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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Light Drawings

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. She is an American former World No. 1 ranked female tennis player who has won eight Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal in women's doubles. She is the younger sister of another former world no. 1 professional female tennis player, Venus Williams. When Serena was four and a half, she won her first tournament, and she entered 49 tournaments before the age of 10, winning 46 of them.

In 2005, Tennis magazine ranked her as the 17th-best player of the preceding forty years.

She was WTA Newcomer of the Year in 1998 succeeded by Kim Clijsters, WTA Most Improved Player in 1999 succeeded by Elena Dementieva and WTA Player of The Year in 2000 succeeded by Justine Henin. As on June 25, 2007 she is at eight position in list of women's top tennis player.

In 2007 she won Australian Open by defeating Maria Sharapova by 6-1, 6-2 in final.

Currently she is participating in Wimbledon 2007 and won her 3rd round defeating Milagros Sequera by 6-1, 6-0.

Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani was born on August 9, 1991 in Mangalore, India. She is an Indian actress and a former child artiste.

Hansika was also part of Rakesh Roshan's Koi... Mil Gaya, which also starred Hrithik Roshan and
Preity Zinta. Hansika made her debut as a heroine in a Telugu film, Desamuduru opposite Allu Arjun.

Hansika also made her Hindi movie debut as leading actress in Bollywood film with Himesh Reshammiya in Aap Ka Suroor - The Real Love Story. Mallika Sherawat is also performing in this movie.

Check out other picture of Hansika here.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock was born on July 26, 1964 in Arlington County, Virginia. She is an American film actress who came to fame in the 1990s with her roles in successful films like Speed and While You Were Sleeping, Miss Congeniality and one of her most recent performance in 2004's Crash, receiving critical acclaim. Her latest realease movie is Premonition.

In January 2007, Bullock was named the 14th richest woman in entertaiment by Forbes, with a net worth of $85 million.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Mrinalini Sharma

Mrinalini Sharma

Mrinalini Sharma is a model who will appear in Mahesh Bhatt's Bollywood flick Awarapan along with Imran Hashmi and Shriya Saran. The stylish thriller Awarapan has been shot in Hong Kong and Bangkok.

She also did an item number for Prakash Jha’s movie Apaharan where Ajay Devgan and
Bipasha Basu was in lead role.

Urvashi Sharma

Urvashi Sharma

Urvashi Sharma is an Indian model who is making her Bollywood debut in Abbas-Mustan film Naqaab. This suspense thriller contains Bobby Deol and Akshaye Khanna in lead role.

Urvashi has signed an eight-film contract with TIPS Films. TIPS, in the past has launched actors such as
Preity Zinta, Shahid Kapur and Amrita Rao.

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes was born on March 5, 1974 in Miami, Florida. She is an American actress who began acting in the late 1990s. She started her big screen career with the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Training Day. She was part of major Hollywood films like 2 Fast 2 Furious and Hitch. She is ranked #7 by Maxim in its 2007 list of Hot 100.


I'm sure you know Damien Hirst's recent work, For the Love of God. Created as the most expensive contemporary art work in the world, it is valued at about 75 million euros. Hirst underlines the value of the diamonds (about 30 million), and plays on the incapacity of judging the "value" of a work by giving it huge value since the beginning.
This business move, not uncommon among the creme de la creme of contemporary artists, is brilliant, of course. You either get it, or you don't. If you go for the bluff, it automatically ceases to be a bluff. Therefore, if you criticize it for being just a silly idea, or a great idea but with a silly number of zeros next to it, or for being a shallow philosophy for the nouveau-riches, then you just don't get it. Of course. Which makes it seem critique-proof.
So far, so good.
But it gets better.


"We must buy the diamond skull for Britain" - this proclamation was made to his countrymen by Jonathan Jones, a journalist of the Guardian to keep the"most amazing artefacts ever made in this country". Jones thus encourages the British to purchase this "work of art", made by"the treasure of Great Britain" Damien Hirst, which is currently on the market for 50 million pounds. Our British friends, we are coming to rescue you! Like the cheap Polish labour well known to you, Polish artist Peter Fuss wishes to relieve the British nation from such a great expense. "For the laugh of God" by Peter Fuss will be available in the Polish car on ART CAR BOOT FAIR at a competitive price of 1000 pounds. In addition, you may also buy a limited (1000 copies) edition of signed and numbered graphics for only 1 pound each. You will not have to wait for tickets anymore to seea skull set with diamonds, and the time of watching Fuss's skull willcertainly not be limited to 5 minutes! To make his work, Peter Fuss used about 9870 pieces of glass polished and cut to look like diamonds, worth 250 pounds and spent 18 hours to complete the piece. Income from sale of Fuss's skull and its accompanying graphics is supposed to amount to 2000 pounds - this is eight times as much as the invested amount! Before the skull goes to the trade fairs to London, it can be seen inPoland, during the Modelator event in Modelarnia, which will take place on28 June.




This is great. Answering another artist is really a delicate matter (and trust me, I know how it can fail). But here, the perfect match is created. It not only lives off the other work, and lives well, gives it a wonderful ironic twist, but also manages to play on the idea of production and even on the stereotype of cheap Polish labor!
One of the best aspects of this project is that it does not stop at an idea. It is not a conceptual work. Someone actually goes and does this, speaking on the very same level as the original statement. And with a terrific sense of humor.
Peter Fuss has been making some interesting work, most of it apparently attracted to controversy. I have been watching him from afar. Some of his previous work (see, for example, his Three Billboards About Love) is poignant and intense while remaining elegant, if not "beautiful". What I like about them, and what makes me uncomfortable as well, is the state of tension between the will of changing something and the need for a distanced, often ironic look, that tends towards a critical fatalism - if I can use that term (a situation where the work does nothing in the sense of working towards an alternative to whatever it criticizes, and appears to be presenting it as a horrible but unavoidable reality).
"For the Laugh of God" has the wonderful quality of being at the same time a critique and a development, a variation on a theme. Irony does not finish its scope. But then, of course it speaks a very different language. The lightness and double-meaning (after all, it is a skull) resemble Yorick's. There is a game between kitsch, luxury and rottenness that, to me, outplays master Hirst.
I would love to buy this. Unfortunately, not only am I completely broke, but I consider this is an opportunity that has to be understood, appreciated and used by the British. So maybe a print?


More on Damien Hirst's work here, on Peter Fuss's art here, and on other Polish related artists here.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Shriya Saran


Shriya Saran (Shreya) is famous South Indian actress who performed in many films. Her latest film is Sivaji the Boss where she is performing leading role along with superstar Rajnikant.

She will soon appear in Mahesh Bhatt's Awarapan along with Imran Hashmi and Mrinalini Sharma.

View more about Shriya here and here in our previous post.

Maggie Q

Maggie Q

Margaret Denise Quigley better known as Maggie Q was born on May 22, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is an American actress and former fashion model.

Maggie is playing a role of hacker who works with villain and tries to terrorize America in Bruce Willis's Die Hard 4.0.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts was born on October 28, 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia. She is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. She got the fame during the early 1990s after starring in the romantic comedy, Pretty Woman, opposite Richard Gere. She won the Best Actress Academy Award in 2001 for her performance in Erin Brockovich.

She was the first actress to appear on the cover of Vogue and the first woman to land on the cover of GQ. She has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" a record-setting eleven times, tied with
Halle Berry. In 2001 Ladies Home Journal ranked her as the 11th most powerful woman in America beating out then national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and first lady Laura Bush.

Rupali Ganguly

Rupali Ganguly

Rupali Ganguly is daughter of acclaimed film director Anil Ganguli, who has made films like Kora Kagaz. She completed Hotel Management Course and has carved a niche for herself in Indian Television arena.

Rupali participated in a reality show called Big Boss along with
Rakhi Sawant, Carol Gracias, Kashmira Shah, Anupama Verma and Ragini Shetty.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado was born on December 2, 1978 in Victoria, British Columbia. She is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. She got famous in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, which featured her breakthrough Grammy Award-winning single "I'm Like a Bird".

Furtado is known for experimenting with different instruments, sounds, genres, languages, and vocal styles. This diversity has been influenced by her wide-ranging musical taste and her interest in different cultures.

Anara Gupta


Anara Gupta was born in August 1986. She is an Indian model and actress who won the "Miss Jammu" beauty pageant in 2001. She has been at the center of an ongoing pornography and police scandal in Jammu and Kashmir since 2004.

She is performing in a Bollywood movie Miss Anara related with her life and produced by K K Yadava.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Anjali Bhagwat

Anjali Bhagwat

Anjali Bhagwat is a rifle shooter from India. She won four golds in the individual and pairs events of Air rifle and Smallbore Rifle in 2002 Commonwealth Games at Manchester. She was awarded the Arjuna award in 2000 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna jointly with Beenamol for 2002–2003 in India.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Defining place

I am here:

For a synchronic look, you go here (wonderful!). For a diachronic one, you go here. (and explore the rest of the blog as well).

Penny Lancaster

Penny Lancaster

Penny Lancaster was born on March 15, 1971 in Chelmsford, Essex, England. She is one of the tallest English model with height 6ft 1 inch. She recently married to the rock singer Rod Stewart on June 16, 2007.

Neha Jhulka

Neha Jhulka

Neha Jhulka is a graduate in Management Studies, a model and actress from Mumbai, India. She was participated in Pond's Femina Miss India 2006. She recently made her debut in Okkadunnadu starring opposite Tottempudi Gopichand.

She has modeled for many ads like Numis Hair gloss, Airtel, Intel pentium Processor, Parker Pen, HDFC, Tata Indicom.


She will soon appear in Smita Thackeray's Hindi movie titled Kaise Kahen.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Joss Stone

Joss Stone

Joss Stone (Joscelyn Eve Stoker) was born on 11 April 1987 in Dover, Kent. She is a BRIT Award and Grammy Award winning English soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. She was 78th on Maxim's list of Hot 100 in 2007.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell

Geri (Geraldine Estelle) Halliwell was born on 6th August, 1972 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. She is a British pop singer and songwriter, television personality, writer and actress, and became famous (under the nickname of "Ginger Spice") in the late 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls.

Sunita Williams

Sunita Williams

Sunita Williams was born on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio. She is a NASA astronaut. Williams is the second woman of Indian heritage to have been selected by NASA for a space mission after Kalpana Chawla and also the second astronaut of Slovenian heritage after Ronald M. Sega.

Williams' roots go back to Gujarat in India and she has been to India to visit her father's family. She is of Slovenian descent from her mother's side. Among the personal items Williams took with her to the International Space Station (ISS) are a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, a small figurine of Ganesha and some samosas.

She holds three records for female space travelers: longest spaceflight (188 days and counting), number of space walks (four), and total time spent on spacewalks (29 hours and 17 minutes).

Alex Curran

Alex Curran

Alexandra Curran was born on September 23, 1982 in Norris Green, Liverpool. She is an English model and fashion columnist for the Daily Mirror. She is the wife of Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard, and is described as one of the leading "WAGs" (Wives And Girlfriends) of the England national football team along with women such as Victoria Beckham, Coleen McLoughlin and Cheryl Cole.

She married to Liverpool midfield ace Steven Gerrard at the five-star Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, Berkshire on 16 June 2007.

Curran writes a weekly column for the Mirror entitled "Go Shopping With Alex Curran".

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She is the American Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award-nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the most philanthropic African American of all time, and the world's only black billionaire for three straight years. She is one of the most influential woman in the world.

Oprah.com is a website created by Winfrey's company to provide resources and interactive content relating to her shows, magazines, book club, and public charity.

She was recently ranked no 1 in Forbes 2007 list of The Celebrity 100. Other popular cute hot beautiful women in the list are:

Angelina Jolie is 14th
Jennifer Lopez is 24th
Nicole Kidman is 27th
Jennifer Aniston is 44th
Maria Sharapova is 51st
Gisele Bundchen is 53rd
Jessica Simpson is 60th
Tyra Banks is 61st
Rachael Ray is 66th
Keira Knightley is 71st
Hilary Duff is 72nd
Kate Moss is 74th
Scarlett Johansson is 77th
Jessica Alba is 78th
Reese Witherspoon is 80th
Danica Patrick 95th
Emma Watson is 97th

There are two Andy Hunag's living in the US and making great animation.

1. Andy Huang, a student of arts and animation at the University of Southern California, brings us Doll Face, a fairy-tale about... to be honest, I was so pleased with the visual aspect of the video, at first I completely missed the story. Let me give you this opportunity, too.

So, the story is, well, simple. But the doll is charming, the melancholy lightness of it, the delicate texture. Should we always ask for more?

2. Andy Huang, a graduate of communications design from Pratt University, introduces us to a world where design meets animation meets a baroque sense of humor. His is a polyphonic world, one that flies in all directions, cares not about narrative but about a certain shape, balance, impact.

Both Andys have some things in common. Their work is slick, clean, well-focused, it is not afraid of pop, of a certain type of flashiness.
On the other hand, they represent two different choices. One tends towards clean narrativity, a beginning a middle an end, (and in this order...), the other seems much closer to visual arts, chaos is welcome, Flash animation, clean powerpointy cuts, the new digital collage...
This is really a very serious issue: the consequences of each of these options are impressive. Of course, they can be combined, interpolated, tried out and thrown out at will... But there is such a thing as a body of work, career progress, or artistic development. And there is a need for storyline, for things happening that cause other things happening. Causality. And yet, from the perspective of contemporary art this seems so petty, so ridiculous, when you have all these broken, mashed up, re-redone languages... As if it weren't an issue. New playwriting? Experimental cinema? Installations? Maybe. And yet, while participating in all these experiments, while promoting them and enjoying them, I somehow still feel the deep thirst for story.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel was born on March 3, 1982 in Ely, Minnesota. She is an American actress and former fashion model probably best known for her role as Mary Camden in the long-running family-drama series 7th Heaven and appeared in several Hollywood feature films, including Summer Catch, the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Illusionist.

She was ranked #5 by AskMen.com readers in the list "Top 99 Women 2007". She is also Ranked #1 in Stuff magazine's "100 Sexiest Women" (2007) and ranked as #5 on Maxim's Hot 100 for 2007.


Check out AskMen.com profile of Jessica Biel.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sonali Kulkarni

Sonali Kulkarni

Sonali Kulkarni is an Indian actress. She has won the best actress award at the Milan Film Festival for her performance in Italian film Fuoco Di Su Me (My Heart Is On Fire).

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tanisha Mukherjee
Tanisha Mukherjee was born 1 January 1978 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is a Bollywood actress. Her sister is popular actress Kajol.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Yui Aragaki

Yui Aragaki

Yui Aragaki was born on June 11, 1988 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. She is a Japanese model, actress.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Rimi Sen

Rimi Sen

Rimi Sen (real name Shoumitra Sen) was born on September 21, 1981 in Kolkata, India. She is an Indian actress working in the Bollywood film industry.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Ninet Tayeb

Ninet Tayeb

Ninet Tayeb was on born October 21, 1983 in Kiryat Gat, Israel. She is an Israeli pop rock singer who came to fame as the first winner of Kochav Nolad (the Israeli version of Pop Idol). From humble beginnings, Ninet has achieved recognition as one of the most popular and famous celebrities and entertainers in Israel.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Hazel

Hazel

Hazel is an English model who is making her Bollywood debut with the director Robby Grewal’s Hindi film, ‘Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar’ along with other actor Ruslaan Mumtaz. She previously appeared in Lays ad with Saif Ali Khan and LML ad with Shah Rukh Khan.

Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson was born on April 9, 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is an American actress and entrepreneur. She started acting in erotic films in 1993 after having worked as a stripper and glamour model.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook was born on November 23, 1979. She is an English model, actress, swimwear designer and television presenter. She topped the 'FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005' list, which was said to have polled 15 million people and ranked 5th at 'FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006' list. She is engaged to actor Billy Zane.

Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan was born on October 4, 1978 in New Delhi, India. She is an Indian actress and the daughter of the Nawab of Pataudi and the actress Sharmila Tagore and sister of actor Saif Ali Khan. Soha made her acting debut with the Bollywood production Dil Maange More in 2004, where she shared credits with Shahid Kapoor, Neha Dhupia and Ayesha Takia.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Sonali Sehgal

Sonali SehgalSonali Sehgal is a model form Mumbai, India. She was finalist in Femina Miss India 2006.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Aya Okamoto

Aya Okamoto

Aya Okamoto was born on December 9, 1982 in Tokyo. She is a Japanese actress.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is an Academy Award-winning American actress. Witherspoon is frequently cited by media to be one of the most beautiful leading ladies in today's cinema and her off screen life is widely reported. Her first role was in the made for television movie Wildflower in 1991, followed by several moderately successful family oriented comedies and dramas in the early-mid 1990s, and then the teenage thriller Fear in 1996, where she became something of a teen idol, or pin-up girl.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle Maria Berry was born on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an award-winning American actress. Berry has received Emmy and Golden Globe awards, and was awarded the Academy Award in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball. She is the only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress.

Before becoming an actress, she entered several beauty contests, winning Miss Ohio USA and Miss Teen All-American.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born on November 30, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta. She is a Canadian actress. She is known as the former co-host of the Canadian children's television series, Popular Mechanics for Kids, and for her role as Kim Bauer in the American action-thriller television series 24. She had her first lead role in the 2004 feature film, The Girl Next Door.

Cuthbert auditioned for the role of Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-Man film, though the role eventually went to Kirsten Dunst. She began her Hollywood film career with small roles in Old School and Love Actually in 2003.


Recently, Cuthbert was ranked #10 by AskMen.com readers in the list of "Top 99 Women of 2007".

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher

Teri Lynn Hatcher was born on December 8, 1964 in Palo Alto, California, and grew up in Sunnyvale, California. She is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and author. She gained attention for her role as Lois Lane in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman co-starring with Dean Cain. Hatcher is also well-known for portraying Susan Mayer, in Desperate Housewives, a charming accident-prone divorcee. She is also a "Bond Girl", having played Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981in Chicago, Illinois. She is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. She first gained notice as one of the finalists on the third season of the FOX television series American Idol. She went on to star as Effie White in the 2006 musical film Dreamgirls, for which she won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a SAG Award.

Her musical influence is Whitney Houston.

 

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