News archive from 10 January 2012, page 13

Madonna's lonely time in England helped her research W.E.

Madonna's lonely time in England helped her research W.E.

Madonna felt inspired to make her new royal movie W.E. after researching British history when she moved to England and found herself friendless. The Material Girl makes her directorial debut with the period piece, which is based on the romance between...

 
Pitt leads New York film awards

Pitt leads New York film awards

Brad Pitt added to his trophy cabinet on Monday night by scooping the coveted Best Actor prize at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. The Hollywood hunk, who also landed a best actor honour at California's Palm Springs International Film Festival...

 
Winehouse's mother assured Bennett the singer lived a full life

Winehouse's mother assured Bennett the singer lived a full life

Tony Bennett's sadness following the death of one-time duet partner Amy Winehouse has been lifted by the late singer's mum, who told the legendary crooner that her daughter lived a full life. The I Left My Heart in San Francisco singer was left...

 
Osbourne determined to get even with Cyrus over prank

Osbourne determined to get even with Cyrus over prank

Kelly Osbourne has sworn to get even with pal Miley Cyrus after the pop star Punk'd her on Ashton Kutcher's revamped practical joke TV show. The Papa Don't Preach singer was a victim of an unsavoury prank after Cyrus sent a bogus pizza delivery guy to...

 
Lohan to play Taylor in TV film?

Lohan to play Taylor in TV film?

Lindsay Lohan is in talks to play a young Dame Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming TV movie, according to a U.S. report. Bosses at America's Lifetime network have been working on a film about Taylor since last May, two months after her death in March....

 
Wahlberg to make sequel to The Fighter

Wahlberg to make sequel to The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg is returning to the boxing ring for a sequel to his hit movie The Fighter. The 2009 film garnered Oscars for co-stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo and chronicled the ups and downs of celebrated boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward. Insiders...

 
Strong commodity issues boost FTSE

Strong commodity issues boost FTSE

Miners .FTNMX1770 advanced after Alcoa, the largest U.S. aluminium producer, kicked off the U.S. earnings season with fourth-quarter revenue that beat expectations, though a plunge in aluminium prices helped push the firm into a loss. Strength in...

Reuters, 10:18 in Business
 
French actress Denise Darcel dies at 87

French actress Denise Darcel dies at 87

Denise Darcel, the French-born actress who starred opposite Burt Lancaster and Gary Cooper in 1954 movie Vera Cruz, has died aged 87. Her son Craig said she died on 23 December in a Los Angeles hospital following complications from emergency surgery...

BBC, 10:19 in Art & Culture
 

Exclusive - Former Goldman trader Sze's Asia hedge fund down

The Hong Kong-based multi-strategy hedge fund, Azentus, which can invest globally but focuses mainly on companies related to Asia, had a blockbuster start with assets of about $1 billion (646 million pounds) on April 1 last year and now manages $1.9...

Reuters, 10:27 in Business
 
Co-operatives 'worth £1bn to Welsh economy'

Co-operatives 'worth £1bn to Welsh economy'

Co-operatives in Wales are contributing more than £1bn a year to the economy at a time of economic downturn, according to a report by the Bevan Foundation. Three of the country's largest made in excess of £1m in 2010, and a further four made between...

BBC, 10:35 in Business
 
Immigration 'has had little impact on unemployment'

Immigration 'has had little impact on unemployment'

Immigration has had little impact on unemployment levels in the UK, says a report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). But the report says it is not clear if migration will lead to a fall in low-skilled jobs for British...

BBC, 10:39 in Business
 

Bombing kills 23 in Pakistan's Khyber region

"It was a huge blast and caused damage to a number of vehicles at (a) bus terminal," said Khyber tribesman Khan Zaman from the Jamrud bazaar, around 25 km (15 miles) west of the city of Peshawar. Tribesman said members of the pro-government...

 
Apple chief Tim Cook in $378m pay package

Apple chief Tim Cook in $378m pay package

Apple chief executive Tim Cook was awarded a pay package worth $378m (£244m) in 2011, most of which came in shares payable in the coming years. Apple's board granted Mr Cook 1 million restricted stock units, worth $376m, to signal its confidence in...

BBC, 11:01 in Business
 

Embattled Assad to make speech on "internal issue"

The SANA news agency gave no further details. Assad, whose forces are accused of killing thousands of protesters over the last 10 months, is coming under increasing scrutiny from neighbouring states. Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister of Turkey, said on...

 

Four suicide bombers storm government office in Afghan east

The four insurgents, with small explosives strapped to their bodies and carrying grenade launchers, targeted the government communications office near the home of the Paktika governor Mohebullah Samim. "One policeman was killed and part of the...

 


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