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Famed novelist Salman Rushdie is venturing into screenwriting. He has signed up to write the script for a new American TV series called Next People.

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...

Lakshmi Hospitalised After Pregnancy Trouble

Author SALMAN RUSHDIE's ex-wife PADMA LAKSHMI was recently hospitalised after experiencing complications with her pregnancy.The Indian-born TV chef, 39, announced she was expecting her first child in October (09), branding the pregnancy a "medical miracle"...

Rushdie Contemplating Graphic Novel

Controversial author SALMAN RUSHDIE is considering widening his fan base by creating a graphic novel.The Midnight's Children writer has established himself as a top name in the genres of magical realism and historical fiction, and...

Rushdie Still Obsessed With Lakshmi

Controversial author SALMAN RUSHDIE still pines for his ex-wife PADMA LAKSHMI two years after they split, according to his former girlfriend, actress PIA GLENN.The writer wed model-turned-TV chef Lakshmi in 2004 but the couple filed...

Tv Chef Lakshmi Pregnant

Author SALMAN RUSHDIE's ex-wife, U.S. TV chef PADMA LAKSHMI, is pregnant with her first child.The 39-year-old Top Chef host split from author Rushdie in 2007 after three years of marriage. Lakshmi is refusing the reveal...

Tv Chef Lakshmi And Dushku Get Naked For Magazine Spread

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...

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Author SALMAN RUSHDIE's sexy chef ex-wife PADMA LAKSHMI is the star of a saucy new TV ad for U.S. fast food chain Carl's Jr. In the commercial, the model/TV presenter devours a Western Bacon Thickburger...

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THE WHO star ROGER DALTREY joined the ranks of writer SALMAN RUSHDIE and funnyman WILL FERRELL after he was honoured with the James Joyce Award from University College Dublin's Literary and Historical Society on Wednesday...

Rushdie Ridicules Slumdog

Author Salman Rushdie, who was born in Mumbai, the setting for Slumdog Millionaire , has written a critique of the movie for Britain's Guardian newspaper. In the article, published on Saturday, he attacked the movie's...

Sir Salman Rushdie Wins James Joyce Award

Sir Salman Rushdie has been bestowed with the James Joyce award at University College, Dublin.While accepting the award in the Irish capital, the Midnight's Children author said he had learnt a "daring of language" from...

By on 11 October 2008

First-timers Make Booker Shortlist As Rushdie Misses Out

Two first-time novelists have been named on the shortlist for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction while Sir Salman Rushdie has been omitted.Aravind Adiga and Steve Toltz were named on the prestigious shortlist for...

By on 09 September 2008

Rushdie Gratified After Libel Win

Sir Salman Rushdie has won his libel claim in the high court against allegations made in a book by a former police bodyguard.The Booker prize-winning author said the court had shown claims about his character...

By on 26 August 2008

Salman Rushdie Novel Voted Best Of The Booker

Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children has been named as the best novel to have won the Booker Prize.The book, which claimed the prestigious award in 1981, was selected by some 36 per cent of voters in...

By on 10 July 2008

Queen Knights Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie has received a knighthood from the Queen for services to literature.Last year's announcement of the honour drew condemnation from Muslims around the world.Sir Salman, 61, won the Booker prize...

By on 25 June 2008

Rushdie Is Hooked On Acting

SALMAN RUSHDIE is calling on Hollywood casting directors to offer him more movie roles - after being bitten by the acting bug. The controversial author made his debut, playing a gynaecologist in Helen Hunt movie...

Rushdie Thanks Novel For Saving Him From Pain Of Divorce

Award-winning author Salman Rushdie has said the experience of working on a new book helped him cope with his divorce last year.Rushdie and his fourth wife, actress and model Padma Lakshmi, were divorced on July...

By on 16 April 2008

Lakshmi Visited Orphans To Get Over Split

SALMAN RUSHDIE's model-actress ex-wife PADMA LAKSHMI threw herself into charity work to help her get over their split last year (07). The 37-year-old suffered depression after the collapse of her three-year marriage to the best-selling...

New One-off Award For Fiction Announced By Booker

A new one-off award for fiction to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Booker Prize has been announced today.The 'Best of the Booker' award will honour the best overall novel to have won the Man...

By on 21 February 2008

Fisher Dating Rushdie?

Former STAR WARS actress CARRIE FISHER has sparked rumours of a romance with British author SALMAN RUSHDIE, after they were spotted in London enjoying a cosy meal together. The odd couple recently dined together at...

Lakshmi Denies Infidelity Rumours

Actress PADMA LAKSHMI has denied her marriage to author SALMAN RUSHDIE ended because she had an affair. The host of hit U.S. reality show Top Chef - who filed for divorce from the novelist...

Donovan's Tennant Was Salman Rushdie

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...

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"There was no air conditioning in my limousine but my mother and I are from India, so we're used to this heat." SALMAN RUSHDIE's estranged wife, TV chef PADMA LAKSHMI, on the soaring temperatures on...

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"There was no air conditioning in my limousine but my mother and I are from India, so we're used to this heat." SALMAN RUSHDIE's estranged wife, TV chef PADMA LAKSHMI, on the soaring temperatures on...

Rushdie's Knighthood Provokes Terrorist Threat

Novelist SALMAN RUSHDIE's knighthood has sparked a terror scare in Britain after OSAMA BIN LADEN's deputy threatened retaliation for the Islam 'insult'. The writer was included in British monarch Queen Elizabeth II's Honours List last...

Rushdie Files For Divorce

British author SALMAN RUSHDIE has filed for divorce from his wife of three years. The writer, who was at the centre of a row between Britain and Iran last month (Jun07) after making Queen Elizabeth...

Writers Speak Out Over Rushdie's Knighthood Controversy

LATEST: SALMAN RUSHDIE's controversial knighthood is dividing opinions in the literary world as well as political sphere, with MARTIN AMIS and WILL SELF debating the honour. Rushdie was included in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's...

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Get Your First Look At Jared Leto As The 'Suicide Squad's' Joker

Director David Ayer has shared the first official image of Leto as the DC villain.

Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame

Lady Gaga will be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame when she receives their Contemporary Icon Award in a ceremony on 19th June.

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like S**t, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt Album Review

Earl Sweatshirt sounds comfortable and mature on 'I Don't Like S**t, I Don't Go Outside', and his raw style with a high energy sounds at home over...

Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.

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Bruce Jenner Interview: What We Learned From Former Olympian's Diane Sawyer Special

After months of intrigue and speculation Bruce Jenner’s two hour sit-down with Diane Sawyer aired on ABC Friday night.

Steven Moffat Talks 'Doctor Who' Movie: "There's Money To Be Made But That's Not The Point"

The showrunner has spoken out after leaked Sony emails revealed talk of a ‘Doctor Who’ movie.

Is Tom Cruise Ready To Face The Music In Disney's 'Bob The Musical'?

The ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’ star is reportedly being eyed for the long in development project.

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