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Angelina Jolie comes down with chicken pox LOS ANGELES: Hollywood queen Angelina Jolie said she will miss upcoming press events for her film "Unbroken" because she's come down with a rather unglamorous illness: chicken pox.A red-spotted Jolie appeared in a short YouTube video Friday to tell her fans that she will stay home after being diagnosed with the viral infection, which causes itchy spots all over the body and is most common among children. "I just wanted to be clear and honest about why I will be missing the 'Unbroken' events in the next few days, which is that I found out last night that I have chicken pox," said the 39-year-old actress. "I will be home itching and missing everyone, and I can't believe it," she said with a laugh, adding: "but such is life."By Saturday, the video had fetched more than a million views.Jolie directed the World War II epic "Unbroken" about Louis Zamperini, who ...


Nigerian luxury handbags: making a mark overseas LAGOS: Mention northern Nigeria and the first thing that may spring to mind is Boko Haram. Zainab Ashadu is hoping to change that -- by selling designer handbags.The Nigerian designer is the brains behind the Zashadu brand, whose modern, colourful creations use the ancient art of tanning and leather-dyeing from the country's north."I think people like the story behind the bags. They like the fact that the bag has roots and origins," the 32-year-old told ...

Kitsch but cool -- UK falls in love with the Christmas jumper LONDON: Christmas jumpers, once only thought stylish by knitting-needle wielding grannies, are enjoying a renaissance in Britain after being adopted as a festive fashion statement by young revellers.Responding to soaring demand for the colourful and eccentric creations, vintage clothing group Beyond Retro has opened a temporary store selling only Christmas jumpers in London's trendy Old Street."It isn't just hipsters that are doing it now, it's everybody, office workers to mums, dads, kids buying them for ...

Marrakesh film festival swings the spotlight on Japan MARRAKESH: The 14th Marrakesh Film Festival in Morocco is paying tribute to Japan by showcasing a retrospective of 27 movies at an event traditionally dominated by Arab, French or American cinema."Along with American, French and Italian cinema, Japanese cinema is among the four that have established a cinematographic language," festival director Bruno Barde said."It is maybe even the biggest," he added at the onset of the nine-day festival that wraps on Sunday.Takuya Misawa's debut feature ...

Natalie Portman, third actor to take down Steve Jobs biopic Natalie Portman has turned down the role on famous Steve Jobs biopic. Natalie Portman becomes the third actor to take down Steve Jobs biopic.‘The Black Swan’ actress was said to have beat out other leading ladies including Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Chastain for a role in the movie. But like other actors including Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, Natalie Portman has rejected the chance to be a part of the new Steve Jobs film.As source ...

Instagram overtakes Twitter Popular photo-sharing site Instagram overtakes Twitter in terms of users and popularity. Instagram recently announced that it have 300 million monthly active users which surpassed Twitter’s 284 million users. According to foreign media reports, Instagram has been growing strong for four years now, and despite fears that the acquisition by Facebook would screw it up, there’s now 70 million photos shared each day and over 30 billion total. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom says “Over the ...

Brangelina doesn’t want kids to follow their footsteps Hollywood actress/Producer Angelina Jolie has revealed that her husband Brad Pitt is horrified because their children wants to get tattoos.According to media reports ‘Unbroken’ director said, “They're already asking me about tattoos. How do I say No? It's especially hard for dads and girls. For some reason men get a little more sensitive when the daughter gets a tattoo. And Brad thinks girls can do no wrong. He's mush in their hands”.The couple is parents ...


 



 
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