dialogue from WANTED (smiles). This time you danced, sang and even delivered dialogues on stage… Yes, we arranged a small event for the promotion of my film LONDON DREAMS…I have a huge…massive fan-base in Kolkata. I just wish I can spend more time with them and interact with them more frequently…if only the distance between Mumbai and Kolkata could have been shortened! Otherwise, bahut lambi flight hai bhai! Talking of LONDON DREAMS, you seem to share a very good on-screen chemistry with Asin… Yeah, that’s because, off-screen too, we are very good friends. If your off-screen chemistry is good, then only your on-screen chemistry clicks. There are news that you have got particularly fond of Asin… That’s because she is one of the most wonderful persons I have met in my entire life. She is never...

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Jolie to Adopt Again – Report

Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to add to her brood of seven children by adopting a baby from Syria. The Wanted star is planning to take home a little girl from the Middle Eastern country, according to OK! magazine. But reports claim that Jolie has begun the adoption process without her partner Brad Pitt, prompting speculation that he doesn’t want any more children. A spokesperson for the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington, D.C., reportedly confirmed that “only (Angelina’s) name was on the (adoption) papers.” The actress has three adopted children Maddox and Pax, from Asia, and a daughter, Zahara, from Africa as well as three biological kids with Pitt: Shiloh, Knox and...

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