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Emma Watson Models For People Tree


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Emma Watson has fronted the new advertising campaign for People Tree.

The 'Harry Potter' star - who first joined forces with the ethical clothing company when she designed a collection for them last year - revealed the line has expanded and now includes dresses, skirts and shirts made from hand-woven Fair Trade brushed fabric.

She explained: "Although I wasn't centrally involved in the design of this collection, I had great fun in helping People Tree select some gorgeous Fair Trade textiles, such as a dogtooth hand-woven check, cable knits, and the first Fair Trade hand-woven brushed checked fabric, which has been made into easy tulip skirts, dresses and shirts.

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Movie Reviews Eat Pray Love


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Several critics are giving Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, an even tougher going-over than they are to The Expendables. Even Roberts, who generally receives fine notices from them, can't escape their darts. "Twenty years ago, even 10 years ago, the role of Liz would have been played by Meryl Streep, who has the rare gift of elevating insubstantial material, a gift that Roberts lacks," writes Peter Howell in the Toronto Star . Lou Lumenick in the New York Post writes "A year-long, around-the-world quest for self-fulfillment that basically goes nowhere, Eat Pray Love is a very shallow, very glossy 2?-hour travelogue starring a miscast Julia Roberts as a spoiled, self-centered divorcée who decides to get away from it all." Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune dismisses the movie, based on Elizabeth Gilbert's best-seller as "a travelogue with a little spiritual queSting on the side." Or as Claudia Puig describes it in USA Today "The whole journey feels like a rich girl gone slumming. And for those of us along for the ride, it's a bit of a slog." On the other hand, the film does receive a number of solid notices. Chris Vognar in the Dallas Morning News remarks that as "a film critic with an X and Y chromosome, I got caught up in The Modern sensibility of this rare female quest movie." And Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times advises moviegoers not to forget the Kleenex when going to see this film. "There will be tears," she writes. "Happy tears, sad tears, tears of relief, tears of regret, gut-wrenching sobs, really almost any variation imaginable -- and that's just the guy in the next row who didn't think he'd need Kleenex in a movie, ever."

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Julia Roberts Converts To Hinduism


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Julia Roberts has converted to Hinduism.

The 42-year-old actress - who has five-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, and son Henry, three, with her cameraman husband Daniel Moder - apparently turned to the religion while filming her latest movie 'Eat Pray Love' in India last year.

She told Elle magazine: "I'm definitely a practising Hindu. Golly, I've been so spoiled with my friends and family in this life. Next time I want to be just something quiet and supporting."

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Peter Andre Grieves For Dead Fan


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Peter Andre has been left "heartbroken" by the death of one of his fans.

The 'Behind Closed Doors' singer struck up a friendship with 104-year-old Ivy Bean on social networking website twitter and came to view her as like a "grandmother" to him.

He said: "I was heartbroken to hear that Ivy Bean, the oldest person on twitter, passed away last week at the age of 104.

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Michael Sheen's Bowie-inspired Character


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Michael Sheen based his latest Disney role on David Bowie's character Ziggy Stardust.

The Welsh actor revealed he sought inspiration from the alien-come-rock star persona created by the rocker in the 70s, to make his modern, club-owning character Castor in 'Tron: Legacy' unique.

He said: "I was going for a sort of albino Ziggy Stardust. A one-man walking Andy Warhol Factory."

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Karl Lagerfeld Impressed By Georgia


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Karl Lagerfeld says Georgia May Jagger is the perfect choice to model Chanel.

The creative director of the renowned fashion house was hugely impressed when the 18-year-old rising catwalk star modelled Chanel's cruise 2010-11 Saint-Tropez collection in Cannes last week and thinks it is the start of successful working union.

He told Vogue UK: "Miss Jagger is The Modern girl. She is the girl of today. There is a total identification between her and the clothes. They could be her clothes. She is totally at home in Chanel. And that fits in the pattern of what Saint-Tropez can represent, what it is not really and yet what it can inspire."

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Paul Mccartney Doesn't Like Limos


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Paul McCartney finds The Modern vision of fame "scary".

The 67-year-old former Beatles singer and songwriter doesn't recognise the fame which young stars enjoy today, as he feels much of it is removed from people's talent.

He told BBC Radio 4 when the Beatles started out in 1960: "You were looking to be famous via being very talented, and working hard and coming up through the ranks.

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Lcd Soundsystem Hail End Of The Album


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LCD Soundsystem are quitting music because the album format is dead.

Mainman James Murphy has previously said the band's forthcoming third album, 'This is Happening', is likely to be their last, and has clarified this is because the way he is used to presenting music is becoming outdated.

When asked what he thought the future holds in the album format, James replied: "Nothing. It's over. That's one of the primary reasons I'm out of here. It's not necessarily a bad thing for me because I'm 40 years old and I make albums.

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Movie Reviews Percy Jackson & The Olympians The Lightning Thief


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Critics are scratching their heads over the plot of Percy Jackson & the Olympians The Lightning Thief , which has to do with a young man whose father was Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, and his mother a human played by Sally Jackson. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times is among the confused, wondering how Percy's mother met Poseidon. "At the beach, I suppose. Did he reveal his true identity? If a guy picks you up at the beach and says he's Poseidon, do you say, fine, let's not date, let's just mate? Then when the bastard dumps you and disappears, leaving you pregnant, what way is that for a god to behave?" Rick Groen in the Toronto Globe and Mail has this (partial) description of the plot "Poor Percy has never laid eyes on his neglectful sea-ruling daddy and lives with his abandoned mom in a cramped New York walkup, where he's plodding through high school just like any other bored teen. What a waste of his demigod talents -- the kid's not even on the swim team." Like The Wolfman , Percy Jackson receives mostly passing grades from the critics. Carrie Rickey in the Philadelphia Inquirer writes "The film is genial good company. While it won't kill any brain cells, it is unlikely to enter the pantheon of epic screen adventures." And Amy Biancolli in the San Francisco Chronicle credits director Chris Columbus of Home Alone fame for bringing together "The Modern and mythical spheres with sharp pacing and a nifty sense of fun." But Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times isn't buying any of that. "This is generic filmmaking at its most banal," he remarks, "a simple-minded simplification of a not overwhelmingly complex book."

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Couric Draws Smallest Audience Yet


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Among the nightly newscasts, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams took a strong lead, capturing an average of 8 million viewers a night, far better than most primetime programs on any network. ABC's World News with Charles Gibson placed second with 7.2 million. But the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric produced its lowest viewership yet, and indeed, the worst ratings for the CBS newscast since The Modern ratings system began. It drew a 3.6 rating and an 8 share, translating to just 5.2 million viewers.

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'Vitality' Is Consumer Health And Beauty Show Featuring Complementary Health, Beauty, Fitness And Food Products, Treatments And Services Aimed At The Modern Woman. It Runs Until 29th March 2009

The Modern - British Hairdresser of the Year 2009 Akin Konizi Hob Salons styles hair at the 10th Annual 'Vitality' show 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre London, England - 'Vitality' is consumer health and beauty show featuring complementary health, beauty, fitness and food products, treatments and services aimed at the modern woman. It runs until 29th March 2009 Thursday 26th March 2009

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Photocall For The Launch Of Nuts Magazine's The Shed Report, An In Depth Study Into The Role Of The Shed In The Modern Man’s Britain And Why Every Man Should Have One, As Part Of National Shed Week. The Shed In Sloane Square Is Available For Men To Come And Have Some Shed Time Throughout The Day For Those Unlucky Enough Not To Have Their Own Shed

Nuts Models and The Modern - Nuts model Imogen London, England - Photocall for the launch of Nuts Magazine's The Shed Report, an in depth study into the role of the shed in the modern man’s Britain and why every man should have one, as part of National Shed Week. The shed in Sloane Square is available for men to come and have some shed time throughout the day for those unlucky enough not to have their own shed Tuesday 8th July 2008

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Fiona Bruce And Jacqui Hames Sign Copies Of Their New Book 'Savvy!: The Modern Girl's Guide To Doing It All Without Risking It All' At Waterstone's

Fiona Bruce and The Modern Tuesday 1st July 2008 Fiona Bruce and Jacqui Hames sign copies of their new book 'Savvy!: The Modern Girl's Guide to Doing It All Without Risking It All' at Waterstone's London, England

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