News archive from 7 February 2012, page 13

Stone wells-up over lifetime achievement honour

Stone wells-up over lifetime achievement honour

Sharon Stone broke down in tears as she accepted a lifetime achievement prize from Martin Scorsese on Monday. The veteran star became emotional as her Casino director presented her with the trophy at the 11th Annual AARP Magazine Movies for Grownups...

 
Gaga reveals 'bigger and better' concert plans

Gaga reveals 'bigger and better' concert plans

Pop superstar Lady Gaga has thrilled fans by promising to pick crowd members at her upcoming tour to meet her backstage after the shows. The Poker Face hitmaker is yet to announce her 2012 concert dates, but she has been hard at work preparing the...

 
Downton Abbey's Lady Edith wore Meryl Streep's trousers

Downton Abbey's Lady Edith wore Meryl Streep's trousers

Actress Laura Carmichael can boast that she has been in Meryl Streep's pants - she wore the movie superstar's trousers from Out Of Africa in a Downton Abbey farm scene. The star, who plays Lady Edith in the hit TV series, was thrilled to discover she...

 
Clooney uses awards season to catch up with pals

Clooney uses awards season to catch up with pals

George Clooney enjoys the Hollywood awards season because it gives him a chance to catch up with friends he rarely sees. The Hollywood star has been enjoying stellar success with his new movie The Descendants, and has picked up several prizes for the...

 
Chenoweth honoured on Broadway

Chenoweth honoured on Broadway

Kristin Chenoweth was the toast of Broadway on Monday as a host of stars lined up to pay tribute to her stage career. The actress was treated to performances from former colleagues and serenaded by pop singer Nick Jonas at the Drama League's Musical...

 
Bejo practises Oscars speech for Piers

Bejo practises Oscars speech for Piers

Actress Berenice Bejo gave fans a preview of what to expect if she wins an Oscar later this month after preparing her acceptance speech on Piers Morgan's talk show. The Argentine-French star's turn in her husband Michel Hazanavicius' silent movie The...

 
How much money am I allowed to gift my grandchildren without inheritance tax implications?

How much money am I allowed to gift my grandchildren without inheritance tax implications?

I am 82 and wish to make a money gift to each of my five grandchildren. I have a sufficient, modest income with no tax obligations. I think I am well below inheritance tax commitments. What size of gift is allowed? J.C. Linda Mckay, of This is Money,...

 

Santorum aims for a victory in U.S. Republican contests

The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania narrowly won Iowa on January 3 but his drive to become the main conservative alternative to the more moderate Romney has not played out the way he had hoped. He has had weak showings in New Hampshire, South...

 
'Europe is poor so should cut the cloth accordingly'

'Europe is poor so should cut the cloth accordingly'

For decades the West has lectured the East on how to manage its economies. Not any more. Now the emerging economies of Asia look like models of steady, consistent policy and sustained growth while Europe, America and Japan are mired in debt and are...

BBC, 14:21 in Business
 

US STOCKS-Wall St to open lower with Greece in focus

* Futures off: Dow 5 pts, S&P 3.5 pts, Nasdaq 5.5 pts * [For up-to-the-minute market news, see ] (Adds quote, updates earnings data, prices) By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Tuesday,...

 
Glaxo sales move away from Europe

Glaxo sales move away from Europe

UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline posted pre-tax profits of £1.9bn during the three months to the end of December 2011, up from a £193m loss during the same period in 2010. For the whole year, the firm reported pre-tax profit of £8.2bn, up from £4.5bn in...

BBC, 14:28 in Business
 
Robbie Williams holiday photo women come forward

Robbie Williams holiday photo women come forward

Four women have come forward after Robbie Williams posted a picture of a pre-fame encounter on his website and asked them to get in touch. The friends, from Derby, met the future pop star while on holiday at a Scarborough holiday park in 1989. After...

BBC, 14:35 in Art & Culture
 
Oscars: A Morning Stroll animation heads to Hollywood

Oscars: A Morning Stroll animation heads to Hollywood

British animation A Morning Stroll - about the exploits of a chicken in New York - was made as a spare-time project. Now its creators are set to stroll up the red carpet at the Oscars. Why did the chicken cross the road? It's one of the best-known...

BBC, 14:35 in Art & Culture
 
FOUR CHANGES FOR FRANCE

FOUR CHANGES FOR FRANCE

France have promoted Imanol Harinordoquy to their starting line-up as one of four changes for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland. Harinordoquy was named on the bench for last weekend's 30-12 victory over Italy, but has been selected ahead of...

Daily Star, 14:36 in Sport
 
Barbecuing to boost Liberia's economy

Barbecuing to boost Liberia's economy

The chaos of Liberia's civil war may not have been the ideal time to open a fast-food restaurant but this did not deter Liberian businessman Sam Mitchell. The doors to Sam's Barbeque opened in the 1990s after Mr Mitchell decided that he needed to...

BBC, 14:38 in Business
 


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