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  • Hollywood and the ‘Seven Year Itch’

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    The term 'Seven Year Itch' can be traced back to the 1955 Hollywood flick starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell (remember her famous wind blown halter dress?) . The movie mentions a book that says many men have extra-marital affairs after seven years of marriage — terming it the"7-Year Itch". Ever since then, with her halter gown, the term too became a rage and is disturbingly seen in most marriages .

    Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes were the latest to fall under the spell of the so-called '7-year-itch' when they filed for divorce last year.

    What is behind this inexplicable phenomenon? Is it astrology, numerology or even psychology? Why do couples decide to go their separate ways after seven long years of being together? Is it something that occurs to them all of a sudden or is it the culmination or an eventual surge of all those pent-up emotions that have been lying dormant like a volcano for years? If the latter sounds more plausible, then it's more likely to be a woman's initiative.

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  • Avatar

    The 2010 Oscars is behind us now and looking back, this year's battle appeared to be the David-Goliath show at the podium. The lesser mortal gave a big blow to Cameron's Goliath 'Avatar' - the much anticipated mega movie of all-time. Much to the 'hurt' of King James, his ex-wife took away the laurels becoming the first women ever in history to win the best director's Oscar coinciding perfectly with Women's Day! More than the battle of the sexes, the ex's sweet revenge or changing paradigms in Hollywood, 'Avatar's thumbs down at the Oscars is a matter of bigger magnitude. Commiserating with 'Avatar' fans, I couldn't get over the thought of why the epic blockbuster failed to impress the Academy committee.

    Avatar has been going strong, grossing billions all over the world, breaking the 12- year collection record of 'Titanic'. 'Hurt Locker' on the other hand, is film people have started giving a thought to after its Oscar success. Why did 'Avatar' fail to have a make an impact at the

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