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Tabu Vogue Tabu On Cover Of January 2009 Issue Of Vogue
Date: 12/31/2008:
Tabu the tall beauty with great acting skills will start of 2009 by being featured on the cover of Vogue January 2009 Issue. Tabu did not have a single release in Bollywood in 2008 but seems to have a lot of films lined up for 2009 in Bollywood as well as Kollywood, and Tollywood, . Tabu is seen wearing a lovely silk dress embroidered with Swarovski stones.
Katrina Kaif Katrina Kaif Injured While Shooting An Underwater Stunt
Date: 12/30/2008:
Katrina Kaif was injured while shooting an underwater stunt for Priyadarshan's De Dhana Dhan (2009) . She was injusred when her foot fastened under the water while shooting a scene with costar Akshay Kumar . Couple of days ago she was mistakly slapped by costar Ranbir Kapoor while shooting for Rajkumar Santoshi's Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2008) , which caused the shooting of that movie to be on hold for a couple of days.
Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty Receives Invitation From Michael Jackson
Date: 12/26/2008:
Shilpa Shetty has received an invitation from king of pop Michael Jackson to attend his brothers Jermaine Jackson's birthday party. Shilpa and Jermaine Jackson had taken part in international reality show Big Brother, where Shilpa had ended up winning.
Sonam Kapoor Sonam Kapoor New Face Of L’Oreal
Date: 12/25/2008:
With only one film under her belt Sonam Kapoor is making her place in Bollywood. Sonam made her Indian film debut in 2007 in Saanvariya, Saawariya (2006) along with Ranbir Kapoor . She was nominated that year for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, but lost out to Deepika Padukone who also made her Bollywood debut that year. Sonam has now been singed by L’ Oreal to be the young face to endorses their brand. She will be the face of a younger generation while current brand ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be the face of L’Oreal for women in their 30’s. Sonam will also be seen in 2009 in movie Dilli 6 (2009) opposite Abhishek Bachchan .
Asin Thottumkal Ghajini To Release In 23 Countries On December 25
Date: 12/22/2008:
The much awaited Aamir Khan starring movie Ghajini (2008) is all set to release December 25 in 23 countries simultaneously. The movie is a ramake of a Tamil language film which had great Box office success. The Tamil version starred Asin Thottumkal for which she won Best Actress Award at the South India Filmfare Awards. Asin now will also been seen in the Bollywood version opposite Aamir Khan. Aamir has worked out with a trainer to get his body in shape and will showcase his six pack in the movie. The movie will simultaneously release in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Norway, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, UAE, US and Canada.
Asin Thottumkal Asin Thottumkal New Face For Tata Sky
Date: 12/19/2008:
TataSky, Direct to Home operator, announced that South Indian actor and Asin Thottumkal would be its brand ambassador. Asin will make her Bollywood debut next week in Ghajini (2008) . Ghajini also stars Aamir Khan and is a remake of a Tamil film of the same name. The movie has also been compared to Hollywood film Momento directed by Christopher Nolan. As an brand ambassador Asin will be featured in Tata Sky brand and product communication including advertisements on TV, print, radio and other mediums. TataSky has already previously signed Aamir Khan earlier July this year.
Lakshmi Rai Mahendra Dhoni Dating Lakshmi Rai?
Date: 12/15/2008:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is again in the news regarding who he is currently dating. Dhoni was previously linked with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and now the rumor mill is busy with his maybe current relationship with actress Lakshmi Rai from the south. Lakshmi Rai was previously in the news being linked to bowler Sreesanth. Dhoni and Lakshmi were recently spotted in a five-star hotel in Chennai where Dhoni had gone there to select the Indian team for the England series. They had first met at a party of Dhoni's IPL match win.
It also seems that the actress from the South has been signed for a Hindi movie, Gujju (2009) , which will start to shot next year.
Freida Pinto Slumdog Millionaire Get 4 Golden Globes Nominations
Date: 12/13/2008:
After winning Best Film, Best Director, and the Most Promising Newcomer for 18 year old actor Dev Patel awards at the British Independent Film Awards, the film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) has now been nominated for four Golden Globes. The nominations are for the film iteself for Best Motion Picture Drama, for Best Director for Danny Boyle, Best Original Score for AR Rahman and Best Screenplay for writer Simon Beaufoy. The awards will be announced on January 11 in Los Angeles. The film stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto and is directed by Danny Boyle. The movie was released only on 49 locations within North American, but will should now be opening in more theatres nationwide.
Parvathy Omanakuttan Parvathy Omanakuttan To Compete In Miss World 2008
Date: 12/10/2008:
Parvathy Omanakuttan will be representing India at the Miss World 2008 pageant on December 13, 2008. The Miss World 2008 pageant is being held at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was originally scheduled to take place at Kiev, Ukraine, but because of the ongoing crisis between Georgia and Russia in neighboring South Ossetia, the pageant was moved from Eastern Europe by the Miss World Organization. Parvathy is 21 years old from Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala. Parvathy is the reigning Miss India World 2008 and on 5 April 2008 was crowned "Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2008". She has already been the Femina Miss India South 2008 and Miss Malayali 2005. If Parvathy wins, she will joins the likes of Reita Faria (1966), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (1994), Diana Hayden (1997), Yukta Mookhey (1999) and Priyanka Chopra (2000) who have brought the crown to India.
Freida Pinto Slumdog Millionaire Passes Jodhaa Akbar
Date: 12/08/2008:
After winning Best Film, Best Director, and the Most Promising Newcomer for 18 year old actor Dev Patel awards at the British Independent Film Awards, the film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) has collected more then $3.8 million at the North American box office, surpassing Jodha Akbar, Jodhaa Akbar (2008) starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan which has collected $3.4 million and hence making it the highest grossing Indian movie of 2008. The film stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto and is directed by Danny Boyle. The movie was released only on 49 locations within North American, but will should now be opening in more theatres nationwide.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Abhishek Bachchan And Aishwarya Rai Bachchan To Sing Song In Raavana
Date: 12/04/2008:
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will singing a song for their upcoming movie Ravana (2008) . The song was originally composed by AR Rahman for Mani Ratnam's Lajjo (2007) and was going to be sung by Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor , since Lajjo has now be shelved, Rahman decided to use the song of RGV's Raavana with the vocals provided by Abhishek Bachchan and wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Jiah Khan Maxim December 2008 Jiah Khan On Cover Of Maxim India December 2008 Issue
Date: 12/02/2008:
Jiah Khan is being featured on the cover of December 2008 edition of Maxim India . The photos will be part of the Maxim India December 2008 edition. Jian made her Bollywood film debut in 2007 with Nishabd (2007) , but then was quite for a while, but is going to close out 2008 with the release of Ghajini (2008) starring with Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal on December 25, 2008.
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Jennifer Aniston GQ Jennifer Aniston On January's Cover of GQ
Date: 12/10/2008:
Jennifer Aniston has come a long way from starring on the TV series Friends. Jennifer will be on the January's cover of GQ with only a red, white and blue necktie. The 39 year old actress opens up about the status of her relationship with singer John Mayer. Jennifer will next be seen in her upcoming movie Marley and Me, releasing this month and then in He's Just Not That Into You, expected to release around Valentine's Day 2009.
Movie Releases November 2008:
Dostana (2008)
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan , Priyanka Chopra
, John Abraham, Bobby Deol,
EMI, Easy Monthly Installment (2008)
Cast: Sanjay Dutt , Malaika Arora
, Arjun Rampal, Aashish Chaudhary, Neha Uberoi
Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi (2009)
Cast: Sonu Sood , Isha Koppikar
, Alok Nath, Srivallabh Vyas, Anang Desai, Vishal Malhotra, Chhavi Mittal, Kunal Kumar, Daman Baggan, Ritu Vasishtha, Anand Abhyankar, Amrit Kaur Chawla, Prashant Kumar, Amey Pandya, , Smita Jaykar, Amrita Prakash, Jaya Bhattacharya, Gargi Patel, Baby Ishita Panchal,
Horn Ok Please (2008)
Cast: Nana Patekar ,

Yuvraaj, Main Yuvraj (2008)
Cast: Salman Khan , Katrina Kaif
, Anil Kapoor, Zayed Khan,

India News
There is a lot of information and details on why and how the terrorist got to the locations with all the armor and the Indian police unable to detect them and stop them.
How come all but one of terrorists died?
How come he is so eager to spill the beans on the plot?
And the web is filled with so many other questions like this. But, there are also questions as to Why and Who was behind the attacks on people of Mumbai, India and only with time we will know the truth.
There are a lot of things going on in the world that we are unknown to the common man and who is doing things and for what reason, all I hope that the people of India fight thur this painful event and come on top.
I know the media wants to be the first to break the news but we need to ensure that the investigators have the proper time to find the truth and nothing but the truth. Jai Hind.
Late in the evening Mumbai , India's financial capital was rocked by coordinated attacks across the city by gunmen opening fire at major luxury hotels (Taj Mahal and Oberio Hotel), restaurant, rail station, police station and other major locations. At current hotels they even took hostages. At least three top Indian police officers were killed during the attack including chief of the anti-terror squad. More then 80 are believed to have been killed and more then 200 injured. The count will probably go up as the investigation processes into the attacks.
Money, Finance, Technology News:
Dows 8,776.39 up 108.00 (1.25%), Nasdaq 1,577.03 up 26.33 (1.70%), SandP500 903.25 up 12.61 (1.42%).

The market started the day off in positive territory and in the early afternoon the Dow was up more than 100 points, and by the end of the day the market closed more than 1% higher.
Dows 8,668.39 up 184.46 (2.17%), Nasdaq 1,550.70 up 40.38 (2.67%), SandP500 890.64 up 21.22 (2.44%).

The market started the day off in positive territory and in the early afternoon the Dow was up more than 100 points, and by the end of the day the market closed more than 2% higher.
Dows 8,468.48 up 48.99 (0.58%), Nasdaq 1,524.90 up 3.36 (0.22%), SandP500 864.51 up 1.35 (0.11%).

The market started the day off in positive territory and was able to hold on in early afternoon and end up positive before the Christmas break.
Crude Oil closed at $35.35.
Dows 8,519.69 down 59.42 (0.69%), Nasdaq 1,532.35 down 31.97 (2.04%), SandP 500 871.63 down 16.25 (-1.83%).

The market started the day off in negative territory and by afternoon, it had gone further into negative territory and tried a late hour rally but could not recover the losses of the day and closed negative.
Crude Oil closed at $39.87.
Dows 8,579.11 down 25.88 (0.30%), Nasdaq 1,564.32 up 2.60 (0.77%), SandP 500 887.88 up 8.76 (0.29%).

The market started the day off the positive on the news that President Bush has approved a $17.4 billion plan to help the struggling US auto makers. By lunchtime, the indexes had given up all their gains and for a moment were in negative territory. For the rest of the afternoon the market was pretty stable and closed mixed.
MandT to buy Provident for about $400 mln in stock.
With the U.S. economy officially in recession and consumers clamping down on spending, the market of the so called Netbooks is looking promising. A Netbook features are light weight, low cost, energy efficient, highly portable laptop suitable for web browsing, email and general purpose applications along with being smaller in size. Asus introduced the tiny Atom powered Eee PC in late 2007, with HP following up with HP Mini Note and then Acer unleashed its Aspire One. Then it was Dell with Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and the Mini 12. Now we will have to wait and see how the Netbook market does in 2009.
Dows 8,824.34 down 99.80 (1.12%), Nasdaq 1,579.31 down 10.58 (0.67%), S&P 500 904.42 down 8.76 (0.96%).

The market started the day off in negative territory and by the afternoon managed to gain the loss back and turn positive with the help of materials, energy and consumer-related stocks but the market could not hold on to the gains and by the closing bell the market had closed down.
Apple Stock Downgraded Due To Concerns over Jobs Health: Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003, underwent surgery in 2004 to remove the malignancy. Downgrade occurred due to the lack of a succession plan if Jobs were to leave his post.
Crude Oil again lost ground even with the cutback by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to the lowest level in more than four years.
Chrysler said it was halting its manufacturing for at least a month, beginning Friday December 19, 2008.
Dows 8,924.14 up 359.61 (4.20%), Nasdaq 1,589.89 up 81.55 (5.41%), S&P 500 913.18 up 44.61 (5.14%).

The Federal Reserve today lowered the Fed benchmark interest rate to the range of zero to 0.25 percent, the lowest level on record. The Federal Reserve also said that it will use "all available tools" to combat a severe financial crisis and prolonged recession. The stock market soared after the rate cut to close more then 300 points higher.
Crude Oil was down 91 cents to $43.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
2008 has brought many new gadgets to the market like the new version of the iPhone, the gPhone, Blackberry Storm (the first touch screen Blackberry) just to mention a few. Sony Xperia X1 was first announced earlier this year at the 2008 Mobile World Congress. The Sony Xperia X1 was introduced in the UK by Vodafone on October 27, 2008 and it released in North America on November 28, 2008 for $799 (unlocked). Sony Xperia X1 features a 3" touchscreen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels (WVGA) with a QWERTY keypad which emerges when the user slides the touchscreen face upward, 3G broadband, WiFi, Bluetooth, and comes with Opera Mobile installed and Java virtual machine (JBed) and supports JavaME.
World News:
Last week was one of the worst week in the history of US financial markets with the Dow, SP and Nasdaq lossing a lot of ground, but today, the markets seems to have turned a corner with biggest point gain ever for the Dow. The Dow surged 936 points (11%), SP added 11.7%, Nasdaq added 11.8%. Has investors looked for bargins or bet that the worst of the credit crisis is over. We will have to wait to see if this is the start of a Bull market or just a one day shot up.
Tennis News
Saina Nehwal Saina Nehwal Into The Top 10 In Women's Badminton Ranking
Saina Nehwal become the first Indian woman to be in the top 10 in the world badminton rankings. Earlier in the year, Saina had also become the first reach the quarter finals at the Olympic Games 2008 . Saina would like to do well in the upcoming season where the World Championships is being played in her hometown of Hyderabad .

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The New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on October 6 had surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL. A follow on surgery was performed this week becuase of some infection had developed. Brady who had a great 2007 season by throwing a single season record 50 touchdowns suffered torn ACL and MCL in the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 7.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hurt his little finger during the overtime against Arizona on Oct. 12 will be out till mid November. Romo will miss the Sunday game at Tampa Bay and the following week at the rival New York Giants and hopes to return after a bye week against Washington on Nov. 16.