Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fawad Alam in Dubai

Shakira [song trailer] - No Problem

Tees Maar Khan - Sheila Ki Jawaani (Katrina Kaif)

They Are Not Afraid of Cold


Ark Hotel Construction time lapse building 15 storeys in 2 days

Musharraf wanted his photograph on currency notes

Former president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf was keen to have his photograph on Pakistan's currency notes, a former prime minister has disclosed.
Former premier Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali said that Musharraf wanted to replace Muhammad Ali Jinnah's photograph on currency notes with his own photograph.
Jamali told Hamid Mir in 'Capital Talk' of Geo News on Wednesday night that the change in the currency note didn't happen as he refused it.
He said he wasn't aware as to who advised Musharraf that currency notes carry his photograph.
Musharraf seized power in 1999. He stepped down in

Pakistanis chew up $64.7 mn worth of betel nuts a year

Pakistan spent a whopping $64.7 million on import of betel nuts and betel leaves during 2009-10, a minister told the National Assembly.
Betel nuts worth $59 million and betel leaves worth $5.7 million were imported from various countries, Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim told the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Betel nuts were bought from India, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand while betel leaves were imported from Australia, Bangladesh, Central African States, China, Hong Kong, Mayotta, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, the daily Dawn reported on Thursday.
Speaker Fahmida Mirza asked why so much was being wasted on

Queen's Facebook page filled with abusive comments

The Facebook page of Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family has been littered with abusive comments, and Camilla and Charles have become the targets of inappropriate posts, a media report said on Friday.
Most of the abusive posts, however, have been deleted and the site's moderators have warned against inappropriate content on the landing page.
The page was launched on November 8 as an accompaniment to the British royal family's Twitter and Flickr accounts. While over 220,000 people have 'liked' the page, the

Mega Hurtz gun-wielding robot has a menacing look, unfortunate name

Sure, we know how this works: cities need to justify their budgets for continued funding from state and national governments, so they buy expensive -- and often unnecessary -- high-tech toys for their police. And when your town's ready to make that transition from Barney Fife to SWAT, why not call Inspector Bots? The paramilitary nature of its Mega Hurtz Tactical Robot isn't softened by the delicious pun in its name, and if you don't believe us ask any nogoodnik who's had to face down its

N-Control Avenger gives your Xbox 360 controller hair triggers (video)

We happen to like our existing Xbox 360 controller, squeaky triggers and all, and though we're eagerly awaiting an improved D-pad it hadn't really occurred to us that some might prefer an overhaul. N-Control, however, has done just that with this insane lever-filled shell, which wraps around the gamepad to provide simultaneous control over a host of inputs at once. The idea is that you'll never need to take your thumbs off the analog sticks to swap weapons or reload, because you'll just flick one of those weighted levers instead. You'll also apparently gain a split-second advantage over opponents on the draw since the contraption constantly applies tension to each of the controller's triggers, making them

Geminoid-F takes the stage for Japanese play

Japan's uncannily realistic robots have been creeping us out for years, but one was deemed emotive enough to have a stint on stage -- yesterday evening, Hiroshi Ishiguro's Geminoid-F made its debut in a Japanese play. It's a fairly small step for robotkind, really, as the android was completely controlled by a real-life human actress from a soundproof room behind the stage, and no attempt was made to pass off the robot as human, as Geminoid portrays a caretaker android assigned to a dying girl. Still, the possibilities must have Hollywood agents agape -- it's only a matter of time before the

ThinkGeek's synth shirt brings a new wave to your wardrobe

Looking for a new wearable instrument now that you've finally worn out your bongo drum t-shirt? Then you might want to consider ThinkGeeks' new synthesizer shirt, which packs five different sampled instruments, full polyphonic sound, and a handsome "wearable" amp. Head on past the break to get an idea of what the shirt's capable of, and look for it to start shipping on November 29th for

USC Institute for Creative Technologies gets new building to amp up its military VR work

University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies has just moved into 72,000-square feet of shiny new facilities in Playa Vista, California -- on the same grounds which once served as the headquarters for Howard Hughes' aircraft company. Funded by the US Army to develop virtual reality technology, the ICT's work is now found on 65 military sites across the country. Before your brain starts wandering towards thoughts of Call of Duty on military-grade steroids though, keep in mind that much of the institute's innovations revolve around simulating surrogate interactions with

A real Fight on Pakistani Talk show PPP V.S PTI Must watch

I am able to balance my life, says Jolie

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie says she always finds time to balance her life between work and her children and gets a helping hand from partner Brad Pitt.

Jolie, who poses for Vogue's December issue, is currently in Bosnia, filming her untitled directorial debut, a love story.

Talking about her home life, Jolie, said the couple ensure that one of them is always with the children while the other is working.

Jolie said she is most in love with her "extremely handsome and the

Zooey Deschanel to star in Spider-Man 4?

Hollywood starlet Zooey Deschanel is being lined up for the role of secretary Betty Brant in the forthcoming Spider-Man reboot.

The actress-and-singer is being pursued by director Marc Webber to play the role of Brant in the Spider Man 4 starring Andrew Garfield as the web-slinging hero, as he believes she "fits the bill" of the sexy secretary, reported Contactmusic.

"Betty was a minor character in the previous Spidey movies but Marc has big plans for her. He wants a strong performer to carry the role and Zooey fits the bill perfectly. The role is hers if she

Gwyneth Paltrow wows audience with live singing debut

London She has won hearts with her acting prowess in a number of films and now actress Gwyneth Paltrow has wowed the crowds with her first live singing performance.

The Shakespeare In Love star received a standing ovation at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville on Wednesday for her performance of the title track from her forthcoming film Country Strong, reported Contactmusic.

The 38-year-old actress, married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, was dressed in an Atelier Versace gown and

Deathly Hallows will leave fans eager for finale

The minister of magic proclaims that dark times have arisen in the opening moments of the new Harry Potter film -- and the turmoil that follows lives up to that billing.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 chronicles the chaos that engulfs the wizardry world as evil Lord Voldemort seizes power and sets out to destroy Harry.

The film, which premiered on Thursday night before its theatrical release next week, is an epic 2 1/2-hour tease that should leave fans salivating for "Part 2," the final "Potter" movie, which does not

Knightley, Portman, Hathaway eye roles in Batman

Hollywood actresses Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Rachel Weisz are competing with one another to play the leads in the new Batman movie.

Director Christopher Nolan is on the hunt for two leading ladies -- a vamp and a love interest for Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne for the third instalment of the Batman franchise titled "The Dark Knight Rises".

Blake Lively and Naomi Watts are also being considered for the roles, reports

Reports also suggest that actor Tom Hardy will play Batman's foe in the

Radcliffe, Watson doubtful about return to Harry Potter

Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson are not keen on returning to the wizard franchise after the final film is released.

While Radcliffe has termed playing the lead character of Harry Potter anymore as "very doubtful," his co-star has said that she would want to "explore" new areas, Hollywood Reporter said.

"Oh God, she promised me categorically that there wouldn't be another book involving Harry. I think 10 years is a long time to spend with one character," Radcliffe said referring to an interview by author JK Rowling where said she is

Jolie poses in racy corset on Vogue

Actress Angelina Jolie posed in a racy corset for the December issue of Vogue magazine, proving she is still very much the sex symbol Hollywood swears by.

The 35-year-old mother of six showed off her enviable figure in a stunning vintage silk corset and a knitted sweater wrapped seductively around her waist, reported.

Angelina revealed that she is such a bad cook that her six-year-old son Pax is better in the kitchen than she is.

She also spoke about how she finds time to

Pitt is extremely sexy: Jolie

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says she finds her partner Brad Pitt very sexy.

"I think he's an extremely sexy, handsome and the most sexy," quoted her as saying to Vogue magazine.

"When I think about him, I just think of the man who's such a great friend and such an extraordinary father. And that's when I fall, you know, when I have my moments of getting - whoarr! - caught up in how much I love him ... it's usually when I see him with the

"I'm sorry," Keating apologises to wife for cheating

Boyzone star Ronan Keating has made a public apology to wife Yvonne for cheating on her with a back-up dancer.

The singer, who is desperate to save his 12-year-old marriage, apologised for the "mistakes" and said he had been in a "dark place" when he had the affair with 26-year-old back-up dancer Francine Cornell, the Daily Mail reported.

Keating, who separated from Yvonne in May after the affair became public, chose the sleeve notes of his

Michael Jackson's duet with Akon to be released on Monday

'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's "incredibly beautiful" duet with Akon recorded in 2007 will be released on Monday as the first official single from the late singer's next album, it was announced today.

"Michael," Jackson's first album of new music in nine years, also includes duets with rapper 50 Cent and rocker Lenny Kravitz, Epic Records announced, saying the song will be released on December 14.

"Hold My Hand" featuring Akon was chosen to be the first single because the estate found a handwritten note from Jackson that indicated his desire that it be the first single on his next

Chhath prasad for housemates of Big Boss

Housemates of Big Boss Season 4 will get 'chhath prasad' thanks to a portal for Bhojpuri-speaking people.

The portal has taken the intiative to deliver the 'prasad' as Bhojpuri singer-cum-actor Manoj Tiwary is one of the housemates of Big Boss, a reality show organised by a private TV channel, its director Sudhir Kumar said here.

''As Tiwary is locked in the house of Big Boss he cannot participate in the chhath festival this year. Hence, we have decided to deliver the prasad to him as well as other

Ali Merchant to leave Bigg Boss house

Two days after his marriage with Sara Khan on reality show Bigg Boss 4, television actor Ali Merchant is set to exit from the show on Friday.

"Ali was a guest on the show and will be making an exit on Friday with the other eliminated participant," said a source from the channel on which the show is aired.

Ashmit Patel, Dolly Bindra and Anchal Kumar are nominated this week for eviction. Ali will leave the house with one of them.

The actor entered the show last week as a guest after he could not cope with the closeness between Sara and Ashmit on the show. Within a day of his stay, he

Rakhi Sawant booked in connection with man's death

Police in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district Friday registered a criminal case against Bollywood item girl Rakhi Sawant in connection with the death of a young man who had featured on a reality show hosted by her, an official said.

Lakshman Prasad, 24, a resident of Jhansi's Prem Nagar town, who appeared on reality show "Rakhi Ka Insaaf" was so upset by the reportedly "indecent remarks" made against him by Rakhi Sawant on the show that he stopped eating and died Wednesday, his family has alleged.

"Acting on the complaint made by Lakshman's family, we

Ashmit has handled nasty 'Bigg Boss' inmates maturely: Ameesha

Bollywood actress Ameesha Patel says her younger brother Ashmit who is locked up in the Bigg Boss house and was recently the target of inmate Dolly Bindra's loud and nasty comments about his past has handled the situation in a very mature manner.

Ashmit, who is one of the contestants in the Colors reality show Bigg Boss, was involved in an MMS scandal in the past.

"I think he has done a good job, he has been very honest about everything and of course you have those nasty people who always try to create controversies; but I think my brother has handled it in a very mature way," Ameesha, who was here to present designer Rocky S' collection, told

Salman's daily ferry rides for shoot

Salman Khan has been shooting for Ready in Madh Island for the last eight days. Since commuting to and fro his home in Bandra takes too long, he has been staying at his Gorai beach bungalow, and has been travelling by a ferry to his location everyday. Much to the delight of the locals.

The shooting of the film was delayed due to Salman's eye injury. He finally began shooting from November 3. The crew has been shooting at Cherish Studios.

While everyone knows about Khan's farmhouse in

TMK's music launch on a train

Farah Khan is having the music release of her film Tees Maar Khan on Sunday (November 14), on a train from Mumbai to Lonavla. She has booked an entire train for the purpose.

Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, and the rest of the cast and crew along with media persons will travel on the train, which will take off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and will stop only once it reaches its final destination.

The Om Shanti Om director hit upon this idea as the story of the film revolves around a heist and the entire climax is set on a fast running train.

However she has to wait to get permission from the

Salman pledges bone marrow to help patients

Bollywood star Salman Khan's philanthropic side is well known and now the actor has gone ahead and pledged his bone marrow to help people suffering from life-threatening diseases.

"Donating marrow is a simple act, it's as simple as donating blood. But this simple act can save the life of someone suffering from blood cancer, thalassemia and other major blood-related diseases," Salman said in a statement.

"I am pledging my marrow with MDRI (Marrow Donor Registry of India) so that in an emergency, if a

Who is playing who is The Italian Job remake

Who is playing who is The Italian Job remakeAbbas-Mustan's remake of 2003 flick The Italian Job, called The Players, began filming this week in Goa with the cast of Abhishek Bachchan (playing Mark Wahlberg's role), Bobby Deol (as Jason Statham's equivalent), Sonam Kapoor (in Charlize Theron's part), Neil Nitin Mukesh (as the bad guy Edward Norton) and Omi Vaidya (as the Indian Seth Green).

Sonam and Abhishek have been tweeting about the

Frieda Pinto: Dev's humor is of sexual kind

Frieda Pinto: Dev`s humor is of sexual kindActress Frieda Pinto of 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame has been dating her co-star Dev Patel since they worked together in the Academy Award winning film in 2008. They have maintained a stable relationship and have been in the news constantly for quite some time now.

However, Freida has not spoken much about their relationship and her beau during this period. The 26-year-old actress has now opened her mouth about her Dev Patel. Pinto said that she was never the only center of attention for Dev on the sets as Dev is a great flirt and used to flirt with almost everybody on the sets of the movie.

Frieda was quoted saying that Dev has a typical British sense of humor. She added that ` was very funny and was of sexual kind.

He used to approach the females on the sets saying that they look very sexy and interestingly those women also used to enjoy the attention because they used to think that a boy is trying to be a man by flirting with grown-up women, Frieda added.

The dusky beauty also spoke about

Sonam Kapoor is in a lot of pain

Sonam Kapoor is in a lot of painDespite a severe eye infection, Sonam Kapoor is shooting around the clock for the Italian Job remake in Goa.

While shooting a scene, a few grains of sand went in Sonam's eye giving her a very bad infection. However, since she had already committed her dates, there was no way to cancel the shoot.

Her co-star Abhishek Bachchan has been extra supportive and has been taking care of her.

A source says, "Sonam is in a lot of pain, but she's being professional and carrying on with the shoot. She's been shooting for 16 hours non-stop for the

Veena Malik is a Bookie?

Veena Malik is a Bookie?Pakistani actress Veena Malik is already creating controversies in the Bigg Boss house with her 'Mithi Churi' style but the controversy may spoil her own game this time. Delhi-based cricket photographer Dheeraj Dikshit might be the reason behind Veena's upcoming probable doom days.

Veena has been accused by the photographer to be a professional bookie. He said that she contacted him several times in January this year, when he was in Dhaka. In fact, she called up in his Delhi number several times when his wife picked up the call and gave her his Dhaka number at last.

Dikshit was earlier alleged by Veena Malik of having involvement in the match fixing scandals. Now, the cricket photographer wants to clean his image and take revenge from Veena by bringing her true motive out in the open.

The reality TV contestant will now feel the heat once she comes out of the Bigg Boss house. Dikshit has reportedly written to the Ministry of External Affairs and has asked for cancelling Veena's visa.

The photographer has admitted that he

Emraan, Kangna opt out of OUATIM sequel!

Emraan, Kangna opt out of OUATIM sequel!Television queen Ekta Kapoor has tasted the fruit of success with her last release Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai, which has completed 100 days last week. This encouraged the soap queen to go for a sequel of the movie. In fact, director Milan Lutharia has already started work on the next film.

However, there is a buzz that the sequel will go ahead without the three lead stars in the original film. Ajay Devgn's character died in the first film so his absence is justified. However, Emraan Hashmi was initially interested to be a part of the sequel but now he is also backing out from the project. Hashmi has taken the decision following some recent changes in the script.

Now, coming to the female leads, Kangna Ranaut is also going to give a miss to the sequel of OUATIM, which gave her so much of name and fame. The actress received lots of positive reception from the audience and the critics because of her excellent performance. But, she has also backed out from the project unexpectedly.

Now, Ekta is left with her blue eyed girl Prachi Desai, who

Priyanka for action but Lara for glamour

Priyanka for action but Lara for glamourLara Dutta is back from the shooting of Don 2 in Berlin. Unlike her co-stars Shah Rukh, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and Hrithik Roshan, she wasn't photographed or seen anywhere on location by German media or fans.

The actresses' look is deliberately being kept under wraps, and that is why she wasn't 'seen' once during the 20 days of shoot.

An insider says while Priyanka will be doing the deadly action scenes, Lara will provide the sizzle and glamour. Lets hope the cloak of secrecy is worth the

Jacqueline Fernandes replaces Mallika in Murder Sequel

Jacqueline Fernandes replaces Mallika in Murder SequelThe 2004 release from the Bhatt camp, Murder, had rocked the Bollywood box office collections, with innumerable votes for the Emraan Hashmi – Mallika Sherawat sizzling chemistry as the chief reason for the film being declared a hit.

News is that a sequel is being planned to the 2004 release, but unfortunately neither Mallika Sherawat nor Emraan Hashmi will be a part of Murder 2. So guess who has made her way into the second innings of Murder? It is none other than the Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandes.

Though the producers have clearly admitted in a statement to the media that the former Miss Sri Lanka Universe was not their initial choice for the role, several other actresses in Bollywood declined the offer which finally fell into the kitty of Jacqueline Fernandes. The male lead has however not been finalized yet.

Jacqueline has not yet been able to carve a niche for herself in Bollywood and is keeping her hopes pinned on this upcoming release from the

Is Saif avoiding Katrina because of Kareena Kapoor?

Is Saif avoiding Katrina because of Kareena Kapoor?Bollywood babe Katrina Kaif and 'chote nawab' Saif Ali Khan made a nice couple in the 2008 blockbuster movie Race. This odd pairing was a hit with the audience and several filmmakers have tried to cast them together since then. There is a report that none of the filmmakers could manage to bring the powerful pair together again.

So, why did they fail to sign them in a film? Does it mean that the filmmakers are in dearth of good scripts? Probably the scripts could not impress both the stars or may be the role was not that impressive as was in Race.

However, the case may be something else too! It is a well-known fact that Katrina is the arch rival of Saif's girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. So, is it Kareena, who is keeping her beau Saif away from her rival actress Katrina?

If this is the case then Saif will be the biggest looser because Katrina is counted as one of the leading ladies in Bollywood now and she has handful of films with other leading heroes. She is young and can

What's common between Katrina and Barbara Mori

What`s common between Katrina and Barbara MoriSame-to-same title. BUT YRF says, not same-to-same story

Barbara Mori's Spanish film My Brother's Wife releases in India this month with the titles A Beautiful Wife in English and Spanish Beauty in Hindi. The title of Mori's film is similar to Yash Raj Films project and Katrina Kaif-Imran Khan starrer " Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Sources reveal that both the projects have similar storylines.

While My Brother's Wife has an adulterous theme dealing with the affair of a woman with her husband's brother, the Yash Raj film is a toned down version of the same. It tells the story of a guy (Imran) falling for his brother's (Ali Zafar) fiance (Katrina). Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is still in production, while the Barbara film releases in India soon.

No threat

An industry insider says, "YRF doesn't consider Barbara's film as a threat to their project. They feel its release won't have any effect on them as the Katrina-Imran film has more of a romantic tone than an

If he is not flirting then he is not my brother: Ameesha

If he is not flirting then he is not my brother: AmeeshaBollywood actress Ameesha Patel says her younger brother Ashmit who is locked up in the 'Bigg Boss' house and was recently the target of inmate Dolly Bindra's loud and nasty comments about his past has handled the situation in a very mature manner.

Ashmit, who is one of the contestants in the Colors reality show "Bigg Boss", was involved in an MMS scandal in the past.

"I think he has done a good job, he has been very honest about everything and of course you have those nasty people who always try to create controversies; but I think my brother has handled it in a very mature way, " Ameesha, who was here to present designer Rocky S' collection, told.

"I am following the 'Bigg Boss' show regularly because that is the only place where I get to see my brother, as we are not allowed to talk to him, no mobile or landline facility."

Ameesha also very sportingly tagged her brother as the "hot eye-candy" of the "Bigg Boss" house, who has been romantically linked to TV actress Sara khan and

World's largest cruise ship makes US debut

World MIAMI: Allure of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship along with its twin Oasis of the Seas, made its US debut Thursday with operator Royal Caribbean showing off innovations including the first Starbucks coffee house at sea.

Like its 11-month-old twin Oasis, Allure soars 65 meters (213 feet) above the waterline, stretches 360 meters (1,181 feet) from bow to stern and fully loaded weighs 225,282 tons.

It was built by South Korea's STX Finland Cruise shipyards in Finland at a cost of one billion dollars. The Allure made its US debut after a 13-day transatlantic journey from