Jennifer Lawrence wins Most Beautiful; Leonardo DiCaprio scoops Most … – Apun Ka Choice

Apun Ka ChoiceHollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence have got the top honours in an online poll by a beauty retailer. Actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who … Read More

What Goes On Behind The Scenes At The Oscars – ABC News

ABC NewsOn Sunday, Oscars Director Hamish Hamilton is going to walk the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards. But it’s not to be photographed or interviewed by the media, … Read More

Armed men in unmarked uniforms patrol top Crimea airport in Ukraine; tensions … – Fox News

Fox NewsSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings are patrolling the airport in the capital of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region. An Associated Press photographer saw … Read More

Crimea Parliament Seized; Ousted Ukraine President Issues Defiant Statement – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalRussian forces began exercises on Thursday, as armed pro-Russia activists took over the Crimean parliament building and fugitive former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych released a defiant statement. Via … Read More

Oscars pit gravitas of ‘Slave’ against pull of ‘Gravity’ – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – To historian Brenda Stevenson, a scholar on American slavery, “12 Years a Slave” is a masterful cinematic work that achieves more than any other film on … Read More

Ukraine crisis: Russia’s options – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia has voiced alarm and anger at the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych by protesters in Kiev. Prof Andrei Zagorski, a political analyst at Moscow’s Institute of World … Read More

An Unfinished Ukraine Palace and a Fugitive Leader’s Folly – New York Times

New York TimesWork on a retreat for Viktor F. Yanukovych stopped after his ouster as Ukraine’s president. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times. the main story. the main … Read More

Violence in Ukraine Creates Deepening Clash Between East and West – New York Times

New York TimesProtesters on Wednesday burned documents after trying to take over a government office in Ternopil, Ukraine. The violence in the country has killed at least 25 people this … Read More

Russian Police Question Pussy Riot in Sochi – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSOCHI, RUSSIA — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s carefully controlled Winter Olympics are now running into unexpected, unscripted moments from protesters. On Tuesday, sporting their colorful red, pink and … Read More

The Bachelor: Paying lip service to love – Toronto Star

Toronto StarOttawa opera singer Sharleen Joynt didn’t get the guy on The Bachelor, but she gets props for highlighting the ridiculousness inherent in the franchise: the expectation you can find … Read More

North Korea atrocities exposed, but what next? – AFP

AFPSeoul — Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a UN-mandated inquiry’s searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community’s ability to act on … Read More

UN Urges Probe Into ‘Atrocious’ N. Korean Crimes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSEOUL — A new United Nations report accuses North Korea of “unspeakable atrocities,” many of which amount to crimes against humanity. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human … Read More

‘About Last Night’ remade but not to be remembered – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeWith the release of the new remake “About Last Night,” a four-decade transformation is complete. What began as David Mamet’s 1974 play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” — a lacerating … Read More

Review: Colin Farrell and ‘Winter’s Tale’ unabashedly romantic – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times“Winter’s Tale” is so obviously a passion project, so much a labor of love for industry veteran Akiva Goldsman, that you’d like to be able to say it’s … Read More

‘Winter’s Tale’: an echo of ‘Downton,’ minus the fun – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesA two-star review of the romantic drama “Winter’s Tale,” starring a charming Colin Farrell, with Jessica Brown Findlay in a role perhaps too similar to that of Lady … Read More

An interesting admission of error by JK Rowling – Washington Post

Washington PostIn a very important piece of non-Super Bowl related news, J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, recently admitted that she made a mistake in pairing Hermione Granger … Read More

Toronto mayor ticketed for jaywalking in Vancouver –

MiamiHerald.comVANCOUVER, British Columbia — It seems that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford can’t cross the street these days without getting into trouble. The mayor’s spokesman, Amin Massoudi, confirmed Saturday that Ford … Read More

Lenovo-Moto deal’s impact on Apple? Zip – Computerworld

ComputerworldComputerworld – Apple won’t lose any sleep over the Lenovo acquisition of Google’s Motorola handset business, analysts said today, citing a slew of reasons. Late Wednesday, Lenovo announced that it … Read More

Justin Bieber charged with Toronto limo driver assault – BBC News

BBC NewsCanadian pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto last month. The 19-year-old handed himself in at a Toronto police station where he … Read More

Suspected Islamists Kill 74 Nigerian Villagers – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSuspected Islamic extremists have killed at least 74 people and burned down an entire village in two separate attacks in Nigeria. Witnesses say the attacks happened Sunday in … Read More

French President Hollande confirms Trierweiler split – BBC News

BBC NewsTwo weeks ago a magazine published photos which appeared to show Mr Hollande had been having an affair with an actress, Julie Gayet. Ms Trierweiler spent a week in … Read More

Syria Foes to Meet Face-to-Face as UN Sees More Talks – Businessweek

BusinessweekSyrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al-Muallem, center, arrives at the United Nations Office in Geneva on Jan. 24, 2014. Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images. Syria’s government and opposition have … Read More

Rob Ford admits to drinking after expletive-laden video shows Toronto mayor … – Toronto Star

Toronto StarMayor Rob Ford was off the wagon at an Etobicoke steak joint this week, impaired and rambling, associating with accused video extortionist Alexander “Sandro” Lisi and hurling profane, expletive-laden … Read More

‘Bachelor’ Juan Pablo’s date terrifies one of the girls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWeek 3 of ‘The Bachelor’ started with single mom Cassandra getting the first one-on-one date with Juan Pablo, where the two of them rode in a car that could … Read More

Mitt Romney, Ethan Hawke and Zach Braff: Highlights from Sundance Film Festival – Toronto Star

Toronto StarIt was a busy weekend at Sundance Film Festival. Here are some highlights from Jan. 18 and 19, starting with Peter Howell’s review of the Mitt Romney documentary Mitt, … Read More

Livni, Molcho head for Washington to confer with Kerry on peace talks – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostAfter six months of negotiations, there are still believed to be enormous gaps between Israelis, Palestinians. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. Israeli’s top two … Read More

Ukraine’s Dangerous Turn – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe political showdown between President Viktor Yanukovych and proponents of European-style democracy has taken a dangerous turn with growing repression and violent clashes in the streets. On Thursday … Read More

18 killed in stampede at Syedna Burhanuddin’s funeral – The News International

The News InternationalMUMBAI: A stampede killed at least 18 people in India’s financial hub Mumbai on Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to leader of … Read More

Kelly Travis: Juan Pablo Galavis Could Easily Have His Heart Broken – People Magazine

People MagazineAtlanta dog lover Kelly Travis is trying to find more than puppy love with Juan Pablo Galavis on The Bachelor. But the first two weeks of competition were sometimes … Read More

Redford not upset over Oscar snub, focused on Sundance – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPARK CITY, Utah — Robert Redford is far more excited about the beginning of the 30th Sundance Film Festival than concerned about his Oscar snub for All Is Lost. … Read More

LGBT-themed movies to keep an eye on at Sundance – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunThe Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, Utah, Jan. 16, which means a handful of LGBT-related movies will be making their premieres. Whether these flicks get picked … Read More