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First look: Sherlock Holmes 2

Last updated on: November 24, 2010 13:54 IST

First look: Sherlock Holmes 2

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Sherlock Holmes and his side kick Dr Watson are back!

 

Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law reprise the roles of Holmes and Watson, respectively in the sequel to Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie.

 

Sherlock Holmes 2 also stars Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, Jared Reilly and Geraldine James.

 

In the sequel Holmes and Dr Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

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Image: A scene from Sherlock Holmes 2

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Jennifer Aniston's 'latest crush' Joaquin Phoenix

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It seems Jennifer Aniston has set her sights on Joaquin Phoenix.

The actress reportedly has a 'huge crush' on the actor and is looking forward to go on a date with him.

She is believed to have set up a business meeting with Phoenix after the pair met at a screening of his documentary 'I'm Still Here' in August.

Aniston, who have a soft corner for Phoenix since a long time, is reportedly trying to set a date as she finds him hugely attractive.

'He's single, funny and handsome, and she likes that he is a bit kooky. There have been calls, texts and emails to set up a meeting -- ostensibly to cast him in a new movie project - but apparently Jen just wants to spend more time with him because he's her huge crush,' Stuff.co.nz quoted a source as telling Grazia magazine.

'Even if this was strictly a business meeting, Jen walked away like a love-struck schoolgirl. She's had a crush on him from a distance for a long time, but after meeting him, she was fascinated by his charisma and presence,' the source added.

Phoenix is reportedly reluctant to get involved in such a high-profile romance, but does enjoy spending time with Aniston.

'They certainly seemed to get on, but he likes to keep a very low-profile, so a romance with Jen would be difficult. However, she's one of the most eligible girls in Hollywood, so it's certainly not out of the question that they could become a couple,' said the source.


Image: Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Aniston
Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters and Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Lifetime achievement award for Sean Penn

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Sean Penn will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Dubai Film Festival.

The Oscar-winning actor will receive the award at the opening ceremony on December 12, reports the BBC.

Fest chairman Abdulhamid Juma described Penn as 'an outstanding and versatile actor, gifted director and accomplished producer'.

"Sean Penn is without a doubt one of the finest talents of our generation. His tireless work on behalf of the people of the world from Haiti to the United States, Iraq and Iran, and his use of the celebrity spotlight to assist humanity, is an example to us all," he said.

"We look forward to welcoming this culture-bridging icon to Dubai," Juma added.

The star, whose career spans nearly three decades, has starred in more than 45 films, including the 2008 movie Milk, for which he won an Academy Award.


Image: Sean Penn
Photographs: Phil McCarten/Reuters
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Queen of Horror Ingrid Pitt dies at 73

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Ingrid Pitt, who shot to fame starring in a number of cult horror classics including Countess Dracula, has died at the age of 73.

The Polish-born actress, often dubbed the 'Queen of Horror' for her roles in classic Hammer films, passed away at a South London hospital after collapsing a few days ago, reports the BBC.

Doctors are reported to have told her that she was suffering from heart failure.

Pitt's daughter Stephanie Blake said that her mother's death had come as a 'huge surprise'.

"She could be incredibly generous, loving, and she'll be sorely missed," she said.

Blake added that she wanted her mother to be remembered as the 'Countess Dracula' with the 'wonderful teeth and the wonderful bosom'.

The star's death comes just weeks after Roy Ward Baker, the director of Pitt's movie The Vampire Lovers, died at the age of 93.

Marcus Hearn, the official historian for Hammer, called Pitt a 'talented actress and fine writer'.

"She was partly responsible for ushering in a bold and brazen era of sexually explicitly horror films in the 1970s, but that should not denigrate her abilities as an actress," he said, adding: "All fans of Hammer and of British horror are going to miss her terribly".


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Dirty Dancing star wins!

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Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey shows she still has it in her after she won the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars.

50-year-old Grey, who starred opposite Patrick Swayze in the 1987 flick, was named the champion despite painful neck and back injuries and a voting bloc for Bristol Palin, reports Fox News.

The actress, whose performances were almost always perfect during the season, beat out last-place finisher Palin Tuesday on the hit ABC show and actor Kyle Massey, who came in second.

The dancing couple of Grey and Derek Hough consistently topped the judges' leader board throughout the season.

Grey went into Tuesday's telecast in first place and effortlessly remained there.


Image: Jennifer Grey
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters
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Sir Cliff Richard outsells Justin Bieber

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Sir Cliff Richard has beaten Canadian singer Justin Bieber in the calendar charts, taking the top spot by outselling the teen star.

According to new figures from Amazon.co.uk, Richard, 70, has been the all-time biggest seller for calendar maker Danilo with more than 1.5 million sold over the years.

And age has not taken its toll on the veteran singer, who stripped down to his waist in one of his calendar shots, despite having been in the pop business for 50 years.

'The fact that Sir Cliff is holding off competition from the likes of JLS and Justin Bieber shows just how popular he is and it seems that his images will be adorning walls in people's homes all over the UK from 1 January,' the Daily Mail quoted Amazon's Amy Worth as saying.

The other top five celebs are, former X Factor group JLS in second, Justin Bieber in third place, Michael Buble in fourth and Peter Andre in fifth.

Cheryl Cole is the best selling female, with Kylie Minogue taking second place, while American singer Pink came third, followed by Lady Gaga in fourth and Kelly Brook in fifth.
 


Image: Sir Cliff Richard
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
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Source: ANI