RAI SECRET WEDDING
Keanu Reeves isn’t the only actor dropping hints that the biological clock has struck. Indian crossover actress, Aishwarya Rai, wants the whole world to know that she want to settle down. A journalist claimed to have spotted secret religious rituals performed between Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan in Hindu temples. Aishwarya scoffed at the claims, saying, “When the announcement comes from me officially, you and the whole world will know about it.”
‘LOST’ ACTORS CURSED?
How in the world does Daniel Dae Kim and family stay safe while fellow Lost actors experience the most bizarre “coincidences?”
From drunk driving arrests and subsequent kill-offs, to Josh Holloway’s home invasion and Evangeline Lilly’s mysterious house fire, Daniel may need to up his insurance or find a new series. Evangeline shared the rental with two crew members in Kailua, and had just returned from shooting a scene with boyfriend and co-star Dominic Monaghan.
WOMAN IN THE DUNES DIES, 76
Kyoko Kishida, Japanese actress best-remembered in the film translation of Kobo Abe’s surreal short story, “The Woman in the Dunes,” died December 17, in Tokyo. The 76-year-old actress succumbed to a brain tumor, and lived a full life in theater and voice-over acting. Her memoir, Those Times, These Times, recounted her childhood idyll while growing up with her playwright father, Kunio Kishida.
EDISON CHEN JUMPS INTO GUINNESS RECORDS
Edison Chen didn’t wow Hollywood with The Grudge 2, but jaws did drop when he made it into the Guinness World Records with a sport that would kill the fainter of heart.
Edison took a leap of faith with bungee king, AJ Hackett, by jumping of Macau’s 61-stories, 750-feet tall commercial tower for its fifth anniversary celebration.
NICOLAS SELLS SOUL TO SATAN FOR NEXT FLICK
Or, at least, his character does in the upcoming movie, Ghost Rider. But Sophia Coppola’s famous cousin admits his love of mythology started way before filming the Marvel comic-turned-feature film.
“As a boy, I was really attracted to the monsters that were in the Marvel universal. … I couldn’t understand how something so terrifying could also be good,” he told FemaleFirst UK.
MOM AND SON COLLAB ON ALBUM
Sean Lennon didn’t have to climb a ladder to get his mom, Yoko Ono, to say yes to a film collaboration for his sophomore album, which arrived December 2006. But he did have to reign her in. “It’s weird with my Mom … she has avant-garde sensibilities,” Sean complained. “I would make the film just by filming a cereal bowl with a fly on it. What’s all this budget for clothing and everything? Why’s everyone wearing clothes? I’m like, ‘Mom, it’s not the ‘60s anymore!’” And, thank God.