7th October 2001
Greesha is our cover girl this week. Her outfit
Greesha was photographed for the Mirror
Although Bristore denies hitting her, sources say otherwise. "He just went completely berserk," says Campbell's mother, Valerie. "He hit her in the face and tried to strangle her. Then he ran off."
This is just the latest problem for controversial Campbell, who recently
went berserk on a London street when photographed exiting a Narcotics Anonymous
meeting. Sources say her brawl with her beau may have been due to his jealousy,
which erupted after rap star Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs - who used to date
Naomi - arrived at the club.
It was reported that J-Lo's mother and father, Guadalupe and David Lopez; her sisters, Leslie and Lynda, and the rest of the family were to fly to L.A. for the wedding, and that Judd's parents, Larry and Violeta, were to come in from Florida.
The pair, who have never officially announced their engagement, held what certainly seemed to be an engagement party last month at Morton's restaurant in L.A. Lopez and Judd, who met on the video shoot for Lopez's song "Love Don't Cost a Thing," went public with their relationship at this year's Oscars.
The couple is expected to spend part of their honeymoon in Italy, where they're due to stop in at the designer's show in Milan next week, claimed the Daily News.
Lopez has repeatedly denied that she is pregnant, as gossip columnists
keep claiming. The singer/actress was previously married to restaurateur
Ojani Noa, and had a two-year romance with rapper Sean "P. Daddy" Combs.
According to studio estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations, all three major new releases were greeted with strong returns, led by the Michael Douglas thriller Don't Say a Word. Ben Stiller's fashion satire Zoolander opened at No. 2, followed by the Stephen King adaptation Hearts in Atlantis, which had a third-place debut.
Word, which stars Douglas as a psychiatrist who must manipulate an uncooperative patient to save the life of his daughter, posted a robust opening-weekend haul of approximately $18 million. The fact that the film is set in New York and features an American family hounded by anonymous malefactors appears not to have deterred a moviegoing populace still wholly mindful of the tragic events of Sept. 11.
Stiller's Zoolander, which piled up an estimated $15.7 million, doubtless benefited from being the first comedy to open in wide release since Sony's Two Can Play That Game. The swinging spoof is also a career benchmark for Stiller, who, prior to this weekend, shared the credit for his biggest hits (Meet the Parents and There's Something About Mary) with other major stars.
The nostalgic Atlantis, the wide-release newcomer playing at the smallest
number of theatres, rang up an estimated $9.5 million in ticket sales.
Last week's top two films, Hardball and The Others, stayed strong: Keanu
Reeves' inner-city Little League melodrama declined just 35 percent from
its previous weekend take, pulling in approximately $5.2 million. And The
Others continued to exert an otherworldly pull on moviegoers, losing theatres
(77) without losing ticket sales (an estimated $5.1 million, up slightly
from the previous weekend's totals) for the second straight weekend.
"Calista's making room for a daddy for her son and a hubby for herself. Garry's been just wonderful to her and the baby," the insider says.
"She wants to get married, and Garry has convinced her he's the one."
The couple met three years ago at a Television Association Awards show
in L.A. Flockhart's last serious love affair was with Jeffery Kramer, a
56-year-old married TV exec and former partner of "Ally McBeal" creator
David E. Kelley. The relationship crashed and burned out when he went back
to his wife. "When she met Garry, Calista was nervous about getting into
another serious relationship with someone 15 years older. but Garry won
her over with his humour," says a friend.
By Ruwanthi Herat Gunaratne"I joined the association purely out of interest and have learnt so much," says hairdresser and beautician Deepani Jayanthi. "You need not be a science-oriented person to join - we've got plenty of commerce graduates and even engineers in the association."
"My being a member has even had an impact on my neighbours. Now when a snake or any other reptile is found in the area, they simply contact me and are not tempted to kill it," smiles this former secretary of the YZA.
Deepani is talking of the Young Zoologists Association of Sri Lanka who last week held their annual photographic exhibition 'Young Eye on Nature' at the British Council, Colombo. The exhibition was sponsored by Ninehearts Colour Laboratories.
The exhibition had much to interest the viewer. A rampaging elephant, a bright yet lonely sunset, a cobra poised for attack. There were also photographs that spoke volumes for the skill and patience of the photographers, among them shots of the house gecko and different types of spiders. One omission though, was the lack of detail about the subject of the photo, which if provided could have been of immense interest and benefit to the viewer.
The members of the YZA are a varied group. Different backgrounds, different races, different religions. But one factor binds them all together, like the fine thread of a spider's web - nature.
A passion for nature and an inherent attitude of wanting to know more is all the YZA looks for when taking on new members. The following membership categories are available to anyone interested;. Junior (6-12 years), Student (13-35), General (13-35), full time General (13-35), Associate (35-40) and Overseas members. "We have a membership of almost 700 now," explained Vice President Dananjaya Karunaratne, a veterinary science student at the University of Peradeniya. "I believe that joining the association had some effect on my chosen path."
The YZA also has branches in schools all over the island and takes part in many of their activities. It was set up in 1972 by former Zoo Director and renowned conservationist Lyn de Alwis, who saw the need to promote an interest in the study and conservation of nature among young people.
The YZA has seven smaller groups focusing on birds, mammals, reptiles, aquatic life, plants, art and photography. For the exhibition, it was naturally the photography section that was involved. Amongst the YZA's other activities are research-based projects, including a recent study of the biodiversity of the Bolgoda Lake. 'We feel that knowledge can be the greatest asset, and therefore we attempt to create a generation that is educated about our natural resources and environment and believes in conserving it,' said a member
The YZA holds weekly meetings at the National Zoological Gardens in Dehiwela on Sundays and publishes a quarterly publication called 'Panividaya', which is posted on request to any interested parties.
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