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DANA LA VOIX
They say memories last a life-
time, right? And that s something
great when it s a good memory,
but just ask Vivek Oberoi what
the effects of a bad one does.
They were not besties, but they
were certainly friendly in the past,
and now actors Vivek
Oberoi and Salman
Khan don t even speak
to each other in per-
son. When asked
why he "avoided"
Salman on the
Great Grand Masti
set, Vivek did not
According to Indi-
an Express, Salman
was recently at the
Mehboob Studio to promote
his most recent movie, Prem
Ratan Dhan Payo, where he
met director Indra Kumar.
After the event, Indra took him
to the trailer where Vivek and
the rest of the lead actors of Great
Grand Masti were, and upon seeing
him, Salman walked right back
out. Apparently all the actors with
the exception of Vivek, eventually
walked-out to meet the superstar.
So, what happened? Speaking
at a launch for Interior magazine s
latest cover, Vivek
said, "What do I
say? I have nothing to
say... Something that hap-
pened in 2003
and we are sit-
ting in 2015.
anything that happened in 2003?"
Uhh, if it s something significant
enough for us to stop speaking to
someone, then yes.
We did some digging, and more
than likely, this goes back to 2003
when Vivek alleged that Salman
drunk-called him 41 times, and
threatened to kill him over his
friendship with Aishwarya Rai.
And it was not something just said
to someone who then told a
tabloid, he called a press conference
to talk about it.
He made an apology after, which
was not accepted, and they have
not spoken since then.
Well, we got to say, if he truly
did not do as was claimed, then
we understand why Sallu wants
nothing to do with him. Do you
think this will be resolved any time
soon? If it does, be sure to stay
tuned to #BollyTalks for the
update. See you next issue!
Salman has no time for Vivek Newlyweds Sofia Vergara and Joe
Manganiello might have cashed in
by selling their wedding photos to a
celebrity magazine, but instead they
posted the pictures online, and the
benefits could be priceless.
Vergara shared 55 photos from her
wedding weekend on Instagram, from
the romantic, flower-filled setting to
her first dance with her new husband.
There are shots of her co-workers---
Modern Family stars Eric Stonestreet,
Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson---
and a snap of the couple cutting their
cake. It s like an extended magazine
layout without the magazine.
By sharing the photos via social
media, Vergara was able to "give fans
the best perspective on her special
day: her own," said Instagram exec
She not only controls the narrative,
she cultivates an image of accessibility,
which could have an even bigger pay-
off. Marketing consultant Dorie Clark
said the move sends "a clear branding
signal that you are of the people."
"Just because magazines want to
pay you tons of money for your pho-
tos, you re not succumbing to that,"
she said. "You re a regular gal and
you re releasing photos on Instagram
the way your friends do. You re not
a spoiled Hollywood starlet. You re
of the people."
That kind of image is more fan-
friendly---and almost expected in the
era of reality-TV, said Bonnie Fuller,
editor-in-chief of celebrity site Hol-
lywoodLife.com. Such accessibility
also fits Vergara s character on Modern
Family, Fuller said.
"People who tune into the show
love to see her being so happy and
love to see her love story that she
found true love with Joe Manganiello,"
she said. "She looks so beautiful and
she s so excited, and you like her even
better and you can t wait to see her
back on her show."
Other stars have skipped traditional
publications to bring their personal
photos straight to the people. Beyoncé
and Jay Z posted the first pictures of
daughter Blue Ivy on their personal
websites. Justin Timberlake and Jessica
Biel used Instagram to publicly share
the first shots of their son, Silas.
"I think we re going to see more
stars doing this, not less," said Fuller,
who notes that magazine publishers
don t have the budgets they once did.
"Social media has given such a forum
Ultimately, Vergara and Manganiello
making their wedding pictures widely
available could lead to even more cov-
erage in celebrity media. (AP)
Vergara scores by sharing
wedding photos on Instagram
To say that Vivek Oberoi,
in photo, and Salman
Khan are not friends is
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