Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Style and Focus News Bites

** Smallville's Kristin Kreuk will play Chun-Li in the upcoming feature film "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li". The movie is based on a popular video game and is tentatively scheduled to be released next year.

** Detectives have arrested a man suspected of killing Stepha Henry, who has still been missing in Miami for more than seven months. Kendrick Williams, 32, was arrested in New York City after forensic tests on his car linked him to the victim (The Associated Press).

** Chase bank raises fee to $3 for non-customers in Chicago. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, it's a $1.00 increase but will be one of the highest in the nation. Chase also plans to increase the amount its customers pay to withdraw money from non-Chase ATMs to $2 from $1.50 starting Feb. 1.

** Oprah Winfrey and Discovery to Create New Cable Network. They will jointly create OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, a cable television channel that will debut in 2009 on what is now the Discovery Health Channel (New York Times).

** Christian Louboutin will be featured in his first exhibition at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The exhibit will be called "Sole Desire: The Shoes of Christian Louboutin," which will examine the career of the influential designer and will be on view at The Museum at FIT from March 13 through April 19 (Fashion Week Daily).

** One of my favorite actors, Johnny Depp donated $2 million to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital on Monday as well as made a surprise visit to the facility to personally thank the doctors and nurses for taking great care of his daughter during her hospitalization in March of last year (Daily Mail).

** According to the World Entertainment News, Rihanna and Timbaland have designed their own T-shirts for the clothing giant H&M's Fashion Against AIDS will be in H&M stores in February. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to HIV/AIDS research.

** Casey Affleck and his wife Summer Phoenix, have welcomed the birth of their second child, a little boy (US Magazine).

** Popular 90's fitness guru Susan Powter has recently launched her web site,, to encourage people to get in shape and to break the chain of obesity. Her site feature health tips, video blog postings and more (San Jose Mercury News).

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