MTV is combining the social aspects of “The Real World” with the competition aspects of “Top Chef” for the network’s new cooking reality series, “House of Food.”
Premiering on Monday (March 31), the series puts a group of young, aspiring chefs with no formal culinary training in one house to live, learn and compete for an apprenticeship under a renowned chef.
For Hollywood in 2011, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Internationally, the film business was booming: according to estimates, studios earned $ 13.53 billion overseas in 2011, an increase of 6 to 8 percent from 2010 and a new all-time record. Unfortunately, that success didn’t extend to U.S. shores: ticket sales dropped to 1.28 billion in 2011, the lowest total since… Continue reading Box Office Slump 2011: Ticket Sales Drop to 16 Year Lows, International Numbers Increase
Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said the government had started a programme to boost population of river dolphin, the national aquatic animal of India. Answering supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha during question hour, he said the population of dolphins in Gangetic area had been estimated between 2,000 and 3,000. He said river dolphin [...] Continue reading Plan to increase river dolphin population: Jairam
Taking a dip in indoor chlorinated pools may induce genotoxicity (DNA damage that may lead to cancer) as well as respiratory problems, revealed a study. However, the authors of the study claimed that the positive health effects of swimming could be maintained by reducing pool levels of the chemicals behind these potential health risks. The [...] Continue reading Swimming in indoor pools could increase cancer risk