2 items from 2010
Women Deliver 2010, an international conference that starts June 5 and runs until Wednesday June 9, will host the world’s most influential leaders to address women’s health issues. Women Deliver is expected to be the highest-profile and largest ever event to focus on maternal and women’s health and catalyze global action on the issue. The theme of the conference is: “Delivering solutions for girls and women.”
Expected to attend the event are United Nations Foundation special guests Ali Larter, Jennifer Beals and Rachael Leigh Cook, and VIP participants include Melinda Gates (co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation); Un leader Ban Ki-moon; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (tentative); Michelle Bachelet (former Chile President); Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, Us; Cecile Richards (President, »
As Hollywood stars go, Russell Crowe is of the more opinionated variety. Just ask TV producer Malcolm Gerrie. So you could forgive Mark Lawson a little trepidation when he suggested to the actor that his accent in Robin Hood had "hints of Irish". The result: radio gold.
Lawson questioned Crowe for BBC Radio 4's Front Row. The Australian star was already in a bad mood after a book claimed he had refused to say one of the most famous lines in his Oscar-winning turn in Gladiator. It was about to get worse (hear for yourself 5 mins 45 seconds in).
Lawson: "The accent you've given him, there are hints to me of Irish but what were you thinking of in those terms?"
Crowe: "You've got dead ears mate. You've seriously got »
- John Plunkett
2 items from 2010
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