Katrina-Ranbir Kapoor shared a ‘honeymoon cottage’ in South Africa?

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif recently shot in South Africa for one of their forthcoming films. Interestingly, we hear that during the shoot in Ficksburg, the two stayed in a honeymoon cottage of a hotel.

A source reveals, "The film was extensively shot across SA — in Cape Town, Ficksburg and Johannesburg. The cottage that Ranbir and Katrina shared in Ficksburg, happened to be called 'honeymoon cottage'. They were teased by the crew about it and the two took it sportingly."

What's more, the lovebirds also took time off from work to shop for their new home. Another source added that when Ranbir returned to Mumbai a few days ago — Kat had flown to London briefly — their 12 bags were stalled by the customs. They were returned to the actor only the next morning.

Curiosity on Ek Villain high

With Mohit Suri's Ek Villain just a day away from hitting the screens, the producers, Balaji Motion Pictures, have been flooded with requests for a preview of the film. 

From corporate officials to Bollywood biggies, a wide spectrum of people have asked for seats at special screenings. Keeping in view the demand, more than 15 previews have already been held across the city.

Says Tanuj Garg, CEO of the production house, "The film's promotion has generated a lot of intrigue and the response so far has been overwhelming. The guests found the film entertaining, emotional and gripping."

Ek Villain, produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, releases tomorrow.

Venus Williams Strips Down for ESPN's Annual Body Issue

Tennis star Venus Williams goes nude for this year's Body Issue of ESPN magazine. In the cover picture, Venus smiles widely while looking up to the sky. She puts her left hand on her breast and touches her head with her right hand. 

Venus tells the magazine about her ongoing battle with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder which causes white blood cells attacking a person's moisture-producing glands, "At my worst point, I wasn't able to play tennis at all. Just the whole quality of my life was compromised. You are so tired it hurts. You have to accept that you're never going to be 100 percent." 

Because of the illness, Venus had to stop playing tennis for more than six months in 2011-2012. The 34-year-old athlete reveals that she struggled hard working her way back up the rankings. She says, "Because of Sjogren's syndrome, I have to be careful. If I train too hard, then I won't be able to do anything the next day." 

"There would be times when I'd park my car at home and I fell asleep behind the wheel because I was so tired," she continues, "It's a balance between pushing myself as much as I can and being reasonable about what I can achieve and what my body will tolerate." 

Venus appears on the magazine five years after her sister Serena Williams was featured on the body issue cover in 2009. On June 23, she won against Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain, earning her first singles win at Wimbledon Championship since 2011. 

Paramount and Chinese Company Resolve 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Issues

Paramount Pictures and Chinese company Beijing Pangushi Investment Co Ltd have resolved their issues regarding the upcoming release of "Transformers: Age of Extinction". The studio said on Monday, June 23 that the movie would hit theaters without edits. 

Pangu accused Paramount of failing to perform contractual obligations that include having a red carpet premiere for the movie at one of its hotels. The company demanded the studio to remove any scene depicting the logo or properties of the company from the movie and other marketing materials. 

Paramount said at that time that they were dealing with the problem, and they have apparently reached the middle. Through a spokeswoman, the studio said, "After friendly consultations, the two sides have achieved mutual trust, and reached an understanding." Meanwhile, Pangu said in a statement on its website that both sides "expressed willingness to suitably resolve the issue of screening the film in China." 

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" will debut as scheduled this Friday, June 27 worldwide. It is expected to be one of the highest-grossing movies of the year.

'Maleficent' Crosses $500 Million Mark, Becomes Angelina Jolie's Best

"Maleficent" officially crossed the $500 million mark this past weekend on the worldwide box office. It became Angelina Jolie's highest-grossing live-action film of all time, not counting for inflation. 

This week, the Sleeping Beauty tale added $44.7 million to its haul from 54 foreign territories. The film gave its thanks largely to the opening in China which contributed $20.3 million. In North America, it earned additional $13 million for a domestic total of $186 million. In conclusion, "Maleficent" has earned $335.6 million internationally and $521.6 million worldwide. 

"Maleficent" is predicted to perform even better in the coming weeks with Japan still to open on July 4. The film is yet to open in many major European markets due to the shifted interest into the World Cup. The top international markets for the film are Mexico ($40.4 million), Russia ($34.8 million), the U.K. ($25.7 million) and Brazil ($24.2 million). 

Jolie's previous best was "Mr and Mrs Smith" which took in $478.2 million worldwide in 2005. 

Kate Moss and Lindsay Lohan Reportedly Fight in Nightclub

Kate Moss and Lindsay Lohan reportedly had an argument at a nightclub in London recently. According to The Sun, the pair's alleged heated exchange took place at Chiltern Firehouse. The supermodel confronted the actress after she allegedly contacted Moss' husband Jamie Hince when she arrived in the country a few weeks ago. The "Mean Girls" star and the guitarist of The Kills worked together last year. 

"Lindsay and Kate had a huge row at the Chiltern Firehouse. People around them noticed it was going on," a source told the U.K. media (via Mail Online). "The argument went on for a while and Kate seemed extremely annoyed with Lindsay for contacting Jamie. She was ranting about it to a fellow diner at the restaurant." 

"Kate wasn't happy when Lindsay arrived in the U.K. There's no love lost between them and she knew they'd bump into each other eventually as they're both out on the town so much," the source continued saying. 

In other news, Lohan may make an appearance on "Speed-the-Plow" in the West End in November. "It's the first time I've done a stage play or anything like that. I'm nervous but I'm excited," she told The New York Times

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