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.