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“Bond 23” is heading to India

“Bond 23” is heading to India (photo)

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While the actual name of the 23rd James Bond movie is still up in the air – some rumors are pointing toward “Carte Blanche” – a filming location for the movie has just been locked down. The 2012 film, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film series, has now been cleared to shoot in India.

After waiting on approval from India’s Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the production now has permission to film in several different locations, including Delhi, Goa and near Ahmedabad. The original report came from the Times of India newspaper, which also dropped that the film would include a railway action sequence, but that the producers were still currently negotiating with India’s Railway Ministry over where in Goa they could film it.

We can also safely bet on seeing some crowded street market scenes, as “Bond 23” is expected to film in two different Delhi shopping areas: Daryaganj’s bazaar and the Sarojini Nagar flea market. But not everywhere is open to the filmmakers, as they have been asked to avoid a series of power and fuel installations near Ahmedabad.

And that’s pretty much it for new details about “Bond 23.” That said, we’re going to go ahead and cross our fingers for a Bollywood dance number.

Do you know anything about the areas pointed to as locations for the film? Any thoughts on Bond’s trip to India? Tell us in the comments below or on Faceboook and Twitter!

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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