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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Playboy Club

The legendary Playboy Club is a chain of nightclubs that was originally owned and operated by the Playboy Enterprises. These Clubs were fundamentally Bars with entertainment that featured ‘Playboy Bunnies’ and great performances by some big names in the entertainment industry. The first Playboy Club was opened by Hugh Hefner On February 29th, 1960 inspired by the Chicago chain of Gaslight Clubs which featured girls dressed in velvet one piece "bunny" type costumes, and had live entertainment. That’s how they got the logo of the “Bunny” for their club.

The Playboy club soon became a status symbol. The membership to the prestigious club cost $25, per person and with these earnings the Playboy Club earned $25 million for every 1,000,000 members. Their clubs spanned the globe in the 1960’s and ‘70’s from Chicago and New York to Manila, London, Tokyo and the Bahamas. There were a total of 22 Clubs in operation, employing more than 25,000 Bunnies and had more than a million “Keyholders” or Members. They opened casinos that were more profitable than their magazine. But, like every rise has a fall, this empire too started to decline due to the rise in feminism and a fading nightclub scene which helped to close the last US Playboy Club in Lansing, Michigan, in 1988.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playboy_Club
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/01/business/NA_FIN_US_Playboy_Club.php

Bonnie Jo Halpin was the very first “door Bunny” on that fateful opening day of the Playboy Club in 1960 in Chicago. She was described as a beautiful, petite brunette with a bubbly personality, a young woman who had grown up at a Catholic Orphanage with her two brothers and sisters. She also appeared on the cover of the Playboy magazine in the October 1962 issue. Bonnie Jo Halpin died at the age of 65 in her West Hollywood apartment in March 31st. She had served as the perfect model for the club’s bunnies, which became the icons of the sexual revolution.

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/04/30/bonnie_jo_halpin_65_1st_playboy_bunny/

In October 6th 2006, a new Playboy Club was opened in Las Vegas at the top of The Palms new Fantasy Tower. This was to be a modern interpretation of the iconic Playboy Club of the earlier days. They introduced a complete integration of lounging and gaming, custom design elements from the bunny buttons on the sofas to the collage wallpaper featuring every centerfold from the last 25 years, which reflected the image of the Playboy logo and captured the Playboy Lifestyle.

http://www.infosnippets.net/playboy-bunnies-are-hopping-again-at-the-playboy-club-las-vegas-12/

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Watch The Academy Awards, Oscars 2008 Related Videos, Trivia & Nominees

The Oscars. The big night is on 24 Feb 2008. All the stars will be there. The 80th Annual Academy Awards will kick off with the Red Carpet show. The 30 Minute show will be hosted by Regis Philbin alongwith Samantha Harris and Shaun Robinson.
The host of the main show is Jon Stewart. This will be Stewart's second time.
Amongst the nominees, there are George Clooney, Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Johnny Depp. The actresses include Cate Blanchett, Ellen Page and Julie Christie.

The Best Film nominnes include Juno, which happens to be the hot favorite, Michael Clayton, Atonement, No country for old men and There will be blood.

Oscar.com, the official website well be telecasting the function Live online for the first time. Here are the nominees, videos and trivia regarding the Oscars.







Thursday, February 21, 2008

Watch The Oscars Live Online February 24th Free Streaming Video



Watch The Oscars Live Online February 24th Free Streaming Video from the official website oscars.com direct to your PC for the very first time!
This is the 80th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony being hosted for the second time by Jon Stewart. He had earlier hosted the 78th Academy Awards.
The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.
So don't forget to catch all the action here.
Bookmark this page.

Watch Oscars 2008 Live Online At The Official Oscar Website

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Breaking News: First Ten Big Names Auctioned in the IPL Bid

Amidst great high drama thrill and excitement the auction for the IPL (Indian Premere League) players took off today in the city of Mumbai. All the big bidders were present, namely ShahRukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Vijay Mallya et al, all ready to bid for the players to play in their respective teams. The results of the first set of bids for the various players is out already. Here is a complete list of the names of the players and their bid amounts and the team that managed to win them! Ms Dhoni is the highest priced Player so far!
1. Sangakarra - Mohali Team - bid amount 2.8 Crore Rupees
2. Harbhajan Singh - Mumbai Team - bid amount 3.4 Crore Rupees
3. MS Dhoni - Chennai Team - bid amount 6 Crore Rupees
4. Anil kumble - Bangalore Team - bid amount 2 Crore Rupees
5. Shoeb Akhtar - Kolkatta Team - bid amount 1.7 Crore Rupees
6. Jayawardene - Mohali Team - bid amount 1.9 Crore Rupees
7. Muralitharan - Chennai Team - bid amount 2.4 Crore Rupees
8. Sanath Jayasurya-Mumbai Team - bid amount 3.9 Crore Rupees
9. Adam Gilchrist-Hyderabad Team - bid amount 2.8 Crore Rupees
10. Shane Warne - Jaipur Team - bid amount 1.8 Crore Rupees

These players will be playing for their respective teams in the IPL and Cricket matches will follow the twenty20 pattern that will be started during the summers, from the month of April 2008 this year! What needs to be seen is whether this formula of the game will be able to survive the season and draw in the crowds in the hot summers to the stadiums to watch the matches. How exactly is this going to affect the official one day matches that were being played so far? Are the players going to be able to last that long? Won't they feel the fatigue, as twenty20 game is the much faster version of the one day match and will require more stamina and fitness than ever! Most of the players that are being selected now for this version are all older players, who were anyways going to retire from the world of cricket! What will happen to the future of the game of Cricket in general? Will it survive this IPL? Will players still like to play for their country? The younger players will have a better opportunity here in the IPL with quick money making options so why would they want to play in the ODI officially for the country?There are many such questions that are now coming to the fore as the IPL gets all set to launch their teams in a big way!Are we killing the Game of Cricket?

Update:

Here is the list of the other players that went under the hammer at the IPL bids this morning.
11. Mathew Hayden – Chennai team – bid amount 1.5 crore Rupees
12. Andrew Symonds–Hyderabad team– bid amount 5.4 crore Rupees
13. Daniel Vettori – Dehli team – bid amount 2.5 crore Rupees
14. Jacob Oram – Chennai team – bid amount 2.7 crore Rupees
15. B McCculum – Kolkata team – bid amount 2.8 crore Rupees
16. Brett Lee – Mohali team – bid amount 3.6 crore Rupees
17. Ricky Ponting – Kolkata team– bid amount 1.6 crore Rupees
18. S Sreesanth – Mohali team – bid amount 2.5 crore Rupees
19. Herschelle Gibbs–Hyderabad team– bid amount 2.3 crore Rupees
20. Shahid Afridi – Hyderabad team – bid amount 2.7 crore Rupees
21. Jaques Kallis – Banglore team – bid amount 3.6 crore Rupees
22. Zaheer Khan – Banglore team – bid amount 1.8 crore Rupees
23. Stephen Fleming – Chennai team – bid amount 1.4 crore Rupees
24. Chris Gayle – Kolkata team – bid amount 3.2 crore Rupees
25. Mohammad Asif – Dehli team – bid amount 2.6 crores Rupees
26. Greame Smith – Jaipur team – bid amount 1.9 crores Rupees
27. Shoaib Malik – Dehli team – bid amount 2 crore Rupees
28. Younis Khan – Jaipur team – bid amount 90 lakh Rupees

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Valentine Day Free Online Resources - Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine Day Free Online Resources - Happy Valentine's Day

Get Hannah Montana Movie and Musical Movie Posters for Valentine's Day
“Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds”
Released February 14, 2008, Valentine's Day.

Watch out for Hannah Montana,and make sure you make it to the theaters the weekend starting on February 14, 2008. This is when “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds” will be released and don't forget to take your kids!

http://www.xomba.com/hannah_montana_movie_and_musical_movie_posters_for_valentines_day

Use these Free valentine's day special sms messages to wish your valentine a happy Valentine's Day!

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Download Free Romantic LOVE SONGS For Valentines Day! Here is a great collection of love songs that you can listen to or download into your PC or copy to CD Free.

http://www.xomba.com/download_free_romantic_love_songs_for_valentines_day

Reach out to your loved ones with Free romantic eCards, Greeting Cards, Greetings, roses, chocolates and flowers and wish someone special a very Happy Valentine's Day

http://www.xomba.com/happy_valentines_day_greeting_cards_ecards_free

If you are looking for love poems or love quotes for Valentine's day, here is an impressive collection of love poetry, as well as some famous quotes, friendship poems, inspirational quotes, and even a poetry contest

http://www.xomba.com/romantic_love_quotes_poetry_for_valentines_day

Links For Love On Valentine's Day
Looking for just about everything and anything to make this Valentine's Day a special one, then visit this website for links to great love poems, cards, gifts, recipes, gift ideas, Love Lyrics, and some fabulous Valentine Packages that's just ONE CENT in e-bay

http://www.xomba.com/links_for_love_on_valentines_day

For Indians this is a great website to shop online for Valentine's day gifts. Lots of gifts to choose from to make this day special in every way!

http://www.xomba.com/shop_online_for_valentines_day_indian_shoppers


Find A Gift For Valentine's Day Online


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Valentine's Day Special Offers from Rediff - MUST SEE

Visit this website to check out the special offers by Rediff in collaberation with HCL. There are some great tech gifts that include the pink versions of its 'MiLeap' leaptops, that has just been released. These are being retailed at all DigiLife stores across the country, starting at prices of Rs 13,990.

http://www.xomba.com/valentines_day_special_offers_from_rediff_must_see

Traditional Valentine's Day Gift Ideas - New Twist

This Valentine's day, get away from the same old routine of browsing around in gift shops for the usual stuff with the traditional heart painted or stuck to each and every item, instead try and get something different for your loved ones that would really touch his/her heart. Read this article for some great tips as to how to go about it....

http://www.xomba.com/traditional_valentines_day_gift_ideas_new_twist