Salman Khan Sentenced To 5 years Imprisonment
has been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by the Session’s
Court in Jodhpur for his role in the Chinkara poaching case of which he was
convicted on April 10, 2006. The case involves hunting of two black bucks back in
September 28, 1998 while he was shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Celina Jaitley Featured On Maxim India August 2007
was again featured on the cover of August 2007 issues of magazine Maxim India.
She was previously on the cover back in 2006. This time she in on the cover because
of her love for animals and to support
India with their campaign 'Sexy for a Cause'.
Mumbai recently banned captive elephants within the city limits after
pressure from PETA India which has backing of many Bollywood celebrites and
Bollywood Stars In New York
This past weekend
was present at the Lincoln Center to recites poem's written by his father,
Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
were also present at the event.
The following day, Indian's had organized a parade to celebrate India's 60th
was the grand marshal for the parade. Astronaut Sunita Williams,
comedian Johnny Lever were also present at the parade that was organized by
Federation of Indian Associations (FIA). The parade was held
along Madison Avenue from 41st Street to 23th Street in Manhattan.
Saif Ali Khan Could Be Desi Bond?
08/15/2007 Saif Ali Khan
will get a chance to play a role of secret agent similar to
James Bond. Director of Ek Haseena Thi will direct Saif in this new film to be
product by Saif's new banner.
Aishwarya Rai In Pink Panther 2
has been singed to star in the Hollywood movie
Pink Panther 2 (2009)
. The Indian Bollywood star and former Miss World will star opposite Hollywood stars
Steve Martin, Andy Garcia, John Cleese and Alfred Molina. The movie is slated to be
released sometime in early 2009.
Bollywood Stars Win Rajiv Gandhi Award
won the Rajiv Gandhi award along with journalist Shekhar Gupta and Indian-American
astronaut Sunita Williams. The awards were presented by Sushilkumar Shinde and
Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. Others winners include
Veerendra Heggade, D Y Patil, Swati Piramal, Sir Gulam Noon, Khushagra Bajaj,
Tulsi Tanti, and Pooja Bhangira.
Aishwarya Rai Wax Statue In New York
wax statue will be added to the Madame Tussauds museum at Times Square,
New York on August 15 which is the day India will celebrate it's 60th year of independence.
The statue is borrowed from the London museum, which also has other was models of
Bollywood star like
Shahrukh Khan (SRK)
and Tamil superstar Rajnikanth. The Madame Tussauds museum has locations in
London, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Shanghai and are soon opening one in
Mallika Sherawat In Remake of Qurbani
will be playing the role played by Zeenat Aman in the remake of
. Earlier talked had Priyanka Chopra slated for the role but seems
that Mallika might have gotten the role instead. Mallika will be paired opposite with Fardeen Khan.
Sanjay Dutt Sentenced To Six Years In Jail
has been sentenced to six years imprisonment by a special TADA court
for illegal possession of weapons in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. He was convicted under the Arms Act
and was taken into custody. He has already served 16 months in jail back in 1994.
Esha Deol In An Item Number
who has joined the bandwagon of the new Bollywood item number
girls. She has signed for Rohit Shetty’s movie
and will be performing an item number in the movie. She song is titled Kya Kashmakash Hai
and will take place in a nightclub and feature the movies star cast in the song which includes
Irfan Khan, Arshad Warsi and Anjana Sukhani.
Sherlyn Chopra In Victoria Secret
will be featured in the world known Victoria Secret catalog. She
will be wearing sexy lingerie with chains and whips in her hands in the ad
campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Other bollywood
stars that have in the past supported PETA include Rakhi Sawant, Celina Jaitley and Yana Gupta.
'The Unforgettable' World Tour
The Unforgettable world tour will feature the following Bollywood movies stars
and Ritesh Deshmukh. The tour is scheduled to start April 2008 and will
span across six continents, covering eighteen countries. The show will also feature a
TV series that will capture all the excitement of being on the road with the Bollywood stars.
The Kapoor family will be the guest on the next episode
Koffee with Karan
. The Kapoor family is well known throught the Indian cinema with five generations
of film contibution as either actors, producers or directors. The guest stars on the show
will include Randhir, Rishi, Rajiv, Reema and Neetu Singh.
Jenna Bush Engaged
Jenna Bush, one of President Bush's twin daughters, is engaged to Henry Hager.
Does this mean that there will be a White House wedding before President Bush's
Presidential term ends? Jenna and Henry having been dating for a while and Henry
was present at White House dinner for Britain's Prince Charles and his wife,
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall back on November 2005. He has an undergraduate
degree from Wake Forest University and will soon be returning to college to pruse
a business administration at the University of Virginia.
Lindsay Lohan arrested
was arrested and taken to police department are she was pulled over
after being spotted chasing another car. She was given a field sobriety test and then
was taken to the local police department. Lindsay Lohan is already facing a drunken driving charge
and has recently finished a second stint in rehab for substance abuse treatment.
She was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol,
driving with a suspended license and possession of cocaine.
Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey, reveals alleged blackmail photos
Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey, has recently reported some attempt to be blackmailed and
may have revealed the alleged blackmail photos. Now the pageant officials will
have to meet and decide if Amy will represent the Garden State in the Miss America pageant.
The pictures were found on Polumbo's former Facebook Web page which now have been
Eva Longoria And Tony Parker To Tie The Knot This Weekend
of TV series Desperate Housewives, and Tony Parker of NBA champion
San Antonio Spurs will tie the know this weekend 07/07/2007 at the Vaux le Vicomte
Paris Hilton Released From Jail
The 26 years old
was released from Los Angeles County jail early Tuesday
morning after a three-week stay. She is still on probation which ends March 2009,
and must keep her her driver's license current and and stay out of trouble. She was
initially arrested after she failed a sobriety test and later she was stopped driving
with a suspended license.
Money, Finance, Technology News:
Craigslist may have a competitor. EBay recently announced a online classified service
called Kijiji. The site, Kijiji, has been in operation for more then two years and
just recently has made a debut within United States. This will make Kijiji a direct
competitor to a well established Craigslist. The funny thing is that EBay also
owns 25% of Craigslist and has been on its board for more then three years and
has been allowed to see Craigslist from the inside. Now does this give them an
advantage and put forth tools that Craigslist is lacking. Only time will tell if
Kijiji will be able to overcome the popularity of Craigslist?
Apple's iPhone to be launched on Friday, June 29 at 6:00 pm Eastern time (2200 GMT). The
new device from Apple promises to bring together mobile phone, camera, web browser,
music and video player in a single pocket-sized personal unit. AT&T is the sole
telecoms carrier authorized to provide service for the iPhone. The iPhone will sell
for $499 or $599 depending on the model.
High amount of rain has caused the worst flooding to hit the Britin in 60 years.
Now the River Thames is on the verge of bursting its banks. A lot of the roads
were submerged in water with trains suspended and buses cancelled. Hundreds of
hours are left without electricity or drinking water.
The famous Madame Tussauds will soon be opening in Washington D.C. It is currently
under construction and is scheduled to open in October. The museum will feature was statues of
George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, and many more US personalities.
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Monday, killing eight people while injuring
hundreds of people. The quake also caused fire and radioactive water leak at the world's
largest nuclear plant, Kashiwazaki. The day of the quake was Marine Day, a
national holiday in Japan.
The word Bollywood has been officially added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The
term has been in use of many years to represent the India's motion-picture industry.
's prusit for a grand slam title was stopped by 6th seed Russian Anna Chakvetadze
at the U.S. Open being played in New York. Anna defeated the Indian ace 6-2, 6-3.
Sania Mirza Beats Laura Granville To Advance To 3rd Round At US Open 08/31/2007:
defeated Laura Granville 6-3, 7-5 in the 2nd round at the US open to advance.
Sania will now face sixth seeded Russian Anna Chakvetadze. Anna has defeated
Sania 3 times already this year at the Hobart semi-final, Cincinnati semi-final and
final at Stanford respectivily and has already won four tournaments this year.
This will be a good test for Sania.
won her first round match against Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1
to advance to the second round at the US Open tennis championships
being played in Flushing Meadows, New York. Sania will face 60th ranked
American Laura Granville in the second round. Sania had her best Grand Slam showing
back in 2006 US Open where she advanced to round of 16 and was defeated by
Sania Mirza Ranked 26th for US Open 08/24/2007:
to meet Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi in the first round of U.S. Open tennis championship
which will be starting next week in New York. Sania is ranked 26th
for the US Open, making her the first Indian woman player to be seeded
in the singles event of a Grand Slam.
Early Exit For Sania Mirza 08/23/2007:
is had a disappointing outing at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament at New Haven, USA. She
lost to Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko in the second round 3-6, 6-0, 3-6.
Sania and her Italian partner Mara Santagelo won their doubles match to
advance to quarterfinals in women's doubles after defeating American Corina Morariu
and Meghann Shaughnessy 6-4, 7-5.
Sania Mirza Ranked 28th in the WTA 08/21/2007:
is now ranked 28th in the WTA singles rankings and has been seeded 26th at the US Open.
The US Open will start next week in New York and will have Indian tennis
player Sania Mirza ranked 26th at the US Open. The top male seed is Roger Federer and
top female seed is Justine Henin, who are both also ranked No 1 in the world.
Sania Mirza Beats Martina Hingis 08/09/2007:
by defeating her in the second round of the EastWest Bank Classic 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
She will now face France's Virginie Razzano.
Sania Mirza Ranked 30 and To Second Round At East West Bank Classic 08/07/2007:
beat Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak 6-3, 6-2. Sania will now face
Martina Hingis. Sania moved up in ranks after having a nice performance at
the Cincinnati and San Diego. She will play with her partner Bethanie Mattek of the USA
against Janette Husarova of Slovakia and Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands
in the doubles match.
Sania Mirza To Face Maria Sharapova In Acura Classic 08/03/2007:
beat eight seeded Dinara Safina of Russia, 6-1, 6-2 to continue her great
run. The 20-year-old Hyderabadi girl has won 10 of last 12 matches and now
will face top seed and world no. 2
in the Acura Classic in San Diego, California. Others who advanced are
Russia's Maria Kirilenko, ninth seeded Elena Dementieva, Anna Chakvetadze,
fourth seed Nadia Petrova and no. 11 Patty Schnyder beat Martina Hingis.
Sania Mirza Moves On In Acura Classic 08/01/2007:
beat 18th-ranked Shahar Peer of Israel in the first round of the
Acura Classic, being played in San Diego, CA. Shahar Peer was her doubles
partner during Wimbledon and West Bank Classic. Sania will now face
Eleni Daniilidou of Greece.
Sania Mirza Now Ranked 31 07/30/2007:
jumped four places to 31 in the latest world rankings. Sanai was defeated
by Russian Anna Chakvetadze 6-3, 6-2 in the $600,000 West Bank Classic WTA
being played in Stanford, USA. But she did manage to upset Patty Schnyder and Tatiana Golovin
on her way to the final. Sanai won the doubles title with her partner
Shahar Peer of Israel.
Sania Mirza Out Of Cincinnati Open 07/22/2007:
lost to top seed Anna Chakvetadze of Russia 2-6, 7-5, 3-6 to end her
run at the women's open in Cincinnati. Anna Chekvetadze willl play Akiko Morigami in the finals.
Sania Mirza Moves To Quarter Finals 07/20/2007:
beat Varvara Lepchenko from Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2 in the Cincinnati hardcourt tournament.
Russian Anna Chakvetadze also reached the quarter-finals by defeating
Anda Perianu of Romanian.
Sania Mirza Out Of Wimbledon Championship 07/11/2007:
winner of Wimbledon singles title,
both moved up in ranking. Sania is now ranked 38th in the singles rankings as
well as doubles rankings, while Venus moved to No. 17. For Venus, 2007 Wimbledon
marked her forth Wimbledon singles title, her previous titles were in 2000, 2001 and 2005,
and she was ranked num 1 in 2002. Currently the top three ranking are as follows
Justine Henin as num 1, followed by
and then Jelena Jankovic.
beat 6th seed
Friday to move to her sixth
Wimbledon final. Venus has already won three Wimbledon title and will
either play top seed Justine Henin or Marion Bartoli. Venus had already
beaten 2004 winner
in the fourth round and Svetlana Kuznetsova
to reach here.
Sania Mirza Defeated In Second Round At DFS Classic 06/14/2007:
out of the DFS Classic. Sania , in her second round match,
was defeated by eighth seeded Mara Santangelo of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (6).
Sania, 20-year-old Hyderabadi, will now team up with Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova
to play Tiantian Sun of China and Meilen Tu of USA in the first round of the doubles match.
Sania Mirza Into Second Round At DFS Classic 06/11/2007:
beat Maria Elena Camerin of Italy 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the second
round at the DFS Classic in Birmingham. Sania will now face No.8 seed Mara Santangelo.
Sania winning some matches at the recently completed, French Open, has helped
her climb 8 spot in the WTA rankings, and clain spot 42.
Maria Sharapova Out Of French Open 06/06/2007:
, world number two from Russia, was beaten by Ana Ivanovic of Serbia.
Ana beat Maria 6-2, 6-1 to advance to her first grand slam tournament
and will face world number one Justine Henin.
Maria Sharapova Moves Onto Semi Finals At French Open 06/06/2007:
beat Anna Chakvetadze to advance to the French Open semi-finals for the first time.
Maria beat Anna, also from Russia, 6-3 6-4 to advance, and will not face Ana Ivanovic.
and her doubles partner Fabrice Santoro were defeated by Katernia Srebotnik of Slovakia
and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia at the French Open.
won againt Alberta Branti in the first round of the French Open,
being played at Roland Garros, Paris, to advance to the second round.
This is mark a great vicitory for Sania since being upset in
her previous two apperances at the Morocco Open and Istanbul Cup.
Hyderabadi girl beat out Alberta Brianti of Italy in just under an hour
at the score of 6-1, 6-1. Now Sania will take on seventh seed Ana Ivanovic in
the second round.
The second-ranked Russian,
, beat out Emilie Loit of France 6-3, 7-6 (4) to advance to the second round at the French Open.
world rank improved to 50th after her play at the Morocco Open and Istanbul Cup. She
did not do well in the singles competition but won the doubles title at Morocco Open
and reached the doubles final at the Istanbul Cup. Sania is next due to play
Italian Alberta Brianti in the French Open and will be partnered with
Eva Birnerova of Czech Republic for the doubles matches.
and her doubles partner Y-J Chan were upset in the finals by the Polish pair in the
Istanbul Cup women's tennis tournament in Turkey. Sania Mirza and her first time partner
Yung-Jan Chan of Taiwan were beaten by Agnieszka Radwanska and Urszula Radwanska. Sania had previsoly
won the doubles crown at Morocco Open.
and her doubles partner Y-J Chan were able to move into the final round of
the doubles at the Istanbul Cup. She has eariler won the doubles title
at the Morocco Open. They beat Kloesel-Koumantou in the Quarterfinals to enter the
is having some difficulty upon her return from knee injury. She was knocked out by Meghann Shaughnessy from the
$200,000 Istanbul Cup tennis tournament during the 1st round. She also lost
in the 1st round in the Morocco Open, but did win the doubles crown at the
did not have a great return. She was defected by Maria Emilia Salerni in the
first round of the Morocco Open. Sania was playing after two months of
being away from tennis due to her injury. Sania did advance into the second
round with her doubles teamat Vania King.
is seeded number one in a WTA event making her the first Indian tennis
star to have such a seeding. She has been out with a knee injury,
which she suffered a ligament injury while playing in the Qatar Open in Doha back in
, in February 2007. She is making a comeback at the Morroco Open.
She has teamed up with American Vania King for the doubles competition.
Her next stop will be playing in Istanbul, followed by Birmingham, and Holland
to get her prepared for Wimbledon.
Neha Uberoi is another Indian who is taking part in the open and will play
with Italian Silvia Disderi in the doubles competition.
unveils a giant hoarding of Sprite, brand of Coca Cola at
Park Street Rawdon Street crossing in central Kolkata to launch the soft drink.
Sania will next been seen playing in the German Open in Berlin, Germany. She
has been sidelined with a knee injury but hopes to recover and play in the
German Open which is scheduled to start May 7, 2007.