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Watching movies 'makes you eat more snacks'

Watching an action movie is worse for your waistline than switching on a talk show, new research has found.

A study found that viewing choice has a direct effect on the amount of snacks people consume in front of the TV.

A selection of snacks
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Volunteers gobbled twice as much while glued to a fast-paced action thriller than when they were entertained by celebrities being interviewed.

Lead researcher Dr Aner Tal, from Cornell University in the US, said: "We find that if you're watching an action movie while snacking your mouth will see more action too.

"In other words, the more distracting the programme is the more you will eat."

Despite all being offered the same snacks, volunteers watching the action movie also consumed more calories - 354 compared with 215 for participants screened the chat show.


Brown reveals Winehouse's jail joke with Mandela

Nelson Mandela had a soft spot for tragic singer Amy Winehouse, according to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Mr Brown said the pair had met at Mr Mandela's 90th birthday party, where Winehouse compared the anti-apartheid campaigner to her then husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.

Amy Winehouse performing at a concert for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday in 2008.
Amy Winehouse performing at a concert for Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday in 2008. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

In an interview with the Guardian's G2 magazine, Mr Brown said: "The person he (Mr Mandela) most liked was Amy Winehouse.

"She said to him: 'You and my husband have a lot in common'. "He said, 'Oh, what is that?' "She said, 'You've both spent a long time in prison'."

Fielder-Civil, a video producer, was 26 when he was sentenced to 27 months in jail in 2008 after admitting grievous bodily harm and perverting the course of justice.

Read: Mitch Winehouse to release new album inspired by Amy

Hacker leaks hundreds of nude photos of A-listers

Top stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kate Upton have reportedly had photos of them leaked online by an anonymous hacker, it has emerged.

The hacker is threatening to publish explicit footage of X-Men star Jennifer Lawrence.
The hacker is threatening to publish explicit footage of X-Men star Jennifer Lawrence. Credit: Empics

A list of 101 female celebrities appeared online on a /b/thread with links to nude photos purporting to be of stars such as Selena Gomez and Cat Deeley.

An iCloud leak meant the hacker could retrieve the private photos and they are also threatening to publish explicit footage of Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.

A spokesperson for Ms Lawrence told Buzzfeed: "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”

Kate Bush makes history with eight chart albums

Kate Bush has become the first woman in history to have eight albums in the Official Albums Chart at the same time.

The achievement comes following her return to the stage after 35 years went down a storm with critics and fans alike.

Kate Bush's 'Before the Dawn' tour has received rave reviews.
Kate Bush's 'Before the Dawn' tour in London has received rave reviews. Credit: PA

Two of Bush's albums are now in the top 10 - The Whole Story at number six and Hounds Of Love at number nine.

Six albums are in the top 40 - 50 Words For Snow is at number 20, The Kick Inside is at number 24, The Sensual World is at 26, The Dreaming is at 37, Never For Ever is at 38 and Lionheart is at 40

A further three of Bush's albums are at numbers 43, 44 and 49.

Read: Kate Bush comeback: Critics hail 'one of the most ambitious shows in history'


Kate 'wears too much eyeliner' and could look 'sexier'

The Duchess of Cambridge could look "less middle-aged", Mackintosh said.
The Duchess of Cambridge could look "less middle-aged", Mackintosh said. Credit: PA

The Duchess of Cambridge "wears too much eyeliner", according to former Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh.

The reality TV star said she would love to give Kate a makeover and said her re-styling would look "less middle-aged".

"As a trained make-up artist and a fashion designer I would love to give the Duchess of Cambridge a makeover. I think Kate wears too much eyeliner," Mackintosh told the Mail on Sunday's You magazine.

Millie Mackintosh said the Duchess had "a gorgeous body".
Millie Mackintosh said the Duchess had "a gorgeous body". Credit: PA

"She would look great if she toned down the eyes, wore some bright lipstick and mixed up her hairstyle - a scraped-back high pony would look fantastic."

Mackintosh, who is launching a clothing line and is married to musician Professor Green, also believes should the royal could look "sexier" in different clothes.

"She'd look great in one of my little wrap dresses as she has such a gorgeous body and I think it would look fun - less middle-aged - and a bit sexier without being too revealing," said Mackintosh.

Peak audience of 10.6 million tune in to watch X Factor

A peak audience of 10.6 million people tuned in last night to watch the return of the hit TV talent-show X Factor.

The 11th series kicked off with a brand new line-up of contestants and judges, beating last year's launch audience by 300,000 viewers.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini made a return to the judging panel. Credit: ITV/PA Wire

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini- formerly Cheryl Cole - made a return to the judging panel for the first time since 2011.

She sits alongside former Spice Girl Mel B, Simon Cowell and X-Factor stalwart Louis Walsh.

The X Factor was the most watched programme of the night by more than 4 million viewers.

The show continues tonight at 8pm on ITV.

Fifi Geldof reveals battle with depression

The eldest sister of Peaches Geldof has been battling with clinical depression for two decades - keeping it a secret from her rock star father.

Fifi Geldof, 31, said she was first diagnosed with the mental illness at the age of 11, following the break-up of her parents, Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof and television presenter Paula Yates.

Fifi Geldof with her sister Peaches.
Fifi Geldof with her sister Peaches. Credit: PA

"I never expressly told my parents. Dad doesn't know. I wouldn't talk to him about it now. I don't have that relationship with my family," she said.

Geldof family
Bob Geldof with his daughters (left to right) Fifi, Tigerlily, Pixie and Peaches. Credit: PA

Speaking to The Mail On Sunday, Fifi described how she took drugs, drank heavily and began comfort eating following her mother's death, having previously being treated for clinical depression.

Her mother died from a heroin overdose at her London home in September 2000, while sister Peaches died of a heroin overdose in April this year after losing her battle against addiction to the Class A drug.

Read: Bob Geldof on death of Peaches: 'It's intolerable, but you get on with it'

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