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     Mumbai Police Commissioner, Satyapal Singh, tendered his resignation to the State Home Department on Thursday and plans to explore a career in politics.

    Mr.Singh has sought Voluntary Retirement from service and wants to be relieved from his duties by the second week of February.

    Sources told The Hindu that Mr. Singh has received offers from two major political parties - BJP and AAP. The BJP is keen to field Mr. Singh for a Lok Sabha seat from Meerut.

    Speaking to the media, Mr. Singh confirmed the developments and said, " I have put my in papers and have requested the Government to accept the same. So far I have worked in the limited jurisdiction of Mumbai while serving in the force. Now I would like to expand my area of operation and I would like to devote my time and energy for social harmony, national reconstruction and world peace," Mr. Singh added

    "I have received offers from various political parties and I am weighing my options," Mr. Singh added.

    Mr Singh becomes the first police chief to quit the force. The 1980 batch officer was due for retirement in 2015.

    His resignation will the pave the way for the appointment of the new Commissioner of Police(CP) that has been delayed by over eight months by the State Government. Sources say since no consensus was reached between Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and the State Home Minister RR Patil on who should be the next CP of Mumbai, the appointment has been delayed.

    Two IPS officers, the present Anti Terrorism Squad(ATS) chief , Mr. Rakesh Maria and Maharashtra, Additional Director General (ADG), Law and Order, Mr. Ahmed Javed are the front runners for the post of the CP. Mr. Maria, though junior to Mr.Javed, is tipped to be the next chief.

    "Mr. Maria enjoys proximity to the NCP which holds the Home portfolio in the state. Also in an election year , the state would like to appoint somebody who is seen as an officer accepted by all communities. Mr. Maria is seen as somebody who fits the bill," added sources.

    22 Diva Collaborations To Rival Madonna And Miley Cyrus' Duet

    There's nothing like a great diva collaboration. Every time we see two top-notch chanteuses join forces, it feels like something special is happening. Miley Cyrus and Madonna mark the latest combination to get us in the girl-power zone. Their duet on Cyrus' episode of "MTV Unplugged" recalls a slew of performances that have spotlighted the pipes of pop's greatest divas. Join us in jamming to these multi-octave gems. No man can do it better.

    Katy Perry Fingerbanged Anna Kendrick’s Cleavage

    Anna Kendrick talked about her Grammy experience on Conan the other night and spent what seemed like 5 whole minutes gushing over Beyonce. Then she casually mentioned Katy Perry fingerbanged her cleavage.

    Dear god, woman. You’re supposed to lead with stuff like that. Not say it as some afterthought in an interview.

    Kendrick said she was asking for it because of how she was dressed which I know is a joke but when I fingerbang her cleavage at the next event she’s at, that’s what my legal defense will be built on.

    Here's Why Quentin Tarantino Is Making Way Too Big A Deal Over The 'Hateful Eight' Script Leak

    Quentin Tarantino is currently suing Gawker Media for perpetuating the leak of his "Hateful Eight" script, over which he is "very, very depressed."

    Once the script began circulating, Tarantino announced he would no longer be making the film, at which point Defamer posted a link to the full, 146-page script. Now, "Gawker Media has made a business of predatory journalism, violating people's rights to make a buck," the director said in his formal complaint.

    Except, is he making too big a deal out of the whole thing? This is not the first major script to leak. It's not even the first major Tarantino script to leak. In the past few years, many of the big-name scripts that have gotten preemptive glances by online masses have seen major success at the box office. We've rounded up six films that have dealt with pre-release leaks, all that seem to have been largely unharmed by their respective reveals, which may suggest Gawker's "violating" post might not be the real problem.

    "Scream 2"

    The Leak: Wes Craven and his crew suspected someone in the Xerox room of putting the first 40 pages of "Scream 2" online in 2006. "It totally ruined that version of the script, frankly," he told Vulture. "We had to go back and change everything, and it set us back about two months" -- which is a lot of time, when you consider there was less than a year turn around after the first film. Apparently, the original ending revealed four different characters as the ghost-faced killer, as opposed to only two.

    The Leak: In July of 2008, various sites obtained a full copy of Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" script, complete with a handwritten cover. Although there were various misspellings throughout, the script was much closer to its final form than "Hateful Eight" appears to be now. There was not much blowback beyond various blogs taking it upon themselves to review the work.

    Madonna Confirms Grammys Performance

    Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards.

    A Friday news release from The Recording Academy had no other details about the seven-time Grammy winner's appearance, however, which has been a rumor for some time.

    Also added to the performance lineup are nominees Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong. They will sing a tribute to the late Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers. Juicy J and Trombone Shorty have also been added to the roster.

    They'll join a star-studded lineup that includes most of today's top pop stars and leading nominees Jay Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar.

    The 56th annual Grammy Awards hosted by LL Cool J will air live Sunday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

    Kim Kardashian Rocks Tight Leather Skirt All Over Paris

    Kim Kardashian joined Kanye West in Paris this weekend where she shocked us, ditching her now-signature all-white look. On Friday (Jan. 17), the 33-year-old reality star donned a black leather peplum shirt paired with a black pencil skirt for dinner with her fiance and some of the biggest creative minds in the world, including designer Azzedine Alaïa, Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and designer Riccardo Tisci.

    On Saturday, Kardashian hit the streets of Paris for some retail therapy dressed head to toe in designer threads, and she wanted everyone to know it. The reality star took to her own Instagram account to share that she was rocking a leather Givenchy skirt, Alexander Wang t-shirt, Céline coat and Tom Ford heels.

    Fox's 'New Girl' Sued For Plagiarism, Intellectual Property Theft

    Hollywood's about to have a major headache over the fun and quirky show "New Girl."

    Screenwriters Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold have filed a lawsuit claiming that they are the true creators of the hit Fox series. They are suing the show's creator Elizabeth Meriwether, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC, executive-producer Peter Chernin, executive-producer Jacob Kasdan and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. for plagiarism, claiming that "New Girl" is a ripoff of their own original script.

    The Hollywood Reporter has attained a copy of Counts and Gold's suit, which demands monetary compensation, credit for the show and an injunction to halt any further filming and distribution.

    Counts and Gold claim that when they shopped their original pilot, titled "Square One," around town through William Morris Endeavor (WME), it was received with favorable reviews and interest, but they had not been able to make a deal to sell it.

    Once "New Girl" was produced and aired to rave reviews in 2011, Counts and Gold retained a lawyer and informed the defendants that they were infringing upon the content of "Square One." Fox allegedly made the writers a $10,000 settlement offer, but they refused the money.

    "Square One" is based on Counts' real-life experience of moving into a three-man bachelor pad after learning that her husband was having an affair. The suit claims that "New Girl" is all but identical to Counts and Gold's work, saying, "Any differences between the Square One scripts and New Girl are so small and insignificant that they cannot be afforded copyright protection, and are, in fact, nothing more than transparent attempts to hide Defendants’ blatant plagiarism."

    Ke$ha's 'Dirty Love' Video Forgets The Iggy Pop Part

    Ke$ha closed out 2013 by releasing the video for "Dirty Love," a song from the 2012 album, "Warrior." Ke$ha, who wrote on Twitter that "Dirty Love" was her favorite track off "Warrior," added this note on the video's YouTube page:

        Death by glitter. hope u like it. heres my directorial debut for the Dirty Love music video from my warrior album...$

    Great and good, but the video version of "Dirty Love" is much different from the one that appears on "Warrior." That "Dirty Love" is a duet between Ke$ha and Iggy Pop (Ke$ha actually name checks Iggy Pop in the song's first few seconds), and it includes a verse sung by the Stooges' frontman that goes like this:

        Cockroaches do it in the garbage cans / Rug merchants do it in Afghanistan / Santorum did it in a V-neck sweater / Pornos produce it / But a wild child can do it better

    The video version of "Dirty Love" has no such verse, and makes no reference to Iggy Pop at all. It does, however, feature Ke$ha being doused in beer. Watch below:

    NASA Responds To Beyonce's Use Of Challenger Audio

     NASA officials say the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster "should never be trivialized" in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after the craft exploded on takeoff in 1986, killing all seven crewmembers.

    The space agency issued the statement late Tuesday after the pop star began to receive criticism from Challenger families and others for using the short sample that includes the words "major malfunction" as an allusion to a failed relationship.

    "The Challenger accident is an important part of our history; a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should never be trivialized," said the statement from Lauren B. Worley, NASA's press secretary. "NASA works every day to honor the legacy of our fallen astronauts as we carry out our mission to reach for new heights and explore the universe."

    NASA's response came after Beyonce explained the use of the short snippet in a statement to ABC News Tuesday that stopped short of an apology. The sample appears at the beginning of her song "XO" from her new self-titled album.

    Among those critical of the sample was June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee. She told ABC in a statement that she was disappointed and described the use of the sample as "emotionally difficult."

    "My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster," Beyonce's statement said. "The song 'XO' was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you. The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten."

    Beyonce released her new self-titled "visual album" earlier this month that included 14 songs and 17 videos. Much of the initial discussion about the album had to do with its surprise release and platinum sales until the reaction to the Challenger sample began to circulate.

    Britney Spears Dances Right Through Wardrobe Malfunction In Vegas

    Wardrobe malfunctions happen to the best of us, even Britney Spears. The pop star's "Piece of Me" concert almost got a little too risque when her costume flew open during Saturday night's show. Spears was performing "Circus" when her costume's zipper opened up, exposing her back.

    Britney didn't miss a single beat though, as her backup dancers rushed to zip up her costume, and the piece carried on with hardly any interruption at all.

    Spears has just begun a two-year Las Vegas residency with her "Piece of Me" show at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The show is receiving rave reviews and the opening night was attended by many stars, including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Mario Lopez. She was recently criticized for lip-syncing during performances, but many reviewers say that all in all, the show is a success.

    Casino executives say the residency may be extended past its two-year slot if it is successful.

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