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Confidence the key to success – ‘Build a life you’re proud to live’

Posted by on 17/12/2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Real Fouz, Top Stories

Confidence the key to success – ‘Build a life you’re proud to live’

Confidence the key to success – ‘Build a life you’re proud to live’

For years, we women have kept quiet and played by the rules. Certain that our talents will be rewarded globally. Up until recent years we have noticed how women have been the drive behind many successful companies/brands and families. Studies have shown that women take up more than half of the workforce as well as […]

Research explores racial tensions with movie’s 1939 premiere

Posted by on 15/12/2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Movies & Music

Research explores racial tensions with movie’s 1939 premiere

Research explores racial tensions with movie’s 1939 premiere

Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie “Gone with the Wind,” research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the time between the producer and city of Atlanta officials. Emory University film studies professor Matthew Bernstein has conducted extensive research into the archives of the film’s producer, David O. Selznick. His […]

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

Posted by on 14/12/2014
Filed under Africa, Fashion, Lifestyle, Top Stories, World

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London yesterday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner- up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third in the 64th annual competition, contested by women from 121 […]

Aretha serenades Swift as Billboard honors both

Posted by on 14/12/2014
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Aretha serenades Swift as Billboard honors both

Aretha serenades Swift as Billboard honors both

It’ll be hard for Taylor Swift top this as a birthday gift: A birthday serenade from none other than the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin arguably had the best performance of the afternoon as the legend gave an impromptu performance of “Happy Birthday” to Taylor Swift, Billboard’s new “Woman of the Year,” at their annual […]

Film Review: ‘Annie’

Posted by on 14/12/2014
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Film Review: ‘Annie’

Film Review: ‘Annie’

While there are several possible good reasons to remake the Depressionset musical “Annie” in 2014, none of them seem to have informed Will Gluck’s overblown yet undernourished treatment. More of a facelift than an update, the pic features a multiracial cast, dusts off some old songs, adds a few desultory stabs at new ones, and […]

Syrian wins Arab song contest, keeps clear of politics

Posted by on 14/12/2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Middle East, Movies & Music, Top Stories, World

Syrian wins Arab song contest, keeps clear of politics

Syrian wins Arab song contest, keeps clear of politics

A Syrian from war-torn Aleppo was declared the winner of this year’s “Arab Idol” singing contest at the grand finale of the grueling four-month television competition in Beirut this weekend. The audience at Saturday’s finale broke into applause and cheers, chanting “Syria! Syria!” and “Hazem!” when the jury of the pan-Arab song contest announced Hazem […]

UK falls in love with the Christmas jumper

Posted by on 13/12/2014
Filed under Europe, Fashion, Lifestyle, World

UK falls in love with the Christmas jumper

UK falls in love with the Christmas jumper

Christmas jumpers, once only thought stylish by knitting-needle wielding grannies, are enjoying a renaissance in Britain after being adopted as a festive fashion statement by young revellers. Responding to soaring demand for the colourful and eccentric creations, vintage clothing group Beyond Retro has opened a temporary store selling only Christmas jumpers in London’s trendy Old […]

After big year, streaming tipped for new markets

Posted by on 13/12/2014
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After big year, streaming tipped for new markets

After big year, streaming tipped for new markets

Streaming has rapidly transformed pop music’s landscape but even more dramatic changes could be in store as companies eye the vast, barely touched markets of the developing world. Spotify and its rivals were among the biggest music headlines in 2014 as streaming services quickly pick up new customers and also face intense criticism-most famously from […]

‘Birdman’ tops Golden Globe nominations

Posted by on 11/12/2014
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‘Birdman’ tops Golden Globe nominations

‘Birdman’ tops Golden Globe nominations

Dark comedy “Birdman” won the most nominations for the Golden Globes yesterday, securing another boost for its awards season hopes leading up to the all-important Oscars in February. The film-which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero film star trying to revive his career on the stage-earned seven nods for the Globes, one day after […]

Taylor Swift holds Billboard 200 top spot for fifth week

Posted by on 11/12/2014
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Taylor Swift holds Billboard 200 top spot for fifth week

Taylor Swift holds Billboard 200 top spot for fifth week

Pop singer Taylor Swift continued her reign at the top of the revamped US Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, shaking off new entries. Swift’s “1989” album sold 230,000 full copies, 435,000 songs and was streamed 27,000 times, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, totaling 274,000 sales units and holding the top spot for a […]

As war rages, Syrian women look to keep up appearances

Posted by on 11/12/2014
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As war rages, Syrian women look to keep up appearances

As war rages, Syrian women look to keep up appearances

The echoes of government air strikes and incoming rebel mortar fire rattle buildings in the distance, but inside a beauty exhibition in Damascus the shoppers try not to notice. Surrounded by Syria’s raging civil war, some women in the bubble of regime-held Damascus are determined to keep up appearances, intent on maintaining their beauty regimes […]

Bollywood hit makes Indian history with 1,000-week run

Posted by on 11/12/2014
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Bollywood hit makes Indian history with 1,000-week run

Bollywood hit makes Indian history with 1,000-week run

It was October 1995 when the Maratha Mandir cinema first showed one of India’s best-loved movies, a Bollywood romcom starring Shah Rukh Khan. One thousand weeks later, the film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (The Brave-Hearted Will Take The Bride) still plays on same the Mumbai silver screen every afternoon. “I keep coming back,” said Ghulfam […]

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