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Madonna releases new songs after leaks NEW YORK: Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, upset that early versions had leaked online.The pop icon's new songs, available immediately for sale and streaming online, will be part of her first album in three years, "Rebel Heart," which comes out in March.The Material Girl said she decided to put out the music immediately after in-studio versions of her tracks dripped onto the Internet and found an eager audience among her fans."I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift," Madonna said in a statement.The new songs include "Living for Love," which is driven by a house beat that harks back to some of Madonna's earlier anthems. She said she had intended to release the song for Valentine's Day.The end-of-the-year surprise ...

Jennifer Aniston wins 'Movie performance of year' at People Magazine Awards Jennifer Aniston has won the ‘Movie Performance of Year’ (Actress) award at the recently held People Magazine Awards. As source revealed that, “The most prominent ‘Oscar’ fan favourite Jennifer Aniston, has turned-serious dramatic actress, whose performance as a woman suffering from chronic pain in the indie ‘Cake’. She has already been recognized with best actress SAG, Golden Globe and Critics”.The ‘Friends’ star said that she was excited and added that she had really experienced what ...

Never said no to working with Kareena says Shahid Kapoor Actor Shahid Kapoor, who once dated actress Kareena Kapoor, has said that he has never refused to work with Kareena Kapoor.Rumours are abuzz that Shahid and Kareena have been signed for ‘Udta Punjab’ to be helmed by director Abhishek Chaubey, media reported.As source revealed on being asked about paired up with Kareena, Shahid said, “I have never said no to working with Kareena Kapoor”. In the film ‘Udta Punjab’, I am there and that's all ...

Hero's welcome for South Africa's first Miss World in 40 years JOHANNESBURG: South Africa on Saturday welcomed back home its first Miss World winner in 40 years, Rolene Strauss, with wild cheers and ululations.Hundreds turned up at O.R. Tambo International Airport to greet Strauss after the 22-year-old medical student was crowned Miss World 2014 at a glitzy final in London last Sunday.Dressed in the country's national colours, South Africans waved placards, flags and portraits of Strauss at a colourful ceremony staged at the airport in Johannesburg.She ...

Militant Islam is never Islam; Mahesh Bhatt Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has been condemning the barbaric terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar. Bhatt’s mother was a Muslim Indian actress and his father Nanabhai Bhatt was Hindu .He said it was not a true picture of Islam because a true Muslim never hurts any person by their words and deeds. According to Indian media reports Mahesh Bhatt quoted Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore during an interview,“Tagore once had a profound conversation with ...

Amitabh, Abhishek win prize at same award ceremony Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is happy that both he and his son Abhishek Bachchan bagged trophies at the same award ceremony.Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan were both nominated at the Big Star Entertainment awards in different categories for their movies ‘Bhootnath Returns’ and ‘Happy New Year’.Big B posted on Twitter and shared his joy of sharing the stage with his son at the function. Amitabh tweeted, “There are very few occasions in life when ‘Father and ...

Italian actress Virna Lisi died at 78 Italian star Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars like Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 78. She had begun her film career as a teenager in the early 1950s with a string of roles in Italian movies. The actress was regularly lauded in her homeland for her work, winning seven David di Donatella awards in the 1980s and 90s, culminating in a special honour in 2009.According to media reports, ...


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