Wednesday, March 31

Rogers Estate offers quality gourmet coffees

In today’s hectic world, amidst tight schedule, people seldom get time to relax and be at ease. But in this juncture, where all your energy gets lost after a busy day’s work, a nice hot cup of coffee could just make you feel fresh. There are several brands of coffee available in the open market but if you are really looking for one which is an edge over the others, you may choose Rogers Estate Coffee.

Rogers Estate Coffee has been in the coffee business ever since 1979 and since then it has been producers of some of the best varieties of coffees. It is one of the largest producers of organic gourmet coffee beans in US. Gourmet coffee produced by Rogers Estate Coffee is rich in aroma and is great to drink.

It collects some of the best quality Arabica green coffee beans from its own farms in Mexico and Central America as well as from small estates in US. All the coffee beans are organically grown and no aid of pesticides or chemical fertilizers are been taken. These beans are then further roasted with utmost care and then immediately packed into air tight packets under close supervision of professionals. This ensures that the aroma of the beans does not get lost and you get the finest quality gourmet coffee.

If you are looking out for vibrant coffee with a lasting calm aftertaste you may try out the Hurricane Espresso. If you want an ultra smooth taste, Java Love is just your cup of coffee. Apart from these you can also try out other flavors from San Francisco Bay Coffee, and Cafe Flavor which are produced by Rogers Estate Coffee.

So if you are on the look out for the finest quality gourmet coffee, you can trust Rogers Estate Coffee. For more detailed information and queries on Rogers Estate Coffee and its finest quality coffee, you nay visit its site.

What makes Liz Hurley angry?

Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley has said that she has a short temper and can blow her top in traffic congestion, flight delays and even air fresheners.

While the model-cum-actress has taken it onto her to make peace between former boyfriend Hugh Grant and Matthew Freud, she does not hide the fact that she can also get angry easily.

“It only lasts a few minutes,” said the actress.

She added that her principal irritants include: “Traffic congestion, flight delays, people talking with their mouths full, TV as background noise with no one watching, air fresheners …”

Hurley was less than impressed with Grant for his unseemly brawling with Freud, the PR executive, and now she attempts to broker peace accord between the warring factions.

“Hugh and I have known Matthew for years and we’re all friends. We’re having dinner together soon,” she said.

Sonam Kapoor refuses doing love-scene in presence of her father

Sonam KapoorSonam Kapoor may have taken up a daring profession but she is still the quintessential Indian girl at heart. The actress, like any other simple Indian girl, just couldn’t bring herself to shoot an intimate scene in front of her father, Anil Kapoor. Sonam Kapoor was shooting a love-sequence for ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ with Samir Dattani when Anil Kapoor dropped in. The embarrassed girl just couldn’t carry on with the shoot and requested the director Punit Malhotra to help her out.

Sources say that Anil Kapoor’s visit was perhaps calculated as there are rumours of flowering romance between Sonam and the director Punit Malhotra. And the moment Anil made an entry, Sonam turned self-conscious as she happened to be shooting a candlelight dinner scene at a suburban sea-facing lounge.

A source said, "The crew was teasing Sonam about Anil’s probable appearance at the shoot and wondering if she would be able to carry off the scene in front of him. Sonam was confident that she could."

But Sonam’s confidence gave away in front of her father and she could shoot her scenes only after papa Kapoor left the sets.

Samir Dattani confirmed, "Mr Anil Kapoor did drop in on the sets while I was shooting with Sonam. It was a pleasure to have him there."

Tuesday, March 30

Princess Diana's home items to be auctioned

Princess DianaRare antiques from the ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales - including a 12 million pound ($18 million) Rubens portrait from the 17th Century - will be offered for sale this summer.

Christie’s auction house said it will sell about 20 million pounds ($30 million) worth of artifacts from Althorp House, in Northamptonshire, central England.

Althorp - Diana’s childhood home and the site of her burial following her 1997 death - is now occupied by Diana’s brother Earl Charles Spencer. He recently announced his engagement to Lady Bianca Eliot, who will become his third wife.

The auction house said the Spencer family hoped to sell off a variety of valuables to invest the funds raised and protect the long-term future of the stately home.

While none of the lots were purchased by Diana, many have been in her family for centuries — including the Rubens portrait, "Commander Being Armed for Battle," owned by the Spencer family since 1802.

The portrait was painted in 1613 and 1614 and depicts a bearded man, believed to be the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, being fitted with his armor.

"This magnificent work by Rubens is one of the most important works by the artist to remain in private hands in the U.K.," said Richard Knight, of Christie’s. "It is a museum-quality masterpiece and will have wide international appeal."

Other lots include English and French furniture, a mid-17th Century painting by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri and 19th Century horse-drawn carriages.

Christie’s said three auctions will take place in London during the summer.

Get the right mattress for you

This post is specially meant for those who crave for home improvements and home furnishings. Mattresses and beddings matter a lot in the bedroom. The better your bedding and mattress the better is your sleep. This adds a lot towards your relaxation and comfort.

I came to know about an online shopping store which specializes in products for home improvements and home furnishings. Some of the popular products offered at this store are mattresses, mattress toppers, pillows, merino wool bedding, merino wool bed sets, merino wool pillows and covers, leather beds etc. and one of the top class product being memory foam mattress. These high quality mattresses are meant to give you a good night sleep.

Various mattress products have been divided into the different categories like sleepshaper range, flexcell range and sleepmatters range. All these furnishings have been manufactured using high quality foam and memory foam.

These are just some of the home improvement products that you may find interesting and worth buying. Apart from these products, there is one more thing that I couldn’t resist appreciating. This store has got a team of sleep specialists which gives advice on the matters related to sleep. Anyone can talk to these sleep specialists and can get better sleep tips. They may also suggest the right product according to one’s needs.

Most of the products are available at a cheaper rate as compared to the their market price. Free home delivery service as well as 60 days free home trial offer adds ‘something’ towards the reliability of the store.

Carla Bruni launches Franco-US art student exchange

Carla BruniCarla Bruni, visiting New York with her husband French President Nicolas Sarkozy launched an exchange program for promising French and US arts students.

The Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation, backed by a 1.5 million euro donation from US philanthropists, will annually give 25 students from each country a chance to spend a year studying the arts on the other side of the Atlantic.

Scholarships will be awarded based on talent and financial need.

Participating French institutions include the Conservatoire de Danse et de Musique de Paris, the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs, and the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Photographie.

New York’s Julliard musical college, New York University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the School of Visual Arts, and the International Center for Photography will reciprocate.

At the launching ceremony, Sarkozy said his wife’s foundation "will develop an ambitious program of education for the poor, coupled with a substantial cultural project."

Sarkozy and Bruni were to dine at the White House with President Barack Obama.

Monday, March 29

Self-discipline behind Hurley’s figure

Liz HurleyLiz Hurley believes being self-disciplined is the key to gain the perfect figure.

The actress insists that slimming products found in market do not guarantee a great body.

“If you take people who aren’t in show business or fashion, then probably I am quite high in the self-discipline stakes,” said Hurley.

She added, “I always say, it has to come down to desire. You have to want to get into your small jeans more than you want to eat chocolate biscuits. That’s all it is. It’s no more than that. It’s just a choice.

“When I lived in California I ate it all the time. The fact is, most slimming stuff on the market is horrific. To keep the calories down it has hydrogenated fat and really unpleasant things.

“Or it’s for the hairy-toe brigade. I love the good life, but I don’t want to eat disgusting green seeds the whole time. I want stuff to be fun and nice.”

Billie Piper to be seen in TV drama

Billie PiperEnglish actress Billie Piper will soon be seen in steamy scenes in new TV drama ‘Passionate Woman’.

The actress plays the role of a sexually frustrated housewife who has an affair with a Polish neighbour in the story set in 1950s’ Leeds.

"Some of the scenes have Billie calling out in ecstasy”, added a source.

Theo James plays Billi’s lover Alex Crazenovski in the BBC1’s two-part show.

The insider added, "They get it on anywhere they can, including a park, her husband’s bed and a rowing boat."

Saturday, March 27

Keep checking your Blood Pressure to enjoy Good Health

In this fast moving world one rarely gets time to care about their health issues. Several types of illness are a result. One of such illness which is been suffered by one in three adult is instability in blood pressure. Some suffer of high blood pressure while there are others who are victims of low blood pressure, but of the two I believe that high blood pressure is more severe and can also lead to death.

High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. Heart attacks and Heart Fail are the prime outcome of high blood pressure. In high blood pressure, the blood gets thicker, causing stains in the blood vessels which caries blood to various parts of the body. It seldom leads to blood clotting which ultimately leads to improper blood circulation as a result of which blood does not reach the heart and brain in proper way. This causes damage to heart and the brain. It can also lead to kidney failure.

There are no specific symptoms of high blood pressure, but one can keep a check on it by regularly measuring the blood pressure and forming a blood pressure chart. This chart will help you to track the changes in blood pressure. For measuring the blood pressure one does not have to go to the doctor, but you can measure it at home itself. There are several blood pressure measurement tools available in the open market. One of such tool is the Omron M6 comfort Blood Pressure Monitor. Apart from this there are several other machines. These machines are automatic and they can measure blood pressure at heart level. They have a digital display which shows the exact reading of the blood pressure. You can also take a print out of the readings if you so desire.

So, if you want to keep good health, do keep a regular watch on your Blood Pressure.

Monday, March 22

Rachel Weisz wins top actress gong

Rachel WeiszOscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz scooped a top prize at Britain’s Laurence Olivier theatre awards for her role in the classic play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.

Weisz was named best actress for playing fading southern beauty Blanche DuBois in the Tennessee Williams work.

"It means an awful lot. I never thought I would be holding one of these in my lifetime," said Weisz as she accepted the prize.

"Most of all this is for Blanche DuBois, I love her, Tennessee Williams, and all the other messed-up genius poets out there," added the actress, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress in 2006 for ‘The Constant Gardener’.

The surprise winner of the night was 28 year old, US playwright Katori Hall, whose work ‘The Mountaintop’ won the best new play award, beating off stiff competition from popular shows ‘Enron’ and ‘Jerusalem’.

Her play follows Martin Luther King the night before his assassination. She is the first black female playwright to win the award.

"I want to thank the London audience for teaching me that this was a story that needed to be heard around the world," she said.

Mark Rylance was named best actor for his role as anti-hero Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in ‘Jerusalem’, the second time he has won the award.

And Maggie Smith was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the theatre.

Her cinematic career has included two Oscars, including best actress in 1970 for the ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’. More recently, she has played Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter films.

Deepika Padukone unfazed by rumours

Model turned bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who’s been linked to Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor and most recently liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s son Siddharth, is unfazed by the rumours and says she has learnt to accept the fact that all this comes with the work she does.

"It makes no difference to me because I know that I am leading a life I want. I understand that it comes with the work I do and I am fine with it. I am very happy with my life and the work I am doing," Padukone, who was in the capital to inaugurate the Power Biking Studio of Anatomy Health Club, told reporters. Also present were ace badminton players Saina Nehwal and P. Gopichand.
Deepika Padukone
The actress is also shooting for her new film "Break Ke Baad" starring Imran Khan in Delhi.

A self-confessed fitness freak, Deepika feels that regular workouts, yoga, healthy eating and positive thinking is what makes her look fit.

"I think everybody’s body type is different and it reacts differently to different work outs. It is important for you to understand what suits your body and exercise accordingly," she said.

"I do a lot of yoga. Although I eat everything but at the same time I know there are certain kinds of food that I put on weight with so I try to avoid them. I think eating healthy, regular workouts and positive thinking can help anybody look better," she added.

Unlike other Bollywood actresses, the 24-year-old doesn’t believe in being size zero.

"I don’t think it is healthy to be size zero. The Indian body is not cut out to be size zero. It is always nice to look healthy," Deepika added.

She also refuses to take the tag of being the lucky mascot for Mallya’s IPL team Banglore Royal Challengers.

"I think if the team is playing well the credit should go to all the players. It is very unfair to say that I am the lucky mascot and give me the credit," she said.

Naomi Campbell learns to tame temper

Naomi CampbellNaomi Campbell has Nelson Mandela to thank for helping her tame her infamous temper.

The catwalk queen, who was recently accused of assaulting her driver in New York, revealed she has been taking pointers from the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

"I don’t know why he reached out to me or what he sees in me,"said Naomi.

"Every time I’ve made a mistake he’s told me to keep my head up and keep going," she added.

The driver who claimed the supermodel attacked him later apologized to the star, saying it was a misunderstanding that was "blown out of proportion."

Saturday, March 20

Progressive Glasses at a lower price

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Friday, March 19

Kim Cattrall refuses to go under the knife

Kim CattrallThe star of ‘Sex And The City’, actress Kim Cattrall has refused to undergo cosmetic surgery, because she’s scared her face will become unrecognisable if she goes under the knife.

The 53 year old has so far shunned medical treatment to alter her looks, and although she’s not ruled out procedures in the future, Cattrall is wary about drastically changing her image.

"I don’t think ‘not for me’, I just don’t know yet. I think in some cases men and women are dipping - deep! But I don’t think I’m ready for it," she said.

"I think the greatest fear is that you look in the mirror and you don’t see you. I like to look in the mirror and think I look good. I try and take care of myself, but I don’t ever want to get to the point where I don’t see myself, that would be really scary," she added.

Catherine Zeta Jones left embarrassed

Catherine Zeta JonesHollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones was left embarrassed when Brad Pitt and George Clooney saw her without make-up and she wishes she could have more privacy on the sets.

"They are just cool guys. I was brought up with five brothers so as girly as I was, you just have to go with the guys sometimes. But the worst thing is when you’re really tired and you think of the solace of a make-up room,” said Zeta Jones.

"Sitting next to Brad Pitt and George Clooney when you look like you-know-what, it’s not nice at six in the morning. I don’t think any woman should have to do it."

Angelina Jolie funded Afghanistan school for 800 girls

Angelina JolieThe primary school for girls, which Angelina Jolie funded in Tangi, Afghanistan, is all set to open its doors to 800 students.

Angelina, the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, visited a refugee settlement in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province and donated a whopping 75,000 dollars toward the school’s construction.

The school is set to begin classes next Monday, when their school year begins.

Although UNICEF built classrooms in the area accommodating 1300 students two years ago, many parents hesitated, for cultural reasons, to send their daughters to a school also used by boys.

"I always had hopes and dreams of going to school. The hope to become a qualified teacher has revived in me,” Us magazine quoted a 14-year-old girl named Laila, as expressing her excitement about the new school.

Igbal Azizi, head of the region’s provincial education, stressed the importance of Jolie’s gift, saying that Tangi girls, "otherwise would have been deprived of education."

However, Jolie, filming ‘The Tourist’ in Venice, Italy, failed to make it for the new school’s celebration.

Tuesday, March 16

Online store about car accessories

I think I should share this good piece of information with my blog readers. In fact, this info specially useful for the car owners. We all need variety of car accessories in our every day life.

I came across a web portal which talks and deals about car accessories. The portal is dedicated to serve the purpose for almost every sort of car models. Here you can find car accessories for cars manufactured by the world renowned names like Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo etc and etc. What I mean to say is whatever model of a car you are owning, its very likely that you will get suitable accessories for your car.

You can search and find your accessory according to the manufacturer of your car. Just go through the link which points your car manufacturers name. very soon you will come to a page which shows lots of accessories that can fit to your car model.

In fact, this portal is an online shopping store for car accessories. Named as CARic.Com, this online store specializes for the accessories like custom grilles, spoilers, wheels, floor mats, body kits, tail lights and chrome trim.

Here I would like to say something more about chrome accessories. These accessories can give a dynamic refreshing touch to your vehicles. At the aforementioned shopping portal, all the chrome trims are crafted from top quality stainless steel or ABS plastic and are backed with auto-grade 3M adhesive for a quick installation.

One of the most popular and effective chrome accessory is chrome door handles. These chrome door handles are made up of ultra durable ABS plastic and are resistant to rust and corrosion. Chrome door handle can make your vehicles easily get noticed.

Similarly, one can find other chrome accessories like chrome window visors, chrome pillar posts etc.

It could be a good idea to visit the portal if you are looking for some stylish car accessories.

Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor in a lovemaking scene

Katrina KaifIf Salman had blown his top over his lady Katrina Kaif’s growing proximity with Ranbir Kapoor during the shoot of ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani’ then wait till he hears this. Believe it or not, but industry is abuzz with reports that the taskmaster Anurag Basu, who is known for churning out steamy scenes in his films, is all set to shoot Katrina and Ranbir in a super-hot lovemaking sequence in his untitled venture.

Be it the steamy kisses in ‘Murder’ or the intimate scenes in ‘Metro’, Anurag Basu is known to stir passions of the audience with erotic shots in his films. Not to forget his latest ‘Kites’ that has stirred much controversy even before its release.

Confirms a source, “Anurag’s next untitled project starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif too will also have some steamy scenes.”

As for Kat’s no kissing deal, the actress might just give a waiver this time since she is quite keen to work with Basu. “Even though Kat has a no-kissing clause in her contract, there’s a chance that she might drop that one for this film," adds the source.

Monday, March 15

Gisele Bundchen launches new skincare products

Gisele Bundchen

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has launched her own range of eco-friendly skincare products.

The 29 year old German beauty, who is also a UN ambassador for environmental issues, launched an eco-friendly line of products called Sejaa Pure Skincare.

The line promises to use all-natural ingredients, ‘thoughtful’ packaging and recycled paper.

Kylie Minogue raking in records amount of cash

Kylie MinogueIt’s been two decades since her very first hit, but Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue is still raking in records amount of cash.

It has emerged, that the 41 year old star amassed 4.1 million pounds in the year to April 2009.

The latest accounts for the singer’s Darenote company lodged at Companies House in Britain reveals she earned 2.8 million pounds from her 2008-09 world tour.

The rest was made through record sales and royalties.

Minogue paid herself 1.2 million pounds and left the rest of the money in Darenote.

"They are very healthy figures for any business”, quoted a financial expert.

The expert added: "But for a singer who has been around for quite a long time it is incredible to be still earning money at this level.

"There are few pop stars who can sustain themselves at the top for so long.

"This shows that Kylie Minogue is among that select band."

Financially, it is Minogue’s most successful year throughout her career.

Saturday, March 13

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If you love to play casinos, this portal can help you find the right one.

Bar Refaeli asked to dump beau Leonardo DiCaprio

Bar RefaeliAn Israeli nationalist group has urged Bar Refaeli to dump American boyfriend, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and settle down with a Jewish husband.

It is reported that Baruch Marzel, an Israeli politician sent a letter on behalf of the Lehava organisation.

"It is not by chance that you were born Jewish. Your grandmother and her grandmother did not dream that one of their descendants would one day remove the family’s future generations from the Jewish people. Assimilation has forever been one of the enemies of the Jewish people," stated the letter.

Marzel added that he has "nothing against Mr DiCaprio, who I have no doubt is a talented actor, Come to your senses, look forward and back too and not only the present. Don’t marry Leonardo DiCaprio, don’t harm the future generations."

The supermodel, who has been dating DiCaprio since 2005, was forced to deny rumours about her engagement earlier this month after she was spotted wearing a ring on her wedding finger.

Friday, March 12

Mehr Jessia to host fashion shows for IPL 3

Arjun Rampal - Mehr JessiaBollywood star Arjun Rampal and his model wife Mehr Jessia are on the seventh heaven for their company has got a plum contract to organise fifty five amazing fashion shows and parties for the upcoming IPL season three.

Both Arjun and Mehr are excited about their new venture concerning the IPL, which begins today. Their company will be handling fashion shows and lavish parties after every match. With Bollywood celebrities adding extra zing, the fashion shows will be high on glitz and glamour.

Interestingly, Mehr Jessia and IPL Chairman Lalit Modi were behind the idea of holding fashion event and ritzy parties. Talking to a news daily, an elated Mehr says, “There will be 55 fashion shows and 55 parties in all.”

When enquired about the post IPL match parties, Mehr said, “You don’t have to drink to be at a party. Besides, it would just bring all the cricketers under one roof. When we saw some of the matches in the first season, we had observed that the cricketers wanted to be together every evening. So what can be a better idea than this?”

“Another interesting aspect is that every team will have a specific ambience. The host of the party will be the team in whose city the match is played. Like if KKR is playing Mumbai Indians in Mumbai, then Mumbai Indians will be the hosts.”

Though the one-time fashion icon was reluctant to disclose the names of the top models participating in the event, Mehr said, “We will have all the top fashion designers - Shantanu & Nikhil, Manish Malhotra, Rocky S, Anamika Khanna, to name just a few.”

Finally, when enquired whether Arjun and Mehr will make it to every event, “That won’t be possible because at times there are two matches on a given day. There is no commitment on that. But we promise everybody a gala time,” added Mehr.

Tess Daly voted yummiest mummy of UK

Tess DalyTess Daly, the hot TV beauty, has been voted Britian’s yummiest mummy.

In a survey, the 38 year old Strictly Come Dancing presenter swept a massive 46 per cent of the votes, to beat busty beauty Holly Willoughby, who stood second.

Following closely was sexy Myleene Klass in the third place.

Rounding up at four and five were John Terry’s wife Toni and new mum Jennifer Ellison.

Mum-of-two Tess faced heartache earlier this year when we revealed that hubby Vernon Kay had been caught sex texting five women, including Page 3 girl Rhian, behind her back.

The couple, who have two children together - Phoebe, (5), and Amber, (1) — have since said they are a couple "worth fighting for" and remain devoted to each other.

Wednesday, March 10

Lily Allen to star in TV show on her own life

Lily AllenSinger Lily Allen has signed up for a TV show that will chart her journey from pop singer to shopkeeper as she prepares to open a designer clothes-hire store with her sister.

Lily was approached about the TV show and she thought it would help promote her new ventures as well as letting people get to know her a bit better.

Her last foray into TV was her BBC3 talk show ‘Lily Allen And Friends’.

Lindsay Lohan’s fashion adventure ends

Lindsay LohanHollywood actress Lindsay Lohan’s design career has ended after a single collection for Parisian label Emanuel Ungaro, leaving the fashion world divided over whether her work was a disaster or a much-needed bit of fun.

She failed to show up at the label’s show, leaving the owners groping for reasons.

"Lindsay is not involved in it," said Asim Abdullah, one of the owners.

Ungaro designer Estrella Archs, who worked with Lohan on last year’s widely panned show of butt-revealing dresses and strippers’ nip stickers, showed her second Ungaro collection on Monday. She said Lohan had no hand in it.

"You have up and downs and you learn a lot, more from the downs than from the ups," Archs told reporters backstage when asked about the dire reviews of last year’s show with Lohan, who acted as artistic adviser. Abdullah’s reason for Lindsay not showing up was in contradiction to the announcement six weeks back when the label said Lindsay would be at the helm.

Tuesday, March 9

Sandra Bullock to display Oscar trophy

Sandra BullockHollywood actress Sandra Bullock plans to display her Oscar and Golden Raspberry trophies side by side to remind her of the highs and lows of the movie industry.

"They’re going to sit side by side, as they should. You know we’re in the entertainment business. That’s what we’re supposed to do. You take the good with the not so good”, said Bullock.

"I had the best time at the Razzies. It is what it is and, you know, it probably means more that both of them (awards) happened at the same time because it’s the great equalizer. Nothing ever lets me get too full of myself. It quickly chops me off at the knees, and I like it that way because it keeps things stable.

"They’ll sit side by side in a nice little shelf somewhere; the Razzie maybe on a different shelf, lower."

Akshay Kumar to endorse LG TVs

Akshay KumarBollywood star Akshay Kumar has been chosen to endorse LG Electronics’ Flat Panel Displays (FPDs) because the company feels he represents the brand very well.

"We have chosen Akshay as our brand ambassador for LG FPDs because he personifies the LG brand. He is a big style icon, gizmo and action freak”, said Moon B Shin, managing director of LG Electronics.

The actor says he is impressed with the range of flat television sets the company offers.

the actor said, "My wife and I are crazy about watching movies at home and the LG LED (Liquid Emitting Diodes) TVs gives cinematic pleasure at home. Their LED TV is so clear that it gives a real image. It’s classy.”

Saturday, March 6

Deepika Padukone all set to rekindle love affair

Deepika PadukoneFew days back, there were reports about Ranbir Kapoor making frantic attempts to get his ex-girl Deepika back, but then the stunning beauty had denied giving in to Ranbir’s pleas of reconciliation. However, according to the latest buzz, both Ranbir and Dips now seem equally interested in a possible patch up, as they appear very much willing to start a fresh love relationship.

Grapevine has it that that Deepika and Ranbir are apparently making efforts to bury their ugly break-up as the two are constantly in touch with each other through texting messages these days.

A source reveals that Ranbir and Deepika don’t want to make much noise about their plans to get back together, so both are trying to keep a low profile as far as their relationship is concerned.

Well, in that case, Ranbir and Deepika might be looking forward to rekindle past affair, but their bonding with Priyanka and Shahid respectively could surely be affected!

Friday, March 5

Aamir Khan bags a mind-blowing ad deal

Aamir KhanAamir Khan has made a record after bagging a deal of Rs 35 crores with a UAE-based telecommunications service provider. The actor, who is perhaps at the highest point of his career, has left behind his contemporaries like the Bachchans and the Khans to bag the enormous deal.

According to reports, it’s the highest endorsement deal ever in Bollywood. The deal includes a two-year contract during which period Aamir is expected to make himself available for an allotted number of media shoots, press advertisements and personal appearances.

According to advertisement guru Prahlad Kakkar, "That is a hell of a lot of money to pay. Aamir has indeed come a long way. But it isn’t surprising; he brings a great degree of single-minded exclusivity to a brand. Associating with Aamir is also a plus for the product in another sense because he is very particular about the script, his own image and the image of the product he endorses."

The actor, who is already a brand ambassador for several companies like Parle, Coca-Cola, Tata Sky and Samsung, has now added yet another big name to his endorsement kitty.

And even though many say that it is his recent hit ‘3 Idiots’ that has got him the deal, sources state that the deal was inked before the film released.

Thursday, March 4

Nicole Scherzinger back to Lewis Hamilton

Nicole ScherzingerFormula 1 star Lewis Hamilton has reunited with the ‘Pussycat Dolls’ singer Nicole Scherzinger after parting ways in January to focus on their career.

The sport star, who is presently in Bahrain for a competition, revealed that they have come to terms with their busy schedules.

"I would love for Nicole to be in Bahrain but she’s away. We said we want to focus on our careers”, said Lewis.

He added: “She’s away focusing on her album and she’s got a couple of really cool things coming up so she’ll be working.

"If she can come, if she surprises me, then fantastic but I know that she’s got work so maybe next time.

"You make it work. You do it any way you can. When something is worth it you do it."

Meanwhile, Scherzinger has signed up for the next season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

Deepika Padulone driven by work and variety

Deepika PadukoneAfter a dream debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Om Shanti Om’, Deepika Padukone consolidated her position by delivering winning performances in hits like ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and ‘Karthik Calling Karthik.’ Once a successful model, Deepika broke the popular myth that models can’t act. The actress, who had a bitter breakup with Ranbir Kapoor did not let her personal failure overshadow her professional life and silenced all critics with her acting prowess.

Enjoying a huge fan base and a flourishing B-town career, Deepika is the new ‘it’ girl of Bollywood who has every reason to cheer.

Talking to a news daily on her tinsel town journey, a confident and ebullient Deepika Padukone said, “I’ve always been driven by work and variety attracts me. I’ve never been afraid of doing something just because it’s different. In fact, each role that I have portrayed on screen so far has been in stark contrast from the other.”

Post the success of ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’, Deepika has been romantically linked to Farhan. When prodded on her odd-pairing with Farhan, Deepika said, “Who defines what’s usual and unusual? I don’t see how Farhan and I are any different from the other on-screen ‘jodis’ in terms of complimenting each other. If two actors are cast opposite one another it’s because they suit their particular roles and make a good on-screen pair. Initially, I was intimidated by Farhan. But then I saw he was so chilled out and just like the other leading men I’ve worked with - fun and focused.”

After playing an independent girl in ‘Love Aaj Kal’, the actress will be seen in a period film. “I’m playing Kaplana Dutta in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s ‘Khelenge Jee Jaan Se.’ It’s a completely different world and at the same time a very important part of history. It’s a great responsibility for someone like me and I have to do justice to the character,” quips Deepika.

Besides the period drama, Deepika will be seen in Sajid Khan’s rib-tickling comedy ‘Housefull’. The actress is excited about her latest project as she said, “Comedy is the toughest thing to do. Especially Sajid’s brand of comedy where you have a tough time enacting a scene because you just can’t control your laughter,” she says with palpable excitement.

Wednesday, March 3

Avril Lavigne turns a designer

Avril LavigneSinger Avril Lavigne has created a special line of designs to coincide with the release of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, which stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

"I went through binders of images from the film to get inspiration for the clothing. We ended up using a lot of the floral prints, which were the flowers with the faces, and the verbiage like ‘Shrink me’. It was kind of like anything and everything”, said Avril.

"My favourite is the white T-shirt with the rabbit stopwatch on it because it’s the iconic stopwatch."

The items include T-shirts, hoodies and shorts and are all under 50 dollar.

Lavigne launched her clothing range Abbey Dawn in September last year.

Katrina Kaif full of offers in year 2010

Katrina KaifThe ever gorgeous Katrina Kaif’s date problems have led her to the crossroads, and so does the filmmakers who are convinced that the mesmerising beauty proves lucky for their forthcoming projects. With umpteen directors ready with plum offers, the buxom beauty feels stressed out.

After nine hits, Katrina Kaif has become the lucky mascot as all the big filmmakers want to sign the star. However, this demand is causing great deal of strain to the actress.

You’ll get and idea, if you take a look at her date diary - Tarun Mansukhani wants her for ‘Dostana 2’ with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham, Imtiaz Ali is considering her for ‘Rockstar’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor, Ritesh Sidhwani has approached her for Zoya Akhtar’s film opposite Hrithik Roshan. Currently, Katrina is working in Farah Khan’s Akshay starrer ‘Tees Maar Khan.’

This is what the director has to say about the number one heroine of Bollywood. “Kat will definitely be in ‘Dostana 2’, come what may”, says Tarun. With the same confidence, Ritesh goes “We’re working towards getting Kat in our film for sure.” But when asked to Imitiaz about his plans to handle the situation, he reportedly said that he is looking for a new Kashmiri girl to be cast alongside Ranbir for his upcoming ‘Rockstar’.

With all the above mentioned films starting in the month of April-May-June, Katrina must be hoping for some divine intervention that sorts out her date dilemma.

Tuesday, March 2

Lara Dutta finds her Mr Right in Mahesh Bhupathi

Lara DuttaLara Dutta, who had not only lambasted the media but had sworn to stay away from journos after her reported link up with tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi, is now going back on her word. According to reports, she was seen rubbing shoulders and walking hand-in-hand with the sports star at a recent award function.

Getting cosy with Bhupathi, Lara made no attempt to hide her affection with her latest beau. What’s more is that the stunner even posed happily with her new lover for the media.

Attending the Filmfare awards, the lovebirds seemed oblivious of the media glare as they exchanged warm vibes and sweet gestures. Sure it seems that the duo no longer wants to keep the affair under wraps.

Talking about their relationship, a source told a daily said, “Bhupathi has now finally created a racket with a star as his arm candy. As his divorce with his former wife, model Swetha Jaishankar, has also come through, it is the beginning of a new game for him with Lara”.

it seems after a series of heartaches, courtesy Kelly Dorje and Dino Morea, the actress has found her Mr Right in Bhupathi.

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