Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Paris Hilton and Kim Stewart arrived in a Ferrari at Spider Friday night. Kim left with other friends after 1 A.M. Paris left with a buxom beauty after 2 A.M. But the photo is of April 2005, not a very current one. I loved the colors, contours and contrasts of the subject in this unlit night photography in which only the camera flash seemed to provide the lighting. Moreover, Paris and her friend seem to have been snapped unawares, not a conscious posing for the shoot.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Priyanka Chopra Bazaar Magazine Pictures http://www.bollyvilla.com, originally uploaded by BollyOne.com.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has so far appeared on a lot of fashion and celebrity magazines in India. Now she is the July issue of Harper's Bazaar. This time Priyanka is donning a figure flattering gold Versace gown from their spring 2009 ready to wear collection. Priyanka's hair is done up in a fluffy, curly bob in one of the shots.
Monday, July 13, 2009
We are going on summer vacation to Puerto de la Cruz located in Spain, on the north coast of Tenerife Island in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Morocco (North Africa), famous for its beaches with the sun, crystal like sand, blue waters and freewheeling tourists from all around the world.
We decided on our summer vacation just after watching our favorite TV channel CBS. Incidentally, the CBS eye (CBS Eye Device logo) stands for watchfulness. It made us think of home security while we are away for almost three weeks. However, there is a strange thing common between CBS, currently the most watched television network (especially CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and ADT Home Alarm System, arguably the #1 security system in US. All these are symbolic of watchfulness and alertness.
With ADT, the best of all Ohio alarm companies, taking care of home security with their technologically advanced security systems installed at home, connected to five monitoring centers strategically spread out throughout the US, and manned by trained security professionals 24x7, there is nothing to worry about. If one of their monitoring centers becomes cut off for any unforeseen reason, still my home is safe because the other monitoring centers will keep an eye on my home.
There are a few things that many people never think of, like the mail box getting stuffed full and pieces of mail jutting out or being strewn around, the daily newspapers and magazines lying around, which are sure indicators to burglars that there is no one there. So, I will ask my neighbors to collect these things in my absence.
I make doubly sure that all the windows and doors are securely closed so that no one finds an easy way inside my house. Random timers that can switch off and on lights automatically in different rooms will give the impression that someone is inside and moving around.
Motion detector on my porch will alert the security monitoring center if there are any suspicious movements in and around my house. Similarly smoke sensors will alarm the monitoring center if there is any smoke or fire caused by short circuits or any other cause.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This is a ‘first video ever’ created by bred4violence, a Jackson fan YouTube member from the United States, using clips from Michael Jackson’s “Ghost”. The video attracted an awesome 1,179,031 views till I copied the code from YouTube. Please note that this is a pure video creation and it has got nothing to do with the "CNN-Larry King Interview interview".
Monday, July 6, 2009
Roger Federer of Switzerland lifted the Wimbledon Trophy after beating the American tennis star Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14, in the Men's Singles Final of the 2009 Wimbledon Tennis Championships held at the All England Tennis Club in southwest London on July 5, 2009.
In one of the most electrifying finals, the longest ever grand slam singles final in terms of the games played, Federer fought for four hours and 16 minutes before defeating Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14 to claim the Wimbledon Trophy for the sixth time. He is now the proud owner of a record 15th Grand Slam title.
Among the 15,000 viewers there was a beaming Pete Sampras, whose milestone of 14 majors Federer eclipsed yesterday, in the front row of the Royal Box. Apart from Sampras, sitting alongside him were Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg.
Sampras said Federer had settled ‘the perennial debate over who was the game's greatest player’. "The critics say (Rod) Laver, and (Rafael) Nadal beat him a few times in majors, but he's won all the majors, he's going to win a few more here, so in my book he is."
"Andy played an unbelievable tournament and don't be too sad, I went through some rough ones as well, one on this court last year (Rafael Nadal) and I came back and won," Federer said.
"You're an unbelievable guy and you played unbelievable today. Unfortunately there has to be a winner and today I was on the lucky side."
Federer won his 15th major tennis title just in six years after winning his first on the same Centre Court stage. He also improved his win-loss record in major finals to 15-5, with all five of his defeats coming to Nadal and he also regained the world number one ranking.
Andy Roddick, who did not have his serve broken until the final game of the duel - which lasted an incredible 77 games, when it was his turn to speak, told fellow American Sampras, "Sorry Pete, I tried to hold him off."
While the first four sets were tight, the fifth set lasted 95 pulsating minutes. At 14-15 Federer shot away a forehand winner and seconds later the ball shot off Roddick's frame and Federer celebrated with a flying leap in the air.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Serena Williams of USA celebrates with the Championship trophy after the Women's Singles final match against her sister Venus Williams on Day Twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2009 in London, England. Serena Williams won by 7-6, 6-2.
The 27-year-old Serena Williams won 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 to regain the title she won in 2002 and 2003 defeating five-times champion and sister Venus Williams. It was the fourth time the sisters had met in a Wimbledon final. Serena now holds 11 Grand Slam titles and the Wimbledon, Australian and US Open crowns.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The media and Internet sources report that the King of Pop Michael Jackson has left behind a mountain of unreleased recordings before he died. It makes it possible that previously unheard Jackson songs could be released for many more years.
The unreleased material includes unused tracks from studio recordings of some of Jackson's best albums and many more recently recorded songs made with Senegalese R&B singer and producer Akon and will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas frontman.
According to Tommy Mottola, who was the Chairman and CEO of Sony Music (from 1998 to 2003), which owns the distribution rights to Jackson's music ‘there are dozens and dozens of songs that did not end up on his albums’. He said, "People will be hearing a lot of that unreleased material for the first time ever. There's just some genius and brilliance in there."
Since Jackson's death on Thursday, there has been an enormous unprecedented demand for the King of Pop's music, mainly “Number Ones", "Essential Michael Jackson" and "Thriller”, and 2.3 million tracks have been downloaded in the US alone.
Mottola said that for every album Jackson made, he recorded several tracks that didn't make it onto the records. These are brilliant works of Jackson’s genius.
Jackson owns some of his master recordings, while others are owned by him in partnership with Sony Music.
Seen on this photo is the sand sculpture of Michael Jackson, a guitar and his fedora hat, created by renowned sculptor Sudarshan Pattnaik at the golden sea beach, Puri, India for the fans to pay floral tributes to the "King of Pop".
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Los Angeles, CA: King of Pop's entire estate has left to Jackson Family Trust, ex-wife Debbie Rowe is 'omitted', his mother Katherine Jackson is named guardian of kids, and singer and his mentor Diana Ross, 65, named as backup guardian.