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Slumdog Millionaire Wins Rave Reviews At British Film Awards And Generates Oscar Buzz

The latest film from 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle won three prizes at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday and has already been gaining box office prestige in the United States. Slumdog Millionaire is the exhilarating story of a poor 18 year-old Indian boy, played by Dev Patel, who has a chance of winning on the gameshow Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? and reuniting with his true love. Slumdog won in the Best British independent film, Best Director and Most Promising Newcomer categories at the festival. Stateside, the film raked in an impressive $350,434 million during its opening weekend in just 10 theaters, making it the year's top earner per theater, and continues to perform well as it expands to 75 theaters on Friday and 600 by Dec. 19. Another added attraction to the film is the soundtrack which features music by A.R. Rahman, who was dubbed the "Mozart of Madras" by Time magazine, and M.I.A.'s hit single Paper Planes.
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Ga Ga: Comic Book-Turned-Film The Spirit Trailer With Eva Mendes And Samuel Jackson

The 1940 comic book The Spirit has been made into a film that promises to give Iron Man a run for its superhero money. Directed by Frank Miller and featuring the stunning visual technology utilized in his previous films 300 and Sin City, Spirit stars Samuel Jackson as villain The Octopus and Eva Mendes, Paz Vega and Scarlett Johansson among the many femme fatales. Conspicuosly missing, and thankfully so, is the Spirit's sidekick Ebony White, a racist African American stereotype. The Spirit opens in theatres on Christmas day.
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Ethnicity Revealed, Part 2: Zoe Saldana, Taylor Lautner, Cash Warren And More

Here is the second installment of Blindie's on-going quest to uncover the racial identity of some of Hollywood's multi-racial celebrities. Wentworth Miller: The Prison Break star played a young Anthony Hopkins trying to hide his African American heritage in 2003's The Human Stain and in real life, Miller's racial make-up reads like a laundry list of races and includes African American, Jamaican, German, Jewish, Lebanese, and Syrian, just to name a few. Rosario Dawson: the Seven Pounds star has a mother of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban background and a father of Irish and Native American heritage. Taylor Lautner: the teen star plays Quileute tribe member Jacob Black in the vampire flick Twilight and lays claim to French, Dutch and German as well as Native American ancestry in real life. Zoe Saldana: the Star Trek beauty was born in New Jersey and has a Puerto Rican mother and a Dominican father. Corbin Bleu: the High School Musical triple threat has a mother of Italian heritage and a father of Jamaican ancestry. Cash Warren: the Yale University grad is married to Jessica Alba and is the son of the African American actor of the 1980s hit series Hill Street Blues Michael Warren.
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Jourdan Dunn Wins Model Of The Year at the British Fashion Awards

Ga Ga-licious model Jourdan Dunn was crowned Model Of The Year at the British Fashion Awards last night. "Oh my God. I'm crying!" Dunn, who wore a cream mini by Stella McCartney, said during her acceptance speech which the Daily Mail said was "a high point of a rather lacklustre night." "I don't want to cry," the 19-year-old British beauty said. "This is really the icing on the cake for me; I want to thank my agency, Storm, for being a second family to me, and ... oh my God, I'm really sounding like such a dumb model, and that really isn't like me. Anyway, thank you so much." PHOTO: Press Association
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The Real Housewives Of Atlanta Reunion!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunite at the Biltmore hotel in downtown Atlanta to rehash the drama that went down during seven glorious episodes of back-stabbing, conspicuous spending, fundraising and trash-talking. Here are Blindie's highlights from the "Reunion" episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta:

  1. New Looks: Nene Leakes had a cute, short haircut and boasted about her "new look" and "new attitude," while Sheree took the weave route with a long ponytail and bangs. Kim Zolciak, on the other hand, did not have a make-over but Dwight Eubanks promised to work on her and bring her up to the 21st century.
  2. Truth Or Fiction: Kim stood firm by her age of 29, oh excuse me she's 30 now, and she also claimed to wear a wig because she thought she had cancer and had been losing her hair and lost 25 lbs. After prodding from host Andy Cohen, she finally admitted she never had cancer.
  3. Team Nene: Yes, we are on Nene's team! So is CNN's Anderson Cooper! And apparently Andy Cohen is as well because he totally gave her way more air time than the other ladies -love it! "Fun, exciting, BAM," that's Nene!
  4. Rumours: Nene puts those pesky stripper rumours to rest, or does she? When Andy asks if she is an ex-stripper Nene replies, "I'm still a stripper...I am a stripper...I strip for my husband." BAM!
  5. Kim's Country Music Career: Nene thinks Kim can't sing, Lisa Wu Hartwell says she's pathetic and has no talent, but nevertheless Kim says her album is coming out in early January and her new single is called "Tightrope." We can't wait to hear it...oh wait, yes we can.
  6. The Notorious Big Papa: Kim says she is "on and off again" with her sugar daddy Big Papa and claims he is filing for a divorce, while Nene says he is very much married and that Kim should "close [her] legs to married men!" BAM!
  7. Cat Fight: Nene and Kim curse up a storm as they argue and Lisa Wu Hartwell has to hold Nene back, even going so far as to lay her tiny body across Nene to block an altercation. Nene of course gets the last words in calling Kim a "trashy hooker," threatening to snatch her wig off and saying "I'll see you outside!" BAM!
  8. Another World: DeShawn Snow does not understand why everyone makes a big deal about her no-cooking, no-cleaning lifestyle and doesn't know how much she spends on her household staff. Is that why Lisa Wu Hartwell said "you hear crickets" as DeShawn struggled to answer Andy's other question. We want to know how much DeShawn spent on those Hilary Duff chompers -they are definitely not God given!
  9. Race Relations: Nene calls Kim out on her "chicken" comment from episode six. We called Kim out on that one too!! That felt way too racial and we saw that smirk on Kim's face when she said it. Kim defends herself with that tired old excuse of "Half of my friends are black."
  10. The Sixth Housewife: Dwight Eubanks is declared the sixth Housewife! He is in full weave regalia as he joins the women and seats himself in between Sheree and Kim then proceeds to mock them by fawning over them and saying, "Oh, you're so pretty." So what does Dwight think of all the catfighting? "Très, très, très dèclassè," and what does he think about his sexuality, "I never wanted to be a woman, I love my toolbox." And we love you, Dwight!

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Profile Of Presidential Daughters Malia And Sasha Obama

Barack Obama's daughters Malia and Sasha are poised to become the "It Girls" for the tween set, and quite frankly the whole nation, when he takes presidential office in January 2009. The press has already clamored to find out which school the girls would attend next year, what type of dog would become their first pet, and which White House bedroom will be chosen for each one. Here is Blindie's profile on the new Presidential daughters Malia and Sasha Obama:

Malia Ann Obama

Birthdate: July 4, 1998 Education: Currently enrolled in the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago. Planning to attend the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. Activities: Piano, tennis, soccer, gymnastics Fashion High Point: The red silk taffeta dress by Biscotti (retails for $110) she wore on November 4th at her father's presidential acceptance speech in Chicago's Grant Park. Most Memorable Quote: "You really don't shake kids' hands that much, you shake adults' hands...You just wave or say hi," she told her father when he greeted her playdate. Interesting Fact: She has severe allergies to most pet dander. Secret Service Code Name: Radiance ------------------------------------------------------------------

Natasha "Sasha" Obama

Birthdate: June 8, 2001 Education: Currently enrolled in the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago. Planning to attend the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. Activities: Piano, tennis, soccer, gymnastics Cutest Moment: Interrupting her father's telecast and hamming it up on stage during the DNC convention in Denver. Interesting Fact: She wll be the youngest resident of the White House since John F. Kennedy's children lived there in the early 1960s. Secret Service Code Name: Rosebud PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS
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Monthly Archives November 2008

Slumdog Millionaire Wins Rave Reviews At British Film Awards And Generates Oscar Buzz

The latest film from 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle won three prizes at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday and has already been gaining box office prestige in the United States. Slumdog Millionaire is the exhilarating story of a poor 18 year-old Indian boy, played by Dev Patel, who has a chance of winning on the gameshow Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? and reuniting with his true love. Slumdog won in the Best British independent film, Best Director and Most Promising Newcomer categories at the festival. Stateside, the film raked in an impressive $350,434 million during its opening weekend in just 10 theaters, making it the year's top earner per theater, and continues to perform well as it expands to 75 theaters on Friday and 600 by Dec. 19. Another added attraction to the film is the soundtrack which features music by A.R. Rahman, who was dubbed the "Mozart of Madras" by Time magazine, and M.I.A.'s hit single Paper Planes.
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Ga Ga: Comic Book-Turned-Film The Spirit Trailer With Eva Mendes And Samuel Jackson

The 1940 comic book The Spirit has been made into a film that promises to give Iron Man a run for its superhero money. Directed by Frank Miller and featuring the stunning visual technology utilized in his previous films 300 and Sin City, Spirit stars Samuel Jackson as villain The Octopus and Eva Mendes, Paz Vega and Scarlett Johansson among the many femme fatales. Conspicuosly missing, and thankfully so, is the Spirit's sidekick Ebony White, a racist African American stereotype. The Spirit opens in theatres on Christmas day.
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Ethnicity Revealed, Part 2: Zoe Saldana, Taylor Lautner, Cash Warren And More

Here is the second installment of Blindie's on-going quest to uncover the racial identity of some of Hollywood's multi-racial celebrities. Wentworth Miller: The Prison Break star played a young Anthony Hopkins trying to hide his African American heritage in 2003's The Human Stain and in real life, Miller's racial make-up reads like a laundry list of races and includes African American, Jamaican, German, Jewish, Lebanese, and Syrian, just to name a few. Rosario Dawson: the Seven Pounds star has a mother of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban background and a father of Irish and Native American heritage. Taylor Lautner: the teen star plays Quileute tribe member Jacob Black in the vampire flick Twilight and lays claim to French, Dutch and German as well as Native American ancestry in real life. Zoe Saldana: the Star Trek beauty was born in New Jersey and has a Puerto Rican mother and a Dominican father. Corbin Bleu: the High School Musical triple threat has a mother of Italian heritage and a father of Jamaican ancestry. Cash Warren: the Yale University grad is married to Jessica Alba and is the son of the African American actor of the 1980s hit series Hill Street Blues Michael Warren.
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Jourdan Dunn Wins Model Of The Year at the British Fashion Awards

Ga Ga-licious model Jourdan Dunn was crowned Model Of The Year at the British Fashion Awards last night. "Oh my God. I'm crying!" Dunn, who wore a cream mini by Stella McCartney, said during her acceptance speech which the Daily Mail said was "a high point of a rather lacklustre night." "I don't want to cry," the 19-year-old British beauty said. "This is really the icing on the cake for me; I want to thank my agency, Storm, for being a second family to me, and ... oh my God, I'm really sounding like such a dumb model, and that really isn't like me. Anyway, thank you so much." PHOTO: Press Association
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The Real Housewives Of Atlanta Reunion!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunite at the Biltmore hotel in downtown Atlanta to rehash the drama that went down during seven glorious episodes of back-stabbing, conspicuous spending, fundraising and trash-talking. Here are Blindie's highlights from the "Reunion" episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta:

  1. New Looks: Nene Leakes had a cute, short haircut and boasted about her "new look" and "new attitude," while Sheree took the weave route with a long ponytail and bangs. Kim Zolciak, on the other hand, did not have a make-over but Dwight Eubanks promised to work on her and bring her up to the 21st century.
  2. Truth Or Fiction: Kim stood firm by her age of 29, oh excuse me she's 30 now, and she also claimed to wear a wig because she thought she had cancer and had been losing her hair and lost 25 lbs. After prodding from host Andy Cohen, she finally admitted she never had cancer.
  3. Team Nene: Yes, we are on Nene's team! So is CNN's Anderson Cooper! And apparently Andy Cohen is as well because he totally gave her way more air time than the other ladies -love it! "Fun, exciting, BAM," that's Nene!
  4. Rumours: Nene puts those pesky stripper rumours to rest, or does she? When Andy asks if she is an ex-stripper Nene replies, "I'm still a stripper...I am a stripper...I strip for my husband." BAM!
  5. Kim's Country Music Career: Nene thinks Kim can't sing, Lisa Wu Hartwell says she's pathetic and has no talent, but nevertheless Kim says her album is coming out in early January and her new single is called "Tightrope." We can't wait to hear it...oh wait, yes we can.
  6. The Notorious Big Papa: Kim says she is "on and off again" with her sugar daddy Big Papa and claims he is filing for a divorce, while Nene says he is very much married and that Kim should "close [her] legs to married men!" BAM!
  7. Cat Fight: Nene and Kim curse up a storm as they argue and Lisa Wu Hartwell has to hold Nene back, even going so far as to lay her tiny body across Nene to block an altercation. Nene of course gets the last words in calling Kim a "trashy hooker," threatening to snatch her wig off and saying "I'll see you outside!" BAM!
  8. Another World: DeShawn Snow does not understand why everyone makes a big deal about her no-cooking, no-cleaning lifestyle and doesn't know how much she spends on her household staff. Is that why Lisa Wu Hartwell said "you hear crickets" as DeShawn struggled to answer Andy's other question. We want to know how much DeShawn spent on those Hilary Duff chompers -they are definitely not God given!
  9. Race Relations: Nene calls Kim out on her "chicken" comment from episode six. We called Kim out on that one too!! That felt way too racial and we saw that smirk on Kim's face when she said it. Kim defends herself with that tired old excuse of "Half of my friends are black."
  10. The Sixth Housewife: Dwight Eubanks is declared the sixth Housewife! He is in full weave regalia as he joins the women and seats himself in between Sheree and Kim then proceeds to mock them by fawning over them and saying, "Oh, you're so pretty." So what does Dwight think of all the catfighting? "Très, très, très dèclassè," and what does he think about his sexuality, "I never wanted to be a woman, I love my toolbox." And we love you, Dwight!

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Profile Of Presidential Daughters Malia And Sasha Obama

Barack Obama's daughters Malia and Sasha are poised to become the "It Girls" for the tween set, and quite frankly the whole nation, when he takes presidential office in January 2009. The press has already clamored to find out which school the girls would attend next year, what type of dog would become their first pet, and which White House bedroom will be chosen for each one. Here is Blindie's profile on the new Presidential daughters Malia and Sasha Obama:

Malia Ann Obama

Birthdate: July 4, 1998 Education: Currently enrolled in the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago. Planning to attend the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. Activities: Piano, tennis, soccer, gymnastics Fashion High Point: The red silk taffeta dress by Biscotti (retails for $110) she wore on November 4th at her father's presidential acceptance speech in Chicago's Grant Park. Most Memorable Quote: "You really don't shake kids' hands that much, you shake adults' hands...You just wave or say hi," she told her father when he greeted her playdate. Interesting Fact: She has severe allergies to most pet dander. Secret Service Code Name: Radiance ------------------------------------------------------------------

Natasha "Sasha" Obama

Birthdate: June 8, 2001 Education: Currently enrolled in the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago. Planning to attend the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. Activities: Piano, tennis, soccer, gymnastics Cutest Moment: Interrupting her father's telecast and hamming it up on stage during the DNC convention in Denver. Interesting Fact: She wll be the youngest resident of the White House since John F. Kennedy's children lived there in the early 1960s. Secret Service Code Name: Rosebud PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS
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