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  • Jennifer Aniston to Shed Some Weight Before Her Wedding

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    Jennifer Aniston is reportedly planning to shed some extra weight before her wedding to fiance Justin Theroux.

    "She doesn't think she's overweight by any means. But she's always said that she feels most confident when she looks a certain way. And there's no doubt she'll want to have that same feeling on her wedding day," a source said.

    Inputs from PTI

  • Nicole Kidman Can Eat 'Anything'

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    Actress Nicole Kidman says she can eat "anything" she fancies, but in moderation.

    The 47-year-old says she doesn't follow a strict diet, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

    "There's certainly no secret regime. I wish there was. I'm actually not that strict with my diet. I pretty much eat anything, but all in moderation," she said.

    "Likewise with fitness, I try not to be too strict with it and mix it up to make sure it stays fun," she added.

    Kidman also tries to incorporate exercise into her busy life by doing something active - such as a bike ride or hike - with her daughters and her husband Keith Urban.

    Inputs from IANS

  • 'I love Nachos and Tequila' -Jessica Alba

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    The "Sin City" star, who has daughters, Honor and Haven, with husband Cash Warren, says she only enjoys treating herself occasionally as she likes being in good shape, reports contactmusic.com.

    "I don't indulge too much. I mean, I love desserts and stuff, but I don't think that's very sinful," said the 33-year-old.

    "I love nachos so much! And tequila," she added.

    Alba toned up for her role in the upcoming sequel by dancing.

    The star who has an enviable figure, hates exercising as she finds it "boring".

    "I hate working out. It's boring! I really only did it when I had a job that was physically demanding. But from age 17 until I was 27, all I did were movies that were physically demanding -- so all I did was work out all the time!" she said.

    Inputs from IANS

  • Ellen DeGeneres Gives Up Alcohol

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    TV show host Ellen DeGeneres has decided to give up alcohol to support her partner Portia de Rossi, who recently came out of rehabilitation.

    DeGeneres, 56, who married the actress in 2008, is determined to do anything to make sure Portia, 41, remains healthy following the successful 30-day period at Passages Malibu rehabilitation facility, reports contactmusic.com.

    "Ellen has always been a big drinker. She loves her wine but she's realised her behaviour has only enabled Portia to drink as well, and she feels partially responsible for Portia's rehab stint," a source was quoted as saying.

    In 2000, Portia had been admitted to a rehabilitation centre for treatment for an eating disorder after her weight reportedly plunged to just 82 lbs (about 38 kgs).

    Inputs from IANS

  • Kevin Spacey Urged to go Vegetarian

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    Animal rights campaigners have offered to make a 3,529 pounds donation to Kevin Spacey's theatre company if he swaps meat for vegan food at an upcoming fundraising barbecue.

    The 'American Beauty' star is holding a raffle for the chance to eat barbecued ribs with him on the set of his online drama series 'House of Cards', with proceeds going to the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and London's The Old Vic Theatre Company, where Spacey works as artistic director, reported Hollywood Life.

    However, staff at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) have promised to make the donation if Spacey, 54, goes vegetarian for the event.

    Inputs from PTI

  • Paris Hilton Quits Junk Food

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    Socialite Paris Hilton has given up junk food! Thanks to it, she has lost weight and feels much better about herself.

    Hilton was always fond of cheese burgers and french fries, but six months ago, the 33-year-old star decided to give up on fast food to lead a healthier lifestyle.

    "I lost about five pounds just from staying away from the Drive-Thrus. I can feel the difference especially when I'm in a bathing suit," dailymail.co.uk quoted Hilton as saying.

    The star also shared that she has added new habits in her routine. "I also like regular juices. I get a lot more vitamins these days, more fruits too, more vegetables, more protien, more salads," she added.

    Inputs fropm IANS

  • Beckam to Launch His Own Restaurant Chain?

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    Former England football captain David Beckham could soon be launching his own restaurant chain.

    The 39-year old is likely to call it - Beckham's Bistro.

    'It's got a good ring to it. It will be about dining. I'm a foodie and dining is a big part of this,' dailystar.co.uk quoted Beckham as saying.

    The US restaurant venture comes on the back of his tie-up with the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, in which he has agreed to promote their property in Asia.

    The deal could pitch him in the kitchen against his pal chef Gordon Ramsay.

    Source: IANS

  • Kim Kardashian Enjoys A Diet Wedding Cake

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    Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani hosted an intimate brunch for the reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her would-be-husband, singer Kanye West at his home, the 17th-century Château de Wideville estate in France Friday, reports contactmusic.com.

    In front of a gathering of 20 guests he served Kim Kardashian a diet wedding cake. Andre Leon Talley, Vogue's former editor-at-large, who was one of the guests, said that Garavani gave a sugar-free cake made with green apples and strawberries to the couple. The cake was decorated with hearts and bore the names "Kanye and Kim".

    Garavani, 82, was eager not to sabotage Kim's figure, after she lost 55 pounds ahead of her wedding in Florence (Italy) which is scheduled to take place on Saturday.

    He also said: "This is my dietic cake."

    Kim, who previously revealed she was working out daily and following a strict diet to get back in shape after giving birth to her 11-month-old daughter said: "There's nothing better than sharing a great moment with people you love, it becomes a special memory."

    Source: IANS

  • Maria Goretti Authors a Cook Book

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    Video Jockey turned chef Maria Goretti now gears up to unveil her very own cook book. Tentatively titled "From my kitchen to yours" the book is scheduled to hit the markets in December this year.

    "The book is almost ready and will be out in December. It includes dishes that I make, dishes that I've learnt from people. It's basically stuff that I do," says Goretti.

    "It took me a year to compile this book. Initially it was a little difficult to measure the quantity of the ingredients because in normal day to day life you just roughly add the ingredients but to put it in the book, you need to tell the exact teaspoon or tablespoon," says Goretti

    Goretti says that cooking is like dancing, you should keep at it and must never give up. "I'm not a trained chef but if you love something it turns spectacular."

    Source: PTI

  • Miranda Kerr's Beauty Secret: Super Food Salads

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    Supermodel Miranda Kerr gives credit to her super food salads for her slender figure and radiant complexion.

    The 31-year-old said that she survives on a diet of healthy green smoothies and grilled lean meats with a daily dose of leafy goodness packed with essential vitamins and nutrients.

    "Every day I eat a big salad with finely chopped spinach, kale, fennel and macadamia nut oil with fresh lemon squeezed on that along with apple cider vinegar; feta cheese, olives and cucumber as well," she said.

    Kerr also said she consumes noni juice, goji berries, chia seeds or maca powder.

    Source: IANS, London

  • This actress swears by homemade remedies

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    Actress Zoe Saldana uses organic beauty tricks passed down from her mother. She prefers to go for overripe avocados for skin and white vinegar for hair.

    The “Avatar” actress was presented with a handwritten book of DIY hair and skincare recipes lovingly compiled by her mother when she was younger, which she swears by to this day.

    "Everything was organic and stuff that we already had in the kitchen,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted Saldana as saying.

    Saldana shared the recipe of a moisturising avocado hair mask."Overripe avocados are perfect. You mash them up with a little olive oil, and let the mixture sit on your hair for 30 minutes. It makes me hungry, so I usually end up rinsing it out too soon,” she said.

    She loves shiny locks and her hair with vinegar every few weeks to restore its vitality and natural gloss.

    "Once a month I rinse my hair with white vinegar and warm water to restore the pH balance to my strands,” she said

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Shailene Woodley eats clay to stay healthy

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    'The Descendants' star Shailene Woodley has revealed that she eats clay as it helps her body to excrete unnecessary materials. The 22-year-old actress talked about her clay-eating habit during her appearance on a chat show earlier this week, reported Ace Showbiz.

    "I do eat clay. Clay is one of my favourites because if you look at indigenous cultures around the world, they eat clay almost daily," she said. Woodley also explained that she ordered the edible clay from a company which obtains the material from Colorado. She eats a teaspoon of clay a day in addition to using it as toothpaste.

    "Clay binds to other materials in your body and helps your body excrete those materials - that are not necessarily the best for you," she added.

    Woodley next will be seen in 'The Fault in Our Stars'. Based on a novel of the same name by John Green, the movie tells the story of teenagers who fall in love after taking part in a cancer support group.

    Source: PTI, Los Angeles

    Photo Source: Shailene Woodley's Instagram- shai_woodley

  • Nyong'o to attend 2014 White House correspondents' dinner

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    Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is among the A-listers invited for White House correspondents' dinner this year. The annual bash will also be attended by "Scandal" actor Tony Goldwyn, "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara, and country singer Brad Paisley, reported Ace Showbiz.

    Also set to attend the event are "Her" director Spike Jonze, "Glee" star Darren Criss, "Ride Along" actor Kevin Hart, Vergara's co-stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, "The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies, singer Gloria Estefan, and Jessica Simpson.

    Joel McHale is set to host the dinner this on May 3. President Obama is expected to join the celebrity guests at the event.

    Source: PTI, Los Angeles

  • George Clooney proposed to Amal over home-cooked meal

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    Hollywood hunk George Clooney reportedly proposed to his beautiful human rights lawyer girlfriend, Amal Alamuddin after cooking a meal for her at his home in LA.

    The 52-year-old actor got down on his knee last week after cooking a romantic dinner at his mansion in Studio City, and presented Alamuddin with a stunning 7-carat ring that he personally designed, reported New York Post online.

    Clooney hopes they can marry in just a few months, even as early as the beginning of September. "George cooked a meal himself for Amal at home on April 22, then he surprised her by getting down on bended knee and presenting her with the ring. He was so happy she accepted, he was calling friends with the news later that night," a source said.

    The night after the proposal, the couple joined friends for dinner at Craig's restaurant in LA, where, according to reports, the lovebirds were "just beaming". A similar scene took place at Nobu in Malibu the following night, April 24, with friends Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford, where Alamuddin was seen happily showing off her ring.

    Source: PTI, New York

  • Foodie Rajeev Khandelwal sheds six kg

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    Actor Rajeev Khandelwal, who loves eating, managed to lose some weight while filming his forthcoming movie “Samrat & Co.”.

    Rajeev reportedly ate meals five times a day and still lost six kg for Kaushik Ghatak's directorial due to the scenes he had to perform - proving that eating small but more meals in a day along with a bit of physical activity is good to keep one fit.

    “When you talk about Rajeev, the first thing that can come to your mind is food, he eats everything possible! Since we were shooting for the film in the hilly locations of Himachal Pradesh, there was a lot of running and chasing scenes involved," a source said. "By the end of it, Rajeev would run out of his adrenaline rush and hence lost almost six kg of weight,” he said in a statement.

    In the film, produced by Kavita Barjatya, Rajeev plays a private investigator, who sports long coats.

    Recalling his experience, Rajeev said: "It was quite hilarious. I am a die-hard foodie and though I ate meals almost throughout the day, I lost quite an amount of weight due to which I had to wear even heavier overcoats so that I could look bulky,” he said. Presented by Rajshri Productions, "Samrat & Co." will release April 25.

  • Justin's cooking has made me gain weight: Jennifer Aniston

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    Actress Jennifer Aniston has revealed that her actor fiance Justin Theroux is the reason behind her weight gain. The former 'Friends' star recently revealed that she has put on a couple of pounds due to Theroux, 42, who is an amazing cook, reported People magazine.

    "Like, hello! Carbonara. It's a killer. The last couple of years since meeting this man have made me gain a couple extra pounds. But it's all worth it," she said.

    Even though the 45-year-old actress occasionally likes to indulge, she is still very dedicated to her fitness routine.

    "It catches up to you, and you take care of it. But it's still fun. It was all in the name of love!," she added. She shared that her consistent daily workout sessions include 45 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of yoga or floor exercises.

    Source: PTI, Los Angeles

  • Oprah gives Starbucks a celebrity shot

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    Starbucks' annual meeting seemed like an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Wednesday.

    The celebrity talk show host appeared on stage to announce the chai tea drink she created.

    The Seattle-based coffee company says the Oprah Chai will be available starting April 29 at its cafes and the chain of Teavana stores it recently bought. Teavana had about 300 locations, mostly in shopping malls, when Starbucks purchased it.

    With competition growing in the coffee market, Starbucks is looking to tea as a new area for growth. CEO Howard Schultz has noted he wants to make tea as popular as he's helped make coffee in the U.S.

    Proceeds from the sales of the Oprah Chai will go toward charities that help youth education.

    Source: Associated Press, New York

    Photo Source: Associated Press

  • Aamir's secret of young looks - genes, healthy food

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    Aamir Khan is 49, but can give any younger actor of Bollywood a run for his money. The actor-producer says his genes and healthy lifestyle are to be credited.

    Aamir turned 49 Friday. When asked about the secret behind his youthful looks and fit frame, he said: "What should I say...a lot of it has to do with my genes, and I always eat healthy. I stay conscious about what I eat."

    He is also always determined to get the look right for his characters - so, it was no wonder that for the 2008 film "Ghajini", Aamir went out of his way to get eight-pack abs. Even for last year's "Dhoom 3", he had worked hard on his body for a long time.

    Aamir has been entertaining Hindi film audiences for over 25 years.

    The actor is currently seen as the host of the second season of TV show "Satyamev Jayate", which deals with socially relevant issues.

    Source: IANS, Mumbai

  • Michelle Obama: Cooking at home has advantages

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    Michelle Obama says a new focus of her anti-childhood obesity effort will be to help people cook more of their meals at home.

    The first lady says food prepared at home has less fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories than meals prepared in restaurants.

    But Mrs. Obama also says too many people think they don't have the time or the skills needed to cook for themselves.

    But she says there are plenty of meals that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes and for less than the cost of a takeout meal.

    The first lady spoke Friday at a health summit in Washington.

    Source: Associated Press, Washington

  • I did not go gym last year: Zoe Saldana

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    Actress Zoe Saldana says she indulged in a lot of high-calorie foods last year instead of working on her curvaceous body.

    The 35-year-old actress, who has always been an active person, revealed that she has been "lazy" about working out over the past year, reported Contactmusic. "I've been an active person my whole life. The past year has been the only time in my life that I haven't been to the gym. I've been lazy instead of training for something and pushing myself," she said.

    The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star insists that she never tried to be skinny, but trained regularly to keep her fitness levels up.

    "I just like to know how much endurance I have. But this past year I've let myself go. I've been eating a lot of Chinese, pasta, rice, beans..." she added.

    Source: PTI, London

  • Robbie Williams starves to lose weight

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    Singer Robbie Williams says he he starves to shed weight. He also likes to busy himself making albums as it distracts him from eating.

    The “Candy” hitmaker stayed away from the calorific treats over the Christmas period in a bid to stop the festive bulge, and his new low-calorie diet has stuck with him through to this year as well.

    "My secret is not eating. Christmas was just a vast array of chocolate and cake and sugar and carbohydrates,” contactmusic.com quoted William as saying.

    "I knew I was doing promo in Australia and I did a rather unhealthy thing of not eating. My regime so far year is to have a big breakfast and then two protein shakes for the rest of the day,” he added.

    The 40-year-old singer admits gorging on tasty snacks is his downfall and he finds that he tends to reach for unhealthy foods when his mind isn't occupied with making music.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • First lady says 'ew' to Brussels sprouts, liver

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    Michelle Obama didn't like Brussels sprouts and liver as a kid, and says any day the organ meat showed up on her plate was a "dark day" at her house.

    Her current favorite workout song is "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. She says it is "just such a happy song ... it literally makes you happy."

    On the subject of exercise, Mrs. Obama says daughters Malia and Sasha get plenty of exercise at school and after school so they don't join her daily workouts.

    Mrs. Obama commented during an interview with Rachael Ray that's to air Wednesday. The program released excerpts early.

    Ray was at the White House last week as the first lady unveiled new food labels. They made sweet potato soup in the White House kitchen.

    Source: Associated Press

  • Beyonce splashes 700 pounds at an eatery

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    Beyonce Knowles reportedly splashed 700 pounds at McDonald's for a meal which was for her tour crew.

    Beyonce, 32, recently decided to make a huge order at the fast food chain after the singer and her crew worked up an appetite following a performance at a concert, reported Contactmusic.

    "I'd stopped off on my way home from the theatre to buy a cheeseburger at McDonald's. The girl at the till looked a bit shell-shocked. She told me, 'Oh my god, I've just done an order for 700 pounds for Beyonce's 11 tour buses," Local resident Helen Nugent said.

    "She then went on to tell me, 'I made 50 portions of large fries and 22 boxes of Chicken McNuggets. 22! And 26 Big Macs!

    There are a lot of dancers on her tour, you'd think they eat healthily. Mind you, they did order a lot of salad," she added.

  • Richard Gere enjoys local food in Udaipur

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    Indian actress Lilette Dubey is helping her "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2" co-star Richard Gere develop a taste for Rajasthani dishes, and he is said to be trying them with fervour.

    Gere, who has visited India several times as a goodwill ambassador for AIDS campaigns and for his Buddhist activities, is in Udaipur to shoot for the Hollywood film.

    "Richard loves the local cuisine. But he is wary of the spices and mirchi (chilli). Lilette and her two daughters Neha and Ira helped him pick the dishes with the minimum masala. The three ladies have also taken Gere sightseeing in Udaipur," said a source from the unit.

    The cast of the sequel, directed by John Madden, comprises a distinguished bouquet of British and Indian troupers both old and young, including Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desae and Lilette. Gere is eager to learn more about Bollywood.

    He is even said to have asked for a Bollywood-styled romantic song to be incorporated in the screen romance with Lilette. "It makes sense to have a romantic number filmed on them.

    Lilette plays a very attractive middle-aged Indian who runs a run-down hotel where Gere descends as a guest. Romance blossoms between the two. They are now thinking of incorporating an old romantic Hindi song to accentuate their togetherness," the source said.

    Lilette is all praise for her co-star. "My scenes with Richard are coming out well. He's warm and friendly with everyone, including my daughters. When my girls came to visit me here in Udaipur, Richard was so charming," she said.

    Source: IANS, Udaipur

  • Beyonce bans daughter from eating sugar

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    Pop star Beyonce Knowles doesn't let her daughter Blue Ivy eat sugar or processed food.

    The 32-year-old and her rapper husband Jay Z are committed to give the two-year-old a healthy lifestyle, reports usmagazine.com.

    "She make sure Blue only eats healthy. She doesn't get any white sugar unless it's a birthday party or a special occasion," said a source.

    For a treat, the "Drunken in love" star is said to give the youngster fruit slices, and she is not allowed any pre-packaged goods either.

    "Processed foods are a big no in their family," the source added.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Beyonce eats 'mostly plant-based' diet

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    Pop star Beyonce Knowles has a "mostly plant-based diet" with "some fish here and there", says her personal trainer.

    The “Drunk in Love” singer tried out a vegan diet for 22 days with her husband Jay Z in the lead up to Christmas. Since then has since mostly kept to it, according to trainer Marco Borges, reports eonline.com

    "She is all about health and wellness. She just wants to feel good. The transition (from vegan) was fairly easy because (now) she's sticking to a mostly plant-based diet with some fish here and there,” said Borges.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Emma Roberts low-key birthday lunch

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    Actress Emma Roberts celebrated her 23rd birthday with a low-key lunch at Toast Cafe in Los Angeles with her fiancee Evan Peters.

    The pair were spotted at the popular restaurant matching in similar outfits, with Roberts rocking a white T-shirt, plaid overshirt, dark jeans and shades, reported E! online.

    Roberts also shared a few photos on Instagram on her birthday, including a shot of a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a wrapped present.

    Unfortunately, Roberts' birthday came on the heels of the tragic news of her aunt Nancy Motes. She died of an apparent drug overdose on February 9.

    Souce: PTI, Los Angeles

    Photo Source: Emma Roberts's Instagram- emmaroberts6

  • Blake Lively treats her crew to a 'lavish' lunch

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    Actress Blake Lively treated her entire crew to a “lavish” lunch during a three-hour feast in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

    The former “Gossip Girl” star, who loves to cook and is preparing to launch her own lifestyle brand, took a break from filming a sex trafficking TV special to tuck into a huge family-style lunch at Blackstrap BBQ restaurant with her camera crew, Tuesday.

    The 27-year-old, who is married to Ryan Reynolds, was extremely complimentary of the food which included smoked chicken, corn fritters, fried pickles, onion rings, collard greens, baked beans and corn bread, and told the chef she ''nailed it'' before leaving.

    ''Blake was so down to earth, just like a girl next door. You can tell she is a very caring person, using her celebrity status to do good,” eonline.com quoted the eatery's owner Kate Economides as saying.

    “Whenever I came to the table, Blake made it a point to look me in the eyes and say thank you,” she added.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Secret diet behind Arjun Kapoor's six-pack abs

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    Actor Arjun Kapoor's sculpted muscles have surely helped him to gain women's attentions. His trainer Kyle Arthur says the secret lies in fitness programme called RAW28.

    "I have developed a programme to sculpt, shape and develop Arjun's physique into something truly impressive. I call this plan, RAW28. We have used this plan in recent weeks to ‘shock' the body, to produce a new stimulus and force the body to adapt," Arthur told IANS.

    "RAW28 is the complete mixture of strength, endurance, and functional training to ensure the body is always guessing what's next, and that's the key to adaptation," he added.

    Arthur said he and the "Ishaqzaade" star set objectives that would allow them to train effectively, but also to ensure the training being endured was enjoyable and would provide the mental stimulation enough to allow for 12-hour work days and remain motivated to exercise.

    Diet is also important, so the nutrition plan on the RAW28 programme has been designed to support significant fat loss, build lean muscle tissue, and even gain strength.

    "It starts with a breakdown of ‘macro-nutrients' - carbohydratess, proteins and fats. Once these are broken down we accumulate the necessary ratios and then we are ready to choose the most appropriate foods to fit these ratios - for example, a diet of 2500 kilocalories may consist of 40 percent protein, 40 percent carbohydrate and 20 percent fats."

    Arthur says sports supplements will never replace food and a good nutrition plan. However, they are crucial for anyone wanting to push their bodies to the max, which Arjun has certainly been doing while on the RAW28 plan.

    Source: IANS, Delhi

  • Brangelina's second vintage rose wine to hit markets

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    The latest Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie sequel is being described as powerful and elegant with a "mouthwatering finish."

    These raves don't appear in movie publications — they're from Decanter magazine's review of the celebrity couple's second vintage of rose wine produced at their French Provencal estate, Chateau Miraval.

    The 2013 Miraval goes on sale online Friday and will be in shops and restaurants around the world next month. Decanter describes the Cotes de Provence rose as "charmingly pretty in color" with "a delicate structure that deepens through the palate."

    The 2012 vintage, Pitt's and Jolie's first since buying the 500-hectare (1,200 acre) estate, was the highest-ranked rose on Wine Spectator's annual Top 100 wines list.

    Around 200,000 bottles of the '13 will be sold for around 15 euros ($20) each.

    Source: Associated Press, France

  • Nargis Fakhri turns dietician

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    Model-actress Nargis Fakhri has turned dietician for her upcoming film 'Main Tera Hero'. Nargis, who herself shed weight by going on a special juice diet, made her co-star Illeana D'Cruz try the same for one of the scenes in the film.

    "I had a great time shooting in Bangkok. While I wasn there I always wanted to try a juice cleanse. I have heard and researched great things about giving your body a break from regular or junk food, so I decided to try a six day juice cleanse. I lost three kilos in six days," Nargis said.

    She also said that seeing her diet course, Illeana got curious whom she convinced to try it. But she could do it only for one day, the actress said. 'Main Tera Hero', a contemporary commercial Bollywood entertainer, features Varun Dhawan, Nargis Fakhri and Illeana D'Cruz. Produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures, the film hits cinema houses on April 4.

    Source: PTI, Mumbai

  • One Direction to launch their own cafe

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    English-Irish boyband One Direction will reportedly set up a string of coffee shops filled with band's memorable objects.

    The cafe will also provide a meeting place for the band's fans, reported Daily Star.

    "The cafes will be very child friendly for younger fans and they're sure to be stocked up with lots of One Direction merchandise. It could become one of the group's biggest money-spinners if it takes off. Everything linked to One Direction equates to success at the moment," a source said.

    The band consist of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

    Source: PTI, London

    Photo Source: One Direction's Instagram - onedirection

  • Lawrence ate snacks in 'American Hustle' costume

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    Actress Jennifer Lawrence was completely carefree while shooting for "American Hustle" and didn't refrain from eating snacks when she was in her costume, says designer Michael Wilkinson.

    Wilkinson said that they made sure to keep backups of her dress as she used to eat while wearing her costume, reports contactmusic.com.

    "I'm kind of glad we did (have more than one dress made) because Jennifer Lawrence is a very, let's say raw and intuitive young lady and she's not against eating Doritos and snack food in her costume. So we were glad that we had a couple," Wilkinson told Vanity Fair magazine.

    The 23-year-old actress recently won the best supporting actress honour at the 71st Golden Globe Awards for her performance in "American Hustle".

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Cook, eat and lose weight like Jessica Simpson

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    Singer Jessica Simpson, who has been open about her weight issues, gives credit to “eating real food” for her svelte figure. Others can also try out one of her favourite recipes for weight loss.

    Here's the recipe to prepare Italian baked egg and vegetable ramekins, reports eonline.com:

    Ingredients:

    Plum tomatoes (cut into one-inch chunks): One pound
    Red bell pepper (cut into 3/4-inch pieces): One
    Zucchini (quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into ¾-inch chunks): One
    Onion (halved lengthwise, sliced): One
    Garlic cloves (minced): Two
    Dried basil: Half teaspoon
    Salt: Half teaspoon
    Black pepper: One-fourth teaspoon
    Eggs: Four
    Grated fat-free Parmesan cheese: One-fourth cup

    Method:

    Heat oven to 400°F and spread a large, shallow roasting pan with non-stick spray.

    Put tomatoes, pepper, zucchini, onion, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper in the pan and spray with non-stick spray; toss to coat. Roast, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 30 minutes.

    Spray ramekins or custard cups with non-stick spray. Divide vegetables evenly among cups. Make a well in the centre of the vegetables and carefully break one egg into each cup. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place cups on baking sheet and bake until eggs are just set, 20 to 25 minutes. Then serve.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Sunny Leone tempted by sweets

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    Indo-Canadian adult film star-turned-actress Sunny Leone has confessed to having a sweet tooth and admits that she puts in extra sugar in her tea.

    "I love a lot of sugar in my tea," Sunny said during the shooting of UTV Stars' show "Breakfast To Dinner".

    She also said that she refrains from keeping sugar in her house for fear and temptation of making the tea extra sweet.

    While giving a tour of her house, Sunny also showed off her musical prowess by strumming the guitar.

    The actress made her way into the Indian entertainment industry by participating in reality show "Bigg Boss 5". The show got over in 2012 and she made her Bollywood debut the same year with "Jism 2".

    Sunny, whose real name is Karen Malhotra, was also seen in a special song in "Shootout at Wadala" and then featured in "Jackpot". She will next be seen in "Ragini MMS 2".

    Source: IANS, Mumbai

  • Drew Barrymore craves for noodles during pregnancy

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    Actress Drew Barrymore, who is expecting her second child with husband Will Kopelman, says she often craves for noodles.

    The 38-year-old actress said she at times fantasises about Chinese food too, reported E! online.

    "The (craving) with Olive was tamales. Anything tamale. I love tamales. With this little lovely lady it's like pan-fried noodles from any Chinese restaurant. I drive by them and I fantasise about them," Barrymore said.

    "I find myself like pulling over a lot for food. Like the car just goes off the lane and over to the restaurant," she added.

    Source: PTI, Los Angeles

  • Cameron Diaz's love for junk food took a toll on her skin

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    Actress Cameron Diaz says she had a "miserable" time growing up as a teenager because of her acne, and admits that it cleared up when she stopped eating junk food.

    The 41-year-old admits that her love for junk food took a toll on her skin and she couldn't leave her house, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

    "You might think my life is always totally glam, but I used to have horrible acne - deep, boiling pimples - the kind that hurts so badly, I didn't want to leave my house."

    "My friends said they didn't notice, but I'd say, 'It's the only thing anyone can see!'," Diaz told the February issue of Seventeen magazine.

    "No amount of concealer and foundation could take away the texture of my skin, the embarrassment I felt, or the pain of those raging pimples. I was miserable," she added.

    The "Bad Teacher" star said that eating healthy food and working out regularly helped clearing up her skin.

    "Once I cut out the junk, I saw such a major difference that I felt like an idiot. It not only cleared up my acne, but it also gave me this huge amount of energy. I went from focusing on how my face looked to focusing on all the awesome things my body is capable of," Diaz said.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Angelina Jolie to play Nigella Lawson on big screen

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    Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has reportedly been approached to play the lead in a movie based on the life of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.

    A source informed that the 'Wanted' star has been advanced the lead role in a movie based on the famous TV Chef's life, reported Contactmusic.

    "Angie had planned to take a lot of time off next year but this role is very tempting.

    "She has been gripped like everyone else by all the drama surrounding Nigella these past few months and thinks she is a remarkable woman. The story has got it all - and she's as intrigued as anyone else by it," the source said.

    Lawson, a famous television presenter and food writer, has had a troublesome life in recent past. She divorced her husband Charles Saatchi and also testified in a fraud case against her two former aides.

    Source: PTI, London

  • Paltrow shares detox menu

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    Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow has shared a special detox menu on her lifestyle site Goop.

    These detox recipes "won't leave you feeling cold and hungry during the winter months".

    Goop's winter detox menu was tested out in the company's "test kitchen", and avoids dairy, gluten, shellfish, anything processed (all soy products), potatoes, peppers and eggplant, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and soda, reports eonline.com.

    On day one, for example, Goop recommends drinking a glass of room temperature lemon water at 7 a.m., followed by herbal tea at 8 a.m.

    At 10 a.m., you can enjoy a Chai Gingerbread shake for breakfast, and then a mug of hot lemon water or herbal tea at 11:30 a.m.

    For lunch, spoon a bowl of chickpea soup at 1:30 p.m., and then walnut lentil pate for a snack at 4 p.m. For dinner, munch on quinoa stuffed kabocha at 6 p.m.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Kesha in rehab for eating disorder

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    Singer Kesha has locked herself in a rehabilitation centre for treatment of an eating disorder.

    The 26-year-old said that she wants to love herself, the way she is, again, reports contactmusic.com.

    "I'll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder...to learn to love myself again. Exactly as I am," People magazine quoted Kesha as saying.

    "I'm a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I've found it hard to practice," she added. The "Timber" singer is said to be undergoing treatment at Timberline Knolls, a residential treatment center, near Chicago.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Jay Z, Beyonce enjoy seafood

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    Rapper Jay Z was spotted enjoying seafood with his wife, pop star Beyonce Knowles, after the duo ended their vegan diet challenge.

    The couple took a 22-day challenge to only eat vegan food. Following its success, they were back to eating meat and were seen dining at Seasalt and Pepper restaurant in Miami.

    According to nypost.com, the restaurant's chef Alfredo Alvarez, personally took their order and they dined on pappardelle, lobster risotto and seafood casserole.

    The couple, along with their 11-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy, was photographed leaving another non-vegan hotspot, Joey's Italian Cafe, which claims to have the best pizza in Miami.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Adele to get cooking lesson from Nigella Lawson

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    Oscar-winning singer Adele is to get a private cookery lesson from Nigella Lawson.

    The 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker will team up with the celebrity TV chef next year after her 13-month-old son Angelo's godfairies gave her the baking master class as a Christmas present, reported Daily Star.

    "Adele has a group of close male friends who she calls 'Angelo's Godfairies', because she isn't religious and doesn't believe in traditional godparents," a source said.

    "One of her close circle thought to give her the Nigella present this Christmas because she's become so keen on cooking," the source said. The 25-year-old singer has become such a fan of Nigella's that she has been religiously following her Christmas turkey in brine recipe, as well as cooking up delicious edible decorations.

    Photo source: Associated Press
    Source: PTI, London

  • Finally tasting Indian food: Grammy winner Benny Benassi

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    Grammy award winner Italian DJ Benny Benassi, who wowed music lovers with his debut performance in India, loves Indian food and says he is relishing desi dishes.

    "This is the first time I am here and I am really happy. Goa is crazy and I love the food and happy that I am finally tasting Indian food," Benassi told reporters soon after his act at the fourth day of the inaugural Vh1 Supersonic 2013 festival here.

    The Milan born is widely regarded as one of the most charming and down to earth artists. With over a decade long illustrious career, the well-known artist has managed to capture the hearts of multiple generations of EDM fans across the world.

    Source: IAN, Candolim (Goa)

    Photo Source: Benny Benassi's Instagram - iambennyb

  • Julia Roberts: I am a healthy eater

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    'Pretty Woman' star Julia Roberts may have a trim figure, but insists she loves eating.

    The 46-year-old actress said that she always has had a healthy appetite, reported Contactmusic.

    "I am a hearty eater, which I told my husband Danny Moder 13 years ago when he asked me out. I said, 'Prepare yourself, I won't just have a salad!' But that's worked out for us," she said.

    Roberts is notoriously private about her personal life, and says she loves reality TV stars such as the Kardashian family - who have reality show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' because it directs attention away from her.

    "As a film actor, I'm only inviting people to pay attention to my characters. But if you're a reality star, by virtue you are asking me and inviting people to pay attention to you. It's great because they take that attention from me," she added.

    Source: PTI, London

  • Katy Perry can't cook

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    Katy Perry can cook up great livewire performances, but the "Clueless" pop star says she can neither cook food nor boil water in the kitchen.

    The American singer, 29, revealed her secret on chat show "Chatty Man", reports dailystar.co.uk.

    Asked if she will be cooking over the festive season, she said: “I can't cook. I can't boil water. I'd have to look it up on YouTube.”

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Olivia Wilde sheds her vegan diet

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    Actress Olivia Wilde has abandoned her vegan lifestyle during her pregnancy.

    The 29-year-old actress, who is expecting her first child with her fiance Jason Sudeikis, said she has reintroduced animal products into her life after five years of following a plant-based diet, reported Femalefirst.

    Asked if she was sticking to vegan food during her pregnancy, the 'Her' star, who was named PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian celebrity in 2010, said, "No, I'm not."

    The brunette beauty insisted she still supports the idea and hinted she will return to being a vegan once she delivers her baby next year.

    Source: PTI, London

  • Kate Moss prepared for Playboy shoot with detox diet

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    Supermodel Kate Moss undertook a four-day juice-only diet ahead of her photoshoot for Playboy magazine.

    The 39-year-old Brit has posed for the 60th anniversary edition of the adult publication and Moss prepared for the skimpy shoot by undertaking the Master Detox programme at the LifeCo retreat in Turkey, reported Daily Express.

    "Kate flew over a few days beforehand because she wanted to look perfect for her big moment," a source said.

    The tough regime involved drinking fruit and vegetable juices and eliminating solid food in order to rid the body of toxins.

    However, once the shoot was over, Kate returned to London and enjoyed a party to celebrate the Playboy anniversary and made the most of being free from the strict diet.

    Source: PTI, London

  • Saif loves home cooked food

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    Bollywood actor-producer Saif Ali Khan loves binging on home cooked food.

    The 43-year-old who has been busy promoting his latest release, director Tigmanshu Dhulia's film "Bullet Raja", was shooting an episode of UTV Stars' show "Breakfast to Dinner" when he shared some fitness tips.

    But then Dhulia spilled some beans about the actor's eating habits.

    "Saif loves dal chawal (lentils and rice) and bhindi ki sabzi (lady finger). On the sets, I used to see him eat bhindi everyday. I shared it with him once or maybe twice, but I cannot eat bhindi everyday," Dhulia said during the show.

    Source: IANS, Mumbai

  • Raveena trying to be 'more vegetarian'

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    Raveena Tandon is turning more animal-friendly. After adopting two stray puppies and rescuing a monkey, she is now trying to cut down her intake of non-vegetarian food.

    "Seriously trying to be more vegetarian..have given up slowly, except fish right now...no prawn, mutton, lobster, crab. Suddenly going off chicken too," Raveena posted on her Twitter page.

    "Ten years ago saw a little lamb being slaughtered... Cried my eyes out, and that was the last time I ate mutton. That thing has a life consciousness... Then saw how crabs and lobsters are cooked, put alive in boiling water. Inhuman...now slowly trying to give up fish too," she added.

    Source: IANS, Mumbai

  • Zoe Saldana dyed her hair with rum

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    Actress Zoe Saldana says her mother used to dye her hair with rum.

    She says her mother liked to use natural products and alternatives to chemicals. But the odd technique worked. In fact, it helps set the movie beauty apart from her friends in the Dominican Republic.

    "I would soak my ends with rum and then I would go and play volleyball in the sun...and I remember one time my neighbour came by, I guess to check up on us... and she called up my mom and said, 'Listen to me, I went to check up on the girls and Zoe smelled like alcohol'," contactmusic.com quoted the 35-year-old as saying.

    "It worked. It (rum) would bleach it. It would go really auburny (sic) and sometimes really light," she said.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • When Ozzy Osbourne craved for Indian curry

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    Singer Ozzy Osbourne was so keen to eat Indian curry at an Italian restaurant that a staff member reportedly had to order a takeaway for the rockstar.

    When Ozzy recently went out for dinner with wife Sharon and her "The X Factor" friend Louis Walsh, the Black Sabbath band member ordered a curry.

    He was asked to refer to the menu of London's posh C branch of the Cipriani chain, which offers European cuisine, reports mirror.co.uk.

    But the 64-year-old wanted to have a curry and repeatedly told the waiter and his dining companions so.

    The restaurant's staff member is said to have gone out to get him a takeaway.

    "Ozzy was completely unfazed by the situation, and insisted he was in the mood for a curry. Sharon and Walsh kept telling him he should just have a nice bowl of pasta or something, but he wouldn't budge," said a source.

    "He wanted a curry and as far as he was concerned that was the end of it. Obviously staff were keen to keep their high-profile guests happy, so waiters were dispatched to a nearby curry house in Mayfair and a takeaway ordered for Ozzy," added the source.

    The staff members reportedly served the Indian dish on C-branded plates.

    Source: IANS, London

  • Cara Delevingne uses bacon for her glowing skin

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    Actress-model Cara Delevingne says bacon is what keeps her skin look as good as it does.

    The 21-year-old model has an unconventional approach to skincare, and she says her love for the fatty meat treat keeps her complexion looking so good, reports Vogue magazine.

    When asked to reveal her favourite beauty product, Delevingne said: "Bacon. What do you mean it's not a beauty product? Wait till my bacon range comes out... And eyebrow gel, obviously."

    Her craving for calorie-laden food is also proven by the fact that she was even pondering about whether to get it tattooed on her body earlier this year, asking her fans on Twitter, "Should I get a tattoo of bacon or cheese?"

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

    Photo Source: Cara Delevingne's Instagram - caradelevingne

  • Nicole Scherzinger ditches fizzy drinks

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    Former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger insists the key to looking fresh is drinking loads of water.

    Scherzinger, 35, claimed she is a "tomboy" in real life and admitted to sleeping with her make-up on, reported Femalefirst.

    "The secret is simple girls, you need to ditch the fizzy drinks. Plus, it has a lot to do with my heritage. I hate to say it but I usually go to bed without my make-up on. I am like to tomboy in that way. But I drink only water.

    "I have never had a carbonated beverage - well, I supposed a beer, but Coke or 7up I have never had that. Just water really, lots and lots of water," she said. The singer also said that she found it tough getting used to life in the UK after joining the British version of 'The X Factor' as a judge last year.

    "Last year I didn't know what I was getting myself into and when i get nervous I just throw everything into my work. I didn't have anyone visit. This year I had my friends and family come.

    So for the first time I have walked out in London... It is just nice to take in the culture and take in the history... I also went to my first fish and chip shop."

    Source: PTI, London

  • Fast at least once a week: Naomi Campbell

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    Supermodel Naomi Campbell thinks everyone should "fast at least once a week" as it can help them live longer.

    The 43-year-old model insists everyone should clean out their body on a regular basis, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

    "I think everyone should fast at least once a week. We eat so many different things; I think it's good to clear your intestines. I think it can prolong your life,” she said.

    Campbell followed a strict diet of fruit juice and vegetables before she hit the runway at the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • SRK loves eating on flight

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    Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is not a foodie, but looks forward to the meal served on the flight.

    He is on his way to Kolkata to be part of the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival, starting Sunday.

    "I do find myself looking forward to eating on flights and the food they serve...though have never been a foodie," he posted on his Twitter handle iamsrk.

    Source: IANS, Mumbai

  • Robert De Niro in Delhi!

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    The Taj Mahal Hotel played host to Robert De Niro, legendary American actor, director and producer during his visit to India on 5 November along with his daughter.

    He took part in the traditional cake mixing ceremony ahead of Christmas. The special fruits, nuts, candies and beverages to be soaked were carefully placed along with aprons, caps and gloves for Mr. De Niro and an enviable list of distinguished guests. The spirit of the festive season was apparent in the enthusiasm with which all hands were at work to mix the right flavours for this special cake!

    In Picture: Shabana Azmi, Robert De Niro and Javed Akhtar mixing the Christmas cake ingredients.

  • Chris Hemsworth on a crash diet for movie

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    Actor Chris Hemsworth, who gained 20 pounds of muscle to play superhero Thor, is now working on losing weight by going on a crash diet.

    The 30-year-old, who will be seen in "Heart of the Sea”, shared back story of why he needs to lose weight for the film.

    "A bunch of sailors in a whaling ship get struck by a whale, the ship sinks and they jump onto the small rafts and drift for 90 days. And basically they begin to die and eat each other ... a romantic comedy," huffingtonpost.com quoted Hemsworth as saying.

    "And we have to get rather skinny. So we're on 500 or 600 calories a day,” he added.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • When David Beckham went to cooking school

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    Soccer ace David Bechkam spent six months going to culinary school when he lived in Italy.

    This was where he learnt how to make complicated Italian dishes, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

    "Funnily enough, when I lived in Italy, I took a six-month culinary course at a professional chef's school and learnt to make real ragu and fresh pasta. I used to go there three times a week... I was obsessed with perfecting the risotto because it is difficult," said Beckham.

    The player retired from soccer earlier this year.

    Source: IANS, Rome

  • Blake Lively credits amazing figure to chocolate

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    Actress Blake Lively attributes her perfect figure to chocolates, which she eats twice a day.

    The 26-year-old said that she does not have to work out due to the energy which chocolate gives her, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

    "I do nothing! I'm lucky to have a very active lifestyle, I'm always running around everywhere... So I don't need to hire a coach or watch what I eat," French Vogue magazine quoted Lively as saying.

    Not only does she remain in shape, she also keeps happy because of the chocolate which she consumes.

    "I can't start my day off without a mug of hot chocolate or finishing off the day with a few squares of dark chocolate... It keeps me feeling happy," she added.

    Source: IANS, London

  • Kim sheds weight, credits Atkin's diet

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    Reality TV star Kim Kardashian revealed the low carbohydrate diet was responsible for her post-baby weight loss.

    The 32-year-old has managed to lose the baby weight within months of giving birth to her daughter North, June 15.

    Kim, looking incredibly slim, shared her fitness secret on Twitter Sunday when one of her fans queried about her body weight, reports contactmusic.com.

    She responded stating: "I've actually been doing the Atkins diet and love it."

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Eva Longoria: Quit sugar to stay in shape

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    Actress Eva Longoria is concerned about her body just like everyone else and has quit sugar to stay in shape.

    Longoria, 38, who would be seen next in "Out of The Blue", credited dieting behind her hourglass figure, reported OK! magazine. "Diet and exercise (are the key to my figure).

    It's no secret, really. It's just dieting. I don't really eat a lot of sugar. My diet usually consists of no sugar, no crabs, and then I work out with a trainer," she said.

    Asked whether it has been difficult for her to curb sugar from her diet, she said, "I was on a no-sugar thing for a couple of months, and then I'll go off it, and then I go back. It gives you more energy and helps you sleep better. It's the most slimming-diet that gives me perfect results."

    Source: Press Trust Of India

  • Kim Kardashian uses mushroom facial for a glowing skin

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    Socialite Kim Kardashian keeps her skin glowing by regularly getting her face "vacuumed" and undergoing mushroom facials.

    The 32-year-old, who has four-month-old daughter North with partner Kanye West, undergoes a regular procedure to keep her skin glowing.

    "Kim has been getting her face vacuumed once a week. The treatment uses a supersonic suction device that draws out blackheads, dead cells and impurities and hydrates dry skin by improving the blood flow and the lymphatic system. She also loves Japanese mushroom facial peels using reishi mushrooms for making her skin more elastic,” contactmusic.com quoted a source as saying.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Gwyneth Partlow avoids hangover with vitamin cocktail

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    'Shakespeare in Love' star Gwyneth Paltrow sips a cocktail of vitamin drinks to prevent hangovers.

    The 41-year-old actress told US chat show host Ross Matthews that she sips a drink known as mercy to avoid hangovers, reported Contactmusic.

    "When I remember, before I go out at night I drink this, like, pre-drinking kind of vitamin drink, called Mercy, and it's got all these vitamins in it, so you drink it before and it minimises the hangover," Paltrow told the host.

    And if the actress forgets to drink magic formula, she treats her hangover by gorging on "something greasy, like cheeseburger, fries."

    Source: PTI

  • Jennifer Lawrence ate raw fish for a role

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    Actress Jennifer Lawrence took extremity and dedication to a different level for the movie "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - she ate a raw fish in order to get into the skin of her character.

    "I had to eat a raw fish! And not like a sushi raw fish. I held a fish and had to eat it. And for the record, it tastes exactly how it smells," Lawrence said in a statement.

    Talking about how the crew of the movie motivated her to do it, she said: "They kept saying its Sushi and I am like, I am beholding it and I don't like fish. But no, I don't care, give me some soya sauce on it and give me some rice."

    In Picture: Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games Catching Fire

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Campbell favours juice diet before catwalk

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    Supermodel Naomi Campbell says she prefers to go on a juice diet before taking to the runway for a catwalk.

    The 43-year-old says that for the 10 days before she walked for a Versace show earlier this year, she only drank juice, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

    "I just drank juice - carrot, ginger, pineapple - to cleanse,” she told Net-a-Porter's The Edit magazine.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Taylor Swift & Kelly Osbourne bake cookies together

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    Singer Taylor Swift and actress Kelly Osbourne recently enjoyed baking chocolate cookies together along with another friend Claire Winter.

    The trio was so excited that they even posted their pictures online to update fans about their culinary skills. They took to image sharing site Instagram so share the photographs, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

    Osbourne even complimented Swift's cooking skills as she captioned the image: "Girls night baking with Taylor swift. You guys have no idea how good Taylor is at cooking! Shocked."

    Osbourne, 28 who is engaged to chef Matthew Masshart, later praised their homemade cookies.

    “Our homemade chocolate peppermint cookies are amazing! Claire Winter, Taylor Swift in homemade foodie heaven,” she posted.

    The girls called themselves The Culinary Patience Turtles.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

    Photo source: Kelly Osbourne's instagram - kellyosbourne

  • Britney Spears struggles to give up food

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    Singer Britney Spears is trying to shed extra weight by cutting down her food intake, but she admits she is finding it very hard.

    The 31-year-old is preparing for a two-year residency in Las Vegas, which starts in December this year. She will have to perform nearly every night, and to ensure she's in the best shape she is currently working on her body and fitness, reports eonline.com.

    "I ate six times today, so I'm not always diligent with the food because I love food. It's really hard (to cut down) but you know, you have to do it," said Spears.

    Nevertheless, she says she feels better when she is fit.

    "I feel better though when I'm lighter, I do. My spirits are higher ... but it 's just, you love pizza sometimes. It just sucks, man ... it sucks," she added.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Daniel Radcliffe hates fruits

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    Actor Daniel Radcliffe confessed that he hates fruits and vegetables.

    Though the actor never revealed it during "Harry Potter" he said that he is an unadventurous eater, reports contactmusic.com

    "I'm a very unadventurous eater... This is one of the things I could never admit to while I was on Harry Potter, but I'm very bad at fruit and vegetables. I basically have the diet of a 19th century Irish navvy (labourer), apart from the litre of stout a day. It's meat and potatoes and bread and cheese: those are my four food groups," he said.

    However, the actor admitted of doing regular work outs to maintain the diet.

    He said: "At the moment I'm doing enough exercise so it's fine."

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Saif can't be vegetarian ever: Kareena Kapoor

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    Actor Saif Ali Khan loves non-vegetarian food and his actress-wife Kareena Kapoor says he just can't do without eating meat.

    "Saif can't be vegetarian, he says he can be vegetarian only for one meal and what that means, I don't understand. He is like, 'I can't not eat meat at night'," the 32-year-old said here on Saturday at the launch of dietician Rujuta Diwekar's DVD "Indian Food Wisdom."

    Saif has found new love in kachoris now.

    "But now Saif has found new love in kachoris and samosas and he gorged on them in Lucknow," said Kareena, who has turned vegetarian.

    Source: IANS, Mumbai

  • Beyonce's motto - stay fit, healthy

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    Singer-songwriter Beyonce Knowles' fitness trainer Marco Borges says the pop star is "driven" and works incredibly hard to maintain her physique.

    "Beyonce likes to get in there, get a great workout, and get out," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Borges as saying.

    "She's very driven. There's no complaining. She's the kind of person who's always in search of optimum wellness - she just wants to be healthy," he said.

    Borges, who has been helping the 31-year-old stay fit for several years, had previously revealed that he encouraged Knowles to take up sprinting to help her lose the pounds after giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012.

    Borges also encourages "one vegan meal a day" to make sure you eat enough fruit and vegetables.

    "This typically gets people to eat more greens than they normally would," he explained.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Jennifer Aniston's bad burger experience

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    Actress Jennifer Aniston, who prefers healthy food, once ate a McDonald's burger and says her body did not react well to that.

    Aniston said that once she and her fiance Justin Theroux had to eat at the fast food restaurant as there was no other option. She revealed how her stomach got upset after eating a burger from there, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

    "I'll never forget when Justin and I were on a road trip and we were so hungry. The only thing around was McDonald's. I think I ordered a Big Mac. Wow, my body did not react well to that! It was like putting gasoline in a purified system,” New York Magazine quoted the 44-year-old as saying.

    "I am always trying to eat organic and natural foods, so that just made my stomach turn and made me feel terrible,” Aniston added.

  • Emma Stone uses baking soda to exfoliate skin

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    Actress Emma Stone has made an interesting revelation about her beauty secret. She says she uses baking soda to exfoliate her skin.

    "When I want to exfoliate my skin, I simply scrub it with some baking soda," Elle Magazine quoted the 24-year-old as saying.

    The star admits she hardly ever works out and says she prefers to practice relaxing techniques like yoga instead, reports contactmusic.com.

    "At the moment I don't do that much, but I know I need to change that. I'm trying to get into yoga, I like it and apparently it's very good for you. As well as yoga, I do a bit of meditation," said Stone.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • To stay fit, don't starve yourself: Hrithik

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    Known for his well-toned body, Hrithik Roshan feels being healthy is more important than having six-pack abs or starving oneself.

    "The best body is the body, which you are happy with. If you are not happy about it, then it's not ideal. Whether it is a six-pack or not, if you are healthy and fit, then you will always be happy," Hrithik told reporters.

    Don't starve yourself to say fit, he further suggested.

    "Everyone thinks it is tough to make a body, but it is not tough. I have eaten eight meals today and I have learned you don't need to starve yourself. We have conditioned ourselves to believe that to have a good body, we need to sacrifice ourselves," he said.

    Source: IANS, Mumbai

  • Adele bonds with Barbra Streisand over cooking

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    Singers Adele and Barbra Streisand have reportedly become new best friends and are bonding over their culinary skills.

    The duo met when they signed up to perform at this year's Oscars ceremony, which took place in February.

    "Adele has got heavily into her cooking during her break from music to have her son and Barbra has always been fanatical about what goes into her food. They have been swapping notes about meals ever since they met," thesun.co.uk quoted a source as saying.

    Source: IANS, London

  • Jolie orders chicken korma, tikka for Pitt

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    Angelina Jolie arranged for spicy Indian delicacies like lamb bhuna, chicken korma and chicken tikka to be made here for her to fly home to fiance Brad Pitt.

    While on an official trip for the G8 summit here, Jolie arranged for a special consignment of the three dishes picked up from Pitt's favourite curry house in Surrey, reports thesun.co.uk.

    "Brad is back in America and has been longing for a decent curry. He really misses their Indian takeaway nights from when they lived in Surrey last year. Angelina arranged as a surprise for a load of it to be cooked and flash-freeze packed for her to fly home," said a source.

    "They even got a load of Kingfisher and Cobra beer for Brad to wash it all down with," the source added.

    Source: IANS, London

  • No dieting talk for Barrymore

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    Actress Drew Barrymore says she won't talk about exercise and dieting because she would "fail that conversation".

    The 38-year-old, married to art dealer Will Kopelman, gave birth to daughter Olive in September last year.

    "I'd rather kill myself than get into a bikini right now! I take care of myself, but I'm never going to be the person who talks about diet and exercise. I would fail that conversation," InTouch magazine quoted Barrymore as saying.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • What's cooking, good looking?

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    We stumbled upon this picture of Kareena Kapoor Khan cooking, what looks like an Italian meal, during her honeymoon.

    (Posted by her fan club KareenaK_FC on Twitter)

  • Charlie Sheen gorges on healthy snacks

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    Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen's personal chef Khristianne Uy reportedly says that the actor loves snacking on raw ginger and often organises quiet dinner parties for friends.

    Sheen has swapped drugs and alcohol for healthy snacks and his chef said the actor is always willing to experiment when it comes to food.

    "He'll be like, 'Come to the 'Anger Management' set, cook whatever you want.' He's working out again," she added.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • Kunis not gaining weight

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    Actress Mila Kunis is said to be gorging on junk food lately, but is not gaining weight because of what she eats.

    The 29-year-old is one of the leading actresses in Hollywood and sports a flawless figure.

    "It's a joke now that she eats so much rubbish, but still stays so thin," dailystar.co.uk quoted a source as saying.

    Source: IANS, London

  • Britney loves gorging on junk food!

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    It seems that Britney Spears, whose fluctuating weight has been the focus of attention for some years, loves to gorge on junk food.

    Such is the pop star's penchant for junk, she was caught on camera heading home with a huge bucket of KFC in a carrier bag. She was also seen having lollipop and ice cream.

    Her calorific chicken and chips feast followed news of the singer's cover shoot for Shape magazine.

    So hats off to Spears for proving that you don't need to spend your life eating salad leaves and pulses to appear in a diet and fitness publication.

    Source: IANS, Los Angeles

  • KKR's Morgan in love with Indian food

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    Kolkata Knight Riders' English import Eoin Morgan has fallen in love with Indian cuisine, so much so that he wants to try cooking himself.

    "The food here is fantastic just that it is little spicier. Though I have never tried, I would certainly like to try my hand at cooking Indian food," Morgan said at an event here.

    Describing the Indian Premier League (IPL) as spicier than the food, the southpaw said playing the tourney has enabled foreign players adapt to the Indian conditions.

    "Gone are the days when foreign players would fall sick due to the spicy food here. We do so much travelling and also the international tours have helped us adapt to the food here," he said.

    Source: IANS, Kolkata
    Picture Courtesy: Press Trust of India

  • Kate Moss addicted to hummus

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    Supermodel Kate Moss has developed an addiction to Arabic food dip called hummus.

    According to source, the 39-year-old catwalk queen can't get enough of the chickpea dip at posh restaurant Limonia in Primrose Hill, north London, reports dailystar.co.uk.

    She is said to have also arranged for the chef to give her hummus-making lessons in her home.

    Source: IANS

  • Ranbir loves his pani puri

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    He comes from a family of foodies, and no wonder Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor is one big foodie himself! The actor pleasantly surprised local people when he ran to gorge on some street food in the middle of a recent shoot.

    Ranbir was spotted in the middle of a crowded street in Malad. Stuck in a traffic jam, he instantly ran towards a stall to eat pani puri and gorged on it with chilled beverage.

    The 30-year-old was in the midst of shooting a new advertisement. He not only took the chaat vendor by surprise, but also a naive youngster at the stall, whose pani puri Ranbir snatched and ate.

    Source: IANS

  • Britney Spears to enter restaurant business?

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    Singer Britney Spears will reportedly join hands with Meatball Spot, an Italian restaurant here.

    "Meatball Spot is in negotiations with a major entertainer about a potential partnership," the restaurant confirmed to people.com in a statement, without mentioning Spears by name.

    The moderately-priced eatery is set to open at a new location in the south of Las Vegas Strip. It will serve sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and as the name suggests, six different kinds of meatballs.

    Source: IANS, Las Vegas

  • Mum-to-be Kim craves for cookies

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    Socialite Kim Kardashian, who is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Kanye West in early June, is battling serious cravings for junk food, says her mother Kris Jenner.

    "Kim is doing great. She is having craving for giant cookies from BJs. Last night she craved French fries, Chinese chicken salad and artichokes," Kris, 57, told eonline.com.

    Kim's older sister Kourtney previously revealed that she also craved junk food during her second pregnancy last year.

    "I remember when I first got pregnant with Mason. I wanted fruit and frozen yogurt and all this healthy stuff. This time it's like cheeseburgers, sour cream and onion chips and double-stuffed Oreos," she said.

    Source: IANS

  • Gwyneth Paltrow wants to open an eatery

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    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is planning to open an eatery here and says she would serve healthy food items in her food outlet.

    The 40-year-old recently released her second cook book and wants to offer her favourite healthy recipes in her outlet.

    "I would make a Californian pop-up restaurant in London with all the healthy salads from the book and tuna burgers, salmon burgers and tacos,” contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

    The actress also admitted that many of her healthy recipes were created for her husband Chris Martin as he was trying to eat well ahead of a tour with his band Coldplay.

    She said: “He was focused on eating well to prepare for the tour, so I started developing these recipes. Nothing processed and nothing toxic, but still delicious. And that's how the book came about. It came out of a need in a very organic way.”

    Source: IANS, London

  • Bipasha's rice indulgence

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    Self-confessed fitness freak Bipasha Basu usually abstains from oily, fatty foods and sweets, but decided to bend the rules on her birthday and indulged in her favourite rice dishes in Goa.

    "I think all my media friends know that I don't eat rice the whole year round, I only eat it on my birthday. This year also I had a lot of it. In Goa, we all ate prawn curry-rice, biryani. It was just like a full feast," the 34-year-old said.

    Bipasha, who turned 34 on Jan 7, celebrates her birthday for a full month and believes it is important to celebrate this day.

    Source: IANS

  • Only purple food for Mariah Carey?

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    Singer Mariah Carey is reportedly following a new diet regime as she is only eating purple food!

    The 42-year-old has thrown herself into a new diet, three days a week when she only eats purple foods like plums, grapes and eggplants.

    "They say a plum a day keeps the face-lifts away, and Mariah's loving her sexy new shape," showbizspy.com quoted a source as saying.

    Source: IANS

  • Naomi Campbell never diets

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    Supermodel Naomi Campbell, who mentors aspiring models on new US TV show "The Face", says she has never had to rely on diet or exercise to stay slim.

    However, she admits she loves to eat good food.

    "I don't really know about weight or age. Weight was never something that was part of my time and I worked everyday. I have never struggled with weight and I think food is pleasurable," Campbell told people.com.

    Source: IANS

  • The Celebrity Platter

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    Supermodel Miranda Kerr gives credit to her super food salads for her slender figure and radiant complexion. The 31-year-old said that she survives on a diet of healthy green smoothies and grilled lean meats with a daily dose of leafy goodness packed with essential vitamins and nutrients. "Every day I eat a big salad with finely chopped spinach, kale, fennel and macadamia nut oil with fresh lemon squeezed on that along with apple cider vinegar; feta cheese, olives and cucumber as well," she said. Kerr also said she consumes noni juice, goji berries, chia seeds or maca powder. Source: IANS, London



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