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Also, KJo wishes he had given Kal Ho Na Ho a happier ending; rapper Mack Maine faces felony charges; Sushant Singh Rajput in Shekhar Kapur's new film; Lily Collins most dangerous of celeb searches online.

Edie Falco will pay tribute to her Sopranos co-star James Gandolfini during this year's Emmy  attends a special screening of
Edie Falco will pay tribute to her Sopranos co-star James Gandolfini during this year's Emmy attends a special screening of "Killing Them Softly" hosted by The Cinema Society, Men's Health and DeLeon at the SVA Theater in New York. Emmy organizers say the awards ceremony will include five special memorial tributes, including Cory Monteith and James Gandolfini. Edie Falco will honor Gandolfini, her co-star on "The Sopranos," at Sunday's ceremony, the TV academy said Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) *** Local Caption *** TV-Emmys-Memorial Tributes.JPEG-0488e.jpg

Emmys to feature special tributes

The late television stars James Gandolfini and Cory Monteith will be honoured during this weekend’s Emmy Awards. They will be among five celebrities remembered by their colleagues and co-stars as part of the annual in memoriam segment when the show screens live from Los Angeles on Sunday night. Edie Falco will remember her Sopranos co-star Gandolfini while Jane Lynch will pay tribute to her friend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith; Michael J Fox will pay tribute to the Family Ties producer Gary David Goldberg; Rob Reiner will pay tribute to his long-time All in the Family cast member Jean Stapleton and Robin Williams will remember his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters (Mork & Mindy). OSN First HD will broadcast the awards at 4am and 8pm on Monday. – The National staff

Sushant Singh Rajput cast in Paani

The Bollywood newcomer Sushant Singh Rajput has been roped in to play the male lead in Shekhar Kapur’s directorial venture Paani, reported India Today. The actor’s performance in the recently released romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance apparently got him the part in Kapur’s new film. “Sushant is one of the most inspiring young actors to emerge out of India. It’s going to be an exciting director-actor collaboration with him on Paani,” Kapur said in a statement. To be made under the Yash Raj Films banner, the sci-fi film will have both Indian and foreign actors. Sources say a young leading Hollywood actress will star opposite Rajput. Production on Paani starts in mid-2014. – The National staff

Rapper Mack Maine faces felony charges

Oklahoma City prosecutors have filed felony charges against the rapper Mack Maine following an alleged altercation with two women aboard a tour bus in August. The 33-year-old Maine, whose real name is Jermaine Anthony Preyan, was charged with aggravated assault and battery and sexual battery, according to court records. Maine, from New Orleans, is also the president of Young Money Entertainment, a record label founded by the rapper Lil Wayne. Maine’s lawyer would not comment on the charges on Monday. No court date has been set. The incident allegedly happened on the same day the rapper 2 Chainz and 10 others were arrested after refusing to get off a tour bus for almost nine hours following a traffic stop in Oklahoma City. The America’s Most Wanted tour featuring 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne and T.I. was in Oklahoma City on August 21, according to the Chesapeake Energy Arena website. – AP

Lily Collins ranked ‘most dangerous’ of celebrity searches online

If you’re curious about Lily Collins and head to the internet to find out more about her, beware – McAfee has ranked the actress as the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. Collins, who starred in movies such as Mirror, Mirror and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, posed the biggest risk of landing on a malicious site, according to the computer-security company; last year Emma Watson topped the list. Female celebrities were the overwhelming lure to malware. Avril Lavigne, Sandra Bullock, Kathy Griffin and Zoe Saldana rounded out the top five; the Mad Men star Jon Hamm was the only male in the top 10. A person could be led to malware after doing a general search and clicking on dubious links, but risks increased when searchers added phrases such as “free apps”. – AP

Johar: Every film shows up a new mistake

The filmmaker Karan Johar’s romantic drama Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) left many teary-eyed because of the sad ending – Shah Rukh Khan dies. Now, whenever he watches the movie, Karan wishes he had given it a happier ending. The 41-year-old, who made his directorial debut with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, admits that he has made mistakes and that the conclusion of Kal Ho Naa Ho was one of them. “Every film shows up a new mistake,” he said at a press conference on the weekend. “When I watch Kuch Kuch Hota Hai now, I feel it’s a ridiculous story, and when I see Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, I think it is 35 minutes too long, As for Kal Ho Naa Ho, I wish I had changed the end. Then there’s Student of the Year – I wish it had more emotional intensity. So, in every film of mine I find a mistake.” – IANS

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