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She was the first lady to the 41st president of the US and mother of the 43rd. As such, the funeral of the recently departed Barbara Bush was a congregation of former power. Alongside the grieving George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were Barack Obama and Bill Clinton with their wives. Not only a pleasing picture, it also presented a Democrat-Republican bipartisanship sorely missing from Washington politics of the day.
First, the foreground: Ranbir Kapoor, flanked by director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, flashes a ‘heart’ at the press at the teaser launch of Sanju, which promises much in terms of flying high-down in the gutters-picking oneself up drama. Now look at the background—the utterly wondrous transformation of Ranbir into the man he impersonates, Sanjay Dutt. Modern make-up has done its bit. Can Ranbir motivate himself to complete the likeness?
He, Anand Ahuja, is the well-educated owner of a multi-brand sneaker company, minting millions. She, Sonam Kapoor, won a national award for Neerja, besides laying claim to being a style icon to readers of Page 3 news. The two are to marry, possibly in May, in Mumbai. You are not invited.
Other than cricket captaincy, fast-bowling and organising political marches to Islamabad, Imran Khan is also an expert, and lover, of dogs. But his new wife, Bushra Manek, couldn’t abide by the creatures having a free run of the house and interfering in her ‘religious activities’. Result? A miffed Manek storms out of the palatial bungalow.
There are tycoons who rob at will and then find refuge in the West. Then there is Mallika Sherawat, who, when served notice in Paris for not paying rent for a flat she shared with her ‘husband’, ran back to India. The actress denies the allegations and the existence of all else: flat, husband, rent, sources for the story and a lawyer who trashed it. Now it’s back to promoting the goodness of veganism.
As per a court ruling, singer Madonna has lost the fight to stop 22 personal items from being auctioned. They include a lock of her hair, her underwear and a handwritten letter from late boyfriend Tupac Shakur, which was sourced by TMZ and dated January 15, 1995, a year before Tupac’s murder.