Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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George Lopez & wife 17 years after the Split the marriage

Lopez Tonight host George Lopez and his wife 17 years are divorcing.
"George and Ann Lopez have decided to end their 17 years of marriage," her rep confirmed to people. "Decision is the amicable settlement of disputes and by mutual agreement. "
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GLEE the stars are Guitar Heroes

Glee studs Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr. and Cory Monteith Play Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock video game launch of Hollywood is Paramount Studios on Monday (September 27).
Back to the lot to which a place was drawn up in New York City block party and historic CBGB place for music, pictures, food and a unique blend of replica gameplay. Night was limited to off "one night only" with rock band Soundgarden performance.
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Virgin launches 3D VOD service

3D Street Dance ' is the first pic offered by LEO BARRACLOUGH. Newstogram-Headlines ul li {background-color: # e8ebf0; background-image:-moz-linear-gradient (100%-100% 90deg, e4e9ef #, # edeef3); background-image:-webkit-gradient (linear, 0% 0% 0% 100%, from (# e4e9ef), to (# edeef3)); border-bottom: 1px solid # CCC; padding: 4px 5px; line-height: 12px}. Newstogram-Headlines a: hover {color: # 2E4869; text-decoration: none} we recommend ... Newstogram Related articles: Sky Italia offers the Ryder Cup in 3D3D TV network taps exexDeutsche Telekom offers 3D TVBSkyB calls for better 3D content with 3D broadcasterDirecTV FIFA divides that have been set up for the first MLB 3D telecastLONDON-Richard Branson's Virgin Media has become the first UK TV company a digital 3D service for domestic customers.

The cable company launched its 3D movies On Demand service Tuesday, which means that all the customers with a set-top box 3D-ready--approximately 1.2 million households--to access a series of films and TV programs. the service is provided by FilmFlex, the IPTV-joint venture between Sony and Disney.

The first pic is British dance film "street dance 3D," which for 5.99 ($ 9.46) for the rental of a 24-hour availability. In December 3D movies will continue in the coming months, including "Garfield's Pet Force 3D" in October, Disney's A Christmas Carol "3D" in november, "Step Up 3D" and "Despicable Me 3D" at the beginning of 2011.

Cindy Rose, Virgin's exec Director of digital entertainment, said: "as we have seen with the introduction of HDTV programs, viewers are constantly looking for new ways to get their favorite shows experience."

Rival U.K. paybox BSkyB will Europe's first 3D TV channel on 1 October.

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Tarantino's editor dies on the rise in the hills of LA

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Assistant coroner Ed Winter confirmed early Tuesday that the body found along a trail Griffith Park is 56-year-old Sally Menke, who last year each Quentin Tarantino Movie from "Reservoir Dogs" in 1992 to "Inglourious Basterds". identification was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

The body was found at 2: 15 pm Tuesday along a remote Beachwood Canyon hiking trail.Her black Labrador retriever is nearby.

The cause of death is not fixed, but winter says that there are no signs of foul play. He would not allow all the details or speculate or heat processes in her death.

Menke went for a walk with her dog Monday morning and not to return. Friends notified police and her car is a car park as well as Griffith Park was located.

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Iran 'kills 30 Kurdish militants across Iraq border'

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have crossed into Iraq and killed 30 Kurdish militants blamed for bombing a military parade last week, state TV reports.

It quoted Guards commander Abdolrasoul Mahmoudabad as saying his troops were still pursuing what he called a "terrorist group".

It is rare for Iranian officials to acknowledge cross-border operations.

The attack on the parade in Iran's north-western town of Mahabad killed 12 people, mostly women and children.

Mr Mahmoudabad told Iranian state TV that the "terrorists" were killed on Saturday in a clash "beyond the border".

The commander added that his forces were still chasing two Kurdish militants who had managed to flee.

He did not provide any further details of the operation.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the bombing in Mahabad on 22 September.

A provincial Iranian governor has blamed "counter-revolutionary groups" for the bombing, which came on the 30th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war.

Militants have long been active in the area, which is home to a sizeable Kurdish population.

Kurdish separatists based in northern Iraq have also waged a long guerrilla campaign inside Turkey and have regularly clashed with Iranian security forces.

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York Minster receives funding boost £ 9.7 m lotto

Glass and aggregate at York Minster for the return of the sources of the East Front of £ 9.7 m to promote.

Heritage Lottery Fund (which) do not necessarily represent the views of the grant will go towards York sightseeing of the project which will also help to improve disabled visitors.

15 Years of the project centres Great East window, medieval stained glass of the world's largest valoiksi again.

Minster has already received a grant, almost € 10 m in 2007.

York Minster sightseeing project also supports apprenticeship systems and York Minster Stoneyard Lasimestarit Trust to protect traditional skills alive.

York Dean, Keith Jones said: "grant enables us to restore one of the country's most important works of art, York Minster East window.

"At the same time, it will help us Welcome the visitors do not necessarily represent the views of the premises, with much better in such a way as to visit all the more rewarding.

"This is one of the country's best loved places, and this enables us to make available to the public, and enjoy many more people is very interesting, and work in the coming years is also its values."

Archbishop Dr John Sentamu, said: "the East window, which tells the story of the entire revelation book painted glass, is a beautiful and historical work of art that brings joy to so many people.

"I look forward to the testing activities they carry out the window is restored to its former glory."

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India's Chennai Super Kings win Champions League final

The Chennai Super Kings beat South Africa's Eastern Cape Warriors by eight wickets to win the Champions League Twenty20 final in Johannesburg.

The Warriors were restricted to 128-7 and once Chennai openers Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay put on 103 for the first wicket, the result looked secure.

They cut it fine, though, with just six balls remaining when captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the winning runs.

Indian Premier League champions Chennai won $2.5m for winning the tournament.

The Warriors had to make do with a runners-up cheque for $1.3m and at one point, having won the toss and chosen to bat first, they looked likely to set a decent target.

Captain Davy Jacobs hit 34 off 21 balls and after four overs they were 39 without loss, but the South African team lost their first victim when Ashwell Prince was bowled by Doug Bollinger for six.

Jacobs then followed in the next over as he attempted a reverse sweep, and from that point the scoring ground to a halt.

The tournament's top wicket-taker Ravichandran Ashwin claimed two for 16 in his four overs, with fellow off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan taking one more wicket for the same runs scored.

After Jacobs was gone, the rest of the Warriors team could only manage five fours and a six between them, with two fours and a six hit by Craig Thyssen off successive balls in the 17th over.

Once the sides had switched, Vijay (58) and Hussey (51 not out) soon got to work on their target, but Vijay, the tournament's top scorer, had two lucky escapes along the way.

Wicket keeper Mark Boucher missed an edge off Rusty Theron when Vijay was on 15, then fumbled a stumping chance off Nicky Boje when he had reached 34.

In the 15th over, Vijay's luck ran out as he was caught by Justin Kreusch off the bowling of Boje, and Suresh Raina came and went for just two runs before Dhoni came to the crease.

The Indian then scored 17 runs, including the match-winner, to seal the lucrative prize.

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The United Kingdom guidelines against torture disputed by watchdog

New instructions UK intelligence staff on how to work with him to torture suspects abroad may violate human rights legislation, monitoring programme has warned.

As a result, the equality and Human Rights Commission officers wrongly can believe, they were "protected" court action, says.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, it is likely to take legal action.

But the Government of the United States the Office shall maintain the instructions are carried out in accordance with national and international legislation.

Guidance was published in July, when David Cameron announced the Commons of the United Kingdom claims that the enquiry will be noted on the security and intelligence officers suspected foreign Governments julistettuja horror ill treatment.

The probe is partially matching in London resident Binyam Mohamed was tortured UK officials in Pakistan BY CIA, being aware of the objection. a number of other former prisoners, brought legal action against the Government.

EHRC-the monitoring of human rights in the United Kingdom, Parliament says it is satisfied with the "positive actions", the Government will take to resolve the problem, but not "serious concerns" instructions.

It says "a satisfactory response to" give until 30 September may lead to a judicial review proceedings.

Personal criminal liability

Instructions to follow the steps in the intelligence officials should take before they interview prisoners abroad, held by public authorities, in the collect data from them, or request the detention of overseas.

It says officials interview or to institute appropriate legal proceedings for the intelligence of prisoners "to know or to believe" they can tortured.

But the EHRC, says help stop continuing officers have "serious risk" of torture.In such cases, the officers must obtain guarantees for detained by authorities or Ministers.

We have found a clear framework for their activities in a lawful and in relative terms and the respect for human rights with "

EHRC said: "the Commission asked whether in its current form in the field of the protection of officers help enough, because it can leave them invalid the expectation that they protect personal criminal liability in situations where they may unwittingly, responsible for the crimes committed by and with the other condoned."

The Commission's legal Director John Wadham said: "the Government is now to bring the guidelines legislation so that the intelligence service and individual officials unwittingly leave itself participate in the costly and time-consuming court action."

In his letter that the Wadham, who wrote a number of other Government Ministers, argues, for guidance on minimising the risk of wrongly suggests principles are consistent with international law obligations, including the UN Convention against torture and the country.

In the meantime, the EHRC Chair Trevor Phillips described as "unhelpful" approvers on the course advice letters secret service or secret police agency head Jonathan Evans and MI6 Chief sir John Sawers, and suggests it could unwittingly leave them "personal responsibility for and assistance to persons who have been subjected to torture".

"Is the person the reasons for the request, that they were only after orders and defense," the Philips wrote.

The Commission should also call the former, a judge of the Court of appeal against the judgment of the Court of first instance of Sir Peter Gibson is considered to be public, as far as possible, and the results will be published for the query.

Office Government spokesman said, were not in any case in which the activity be allowed "information or persons who have been subjected to torture, would have a belief".

He said: "the Government is firmly attached to the prevention of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.

"We condone it, and we ask other users may do so on our behalf. Me, and in particular our personnel will be played on the course work very hard prisoners shall be tested in such a program, held in other countries for risk reduction.

"We have established a clear framework for their activities in a lawful and in relative terms and the respect for human rights."

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Head of Unison Scotland to stand down

Monday, September 27, 2010
The head of Scotland's biggest public sector union has announced he will stand down later this year.

Matt Smith, 58, has been Unison Scotland's Scottish secretary since its formation in 1993 and is the only person to have held the post.

He was awarded an OBE for his contribution to trade unionism in 2004.

Unison's general secretary Dave Prentis said Mr Smith had made "an exceptional contribution" to public service and the trade union movement.

Mr Smith was a former president of the STUC, and was recently appointed by the Scottish Parliament as a commissioner with the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

He said: "It has been a great privilege to lead Unison in Scotland.

"This has provided many opportunities to serve and to work with colleagues committed to advancing our public services and those who work within them.

"I am particularly proud to have contributed to the creation of our Scottish Parliament which is now so essential to the life of our nation.

"I am very proud to have been a part of Unison for almost two decades and I believe that now is the time to hand over and to let others continue with this work."

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The growth of the Internet warning tourists deaths

International tourism is currently called for more to protect tourists in death and injury risk in road transport.

A report from make roads safe campaign and FIA Foundation warns that tourists deaths on the roads could almost double for the next 10 years.

Currently about 25 000 tourists annually die on the roads around the world.

Report says tourists are sensitive to differences in medium or high risk Nations road users culture.

It warns the world tourist deaths on the roads could almost double by 2020, the number of 45,000 and triple by the year 2030.

Document-World Tourism Day-service points out that many of the medium or high risk countries are popular holiday destinations and tourists may itself conduct does not satisfy the minimum requirements for the home-for example, hire a motorcycle helmet without risk.

Road safety campaigners want to use their financial position as demand improvements-such as all taxis, be of safety belts and educated drivers require tour operators.

They also claim that the Court of first instance, should have a safe of the International charter Mark and well-managed Road will contribute to the good performance.

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Colombia's Santos hails 'beginning of end' for Farc

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has hailed the death of a top rebel leader as a "turning point" in the five-decade anti-guerrilla battle.

Mr Santos said the death of Mono Jojoy marked the "beginning of the end" for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).

He urged the rebels to demobilise or face a similar fate.

Mono Jojoy was killed in a large-scale military assault on his jungle stronghold in eastern Colombia.

President Santos was speaking on a visit to congratulate some of the hundreds of soldiers who took part in the raid.

"This operation against Mono Jojoy is a turning point, and I believe, with a good margin of confidence, that we can say this is the beginning of the end for the Farc," he said.

The president said he had ordered security forces to intensify their pursuit of the rebels in the wake of the most recent success.

"We are going to hunt them in the rivers, in the mountains, in the forests, in the swamps. There is no corner where we will not reach them".

Mr Santos added that information found on computers captured in the operation would allow the security forces to pursue "each and every member of the organisation, their support networks, and their sources of finance".

Mono Jojoy, 57, also known as Jorge Briceno, was the Farc's military commander and led its strongest fighting unit, the Eastern Bloc.

He was killed in a raid on a Farc stronghold in the Macarena mountain range in the eastern Colombian region of Meta.

After a massive bombardment by air force planes and helicopters, around 800 troops attacked the camp on 22 September.

The army said Mono Jojoy's body was found the next day, alongside at least 20 other dead guerrillas.

The Farc is governed by a seven-member council, known as the secretariat. Many of the Farc leaders killed were on the secretariat.

He is the latest in a series of senior Farc leaders to die in recent years.

The group suffered severe setbacks during the eight-year government of Mr Santos's predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, who made fighting the rebels his top priority.

But it has shown that it is still has substantial offensive capability, killing at least 40 members of the security forces in attacks since Mr Santos took office in August.

The Farc has been written-off as a fighting force several times during its five-decade campaign to take power, only to fight back, supported by revenues from cocaine-trafficking.

The rebels have said they are prepared to find a political solution to the conflict, and have appealed to Mr Santos to enter talks.

Mr Santos has said they must halt attacks and release all the hostages before negotiations can take place.

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Santos Colombia's hails "from beginning to end" for the FARC (revolutionary armed forces)

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is the death of rebel leader spoke of top "a turning point" for five decades, anti-guitar hero world tour in battle.

Mr Santos said Mono Jojoy upon the death of the marked "from beginning to end" of the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (revolutionary armed forces of Colombia).

He called on in this or a similar fate rebels face.

Mono Jojoy was killed the large-scale military attack, his jungle stronghold in eastern Colombia.

Santos was a visit to congratulate some speak hundreds of soldiers who took part in the raid.

"Operation Mono Jojoy v is a turning point, and I think a good margin the confidence that we can say this is the beginning of the end for the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia," he said.

The President said, he had ordered security forces to improve activity of the last successful rebels.

"We will hunt them rivers, forests soiden mountains.Does not appear, if we cannot come to them ".

The Santos is added to the captured data would allow computers to "each Member of the security forces of the organisation, their support networks and their sources of financing".

Mono Jojoy, 57, also known as Jorge Briceno was revolutionary armed forces of Colombia's military commander and led by the strongest rates of the unit in the Eastern Bloc.

He was killed in the RAID, the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia stronghold in the region of Eastern Colombia Macarena mountain Meta-in the region.

After a massive bombardment of the air force planes and helicopters about 800 Troops attacked the camp on 22 September.

The army said Mono Jojoy body was found the next day, at least 20 killed in the the following actions.

Member of the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia, the Council shall apply to the seven, known as the Secretariat of the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia. many killed the leaders were the Secretariat.

He is the latest top leaders of the FARC (revolutionary armed forces) to die in recent years.

The group suffered serious setbacks predecessor was Santos Alvaro Uribe, who have made fighting rebels during the Government of the eight years his main priority.

But it has shown is still has considerable offensive, killing at least 40 property members of the security forces attacks it had Santos took office in August.

Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia has been written off as the rates in force at the time of a number of times the power of the campaign to be fifty, only can fight back by supported by cocaine trafficking.

Rebels have said, they are made in such a political solution of the conflict, and has brought an appeal against that Santos to the discussions.

Mr Santos has said, they must be to stop the attacks and to release all hostages before negotiations can take place.

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Birmingham launches its first Open Art Competition for children and young people

As part of the Creative Future Programme, Birmingham City Council has launched its first visual art open competition for children and young people aged 0-24 years.

Selected works will be shown in a variety of venues across the city centre and in the city’s suburbs drawing attention to the wealth of artistic and creative talent in Birmingham.

The competition is being held as part of Visualise, a ten-day festival that runs from 21-31 October, including workshops, exhibitions and talks, with the majority free of charge. Visualise provides a high profile platform for the incredible work created by Birmingham’s children and young people, and offers everyone a unique opportunity to experience it and get involved themselves.

Entries for the Visualise Open Art launch today. The theme is Birmingham, Our City of Culture, and works can take any form, for example, drawing, painting, textiles, sculpture, collage or mosaic. The only restriction is that work cannot be larger than A3 size.

Entries can be made through nurseries, schools, colleges and youth centres, and also independently, directly to Visualise at the Martineau Centre in Harborne. The deadline for submitting work is Monday 4 October. An expert panel including some of the city’s key visual art figures will select around 80 works of art to be shown in venues around the city centre and Birmingham’s wards. All of the selected works will be framed, hung and curated professionally. A wide range of prizes will also be awarded including art materials and Bullring shopping vouchers.

Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture said:

“This city has abundant creative talent among its young people and it is very exciting to be able to put it on show in this way. Visualise offers young people unique experiences, helps to raise aspirations and nurture talent. For the wider public it offers the chance to see some really innovative and imaginative work produced by the artists and makers of today and tomorrow, further reinforcement of the fact that Birmingham is already a great city of culture.”

Alongside the open art competition, a £600 bursary is being awarded for a young person aged between 18-24 years. The bursary offers the chance for a young person to create a collaborative artwork, allowing members of the public to contribute to it over the course of the festival, based on the theme of Birmingham, Our City of Culture. Applicants for the bursary are asked to send a brief CV, examples of their work and a letter (400 words max) explaining what they would like to do and why, to visualisebirmingham@gmail.com

More information about the Visualise Open Art and the wider Visualise Festival can be found at www.visualise-birmingham.org

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Werewolf Joe Guns for Skars: "There Will Be Fighting"

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Joe Manganiello has made it clear he's out to match Skarsgård's manly True Blood heat, and let us in on his plans for next season.

See, we chatted with True Blood's new resident hottie (sorry, Alexander, but we still love you so) at the fabulous G Star RAW show (so fierce) Tuesday night at Pier 94. The muscled hunk couldn't have been steamier, hand-in-hand with his fab girlfriend, Audra, as he filled us in on what we can expect from him in season four:

He'll so be back with a furry vengeance!

"I'll be a regular so I would imagine that Sookie and I are going to pick up," Joe dished, looking yummy in a G Star leather jacket, natch.

"I have some unlikely alliances right now and definitely have some beef with some people. There will be some fighting."

So that means Joe has to stay in fighting shape—particularly for those other deltoid dudes like Skarsgård, who also happens to have a kinky thing for Sookie. (Who doesn't?)

"I've been putting in a good solid 12 hours of Shake Weight a day, trying to get ready for next season," laughed the impressively hot guy, clearly so sick of being asked why he's so impressively hot. Too bad. Deal with it, babe.

However, when Joe told our pal Marc Malkin a few weeks ago that he planned to eat his way through Europe (where he's working on something hush-hush next month), he meant it.

"I'm going to Europe, and I've never been! I'm going to work on something I can't talk about right now, and then I'm going to eat. Then I'm going to come back. I'm up for something right now I can't talk about, it's all secretive."

"We're going to a beach and we're going to get tans and eat a lot! A lot of carbs," piped Audra.

We all know that behind every True Blood hunk is an amaze woman, and she's so cool, she even gave Joe the green light to go shirtless all next season.

"That's fine with me," she laughed.

"If something bad happens to the costume director, we'll blame you," smiled J.M.

Really, though, anyone up for a True Blood wardrobe raid? Just sayin'.

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Jim Furyk edges Luke Donald to win Tour Championship

American Jim Furyk held off England's Luke Donald in heavy rain to win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.

Furyk went into the final day with a one-stroke lead over Donald and Retief Goosen, and a closing round of 70 took him to a winning mark of eight under.

Donald shot a 70 to finish one stroke back alongside Goosen, with Englishman Paul Casey on five under.

Tee times were brought forward because of the weather forecast but play was still interrupted for two hours.

Nick Watney threatened an incredible victory with a 63, and from seven over par after seven holes of his third round the American played the next 20 holes in 14 under.

Furyk bogeyed the opening hole but got back on track with three birdies, and bogeys on 16 and 17 failed to derail him as he got up and down from a bunker on the last.

The victory sees Furyk win the overall FedEx Cup play-off series and a total prize of over £7m.

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Vampires Suck Jennifer Aniston's Movie Dry…Er, Right?

Vampires Suck, Piranha 3D, Lottery Ticket, The Switch Twentieth Century Fox; Gene Page / Dimension; David Lee / Warner Bros. Pictures; Miramax

Jennifer Aniston, funny vampires, 3D fish and more all crowded into the multiplex this weekend. Who had the worst time of it? And who had the best?

You may be surprised.

Pound for pound, the winner among the box office's new movies was Lottery Ticket. Reputation-wise, the loser was Aniston, whose The Switch  grossed more per theater than Vampire Sucks, did better than its eighth-place ranking indicates, but that you're going to think bombed anyway.

Overall, Vampires Suck ($12.2 million) was the top new movie. Since debuting Wednesday, the $20 million Twilight spoof has grossed $18.6 million domestically.

Moving down through the standings, Lottery Ticket, the $17 million Bow Wow comedy, sold more tickets per theater than any Top 10 movie, including Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables ($16.5 million; $64.9 million overall), which enjoyed a second straight weekend at No. 1. Ranking-wise, Lottery Ticket placed fourth, with $11.1 million. 

Piranha 3D made Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus green with envy, scaring up a respectable $10 million, and finishing sixth. 

Bigger things were expected of Nanny McPhee Returns ($8.3 million), which opened in seventh. No disastrous matter, though, for the Emma Thompson family franchise—the $35 million movie, which opened in Europe and parts elsewhere in the spring, has already grossed more than $70 million worldwide.

Moving on further down, we finally find The Switch ($8.1 million). Theater for theater, it was the Top 10's fourth-biggest grosser, behind Lottery Ticket, The Expendables and the 3D fish movie, but go ahead and say it was no—insult of insults—The Back-Up Plan, the film that made Jennifer Lopez consider a gig on American Idol. (Just so you know, The Back-Up Plan opened on 1,000-plus more screens than The Switch.)

Compared to Aniston's last movie, The Bounty Hunter, The Switch inarguably was not as potent. Instead, it performed almost exactly like last fall's Love Happens, which was a romantic-drama, and was expected to perform accordingly (read: not do so much).


• Angelina Jolie's Salt fell out of the Top 10 after four weekends, and a $109.9 million domestic run. Worldwide, the $110 million action flick is nearing $200 million.

Both of Steve Carell's summer movies exited the Top 10. The great: Despicable Me lasted six weekends, and has grossed a whopping $230.7 million domestically. The not-so great: Dinner for Schmucks hung around for three weekends, and hasn't yet matched its $69 million budget domestically. (It's at $65.8 million.)  

Toy Story 3 moved past Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Spider-Man to settle into ninth place on the list of all-time domestic hits. Worldwide, it became the top-grossing animated film of all-time, Disney said, with $984.3 million.    

Here's a complete look at the weekend's top-grossing films, per Friday-Sunday estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:

The Expendables, $16.5 millionVampires Suck, $12.2 millionEat Pray Love, $12 millionLottery Ticket, $11.1 millionThe Other Guys, $10.1 millionPiranha 3D, 10 millionNanny McPhee Returns, $8.3 millionThe Switch, $8.1 millionInception, $7.7 millionScott Pilgrim vs. the World, $5 million


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Labour's Iain Gray in policy move over minimum wage

Scottish Labour leader Iain Gray will announce plans to boost public sector workers' pay to more than £7 an hour.

Despite tough spending cuts on the horizon, he will tell his party's UK conference that the lowest paid workers must be protected.

Mr Gray said he would also restrict high salaries in the public sector.

All the Scottish parties are on an election footing in the run up to next May's Holyrood election.

Mr Gray will tell delegates in Manchester of his manifesto commitment to establish a "Scottish living wage", which the private sector will also be encouraged to take up.

Labour values demand we protect the lowest paid”

He said: "There are going to be difficult decisions and there will have to be pay restraint in the public sector, especially at the top.

"But Labour values demand we protect the lowest paid.

"At the same time, Labour will also seek to restrict the highest paid salaries in the public sector."

The policy is similar to the one announced last year by the then leader of Glasgow City Council, Steven Purcell.

The national minimum wage currently sits at £5.80 an hour for those above the age of 22.

Industrial action

In August, Scotland's council leaders decided to impose a three-year pay deal, after a breakdown in talks with unions.

The deal, affecting about 150,000 staff, is significantly less generous than a recently rejected offer and could lead to industrial action.

The move will see staff receive a rise of 0.65% backdated to April, followed by pay freezes next year and in 2012.

Mr Gray's speech comes after Ed Miliband was unveiled as the new Labour leader.

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Vampire Diaries' Newest Character Is All About "Conflict"—and Maybe Sexytime, Too

Courtney Ford Todd Williamson/WireImage

Courtney Ford isn't afraid of blood.

Ford spilled plenty of the red stuff this past season on Dexter as the Trinity Killer's murderous daughter, now she's joining the bloodsuckers on The Vampire Diaries as a vampire scholar.

Here's what Courtney dished to us at Showtime's Emmy nominee reception about her hot new TVD character, including the true nature of her "research" into the vampires of Fell's Church. (Hint: Her character might have more on her mind than just books!)

"I play Vanessa Monroe, a Duke University grad student who's helping Alaric (Matt Davis), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) with Isobel's research. It's a really nice arc."

Isobel, Elena's birth mom and Alaric's wife, was so obsessed with vampires that she persuaded Damon to turn her into one. Is Vanessa going to ask the same favor of the sexy Salvatore brother?

Not a chance, Courtney dished. "Vanessa has a conflict, because she studies all this wonderful mythology and folklore, but half of her is a complete skeptic. Half of her is a believer, and half of her is a skeptic, and she goes back and forth. It's a big conflict for her."

When we asked Courtney whether Vanessa would see any action in the romance department, her reaction revealed that she's obviously hooking up with someone...but Courtney's lips are sealed: "I want to tell you so much, but I can't," she said, laughing. "They'll kill me if I reveal too much!"

Courtney was escorted to Showtime's pre-Emmys bash by her gorgeous husband, Brandon Routh, so we asked him whether he'd be returning to Chuck this season as Special Agent Daniel Shaw. "Not as far as I know," he said, "but I'd love to come back!"

Do you want to see Brandon back on Chuck as much as we do? Any theories about Courtney's new character on The Vampire Diaries? Let us know in the comments!


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Neil Robertson beats Ronnie O'Sullivan in World Open

World champion Neil Robertson showed why he is the new world number one with a 5-1 win over Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final of the World Open in Glasgow.

He claimed his sixth ranking title with an assured display, capitalising every time O'Sullivan made an error.

After losing the first two frames, a 72 break gave O'Sullivan the third and he looked good in the fourth before a slip let in Robertson to win.

The Australian made it 4-1 and won the title by edging a nervy final frame.

Robertson said the confidence boost of being world champion had transformed his game.

"Ronnie didn't play that well but I still had to pot the balls that were in front of me," he told BBC Sport.

"Being world champion has given me huge confidence, I go into finals knowing I can win under the most amount of pressure."

O'Sullivan, meanwhile, was gracious in defeat and had no dispute with the result.

"He's world champion and world number one, and he dispatched me like world champions and number ones do," he said.

Anyone expecting fireworks was in for a surprise as both players took a measured approach in the opening session.

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O'Sullivan played cautiously, but any time made an error Robertson pounced.

The Aussie won the first frame but the second looked to be O'Sullivan's as he made a break of 43, before an in-off foul let in his 28-year-old opponent, who went on to clinch it.

A break of 72 helped O'Sullivan pull the score back to 2-1 and he seemed to have his eye in again in the next frame, only to miss a fairly easy long pink and scatter the reds, allowing Robertson to make a break of 59 and go into the interval 3-1 up.

O'Sullivan broke off after the restart but had only scored one point when an unlucky cannon off two reds allowed Robertson in to make a break of 66 to move within one frame of victory.

Both players showed nerves in the final frame, making encouraging-looking breaks only to stumble.

But when O'Sullivan fouled potting the white and yellow with two reds left on the table, Robertson held his nerve to clear the colours and win the frame, and with it the match.

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What Does This Hot Guy Have to Do With Robert Pattinson?

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Colton Haynes wants everyone to know that he doesn't hate Robert Pattinson. In fact, he's never even met R.Pattz.

Why would people think he has a problem with Rob? Well, because Mr. Haynes auditioned for a certain starring role in Twilight…

Soon after Haynes started getting press for his work as a werewolf on ABC's Sunday-night vampire series The Gates, word got out that the 22-year-old former Abercrombie & Fitch model had read for the part of Edward Cullen.

"It's funny because I auditioned for it but it's not like it came down to me and Rob," Haynes told me earlier today. "But the headlines are 'Colton Hates Robert Pattinson!' or 'Colton On Hating Robert Pattinson.' I'm like, Are you kidding me? I don't even know him. It's more like, Congrats to him. He has a career that's going to last forever."

Besides, Haynes' career is coming along quite nicely, thankyouverymuch. Not only does he play watch-out-when-he's-angry Brett in The Gates, but he also appears in the upcoming Teen Wolf reboot on MTV (this time, he plays a human and not a four-legged killer) and Look on Showtime as a drug-fueled sex-crazed high schooler.

"He's a 17-year-old asshole who tries to be with this girl he likes in high school but she's a virgin," Haynes says of Look. "She won't sleep with him, so he starts making sex tapes with all her best friends.

"It's a blast," he laughed. "Showtime's all the drugs and sex and The Gates is the nice, teenage sensitive werewolf stuff. It's the best of both worlds."

Haynes was voted "Most Likely to Be Famous" in high school. Looks like he's having no problem living up to the title.

Speaking of television, Marc will be at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday. Make sure to follow @marcmalkin on Twitter.


Colton Haynes is hot. And so are the guys in our Men's Fashion Police photo gallery.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Painless laser device could spot early signs of disease

Sunday, September 26, 2010
Portable devices with painless laser beams could soon replace X-rays as a non-invasive way to diagnose disease.

Researchers say that the technique could become widely available in about five years.

The method, called Raman spectroscopy, could help spot the early signs of breast cancer, tooth decay and osteoporosis.

Scientists believe that the technology would make the diagnosis of illnesses faster, cheaper and more accurate.

Raman spectroscopy is the measurement of the intensity and wavelength of scattered light from molecules.

It is already being used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. For instance, Raman lasers are used to measure flame characteristics. By studying how fuels burn, pollution from the products of combustion can be minimised.

Michael Morris, a chemistry professor at the University of Michigan, US, has been using Raman for the past few years to study human bones.

So far, he has been working on cadavers, but he says that Raman could prove effective in living patients.

In principle, it will take a couple of seconds to interpret the results”

"You can replace a lot of procedures, a lot of diagnostics that are out there right now. The big advantage is that it's non-invasive, pretty fast - much faster than classical procedures - and more accurate," he told BBC News.

When a person is sick, or about to become sick, the chemical mix in the tissue is quite different from that in healthy tissue, scientists say. So the Raman spectrum changes depending on the tissue it analyses, Professor Morris explained.

"Raman gives you a molecular fingerprint, a composition of whatever it is you're measuring," he said.

"In diseased states, the chemical composition is either slightly abnormal or very markedly abnormal, depending upon the diseases."

The diagnoses could be carried out in a matter of minutes and without need for an X-ray.

"A patient simply puts his or her wrist on a table and then we have the optical fibres delivering laser light... connected to a holder, a sort of a bracelet made out of silicon, that is strapped to the patient's wrist," explained Professor Morris.

"We turn on the laser and after we've collected enough signal in a few minutes, we turn it off. In principle, it will take a couple of seconds to interpret the results."

Besides bone diseases, the tool could prove effective in detecting early tooth decay, say researchers.

And drawing blood might become unnecessary in some cases. For instance, to determine the levels of cholesterol, one would simply have to point the laser "where you would be looking to draw a blood sample at the crook of the arm, where the blood vessels are very close to the skin," said Morris.

Another application could be using Raman as a non-invasive alternative to a typical mammography - a process that uses low-dose X-rays to screen patients for signs of breast cancer.

The laser would "look" into the tissue and generate different spectra - a distribution of colours reflecting differences in the properties of the tissue. This could reveal benign or malignant tumours, depending on characteristic changes in the protein structure and in the relative amounts of protein, lipids and nucleic acids in the tissue.

British researchers at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot and at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital have been using Raman to analyse calcifications in breast tissue that might be early signs of cancer.

"We could target those calcifications and make a decision about whether they're benign or malignant," Nicholas Stone, head of the biophotonics research unit at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital told the magazine Chemical and Engineering News.

"If they're malignant, or look like they are, you would come back for a biopsy. If they're benign, which is 80 to 90% of the cases, you would not come back for a biopsy."

"In the UK alone, that would save about 80,000 patients from having secondary procedures."

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Yes, Sandra Bullock's Really Hitting Gay Clubs With Half-Naked Men!

Jesse who?

Nothing like a bunch of gyrating, barely clad men to get one's mind off a bad breakup...Maybe that's why Sandra Bullock was all smiles as she stepped out in L.A. last night.

The Oscar winner put in a cameo at The Abbey—one of West Hollywood's most legendary gay bars that features male staff members wearing only their underwear—with a guy.

So who was she with?

The man by her side was her agent, Kevin Huvane, who's a good friend of Abbey founder David Cooley.

Sandy hung at the bar for around three hours and even asked the DJ to play her favorite music.

"She requested some old-school New Orleans hip hop," a club insider tells me.

She took off around midnight, but not before flashing a big grin for all the photogs waiting for her.

It's good to see her looking happy!


See more stars on the scene in Party Pics: Hollywood!

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Rise in number of Scots hospitals buying 'obesity beds'

Hospitals in Scotland have invested thousands of pounds into purchasing specialist beds which can take patients weighing up to 78 stone.

A Freedom of Information request by the Press Association revealed that seven NHS boards had spent more than £154,000 since 2008 on the "bariatric beds".

At least five health boards have also spent thousands hiring beds for patients weighing more than 50 stone.

It is understood the beds are more commonly needed as obesity rates rise.

These beds are for patients with a range of conditions and not exclusively for overweight patients”

NHS Fife confirmed it had bought three bariatric beds for people weighing up to 78 stone in February 2009 at a cost of £24,000 for all three.

The health board said: "The beds were purchased as NHS Fife has seen a rise in the number of obese patients being admitted."

Since January 2008 the health board rented two beds, which could cater for a weight of up to 78 stone, at a cost of £2,500 in 2008 and £1,200 in 2010 for patients.

The board's "regular profiling" beds can take up to 39 stones in weight and there are approximately 200 in use.

In the last three financial years, NHS Grampian spent £62,751, excluding VAT, on bariatric beds with a safe working load of 70 stone.

The health board said it had a total of 12 specialist beds, catering for a "safe working load" of 70 stone, in operation.

NHS Western Isles invested £19,387.50 in March this year for a bariatric bed that could take a weight up to 60 stone.

NHS Forth Valley leased four bariatric beds for patients weighing up to 39 stone at a cost of £50,376 between April 2008 and March this year.

NHS Shetland, NHS Highland, NHS Orkney and NHS Tayside also said they spent thousands of pounds buying bariatric beds since January 2008.

NHS Orkney also said 3.5-man hours were spent repairing the bariatric bed they had bought.

Asked whether the bed was damaged by obese and overweight patients, NHS Orkney said: "For general breakdowns we do not record if the equipment was broken due to overweight or obese patients."

NHS Dumfries and Galloway and NHS Ayrshire and Arran said the highest weight beds could take in the health board was 71 stone.

Most health boards said patients weighing more than 50 stone or over would not have to pay for the hire of their own bed, if one had to be rented.

Bed replacement

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, which has beds that can cater for people weighing up to 65 stone, said it hired beds to support a weight up to 78 stone, when needed.

The health board said it did not have systems in place to collect information on exactly how much it spent on hiring or buying "bariatric beds" since 2008.

A statement said: "At present specialist beds are generally hired rather than purchased as required, ie whenever bariatric patients are admitted or discharged."

NHS Lanarkshire said it embarked on a "general" bed replacement programme between 2007 and 2009 to improve and modernise their beds at a cost in the region of £940,000, plus VAT, including four beds with the capacity to take patients up to 72 stone.

It added: "It is important to note that we do not have beds specifically for bariatric patients. These beds are for patients with a range of conditions and not exclusively for overweight patients."

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