Month: November 2009

David Beckham & Brad Pitt hit by Dubai Debt Crisis

The effects of Dubai’s spiralling credit crisis has not spared even the coffers of Hollywood with A-listers like Brad Pitt and David Beckham among those affected. The two have seen the value of property they bought in the Gulf plummet as Dubai struggles under a mountain of debt, reported Daily Mail online. Things have now gone from bad to worse after Nakheel, the island’s developer, and its parent company Dubai World yesterday made a request to suspend debt repayments. Star footballers Michael Owen, Joe Cole, Andy Cole, David James and Kieron Dyer are all thought to have bought homes on the manmade island. The Dubai government has been forced to call in accountants Deloitte to advise on a financial restructuring, as its economy buckles under a debt of USD 80 billion, said the report. This could cause a major crisis of confidence in the region at the time when the global economic recovery remains...

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Victoria Beckham Biography

Birthname: Victoria Caroline Adams Date of birth: 1974-04-17 Birthplace: Hertfordshire, England, UK Height: 5′ 6″ Profession: Actress and Singer She has two siblings, brother Christian and sister Louise, while parents, Jackie and Tony, ran a successful electrical wholesale business and were well off by most standards. As a child, Victoria was surprisingly lonely; other children often teased her because of her acne and she would even ask her father not to drop her off in front of school so as not to be seen in the family’s Rolls-Royce. Such a personality made her an unlikely candidate for pop stardom, but she found herself in a band while in school. She studied at the Jason Theatre School as a child and then moved on to the Laine Arts Theatre College, where she also dabbled in dance and modeling. Although her original band never took off, her life was forever changed when she decided to answer an ad in The Stage that was looking for five women who could sing and dance to form a group. Little did Victoria know that this ad would lead to a group called the Spice Girls, which would eventually leave an indelible mark in music history. Released in 1996, the Spice Girls’ first single, Wannabe, and their debut album, Spice, were smash hits in the US and abroad. Victoria, along with her band mates Emma,...

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Shilpa Shetty’s Grand Reception…

Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s grand wedding is now officially over. Now, the couple will head to Bahamas for their dream honeymoon. On Tuesday night, the Kundras hosted a lavish reception for 400 guests at Mumbai’s Grand Hyatt. The couple left no stone unturned to make their reception a grand one. While the wedding was conspicuous by its absence of star power, Tuesday’s party at Mumbai’s Grand Hyatt was something else. The evening kicked off with arrival of the stars and the grand entry of the newly weds who were accompanied by family members. Shilpa walked in hand-in-hand with Raj for her reception. She looked her best in a gold sari gown designed by Tarun Tahiliani. TT has designed all of Shilpa’s wedding outfits. The matching diamond and ruby jewelry flaunted by Shilpa has been designed by Anmol Jewelers. Raj looked dapper in a black sherwani. In his new avatar as Shilpa’s husband, Raj appears to be at ease in front of the camera. Check out the couple as they pose for the media. Raj appears to match Shilpa’s grace. Media reports say the couple ensured the guests were well looked after. The frenzy outside the hotel made it clear that this was going to be a star studded night. Shilpa’s sister Shamita looked pretty in an embroidered blue sari. Shilpa’s co-star in Dus and Phir Milenge Abhishek Bachchan couldn’t make...

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“My innocence got the better of me”.. Vivek Oberoi

You’ve been in the industry for… Company was in 2002; that makes it seven years. Do you feel you’ve wasted five of those seven years? In a way I did, getting involved in non-issues that took me away from my work. When I entered the industry, I was this new kid with a lot of promise. But then, by association, I came to be better known for love, enmity and controversy. You’ve said you’ve been to hell and back… I have and the only reason I survived those years of commercial failures, lost opportunities and Viveikbashing was because of my family. It was my fortress… my refuge…my sanctum. It kept me safe and sane. If you could, how differently would you have lived those seven years? Maybe I’d want to live them the same way. Success and failure, passion and pain, persecution and alienation, I’ve experienced all this and more. And they’ve made me the person I am today. I’ve traded innocence for experience, ego for humility and complacency for a raging fire. And I like the new me. I’ve grown as a person and I’d like to believe that this growth is reflected in my work. Chandu Nagre in Company didn’t need depth, he needed raw passion. Could you relive the character you’re still best known by? Chandu and Company were the result of who I was, who...

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