4 Soul August 23, 2009
American Top 10
Beyonce Knowles “shuts
Waking up in Vegas
down” in large crowds
(Female first) The but that’s not who I am in
Love game ‘Sweet Dreams’ singer real life.”
Black Eyed Peas has revealed she is “inse- But when it comes to
I gotta feeling cure” in group situations, her personal life, Beyonce
because she didn’t have a - who is married to rapper
“normal social life” as a Jay-Z, has always been
I know you want me child. confident, because she
3Oh!3 The 27-year-old star ex- knew she had a “lot to of-
Don’t Trust me plained: “I didn’t go to fer” lovers
Taylor Swift regular school. I went to She said: “I know some
You belong with me private school, then I was people worry people won’t
Keri Hilson home-schooled, because I want to date you, be-
Knock you down was travelling with Desti- cause you’re famous, but
Sean Kingston ny’s Child. I wasn’t scared of that,
Fire Burning “I didn’t have a normal because I feel I have way
social life, and sometimes more to offer than just be-
I think it’s why I’m inse- ing famous.
Please dont leave me cure around a large group “I think that, once peo-
Black Eyed Peas of people. I shut down a ple meet me and get to
Boom boom pow bit. People expect me to know me, they forget that
be what they see on stage, I’m famous.”
Bollywood star Low budget
questioned at US airport, Sci-fi tops
causes outrage in India box office
(Examiner) Actor Shah Rukh Khan said he was detained
and questioned at Newark Liberty International Airport early (Entertainment Weekly) -- In
Saturday. Also dubbed, the ‘King of Bollywood,’ he is one of what feels like a box-office weekend
India’s biggest movie stars. from “The Twilight Zone,” a low-
Khan, 43, was headed to Chicago for a parade to celebrate budget and critically acclaimed
India’s Independence Day, when he was pulled aside by airport movie with no stars and an unknown
authorities for interrogation, according to the Washington Post. director managed to top the charts.
“I was really hassled—perhaps because of my name “District 9”, the alien action pic produced by Peter Jackson and
being Khan,” he wrote in a text message to Indian media. He directed by the 29-year-old Neill Blomkamp, who shot the film in
continued, “These guys just wouldn’t let me through.” Johannesburg, South Africa, of all places -- crushed the competition
The actor just finished shooting a film in the US called ‘My by grossing $37 million, according to early estimates.
Name is Khan,’ reported to be about racial profiling of Muslims. Audiences clearly enjoyed what they saw too: “District 9” has
A spokesperson for the US Bureau of Customs and Border already soared to No. 78 on IMDb’s top 250 movies list, although it’ll
Protection had reportedly said that Khan was not detained, obviously drop some as the initial euphoria wears off. Second place
but was questioned for 66 min., as part of the agencies routine went to “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” which managed to recruit
method of screening foreign travellers. $22.5 million.
Ambika Soni, India’s Information and Broadcasting Minister “The Time Traveler’s Wife” materialised into third place with
was not pleased with Khan’s treatment and said Americans $19.2 million, proving there is a
should be treated in kind when they arrive in India. “There market for watching Eric Bana
have been too many instances like these in the US concerning disappear.
Indians,” Soni stated on television.
Posh Spice offered £3 million to be an ‘American Idol’ judge
(Female first) The former cus groups are going to be set ica. She wanted to come across
Spice Girl has impressed bosses up to judge Victoria’s perfor- the best she could on ‘American
with her two guest appearances mance Idol’, so she took some private
on the judging panel for the US “There’s some concern about lessons on how to properly pro-
talent show, and they think she whether viewers will think nounce words and how to make
has the right credentials to take .
she’s too skinny They’re also appropriate facial expres-
over from Paula Abdul. worried about her accent. She’s sions.
However, programme execu- started to talk in a very posh
tives want to make sure the voice and some people might
British star connects with the struggle with that.”
US public, before offering her It was recently claimed Victo-
the job, as they are concerned ria had “facial expression” les-
they may be put off by her ac- sons, before making her debut
cent and skinny frame. on ‘American Idol’.
A source said: “’American A source said: “Victoria
Idol’ is the highest rated show knows she has a very thick
and they don’t want to pick a British accent and is some-
judge viewers don’t take to. Fo- times misunderstood in Amer-