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2008-09-14 06:00:20

By Matthew Artz FREMONT -- A Washington Hospital doctor is asking that the hospital board of trustees meet privately with him and other doctors who participated in the film "Life for Sale." Dr. Ramineni Rao, a vascular and general surgeon at the hospital, said that management has unfairly lumped him with the film's driving force, Dr. Evelyn Li, and has responded unprofessionally to his involvement in the film. In a statement delivered to the board, Rao wrote, "It does not reflect well on...

2008-08-27 00:00:31

Saikumar will be appearing as an upright cop in Dhee Ante Dhee and promises a hard-hitting political film. As the title suggests it would be a head-to-head clash between two warring forces," informs Saikumar who is desperate for a big hit. "Briefly, it's all about a novice's triumph in politics" discloses Kannada director Sai Prakash. According to producer CV Reddy, who also penned the script, they are canning comedy scenes with leading comedians to wrap up the film. Ashish Vidyarthi...

2008-08-27 00:00:30

Trisha says she is thrilled to sing for a forthcoming movie under the baton of AR Rahman. "I was thrilled when Rahman invited me to sing. I could not refuse the chance because I'm bowled over by his talent," Trisha said. "I think I sing okay, but never dared to do so in public," added the actress who's already had a good run as an actress, with two recent hits - Bujjigadu and Tamil film, Kuruvi. Though there has been no official announcement, sources close to Rahman and the actress said...

2008-08-27 00:00:30

Nagarjuna is adept at varied roles. On the one hand, he impressed audience as a devoted disciple in Sri Ramadasu and, on the other, displayed versatility by portraying an underworld kingpin in Don. It's a unique amalgamation, considering the compulsions of Telugu mainstream cinema. What's more, all his films have had a dream run, barring the dud Boss. With twin hits, Annamayya and Sri Ramadasu, he made the devotional film genre a viable option. In his next film, King, he is playing a good-...

2008-08-24 22:57:24

HYDERABAD: Is the veteran Congress leader D K Samarasimha Reddy joining Chiranjeevi's party? This was the speculation making rounds on Friday as he was among those who were present at the launch of a new website www.punadirallu.org. (foundation stone). Samarasimha Reddy is former minister in previous Congress regimes from Gadwal constituency in Mahbubnagar district and was considered to be a formidable force. Presently his sister in law D K Aruna is representing this constituency as...

2008-08-20 00:00:27

After Athadu, hotshot Mahesh Babu teams up with director Trivikram after a big gap to churn out a romantic comedy Varudu which is loosely inspired by the Hindi film Hum Tum. If rumours are to be believed, then Mahesh will be playing a mature romantic role, a total contrast to his patent action hero roles. The lighthearted role will come as a good break for the actor as he has been almost typecast as a brooding actor. It will not be a regular love-at-first-sight kind of film but a mature...

2008-08-20 00:00:27

Hasini is making her first screen entry with Universal Movie Makers' Thiruna. Universal Movie makers was started by Karunakaran, an industrialist residing in Kanchipuram, to fulfil his son Subash's wish of becoming a hero. With Subash as hero, shooting of Thiruna started in AVM studios new Ganesha temple recently. During the poojai of the film, Kollywood personalities including director Ameer, Sundar C and Subramaniyapuram Sasikumar wished Subash luck for his first venture. The movie...

2008-08-19 00:00:22

Srihari is deftly mixing up lead roles with character roles to carve a niche for himself in Telugu filmdom. Srihari is one of the very few actors who celebrates birthday on Independence Day. In keeping up with this occasion the actor's new film Poru was launched with much fanfare. Up and coming director Amma Rajasekhar will be at the helm for this action-based film being produced by G Srinivas Yadav. "It will be a milestone in my career and am also happy to commence this film on a historic...

2008-08-14 00:00:29

Shalini P and Suresh Kavirayini There's a special place for villains in Telugu films as films here still promote iconic actors - a trend that's passe in Bollywood. With Telugu villains like Jay Prakash and Kota Srinivas Rao aging and Prakash Raj unable to make an appearance in every movie, there's a dearth of local villains in the industry. Filling up the gap are the baddies, imported especially from Bollywood! And for some reason, they seem to be doing a good job of it. Sayaji Shinde,...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

I owe my success to Ram Gopal Varma," declared actor Jagapati Babu at a recent function. Definitely he wasn't singing paeans to the maverick director. He was rather stating a fact. Packaged as an angry young man in RGV's Ghayam, the actor buried his past ghosts to emerge as a saleable star. Sensibly, to avoid being stereotyped, he juggled roles in his 40- odd films --- as a lover boy in Subhakanshalu, a caring husband in Subhalagnam, a doting brother and an estranged son in Sivaramaraju...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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