Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Trusted online shopping for all your needs

How about finding almost all brands that you love to have at one place, saving you the trouble of shopping all over the internet? And if they can give you the best deals and the easiest and quickest site to use with multiple stores for your purchase and you have a shopping venue that provides convenience, choice, great prices, safety and security, trusted brands and hard-to-find products and a personalized experience is compelling.

In 1997, the entrepreneur and technologist Lee Lorenzen found his mailbox had more than two dozen catalogs delivered on a single day and it made him think of a more efficient way for merchants to place their offers before customers and for customers to shop conveniently for the right products and brands. He thought of creating a single location where customers could shop for the right products at the right times when they wanted them.

Thus began Catalog City, a web site dedicated to catalog retailers and it grew to include products from department stores, specialty stores, retailers and many more. Now, backed by over a decade of technology development, it has evolved into Shop.com, the destination comparison shopping engine for convenience in finding, comparing and buying items for your home, family, work, friends and personal needs and interests. Their patented OneCart technology allows customers to shop across hundreds of merchants and check out only once with a single password-protected account.

Their shopping experts have drawn on their industry experience and insider connections to bring you the best collection of the stores you can't live without, and the brands and products you love at one place. You can search for your choicest products from the best stores online and see them side by side, compare prices, shipping methods, and delivery schedules. They offer you a variety of tools and expert advice to help you make informed buying decisions and to find the best products to suit your needs.

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Black Actresses at the Oscar: Supporting Role

Black Actresses at the Oscar Supporting Roles from 1936 to 2008:

African American actresses nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences for Best Performance by an Actress in Supporting Roles.

Top row: Hattie Mcdaniel (Gone with the Wind), Ethel Waters (Pinky), Juanita Moore (Imitation of Life), Beah Richards (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?).

Second Row: Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Mellie), Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek), Margaret Avery & Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple).

Third Row: Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies), Queen Latifah (Chicago), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda).

Fourth Row: Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Ruby Dee (American Gangster), Viola Davis (Doubt), Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

Photo uploaded to Flickr.com by oscary2008 on 25 Jan 09, 7.21PM PST & text edited from notes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire: A R Rahman

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The “Mozart of Madras” (as TIME Magazine called him), music composing genius A R Rahman who composed the music for Slumdog Millionaire and playback singer Sukhwinder Singh have been invited to perform at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, as newspapers reported. Rahman and Sukhwinder Singh will perform the song ‘Jai Ho’ at the Oscar Evening.

Rahman received the three Oscar nominations for the music he composed for British filmmaker Danny Boyle’s rags-to-riches Bollywood style musical Slumdog Millionaire. While one nomination is for best original score, two are for the best original songs “Jai Ho” and “O Saya”.

The honor of being the first Indian music director to be nominated for three Oscars is the rare recognition of A R Rahman, who attributes his success and fame to divinity.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The right Direct TV package for you

We consider many aspects and features of the services offered by TV service providers. Sometimes pitfalls await us from some service providers because we blindly believe inflated claims about the number of channels, quality of services, prices and similar aspects, and only later we come to know of the shortcomings, poor services and the hidden costs in the case of some service providers and we regret about our choice.

Viewing from this perspective, Direct Sat TV offers great packages and services. When you buy services from them you get the most advanced Directv Satellite Dish, Receiver and DVR recorders, etc., backed by expert installation. From the basic Directv Satellite System to Digital DVR recording and amazing High Definition HD TV, they offer the best satellite technology and over 265 channels and over 135 HD channels.

Directv Special Offers on Directv Programming and Direct TV Packages allow you to save a lot on packages of programs you are interested in, like packages for family, movies, HD programs, sports, international channels, and business/news channels. You can make your selections based on these and they recommend packages and the prices that are the best for you. You can make selections by entering your ZIP code and even get an instant quote.

As freedom to select from a wide range of options is important, DirectSatTV packages and special offers from Direct Sat TV include PREMIER, PLUS HD DVR, PLUS DVR, CHOICE XTRA, CHOICE, FAMILY, etc. You can also consider HD Channels, Local Channels, Sports Channels, Premium Channels and International Channels in your choice or view all channels. More per package details and pricing can be instantly accessed from their site.

They offer different packages, including HD or DVR receivers and other packages focusing on family channels, sports channels, movie packages including HBO, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Cinemax, FLIX, Sundance Channel, Encore, Starz, and local channels and XM radio for the right price.

Gisele Bundchen: world’s richest supermodel

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Gisele Bundchen, originally uploaded by Dani Haase.

The Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen may be in the news for various reasons, including her engagement to American footballer Tom Brady. She is the face of top international brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Christian Dior, Missoni and Ralph Lauren. And Gisele Bundchen is one of the most successful and the wealthiest supermodels. She scorched the silver screen in 'The Devil Wears Prada'. She is # 1 in the list of the list of top ten supermodels of all time.

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Kate Winslet
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Kate Winslet and David Kross star in Stephen Daldry's "The Reader". Online surveys report that she has more than 60 percent chance of winning the Oscar.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

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Jiah Khan
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Bollywood actress Jiah Khan
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Actress-danseuse Isha Sharvani has dazzled all with her acrobatic dance steps in her debut film, Subhash Ghai's "Kisna". Now Isha stars as an upcoming star in Zoya Akhtar's "Lucky By Chance", and has done some breath-taking, daring aerial dance steps during the circus sequence in the film.

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Changeling is a 2008 American period thriller directed by Clint Eastwood and written by J. Michael Straczynski. The film was made by Imagine Entertainment and Malpaso Productions for Universal Pictures. Angelina Jolie was cast in the lead. Changeling premiered at the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2008, where it was met with critical acclaim. Changeling received awards nominations in three Academy Award categories, and eight BAFTA Film Awards categories. For the 81st Academy Awards, Angelina Jolie was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, James Murakami and Gary Fettis for Best Art Direction and Tom Stern for Best Cinematography.

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Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta in a scene from Billu Barber
Billu Barber, originally uploaded by Gyanguru-Pix.

Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta in Billu Barber: The story is spun around a village barber (Irrfan Khan). Lara Dutta performs his wife’s character. The film also features Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor in special appearances.

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Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the Bollywood movie “Billu Barber”, directed by Priyadarshan. The film also features Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor who are reportedly doing item numbers in the film with Shah Rukh Khan. This wallpaper shows SRK with Deepika Padukone who is also doing an item number with him.

The Billu Barber is a re-make of "Kuselan" (Tamil), which was remade from the hugely successful Malayalam film "Kadha Parayumbol".

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Priyanka Chopra in Billu Barber

Wallpaper: Priyanka Chopra, special appearance, in Billu Barber, the remake of the hugely successful Malayalam film Kadha Parayumbol, which was was earlier remade in Tamil as Kuselan.

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Pictures of Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone
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This picture is from Billu Barber movie.

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Lara Dutta as a village woman in the movie Billu Barber
Billu Barber, originally uploaded by Gyanguru-Pix.

Lara Dutta in Billu Barber slated for release in February 2009.

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Tamil actress Madhumitha in yellow sari
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Genelia captured on lens at Slumdog Millionaire Premiere.

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Madhushree captured on lens at the Slumdog Millionaire special screening with TV stars in Cinemax on 22nd Jan 2009.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

In line for Slumdog Millionaire

The photo shows people waiting in line for tickets of Slumdog Millionaire that was the Best Film of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Freida Pinto & Shahrukh Khan at the Golden Globe awards

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Dev Patel and Freida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire photographed at the Golden Globes, on January 11, 2009, Beverly Hills, CA, USA.

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Slumdog Millionaire Photos, originally uploaded by mirchiaish.

Dev Patel and his "Slumdog Millionaire" co-star Freida Pinto are in this beautiful computer desktop wallpaper.

According to contactmusic.com, the 18-year-old Dev Patel has shot to fame with his first ever movie role and is grateful to Pinto for helping him deal with the whirlwind attention that he has suddenly received from worldwide.

Dev Patel is reported to have said, "We're soulmates because we're both in this surreal situation. She is very beautiful. I haven't got a girlfriend but Freida, my co-star, is gorgeous," but he clarified that they are not romantically involved at all.

According to reports, 400 prints of the film are released in India and the opening box office collections were a huge success. The entire cast and crew, including the director and producer were present in India during the premiere of the film. Providentially, the film got 10 Oscar nominations which were announced on the day the film premiered in India.

The 52-crore film has already done business worth more than Rs 200 in USA and UK where it was a huge hit.

Out of the 10 Oscar nominations the film received, 4 are for Indians, 3 for A R Rahman and one for sound re-mixing team that includes Resul Pookutty.

Resul Pookutty, the Indian film sound designer and mixer, hails from Kollam, Kerala. He is a 1995 graduate from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He also designed sound for the 2008 blockbuster Ghajini, starring Aamir Khan and directed by Murugadoss. Slumdog Millionaire is his first major international project that won him an Academy award nomination for Best Sound Mixing, along with Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke.

The Indian premiere of Slumdog Millionaire in Mumbai on 22 January 2009 was attended by major personalities of the Indian film industry. The dubbed Hindi version, Slumdog Crorepati, was also released in India in addition to the original film.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire bags 10 Oscar Nominations

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Slumdog Millionaire, originally uploaded by AsceticMonk.

Slumdog Millionaire received TEN NOMINATIONS for the 81st Academy Awards, second only to "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", that led the pack with 13 nominations.

Slumdog Mmillionaire, a Mumbai-based rags-to-riches romance, came in second in the 81st Academy Award Nominations with 10 nominations. Out of these, A R Rahman bagged three Oscar nominations. They are one for original music score and two nominations in the original song category. The songs are Jai Ho with lyricist Gulzar and O Saya with lyricist Maya Arulpragasam (Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, popularly known as M.I.A.). O Saya was performed by A R Rahman and M.I.A., while Jai Ho, featured Sukhwinder Singh, Tanvi Shah and Mahalakshmi Iyer.

Meanwhile the cast and crew of the film, including the director Danny Boyle and producer Christian Colson, are in Mumbai where the film was made and where it was being premiered.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a time-tripping fantasy, received the most with 13 nominations. For a full list of Academy nominees visit Oscars.com

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Meryl Streep as a suspicious, intolerant nun in "Doubt" (Streep's 15th nomination) nominated for the Best Actress and supporting actress nod for Viola Davis as the boy's mother - 81st Academy Awards nominations.

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Longtime character actress Melissa Leo was nominated for lead actress for playing a trailer park single mother in "Frozen River" - 81st Annual Oscar nominations.

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Disney princess Anne Hathaway was honored for her performance as a neurotic 12-stepper in "Rachel Getting Married," and longtime, as she was nominated in the leading actress category.

Kate Winslet gets the nod for The Reader

Kate Winslet in "The Reader"


Kate Winslet in "The Reader", originally uploaded by beastandbean.

Kate Winslet, who won two Golden Globe awards as best dramatic actress for "Revolutionary Road" and supporting actress for "The Reader", received a single Oscar nomination for lead actress in "The Reader." Way better than "Revolutionary Road", this is the movie Kate Winslet will probably win her Oscar for!

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81st annual Oscar nominations: Angelina Jolie is also a nominee for Best Actress, for her leading role as the mother of a kidnapped boy in "Changeling".

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Priyanka Chopra wallpapers
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Chandni Chowk to China Toronto premiere with Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone

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Kareena Kapoor
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama's speech - US Presidential Inauguration

Agencies report that Barack Obama took the oath of office on 20 Jan 2009 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol before a crowd of more than one million people to become the 44th President of the United States. Soon after Obama took the oath of office, a military color guard fired off a 21-gun salute. Obama spoke before more than a million people crowded into Washington's National Mall that stretches from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol. Obama made the historic address shortly after taking the oath of office and becoming the first black president of the United States, placing his hand on Abraham Lincoln's inaugural Bible that hasn’t been used since Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861. More...

Also read report: Obama also warned those who threaten the United States, "We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you." Read more and watch video...

Tourists in Kenya are being lured away from the country’s famous game parks and white-sand beaches by a new attraction, the Obama Safari. Tour firms are already offering tailored safaris to Kenya’s little-visited west, and especially to the village of Kogelo where the president-elect’s step-grandmother Sarah Obama still lives and where his father, also called Barack, is buried. More...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Sonam Kapoor
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Monday, January 19, 2009

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Tamil actress Charmi
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

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Katrina Kaif in red sexy dress
Katrina Kaif wears red dress.

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Katrina Kaif, originally uploaded by Top Class.

Friday, January 16, 2009

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Deepika Padukone in Maxim Magazine
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Deepika Padukone as Chinese woman in Chandni Chowk to China
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Deepika Padukone appears as a Chinese woman in the movie "Chandni Chowk to China". She has done some breath-stopping stunts in the film, and reportedly the stunt of that class has never been done by any other Indian actress.

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Chandni Chowk to China - Deepika Padukone Wallpaper

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The new look Deepika Padukone as a Chinese woman in Chandni Chowk to China created as wallpaper 1024 x 768 for your computer desktop.

Deepika Padukone and Akshay Kumar

Deepika Padukone and Akshay Kumar photographed during the Toronto premiere of their Bollywood movie "Chandni Chowk to China".

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mischa Barton - Bhopal: Prayer For Rain in India


Mischa Barton, originally uploaded by FashionNut.

The British actress, Mischa Barton, best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the American TV series "The O.C.", recently had reportedly uploaded her bikini photos on her official website. The photographs were shot in Goa, the picturesque beach city in India, where she is currently shooting for her film, "Bhopal: Prayer For Rain in India". The film is based on the real-life incident, the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, caused by the poisonous gas leakage from the plant of Union Carbide that killed thousands of people in their death in the city of Bhopal in India.
There are reports that Mischa Barton had previously revealed her excitement in embracing the Indian Culture. Barton had admitted to enjoying the traditional fare by learning to play the Sitar and sipping the traditional Masala Chai.

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady engaged

The Brazilian supermodel and the world’s richest supermodel, Gisele Bundchen is making wedding plans after getting engaged in Los Angeles over the weekend to marry American football superstar Tom Brady, People.com reported. Family and friends were informed over the weekend.

The New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, 31, proposed with a diamond solitaire ring to the Brazilian supermodel, 28, on Friday, said People magazine on Monday. It must be mentioned the celebrity website TMZ.com reported last month that Tom Brady popped the question on a private jet on Christmas Eve.

"He asked and she accepted," a source close to the couple was quoted as saying. The couple is discussing a huge fashionista event in the spring or a more intimate and quicker ceremony in Costa Rica, where Gisele has a home, as reports say.

It is the second time that the glamour couple reportedly got engaged, as agencies report. Gisele Bundchen had been earlier dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire


Slumdog Millionaire, the most-talked about British-made film in years and which is set in Mumbai, won four Golden Globe awards. Slumdog Millionaire won all four nominations awarded at the Golden Globes including picture, best director (Danny Boyle), screenplay (Simon Beaufoy) and score (A.R. Rahman). The film also won five of the six awards it was nominated for at the Critics Choice Awards. It is now expected it will be the movie to beat at the forthcoming Academy Awards.

The biggest cheer is for A.R. Rahman, who became the first Indian to win a Golden Globe, for the best original score. The film has a very good crop of Bollywood/Indian/Asian origin artists. Some of them (apart from the cast) are Alka Yagnik, Ila Arun, Palakkad Sriram, Madhumitha, Suzanne D'Mello, Sonu Nigam, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Alisha Chinai, Tanvi Shah, Sukhwinder Singh, etc. Cast includes Dev Patel (Jamal Malik), Freida Pinto (Latika), Anil Kapoor (Prem Kumar, the game show host), Irrfan Khan (Police Inspector), Saurabh Shukla (Constable Srinivas), Mahesh Manjrekar (Javed / Raja), Ankur Vikal (Maman), Madhur Mittal (Salim, Jamal's brother), and a host of child stars.

The story, based on the best-selling novel “Q&A” by Vikas Swarup, is of Jamal Malik, a dirt-poor orphan from Mumbai who stuns India when he reaps success on the country's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (Kaun Banega Crorepati?). Jamal, played by the British actor Dev Patel, draws on his life experiences, many of them shockingly brutal, to answer the game show's questions, aiming to stay on air for as long as possible in a bid to win back the love of his life.

As in Indian films there is a song-and-dance routine. Also about one-third of the dialogue is in Hindi with English subtitles. It is reported in terms of revenue per screen Slumdog Millionaire broke all records when it was released in the US in November 2008.

It is expected that Slumdog Millionaire will prove a massive popular success when it will be released in India on January 23.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Neetu Chandra sexy photo

Neetu Chandra was born in Patna, India, is 5'7" tall and is a black belt in Taekwondo. Before entering modeling and acting career (print ads, theater and films), she excelled as a sportswoman, represented India in International Taekwondo Championship at Hong Kong (1996) and in World Korfball Championship at New Delhi (1995).

She struggled hard for small print ad campaigns in Delhi in the beginning of her career. Her hard work and perseverance took her to the Hindi film Industry with the Hindi movie “Garam Masala” (in 2005 with Akshay Kumar and John Abraham) in which she portrayed Sweetie, an airhostess. Following that, in 2006 she starred in the Telugu film “Godavari” directed by Sekhar Kammula. In 2007 she appeared in the film “Traffic Signal”. She was also acting in the Tamil film, “Yavarum Nalam”, her debut film in Kollywood in which she did the role of Priya, and the film’s lead actor is Madhavan.

In March, 2008 7Seas Technologies announced that they would develop a 3D mobile game with Neetu Chandra playing the lead character. The game was to be titled on her name, Neetu (The Alien Killer), is based on a unique game story and revolves around the lead character killing different aliens. It is about the future, 3000 AD, when more than half of the world was destroyed by greenhouse gases, global warming and similar man-made disasters. According to the story, Atlanto City was captured by the aliens, who came from a faraway outer space galaxy. Thousands of citizens were killed and an organization, ASETI, sends Neetu, a valiant and intelligent female, the only hope to save the Earth from the alien regime.

Neetu was on the cover of men’s Magazine Maxim India on the January 2009 issue of the magazine. She has posed for the magazine in very hot and revealing manner, and some argue, her dare bare act would sure bring her more chances in Bollywood. Her recent (2008 year end) hit in Hindi was “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!”, a surprise hit. And the flick's luckiest charm is Neetu Chandra.