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03
Dec
Are the Jenner girls being groomed to run the Kardashian family empire? Or would fans rather they go away?

Kendall Jenner just celebrated her 18th birthday, and while thankfully there have been no media mentions of a lurking or orchestrated sex tape, the reality star and model celebrated the occasion in Kardashian style: a risqué, breast-baring, “all grown up” photo shoot. Even though that catapulted Jenner into the entertainment news headlines, she received far greater press attention with a conveniently paparazzi-swarmed dinner date in... [read news]

02
Dec
Pesticide exposure may increase Parkinson’s risk for those with genetic mutation

People with a genetic mutation linked to Parkinson’s disease may have an increased risk of contracting the neurodegenerative disorder if they have been exposed to certain pesticides, according to a new study published in the journal Cell. Conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., the research involved using human stem cells, derived from a patient with... [read news]

02
Dec
Estonia match-fixing: 11 charged on suspicion of fixing 17 games

Eleven men in Estonia have been charged on suspicion of fixing 17 games, including three Europa League matches. Also under suspicion are 12 Estonian top-flight matches, one Estonian cup and one Lithuanian game, with the men pocketing £90,000 in total. An Estonian public prosecutor's office statement  said Estonian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian clubs signed players they knew were willing to fix matches. The matches are thought to have... [read news]

02
Dec
Black Friday Sales Plummet as Shoppers Opt For Thanksgiving Day

Shoppers spent significantly less money this Black Friday, but there was an increase in store traffic over the weekend as more consumers showed up on Thanksgiving Day. Retail analytics firm ShopperTrak said sales on Black Friday plummeted by 13.2%, with traffic shrinking by 11.4%. However, traffic and sales were up when counting the weekend as a whole with retailers opening their doors and offering "door buster" deals earlier than ever on... [read news]

01
Dec
Apple's iPad A Big Winner On Black Friday

Various indicators are showing that sales of Apple AAPL +1.91%’s products, especially the iPad, are off to a strong start. While there aren’t any data points from Apple, besides the Air’s lead-time remaining the same at 5-7 days and the Retina’s mini improving to 5-7 days in the U.S. over the past week (link to my Google GOOG -0.2% Doc where I have been tracking lead-times), InfoScout has received over 90,000 shopping ticket receipts... [read news]

01
Dec
Lewis Hamilton struggling with Mercedes car in the wet in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton says he is still struggling to drive his Mercedes in the rain a year after joining the team. Hamilton qualified fifth in the wet for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix while team-mate Nico Rosberg will start second. "The wet sessions haven't been too good this year," said Hamilton, who joined Mercedes after six years at McLaren. "It's different to the McLaren. I was used to that and knew how to set it up. This car's... [read news]

01
Dec
Ian Watkins child abuse: Band mates appeal for other victims to come forward

Former band mates of paedophile Ian Watkins, who has admitted a string of child sex offences, have appealed for other victims to come forward. Lostprophets said they would forever be "haunted" by what Watkins, 36, of Pontypridd, had done but were unaware of his actions. In a statement they said they "never imagined him capable" of such offences. Police called for victims to come forward after Watkins dramatically changed his pleas in court... [read news]

01
Dec
Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker mourned

Fans, friends and fellow stars have been paying tribute to US actor Paul Walker, who has died in a car crash. Walker was best-known for playing Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious films. The 40-year-old died on Saturday when a Porsche being driven by a friend, who also died, crashed near Los Angeles. Walker's co-star Jordana Brewster said: "Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone." Fellow Fast & Furious actor Vin Diesel wrote that... [read news]

30
Nov
Paul Di Resta hopeful of staying in Formula 1

Paul Di Resta is determined to remain in Formula 1 despite ending the season 12th in the drivers' standings. Force India finished the constructors' table in sixth place, casting doubts over the Scot's future in the sport. "Who knows what the future holds? But I'll be trying my damned hardest to stay in Formula 1," said Di Resta. "I've still got fire in my belly. I'll still be racing competitively. Formula One has been a great experience and... [read news]

30
Nov
Celebrity superlatives: The (real) best and worst of

Most adept at negotiating the press gauntlet: Jennifer Lawrence If there's a script for managing fame, Lawrence seems to have written it. She can make even the most trite, rehearsed interviews seem pithy and candid by discussing topics that other stars don't dare broach. Lawrence took a medical ailment and made it funny. "I'm just exhausted and I was getting these stomach pains. My stomach is a little swollen, just from the way I treat... [read news]


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