Tuesday, January 30, 2007

UK Theater Sets Record

The UK box office sold more than 400 million pounds worth of tickets in 2006, thanks to reality show tie-ins like "The Sound Of Music" (whose star was chosen by TV viewers) and "Dirty Dancing." Expect more of the same in 2007. "Bombay Dreams" -- a relative flop -- is being revived and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber hopes to snare the lovely Big Brother winner Shilpa to star. At least Shilpa has performed in Bollywood musicals, so her performance won't be a stretch. "Big Brother" created a furor when other contestants attacked Shilpa in what many considered a racist manner. Shilpa politely said her attackers probably weren't racist, just stupid.

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