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Suzanne Roshan Hrithik And Suzanne Roshan Parents Again
Date: 05/01/2008:
Suzanne Roshan , wife of Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan , gave birth to a baby boy at on Thursday at 11:30 AM at the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai , India. This is their second child, the first one is Hrehaan, who was born on March 28 2006.
Vidya Balan Abhishek Bachchan Opposite Vidya Balan
Date: 04/30/2008:
Director R. Balki has choosen Vidya Balan to play opposite Abhishek Bachchan in his next film called Pa (2008) . R. Balki's first feature film Cheeni Kum (2007) was a huge success and stars ab and Tabu , but now he is will have father and son duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan opposite Vidya Balan. This will also mark the first movie for Abhishek Bachchan opposite Vidya Balan .
Shilpa Shetty Zee Cine Awards held in London
Date: 04/29/2008:
On Saturday April 26, 2008 the Zee Cine Awards were held in London . Bollywood celebrities walked the red carpet for the Zee Cine Awards ceremony. Some of the stars present include Shilpa Shetty , Diya Mirza, , Kareena Kapoor, , newcomer Deepika Padukone, , Karisma Kapoor, , Saif Ali Khan , Lara Dutta , Dimple Kapadia, Katrina Kaif , Rakesh Roshan, Feroz Khan, Fardeen Khan , Riteish Deshmukh , Gauri Khan , Raima Sen, , Upen Patel, and Simi Garewal. Some of the winners included Kareena Kapoor, for the Best Actress Award for Jab We Met (2007) , Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) for Best Actor for Chak De India (2007) and Aamir Khan for Best Director for Taare Zameen Par (2007) .
Asin Thottumkal Music Released For Dasavatharam
Date: 04/26/2008:
Jackie Chan arrived in Chennai to launc the music of Kamal Hassan's, Dasavatharam. The movie stars Asin Thottumkal , Mallika Sherawat and the music director Himesh Reshammiya and is scheduled for release in June.
Jiah Khan Jiah Khan Out Of Ken Ghosh film
Date: 04/25/2008:
Jiah Khan has been removed from the upcoming movie to be directed by Ken Ghosh. The movie is a musical film (probably named Star (2008) ) and stars Shahid Kapoor . Reports have it that Jiah has been removed from the movie cast after Shahid requested that she be replaced because Jiah wanted to hang out with Shahid soon after they were introduced on the sets. Initially Jiah apprehensive about signing with Ghosh because of her strict contract terms with Aamir Khan 's Ghajini (2008) .
Aamir Khan Aamir Khan Hurt While Shooting For Ghajini
Date: 04/18/2008:
Aamir Khan Aamir Khan was hurt on the set of is upcoming movie Ghajini (2008) while shooting a fightling scene for the movie. The incident involved him lifting a person and throwing him into the wall, but when Aamir limited the person his hamstring muscle tore up. He was rushed to a local nursing home and received medication. Aamir will now be resting until going back to finish the shooting for Ghajini (2008) . Now Aamir will use the rest and maybe finish up on the post production of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.
IIFA 2008 Nominations
Date: 04/18/2008:
Best Actor: Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) (Chak De India) and (Om Shanti Om), Abhishek Bachchan (Guru), Akshay Kumar (Namastey London), Amitabh Bachchan (Cheeni Kum), Shahid Kapoor (Jab We Met)
Best Actress: Deepika Padukone (Om Shanti Om), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, (Guru), Kareena Kapoor, (Jab We Met), Katrina Kaif (Namastey London), Tabu (Cheeni Kum), Vidya Balan (Bhool Bhulaiyaa)
Best Picture: Guru (2007), Chak De India (2007), Jab We Met (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007), Metro (2007), Partner (2007), Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Best Direction: Anurag Basu (Life In A Metro (2007)), Imtiaz Ali (Jab We Met (2007)) , Mani Ratnam (Guru (2007)), Priyadarshan (Bhool Bhulaiya (2007)), Shimit Amin (Chak De India (2007)), David Dhawan (Partner (2007)), Aamir Khan (Taare Zameen Par (2007)), Farah Khan (Om Shanti Om (2007))
Performance in a Leading Role (Male): Abhishek Bachchan (Guru (2007)), Akshay Kumar (Bhool Bhulaiya (2007)), Salman Khan (Partner (2007)), Shah Rukh Khan (Chak De India (2007)), Shahid Kapoor (Jab We Met (2007))
Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Aishwarya Rai (Guru (2007)), Deepika Padukone (Om Shanti Om (2007)), Kareena Kapoor (Jab We Met (2007)), Tabu (Cheeni Kum (2007)), Vidya Balan (Bhool Bhulaiya (2007))
Performance in a Supporting Role (Male): Anil Kapoor (Welcome (2007)), Govinda (Partner), Irrfan Khan (Life In A... Metro), Mithun Chakraborty (Guru), Rajat Kapoor (Bheja Fry), Aamir Khan (Taare Zameen Par), Bobby Deol (Naqaab, Disguised Intentions (2007)), Shreyas Talpade (Om Shanti Om)
Performance in a Supporting Role (Female): Chitrashi Rawat (Chak De India), Konkona Sen Sharma (Life In A... Metro), Rani Mukerji (Saawariya (2007)), Vidya Balan (Guru), Zohra Sehgal (Cheeni Kum (2007)), Lara Dutta (Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom (2007)), Shilpa Shetty (Life In A... Metro), Tisca Chopra (Taare Zameen Par)
Performance in a Negative Role: Arjun Rampal (Om Shanti Om), Kay Kay Menon (Life In A ... Metro), Shilpa Shukla (Chak De India), Vidya Balan (Bhool Bhulaiya (2007)), Viveik Oberoi (Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007))
Performance in a Comic Role: Govinda (Partner), Irrfan Khan (Life In A... Metro), Paresh Rawal (Bhool Bhulaiyaa) , Rajpal Yadav (Bhool Bhulaiyaa), Vinay Pathak (Bheja Fry)
Music Direction: A.R. Rahman (Barso Re Barso Re (Guru)), Mika Ganpat (Ganpat (Shootout At Lokhandwala)), Monty Sharma (Saawariya (Saawariya)), Pritam (Hare Ram Hare Ram (Bhool Bhulaiyaa)), Sajid (Wajid (Do U Wanna Partner (Partner)), Salim (Sulaiman (Chak De India (Chak De India))
Best Story: Anurag Basu (Life In A Metro), Feroz Abbas Khan (Gandhi My Father (2007)), Imtiaz Ali (Jab We Met), Jaideep Sahni (Chak De India), Mani Ratnam (Guru), R. Balki (Cheeni Kum)
Lyrics: Gulzar (Tere Bina (Guru)), Jaideep Sahni (Chak De India (Chak De India)), Javed Akhtar (Main Agar Kahoon (Om Shanti Om)), Sameer (Jab Se Tere Naina (Saawariya)), Sayeed Quadri (In Dino Life In A Metro In Dino)
Playback Singer (Male): KK (Aankhon Mein Teri Om (Shanti Om)), Neeraj Shridhar (Hare Ram Hare Ram (Bhool Bhulaiya (2007))), Shaan (Jabse Tere Naina (Saawariya)), Sukhvinder Singh (Chak De India (Chak De India)), Wajid, Laabh Janjuwa (Soni De Nakhre (Partner))
Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal (Barso Re (Guru)), (Dholna (Bhool Bhulaiyaa)), (Thode Badmash (Saawariya)), (Ye Ishq Hai (Jab We Met)), Sunidhi Chauhan (Aaja Nachle (Aaja Nachle (2007)))
Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty Does An Item Number For Dostana
Date: 04/18/2008:
Shilpa Shetty has shot for an item number on the beach in Miami for the forthcoming movie Dostana (2008) being directed by Tarun Mansukhani. She item number has already been shot in which Shilpa is wearing a bikini. Initially this song was going to be picturized with Priyanka Chopra but she refushed and hence Karan Johar approached Shilpa. The movie stars include Abhishekh Bachchan and John Abraham along with Priyanka Chopra . The movie make be a remake of the 80s classic which starred Amitabh Bachchan , Shatrughan Sinha and Zeenat Aman in the lead role.
Malaika Arora Khan Arbaaz And Malaika Arora To Split?
Date: 04/17/2008:
Bollywood has again gone down one more notch. First it's copying movies, then music and now taking a cherished unity of two people (marriage) and dragging it into marketing. What will come next? This all is considered really cheap. Now if Malaika came out and said something in the future, would you believe it?
There were reports that Bollywood's long standing couple Arbaaz and Malaika Arora Khan marriage was on the rocks and they are going to split. Then later it's found out that it was just another publicity stunt to promote a product launch later in the day. The launch of a skin cream the two celebrities were endorsing came out later that day. Similar thing was done when romantic conversation between Priyanka Chopra and cricketer Sreesanth were floated to media to promote a soap brand.
Abhishek Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan To Celebrate Anniversary
Date: 04/14/2008:
Next week Bollywood's most talked about couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will celebrate their first wedding anniversary, April 20. Currently Abhishek is in Miami, USA to shot for movie Dostana (2008) and hence the couple will celebrate their anniversary in Miami. There anniversary will also mark the unveiling of their upcoming movie Sarkar 2 (2008) .
Hrithik Roshan Wax Tussauds Hrithik Roshan Beats Out Dilip Kumar To Enter Wax Museum
Date: 04/07/2008:
Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan will be the next Bollywood star to be waxed into the famous London wax museum Madame Tussauds. Hrithik was probably choosen over the Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar due to his current popularity to draw in more younger crowd. Hrithik will stand next to some of the others Bollywood stars already featured at the wax museum, of whom include Amitabh Bachchan , Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan .
TV Shows
Smriti Irani , the original Tulsi, of the famous Hindi TV show, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi will be returning to the show after an absense of about nine months. Now the show writers have to write the story to bring her back. When Smriti previosly left, she was replaced with Gautami Gadgil and now Gautami has to be written out of the story and replaced back with Smriti. Ekta Kapoor will have to come up with something. This will also be the first time Ekta Kapoor has taken back a star who had left her serial midway.

India News
Toyota plans to build a 2nd plant in India to produce low cost compact passenger vehicles. The plant will be on the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (TKM), which is planned for 2010 opening. The plant at TKM currently produces Corolla and the IMV series Innova minivan. Will the new Toyota low cost compact be able to compete with the recently annouced Tata's Nano? Only time will tell.
The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) has Thursday threatened to file a defamation suit against Kerala parliamentarian PV Abdul Wahab. Abdul Wahab, a Muslim League Rajya Sabha member and Non Resident Indian entrepreneurs, called the pilot a "glorified driver" and then was later asked to disembark from a the Air India plane in Kozhikode.
Tata Motors Ltd, India's top vehicle maker, has announced plans to manufacture trucks and buses in South Africa. The manufacturing plants will be setup in Rosslyn, South Africa. This plant was acquired from Nissan Motor in 2006 by Tata Motors Ltd.
India will take appropriate safety and security steps to ensure that the Olympic torch pass thru India with no problem. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee conveyed the assurance to Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi. Issued were raised about the torch security, and India now has given their assurance by reducing the route of the relay of the torch from nine kilometres to three kilometres within India.
Hollywood News:
Gisele Bundchen Gisele Bundchen Worlds Top Supermodel
Date: 05/02/2008
Gisele Bundchen , a Brazilian model, earned an estimated $35 million during the past year which put her a top the list of high earning models. Heidi Klum , came in 2nd with $14 million, Kate Moss with $7.5 million, Adriana Lima with $7 million and Doutzen Kroes with $6 million. Gisele last year finished her contract with Victoria's Secret but still has many other modeling jobs that she is juggling. Some of her contract include work for Pantene, Disney, Nivea, Vogue eyewear and Aquascutum. She also has a line of Grendene sandals, Ipanema by Gisele. She also has made news due to her romance with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady .
Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Apologises For Vanity Fair Shoot
Date: 04/28/2008
Miley Cyrus has come out and apologized for her partially clothed photos in Vanity Fair. Miley is the 15 year old star of Disney's billion dollar Hannah Montana franchise and star of Disney Channel show Hannah Montana. Miley has been pictured apparently topless, with a satin bedsheet protecting her modesty. Miley initially liked the shots as artist but now has reversed her eariler opnions about the shot after the public lash back. Mothers now do not want their daughter to follow and look up to her as a role model.
Money, Finance, Technology News:
Mars, the makes of the world famous M&Ms, announed on Monday that a deal to acquire the chewing gum company Wrigley Jr. Company for about $23 billion. The deal is being partly financed Berkshire Hathaway which has a famous financier, Warren Buffett . Mr. Buffett was also an early investor in Coca Cola.
The LCD monitors and TV are getting thinner by the day. When plasma TV first came to the market, people were left wondering where did the big caboose behind the screen go? Sony now has introduced the Sony XEL 1 OLED TV . A 11 inch widescreen television which is wafer thin with 1/8th of an inch deep. The model uses new panel technology called OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) and hence is priced at $2,500.
Today at the CTIA, Samsung introduced the Instinct . The Instinct looks and may feel much Apple's iPhone but comes with many of the features missing from iPhone. The phone will release in mid-June and be avaliable for Sprint users. Some of the new features are 3G access, replaceable battery, expandable memory, a 2MP camera, stereo Bluetooth and feedback for the touchscreen. The Instinct measures 4.6" by 2.2" by 0.49" and weighs 4.4 ounces.
World News:
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.
Movie Releases April 2008:
Shaurya (2008)
Cast: Rahul Bose , Minissha Lamba
, Kay Kay Menon, Javed Jaffrey, Seema Biswas, Rozza Catalano
Krazy 4 (2007)
Cast: Arshad Warsi , Juhi Chawla
, Rajpal Yadav, Suresh Menon, Diya Mirza, Hrithik Roshan, Irfan Khan, Mandira Bedi, Rakhi Sawant
Tashan (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor
, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Kunal Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
You Me Aur Hum, U Me Aur Hum (2008)
Cast: Ajay Devgan , Kajol Mukherjee
, Divya Dutta, Isha Sharvani
Forthcoming Movie Releases For 2008:
Aashayien (2007)
Cast: John Abraham

Agent Vinod (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor

Aladdin (2008)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan

Black and White (2008)
Cast: Anil Kapoor , Shefali Shah

Chandni Chowk To China, Made In China (2008)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Deepika Padukone

Kajri (2007)
Cast: Aamir Khan , Ayesha Takia

Karzzzz (2008)
Cast: Himesh Reshammiya , Urmila Matondkar

One Two Three (2008)
Cast: Sunil Shetty , Esha Deol
, Tusshar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Upen Patel, Sameera Reddy, Tanisha Mukherjee
Roadside Romeo (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor
, Javed Jaffrey
Robot (2008)
Cast: Rajnikanth

Singh Is Kinng (2008)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Katrina Kaif

Tashan (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor

The Last Lear (2007)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Preity Zinta

Toonpur Ka Superhero (2008)
Cast: Ajay Devgan , Kajol Mukherjee
You Me Aur Hum (2008)
Cast: Ajay Devgan , Kajol Mukherjee

Yuvraaj (2008)
Cast: Salman Khan , Katrina Kaif

Tennis News
Sania Mirza Sania Mirza To Undergo Surgery In Miami, USA
Sania Mirza will have a surgery on her troublesome right wrist which will put her out of action for about a month. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Bradia done in Miami, USA .

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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 athletes health.
Danica Patrick Danica Patrick Wins One
Danica Patrick finally won the big race. Danica is a race car driver and probably was not favoured to win any race in which mostly men are race car drivers. Now she has proved her critics wrong by capturing first place in Sundays Indy 300 race in Motegi, Japan. Danica was the first female to hold a lead in the Indianapolis 500 three years ago and has kept herself in the new since then. She is backed by sponsors like Motorola, XM Satellite Radio and Go Daddy.

Washington Wizards won their final game at home this season to solidify their 5th slot in the playoff standings. The Wizards backups players played really well to beat Indiana Pacers 117-110 to eliminate Indiana from playoff race. Wizards Roger Mason scored 31 points to lead the team. Now the Wizards will face Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoff. Last year the Wizards were swept by the Cavaliers in the playoffs. The Wizards will finish of the season by playing the final regular game against Orlando .