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Weekend Magazine


The imminent divorce of "Brangelina" is the latest in a series of celebrity splits giving the impression that the average Hollywood marriage has about as much chance of success as a non-white actor at the Oscars. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-Pitt have both been through divorces before, he with "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston and she with actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
Everything about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - from their unparalleled glamor to their brood of six kids - made them stand out in Hollywood for a decade and see their every move watched closely the world over. Contributing to this mega-star status was the way they met, their good looks, offbeat lifestyle, demanding and successful careers and humanitarian work.
Zayn Malik, who found superstardom as a teen heartthrob with One Direction before a heated falling out, is publishing an autobiography at age 23. Publisher Penguin Random House on Tuesday announced that "Zayn," described as the British singer's "first autobiography," would come out world-wide on November 1 and feature his thoughts, drawings and personal photographs.
Today let us illustrate what 'Ju-Jitsu' Bridge connotes, of course the dictionary defines Ju-Jitsu as "Striking an opponent so that his strength and weight are used against him". In Bridge sometimes such are the Bridge situations that call for this approach to overcome them. Let me begin from a famous deal played at the Dalat Palace where the Emperor Bao Dai still on the throne was partnering one of France's greatest player Jacques Blaizot.
English does not have a suitable word. 'Locksmith' means someone who makes or mends locks, which is not what our Urdu term 'chabi-wala' means. In this security-obsessed city we would feel very insecure if there were no chabi-walas. There isn't a commercial area, marketplace, busy thorough fare that does not have atleast three, and all of them do roaring business because we have so many things to lock up and need duplicate keys or replacements for lost keys.
Unspoiled lands are disappearing from the face of the Earth at an alarming pace, with about 10 percent of wilderness regions - an area double the size of Alaska - lost in the past two decades amid unrelenting human development, researchers said last Thursday.
It is said to be the world's first weather station, to date back more than 2,000 years, and to have been used by merchants to tell the time - even in darkness. The Tower of the Winds, still standing on a slope on Athens's ancient Acropolis hill despite attempts by Lord Elgin to move it to Britain, has been restored and re-opened to the public for the first time in nearly 200 years.