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'Nobody recognized me in Mumbai slums'

Last updated on: December 14, 2010 16:15 IST

'Nobody recognized me in Mumbai slums'



On a recent charity visit to Mumbai''s slums, actress Freida Pinto was left stunned because nobody recognized her.

The 'Slumdog Millionaire' star embarked on a trip to the rundown areas with a non-governmental organization (NGO) recently, but none of the residents recognized her from the movie and surrounded her boyfriend and co-star Dev Patel instead.

"People in the city recognise me as the girl from Slumdog Millionaire, and inevitably they stare. But when I visited the slums with an NGO, nobody recognised me at all. I didn''t mind," the Daily Express quoted Pinto as telling the Sunday Times Magazine.

"As for Dev they hounded him, calling him crorepati, which means millionaire," she added.

Image: Freida Pinto
Photographs: Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens end their relationship

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Actors Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have reportedly ended their relationship.

The couple, who started dating as teenagers while co-starring in Disney's High School Musical franchise, have called it quits, according to reports.

'It's nothing dramatic. There''s no third party involved,' CBS News quoted a source as telling E! Online.

'They were together for so long. It just ran its course,' another source added.

However, Efron and Hudgens remain friends, the sources insist.

'They are still talking and still friends. There's no drama. No one cheated. They just grew up,' an insider told US magazine.


Image: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
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Rosie O'Donnell insists Oprah Winfrey is not gay

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Actress Rosie O'Donnell has voiced her support for Oprah Winfrey, insisting that the talk show queen is not a gay.

O'Donnell jumped into the ring for the media mogul at New York City's Jingle Ball concert.

'I think that she's always told the truth so why people wouldn't believe her, you know, I don't know," the New York Daily News quoted O'Donnell as telling ABC News.

'Anything that she says, I believe is the truth. ... She's not a faker in any way'.

'I thought she was really great on that road trip she did with Gayle when they were going into the camper and Gayle said, 'Let's spice up those lesbian rumors.'

'I was cracking up. Listen -- she's pretty magnificent in every capacity and no, I don''t think she's gay,' O''Donnell said.

O'Donnell thinks the speculation about Winfrey's sexuality stems from a general lack of knowledge about, or experience with, close female friendships.

'People don''t really understand or don't have the privilege of seeing a friendship between two women that is that deep.'

'I have the same best friend that I've had since I was 3. I know the intensity of that relationship and what it feels like -- to have someone you can depend on no matter what. So, I get it. And I don't think she was defending it as much as just answering all the speculation. She didn't seem defensive to me. If anything, it's just insulting to her integrity that people would consider that she was lying,' O''Donnell added.

Image: Oprah Winfrey
Photographs: Kimberly White / Reuters
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Cruise, Beckham start Midnight Boys Bike Club for Hollywood stars

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Actor Tom Cruise and his footballer pal David Beckham have reportedly started an Midnight Boys Bike Club together for Hollywood stars in Los Angeles.

'The boys love to ride. They're out as often as they can and Becks has really learned how to ride from Tom,' the Herald Sun quoted a source as telling the Mirror.

At midnight they can get away with cruising around in a group and seeing the sights of LA without a zillion paparazzi chasing them around. It works for them and they've had so much fun doing it so far.

"They are trying to get other Hollywood actors like Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt to join the group too. It's a case of the more people the better."

The BFFs have matching F131 Hellcat Combat motorcycles that cost more than 100,000 dollars each.

Image: Tom Cruise and David Beckham
Photographs: Dan Chung and Stefan Wermuth / Reuters
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Bon Jovi tops Billboard's touring chart again!

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Hard rock band Bon Jovi has topped Billboard's annual tours chart once again, making it twice in three years.

Billboard magazine revealed they were the most successful live act of the year earning up to 146.5 million dollars from 1,591,154 tickets sold in 69 gigs as part of their The Circle tour between November 2009 and November 2010.

Bon Jovi was also the highest-grossing live act of 2008, having taken 210 million dollars on its Lost Highway tour.

They have now become the only third act to top Billboard's annual tours chart twice in three years.

Jon Bon Jovi, 48, said he was 'very proud' of the band's achievement and said Irish band U2 - beaten to second place in the chart - must be 'paying attention'.

"It doesn't mean anything to the public. But in the industry, all your peers are going to look at it,' the BBC quoted him as saying.

Image: Bon Jovi
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters
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