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Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir Kapoor To Direct A Film?
Date: 08/28/2008:
Even thou he has acted in only two film, he is now thinking about directing. Recently there has been news that the newest Kapoor in the Indian cinema, Ranbir Kapoor has shown interest in directing a film under his grandfather’s R K Films banner.
Jiah Khan Ghajini Jiah Khan Going To Acting School?
Date: 08/21/2008:
It well known that Bollywood star Kangna Ranaut and Jiah Khan are not the best of friends. During a recent interview with Kangana Ranaut, she was asked if she missed out working with Aamir Khan , and to that she replied with sometimes like its destiny but at least I wasn't sent to acting classes by Aamir. This in reference to recent news that Aamir Khan has asked Jiah to attend acting classes before her shooting for the film, Ghajini (2008) , began. Kangana Ranaut was the first choice for Aamir to play the role opposite him in Ghajini, but Kangana leaked out the news before the formal announcement was made, which annoyed Aamir and she was out of the film and replaced with Jiah Khan. The film will also have Asin Thottumkal and Jiah, plays a medical student, playing opposite Aamir. Asin had also acted in the same part in the original Tamil version of the movie.
Lara Dutta Rajiv Gandhi Award For Saif Ali Khan And Lara Dutta
Date: 08/18/2008:
Saif Ali Khan (Best Actor) and fellow Bollywood stars Lara Dutta (Best Actress) and Darsheel Safary (Child Prodigy) were given awards at the Annual Rajiv Gandhi Awards 2008 for their contribution to Indian cinema, at a function held at N.C.P.A. ( Mumbai ) on Aug 17, 2008. The function also included some great performance by such Bollywood stars as Salman Khan , Kareena Kapoor , Rakhi Sawant and music composers Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
Aamir Khan Aamir Khan In Tears At Award Ceremony
Date: 08/14/2008:
Recently at the 11th Gollapudi Srinivas Award function at the Kamaraj Arangam, Chennai Aamir Khan was awarded the award for the Best Debutant Director for Taare Zameen Par (2008) , along with a check for Rs 1.5 lakh. Known for his generosity, Aamir immediately handed the check over to the MGR Film Institute in Chennai as a gift. Earlier in the ceremony Aamir came to tears after hearing the speech from doyen of Tamil cinema K Balachander saying good things about the up and coming director, Ammir Khan.
Deepika Padukone Deepika Padukone On Cover Of Maxim India August 2008 Issue
Date: 08/10/2008:
Deepika Padukone gave a great phoot to Maxim for the August 2008 edition of Maxim India . The photos will be part of the Maxim India August 2008 edition. Her next big release Bachna Ae Haseenon (2008) is also due out on August 15, 2008.
Deepika Padukone Deepika Padukone Tops The Maxim Hot 100 List India
Date: 08/07/2008:
Deepika Padukone has been selected the winner of the worlds most famous list. The world"s largest Men's magazine Maxim India has decided to debut the list in India with LG Scarlet as the title presenters. Deepika was choosen from reader reaction, industry feedback along with other factors. Deepika joins ikes of previous no 1's Lindsay Lohan, , Eva Longoria, , Marissa Miller, who have topped the list. Deepika Padukone is also a new comer to the Indian film inductry with her debut film last year Om Shanti Om (2007) and second movie will be Bachna Ae Haseenon (2008) is due for release Aug 15.
Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty To Host Season 2 Of Big Boss
Date: 08/07/2008:
Shilpa Shetty the winner of the Big Brother UK, will be the host of Bigg Boss 2 Indian version of the show. The show will star to air on TV on August 17, it will also make it the first reality show to be telecast on all seven days of the week. The show is have 14 people locked into a house under the surveillance of over 30 cameras for a period of three months.
Sarkar Raj Sarkar Raj Headed For Oscar Library
Date: 08/06/2008:
Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar Raj (2008) script is going to be added to the prestigious Academy of Motion Pictures Oscar Library. The script will at the library permanently for the students of media. The movie was about the political issues, and the power games played by the politicians against each other and starred Amitabh Bachchan , Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the pivtol roles. Films like Devdas (2002) , Kal Ho Na Ho and Lagaan have already been added to the prestigious library that were produced by the Indian Film industry.
Katrina Kaif Katrina Kaif New Face For Nakshatra Diamonds Jewellery
Date: 07/31/2008:
Katrina Kaif has come a long way over the last couple of years. She has provided back to back movie hits and is looking for a great 2008 with the release of Singh Is Kinng (2008) on August 8, 2008 and then Yuvraaj (2008) on October 24, 2008. Katrina was recently in the news for a rift that has occured on her birthday party between her boyfriend Salman Khan and king of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan . She now has been signed by jewellery brand Nakshatra Diamonds to endorse the product which was previous being endorsed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan .
TV Shows
TV Reality show, Star Voice of India, winner Ishmeet Singh passed away Tuesday apparently by drowning in a hotel swimming pool in the Maldives. He was in the Maldives to sing at a musical concert on Friday. Ishmeet had been in the shallow pool meant for children but later jumped into the deep end of the main swimming pool and had immediately run into difficulty.
The question in everyone's mind is that how come no one was to recuse him?

India News
Reliance Big TV launches Direct to Home (DTH) service which should provide high picture quality. The service will be available in 6,500 towns and will initially broadcast over 200 channels with digital quality picture and sound. Now Reliance will provide competition to already existing service providers like Tata Sky, Dish TV, Sun Direct and DD Direct.
After eight bombs exploded in quick succession in the city of Bangalore yesterday, today the city of Ahmedabad awoke up in early morning confronted with bomb blasts around the city. At least four bombs exploded in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad killing many people and injuring a lot more. The bomb blast were in crowded old city dominated by its Muslim community. Two blast happended near Maninagar, constituency of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Hollywood News:
Kate Moss Kate Moss Gold Sculptor
Date: 08/31/2008:
Marc Quinn, a British sculptor, is ready to unveil his latest creation to the world, a $2.8 million, 110 pound solid gold statue of the supermodel, Kate Moss . Qninn in 2006 had created Sphinx, a painted bronze statue of Moss in a somewhat provocative yoga pose. So far the London museum has so far only released a close up photo of the statue's face. The statue will be on display from Oct. 4 through Jan. 25, 2008.
Kara DioGuardi Kara DioGuardi Added As Judge On Americal Idol
Date: 08/26/2008:
Kara DioGuardi will has been signed to appear on the next season of the popular tv show American Idol 8 as the forth judge along side Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul , and Randy Jackson.
Paris Hilton Paris Hilton Responds To Ad By Republican candidate John McCain
Date: 08/07/2008:
Paris Hilton who seems to always find a way to get into the news has now responded to some ads that were created by the Republican candidate John McCain. The ad compares the Democrat candidate Barack Obama to Hilton and Britney, which could suggest Obama was no more than a celebrity candidate. Paris also discussed her version of the energy policy which seems to be a hybrid of McCain's offshore oil drilling plan and Obama's incentives for new energy technology.
Mary Kate Olsen Mary Kate Olsen To Be Subpoenaed
Date: 08/05/2008:
Mary Kate Olsen will be subpoenaed by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration office in New York to testify in front of a grand jury in regrads to the investigation surrounding Heath Ledger's accidental overdose death. Per the investigation five medications were found in Heath's body at the time of his death per the DEA.
Money, Finance, Technology News:
Yet another search engine has been launched to compete for your searches. Online ad revenues is huge with a big marketplace and hence everyone wants the piece of the pie. Now, a group of former Google employees have launched to compete against their previous employer. The new search engine called Cuil , which is pronounced 'cool', claims to provide a more comprehensive guide to the web. Cuil claims to have indexed more then 120 billion web pages with which they have to search against to provide better results in a new way. Now online time will tell if Cuil will overcome Google, or maybe can instead overcome Yahoo and MSN?.
Sony Corp: has announced the availibility of a new multimedia notebook notebook. The new Vaio FW notebook, is also the first 16.4 inch laptop to hit the market and promises to enable consumers to view High Definition, Blu ray Disc, movies in a manner they are meant to be seen. The notebooks LCD is constructed with a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is standard used while shooting HD movies. The notebook will be powered by new Intel Centrino 2 technology, with more energy efficiency and performance, along with a HDMI output connector to allow users to connect the laptop to the TV for viewing watch movies on a television set. The packaged Vaio Media software is DLNA enabled and hence allows users to wirelessly stream content stored on laptop throughout their home network. Other features include multiple ports and jacks including Memory Stick media/SD card slot, three USB ports, an i.Link Ieee-1394 port, microphone and headphone jack, and a 34mm ExpressCard slot. The Vaio FW notebook is an eco-friendly product with Energy Star 4.0 compliant. The retail unit will start at $1,000 with the premium edition going upto $1,750.
World News:
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 Abu Dhabi 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 from Dubai , Kuwait and Qatar for 2.8 billion dollars.
Movie Releases August 2008:
Bachna Ae Haseenon (2008)
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor , Deepika Padukone
, Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba
C Company (2008)
Cast: Tusshar Kapoor , Raima Sen
, Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar, Sanjay Dutt
Chamku (2008)
Cast: Bobby Deol , Priyanka Chopra

Hijack (2008)
Cast: Shiney Ahuja ,
, K K Raina, Mona Ambegaonkar, Kaveri Jha
God Tussi Great Ho (2006)
Cast: Salman Khan , Priyanka Chopra
, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Manisha Koirala
Maan Gaye Mughal E Azam (2008)
Cast: Rahul Bose , Mallika Sherawat
, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon,
Phoonkh (2008)
Cast: Sudeep , Amruta Khanvilkar
, Ahsaas Channa, Kenny Desa, Ganesh Yadav, Shankar Sachdev, K K Raina, Bharat Kaul, Kishore Kadam, Shrey Bawa, Javed Rizvi , Ashwini Kalsekar, Anu Ansari, Madhuri Purandare, Zakir Hussain, Geetanjali, Jyothi Subhash,
Ramchand Pakistani (2008)
Cast: Syed Fazel Hussain , Nandita Das
, Maria Wasti
Rock On (2008)
Cast: Farhan Akhtar , Prachi Desai
, Arjun Rampal, Luke Kenny, Koel Purie, Purab Kohli, Nicolette Bird
Singh Is Kinng (2008)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Katrina Kaif
, Sunil Shetty, Javed Jaffrey, Ranvir Shorey, Kamal Chopra, Om Puri, Neha Dhupia
Ugly Aur Pagli (2008)
Cast: Ranvir Shourie , Mallika Sherawat

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 Retires Pulls Out Of US Open
Sania Mirza has pulled out of the U.S. Open on because of a right wrist injury that flared at the Olympic Games. Sania had surgery on the right wrist back in April 2008 in Miami, Florida. This will leave India unrepresented in the singles events at the U.S. Open because Prakash Amritraj and Sunitha Rao both failed to qualify for the main draw of men's and women's events. The U.S. Open is scheduled to being Monday, August 25, 2008 in Flushing, New York, USA.

Sania Mirza Sania Mirza Retires Hurts In Her First Round Match In The Olympic Games
Sania Mirza had to retire hurt during her first round match in the Beijing Olympic Games because of a wrist injury. Sania was trailing Czech Iveta Benesova 1-6 1-2. The injury could also force Sania to miss her doubles first round match tomorrow. Sania is scheduled to play along with her partner Sunitha Rao against the French pair of Tatiana Golovin and Pauline Permentier. Top seed, Ana Ivanovic also had to withdraw from the single match due to a thumb injury. American Lindsey Davenport also pulled out of the singles and Maria Sharapova did not even make the trip to China becuase of her shoulder injury.

Sania Mirza Sania Mirza Exits Early From Nordic Open
Sania Mirza is having some difficultly with coming back from her injugries. Sania has hard some tough losses in early rounds of big tournaments. Today was no difference, the Indian ace, Sania, lost in three sets to Czech Iveta Benesova in the second round. Sania had won the first set 4-6 but could not finish the match and Iveta won the last two sets 6-3, 6-3. The Hyderabadi girl had already lost in her doubles match just in the first round.

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Akhil Kumar's Olympic boxing medal dream came to an end on Monday after lossing to Moldovan Gojan Veaceslav 3-10 in his 54kg quarterfinal match. Now its up to Jitender Kumar (51kg) and Vijender Kumar (75kg) who will be fighting in their quarterfinal matches on Wednesday. All three boxers come from Bhiwani, a Haryana town which is supports by London-based steel magnate Lakshmi Narayan Mittal .
Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal during the 2008 Summer Olympics for 10 meter air rifle event. This also marked the first ever individual Olympic gold medal for India in 108 years. India last won a gold during the 1980 Olympic Games for Hockey. Now it will be Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal turns to go for the gold. Saina Nehwal stunned fourth seed Chen Wang of Hong Kong to move into the quarter finals of the women's singles badminton.
The US basketball team wrapped up their final exhibition game with a win over Australia 87-76. Now they will be heading to Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics . The US basketball team was undefeated during their exhibition games but will have some tougher games during the Olympics. Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and LeBron James .
Michelle Sung Wie Michelle Sung Wie Skips A Major
Michelle Sung Wie skipped playing in a major so she could play on the PGA Tour this week. Wie was listed in qualifying for the Women’s British Open at Sunningdale, buy choose not to participate. Wei is currently managed by her her parents. Just recently Michelle Wie was disqualified at the LPGA's State Farm Classic when she left the scoring area without signing her card. So people are now questing why Wei would choose to play at the PGA Tour over playing in the Women’s British Open.