|A Pro-US President
|FRANCE is glad to be rid of
Nicolas Sarkozy, who lost the
country's presidency in a runoff
election this weekend to the
Socialist candidate, Francois
Hollande. He was ineffective in office
and prone to gaffes in public.
But the French will miss him more
CHANGE IN EUROPE
|THE French are revolting.
The Greeks, too. And it's
about time. Both countries
held elections on Sunday
that were in effect referendums
on the current European
economic strategy, and in both
countries voters turned two
It's far from clear how soon the
votes will lead to changes ...
Fashion designer Lang
switches to art at 56
IN 2004 the fashion designer
Helmut Lang, was at the peak of
his fame, sold the remaining
shares of his label to Prada,
which already owned the rest,
and a few months later quit the fashion
business altogether. He spent the following
|An obese child´s guide
to healthy eating |
|MARSHALL Reid, 12, a
Sanford, NC, has a
that can drive some
teachers crazy. As he
does prep work for a Cuban black-bean
stew for his family´s supper, he leans
over a cutting board with a selfassured
smile and a dramatically furrowed
brow. Quickly, he dices red and
green peppers for the pot, then slices
limes and avocados and chops cilantro,
scooping them into garnish bowls.
Next, his mother, Alexandra Reid,
hands him scallions.
"I forget," he says hesitantly. "Which
part do I chop?"
A minor lapse, especially since not
even two years ago, Marshall thought
dinner usually meant, as his guilt-ridden
mother puts it, "boxed something."
|Being a mom comes first
for Jennifer Lopez |
|JENNIFER Lopez has said it would be a
"blessing" to be a mother once again and
added that she was open to adopting a
child. The 42-year-old singer and actress
revealed details about how she fared during
her pregnancy with twins Emme and Max,
who have just turned four, the physical changes
she experienced, and how motherhood has
changed her life.
Lopez was in Los Angeles to present her latest
film based on the best-seller about pregnancy
What To Expect When You´re Expecting.
"I want them to be well, that is the main thing
for me. The rest will come later. I have my hands
full with raising my children and I am relying on
the support of a big family," Lopez said.
Parineeti into acting |
|ACTRESS Parineeti Chopra, whose first
solo film Ishaqzaade hits theatres on
Friday, holds three degrees in finance and
always dreamt of becoming an investment
banker. But the global recession of 2009
changed her future, and she ended up acting.
"I have three degrees. I have done triple honours in
business, finance and economics. I have grown up
wanting to be a banker, so studying finance was an
automatic thing," the 23-year-old said.
"I went to England and studied in the Manchester
Business School. Then I went to London because I
wanted to work in an investment bank. But recession
hit in 2009 and I wasn´t getting a job and it was not
because of my qualification ...|