Hollywood expected “Couples Retreat,” a dismally reviewed comedy about romantic therapy on a tropical island, to be another dud in a parade of them from Universal and Relativity Media. Instead, this $60 million movie opened smashingly, selling about $35.3 million in tickets at North American theaters, according to the box office tracking service Hollywood.com. The explanation was probably a lack of competition — “Couples Retreat” was the lone new offering from studios.
“Late Show with David Letterman,” the 62-year-old host said that he had been the target of a $2 million extortion attempt by an unnamed individual who had threatened to reveal that the talk show host had had sexual relations with members of his staff.
“This morning, I did something I’ve never done in my life,” said Letterman, on the program, “I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury,” where he acknowledged sexual relationships “with members of his staff,” according to a statement released Thursday night, a few hours after taping.
The death toll in the Thekkady boat tragedy touched 39 today, with the recovery of eight more bodies today.. A clear picture of those who have escaped is yet to emerge and rescue operations are in full swing. 37 dead bodies has been identified so far. The recovered bodies have been shifted to Kumali primary health centre for postmortem. The bodies would be then taken to Eranakulam general hospital of embalming.
When militants barged into her home in the dead of night, beat her parents senseless and turned on her, Rukhsana decided she wouldn’t go down without a fight.
Mustering all her courage, the frail 18-year-old managed to get her hands on an axe, attacked one of them with it and then shot him dead with his own gun.
Cat Ba leopard gecko, known by its scientific name Goniurosaurus catbaensis, is seen in Cat Ba Island National Park in northern Vietnam. This species was among 163 new species discovered last year in Greater Mekong region, a biologically rich region that stretches over five countries and borders the mighty Mekong River, an environmental group said Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.
Britney Spears announced plans this week to release a greatest-hits album on November 24 called The Singles Collection. The 17-track compilation will include a new song with “… Baby One More Time” hitmaker Max Martin.
In Indonesia, a newborn baby boy is drawing quite a crowd for being a “whopper.” Weighing about 19.2-pound (8.7 kilogram), this baby has set a new record on being the largest baby ever.
He was born to a diabetic mother by cesarian section. As of press time, both mom and baby are in good condition.
The mother of baby boy is reported to have labored for 40 minutes and suffered a complicated operation because of the baby’s weight and size.
Every morning and evening, sound of sacred conch shell and bells fills the magnificently decorated Pandals where idols of Goddess Durga have been placed. Devotees offer prayers to Goddess Durga and observe fast during the Navaratra that falls just before Dussehra.
Samsung’s new i7500 Galaxy makes it the first manufacturer after HTC to enter the Android game, and it does so with a fairly feature-rich phone.
The i7500 Galaxy has three obvious features when you pick it up: it’s very slim at 11.9mm thick, it feels very light at 116g and the 3.2-inch screen might not seem very large, but it dominates the chassis. The screen also packs Samsung’s latest OLED technology, which makes the display bright and vivid.
Kelly Bensimon, arguably the most controversial of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” is about to set tongues a-wagging again.
The model-mom-socialite will be appearing in the December issue of Playboy magazine, reports In Touch Weekly.
What’s Your Raashee?: Ends up being boring Rating: 2 out of 5* Starring: Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra Director: Ashutosh Gowariker The movie begins at Bardoli village, Gujarat where a wealthy old man decides to write his assets in the name of his grandson Yogesh Patel (Harman Baweja), the only person in the family to remember his maternal grandfather on all occasions (read birthdays). Yogesh is doing his MBA at Chicago with a rocking life style of a sincere student in the day time, popular guy in the campus and a DJ at a night club.
Honda U3-X. It is a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the riders legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Honda will continue research and development of the device including experiments in a real-world environment to verify the practicality of the device.
Uma Maheswari, the first wife of Pillalamarri Seenu, a film actor popularly known as Chitram Seenu, attacked his second wife on the premises of the junior civil judge court in Mahbubnagar here on Thursday.
Seenu and Maheswari married in 2004. Two years later, Seenu married another woman, Manitha, and had a child with her.
Mackenzie Phillips, the trouble-plagued eldest daughter of the late Mamas & the Papas frontman John Phillips, says in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that she had an incestuous relationship with her famous father. All the sordid details are in her new memoir, High on Arrival. The relationship started with incest but became consensual over time.
The pouty rebellious rocker teen of Ozzy Osbourne from that MTV reality show transformed herself into a lady – at least for “Dancing With the Stars.”
Kelly Osbourne (with her loving parents watching) actually did a respectably elegant Viennese Waltz. “That was the most fun I ever had,” she said. She will certainly be around awhile given her fan base and her surprising skill.
Operation Repo is a reality show about a re-possessor who takes control of your stuff if you miss your payments. The show makes a debut tonight and you have to agree, its like watching a train wreck. You are totally mesmerized and there is something about watching people go crazy when re-possessors come to take tow their belongings.
Internet giant Google unveiled an online news reader called “Fast Flip” featuring stories from the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major media outlets.
Kim Clijsters crowned her remarkable comeback by beating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5 6-3 to win the U.S. Open women’s title on Sunday.
The debut edition of WWE Breaking Point came to you, live on pay-per-view, from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide involving a combination of drugs.
“The drugs propofol and lorazepam were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson’s death,” said a news release issued Friday by the coroner. “Other drugs detected were: midazolam, diazepam, lidocaine and ephedrine.”