Tuesday, August 31

Malaika Arora to showcase Million Euro diamond bustier

Malaika AroraItem girl and Bollywood actress Malaika Arora will dazzle in a diamond-studded bustier costing a million euros when she walks the ramp as a showstopper for a jewellery store in the capital.

The bustier is crafted from over 500 carats of the finest Belgian diamonds, said a statement from ORRA, the jewellery store.

Apart from Malaika, popular models like Carol Gracias, Indrani Dasgupta and Krishna Somani will be showcasing the jewellery, crafted by ORRA’s design centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Antwerp and Mumbai.

Katy Perry to launch her own TV show

Katy PerrySinger Katy Perry is set to launch her own reality show and is said to be in talks with ITV2 channel.

"ITV have been trying to sign Katy for ages. They think that she is brilliant for the channel, a real bull’s eye," said a source.

Katy made her television debut with the current season of "The X Factor", where she shares the dais with music mogul Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.

"Katy loved every minute of it and is very interested in expanding her TV experience. She loves meeting new people and because Russell is from England, she wants to make an especially good impression," said the source.

The singer is also lending her voice for an upcoming movie "The Smurfs".

Kate Moss poses for jewellery advertisement

Kate MossSupermodel Kate Moss has posed off for an advertising campaign at the age of 36.

The British model is in the 2010/11 advertising campaign for jeweller David Yurman and the model posed unclothed on the beach wearing only a heavy chain necklace and bracelet.

The shots were taken by renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh in St Bart’s earlier this year.

In another shot, mother-of-one Kate is photographed up to her chest in the sea, with her hair slicked back, wearing a different necklace.

Moss is clearly happy with her figure, which is slightly more curvy than when she started in the modelling industry.

Moss is no stranger to posing without clothes for photoshoots, having stripped for magazines including Vogue, Interview and Love.

The model has reportedly tied the knot with her long time boyfriend, ‘Kills’ rocker Jamie Hince.

Friday, August 27

Michael Jackson announced Global Music Icon

Michael JacksonPop king Michael Jackson has been named the top global music icon of the past 50 years in a recent poll conducted by CNN.

"Almost 100,000 of you voted to tell us that the self-styled king of pop, who died suddenly in June 2009, is the musician you rate above all others," the news magazine said.

British pop group The Beatles, late Canto pop sensation Leslie Cheung, rock ‘n’ roller Elvis Presley and Reggae godfather Bob Marley also made to the top five.

No female artists made the list which had India’s Asha Bhosle in the long list of 20, although US pop queen Madonna came in at number six, narrowly missing a place.

Last month CNN’s arts and culture program, Icon, asked viewers to vote for their top five most iconic musicians of all time.

The list included Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Bob Marley, Celia Cruz, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Arabic superstar Khaled and sufi legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, among others.

Thursday, August 26

Whitney Thompson to promote Love Your Body Day

Whitney ThompsonThe winner of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ is set to bare all to promote ‘Love Your Body Day’.

Whitney Thompson is supposed to pose unclothed with Miss Plus America winner Chenese Lewis to promote the positive body image event on October 23 in West Hollywood.

The size-10 blonde will host the event and Lewis, a model and activist, is an event producer.

Thompson is the first plus-sized model to win ‘America’s Next Top Model’s’ prize of a contract with Elite Model Management, a 100,000-dollar contract with Cover Girl cosmetics and a six-page spread and cover in Seventeen Magazine.

In February, she was made an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association.

“I want to support those people affected and their families and I want to help people identify and resist the social stereotypes and images that lead to unhealthy behavioural patterns,” said Thompson.

Soha Ali Khan Waxing MMS Download Link

Soha Ali khanThe Bollyhood actress Soha Ali khan waxing MMS goes viral on the internet. According to the reports, the actress’ routine waxing session in a beauty salon was trapped on camera.


Allegedly, Soha Ali khan had gone to a beauty salon for undergone waxing session. However hidden cameras caught her without her clothes on. The video shows a salon attendant waxing her body and reveals the actress’ naked body. The video shows her getting naked and wearing a towel. Eventually, her body is revealed.

According to the buzz, Soha apparently went in for a bikini wax to a reputed and well known beauty salon and while she was in the session, there were hidden camera’s recording all the stages of waxing.

The clip shows close-ups of Soha’s body; even the conversation between Soha and the salon attendant has a kinky flavour, leading to suspicion that the audio, and even the visuals, might have been doctored with.

The fact that the actress was completely at ease through-out the session, implies that all this was done without her knowledge. However, a try to fetch the video on the web would now prove futile for nowhere is the alleged link to be found, but being drawn in to a maze of forward links that eventually lead to a dead end.

So, the question arises, is this clip for real or was just aimed to sabotage Soha’s budding reputation?

I too tried to google ‘Soha Ali Khan Waxing MMS Download Link’ and didn’t get the so called waxing mms. Got dozens of results and they all just talked about the mms. They didn't direct me to the actual MMS clip.

Wednesday, August 25

Rachel Uchitel to rekindle romance with Tiger Woods

Rachel UchitelRachel Uchitel was the first woman to be accused of having an affair with Tiger Woods and now the lady wants to rekindle a relationship with the golfer.

Woods’ divorce from Elin Nordegren, his wife of six years, was finalised this week. The settlement cost 500 million dollars to Woods.

According to TMZ, Rachel Uchitel has told a friend that she would “give up everything” to be with the sportsman again.

“I feel horrible for him. He loved her but he was in love with me. I hope he remembers that was real and reaches out to me,” she said.

The 35 years old, Uchitel, a New York nightclub promoter, was first linked to Woods by the National Enquirer magazine in November.

Sheryl Crow opens breast cancer centre in LA

Sheryl CrowGrammy-winner Sheryl Crow, who is a breast cancer survivor, has opened a state-of-the art centre in Los Angeles to aid early detection of the deadly disease. The Sheryl Crow Imaging Center features the latest advancements in digital screening and diagnostic imaging technologies for the detection of breast cancer. The facility is part of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, America’s first facility dedicated exclusively to the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 after a routine mammogram. She underwent surgery with Dr. Kristi Funk, founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, and has been cancer-free since completing radiation therapy. "Joining forces with the Pink Lotus Breast Center has provided me with a wonderful platform to create awareness and encourage the millions of American women over 40 to get their annual mammogram”, said Crow.

"Detecting breast cancer early is a woman’s best chance at survival, and digital full-field mammography is the gold standard of early detection," she added.

Tuesday, August 24

Jimena Navarrette crowned Miss Universe 2010

Miss USA, Miss Japan and Miss Trinidad and Tobago grabbed eyeballs when they posed for the camera in body paint. Their topless poses didn’t help them. It didn’t cut any ice with the judges though. None of them made it to the Top 15. Instead, another Latino, Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrette, walked away with the Miss Universe 2010 crown.

India’s representative, Ushoshi Sengupta failed to make any impact. No surprises there. The biggest noise we heard over her was the criticism over her ambiguous evening gown.

Miss Mexico piped the crowd favourite - Miss Philippines Venus Raj to the crown. Venus Raj has been ranked high consistently on online polls. The beauty lost out in the QA round though. She fumbled with her answer (barely gave one actually). She was nervous and her body language and answer revealed it.

Miss Mexico on the other hand, spoke confidently on the impact of Internet usage on youngsters. The right family values would help youngsters rise above the challenge of unsupervised internet usage. The judges lapped it up.

In the sub-pageant category, Miss Thailand Fonthip Watcharatrakul won the Best National Costume as well as Miss Photogenic.

Top 10 beauties at Miss Universe 2010
• Miss Ireland
• Miss Albania
• Miss Philippines
• Miss Jamaica
• Miss Mexico
• Miss Ukraine
• Miss Puerto Rico
• Miss South Africa
• Miss Guatemala
• Miss Australia

Top 5 beauties at Miss Universe 2010
• Miss Mexico
• Miss Australia
• Miss Jamaica
• Miss Ukraine
• Miss Philippines

Miss Universe 2010 : Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrette

First runner up: Miss Jamaica Yendi Philipps

No slip-ups, no dress disasters - this year’s Miss Universe pageant began with drama queens and ended with the crowning of another Latino queen.

Rani to tie the knot in November

Rani MukerjiBollywood actress Katrina Kaif may have replaced Rani Mukerji as Aditya Chopra’s lucky mascot, but as far as the filmmaker’s personal life is concerned, Rani is still the reigning queen. According to the latest buzz, the Bong beauty has already decided to enter wedlock in November this year, but, the name of the lucky man hasn’t been disclosed yet.

However, since Rani’s allegedly dated Aditya Chopra in the past, it is being believed that Rani’s special someone should be none other than the talented filmmaker.

Grapevine says that Rani is expected to announce her marriage plans performing the traditional Mukerji family ‘Durga Puja’, which will take place in the month of October.

Till now, both Aditya and Rani have maintained their silence on their much-hyped link-up. Sources reveal that Aditya divorced his first wife to legalise his relationship with this Bong beauty.

Well, let’s see what happens. But we’re sure Rani must be desperately waiting for some excitement in her life.

Friday, August 20

Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Jessica Biel - riskiest celebs to search

Jessica Biel : one of the most dangerous celebs to search onlineIf you're looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, then you must go through this post.

The movie stars top the latest list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online, according to new research by computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. It's far from an Oscar, but landing atop McAfee's annual list carries a distinction all its own: It means that criminals believe those celebs are the perfect lures to sucker people into visiting malicious websites.

Clicking onto strange sites is sketchy to begin with. But many people do, and their computers get infected. Once a computer is infected, criminals can steal victims' online banking passwords, e-mail passwords, and do other kinds of nasty deeds. Attaching famous people's names to malicious sites is a well-worn ruse, to fool people looking at search results into thinking they're heading to a legitimate site.

The other most-dangerous celebrities to look for online, according to McAfee, are Gisele Bundchen, Brad Pitt, Adriana Lima, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Heidi Klum, Penelope Cruz and Anna Paquin.

McAfee performed its tests in July using the company's technology for identifying dangerous websites. The rankings measure the likelihood that someone looking for things such as photos and videos of those celebrities would land on a malicious site.

Thursday, August 19

Robert Pattinson tops list of World Sexiest Men

Robert Pattinson - World Sexiest ManRobert Pattinson has topped the list of world’s sexiest men by beating the likes of Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

According to a recent poll conducted by Glamour.com, the top five sexiest men in the world are stars from the ‘Twilight’ films and TV series ‘The Vampire Diaries’.

British actor Robert Pattinson, 24, who plays Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ franchise, retains his place at the top of the list.

At the second place goes to Pattinson’s co-star Taylor Lautner, while Ian Somerhalder from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ stood at the third spot.

And ‘Twilight’ stars Xavier Samuel and Kellan Lutz rounded up the fourth and fifth place in the list.

The top 10 is completed by singer Justin Bieber, Scottish actor Gerard Butler, Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars films, and Dear John star Channing Tatum.

On the other hand, Johnny Depp has fallen from 2nd to 6th place, David Beckham from 4th to 21st, Brad Pitt from 5th to 33rd and Clooney from 7th to 35th.

"Women are attracted to vampires because of the element of danger that comes with them. They are the ultimate bad boy - and women want to tame the beast within,” said Charlotte Duck, Glamour.com acting editor.

The top 10 sexiest men concluded by Glamour.com are following:

1. Robert Pattinson
2. Taylor Lautner
3. Ian Somerhalder
4. Xavier Samuel
5. Kellan Lutz
6. Johnny Depp
7. Justin Bieber
8. Gerard Butler
9. Hayden Christensen
10. Channing Tatum

Wednesday, August 18

India International Jewellery Week IIJW

Isha Koppikar at India International Jewellery WeekAfter the many fashion weeks that are held round the year, India has hosted its first ever jewellery week - the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) in Mumbai (Aug 15-19).

The first ever jewellery week is meant to provide an opportunity to the jewellery designers to showcase their talent.


“This is a fabulous platform for jewellery designers to come together and showcase their talent. The fashion industry has their events but this is the first time that the jewellery industry will witness something like this,” says Farah Khan Ali.

‘We want to showcase jewellery as a piece of art and not just an investment.’

The event is being organised by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India, supported by the ministry of commerce and industry.

The five-day extravaganza will showcase collections of 30 designers including Farah Khan Ali, Varun D. Jani, Bina Goenka and Rhea Nasta. Well-knonw jewellery brands like Mirari, Gitanjali, Amrapali, Tanishq and Ganjam will also participate in it.

“IIJW is a platform to showcase India’s prowess in jewellery, be it design, innovation, craftsmanship or quality,” says Vasant Mehta, chairman, Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council.

‘Having attained our leadership in diamond manufacturing and being the fastest growing jewellery manufacturing destination globally, it’s time to showcase India’s expertise in design and make India the most sought after destination for designer jewellery,’ Mehta added.

IIJW will also showcase the talents of upcoming designers from the National Institute of Design(NID) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

The event has been organized at the Hotel Grand Hyatt, Santa Cruz, Mumbai.

There will be 1,600 stalls that will display the works of 776 exhibitors.

Pavillions of Thailand, Belgium, Israel, Italy, Turkey and the UAE are also set up.

Buyers from Japan, Russia, Britain, China, Italy, Malaysia, Libya, Morocco, Iran, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan are expected to attend the event.

Tuesday, August 17

Salman Khan and Govinda blow over Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan in DabanggOnce touted as best friends, Salman and Govinda can’t see eye to eye any longer. The two actors have reportedly fallen apart and it’s all owing to Salman’s latest fixation with Sonakshi Sinha. Buzz has it that Govinda, who was counting on Salman to pave way for his daughter Narmada’s debut in Bollywood, is increasingly peeved with the actor as he has snubbed Narmada to give Sonakshi a larger than life start in Bollywood.

According to a source, “Narmada is as beautiful and talented as Sonakshi. Last year, Salman was very much involved with grooming Narmada. However, after he started shooting for ‘Dabangg’, he has eyes and ears for Sonakshi and not Narmada.”

And Govinda, though feels cheated, has refrained from voicing his feeling as he feels indebted to Salman for helping him get ‘Partner’ in 2007.

But a lot has changed between the two pals now, as under ideal circumstances, Narmada should have signed a movie or two by now.

“There was a time when Govinda used to frequently visit Salman’s house, Galaxy Apartments at Bandstand. Not anymore. After working on ‘Partner’, both actors were almost inseparable and loved being with each other, be it at home or even in autorikshaws, out for a spin in the middle of the night,” added the source.

Paris Hilton enjoying a new romance

Paris HiltonThe latest buzz about the celebrities say that US socialite Paris Hilton is enjoying a new romance with Las Vegas nightclub owner Cy Waits and the pair are said to be smitten with each other.

The hotel heiress, who has been single since splitting from ‘The Hills’ star Doug Reinhardt earlier this year, has been on several romantic dates with Las Vegas nightclub owner Cy Waits and the pair are said to be smitten with one another.

Hilton and Waits apparently couldn’t keep their hands off each other as Paris shot a new commercial for Devassa Beer in Long Beach, California, and one onlooker noted, "They are clearly enjoying every minute of their new relationship and aren’t afraid to show their feelings and affection for one another."

Hilton, who has previously dated Benji Madden, Rick Salomon, and model Jason Shaw, recently revealed she doesn’t want a famous boyfriend and is on the look out for a more low-key romance.

"It’s really hard in my position just being in a relationship, because so much goes along with it. The media are constantly making up stories and it’s just hard to know if you can trust a guy who has fame," Hilton said.

"I’d rather be with someone who’s not in the public eye - I think it just makes it easier, and I don’t know there’s so much that comes along with it. I’d rather be with someone who’s not in this world," she added.

Monday, August 16

Madonna to launch her lingerie range

MadonnaPop star Madonna will put her creativity to use by designing a lingerie range for high street retailer BHS.

She has decided to design the range following the success of her fashion collaboration with daughter Lordes.

Belgian model Jess Donckers will be the face for Madonna’s lingerie range and the news has accidentally slipped out of her mouth.

"The lingerie is sensual but wearable. It is useful for everybody," said the former Playboy girl.

Before teaming up with her daughter, Madonna had launched her fashion line in collaboration with Swedish clothing company Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) in 2007.

Sreeram Chandra wins Indian Idol 5

Sreeram ChandraSreeram Chandra has won the fifth season of the music reality show Indian Idol.


He was announced the winner by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The 24-year-old singer beat Rakesh Maini from Agra and Bhoomi Trivedi of Baroda to win 50 lakh in prize money, a one year contract with Sony BMG, a Tata Winger car, and a chance to sing a song in a Yash Raj Films' project.

Sreeram has already recorded a duet with singer Shreya Ghosal for a telugu film.
After the announcement of the winner, Sreeram said, "It hasn't even begun to sink in that I have really won. My parents are here with me. It seems like I'm in a dream. This victory means the world to me”.

"I feel lucky that I have received my identity on a day when my country celebrates its Independence. For the rest of my life I will celebrate this day as my victory day. Getting the trophy from Mr Bachachan is again a dream come true. I couldn't have asked for anything better than this," he adds.

Sreeram now hopes to establish a foothold in both Bollywood and Telugu Industry. "I have already sung in Telugu and I hope to make a career in both Hindi and Telugu films. Actually, I don't know what I will do. I am still trying to absorb the news at this moment."

He wants to become is a versatile singer. He said, "I want to be known as a versatile singer. Being versatile means I should be able to sing for any actor."

Talking about his Indian Idol journey he says, "This platform has helped me grow as a human being and as a singer. I feel like a different person now. I feel far more confident than I did when I first entered the show."

About his singing idols, he says, “My childhood idols are Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. From the current lot, I look up to Shankar Madhavan and of course A R Rahman, who has taken Indian music to an international level”.
When asked how is he going to celebrate his victory?

"Actually I want to celebrate my victory with everyone who has supported me in this journey. Right now I am going to party with my parents, my 13 co-contestants, the judges and the whole team."

And when asked what he plans to do with the prize money, Sreeram says he hasn't thought that far yet.

Finally, when asked to say a few words to the two finalists Bhoomi Trivedi and Rakesh Maini, he says, "We have become like one big family. It didn't really matter who won and who lost."

Thursday, August 12

Justin Bieber looking for Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry cross

Cheryl ColeJustin Bieber is looking for a girlfriend and says his perfect woman would be a Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry cross.

But since they are both too old for him, Biebster wants to take both Cole and Perry out for dinner so he can tap them up for some dating advice.

"Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry are two of the hottest girls in the world - and so normal and funny with it”, said Bieber.

"If I was a few years older they are the kind of girls I’d like to date. I want a younger version of Cheryl and Katy - a mixture of the two would be hot.

"Maybe they could coach me and tell me how to work out which ones are the good ones. That would be pretty awesome.

"I would like to invite the two of them out for dinner so they can tell me the best way to win a woman like them," he added.

Even though Justin concedes he can’t date his two potential agony aunts, he would still like to record with Katy and Cheryl -and also with Robbie Williams.

"I want to meet Cheryl and Katy in a professional capacity too, not just because they are hot but because they are super talented, he said.

"I also think Robbie Williams is really cool. He owns a stage when he is out there and is a great all-round entertainer. I would also like to get involved in Robbie’s soccer projects,” he added.

Sonam Kapoor to drink Cola for Rs 3 crore

Sonam KapoorSonam Kapoor seems to be flying high these days. The stunner, who has garnered much applause for her stylish act in her latest outing ‘Aisha’, has become a favourite of top brands.

Already endorsing top skin care products, Sonam has now been approached to endorse a soft drink. And if sources are to be believed, then the stunner will be bagging an astounding sum of Rs 3 crore to feature in a cola commercial.

Even though Sonam has accepted the offer, she hasn’t signed on the dotted line. However, although the name of the brand has not been confirmed officially, grapevine has it that it’s none other than soft-drink giant Coca-Cola, that’s got Sonam on board. Before Sonam, the brand had signed stars like Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan, at a time when both were relatively new in the industry.

As of now, it’s Imran Khan and Kalki Koechlin, who endorse the brand. However, we are sure Sonam will make a place for herself.

Wednesday, August 11

Halle Berry voted hottest mother

Halle BerryAcademy Award winning actress Halle Berry has been named the yummiest mummy ever in a new poll.

The 44 year old who has a 2 year old daughter Nahla Ariel with ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, topped the poll.

"It’s worth noting that 7 out of these 10 fine ladies on this list are 35 and over, and three of them are over age 40, including our No. 1, Halle Berry, who turns 44 on August 14th.

Italian actress Monica Bellucci, who comes in second, welcomed her second daughter this past summer with French actor Vincent Cassel at the age of 45, and had her first daughter when 40.

Kate Beckinsale, 37, who is mother to Ava, 11, grabbed the third spot.

Jessica Alba, 29, who welcomed daughter Honor Marie about two years ago with husband Cash Warren, ranks number four.

Mexican actress Salma Hayek, who had daughter Valentina, 2, at age 40 with billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault, rounds out the top five.

Shah Rukh Khan in wax at Times Square

Shah Rukh KhanBollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan will join the wax figures of the famous at the famed Madame Tussauds at Times Square amid a performance by Bollywood dancers.

The colourfully dressed troupe of dancers will perform to the soundtrack from Shah Rukh starrer ‘My Name Is Khan’, one of the highest-grossing Bollywood titles released in the US as Khan’s figure is unveiled with the DVD release of the film.

Standing in front of a replica of the Taj Mahal, the star’s wax figure will be dressed in a sleek black suit and white button down shirt.

The actor known as ‘King Khan’ is the latest addition to Madame Tussauds brightly-colored, fully-interactive ‘Bollywood Zone’, which allows guests to feel as though they are on a Bollywood film set.

The celebrated Bollywood actor, producer and television host, Khan has starred in more than 50 films throughout his career. The star was also named one of Newsweek’s “50 Most Powerful People in the World” in 2008 and has a fan following numbering in the billions.

Now available from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the DVD is timed for India’s Independence Day and showcases the changing face of Bollywood, the enamouring on-screen partnership of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, behind-the-scenes featurettes about the story, music from the film and more.

Described by US media as "A potent, energetic heart-tugger" (Los Angeles Times) and "an affecting fairy tale about the perils of goodness" (New York Times), the film relates the story of an Indian man with a unique way of looking at the world.

The protagonist Rizwan (Shah Rukh) moves to San Francisco and meets a vivacious single mother named Mandira (Kajol). They form a special bond and fall in love against all odds, but fate and tragedy conspire to tear them apart.

Just when it appears as though all hope is lost, Rizwan embarks on a remarkable journey across America to win back the love of his life.

"My Name Is Khan" is available on standard DVD for the suggested retail price of $27.98 US / $43.48 Canada.

Tuesday, August 10

Kareena becomes Endorsement Queen of 2010

Kareena KapoorShe’s surely one of the top-notch actresses in Bollywood, but the super-sexy Kareena Kapoor is also the current hot favourite of the ad world. According to the latest reports, Kareena tops the graph among the Bollywood actresses, when it comes to endorsements.

Kareena, who endorses numerous big brands, is presently the most-wanted Bollywood face by the advertisers, according to the magazine that rates the actress 10/10 on her brand value.

The second on list is none other than Katrina Kaif, who shares the spot with Aishwarya Rai with a brand value of 9/10. Priyanka Chopra stood in the third position with brand value of 8/10, followed by Deepika Padukone and Bipasha Basu, sharing the position with a brand value of 6/10.

Nevertheless, Kareena has reportedly featured on the list alongside three male bigwigs - MS Dhoni, Shah Rukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar.

Added a source, "Kareena has reached phenomenal heights. She had the maximum ad volumes of celebrity endorsement (FMCG brands) on TV during 2009 as well."

Monday, August 9

Sonam Kapoor becomes Maxim India's Hottest Girl

Sonam Kapoor - Maxim India's Hottest GirlThe Kapoor babe, who’s best known for her impeccable fashion sense, has now won herself the much sought-after ‘hot’ tag. Believe it or not, but Sonam Kapoor has scored over bombshells like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Bipasha Basu to become Maxim India’s hottest girl for this year.

Sonam, who looked simply gorgeous in her latest outing ‘Aisha’, is extremely ecstatic about topping the list.

“It’s really important to me. I like the words ‘hot’ and ‘sexy.’ It’s fun and at the same time, speaks about your sensuality, passion and depth,” said Sonam.

‘Maxim Hot 100’ list includes Amrita Rao, Anushka Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez, and ‘Khatta Meetha’ actress Trisha Krishnan at 32nd, 24th, 35th and 93rd positions respectively.

The list also features some of the India’s leading models like Lisa Haydon, Esha Gupta and Maybelline face Diana Penty.

The Editor of Maxim magazine, Vivek Pareek, said, “The list has girls who have inspired men with their hotness and stood the test of swinging appreciation and mindsets.”

Sunday, August 8

Priyanka Chopra to host KKK3 for 50 lakh per episode

Priyanka ChopraWith the new edition of ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 3’, someone’s going to make a lot of money, besides, of course being adjudged as the winner of the reality show, which is a rip off of hugely popular international TV series ‘Fear Factor’.

Buzz has it that Priyanka Chopra, who has replaced khiladi Akshay Kumar as the new host of the show is charging a whopping Rs. 50 lakh per episode for her anchoring skills.

Priyanka Chopra is all set to charm her contestants with her lustrous move and powder-puff performances. Rumour has it that her invigorating stunts are really pricey as she has been paid half a crore per episode.

Of late, the small screen has proved quite effective in providing some good opportunity for mega stars of B-town to have a closer interaction with audiences outside cinema halls. No doubt, they do not let this chance go so cheaply and Priyanka Chopra is no exception.

After making her mark on the silver screen, Priyanka Chopra is making a grand debut on small screen as an anchor in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’.

The programme will showcase 13 contestants from diverse fields. They include macho man Rahul Dev, actor of its own kind Rahul Bose, handsome Milind Soman, cutie Dino Morea, actor turned director Abhishek Kapoor, chatter box Cyrus Barocha, race-car driver Armaan Ebrahim, squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya, choreographer Terrence Lewis, TV stars Shabbir Ahluwalia and Karan Singh Grover. They will be pitted against each other facing stiff competition that involves formidable stunts.

Friday, August 6

Naomi Campbell gave "blood diamonds" to Mandela's charity

Naomi CampbellSupermodel Naomi Campbell, while testifying at the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, said that that she gave alleged ‘blood diamonds’ to the head of Nelson Mandela’s children’s charity.

The catwalk queen was quizzed about claims made by actress Mia Farrow that Taylor gave the model an uncut diamond following a dinner party hosted by Nelson Mandela in South Africa in 1997.

Giving evidence at The Hague, Campbell admitted that she was given a few ‘dirty-looking pebbles’.

The model then claimed that she had given the uncut diamonds to Jeremy Ractliffe, the director of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the following day intending that he use them to help fund the charity’s projects.

A spokesman for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, set up by the former South African president in 1995, said that Campbell’s evidence was "of great concern".

"We don’t have any record of the diamonds. Mr Ractliffe is among our trustees so he would have indicated if such a thing existed. We have it on record, we have made a statement to say there’s no such record of diamonds," said a source.

Ractliffe refused to comment on Campbell’s claims, saying "The matter is sub judice so I am not saying anything."

Asked about the fund’s statement that it never received the diamonds or money from their sale, he replied: "The fund is correct."

Campbell arrived at the courthouse in The Hague surrounded by police escorts.

Taylor, 62, is accused of trading in ‘blood diamonds’ to fund a brutal and bloody war carried out by rebels in Liberia’s neighbouring Sierra Leone.

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