“Immortals” Tops Box Office, Mindy Kaling Celebrates New Book | Nov. 14 – 18, 2011

Freida Pinto as Virgin Oracle Phaedra in "Immortals." Credit: Jan Thijs

Freida Pinto as Virgin Oracle Phaedra in "Immortals." Credit: Jan Thijs

Frieda Pinto’s “Immortals” stole the top spot at the box office this week while Mindy Kaling took time to celebrate with friends at her book release bash in L.A. And in Bollywood, proud parents Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan welcomed the arrival of their baby girl.

Movie Gods Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals,” starring Frieda Pinto, Mickey Rourke and Henry Cavill, rose to the top of the box office. making $32 million dollars in its first week. Though it snagged the top spot over new films “Jack and Jill” and “Puss in Boots,” critics gave the Greek-myth inspired film mixed reviews. [Reuters]

Hanging with Ms. Kapoor Actress Mindy Kaling, who has been busy making the rounds promoting her book “Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)”, celebrated in L.A. this week. Glamour Magazine’s editor-in-chief threw a book party Monday night for “The Office” star and a few close friends including Aziz Ansari and Nicole Richie. [PopSugar]

A to Zee “The Good Wife” star Archie Panjabi is set to present the Directorate Award to entertainment mogul Subhash Chandra at the 39th International Emmy Awards gala in New York City Monday evening. Chandra is the founder and creator of India-based Zee TV network. [IndianTelevision.com]

No Peeing on Shoulder Over in Bollywood, actor Ranbir Kapoor admitted on a talk show he was recently caught urinating on the side of the highway in the middle of the night. Kapoor, who is currently wrapping up filming for his latest film “Barfee”, admitted he continued to relieve himself as police hollered at him to stop. The officer reportedly let him off with a stern warning. [Hindustan Times]

Ash’s Mini-Me Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan celebrated the arrival of their baby girl Wednesday morning. Bollywood A-listers including Karan Johar and Sonam Kapoor tweeted their congrats to the new parents. Although no photos of their bundle of joy have surfaced, rumors are already buzzing that she is the spitting image of her mommy. [Times of India]

Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at Divanee.com.