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Cheltenham Literature Festival - Day 9

Salman Rushdie - Cheltenham Literature Festival - Day 9 at Cheltenham Literature Festival - Cheltenham, United Kingdom - Saturday 10th October 2015

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Writer Salman Rushdie Attends A Presentation Discussing His Last Book 'Two Years Eight Months And Twenty-Eight Nights'

Salman Rushdie - Writer Salman Rushdie attends a presentation discussing his last book 'Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights' at the Fine Arts Circle - Madrid, Spain - Tuesday 6th October 2015

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New York Premiere Of 'Show Me A Hero'

Salman Rushdie - New York premiere of HBO's 'Show Me A Hero' at The New York Times Center - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 11th August 2015

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Broadway Musical 'Hamilton' - After Party

Irina Ovsiannikova , Salman Rushdie - Broadway musical 'Hamilton' at Chelsea Piers - After Party at Chelsea Piers - Sagaponack, New York, United States - Friday 7th August 2015

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Opening Night Broadway Musical Hamilton - Arrivals

Salman Rushdie - Opening night of the Broadway musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre - Arrivals. at Richard Rodgers Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 6th August 2015

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Author Gunter Grass Dies


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The writer passed away at a hospital in Lubeck, Germany on Monday (13Apr15). His cause of death was not released as WENN went to press.

Grass is best known for his first novel The Tin Drum, an anti-Nazi satire, which was released in 1959. In 1979, it was adapted into a movie which won the Palme D'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival in France and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Tin Drum became part of a trilogy, and throughout his career, Grass wrote novels, plays, poetry and released memoirs. He also worked as a speechwriter for former German Chancellor Willy Brandt.

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Yusuf Islam: 'People Need To Get Over My Rushdie Fatwa Comments'


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Folk icon Yusuf Islam has revisited controversial remarks he made about the Islamic fatwa placed on author Salman Rushdie over two decades ago in a new Rolling Stone interview, insisting he was never a supporter of the death threat.

Rushdie went into hiding after Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini declared the writer had insulted Muslims with his depiction of the prophet Muhammad in 1988 novel The Satanic Verses - and therefore must die under Islamic law.

Yusuf, aka Cat Stevens, who became a Muslim convert in the late 1970s, sparked controversy in 1989 when he told students in London Rushdie "must be killed".

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Video - Lee Pace Makes His Arrival At 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' New York Premiere - Part 1


Celebrities from all corners of the showbiz world were seen arriving at the star-studded event that was the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' New York premiere. Among them was Lee Pace, who stars as primary antagonist Ronan the Accuser in the new Marvel flick.

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Richard Gere Romancing Brunette


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Richard Gere has sparked speculation he has a new girlfriend.

The 'Pretty Woman' actor had been romancing 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi for the last few months, but he was seen holding hands with a brunette who was ''definitely not'' the 43-year-old beauty at Tutto Il Giorno in Southampton, New York, on Friday (18.07.14) evening, a source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column.

However, another source insisted Richard, 64, and Padma have been travelling a lot internationally and only saw one another last week.

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Salman Rushdie Is The Latest To Condemn Homophobic Stance Adopted By Russia


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Many musicians, actors, writers and comedians have used their considerable stature to publically denounce Russia’s anti-gay laws, putting the issue firmly at the center of peoples’ minds. The highly respected and well loved writer Salman Rushie is the latest to do so.

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He has joined more than 200 leading authors - Nobel laureates Gunter Grass, Orhan Pamuk, Wole Soyinka, and Elfriede Jelinek - in condemning Russia's controversial stance on gay rights. Like many, his thoughts were expressed via an open letter to President Vladimir Putin.

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Midnight's Children Review


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With an over-written screenplay and far too much material for audiences to digest, this film proves the rule that authors shouldn't adapt their own books into movies. In transferring his prize-winning novel to the big screen, Rushdie leaves in far too much detail while constantly indulging in literary touches that distract us from the story. He also adds his own voice in the form of narration to try and help us through it all. While there are moments of real power and important themes, the film is simply too dense.

The story follows Saleem (Bhabha), who was born at the stroke of midnight when India gained independence in 1947. He was also swapped with another baby in the hospital, which put him in the hands of a wealthy Pakistani couple (Goswami and Roy) while their biological son Shiva (Siddharth) grew up in poverty with a single-father minstrel (Chakrabarti). Oblivious to all of this, these people cross paths with each other over the decades as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh grapple to form distinct nations. And Saleem also discovers that he has the supernatural ability to connect all children born at that same moment, including Parvati (Saran), who becomes inextricably entwined with both Saleem and Shiva.

With its sprawling narrative spanning the entire history of modern-day India, the film feels like a variation on Forrest Gump, as Saleem's life story echoes and intersects with key events. This turns the film into an epic fable, complete with magical touches, huge coincidences and a vast array of side characters that's frankly bewildering. There's also the sense that a very big novel has been crammed into a very long movie, so we are thrown from scene to scene without getting the chance to let the people or events properly sink in. As a result, it's very difficult to feel any sympathy for the characters or anything that happens.

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Robbie Williams Is Nervous About Parenthood


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Robbie Williams is scared about becoming a father.

The 'Angels' singer's wife Ayda Field is due to give birth to their first child, a girl, next month and although he can't wait to welcome her into the world, he is very nervous about the responsibilities of parenthood.

He said: ''She's in my image, a mini-Robbie. I'm excited but in truth I'm s**tting myself.''

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Tv Chef Lakshmi And Dushku Get Naked For Magazine Spread


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Author Salman Rushdie's ex-wife Padma Lakshmi has stripped off for a new magazine spread.


The TV chef, actresses Eliza Dushku and Lynn Collins and comic Chelsea Handler are baring almost all for Allure magazines annual naked issue.


Lakshmi shows off the scar on her arm, which she was left with after a car accident, in the photos.


She says, "I love it because it makes me a person who has an interesting past, and it reminds me that I can survive any pain."

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Donovan's Tennant Was Salman Rushdie


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Former pop hunk Jason Donovan was stunned when he came face to face with his new tennant - controversial author Salman Rushdie.
The singer put his West London house up for sale in the 90s - and couldn't believe it when Rushdie expressed an interested in renting the pad.
Rushdie was issued a fatwa in 1989 over his Muslim references in controversial 1988 work The Satanic Verses.
Donovan recalls, "Salman took up residency in my former home - but not until he had made some adjustments to the place.
"You don't mind if he makes a few little alterations, do you?' asked the agent.
"He'd like to put up some bookshelves ... and he'll need to get the house bomb-proofed."

Minogues And Salman Rushdie In Scrabble Gang


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Pop sisters KYLIE and Dannii Minogue enjoy nothing better than playing SCRABBLE with controversial author Salman Rushdie.

The Australian siblings discovered they share their passion for the board game with THE SATANIC VERSES writer, and the unlikely trio love to get together to play matches of the word-making game.

An insider says, "Salman loves playing with Kylie and Dannii. He says the competition is rough, but that he wins because he plays 'streetwise' Scrabble.

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