Thursday, January 04, 2007

Shilpa Shetty in Big Brother (Day 1)

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Today, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty became the first ever Indian to feature on UK's celebrity Big Brother reality show.

The sari-clad beauty joined 10 other celebrities - Jermaine Jackson (Michael Jackson's brother), model Danielle Lloyd, 79-year-old filmmaker Ken Russell, singer Jo O'Meara and Leo Sayer, actress Cleo Rocos, columnist Carole Malone, rocker Donny Tourette, gay musician Ian 'H' Watkins and Hollywood actor Dirk Benedict - for a three-week stint under one roof.

Her first comment on entering the Big Brother villa was that she'll miss life without her entourage. Shilpa, obviously used to places more roomy, was also distressed by the size of her bed. Talking of beds, there are only ten beds for eleven celebrities which means two unlucky stars have to cozy up in one. But spunky Shilpa managed to grab on to one of the single beds.

Dirk then lectured Shilpa on how "letting go" is the way to live life. I wonder if Shilpa's smile meant she was actually listening to the former A-Team star's philosophy.

The Bollywood siren will also have to prepare for the unexpected. One of the celebrities (not telling you which one) was scandalised by one male co-star displaying his family jewels on Day 1.

As to whether Shilpa would eventually win, the exotic Indian look and our NRI brethren in Britain might just take her places. Keep watching this space for updates.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS of Shilpa's stint on Big Brother
Shilpa wins: The final moments
Day 26
Day 25
Day 24
Day 23
Day 22
Day 21
Day 20
Day 19
Day 18
Day 17
Day 16
Day 15
Day 14
Day 13
Day 12
Day 11: Part Two
Day 11
Day 10: Part Two
Day 10
Day 9
Day 8
Day 7
Day 6
Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1

SPOOF - Shilpa nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
COMMENT - Of India, Sexual Racism and Shilpa Shetty
ANALYSIS - Racism on Big Brother: Shilpa Shetty to win
FORUM - Racism on Big Brother
Shilpa says Jade's behaviour not racial

The Best of Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother
And the winner is - Shilpa Shetty
Day 14 - The Jade-Shilpa row
Day 11 - Shilpa in the Jackson Five band
Day 20 - Shilpa's Showgirl routine
Day 19 - Shilpa's Aunt Jameela act

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