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L’Oreal has named Indian actress (and lovely Ga Ga Girl) Freida Pinto the newest face of L’Oreal cosmetics.

“I am very moved to be joining the great L’Oreal Paris family and all these personalities: a family I am now proud to be a part of,” the Slumdog Millionaire beauty said in a statement.

Also joining the roster (which includes Beyonce, Penelope Cruz and Eva Longoria Parker) is Lost star Evangeline Lilly, who says, “It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person’s aspirations to beauty and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone.”

Congrats, Freida!

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Slumdog Millionaire stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto are a couple!

Days after being photographed in full-PDA mode with Pinto in Israel, Patel’s mother confirms that her son, 19, is dating his 24-year-old costar to the Daily Mirror.

“Yes, we knew he was flying to Israel to see her,” she said of her son visiting his girlfriend near the set of her film Miral in Jerusalem.

“Life can’t get any better for him,” she added. “Freida is really beautiful, and I am really happy for them.”

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Scarlett Johansson, a longtime Woody Allen muse, passed the torch to newly-minted Hollywood darling Freida Pinto via the Dolce & Gabbana show at Milan Fashion Week.

Looking beyond adorable in an ivory silk minidress with a funky black belt, Pinto partied with fellow Woody muse Johansson (who is the face of Dolce & Gabbana), Eva Mendes and Kate Hudson.

Last week, the Slumdog Millionaire beauty signed on to star in Allen’s yet untitled project along with Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts and Anthony Hopkins.

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Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, the stars of Slumdog Millionaire, cover the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, with their EIGHT Academy Awards!

In the issue, the magazine chronicles how the small film from India, helmed by a Brit (Danny Boyle) became an Oscar darling.

“Working on the film has sparked a confidence in me, and a passion for acting,” Patel says. “I feel I can hold my head up high now. I feel like I matured five years in the space of five months. I’m 18 and I was at the Oscars yesterday!”

While Pinto, who can next be seen under the direction of Woody Allen, says of her journey, “Now I think that the fruit of the struggle ends up being the sweetest taste possible. I mean, this is strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, bananas–the sweetest fruits in the world put together. It changed my life!”

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Freida Pinto is making moves in Hollywood, jumping from Slumdog Millionaire to a role in Woody Allen’s next project!

While the project has yet to be titled, Pinto joins an impressive cast, which includes Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins. She also becomes the latest Allen screen muse, which includes Diane Keaton and Scarlett Johansson.

It was only in November that the Mumbai-based model-actress signed with CAA and began mulling projects, according to Variety.

Blindie’s hoping Woody can work his magic and turn Pinto into an Oscar nominee, just like he did for Penelope Cruz who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in his flick Vicky Cristina Barcelona!

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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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Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto recalls meeting Angelina Jolie for the first time–and being completely embarrassed because her mouth was full!

“I had a funny experience with Angelina Jolie,” Pinto says of meeting Jolie a the Critic’s Choice Awards. “I really wanted to go up to her and tell her how much I admire her and what a big fan I am but I didn’t want to sound like a big creepy girl.”

While waiting for the right moment, Jolie eventually approaches Pinto as the Indian beauty’s mouth is stuffed with a pastry.

“Talk about bad timing!” Pinto says of her embarrassing moment, before adding, “They’re so supportive of the film: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie—all three of them loved the film and that means so much to me!”

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