Shilpa Shetty Could Host Season 2 Of Big Boss
the winner of the Big Brother UK, may be offered to host the next season of
Bigg Boss 2
in India. Bigg Boss was last year hosted by Arshad Warsi. If Shilpa chooses to
host the show, she could be paid more then Rs 8 Crores. Bigg Boss (India) will start after
Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi,
, hosted by
, ends in August 2008. The new season of Bigg Boss will air on newly launched channel, Colors.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Stays In Toronto
During the recent
The Unforgettable Tour
in Toronto, it was confirmed that the Bollywood star couple
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
stayed at the Federer Suite in Hilton Toronto from July 16 to July 19.
Tennis star Roger Federer had arrived in Toronto for the Rogers Cup and upon
his checkin to the Hilton, was denied his favourite suite since it was
already allocated to the Bachchans and hence Roger Federer had to spend a night
in another suite in the hotel.
Amrita Arora On Cover Of Maxim India July 2008 Issue
gave a great phoot to Maxim for the July 2008 edition of
. The photos will be part of the Maxim India July 2008 edition.
Katrina Kaif on the cover of Kohl
first entered Bollywood, she has had limited success because her Hindi not being fluent. But it seems she has been able to overcome that by giving multiple back to back hits like
Namaste London (2007)
and next week will mark another big release for her in
Singh Is Kinng (2008)
. Now jeweler Damas has designed a cover for Kohl magazine that will feature
Katrina Kaif along with in 91 grams of gold and encrusted with 622
diamonds for a special edition front cover. The cover featuring Indian
actress Katrina will be valued at more than US$ 10,000 and will be
auctioned for the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre (
) in October 2008. The photograph was shot by famous celebrity photographer Avinash Gowariker.
Kohl is a newly launched ITP Lifestyle magazine catering to Asian women.
Shilpa Shetty Turns Producer
has turned into an entrepreneur by setting up her won production company named,
Shilpa Shetty Global Productions. The first movie to be produced by the new
production house will be the film named
, which will also be co produced by
UTV Motion Pictures and directed by Manish Jha. The movie will star Shilpa herself, along with
While Shilpa’s sister,
, will not be seen on the screen in the movie but will play key role behind
the scene as she is the creative producer for the film.
Shilpa Shetty Wins Global Diversity Award 2008
has become very popular oversee after her appearance and later wining on Channel 4's
reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother in 2007. She was recently given the
Global diversity Award 2008 in London for her significant contribution to
the public appreciation and understanding of diversity. Shilpa also helped
the organizer raise over 63,000 pounds for the the Silver Star Appeal charity.
Rahul Bose To Play Six Characters In Maan Gaye Mughal E Azam
An actor playing multi character in a movie is nothing new, great movies in
the past have had an actor play double role and even sometime, triple role.
Then earlier this year Tamil superstar
played 10 different roles in
will play will play six different characters in a forthcoming film,
Maan Gaye Mughal E Azam (2008)
, directed by Sanjay Chhel. The roles will include a daredevil officer of
the intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), an underworld gangster,
a Hyderabadi Nawab, Mughal prince Jehangir, dumb deputy of an underworld don
and his bodyguard. The movie also stars
Kay Kay Menon and Paresh Rawal and set of release on August 22nd 2008.
Lara Dutta Busy On Location In Bahamas
Before it was
dieting and exercising to get ready for a role in
Tashan and now it's
. Lara will need to were a bikini in her upcoming movie,
, and hence she is in the process of controlling her diet and gearing up on
exercises to get in better shape for her time in front of the camera. Lara,
former Miss Universe (2000), will be starring as an underwater diver opposite
in the movie and have also already lost weight for the movie.
Other movie that Lara has in her bag is
Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai (2008)
which is inspired by My Cousin Vinny.
PETA Announcenes Asia's Sexiest Vegetarians
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, named Bollywood film star
was named Asia's sexiest male vegetarian while Chinese singer and actress
Faye Wong was named as Asia's sexiest female vegetarian. Wong edged out
Die Hard 4 beauty
Shilpa Shetty On The Cover Of Cosmopolitan
gave a great phoot to Cosmopolitan for the June 2008 edition of the magazine.
Shilpa become world famous after winning the Big Brother UK last year. Shilpa has
the perfect silm body with nice long silky hair, curvaceous body, a great smile and
the nice height. Shilpa next will be seeing in a item number song in the movie
Neha Dhupia In Singh Is Kinng
Forthcoming movie Singh Is Kinng will have
in a role as Julie. About four years back Neha made headlines in Bollywood in
a movie with the same name, Julie. The movie also will star box office success pair of
. The movie is directed by Anees Bazmee and is scheduled for
release all over the world on August 8, 2008.
Sylvester Stallone In Bollywood Movie
Bollywood makes a bigger entry into Hollywood. For the first time in Indian cinema,
a Bollywood movie will shot entirely within the Hollywood studio, Universal Studios.
We are talking about the movie
Kambakkht Ishq (2008)
and being directed by Sabir Khan. The movie has Akshay playing a
Hollywood stuntman and Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone making a cameo
appearance playing himself in the movie.
Shruti Haasan To Make Bollywood Debut
Kamal Haasan's daughter
is all set to make her Bollywood film debut. Shruti has been signed for the movie
to play opposite
's nephew. The film will be directed by
Soham Shah with music by Salim Suleiman. The movie also stars
, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Ravi Kissen and Rati Agnihotri and
is set to begin filming in early July in South Africa.
Shveta Salve In Maxim India May 2008 Issue
gave a great phoot to Maxim for the May 2008 edition of
. Shveta become very famous for her participation on season one of the dancing
star TV show
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,
by Sony Entertainment Television. She was favoured to win the title all
the way thru but ended up losing to
, of popular TV show 'Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin'.
Shreya Saran On Cover Of Maxim India June 2008 Issue
will grace the cover of
's June 2008 issue. Shreya is wearing a beautiful blue bikini on the cover
of the magazine with more beautiful pictures on the inside.
Shreya is an Indian actress and mostly acts in movies
made in south India. Shreya became well known after her role alongside
in Sivaji, The Boss.
Abhishek And Aishwarya Bachchan Buy House In Dubai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
have purchased a home in
, UAE. The couple have purchased villa in the double gated community called
Sanctuary Falls and recently also attented a resident party held at the
Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain
had it's first Rs 1 crore winner. Pragjyoti Samal, a 24 year old computer
engineer from Bhubaneshwar, Orissa become the first person to win the
grand prize of Rs one crore. She also became the first woman to win Rs one
crore on a reality show on Indian television.
The dusky TV actress
of Hindi Zee TV show
has been signed to host a new Zee TV reality show Ek Se Badhkar Ek.
Rajshree will also appear on NDTV Imagine’s Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana.
become famous during her appearence on Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi then she won
the on the first season of
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
and then later season hosted the show. Now she will host a new TV show
Naya Roop Nayi Zindagi. The show is based on the popular US TV show
Extreme Makeover, where people are transformed completely with a new makeover.
The makeover will make use of cosmetic surgery, dermatologists, dentistry,
makeup and personal trainers.
Tyson Foods Inc, based in Chicago, USA, announced that it has purchased a
51 percent stake in a poultry processor in India, Godrej Foods Ltd. The new
company will be known as Godrej Tyson Foods and will have annual sales of around
$50 million. Godrej has chicken processing plants in Bangalore and Mumbai.
The Maharashtra Government today approved plans to build a statue of
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj some one kilometer into the Arabian Sea with
the height of 300 feet. The statue will be off the coast of
, and will about 30 storey high and almost two kilometers into the sea,
and the statue will be taller then the Statue of Liberty in New York, USA.
Indian tourist city Jaipur, India was rocked today by Seven synchronised blasts
that killed at least 60 people and injuring nearly 100 others, but that will probably
rise with time and investigation. The multiple blast went off in a choreographed manner
within about 20 minutes. The locations that are initially identified are Tripolia Bazar,
Badi Choupal, Chhoti Choupal, Manas Chowk, Johari Bazar and Sanganeri Gate.
21 Indian firms made in the list of top 100 BPO firms in the world per a new
study lead by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)
managing director of Thought Leadership, Jagdish Dalal.
The list included five firms in the top 10 best outsourcing service
providers, (No.3), TCS (6), Wipro (7), Genpact (9) and Tech Mahindra (10).
The other 16 Indian companies are HCL Technology (11), Mastek (16),
WNS Global Services (19), Hexaware (22), ExlService (26), 24/7 Customer (28),
Cambridge (36), ITC Infotech (40), KPIT Cummins (42), Patni (46), Zensar (53),
MindTree (54), Mphasis (56), Aditya Birla Minacs (62),
FirstSource Solutions (73) and Cross Tab (78).
Today, India successfully test fired a surface to surface nuclear capable Agni-III missile
with a range of 3000 km range. The missile was launced from Wheelers Island off Orissa coast
and it achieved its full range and accuracy by reaching its pre designated target in 800 seconds.
India now joins a select group of nations having intermediate range ballistic missiles (IRBMs)
with ranges upto 3000 kms.
Megan Fox Asked To Gain Weight
, star of Transformers (2007), has been asked by director, Michael Bay, to
gain around 10 lbs. for the sequel to Transformers. Currently Megan is
working on the following movies for 2008, How to Lose Friends and Alienate
People, Whore, and for 2009, Jennifer's Body.
Angelina Jolie Give Birth To Twins, Knox and Vivienne
On Saturday, July 12, 2008,
gave birth to twin at the Lenval
hospital in Nice, France. A boy and a girl were born after a scheduled
caesarean section. The boy was named Knox Leon Jolie Pitt and the girl was
named Vivienne Marcheline Jolie Pitt. Vivienne is the French version of the
ancient Latin name that means alive. The twins, the mother and proud papa, Brad Pitt, are
in good health and all are doing fine. Jolie was just recently seen in movie, Wanted.
Money, Finance, Technology News:
The Star Alliance gets a new member. Continental Airlines will leave the
SkyTeam alliance with Delta and Northwest and now be part of the Star Alliance
along with world’s largest airlines like ANA, Singapore, Lufthansa, Thai, and United
and others. This will able the airlines to coordinate schedules and pricing
and sell seats on each other’s flights.
Anheuser Busch, U.S. brewer, has agreed to be bought by Belgium based InBev
for a higher price of $52 billion after a month long standoff between the two.
This will create the world's largest beer maker. InBev maker of Stella Artois and Beck's,
will pay $70 per share for maker of Budweiser.
An Abu Dhabi Investment Council, based in
has bought the Chrysler Building, New York's
best known skyscrapers, for 800 million dollars. The 77 story Art Deco skyscraper
is located in Midtown Manhattan opposite Grand Central station. The The Chrysler Building was
designed by the architect William Van Alen and built between 1928 and 1930.
The building was declared a historic monument in 1976 and was built for
the Chrysler car company. The fund has over 800 billion dollars of assets
and has also recently made a 7.5 billion dollar investment in Citigroup.
Many Middle East nations have great access to capital from their oil profit
and hence are looking for real estate assets overseas. Just last month,
General Motors building located on Fifth Avenue was bought by Investors
, Kuwait and Qatar for 2.8 billion dollars.
World under rice shortage? The price for rice seems to be going up daily and now
there are countries putting limits on exports and also local stores in the US putting
limits on how much can be bought by an individual. As the world population and consumers
of rice grows, the supply seems not to be keeping up with the rise in demand. Price of
rice have gone up by more then 30 percent in the two years from 2005 to 2007. Of the
world rice 80 percent is grown in Asia. Major exporters of rice are India, Pakistan, Thailand,
Vietnam, and United States. Rice is being imported by Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia,
Iraq, Philippines, and the Arab world.
Today marked a big day for the airline industry where much anticipated merger
between Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. was finalized. The deal
is around $17.7 billion and would create the world's largest airline. The new
airline will have some $35 billion in revenue and more then 75,000 employees,
with access to more than 390 destinations in 67 countries. Delta will have
their executive offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis and New York, with
international executive offices in Amsterdam, Paris and Tokyo.
After 6 months of hearings and testimony from over 278 witnesses and 23 hours of
jury deliberation, the jury found that the death of Princess Diana and her lover,
Dodi al Fayed was caused by negligent driving of their chauffeur and
photographers who pursued the couple speeding Mercedes into a Paris underpass.
Sania Mirza Moves On To Round Two 06/24/2008:
defeated Catalina Castano of Colombia in a hard played game but Sania
won the three set match with the score of 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4 which lasted for
more then two hours. Now Sania will face Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain
and a victory will put her against defending champion
Maria Sharapova In Wimbledon 06/23/2008:
will take part in the Wimbledon this year but will have a new look. The 21 year old
tennis superstar was seen in 2004 singles champion wearing a diamond encrusted outfits
will now wear shorts for this years Wimbledon. Maria won the Australian Open in January
and is favoured to win the Wimbledon. She will first face Stephanie Foretz from France
as her first opponent at the Wimbledon. Maria is not a top seed which has been given to
, 32nd seeded, will face Colombia's Catalina Castano, 148 in WTA rankings,
in the first round and should find it easy to move on to the next round. Sania is trying a
comeback after her surgery which has put her out early in the DFS Classic in Birmingham and
The Ordina Open.
Sania Mirza Crashes Out Of The Ordina Open 06/18/2008:
The recovery from
seems like it's going to be a tough fight for her. After her early exit from the
WTA DFS Classic in Birmingham, she has now lost to local favorite at the
Ordina Open in s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands in less then an hour with the
score of 2-6, 2-6.
Sania Mirza Moves On To Round Two 06/16/2008:
After lossing in the early rounds of the WTA DFS Classic in Birmingham,
has beaten fifth seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta, world number 23, in straight
sets to move on to the second round of $175,000 Ordina Open at Hertogenbosch
in the Netherlands. Sania won the match in a little over an hour with the score of 6-4, 6-3.
Sania Mirza Comeback Disappoints, Sunitha Rao Moves On 06/12/2008:
has been away from Tennis for the past couple of months to recover from
her wrist injury. Sania made her comeback at the USD 200,000 WTA DFS Classic in Birmingham.
She played well but lost to New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 6-3, 6-0 in straight sets.
This will help Sania get back in form to take part in the Wimbledon which begins on June 23, 2008.
On the other hand,
continued her winning run by ralling to beat local challenger Naomi Cavaday 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Sania Mirza Pulls Out Of French Open 05/19/2008:
World No 32
has decided not to take part in the upcoming French Open starting on May 25, 2008
due to her right wrist injury. Sania had undergone surgery in Miami, FL on
April 10, and the cast was removed on May 05 and how she is undergoing physical
rehabilitation. Sania hopes to be ready by June to take part in the DFS Classic in Birmingham
which start June 6, 2008.
On Monday 16 June,
won the US Open victory at Torrey Pines Golf Club in South, La Jolla, CA,
while nursing a knee injury. The conclusion provided a very climatic ending with
Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate in a head on playoff after the tie during the
regular match. Now two days later, Tiger has announced that he will
undergo reconstructive surgery to the anterior cruciate ligament on his left knee,
this will require rehabilitation on a double stress fracture of his left tibia
and hence Tiger will miss the 2008 seasons. This will include such matches like
September's Ryder Cup, Open Championship at Birkdale and PGA Championship in Michigan in August.
The Boston Celtics won the
NBA Championship Title by crushing the
Los Angeles Lakers 131 to 92 in the 6th game of the final. The Celtics
played well all around with their key players playing their best game with
and Ray Allen ledding the way with 26 points each,
and Rajon Rondo with 21 points, while
only had 17 points but made up with 10 assists. The win marks Boston's 17th NBA Championship,
the last one over 22 years ago. Only last year, Boston finished with
league's worst records with just 24 wins, marking a great turned around by
the team and their coach, Doc Rivers.
On the other hands the Lakers seemed to have been jetlagged by their trip
from the west coast.
started well with 3 three pointer in the first
couple of minutes, but then was kept quite for the rest of the game with
no major impacts. He could not break thru the Boston's defenese.
India started off to a good start in the 3rd test match being played
at Kanpur, India. India's spinner
grabbed three wickets, while teenaged paceman
also took three wickets to bowl out
South Africa for 265 on the first day of the test match. India's captin
was ruled out due to injury, and
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
became the first Indian 'keeper to lead in tests'. South Africa skipper Graeme Smith
scored with 69. The wicket is making it harder for the batsmen to handle
the spin and will test the Indian team.
This summer Beijing, China will host the
2008 Summer Olympics
. The Opening ceremony will be held on August 8, 2008 and the Closing ceremony
will be held on August 24, 2008. The 2008 Summer Olympics will consist of
302 evebts in 28 sports with over 10000 Athletes participating. The
2008 Summer Olympics have been in recent news with nations calling for
boycotts due to some people being upset with China's involvement in the crisis in Darfur.
Other concern related to environmental and health issues in and around
Beijing have been raised due to the concern that it may potentially effect