Stars remember Farooque Sheikh, Jerry Seinfeld is back on the web and Khloe Kardashian never gets a nose job.
Bollywood honours actor Sheikh
Theatre lovers, artists, activists and litterateurs paid tributes to actor Farooque Sheikh this week at his memorial in Agra, India, near where his first film Garam Hawa was shot in 1972. Sheikh died December 27 in Dubai following a cardiac arrest. The Times of India reported that a visibly distraught Anupam Kher said, “This man had an aura of positivity around him. He touched so many lives.” The memorial programme was held Monday at a vantage point where only a fortnight ago Sheikh performed the love story Tumhari Amrita. “Who thought then that this would be his last performance?” said Harvijay Bahia, chairman of the Taj Literature Festival.
Seinfeld trying to reinvent ‘talk’
Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was born because he didn’t want to do a typical talk programme. “I wanted to make a show that people would like to be on, instead of groaning and going, ‘Yeah, all right, I’ll do it’,” says Seinfeld. Launched on the Crackle digital network in 2012, the show’s third season starts today with Seinfeld joining Louis C K. Future 18-20 minute episodes feature Patton Oswalt, Howard Stern, Tina Fey, Todd Barry and Jay Leno.
Klhoe steadfastly backs her nose
Khloe Kardashian might just be the least vain of her reality-show sisters. The 29-year-old, who is featured on the cover of the February issue of British Cosmopolitan, tells the magazine that she steadfastly refused to get a nose job. That is despite overhearing her mom tell a friend that she would need one when she was just nine years old. “I was shocked; I hadn’t even thought about it,” she says. “I’ve had make-up artists tell me, ‘You should get a nose job.’ I’m so happy that I never have.”