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"Live for yourself and not what the world wants you to be. You're beautiful in and out and you're worth it, and don't think otherwise"
Rujizzle

Novels

Here's a list of novels I recommend you to read:

~A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

~Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

~To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

**~Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 

~The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

~Beloved by Toni Morrison 

~Our Town by Thornton Wilder

~Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

~A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman

~Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan

~The Holy Bible 

~Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

~The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

~The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

~The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

~Native Son by Richard Wright

~One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

~White Teeth by Zadie Smith

~The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

~Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

**~The Color Purple by Alice Walker

~The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

~The Stranger by Albert Camus

**The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

~Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

**~The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 

~The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

 ~Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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**Novels I haven't read but got good reviews and recommendations. 

 ~Novels that were transformed into plays, musicals and/or movies.

Influential children, youth and young adult entertainers

 Yara Shahidi

 Selena Gomez

 Keke Palmer

 Daniel Radcliffe

 Dakota Fanning

 Gabourey Sidibe

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen

 Frankie Muniz

 Christopher Massey and Kyle Massey

 Miley Cyrus 

 Romeo

Omarion

 Justin Bieber

 Fantasia

Taylor Swift

 Carmelo Anthony

 Bebe Zahara Benet

 Avril Lavigne

 Shia LaBeouf

 Adrienne Bailon

Naturi Naughton Sabrina Bryant 

Kiely Williams

 Bow Wow

Lady Gaga

Ciara

 Lil' Wayne

Rihanna

 Whillie Jay

 ...and the list goes on!!!

Fashion Icons

Supermodel Naomi Campbell

 Top model Toccara Jones

 Supermodel Iman

Supermodel Cindy Crawford

Model Selita Ebanks  

 Model Priyanka Chopra

 Supermodel Tyson Beckford

Model Johanna Dray

Supermodel Beverly Johnson

 Supermodel Janice Dickinson

 Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Jill Scott 

 Supermodel Hye Rim Park

 Ruben Studdard

Supermodel Alek Wek

Supermodel Djimon Hounsou

 Model Sofia Vergara

Supermodel Liya Kebede

Supermodel Tyra Banks

 Model Dino Morea

 Model Kimora Lee Simmons

 Model Mia Tyler

 Top model Eva Marcille

 Supermodel Marcus Schenkenberg

Victoria Beckham

Model Kim Kardashian

Model Lisaraye McCoy

...and the list goes on!!! 

Bollywood faves

Rani Mukherjee

When Karan wanted my voice to be dubbed for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', I really thought that it was bad and very husky and rough, but slowly I worked to improve my diction, and am now quite comfortable with it.

 

Shah Rukh Khan

Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning. You can't escape it.

Sushmita Sen

For an actress you have to have an image to survive. If you are frivolous, then they can just take anybody in your place.

Hrithik Roshan

Image is what you create. Once people come to the theatres, it is your job to break the previous image and give them a new one, that's what movies are all about.

 Rekha

I devoted thirty-one years of my life to this industry and in turn this industry has given me everything that I can be proud of - name, fame and the perks that go with stardo

Amitabh Bachchan

One cannot achieve succeess with every film. Audiences can be unpredictable. The failure could be due to a bad script or characterisation. All this is a part of the learning process.  

Madhuri Dixit

Good films flop, atrocious films do well. Uncertainty is the only certainty in this business. 

 Johnny Lever

I'd rather sit with a spot boy than some of these moody heroes.

 Moon Moon Sen

Akshay Kumar

Stardom is like a pencil, it becomes smaller with use.

 Madhubala

 Salman Khan

If my name had been Ramesh instead of Salman, I don't think it would have made any difference.

 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

I believe that as an actress all my fears and phobias exist till I sign on the dotted line for a film. 

 Abhishek Bachchan

Critics have a job to do. They do not criticise you without reason.

 Karishma Kapoor

Do not listen to others. Believe in yourself. Do not follow what others say blindly because it's you who's going to be responsible and answerable for your actions ultimately. 

Uday Chopra

Adi (brother) is my moral policeman. Sometimes I do go haywire. 

 Sridevi

 Shahid Kapoor

 Kareena Kapoor

I hate putting on make-up and doing my hair. I'm much happier in one plait. And I love to cry. 

Saif Ali Khan

I'm horrifed when I see some of my earlier work. I just wonder how I could have done certain films and got away with it too.

 Preity Zinta

The worst part about being an actress is the pressure to look gorgeous all the time and to behave perfectly. But I'm not perfect, nobody is. 

 Aamir Khan

Every film I do, means a lot to me. The failure of Mela, definitely made a difference to me. I am not comfortable with the idea of my films not releasing to their full potential. 

 Bipasha Basu

Insecurity is a word that doesn't exist in my head. 

 John Abraham

The hero of a film is the director

 Juhi Chawla

It's wrong to say that I have lost interest in acting. How can I? It's the only thing I know.

 ...and the list goes on!!!

When Karan wanted my voice to be dubbed for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', I really thought tat it was bad and very husky and rough, but slowly I worked to improve my diction, and am now quite comfortable with it. 
When Karan wanted my voice to be dubbed for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', I really thought tat it was bad and very husky and rough, but slowly I worked to improve my diction, and am now quite comfortable with it. 
When Karan wanted my voice to be dubbed for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', I really thought tat it was bad and very husky and rough, but slowly I worked to improve my diction, and am now quite comfortable with it. 
When Karan wanted my voice to be dubbed for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', I really thought tat it was bad and very husky and rough, but slowly I worked to improve my diction, and am now quite comfortable with it. 

Hollywood faves

 Angela Bassett

Tyler Perry

Renee Zellweger

 Idris Elba

Cameron Diaz

Johnny Depp

Camille Guaty

Cillian Murph

 Taraji P. Henson

Denzel Washington

 Vivica A. Fox

Jim Carrey

 Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith

 Robert De Niro

 Terri J. Vaughn

Sean Hayes

 Regina King

Alec Baldwin  

 Sharon Stone

Matthew McConaughey 

 Scarlett Johansson

Martin Lawrence 

Cicely Tyson

 Vin Diesel

 Salma Hayek

 Adam Sandler

Jennifer Lewis

...and the list goes on!!! 

Nollywood faves

Omotola Jalade Ekehinde

Richard Mofe Damijo

Liz Benson

Nkem Owoh 

Eucharia Anunoi

Ngozi Ezeonu

 Sam Loco Efe

 Pat Attah

 Hilda Dokubo Ukrapo

 Segun Arinze

 Patience Ozokwor

Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze

 Regina Askia

 Clarion Chukwura

 Kanayo O. Kanayo

 Jennifer Eliogu

 Saint Obi

J.T. Tom West

 Onyeka Onwenu

 John Okafor

Genevieve Nnaji

Charles Okafor

 Justus Esiri

 Ramsey Nouah Jr.

 Dakore Egbuson

 Emeka Ike

 Kate Henshaw-Nuttal

 Zach Orji

Bimbo Akintola

 Joke Silva

...and the list goes on!!!

Summer Time (2010)

 Summer movies:

Here are (some of) the movies I've watched so far over the summer. I recommend most of them.

American/English/Hollywood/International

Ironman 2

Avatar

Tough Guise

My Feminism

Real Women have curves

Spanglish

I had an Abortion

Memoirs of a Geisha^

Monsoon Wedding~

The Gods Must be Crazy 

Divorzio all'Italiana (Divorce, Italian Style)*

Women in love

La Vie En Rose** 

The White Sheik*

4 Play

Chelsea

Negroes with guns: Rob Williams and Black Power

No country for old men

Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika)***

The Seventh Seal^^

For Colored Girls: Who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enu

Definitely, Maybe

Inception

Pulp Fiction

Ratatouille

Realism: The Artistic Form of the Truth

Franz Kafka

Gone with the Wind (haven't finished)

Reel Women

Milk

Dinner for Shmucks

Cop Out

Why did I get married?

Last Holiday

The Dark Knight

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^Some dialogue in Chinese but subtitles are provided 

~Some dialogue in Hindi but subtitles are provided

*Dialogue in Italian but subtitles are provided

**Dialogue in French but subtitles are provided

***Dialogue in German and Swahili but subtitles are provided

^^Dialogue in Swedish but subtitles are provided 

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Bollywood 

Shakti: The Power

Baabul 

Lagaan (haven't finished)

Chalte Chalte 

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Nollywood 

I need a husband 

Pounds and Dollars

My father's love 

Women in Power

Blood for tears/Behind the truth

Men do cry

Letters to a Stranger

Daughters of Ages/Wicked time

JohnBull my son

Blood Game

Lost to lust

Standing Alone

Hypertension 

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Summer shows:

Here are some interesting shows that I've been watching over the summer. Check them out sometime. They can also be viewed online (which is awesome. Yeeyah). 

America's Got Talent 

Hot In Cleveland

Meet the Browns 

Last Comic Standing 

The Middle

The Hills

The Hard Times of RJ Berger

RuPaul's Drag U

Jersey Shore 2

Kourtney and Kloe take Miami

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***SuMmErTiMe Is AwEsOmEtImE***

Rujizzle