Friday, January 7, 2011

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Wins “Best Playback Singer” Award in 17th Star Screen Awards, 2011

ahat Fateh Ali Khan certainly ruled Bollywood’s music scene in 2010 with his three big hits, “Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Jee” from the film Ishqiya, which topped all the Indian music charts through out the year, Sajda from the film My Name Is Khan and Tere Mast Mast Do Nain from the film Dabangg. All three of them were amongst the most popular Indian songs of 2010.

32% Pakistanis consider local women beautiful: Survey

Thirty two per cent considered women of the Subcontinent to be the prettiest, followed by the women of Middle East.
ISLAMABAD: Thirty two per cent of Pakistanis consider women of the Subcontinent to be the most beautiful, said the findings of a survey conducted by Gilani Poll/Gallup Pakistan.
In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked the following question

Michelle Obama Pregnant ?

According to a quickly trending article on the internet, the White House announced today that Michelle Obama is pregnant with the couple’s third child.
White House sources said:
“Michelle Obama is pregnant.”

Pakistan World Cup Squad 2011

Pakistan 30 member World Cup Squad 2011 is :
1. Muhammad Hafeez
2. Ahmed Shahzad
3. Taufique Umer
4. Nasir Jamshed
5. Mohammad Yousuf
6. Younis Khan

Sony PSP2 To Hit Fall 2011

 With the PSP-Go not a very successful endeavor, Sony had been eerily quite regarding its handheld consoles. But around the time of the Tokyo Game Show, Sony held a private meeting and the item at the top of the agenda :  the PSP2.

Happy 40th Birthday to “One Day Cricket”

It was 5th January 1971, when the very first ODI was played between Australia and England at MCG ( Melbourne Cricket Ground – shown in the picture above). Now, a total of more than 3000 ODI matches have been played.

People’s Choice Awards Winners

Despite being the earliest of Hollywood’s glittering awards shows, the People’s Choice picks gave few clues this year to the likely winners of industry voted honors such as the Oscars or the Screen Actors Guild honors.Following are the

World’s Slimmest Phone LG Optimus Black

The LG Optimus Black is the new world’s thinnest and lightest phone, it is 9.2mm thick and 109g in weight.It’s also got a 4-inch NOVA screen for viewing in direct sunlight too and a 2 MP forward-facing camera.

At 80, world's oldest clown has no plans to quit

At 80, world THE HAGUE: At 80, the world's oldest clown has given up tightrope walking but Oleg Popov, the most famous Soviet-era jester, still tours half of the year and has no plans to hang up his trademark red nose.

"The Sun Clown", as he is also known, never fails to enthrall young and old with his oddball character based on a figure from Russian folklore -- one who appears stupid but really isn't.

"I love to make people laugh, also in private," the Russian said on a recent tour in The Hague, laughter sparkling in his lively blue eyes.

"I am very happy -- if I could live my life over I would become a clown all over again."

As the drums rolled under the travelling big top of the

Lindsay may face assault charges

Actress Lindsay Lohan may be charged with attacking a female employee during her stint at the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Center, police said.

"The investigation determined Ms. Lohan violated several aspects of her probation, including the battery (charge)," the Palm Desert Police Department said in a statement.

Betty Ford employee Dawn Holland has accused 24-year-old star, who was released from the rehab Monday, of throwing a phone at her, yanking another phone out of her hand and causing a sprain after a confrontation, reports

Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, wasn't available for

Brangelina not in top celebrity charity givers' list

Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have failed to make it the list of the top celebrity givers of 2010 despite their donations throughout the year.

The couple is known for their humanitarian work, this week they made a $2 million donation to a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia. Jolie had also donated $1 million to Pakistan during the floods last year, Contactmusic reported.

Despite the donation Brangelina, as they are called in Hollywood, were absent from the list compiled by "DoSomething.Org".

Lady Gaga topped the list of top charity givers in Hollywood. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Oprah Winfrey also made it to the

Lindsay Lohan's New Home Is Next To Ex-Girlfriend's

Troubled star Lindsay Lohan's rocky relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson may have derailed but she's not ready to give up on her ex-flame yet. Us Weekly reports that the Mean Girls star is all set to move into a new home in Venice Beach, California, right next to Ronson.

The tumultuous Lohan-Ronson relationship and their messy breakup in 2009 has been cited as part of the reason for Lindsay's career and personal meltdowns. The 24 year old actress recently completed a court-ordered rehab stint to avoid jail on DUI charges.

The couple used to live in the same apartment building in Los Angeles' West Hollywood area but Ronson moved out last year amid used to reside in the same apartment building in the

Johnny Depp Loves Playing Jack Sparrow

Hollywood's Most Valuable Player Johnny Depp has spoken out about his fondness for screen alter ego Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

The 47-year-old Hotness Hall of Famer, will reprise his role as the swashbuckling hero in On Stranger Tides, the fourth film in the Pirates franchise, and relishes playing the quirky character as there no boundaries or limits to his antics, Contactmusic reported.

"You can do whatever you want, essentially. He's a free spirit," said Depp.

The superstar also accepts that his love for the character can be problematic as he is never ready to to let go of a scene and

Adam Levine: Naked and tattooed in Cosmo

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine dropped his clothes for a photoshoot in Cosmopolitan magazine to raise awareness about cancer.

The usually private 31 year old rocker showed off his tattooed self to encourage men to check for signs of prostate and testicular cancer. A pair of female hands with manicured red nails are all that keep Levine's modesty intact in the photos. Among his many tattoos is 'tapas', inscribed in Devnagri on his chest.

The Heard 'Em singer, previously linked to Natalie Portman, Jessica Simpson and Lake Bell, is dating Victoria's Secret model Anna Vyalitsyna.

Twilight Saga: Eclipse sweeps People's Choice Awards

Twilight Saga: Eclipse has swept this year's People's Choice Awards scooping up four big honours including Favourite Movie, surpassing The Social Network and Inception.
Female lead Kristen Stewart grabbed the Favourite Actress trophy, beating the likes of Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, reported People magazine.

"Thank you so much, I've never been to the People's Choice Awards before," said Stewart.
Eclipse also won Favourite Drama Movie and Favourite On-Screen Team for Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner at the ceremony held at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on Wednesday.

But Pattinson and Stewart missed out on the

Justin Bieber thinks he is "nuts"

Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber thinks he is "nuts" and believes it is a sign that he is a good musician.

The 16-year-old singer suffers from insomnia and can't stop thinking about his loved ones, career and "God" when his head hits the pillow at night, but believes his problems are a sign of his talent, reported Contactmusic.

"I'm crazy, I'm nuts. Just the way my brain works. I'm not normal. I think differently - my mind is always racing. I'm just... nuts. But I think the best musicians probably are.

"I just turn over all night and think. My mind races. I think about all the things I didn't have time to think about during the

Kelly Osbourne finds new love

Singer Kelly Osbourne seems to have moved on from her broken engagement with model beau Luke Worrall. She has found new love in British musician Rob Damiani.

An insider claims that Damiani, whom she met at a club after a night out with friends, is helping to mend her broken heart following a messy break-up. Osbourne dumped Worrall amid infidelity claims.

"She was standing against a wall not having fun and not really talking to anyone, and out of nowhere a boy came up to her and started chatting her up," quoted a source as saying.

"They were pretty inseparable from

AR Rahman excited about UK release of 127 Hours

Pics:Happy Birthday Rahman!

It is a film that's already got AR Rahman a Golden Globe nomination, and with the same team of Slumdog coming together, expectations are high. As Danny Boyle's 127 Hours releases in the UK, AR Rahman is all excited.

Are you ready for 127 Hours of AR Rahman? Most would say yes, even after his CWG anthem was less than successful.

Yes, India's Mozart is back with a score that's already got the critics humming for Danny Boyle's, first film after Slumdog Millionaire - 127 Hours.

After being screened in select American cities, the

Eminem's Recovery top-selling album in 2010

Rapper Eminem's come back album Recovery has been named the top-selling album of 2010. The album, Eminem's sixth chart-topper, sold more than 3.4 million since its June release, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

Lady Antebellum's Need You Now came second by selling 3.1 million units.

Country sweetheart Taylor Swift's third album Speak Now, came in at No 3 with 2.96 million in sales. Justin Bieber's My World 2.0 and Susan Boyle's The Gift came in fourth and fifth spots respectively, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Lady Gaga's The Fame was named No 6 with 1.6 million in sales, followed by Sade's Soldier of Love with 1.3 million. Drake's Thank Me Later moved 1.27; Usher's Raymond V Raymond, 1.18 and

Ratan Rajput to show her real side in Swayamvar

No controversies, no affairs and not even a distant beau to contribute to her history -- small screen's petite daughter Ratan Rajput is all set to get 'knotty' on Imagine's "Ratan Ka Rishta: Swayamavar - Season 3" and the actress can't wait to come out of character and be the "real me".

"The USP (of my 'Swayamvar') will be that people will get to watch the real me and not any character from any show. I'll be here the way I am in real life. It won't be scripted. Things that happen in 'Swayamvar' will make audiences watch the real me and I am sure my wedding will be a success," an elated but visibly nervous Ratan told IANS.

Women chit-chatting over henna sessions and getting customised lac bangles to adorn their wrists, fragrance of the

Pavitra Rishta, Pratigya, Taarak Mehta lead Apsara awards nomination

"Pavitra Rishta", "Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya" and "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" are leading the 6th Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards list with five nominations each.

Star Plus' "Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya", a show on based on eve-teasing, has garnered nominations for best drama series-fiction, best director fiction for Yatin Dang, best writer for Pearl Grey and best ensemble cast.

The show's protagonist Pooja Gor is also vying for the title of best actress in a drama series.

Zee TV's "Pavitra Rishta" has also been nominated in best drama series category. Both the lead actors Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput are also up for the trophy of best actress drama and best actor drama

My Name Is Khan leads Apsara Award nomination list

Shah Rukh Khan's "My Name Is Khan" leads the 6th Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards nomination list with 13 nominations followed by Salaman Khan-starrer blockbuster "Dabangg", which is named in 10 categories.

Shah Rukh and Salman are competing with each other for the best actor trophy and both the movies will also vie for best film honour.

Other actors competing for the best actor gong are Ajay Devgn ("Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai"), Hrithik Roshan ("Guzaarish"), and Ranbir Kapoor ("Raajneeti").

In the best film category other nominations are

Aamir wants to shoot new film in red-light area?

The rather unnecessary curiosity over Reema Kagti's new project comes entirely from Aamir Khan's presence in the film. And the latest dope is that a prominent part of the movie is located in a red-light area and apparently the star wants to do them in real locations.

"It is a thriller about a cop played by Aamir Khan in search of the truth in the red-light area. Reema Kagti's film goes into the seedy world of sex workers, pimps, middlemen and madams," said a source.

Out of the two leading ladies Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor, one has apparently been cast as a sex worker. Both Kareena and Rani have in the past played sex workers in Chameli and Saawariyarespectively.

Apparently the perfectionist that he is, Aamir wants to

It's SRK vs Salman at Apsara Awards 2011

Shah Rukh Khan's My Name Is Khan leads the 6th Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards nomination list with 13 nominations followed by Salman Khan-starrer blockbuster Dabangg, which is named in 10 categories.

Shah Rukh and Salman are competing with each other for the best actor trophy and both the movies will also vie for best film honour.

Other actors competing for the best actor gang are Ajay Devgn (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai), Hrithik Roshan (Guzaarish) and Ranbir Kapoor (Raajneeti).

In the best film category other nominations are Raajneeti, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Band Baaja Baaraat and

Kangana asked to regain weight for Tanu Weds Manu promotions

Kangana Ranaut, who is known for her petite and slim look is on a weight gaining spree these days.

The actress, who will be seen as Tanu in her first release of the year, Tanu Weds Manu opposite Madhavan for the first time, plays a small town girl in the movie.

Accidentally, during the shooting of the film in April, Kangana fractured her leg and was on complete bed rest for few weeks and as a result, she started putting on a lot of weight. She was a bit reluctant to start shooting again since she was seven kilograms heavier. But to her surprise, film director Anand Rai recommended Kanaga to shoot with the

Ahana Deol set to enter Bollywood

Movie bug has finally bitten Ahana Deol, the youngest daughter of superstars Dharmendra and Hema Malini. Going by reports the pretty lady has decided to give Bollywood a try.

According to report Ahana Deol will be making her debut in Vikramaditya Motwane's next film.  Ahana's elder sister Esha Deol is also a Bollywood star.

She will be the fifth member from the Deol family to try her luck in Bollywood.
Her elder step brothers Sunny and Bobby Deol have made a mark for themselves in the industry. Her cousin Abhay Deol has also impressed people with his acting skills.

Let's hope this Deol is also able to entertain like her

Dino Morea is piling it up

Dino Morea is piling it upDino Morea is in the process of putting on a couple of kilos for an international watch brand that he's endorsing. 

"I have three looks for the ad and for one of them, I need to build more muscle. I had stopped going to the gym. 

I need to push more weights now, go on a hi-protein diet and work out more than play sports. 

I train mostly in my backyard where I have tied a 22 ft rope to the tree and use it to climb up and down. It's simple and effective. 

Now I am on a diet of egg whites, lean meat of chicken and fish which is boiled or steamed or tandoori or grilled and cut down on carbs a bit." 

Sonam, Akshay play basketball on cruise

Sonam, Akshay play basketball on cruise Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar are having a rollicking time shooting for "Thank You". In their free time, they indulge in various activities and recently the two challenged each other to a basketball match on a cruise in Thailand. 

"Well I've reached Phuket where Sonam & i are shooting a song on a cruise ship for 'Thank You'. I tried playing basketball wid her, but she kept saying the ship keeps movin thats why she couldn't score, a true Heroine of course (sic), " Akshay posted on his Twitter page Wednesday.

"Thank You", a romantic comedy directed by Anees Bazmee, has an ensemble cast including actors like Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty, Irrfan Khan, Celina Jaitley and Rimi Sen.

The crew will now shoot in Singapore.

Sussanne planning celebration for hubby Hrithik

Sussanne planning celebration for hubby HrithikHrithik Roshan turns a year older on January 10 and biwi Sussanne is planning a celebration. Buzz is that the couple will be flying to the US for his special day. 

Last month, the couple completed 10 years of marriage, for which they had a bash in Goa and then they were part of Shah Rukh Khan's New Year celebrations in Dubai. Now, Sussanne has lined up a birthday surprise for Duggu. 


Bipasha Basu and Koena Mitra turn a year older on January 7. The Bong bombshells share their birthday. While Bips is in Mumbai and will have a quiet family affair, Koena is in the US. 

Abhishek told to stay away from Justin Bieber!

Abhishek told to stay away from Justin Bieber!Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan has promised his niece Navya Naveli that he will listen to international teen sensation Justin Bieber's songs, but his composer friend Vishal Dadlani is asking him to stay away from the teen sensation. 

"My promise to my niece this new year that i'll start listening to Justin Beiber. oh god help me..... guess never say never!!!! (sic), " Abhishek posted on his Twitter page. 

To this, Vishal of music composer duo Vishal-Shekhar, commented: "OH. MY. GOD!!! Run, AB, run!! That whiny-girl voice, those syrupy songs, it's a fate worse than death!" 

The composer has also invited Abhishek to bring his 13-year-old niece for one of his shows. 

"Bring her to the show, yo! We'll get her off that bieber-music. Promise!" Dadlani posted.

Patiala House inspires a documentary

Patiala House inspires a documentaryResearch for Akshay Kumar starrer Patiala house gives birth to a standalone documentary 

A feature film inspiring a documentary has to be a first of sorts for Indian cinema. Patiala House, which stars Akshay Kumar and takes a poignant look at the plight of the Sikh community in Great Britain is the film in question.

Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia and Akshay Kumar in a still from Patiala House

Put together by Priyamvada Narayanan, an assistant director on Ashutosh Gowarikar's Lagaan, the documentary was born out of Advani's extensive research on the 1979 Sikh riots in London's Southall district.

Separate comment
The documentary on the riots is now being edited and put together to be screened worldwide as a standalone comment on the most turbulent period of the Sikh community's history in England.

Ajay Devgn has no hard feelings for Rohit Shetty

Ajay Devgn has no hard feelings for Rohit ShettyFor all those you think that Ajay Devgn is upset with director Rohit Shetty for doing films with other heroes, (SRK, Akshay) here's news.

The actor says, "Upset? Not at all. In fact, Rohit and I were working on a script that I was producing and we were talking to Ranbir Kapoor. It didn't materialise eventually. 

I thought I didn't suit the role and was fine with Rohit directing Ranbir or anyone else. There's no way I would get upset! I would support him in every which way." And we believe him. 

My Name Is Khan at Oscars reminder list,Karan ecstatic

My Name Is Khan at Oscars reminder list,Karan ecstaticKaran Johar's SRK-Kajol starrer My Name Is Khan features on the reminder list of productions eligible for the 83rd Academy Awards amongst other names including Agora, Edge of Darkness and Fair Game. 

Karan says, "MNIK started off as a movement and it's heartening to hear that today it's in the broad list of films eligible to be in the running in all categories. 

I am deeply honoured that MNIK has that kind on acceptance level on a global platform and it's the only Indian film to enter this list. Whether it will be selected or not depends on many factors including luck but it's wonderful to know that people all over the world have loved MNIK so much that they felt it should be eligible enough to be an entry." (Check out the reminder list here -

Rush! Payal to gift her 10,000th follower a MacBook Pro

Rush! Payal to gift her 10,000th follower a MacBook ProPayal Rohatgi tweets: 'Will gift my 10,000th follower a MacBook Pro. So start following me.' 

The actress-model, who will be seen in the SRK-hosted reality show Zor Ka Jhatka, fractured her hand during the shoot in Argentina. 

At the moment, she has some 3,000 followers. She has also stated on the social networking site that follow her and a lucky person will be eligible for a date with her!' Wonder if Rahul Mahajan is following her? 

Tee hee!

Sonu Nigam showers insult 'Sheila Ki Jawaani' style

Sonu Nigam showers insult `Sheila Ki Jawaani` stylePage 3 regular and party animal Kishen Mulchandani said something that miffed Sonu Niigaam at composer Sulaiman Merchant's birthday bash recently. Instead of reacting aggressively, the singer picked up the mic and gave his take of Sheila Ki Jawaani...

The guests were in splits while Kishen was heard saying that Sonu had actually dedicated a song to him! Resolving party tiffs through song and dance... nice!

My name is Sheila
Kishen Mulchandani
Har party mein aani
Vodka mixed with Paani
My name is Sheila
Kishen Mulchandani
Har party mein aani
Aur free mein dance dikhaani

Aamir Khan to shoot in the brothels of Kamathipura

Aamir Khan to shoot in the brothels of KamathipuraBy Subhash K Jha

The rather unnecessary curiosity over Reema Kagti's new project comes entirely from Aamir Khan's presence in the film.And the latest dope on this curiosity-arousing project is that a prominent part of the plot is located in a red-light area. 

Says a source, “It is a thriller about a cop played by Aamir Khan in search of the truth in the red-light area. Reema Kagti's film goes into the seedy world of sex workers, pimps, middlemen and madams.”

From the two leading ladies Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor, one has apprently been cast as a sex worker. Both Kareena and Rani have played sex workers in the past Kareena in Sudhir Mishra's Chameli and Rani in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya.

Apparently the perfectionist that he is, Aamir wants to shoot at an actual red-light area.However the director Reema Kagti and co-producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani are in the process of convincing Aamir that shooting on

Salman and Aamir next on Karan Johar's couch

Salman and Aamir next on Karan Johar`s couchThe saying in Bollywood which goes like nobody can say a no to Karan Johar is probably true. Else how would you explain the fact that Salman Khan has given his nod to be part of the chat show 'Koffee With Karan'. 

According to reports in the media, Salman Khan will appear in a forthcoming episode of director Karan Johar's television chat show. A source close to the director has said in a statement to the media that the earlier animosity between Salman Khan and Karan Johar is non-existent now. The duo often hang out together and may also be referred to as friends!

This will be the first time that Salman Khan will make an appearance in 'Koffee With Karan'. And friendship seems to be in the Bollywood air this New Year because if reports are to be believed Aamir Khan, whom Karan Johar has befriended in the recent past will also be part of an episode in Karan Johar's chat show along with his director wife Kiran Rao.

Aamir Khan was once regarded as a staunch rival of Shah Rukh Khan, this factor also deciding his

First Look: Dabboo Ratnani's much-awaited calendar

First Look: Dabboo Ratnani`s much-awaited calendarDabboo Ratnani's annual ritual the unveiling of his calendar takes place tomorrow. This is the Bollywood photographer's 12th year of capturing tinsel town for his trademark almanac.

"There is no particular theme for the calendar like last year which was entirely in black and white.

Hrithik Roshan
This is how we like to see Hrithik all pumped up.

He is extremely focused and dedicated even during the shoot he kept on pumping himself up! It's his body art.

Amitabh Bachchan
Big B's snapshot is all about contrasts. 

It has been taken on at a rustic roadside barber shop. But Big B is in full formal gear in his pinstriped suit with an iPad waiting for the barber to arrive.

This time I have kept it freestyle with

Saif wants top hottie for Dream Sequence, Vishal upset

Saif wants top hottie for Dream Sequence, Vishal upsetSaif Ali Khan's demands take toll on Ekta Kapoor-Vishal Bhardwaj film

After much speculation, debate and controversy, the film Dream Sequence, to be produced by Ekta Kapoor and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, has been put on hold.

Says a source, "Right from day one, Dream Sequence (Jaagte Raho) was ridden with problems. 

Initially, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone were to play the lead but first Saif and later Deepika distanced themselves from the project.

At one point, Abhay Deol was to fill in for SAK, who then showed a renewed interest in doing the part, and then had second thoughts for the second time."

New priority

While the hunt for the cast was on,

Hit Anushka gets her place in Patiala House with Akki

Hit Anushka gets her place in Patiala House with AkkiAnushka Sharma has taken precedence in new posters in stead of Rishi Kapoor

The first look poster of Nikhil Advani's Patiala House was to initially feature only Akshay Kumar and Rishi Kapoor as the film focuses on the emotional father-son relationship that their characters share.

However, after the recent success of Band Baaja Baaraat, the makers have decided to chuck it and use the Anushka-Akshay jodi to promote the film. 

A source reveals, "Though there's a parallel track of cricket and supporting characters, the central theme is the father-son (Akki plays Gattu while Rishi plays his Bauji) relationship. 

The initial poster was made keeping this sentiment in mind. Their strategy was to promote the film as a father-son story with lot of emotional drama."

The marketing team of the film will now be using the poster with Akki and Anushka to promote it. It is

Imran and Avantika seek Karan Johar's help for their marriage

Imran and Avantika seek Karan Johar`s help for their marriageImran Khan and Avantika Malik have turned to KJo to help them plan their wedding functions

Imran Khan and Avantika Malik have turned to Karan Johar to help them plan their wedding functions. The director was more than happy to help the couple.

Initially, the bride-to-be started doing stuff on her own, but as the wedding date (January 10) drew closer, she realised that she was getting too stressed with all the planning and desperately needed help. 

She just didn't know who to ask. The groom wasn't any help, as he has been busy with his Yash Raj film's shoot.

Unofficially yours

A source reveals, "Avantika was stressing about everything from her wedding trousseau to the menu. 

While in conversation with his I Hate Luv