Jessica Alba: 2009 Scream Awards

aTurning up at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday night (October 17), Jessica Alba was among the stars out for the 2009 Spike TV Scream Awards.
Looking radiant as she graced the stage, the 28-year-old actress happened to be on-hand to present Johnny Depp with the Most-Anticipated Sci-Fi Movie Award during the night’s festivities.As for her career, Jess is still in the midst of negotiations to star in the upcoming Ben Stiller/Robert DeNiro comedy “Little Fockers”.Miss Alba will reportedly be playing “a pharmaceutical representative who enchants all the guys in the flick” if she agrees to do the Paul Weitz directed flick.

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Olga Kurylenko:2010 Campari Calendar Cocktail Party

olgaLooking radiant in red, Olga Kurylenko attended the 2010 Campari Calendar Cocktail Party in Milan, Italy on Thursday night (October 8).
Taking over calendar duties from last year’s choice, Jessica Alba, the former Bond girl stood alongside Campari General Manager, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, while lighting up the swanky fete.
Of the decision to pick Miss Kurylenko, Kunze-Concewitz told press, “Olga was a natural choice. [She has] great charm, grace, elegance and sensuality that represents the perfect incarnation of the Campari brand.”
Meanwhile, Olga was quite excited to take on the project, saying, “It was a truly unique experience. I was delighted and intrigued by Campari’s proposal: to play the Campari woman and interpret the essence of Red Passion.”


Jessica Alba and Ashton Kutcher- Valentine’s Day Fun

SPL122951_002Jessica Alba and Ashton Kutcher flirted using flowers yesterday while filming Valentine’s Day in LA. Lucky Ashton has been getting his fill of one-on-one time with his female costars, including some steamy scenes with Jennifer Garner earlier this week. Jessica seems to be having fun at work with Ashton, but she’s even more smiley when spending downtime with her family.


Top Ten Beautiful Women

qwe1.Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is a South African-American actress, film producer, and former fashion model.She was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2007.In late 2008 she was asked to be a UN Messenger of Peace by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.After appearing in a few notable films, Theron starred as the serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster.For this role, Theron won the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 76th Academy Awards in February 2004.She is the first African to win an Oscar for Best Actress In 2008, Theron was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year.

Monica Belucci2.Monica Belucci

Monica Belucci is an Italian actress and fashion model.In 1988, Bellucci moved to one of Europe’s fashion centers, Milan, where she signed with Elite Model Management. By 1989, she was becoming prominent as a fashion model in Paris and across the Atlantic, in New York City. She posed for Dolce & Gabbana and French ELLE, among others. In that year, Bellucci made the transition to acting and began taking acting classes. The February 2001 Esquire Magazine’s feature on Desire featured Ms. Bellucci on the cover and in an article on the five senses. In 2003, she was featured in Maxim.In 2004, she topped AskMen’s 100 Most Beautiful Women in the World annual list. Bellucci’s modelling career is managed by Elite+ in NYC. She is considered an Italian sex symbol.She is currently a face of a range of Dior Cosmetics. Bellucci is also signed to Storm Model Management in London.
anna kournikova3.Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova is a semi-retired Russian professional tennis player and model.Her celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis players worldwide. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on the Internet search engine Google.In 2002 she also placed first in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World in U.S. and UK editions. By contrast, ESPN—citing the degree of hype as compared to actual accomplishments as a singles player—ranked Kournikova 18th in its “25 Biggest Sports Flops of the Past 25 Years”.Kournikova was also ranked #1 in the ESPN Classic series “Who’s number 1?” when the series featured sport’s most overrated athletes.

Angelina Jolie4.Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is an American actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency.She has received three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and an Academy Award.Today, Jolie is one of the best known celebrities around the world. According to the Q ScoreJolie currently lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, as well as three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.In a 2006 global industry survey by ACNielsen in 42 international markets Jolie, together with Brad Pitt, was found to be the favorite celebrity endorser for brands and products worldwide.Jolie was among the Time 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world, in 2006 and 2008.She was described as the world’s most beautiful woman in the 2006 “100 Most Beautiful” issue of People,and she was voted the greatest sex symbol of all time in the British Channel 4 television show The 100 Greatest Sex Symbols in 2007.

Olg5.Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko is a Ukrainian model and actress.She is perhaps best known as the Bond girl in the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace and for portraying the character of Nika Boronina in the movie adaptation of the video game Hitman. Since 2001 she holds French citizenship. Olga’s cinematic roles have been notably steamy, and her natural beauty and explicit nudity attracted the attention of the male audiences. She appeared opposite Elijah Wood in Paris, je t’aime (2006) and as Sofia in Le serpent (2006), then co-starred as Russian beauty Nika Boronina opposite Timothy Olyphant in Hitman (2007/I). She also appears as Mina Harud in the indy surveillance-thriller “Tyranny” (2008) and is billed as Camille, the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace (2008), ,Max Payne (2008).
beyonce6.Beyonc? Knowles

Beyonc? Knowles is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and model.In 2009, Forbes listed Knowles fourth on its list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential Celebrities in the world, third on its list of the top-grossing musicians, and number one on the list of top Best-Paid Celebs Under 30 with over $87 million dollars in earnings between 2008 and 2009.In 2007, Knowles was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the first non-model and non-athlete woman to pose on the issue and the second African American model after Tyra Banks. In 2006, she starred in the lead role in the film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which she earned two Golden Globe nominations. Knowles launched her family’s fashion line, House of Der?on, in 2004, and has been engaged to endorse such brands as Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and L’Or?al. In 2009, Forbes listed Knowles fourth on its list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential Celebrities in the world, third on its list of the top-grossing musicians, and number one on the list of top Best-Paid Celebs Under 30 with over $87 million dollars in earnings between 2008 and 2009.

t7.Li Gong

Li Gong is a Chinese-born film actress. Gong first came into international prominence through close collaboration with Chinese director Zhang Yimou and is credited with helping bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the United States.She has twice been awarded the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards twice as well as the Berlinale Camera, Cannes Festival Trophy, National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and Volpi Cup. She married Singaporean businessman Ooi Hoe Soeng in 1996, and became a Singaporean citizen in 2008.Despite her popularity, Gong avoided Hollywood for years, due to a lack of confidence in speaking English.She made her English speaking debut in 2005 when she starred as the beautiful but vindictive Hatsumomo in Memoirs of a Geisha. Her performance was met with generally positive reviews.Her other English-language roles to date included Chinese Box in 1997, Miami Vice in 2006 and Hannibal Rising in 2007. In all three films, she learned her English lines phonetically.

catherine8.Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones  is a Welsh actress, currently based in the United States.She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of UK and US television films and small roles in films, she came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies such as The Phantom, The Mask of Zorro, and Entrapment in the late 1990s.In 2002 Zeta-Jones starred as the homicidal entertainer Velma Kelly in the film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical Chicago. Her singing and dancing skills impressed critics and audiences and helped her win an Oscar. She subsequently appeared in several comedies, including Intolerable Cruelty (2003), in which she played a cunning gold digger opposite George Clooney, and The Terminal (2004), a film directed by Spielberg and featuring Tom Hanks. In 2004 she starred with Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon in Ocean’s Twelve, a sequel to the blockbuster Ocean’s Eleven (2001). Her later films include The Legend of Zorro (2005) and No Reservations (2007). She won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for portraying Velma Kelly in the 2002 film adaptation of Chicago.Zeta-Jones is married to actor Michael Douglas,The couple have two children.

Jessica9.Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an American television and film actress.Alba is considered a sex symbol and often generates media attention for her looks. She appears frequently on the “Hot 100” section of Maxim and was voted’s number one on their list of “99 Most Desirable Women” in 2006, as well as “Sexiest Woman in the World” by FHM in 2007.The use of her image on the cover of the March 2006 Playboy sparked a lawsuit by her, which was later dropped.Alba appeared in the 2009 Campari calendar. Campari printed 9,999 copies of the calendar featuring photos of Alba posing sexually in swimsuits, and high heels.In 2008 Alba was ranked #34 on Maxim’s magazine’s Hot 100 for the magazines 2008 list, was ranked #2 on Wizard magazine’s “Sexiest Women of TV” list, and was named in GQ Magazines’ one of the 25 Sexiest Women in film of all time.[64]She has also won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress (TV), and a Golden Globe nomination for her her lead role in the television series Dark Angel.

hg10.Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is an American actress and singer.Johansson is considered to be a modern sex symbol,and she regularly appears at the top of lists of the sexiest women in the world.In November 2006, Johansson was named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire.In February 2007, she was named the “Sexiest Celebrity” of the year by Playboy.During the filming of Match Point, director Woody Allen described Johansson as “sexually overwhelming”, saying that he found it “very hard to be extra witty around a sexually overwhelming, beautiful young woman who is wittier than you are.

Honeybee decline would have a direct effect on the cosmetic industry

imagesAlso known as cera alba, beeswax, is a vital ingredient in the cosmetic industry, one of the largest users of beeswax. Beeswax can be found in a wide range of cosmetics ingredients such as honey, wax, propolis and royal jelly.

Almost 4,000 of Britain’s best-loved cosmetics are reliant upon the honeybee for their production. Worryingly, the British honey bee is dying out and with the honeybee gone many of our must-have beauty products, including 643 brands of mascara, 589 lipstick products and at least 453 moisturisers, would cease to exist, according to The Co-operative Group.

In some areas of the UK, honeybee numbers have dropped by as much as 80 per cent, while bumblebees across the country have declined by 60 per cent since 1970.

Beeswax is one of the oldest cosmetic materials known to man. Its functions as a preserve and a barrier against air and moisture have long been noted. Ancient Egyptians, including Cleopatra, regularly used beeswax in a wide variety of beauty products, from skin creams to lipsticks and nail polishes. Cleopatra also used it in combination with fragrant oils as a dressing for her hair as well as in soaps for the luxurious baths for which she was well known.

beeswaxBeeswax is a by-product of the bee pollination process. Without bee pollination, many of our favorite products would cease to exist, including some of the best-sellers below:
• Max Factor Lipfinity
• Nair hair removal products
• Wella shockwaves styling cream
• L’Or?al Voluminous Volume Building Waterproof Mascara
• Lancome DEFINICILS High Definition Black Mascara
• Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara
• The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
• Nivea Visage Anti Wrinkle & Firming Cream

Number of cosmetics products containing beeswax
MASCARA 643 products
LIPSTICK 589 products
MOISTURISER 453 products
LIP GLOSS 400 products
LIP BALM 482 products
EYELINER 196 products
CONCEALER 156 products
HAND CREAM 139 products

Beeswax is comprised of complex polysters and hydroxy fatty acids making it a great thickening and binding agent and emulsifier whilst also possessing fantastic oil retaining and water proofing capabilities. So, it provides structure, improves texture and lays a protective barrier on the skin.

From a dermatological point of view, beeswax is well tolerated by the skin, adds to skin softness and elasticity, and rarely causes sensitivity problems. Beeswax also contains natural antibacterial and germicidal agents and antioxidants.

The Co-operative Group has launched its Plan Bee campaign, a 10-point plan to save the honeybee and prevent the decline in population, which would have a direct effect on the cosmetic industry.

In addition, The Co-operative will make available ?150,000 for research into the decline of the honeybee. This is the UK’s largest ever private donation for bee research, and will pay particular attention to UK farming practices, the impact of pesticides and the restricted gene pool bees are derived from. In the spring of 2009, The Co-operative Farms will commence a three-year research project that will seek to identify the optimal mix of wildflowers that can be sown (in field margins and on set-aside) to attract and support honeybees.

Paul Monaghan, Head of Social Goals at The Co-operative said: ”Nature’s number one pollinating machine appears to be breaking down and no one knows for sure why. But it’s not just pretty gardens that are at stake; one third of the average diet relies on honeybees and beeswax is a staple ingredient in the majority of beauty products available on the market today.”

“The great thing, though, is that we can all do our bit to turn things around. Whether it’s a lush rural retreat or tiny urban window box, we can plant and garden in ways that help the honeybee thrive. At The Co-operative we have more than three million members and we hope to educate and empower them to be ambassadors for Plan Bee.”