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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway Profile

Name - Anne Hathaway

Birth Date - November 12, 1982

Birth Place - Brooklyn, New York, USA

Nationality - American

Height - 5' 8"

Profession - actress

Education - Millburn Highschool, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (major in

Relationship - Raffaello Follieri (property developer)

Father - Gerald Hathaway (attorney)

Mother - Kate McCauley (actress)

Brother - Tom Hathaway

Claim to fame - feature debut as the awkward teenager, Mia Thermopolis, in Disney's The Princess Diaries (2001)

Anne Hathaway Biography

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American film and stage actress. Hathaway made her acting debut in the 1999 television series Get Real, but her first prominent role was in Disney's family comedy The Princess Diaries (2001), which established her career. She continued to appear in Disney films in the next three years, and she had the lead roles in Ella Enchanted and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (both 2004). Hathaway took more creative control over her career in 2005 and co-starred in the adult-themed Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, both requiring extensive nude scenes, as well as The Devil Wears Prada (2006), in which she starred opposite Meryl Streep. That film has become the highest-grossing film of her career. Becoming Jane, in which she stars as Jane Austen, was released in 2007.

Hathaway's acting style has been compared to that of Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn, and she cites Hepburn as her favorite actress and Streep as her idol. People magazine named her one of 2001's breakthrough stars and in 2006 she was listed as one of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People.

Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York to Gerald Hathaway, a lawyer, and Kate McCauley, an actress who inspired Hathaway to follow in her footsteps. She was not named after the wife of playwright William Shakespeare. She has an older brother, Michael, and a younger brother, Thomas. Hathaway has mainly Irish and French ancestry, with more distant German and Native American roots. She was raised in the Catholic religion with what she considers "really strong values", and wanted to be a nun during her childhood. However, at fifteen, she decided not to become a nun after learning that her brother Michael was gay. Although she was raised as a Catholic, she felt that she could not be part of a religion that disapproved of her brother's sexual orientation.

Hathaway was raised in Short Hills, New Jersey and graduated from Millburn High School where she was in many school plays. She spent several semesters studying at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York before transferring to New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She referred to her college enrollment as one of her best decisions because she enjoyed being with others who were trying to successfully "grow up". Hathaway was a member of the Barrow Group Theater Company's acting program and the first teenager admitted. She is a trained stage actress and has stated that she prefers appearing on stage to film roles.

Hathaway, a soprano, performed twice in 1998 with the All Eastern U.S. High School Honors Chorus at Carnegie Hall and has performed in plays at Seton Hall Prep in West Orange. Three days after performing at Carnegie Hall, she was cast in the short-lived 1999 television series Get Real.

Keira Knightley - Nicholas Samartis Shoot

Keira Knightley

Birth name Keira Christina Knightley

Birth Date 26 March 1985, (age 22)

Birth Place - Teddington, Middlesex, England

Occupation Actress

Years active 1993-present

Parents Will Knightley, Sharman Macdonald

Keira Knightley Biography

Keira Christina Knightley (born 26 March 1985) is an English film and television actress. She began her career as a child actress, and came to international prominence in 2003, after co-starring in the films Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Knightley has since become a notable lead actress, having appeared in several Hollywood films and earning an Academy Award nomination for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Knightley was born in Teddington, Middlesex, England to Sharman Macdonald, a Scottish actress turned award-winning playwright, and Will Knightley, an English theatre and television actor. She has an elder brother, Caleb, who was born in 1979. Knightley lived most of her life in Richmond, attending Teddington School and Esher College. Knightley has dyslexia, but nevertheless was successful in school and was thus permitted to acquire a talent agent and pursue an acting career. Knightley has noted that she was "single-minded about acting" during her childhood. She performed in a number of local amateur productions including After Juliet (written by her mother) and United States (written by her then drama teacher, Ian McShane).

Knightley began acting at age seven in her television debut in Ballykissangel (1993). She appeared in several made-for-television films in the mid to late 1990s, before being cast as Sabé, Padmé Amidala's decoy, in the 1999 science fiction blockbuster Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Knightley was cast in the role due to her close resemblance to Natalie Portman, who played Padmé; the two actresses' mothers had difficulty telling their daughters apart when the girls were in full makeup. Knightley's first starring role followed in 2001, when she played the daughter of Robin Hood in a made-for-television Walt Disney Productions feature, Princess of Thieves. During this time, Knightley also appeared in The Hole, a thriller that received a direct-to-video release in the United States. She also appeared in a mini-series adaptation of Doctor Zhivago that first aired in 2002 to mixed reviews but high ratings.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Lamborghini Reventon

The Lamborghini Reventon is a supercar that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. It is said to be the most powerful and expensive Lamborghini to date, costing one million euros. The official press release states that only 20 will be built, but it was later reported that the total number would be 100. The exterior styling was inspired by the F-22 Raptor. Although the exterior is partially new, almost the entire mechanics (including the engine) are taken directly from the Murcielago LP640.

Initial reports suggest that the 6.5 litre V12 may receive a power boost of approximately 15 kilowatts (20 horsepower), bringing the new ouput close to 490 kW (660 horsepower). In spite of this, and the car's carbon fibre components, the Reventon accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in the same time as the Murcielago LP640 (3.4 seconds).

Lamborghini Reventon

Manufacturer - Lamborghini

Parent company - Audi AG

Production - 2008-

Assembly - Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy

Class - Supercar

Body style(s) - 2-door coupé

Layout - Mid-engine, four-wheel drive

Engine(s) - 6.5 L V12

Transmission(s) - 6-speed e-gear

Wheelbase - 2665 mm (104.92 in)

Length - 4700 mm (185.04 in)

Width - 2058 mm (81.02 in)

Height - 1135 mm (44.69 in)

The instrument panel in the Reventón comprises of three TFT liquid crystal displays (LCDs) with two different display modes. The instruments are housed in a structure milled from a solid aluminum block, protected by a carbon fiber casing. The G-Force-Meter is completely new and it is one of the talking points of the Reventón. It displays the dynamic drive forces, longitudinal acceleration during acceleration and braking, as well as transversal acceleration around bends. These forces are represented by the movement of an indicator on a graduated 3D grid depending on the direction and intensity of the acceleration. Formula One teams also use a similar device to analyse dynamic forces.

By simply pressing a button, the driver can switch to the second, quasi-analogical display, where there are the usual circular instruments; speedometer and tachometer. The G-Force-Meter still remains at the centre of this display mode.

Lamborghini has also picked up some of parent company Audi's design language. For the first time, Lamborghini incorporated daylight running lights with the headlamps of the Reventón. Seven Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) at each headlamps flank the Bi-Xenon main beam and they stay lit whenever the car is in movement. Due to the high temperatures in the rear lower part of the car, special heatproof LEDs are used for the indicator and hazard lights, stoplights and rear lights with a triple arrow optical effect.

The Reventón is named after a fighting bull according to Lamborghini tradition. The car's namesake, owned by the Don Rodriguez family, is best known for killing famed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943. Reventón also means "that explodes" in Spanish.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Jessica Alba In A Frilly Green Dress

Jessica Alba Profile

Birth Name - Jessica Marie Alba

Birth Date - April 28, 1981

Birth Place - Pomona, California, USA

Height - 5' 6"

Nationality - American

Profession - Actress

Education - high school graduated, Atlantic Theater Company in New York, Began studying acting at age 11

Relationship - Cash Warren (assistant director; dated 2005 - July 2007), Michael Weatherly (actor; born on July 8, 1968; engaged in May 2001; broke up)

Father - Mark Alba (Spanish/Mexican-American; real estate owner, once joined US Air Force)

Mother - Cathy Alba (French/Danish; born in Montreal)

Brother - Joshua Alba (actor; born on July 8, 1982)

Claim to fame - as Max Guevara on TV Series Dark Angel (2000)

Jessica Alba Biography

Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Honey, Dark Angel, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue and Idle Hands.

Alba was born in Pomona, California, to Mark Alba, who is Mexican American (though both of his parents were born in California), and Catherine (née Jensen), who has French and Danish ancestry; the two married while in their teenage years. Her maternal grandfather was a Marine NCO for 30 years, serving in the Pacific during WWII, and later as Asst. Drum Major for the United States Marine Band. Alba was raised in an Air Force family, along with her brother, Joshua (an actor who appeared with her in the season one finale of Dark Angel), and her grandparents, until she was seventeen years old. Her father's Air Force career took the family to Biloxi, Mississippi and Del Rio, Texas, before they settled back in California.

Alba's early life was marked by a multitude of physical maladies; she suffered collapsed lungs twice, had pneumonia 4-5 times a year, a burst appendix, and a cyst on her tonsils. This served to isolate her from other children at school because, as she claims, she was in the hospital so often that no one knew her well enough to befriend her.

She has also acknowledged suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder during childhood. Her health improved, however, when her family moved to California.

Alba had expressed interest in acting since the age of five. She took her first acting class at age twelve, and an acting agent signed her nine months later.

Her first appearance on film was a small role in the 1994 feature Camp Nowhere as Gail. She was originally hired for two weeks but her role turned into a two-month job when the actress in one of the prominent roles dropped out.

Alba appeared in two national TV commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penney as a child; she was later featured in several independent films. She branched out into TV in 1994 with a recurring role as the vain Jessica in three episodes of the Nickelodeon comedy series The Secret World of Alex Mack. She then performed the role of Maya in the first two seasons of the TV series Flipper. Under the tutelage of her lifeguard mother, Alba learned to swim before she could walk, and she was a PADI-certified scuba diver, skills which were put to use on the show, which was filmed in Australia.

Kylie Minogue - British Airways Shoot

Kylie Minogue Profile

Birth Name - Kylie Ann Minogue

Born - May 27, 1968 (1968-05-27) (age 39)

Origin - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Genre(s) - Pop, Dance-pop, Europop, Hi-NRG, Eurodance

Occupation(s) - Singer-songwriter, Actress

Years active - 1987–present (singer), 1979–present (actress)

Website - http://www.kylie.com

Kylie Minogue Biography

Kylie Ann Minogue (born May 28, 1968) is a Brit and Grammy award-winning Australian pop singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Minogue rose to prominence in the late 1980s through her role in the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, before she commenced her career as a pop artist in the late '80s. According to Warner Music Australia, Minogue has sold over 40 million records worldwide.

Signed to a contract by British songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1988, she achieved a string of hit records throughout the world. Her popularity began to decline during the early 1990s, leading her to part company from Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1992.

During the mid to late 90s, Minogue distanced herself from her earlier work and attempted to establish herself as a credible and independent performer and songwriter. Her projects were widely publicised, but her albums failed to attract a substantial audience and resulted in the lowest sales of her career to date. She returned to popularity as a dance–pop artist in 2000, and became well-known for her provocative music videos and expensively mounted stage shows.

Minogue has established one of the longest and most successful careers as a performer in contemporary pop music, and in Europe and Australia, she has become one of her generation's most recognisable celebrities and sex symbols. In Australia, after being dismissed early in her career by some critics, she has been acclaimed for her achievements.

On November 26, 2007, Minogue releases her tenth studio album, X.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Neha Dhupia [Wallpapers]

Neha Dhupia Profile

Name - Neha Dhupia

Nick Name - Chhotu

Born - 27 August, 1980, Cochin, Kerala, India

Zodiac Sign - Virgo

Height - 5'6"

Weight - 54 Kgs

Hair Color - Black

Marital Status - Single

Languages - Hindi, English

Neha Dhupia Biography

Neha Dhupia (born on August 27, 1980) in Cochin, is an Indian model and actress.

Neha was born to Commander Pradip Singh Dhupia, who is in the Indian Navy and mother Manpinder. She has a brother, Hardeep. Born in Cochin, Neha went to Naval Public School and completed her Graduation in History (Hons)from Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi. Neha started her career with a TV serial Rajdhani at the age of 19.

Neha was crowned Miss India Universe in 2002 and competed at Miss Universe 2002, finishing in the top ten.

Neha Dhupia debut film was Harry Baweja's Qayamat which is an action-packed thriller starring a number of Bollywood actors including Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Sanjay Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Isha Koppikar. She rose to popularity with her bold role in the movie Julie. Neha Dhupia is often considered a sex symbol in Bollywood movies.