May 31 (Reuters) – Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, owner of the industrial conglomerate EBX, said on Monday his group is considering entering the Internet broad band business. (Reporting by Guillermo Parrabernal; writing by Reese Ewing)
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): The generous side of actress Reese Witherspoon was recently revealed when she took pity on a stressed mother, and helped her by paying her grocery bill at a Los Angeles food store.
Witherspoon, 33, who has two children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, paid for the woman’s groceries at a Whole Foods store after she forgot her wallet.
“Reese knows that kids make you lose your mind. When she spotted a harried mom who had forgotten her wallet she picked up the tab,” Contactmusic quoted a source as saying.
“The woman was so flustered and embarrassed. But Reese said she would gladly take care of the 70-dollar bill and no apology was necessary.
“She told the mom, ‘I understand, I have kids too!’” the source added. (ANI)
Malcolm in the Middle – ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ Airing on Nick at Nite – Malcolm in the middle cast – Malcom in the middle – Malcolm – Francis – Reese – Dewey – Nick at Nite – FOX comedy series
Malcolm in the Middle – ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ Airing on Nick at Nite – Malcolm in the middle cast – Malcom in the middle – Malcolm – Francis – Reese – Dewey – Nick at Nite - FOX comedy series
July 5,Good news and big night for fans who have been missing Malcolm, Francis, Reese, and Dewey! Nick at Nite has bought the cable rights to all seven seasons of Malcolm in the Middle, the FOX comedy series which ran from 2000 to 2006.
From Sunday, July 5, the series will air every Sunday on Nick in the 8pm time slot, effectively making the network’s official starting time an hour earlier.
Washington, June 25 (ANI): After battling acne for years, Cameron Diaz has yet another skin condition to deal with.
The movie beauty has a nasty case of psoriasis just below her right elbow – and the itch is known as ‘heartbreak’ by skin doctors, because it doesn’t clear easily and can come back.
Psoriasis is a pesky form of non-contagious inflammation.
Diaz dared to bare her arms as she unveiled her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday and onlookers could clearly make out the mark on the actress’ sleeve.
Celebrity skin expert Dr. Vail Reese has been scrutinising the actress’ scabs and pimples for years and he insists the ringworm on her arm is just the latest in a long line of pigment problems for the actress.
“After battling acne for years, yet another skin condition to deal with! She has also suffered with facial pigmentation issues and sun overexposure,” Contactmusic quoted Reese as saying.
“Though she is not my patient, it looks she has a form of psoriasis, that’s showing some clearance in the center portion.
“Treatment for small areas involves prescription topical cortisone creams and vitamin D creams. Extensive psoriasis can be treated with injectable anti-inflammatory medicines called biologics.
Since they suppress the immune system and can increase the risk of infections, those tend to be reserved for wider areas,” he added. (ANI)
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): US President Barack Obama in a video welcomed Olympic evaluators to Chicago to begin the task of grading whether the city is ready to host the 2016 games.
Obama described Chicago as an international city that he and his wife and children call home, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
Obama, who remains overseas, described a city that grew up under architect Daniel Burnham’s refrain – used a lot in the city’s bid for the games – “make no small plans, they have no magic to stir the soul,” and called the city a great American melting pot.
“It’s a city where the world’s races and religions and nationalities all live and work and play and reach for the American Dream that brought them here; where our civic parades wave the colors of every culture; where our classrooms are filled with the sounds of the world’s languages,” he said, noting that jazz, ranchera and bhangra can be heard “down the street from one another.”
But beyond that, the President told the 13-member International Olympic Committee’s evaluation commission, Chicago is his home.
“After your visit, once you discover the Chicago that I know – the city that I made my home, the city where my wife grew up, the city where we raised our daughters just blocks from where these games will be held – I am confident you will discover that you’re already in the perfect host city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” the President said.
While Chicago is the first to be evaluated, the IOC team will also be grading finalist cities Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo.
Today’s closed-door discussions will focus on environmental issues, transportation, proposed sporting venues across the city, and the Olympic Village planned for the Michael Reese Hospital campus in the 2900 block of South Ellis.
The IOC evaluation commission will tour the venues and Olympic Village site on Sunday. By the time they wrap up their work on Tuesday, the group will be prepared to report back to the 100-plus members of the IOC, which will vote on a host city for the games on October 2 in Copenhagen. (ANI)
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Reese Witherspoon has revealed that her nine-year-old kid cringes when she breaks into song.
The 32-year-old actress, who won the 2006 Best Actress Oscar for portraying singer June Carter Cash in ‘Walk the Line’, said: “I love to sing around the house and in the car, but my daughter hates it,” reports the China Daily.
When the mum and daughter pair decided to see country singer Carrie Underwood, Ava set down some ground rules, Witherspoon herself revealed.
The actress explained: “She said, ‘Mom I really appreciate you taking me to the concert, but will you please not embarrass me in front of Carrie Underwood by singing because she’s a real singer and you’re just, like a movie singer.’ “
Reese – who also has five-year-old son Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe – insists she is glad her children keep her grounded.
She told Parents magazine: “Realising you’re not anything special to the kids is always a great sort of reminder that you’re just a regular person.” (ANI)
Washington, January 8 (ANI): Batman blockbuster ‘The Dark Knight’ grabbed a handful of trophies at the People”s Choice Awards in Los Angeles on January 7.
The 2008 superhero film, which grossed more than 500 million dollars, topped the claimed Favorite Superhero, Favorite Movie, Favorite Onscreen Match-Up, Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Cast categories.
Batman Christian Bale, co-star Aaron Eckhart and director Christopher Nolan were honoured with a lengthy standing ovation as they walked the Shrine Auditorium stage to claim their prizes.
Bale further went on to raise one of the awards in remembrance of late fellow actor and villain in the film, Heath Ledger, saying: “Here”s to Heath”.
Heath had died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in January last year, reports Contactmusic.
The second highest-grossing flick in US box-office history had also won the title to be the Best Film of 2008 on a prominent movie news website Moviehole.net.
Other award-winners were:
Favourite Funny Male Star – Adam Sandler
Favourite Talk Show Host – Ellen DeGeneres
Favourite Male Singer – Chris Brown
Favourite Movie Comedy – 27 Dresses
Favourite Female Movie Star – Reese Witherspoon
Favourite Male Movie Star – Will Smith
Favourite R+B Song – No One by Alicia Keys
Favourite Leading Man – Brad Pitt
Favourite Male Action Star – Will Smith
Favourite Female Action Star – Angelina Jolie
Favourite Pop Song – I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry
Favourite Animated Comedy – The Simpsons
Favourite Rock Song – All Summer Long by Kid Rock
Favourite Female Singer – Carrie Underwood
Favourite Leading Lady – Kate Hudson
Favourite Movie (Drama) – The Secret Life of Bees
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Hollywood stars Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg and Keanu Reeves are up for the Worst Actor dishonour at this year”s Golden Raspberry Awards.
Cruise has been nominated for his role in ‘Valkyrie’, Wahlberg for ‘The Happening’ and Reeves for ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’.
Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon and Diane Keaton are up for the Worst Actress gong, reports Contactmusic.
The ballot nominations also feature ‘Meet The Spartan’, ‘Speed Racer’, ‘High School Musical 3’, ‘The Happening’, ‘Meet Dave’ and Paris Hilton”s ‘The Hottie & The Nottie’ as the Worst Film nods.
The final nominations for the awards will be released on 21 January (09). (ANI)
Washington, Jan 06 (ANI): Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal went public with his feelings for girlfriend Reese Witherspoon when he kissed the actress at an L.A. Lakers game.
The perky couple, who rarely make joint public outings, snuggled courtside.
The kiss was captured on camera as Gyllenhaal kissed Witherspoon during a traditional time-out segment of the game, reports Contactmusic.
The couple”s lingering lip lock was caught on the Staples Center”s jumbotron screen, which hangs above the court.
Witherspoon appeared to be more than a little embarrassed when she realised the kiss had been caught on camera and everyone in the arena had seen it.
Despite her thriving romance, 32-year-old Witherspoon, who divorced husband Ryan Phillipe in 2007, has said that the ghost of her failed marriage still haunts her. (ANI)
“This is not strange. Joaquin has been directing music videos and been involved in music for the last number of years,” publicist Susan Patricola said.
A few days back, Phoenix said his last film would be Two Lovers, with Gwyneth Paltrow, which is set for a February 2009 release.
Phoenix, 34, is the Oscar-nominated star of the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line. His first Oscar nomination was for the Gladiator in 2001 as supporting actor.
All the songs in Walk The Line are sung by Phoenix and his co-star Reese Witherspoon, who played the role of June Carter. (dpa)