Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Symbian^3 Nokia E6-00 leaks - a QWERTY bar with a VGA screen?

leaked Nokia XML and a Picasa album confirmed the existence of a new Nokia smartphone. Nokia E6-00 is a Symbian^3 device with an 8 megapixel dual-LED assisted camera, that will surprisingly pack a VGA display.
All Symbian^3 devices so far have come with the nHD resolution (640 x 360 pixels), which is slightly lower than VGA (640 x 480 pixels). The OS limitation were quoted as the reason behind this, but maybe Nokia is about to find a way around it.

Assange could face death penalty in U.S.: lawyers

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will argue he should not be extradited from Britain to Sweden over alleged sex crimes because he could end up in the United States facing the death penalty, his lawyers said on Tuesday.
The 39-year-old Australian computer expert, who has infuriated Washington by releasing details of secret U.S. diplomatic cables on his website, is wanted for questioning by Sweden over allegations of sexual offences made by two WikiLeaks volunteers.
Following his brief appearance in a London court on Tuesday, lawyers published an outline of the defense he will use at a full extradition hearing next month, in which they said Assange faced possible execution in the United States.
“There is a real risk that, if extradited to Sweden, the U.S. will seek his extradition and/or illegal rendition to the USA,” said the document on the

Hrithik v/s Salman face-off is inevitable

Seems like fireworks will happen after all in the month of May next year with Hrithik Roshan’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara readying to face the challenge from Salman Khan’s Ready. Though there were murmurs in the industry that Zindagi Na, had decided to move away from the competition and arrive on a different day, film’s producer Ritesh Sidhwani has denied any such plans.
“Why would Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara not release on 27th May”, questions back Ritesh who is caught by surprise when asked about the change in plans for the film

Hrithik Roshan: Wax Statue To Be Unveiled At Madame Tussuads In London

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan is soon going to unveil his wax statue at the Madame Tussuads in London.
Reports are that the dancing sensation Hrithik Roshan is scheduled to fly to London and be there for the unveiling on Friday, the 14th of January.
Hrithik Roshan will be the fifth B town celebrity to adorn the special place in the wax museum of Madame Tussauds in London after megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have already been honored and have won a place in the

Funeral of Justice Javed’s parents today

The funeral prayers of Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents will be offered today after Zuhr prayers at Jamia Masjid Asghari near Kalima Chowk in Lahore.
Justice Javed Iqbal’s father DIG (rtd) Abdul Hameed and his wife Zareena Bibi lived at a house in Cavalry Ground, Lahore. They were found dead at their home.
Their murder was revealed by one of the two neighbor women tenants. Police has taken their servants in to custody for investigation.
Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said

Appointment of governor Punjab challenged in LHC

The appointment of governor Punjab Latif Khosa has been challenged in Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday.
The petition was filed by Advocate Mohammad Cheema in LHC. In the Petition, Mohammad Cheema mentioned that Latif Khosa have accused of corruption.
Petitioner also mentioned that the nominated governor of Punjab has not eligible for the post and the personality of Latif Khosa does not comply with Article 62 and 63 of the constitution
Lahore High Court will start hearing of petition against the appointment of Latif Khosa on 19 January.

Fear from dentist's drill could be removed

Fear from dentist LONDON: Researchers are working on a device which could cancel out the noise omitted by a dentist's drill, helping phobics to attend the dentist more easily.

Many people's fear of the dentist is rooted in the ubiquitous noise of the dreaded drill, however the new device would allow the patient to listen to their favourite tunes on an MP3 player. The headphones used with the device use noise cancelling technology, with inbuilt resistors that dull low frequency wavelengths.

"Many people are put off going to the dentist because of anxiety associated with the noise of the dentist's drill, but this device has the potential to make dear of the drill a thing of the past," claimed the professor leading the study, Brian Millar.

Pangolin appears in DI Khan

Pangolin appears in DI Khan DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A weird looking animal appeared in Dhikki area of the city, which frightened the local people.

This animal is pangolin with 4 feet in length and 1.5 feet high. The animal has fish-like stone-hard scales on its skin.

The animal is characterized by its shyness, as it ducks its head under the belly, watching people approaching near.

The animal’s hide is used in some countries in dressmaking. Also, pangolin is a favorable dish in China.

Jackson doctor to stand trial for manslaughter

Jackson doctor to stand trial for manslaughter LOS ANGELES: A judge on Tuesday ordered Michael Jackson's personal doctor to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges for allegedly killing the singer with an overdose of powerful sedatives.

Conrad Murray, who claims he was just treating the pop icon for insomnia when he died in June 2009, also had his license to practice medicine in California suspended.

The doctor will be arraigned on January 25, the Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled after six days of hearings which heard evidence that Murray tried to cover having given Jackson an overdose of the drug propofol.

Jackson's death shocked the entertainment world and

Verdict delayed in Pak trio case till Feb 5

Verdict delayed in Pak trio case till Feb 5 DOHA: An anti-corruption tribunal against Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer that ended Tuesday reached no decision with a further hearing scheduled for February 5.

"The tribunal have throughout been very conscious of the importance of these proceedings to the three players and the wider world of cricket," said Michael Beloff, commissioner of the three-man independent hearing.

"Representations have been made to it to reserve any decision on the charges still before it until it has had sufficient time to give the issues careful consideration and until it is able, at the same time as handing down its decision, to provide written reasons.

"This would not be feasible in the timeframe

SRK, Katrina to perform at Apsara Awards

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with divas Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra will perform at the 6th edition of Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards on Tuesday.

Govinda will pay a tribute to veteran star Dharmendra at the gala.

King Khan, who performed at the awards ceremony last year as well, will be giving the finale performance.

Katrina will give her first stage performance ever since she has become a rage with sizzling number Sheila ki jawaani and Desi girl Priyanka Chopra will also groove to her popular songs.

"This year, the Apsara Awards look especially promising with

Kareena's 3 diets for her look in Ra.One

Kareena Kapoor followed three different diet plans (drawn up by dietitian Rujuta Divekar) for her look in Chammak Challo, a Ra.One song she recently shot for.

Reveals Rujuta, "It was a jam-packed schedule. Kareena had left for Las Vegas on a 21-day shoot for Short Term Shaadi. On her return, she had to shoot for Ra.One's Chammak Challo, where she had to fit in to this sexy white dress.

To attain that perfect figure, we had a Mumbai diet charted out on her return to the city, one for her stay in Vegas another for her 24-hour flight from Mumbai to Las Vegas via London and then back again to Mumbai after the shoot ended. She lost five kilos for the Ra.One song but still ended up looking fit and fabulous."

The dietician, who is used to planning controlled diets for

Kangna giving Krrish 2 a miss

Kangna Ranaut was offered a significant role in the Krrish sequel but she turned down the role. Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan play lead parts in the film.

Kangna and the Roshans became friends after Kites and she was the natural choice for the second lead role. The part is along the lines of Catwoman but she turned it down.

According to a source, both Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan tried to convince Kangna to take up the role. "But she explained to them about her reservations."

"Hrithik even told her that the role had scope for action and that it had been scripted with her in mind but she maintained that she didn't want to

Big B to host shows on two rival channels together

Even though Amitabh Bachchan has said no to the next season of Bigg Boss, reluctant to fill in previous host Salman Khan's rather large shoes, Colors is not giving up. It wants the Big B back at any cost, and is wooing him for a current affairs based reality TV show.

Says a source close to him, "Last year, Colors lost the chance to have Mr Bachchan host Bigg Boss because Sony Entertainment was quicker with negotiations for Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). Now, both channels are vying to reserve Mr Bachchan for their respective shows."

Mr Bachchan has apparently given the nod to both Colors and Sony. While Sony is already working on another season of KBC, Colors is working on a new reality show based on current affairs. Both shows will go on

Shah Rukh's tax trouble over Dubai Villa

The Income Tax department has issued a notice to Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan asking him to pay tax on the Rs 17.84 crore villa in the UAE, I-T sources said.

He received the villa as a gift from a Dubai-based company during assessment year 2008-09 for promoting a real estate project.

In April 2009, SRK had filed returns declaring income of Rs 126.31 crore for assessment year 2008-09. He said his income was from house, property, profession, capital gains and other sources.

The actor also included Dubai's signature villa in the returns, which is a part of The Palm, Jumeirah, as a gift given to him by

Actor Vivek Shauq passes away

Actor Vivek Shauq, best known for his role in comedy serial Flop Show, today died after suffering a heart attack in neighbouring Thane district, family members said.

Vivek (47) was admitted to the Jupiter hospital in Thane, after he complained of cardiac arrest, where he breathed his last, they said.

"We are obviously going to miss him. He was very down to earth and helpful person," the actor's sister Namrata told PTI here.

Vivek, who started his acting career with theatre and television, is survived by wife - Sarabjit, two daughters - Sadika and Mudita - and

Low budget films not viable for actors like me: Akshay

Despite low-budget films enjoying the success that many big-banner movies have failed to replicate in the recent past, Akshay Kumar feels such movies are not meant for actors like him as it is not financially viable.

"Big and established stars like Shahrukh Khan or Salman Khan or me cannot venture for low-budget films like Udaan or Tere Bin Laden because high box office returns are expected from our films," the actor said on the sidelines of the music launch of his forthcoming film Patiala House.

"I have seen the business of these films. There is a very niche audience for such films. When Shah Rukh, Salman or even I... do a film we have to collect a certain amount of money through our films so that distributors and exhibitors get their money back," he said.

Imran, Avantika tie the knot, to honeymoon in Thailand

Bollywood's chocolate boy Imran Khan finally bid adieu to bachelorhood and married long time girlfriend Avantika Malik Monday. He said he is very happy.

The couple is off to Thailand Tuesday for their honeymoon but not alone - 50 guests will be accompanying the newly-weds.

Imran, who had been dating Avantika for the past eight years, had a registered marriage at his superstar uncle Aamir Khan's house in Pali Hill.

After the wedding, Imran came to his house with his newlywed wife in a black Porsche decorated with white flags with "Just Married" written on

Priyanka, Shahid are bonding in Durban

Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapur were seen bonding with each other in Durban recently.

The two are a part of a special concert to mark the 150th occasion of Indians coming to South Africa. Shah Rukh, Anil Kapoor and Malaika Arora Khan were also present.

After the event got over, Shahid and Priyanka were spotted enjoying coffee at a local joint. A source reveals, "Going to Durban was like a mini vacation for them. They got a chance to spend time with each other and

Kangana and Katrina's trantrums

Air travel is stressful. Especially for actors who are forever on the run from one corner of the globe to another. Just because they are travelling first class, doesn't make it any easier.

The long flights, the lack of sleep and the time difference between two countries can be quite taxing, and sometimes people lose their cool.

A frequent traveller told us the tantrums thrown by  actresses Kangana Ranaut and Katrina Kaif while flying.

Says a source, "Katrina was travelling for her promotions for Tees Maar Khan and she'd fallen asleep, without making her seat upright, or tying her seat belt. Before take-off the airhostess called her name twice and

Aamir Khan clears the air around Ferrari Ki Sawari

Buzz is that Vidhu Vinod Chopra had first offered Aamir Khan his film Ferrari Ki Sawari.

Aamir clarifies, "Ferrari Ki Sawari has been offered to my dear friend Sharman Joshi. He  is a fantastic actor and he will do a mind-blowing job. The moment I heard he was being considered for the part, I refused to hear the script  after that." That's high praise indeed.

Abhishek Bachchan finally puts all rumours that he's asked Aditya Chopra to increase his role in Dhoom 3, to rest. Abhishek, says, "Dhoom 3, is being scripted. Whenever Adi is ready to make the film and has decided on the director, he will ask for time. It is a series with which Uday and I have been associated from the word go. You really can't see Dhoom without Jai and

Murder 2 is more of an edgy thriller: Emraan Hashmi

The serial-kisser of Bollywood, actor Emraan Hashmi has already started shooting for the sequel of one of his most sensual hits Murder (2004) and hints that this instalment would be a more "edgy thriller" in which he plays the role of a serial killer.

"We have started shooting. Our main schedule will be in Goa. There is quite a bit of work left. I think we will be looking forward to release it this year," Emraan told IANS.

"We are taking it away from the space people are actually thinking it's in. It taps the simple angle of lust and all that was there in the first part. But it doesn't dwell primarily on the area of lust. It takes into more edgy thrill space," he said.

"Thrill was there in Murder but people associated only with

Aishwarya missing from shoot

Aishwarya Rai was unavailable for the New Year commercial shoot of the cosmetics brand she endorses. As a result, the makers roped in Freida Pinto for the ad that featured all the global names who endorse the product.

As reported 'Freida replaces Aishwarya',  a company spokesperson states that the Ash , however, remains the face of the product.

The offer to play Silk Smitha came as a shock: Vidya Balan

Seeing her play a subdued character like Sabrina Lall in No One Killed Jessica, it is hard to imagine Vidya Balan as Silk Smitha, the ultimate sex symbol in South Indian cinema.

Balan herself was "shocked and thrilled" to land the role in Milan Luthria's biopic Dirty Picture, which chronicles the tragic life of yesteryear's star, who died in mysterious circumstances at the age of 35.

Balan admits that the new role is completely opposite of what she has done onscreen so far. Even her role of a bad girl in 'Ishqiya' pales into comparison.

"I loved the script and was almost shocked that they (Milan and Balaji) thought of me. I was shocked and thrilled because she

Hrithik, Katrina top Most Desirable list

Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan and svelte actress Katrina Kaif has been voted the most desirable man and woman respectively in a new online poll.

The Guzaarish star was followed by Salman Khan in the men's list compiled by a leading website, while his ex-flame and former beauty queen Aishwariya Rai ranked second among women.

Last year's winner Ranbir Kapoor took the third place while Shahid Kapoor's boyish charm got him the fourth position. Hunky John Abraham came in at number 5, pushing Shah Rukh Khan to the sixth position. Akshay Kumar came in at 7, followed by Arjun Rampal (8), Imran Khan (9) and Saif Ali Khan (10).

The poll, which gathered about 3.1 lakh votes,

Kangana tricked into doing a joint

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut fell prey to a 'joint' prank on the sets of her forthcoming film Tanu Weds Manu.

The 23-year-old actress, who portrays the role of a free-spirited small town girl, had to smoke a joint for a scene. However, the unit spiked up her joint and Kangana smoked it without realising. But the actress felt sick after smoking the joint and shooting had to be cancelled.

The unit later apologised for the prank. "We were really worried about Kangana, after she fell really sick because of the spiked joint. We owned up to our mischief and apologised to her. She took it in the right spirit, and didn't mind our prank," said a source.

Kangana will be seen in a new avatar opposite

Salman named best actor, Dabangg best film at Apsara Awards

Bollywood star Salman Khan Tuesday triumphed at the 6th edition of the Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards by bagging the best actor prize for hit comedy Dabangg, which was declared the best film.

Dabangg, released last year, was Arbaaz Khan's first film of the year and became the biggest box office grosser at the box office. Directed by first time director Abhinav Kashyap, the film also introduced Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha. It gave 2009's best item number Munni Badnam too.

Karan Johar got the best director award for My Name Is Khan. Set in a tumultuous post 9/11 America, the film starred Shah Rukh Khan as a Aspergers syndrome patient who sets out on a journey to prove that every Khan is not a terrorist.

In the best actress category there was a tie

No One Killed Jessica director in love with Rani?

Is No One Killed Jessica director Rajkumar Gupta secretly in love with Rani Mukerji? According to members of the film crew Gupta couldn't take his eyes off her whenever she was on the sets.

Divulges a source, "It was quite obvious for everyone that Raj was quite smitten by her. He found every excuse to be close to her and even insisted on playing a cameo in the film where he gets to propose to Rani's character."

The situation in the script demanded one of Rani's character's colleagues in the office to shout a marriage proposal to Rani.

Apparently, some other actor was supposed to do that role. Raj insisted on playing that role just for the pleasure of