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Ciara reveals pregnancy on TV talk show

Also, drugs found at Bieber's home; Ranbir Kapoor might replace Salman Khan on Bigg Boss; Kristen Stewart terrified to film Equals; Juhi Chawla says Gulaab Gang probably is the last time she and Madhuri will be seen on the big screen.

Ciara. James Devaney / WireImage / Getty Images
Ciara. James Devaney / WireImage / Getty Images

The singer and musician Ciara appeared on the television show The View on Tuesday and announced that she is expecting a child with her fiance, the rapper Future. Asked by the host Barbara Walters if she would like to confirm the rumours, Ciara said: “Of course, I would love to,” and stood up to reveal her baby bump. This is the first child for the singer, while it is Future’s fourth. Ciara is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards after-party on January 26. – The National staff

Is Ranbir Kapoor to replace Salman Khan on Bigg Boss?

According to Zee News, the actor Ranbir Kapoor has been approached to host the next season of Bigg Boss, one of India’s most popular reality television shows. The Bollywood A-lister Salman Khan has hosted the programme for the past four seasons. If Kapoor accepts the offer, it will be his first stint on the small screen. Neither actor has confirmed the news. – The National staff

Kristen Stewart ‘terrified’ to film Equals

The Twilight actress Kristen Stewart says her role in the forthcoming sci-fi drama Equals is a slightly updated version of the 1956 film 1984, based on George Orwell’s classic 1949 novel about rebellion in a repressed futuristic society. Equals begins filming later this year. “I’m terrified of it,” said the 23-year-old actress in a recent interview. “Though it’s a movie with a really basic concept, it’s overtly ambitious. In Equals, things go wrong because you can’t deny the humanity in everyone,” said Stewart. “It’s the most devastating story.” – AP

Juhi Chawla: Gulaab Gang was my last chance to work with Madhuri

The actress Juhi Chawla, who will be seen with Madhuri Dixit for the first time in Gulaab Gang, says she doesn’t think they will get another chance to work together in the future. Dixit and Chawla were contemporaries in the 1990s but they never worked together during their prime. “I think this was the last chance I got to work with Madhuri and I don’t think we will again get a chance to work together in the future,” said Chawla. “The film has a strong script and since such stories are not churned out in bulk, I am not hopeful of acting with Dixit on the big screen again.” Directed by Soumik Sen, Gulaab Gang tells the true story of a band of pink sari-clad vigilantes in Central India who fight against social injustice. – IANS

Drugs found at Bieber home after egg-attack raid

Detectives searching the pop singer Justin Bieber’s Los Angeles mansion over an egg-throwing attack seized illegal drugs and arrested one of the singer’s associates on Tuesday, officials said. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officer Dave Thompson said an individual was arrested after the drugs were discovered in “plain view” as deputies combed through Bieber’s luxury home in the upmarket enclave of Calabasas. Around a dozen detectives swooped on the 19-year-old star’s home early Tuesday, probing allegations that the Canadian teenage idol was responsible for causing thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbour’s house after pelting it with eggs. – AFP