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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-04-12 10:02:17
No steak. Check. No lobster. Check. In taking the #FoodBankNYCChallenge, Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t run afoul of proposed Missouri restrictions on how food-stamp money can be spent. Nor did she use any for cruise ships, movies or going swimming, which would violate rules that could soon take effect in Kansas. Patrow said through social media that she was taking the challenge and “walking in their shoes to see how far we get.” She hasn’t posted any updates on how she is doing. Still, her choices on how to spend $29 for a week of food raised plenty of eyebrows. Critics complained it was too healthy, not enough food or just another form of white privilege. And those seven limes! SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and what was previously called food stamps. It provides food assistance for nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers including families, the elderly and the disabled, according to New York City’s Human Resources Administration. To her credit, Paltrow actually showed what the $29 could buy after being issued the challenge by celebrity chef Mario Batali, a board member of Food Bank for New York City and now the honorary chair. Batali took the challenge in 2012 and he and Paltrow are fellow foodies who road-tripped through Spain for a PBS food series. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-04-08 06:38:03
Kanye West settled on Tuesday with a photographer who had sued him a over a scuffle in 2013, with the rapper agreeing to terms that include an apology to avoid a trial over the lawsuit. West, 37, settled the suit that celebrity attorney Gloria Allred had filed on behalf of Daniel Ramos, who was involved in an altercation with the Grammy-winning rapper outside of Los Angeles International Airport in July 2013. Allred did not reveal the terms of the settlement, but said one of the requirements included West apologizing to Ramos, which was captured in a photograph she put out with a statement on Tuesday. "We believe that this case sent an important message. Celebrities are not above the law, and they have no right to physically attack someone simply because they were asked a question," Allred said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-04-04 17:57:59
It has been one heck of a journey for Sinbad the ginger tomcat who travelled from Egypt to Britain. The miracle moggy was discovered on March 25 after he sneaked into the back of a lorry at the Alexandria port. He managed to get into a sealed container and sailed across the Mediterranean Sea on a ferry and took a road trip through Europe. Without any food or water, the eight-month-old puss survived and was heard meowing when the lorry arrived at the warehouse of Mediterranean Linen in Moreton-on-Lugg, Hereford. Staff were surprised to discover the stowaway according to Graham Monteath, managing director at Mediterranean Linens. The 56-year-old told The Telegraph: "We heard this screeching noise. I have never heard a cat make that noise before. One of the lads thought it was a baby. "I thought it could have been a buzzard trying to get into the warehouse because we do get lots of them around here. "I just turned round and thought 'good God', what is that?' Then this cat's head popped out of the door." Sinbad will now spend four months in quarantine at the RSPCA and the society's inspector Pippa Boyd said she had not discovered anything like Sinbad in her eight-year career. "They showed me the paperwork and the tag, and it did all match up. We thought maybe at customs someone might have opened it up, but they didn't. "He such a curious cat. He just seems to be wanting to be everywhere and see everything. I imagine they were loading and he just sneaked in." The RSPCA has started a fundraising appeal to cover the cost of his care. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-03-19 09:17:04
A film about German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in the former Communist East Germany before becoming the reunified country's first female chancellor, will hit cinema screens in 2017, the head of Berlin production firm AVE told Reuters. Walid Nakschbandi said the biopic, which has the working title 'Angela Merkel', will seek to bring the chancellor alive for audiences around the world by showing who she is both politically and privately. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-03-19 09:02:46
Thirty years after Ricky Martin got his start in music in the Puerto Rican kids' group "Menudo," the Grammy-winning singer uses his music and celebrity to help fight against the trafficking of children. Fresh off a new album, "A Quien Quiera Escuchar," the 43-year-old Martin said he relishes getting in front of a crowd to talk about children forced into prostitution and pornography. "Not only in Puerto Rico, all over the world, here in the United States, huge numbers, when it comes to kids that are becoming slaves," Martin told Reuters in an interview this week. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-03-18 07:03:22
Actress and media magnate Oprah Winfrey is selling antique furniture, paintings, prints, ceramics and memorabilia from her Chicago apartment next month to benefit her education foundation, the auction house running the sale said on Tuesday. The 571 lots in the Chicago sale on April 25 are mostly from her downtown condominium. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said proceeds from the auction will go to The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, which supports her education academy for girls in South Africa. "She is an excellent collector, very well educated," Hindman said about Oprah. "She has lots of different interests and over the years she has collected all sorts of different things." The top lot in the sale is expected to a painting by American Impressionist artist Richard Miller called "Nude in Red Robe," which has a pre-sale estimate of $80,000 to $120,000. Various other paintings are expected to sell in the $20,000 to $40,000 range. Estimates for the total one-day sale and the complete catalog were not immediately available. In addition to the in-house auction, potential buyers can also place bids online. Lots from the sale, which will also include china, porcelain, fixtures, clothing and accessories, will be exhibited ahead of the auction from April 16 to 24. Winfrey, 61, is one of the richest and most powerful celebrities in the United States. Forbes magazine estimates her net worth at $3 billion. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-03-05 09:39:48
This week, several Islamic State (IS) parody sketches went viral online. Does this help or hurt the militants? The theatrical depravity of IS seems designed - quite deliberately - to go viral. The news media has been accused of cynically doing them a favour even by reporting on their actions. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-28 08:31:35
Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda, has spoken out for the first time since her father's death last August. The actor and comedian took his own life at his Californian home at the age of 63. Ms Williams told NBC's Today Show there was "no point" in asking why her father killed himself. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-23 09:39:33
“Birdman,” the quirky tale of a Hollywood action hero’s attempt to make a comeback via the Broadway stage, was declared the best picture of 2014 at Sunday’s Academy Awards, taking four prizes in all and eking out a victory over “Boyhood.” Eddie Redmayne, the British actor who took on the role of ALS-afflicted physicist Stephen Hawking, won the best-actor Oscar for “The Theory of Everything.” Industry veteran Julianne Moore, a five-time nominee, won her first Oscar for playing a patient struck with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in the film “Still Alice.” “Birdman” director Alejandro Inarritu won the Oscar for best director, as well as best screenplay and best cinematography. “Birdman” tied for the most nominations this year — nine in all — with “Grand Budapest Hotel,” which also took home four Oscars, winning for best original music score and three technical honors. Both “Birdman” and “Budapest” were products of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s FOX, +1.26% Fox Searchlight Pictures. (Until 2013, Fox was part of News Corp. NWS, +0.73% , the parent company of MarketWatch.) “Budapest” also won for best costume design, makeup and production design. “Birdman” — released in October — cost $22 million to produce and has made roughly $36 million to date. “Budapest” was released in March, and its theatrical run is already over. Its budget is unknown, but it made $174.6 million globally. “Boyhood,” a production that took 12 years to make as it chronicled life of a young boy from childhood to adulthood and used the same cast throughout, ended up winning only for supporting actress Patricia Arquette. “Boyhood” had received six nominations in all and was distributed by IFC Films. “Birdman” also beat out “American Sniper,” the somewhat controversial true-life story of Chris Kyle, a special-forces assassin who protected U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Sniper,” which was directed by Clint Eastwood, won one Oscar — for sound editing — out of six nominations in all. The film was a product of Time Warner Inc.’s TWX, +0.73% Warner Bros. Pictures. Another film that scored more prizes than either “Boyhood” or “Sniper” was “Whiplash,” from Sony Corp’s SNE, -0.92% Sony Pictures Classics unit. Veteran character actor J.K. Simmons took the first prize of the night, winning the best supporting actor Oscar for his role as a demanding teacher in the film. Then “Whiplash” went on to surprise many by taking two more statuettes, one for sound mixing and one for editing. Simmons himself told an interviewer he expected a sweep of all the awards for which “Whiplash” was nominated. His prediction started to come true as it won in its first three categories, but it later succumbed to “The Imitation Game,” which won for best adapted screenplay, and “Birdman” for best picture. Still, “Whiplash” did better than “Imitation Game,” which was another film that was almost snubbed entirely even though it was nominated eight times. “Imitation Game” was from privately held Weinstein Co. The ceremonies had the usual mix of song, dance and caustic humor. Host Neil Patrick Harris managed to provide all three, including the obligatory one-line zingers meant for the crowd as well as himself. When Simmons won his Oscar, Harris was humming the jingo from the Farmers’ Insurance commercials that feature Simmons. The star of several films, as well as the television series “How I Met Your Mother,” Harris took dead aim at recent controversies over whether there were enough non-whites represented in this year’s awards show. Alluding to the fact all 20 of the nominees in the four acting categories for leading and supporting roles were white, Harris opened the show by saying: “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest, I mean, brightest.” Prior to Sunday’s awards, the academy had taken some criticism for not bestowing more nominations to “Selma,” the historical drama from Viacom Inc.’s VIA, +0.68% VIAB, +0.58% Paramount Pictures unit about how Martin Luther King organized the seminal Alabama civil-rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Among those seen as snubbed was David Oyelowo, who received acclaim for his performance as King. “Selma,” however, did win for best original song, “Glory,” moments after the song was performed, prompting a standing ovation from the crowd at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Perhaps the most oddly touching moment of the evening was when pop icon Lady Gaga, in relatively tame attire, paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of one of Hollywood’s more wholesome products, “The Sound of Music,” which itself won best picture and four other Academy Awards in its day. Dressed in a chiffon gown that even the film’s star Julie Andrews would be proud of, the usually risqué Gaga sang the title song, “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Every Mountain,” earning a standing ovation from the crowd. Gaga was then greeted by Andrews herself, who strode on the stage, hugged and thanked Gaga and went on to present the award for original score. In other awards, “Big Hero 6,” the tale of an inflatable robot, won for best animated feature. The production from Walt Disney Co. DIS, +0.64% was a surprise winner, as many had expected “How To Train Your Dragon 2” from DreamWorks Animation DWA, -0.15% to take top honors. And “Citizenfour,” from Time Warner’s HBO Documentary Films, won for best documentary. The picture chronicles the national secrets exposed by Edward Snowden. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-22 16:48:43
Lights, camera, Oscar! Before you tune in to see host extraordinaire Neil Patrick Harris emcee the Academy Awards for the first time on Sunday, get the lowdown on some surprising facts about Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. 1. It cost peanuts to attend the first Academy Awards The Oscars are Hollywood’s glitziest and most exclusive star-studded event, but the very first ceremony in 1929 was a private affair held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - and a ticket cost just $5. (Sorry Oscar buffs: The awards show is still a private event, and tickets are not available for sale to the public.) 2. The Academy Award trophy has an official name – and a mysterious nickname Everyone knows the statuette as “Oscar,” but it actually has an official name: Academy Award of Merit. So how did it get to be called Oscar? According to the Academy, the origin story can’t be confirmed, but it’s widely believed that the trophy received its nickname from Academy librarian Margaret Herrick, who said that the little gold man looked like her Uncle Oscar. 3. The Academy likes to hand out fake Oscars before the show Prior to the Oscars, rehearsals are held where celebs show up to practice their lines, announce the winner and present an award. Five sets of dummy envelopes with each nominee’s name is prepared to be used during the rehearsals. And since there are dummy envelopes, there are also dummy Oscars made of plaster to hand out to the “winners.” (For those curious to take a peek, producer Neil Meron tweeted a photo of the fake awards from this year’s rehearsals.) 4. The Oscars red carpet showcases the event’s history For the past 14 years, the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles has hosted the Academy Awards, which seats 3,400 people. All of them will walk the show’s red carpet to reach the venue, which stretches a whopping 500 feet (beating out the Golden Globes’ red carpet, which extends to around 437 feet). To spotlight the event’s long-running history, the red carpet is flanked by two pillars that bear the name of every Best Picture winner since the show’s inception. Incredibly, there’s enough room for the Academy to keep adding winners through 2071. 5. Want to be a seat filler? Too bad! The only way for a regular Joe to score a seat to the Oscars is to work as a seat filler. But even then, he or she can’t be that “regular”: According to a seat-filler who worked at the 2003 show, the only way to score the (unpaid) gig is to know someone who works at the Academy or to be an employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm entrusted with tallying the votes. 6. Bob Hope is the Oscar emcee for the ages Legendary entertainer Bob Hope holds the record for hosting the most Academy Awards, having emceed 19 ceremonies between 1940 and 1978. Hope began hosting prior to when the show was televised, and closed out his run on Oscar’s 50th anniversary. On the opposite spectrum, this year’s host Neil Patrick Harris hopes to avoid the One and Done Club, the celebs who haven’t been asked back to host after their first time. Stars who have membership in this dubious club include Chris Rock, Seth MacFarlane, Anne Hathaway, James Franco and “Crocodile Dundee” star Paul Hogan. 7. Oscar winners used to be announced in advance of the ceremony In the early days, the Academy kept a lid on the results, making an exception for newspapers so that that they could publish the list of winners at 11 p.m. on the night of the event. Then The Los Angeles Times published the results in advance of the 1940 awards show, spoiling the winners before the ceremony got underway. The Academy responded the following year by sealing the results in envelopes, with their content kept secret until they are opened on stage. 8. There’s a contingency plan if the wrong winner is announced on stage Remember those folks from PricewaterhouseCoopers? As part of being the only people on the planet who know the results prior to the show, the firm’s partners memorize the winners in all 24 categories. So if the wrong person is announced as the winner, they are authorized to go out onstage and stop the show. (Luckily, this has not yet happened at the awards show to date.) 9. The Oscar weighs more than you think When someone wins an Academy Award for the first time, the winner usually comments on heavy the statuette feels. There’s a reason for this: It stands at 13.5 inches and weighs 8.5 pounds. To give some perspective, clutching an Oscar feels like holding a gallon of milk. 10. The Academy Awards was robbed – literally When a front-runner loses the Academy Award, there are often cries that he or she was “robbed.” But the Academy was actually robbed in 2000, when two men stole packing crates filled with 55 Oscar statuettes. All but three of the trophies were recovered after the crates were found in the trash. (The third one was eventually discovered by FBI agents during a drug investigation three years later.) More»