Victoria Beckham hires lawyer to stop Spice Girls reunion
Singer-turned-designer and former Spice Girls band member Victoria Beckham has reportedly called in lawyers to stop the remaining Spice Girls from performing the group’s back catalogue.
Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton were planning to reunite this year to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, reports mirror.co.uk "The girls are devastated. It is an extremely sad way for things to end," a source told The Sun newspaper. The source added that Beckham is proud of what the band achieved but wants to cut ties with the band completely. Last year, Beckham said she preferred if the three girls sang their own material. One of the factors leading to Beckham's action is said to be the leaked track "Song for her", which left the band's fans divided. It is believed she was concerned that they were mixing Spice Girls hits with fresh material that didn't compare to the classic hits.
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Kim Kardashian details her Paris robbery in new police report
Kim Kardashian West's harrowing first-hand account of her October robbery in Paris has been revealed in the first police report she filed hours after the event, according to French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.
According to the French news outlet, Kardashian West's first account of the robbery was recorded by French authorities around 4:30am on October 3, just hours after she escaped from her restraints and called for help, according to People Magazine. The robbery took place at the No Address Hotel where Kardashian West, 36, was staying with her sisters and entourage for Paris Fashion Week. As previously reported, the reality star was held at gunpoint by masked men who stole millions of dollars worth of jewellery from her — including a $4 million ring. After detailing the robbery, Kardashian West told police that she wanted to catch a private plane to reunite with her then 10-month-old son Saint and 3-year-old daughter North. Her husband, Kanye West, was performing in New York City as part of a festival.
On Monday, French authorities arrested 17 people in connection to Kardashian West’s robbery. As of Friday, 10 of those individuals had been formally charged in connection with the robbery.
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Amitabh Bachchan doesn’t want to work in Hollywood
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in Hollywood with 2003 film The Great Gatsby, but he is not heading to the West anytime soon. The actor says he has no offers from the foreign shores at the moment.
Many Indian actors like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur are crossing borders, and making a mark in Hollywood. Big B says he has no plans to venture out to the foreign shores. The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, also featured Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. Batten played the role of Meyer Wolfsheim. Last year, Bachchan got critical acclaim with Pink, a movie about issues that women face.
George Michael was addicted to anti-depressants
Late singer George Michael's former partner Carlos Arturo Ortiz believes that an "overdose" may have been the cause of the Careless Whispers hitmaker's death. Ortiz said he had an intuitive feeling that "something was going to happen to him." He said that there is a possibility that he may have overdosed according to mirror.co.uk Ortiz said that Michael had told him that he was addicted to anti-depressant medicine and was trying to wean himself off them and confessed he was unhappy. He said the superstar talked about his fame, talent and money but that he was still unhappy in life.
Dia Mirza to star in actor Sanjay Dutt biopic
Actress-producer Dia Mirza has joined the cast of actor Sanjay Dutt’s biopic, being helmed by Rajkumar Hirani. Mirza shared the news on Twitter, saying she is happy to be on board for the project. She posted: “The happiest place in the world is on a Rajkumar Hirani film set. Sanjay Dutt biopic, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal.” Kapoor, who was last seen on the big screen in filmmaker Karan Johar’s multi-starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, will essay the role of Sanjay in the upcoming biopic. Mirza also shared an image of the cast cutting a cake together on the set. Earlier, Hirani had shared that the first shot for the biopic has been taken and there is excitement among the film’s team. He had tweeted on Saturday: “First shot taken now for Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. Canning a very funny scene. Excitement in cast and crew.”
HBO president speaks of Game Of Thrones season 8 renewal
Game Of Thrones season 7 is yet to premiere, but there is already news about the show's final season's episode count. HBO's programming president Casey Bloys revealed that showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss are still undecided on how many episodes the final season will consist of, reports International Business Times.
Bloys told Entertainment Weekly that there were still figuring out the shape of the season.
Although GOT season 8 renewal has not been officially revealed, the HBO president insisted that once the exact episode count is ironed out, an official season 8 pickup will follow. Bloys, however, assured fans that the renewal of season 8 was a sure deal. HBO is also talking to writers about a possible GOT prequel series. Bloys noted that a prequel is more likely than a spin-off that uses existing characters.
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