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Padma Lakshmi turns 40, Moulin Rouge-style!

Last updated on: September 13, 2010 13:23 IST

Padma Lakshmi turns 40, Moulin Rouge-style!

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Padma Lakshmi's 40th birthday party was celebrated with a Moulin Rouge-theme night at Indochine.

Hosted by Teddy Forstmann, the bash included guests like Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Diller, Richard Meier and Katie Couric.

'Padma and Teddy looked romantic. He filled the room with flowers. He planned the party and did the toast. She looked beautiful in a silver sequined dress,' the New York Post quoted a source as saying.

IMG chief Forstmann booked a marching band, cancan dancers, contortionists and Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto.

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Image: Padma Lakshmi
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/ Reuters
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Hollywood's Highest Paid Actor

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Johnny Depp is the highest paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes.

The actor earned 50 million pounds, all thanks to his role in Alice in Wonderland.

Depp portrayed the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's 3-D version, reports the Telegraph.

The Disney film grossed 1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office, making Depp the only actor to headline two 1 billion dollars films, the other being Pirates of the Caribbean.

Depp also landed a big upfront payday estimated at more than 15 million pounds for The Tourist starring alongside Angelina Jolie.

Last year, Depp was 10th place on the Forbes annual list of top earning actors with a salary of 18 million pounds.

Ben Stiller came second in the list with 38 million pounds.

The top 10 are:

1 Johnny Depp 50m

2 Ben Stiller 38m

3 Tom Hanks 30m

4 Adam Sandler 26.6m

5 Leonardo Di Caprio 18.6m

6 Daniel Radcliffe 16.6m

7 Robert Downey Jr 14.6m

8 Tom Cruise 14.6m

9 Brad Pitt 13.3m

10 George Clooney 12.6m


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Lady Gaga to marry gay fans?

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American artist Lady Gaga has revealed that she wants to get ordained so she can marry gay fans on stage.

The singer was famously against Proposition 8, that rules against same sex marriages.

She has already taken an online course and is set to undertake the full paperwork to become an ordained minister, reports Britain's Heat magazine.


Image: Lady Gaga
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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Madonna banned!

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Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan has banned pop singer Madonna from his new television series.

Morgan, 45, who has confirmed he will be taking over Larry King's US talk show next year, has already given bosses a list of stars he refuses to grill.

Madonna, 52, has been placed at the top of the list after Morgan criticised her charity work as a publicity stunt.

Morgan's close pal and co-judge Amanda Holden, 39, revealed his secret plan to take over the chat show world.

'He'll be interviewing some of the biggest names in the world,' the Daily Star quoted her as saying.

'He told me he'd love to have President Obama as his first guest and definitely doesn't want Madonna. They're not exactly best friends!' she added.


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Photographs: Danny Moloshok/ Reuters
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Britain's best-looking man

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Colin Firth has been voted as Britain's best-looking man.

Firth, 50, who starred in Mamma Mia!, beat fellow actors Rupert Everett and Clive Owen to the title, the Daily Star reported.

The actor had captured many fans when he emerged from a lake in the BBC's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Everett, 51, came in second, followed by Owen, 45, in the Wizard Jeans poll.


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Source: ANI