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Author Gunter Grass Dies

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...

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

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...

Salman Rushdie's Son Banned From Driving

The son of celebrated author Salman Rushdie has been banned from driving for 17 months after passing out drunk behind the wheel.Rushdie's son Zafar was found unconscious in his Bmw by a police officer in...

Yusuf Islam Addresses Salman Rushdie Controversy In New Song

Music veteran Yusuf Islam has addressed the media furore over his comments about Salman Rushdie in a new song 25 years after he was accused of supporting a fatwa against the author.Rushdie went into hiding...

Richard Gere Splits From Padma Lakshmi

Richard Gere has split from Padma Lakshmi.The 'Pretty Woman' actor and the 'Top Chef' have called time on their six-month romance because they were too busy with their respective careers.A source added to the New...

New Romance For Richard Gere?

Richard Gere has sparked rumours he has a new lover.The 'Pretty Woman' actor had most recently been linked to 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi, but he was seen holding hands with a mystery woman who...

Richard Gere Romancing Brunette

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...

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

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...

Does Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' Prove The Novel Is Unfilmmable?

The movie adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children, directed by Deepa Mehta, hit theaters in the U.S. on the back of largely average reviews. It is often joked that the Booker Prize winning novel is...

Salman Rushdie Scraps Calcutta Visit Over Security Fears

Author Salman Rushdie scrapped a trip to Calcutta, India to promote the film adaptation of his book Midnight's Children on Wednesday (30Jan13) over security issues.The writer is in the country to accompany director Deepa Mehta...

Padma Lakshmi Rejected Helmut Lang Over Nude Photoshoot

Author Salman Rushdie's ex-wife Padma Lakshmi once turned down a photoshoot with Helmut Lang because she was too nervous to pose nude for him.Lakshmi claims she was the first model ever to cancel on the...

Salman Rushdie Had A Disastrous Date With Meg Ryan

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher once tried to set Salman Rushdie up with Meg Ryan but the SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE star failed to warm to the author.Rushdie's close pal Fisher was convinced Ryan would make...

Salman Rushdie: 'Satanic Verses Controversy Was Precursor To 9/11'

Author Salman Rushdie is convinced the furore over his controversial 1988 book The Satanic Verses was a forewarning of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.The British Indian writer spent more than ten years in hiding after his...

Twenty-three Years After 'Satanic Verses': Controversy Reigns For Salman Rushdie

Twenty-three years after the publication of Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie finds himself at the centre of controversy once more. At the time of its release, the publication of his novel forced Rushdie into hiding, as...

Salman Rushdie Now Has $500,000 On His Head

Salman Rushdie - the controversial author - now has a $500,000 price on his head, reports British paper, The Telegraph. The controversy has been reignited due to the Islamophobic film, Ayatollah Hassan Sanei - head...

Price For The Death Of Salman Rushdie Increased By Iranian Religious Edict

As protests rise over a film made in the USA that makes fun of the Islam prophet Mohammed, an Iranian religious foundation has increased its reward for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie -...

Robbie Williams Is Nervous About Parenthood

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...

Salman Rushdie Remembers Late Writer Antonio Tabucchi

Salman Rushdie has paid tribute to Antonio Tabucchi after the Italian novelist lost his cancer battle on Sunday (25Mar12).The writer and literature academic passed away in Lisbon, Portugal at the age of 68. Fellow writer...

Salman Rushdie Preparing To Return To India

Author Salman Rushdie is set to speak at an upcoming media conference in India, weeks after scrapping plans to appear at a literary festival there amid fears he'd be assassinated.The writer, who has faced protests...

Salman Rushdie Accuses Indian Police Of Lying About Assassination Threat

Author Salman Rushdie has accused Indian police officials of lying about an alleged assassination plot to keep him away from a literary festival in the country.The writer, who has faced protests over his controversial 1988...

Salman Rushdie Cancels Festival Over Death Threat

Author Salman Rushdie axed a planned appearance at a literary festival in India on Friday (20Jan12) amid fears he'd be assassinated.The writer spent more than ten years in hiding after his 1988 book The Satanic...

Salman Rushdie 'Proposes To Michelle Barish'

Author Salman Rushdie has proposed to his ex-girlfriend Michelle Barish just months after they split up.The novelist asked Barish to marry him two days after she broke up with billionaire Steve Tisch on 29 November...

Salman Rushdie Wins Name Battle With Facebook Bosses

Author Salman Rushdie has won a battle with Facebook bosses to use his famous moniker on the website rather than his birth name.Executives at the social networking giant insisted The Satanic Verses writer would have...

Salman Rushdie Writes Satirical Verse On Kim Kardashian Drama

The breakdown of Kim Kardashian's short-lived marriage has attracted the attention of the literary elite - celebrated author Salman Rushdie has turned the tabloid fodder into a poem on Twitter.The reality TV star announced on...

Terry Jones Would 'Think Twice' About New Life Of Brian

Monty Python's Terry Jones would "think twice" about making 'Life of Brian' now because of political correctness. The 69-year-old actor-and-director doesn't think people would appreciate the religious views in the 1979 movie - which was...

Stars Outraged By Death Row Prisoner's Clemency Rejection

Country singer Chely Wright, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and author Salman Rushdie have been left appalled after Georgia authorities denied clemency to a Death Row prisoner whose murder case lacks solid evidence linking him to...

Rushdie Supports Mosque Plans Near Ground Zero

Controversial author SALMAN RUSHDIE has expressed his support for plans to build a mosque close to Ground Zero in New York, 21 years after an Islamic leader issued a fatwa calling for his death.Rushdie sparked...

Lakshmi Goes Public With Billionaire Romance

SALMAN RUSHDIE's ex-wife PADMA LAKSHMI has gone public with her feelings for U.S. billionaire TEDDY FORSTMANN after declaring him "the person that I love" during a charity fundraiser on Thursday (20May10).The Indian-born model, actress and...

Rushdie Plans Book About Decade In Hiding

Author SALMAN RUSHDIE is planning to write a book about the decade he spent in hiding after a politician called for his murder.Rushdie sparked outrage after releasing his 1988 book The Satanic Verses, which the...

Lakshmi Welcomes A Daughter

SALMAN RUSHDIE's ex-wife PADMA LAKSHMI has given birth to a baby girl.The Indian-born TV chef, 39, announced in October (09) she was expecting her first child, branding the pregnancy a "medical miracle" after years of...

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