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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...

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...

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...

Rushdie Seeks Police Protection

LATEST: Author SALMAN RUSHDIE has asked for police protection after an Iranian group reportedly put an GBP80,000 ($160,000) bounty on his head. The Organisation to Commemorate the Martyrs of the Muslim World has offered to...

Pakistan Sides With Iran Over Rushdie's Knighthood

LATEST: Pakistan has waded into the controversy surrounding author SALMAN RUSHDIE's knighthood, joining neighbour Iran in pouring scorn on the British government. The writer was included in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Honours List on...

Rushdie Knighthood Under Attack

Author Sir Salman Rushdie's knighthood has been bitterly condemned by the Iranian government.Foreign ministry spokesperson Mohammad Ali Hosseini said in a press conference that the British government's decision to honour Sir Salman for services to...

By on 18 June 2007

Iran Slams Rushdie's Knighthood

LATEST: Celebrated author SALMAN RUSHDIE's knighthood has been condemned by the country that issued a fatwa against him in 1989. The writer was feted in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Honours List last week (ends15Jun07)...

Honours For Cocker, Humphries, Rushdie And Sallis

Rocker JOE COCKER, comedian BARRY HUMPHRIES, author SALMAN RUSHDIE and WALLACE AND GROMITT star PETER SALLIS have all been named in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Honours List. The With A Little Help From My Friends rocker...

Nigerian Author Wins International Booker

Chinua Achebe has been awarded the Man Booker international prize for his contribution to fiction.The Nigerian author picked up the award, which is worth 60,000, for a body of work that includes his first novel,...

By on 13 June 2007

Yusuf Islam 'Appalled' At Rushdie Misunderstanding

YUSUF ISLAM, the artist formerly known as CAT STEVENS, was "appalled" when newspapers accused him of calling for SALMAN RUSHDIE's head on a platter. Newspapers linked the singer to a Fatwa proclaimed after Rushdie committed...

Rushdie's Son Praises Dad's Pulling Power

Celebrated author SALMAN RUSHDIE has been hailed a lady magnet by his own son, who regularly uses the writer to attract women. ZAFAR RUSHDIE, 27, often accompanies his father on nights out because the pair...

Rushdie Jr: 'Fatwa Was Fun For Me'

Writer SALMAN RUSHDIE's infamous fatwa in 1988 intrigued his young son, who thought the death threats were "fun" and "cool". The acclaimed author provoked outrage from extremist Muslims around the world when he published controversial...

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