Keanu Reeves in New York subway: Some stars are simple

This guy reading the newspaper on the subway is Keanu Reeves.  And he is travelling in the New York subway just like other millions of commuters.  It seems that the New Yorkers either don't care or are just acting cool.  However, he not just travels in public transport but is actually quite a gentleman.The Matrix star has had a tough life:His father was arrested when he was 12 for drug dealing and his mother was a stripper. His family moved to Canada and there he had several step da … [Read more...]

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Three Men Deported from Saudi Arabia for being “Too Handsome”; many women could fall for them!

Some people are born great.  Some achieve greatness.  Some have greatness THRUST upon them.Three guys stumbled into a Cultural festival in Saudi Arabia from Unites Arab Emirates.  They created morbid fear in the minds of the Saudi Religious Police.  Were they terrorists?  Gamblers?  Kafirs - or Non-Muslims?  No!  They were - by Saaudi religious police's evaluation - Exceptionally Handsome.  In fact, so handsome, that the Saudis feared that women will start falling for them!  And, Saudis being t … [Read more...]

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How an Anglicized name – done as a joke – helped Kal Penn make headway in Hollywood

Kal Penn is an actor of Indian descent.  Here is the story of how he changed his name and what it did for him in Hollywood, which is said to be full of liberals and multi-ethnic people.  Yeah right! Read Quote of Ben Parr's answer to Personal Branding: What can I do if I don't like my name? on Quora  Related articles from External SourcesBen Parr: "2,446 articles later, a goodbye to Mashable" Kal Penn confirms: 'Harold and Kumar Get Droned' in production Kal Penn Optimistic For D … [Read more...]

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Women work more in Indie Films than in Hollywood: Discrimination?

The playing field in the film and movie business is not level for women - specially in Hollywood.  So, what do they do?  They flock into an area that is fast growing and doesn't require "Godfathers".  It requires talent.As per a new study, more women are working in independent films than in Hollywood.  Results shared at the recently held 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah showed this. “Sundance Institute believes that stories and characters told through film play an enormously influ … [Read more...]

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