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Economics and accuracy lost in "Brangelina" baby rush PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 July 2008

LONDON (Reuters) - Even the most hardened celebrity watchers were taken aback by reports of an $11 million deal for exclusive rights to the first photographs of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's newborn twins.

Despite Hollywood duo "Brangelina" being one of the world's most famous couples, experts said it would be almost impossible to make back the money through increased sales and advertising.
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Jessica King out, Comfort Fedoke in on 'Dance' PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 July 2008

AP, LOS ANGELES - Jessica King is out and Comfort Fedoke is getting another shot on "So You Think You can Dance," Fox TV said Monday.

An injury forced King to leave the dance show, the network said. The nature of the ailment was not disclosed, but Fox said the top 10 contestant was quitting on her doctor's advice.
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In Japan, Miss Universe highlights new idea of beauty PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 July 2008

TOKYO (AFP) - Covering her face with her hands, 20-year-old Riyo Mori of Japan heard the MC's voice and the thunderous cheering of the crowd telling one year ago that she was the new Miss Universe

With a 250,000-dollar tiara on her head, Mori walked confidently on the stage as Japan's first Miss Universe in 48 years as an estimated one billion people watched around the world on television.
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Doctor: Angelina Jolie gives birth to twins PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 July 2008

PARIS - The Brangelina twins are here: Angelina Jolie has given birth to a girl and a boy.

The obstetrician who delivered the twins, Dr. Michel Sussmann, told The Associated Press that the actress, the babies and Jolie's partner, actor Brad Pitt, "are doing marvelously well."
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Ex-Yanks star, broadcaster Bobby Murcer dies at 62 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 July 2008

NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Murcer succeeded Mickey Mantle, played in pinstripes with Don Mattingly and watched proudly from the broadcast booth when the New York Yankees returned to power.

A cherished link from former Yankees greats to the club's current stars, Murcer died Saturday due to complications from a malignant brain tumor, the team said. He was 62.
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Miss Universe contest puts spotlight on Vietnam PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 July 2008

AP, NHA TRANG, Vietnam - Eighty of the world's most beautiful women have converged on a stretch of the Vietnamese coast better known for war than glamour.

They were preparing for the 57th annual Miss Universe competition, which will be broadcast by NBC to millions of viewers across the globe on Sunday night.
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Laura to return to 'General Hospital' PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 July 2008

AP, LOS ANGELES - Genie Francis is checking back into "General Hospital."

The 46-year-old actress again will reprise her role as Laura on the ABC daytime soap opera beginning Aug. 26.

The character's 1981 fairy-tale wedding to Luke (played by Anthony Geary) was watched by 30 million viewers and landed the couple on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Francis began playing Laura in 1976.
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McConaughey's girlfriend has baby boy PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 July 2008

REUTERS, LOS ANGELES- Matthew McConaughey's Brazilian girlfriend has given birth to a boy, People magazine reported on its Web site on Tuesday.

The child -- the first for McConaughey and model Camila Alves -- was born on Monday evening, the report quoted the actor's publicist as saying.
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Prosecutor: DNA clears JonBenet Ramsey's family PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 July 2008

AP, BOULDER, Colo. - Prosecutors cleared JonBenet Ramsey's parents and brother Wednesday in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen, saying they were "deeply sorry" for putting the family under a cloud of suspicion that hung heavy for more than a decade.

New DNA tests, which focus on skin cells left behind from a mere touch, point to a mysterious outsider. They came too late to clear the name of JonBenet's mother, Patsy, who died of cancer in 2006.
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Christie Brinkley settles NY divorce case PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 July 2008

AP, CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the former supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children.

The settlement was reached at 6:15 a.m. after an all-night session that resolved all issues between Brinkley and her estranged husband, architect Peter Cook, Brinkley's lawyer, Robert Stephan Cohen, told the court.
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Suborna ties the knot again PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 July 2008

Bdnew24.com

Popular TV actress Suborna Mustafa has wedded director Badrul Anam Soud.

"Only those close to the families of the bride and the bridegroom were present at the wedding," entertainment magazine Anandadhara assistant editor Arif Khan told bdnews24.com Monday.
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Actress, model held with Yaba PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 July 2008

Staff Correspondent

Officials with the Department of Narcotics Control arrested a film actress, a model and their friend with Yaba tablets in Pallabi on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, the officials raided a flat of Rupnagar Housing in Pallabi around 10:30pm, DNC assistant director Fazlur Rahman told bdnews24.com.
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Move underway to give BTV autonomy PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 July 2008

Bdnews24.com

The government has taken an initiative to amend the Bangladesh Television Authority Act, 2001 in a move to give the organisation autonomy.

A meeting was held at Rampura Television Bhaban Saturday, aimed at making recommendations for autonomy.
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Death of a supermodel PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 July 2008

The Independent

Ruslana Korshunova had conquered the catwalks before turning 21. So why did she end her life by throwing herself from the ninth floor of a New York apartment block?

Like every supermodel, Ruslana Korshunova had to grow up a lot faster than the rest of us. Plucked from her native Kazakhstan by a London fashion agency at just 15 years old, within just two years she was on the catwalks of New York and on the cover of Vogue. Her almond eyes and "fairy-tale" features had given her a life of almost instantaneous success that – we might imagine now – became overwhelming.
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'Mini Me' Sues Over Sex Tape On The Web PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 July 2008

Sky News

One of the stars the Austin Powers films has launched £10m lawsuit against a celebrity website that posted a sex tape of the actor on the internet.

The 25-second clip of Verne Troyer, famous for his role as Mini Me, and a former girlfriend was removed from the site, TMZ, after a US federal judge granted a temporary restraining order.
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'Get Smart' spies victory at box office PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

REUTERS, LOS ANGELES- The new spy spoof "Get Smart" took an early lead at the weekend box office in North America, while Mike Myers bombed with his latest comedy "The Love Guru," according to first-day sales data issued on Saturday.

"Get Smart," a remake of the '60s television series of the same name, earned an estimated $13.35 million on Friday, said distributor Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Ray share Emmy spotlight PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

REUTERS, LOS ANGELES - Comedian Ellen DeGeneres and cooking-lifestyle guru Rachael Ray shared the Daytime Emmy spotlight on Friday as they split U.S. television's top two awards for entertainment talks shows.

In another high point of the evening, Jeanne Cooper, the grand dame of America's longtime No. 1 soap opera, was named best lead actress in a drama series for her 35-year role as Katherine Chancellor on "The Young and the Restless."
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Actress-dancer Cyd Charisse dies in L.A. at 86 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

AP, LOS ANGELES - Cyd Charisse, the long-legged beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in MGM musicals with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died Tuesday. She was 86.

Charisse was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack, said her publicist, Gene Schwam.

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Calif. man claims singer Eddy Arnold was father PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

AP, NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A California man has filed a petition asking a Nashville court to order DNA testing he believes will prove the late singer Eddy Arnold was his father.

Christopher Edward Tanner, 47, of Anaheim, Calif., said that he submitted the request last week for paternity testing on Arnold's remains.
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Actor Kevin Spacey to teach at Oxford PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 June 2008

REUTERS, LOS ANGELES  - Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has accepted a year-long position as a theater professor at Oxford University, the institution said in a posting on its Web site on Friday.

Spacey, 48, who won Academy Awards for supporting actor in "The Usual Suspects" and lead actor in "American Beauty, is following in the footsteps of fellow performers such as Patrick Stewart, star of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
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Michael Jackson in talks on possible Las Vegas act PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 June 2008

REUTERS, LOS ANGELES  - Michael Jackson may relaunch his career as a Las Vegas act, thanks to the private equity group that recently bought the loan on his Neverland Ranch in California to help the pop star avert foreclosure.

The investment firm Colony Capital is discussing with Jackson various repayment options for the $23 million debt, including a possible long-term engagement as the resident performer of a Vegas casino or nightclub, a source familiar with the talks said on Friday.
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