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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Zayn Malik: Leaves One Direction - Statement

Zayn Malik says he is quitting British boy band One Direction because he wants to lead a normal life.

Zayn has apologised to fans for leaving the global phenomenon group, but says he had to do "what feels right".

In a statement, he says:
"My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world."
The remaining members of the band - Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan - have released this statement:

"We're really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we've gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We're looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour."

Zayn, who is engaged to Little Mix pop star Perrie Edwards, quit the tour earlier this month due to stress after pictures appeared online showing him close to another woman. One Direction, who are currently on a world tour, have sold more than 50 million records and had 91 number one hits globally (ninety one!).
The band was created in 2010 as a result of the British talent show 'The X Factor' before achieving worldwide success.
Simon Cowell, who discovered the boy band on the talent show, said: "I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction.
"Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond - and immensely proud - of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave.

He added: "As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band."

Asher Keddie: First Baby Photos - WHO magazine

In an exclusive interview with WHO magazine, new mum Asher Keddie opens up about her first days with baby son Valentino, and shares her album of intimate family portraits taken by her artist husband, Vincent Fantauzzo.

The couple's little boy arrived two weeks early on March 1 – a "lovely surprise" for his laid-back mum.

"I can't believe how much I love him, it's indescribable," says the Gold Logie–nominated star of Offspring and Party Tricks.

"I'll always remember that moment we met him to be one of pure joy." As was introducing Fantauzzo's 5-year-old son Luca to his little brother: "He just melted," says Keddie.  

The edition also sees the popular, annual WHO's 'Most Beautiful People', 2015.

Margot Robbie - the homegrown Hollywood darling is sitting pretty at the top of our annual list of celebrity stunners. She thrills audiences in films such as The Wolf of Wall Street and Focus and regularly wows on the red carpet, but the breathtaking 24-year-old Queenslander tells WHO she feels most beautiful "after a day at the beach when you've been in the sun and salt water all day."

WHO magazine is on-sale today, Thursday March 26.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Pretty Woman: 25 Year Reunion - VIDEO

It happened!

Actors Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Laura San Giacomo and Hector Elizondo and director Garry Marshall sat down with Matt Lauer more than two decades after their iconic romantic comedy was released.

Gere says he was “mesmerised” by Roberts when they met: “We loved each other immediately.”

Here is 

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And a cute trailer too:

What's your fave line from Pretty Woman?

When and where did you see it, and with who?

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Lee Lin Chin's Mean Tweets: VIDEO

Tonight, on SBS TWO, this happened, on 'The Feed'.

Lee Lin Chin lost her freaking mind, reading those 'mean Tweets' (made famous by Jimmy Kimmel) which SHE wrote.

Cray. (Yes, I said 'cray'):

Vin Diesel names baby after Paul Walker: VIDEO

Vin Diesel named his daughter Pauline, after his late friend actor Paul Walker, his co-star in the 'Fast and Furious' movies. On the eve of 'Fast and Furious 7', 

See the touching footage here:

The 47-year-old actor was left devastated when his co-star died in a car accident in November 2013, but he wanted to ensure his friend's memory will live on after he and girlfriend Paloma Jiminez - with whom he already has kids Hania, six, and Vincent, four - decided to call their baby girl Pauline.

Speaking on the Today show, Vin said, "I named her Pauline. There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord.

"I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world."

So, so heartbreakingly beautiful.

Vin has previously spoken of Paul's close bond with his kids and how much the actor - who had a 16-year-old daughter, Meadow, with ex-girlfriend Rebecca Soteros - loved being an "uncle" to the children.

Lara Bingle Baby Born

Lara Bingle has given birth to her first child, a son, with husband Sam Worthington.

The 27 year old model has reportedly given birth at the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai hospital with Sam and her mother Sharon said to be by her side.

Here is how OK Magazine Australia announced the news:

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery - The New York Times

Angelina Jolie Pitt has written a piece for The New York Times, her second in as many years, talking about her cancer journey.

This time, she describes how "Because of a genetic mutation, I have had my ovaries removed."

The column starts:

LOS ANGELES — TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer.

I wanted other women at risk to know about the options. I promised to follow up with any information that could be useful, including about my next preventive surgery, the removal of my ovaries and fallopian tubes.

I had been planning this for some time. It is a less complex surgery than the mastectomy, but its effects are more severe. It puts a woman into forced menopause. So I was readying myself physically and emotionally, discussing options with doctors, researching alternative medicine, and mapping my hormones for estrogen orprogesterone replacement. But I felt I still had months to make the date.

Read the rest of the moving column here.

Whatever you think of Angelina as an actress or an opinion you may have formed on her as a person, one thing is certain: she deserves kudos for highlighting the disease and the actions she took to stop its spread.

"I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes," the actress reveals in opinion piece in The New York Times.