Ashton Kutcher Faces PopChips Woes, Aziz Ansari Dupes Anderson Cooper | April 30 – May 4, 2012
Too much celebrity news doing the rounds? Allow us to give you the gist of the last seven days in entertainment. PopChips and Ashton Kutcher are facing the heat after a controversial ad, while actress Freida Pinto promoted “Trishna” at the Tribeca Film Festival. In Bollywood, director Madhur Bhandarkar will finally give fans a first glimpse of “Heroine”, and A-list stars geared up for actress Shilpa Shetty’s big baby shower.
Got chips? Actor Ashton Kutcher and PopChips are receiving a ton a backlash for their recent ad. Kutcher, who is fully covered in “brown face” in the clip, pretends to be a Bollywood type named Raj looking for love. Popchips released the following statement to apologize: “The new PopChips worldwide dating parody featuring four characters was created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone.” (ABC News)
Seeing double. Comedian Aziz Ansari duped CNN anchor Anderson Cooper with a lookalike on the latter’s talk show “Anderson”. Ansari, who was on the show to promote his show “Parks and Recreation” and his stand-up comedy tour, initially sent out an actor pretending to be him at the beginning of the interview. (Washington Post)
Red hot. Actress Freida Pinto attended the premiere of her romantic drama “Trishna” at the Tribeca Film Festival. Pinto went for a bold look on the red carpet, donning a red Gucci suit and a neat up-do. The film, which is an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” with an Indian twist, opens in U.S. theaters on July 13. (Daily Mail)
The wait is almost over. Director Madhur Bhandarkar is set to reveal the first look of his much anticipated film “Heroine” on June 1. The film revolves around the life and declining stardom of once-successful actress Mahi Arora, played by Kareena Kapoor. Bhandarkar revealed the first look of the film last year at Cannes but had to revise the project after the former female-lead Aishwarya Rai Bachchan announced her pregnancy. (Hindustan Times)
Mommy-to-be. Bollywood has been hit by baby fever, as A-listers such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra geared up to attend Shilpa Shetty’s baby shower. All of the attendees will be given goodie bags full of crystal items, including pacifiers and key chains. Shetty is due at the end of May. (Hindustan Times)
Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at Divanee.com.