You couldn’t pay me to go see director Danny Boyle’s new movie, “127 Hours,” which stars James Franco as a rock climber who gets trapped under a boulder and has to amputate his own arm. Apparently, the movie gets pretty gruesome—a Daily Mail reviewer called it “the most harrowing bone-breaking and amputation scene in the history of cinema.” Not that I can think of any others. But what’s truly crazy is the number of people who have passed out, vomited, or had seizures during preview screenings. Keep reading »
Eleven-year-old Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail starred in 2008′s Oscar-winner for Best Picture, but he did not live inside a home with an indoor toilet.
Yes, the young actor who played young Salim in “Slumdog Millionaire,” grew up actually in the dirty and chaotic Mumbai slums depicted in the film and saw his home bulldozed by the government without warning last May.
But his housing situation improved yesterday when little Azhar moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Mumbai, near where he attends school. “Slumdog”‘s director, Danny Boyle, and producer Christian Colson, purchased the new pad with money from the Jai Ho Trust, which was set up for Azhar and 9-year-old Rubiana Ali, who played young Latika. Boyle will transfer ownership of the apartment into Azhar’s name when he turns 18 if he stays in school. [Telegraph]
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Okay, this is too effed-up for words. Rubina Ali, the totally adorable little Latika whose cheeks you wanted to squeeze in “Slumdog Millionaire,” has been put up for sale by her father. Yep, you read right: for sale, not adoption. [New York Daily News]
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