Friday, January 21, 2011
Novak Djokovic’s quest to upset Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s Grand Slam stranglehold received a helping hand as women’s top seed Caroline Wozniacki stepped up a gear at the Australian Open.
Serbia’s Djokovic, the 2008 champion, on Friday had taken the first set 6-2 when Davis Cup team-mate Viktor Troicki retired with a stomach strain, adding to a growing list of injury problems at the season’s first major.
After Juan Martin del Potro’s demise late Thursday, third seed Djokovic is the only player left in
Eric Schmidt, a technology veteran brought in as Google Inc.’s “adult supervision” a decade ago, is relinquishing the CEO job to Larry Page, one of the prodigies who co-founded the company behind the Internet’s dominant gateway.
The surprise shake-up announced Thursday appears to be driven by Schmidt’s desire to tackle other challenges as much as Page’s personal ambition.
“Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!” Schmidt wrote on his Twitter account moments after Google dropped the bombshell that upstaged its fourth-quarter
Britney Spears has become just the second artist in the 52-year history of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart to debut multiple songs at No. 1, as “Hold It Against Me” took the top spot in its first week.
Spears previously came in at No. 1 with “3″ in 2009. The only other act with multiple No. 1 starts is Mariah Carey with “Fantasy” and “One Sweet Day” in 1995 and “Honey” in 1997.
“Hold It Against Me” is Spears’ fourth No. 1 on the Hot 100. Prior to “3,” she reigned with her debut single “…Baby One More Time” (1999) and “Womanizer” (2008). The
Pakistan one day cricket captain Shahid Afridi says the limited-over series against New Zealand starting from Saturday will not be a time for experimenting ahead of the World Cup, Radio New Zealand reported on Friday.
Afridi will be leading his side in six one-day matches in Wellington on the back of a test-series win against the Black Caps.
With the Cricket World Cup starting next month, Afridi says the one-day series will be a time for consolidating their plans for the mega event and his players will readjust quickly to the 50-over
Shaun Marsh put his hand up for a late World Cup call-up with a solo effort to salvage a disappointing Australian batting effort in the second one-day international at the Bellerive Oval on Friday.
Marsh, left out of Australia’s World Cup squad named on Tuesday, posted his second one-day international century as Australia made 230 from 48.2 overs after being sent in to bat by England.
The left-hander brought up his century in the best fashion possible, lofting Michael Yardy over mid-wicket for
Defending champion Roger Federer enjoyed a record 57th win at the Australian Open on Friday as former winner Justine Henin was condemned to her worst Grand Slam in five years.
Men’s third seed Novak Djokovic, women’s number one Caroline Wozniacki and Russian Maria Sharapova also reached the last 16 on a hot day at Melbourne Park.
Federer, recovered from his five-set thriller against Gilles Simon, handed out a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 beating to ponytailed Belgian Xavier Malisse, whom he has known since his junior days.
Bollywood hottie Katrina Kaif continues to be producer’s favorite pick despite her latest flick ‘Tees Maar Khan’ turning out to be a Box Office dud. Buzz has it that the sexy girl is all set to do a double role for the first time ever in her upcoming untitled film. Hema Malini and Sridevi were the only two A-list actresses of their times to have done a double role while they were at the peak of their careers. And Katrina is surely following in their footsteps.
Talking to a tabloid, a source said, “The plan to make a film that has Katrina in a double role is definitely on
Aamir and Salman have become the best of friends or so it seems. The two actors might have a different taste in cinema but that doesn’t deter them from having a blast together. As per reports, Aamir who plays a painter in his next film ‘Dhobi Ghat’ took art lessons from Salman who is acclaimed for his knack to paint. And as a token of appreciation, Aamir gifted his first painting to Salman at the end of his painting lessons.
Confirming the news a source said, “Aamir knew he would not look convincing as an artist if he did not actually dabble with art seriously for a few weeks before he went on set
Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, Captain Misbah-ul-Haq and fast bowler Umar Gul have moved up in the International Cricket Council (ICC) player rankings after good performances in the Wellington Test.
According to ICC Test Ranking that Younis has climbed five places to 14th position in the player rankings for Test batsmen while Captain Misbah-ul-Haq in 30th position up by six places.
Indian’s Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis share the coveted number-one position.
Umar Gul has jumped four places to sit in 17th
Aamir Khan produced ‘Peepli Live’ was India’s official entry at the Academy this year, but unfortunately the film has lost the race to the Oscars. Aamir Thursday said he is disappointed at ‘Peepli Live’ failing to get selected at the Oscars but is happy that his film represented India.
Contacting Aamir, he said, “I came to know that `Peepli Live` is out of Oscars. I am of course sad about it. But, I am happy that we represented India and we were one among the world`s best 60 films which were sent to Oscars. We are disappointed and sad.”
Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan on Thursday came face-to-face with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London.
On meeting his double for the first time, Hrithik Roshan commented, “I can’t believe I’m here in Madame Tussauds unveiling a wax figure of myself. It’s incredible just how detailed the figure is – they’ve really captured my look. I’m truly honoured to be included and hope my fans will like seeing the figure”.
What many don’t know is the fact that Hrithik is the youngest male actor from India to be honoured by Madame
|With just one month left, actress Lara Dutta’s marriage preparation have started off in full swing.|
The actress, who is set to tie the knot with tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi Feb 19, says she’s running against time to make the arrangements.
“Exactly one month to go till the wedding! No jitters yet! Just rushing against the clock to get everything organised! Super exciting time!” Lara wrote on microblogging site Twitter Wednesday night.
After months of speculations that they are dating, the
Unprecedented sparks are going to fly between Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan in “Agneepath” and its producer Karan Johar says the two have not got so intense with anyone before.
“The new ‘Agneepath’ is first and foremost an intense love story. There was love between Priyanka and Hrithik in ‘Krissh’. But here we want an unparalleled intensity between them. You’ve never seen Priyanka and Hrithik get so intense with anyone before,” said Karan Johar who is
Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who is currently shooting for Pankaj Kapoor’s “Mausam”, says working with his father has made him more professional.
“I have done a lot of films with new directors, so it became easy for me to convince them on a shot. But with dad, it is not the same. He has made me more professional,” Shahid, who was here to unveil Pioneer’s new 2011 electronics range, told reporters.
Starring alongside Sonam Kapoor, Shahid will be seen portraying the role of an air force pilot in the