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A female tourist has been fined for wearing a tiny bikini deemed too revealing while on holiday in the Philippines. The woman wore the “p...

A female tourist has been fined for wearing a tiny bikini deemed too revealing while on holiday in the Philippines.

The woman wore the “piece of string” swimwear while visiting popular tourist island of Boracay last week, before the fun was stopped by authorities.

When pictures of the woman’s risqué swimmers started circulating on social media, she caught the attention of the Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG), which then notified police.

Photos of the tiny white bikini show it didn’t just feature a G-string style at the back, but also at the front.

Dangerously revealing
And the look didn’t necessarily go down well with onlookers either, local reports suggested the woman was fined for disobeying a law that forbids the taking and displaying of "erotic and lewd" photographs to the tune of 2,500 pesos ($71AUD).

Jess Baylon, the Police Chief of Malay told media: “Several residents and tourists took photos of her on Wednesday and Thursday because of what she was wearing.

“It was literally a string. In our conservative culture, it is unacceptable.”

Fashion police have their say
The Inquirer reports that while there are no laws for wearing indecent clothing, she was given the ticket for violating a law that prohibits the taking and display of “lewd” photographs.

Natividad Bernardino, head of the BIAMRG, said: “Foreign tourists should observe proper decorum as a form of respect for Philippine culture and tradition.

“We have our own cultural values as Filipinos and Asians. They should be able to respect that. There is no dress code but it is just common sense.

“They were told not to by the hotel management, but they said it was a form of art.”

Bollywood is not for everyone. Some realize it sooner and tread different paths to make different achievements in life, while others keep t...

Bollywood is not for everyone. Some realize it sooner and tread different paths to make different achievements in life, while others keep trying till the industry throws them off.

In this giant rigmarole of realizations and refusals, we have seen many of our loved celebs fading out into oblivion, leaving us wondering, “where are they, how are they...”

We are, hence, starting this “Missing Reports” series where we dig deep into the untold stories of such missing stars. Today we are covering the Damini fame, Meenakshi Seshadri and her journey after Bollywood.

Let us know in the comment section, if there is any star, you want us to dig out from the black hole of Bollywood sanyas.

Fame with Damini

Damini was one of the biggest hits of its time. For the subject it covered and the treatment of it, over the years it has become a cult feminist masterpiece. One of the highest grossing of 1993, Damini is also remembered for Meenakshi Seshadri’s unparalleled performance, which, without a doubt, was the best of her career.

Debut with Jackie Shroff

But Damini was not the only box office success by this talented 80-90s actress. She was one of Subhash Ghai’s finds who he had launched with Jackie Shroff in 1983. Their debut, Hero, was an “All time blockbuster" at the box office which turned the debutants into overnight stars and Film-makers queued-up the gates of Meenakshi and Jackie who despite being industry outsiders had proved their mettle.

Pageant winner

But the major commercial success and critical acclamation of Hero and her performance in it was not Meenakshi's first brush up with success. Very few of us know or remember that the actress was crowned Miss India in 1981, and there after she was approached by the film maker to grace the big screen. She had also represented India in Miss International 1981 held in Japan, but didn't place.

The girl next door

Born in a traditional Tamil family, Seshadri moved to the big city from Sindri, Jharkhand. Even before winning Eve's Weekly Miss India contest, she had established herself as a performing artist and was professionally trained in classical dance forms like Kuchipudi, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, and Odissi.

Many stories of success

Between Hero and Damini, Meenakshi was seen in a plethora of Bollywood hits. Hoshiyar, Meri Jung, Shahenshah, Gayal, Ghar Ho to Aisa are just a few among them. She was also seen in a couple of South Indian films. Won't be refutable if we said, success never evaded the actress and even after years of her bidding farewell to the industry, she is fondly remembered. The question is, "where is she and why did she disappear all of a sudden?"

Taking the plunge

Two years after delivering the phenomenal Damini, instead of aiming for higher career goals, Meenakshi chose to 'settle down'. In 1995, right at the peak of her career, the actress tied the knot with Harish Mysore, who is an investment banker by profession.

Settling down

She bid adieu to B'town and right after her civil marriage to Harish, Meenakshi flew all the way to the US to accompany her husband. The couple also had a registered marriage in New York. They are now a complete family with a son and a daughter and have been residing in the mid-American city of Plano, TX for decades.

Living in rhythms

But, for Meenakshi, quitting Bollywood didn't translate into abandoning her craft. She was an accomplished dancer way before becoming a part of the industry and she remains to be so even years after leaving movies. Far away from India, she spends time with young dance enthusiasts, and teaches them Bharatnatyam, Kathak, and Odissi.

Serving people

She often joins her students in their performances at fundraisers and charity events. They also performed at the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and all the funds collected were channeled toward various philanthropic causes.

She is happy away from the limelight

After a long hiatus, the actress came back in news after paying a surprise visit to Rishi Kapoor in 2015. Her Damini co-star, almost failed to recognize her, took to twitter to share an adorable pic from their quick meet. Though, Rishi Kapor suggested that she may take up roles in movies, Meenakshi denied cleared that she has no plans of returning to the screen anytime soon. Interestingly, she was the chief guest at Miss India USA pageant 2019.

Most of the world know Rekha as Amitabh Bachchan’s life-long lover (thanks to the rumours and their chemistry in ‘Silsila’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Si...

Most of the world know Rekha as Amitabh Bachchan’s life-long lover (thanks to the rumours and their chemistry in ‘Silsila’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, Mr Natwarlal’ to name a few). But you can’t deny that she is a fierce, sexy, elusive actresses with a kind of a vulnerability that she showcases through her roles.

Very few know about how the actress is in real life. In 2003, when film journalist Anupama Chopra, visited Rekha, she wrote that while tabloids had portrayed her as a reclusive woman twisted bitter by lecherous men and loneliness, in reality Rekha was none of that; she described her as chatty and curious, excited and energetic, cheerful and almost illegally optimistic.

To understand the evergreen actress better, journalist/film commentator and author Yasser Usman came out with a biographic on the diva, ‘Rekha: The Untold Story’, which chronicles her life and days in Bollywood, with everything little secret revealed; from her alleged affair with Amitabh Bachchan to the suicide of her husband Mukesh Agarwal to why she wears sindoor and mangalsutra everywhere.

But as the sultry actress turns older today, take a look movies that made her so popular today.

Do Anjaane (1976):
In this Dulal Guha directed drama, she plays an overambitious Bengali housewife who connives with her husband, Amitabh Bachchan's best friend, Prem Chopra, to murder him.

Ghar (1978):
As a rape survivor housewife who is nurtured back to normal life by her supportive husband, Rekha lends credibility to her character’s pain and trauma through her performance. Some of Lata Mangeshkar's most memorable melodies like ‘Tere bina jiya jaye na’ and ‘Aaj kal paaon zameer par’ were picturised on her.

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978):
In this cult movie, Rekha plays Zohra, who silently loves ill-fated Sikandar (Amitabh Bachchan) and watches him die. The movie gained immense popularity, especially with the song ‘Salaam-e-Ishq’.

Khubsoorat (1980):
Did you know that in ‘Khubsoorat’, that Hrishikesh Mukherjee wrote the role of the incorrigible do-gooder who takes on her sister's disciplinarian mother-in-law, especially for Rekha? This was the second turning-point in her career after ‘Ghar’.

Umrao Jaan (1981):
Considered as one of her best movies with great performance and excellent soundtrack, Rekha was a plays Lucknowi courtesan whose adventurous life is defined and defiled by the various men she encounters.

Silsila (1981):
In Yash Chopra’s Silsila, Rekha’s pitch-perfect portrayal of the other woman in an extra marital affair was memorable. In her confrontation scene with Jaya, Rekha held her own in an inspired performance.

Jeevan Dhaara (1982):
Rekha’s standout performance in this film earned her a Filmfare Best Actress nomination. Unlike other sacrificial heroines who silently give up their own happiness for the sake of the family, Rekha's – the sole breadwinner of her family – never ceases to remind them just how much she has given up to put food on their table, in the movie.

Utsav (1984):
As a fifth century courtesan Vasantsena in Girish Karnad’s Utsav, Rekha’s sensuous turn was a highlight of the film, not to forget the memorable songs she starred in.

Ijaazat (1987):
The film in which Rekha worked with director Gulzar, Ijaazat featured her in the role of a wife who allows her husband (played by Naseeruddin Shah) to return to his first love. An unconventional love story even by today’s standards, Ijaazat saw Rekha at her restrained best.

Khoon Bhari Maang (1988):
This revenge drama saw Rekha in two radically different avatars. From Aarti -the plain Jane rich widow – Rekha transforms into Jyoti — the smoldering diva — when she returns to seek revenge for her attempted murder in the film.

At the NRL’s night-of-nights in Sydney on Wednesday, Roosters superstar James Tedesco may have stolen the spotlight with his historic Dally...

At the NRL’s night-of-nights in Sydney on Wednesday, Roosters superstar James Tedesco may have stolen the spotlight with his historic Dally M Medal win.

But let’s be honest - all eyes were really on the red carpet, where the players’ wives and girlfriends stepped out in some seriously stunning looks.

There was one style of dress that stood out as a favourite among the glammed-up women and that was an Angelina Jolie-esque thigh-high split.

Monisha Lew-Fatt, partner to Canberra Raiders player Jack Wighton, was one of the many attendees who dared to bare in gowns that were split-up-to-there - but the raven-haired bombshell hit a snag in full view of the cameras when she leant down to adjust her train.

She appeared unfazed by the wardrobe malfunction, however, and with her cut-out frock back in place she continued to pose up a storm.

Monisha Lew-Fatt bei der Dally M Verleihung 2019

Monisha Lew-Fat zeigte (fast) alles, als sie sich bückte, um die Schleppe ihres leuchtend pinkfarbenen Kleides der kroatischen Designerin Matija Vuica zurechtzurücken. Foto: Getty Images.

Naomi Watts is getting candid about the pressure to look good in Hollywood. The 47-year-old actress admits in a new interview with NewBea...

Naomi Watts is getting candid about the pressure to look good in Hollywood.

The 47-year-old actress admits in a new interview with NewBeauty magazine that she has definitely considered Botox – and is, in fact, still undecided at times – though she hasn’t ever undergone the treatment.


“Personally, I feel for me it’s tough to do Botox – but it’s also tough not to!” she says. “Sometimes, I think I need the help. Whatever anyone else chooses is fine with me, no judgment.”

But Watts points out that Botox would definitely affect her acting career.

“Of course, I want to look the best I can, but I am playing characters that should match my age, and the women and the material that I am interested in are usually going through something,” she explains. “I have to be able to live in my face and tell the story of the character I’ve taken on. But… I’ll never say never.”


However, Watts is far from vain. The Allegiant star says that despite her glamorous red carpet appearances, she’s “not very good” at actually doing her own hair or makeup. She also admits to having some insecurities when it comes to inheriting her mother’s good looks.

“My mother was not very good at giving beauty tips, but she was – and still is – a striking beauty,” Watts says about her mom, former costume and set designer Myfanwy Edwards. “I was always very aware of her beauty, but I never felt as beautiful as her, or that I could ever be that beautiful.”

Amber Heard is ready to go under the sea and join the DC cinematic universe! ET confirmed on Thursday that the 29-year-old actress has be...

Amber Heard is ready to go under the sea and join the DC cinematic universe!

ET confirmed on Thursday that the 29-year-old actress has been cast as Mera, the undersea queen and wife of Aquaman in the DC Comics canon. Heard will make her first appearance as Mera in 2017's The Justice League Part One before appearing in the 2018 standalone Aquaman film opposite Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa.


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The actress exclusively dished to ET's Katie Krause about her sea queen costume.


"It's interesting. It's like, half suit of armor, half scales," Heard revealed. "It's strange... We're in the process of building it now, so it's coming along."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder is set to helm the two-part Justice League films, while Furious 7's James Wan will be directing the Aquaman standalone feature.

Adam Lambert made his return to American Idol on Thursday, debuting his new single, "Welcome to the Show," and performing one of ...

Adam Lambert made his return to American Idol on Thursday, debuting his new single, "Welcome to the Show," and performing one of the most famous covers from his run on season eight of the singing competition show. Lambert opened up to ET afterward about performing on the Idol stage once again.

"It's nostalgic. I've been back on the show every year since I've been off, and so each year it's something different," he said. "It's really nice to come back for the final year with a new single and to reprise 'Mad World,' which was really cool."


Lambert also opened up about Kesha, whom he recently spent time with in Nashville, Tennessee, where the embattled singer accepted the Visibility Award at the 21st Annual Human Rights Campaign Nashville Equality Dinner earlier this month.

"From what I know, she's doing really well," Lambert said. "We go way back from when we first both got signed so it was really nice to see her."

Lambert's not the only former Idol fave to return to the singing competition this year. Kelly Clarkson brought the house down in February with an emotional performance of her single "Piece by Piece," which brought even the judges to tears.

Harry Styles appears to have stars in his eyes as he sets his sights on a film career. But while stardom came easy as part of The X Facto...

Harry Styles appears to have stars in his eyes as he sets his sights on a film career.

But while stardom came easy as part of The X Factor created boy band One Direction, he is allegedly finding it somewhat more elusive as he struggles to get his big break as an actor.


Sources close to the singer tell Britain’s Heat magazine his move into Hollywood isn’t as simple as he’d hoped.

“Harry wants to break into Hollywood, but it’s proving to be a struggle,” a friend told the publication. “He gets offered silly bit parts and cameos, but that’s not what he’s interested in.”

Part of the problem could be the fact that Harry, 22, lacks any kind of formal training and reportedly isn’t taking up any acting classes, which could explain why he’s not being flooded with offers for the big roles.



“He’s not had acting classes, but he’s been around for ages and has done media training and music videos for years. He thinks he can wing it,” explained the source.

Harry’s confidence may have been boosted by praise lavished on him by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The Hateful Eight producer dubbed the handsome singer a “movie star” and once revealed he was keen to cast him in a film, even without an audition.

Since returning to featuring mostly naked women last fall, Maxim has put models like Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, and Hannah Davis in va...

Since returning to featuring mostly naked women last fall, Maxim has put models like Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, and Hannah Davis in various states of undress on its covers. Joining that list is the star of the magazine's April issue, Ashley Graham, who while technically naked, looks different than the typical Maxim cover model of late.


Here's her cover:

She looks flawless. But she also looks very different from the women before her and one quick Google image search will tell you why: you can barely see her body. The rest of the photo shoot, too, features but one full-length shot, the rest being mostly portraits.


Ashley's Instagram followers have also accused the magazine of a different offense: over-Photoshopping. "Beautiful, but I don't understand why they had to Photoshop this beautiful lady! Let her be full figured and natural!" one fan wrote. Another said, "Wish they hadn't Photoshopped you so much though, you're perfect how you are and have always been so empowering for all of us to love the skin we're in and then they go and change yours, it's a shame they dampen that message to appeal to the masses more."

Though the full photo shoot is here, her interview won't be out until the magazine hits stands April 5th.

Let’s be honest, we’d all kind of accepted that the Spice Girls’ 20th anniversary later this year was probably going to go ahead without Vi...

Let’s be honest, we’d all kind of accepted that the Spice Girls’ 20th anniversary later this year was probably going to go ahead without Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice.


We mean, none of us were happy about it but we’d accepted it none the less.

However, it has now been reported that Vic has had a change of heart about the big event, and despite vowing to never don her Posh Spice persona again after the 2012 London Olympics, she is now keen to be a part of the celebrations.


And we are eternally grateful for it.


Okay, so Victoria definitely won’t be singing or dancing with the group but she is seemingly not completely against joining any tours or performances.

A source told Us Weekly: “[Victoria] won’t sing or dance. There’s a small chance she’ll film something with them or make an appearance at a show here and there.”

To be completely honest, we’ll take whatever we can get.

Boring is not a word you ever associate with Lady Gaga. As the Poker Face singer turns 30, we decided to take a look back at some of her ...

Boring is not a word you ever associate with Lady Gaga.

As the Poker Face singer turns 30, we decided to take a look back at some of her most entertaining fashion choices.


Yes, there are oodles of them – but a few stick out for good (and, erm, bad) reasons.

1. White perfection


Her Oscars outfit this year, designed by her pal Brandon Maxwell, was nothing short of perfection. Her white jumpsuit was elegant, smart and different.

2. Catwalk queen

Just walking in high heels can be a challenge for some, but Gaga doesn’t shy away from tackling the difficult. She took to the runway as part of Marc Jacobs’s 2016 Fall collection in New York earlier this year and totally nailed walking in skyscraper shoes. Bravo.

3. Fashion hero

No-one could have done David Bowie more fashion justice than Gaga when she took to the red carpet in this custom made, Bowie tribute Marc Jacobs piece.

4. Two times the magic



She sported a two-piece at the 2015 Billboard 10th Annual Women in Music event. You will either love it or hate it.


5. Meat-tastic moment

Her 2010 MTV Video Music Awards meat dress will go down in history. Designed by Franc Fernandez, the dress was made of raw beef. You certainly could never accuse her of thinking out of the box. Or, erm, is that out of the packet?

We’re sure there are many more memorable fashion moments coming our way.

Kris Jenner is really letting loose in Kourtney Kardashian's new snaps! The reality star documented her day of wine tasting with her ...

Kris Jenner is really letting loose in Kourtney Kardashian's new snaps!

The reality star documented her day of wine tasting with her mom and sister Khloe Kardashian, where the trio looked to be having a great time singing Spice Girls and going around town, and in several videos, Kris was acting downright bizarre and we kind of loved it.


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At one point, Kris appears unable to pronounce the word "Kindle," to which Khloe can be heard hilariously correcting her, saying, "No, a Kendall is your daughter. Kindle."

Selena Gomez really let loose when she returned to her home state of Texas over the weekend. The "Good for You" singer showed u...

Selena Gomez really let loose when she returned to her home state of Texas over the weekend.

The "Good for You" singer showed up at Reata Restaurant's rooftop bar in Fort Worth, and did not miss an opportunity to bust a move to Rihanna's song, "Work."


The night off for the 23-year-old star appeared to be an engagement party for Gomez's cousin, Priscilla DeLeon, who tweeted that she got engaged over the weekend. "We have waited our whole lives for this #whyamIactinglikeigotaring," Gomez captioned a photo of her sweetly kissing the bride-to-be.

Gomez had no problem posing for pics during the celebration, and was even seen happily singing along to Drake's "Hotline Bling" with her friends. DeLeon's brother, David, also tweeted out a slew of pics from the party, including a family photo.

Rumours were afloat about Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris getting hitched before August but it seems like the couple have decided to take it...

Rumours were afloat about Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris getting hitched before August but it seems like the couple have decided to take it slow for now. It was earlier reported that the Blank Space singer and her DJ boyfriend were planning to wed in Hawaii.


But, now a source tells HollywoodLife that the couple will not be getting married before August. "He [Harris] wants to definitely propose to her, she is his endgame, but it is not going to happen anytime soon," the source said. "They have talked marriage but they are not in a rush to get there just yet. They want to date a little longer before they take the next step."

Previously, another source told HollywoodLife: "They'd [Swift and Harris] like to get married as soon as August. It's all happening really fast. She finally feels settled. Even though they still have this crazy, bicoastal lifestyle, she says, 'Wherever Calvin is, that's my home.'"


The wedding plans might be on hold but it does seem as if Harris has been able to change the singer's views on marriage. Before Swift started dating Harris, she had expressed her scepticism about getting hitched. The two celebrated their first anniversary together on 6 March at an undisclosed beach and later shared photos on Instagram.

The Island with Bear Grylls is back, and there’s a twist: this time, two groups – eight men and eight women – will be dropped on opposite s...

The Island with Bear Grylls is back, and there’s a twist: this time, two groups – eight men and eight women – will be dropped on opposite sides of the same land mass.


But they will be blissfully unaware of each other’s existence, until they collide.

The female group – Alice, Shaney, Sarah, Erica, Roz, Tilly and Cassie (Channel 4)


Launching series three, Bear Grylls explained: “We wanted to take this season to the next level and putting men and women together was the natural progression.

“It is easy to assume that this will turn into a battle of the sexes – but in truth it is much deeper than that and is a battle for survival. That’s not about gender or how big and tough someone may look, that’s about mental strength and character.”


Last year, there were male and female groups – but they each had their own Pacific Island to roam. This time around, “mixing it up big time” will result in some “interesting dynamics”, Bear hinted.

The survivalist teased: “All I’ll say is that it’s inevitable, when you put men and women together, that there are going to be some interesting dynamics that you won’t get so much of in a single sex group.”

He added: “We’re mixing it big time. People have said ‘Oh my God, if you put men and women on an island together, it’s going to be carnage’.

“And in many ways it was carnage, but not always in the way you might expect. The outcome was very affirming by the end, but at times painful to watch.