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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SAG Awards 2012

SAG Awards 2012 Fashion: The best and worst dressed

By John Gonzalez Enlarge The Associated Press Sofia Vergara is seen backstage with the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series for "Modern Family" at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 in Los ...........................................

Washington Post (blog)
By Sarah Anne Hughes The Screen Actors Guild Awards were light on surprises and snubs, with this year's ceremony feeling very similar to last year's on the TV side. But there were a few shake-ups on the film front, as well as the tragic sixth and final ...............
New York Daily News
AP Actress Mary Tyler Moore accepts the Life Achievement Award onstage during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in LA Sunday night. The 75-year-old actress, who as Mary Richards “turned the world on with her smile” in ..............................
New York Daily News
By Joyce Chen / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie turned heads on the red carpet at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards, but the pair likely didn't even notice — the two only had eyes for each other. The Hollywood power couple, ...........................
CBS News
From left, Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Williams at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jan. 29, 2012. (CBS) If there was a SAG Award for best-dressed ensemble, it would go to the cast of "The Help." The cast of the Deep South drama ...............................
Los Angeles Times
At the SAG Awards at the Shrine Exposition Hall on Sunday, Dujardin's turn as the silent-era movie star George Valentin beat out such A-list leading men as George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for outstanding performance by a male actor in a ...

SAG Awards 2012: Best and Worst Dressed Stars

Us Magazine
It looks like a hefty garbage bag cinched at the waist! Michelle and Zoe look very beautiful, I love their dresses. Angelina's dress looks like a clingy garbage bag shaped like a dress...............

SAG Awards 2012: The Martin Scorsese drinking game

CBS News
From left to right, Tina Fey, Steve Buscemi, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy at the 2012 SAG Awards. (CBS) Funny women Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy took the stage at the SAG Awards with drinks in hand introducing the ...................

Agneepath - Post 2

Times of India
Hrithik Roshan has tasted big success after a long time with " Agneepath" and the Bollywood heartthrob says the overwhelming response to the movie has motivated him and he is geared up to take up more challenges now. Directed by Karan Malhotra, ...

Rishi Kapoor's transformation amazing: Vaswani

"Rishi Kapoor is the sweetest lover of Bollywood in Bobby, the ugliest pimp in Agneepath! Amazing transformations of these two stars," Vaswani posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Agneepath nets Rs 620 mn in opening weekend

Indiantelevision.comBy VINOD MIRANI MUMBAI: Agneepath, a remake of the 1990 film of the same title from Dharma Productions, has taken an outstanding opening, making the most of its release on Thursday, 26 January, the Republic Day holiday.

Agneepath becomes biggest first day opener

Hindustan Times
Karan Johar's Agneepath is a roaring success. So it was no surprise when Team Agneepath celebrated their victory in a bash.
Economic Times
MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was reportedly involved in a brawl with director Farah Khan's husband Shirish Kunder at Sanjay Dutt's success party of " Agneepath". The bust up is said to have occurred late last night at the party when an ...

Latest Bollywood news on Farah Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Shirish Kunder. Shahrukh Khan has allegedly beat Farah Khan's husband Shirish Kunder at Sanjay Dutt's party thrown to mark the grand success of 'Agneepath'.

2012 NEW Bajaj Pulsar 200NS

Economic Times
MUMBAI: Leading motorcycle player Bajaj Auto today unveiled a new model of its popular bike brand Pulsar. "The Pulsar 200NS is best middle-class sports bike. It will be commercially launched beginning next fiscal through 600 dealers across the country.

Clash of examinations
Times of India
... tests such as All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) and IIT-JEE, Mahapatra added, however.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Demi Moore 911 call

Partially redacted tapes of a 911 call made from Demi Moore's home the day she was rushed to a hospital is fueling speculation about what she may have smoked to induce what the caller described as "convulsions." NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.
Gather Celebs News Channel
Is Kim Kardashian upset over Demi Moore's 911 call being released to the public? A recent tweet from Kim expressing irritation over 911 calls being released has fans wondering if it was Demi's 911 call that upset her. However, there could be another ...
Milford Daily News
Demi Moore 911 call is trending because of the release of the 911 call that Moore's friend made while calling for a paramedic Monday, before she was hospitalized. Click on the video below to listen to the recording.

Agneepath Movie

Bollywood Life
Sanjay Dutt, channeling Marlon Brando from Apocalypse Now, is effectively menacing but the character veers too often into cartoonish – why do bad men in Hindi movies laugh so much (here even a sidekick seems to have the giggles). Agneepath is shrill in ...
Bollywood Spice
Agneepath is a remake of the 1990 Yash Johar production – a movie which was a box office failure but went on to become a cult – and there's no doubt that people are waiting to decide whether this one works better than the original or not.''
Hrithik Roshan's Agneepath has received an unprecedented opening but actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays Kaali in the film, doesn't have time to celebrate the success as she is busy shooting for her next film Barfi!. Priyanka has given all her dates to ...''
San Leandro India West
Let's face it: “Agneepath” (1990) was inspired in the basic sense by “Deewaar” (1975). But though the film – far ahead of its times and too dark and a bit boring – flopped in its initial run, it took the story to a new dimension.

Agneepath: Dharma Karma and Ram Gopal Varma

IndiaGlitz -
Karan: Oh sorry... I didn't had your number so asked... so how are you? Did you see 'Agneepath'? Ramu: yeah, I saw the film and that's the reason I'm calling you... Ramu: What answer you want? From a director, from an audience or from a producer?

Detailed Interiors and Exterior Picture Review Of New Swift Dzire 2012 In India

Maruti Suzuki is going to launch the Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 new model in just a couple of weeks from now. We expected the official launch to happen before mid of February 2012 in India. There is a complete set of leaked pictures of the new Swift Dzire which has been clicked while the new Dzire test drive car was being unloaded at some dealer yard. The new Swift Dzire 2012 is a almost the same from inside as is the new Maruti Swift 2011 in India. In this article, we share all these leaked pictures and details of exteriors and interior design of the new Swift Dzire 2012...............................
Jan 18, 2012
The product of a Suzuki joint venture in India (which is by itself the largest automaker on the subcontinent), the Swift Dzire is the new sedan version of the nimble little hatchback available in overseas markets. And while the previous-generation ...
Maruti swift Dzire
The Hindu
- Jan 18, 2012
More 'DZireable' With the new Swift out last year, Maruti and Suzuki engineers decided to pick on the new platform and advance the generation change for the DZire. The DZire is, as a result, a lift from the Swift when you look at it from the front.

Economic Times
- Jan 19, 2012
With the advent of the all new Maruti Suzuki Swift, it was only a matter of time before the new Dzire made its debut. Vikram Gour spent a day out on the Buddh International Circuit with the new car. Read on to find if it hits the right spots!

Maruti A-Star gets 'spiced up' in its revamped form

Completely revamped interiors- premium and sporty upmarket upholstery Introduced 50-50 rear split seats to enhance user convenience and storage space
Integrated rear spoiler for sportiness Front seat head restraints reworked to give more spacious feeling
ABS and Airbags now available as an optional for the customers New alloys wheels
Two new colours Pearl Caffeine Brown, Metallic Glistening Grey

Maruti A-Star
Car market leader Maruti Suzuki unveiled its youngest brand A-Star in a revamped "Spiced - Up" form today. The retail sales of the new refreshed A-star will begin from January 27th, 2012.

Strategically positioned for the young and energetic, the brand A-star has come a long way in establishing itself as a youth icon.

Explaining the modifications, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Chief General Manager, Marketing said, "A-star is one of the most vibrant brands in our portfolio. Some of its high points such as contemporary styling, dynamic handling and ride quality, best in class turning radius, power, flat torque and superior performance has made A-star a popular choice especially amidst the youth. The smart modifications in the spiced-up A-star are in line with customer feedback and seek to enhance the overall look, feel and comfort of the buyers. "

To strengthen its position and enhance its drivability, the Company had introduced an automatic variant of the A-star last fiscal. The automatic variant now accounts for almost 1/3 rd of A-Star sales. In line with the customer feedback, scooped front seats back was introduced to enhance the leg room for rear passengers.

Incidentally, A-star is Suzuki's fifth World Strategic Model and is manufactured at the Company's Manesar facility.

New youthful interiors

In its newest "Spiced - Up" form, A-star, sports completely revamped interiors. The dual 'grey and beige' interiors impart freshness to the offering.

Complimented by rich beige upholstery, the interiors are refreshing and new for the segment. Smart interplay of colors, imparts roominess.

Maruti Suzuki engineers reworked on the front headrests to give a roomier feeling to the interiors.

The 50:50 rear split seats have enhanced user convenience and boot space usage. In addition, useful and handy cubby holes, bottle holders have been created for passenger comfort and ease.

The dynamic and active sporty stance of the A-star is now accentuated by integrating a sporty rear spoiler.

Engine & Transmission

Powered by state-of-the-art, light weight, 998cc K10B petrol engine, A-star offers fuel-efficiency car 19 kilometers per litre, as tested by ARAI, Pune. Incidentally, A-star was the first model in Maruti Suzuki stable to have the K-series engine. The engine offers power of 67ps @ 6200 rpm and torque of 90Nm @ 3500 rpm. The flat torque curve comes in handy while negotiating the stop-go city traffic conditions with ease.

Flagship export model

As a flagship export model, A-Star has clocked cumulative sales of over 3.81 lakh units. It is one of those rare models in Maruti Suzuki stable where the international sales have by far exceeded the domestic sales numbers.

Maruti Suzuki has exported over 2.81 lakh units, primarily in the European markets as Netherlands, Italy, UK, Spain, Germany. Other markets which have appreciated the A-star for its high fuel efficiency and low emissions include Australia, and South Africa. Interestingly, A-star is exported in over 130 variants.

Awards & Accolades

Maruti Suzuki A-star is one of the most awarded cars in MSIL stable; it bagged the 'Car of the year' felicitation from leading auto magazines, Topgear, Zigwheels and Autocar. It was also rated 'Most fuel efficient car', in the world by Global green challenge Australia, 2nd most environmental friendly car by VCD Germany and Total Customer Satisfaction Award in 2009-10, 2010-11.


Variant LXi VXi VXi AT ZXi * ZXi (optional) (with ABS and Airbags)
Price (Rupees Ex showroom Delhi) 366,618 397,268 447,175 422,250 440,503
*New variant

Colour line up

Glistening Grey * Paradise Blue Bright Red Pearl Arctic White
Pearl Caffeine Brown * Silky Silver Midnight Black
*New Colours

The Hindu
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Canara Bank has reported a net profit of Rs. 876 crore during the third quarter ended December 31, 2011, a decline of 26 per cent on an annualised basis. Announcing the results on Friday, Chairman and Managing Director S. Raman said but for ...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cesar Awards nominates 'A Separation'
Press TV
The 2011 Golden Globe Award winning movie is also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film and the Best Original Screenplay of the 84th Academy Awards. Farhadi's a Separation has hit Canadian and Brazilian cinemas since January 20, 2012, ...
Uggie, the dog from "The Artist," to retire
CBS News
Uggie the Dog from "The Artist" poses in the press room at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (CBS) Uggie, the canine star of "The Artist," will soon be hanging up his collar for good.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III could be launched by April 2012Samsung Galaxy S III could be launched by April 2012

Yesterday it was reported that the Galaxy Nexus has still to make its Indian debut and Samsung through their Twitter page had indicated that the possible date
What Will They Wear To The Oscars?
Access Hollywood
Caption Viola Davis arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 15, 2012“I just feel like I've arrived,” Best Actress nominee Viola Davis told us about receiving her first Best Actress ...

Newt Gingrich might skip debate unless crowd can roar
Vancouver Sun
The debate crowds in South Carolina had been urged to participate, with Fox News moderator Bret Baier waving his arms to the crowd to whip up cheering before one debate. Gingrich spokesman RC Hammond said the Republican campaign had proved that "it's ..
Apple doubles iPhone sales in Q1
Hindustan Times
"Going into 2012, I expect strength of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad should carry on into the year. Apple still has some tailwind, including opening up new retail stores and expanding its distribution channels," said Hendi Susanto at Gabelli & Co.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Receives New Retail Price Drop
Mobile bloom News
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone debuted on November 17 of last year, finally delivering on Google's promise made earlier that year to deliver version 4.0 of their Android operating system, nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich.
Verizon Motorola Droid Razr Maxx set to debut tomorrow
Mobiletor .com
The Verizon Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is now scheduled to make its appearance tomorrow into the tech terrain. Residents of the US have quite a few devices to look forward to as the ones disclosed at the recently concluded CES 2012 are slowly making ...

Google plays the long game with ChromeOS
Google is betting that slow and steady will prove a winning strategy for its ChromeOS platform, and is reporting some successes for the system in the education sector. It has been a little over a year since Google first showed off ChromeOS, ...
Apple beat Google smartphones in US: Researcher
Times of India
Booming demand for the latest iPhone model helped Apple beat all phones using Google's Android platform in the US smartphone market in the fourth quarter. Booming demand for the latest iPhone model helped Apple beat all phones using Google's Android ...
Google slammed for not proving 'opt out' option for users in new privacy changes
Hindustan Times
Experts have criticized Google over its plans to follow the activities of a person across all of its websites and use the information to alter the person's search results, saying users must have the option to opt out from new privacy changes. to follow ...
4G here with speed that thrills
Herald Sun
Video Image 4G how much faster? We put a 4G phone through its paces to see how it compares to a phone using the 3G network First review: HTC and 4G trump the iPhone AUSTRALIA'S first fourth generation network mobile phone is available today, ...
Consumer Watchdog Urges EU to Block Google's Motorola Deal
By Jennifer Baker, IDG News A US consumer advocacy group has written to the European Commission asking it to block Google's deal to acquire Motorola and to launch an investigation into the Internet giant's alleged anticompetitive behavior.
Google hit by new anti-trust complaint in Europe
BRUSSELS — The French online shopping website Twenga has filed a complaint against Google at the European Commission, accusing the Internet search giant of abusing its dominant position to eliminate any competition. The commission, the European Union ...

Google named best place to work in America
Calgary Herald
Google has a new weapon in the intense war for engineering talent in Silicon Valley: The search giant on Thursday was named by Fortune magazine as the best place to work in America. Google capped a year when it hired about 7000 people, the most intense ...
Facebook, Twitter to Google: Don't be evil
Times of India
Facebook, Firefox and Twitter have announced a new tool which aims to take on Google's newly-launched "Search Plus Your World" (SPYW). Facebook, Firefox and Twitter have announced a new tool which aims to take on Google's newly-launched " Search Plus ...
House-cleaning Tips From the Pros
HispanicBusiness .com
Clean baseboards, too. Hair, dirt and allergens collect on the floor's edges. -- Vacuum the upholstery. Use those special tools that come with your vacuum cleaner to dig into crevices. "Get to know your attachments," Nicholson said.
5 things we learned from Monday's debate
During the last GOP debate in Charleston, South Carolina, a rowdy audience seemed to embolden the four candidates to go after each other more aggressively and even push moderator John King to direct at least one more question towards Ron Paul than he ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yahoo: the rise and fall of an internet pioneer | Technology | The ...
Co-founder Jerry Yang has stepped down from the board, the company is undergoing a strategic review, competitors smell blood in the water – what next?
www.guardian .co .uk
Federal judge will determine Golden Globes' future
Seattle Post Intelligencer
11, 2009 file photo, celebrities arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A trial is scheduled to begin in a Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday to determine whether the Globes' organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press ...
New Dyson vacuum cleaners unveiled

Find out more about vacuum cleaner features to look out for our in guide to buying the best vacuum cleaner. The cylinder ball vacuum cleaners - a first for Dyson - have a small turning circle, designed to make it easy to move around furniture.

Green cleaning better for everyone's health in school maintenance
Auburn Citizen
We had floor wax strippers that would eat the glue that held our shoes together. Just think how good that stuff felt when it soaked through socks and into tender little toes. Then there was a bathroom bowl cleaner that would fill the rooms with acidic ...
9 Tips to Cleaning Your House Like A Pro
Patch .com
Carrying a tub of multi-purpose cleaners instead of buying multiple cleaners for different purposes will save both time and money. If you have two vacuums, having one on each floor will save you time as well. 5. Dust mini-blinds with fabric softener ...
The Hawkeye: The Golden Globes Deliver a Not-So-Golden Performance
my. hsj. org
On Sunday January 15 th , NBC televised the 69 th Annual Golden Globe Awards, a ceremony that honors excellence in film and television. The Golden Globes, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was aired live from the Beverly Hilton ...
Golden Globes Winner Madonna Hairstyle Created by Wella
Daily Glow
By Kate James Despite her ongoing feud with Elton John's husband, David Furnish, about whether she or Elton deserved the award for best original song, Madonna ended up having an incredibly successful evening at the Golden Globe Awards.
Jessica Chastain is 'having such a great time'
Los Angeles Times
Golden Globe Awards behind her, Jessica Chastain is still in disbelief that she'd gotten to be part of "The Help," which was nominated for the Producers Guild Awards' Daryl F. Zanuck Award. "I'm kind of floored that I'm in it," Chastain said Saturday ...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Twitter Showed Shift in Voters' Favor After SC Debate
OhMyGov! (blog)
His bitter loss in South Carolina came despite nearly every polling projection promising him at least a 10 percent lead on Gingrich as of Wednesday. But just minutes after the debate on Thursday night, Twitter was hinting at a very different ...
Will presidential hopefuls fight or have civil debates?
Deseret News
Mitt Romney, makes a point a debate at the North Charleston Coliseum January 19, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. The debate, hosted by CNN and the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, is the final debate before South Carolina voters head to ...
Nokia Lumia 710 – Software and Battery Life Review
WMPoweruser .com
How does the Nokia Lumia 710 stack up against the HTC Radar in terms of software and battery life? Find out by watching the video above and reading our review! The Lumia 710 is your typical Windows Phone… it has a butter smooth, crash-free, ...

Samsung Droid Charge 4G price drop to only $.01
Technology Bloom News
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the Samsung Droid Charge 4G from Verizon, now being offered for just a penny via online retailers. You can now bring this baby home for as low as a penny so long as you sign a new contract that will effectively tie you ...

Is There a Good Alternative to the iPad?
The Stir
With the rise of new Android tablets, and the LeapPad for kids, is there any reason to get an iPad anymore? After all, competition is good, and Apple hasn't updated their device for a few years, leaving a chasm of opportunity for better tablets to fill ...
'iPad' covers made in Punjab, a hit worldwide
Daily Bhaskar
Chandigarh: The accessories of popular gadget 'iPad' including its covers and cases are being made by the women belonging to rural areas in Punjab. The women who are not even aware about the existence of a gadget like 'iPad' are responsible for makng ...

TouchTV Moves From iPad To LG Smart TV
By David Richards | Sunday | 22/01/2012 Smart LG TV's sold in Australia will include a brand service called TouchTV which was initally available on an iPad. LG said that Touchtv will be available to tens of millions of viewers on their LG Smart TVs ...
iPad 2 vs Kindle Fire: Comparing the Tablets from the Inside And Out
PDF Devices
Here is a brief rundown of an iPad 2 Vs Kindle Fire review based on their physical attributes, internal aspects, and extras included. The Kindle Fire is lighter and smaller, and it has a smaller display. The iPad weighs in at 1.33 pounds while the Fire ...

US voters reject the politics of past love
Sydney Morning Herald
is all of this relevant to the presidential primary in South Carolina? Numerous reasons. The open marriage claim emerged just two days before the primary. It was the basis of the first question of a debate among the Republican candidates on CNN on ...

South Carolina Victor Gingrich Says He'd Win Obama Debates
22 (Bloomberg) -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who won the South Carolina primary yesterday and is heading to Florida to campaign, said he is best-suited to face Democratic President Barack Obama in debates. ...

Tim Robbins and Eva Amurri Pictures: Golden Globes 2012 Awards Red Carpet ...
American Superstar Magazine
Tim Robbins and Eva Amurri Pictures: Tim Robbins and Eva Amurri arrive on the red carpet at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Morgan Freeman received the Cecil B. ...

All that (Golden Globe) glitters
Manila Standard Today
by Ed Biado The annual Golden Globe Awards not only acts as a platform for movie industry analysts to predict Oscar frontrunners, but also serves as a preview of the state of fashion. As the first major red carpet event of the year, all eyes are on the ...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Apple Reinvents Textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad

MarketWatch (press release)
iBooks textbooks offer iPad users gorgeous, fullscreen textbooks with interactive animations, diagrams, photos, videos, unrivaled navigation and much more. iBooks textbooks can be kept up to date, don't weigh down a backpack and never have to be ...