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As Liverpool and Tottenham muscled it out in the major kickabout that’s the Champions League final, after Mohamed Salah pumped in a penalty for a 1-0 lead, as bands of Liverpudlians seriously contemplated a conversion to Mo’s creed, she jumped right in. Comfortably sneakered, ash blonde hair aflow, arms raised, her amplitude tucked into an ungenerous swimsuit, she peddled a porn site. Play stopped for a bit, then the spoilsports threw her out.
How do the rich & famous feel when they revisit and retread the haunts of their younger years, when the mind was light and unburdened without experience and pockets were lighter? Akshay, who’s shooting for Sooryavanshi in Bangkok, keenly recalled his days as a food delivery boy in the Thai capital. Still rides a bike to earn his living, does Akshay.
The trickster fakir complete with a snakily levitating rope had been a Western trope of India for generations. Old generalisations die hard, for Dhanush’s first international film, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, puts one such warm-hearted ‘swindler’ in Paris, extracts comedy and pokes at immigration too. That’s how it goes. Still.
Halfway through his career, Virat is already the greatest ODI batsman ever, period. As Madame Tussauds mulled about celebrating the World Cup, only one name would have recommended itself. Their creation, duly propped up at Lord’s, plays a nothing shot though. Don’t like the cover drive, ladies?
The song in Bharat, her latest, urges us to watch her Slow Motion Mein, playing a trapeze artist. If your heart is in danger of doing a trampolene leap just looking at her sandswept, snowstormed, total glamour, stay away.
Forbes has called Jay-Z the first billionaire rapper. The magazine has estimated Shawn Carter’s wealth at just about $1 billion, with his biggest asset being the $310m ownership of Armand de Brignac champagne. How appropriate for someone who sings about rags to bling-laden excess!