News archive from 1 April 2011, page 17

Becta, the first quango to be cut, closes its doors

Becta, the first quango to be cut, closes its doors

It's the end of the road for Becta, the Coventry-based government agency that promotes technology in schools. It ceased to exist at the stroke of midnight. Not that there was really anybody left on its last day. Becta was the first quango that the...

BBC, 09:33 in Business
 

Martin Laird has a chance of glory at Augusta as the course suits his game, reckons Colin Montgomerie

Martin Laird Image 2 COLIN MONTGOMERIE hailed Martin Laird a global superstar in the making and insists his fellow Scot has the class to clinch US Masters glory on his debut. The victorious Ryder Cup captain was thrilled by his countryman's title win...

 

US Masters: Frenchman Gregory Havret desperate to make up for lost time

Gregory Havret Image 2 GREGORY HAVRET will end a 23-year maiden Masters wait next week - inspired by Scotland's Sandy Lyle. The Frenchman, Scottish Open champion in 2007, was just 12 when he first watched TV coverage of The Masters. And that was in...

 
ACTRESS DESCHANEL PREGNANT

ACTRESS DESCHANEL PREGNANT

Actress EMILY DESCHANEL is set to become a mum - she's pregnant with her first child. The Bones star and her husband, actor David Hornsby, began dating in 2007 and wed in a small ceremony last year (10). The actress is due later this year (11),...

 
DIAZ AND BARRYMORE BECAME TEENAGE FANS IN COFFEE SHOP

DIAZ AND BARRYMORE BECAME TEENAGE FANS IN COFFEE SHOP

CAMERON DIAZ and DREW BARRYMORE's friendship began when the former model used to frequent the Beverly Hills coffee shop where the E.T. star worked. The Mask star Diaz insists the two actress' paths first crossed when they were teenagers. She tells...

 
TRAVOLTA CONFIRMED AS GOTTI

TRAVOLTA CONFIRMED AS GOTTI

JOHN TRAVOLTA has officially signed on to star as notorious crime boss JOHN GOTTI in a new biopic. The Grease star has been linked to the role since last year (10) and reportedly met with the gangster's son John Gotti, Jr., in January (11). The...

 
JOVOVICH FLASHES ON THE RED CARPET

JOVOVICH FLASHES ON THE RED CARPET

Actress/model MILLA JOVOVICH suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at a charity gala in London on Wednesday night (30Mar11) when her dress slipped and she accidentally flashed a nipple. The beauty was among star guests at a function at the...

 
FRANCO SPEAKS OUT ABOUT OSCARS CRITICISM

FRANCO SPEAKS OUT ABOUT OSCARS CRITICISM

JAMES FRANCO has broken his silence about his much-maligned Oscars co-hosting stint, insisting he couldn't match ANNE HATHAWAY's energy levels on the big night. The movie star fled to New York after the Academy Awards and hasn't commented on the...

 
TENNANT WELCOMES DAUGHTER - REPORT

TENNANT WELCOMES DAUGHTER - REPORT

Former DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT has become a first-time father - his fiancee has given birth to a baby girl, according to a report. The Scottish actor proposed to girlfriend Georgia Moffett in January (11) and the pair was reported to be...

 
WEINTRAUB SADDENED BY TAYLOR'S SUFFERING

WEINTRAUB SADDENED BY TAYLOR'S SUFFERING

Hollywood producer JERRY WEINTRAUB was "very sad" to learn of his friend ELIZABETH TAYLOR's death last month (Mar11) after witnessing her declining health in recent years. The screen icon passed away last week (23Mar11) after losing her...

 
PINKETT SMITH DEFENDS KIDS' SHOWBIZ CAREERS

PINKETT SMITH DEFENDS KIDS' SHOWBIZ CAREERS

JADA PINKETT SMITH has defended her decision to let her two children start their showbusiness careers at such a young age, insisting they don't shoulder the same burdens as other pre-teen stars because they have no financial pressures. Jada and her...

 
AGUILERA LAUGHS OFF SUPER BOWL SLIP-UP

AGUILERA LAUGHS OFF SUPER BOWL SLIP-UP

CHRISTINA AGUILERA has found the funny side of her Super Bowl National Anthem slip-up in new ads for her upcoming talent show THE VOICE. The singer and fellow mentors Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine all take turns in recalling their most...

 
CYRUS RESENTS YOUTUBE SENSATIONS

CYRUS RESENTS YOUTUBE SENSATIONS

MILEY CYRUS resents young stars who become overnight sensations by simply posting a performance video on YouTube.com - because she believes it should be harder to land a record deal. Following the success of former Internet sensation Justin Bieber,...

 
BUBLE'S NEW WIFE CONFIRMS WEDDING

BUBLE'S NEW WIFE CONFIRMS WEDDING

MICHAEL BUBLE's new wife LUISANA LOPILATO has confirmed reports she's the new Mrs. Buble. The couple reportedly wed in a simple civil ceremony on Thursday (31Mar11) in Lopilato's native Argentina, and the bride took to her Twitter.com account to...

 
SHAKIRA DONATES £250,000 TO REBUILD HAITI SCHOOL

SHAKIRA DONATES £250,000 TO REBUILD HAITI SCHOOL

Colombian singer SHAKIRA is continuing her charity efforts in Haiti by donating £250,000 to help rebuild a school which was damaged by the massive earthquake in the country last year (10). The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker announced plans to team her...

 


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