Monday, December 2, 2013
Miley Cyrus is reportedly "mad as hell" with Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer hit the headlines after expressing her disgust that "young sex sells" recently, which was taken as a pot shot at Miley who is famed for twerking and wearing skimpy outfits.
Miley split from Jennifer's The Hunger games co-star Liam Hemsworth earlier this year and the movie stars' close relationship is also causing problems.
"Miley feels like Jennifer always tries to act like a feminist in all her interviews, but then poses in a revealing dress to promote her film. That seems so fake to her," a source told British magazine Heat.
"Miley's mad as hell. She thinks Jen is such a hypocrite - she basically wears nothing but body paint in X-Men - how is that not using sex to sell? And then, she was all over Liam on the red carpet."
The two women are said to have had a strained relationship for some time. When Jennifer and Liam first started work on The Hunger Games movies he was in awe of her, which is said to have irritated Miley. Although the singer tried to bond with Jennifer, she apparently feels the actress didn't make much effort.
"Liam kept telling Miley how great Jennifer was, so that got her back up, Then, when they met, Miley felt like Jennifer focused all her attention on Liam and made no effort with her," the source said.
"Miley always suspected that Jennifer didn't like her and she suspected that she would side with Liam over her. These pictures of them getting so close have made her see red."
source : yahoo.com
Los Angeles, Dec 2
After the sudden death of Hollywood actor Paul Walker, his girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell is reportedly devastated.
The 40-year-old actor died Saturday in a crash after a charity car show in Santa Clarita, California.
The two first got together when "The Fast And The Furious" star was 33 and she was just 16-year-old.
Gosnell, who lives in Santa Barbara, is being comforted by her mother, Julie, as she struggles to cope following the horrible accident.
"Paul was a really good guy and Jasmine is broken up by this. I went to Thanksgiving with him, played golf with him," Gosnell's uncle Barton Bruner told dailymail.co.uk.
"They had their ups and downs, but they were together and looking to spend a bright future together. This is horrible news and unexpected. Her mother is with her and she is comforting her," he said.
A huge number of Hollywood stars have expressed their sympathy to Walkers's family via Twitter, including Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba, Liam Neeson and Rihanna.
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS)
Actress Kareena Kapoor's career seems to be heading to an exciting new level with Dev Benegal's film "Bombay Samurai".
Post-marriage, she seemed to flounder in her choices with her half-hearted crusader's role in Prakash Jha's "Satyagraha" and the totally inane social activist's role in "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein". With "Bombay Samurai", Kareena finally seems to have got her post-marriage formula right.
According to sources, the film is "a crazy zany rollicking roller coaster ride with amazing twists and turns. There are seven to eight pivotal characters. But Kareena and Farhan (Akhtar) preside over the show".
"They play a couple like no other seen before in our films. They are wacky and unpredictable. The two actors will have a ball playing their outgoing zestful characters," the source added.
Both Kareena and Farhan were keen to work with one another.
Says Farhan: "I've seen Kareena's work. She is consistently excellent. I was keen to work with her. Dev's film gives us a chance to try something different."
Kareena expressed the highest admiration for Farhan: "I admire Farhan for being multi-talented. Which other director has done so well as an actor? Farhan took my breath away in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. I am really looking forward to working with him."
The Farhan-Kareena film starts after Kareena's annual holiday in Switzerland in December.
Incidentally, she goes on this annual Christmas-New Year holiday in Switzerland without fail every year with husband Saif Ali Khan.
Source : www.calgaryindians.com/
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Boyfriend caught with another girl humiliated and hit in street by girlfriend
A Chinese woman has been arrested after forcing her boyfriend to kneel in the street and repeatedly slapping him around the face.
The man was accused of cheating on the woman after bringing another girl back to his flat in Hong Kong.
After his girlfriend took him out to the street and began berating him, a crowd of onlookers gathered and started filming the scene, which has since been posted on YouTube.
The 20-year-old woman, named Cheng, was later arrested on suspicion of common assault, while the victim, 23-year-old Chui, was taken to hospital.
The alleged assault happened last Friday in the Kowloon City area of Hong Kong, after Chui took a girl to his flat despite the fact he was going out with Cheng.
She made him kneel on the pavement in full view of passers-by, and accused him of going behind her back by inviting in the other girl - who was standing next to the couple throughout the fight.
However, he insisted he had not asked the girl to come to his flat, saying: 'Listen to me first before beating me.'
Cheng then started slapping Chui across the face as he screamed, 'You're slandering me!', and urged the other girl to corroborate his story.
The scene was filmed by an onlooker, who commented at one point: 'At least break up with her if you're not fighting back.'
As other bystanders started to intervene in the altercation, Cheng shouted, 'None of your business!'
Most witnesses took Chui's side, with one woman telling him: 'Stand up, ditch this ugly girl, you deserve better.'
One passer-by called the police, leading to Cheng's arrest.
A police spokesman told South China Morning Post: 'Police received a report at around 5.10pm on October 4 outside 38 San Ma Tau Street in Kowloon City.
'Police who arrived at the scene arrested a female, aged 20 and surnamed Cheng, for common assault. A victim, aged 23 and surnamed Chui, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.'
After video of the incident was posted online, it attracted more than 700,000 hits in less than three days.
Source : mysocialempire.net
A disturbing photograph of an indigenous woman from Mexico delivering a baby on a patch of grass outside a medical center has set off a firestorm online and sparked a national debate that led to the suspension of the head of the clinic that has turned the mother away.
The shocking image, taken by a passerby, shows 29-year-old Irma Lopez , who is of Mazatec ethnicity, squatting after giving birth, her face contorted in pain and her tiny newborn son still bound by the umbilical cord and lying on the ground.
The government of the southern state of Oaxaca announced Wednesday that it has suspended the health center's director, Dr. Adrian Cruz, while officials conduct state and federal investigations into the October 2 incident.
Mrs Lopez, a married mother of three, said that she and her husband were turned away from the Rural Health Center of the village of San Felipe Jalapa de Diaz by a nurse who said she was only eight months pregnant and ‘still not ready’ to deliver, even though the woman was reportedly fully dilated.
The couple, who are Mazatecs and do not speak Spanish, could not understand much of what the nurse was telling them beyond the word ‘no,’ so they went outside.
Addressing the controversy later, the nurses blamed the incident on the language barrier and claimed that they did not have enough staff on hand to treat the woman due to a partial work stoppage.
An hour and a half later, at 7.30am, the woman’s water broke. Knowing that the time has come, Lopez kneeled on the grass outside the clinic and started pushing while grabbing the wall of a house.
‘I didn't want to deliver like this. It was so ugly and with so much pain,’ she said, adding she was alone for the birth because her husband was trying to persuade the nurse to call for help.
Eloy Pacheco Lopez, who was among a number of people drawn to the site by the mother’s screams, took the photo and gave it to a news reporter. It ran in several national newspapers, including the full front page of the tabloid La Razon de Mexico, and was widely circulated on the Internet.
Pacheco López also shared the image on Facebook, writing that 'after waiting and demanding attention for two hours, she gave birth in the yard of the hospital after being ignored by personnel under the direction of the supposed doctor Adrian René Cruz Cabrera,' Latin Times reported.
The case illustrated the shortcomings of maternal care in Mexico, where hundreds of women still die during or right after pregnancy. It also pointed to still persistent discrimination against Mexico's indigenous people persists.
‘The photo is giving visibility to a wider structural problem that occurs within indigenous communities: Women are not receiving proper care. They are not being offered quality health services, not even a humane treatment,’ said Mayra Morales, Oaxaca's representative for the national Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
Lopez said she and her husband walked an hour in the dark to the clinic from the family's one-bedroom hut in the mountains of northern Oaxaca.
It would have taken them longer to get to the nearest highway to catch a ride to a hospital. She said that from the births of her two previous children, she knew she didn't have time for that.
Silvia Flores, the mayor of the town where then now-infamous medical center is located, told the site Clarin that it was the second time in a year that a woman in labor has given birth on the lawn: in July, another indigenous woman delivered a baby on the same grass patch.
The Mexican federal Health Department said this week that it has sent staff to investigate what happened at the Rural Health Center of the village of San Felipe Jalapa de Diaz.
The National Human Rights Commission also began an investigation after seeing news reports.
Nearly one in five women in the state of Oaxaca gave birth in a place that is not a hospital or a clinic in 2011, according to Mexico's census.
Health officials have urged women to go to clinics to deliver their babies, but many women say the operating hours of the rural centers are limited and staffs small.
Source : mysocialempire.net
Friday, October 11, 2013
The name of Pawan Kalyan is enough to boost the Box Office collections by manifolds and till now we has observed many heroes who used pawan name to market their movie and now the heroines also following the trend.
This time Charmi has also done the same in Mantra 2 which is sadi to be a sequel to first part ‘Mantra,’ a super hit. One still of the movie was released just a while ago shows a Pawan Kalyan picture pasted on the walls of Charmi’s bed room. The pic was from the latest blockbuster Attarintiki daredi. It could be a hostel or special bed room of Charmi but the message is clear, her character in themovie admires Power Star.
Charmy looks quite charming and innocent in this flick, she has reshaped her curves and is looking awesome with newly toned body. Let us wish that, Pawan would come to the rescue of Charmi in this horror flick.
Heroine Namitha started her filmy career in Tollywood and shifted her base to Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam films after lacking offers. But she kept in touch with Telugu audiences by appearing in few cameo roles, dubbed films and her next film Bhaja Bhajantrilu first copy is ready now.
Bhaja Bhajantrilu movie story deals with five girls will be kidnapped by Touch up Boys and why did this kidnap happen has to be seen on silver screen. This suspense thriller is being directed by P.Harirajan and music is being composed by Karthik Bhupatiraja.
. Namitha, Keerthi Chawla, Kiran Rathod, Meghana Naidu and Shivani are playing the lead roles in the movie. Bhaja Bhajantrilu movie is produced by S.R.Manoharan under Sri Priyame Creations banner and its post production work is going with brisk speed. The makers are planning to release the music and movie in the October 2013.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
The House on Friday approved a bill to temporarily fund the government that would strip funding for the 2010 federal health care law known as Obamacare, a move that will set up a showdown with the Senate next week that could result in a government shutdown.
The bill, which Democrats in the Senate plan to reject in its current form, would set spending levels at $986.3 billion through Dec. 15. Congress must pass a bill to set federal funding levels, known as a continuing resolution (CR) by Oct. 1, or the government will partially close. House Republicans see the mandatory deadline as a final opportunity to cripple the 3-year-old health care law.
The bill passed largely along party lines. Only two Democrats, Reps. Jim Matheson of Utah and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, voted for the CR.
While conservatives in the House see the passage of the bill as a victory, the celebration will be short-lived. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to strip out the part of the bill that defunds the health care law when the upper chamber takes up the measure next week. In a statement Thursday, President Barack Obama vowed to veto any CR that does not include funding for the law.
The move by House Republicans comes amid a fierce internal party battle over how to tackle the Affordable Care, a law that was found constitutional by the Supreme Court in 2012. For months, Republican leaders resisted calls from conservative members in the House and Senate to use the CR as a vehicle to defund the law, but they relented this week by announcing that the bill sent to the Senate would not include funding for the law. They preferred, instead, to seek a delay of the law's individual mandate to purchase health insurance by tying it to a vote to raise the federal government's borrowing limit.
In the Senate, four Republicans, Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah, have led an aggressive effort to defund the health care law. They have enraged other Republicans by saying publicly that those who vote for government spending measures that include funding for Obamacare effectively support the Democratic health care law.
Anger within the GOP reached a tipping point this week when Cruz acknowledged that it would likely fail in the Senate after House leaders announced they would move forward with the ill-fated plan.
"Harry Reid will no doubt try to strip the defund language from the continuing resolution," Cruz said Wednesday. "And right now, he likely has the votes to do so."
The remark sparked an outpouring of fury from Republicans who accused him of giving up on the fight before the bill reached the Senate. (The anger seemed misplaced, as Cruz has acknowledged for months that Republicans do not have enough votes in the Senate to defund Obamacare.)
On Thursday, Cruz responded by suggesting that he may stage a traditional filibuster to block a Senate spending bill, saying that he would “do everything necessary and anything possible to defund Obamacare.”
Next week, he may have his chance. With the passage of the House bill on Friday, the battle over the Affordable Care Act and government spending will move to the Senate, where lawmakers will have only seven days to find a compromise with the House to avoid a shutdown.
An ancient forest has thawed from under a melting glacier in Alaska and is now exposed to the world for the first time in more than 1,000 years.
Stumps and logs have been popping out from under southern Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier — a 36.8-square-mile (95.3 square kilometers) river of ice flowing into a lake near Juneau — for nearly the past 50 years. However, just within the past year or so, researchers based at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau have noticed considerably more trees popping up, many in their origi
View gallery."Ancient Forest Thaws From Melting Glacial Tomb
Researchers have collected pieces of wood to date using radiocarbon dating techniques, and have foun …
nal upright position and some still bearing roots and even a bit of bark, the Juneau Empire first reported last week.
"There are a lot of them, and being in a growth position is exciting because we can see the outermost part of the tree and count back to see how old the tree was," Cathy Connor, a geology professor at the University of Alaska Southeast who was involved in the investigation, told LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet. "Mostly, people find chunks of wood helter-skelter, but to see these intact upright is kind of cool."
The team has tentatively identified the trees as either spruce or hemlock, based on the diameter of the trunks and because these are the types of trees growing in the region today, Connor said, but the researchers still need to further assess the samples to verify the tree type.
A protective tomb of gravel likely encased the trees more than 1,000 years ago, when the glacier was advancing, Connor said, basing the date on radiocarbon ages of the newly revealed wood. As glaciers advance, Connor explained, they often emit summer meltwater streams that spew aprons of gravel beyond the glacier's edge. [Images: Shrinking Alaska Glacier Spied from Space]
A gravel layer about 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters) high appears to have encased the trees before the glacier ultimately advanced enough to plow over them, snapping off limbs and preserving the stumps in an ice tomb.
Taku Glacier, located south of Juneau, is currently triggering this same process as it advances over a modern forest of cottonwood trees, offering the researchers a chance to observe the process in real time, Connor said.
Unlike the growing Taku Glacier, which accumulates snow at a high elevation and thus is well situated to grow, the lower-elevation Mendenhall Glacier has retreated by an average rate of about 170 feet (52 m) per year since 2005. This year's summer retreat has not yet been calculated, but the team expects it to be relatively high due to unusually warm summer temperatures, Connor said.
Glacial retreat worries many locals who are concerned about the threat of rising sea levels and loss of major freshwater sources that they rely on for drinking water. Anchorage, the state's most populated city, relies entirely on the retreating Eklutna Glacier for its drinking water.
Still, glacial retreat does offer an interesting opportunity to investigate well-preserved remnants of an ancient world. The team plans to return to the Mendenhall Glacier to dig through sediment in search of pine needles associated with the trees, along with other vegetation. They also plan to measure the growth bands of the trees to determine how old the trees were when they died.
"These are relict stories, and piecing them together with radiocarbon dating and stratigraphic work would help piece together the chapters of the story," Connor said.
The researchers have not yet published the results from the investigation but plan to do so once they have gathered more data.
up of archaeologists has discovered a life-sized marble head of Aphrodite while uncovering an ancient pool-side mosaic in southern Turkey.
Buried under soil for hundreds of years, the goddess of love and beauty has some chipping on her nose and face. Researchers think her presence could shed light on the extent of the Roman Empire's wide cultural influence at the time of its peak.
Archaeologists found the sculpture while working at a site called Antiochia ad Cragum (Antioch on the cliffs), on the Mediterranean coast. The researchers believe the region, which is dotted with hidden inlets and coves, would have been a haven for Cilician pirates — the same group who kidnapped Julius Caesar and held him for ransom around 75 B.C.
But the pirates' reign ended when the Roman occupation of the area expanded. The city was officially established around the time of Emperor Nero and flourished during the height of the Roman Empire, researchers say.
The excavators had been looking for more parts of the largest Roman mosaic ever found in Turkey: a 1,600-square-foot (150 square meters) marble floor elaborately decorated with geometric designs, adorning a plaza outside a Roman bath. During fresh excavations this past summer, they found the statue head lying face-down. The researchers think the marble head was likely long separated from its body; traces of lime kilns have been found near the site, suggesting many statues and hunks of stone would have been burned to be reused in concrete. [See Photos of Goddess Statue and Magnificent Roman Mosaic]
Past scholars have argued that southern Turkey's culture was too insular to be greatly impacted by Rome's reach and that it was a peripheral part of the empire. But the presence of an Aphrodite sculpture suggests Greek and Roman influence had become mainstream in far-flung cities like Antiochia ad Cragum in the first and second centuries A.D., the excavation's director Michael Hoff, an art historian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said in a statement.
Hoff said Aphrodite's head is the first fragment of a monumental statue they have found at Antiochia ad Cragum over eight years of digging.
"We have niches where statues once were. We just didn't have any statues," Hoff said in a statement. "Finally, we have the head of a statue. It suggests something of how mainstream these people were who were living here, how much they were a part of the overall Greek and Roman traditions."
The researchers also found other traces of Roman influence, such as a second mosaic adorning a building that looks like it might be a temple.
"Everything about it is telling us it's a temple, but we don't have much in the way of to whom it was dedicated," Hoff said in a statement. "We're still analyzing the finds. But the architecture suggests heavily that it was a temple."