03112023-LSTL-01.qxd 03-11-2023 00:44 Page 1 c m y b CELINE DION IS BACK Singer-songwriter Celine Dion has made her first public appearance in three years. The Canadian singer, 55, was seen with fans at a hockey game in Las Vegas. The My Heart Will Go On singer has been out of the spotlight since announcing last year that she had been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome. TRIBUNE Coming up Life Hrithik Roshan has wrapped up the shooting of Fighter. The film has been directed by Siddharth Anand and also stars Deepika Padukone. Karan Singh Grover and Akshay Oberoi are a part of Fighter too. LUDHIANA | FRIDAY | 3 NOVEMBER 2023 Bagging for attention Member of Parliament Mahua Moitra was recently spotted carrying three luxury bags. Here’s a look at some celebs who too have flaunted these costly items in public before Mona All India Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, who is facing bribery allegations, appeared before the Parliamentary Ethics Committee on Thursday. Dressed in a tomato red saree, oversized shades in place, what caught the eye was Moitra carrying three bags, including her favourite Louis Vuitton (LV). Now, luxury bags and Moitra have a long history. There has been a viral video of a Parliamentary debate where Moitra is seen shoving off her Louis Vuitton (LV) bag out of the camera’s range in 2022. When questioned about her love for luxury bags and filing petitions in Supreme Court on X (formerly called Twitter), she cheekily replied, “Modi ji sent me some of the proceeds after auctioning his Rs 10 lakh suit. I bought a handbag and used the rest to pay fees of the lawyer.” The bag in the viral video reportedly costs somewhere between Rs 1.6- 2 lakh. When another of her bags caught attention, she admitted it to be LV “My dears, , this is also Louis Vuitton — the Pochette. Do look it up — will save you time trying to figure it out,” she posted later. Bestseller! MAHUA MOITRA NOT THE ONLY ONE SCARLETT JOHANSSON Black Widow angry... Actress Scarlett Johansson is reportedly suing an app developer for using her name and AI-generated version of her voice in an online ad. The 22-second ad shows Johansson behind the scenes while filming Black Widow, where she says “What’s up guys? It’s Scarlett and I want you to come with me.” Later, an AI-generated voice meant to sound like the actress takes over, saying, “It’s not limited to avatars only. You can also create images with texts and even your AI videos. I think you shouldn’t miss it.” Convert Software — the developer behind the app — included text at the bottom of the ad that read: “Images produced by Lisa AI. It has nothing to do with this person.” Representatives for Johansson were quoted as saying in the report that the actress was never a spokesperson for the app. — IANS Moitra isn’t the only one caught in bag lure! Bollywood beauties Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi came under Enforcement Directorate’s lense after receiving presents from conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Reportedly, amongst the lavish gifts that he claimed to have sent Jacqueline were three Birkin bags. A status symbol, Birkin bags start from $10,000 (Rs 8 lakh approx) and go up to $250,000 (Rs 20 lakh approx). The bold and beautiful Kangana Ranaut and the sultry Malaika Arora have long been spotted brandishing Birkins too. If Bagwati (Hermès Kelly handbag) in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara remains the most famous bag in Bollywood, there is a bevy of Bollywood beauties in love with pretty, pricey pouches. Ameesha Patel, back in the limelight with the success of Gadar 2, is also known for her love of luxury totes. On top of her shopping list, whenever Ameesha travels abroad are bags, right from Chanel to Christian Dior to Gucci. Her extensive collection reportedly boasts of 16 Birkin bags and her costliest one is in the range of Rs 60-70 lakh. Style diva Sonam Kapoor Ahuja also ALIA BHATT owns a variety of totes, right from baby, boxy to bucket bags. She owns almost all known brands, but Gucci’s Diana handbag (roughly priced Rs 2 lakh) is reportedly one of her favourites. Amongst the bag fanatics is also actress Jasmin Bhasin, whose video of sharing her bag stories with boyfriend Aly Goni also grabbed eyeballs. Right from impulse shopping at Palladium Mall for a blingy Gucci bag to picking up an LV at a high tea inside Taj, the Bigg Boss-fame cute couple shared their collection with much glee in the 15-minute video. B-town wishes King Khan on his 58th birthday Actress Juhi Chawla shared pictures from the movie Yes Boss along with warm wishes for SRK The badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan turned 58 on Thursday and celebrities shared heatwarming wishes for him on social media. SRK’s most cherished co-star Kajol shared a candid picture with the birthday boy, wherein both can be seen sharing a hearty laugh. She captioned the post: “Wish u a supercalifragilistic year ahead... I know it’s gonna be a good one! @iamsrk.” Ajay Devgn dropped SRK’s snapshot from the song Chaleya from the recently released movie Jawan. He captioned it as, “Here’s to another fantastic year of being Jawan and fabulous! Happy birthday.” Juhi Chawla shared pictures from their movie Yes Boss, and wrote: “500 trees for a friendship that is beyond words ..... beyond time and sometimes beyond my understanding. Happy birthday Shah Rukh …!!! Lots of love Jay and Juhi.” Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a monochrome picture of SRK, and wrote: “Happiest birthday King! May you shine the brightest always.” Taapsee Pannu shared the first teaser of SRK starrer Dunki, and wrote: “Happy birthday sir @iamsrk .. Let the festivities begin...” Katrina Kaif said: “A phenomenon !!!... Happy birthday.” — IANS c m y b SONAM KAPOOR UNIVERSAL APPEAL “Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give you confidence, and show your neighbours you’re doing well,” said iconic German designer Karl Lagerfeld. Sincerely toeing the line are celebs from B-town! Be it Alia Bhatt making heads turn with her red side-pack Chanel bag from Karl Lagerfeld’s collection priced at Rs 5 lakh or Deepika Padukone flaunting her Fendi Large Sunshine Tote pegged at Rs 2.5 lakh to global icon Priyanka Chopra carrying her Plexiglass Chanel bag worth Rs 9 lakh, the list is really long! Britney Spears’ memoir The Woman in Me has sold 1.1 million copies in the US alone through its first week. “I poured my heart and soul into my memoir, and I am grateful to my fans and readers around the world for their unwavering support,” Spears said in a statement released of Wednesday by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. The sales figures include pre-orders, print sales, e-books and audiobooks. The Woman in Me, released on October 24, has been praised by critics as a compelling account of her rise to global fame and her ongoing struggles, including the conservatorship that for years granted her father control of much of her life and her revelation that she had an abortion while dating Justin Timberlake more than 20 years ago. On the day of publication, Spears posted on Instagram that her book had become ‘the highest selling celebrity memoir in history’. The Woman in Me, for which she did little publicity beyond Instagram, was the top seller of last week. But Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, which came out in January, sold 1.6 million copies in the US during its first week. Spears’ memoir helped give a strong boost to streams and sales across her music catalog, according to Luminate, a music and entertainment analytics company. In one day last week, from Monday to Tuesday, Spears’ catalog jumped 18.2 per cent in on-demand streams, and 36.8 per cent in album sales. The audio edition of The Woman in Me, read by Oscar-nominated actor Michelle Williams, appears a key factor in the book’s initial popularity. — AP 1.1 million copies of Britney Spears’ memoir, The Woman in Me, sold after just one week of release in US
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