Adele in talks for record breaking Las Vegas deal

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Adele could become Las Vegas’s highest-paid resident after a top hotel has reportedly offered her $500,000 a show to perform on the strip.

The ‘Skyfall’ singer is apparently being courted by the Wynn Hotel who are keen to persuade her to sign a deal for a 12-month residency in Sin City.

If Adele, 29, accepts the offer she could be raking in $2.5 million a week. The deal would also include VIP meet-and-greet packages, where wealthy fans splash out more than £20,000 a ticket to come face-to-face with their favorite musicians as well as seeing them perform.

A source from the five star Wynn Hotel told The Sun: “The days of entertainers coming to retire at Vegas are a thing of the past.

“In the last few years, we have seen massive stars performing on the strip and every major hotel wants to say they have the biggest star as their resident. Caesars Palace had Mariah Carey, Planet Hollywood has Britney Spears, and we want Adele. Even at half a million bucks a show we are confident we would make a healthy return.”

The deal is now being finalised before it is presented to Adele’s representatives for consideration later this month.

Adele recently attended one of Celine Dion’s shows at Caesars Palace, wearing a hoodie with the ‘My Heart Will Go On’ singer’s face on to show her support.

She later tweeted: “Queen Celine! What a show, an absolute highlight of my life, thank you so much for the attention to your crowd and insane humor. Happy new year lady x (sic)”

Celine, 49, was the first musician to sign-up to a Vegas residency, earning $475,000 a show, and last year celebrated her 1,000th Vegas performance.

Britney is thought to have earned $375,000 per show and is considering a return to Vegas next year.

Sir Elton John’s residency at Caesars Palace reportedly rakes in $500,000 a night, and the ‘Rocket Man’ singer’s deal earns him an 88 per cent share of the takings.

Lady Gaga recently confirmed she will take part in a Las Vegas residency at the Park Theatre at Monte Carlo later this year.

Sir Elton John ‘to retire from touring’

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Sir Elton John is reportedly set to retire from touring.

The 70-year-old singer-songwriter – who has suffered from poor health in recent years – is poised to walk away from touring the globe after 50 years and one final world tour.

Sir Elton – who has sons Elijah, five, and Zachary, seven, via a surrogate – is set to make the announcement ”imminently”, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper.

The ‘Rocket Man’ hitmaker spent two nights in intensive care and 12 days in the hospital last year after he contracted a ”harmful and unusual” bacterial infection during his tour of South America.

Sir Elton was returning home to Britain following a performance in Santiago, Chile when he became violently ill.

Meanwhile, in 2013, he was forced to cancel a planned appearance at London’s Hyde Park because he needed to undergo emergency appendicitis surgery.

Sir Elton – who started his touring career in 1970 and has also held a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas – subsequently admitted that he could have ”easily died” if he didn’t go under the knife.

He shared: ”I knew I was sick but I didn’t know I had such a dangerous thing inside of me until I had a scan, which was after nine shows, 24 flights and a summer ball.”

In March last year, Sir Elton revealed he planned to make a decision about his touring future in ”the next six months”.

The music icon admitted that he was keen to spend more time with his children.

The chart-topping star explained: ”There will be a decision made in the next six months, probably.

”I will want to stop touring – not playing but touring. Seventy isn’t 60, it’s not 50. I want to spend time with my boys.’

James Franco Out! Greta Gerwig In! Biggest Surprises and Snubs of 2018 Oscar Nominations

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Oscar nominations always come with a bit of a surprise!

This year’s nominees for the 90th Annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning and, as usual, left some fans either scratching their heads or unexpectedly jumping for joy.

Read on for the biggest surprises and snubs from the 2018 Academy Award nominations.

SNUB: Wonder Woman left out of Best Picture category

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It’s the year of the woman — but the movie that has become a symbol for the movement failed to score a nomination. The long-awaited superhero movie wowed fans and critics alike as it dominated the summer box office and became one of the highest-grossing comic book movies of all time, squarely landing it in the list of possible nominees. But box office success doesn’t necessarily lead to awards recognition, and the Gal Gadot starrer was left out.

SURPRISE: The Post has a decent showing

Even though the timely retelling of Katharine Graham and her role in the Watergate scandal was rushed, the Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks movie weren’t hitting all that much this awards season. After getting plenty of recognition at the Golden Globes, The Post was completely snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild and the BAFTAs, leaving its Oscar contention in the balance. But it seems like Academy members still resonated with Steven Spielberg’s story as the movie was nominated in the Best Picture and Best Actress categories.

SNUB: The Post‘s Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks left out

But it wasn’t all great for The Post. Despite being movie industry legends, both Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks failed to score nominations in the Best Director and Best Actor categories. This marks Hanks’ second year being snubbed after the Academy looked the other way for his performance in Sully.

SURPRISE: Greta Gerwig lands a Best Director nomination

Yay Greta! After notably being snubbed at the Golden Globe Awards, the Lady Bird writer/director earned her first Oscar nomination in the Best Director category. Not bad for a debut performance. The director brings some diversity to the field after Natalie Portman bravely pointed out the lack of female nominees at the Golden Globes.

SNUB: I, Tonya left out of Best Picture

Count this as another blow for Tonya Harding. The fictionalized biopic recounting the infamous skater’s life before, during and after the “whack heard ’round the world” failed to make it into a tight race for Best Picture. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney scored individual nominations for their roles as Tonya Harding and her mother LaVona, respectively.

SURPRISE: Jordan Peel nabs Best Director nomination

Now we’re not in the sunken place. Get Out writer and director Jordan Peele snuck in on a crowded Best Director category after helming the buzziest movie of the year. The former Key & Peele star has become one of Hollywood’s biggest success stories after the movie grossed over $250 million on a $4.5 million budget.

SNUB: Tiffany Haddish left out of Best Supporting Actress

Looks like you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. Though Haddish was on hand to read the nominees for the 90th annual show, the actress was ultimately left out of the Supporting Actress category for Girl’s Trip despite a huge amount of fan and critics’ support.

SURPRISE: Christopher Plummer gets one for All the Money in the World

Plummer received an Oscar nomination Tuesday for the best supporting actor for his performance in Ridley Scott’s thriller — nearly two months after replacing Kevin Spacey due to numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor. He was also Golden Globe-nominated for the film, in which he plays billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. Plummer, 87, re-shot Spacey’s scenes in November after the 58-year-old House of Cards actor was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward young men.

SNUB: James Franco left out of Best Actor

In perhaps the first tangible consequence of the #MeToo movement on awards season, Franco failed to score a nomination for The Disaster Artist after facing accusations of inappropriate sexual behaviour following his Golden Globe win. He won a Critics Choice award and Golden Globe for his performance.

SNUB: Armie Hammer left out of Best Supporting Actor

Seemingly a lock-in for a nomination, Hammer was surprisingly left out of the Best Supporting Actor category for his work opposite nominee Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name. The actor had a rocky road to the Oscars, scoring a Golden Globe nomination but left out of the Screen Actor’s Guild. Still, it’s surprising to see the second half of a lovely starring duo get snubbed. Sorry, Armie!

The 90th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air live Sunday, March 4 on ABC.

Dolores O’Riordan funeral: mourners pay tribute to Cranberries singer

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Hundreds of mourners gathered to pay tribute to the Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan on Tuesday as she was buried in her native Ballybricken, near the city of Limerick.

In the parish church where O’Riordan once sang in the local choir, Canon Liam McNamara said the number of people she had helped through her songs was “impossible to count” and that she rescued countless people from “the darkness of depression” with her music.

Pipers lead mourners following the funeral of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan at Saint Ailbe's Church, Ballybricken. © Getty Pipers lead mourners following the funeral of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan at Saint Ailbe’s Church, Ballybricken. Her talents were used “generously for the benefit of others”, McNamara said of the pop star, who was found dead at a London hotel on 15 January.

Inside a packed Saint Ailbe’s Catholic Church in Ballybricken, Co Limerick, a service began with a recording of Ave Maria, sung by O’Riordan and Luciano Pavarotti.

During his homily, McNamara recalled his first encounter with the singer.

Mourners sign a book of condolence at the funeral mass at Saint Ailbe’s Church. © PA Mourners sign a book of condolence at the funeral mass at Saint Ailbe’s Church. “My first meeting with her was in 1989. The memory is indelibly written on my mind.

There she is, sitting at the keyboard, playing and singing with the choir in this lovely church of Saint Ailbe… She possessed a very special singing voice – a talent worth its weight in gold. Intelligent girl that she was, she knew well that she should develop and use that talent.

She also knew the talents were given by almighty God to be used generously for the benefit of others.”

McNamara added: “No words are adequate to describe Dolores or to accurately state the influence for good she has been over the years.”

Eileen O'Riordan (centre) following the funeral of her daughter and The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan at Saint Ailbe's Church, Ballybricken. © Getty Eileen O’Riordan (centre) following the funeral of her daughter and The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan at Saint Ailbe’s Church, Ballybricken. Paying tribute to the singer, the Catholic archbishop of Cashel and Emly in south-west Ireland, Kieran O’Reilly, said that on hearing the news of her death “many hearts in Ireland and around the world [were] heavy with sadness”.

O’Reilly said that after meeting the late Pope John Paul II, O’Riordan told an interviewer that her faith was one of her greatest musical influences.

Mourners at the requiem mass for the 46-year-old singer included her mother, Eileen and her three children – Taylor, Molly and Dakota.

Band member Mike Hogan (second right) and his wife Siobhan arrive for the funeral of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan at Saint Ailbe's Church, Ballybricken © Getty Band member Mike Hogan (second right) and his wife Siobhan arrive for the funeral of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan at Saint Ailbe’s Church, Ballybricken Her sister, Angela, and brothers Terence, Brendan, Donal, Joseph and PJ also attended.

All the members of her band – Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, Fergal Lawler – were also at the service.

At the end of the service, the Cranberries’ song When You’re Gone was played.

a man holding a gun: Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan of the Irish band The Cranberries performing on stage during the 23th edition of the Cognac Blues Passion festival in Cognac on July 7, 2016. The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died on Jan. 15, 2018 in London at the age of 46, a publicist statement said. Remembering Dolores O’Riordan (1971-2018) of The Cranberries

Among those who had come to Limerick over the past 24 hours to pay tribute to O’Riordan was Ireland’s president Michael D Higgins.

Speaking before the funeral, Higgins said: “It’s so profoundly sad that someone so young is taken from us, but it’s equally important also to pay tribute to her work and music.

 “It’s also to the incredible credit of all the who have appreciated the music and the songs and the performances and the band, that they have come out in such numbers to make their tribute.”

Among other Irish celebrities to pay tribute to O’Riordan was former Munster, Ireland and Lions rugby player Ronan O’Gara who said this would be a “tough day for the great people of a special city to me”.

O’Riordan was to be buried after the requiem mass in the local cemetery at Ballybricken at a private ceremony.

Adam Levine almost pooped pants during daughter’s birth

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Adam Levine almost popped his pants after overeating when his wife Behati Prinsloo was in labour with their daughter Dusty Rose.

The Maroon 5 frontman – who will welcome a second daughter into the world in the coming months – has revealed that after being advised by his ‘Voice US’ host Carson Daly to make sure he finds time to eat during his spouse’s pregnancy, he overindulged a little too much.

Speaking during his appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Thursday (18.01.17), Adam said he was advised by his colleague: ”Remember to eat. A large percentage of new dads pass out because they forget to take care of themselves and don’t nourish their bodies with food and faint a lot of the time.

”What I discovered about myself is that I’m a nervous eater.”

Recalling the birth of 15-month-old Dusty, he said: ”So kind of went into labour throughout the day, and it was beautiful. I was eating a lot, though. We finally go to the hospital, I’ve put back an unbelievable amount of food.

”Like basically bursting at the seams, I was gonna s**t my pants.”

The ‘Sugar’ hitmaker thought it would be”brutal” having to leave the delivery room to relieve himself, and was ”doubled over in pain” during the birth.

However, he avoided the embarrassment by quietly asking someone to locate him a toilet once his baby girl was safely delivered.

Adam continued: ”Also, my wife is in labour and it’s the lamest thing to be when your wife is going to be having a baby and you’re like ‘I got to take a s**t.’ That’s not, in any way, a viable complaint. So you got to keep it inside, literally and figuratively. It was brutal

”I waited, doubled over in pain. Finally, the baby came it was beautiful and amazing.

”And the second coast was clear, I took one of the nurses aside and I was like, ‘Look you got to find me a bathroom.’ And there was one a foot from the bed.”

Katrina, Aamir rehearse with Prabhudeva for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’!

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Looks like Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif are really sweating it out for much-awaited ‘Thugs of Hindostan’.

Today, the film’s lead actress Katrina shared a picture with Aamir and Prabhudeva as they rehearse for a song for the movie.

The photograph shows Aamir taking a selfie with Katrina and ace choreographer Prabhudeva. The film’s official Twitter handle also shared the first image from the dance rehearsals.

The movie is being directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and marks the second collaboration of the director with Aamir and Katrina, first being ‘Dhoom 3’.

The film brings together the ‘Dangal’ star and Amitabh Bachchan on the silver screen for the first time.

The film is scheduled to release on November 7.

Ram Gopal Varma shoots with p0rn star Mia Malkova!

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Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is one of those filmmakers who always try something new and something different in his films. Although his favourite genre is the crime sex is an integral part of his stories as well.

In this league, Ram Gopal Varma has shot a new video titled “God, Sex and Truth” with American porn star Mia Malkova.

The pornstar took to Twitter to share the news and wrote, “Indian filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma shot a video with me in Europe titled ‘God, Sex and Truth’. I will be the second adult star after Sunny Leone to be shot by an Indian feature filmmaker”.

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Indian film maker Ram Gopal Varma shot a video with me in Europe titled GOD , SEX and TRUTH

I will be the 2nd adult star after @SunnyLeone to be shot by an Indian feature film maker @Rgvzoomin

In her response, Ram Gopal Varma wrote, “Hey Mia it was such an elevating and thought provoking experience to film ‘God, Sex and Truth”. He added that he has never got a chance to work with Sunny. “I never shot with Sunny Leone but will never forget the experience of shooting ‘God, Sex and Truth’.”

Hey Mia it was such an elevating and thought provoking experience to film ..I never shot with @SunnyLeone but will never forget the experience of shooting GOD, SEX and Truth https://twitter.com/miamalkova/status/951306190171947008 

Mia also thanked the filmmaker and wrote, “Thank you Ram Gopal Varma for shooting ‘God, Sex and Truth’ with me. It’s been an exhilarating experience to see myself through your vision”. Mia also shared a photograph of herself sitting nude in front of Varma, who is seen explaining her a scene from the video.

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Thank you @RGVzoomin for shooting GOD ,SEX and TRUTH with me..it’s been an exhilarating experience to see myself through ur vision

In that response, Ram Gopal Varma wrote, “@MiaMalkova I Thank you for the person you are and I admire and respect you for the way you project your thinking ..You are the painting and I am just a frame maker #GodSexTruth.”

@MiaMalkova I Thank you for the person you are and I admire and respect you for the way you project your thinking ..You are the painting and I am just a frame maker https://twitter.com/miamalkova/status/951309285463539712 

Mia Malkova is an American porn star and the said video has been shot by Ram Gopal Varma in Europe. The trailer will be released on 16th January and we are sure you all are excited.

A new milestone for Swag Se Swagat!!!

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Swag Se Swagat: The Bollywood Song To Clock Fastest 200 Million Views On YouTube

Only Bollywood song in Top 50 of YouTube’s ‘Fastest 200 Million’ list worldwide

YRF’s Tiger Zinda Hai is unstoppable at the box office currently. And the film’s anthem, Swag Se Swagat, has set its own massive records online. The song has become the fastest Bollywood number to clock 200 million plus views on YouTube. This makes it the only Bollywood song to be one of the top 50 in YouTube’s coveted ‘Fastest 200 Million’ list worldwide.

A mind-boggling 200 million plus views in just 50 days sets Swag Se Swagat apart by creating a new benchmark for Hindi film music. It also reflects just how popular the song has become with listeners across the world.

Since it’s release, the song has set trends and broken multiple records. It became the fastest Bollywood song to cross 1 million likes on YouTube on 11th December and on 15th December, the song clocked 100 million plus views, becoming the fastest Bollywood number to cross that milestone on the video streaming platform. Swag Se Swagat touched the big Million number in just 26 days of its release, has become an anthem across India.

Written by Irshad Kamil, composed by Vishal and Shekhar, sung by Vishal Dadlani and Neha Bhasin, Swag Se Swagat speaks up for universal brotherhood, peace and love. The song is choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant. With Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and a bevvy of dancers from all over the globe swaying to Swag on the picturesque locales of Greece, Swag Se Swagat is a treat for all music lovers. And as it’s mind-boggling popularity online shows, this song has transcended cultures and borders and has been viewed worldwide.

Exclusive Salman Khan gets death threats for hunting blackbucks with video!!

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan who was in Jodhpur to appear in Jodhpur court for a case against him for the alleged poaching of two blackbucks in village Kankani on October 2, 1998, received a death threat from a notorious gangster Lawrence Bishnoi.

Lawrence Vishnoi has threatened to kill Bollywood star Salman Khan in Jodhpur. The police had brought Lawrence, who is accused of murder, on production warrant to Jodhpur.

While talking to media persons, Lawrence alleged that Jodhpur police had falsely implicated him in the murder case of businessman Vasudev Israni.

According to Lawrence when Israni was killed he was in police custody. He said till now he has not been involved in any case, but now to teach the Jodhpur police a lesson he will have to kill Salman Khan in Jodhpur.

Here’s the video of Lawrence in which he is openly threatening to kill Bollywood actor.

Though there is no direct link of Salman and Lawrence but just to teach a lesson to Jodhpur Police, the gangster wants to kill Salman Khan in Jodhpur only. Moreover, it can be assumed the Lawrence is affiliated to same Bishnoi community which considers Salman a ‘villain’ as he and his co-actors went for alleged hunting of black bucks and killed them.

‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ all set to enter in 300 Crore club! !!

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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has done exactly what was expected out of it – raking in big numbers at the box office.

The movie turned out to be a huge success and became the second worldwide grosser of 2017 after ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’.

If second Tuesday collections are considered, the flick earned around Rs 7 crore, which is really good.

‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is all set to become the biggest net grosser for Salman as it is expected to cross Rs 300 crore over the weekend.

Salman, whose star power was questioned post the ‘Tubelight’ debacle, reassured his position with stupendous success.

He, however, credited the movie’s success to Katrina.

The flick is on a roll at the box office as it earned Rs 190-crore in just six days.

The movie’s dream run started on day one itself when it created the biggest ever non-holiday earning record by minting Rs 34 crore net.

It then recorded the ‘Biggest Ever single day collection’ in the history of Bollywood by earning Rs 45.53 crore net on day three.

The movie revolves around a plot that RAW agent Avinash ‘Tiger’ Singh Rathore and Pakistani spy Zoya reunite after eight years to rescue captured nurses by the IS stars Khan and Kaif in leading roles.