Monday, August 2, 2010

Angelina's nude pics surface on the web

Is Angelina Jolie's dark past coming back to haunt her? An old drug buddy of Angelina Jolie's has sold eight graphic and lurid photos of the actress to Star magazine, The Huffington Post has reported.
The images published by Star Magazine see the 35-year-old actress flashing her assets in bondage gear, with black tape and wearing a dog leash around her neck, and a cigarette hanging out of her mouth, while donning impeccable make-up and hair, AceShowbiz reported online.
In another photo she has black tape strapped across her mouth while in a separate one she wears a blindfold. A black and white shot taken from behind shows her on a bed wearing just a G-string and cowboy hat.
All this is kind of ill-timed as she's on a promotional tour for her latest action flick ‘Salt’.
"The photographs are a startling reminder to Angelina of a period in her life I'm sure she wants to forget, a shady piece of her history that she's kept hidden away, even from Brad," celebrity biographer Andrew Morton, author of Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography, has told Star.
The book makes a number of outrageous claims about the 35-year-old actress’ past and her current relationship with partner Brad Pitt.

Rain, the season of romance in Bollywood


Pristine rain drops, that pours out cupidity and love in our minds is a theme that have always been an icing on the cake in any rain sequel song related to rain in Bollywood.

From Raj Kapoor and Nargis' evergreen romantic number Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua to Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor's Zoobie Doobie...rain and romance has always been a popular theme in Bollywood. Rain adds a romantic touch to Bollywood songs and make them super-hit. The rain has been ruling Bollywood from 55 years. And the trend continues even today.

None of the tinsel town stars have been left untouched by the titillating drops of rain. The lashing rains which wets the damsels in a typical red chiffon saree, tempts the beau to cavort around her.

It's Monsoon time again! Let's take a look at some of the famous rain songs from Bollywood:

Raj Kapoor and Nargis: Who can forget the legendary duo and the top stars of the golden era – Raj Kapoor and Nargis. The awesome pair under one umbrella, a melodious song and rain – wow! That was breathtaking! Nargis' hesitation and shyness and Raj Kapoor's innocence made the song even more romantic. It is said that Nargis loved the rains very much and to impress the lady, Raj Kapoor did shoot the song inrain.

Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil: Aaj rapat jaein to humein na uthaeeyo...Slipping and falling with Smita Patil, Big B climbed the ladder of success with this cute yet sensuous song.

Sridevi and Anil Kapoor: Theirs was a super hit jodi in B'wood. In a very romantic way, Sri devi said I love you to Anil Kapoor with the song...Kaate nahi kat te din ye raat...

Kajol and Shahrukh Khan: A beautiful, aesthetic yet a wet rain song from a magnum opus movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – one never gets bored of seeing this again and again, what say?

Raveena Tondon and Akshay Kumar: A mind sweeping dance number by Raveena, where she is a delight to the eyes of the flirtatious guys. From the film Mohra, Tip tip barsa paani....romance was a super hit. Raveena-Akshay’s on-screen and Off-screen chemistry was at zenith during those days.

Lara Dutta and Akshay Kumar: Two perfectly toned bodies in a super Bollywood masala flick and the result was pure eye candy. Their Andaaz was unforgettable. Rain just added more fuel to the fire with movie becoming hit for masses, now you know why!

Kareena Kapoor: Perfectly in the skin of the character and body language made this song hit the bulls eye. Yes, rain did add its own magic – after all it was Bebo getting get through out? She made the hearts run with the song from Chameli - Bhaage re mann kahin..! And who can forget the very recent one - zoobie doobie with Aamir Khan, bheegi bheegi saree me thumke lagati Bebo...OMG! she was stunning!

It’s the entire monsoon which creates a realm in Bollywood when it comes to the sensuous love song, it further brings more intimacy.

Vivek Oberoi to tie the knot


Bollywood's handsome actor Vivek Oberoi is all set to tie the knot with a Bangalore girl Priyanka Alva.

Priyanka is daughter of danseuse and social worker Ms Nandini Alwa, wife of former Karnataka Minister and Senior Janata Dal leader Jeevaraj Alwa.

The wedding will take place on October 29. Like Abhishekha Bachchan, now Vivek Oberoi will become the son-in-law of Dakshina Kannada, a coastal belt of Karnataka. Both Aishwarya and Priyanka belong to the Bunt community. Shilpa Shetty who had married Businessman Raj Kundra is also from the same area.

Priyanaka is a business managedment graduate from London. She is also a well known dancer who has deep interest in protecting ecology and animals, Sify posted on its website.

Celebrate friendship Bollywood style


Friendship' is a very popular and favourite theme of our Bollywood films. The films are even given titles like Dostana, Yaarana and many of our films are totally based on Friendship. Friendship day is here and we recall some songs on freindship – Tere jaisa yaar kahan, kahan aisa yarana, Ye dosti hum nahi todenge, Diye jalte hain phool khilte hain, badi mushkil se magar duniya mein dost milte hain, Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindaggi and so on...

Let's celebrate the friendship day and cherish the cool friendships between the stars of our Bollywood films:


The Jai-Veeru played by Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra in Sholay is unforgettable. Yeh dosti hum nahi todenge is an evergreen number which still rules and the chemistry between the then heartthrobs was amazing.


The song Tere jaisa yaar kahaan from Yarana is fondly remembered even today. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad Khan Yarana was a story about two friends.


The Munna Bhai-Circuit (Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi) jodi proved to be a super hit and rocked! And who can forget their symbol of dosti Jaadu Ki Jhappi.


The awesome threesome – Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan catched eyeballs in Dostana. The title itself explains the tale of three friends.


Starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna, Dil Chahta Hai was a craze among the youth. Dil Chahta hai...kabhi na beetein chamkeele din, dil chahta hai....hum na rahein kabhi yaaron ke bin...was an awesome number.


Starring the three cute Idiots - Aamir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi, 3 Idiots was loved by one and all. The pepy Aal Izz Well, emotional and sad jaane nahi denge tujhe, and soothing behti hawa sa tha who...were allfriendship based.

Sonam refuses to lip lock with Shahid

Sonam Kapoor, who recently gave her first on screen kiss with Abhay Deol in her movie Aisha, directly denied her Mausam co-star Shahid Kapoor for a tongue hockey. She was utterly surprised when she was asked to do so at the last minute, during the Scotland schedule.
It took her completely unaware as there had been no talk of any kissing scene when she signed on. She was never told that there would be a lip lock with Shahid. No mention of it was made even during the detailed script narrations.
Says a unit source, "Sonam was taken aback when the director (and co-star Shahid's dad Pankaj) told her about it. She flatly refused."
There was lot of tamasha on the set with Pankaj anxiously calling dad Anil in desperation to save the situation, but the damsel was obstinate.
Adds the source, "It was at Shahid's behest that a kissing scene was created. He put forth the idea to his father who complied with his request. Shahid feels that like Aamir Khan he, too, should kiss all his heroines. He felt it would add more passionto the scene."
But the source says, "When Sonam realised that it was her hero's demand, she became even more adamant about not doing the kiss and was in no mood to listen to anyone on the subject."

Simpson posts photo of kiss with beau

Singer Jessica Simpson apparently can’t get enough of kissing her new beau Eric Johnson and has now posted a photo of them smooching on the internet.
After it was reported that Simpson kept kissing Johnson during a dinner with her mother, she has now posted a picture of herself in a lip-lock with the soccer player on her Twitter page, reports
Along with the picture, she wrote, ‘Romance 101..getting kissed by my Yalie (Yale graduate Johnson)…me not lookin’ so smart…but YUM!’
The singer was earlier seen hugging and kissing Johnson on board a yacht during a sightseeing trip around an Italian island.

Aishwarya clashes with Salman

Salman’s upcoming movie Dabanng is released on August 10. However he is going to face celluloid competition from none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aishwarya’s The Robot is expected to be released on the same day.
The promos of Dabanng have shaped a type of deal outbreak. The movie has captured the thoughts of the ‘tapori’ class and the small tradesmen. The film’s promo has bagged the maximum number of hits on an internet site, according to a TV journalist.The movie is touted to have a smash hit success at the box office.
The Robot features Rajinikanth-Aishwarya would be released both in Tamil and Hindi.
The movie also would be released in September, however whether release dates of the movies clash or not is yet to be seen.
The ‘clash’ should be interesting; as Salman-Aishwarya dated once upon a time. They had a bitter break up and maybe its fate that might just fancy them to cross paths yet again.

Ranbir and Katrina dating each other?

Although Ranbir kapoor and Katrina Kaif are denying of the fact of being in a relationship, both were recently spotted together in London.
Rumours has it that Katrina, who took a break from shooting Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ in Spain, took time to be with her family in London. However, Ranbir Kapoor, who was shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’ in Delhi, also landed up in London for an ad film.
Talking to a news daily, a source said, “There have been buzz about Ranbir and Katrina for some time now. Both of them have denied any possibility of a relationship so far and on earlier occasions too both have denied being with each other overseas. However, the fact is that both of them were at the same place and a meeting could not have been averted.”
Meanwhile, both Ranbir and Katrina were unavailable for comments. Well, there’s no smoke without fire!

Now Indians are earning more and more

Now Indians are earning more and more

This is something that would make you happy. In the barrage of news related to price rise, poverty and rottting of food grains, the latest study proves that now Indians are earning more. According to study conducted by Delhi based National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) ,the growing economy has spun a wheel of fortune for Indians, with high incomehouseholds outnumbering those in the low category for the first time at the end of 2009-10.

According to Dr.Rajesh Shukla, who led this study,India has 46.7 million high income households as compared to 41 million in the low income category.For the first time, the number of high income households is set to exceed the number of poor households in 2009-10," Shukla said, adding that the middle income class continued to grow. Reacting to results of study,noted journalist and writer,Mr.Aroon Kumar said," it is a great news that all Indians should celebrate. But,government must ensure that even poor also enjoy the fruits of liberlisation."

Households earning less than Rs 40,000 per annum (at 2001-02 prices) are dubbed as low income, whereas those with earnings over Rs 1.80 lakh fall in thehigh income category.
Those earning between Rs 45,000-Rs 1.80 lakh per annum are considered middle income households, whose number surged to 140.7 million out of the total of 228.4 Indian million families at the end of 2009-10.

Thus, the NCAER survey confirms that 62 per cent of Indian households belong to the middle class, which is the target of most consumer goods firms.

"The wheel of fortune continues to spin in India, with each level of household income set to move a notch higher by the end of the decade," the survey on spending and earning patterns since 1985-86 said.

The Indian economy grew at above 9 per cent between 2005-06 and 2007-08. After slowing down in 2008-09 and 2009-10, it is projected to expand at 8.5 per cent in the current fiscal.

Referring to the middle class, the study said, "Their growing clout becomes even more apparent when one looks at the ownership patterns ofhouseholds goods. Nearly 49 per cent of all cars are owned by the middle class, compared to just 7 per cent by the rich."

Similarly, 53 per cent of all air conditioners are owned by middle class homes and nearly 46 per cent of all credit cards are to be found in thesehouseholds.

Porn screened in Indonesian parliament

Porn screened in Indonesian parliament
Hardcore porn was broadcast on the Indonesian parliament`s internal information service on Monday, shocking journalists and bureaucrats who rely on the screens for updates on political events. Hardcore images apparently taken from the Internet filled the screens used by reporters, political staffers and visitors for about 15 minutes before security guards managed to shut it off, reporters said.
It was not clear how the images appeared on the screens but House Speaker Marzuki Alie said whoever was responsible would be punished.
"Whoever hacked the screens is insolent and will be reported to the authorities," he told reporters.
The incident is sure to embarrass President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who has recently backed calls for stricter controls on the Internet following a national scandal over an online celebrity sex clip.

Huge crunch of officials in armed forces

Huge crunch of officials in armed forces

t is crunch time for the three defence services as they are facing a shortage of 14,244 officers and the Coast Guard was short of 679 officers and over 2,500 personnel below officer rank. Defense Minister AK Anthony told the Lok Sabha on Monday that the shortage of officers is around 11,500 in the Army, 1,507 in Navy and 1,237 in the Air Force.

According to Anthony,the the shortage of officers was "partly attributable to accretions from time to time, tough selection procedures, difficult service conditions coupled with perceived high degree of risk involved in recruitment and training.

He added that a number of steps to attract youth to join the Armed Forces have been taken, which include increase in tenure of Short Service Commission (SSC)officers from 10 to 14 years, increasing promotional avenues for officers by implementing the A V Singh Committee recommendations on the

restructuring of officers cadre of the Indian Army and implementing the Sixth Pay Commission report.

Replying to another query, Antony said the DRDO was facing a shortage of aeronautical engineers and the premier defence research agency requires 20 such engineers every year or the next five years.

Women prefer macho men, really

Sorry, if you are not stockily built with dashing biceps and large chest to flaunt. We have no problem with that but a recent study says that women are attracted to macho men and see modesty as a sign of evolutionary weakness.

So far so, modesty in males is a big turn off for fair sex. Corinne A Moss-Racusin, a doctoral candidate in Rutgers' Department of Psychology, explored the consequences for men (and women) when they acted modestly in job interviews. This study has not many takers in India as the likes of Shashi Tharoor, Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and many other stars without great figure are still loved and adored by millions of women.

Modesty was viewed as a sign of weakness, a low-status character trait for males that could adversely affect their employability or earnings potential.

However, in women, modesty was not viewed negatively nor was it linked to status."For men and women, there are things they must and must not be. Women must be communal and other-oriented, but they must not be dominant. Historically and cross-culturally, men have been stereotyped as more agentic, that is, more independent and self-focused than women," Moss-Racusin said.

In the study, 132 female and 100 male student volunteers (who earned partial academic credit for their psychology course) viewed videotaped, 15-minute job interviews of either males or females.

All the applicants were paid actors rehearsed to deliver similar, "modest" responses for the gender-neutral position that required strong technical abilities and social skills.

The researchers sought to determine which gender stereotype promote backlash.

The researchers' prediction that modest male applicants would face hiring discrimination was not supported, however, and she speculates that because men's status is higher than women's, meek men are afforded the benefit of the doubt and are less likely to encounter hiring discrimination than dominant women.The study was published in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Pepsi to launch no-sugar diet cola

Pepsi to launch no-sugar diet cola

PepsiCo is planning to launch a no-sugar diet cola. The demand for these Diet Pepsi constitutes less than 10 per cent of the Rs nine thousand crore aerated drinks market.

Sources said the new drink could be similar to the international brand Pepsi Max, which is sold in more than 40 countries and marketed as an alternative to regular Pepsi andDiet Pepsi. A lime version of Pepsi Max was launched in the US in February.

This could also be brought to India depending on the success of the domestic version of Pepsi Max.Pepsi Max’s global rival Coke Zero — a sugar-free drink from Coca-Cola — is imported in India.

The new drink from Pepsi can stoke the demand for low-calorie aerated drinks. The market for low-calorie drinks is expected to nearly double in the next five years.

The drinking product portfolio of Pepsi includes Mirinda, Mountain Dew, 7UP, Tropicana and Slice. Pepsi is promoted as a youth brand in the country.

Court order on Shah's CBI custody Aug 4

Court order on Shah's CBI custody August 4

Former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, arrested in connection with the 2005 killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, is an accused in an extortion racket, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told a court on Monday while seeking 10 days custody. The court will give its order on the plea August 4.

Special CBI court Judge AI Raval reserved his order on the investigating agency's custody plea till Wednesday after hearing its counsel KTS Tulsi and Ram Jethmalani, who appeared for Shah, here on Monday.

Seeking Shah's custody, Tulsi said two witnesses to the staged shootout killing of Sheikh have already been killed and Shah's involvement in it has come to the fore.

He said the CBI had presumed that as a former minister of state for home Shah would cooperate in the investigations by answering the questions put to him during his judicial custody but this has not happened.

"He is the prime accused in the extortion racket which prima facie has the involvement of state government personnel, police officers and other criminals," Tulsi said.

"Four witnesses have testified before the CBI that people were being threatened with Prevention of Anti-social Activities Act (PASA) detention and even threatened for ransom," he said.

Tulsi also made it clear that the CBI has not sought the trial to be shifted out of Gujarat. "We are just interested in a free and fair trial," he argued.

Jethmalani, on the other hand, said that though his client was not given a copy of the chargesheet, it was available with the media.

He argued that the CBI had been given three days for questioning Shah but it was not able to fully utilise it and was now seeking additional time.

Omar meets PM, seeks centre's help to calm Kashmir

Omar meets PM, seeks centre`s help to calm Kashmir

With the violence in the Valley killing at least 30 people since June and sparking a heated debate in parliament, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought the central government`s help in mitigating the crisis.

Abdullah, who arrived in the capital on Monday morning, met Manmohan Singh at his 7 Race Course Road residence and apprised him of the worsening situation in the Kashmir Valley. Home Minister P Chidambaram and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee were also present at the meeting.

Different ways to bring the situation under control were discussed the meeting, said sources in the Prime Minister`s Office.

The chief minister is understood to have asked for more paramilitary forces to deploy in the valley to end the cycle of violence that has claimed over 30 lives since on June 11, said the sources.

This was Manmohan Singh`s second meeting over Kashmir in 24 hours after he met members of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) Sunday night to assess the situation inthe valley.

The critical situation in the Valley reverberated in parliament on Monday, with the opposition demanding an explantion from the government.

"Violence and anarchy are just the symptoms. What are reasons for this? What is the government doing? The home minister should tell us," senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani said in the Lok Sabha.

Chidambaram admitted that the situation in the Valley had "taken a serious turn," adding that he would make a statement after discussions with Abdullah.

"Jammu and Kashmir is a very sensitive state. Over the last few days the situation has taken a serious turn. After July 9 there was lull in the situation but it has again become grave," he told the house, after opposition members expressed their concern over the worsening situation in the Kashmir Valley.

"The chief minister is in Delhi. I have had many discussions with him over the last few weeks. There will be more discussions. If it is possible I will come back to the house today (to make a statement after meeting Omar Abdullah) or I shall do it as early as possible," the home minister said.

Abdullah arrived in the capital against the backdrop of 15 deaths, mostly in firing by security forces, in the Kashmir Valley in the last four days of violence.

Sunday was the bloodiest day in the valley in recent months. Frenzied mobs torched government offices, police camps and vehicles in south Kashmir areas after blocking the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway by felling trees and erecting stone barricades.

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met for the second time in less than a month Sunday evening to assess the situation in Kashmir Valley.

The government, the sources said, wants the state government to get tough with trouble-makers who are inciting mobs to indulge in violence.

Abdullah is also likely to reiterate his demand for initiating an internal dialogue with all shades of opinion in the state.

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