Posts Tagged ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Even Afghanistan Can’t Escape Specter of Nicole Scherzinger

Yes, Afghans love Bollywood, likely making the below experience from the Hamesha Blog more about that Bollywood love than the powers of Nicole Scherzinger and her Pussycat Dolls, but then again whose to say the next track in that Land Cruiser wasn’t When I Grow Up? today i passed by this cavalcade of two black […]

Children of India’s Slums React to Slumdog Millionaire

Much has been said about the reaction of the people of India to 2009 Best Picture Academy Award winner, Slumdog Millionaire, but it was Al Jazeera English that screened the film to children of India’s slums: Vijay, a 12-year-old rag-picker, sat cross-legged and transfixed in front of a small television set at a shelter for […]

Pussycat Dolls Slum It: Cover? Jai Ho

There are some interesting parts where they manage to match the energy of the original, but Nicole Scherzinger’s pronunciation of the title as “JAY Ho” is inexucsable. Listen for yourself here. I wonder what A.R. Rahman thinks? THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS- JAI HO [Mossip]

M.I.A. Speaks the Truth on “Terrorism,” Tamil Tigers, and Sexiness to Tavis Smiley

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam was on the Tavis Smiley show on January 28, 2009. While on the show, Ms. Arulpragasam spoke about what it means to be the only Tamil in the mainstream media consciousness, the Tamil genocide in her home country of Sri Lanka, and blanket assumptions about people in conflict zones. M.I.A.: This is […]

81st Annual Academy Award Nominations Announced

Jamal and Latika go for the gold! Best Picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader Slumdog Millionaire Best Director Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire Stephen Daldry, The Reader David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon Gus Van Sant, Milk Best Actor: Richard Jenkins, The Visitor Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon […]