Sunday, December 30, 2012

Miranda Kerr : heats it up in new photo shoot

In a behind the scenes video released, the 29-year-old model poses playfully in stripes, knitwear and jeans for Spanish label Mango's latest ad campaig, the Daily Mail reported. London, Dec 30 Miranda Kerr has flaunted her incredible figure in a new photoshoot for a Spanish clothing brand.

She shot her Mango debut in New York with renowned fashion photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. She said that she was delighted to be collaborating with MANGO for the Spring/Summer 2013 season and that she had a great time shooting the campaign and it was very easy working with the entire team.

Tom Cruise's date goes into hiding due to media attention

New York, Dec 30: Tom Cruise's new date Cynthia Jorge got so worried by the attention her date with the actor got, that she has gone into hiding at her mother's house in Fresh Meadows.

The 26-year-old Beauty and Essex manager, who landed on the cover of In Touch magazine for her Dec mber 18 date with Cruise, is said to be swearing to friends that she did not leak the news of their partying at Le Baron, the New York Daily News reported.

 A friend of Jorge's told Confidential's that she is freaked out, as she didn't invite this attention and is very upset.The friend said that Jorge had a doubt that maybe Beauty and Essex leaked it, as Cruise called there three times for her and stated his name

The friend added that she was also thinking that maybe one of her two friends that went with her to Le Baron could have leaked the news.The friend said that Jorge is now concerned of Cruise thinking that she sold him out

Court summons spoils Salman Khan's birthday

Mumbai, Dec 29: While birthday boy and Bollywood star Salman Khan remained cheerful and ebullient all through the evening before his birthday Dec 27, his family and friends lost the spirit of celebration once the court summons was served on Salman Thursday.

Rumi feels Salman's life and career are a casualty of jealousy. "I am 100 percent certain it were Salman's rivals who provoked the courts summons on his birthday. We lost our excitement about his birthday. But he was fine. He kept everyone's spirits high. Strange, in country where there are so many serious crimes, a 10-year old hit-and-run case should evoke such enthusiasm. I feel it's not about just justice. It's also about getting someone as successful as Salman into a sticky situation. But Salman was unperturbed. He had more fun than all of us put together."

Salman felt it wouldn't be appropriate to celebrate at a time when the Delhi gang-rape victim was battling for her life. Only close friends were going to be invited. Even that changed after the courts summons. The idea of hosting a party was dropped. People who dropped in did so uninvited, a source said.

Angry about the courts summons, Rumi Jaffery - who was at Salman's Galaxy Apartments residence the night before the star's birthday - hit out at the sheer injustice of it. "We all respect the law. But look at the timing of the courts summons. Why something like this on his birthday? Couldn't it have been a day earlier or later? Everyone knows it's Salman's birthday Dec 27. Why ask him to attend court on a day when his fans would like to reach out to him, wish him, see him on television? Why take away from the joy of the special day?
Another close friend of Salman said: "Salman isn't worried about the outcome of the case. His only concern is, his family members may end up saying something politically incorrect. He has told his family to not speak about the case."

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

2013 BMW M6

 After a two-year hiatus, the M6 is back. Besides the benefits that come with the new 6 Series (sharper styling, roomier front-seat accommodations and more useful trunk space), the M6 provides more power under the hood — a lot more power. Output from the M6's twin-turbo V8 even tops that of its predecessor's high-revving V10 engine.

With 560 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque at your command, one might assume that the M6 is a handful to drive and a bit of an untamed beast. In classic M style, though, all of this power has been beautifully balanced by not only a well-tuned chassis but also an abundance of electronic assistants which together deliver a manageable and civilized ride. 

Thanks to top-notch interior materials, skillful assembly and all of the latest electronic conveniences found in luxury flagships, the 2013 BMW M6 won't require much in the way of sacrifices.If there is one complaint, it would be the hefty amount of weight here, which limits not only performance but also driver confidence.

Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a power-operated fabric top (convertible), a sunroof (coupe), automatic adaptive xenon headlights, heated and power-folding mirrors, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition/entry, sun-reflective leather upholstery, 16-way power heated front seats (with four-way lumbar support), front seat memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.

2013 BMW M5

The new M5 will assuredly be profitable. But whether it is spectacular or merely great—many people would put a 4300-pound luxury sedan that hits 60 mph in 3.7 seconds firmly in the former category—it’s definitely no parts-bin badge job.

The M5 spurns the electric-assist steering in lesser 5-series models for a more natural-feeling hydraulic boost. And thanks to sharper camber and caster settings, the car’s commitment to the driver’s desired trajectory is firmer than in the wandering 5s and 7s we’ve driven lately.

Speaking of acceleration numbers, we have them, stolen on a quiet side road in southern Spain while nobody was looking except some ducks and possibly a Chinese spy satellite. It took a while to master the new M5’s picayune order of button pushing and lever pulling to activate the launch control (example: Step on the brake but not too hard, hold the shift lever forward but not for too long).

Well, with the M5, one must remember that it remains unapologetically a heavyweight. It is an executive express, a velvet-wrapped hammer, a shark in whale’s clothes. It is not a four-door Lotus Elise. BMW figures M5 owners are richer than M3 owners and that they want commensurate levels of luxury and gizmology. Indeed, you cannot select a gear, push a pedal, or turn the wheel in the new M5 without assistance from the many watchful computers monitoring your every bodily twitch.

If the M5 achieves its stated goal of a 30-percent gain in fuel economy, combined mpg could reach 20 when the EPA gets around to rating it. BMW is also strongly hinting that the U.S. market will again get a manual-transmission option.

In 2012 : 5 best things happened to Anushka

she told IANS: "Buying a new house, signing Raju Hirani's film (Peekay), Jab Tak Hai Jaan release, signing more brands and changing my manager have been the highlights of the year."

The year is coming to an end and actress Anushka Sharma, known as a spontaneous and natural performer in Bollywood, talks about the five best things that made 2012 a year to remember.

 Currently, the actress, who is four years old in filmdom and has hits like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Band Baaja Baaraat and Ladies Vs Ricky Behl in her kitty, is eagerly waiting for her next release "Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola", in which she has teamed up with Imran Khan and seasoned actor Pankaj Kapur.

 Matru Ki... is releasing Jan 11 and the 24-year-old is lucky to have teamed up with Vishal Bhardwaj for the film after working with big names like Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra.

Deepika Padukone:I know how to be competitive in healthy way

I think there are two ways to look at it. Everybody doesn't get to do each and every film. I don't compete with others; I compete with myself. I have been an athlete, a sportsperson; so I know how to be competitive in a healthy way," Deepika, a former badminton player whose father, Prakash Padukone, was a national badminton champion and won the coveted All-England badminton crown, told IANS in an exclusive interview.

 "Many a time, a most predictable film doesn't work, while the least expected films click at the box office. So everything is in the hands of the audience. I don't demarcate any film. If a film does well and gets into the
 Rs.100 crore club, well and good. But I want the audience to appreciate my quality of work," she said
Her forthcoming film is Race 2, in which she has teamed up with Saif Ali Khan yet again after working with him in hits like Love Aaj Kal, Aarakshan and Cocktail.She hopes movie buffs appreciate their chemistry in the the fast-paced thriller

Monday, December 24, 2012

Far Cry 3 Review

Far Cry 3 establishes a bleak and mature tone out of the gate. Jason, our protagonist, should fear the pirates running the tropical retreat of Rook Island.The emotional weight only gets heavier as he tries to save his missing friends from slave-trading psychopaths. In turn, Jason’s gradual transformation from coward to killer unfolds in a natural, believable way, which compensates for the narrow revenge premise.

The many secrets hidden in its gigantic, open world aren’t arbitrary video game collectibles. Lost letters from World War II detail past struggles on Rook Island. Stray memory cards detail the depravity of its drug operations.

Loss of control is an important theme throughout Far Cry 3. Jason and the majority of the main cast have a hard time keeping it together, either because they’re coming unglued or have already lost it
Multiplayer, on the other hand, retains very little of what makes Far Cry 3’s single-player campaign special.The combat is still fast and engaging, but it’s less tactical with fewer attack opportunities

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Manisha Koirala responding well & discharged from hospital:Manager

“Manisha’s condition is stable now. Post the surgery, she has been discharged and is back to the hotel. She got discharged on Dec 18,” Subroto Ghosh, Manisha’s manager, told IANS.

Actress Manisha Koirala, who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, underwent a successful surgery in New York. She has been discharged from the hospital and is stable, said her manager.

      She is very brave and extremely strong. She has taken things very positively,” he added.
      Manisha, 42, underwent surgery Dec 10.Asked him how long will she stay in New York.
      Ghosh said: “She will be there for at least three more months.

 Manisha was first admitted to Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital Nov 28 after she reportedly fell unconscious.  However, the reason behind her illness was not made clear.Later, it was reported that she flew to the US for cancer treatment.

Sridevi,Amitabh voted most admired actors

Sridevi, who made her Bollywood comeback after 15 years with “English Vinglish”, left behind the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Vidya Balan with 33 percent votes, said a statement from Vuclip, independent mobile, video and media company.

I am humbled to see the overwhelming response from my fans. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their love, blessings and unstinted support towards me and my movies. Whatever I have achieved in life is because of the love and support of my fans,” Sridevi said in a statement.

I am humbled to see the overwhelming response from my fans. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their love, blessings and unstinted support towards me and my movies. Whatever I have achieved in life is because of the love and support of my fans,” Sridevi said in a statement.

    In the ‘Vuclip Icons of the Year 2012′ mobile survey, Amitabh walked away with 43 percent votes.
Among the most admired Bollywood composers, A.R. Rahman emerged victorious with 70 percent votes, while Sonu Nigam bagged the title of the most admired male playback singer.

record opening for ‘Dabangg 2,At Rs.21.10 crore,

Dabangg 2″, the sequel to 2010 Bollywood blockbuster “Dabangg” has managed to surpass the opening day collections of the original movie. It amassed Rs.21.10 crore in India on the day of its release – largely because it released across a greater number of sccreens.

 It is said to one of the highest opening for any non-holiday release in Bollywood till date. “Dabangg 2″ surpassed the first day collections of even Akshay Kumar’s “Rowdy Rathore”, which earned Rs.15 crores. It was a non-holiday release too.

The directorial debut of actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, “Dabangg 2″ opened to packed houses and managed to rake in Rs. 21.10 crore on the opening day itself.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

2014 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI

The European models of what we'll see as the 2014 Volkswagen Golf are 2.2 inches longer, half an inch wider, and 1.1 inches lower than their predecessors.Their rear legroom, shoulder room, and elbow room are all increased compared to the outgoing Golf, and cargo space rises slightly as well (by 1 cubic foot).standard electronic parking brake cuts cabin clutter and adds interior space. 


The mix of standard and optional features to be offered on U.S. versions is still being finalized, but the European model offers several new capabilities not found in previous Golf models. Optional features on European versions include adaptive cruise control, a new automatic parking system, and selectable driver profiles to alter the car's performance settings.


Today's Golf offers a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that puts out 170 horsepower with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic, while the current Volkswagen GTI comes with a 200-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four and either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.

Volkswagen has also added Front Assist with city emergency braking, which will automatically brake the car to a stop from urban speeds (below 30 mph or so) if it senses the car is about to collide with an object directly ahead.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Emraan Hashmi happy to work with Vidya Balan-Ghanchakkar

After working together in blockbuster movie The Dirty Picture, actor Emraan Hashmi is excited to team up with Vidya Balan again because he feels it is always better to work with familiar faces. The duo will be seen in No One Killed Jessica famed director Raj Kumar Gupta's Ghanchakkar.

After releasing four films this year - Jannat 2, Shanghai, Raaz 3 and Rush - Emraan is on a roll as he has movies like Vishal Bharadwaj's Ek Thi Daayan, Karan Johar's Unglee for next year. Produced by Johar, Unglee is directed by Rensil D'Silva (of Kurbaan fame) and Emraan says it is fun working with a new director as he brings in new ideas and methodology of working

 "I did my job of ensuring a good release for it and I am happy that it saw good visibility till its release. I am sure Shamim, wherever he is, would be happy," he said. The actor has also signed another Johar movie, which will reportedly have Deepika Padukone opposite him. "I can't say much about it because Karan would be making the final announcement around my co-stars in the film," Emraan said.