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Elizabeth Hurley is Wonder Woman villain

Last updated on: March 4, 2011 17:00 IST

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Elizabeth Hurley has landed a villainous role on the new Wonder Woman TV pilot.

The 45-year-old, who has been in the news for her alleged relationship with cricket legend Shane Warne, is returning to her thespian roots, reports the Daily Express.

After appearing in films like Austin Powers, Bedazzled and Serving Sara, she is set to play a role of superhero proportions.

She took on to micro-blogging site Twitter to announce, 'Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman. I'll be playing the evil villain. Can't wait.'


Image: Elizabeth Hurley
Photographs: REUTERS/Sam Mircovich
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Charlie Sheen will judge US X Factor, jokes Simon Cowell

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Simon Cowell recently showed his wicked sense of humour by revealing on live TV that he has lined up Charlie Sheen as a US X Factor judge.

TV's Mr Nasty named the troubled actor on an American chat show, reports the Daily Star.

Host Jay Leno, 60, asked 51-year-old Simon if he had decided on the final line-up of judges.

Cowell replied: 'Charlie Sheen'

The studio audience gasped and then laughed as Cowell broke into a cheeky smile.


Image: Charlie Sheen
Photographs: REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Miranda Kerr flaunts her post-baby body

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Miranda Kerr showed off her post-baby body walking the runway at Paris Fashion Week -- just two months after giving birth to a baby boy.

The 27-year-old stepped on the catwalk for two Balenciaga shows in a black dress with leather details at the fashion fest in the city of lights, displaying her signature svelte shape after giving birth to Flynn, on January 6.

Her husband, English actor Orlando Bloom, sat up front alongside Vogue editor Anna Wintour to cheer his wife.

'Miranda was excited to be back on the catwalk in Paris... and loved every minute of it,' News.com.au quoted a statement on her blog as saying.


Image: Miranda Kerr
Photographs: REUTERS/ Carlos Barria
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Sean Penn, Scarlett Johansson fuel romance rumours

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Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson have fuelled rumours that the two are dating after taking a short trip to Mexico.

According to People.com, the duo took a private jet to Cabo San Lucas Tuesday morning, where they stayed overnight before returning early Wednesday, reports the New York Daily News.

A picture of Johansson, 26, and Penn, 50, taken in Mexico, shows the rumoured couple wearing sunglasses while sharing a meal.

On Monday, the pair -- who were first linked in early February -- was photographed eating at Versailles, a restaurant in Los Angeles.


Image: Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images, Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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Phil Collins to hang up his drum sticks

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Phil Collins has revealed that he is set to end his rock career as he is facing health problems that prevent him from playing the drums.

Collins, 60, who has been the drummer and vocalist for the band, has hearing problems, a dislocated vertebra and nerve damage in his hands, all brought on by a lifetime spent hunched behind a drum kit.

'My doctors tell me it's a work in progress, that it will take about a year for me to recover,' the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

The singer, who has sold more than 150 million records, said he has been told his hands are not strong enough to play the drums.

'I don't think I'll ever be able to do that again,' he stated.

He also said that he feels it is 'a good time to stop' making music, and to concentrate more on his two sons, Nicholas and Matthew, with his third wife Orianne Cevey.

'I'm not worried about not being able to play the drums again, I'm more worried about being able to cut a loaf of bread safely or building things for my kids,' he said, adding, 'I don't think anyone's going to miss me.'


Image: Phil Collins
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Firth to become Sir Colin?

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His inspiring role as stuttering King George VI has already won him the Oscar for Best Actor and now Colin Firth is on his way to pick up a knighthood. The 50-year-old has been nominated for the Queen's birthday honours list.

Nominations have already closed and are now being considered by a committee led by the Cabinet Office and an announcement will be made in June, the Daily Mail reported quoting sources.

According to sources the actor is likely to become Sir Colin, thanks to his royal role. 'Colin has been a great ambassador for Britain throughout his career and his sensitive portrayal of King George VI has won him much admiration among the Royal Family and, of course, the film's many fans,' the source added.

The Queen has had a private screening of the movie, which also picked up four Oscars including Best Film and Best Director. It is believed that she was touched by Firth's portrayal of her late father.


Image: Colin Firth
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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