Sydney, June 20 - Looks like EL James' plan to mesmerize her fans with Christian Grey's view point has back fired as the critics have titled her fantasy character as 'Utter psychopath', 'Insecure,' and 'Desperate sexual predator' after reading her novel 'Grey.'
The 52-year-old author's flipside companion piece to her phenomenally successful ' Fifty Shades' novels was released across the world on Grey's birthday to lure fans, but it seems like that the book is being greeted with what sounds like a collective, "Ew" and "Why," reported the Sydney Moring Herald.
Sydney, Nov 17 - Angelina Jolie recently praised Jack O'Connell for his brilliant audition for upcoming movie 'Unbroken,' in which he was locked up in a dark cell and was beaten up by a rubber baton.
Sydney, May 02 - Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly 'begged' forgiveness for using a racist insult in a non-aired camera clip while recording for BBC's globally successful show.
Clarkson explained that he had recited an old nursery rhyme that included a racist term, but had tried to mumble out the offending word in it and on watching the recordings he had asked for another take to be used, replacing the word entirely due to some ambiguity in the original.
Sydney, Apr. 15 - Australian rock band AC/DC band may retire from the music scene at the earliest, according to reports.
Peter Ford, the entertainment commentator told radio station 3AW that nothing had been announced since after last year's talk of a tour, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Ford added that suggestion was being put to him that tour will never happen and they will never see the rock band performing again or record again.
Sydney, April 11 - Rupert Murdoch has revealed that his divorce from Wendi Deng, who allegedly had an affair with Tony Blair, was very "stressful".
In an interview with Fortune magazine, the 83-year-old media mogul admitted that he was "shocked" when he got to know that his former wife kept diary entries about the former British Prime Minister, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Sydney, Apr 2 : Hollywood stars Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx, who are both starring in the upcoming sequel for the Amazing Spider-Man, had reportedly tried their hand at cricket during a promotional tour stop in Singapore.
The two actors got tips from Bollywood actor Sameer Kochhar, who also hosts a TV show on the Indian Premier League.
Sydney, March 17 : Ayushman Khurana has revealed that his upcoming film 'Bewakoofiyan' has fictional characters but the situations are inspired from real life.
The 'Vicky Donor' actor said that the film revolves around the time of recession and is not a typical romantic comedy, but is inspired by real life, Indus Age reported.
Sydney, Mar. 14 - Princess Diana leaked the royal directories to Murdoch tabloid, according to the recent court hearing.
The Princess of Wales reportedly divulged a directory of royal phone numbers to the former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's now non-operational British tabloid the 'News of the World' to get back at her then husband Prince Charles, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Sydney. Feb 17 - Cate Blanchett has been dubbed the best actress for her role as a fallen NYC socialite in Woody Allen-helmed ' Blue Jasmine' at 2014's BAFTA.
The 44-year-old actress beat off competition from the likes of Judi Dench and Emma Thompson, who were nominated for 'Philomena' and 'Saving Mr Banks' respectively, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Sydney, Dec 28 - A former head of MI5 has claimed that real-life James Bonds could never afford to drive an Aston Martin.
Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller interviewed Dame Judi Dench, who played M in seven James Bond films, on Radio 4's Today program, and said her agents were given bicycles to travel round on, "if they were lucky", while comparing reality with the fiction seen on screen, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Sydney, Dec. 27 - Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington spent Christmas Day at a basketball game in New York.
The much loved-up couple watched the game at Madison Square Gardenm as the New York Knicks took on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
According to news. com. au, the couple, who clung to each other, appeared very engrossed in the match.
Bingle and Worthington have been dating for the past few months and have been effusive in their feelings for each other.
Sydney, Dec 12 - Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that he was laughing all the time during the shooting of his first gay sex scene with his male co-star Dane DeHaan in the film 'Kill Your Darlings'.
The 24-year-old actor said that the sex scene was shot so quickly that he and DeHaan didn't get the time to get nervous, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Sydney, Dec 12 : Prince Harry was bombarded with text messages and phone calls by former girlfriend Chelsy Davy , while he was undergoing officer training at Sandhurst, a court has heard.
Sydney, Dec 11 : The American daytime TV drama 'The Bold and the Beautiful' is all set to turn into a novel, as an Australian publisher has acquired the global rights to bring the lives and loves of the serial's characters from the small screen to the page.
Sydney, Dec 3 - Miranda Kerr and Australian billionaire James Packer are not dating, it has been reported.
According to E! News, a source said that there is no truth in the reports claiming that the 46-year-old businessman and the 30-year-old model are in a relationship, the Sydney Morning Herald reported
The ambiguous denial has come just 48 hours after sources close to both Packer and Kerr confirmed that the couple was dating.
Sydney, Oct 22 - Scarlett Johansson has formed a new all-girl band, 'The One and Only Singles'.
The 28-year-old actress, describing the group as super-pop, has revealed that her new act came together about a year ago and a bunch of singles have already been recorded, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
According to Malibu magazine, the 'Avengers' star said that she was just slammed with work and thus they haven't been able to finish them.
Johansson added that when nothing else was happening, she sometimes wrote music in her trailer and wished she could do that full-time.
Sydney, Oct 22 - Retired soccer professional star David Beckham is planning to bend time and simultaneously sign copies of a photo ebook for ticketed fans in London, New York, Sao Paulo and Hyderabad through Facebook.
Sydney, Sep 17 - Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and fiancee Angelina Jolie have reportedly rented a luxurious mention here, for which they are paying 23,270 pounds per week.
The couple is spending some family time with their six children - Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, reports mirror. co. uk.
Sydney, July 27 : Australian actor Hugh Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness says that her husband is in such good shape that it looks photoshopped.
The 44-year-old worked hard to get into shape for director James Mangold's "The Wolverine".
"He looks like he's photoshopped in the flesh. I say,'It's ridiculous. You look photoshopped'," femalefirst. co. uk quoted Furness as saying.
Sydney, June 11 - Despite being busy promoting his latest film "World War Z", Hollywood actor Brad Pitt made sure to spend time with his son Pax during his recent promotional visit to Australia.
The 49-year-old took Pax on a boat trip while in Sydney and they spent some quality time on board a yacht named Ghost, a statement said.
Brad feels it is essential to find time for family.
Sydney, June 11 - Actress-model Elle Macpherson avoids swimwear photoshoots now as she's become older and worries that people might get bored of seeing her in a bikini.
"I try not to do too much swimwear, just because I've done so much of it over the years, but sometimes it works. People might think, 'Oh my god, what is she doing sticking on a bikini again'," femalefirst. co. uk quoted Macpherson as saying.
Sydney, April 15 : Spanish model Elsa Pataky says she hates making her daughter wear pink dresses.
Her daughter India Rose is 11-month-old. However, her husband Chris Hemsworth insists on making their daughter look more girly.
"I hate to dress her in pink and I don't know why I have to. Even Chris is (saying) all the time, 'They think she's a boy! Can't you put her in something more girly?'," People magazine quoted Pataky as saying.
Sydney, Mar. 5 : Former Spice Girls member Melanie Chisholm has rubbished rumours that the all girl band is reuniting for a 2014 tour of Australia.
The 39-year-old singer told the Sydney Morning Herald that the band has no plans to go to Australia with or without Victoria, wife of footie ace David Beckham.
Sydney, Dec 15 : Hugh Grant was blasted by `The Daily Show' host Jon Stewart for being rude to his staff, who said that the actor will never be invited back.
Speaking at a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey recently, Stewart said: "He's giving everyone shit the whole time, and he's a big pain in the ass. And we've had dictators on the show," Channel
Sydney, Nov 29 : Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been caught in a Twitter war after telling French Vogue that her generation had no need for feminism.
"In my generation we don't need to be feminist," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted the former First Lady, who is making a public comeback after her husband Nicolas Sarkozy lost the presidency, and who guest edited the Christmas issue of the style magazine.
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