Saturday, January 30, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
While Bollywood actors are slashing their prices to cope with the recession, it is surprising how much the industry is paying the actresses. Even A-list actors are not being offered such a huge amount.”
It is learnt that Kareena will be the only heroine in the film as she has made it very clear that she does not want to work in multi-heroine projects. And why not? After the success of Jab We Met and the critical acclaim she received, Kareena’s career graph rose.
Reportedly she was paid Rs 2.5 crore for Kambakkht Ishq and little more for Golmaal 2 . The source continues, “After Golmaal 2 proved to be a hit, director Rohit Shetty only wanted Kareena in the film and convinced the producers to sign her. Moreover, the Kapoor lass has never been a part of sequels, so to make her sign this film, she was offered and signed for a huge amount.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
The team of Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Fashion’ has landed in some serious trouble there! A porn website has hacked the official website of the Priyanka Chopra starrer superhit flick ‘Fashion’.
Well, the film’s official website was originally created for the promotion of the movie. And now, the hacked website is accessible through the official website of UTV films and claims, “All materials advertised on the site are completely legal and contain role-playing fantasy only.”
However, the link directs you the explicit porn site, which further leads to other triple-X sites. Completely shocked by the news, Bhandarkar told a news daily, “It’s news to me, I will definitely scrutinise this issue and will check with the UTV people too.”
Sunday, January 17, 2010
So, are you mystified about the state of same-sex marriage in California? At first glance it looks easy. On one side, you’ve got your proponents of same-sex marriage: Advocacy groups like the ACLU; big corporations like Google; and Americans everywhere who think that other people’s romantic lives are none of their business. And on the other side you’ve got rich Mormons, Carrie Prejean, and people who think that marriage is a totally sacred institution that’s always been treated with the utmost respect throughout all of human history and nobody ever gets divorced and Ted Haggard was FRAMED dammit.
But look a little closer, and you’ll find that California has a weird and complex relationship with same-sex marriage, and that proponents of “opposite marriage,” as the eminent Ms. Prejean has termed it, have had quite a fight on their hands when it comes to preserving their way of life, which by the way is honorable and traditional and totally without any problems. Also whenever gay people get married God gives a kitten pancreatic cancer.
Sorry. My point is that the recent history of marriage in California is a bit of a labyrinth, and if you’re going to try to understand the case that began in court last week — Perry v. Schwarzenegger – you’re going to have to learn a little history.
So here it is.
The California State Assembly amends language in state law to ensure that marriage may only exist between a man and a woman. But ambiguity in the law allows same-sex marriages performed in other states to be recognized here.
Caifornia voters pass Proposition 22, which prohibits the state from recognizing same-sex marriages.
February – March 2004
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom orders that city and county workers revise marriage forms and begin allowing gay couples to marry, in direct contravention of Proposition 22. The next day, two conservative groups, the Proposition 22 Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the Campaign for California Families, file a court action to stop the marriages from being performed. By March, the California Supreme Court halts the weddings.
The California Supreme Court rules that the marriages performed in February and March are void.
A series of legal proceedings resulting from the conservative groups’ court actions results in the California Supreme Court case known as In re Marriage Cases. In the case, the court renders Proposition 22 invalid, holding that statutes limiting marriage to hetero couples violates state constitution. Same-sex couples begin marrying.
Prop 8 passes, amending the state constitution and limiting marriage to men and women.
In Strauss v.Horton, The California Supreme Court holds that Prop 8 was lawful but that marriages performed before it was passed — after In re Marriage Cases but before the constitutional amendment, are valid. A few days before this, the American Foundation for Equal Rights, a nonprofit advocacy group, files suit in federal court, challenging the validity of Prop 8 under the U.S. Constitution on behalf of two same-sex couples. Notably, the attorneys arguing the case are Ted Olsen and David Boies, who argued opposite sides of Bush v. Gore. The case is known as Perry v. Schwarzenegger.
January 11-15, 2010
Perry v. Schwarzenegger begins. During its first week, several notable developments occur:
- In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court bars U.S. District Judge Vaughan R. Walker, the judge hearing Perry, from broadcasting the trial on television. The majority opinion agrees with Prop 8 proponents that releasing video of the witnesses could subject them to potential harm.
- Olsen presents an animus argument, asserting that animosity toward gays and lesbians drove anti-same-sex-marriage advocates to pursue Prop 8. The argument has precedent: In Romer v. Evans, a 1995 Supreme Court case, the Court ruled that a Colorado law, which prevented gays from legal protections, was based on animosity toward gays and therefore unconstitutional.
- To prove animus, Olsen presents a letter written by Hak-Shing William Tam of the Traditional Family Coalition, a Prop 8 organizer. In the letter, Tam equated same-sex marriage with prostitution and “sex with children,” and asserted that legalizing same-sex marriage would result in California falling “into Satan’s hands.” Earlier in the month, Tam, a defender in the case, had asked Judge Walker to remove him from the case, fearing publicity that could endanger him and his family. Walker has yet to rule on the request.
- Testimony was offered by Cambridge University professor Michael Lamb, whose research showed that same-sex couples are equally capable of raising children as heterosexual couples. Lawyers for the Prop 8 campaign referred to Lamb as a “committed liberal” whose testimony was ideologically tainted.
- Also testifying was Helen Zia, who claimed that marrying her partner gave their relationship a legitimacy that couldn’t be matched by a domestic partnership.
Next week, San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders is expected to take the stand in defense of same-sex marriage. Sanders is noteworthy for having changed his stance on gay marriage — from “anti” to “pro” — after learning his daughter was a lesbian.Via source
Friday, January 15, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Divya Dutta the talented lively kudi is flying to U.S. for work with pleasure.
The actress who had cast her spell in many desi and videshi flicks like ‘The Last Lear’, ‘Morning Walk’ and recently in ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’ and ‘Love Khichadi’, will first visit L.A for further talks regarding her next Hollywood project.
Being a Libran, the gal knows how to keep a balance between work and fun, the kudi will then balle balle with her bunch of friends in the city of Angles on New Years Eve and make her trip a rewarding experience.
Divya has all the reason to celebrate as recently the fine actress received an award for the ‘Best supporting actress in a Comic role’ for the movies ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’ and ‘Love Khichdi’ racing past many other gifted actresses competing in the same category.
Well, that’s the way a Libran goes and we all like it…….Ah ha..!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Be it Salman Khan or Vivek Oberoi to name a few, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been colliding with former lovers for quite some time. It seems all of a sudden she has been meeting her beaus suddenly. Of course the film fraternity is also a round world and people keep meeting each other for good or bad.
She met Salman Khan at the Mehboob Studios and the best thing neither of them reacted. Aishwarya completely ignored him and acted as if he did not even see him. Salman on the other hand was quite normal before her arrival. But the moment she arrived he became serious all of a sudden. After this it was Vivek Oberoi’s turn.
He met Aishwarya at the premiere of the Hollywood movie Avatar. He was so flabbergasted that he left the theatre immediately. Amidst all the rush and confusion he forgot to return his 3D glasses that people are supposed to return after the movie! A word of advice to Aishwarya from us is that honey, take care of the Bachchan Bahu tag. Keep up with the family name and just be the way you are. This will automatically shoo away all the unwanted people in life.
Friday, January 8, 2010
If You Think Only Models Can Walk The Ramp, You Are Mistaken. You must have heard of fashion designers, fashion weeks and most certainly fashion shows. If you think only models can walk the ramp, you are mistaken. This year once again, continuing its tradition, The Bombay Veterinary College at Parel held a fashion show, no not the normal one, but a ‘Pet fashion show’.
A large number of dogs from numerous breeds participated in the show. There were twin pugs, Labradors, a Neapolitan Mastiff, a Miniature Pinscher, a Great Dane, an Irish setter and many more, all of which were spotlessly clean and well groomed. These dogs walked in with their owners, ‘fashionably late’. Instead of bothering about the fashion show the bigger dogs were busy ‘socializing’ with each other with loud barks and the tiny ones socialized with soft grunts.
Since it wasn’t a competition, at the end of the day everyone emerged a winner. The incessant applauses and words of encouragement made each dog and owner feel special. Needless to say, the fashion show was a big hit this year and the organisers promised an even bigger and better one.
Telomeres are protective caps on the chromosomes that keep a cell’s DNA stable but shorten with age. During the study, researchers measured the length of telomeres in blood samples from two groups of professional athletes and two groups of people who were healthy non-smokers, but who did not take regular exercise.
The findings revealed that physical exercise of the professional athletes led to activation of an enzyme called telomerase, which helped to stabilise telomeres. This reduced the telomere shortening in leukocytes, a type of white blood cell that plays a key role in fighting infection and disease.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The rumor mill is spinning on high speed in Bollywood again! This time rumors have it Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are slowly but surely making their way to the altar!
While either "Kurbaan" actor has confirmed a date yet, Saif has reportedly told reporters that “I’m now looking forward to settling down with Kareena. Our marriage will happen very shortly, as soon as we both have a little less work on hand and we can give the marriage quality time."
After Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra tied the knot not too long ago, could this be the next big B-town wedding? Well as soon as Saif and Kareena are less busy working on their projects, we guess we will find out!
Bebo is currently promoting her latest movie "3 Idiots" with Aamir Khan so maybe Saif is just waiting for his girlfriend to finish that project before he pops the question?
What do you think of the rumors that Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are soon the get married? Drop us a line.
Model and VJ Gauhar Khan, who made her Bollywood debut in the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Rocket Singh – Salesman of.
The Year was so impressed by her co-star that she now wants to play his love interest on-screen. The debutante who was noticed for her turn as a crafty receptionist in the film, was all praise for Kapoor, who was recently crowned the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People magazine.
“He is a calm and good person and a thorough professional. It would be great to be paired opposite him someday,” Gauhar told PTI. Though the lead opposite Ranbir is played by Shahzahn Padamsee, Gauhar says that she has most of her scenes with the heartthrob.
“Playing the lead does not mean being paired romantically opposite the hero but being an integral part of the film’s plot. Our characters shared a close bond in the film,” she said. The model-turned actress was participating in a dance reality show when she was called for auditions for the film.
“I went through five auditions before being selected for the role of Koena, a middle class girl, in the film. There were many layers in the character and I got an opportunity to showcase my acting skills,” Gauhar said. “Filmmaker Yash Chopra complimented me for my performance and that was the icing on the cake amid all adulation and good reviews”, she added.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
(Aishwarya Rai Picture from Endhiran The Robot)
Robot Wallpapers - Rajanikanth and Aishwarya Rai Pictures from Endhiran The Robot. Tamil movie wallpapers from Rajani's upcoming movie Robo or Endhiran The Robot.
Superstar Rajanikanth Picture from a dance scene in Endhiran The Robot
Rajanikanth and Aiswarya Rai Images from The Robot Tamil Movie
Endhiran The Robot Cover Image
Superstar Rajanikanth looking marvellous in Endhiran The Robot Movie
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Reveals a source, “Kareena will feature on the front page of the January issue of GQ India, where she will be seen wearing a red satin gown and sporting a trendy short bob.”
Others to have grazed the covers of GQ have been the beautiful Monica Belluci , the scintillating Beyonce, Hollywood’s sexiest Megan Fox, and the lovable Jennifer Aniston and now joining the ranks of these is Bollywood’s Czarina Kareena Kapoor.
Be it haute couture or ethnic chic there is no denying that Kareena Kapoor is the fashion icon of the season.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Bollywood Actress Amisha Patel at New Year Bash 2010 of Country Club Hotel, Dubai. She is Looking Really an Indian Masala Babe of Bollywood Industry. Above you can see Red Hot Pictures of Amisha Patel from New Year Event.
Along with being good friends and doing a lot of things together, it seems that Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar are in sync with their new year’s celebrations as well.
Mannat, SRK’s Bandra residence seems to be the place to be for SRK in keeping with plans for a quiet family time. While Karan continues to move ahead with the editing and soundwork of ‘My Name is Khan’ in Mumbai, which compels him to abandon celebration.
Sources reveal that Karan’s initial plans were to ring in the New Year abroad with Dubai villa as the pit-stop for SRK over the holidays.
Now it seems that SRK will return from Dubai to spend a quiet new year at his house with Karan canceling his overseas plans as he did last year due to the November terror attacks in Mumbai.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
One can see her sizzling in and out of the media these days, either promoting ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ or gracing events as a chief guest. Sushmita Sen is surely on her toes busy with something or the other. And to refresh your memory the lady also has a production venture in her dairy. However Sush said have put her film on Rani Laxmibai on a hold as of now.
Did you know that this beauty had requested Salman Khan to take the lead in this film? Or she had asked Shekhar Kapur to direct it? Well, yes, Sush had indeed such plans, but sadly both the actor and filmmaker had their own valid reasons to turn down her offer. According to sources, after Veer Salman didn’t want to shoot two period films, while Kapur stated that Sushmita was more qualified to direct the film since she had worked too minutely on the script.
So the actress thought that it would be better to keep the project aside and concentrate on acting as of now, sources added.
Recently, the former Miss Universe launched an initiative ‘I AM She’ that will groom girls for international beauty pageant. The organisation was brought up under Sushmita’s banner Tantra Entertainment along with NGOs. ““I want I AM’s Miss India Universe to be well educated, extremely intelligent and socially aware. That is also the reason that we have joined hands with five NGOs and will make sure that our winner will not just walk ramps but will have a social responsibility too,” stated the beauty at a media meet.