bpb Cutting: Weapons of Mass Distraction
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 17:57

bpb's weekly pick-tionary of happenings from Mumbai and beyond.

Action Replay:
Supreme Court questions Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s decision to wait 11 months after the CAG indictment asked for ex Telecom Minister A Raja's resignation. The same report also reveals how 85 of 122 licenses in the 2G spectrum were granted to non-eligible applicants.

Baywatch star Pamela Anderson comes to Mumbai, weapons of mass distraction in tow, for a three-day appearance on reality show Bigg Boss; wants to teach housemates how to purify water. Eau baby!

Concrete Damage: Rescue operations continue in Delhi at the site where a building with an illegal fifth floor collapsed, leaving 66 dead and still many trapped under debris.

Deepika Padukone looks stunning in a red gown designed by Monisha Jaising on the yet-to-be-aired episode of Koffee with Karan. The usually diplomatic actress said she would like to gift ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor "a pack of condoms", and look at Katrina Kaif’s passport (hinting at her age). We always knew she was talon-ted!

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg proclaims the  ‘death of email’ as his  social networking site launches a new messaging service. In more net-worthy news, Apple purchases the download rights for all Beatles’ songs.  John idée!

India bags four bronze medals at the ongoing Asian Games in China, one each in the gymnastics, Wushu (martial art), swimming and chess events. We suspect four play.

Mumbai’s Police Commissioner Sanjiv Dalal announces the dismissal of senior cop Arun Borude after the latter was accused of raping a minor. 

Royal Sigh-ness: Prince William to get hitched to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton early next year. Ladies, don’t lose heart. Check out this list of other eligible princes still on the market.

Scarlet Johansson dubbed ‘Babe of the Year’ by the American edition of GQ magazine. Meanwhile, Hollywood actress Natalie Portman describes her intimate scene with co-actress Mila Kuni in their upcoming flick Black Swan, as "extreme".

Sky Rocket: Airlines hike their rates up to Rs 35,000 (business class) and Rs 20,000 (for economy class) for Mumbai-Delhi flights this holiday season. Not fare!

Tough Times: A cholera epidemic continues to claim lives in Haiti; riots break out as protestors blame UN officials for bringing the disease to their country.

Watch classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Ben-Hur and The Godfather at the seven day Hollywood Classics festival starting on November 26 at PVR (Juhu) and Inox cinemas. Here’s looking at you, kid!


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