Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Natalie Portman making films with Paris Hilton's ex

Natalie Portman making films with Paris Hilton LOS ANGELES: Natalie Portman is joining forces with a former boyfriend of Paris Hilton to produce movies.

The Oscar-nominated actress' production company, handsomecharlie films, will develop projects with 1821 Pictures, a firm run by Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis.

The 18-month arrangement calls for 1821 to provide overhead funds to handsomecharlie with the opportunity for the two companies to co-produce projects that come out of the partnership.

Portman, a favorite to win the best actress Oscar on February 27 for her role as a

Australia win after record ODI run chase

Australia win after record ODI run chase SYDNEY: Australia conjured up their biggest ever successful run chase to beat England by two wickets in a thrilling sixth one-day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

After a Jonathan Trott century helped England post their highest ever ODI score against Australia of 333-6, the home side batted their way into contention, needing six to win off the final over with two wickets in hand.

Tailender John Hastings edged a boundary off the second delivery from youngster Chris Woakes to hand Australia victory with four balls to spare, the home side making 334-8.

It was Australia's record run chase in an ODI and extended their lead over the tourists in the seven-match series to 5-1 with one

Chaos as pro-, anti-Mubarak protesters clash

Chaos as pro-, anti-Mubarak protesters clash CAIRO: Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clashed violently with opposition protesters on Wednesday after storming their rally in central Cairo, with at least 26 people hurt, witnesses said.

Partisans from both sides threw stones and set on each other with sticks and fists in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of anti-regime demonstrations, a day after the embattled president rejected demands to step down and vowed to stay on to the end of his term.

Fighting took place around army tanks deployed in the square, with stones bouncing off the armour, resultantly, at least 10 people were injured in the first fighting.

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Google, Facebook, Twitter sound off on Egypt

Google, Facebook, Twitter sound off on Egypt WASHINGTON: Google, Facebook and Twitter, breaking with the usual practice of corporate silence, are speaking out forcefully against the Internet blockade by the Egyptian authorities.

As Egypt is rocked by continuing protests against President Hosni Mubarak, the three companies spawned by the Internet have criticized the attempt by the authorities to sever the nation of 80 million people from the Web.

While corporate responsibility has been a front-burner issue since companies were pressured into cutting ties with apartheid South Africa decades ago, experts said the statements and moves by the three Web giants were unusual.

World's oldest woman dies at 114

 AUSTIN: A new record was set as the oldest person in the world physically left the planet. Eunice G. Sanborn aged 114 ceased to breathe this Monday morning of January 31st, 2011.

This day would be remembered in history because another centenarian has taken her place as she took the place of Eugene Blanchard.

Eunice Sanborn died at home. She was from Jacksonville Texas. Precise reports of her life are that…” Sanborn was born July 20, 1896, in Lake Charles, La., and moved to Texas in 1937.

Irregular heart beats risk of stroke

Irregular heart beats risk of stroke LONDON: Thousand of people who suffer from irregular heartbeats or conditions termed as arrhythmias are unaware they are at high risk of suffering a stroke. 

A new survey found that two of three people do not know the warning signs of shortness of breath and palpitations. Experts estimate that more than 4,000 strokes a year could be prevented by better awareness among the general public and doctors of the heart condition atrial fibrillation (AF) this manifests as palpitations and irregular heart beat.

Steve Benveniste, campaigns officer at The Stroke Association said, “Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for stroke. It accounts for 14 per cent of all strokes and 12,500 strokes a year are thought to be directly linked to the condition… The majority of people recognize

Mexican Ximena Navarrete visits India

Mexican Ximena Navarrete visits India MUMBAI: Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete Rosete of Mexico is on her first visit to India for promoting designer Sanjana Jon's Celebrate The Girl Child Campaign.

She has been on a 10-day tour. She said that this is her first trip which is mostly time bound with prior commitments for work but soon she will visit India again on a leisure trip.

She also mentioned that she is meeting people and collecting few tips for her next trip, like where to go, what to do, so that she can come to India with all prior preparations done.

Aishwarya once again on Vogue cover

Bollywood Actress Aishwarya Rai has made it to the cover of Vogue for the third time, sporting an all black feathered look.
The magazine carries interesting tidbits on the former beauty queen from 10 men who know her well.
The magazine has spoken to people including Ash’s husband Abhishek Bachchan, designer Manish Malhotra, director Ashutosh Gowariker and ace make-up artist Mickey Contractor, said a statement.
Abhishek shared memories of his first meeting with Ash saying: “The first time I met Aishwarya was in