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Friday, January 7, 2011


TODAY Bollywood hot and sexy celebrity, Bipasha Basu turns 32 who born on 7th Janaury, 1979 is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Bollywood films. A former model, she was the winner of the Ford's Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest in 1996.


Basu was born on January 7 in New Delhi to a Bengali Hindu family. She is the second of three daughters to her parents, the elder being Bidisha, and the younger—Vijayeta. Although she was born in New Delhi, her family later moved to Kolkata

In an interview, she has stated that she had initially planned to study medicine, but entered modelling and acting by accident. Basu studied science till the 12th standard at Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir and then studied commerce at The Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society College, an undergraduate college affiliated with the University of Calcutta. In Kolkata, she did modeling and ramp shows part-time. However, in 1996, she met model Mehr Jessia in Kolkata; the latter suggested that Basu take part in the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest. Basu participated, and won the contest.


After winning the Ford Godrej Cinthol contest, Basu also was flown to New York by the Ford Company, where she had a successful modelling career at the age of 17.

Basu made her film debut in Abbas Mustan's Ajnabee, with Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor. She played a married woman who goes all out to woo her husband’s married friend, and eventually won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance.

In 2002, Basu starred in Telugu movie Takkari Donga and Vikram Bhatt's thriller Raaz. Raaz was a big commercial success and surfaced as the biggest hit of that year. For her performance in the film, she received her first Best Actress nomination at the Filmfare. One review in The Tribune noted, " is Bipasha Basu who steals the show with her fine performance." She appeared as Sonia Khanna in the 2003 hit movie Jism alongside John Abraham. The movie earned her a Filmfare Best Villain Award nomination.

Besides acting, Basu did the video "Tu" for Sonu Nigam's album, Kismat. She also made a guest appearance in Jay Sean's music video Stolen.

In 2006, she performed an item number during the song Beedi in the film Omkara for which Rediff noted Basu's picturisation.

In 2008 Basu starred in Race, her second collaboration with duo Abbas Mustan, with whom she debuted in Bollywood. Co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, the film performed well at the box office, and Basu's performance was appreciated by critics. Taran Adarsh of indiaFM described her performance as "her best work so far. She’s superb". She also received good reviews for her role in Bachna Ae Haseeno opposite Ranbir Kapoor. She completed the year by appearing in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in the song Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte.

In 2005 Bipasha and John Abraham did a fitness video with Eros called Bollywood Bodies. In 2010 she has launched her own line of videos with Shemaroo under the banner BB - Love Yourself. The first release is called 'Fit and Fabulous You.


Basu is currently dating actor John Abraham. The couple have been together since late 2002 and have been referred to as a supercouple in the Indian media. She previously dated fellow Bollywood actor Dino Morea.

In 2006, Basu claimed to have been harassed by certain organizers of the India Day Parade in Edison, New Jersey. Basu was initially scheduled to lead the parade on 13 August 2006. Basu eventually appeared on stage late, according to her, because of the harassment. She said, "I wanted to attend the parade, but I could not." She explained that she was harassed physically and mentally in the car by two people who were taking her to the parade.

In 2005 and 2007, UK magazine Eastern Eye named Basu the "Sexiest Woman in Asia".


JWoww Naked!

Jenni "JWoww" Farley of 'Jersey Shore' fame is hoping to stop ex-boyfriend and former manager Tom Lippolis from selling nude photos of her, reports.

Lippolis reportedly is in possession of pictures of JWoww before and after liposuction and a second breast augmentation. The MTV starlet filed an order to show cause in a Long Island court, hoping to stop Lippolis from selling the images.

Lippolis' lawyer Jeffery I. Baum tells Radar, "We have filed an opposition to this, asking the judge to dismiss [JWoww's] order because the images belong to my client, and they were taken with Miss Farley's consent over a year ago. We believe they represent no irreparable harm to her, and Mr. Lippolis should not be precluded from doing what he wants with them."

JWoww famously turned down Playboy's $400,000 offer for her to pose nude.

A source tells Radar JWoww is "mortified that the photographs might get out there now that she has established herself as a reality star." According to the source, the photos show a vast difference in JWoww's pre- and post-plastic surgery appearance.

"It is the 'before shots' that she is really worried about, but they were taken with her consent at the time -- unfortunately her relationship with Tom did not pan out," the source says.

Lippolis is also suing JWoww over unpaid booking fees from his time as her manager.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


TODAY, Allah Rakha Rahman turns 45 who born on 6th January, 1966, is an Indian film composer, record producer, musician and singer. His film scoring career began in the early 1990s. He has won fourteen Filmfare Awards, eleven Filmfare Awards South, four National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe.

Rahman obtained a degree in western classical music from the Trinity College of Music in London, and set up his own in-house studio called Panchathan Record Inn at Chennai, arguably one of Asia’s most sophisticated and high-tech studios.Later by working in India's various film industries, international cinema and theatre, by 2004, Rahman, in a career spanning nearly two decades, had sold more than 150 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide,and sold over 200 million cassettes,making him one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists. He was described as "India's most prominent movie songwriter" by Time magazine in 2005.

His works are notable for integrating eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres, new technology and traditional orchestral arrangements. Time magazine has referred to him as the "Mozart of Madras" and several Tamil commentators have coined him the nickname Isai Puyal (Tamil: இசைப் புயல்; English: Music Storm).In 2009, Time magazine placed Rahman in its list of World's Most Influential People.


A. R. Rahman was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India to a musically affluent Mudaliar Tamil family. His father R. K. Shekhar, was a Chennai based composer and conductor for Malayalam films. Rahman lost his father at the age of 9 and his family rented out his father's musical equipment as a source of income. He was raised by his mother Kareema (previously called Kashturi). During these formative years, Rahman served as a keyboard player and an arranger in bands such as "Roots", with childhood friend and percussionist Sivamani, John Anthony, Suresh Peters, JoJo and Raja.Rahman is the founder of the Chennai-based rock group, "Nemesis Avenue".He played the keyboard and piano, the synthesizer, the harmonium and the guitar. His curiosity in the synthesizer, in particular increased because, he says, it was the "ideal combination of music and technology".He began early training in music under Master Dhanraj. At the age of 11, he joined, as a keyboardist, the troupe of Ilaiyaraaja,one of many composers to whom musical instruments belonging to Rahman's father were rented. Rahman later played in the orchestra of M. S. Viswanathan, Ramesh Naidu and Raj-Koti, accompanied Zakir Hussain, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan and L. Shankar on world tours and obtained a scholarship to the Trinity College of Music where he graduated with a degree in Western classical music.

He was introduced to Qadiri Islam when his father was dying and his younger sister fell severely sick. He describes the process as taking five years; he along with other members of his family converted to Islam in 1989 when he was 23 years old. He changed his name to Rahman.


Though his film career started in 1992, Rahman at the age of 9, in 1975, had accidentally played a tune on piano during his father's recording for a film, which R.K.Shekhar later developed into a complete song "Vellithen Kinnam Pol", for the Malayalam film "Penpada". This track credited to his father, was sung by Jayachandran and penned by Bharanikkavu Sivakumar.
Film scoring and soundtracks

His notable film career began in 1992, when he began the Panchathan Record Inn, a music recording and mixing studio attached to the backyard of his house. Over time it would become the most advanced recording studio in India.He initially composed scores for documentaries, jingles for advertisements and Indian Television channels and other projects. In 1992, he was approached by film director Mani Ratnam to compose the score and soundtrack for Ratnam's Tamil film Roja.The debut led Rahman to receive the Rajat Kamal award for Best Music Director at the National Film Awards, an unprecedented win for a first-time film composer. Rahman has since been awarded the Silver Lotus three more times for Minsaara Kanavu (Electric Dreams, Tamil) in 1997, Lagaan (Tax, Hindi) in 2002, Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck on the Cheek, Tamil) in 2003, the most ever by any composer.

Roja's score met with high sales and acclaim in both its original and dubbed versions, bringing about a marked change in film music at the time. Rahman followed this with successful scores for Tamil–language films of the Chennai film industry including Ratnam's politically charged Bombay, the urbanite Kadhalan, Bharathiraaja's Karuththamma, the saxophonic Duet, Indira, and the romantic comedies Mr. Romeo and Love Birds, which gained him considerable notice.His fanbase in Japan increased with Muthu 's success there.His soundtracks gained him recognition in the Tamil Nadu film industry and around the world for his stylistic versatility incorporating Western classical, Carnatic and Tamil traditional/folk music traditions, jazz, reggae and rock music.The Bombay Theme—from Ratnam's Bombay—would later reappear in Deepa Mehta's Fire and various compilations and media. Rangeela, directed by Ram Gopal Varma, marked Rahman's debut for Hindi-language films made in the Mumbai film industry. Many successful scores for films including Dil Se and the percussive Taal followed. Sufi mysticism would inspire the track "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from the former, as well as the composition "Zikr" from his score for the film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, for which he created large orchestral and choral arrangements.Musical cues in scores for Sangamam and Iruvar employed Carnatic vocals and instruments such as the veena with leads of rock guitar and jazz.In the 2000s Rahman created hit scores for Rajiv Menon's Kandukondain Kandukondain, Alaipayuthey, Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades and Rang De Basanti.He composed songs with Hindustani motifs for Water (2005).

Rahman has worked with Indian poets and lyricists such as Javed Akhtar, Gulzar, Vairamuthu and Vaali. He has consistently produced commercially successful soundtracks when collaborating with particular film directors such as Mani Ratnam who he has worked with since Roja, and the director S. Shankar in the films Gentleman, Kadhalan, Indian, Jeans, Mudhalvan, Nayak, Boys, Sivaji and Enthiran.

In 2005, Rahman extended his Panchathan Record Inn studio by establishing AM Studios in Kodambakkam, Chennai, thereby creating the most cutting-edge studio in Asia.In 2006, Rahman launched his own music label, KM Music.Its first release was his score to the film Sillunu Oru Kaadhal.Rahman scored the Mandarin language picture Warriors of Heaven and Earth in 2003 after researching and utilizing Chinese and Japanese classical music, and co-scored the Shekhar Kapoor project Elizabeth: The Golden Age in 2007. His compositions have been sampled for other scores within India,and appeared in such films as Inside Man, Lord of War, Divine Intervention and The Accidental Husband. In 2008, he scored the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, for which he won a Golden Globe and two Academy Awards, becoming the first Indian citizen to do so. In the United States, the soundtrack topped the Dance/Electronic Albums chartand reached #4 on the Billboard 200 chart.The song "Jai Ho" reached #2 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singlesand #15 on the US Billboard Hot 100


He is married to Saira Banu and has three children, Khatija, Rahima, and Ameen. Rahman made his son Ameen sing the track "NaNa" from Couples Retreat and his daughter Khatija the track "Pudhiya Manidha" from Enthiran.Rahman is the uncle of composer G. V. Prakash Kumar, who is the son of Rahman's elder sister, A. R. Reihana. She debuted in film singing on the track "Vidai Kodu Engal Naadae" from Kannathil Muthamittal. He is the brother-in-law of Malayalam film actor Rahman.

He had become an atheist as a result of childhood struggles, and eventually in 1989 converted to Islam, the religion of his mother's family. In an interview with Time magazine, he said that he embraced Islam through Sufism.He is very devoted to his mother. During the 81st Academy Awards ceremony, he paid her a tribute saying: "There is a Hindi dialogue 'mere pass ma hai' which means even if I have got nothing I have my mother here."

Despite being a former atheist, Rahman began his own catchphrase, "Ella pughazhum iraivanukke", a sentence in Tamil which literally means "All praises dedicated to God". The phrase was further popularized after Rahman uttered it during his speech at the 81st Academy Awards ceremony.


Rahman was the 1995 recipient of the Mauritius National Award and the Malaysian Award for contributions to music. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for his first West-End production. A four-time National Film Award winner and conferred the Padma Shri from the Government of India, Rahman has also received six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, fourteen Filmfare Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards South for his music and scores. In 2006, he received an honorary award from Stanford University for contributions to global music.In 2009, for his score of Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman won the Critics' Choice Award, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, and two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 2009 Oscars. Middlesex University and Aligarh Muslim University have announced that they plan to bestow honorary doctorates on Rahman.Later the year Rahman was conferred the honorary doctorate from Anna University in Chennai.He has also won two Grammy Awards, for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album and Best Song Written for a Visual Media.Rahman was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honor, in 2010.Rahman has been nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for the film 127 Hours


Hollywood hot favourite, Katy Perry sent her fans into a frenzy when she was selected for the annual People’s Choice Awards Winner.

The “Firework” pop star was in great spirits as she headed inside the Nokia Theatre for the annual show's action-packed festivities while clad in a colorful frock.

Mrs Russell Brand took the lead this year with five nominations including Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Song, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Web Celeb - winning Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Web Celeb honors.

The night was certainly a star-studded event as other celebs such as Zac Efron, Selena Gomez, the Kardashian sisters, Taylor Swift and many more were in attendance.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


TODAY, Bollywood most beautiful and sexy actress, Deepika Padukone  turns 25 who born 5th January 1986, is an Indian actress and a former model. Padukone made her acting debut in the 2006 Kannada film Aishwarya. The following year, she made her Hindi film debut in the blockbuster Om Shanti Om which earned her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.


Deepika was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore, Karnataka, India, when she was eleven months old.Deepika is of Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin origin, and her mother tongue is Konkani.Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a retired badminton player of international repute, and her mother is a travel agent. Padukone also has a younger sister, Anisha, born on February 2, 1991.

Padukone attended Sophia High School in Bangalore, and completed her pre-university studies at Mount Carmel College Bangalore.While in high school she played badminton at the state level.However, she was not keen on pursuing a career as a badminton player.


While in college, Padukone pursued a career in modeling.She was spotted in a ramp competition in NLS, Bangalore.Over the years, she has modeled for such Indian brand names as Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca, and has been "brand ambassador" for the Jewels of India retail jewelry show.The cosmetics company Maybelline made her its international spokesperson

At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards she was awarded the title "Model of the Year".Shortly afterward, she was chosen as one of the models for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006 and won two trophies at the Idea Zee Fashion Awards: "Female Model of the Year - (Commercial Assignments)" and "Fresh Face of the Year".Padukone was also chosen as the brand ambassador of Kingfisher Airlines and later Levi Strauss and Tissot SA.In addition, she appeared in the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song Naam Hai Tera.


In 2006, Padukone made her cinematic debut in the Kannada film Aishwarya opposite actor Upendra. She later made a successful Bollywood debut in 2007 with Farah Khan's blockbuster Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan.Her performance was well received, earning the actress a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award as well as her first Filmfare Best Actress nomination. Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted, "Deepika has all it takes to be a top star — the personality, the looks and yes, she's supremely talented too. Standing in the same frame as SRK and getting it right is no small achievement. She comes as a whiff of fresh air!"Padukone was then seen in Siddharth Anand's romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno opposite Ranbir Kapoor and alongside Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba. The film, which released on 15 August 2008, performed reasonably well at the box office. Her next film Chandni Chowk To China, released on 16 January 2009, and was a critical and commercial disaster. Padukone's fourth release Love Aaj Kal, released on 31 July 2009 and proved to be one of the biggest hits of 2009.Her first release in 2010 was Excel Entertainment’s Karthik Calling Karthik opposite Farhan Akhtar.


In March 2008, Padukone began dating Ranbir Kapoor, her co-star from the film Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008).The couple broke up in November 2009.


Putting their love for one another, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl spent a romantic day on the beach in St Bart.

The former "City" star and her beau romped along the beach before finding a perch to sprawl out and engage in a makeout session - with Olivia covering up with a towel as she readjusted her bikini top during the waterfront hookup.

And while she's currently situated in the French island territory, Olivia recently dished that her favorite shopping spot is in the country's capital city of Paris.

Asked where she likes to load up on garb, Palermo told, "I’d probably have to say Paris." She added, “I do most of my shopping on my travels and I love finding one-off pieces - they fill my wardrobe."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


In 2011, the self proclaimed Badshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, seems to have had a change of heart. After years of fighting from the Bollywood crown, SRK has now decided to pass it on to his biggest rivals Aamir Khan and Salman Khan.

Recently, on a chat show with Karan Johar, SRK confessed that he would like to grow up to be like Salman and Aamir. He also went on to admit that he can never be as big a star as the two Khans are.

However sources at the set also say that his statement is also an indication of the fact that Aamir and Salman entered the film industry earlier than him and so, that`s one of SRK’s ways of saying he is younger to them in experience and still has a lot to learn.


Hollywood celebrity, Jason Schwartzman is officially a new father to a healthy baby girl.

According to People magazine, the "Rushmore" actor and his lovely wife Brady Cunningham welcomed a daughter, Marlowe Rivers Schwartzman.

Holding off before making the news public, Jason and Brandy's bundle of joy entered the world back on at a Los Angeles hospital.

Upon announcing the family news this past fall, the 30-year-old said, "I'm lucky I found a woman that I love and that's amazing. I'm having a family and I feel very happy. I try to be a good father-to-be. I try to treat my wife well in a way that she enjoy herselves.”

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Demi Lovato’s leaked pictures showed the young Disney Star was somewhat naughty backstage.

Just check Demi Lovato’s racy photos first leaked on and then spread like the wild fire across the global internet, no one wouldn’t agree with what we said.

The provocative images irregardlessly killing the internet broadbandth these days were taken before Demi Lovato entered a rehab for personal issues.

The singer/actress was depicted very playful with her backing dancers. She acted like licking Alex Welch’s face and pulled down her black bra already very low cutted.

It seemed Lovato, who reached the legal age of 18 years old not too long before, couldn’t help but show off her assets to friends. But now what? The whole world is glaring at, how pathetic!


Katrina and Ranbir surprised one and all with their solid portrayal of youngsters who are forced to join politics owing to circumstances. Kareena Kapoor is all set to follow into Katrina's footsteps as she too has been approached by Farhan Akhtar's production house Excel Entertainment for a political drama.

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra who gave Kareena Chameli has been roped in to direct the film. Will the critically acclaimed actress-director pair be able to revive the magic of Chameli?

Sudhir Mishra confirmed the news saying, "Yes, we have approached Kareena Kapoor for my forthcoming film to be produced by Farhan called Bhrub. The Devdas remake I was planning didn't work out as the script I wrote became something else. That script went on to become Bhrub.

Bhrub happens to be the name of the central character around which the film will revolve. It's about a man who's an heir to a political family. Kareena will play the female protagonist. She has an equally important role to play. As far the male lead is concerned, we have few names in mind but that will happen once Farhan gets free post the shooting of his Don 2. We will sit together and brainstorm."

Sudhir added, "Kareena broke free from commercial films in Chameli and that was when people realised the potential that was hidden inside her as an actor. I intend to do that again as she hasn't been exploited enough as an actor considering her immense talent."

Rumours of Abhay and Farhan being considered for the role opposite Kareena are doing the rounds. Watch this space for more.


Not letting the rainy west coast weather damper the day, Mila Kunis was all smiles as she stepped out to grab brunch with a male friend in Studio City.

Clad in wellies and a dark trenchcoat, the "Black Swan" actress and her dining companion shared a laugh as they walked side-by-side into Hugo's restaurant for the midday meal.

As for her cheerful mood, Miss Kunis has quite the good reason to be in high spirits - as she was recently nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the recently released drama "Black Swan".

The Darren Aronofsky directed flick, which also stars Natalie Portman, is a top contender for numerous honors - having garnered a Best Movie bid for the London Critics' Circle Awards earlier today.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Today BOLLYWOOD COMEDIAN actor, GOVINDA turns 47 who born on  21st December 1963 is a Filmfare award-winning Indian actor and politician. He has appeared in over 120 Hindi language films. At the start of his career, his acting and dancing skills gained him widespread attention among film viewers. He later gained worldwide fame as a Bollywood icon through comedy films such as Shola Aur Shabnam, Aankhen, Coolie No.1, Haseena Maan Jaayegi and Partner.

He was a member of the Indian National Congress Party. He was elected as the seventh Member of  Parliament for the Mumbai North Constituency of Maharashtra, India in the 14th Lok Sabha elections in 2004, after defeating Ram Naik of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the 2009 General Elections, he opted out of politics to concentrate more on films. However he continues to have political favor from Congress Party. His constituency was succeeded by Sanjay Nirupam (also from Congress).

In June 1999, Govinda was voted as the tenth greatest star of stage or screen of the last thousand years by BBC News Online users.


Govinda’s father, Arun Kumar Ahuja, was born in pre-partition Gujranwala, Punjab (now in Pakistan) on January 26, 1917. He studied in an engineering college at Lahore. Veteran producer Mehboob Khan brought him to Mumbai in 1937 and cast him in Ek Hi Raasta as the leading man. Arun was notable for acting in Mehboob Khan's Aurat (1940). Govinda's mother, Nazeem who was Muslim had converted to Hinduism and adopted the name Nirmala Devi.Arun and Nirmala first met during the making of the film Savera, in which they were cast opposite each other. They married in 1941.

The only film Ahuja ever produced was a flop. Unable to bear the loss, his health failed. The family, living in a bungalow on Mumbai's upmarket Carter Road, was forced to move to Virar — a far flung semi-rural  Mumbai suburb, where Govinda was born. The youngest of six children, his pet name Chi Chi means little finger in Punjabi, the language they speak at home. Since his father was unable to work, Nirmala Devi brought up the children through hard times in Mumbai.


He studied at Annasahb Vartak College in Vasai, Maharashtra. He graduated in commerce, but failed to find a job. He was not considered for a steward's position at the Taj Mahal hotel, because his English wasn't good enough. His father suggested films. Around this time, Govinda saw the film Saturday Night Fever and dance became his obsession. He practiced for hours and circulated a promo of himself on a VHS cassette. Soon a fertilizer commercial came his way, followed by an Allwyn ad, finally his very first leading role in Tan Badan, which was to be directed by his uncle Anand. He started shooting for his next film Love 86 in June 1985. By mid-July, he had signed 40 others.

His first released film was Ilzaam (1986), a box office success and the fifth biggest hit of 1986. The film established him as a dancing star. He acted in a string of movies after that with mixed success. Most of the films he appeared in during the 1980s were in the action, romance or family drama genres. He was often paired opposite actress Neelam and together they appeared in several hit films such as, Love 86 (1986), Khudgarz (1987) and his brother Kirti Kumar's directed, Hatya (1988). He had success with family drama films such as Dariya Dil (1988), Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988) and Hum (1991) as well as action films such as Marte Dam Tak (1987) and Jung Baaz (1989). He worked with David Dhawan for the first time in the 1989 action film Taaqatwar. He also worked with Rajini Kanth and Sridevi in a hit film that year titled, Ghair Khanooni.

Govinda appeared in several successful films in the 1990s. In 1992, he was seen in the critically acclaimed film, Zulm Ki Hukumat, an Indian remake of The Godfather where his performance was appreciated. He then formed a successful collaboration with David Dhawan and went onto act in 17 movies directed by him most of which were comedy films. The most successful films made by their collaboration include, Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aankhen (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Hero No. 1 (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), Anari No.1 (1999) and Jodi No. 1 (2001). Dhawan and other directors frequently cast him opposite actresses such as Divya Bharati, Karishma Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, and Raveena Tandon during the 1990s.

His box office graph suffered a setback in the early 2000s following a series of commercially unsuccessful films. He played the role of a villain for the first time in his career in Shikari (2000). Although the movie was not a commercial success, Govinda's convincing portrayal of a sociopath murderer was critically acclaimed. He turned down roles in Taal, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Devdas which went on to become successful films.His acting career was further affected when he contested and won the seat for Member of Parliament from Mumbai North in the 2004 parliamentary elections. He did not have any new film releases in 2004 and 2005 although some of his delayed films such as Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen (2005) and his own home production Ssukh (2005) were released but resulted in box office disasters.

Govinda made a comeback to films in late 2006 with the comedy film, Bhagam Bhag, alongside Akshay Kumar which became a hit. His first release of 2007 was the huge multi-starrer Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love. Although a box office disappointment, Govinda was praised for his performance.

His second release of 2007 was the David Dhawan directed comedy, Partner, which co-starred Salman Khan. The film grossed Rs. 300 Million in India on its opening week, the second highest domestic opening week gross for an Indian film until then.In 2008, he appeared in the film, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai. The same year, Salman Khan invited David Dhawan and Govinda on his show Dus Ka Dum to celebrate the success of their film Partner. In 2009, he had a successful release titled Life Partner. Govinda got back to the successful trio of David Dhawan, Vashu Bhagnani and himself with the film, Do Knot Disturb, which flopped at the box office.

In 2010, Govinda was seen in Mani Ratnam's bilingual project, Raavan, along with Vikram, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. Govinda played a forest officer who takes Vikram's character through the forests in search of a wanted criminal. While it was earlier speculated that his character was a contemporary version of Hanuman, Govinda refuted the claim.Despite having a small role in the film, Govinda was appreciated for his performance.


Govinda's father Arun Ahuja was an actor in the 1940s and his mother Nirmala Ahuja was also an actress as well as a singer. His brother, Kirti Kumar is an actor, producer and director. His sister, Kaamini Khanna is a writer, music director, singer, anchor and founder of 'Beauty with Astrology'. Govinda has six nephews and two nieces in the entertainment industry: actors Vinay Anand, Krushna Abhishek, Aryan, Arjun Singh, Ragini Khanna, Amit Khanna, Aarti Singh and director Janmendra Kumar Ahuja. Govinda's brother-in-law, Devendra Sharma has also acted in a few Hindi films.

Govinda's maternal uncle Anand Singh, who was assistant to director Hrishikesh Mukherjee, launched him in his film, Tan Badan. Anand Singh's wife's younger sister Sunita fell in love with Govinda during the 'Mahurat' of Tan Badan. They got married on 11 March 1987. Their marriage was a closely guarded secret for the initial four years.

The couple now have two children, Narmada and Yashvardhan. Govinda narrowly escaped death on 5 January 1994 while traveling to a studio for the shooting of Khuddar (1994), the actor's car collided with another car, resulting in him sustaining injuries to his head. Though bleeding profusely, Govinda did not cancel the shooting. After visiting a doctor, he shot for the film till midnight.




1997 - Filmfare Special Award for Saajan Chale Sasural
1999 - Filmfare Best Comedian Award, Haseena Maan Jaayegi


1994 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Aankhen
1996 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Coolie No. 1
1997 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Saajan Chale Sasural
1998 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Deewana Mastana
1999 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
2000 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for - Haseena Maan Jaayegi
2000 - Filmfare Best Villain Award forShikari
2001 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Kunwara
2002 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Jodi No.1
2002 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta
2003 - Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for Akhiyon Se Goli Maare



1995 - Star Screen Award Special Jury Award for Coolie No. 1
1998 - Lux Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Dulhe Raja
1998 - Special Videocon Screen award from Jury for overall performance
1999 - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
2000 - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Haseena Maan Jaayegi
2002 - IIFA Best Comedian Award for Jodi No. 1
2007 - "Excellent Comic Actor" Award at the Star Gold Comedy Honors
2007 - Most Stylish Comeback Award at the MTV Lycra Style Awards
2008 - Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards, "NDTV Imagine Best Jodi of the Year 2007" along with Salman Khan.
2008 - Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Male for Partner2008 - IIFA Best Comedian Award for Partner.


She’s known for her good girl ways, but Julianne Hough is showing a different side in her new video, “Is That So Wrong.”

In the musical production, the former “Dancing With the Stars” cutie can be seen rolling around on a bed while stripping down to her bra and panties as she dances around her bedroom.

Last week, Julianne performed in Boston, MA and explained to the crowd, “Funny story. I shot a music video for it….and CMT kind of banned it. Apparently I was taking off too many clothes as I was dancing around my bedroom. But I don’t know – I kind of liked it.”

However, CMT apparently pulled the mischievous video because of pending negotiations - not the content - and the network said that once the contract issues are resolved, the video will be put back on the country TV station.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Currently being shot in Mumbai Ready from the house of T-Series starring superstar Salman Khan and Asin is already creating a stir in industry circles much before it's release.

After breaking all box office records with his last film Dabangg Salman Khan is back at his
comic best in "Ready" directed by Anees Bazmee of Singhh is King and Welcome fame.

Produced by music giant T-Series Ready also reunites Salman Khan and Bhushan Kumar

Says Bhushan Kumar "The schedule of "Ready" is moving smoothly and it's been great fun working with Salman -We share a great friendship not to mention a fantastic working equation .It's overwhelming to see his commitment towards the
movie. He is a thorough professional and is always there with interesting inputs wherever need be.. .As far as Salman is concerned, he is like family"

The man with the Midas touch says that his film has just the right ingredients that will have audiences asking for more.

"I was always looking for a script which has everything and I found that in Ready. The film has lots of humor, there are 2-3 action sequences which Salman fans will love, there are a lot of dramatic sequences, and we also have good scope for music. In short it's a total masala entertainer with proper story and screenplay." adds Bhushan Kumar.


Having recently finished up judging duties on "The X Factor," Cheryl Cole went out for a relaxing dinner at Nobu restaurant on Park Lane in Mayfair, London.

Looking stunning in a light blue silk playsuit with some sparkly silver high heels, the 27-year-old was joined for the tasty meal by her mom, as well as her Girls Aloud bandmates Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.

The Nobu outing followed press duties earlier in the day, as Cheryl cranked out a pre-recorded interview and performance for The Alan Carr Chatty Man TV show at The London Studios.

Meanwhile, it's still expected that Miss Cole will soon be making her move to the States to help Simon Cowell launch "The X Factor" in the US.

Of the planned change of locale, tabloid reports claim the Cheryl is a bit worried about how she'll be perceived - with sources claiming she wants to drop a few pounds before the transition.

A pal is said to have told UK's Now magazine, "Making it in the US will be stressful and she's overwrought. She knows how harsh US audiences and tabloids can be, so she wants to get it right. She's seen what happened to Britney Spears with all the scrutiny over her weight and personal life and Cheryl's determined to keep her private life private and focus on work."

Friday, December 17, 2010


Today bollywood star, JOHN ABRAHAM turns 38 who born on 17th December 1972.After modeling for numerous advertisements and companies, Abraham made his film debut with Jism (2003), which earned him a Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination. This was followed by his first commercial success, Dhoom (2004). He received two Filmfare Award nominations, for his negative roles in Dhoom, and then in Zinda (2006). He later appeared in the major critical success Water (2005). In 2007, he was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Baabul (2006).

Abraham was born in Mumbai to a Malayali father and a Parsi mother. His father is an architect from Alwaye, Kerala; his mother is named Phiroza Irani. Abraham's Parsi name is "Farhan" while his father being a Syrian Christian (Syrian Malabar Nasrani) named him "John". He has a younger brother, Alan.

He studied economics at the Bombay Scottish School, Mahim in Mumbai and did his MBA from the Mumbai Educational Trust (MET).


Abraham started his modelling career appearing in the music video of the song "Surma" by Punjabi singer Jazzy B. He then joined the media firm Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd., which, however, closed because of financial problems. Later, he worked for Enterprises-Nexus as a media planner.

In 1999, he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and went to the Philippines for Manhunt International, where he won second place. Following this, he was signed by Carrie Models in Singapore and did some modelling there; he later modelled in Hong Kong, London and New York City. He also appeared in a number of commercial advertisements and in other music videos for singers including Pankaj Udhas, Hans Raj Hans and Babul Supriyo. To improve his acting skills, Abraham joined the Kishore Namit Kapoor acting laboratory and completed an acting course while juggling modelling assignments.


Abraham made his acting debut with Jism (2003), a thriller film which, according to Box Office India, was "above average" grossing 13,25,00,000.During filming, Abraham and co-star Bipasha Basu started dating each other.

His next films included a paranormal thriller Saaya (2003), Pooja Bhatt's directorial debut Paap (2004) and Ahmed Khan's Lakeer – Forbidden Lines (2004).

He appeared, in a villainous role, as Kabir in Dhoom in 2004, an action film produced by Yash Raj Films. The film was one of the highest grossing films of that year.

In 2005 he starred in the supernatural thriller Kaal and the comedy Garam Masala both of which did well at the box office.Later that year, he had a major role in the critically acclaimed film Water, which portrayed the tragic fate of Hindu widows in British India of the 1930s. The film was written and directed by independent Canadian film-maker Deepa Mehta. It was popular internationally, and was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards.

In the summer of 2006, Abraham performed at the "Rockstars Concert" along with fellow Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Zayed Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol, Shahid Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat.In that same year, he starred in the films Zinda, Taxi No 9211, Baabul and Kabul Express.Among these Taxi No 9211 and Kabul Express were substantially successful.

Nikhil Advani's multi-starrer Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love was Abraham's first release in 2007. The movie failed to do well at the Indian box office,though it did well in the overseas markets.His last two 2007 releases included the arthouse thriller No Smoking and the sports film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.

In 2008, Abraham starred alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra in Dostana, his only release that year. Produced by Karan Johar, the film performed well at the box office.

His first release of 2009 was another much awaited production by Yash Raj Films, New York. The film was a critical and commercial success. It followed the lives of three best friends after the September 11 attacks in New York City.

He has a fashion line— branded JA Clothes — which primarily features his favorite article of clothing, jeans.


Abraham has been dating actress Bipasha Basu since 2002. The couple is often cited as a supercouple in India.


Nick Cannon again confirmed he and wife Mariah Carey are parents-to-be of twins. Mr. Cannon said on his Rollin’ With Nick Cannon radio show on early today, and also revealed that Carey even had “shared with the President [Barack Obama] and First Lady [Michelle] that we are having twins.”

According to Nick Cannon pregnant Mariah Carey has indeed conceived twins.

Pressed by E! News today if his wife Mariah Carey is pregnant with twins, Nick Cannon, who was helping hand out toys at a Build-a-Bear Workshop benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation, somewhat confirmed:

Mariah Carey, 40, was announced she was expectant in late October after having dodging the pregnancy rumors for many months even though her mid-section ballooned.

Two weeks ago, when she promoted her holiday album Merry Christmas II You on Radio Disney, a tongue-slip of Carey stirred the speculation she is pregnant with twins. She then said, “I just hope that they don’t turn out hating Christmas!”

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Bollywood most hot and sexy actress, Katrina Kaif is the most searched person in the world’s leading search engine, "GOOGLE". According to Google country head Vinay Goel, the most searched celebrity Katrina Kaif is more popular in Pakistan than in India.

YouTube became the fastest rising term in 2008 while Orkut and Gmail remained the most popular networking and communication properties for Indian users.

 Katrina Kaif told to media that it very nice to get included in the most searched for list as it indicates that the fans are enjoying her works in the movies.

According to Katrina, it is a very interesting change as Bollywood is largely male dominated and women come far behind. Katrina Kaif is not only the most searched for Bollywood celebrity, she is also in the list of fastest rising search item across categories in India.

The search engine, Google has published its year-end Zeitgeist, the tool which reveals what internet users are searching for. Goa, Kerala and Kashmir were listed as the top holiday destinations.

While developing the 2008 report, Google analyzed various aspects of the search queries to read out the minds of Internet users in India.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Dancing diva Madhuri, who is married to a doctor and settled in USA, will have her second stint on the small screen but as a judge.

Actress Madhuri Dixit will soon be seen judging the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4 on sony tv.

While the premier of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa will be held on December 12, it will go regularly on air on Monday and Tuesday at 2100 hrs.

This time, the contestants will perform before a live studio audience, judges and the entire viewing public to prove their mettle. The fourth season will witness the most celebrated judges panel, who will add a new dimension to the show, a release issued by Sony TV said here today.

Dixit will be joined by choreographer Remo D'Souza as judges for the show. At an event that was held to launch the show, Sony TV executive vice president Ajit Thakur told reporters that it took one-and-a-half-year to convince the actress.

"Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa", Dancing with the Stars, is produced by BBC Productions. The original format, has been a huge success across 27 countries like Britain, America, Australia, New Zealand and Italy.


After two children and four years together, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden invited about 130 close family and friends in their wedding party.

But one attendee stood way out: a trained elephant was seen being led into the Los Angeles estate of Richie's father, music superstar Lionel Richie, where two tents were set up for the ceremony on a warm evening.

Otherwise, the couple appeared to be sticking to tradition. Richie wore a wedding dress by Marchesa, and their rings were by jeweler Neil Lane, who also crafted Richie's 4-carat engagement ring.

According to source "They're going all-out with the decor." "Nicole wanted a memorable, elegant affair for only their closest friends and family on their special day."

How the elephant fit in wasn't immediately known.

Guests included the groom's twin brother and Good Charlotte bandmate Benji Madden, 31, Sam Ronson, as well as Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale.

Richie, 29 and Madden, 31, announced their engagement in February, and Richie's friends threw her a luxurious bachelorette party in Mexico in September.