Monday, May 28, 2012

Sonam Kapoor: Maxim India 2012

Sonam Kapoor an Indian film actress made her acting debut alongside newcomer Ranbir Kapoor in Bhansali's Saawariya (2007).

In 2009, she appeared in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi-6 opposite Abhishek Bachchan. Sonam's performances were highly praised in both of these films.

Sonam is the daughter of Indian film star Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor.

Before starting her career off as an actress, Sonam worked as an assistant director under Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and assisted him during the making of Black.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Norah Jones, 'Little Broken Hearts'

Norah Jones' debut album, 2002's Come Away With Me, sold so many copies — roughly 20 million worldwide, making it one of the best-selling records of the previous decade — that she's seemed fairly liberated ever since, especially once expectations of future blockbusters settled to something more realistic. 

Without losing her knack for impeccably classy professionalism, Jones has kept pushing her sound beyond the warmly accessible pop-jazz that launched her career, whether in the roots-country band The Little Willies or in her guest-vocal spots on last year's Rome, the album Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton) recorded with Italian composer Daniele Luppi and Jack White.

The Little Willies combine Norah Jones' and Richard Julian's vocal stylings with Jim Campilongo's wizardry on guitar, Lee Alexander on bass, and Dan Rieser on drums,
Ten years after her debut, Jones is ideally positioned for the subtle sonic makeover she undergoes on Little Broken Hearts. Written and recorded with Burton, who as producer gives the album a sonic edge that never overwhelms its star, Little Broken Hearts sounds like Norah Jones without bearing much resemblance to the work that once got her pegged as the world's most commercially dominant jazz star. 

Trafficking in alternately sweet and icy singer-songwriter pop, it's a reinvention, but not a radical one.
It helps that these songs delve into deep, dark matters of betrayal and loss — and address them in myriad ways, from the wounded grace of "She's 22" to the vengeful hurt of "Miriam." 

Along the way, Jones coos and struts her way through a handful of crackerjack pop songs: "Say Goodbye," the smoothly sinister title track and the single "Happy Pills" all meet at the midpoint between Jones' past work and the fizzy pop Burton makes with Broken Bells

Always more versatile than most people think, Jones fits all of this smart material to perfection, marking her second decade as a star while making her sound cooler and more unflappably sophisticated than ever. [NPR First Listen]

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Movie Icons Re-Imagined as 'South Park' Characters



Bill & Ted


The Dude, 'The Big Lebowski'

'Pulp Fiction'

'TRON' [For more Re-imaged Movie Icons]

Biopics Recast With Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar Binks gets a bad rap or maybe not, back in February Star Wars' fans got a chance to  reassess George Lucas' most infamous creation  when "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D" hit the theaters, bringing  more of Jar Jar than you ever thought possible. with the help of Old Red Jalopy imagined an alternate universe in which Jar Jar Binks is not the most maligned CGI character in the history of cinema, but, as Lucas always intended, a true star. 

 His very presence transforms these historic biopics into ... well, movies starring Jar Jar Binks.

You're welcome, Jar Jar fans. You know who you are.


Chantal Thomass lingerie campaign 
Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth
Models: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Melissa Rose Har