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A Minute With: Martin Landau on Marilyn Monroe to Anna Nicole

LOS ANGELES: At 85, Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau is writing his memoirs, teaching at the famed Actor's Studio, and will soon appear on TV as octogenarian oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall who married the late Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith.Landau, who won an Oscar in 1994 for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in “Ed Wood,”…

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Daughter of Anna Nicole Smith, 6, models for Guess

LOS ANGELES: The six-year-old daughter of dead Playboy model and reality television star Anna Nicole Smith has stepped in front of the camera like her mother to model for U.S. clothing brand Guess, the company said on Monday.Photos of Dannielynn Birkhead, who was five-months-old when her mother died in 2007, were released as part of…

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Anna Hazare in new hunger strike

NEW DELHI: A veteran Indian activist, who galvanised millions with a hunger strike against endemic graft in August, was to begin a fresh fast Tuesday to force the redrafting of a key anti-corruption bill.Social campaigner Anna Hazare, 74, says his three-day protest, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to a recreation…

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Anna Hazare demands action on graft

NEW DEHLI: Indian anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, whose campaign in August attracted massive public support, held a one-day fast on Sunday demanding the government do more to crack down on crooked officials. Hazare's 12-day hunger strike four months ago unleashed an outpouring of frustration among Indians over bribes paid in transactions ranging from getting a…

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Indian parliament agrees to Anna Hazare’s demands

NEW DELHI: India’s Parliament capitulated on Saturday to the anticorruption campaigner Anna Hazare and the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets to support his cause in a standoff that lasted nearly two weeks. After a day of wrangling and speechifying, Parliament adopted a resolution endorsing Mr. Hazare’s central demands for shaping…

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India MPs to debate graft in bid to end Anna Hazare hunger strike

NEW DELHI: India’s parliament was to debate measures to fight rampant corruption on Saturday as the government struggled to end a high-stakes fast by a 74-year-old social activist whose health was weakening.Doctors said they were worried about the condition of Anna Hazare as his hunger strike entered its 12th day, saying they would soon decide…

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Anna Hazare leaves jail to start public fast

NEW DELHI: Indian activist Anna Hazare left jail Friday to start a two-week public fast likely to fuel an eruption of angry protests over corruption that has left the government stumbling for a response.Thousands of frenzied, flag-waving supporters cheered the diminutive 74-year-old as he walked from the gates of Delhi’s Tihar jail, his de-facto campaign…

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Anna Hazare to leave jail, stage public fast

NEW DELHI: The veteran activist at the heart of mass anti-corruption protests that have swept India was to leave jail Thursday after striking a deal with police over his plans to stage a public hunger strike.Tens of thousands of Indians across the country have taken to the streets in recent days in a spontaneous national…

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California court charges doctors, companion of Anna Nicole Smith with conspiring to supply her drugs

LOS ANGELES: The longtime companion of Anna Nicole Smith and two psychiatrists were charged on Thursday (March 12) with conspiring to furnish drugs to the former Playboy playmate in the years before her 2007 death from a prescription medication overdose. Howard Stern, an attorney and doctors Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich were each charged with…

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