Sunday, February 28, 2010
Kelly Brook now promotes her new eye catching swimwear collection of polka dots, stripes and cute pineapple prints in her Kelly Brook swimwear collection. Her spring/summer 2010 collection has cute cherry prints, spots and stripes and many more interesting designs. In sizes 8-18, one can mix and match to get the perfect fit for the best shape.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
On 7 Jan 09 Fran Drescher writes in her Flickr page, "President Barack Obama lost his mother to advanced ovarian cancer. He co-sponsored The Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act. I'm an Obama Mama!"
EMILY's List said that First lady Michelle Obama (left) meets with singer Sheryl Crow (center) and actress Fran Drescher (right) as she welcomed guests to the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, March 19, 2009, when she hosted a series of events in celebration of Women's History Month. 21 women at the top of their fields would join Obama in visiting local schools and speaking with students about their career goals.
Fran wrote below this photo on Flickr on 7 Jan 09: "Angie lost her dear mother to advanced ovarian cancer. She knows all too well that Stage 1 is the cure!"
Fran wrote on her Flickr page: "The next Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a great supporter of all health issues and was a co-sponsor of The Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act. I adore her!!! Plus she's my new boss in the State Dept. Ya'll know I'm a US Diplomat don't uuuuuuu?". (Uploaded by Fran Drescher on 7 Jan 09)
International celebrity and New York Times best-selling author and cancer survivor Fran Drescher celebrated the first birthday of her charitable organization, the Cancer Schmancer Movement and Foundation, on June 21, which also marked her eighth anniversary of wellness from uterine cancer (6/21/08)
The 52-year-old American film and television actress Fran Drescher has played out many roles in real and reel life as, comedian, screenwriter, television director, producer, author, activist and political lobbyist. She is well known for playing Fran Fine on the television series ‘The Nanny’, for which she was nominated for two Emmys and Golden Globe Award. Also, Drescher has received the John Wayne Institute’s Woman of Achievement Award, the Gilda Award, the City of Hope Woman of the Year Award, the Hebrew University Humanitarian Award and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Award. Most recently she was honored with the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award, which was presented to her by Senator Hillary Clinton.
Friday, February 26, 2010
This wallpaper shows Krishna and Radha, as they are often portrayed in Indian calendar art. It has the Hindi words 'Holi ki shubh kaamnaein' meaning 'Best wishes for Holi' inscribed on it. It is customary for many people to buy and sell greeting cards like this during the celebrations.
Holi is traditionally celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day (Phalgun Purnima) of the lunar month Phalguna (February/March), which can fall in late February or early March. In 2009, Holi (Dhulandi) was on March 11 and Holika Dahan was on March 10.
The Hindu festival of clours, Holi, is a popular spring festival observed in India, Nepal, Srilanka, and other countries with Indian populations, such as Suriname, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, UK, USA, Mauritius, and Fiji. In West Bengal of India and Bangladesh it is known as Dolyatra (Doul Jatra) or Basanta Utsav (spring festival). The most colourfully celebrated Holi is that of the Braj region consisting of Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana, locations linked to the legends of Lord Krishna. These places have become popular tourist and pilgrimage destinations during the festive season of Holi, which lasts here to up to sixteen days.
When Alessandra Ambrosio was 12 years old, she enrolled in modeling classes and began modeling at age 15. She has since worked with international brands including Revlon, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Rolex, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, Escada, Rocco Barocco, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, as well as the Pirelli Calendar. Ambrosio’s most successful contact was with Victoria's Secret, the retailer of women's wear, lingerie, beauty products and the brand known for its fashion shows, notably their Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and for their catalogs, both of which showcase top fashion and glamour models.
She is figure-conscious and works out with her Brazilian trainer doing the Brazilian Butt Lift, which is a mix of samba, capoeira and aerobics.
On her first visit to New York, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen lent her apartment for two weeks and fellow Brazilian Adriana Lima helped her translate English. Her typical week starts jet setting from one country to another for modeling assignments, photo shoots and interviews. Fellow Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros is Ambrosio's best friend. Ambrosio and her fiancé, California businessman Jamie Mazur, had their first child, a daughter named Anja Louise Ambrosio Mazur on August 24, 2008,
Thursday, February 25, 2010
According to Wikipedia, “a swimsuit, bathing suit, togs or swimming costume is an item of clothing designed to be worn while participating in water sports and activities such as swimming, water polo, diving, surfing, water skiing, or for any activity in the sun, such as sun bathing. It is also used as an undergarment in sports that require a wetsuit such as waterskiing, scuba diving, surfing, and wakeboarding. In New Zealand English and some areas of Australian English, swimsuits are usually called togs or bathers. The term, togs, is less common in other parts of the Commonwealth, where it can also refer to clothes in general.”
The history of swimsuit and similar clothing with descriptions as above makes interesting reading, if not funny and entertaining. In the ancient times swimming and bathing were mostly without wearing any clothing, but in some cases curtains or coverings were used to restrict view to the public.
About 2000 years old murals found at Pompeii, a ruined and partially buried ancient Roman town near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, show women wearing two-piece suits, remarkably similar to a bikini of 1960s. But after this, such bathing apparel seems to have been lost for centuries.
Bikini historians are of the view that with the invention of the railways, and the popularity of rail travel in the mid 1800s, it became possible for large number of people to visit beaches. So, in the 18th century women wore ‘bathing gowns’ in while in water. These were long dresses, which would not become transparent when wet, with weights sewn into the hems so that they would not rise up in the water and show women’s bodies. The men's swimsuit, a form-fitting garment with long sleeves and legs similar to long underwear, became popular and its body coverage remained the same for a century.
In the 19th century, woman's two piece swimsuit, a gown from shoulder to knees plus a set of trousers with leggings going down to the ankles, became common. In the Victorian era, popular beach resorts were commonly equipped with bathing machines designed to avoid the exposure of people in swimsuits, especially to people of the opposite sex.
In 1907 the swimmer Annette Kellerman from Australia visited the United States as an ‘underwater ballerina’, a version of synchronized swimming involving diving into glass tanks. But she was arrested on charges of indecent exposure because her swimsuit exposed her arms, legs and neck. Then Kellerman modified her suit with long arms and legs and a collar, but keeping the tight fit that revealed her shapes underneath. She later starred in many movies, including one about her own life.
After this, thanks to Annette Kellerman, bathing wear started to shrink, first exposing the arms, and then the legs up to mid-thigh. Collars receded from around the neck down to around the top of the bosom. The invention of new fabrics allowed for new varieties of more comfortable and practical swimwear.
Due to the figure-hugging nature of these garments, glamour photography in the 1940s and 1950s often featured people wearing swimsuits. This eventually evolved into swimsuit photography, as exemplified by the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issues.
The first bikinis were introduced just after World War II. Early bikini designs were not very different from women's two-piece bikinis of 1920s, except that they had a gap below the breast line allowing for a section of bare midriff. Bikinis were named after Bikini Atoll, the site of several nuclear weapons tests, for the bikinis’ explosive effect on the viewer.
In the 1950s, it was proper for the lower part of the bikini to come up high enough to cover the navel. But from 1960s, the bikini shrank in all directions until it covered the bare minimum of body. Around this time, fashion designer Rudi Gernreich introduced the monokini, a topless swimsuit for women consisting of a modest bottom supported by two thin straps. It was not a commercial success, but it opened up new design possibilities. In the 1980s the thong or ‘tanga’ entered the fashion scene from Brazil, possibly inspired by the traditional garments of native tribes in the Amazon.
Men's swimsuits evolved along with women's swimsuits during this period, with the shorts covering less of the body. Then the racing-style ‘speedo’ suits became popular. Thongs, G-strings, and bikini style swimsuits were also in vogue, more popularly in tropical regions.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
While thinking of doing up the interiors of my car, and sourcing the car accessories to reflect the style statement I wanted to make, what struck me the most is a wide range of modern wood dash kits available at CARiD.com that specializes in car accessories for all tastes and personalized styles.
As you already know, accessories add to your personality, whether they are for homes, cars, or your personal wardrobe. Without accessories everything looks so dull and boring. When it comes to your automobiles like cars, trucks or SUV, accessories make your personal style statement. Do not be misled and contented with just the exteriors, as stylish, comfortable and colorful car interiors are more noticed and make you and your vehicle stand out of the crowd.
The company has a wide range of classy and aesthetically designed dash kits for most models of cars, SUV and trucks. Additionally, you have a choice of genuine real wood veneers, synthetic woods, factory-match woods, real carbon fiber, chrome, aluminum, and a great range of colors for virtually every vehicle for giving that special luxurious feeling for your vehicle.
Though the choice is almost endless, I have a special liking for that cozy look and feel imparted by the real, right wood dash kits. In fact your car’s dash board is just like your face. A stylish, well-contoured dash board can make your car interiors look dramatically different. They provide a better and more sensible look than any other kits available today. Additionally, you do not have to mess around fitting them as their dash kits come complete with auto-grade adhesive for a quick ‘peel & stick’ application.
Not all cars and trucks come with the dash boards of your liking. Some look just factory bland or in oft-repeated styles and it only makes sense to redo them stylishly. And for that I feel, CARiD.com, an established and dependable car accessory maker, has all the solutions and most modern styles for your vehicle’s interiors, among other products they have on offer.
The 32-year-old Mexican actress and model Barbara Mori is the lead actress in Indian film producer Rakesh Roshan’s upcoming movie ‘Kites’ opposite Hrithik Roshan. Going into production by the end of July 2008, the film was shot in New Mexico, Las Vegas and Los Angeles and it is scheduled for release in May 2010.
Mori started her career in modeling and later became a television actress. She studied acting in El Centro de Estudios de Formación Actoral.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
She has acted alongside Suresh Gopi in Malayalam films Adbutham (2006) and Lanka (2006) and alongside Jayaram in Madhuchandralekha (2006), and debuted in Tamil film industry starring in Sivappathigaram opposite Vishal Krishna. In 2007, she appeared in a supporting role in the film Yamadonga directed by SS Rajamouli. In 2008 she appeared in 7 films, mainly Telugu films.
In 2009 returned to Tamil and Malayalam films with the comedy film Guru En Aalu alongside Madhavan and the thriller film Passenger with Dileep and Sreenivasan. She is currently on working on two Malayalam language films, Musafir and Ragupati Raghava Raja Ram and the Telugu film Kedi.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Tanisha Mukherjee, born on 1 January 1978 in Mumbai, India, known as Tanisha, is an Indian film actress of Bengali-Marathi descent having acted in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali films. Some of her films include Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao (2004), Tango Charlie (2005), Sarkar (2005), Neal N Nikki (2005) Unnale Unnale (2007), One Two Three (2008), Kantri (2008) and Sarkar Raj (2008).
Tanisha belongs to a prominent family of famous personalities that has been working in Bollywood since the 1940s. Her relatives include paternal grandfather Sashadhar Mukherjee, uncles Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee, great-grandmother Rattan Bai, grandmother Shobhna Samarth and aunt Nutan. Her father is Shomu Mukherjee and her mother is actress Tanuja. The popular Bollywood actress Kajol is her older sister and actor Ajay Devgan is her brother-in-law. She is also the cousin of actress Rani Mukherjee. Tanisha's paternal grandfather was a film director and producer, whose wife Satirani Devi, Tanisha's grandmother, was the sister of three great film personalities of India: Ashok Kumar, Anup Kumar and Kishore Kumar.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
View Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra with her navel piercing. Navel piercing, also known as belly button piercing, a type of body piercing, is one of the most common and popular body piercings today, and it has become very popular with female celebrities. Navel piercing first hit the mainstream fashion arena when model Christy Turlington showed her navel piercing at a fashion show in London, reports say. But it became very popular after the 1993 Aerosmith music video for their song "Cryin'", wherein Alicia Silverstone had her navel pierced.
Shown on this large wallpaper size shot are (from left to right) Bollywood actors Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Harman Baweja and Ishaa Koppikar.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Carey Mulligan has been nominated for this years Academy Awards for her role in the film "An Education". The 24-year-old Mulligan was highly acclaimed for her role of Jenny in the film An Education (2009). She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Following her role as Jenny, she appeared in a string of films and her upcoming films include supporting roles in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the sequel to the 1987 film, and Never Let Me Go which are slated for release in 2010 and she is reportedly signed up to appear in five films which are currently in pre-production stage.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Sandra Bullock, winner of the 2010 SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, originally uploaded by djtomdog.
American actress Sandra Bullock with the Screen Actors Guild Award (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role) for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film The Blind Side, written and directed by John Lee Hancock, based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis on the real life story of Michael Oher (played by Quinton Aaron). The Blind Side is nominated for the Best Motion Picture Oscar. She has also been nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for her role in the film for which she will be competing against Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), and Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia).
Friday, February 5, 2010
In the 2010 Grammy Awards country singer Taylor Swift finished the music industry extravaganza with four coveted Grammys, coming second only Beyonce Knowles, who won six Grammys. "I just keep thinking back to when you're in second grade and you sing at your talent show the first time and people joke around and they say, ‘Oh, maybe we'll see you at the Grammys someday.’” said Swift, who is preparing for an Australian tour. Then the 20-year-old singer added, "That just seems like an impossible dream. I just feel like I'm standing here accepting an impossible dream right now and I thank you so much for that." But as reported, while attempting to pose with all the four of her awards for photographers backstage, the songstress dropped one of them, breaking it into pieces.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Brad Pitt y Angelina Jolie han firmado el divorcio, originally uploaded by GiaReloaded.com.
The Pitts, the super power Hollywood couple, one of the most celebrated Hollywood brands ever, has called it quits as per reports. There were speculations about the parting of ways by the couple, ever since they consulted a divorce lawyer, though both denied they were parting ways. Now, it is official as news has come out about their split.
Angelina Jolie - iPhone wallpaper and iPod Touch background, originally uploaded by igadgetszone.com.