Day: February 9, 2009

Accolades Freida Pinto Movies Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto Becomes One of Vanity Fair‘s ‘Vanities Girls’

Blindie went berserk after seeing Slumdog Millionaire beauty Freida Pinto featured in the coveted up-and-comers section, “Vanities,” in the March issue ofVanity Fair.

The 24-year-old Mumbai native, who made her mark as Latika in Danny Boyle’s award-darling Slumdog Millionaire, told the magazine of her hometown, “Bombay is literally the third character in the film, and a very important one.”

Of nabbing her star-making role, Pinto says, “I started getting obsessed with the role. Every time I met my friends I would read lines from the script!”

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Ga Ga Music

Ga Ga: Irish Singer Laura Izibor Comes to America with ‘From My Heart to Yours’

Blindie ran across a short item featuring stunning Irish singer Laura Izibor in the latest issue of Ebony.

The singer, whose music has been featured on ABC’s hit Grey’s Anatomy, will be releasing her debut album Let The Truth Be Told, in April. Anchored by her first single, “From My Heart to Yours” (see live performance below), Izibor’s album is sure to make waves in America.

“I’m just excited and confident to get out there and do my thing,” the Dublin native, whose mother is Irish and father hails from Nigeria, tells the magazine.

Blindie’s ecstatic to see where this Dublin beauty ends up in the next year!

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Color on the Cover Jessica Alba

Color on the Cover: ‘Bang’-ing Jessica Alba Appears on Elle‘s March 2009 Issue

Latina beauty and new mommy Jessica Alba appears on the spring fashion issue of Elle.

Besides talking about her new life as a mom to daughter Honor, Alba discusses being dubbed exotic in Hollywood’s diluted pool of blondes.

“Anyone who’s part of pop culture is going to be sensationalized and spun into something, some one-liner,” she tells the magazine. “Also, there aren’t many other stars, besides Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez, who most people in the world can related to.”

But Blindie applauds Alba for this line: “We look like people of the world – I can kind of mix in with girls in Asia, South America, Europe.”

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Ga Ga: Miami’s Awesome New Republic

Just when we thought indie bands had to pay their dues on the gritty streets of the New York music scene, Awesome New Republic emerges from the sunny shores of Miami with a mix of modern rock, synth pop and acoustic sounds that totally makes us believe South Beach is more than just a tanning destination.

With a sound reminscent of Franz Ferdinand and The Killers, ANR’s duo Michael John ‘MJ’ Hancock and Brian ‘B-Rob’ Robertson claim to take inspiration from the Ramones and profess to channeling “Prince’s performance at the Superbowl” by playing “only the key moments of all of [their} songs” during performances.

“Rational Geographic” is the band’s new 3-album collection and “Volume I” is slated for release on March 3 on the Honor Roll label.

ANR performs on Wednesday at Miami’s FYC (Finding Your Cure) party at Provocateur nightclub and is scheduled to appear this spring at the Langerado Music Festival, SXSW, and Winter Music Conference.

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