News archive from 14 January 2011, page 18

Kirk Douglas' relief over Michael's cancer news

Kirk Douglas' relief over Michael's cancer news

Kirk Douglas has spoken of his relief after learning his son Michael has beaten cancer. The Spartacus star, 94, tells People.com he broke down in tears of joy after learning the actor's tumour has gone, six months after he was diagnosed with stage...

 
Etta James suffering from leukaemia

Etta James suffering from leukaemia

Legendary R&B star Etta James is gravely ill and is battling leukaemia. The 72-year-old icon has suffered from Alzheimer's disease since 2009, but her health problems have worsened and new court papers reveal she is currently undergoing cancer...

 
Bono's Facebook share quadruples in value

Bono's Facebook share quadruples in value

Bono's decision to invest in Facebook.com has paid off - the U2 frontman's share in the social networking site is now worth £485 million. The rocker purchased 1.5 per cent of the company for £130 million last year as the managing director of Elevation...

 
Grammer's wife refusing quick divorce

Grammer's wife refusing quick divorce

Actor Kelsey Grammer's plans to marry new fiancee Kayte Walsh have been thwarted by his estranged wife - she won't grant him a quickie divorce. Reality TV star Camille Grammer has asked a judge to deny the former Frasier star's request to dissolve...

 
Franklin's surgery adds 15 years to her life

Franklin's surgery adds 15 years to her life

Soul queen Aretha Franklin's recent surgery has added at least 15 years to her life, according to the singer's doctor. The R.E.S.P.E.C.T. singer is addressing reports she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, insisting the health crisis that...

 
Mulligan to play mentally ill woman on stage

Mulligan to play mentally ill woman on stage

Actress Carey Mulligan is set to go mad on the New York stage - the An Education star will play a mentally ill woman in a theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 1961 movie Through A Glass Darkly. The 25 year old, who made her Broadway debut in The...

 
Black Swan set to soar at cinemas

Black Swan set to soar at cinemas

The erotically charged and intensely dark Black Swan is sure to ruffle feathers amongst Natalie Portman fans. The role, which sees the star play ambitious ballerina Nina Sayers, marks a complete change for the former Star Wars actress. The...

BBC, 10:02 in Art & Culture
 
'Monroe' to make screen comeback

'Monroe' to make screen comeback

Marilyn Monroe looks set to make a screen comeback from beyond the grave after the rights to her image were snapped up by a branding expert. Jamie Salter plans to use high-tech imaging technology to revive the tragic actress on the big screen after...

 
Bridges celebrates movies with booze session

Bridges celebrates movies with booze session

True Grit star Jeff Bridges celebrates the end of every movie with a heavy drinking session. While so many stars seek the refuge of rehab when they find themselves drinking to excess, Bridges insists he does it to cap the experience of completing a...

 
The Chips Are Up For Intel After A Record Year

The Chips Are Up For Intel After A Record Year

Global computer-chip maker Intel announced its most profitable year ever, with revenue hitting a record high. Sales at the technology giant grew 24% on last year to £27.5bn, with gross margin in its final quarter hitting an all-time high of 67.5%...

 

Four volunteers near their personal goals after vowing to get fit in 2011

active nation Our fab four (l to r) Carolyn McGill, Ann Currie, Paul Burnside and Louise Gamble are glowing with health. THREE months ago, they were resigned to a winter of inactivity, over-indulgence and expanding waistlines. But look at our Active...

 
Colin Firth gets his star - what about an Oscar?

Colin Firth gets his star - what about an Oscar?

Colin Firth can do no wrong, it seems. He is the front-runner to win the best actor award at the Golden Globes this Sunday for his performance as the stuttering George VI in The King's Speech and he's hotly tipped to receive an Oscar nomination for...

The Week, 10:16 in Showbiz
 
Factory gate inflation rate rises in December

Factory gate inflation rate rises in December

The price of goods leaving UK factories rose faster in December than in the previous month, largely due to the increased price of oil, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. Annual producer output price inflation rose to 4.2%, compared...

BBC, 10:17 in Business
 
The pregnancy menu

The pregnancy menu

Women are constantly being warned that eating certain foods while pregnant can be dangerous. Listeria, a bacteria that can cause miscarriage or stillbirth and salmonella, which can give newborn babies meningitis, are found in foods too numerous to...

 

Curfews make crtime worse, warns academic

professor ross deuchar Image 1 Restriction orders cause frustration and anger - expert CURFEWS on young men who have committed serious crimes do not work, research has revealed. A study on violent youths caught up in gang crime has found that curfews...

 


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