Saaya Irie, Japanese youth idol and model, holds the record of starting modeling for lingerie at the age of 11. Now the 15-year-old gravure idol is one of the most sought after models, TV personalities and actresses in Japan with a huge international fan-following. Her official website is one of the best places you can get the updates of her photos and info. Here is the site: Saaya Irie.
Friday, July 31, 2009
The 2009 comedy film directed by Todd Phillips The Hangover has caught the attention of audiences in India with huge box office success and many Indian filmmakers craving to remake it, notably producer Firoz Nadiadwala, who claims to have bought the rights from Warner Bros.
Warner Brothers (WB India) said the film had raked in Rs 6.8 crores at the box office in India, with a limited release of only 42 prints in 51 screens. Fans of the movie are very active on Twitter, Facebook and Orkut. One fans group on Facebook claims over 1.73 million members.
The film was released in North America on June 5, 2009. The story revolves around four friends who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) is about to be married. So his friends Phil Wenneck (Bradley Cooper, as a schoolteacher bored of the married life), Stu Price (Ed Helms, as a dentist with a strict and controlling girlfriend) and Doug's socially inept soon to be brother-in-law Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis) take him to Las Vegas for a bachelor party.
The four friends book into a hotel suite and, then sneak to the roof of the hotel and toast to the night ahead. The next morning the friends, minus the groom Doug Billings, wake up in the suite with no memory of what happened the previous night. All they could understand is that Doug is missing, Stu has lost a tooth, there is a tiger in the bathroom, a baby in the closet and their hotel suite is in a shambles. First they think that Doug might have gone for breakfast, but they worry about him when they find his phone left in the room. Alan discovers Stu's tooth in his pocket and a VIP parking pass and Stu finds an ATM receipt for $800, all indications of strange happenings.
What follows next is a series of hilarious situations in the three friends’ efforts to locate Doug, and other consequences of what happened the night before. The real action hilarious scenes are bound to keep you on the edge of the seat till the end.
The film produced at a budget of $35 million (between $25 million and $30 million according to LA Times) had a marketing budget of $40 million. On the first day of release the film grossed $16.5 million for 4,500 screens at 3,269 sites, beating out the big budgeted Land of the Lost. The Hangover finished first for the weekend with $45.0 million. The film’s box office performance surprised even Warner Bros, which only hoped it would finish third behind Up and Land of the Lost.
Since its release, the film has earned total US gross $248,857,162 and $98,500,000 internationally, i.e., a worldwide Gross $347,357,162 according to The Numbers, making it the highest grossing R-rated comedy ever in the US, breaking the record held by Beverly Hills Cop for 25 years. The film has received primarily positive reviews, and it is a huge hit with audiences and most of the critics.
Trivia: Helms's missing tooth is real, not created with prosthetics or visual effects but is natural. Helms never had an adult incisor, and got a dental implant as a teenager which was removed for the filming.
As reports say, Warner Bros is planning a sequel for the film. Production of The Hangover 2 will begin in October 2010 for an expected early 2011 release.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Paris Hilton, the American socialite, occasional actress, model, singer, author, television personality, activist, businesswoman and hotel heiress, is quite often described as “famous for being famous”. Well don’t worry about the list of her professions or careers, if you take a little time of your busy schedule, you can find a dozen more about her professions.
Anyway, it will be quite happy news for mobile users and games enthusiasts in India because Anil Ambani’s Reliance Mobile is launching a new mobile game based on Paris Hilton in the Indian market in collaboration with Gameloft, if the buzz going on the Internet is to be believed. Diamond Quest is the earlier one that featured Hilton.
Apart from Hilton, her female accessory dog Chihuahua named Tinkerbell will also feature in the game, it is expected. Anything without Tinkerbell cannot be complete in the stories about Paris Hilton. She used to carry Tinkerbell to all the social occasions and functions she attended. She carried Tinkerbell in all the five seasons of the TV reality show The Simple Life.
Though by birth she is famous as one of the heirs of Hilton Hotels, there are many people who argue that Tinkerbell made her more famous. The pocket-sized pet dog herself is a celebrity female, as it captured news headlines sometimes as much as Paris Hilton. For the knowledge of the uninitiated, in 2004 Tinkerbell authored a memoir, “The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries’.
In 2004 Tinkerbell was missing in the aftermath of a burglary at Hilton's apartment. Immediately Paris Hilton announced a reward of US$5,000 to anyone that helped Tinkerbell’s return home. The dog was found six days later. And Tinkerbell was regularly spotted again with Paris Hilton at various events.
As you know Paris Hilton is one of the American celebrities whose photos can be seen the most in photo sharing sites and in sites for wallpapers and celebrity photos and videos. Interestingly, Tinkerbell is seen in most of her interesting photos.
Hilton had appearances of bits and pieces in some Hollywood movies, the most noted one being in The House of Wax. She is also known for Hilton Records, Paris Hilton Perfumes and many more profitable ventures, apart from her much reported leaked tapes, sightings on beaches, etc., but she has the additional advantage of making pets more fashionable and promoting pet apparels and accessories. She is also associated with many charities and goodwill initiatives.
Whatever one may write about Haris Pilton, all ventures she was associated with were quite successful. So, the Reliance Mobiles mobile game being introduced in India is going to be quite popular and a great success, more so as Tinkerbell is likely to star in the game. Read for more stories on Paris and Tinkerbell in A happy ending for Tinkerbell (CLICK on the link) from USA Today.
It was heartening news for Indian sports lovers and her fans, as Sania Mirza won the ITF Lexington Challenger title at Lexington, USA. On Sunday Sania beat top seeded Julie Coin of France 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win the title along with a prize money of $50,000.
The 22-year-old Sania Mirza improved her world rankings as she moved to the 80th place in the latest WTA singles rankings with this win. But she dropped 10 places to 49th place in the WTA doubles ranking list. It is hoped that Sania Mirza would again repeat the magic she had shown earlier and break into the top 25 in the WTA singles rankings in the near future.
Sania Mirza made her tennis career debut in 2003 in the India Fed Cup team winning all the three singles matches. Then Sania won the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls Doubles title teaming up with Alisa Kleybanova of Russia.
In 2005 Sania Mirza had become the first Indian woman to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2005 US Open defeating Mashona Washington, Maria Elena Camerin and Marion Bartoli. She had won the Mixed Doubles at the 2009 Australian Open with Mahesh Bhupathi and became the first Indian woman to win any grand slam event.
Sania Mirza was born to a sports journalist father Imran Mirza and mother Nasima in Mumbai and was brought up in Hyderabad in a religious Muslim family. Sania, who began playing tennis at the age of six, was trained by her father as well as her other family members in the initial stages of her career.
Sania Mirza was recently engaged to Hyderabad businessman Sohrab Mirza whom she knew from her school days. However, marriage does not seem to be immediately on the cards, as Sohrab wants to continue his studies and Sania wants to excel in her tennis career, as news reports indicate.
Sania Mirza caught on the lens smiling after her doubles win at the Bank of the West Classic Tennis Doubles victory with Shahar Peer over Anna Chakvedatze and Victoria Azarenka.
Sania Mirza and Shahar Peer, winners of the 2007 Bank of the West Doubles trophy. Sania Mirza and Shahar Peer won against Anna Chakvetadze and Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6.
Julie Coin of France photographed at NSW Open Tennis in January 2009. She lost the ITF Lexington Challenger title at Lexington USA on Sunday to Sania Mirza of India who beat her 7-6 (5), 6-4.
Tennis star Julie Coin of France lands on the court during her loss to compatriot Amelie Mauresmo in the second round of the Brisbane International in Brisbane on January 7, 2009.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Genelia D'Souza is one of the busiest film stars in India now. In 2008 she had seven films Mr. Medhavi (Telugu), Satya In Love (Kannada), Santosh Subramaniam (Tamil), Mere Baap Pehle Aap (Hindi), Ready (Telugu), Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (Hindi) and King (cameo appearance playing herself). Again Genelia has one of the busiest years in 2009 with films like Sasirekha Parinayam (Telugu), It's My Life (Hindi), Life Partner (Hindi), Hook Ya Crook (Hindi), Yahoo (Hindi) Katha (Telugu) and 7 Days In Paris (Hindi).
Some of these films are in various stages of filming and her fans can look forward to viewing films like It's My Life, which is a remake of Bomarillu with Harman Baweja to be released in 2009. She is also acting in David Dhawan's forthcoming film ‘Hook Ya Crook’ opposite John Abraham and Shreyas Talpade, which has a cricket-based story. Life Partner with Fardeen Khan is set to be released soon.
Life Partner, produced by Abbas-Mustan and directed by Rumi Jaffrey, also stars Govinda, Prachi Desai, and Tusshar Kapoor in lead roles. Karan (Fardeen Khan) and Sanjana (Genelia D’Souza) are madly in love with each other and marriage is the next step in their relationship. Bhavesh (Tusshar Kapoor), whose life partner is Prachi (Prachi Desai) believe in marriage with the approval of his family. Jeet (Govinda), a divorce lawyer who does not believe in monogamy, does not believe in the institution of marriage. He is often responsible for getting his clients divorced. The film also stars the veteran talented actor Anupam Kher.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Pussycat Dolls, the American pop girl group and dance ensemble, comprising of lead singer Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt and Carmit Bachar, released their second studio album, Doll Domination, which included the song “Jai Ho!” (Genre: Bhangra, Indian pop, dance-pop). The song, a single released on February 23, 2009, was by A. R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger and written by A.R. Rahman, Nicole Scherzinger, Ron Fair and Gulzar.
The song was recorded in 2009 by the Pussycat Dolls with English lyrics and produced in collaboration with A. R. Rahman and Ron Fair, and mixed by Peter Mokran. According to Scherzinger the single is an interpretation rather than a remix. The new version is called "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)".
The music video of the new version premiered on March 13, 2009. The video recreates the last scene from Slumdog Millionaire at a Tramway Museum in Vienna, Austria, and was directed by Thomas Kloss.
In 2009, the original version of Jai Ho, from the movie Slumdog Millionaire won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, beating out WALL-E's Down to Earth by Peter Gabriel, and “O... Saya”, also of Slumdog Millionaire and by A. R. Rahman.
Jennifer's Body, the dark comedy horror film written by Diablo Cody, and directed by Karyn Kusama, stars Megan Fox as the title character, Amanda Seyfried as her best friend Needy, and Adam Brody as the antagonist Nikolai. The movie is scheduled for theatrical release in September 2009.
Megan Fox as Jennifer Check in the Hollywood film Jennifer’s Body: the story of a possessed cheerleader who feeds on the boys in her high school, first seducing them to get close, and then eating them as meals.
Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has topped the most searched Indian celebrity list, according to Google India, followed by Aishwarya Rai in the second place. Tennis star Sania Mirza and actress Priyanka Chopra rank occupy the third and fourth slots in the list.
Sachin Tendulkar is at # 5, followed by Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, and Amitabh Bachchan. Shah Rukh Khan is at the bottom of the list.
The Hong Kong born British-Indian actress is known for her successful Bollywood films like Sarkar, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Namastey London, Apne, Partner and Welcome, though she had acted in several other films.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Watch out for Lara Dutta in the forthcoming movie “Do Knot Disturb” and “Blue”, a movie with great underwater sequences. Her photos in BLUE had already pumped a lot of adrenalin in the hearts of men (already posted in Celebrity Females, Click on Lara Dutta in the labels below).
Lara Dutta, born on April 16, 1978, won the Gladrags modelling competition and was later crowned Femina Miss India Universe and Miss Universe in 2000. She made her Hindi film debut in 2003 with the film Andaaz for which she won her Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Some of her other notable films are Masti (2004), Kaal (2005), No Entry (2005), Partner (2007), Bhagam Bhag (2006) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Partner (2007) and Billu Barber (2009). Apart from these she appeared in some other films, including Tamil movies and Telugu movies and some notable special appearances.
It was interesting to view this cover of Ikonz magazine (Issue 5 - April 2007) with Kareena Kapoor on it, the others on the cover being the likes of Sienna miller, Timbaland, Mehsopuria, Apache Indian, Elizabeth Hurley and Sushmita Sen, according to the magazine's Flickr site. However, if you are a lover of great photos of celebs, especially celebrity females, it is worthwhile to visit the magazine's photo-site at Flickr. Click on the photo to go there!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The Bollywood action movie “Luck” is the story of mafia kingpin Musa (Sanjay Dutt) who has the obsession to revolutionize the betting industry. He is joined by a host of characters from around the world each with Lady Luck on their side. Millions are at stake in the game of danger and deceit.
The real story of Luck revolves around Ram Mehra (Imran Khan), who has many problems, and needs a lot of money. So does Ayesha (Shruti Haasan), and the Major (Mithun Chakraborty), and Shortcut (Chitrashi Rawat). Musa and his right hand man (Danny Denzongpa) catch hold of cash-strapped Ram and his lot and transport them to South Africa, where they play on their luck and their lives. Ram has to overcome the hurdles created by Musa to win a game of money and greed.
Imran Khan, who could not get much success with the movie “Kidnap” after having his dream debut with “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”, has performed dangerous stunts in Luck. Sanjay Dutt can be seen for the first time on screen since he tried his hands in politics.
Shruti Haasan, the daughter of the legendary actor Kamal Haasan, debuts in Luck. She is definitely a multiple talented actress to watch out for her daring ways. She was bold enough to appear in a bikini in her debut film. Shruti, who grew up on a staple diet of Bruce Lee (Enter The Dragon), 007 and Jackie Chan, has performed some unbelievable daredevil stunts in the film.
Shruti said about her debut role, “I enjoy going against gravity! The stunts Luck offered me were simply mind-boggling. I had to learn scuba diving for which there was a short course. As I often perform live, I’m physically fit and taking on strenuous activities was never a problem.”
Directed by Soham Shah of “Kaal” fame, Luck, which is based entirely on the premise of it brimming over with dangerous action, and it will tip one over a couple of times. Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd produces the film with music composed by Salim-Sulaiman.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who was shooting in London for the movie “Housefull” is down with Malaria, according to a source from the unit of the under-production movie “Housefull”.
The Housefull film unit source added, “Deepika recently shot for a soap ad with Pradeep Sarkar, in which she had to be under the shower for a long duration. She’s been feeling under the weather since a few days. On Tuesday, she visited a nearby hospital to get her medical reports and she was diagnosed with malaria. Yesterday, she was feeling so weak that she did not shoot for the film at all. She’s making it a point to get adequate rest because she has a long shoot schedule ahead and she also has to be in Mumbai for a couple of days to promote Love Aaj Kal.”
A day earlier Deepika had faced the camera to shoot a sequence with Akshay Kumar in spite of high fever. But producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan have temporarily called off the shoot till Deepika completely recovers. It seems the London climate did not suit her, as the actress has been suffering since she landed in London. It is reported, Deepika Padukone has been under regular doses of painkillers and other medication.
Her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor is quite upset over the news of Deepika’s illness and is in regular touch with her.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Saranya Mohan (also known as Sharanya) is a 20-year-old South Indian actress from Alappuzha, Kerala who has acted in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She made her debut in the Tamil film Oru Naal Oru Kanavu (2005) in which she appeared as a sister of Srikanth (Cheenu). Then followed films like Yaaradi Nee Mohini (Tamil movie, 2008) and other Tamil movies like Panchamritam (2008) and Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu (2009).
Saranya Mohan, who was a child artist, became a solo heroine through the Tamil movie Panchamirtham. She had done some usual sister roles in films earlier and became popular through Yaaradi Nee Mohini in which she played the role of the naughty young girl passionate about Dhanush. Her performance in the song "Palakkaattu Pakkathile..." won her rave reviews and appreciation in the film industry.
"It is completely a different experience. I did some roles before but, as a heroine this is my first movie. The respect and treatment is completely different. I love the feel as a heroine..." she said about her first heroine role.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Shamita Shetty’s career is associated with her films, Mohabbatein (2000, as Ishika), Saathiya (2002, cameo "Chori Pe Chori" item number song), Tamil film Raajjiyam (2002, as Pooja Karthikeyan), Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002, cameo "Sharara Sharara" item number song), Telugu film Piliste Palakutha (2003), Wajahh: A Reason to Kill (2004), Fareb (2005), Zeher (2005, as Sonia Mehra), Bewafaa (2005, as Pallavi), Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse (2006), Cash (2007), Heyy Babyy (2007, special appearance in a song), Tamil film Naan Aval Adhu which was simultaneously made in Telugu as Adi Oka Idhi Le (2008).
Shamita Shetty, the younger sister of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, is the second and youngest daughter of Surendra and Sunanda Shetty, a traditional close-knit family that hails from the Bunt community of Mangalore. Shamita Shetty had her education in St Anthony's Girls High School in Chembur, Mumbai and she graduated from Sydenham College.
Indian actress Shamita Shetty made her debut in films in 2000 with the Yash Raj Films blockbuster Bollywood movie Mohabbatein, directed by Aditya Chopra. Since then she mostly found success in item numbers. The memorable item numbers of shamita include "Sharara Sharara" in Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2001) and "Chori Pe Chori" in Saathiya (2002). She had success as an actress with her solo hit film Zeher. She had also worked with her sister Shilpa Shetty in the movie Fareb.