Tue, 23/11/2010 - 06:50 by Prince damin
Salt Lake City -- David McCullough has written a book about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's 1941 Christmas Eve meeting with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
"In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story" is on sale now.
It tells the story of how the two world leaders met during one of the bleakest holidays in modern history, its publishers noted.
Tue, 23/11/2010 - 06:44 by Prince damin
New York -- Leonardo DiCaprio's publicist has confirmed he was on a Moscow-bound Delta flight that returned to New York after an engine failed.
The jetliner landed safely Sunday at JFK Airport with no injuries reported, officials said. The reason the engine cut out was still under investigation.
DiCaprio's representatives told UsMagazine.com the "Titanic," "The Aviator" and "Inception" star was on his way to attend a four-day meeting in St. Petersburg, led by Russian leader Vladimir Putin, to discuss ways to prevent the extinction of tigers.
"(DiCaprio) wishes to commend the actions of the pilot and flight crew in bringing the plane to a safe landing," the actor's publicist said in a statement issued to UsMagazine.com.
Mon, 22/11/2010 - 11:04 by Prince damin
Los Angeles -- Actor Mel Gibson is set to appear in a Los Angeles County Court Monday seeking custody of a child he had with Oksana Grigorieva, a celebrity Web site said.
TMZ.com said Gibson is appearing because he wants the judge to see how serious he is about getting full custody of their daughter, Lucia.
The couple's domestic disputes have been widely reported, and Grigorieva appeared on Larry King Live on Wednesday, where she said Gibson hit and choked her while she was holding the baby.
TMZ.com said Gibson thinks his wife is unstable, and he wants her to have only supervised visits with the child for six months.
Mon, 22/11/2010 - 10:56 by Prince damin
Dallas -- Retired U.S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill said the filming of a documentary on the Kennedy assassination was a cathartic moment for him and his colleagues.
The Discovery Channel documentary, along with a newly released book, are the first of the many works on the slaying of President Kennedy to include the observations of JFK's Secret Service detail, who as a group had kept quiet about the events of Nov. 22, 1963.
"We decided to discuss among ourselves what happened," Hill told the Dallas Morning News. "That was the first time we agreed to do that or had been willing to do that. We had all kept silent for 47 years."
Mon, 22/11/2010 - 10:51 by Prince damin
Los Angeles -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" raked in a whopping $125.12 million for the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office during the weekend.
That chunk of money gave the film the sixth highest-grossing opening weekend of all time and the biggest-grossing opening of the "Harry Potter" series, Box Office Mojo reported.
The animated "Megamind" with the voices of Will Farrell and Brad Pitt was a very distant No. 2 with more than $16.17 million after two weekends at the top. "Unstoppable," with Denzel Washington, was third with $13.1 million.
All studio estimates are via Box Office Mojo.
Sun, 21/11/2010 - 09:49 by Prince damin
New York -- Dermatologists and beauty experts agree with supermodel Heidi Klum that you can indeed be too thin when it comes to a wrinkle-free face.
Klum recently offered advice on keeping a youthful appearance: keep a little weight on to prevent the face from becoming drawn, the New York Daily News said Saturday.
Klum said in an interview in Self: "It is always better to have a little meat on your bones. When you are just muscle, you end up being gaunt in the face, and that makes you look older by five or 10 years."
New York dermatologist Macrene Alexiades agreed, telling the newspaper that people with a little body fat do have a more youthful appearance because it fills in the line on the face.
Sun, 21/11/2010 - 09:39 by Prince damin
New York -- Nielsen says the development of the digital video recorder has led to a jump in the amount of time Americans spend watching recorded television programs.
A report issued by the ratings agency concluded that among the average of 143 hours of TV viewers in the prime 25-34 age bracket watch per month are more than 29 hours of recorded shows, The Hollywood Reporter said Saturday.
"The emergence of the DVR as a widely distributed device has changed viewing behaviors in many homes," Nielsen wrote in the study.
Nielsen said the 29 hours of recorded viewing in the second quarter of this year was a 20 percent increase over the previous year.
Sun, 21/11/2010 - 09:36 by Prince damin
San Antonio -- San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has filed his side of the story in his developing divorce case with "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria.
People Magazine said Saturday the divorce petition was filed in Texas by Parker in response to the paperwork Longoria filed earlier in Los Angeles.
Longoria, 35, has accused her 28-year-old husband of infidelity.
People said that according to TMZ, Parker was seeking to relocate to Splitsville due to "discord or conflicts of personality."
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Sun, 21/11/2010 - 09:32 by Prince damin
New York -- Actress Malin Akerman had nothing but praise for co-star Jennifer Aniston during an appearance at a party in New York this week.
"She is every guy's dream," Akerman told People magazine when asked about her co-star in the upcoming film "Wanderlust."
"Jennifer is one of my favorite people now," she said at the launch party for Google's Boutiques.com. "Not only is she an extraordinary actress, she is such a loving, genuine woman and fun. You want her to be your best friend."
Akerman added she thought Jen was "amazing."
"I kind of expected her to be amazing," she said. "I would have been more surprised if she hadn't been the great, down-to-earth girl that she is."
Sat, 20/11/2010 - 23:11 by Prince damin
London -- The heir to the throne of the British Commonwealth, Prince Charles, says it's possible his second wife Camilla could assume the title of queen.
In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, Charles appeared off-guard when asked about the potential status change to co-monarch for Camilla, The Daily Telegraph reported.
"That's, well … we'll see, won't we? That could be," the heir-apparent said.
The 62-year-old is the heir to his mother, Queen Elizabeth, who has made no indication of stepping down at the age of 84.
Sat, 20/11/2010 - 22:48 by Prince damin
Hollywood -- Actress Rosario Dawson says she is playing it low-key as she stalks a role in the next "Star Trek" movie.
The sultry star of "Unstoppable" told The Hollywood Reporter she didn't tell co-star Chris Pine or "Trek" director J.J. Abrams she was a longtime Trekkie with the chops to play "one sexy Vulcan" in the next installment of the franchise.
"I'm trying to be cool about it," Dawson said at an event in Los Angeles.
Dawson said not only did she not pester Pine, who will be playing Capt.
Sat, 20/11/2010 - 22:42 by Prince damin
Los Angeles -- A white powder found in an envelope among Bristol Palin's "Dancing with the Stars" fan mail in Los Angeles turned out to be harmless, ABC said.
The network issued a written statement Friday saying Los Angeles firefighters who responded determined the substance was talcum powder.
The New York Daily News said Saturday part of the building was evacuated for a period.
Palin, the daughter of 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, has been staying alive in the ABC dance competition despite rumors that conservative viewers have been voting for her because they like her mom's politics rather than for her skills as a hoofer, the newspaper said.