Linda Curtis

03
Jan
One step closer to reversing aging

A new research performed on mice showed that injecting younger cells into aging bodies might help people live longer. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications and shows new ways to deal with aging bodies. That does not mean scientists have found the fountain of youth. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center genetically altered mice in order to make them age faster. These mice were later injected with... [read news]

02
Jan
Bird Flu strain cannot be passed to humans

A Chinese bus driver died on Saturday after suffering complications from a bird flu virus. The country’s health officials announced that after undergoing genetic analysis they have established the strain cannot be passed forward to other humans. The country’s official Xinhua News Agency announced the man was infected after coming in contact with infected poultry. “Though it is highly pathogenic to human beings, the virus can not spread... [read news]

02
Jan
Ron Paul and son in Iowa

Ron Paul decided to bring reinforcements during his last day of campaigning before the Iowa caucuses. He brought along his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. "We're going to win in Iowa tomorrow!" Rand Paul stated during a rally that took place at a downtown hotel. This was merely the first stop among the five "whistle-stop" events that were going to take the duo from Cedar Rapids to Cedar Falls. Rand Paul, who is known as a Tea Party favorite... [read news]

30
Dec
Divorce for Katy Perry

It appears Katy Perry’s love life has ended, at least for the moment. Russell Brand decided to file for divorce on Friday. "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends," he said in a statement. During the holidays both were seen separately without their wedding rings on. Perry was in Hawaii with friends, while her husband was alone at his London home. The two got married in northern... [read news]

30
Dec
Meryl Streep praised by critics

"The Iron Lady," starring Meryl Streep presents the life of a controversial figure of the 20th century and attempts to explain a complex situation. The movie was launched on Friday in Los Angeles and in New York and already critics are applauding Streep’s performance. Betsy Sharkey from The New York Times called the film "a memory poem" and "a movie that is highly personal in every sense of the word." The critic pointed out that the movie... [read news]

29
Dec
Katy Perry talks about Grammy nominations

Katy Perry stopped by The Grove in order to launch her new fragrance Meow, and also to talk with the "Extra" host Mario Lopez about her 2012 Grammy nominations. The singer also talked about her grandmother’s crush on Lopez and her "Saturday Night Live" event. "My grandmother loves you so much!" said Perry. "You guys may not know it, but at the Grammys when I brought my grandmother, she's so in love with Mario she's like..." at this point she... [read news]

28
Dec
Troubles in paradise for Katy Perry

It appears that Katy Perry and Russell Brand had their own share of Christmas fireworks this year. Unfortunately it appears it was not the good kind. Initially the 27 year old singer was planning to whisk her family away to her husband’s London hometown for the holidays via a private jet. It appears she changed her mind and preferred to go to Hawaii with friends. "They had a massive fight," an insider told Us Weekly. "She was like, 'F--k... [read news]

28
Dec
Bieber - perfect for upcoming movie

Mark Wahlberg surprised his fans when he announced he was planning on appearing together with Justin Bieber on the big screen. However, when MTV News talked with the “Contraband” star recently he explained why he wanted to see the singer on the big screen. “Intuition. I’m pretty intuitive,” he said explaining why he believed using the teen star in the movie was a good choice. “I see the guy and spent time with him, and you see... [read news]

28
Dec
Jennifer Hudson said no to role in Precious

Gabourey Sidibe is probably thanking her lucky stars. Jennifer Hudson revealed she had chosen to turn down an offer for the star role in "Precious." The actress recently launched a book entitled “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down.” In it she explained why she had chosen to say no to a role in the 2009 film that was nominated to the Academy Awards. "I had [gained weight]with Effie [in Dreamgirls]," she was... [read news]

28
Dec
Forrest Gump in National Archive

Forrest Gump’s famous line, “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get’ " is going to be immortalized next to the country’s treasures in what is going to be the largest archive of film, TV and sound recordings. The Library of Congress decided to announce on Wednesday that the 1994 hit, “Forest Gump” that starred Tom Hanks was among the 25 movies that have been included this... [read news]


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