Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tiger Woods nears $1 billion mark with Gatorade drink

Tiger Woods landed a big $100 million endorsement deal with Gatorade that will produce his own "Gatorade Tiger" drink.

The deal is Tiger's first with a beverage company and his first licensing contract.

Although the exact details of the contract were not known, sources estimate Woods payment would move him closer to the $1 billion mark in career endorsements.

Woods is the world's No. 1 golfer and seeking to break an all-time record set by Jack Nicklaus.

Tiger Woods meets with Kathleen Da Cunha, Gatorade vice president of product development, to test flavor options for the new Gatorade Tiger drink to be launched in 2008. Future sports performance beverages are planned for the future. Woods also underwent sweat analysis testing with scientists from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute to help plan his own hydration and nutrition strategy. PRNewsFoto/Gatorade via Yahoo News.

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Rock rules the box office with Game Plan

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's new movie "The Game Plan" won the weekend box office race earning $16.3 million.

The Disney production beat out Ben Stiller and the Farrelly brothers' "The Heartbreak Kid," which pulled in $14 million.

The Rock plays the superstar quarterback of the fictitious Boston Rebels football team, who discovers he has an 8-year-old daughter from a brief marriage in his youth.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Roselyn Sanchez, and Madison Pettis pose with Tubbs, Spike the bulldog in the movie, at the premiere of The Game Plan. Photo from Yahoo News.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Philippines to lodge protest against "Desperate Housewives"

The Philippines government is seeking an apology from the producers of the ABC series "Desperate Housewives" after a scene on the show which derided Filipino doctors.

The character on the show played by Teri Hatcher made a comment belittling those who doctors educated in Philippine medical schools. Manila's actions came after a firestorm and petition by Filipino Americans and it was reported by organizer Kevin Nadal last night that ABC issued an apology.

Actress Maggie Q poses beside her new print advertisement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific (PETA), encouraging vegetarianism, in Shanghai September 23, 2007. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA) via Yahoo News.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Disney ready for Bollywood

Disney, the $36 billion media conglomerate is excited about expanding operations in India according to a Mumbai report.

The company will be teaming up with
Yash Raj Films for its animation movie 'Road Side Romeo."

Bollywood was also part of the team producing the smash hit High School Musical.

Disney reportedly wants to film a number of films in India using mainly the resources found in Bollywood.

Stars of Disney Channel's hit "High School Musical." Yahoo photo.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tiger Woods pulls within 5 of Nicklaus

Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship Sunday giving him 13 career majors just five shy of Jack Nicklaus record.

The win also marked the third straight season that Tiger has won at least one major.

Woods closed with a 1-under 69 for a two-shot victory over Woody Austin.

Tiger Woods shows off the Wanamaker Trophy after capturing the 89th PGA Golf Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma August 12, 2007. REUTERS, Jessica Rinaldi via Yahoo News.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Tiger Woods wins Doral in lead-up to Masters

Tiger Woods finished B 1-over 73 and finished two strokes ahead of Brett Wetterich to win the Doral, his 56th career victory and his second of the year.

Woods will now head for the Masters next month as the number one player in the world.

Tiger Woods holds the Gene Sarazen Cup as he talks with former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula after winning the WGC-CA Championship golf tournament at Doral Golf Resort March 25, 2007. REUTERS/Hans Deryk via Yahoo News.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Rumor on Tiger Woods skipping Nissan denied

Greg McLaughlin, president of the Tiger Woods Foundation, denied reports that Tiger Woods skipped the Nissan Open because of a feud with PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem over the timing of his tournament, the Target World Challenge.

"We've never discussed having the tournament in November with the PGA Tour," McLaughlin said Thursday. "We've had the tournament the first or second week in December since the very beginning. We've been pleased because we've had great success with that.

Rumors have been buzzing as to why Woods missed the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship and the Nissan.

The Nissan gave Woods his first sponsor exemption when he was 16 years old.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. putts on the 6th hole during the fourth round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai February 4, 2007. Tony Gentile/Reuters photo via Yahoo News.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Shilpa Shetty will meet Britain's Queen and Blair

Shilpa Shetty, Bollywood bombshell and recent winner of Celebrity Big Brother is not slated to meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

"It’s a huge honour. I am humbled," said the 31-year-old Shetty who is extending her stay in the country.

Shilpa, who won after allegations of racist bullying against her on the show, is reportedly looking for love in Albion. The actress told the Daily Mirror: "I’m single and I’m ready to mingle," but warned that her suitors would face harsh scrutiny from her parents.

Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty reacts after winning Celebrity Big Brother at the Elstree Studios on the outskirts of London January 28, 2007. REUTERS / Luke MacGregor (Reuters)
Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty reacts after winning Celebrity Big Brother at the Elstree Studios on the outskirts of London January 28, 2007. Shetty will meet Prime Minister Tony Blair in February and Queen Elizabeth in March according to British news reports. REUTERS / Luke MacGregor via Yahoo News.