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Words can not describe how proud I am of my cousin, Asif, who made his television debut last week on NBC’s “Up All Night”. It’s incredible to see where his career as a comedian and actor has taken him. It seems like yesterday I would get dragged to watch him perform at Zanies (which he always killed, it was sitting through the DOA comedians’ sets I hated) and now he’s working alongside Maya Rudolph and Christina Applegate! *heart swell*

He played an applicant who was being interviewed to replace a really aloof assistant to Maya Rudoplh’s Oprahesque character on the show.

I know it’s only onwards up from here on out!

And of course, I just had to make screencaps of his performance. You can check out my wittle cutie baby cousin make his tv debut on Hulu!!

You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook!

http://www.hulu.com/embed/2wToUwjPO9vM_biTuBRWUQ/0/1020

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I always get like seizures of happiness when I see American stars embracing Bollywood’s stars. I’ve grown up with both cultures and it’s just really inspiring to see both worlds coming together.

And true to form, Lady Gaga, never seizes to amaze me, so I didn’t except any less when she brought her world tour to India. She even did a special rendition of “Marry The Night” with a sitar.

I’m absolutely in love with this new version, it’s just so captivating now backed with the sitar and slower. Although I am annoyed by the aunty in the video who just won’t stfu. Seriously, aunty? Even at a concert, you still have to keep talking? -_-

“Greeting the crowd with “Namaste, India”, Lady Gaga makes her first appearance in front of India’s press. ‘I have wanted to come to this beautiful country for a very long time, and finally it’s possible'”
“Lady Gaga dyed her hair white, green and orange to match the country’s flag.”

Lady Gaga begins a day of interviews in front of India’s entertainment press. Throughout the day she learned that ga means to sing in Hindi. “So in Hindi, I guess my name is Lady to sing-to sing”

“Lady Gaga celebrating her first performance in India with Bollywood stars Arjun Rampal and Shah Rukh Khan. She later tweeted ‘Screw Hollywood, it’s all about Bollywood'” The picture that was retweeted a million times over by Desi Monsters worldwide, myself included, real talk.

“Lady Gaga, surrounded by her dancers, prays before she takes the stage in India. She performed five songs, including an exclusive piano and sitar performance of Marry The Night.”

She just looks sp classic and refined in the following pictures.
For me, this is the Gaga I love the most.
You simply can’t do wrong in the right sari 😉

At The Taj Mahal Hotel wearing Tarun Tahiliani.

Photographed by Jamie-James Medina

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I also want to include that she visited an orphan for HIV positive children in Delhi and requested that no media cover it.

 

Respect.

 

♡Salma

Lips red as blood
Hair black as night
Bring me your heart
My dear, dear Snow White…

The trailer for Universal Pictures’ Snow White And The Hunstman was released today to surprising fanfare.

I’ll be honest the only reason I don’t like Kristen Stewart is because she’s going out with dreamy Robert Pattison but truth be told, she completely won me over with the teaser for this film alone. Looking like a total badass, it’s refreshing to see one our classic Disney princess be depicted so independent and strong. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the beloved Disney version of Snow White but it is very archaic and reminiscent of an era when women were only depicted as being fragile and in need of saving. NBC has been real good about keeping the trailer on lock from being embedded but you can check it out here at Apple’s Trailer Park.
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Since my brain cells only come in a limited amount, my eyes were immediately attracted to the aesthetics of both leading ladies’ vêtements. I was surprised but not really when I found out the consummate Colleen Atwood was the designer.
As a designer, you have to solve a lot of problems. Even though people are wearing clothes that are supposed to look beautiful, they’ll have to do all kinds of things.
– Colleen Atwood
Honestly all the gowns, outfits, ensembles that have caught your breath when
watching a film have nine out of 10 come from her. She’s won 3 Oscars and 3 BAFTAs for costume designing along with numerous nominations.
The intriguing aspect of her work is the wide spectrum she’s able to constitute.
She’s been the artist behind films like Edward Scissorhands to Memoirs Of A Geisha.
The first time that I was completely enthralled and consumed by her work was from the film, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland.
It was to the point I tried in vain to take pictures with my phone instead of paying attention to the storyline.
But the film was in 3D IMAX,… yeah, about that…
Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth-it really does establish who they are. – Colleen Atwood
♡Salma
In anticipation…
Ps. Today is 11/11/11 and Veteran’s Day. Let’s give thanks to the soldiers, past and present, who’ve protected us so we could all have a magical day today.

I’m home in North Carolina for the week because my grandfather passed away on Thursday. I’ve been on a roller coaster of emotions of tears and laughs because my mom and her sisters keep telling us the most amazing stories about him. I am just so blessed and thankful to be his granddaughter. He was just a simple government accountant but he did his best to live right from saving what he could to help dig wells to making sure widows received their rightful pensions. My grandfather wasn’t a politician, famous, or even rich, but he was a king.

I’m really going to miss him…

♡Salma

[I took this picture the first week of October when my grandfather had been admitted into the hospital,(he later recovered and came home). At the time, the doctors had us (his visiting family members) suit up in gowns and gloves because of MRSA. God bless, he didn’t contract it and he was able to come home to pass away. Little did I know, this would be the last time I would get to hold his hand. My grandfather passed away painlessly & content. I know that I’ve accepted his death, it’s just the absence I’m going to have trouble getting use to…]