Melbourne, Feb 21 : Jennifer Aniston has reportedly chosen her bridesmaids as she gears up to marry Justin Theroux.
According to reports, the actress has chosen Chelsea Handler as a bridesmaid because she is so "fiercely loyal" to her, the Herald Sun reported.
It was widely expected that Aniston would pick her close pal and `Friends' co-star Courteney Cox to be in her wedding party, but it seems that is not the case.
Instead, the 44-year-old bride-to-be has asked Emily Blunt and `Chelsea Lately' talk show host to be her bridesmaids.
Melbourne, Feb 21 : Anne Hathaway originally wanted to be a nun instead of an actress, it has been revealed.
The revelation was made while Russell Crowe was presenting an award to the 30-year-old actress at the 15th annual Costume Designer Guild.
"Then she found out they actually require you to wear underpants when they go out at night," the Daily Telegraph quoted him as jokingly saying.
Crowe was referencing to the unfortunate mishap that happened at the `Les Miserables' premiere in New York when Hathaway accidentally flashed herself getting out of a car.
Melbourne, Feb 20 : Cricket Australia (CA) Wednesday added Josh Hazlewood, Gurinder Sandhu and Peter Handscomb to the Australia A squad who are playing visiting side England Lions in six unofficial one-day games.
Hazelwood and Sandhu will join the squad in Hobart Wednesday evening while Handscomb will travel at the end of the Bupa Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland, said a CA press release.
Handscomb will only play in Friday's third match at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart. Hazlewood and Sandhu will travel with the squad to Sydney Saturday where they will play the last two games at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Melbourne, Feb 20 : Cricket Australia (CA) appointed former Australian Football League (AFL) general manager football operations Adrian Anderson to review their integrity management.
CA chief executive officer (CEO) James Sutherland said in a release that Australian cricket, in common with international cricket, has a long-standing, proactive approach to sports integrity management.
"But public faith in the integrity of sports results they see on the playing field is absolutely critical and we want everything we do pressure tested by an independent specialist expert to be sure we are as good as we can be," he said.
Melbourne, Feb 19 : John Travolta and Liam Neeson have been roped in to present the trophies at this year's Academy Awards on Sunday.
The Hollywood A-listers were added to the roster along with Melissa McCarthy and Salma Hayek Pinault, News. com. au reported.
These four newcomers have joined the previously announced list of Academy Awards participants.
Melbourne, Feb 19 : Ben McDermott, son of Australian bowling legend Craig McDermott, was Tuesday named in the 14-player Australia Under-19 squad to tour New Zealand from late March to early April.
The squad is a selection of Australia's emerging talent including McDermott, 2013 U-19 National Championship leading wicket-taker Cameron Valente and batsman Kelvin Smith, who equalled Callum Ferguson's U-17 National Championship record of most runs in 2011.
Melbourne, Feb. 19 : Michelle Obama has jokingly said that a midlife crisis is what inspired her to have a new haircut.
The First Lady revealed her hairstyle last month on her 49th birthday, which came a few days before the festivities for President Barack Obama's second inauguration, News. com. au reported.
Michelle said during an appearance on `Rachael Ray Show' that she got a fringe because she can't get a sports car and won't be allowed to bungee jump. (ANI)
Melbourne, Feb 15 : Antonio Banderas has revealed that if he was trying to win someone's heart, he would use humour to impress the girl.
The `Desperado' star said that he believes very much in a sense of humour.
He thinks it is equal to irony, and irony is according to him equal to intelligence.
"But if you want to seduce a woman, if you can make her laugh, if you succeed with that, then you're 50 per cent of the way there," News. com. au quoted him as saying.
Melbourne, Feb 14 : Kristen Stewart is reportedly making a last-ditch attempt to save her relationship with Robert Pattinson by visiting the actor in Australia for a face-to-face showdown with him.
According to a source, Pattinson, who is in Adelaide filming his new film `The Rover,' hasn't been giving Stewart the attention she wants while he's been working, which has left her contemplating if his heart is still in the relationship, Radar Online reported.
The source said that Stewart thinks that Pattinson's interest in their reconciliation is waning the longer they're apart - so she is trying to save what they are left with.
Melbourne, Feb 14 : Miranda Kerr has said that she's been left feeling "violated" after a hacker made serious threats against her and her family.
Police are investigating a report made by Kerr just hours after she said that her personal email account was hacked, News. com. au reported.
Kerr and her family have been rocked by the tone and personal nature of the threat.
"It was something that was personal and that threatened to affect my family, so obviously I'm taking it very seriously," she said.
Melbourne, Feb 12 : Adele gave Chris Brown a piece of her mind at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, after he snubbed singer songwriter Frank Ocean by sitting through a standing ovation for his rival.
Both Ocean and Brown were nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album Award.
But when Ocean's name was announced as the winner, the audience rose to clap for him. Brown applauded but stayed in his seat as the first-time Grammy Award winner made his way to the stage.
Adele's seat was across the aisle and just metres away from Brown and cameras caught her glaring at him and shaking her head.
Melbourne, Feb 8 : Ben Rohrer and Nathan Coulter-Nile could make their debuts for their nation as Cricket Australia's (CA) National Selection Panel (NSP) Friday named a 12-player squad for the only T20I against West Indies at the Gabba next Wednesday.
Melbourne, Feb 8 (IANS) Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will join the squad in place of Matthew Wade for the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies here Sunday.
Wade is departing for India Saturday ahead of the upcoming four-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is with the ODI squad at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the fourth ODI Friday and will fly to Melbourne Saturday as extra cover, as Mitchell Starc's workload is managed ahead of his departure for the Tour of India.
Melbourne, Feb 7 : Kristen Stewart reportedly tried to get in touch with director Rupert Sanders - the very man she cheated on Robert Pattinson with last summer.
The actress and film director hit the headlines last year when news of their affair went public. Sander''s wife Liberty Ross has since filed for divorce and while Stewart and Pattinson seemed to be back on track briefly, they have also now called time on their romance.
The Twilight stars'' relationship ended last month and K-Stew is reportedly struggling to cope - especially now that R-Patz is currently Down Under to work on his new movie The Rover.
Melbourne, February 7 : If you constantly check your mobile phone thinking it has vibrated- only to find no one has called, then you are suffering from "Phantom vibration syndrome."
The phenomenon is so common that it has been named the Macquarie Dictionary's Word of the Year, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Phantom vibration syndrome, or PVS for short, received the honour ahead of a host of other new technology-based terms.
Melbourne, Feb 5 : Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal''s ailing left knee may continue to bother him until the end of the month, his coach has claimed.
Nadal has been practicing for four straight days, but according to his coach and uncle Toni Nadal, is still some distance from being match fit.
Nadal, however, will play in the VTR Open.
Toni Nadal said Rafael's knee was much better, but he would feel some discomfort and experience lack of mobility until the end of the month.
Melbourne, Feb 5 : Millions of drunken revellers know it instinctively that beer and a curry is a perfect combination, but researchers claim that people who like spicy food are more likely to have alcohol problems.
In a series of experiments, Sung-Gon Kim, a psychiatry professor from Busan National University in South Korea, has found the link between spicy food and alcohol comes down to the way both stimulate our brain's reward systems.
Melbourne, February 4 : You need more than planning and organisation to win the weight-loss battle.
Nutritionist Susie Burrell''s new book, The Monday to Friday Diet, is offering practical tips on how to plan your week and make your diet work for you.
Each day is allocated a chapter that''s loaded with tips, menus and planning ideas to make your objectives clear, according to News. com. au.
Looking at the week gives you structure and gives you control of your working week and your food, said Burrell.
Melbourne, Feb 2 : Two leading Australian child health nurses have developed a world-first app that teaches parents the skills required to get a baby to sleep.
Rockabub co-creator Helen Stevens, who has been working with parents and babies for more than 20 years, said that a child's midnight crying sessions tested even the most patient parents after birth. But when those fitful nights stretched on for months without reprieve, it could be torture.
Melbourne, Jan 31 : `MasterChef Australia,' whose ratings have taken a hit Down Under, has blazed a trail into the hearts of the Indian television audience.
Matt Preston, one half of the judging duo on Network Ten's current spin-off `MasterChef: The Professionals,' attributed the success of the TV cooking game show in India to the fabled Australian lifestyle, the Age reported.
He said that in markets where English is not the primary language, the TV series shows that Australians have a beautiful lifestyle.
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