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Diwali wishes from Julia Roberts

Last updated on: November 3, 2010 16:02 IST

Diwali wishes from Julia Roberts



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Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts, the recent convert to Hinduism, says 'Diwali should be celebrated unanimously throughout the world as a gesture of goodwill'.


In her Diwali wishes, published on the website of The Times of India, Roberts adds that essence of both Christmas and Diwali is the same as both "are festivals of lights, good spirits and death of evil".


Roberts further points out that Diwali "not only belongs to Hinduism but is universal in nature and in its essence too. Diwali ignites the values of self confidence, love for humanity, peace, prosperity and above all eternity which goes beyond all mortal factors When I think of Diwali, I can never imagine a world broken into fragments by narrow feelings of communalism and religion which does not care for human benevolence."


"Ever since I developed my liking and fondness for Hinduism, I have been attracted and deeply fascinated by many facets of the multi dimensional Hinduism... spirituality in it transcends many barriers of mere religion", Roberts stated.


Talking of India, she promised "to return to this sacred land again and again for the best of creativity".

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Image: Julia Roberts
Photographs: Vincent West/Reuters

Keira Knightley's London flat burgled

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Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley's 1.3-million-pound flat has been ransacked by burglars.


Raiders rifled through the star's rooms and made off with two laptops.


Detectives believe they may try to sell sensitive contents on the computers, which are worth around 2,000 pounds.


The burglars had walked in off the street after pushing open a faulty communal door at her block near Hyde Park, central London and then forced an internal door leading to Keira's home.


Keira, 25, was away at the time and is now on holiday and police was waiting for her to return to list exactly what is missing.


'Keira is mortified to think anyone has been rummaging around her personal stuff. She feels violated and doesn't know if she wants to return to the flat,' the Sun quoted a senior police source as saying.


A statement from Scotland Yard said, "Officers from Westminster CID are investigating a residential burglary at the flat. A forensic team from Westminster CID was dispatched to dust for any fingerprints or shoe marks left behind."

Image: Keira Knightley
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters
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Charlie Sheen to play CIA agent in Expendables 2?

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Scary Movie actor Charlie Sheen has reportedly been offered a role in The Expendables sequel.


Sylvester Stallone apparently wants Sheen to play a CIA agent chasing Bruce Willis' crime lord character in sequel, the Daily Star reports.


And it could prove to be a pivotal role for the actor to turn luck in his favour.


Sheen had a rough 2010, followed by a fiasco in a New York hotel where the star turned his suite upside down.



Image: Charlie Sheen
Photographs: Rick Wilking/Reuters
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Jennifer Love Hewitt steps behind the camera

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is developing a romantic comedy for ABC called Bad Taste in Men.

The comedy, which will not necessarily feature Hewitt, follows an unlucky in love Chicago woman, according to

Austin Weinberg has penned the script along with Love Hewitt.

Hewitt, 31, who is currently dating actor/director Alex Beh, has a wealth of experience to draw from for her latest project.

'I'm a hopeless romantic. I love love. My middle name is Love. Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. I want to have a family and children,' quoted her as saying.

'I am a sucker for every romantic comedy that comes out,' she added.

Image: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters
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