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George Clooney confers lifetime achievement award on Ocean's producer

September 17: Hollywood star George Clooney has conferred a lifetime achievement award on the producer of the Ocean’s film series, Jerry Weintraub.

The filmmaker received the award at a gala dinner, which was held as the annual film festival kicked off in Boston, the US.

"He's more than the consummate producer, he's one of the greatest friends you could ever have," the BBC quoted Clooney, who himself has starred in the Ocean's series, as saying.

Versace tells Clinton how to dress to become President

New York, Sept 17: As she steps up her attempt to become the first female President of the United States, Hillary Clinton is getting some fashion tips from Donatella Versace, who is telling her to ditch the suits.
Donatella, the Vice-President of the Versace Group and Chief Designer of the fashion line, says that the Presidential candidates needs to lose the suits, and the thick heels when she hits the campaign trail.

Chemoradiation therapy with Paclitaxel shows promise to treat neck, head cancers

Washington, September 17: A new study has shown that chemoradiation therapy for cancers of head and neck leaves patients with fewer side effects if the process involves the use of generic drug Paclitaxel in conjunction with radiotherapy, rather than the use of other anticancer drugs.

Advanced cancer in the head and neck is traditionally treated with surgery followed by radiotherapy.

US official to visit Bangladesh to review political situation

Dhaka, Sept 16: A senior official from the United States will visit Bangladesh, now under a state of emergency, on Tuesday to take stock of the country's progress on roadmap towards “democratic elections” which is likely to take place by the end of next year.

The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian affairs, John A Gastright Jr., is expected to stay here for two days to discuss matters of bilateral interest, according to a press statement issued by the US embassy here today.

Is Britney planning for a multi-million dollar cash-for-kids deal with K-Fed?

London, Sept 16: It seems that Britney Spears has decided to offer her ex-hubby Kevin Federline a hefty amount to gain joint custody of her two sons.

The pop star planned to make the move after K-Fed banned her from attending her youngest son Jayden James’ birthday party.

The singer’s pals say that Spears wants to solve the tussle before the rapper digs up dirt on her to ensure that she loses the custody of their kids.

Dieting Turns Teen Girls To Smokers – A Report

A new study conducted at the University of Florida has revealed that teen girls who are on dieting are twice as likely to start smoking on a regular basis, as compared to girls who may not be on diet.

Researchers analyzed about 8,000 teenage girls to watch their dieting and smoking routines.

They discovered that dieting did not have the equal effect on boys as it performed on girls.

Mildred Maldonado-Molina who led the study stated, “Dieting was a significant predictor of initiation of regular smoking among females.”