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Austrian men concede: women may be better hunters KISBUCSA: It's raining hard and almost dark as Walter Rienzner, perched on a raised shooting platform, drops the bombshell in a whisper: women might be better hunters than men."They have respect for the animal," says the grizzled 48-year-old, part of a group of mainly Austrian, mostly female hunters on a recent weekend over the border in Hungary."They make sure that the meat, the fur and the fat are not wasted ... And when it comes to shooting, they are much more precise. They don't just start blasting away."More and more women in Austria are choosing to spend their free time in undergrowth or stalking through forests, gun in hand and dog at side, hunting for food, fun and companionship. In doing so, Austria's 11,000 registered female hunters are helping to improve the traditionally male-dominated hobby's image. They are also keeping some old huntsmen's traditions alive and -- perhaps -- making ...

Kellan Lutz leaves 'Twilight' to explore 'Legend of Hercules' LOS ANGELES: Actor Kellan Lutz is shedding the vampire teeth to don the breastplate of Greek demigod Hercules in his newest film, as he leaves the "Twilight" franchise behind to embrace the action genre."The Legend of Hercules," in theaters on Friday, will see Lutz exploring the hero's origins. A second film, "Hercules," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, will focus on the hero later in life, after he completes the legendary 12 labors. Copyright Reuters, ...

Deepika and Aamir to share screen space? According to the Times of India Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone will share screen space with Aamir Khan in a forthcoming film, to be co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, under their banner ‘Excel Entertainment’. The shooting of the film will reportedly start from July/August this year.Padukone, who has already worked with popular actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, had earlier expressed her desire to work with Aamir. ...

John Abraham replaces Akshay Kumar again, bags 'Hera Pheri 4' According to Indian media reports Bollywood actor John Abraham has replaced Akshay Kumar in the forthcoming film ‘Hera Pheri 4’.After Anees Bazmeez’s ‘Welcome Back’, this will be the second film in which Abraham will be replacing Kumar. Furthermore, if rumors are to be believed John will be romancing model-turned-actress Sakshi Chowdhary in the film, produced by Firoz Nadiadwala.“When Firoz met the young hopeful actress, he was very impressed by her confidence, poise and beauty. Firoz ...

Daisy Shah hails 'dream' co-star Salman Khan According to Indian Today ‘Jai Ho’ actress Daisy Shah praised her co-star Salman Khan for being extremely caring and said she would love to work with him “again and again”. "It's always a dream for everyone to work with Salman and I had an opportunity to work with him. He is very supportive and very protective about his co-stars," Shah told IANS."I would like to romance with Salman again and again in all my ...

SRK, Deepika and Katrina together in Bhansali's next? The buzz doing the rounds is that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is set to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Now The Times of India reveal the director has reportedly approached Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif to play respective roles of Mastani and Bajirao's wife Kashibai in the film. "Apparently, Bhansali has had a word with both Deepika and Katrina. The girls have shown tremendous interest," a source revealed to The ...

Kareena Kapoor slashes fee for brand endorsement? According to Indian media reports Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has signed a three crores endorsement commercial, which is of less than her standard fee.The 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ actress will be seen endorsing a green tea brand of a renowned Indian company. "Kareena was in talks with the company for few weeks and asked for R3 crore for it. The company agreed to her demands and they have just closed the deal,” a source revealed ...


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