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Pregnant M.I.A. May Not Attend Grammy Awards Because Baby is Due on Same Day

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Singer M.I.A. (born Maya Arulpragasam) is up for two Grammys: Record of the Year for “Paper Planes” and Best Rap Song for “Swagga Like Us.” But the pregnant star may not attend the Grammy Awards this Sunday because her baby is due on that day.

“They say that you’re often late the first time, so I’m planning to go,” the 31-year-old mom-to-be told USA Today. “We’ll see. People are trying to get me to relax and focus on the baby. It’s like being in parallel universes.”

M.I.A., who is also up for an Oscar for the song “O … Saya” from award darling Slumdog Millionaire, adds, “Having a baby is the most creative thing you can do. It makes you re-learn the world through a child’s eyes.”

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Slumdog Millionaire Earns 10 Academy Award Nominations



Ga Ga worthy drama Slumdog Millionaire nabbed 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Other Blindie faves Kate Winslet (Best Actress in The Reader), Taraji P. Henson (Best Supporting Actress in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Penelope Cruz (Best Supporting Actress in Vicky Cristina Barcelona) were also recognized for their acting work.

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Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto Meets Angelina Jolie With Mouth Full of Pastry

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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Slumdog Millionaire Wins Best Picture & Best Director at Critics Choice Awards

Slumdog Millionaire came out on top at the 14th annual Critics Choice Awards, taking home five awards, including the prestigious Best Picture and Best Director categories.

Nominated for six awards, the Mumbai-based film directed by Danny Boyle also took home awards for Best Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), Best Composer (A.R. Rahman), and Best Young Actor (Dev Patel).

A complete list of winners is available at VH1.com.

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Indian Actress Freida Pinto Wins Breakthrough Performance Award for Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto (who played Latika) will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 20th annual Palm Springs Film Festival awards gala on Jan. 6, according to Variety.

The acclaimed film by filmmaker Danny Boyle is the Indian-born model-actress’s first lead role.

“The first time I saw her, I saw her with hundreds of girls on a tape, and the first time I saw her audition, I remember thinking, ‘I bet that’s her!'” Boyle said in an interview. “It’s not an enormous part…but I think she gives it real presence that you feel that he [star Dev Patel] is looking for somebody well worth looking for.”

Previous Breakthrough Awards have gone to Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Hudson—and both won Oscars for their breakthrough performances.

PHOTO CREDIT: FreidaPinto.com

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Ga Ga: Slumdog Millionaire is Blindie’s Best Flick of 2008

After watching director Danny Boyle’s film, Slumdog Millionaire, Blindie believes in the power of filmmaking again.

The awe-inspiring film follows the life of a street kid (Dev Patel) in Mumbai who competes on an Indian version of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?” to be seen by his childhood love (Freida Pinto). After he goes further than any other contestant in the show’s history, the “slumdog” contestant is interrogated and rehashes how the adventures in his tough life provided him with the answers to each money-earning question.

What excited Blindie most was the fact that with a holiday drama season filled with overpaid movie stars (Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tom Cruise in Valkyrie and Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road), Slumdog Millionaire didn’t need the fanfare or the paparazzi.

It’s because the film was about the story—and at the end of the day all an audience wants is a heartbreaking, intelligent, and awe-inspiring story that makes them believe in dreams again.

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M.I.A On Pregnancy: I’ll Have to Wear Caftans if I Get Any Bigger

“Paper Planes” singer M.I.A. is getting ready for her first child with fiancé Benjamin Brewer and joked with USA Today that if she gets any bigger she’s sporting a caftan!

The 31-year-old musician (born Mathangi Arulpragasam) isn’t letting her super-pregs status stop her, having recorded three tracks on the ga ga worthy Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack and finishing up a new album for next year!

“I think my baby is going to start off making club music. That’s all I’ve been listening to. Of course, you never know,” she tells the newspaper. “We actually don’t want our kid to do music, so we’re going to buy it loads of instruments … so that it will completely rebel and go the other way.”

Of how her pregnancy has affected her music, M.I.A. says, “When I sing, I have to be aware that someone can hear me inside. It’s really strange. I definitely feel less angry.”

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