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JENNIFER Lopez is sitting in a sparsely decorated suite in Miami’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel while the dolphins swim below in the waters off Biscayne Bay. She’s wearing a jeweled mini-dress and is covered in bling – but perhaps an even bigger sparkle is the one in her eyes. Call it the J.Lo glow. No foundation or makeup trick
“It’s the peace and the balance that I have been able to find, especially working in this industry,” she says.
“I’ve had to understand the difference between what people think you are and who you really are. Once I got that, I began to feel better.”
Below is the official response from UNICEF about the ads run in Germany:
“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We agree — these advertisements are not appropriate and run against UNICEF’s mission. They have been dropped from the UNICEF German National Committee’s website and there are no plans to use them in the future. We apologize for any offence caused.
As a UNICEF supporter, you may be interested to know a little more about the German National Committee’s campaign to promote child-friendly schools in six African countries. Launched in late 2004, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the fact that nearly half of all children in Africa lack even primary education.
With funds from private donors, 350 schools have been repaired or newly constructed. In addition, several thousand teachers have been trained and school management improved. In total, around 100,000 children and young people have benefited from this campaign since 2004. The right to education for all children is a prerequisite to develop their full potential and a basis for social and economic development.
Again, we apologize for any offense caused.”
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Nicole Kidman has suffered a “super bad” weekend at the North American box office.
The Australian actress’ new science fiction thriller, The Invasion, made a dead on arrival debut in US and Canadian cinemas.
Savaged by critics, The Invasion, a re-make of the 1956 horror classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, finished a poor fifth with just $US6 million ($A7.53 million).
The weak opening, crucial to the film’s financial success, did not come close to paying for Kidman’s reported $US17 million ($A21.33 million) fee to make the movie.
In the tradition of Restaurant Week, Off-Broadway will offer tickets for only $20, 20 minutes before the curtain goes up from Sept. 4 through Sept. 16. By purchasing tickets at the box office (cash only at some venues), theatregoers will have the opportunity to see shows they may have missed — and perhaps even preview the next Broadway bound hit.
Among the shows on the list: Altar Boyz, The Fantasticks, Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening, The Gazillion Bubble Show, My First Time, The Misanthrope, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, & I’m in Therapy, Perfect Crime, Naked Boys Singing! and Stomp.
“20at20,” as the project is dubbed, was conceived by Brainstormers, members of the Off-Broadway community who gather in a town hall-like forum to share ideas and concerns. Other Off-Broadway theatres have launched reduced-price initiatives:
* Beginning on Aug. 26, Repertorio Español will offer a $1 ticket each Sunday for every ticket purchased at the full ticket price; the program is sponsored by Target.
* For the next four seasons, Signature Theatre Company will sell all tickets for $20 — an initiative that is underwritten largely by Time Warner.
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Speaking for the first time about her new love, the Leeds-born performer recalls how she fell for the man she calls “her best buddy” and talks about film producer Stephen’s relationship with his three-year-old, Gisele. “When you see a man around his daughter and they’re so hands on… it’s just gorgeous,” she says.
Looking radiant and trim, the singer describes how Stephen’s proposal – two months after Angel’s birth – took her by surprise. “I took one big, deep breath and said, ‘Yes’,” she recalls, “as well as going, ‘Thank you, God! Don’t let me down a third time’.”
The famously feisty mother of two also reveals how she is putting the difficulties of her relationship with Angel’s father behind her: “He gave me the best gift ever, which is a beautiful, healthy baby,” she says. “How can I be mad at that?”