The glittering stars of Tinselville have been globetrotting quite a bit this month, travelling to and fro between Canada, Italy and France with the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), Venice Film Festival and the Deauville American Film Festival (Daff) taking place these past two weeks.
Whilst many actors were applauded for their remarkable work in films — such as British actor Kate Winslet for her ‘projectile vomiting’ in Roman Polanski’s Carnage — others, like Kirstie Alley who lost 100 pounds (lbs), have been cheered for achieving their goals.
Hollywood actor Kirstie Alley, known for her role as Mollie Ubriacco in the Look Who’s Talking film series, stole the show when she took to the catwalk for designer Zang Toi on September 13. The 60-year-old actor made her modelling debut in an elegant yet dramatic cobalt blue gown by the designer, who she has been friends with for over a decade. The fashion pack cheered as Alley swept up the runway with model poise, quashing earlier concerns about being able to keep a straight face, reported Hello! magazine. “Kitty is ready to walk the Cat!,” Alley tweeted before the show, adding “Will be winkin and blinking at y’all. Don’t make me laugh! Gotta keep a model face. Oh, who am I kidding?”
In Bollywood, actor Vivek Oberoi is making headlines for his charity work. He is urging people to join him in supporting the Manav Astha Foundation, a charitable organisation that helps underprivileged senior citizens visit places of pilgrimage in India.
Here’s what Bollywood and Hollywood stars have been posting this week:
Good news coming from sunny Los Angeles and you’re the first I want to tell, Katie and I just got engaged and I hope you wish us well.
Absolutely fed up being bombarded with text messages by various companies selling different products — how does one block these? It’s not a service I have subscribed to.
I’ve figured out that pregnancy hormones are the best ploy when it comes to dealing with my contractors! No one messes with the crazy lady.
I was happy to meet Keira Knightly at Tiff after a gap of nine years of Bend it Like Beckham.
Neil Nitin Mukesh
I often dream of time machines. Wish I could go back in time and relive some moments again. But then such is life.
Battling fever and a sore throat! Hate being ill! Arghh! And got a shoot today! Hmm, shall try and trick my mind into believing I’m fine!
My darling Twattering Twots, you find me up, but down under. Just so you know I’m alive.
They say that one shouldn’t burn the candle at both ends. I say, to hell with that, just make sure you have a really big candle.
It is important in life to know when to stop and get off the treadmill. It’s a tough decision, but equally tough is riding it.
Omg my dream just came true! I just met Celine Dion! She is so beautiful and so lovely! I was officially star struck!
I’d rather be a lion that acts like a monkey than a monkey that acts like a lion.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2011.