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Robert Pattinson Falls Back on Being English

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies,

Robert PattinsonDespite millions of screaming girls across the globe who think otherwise, Robert Pattinson says being English means he doesn’t have to worry too much about his looks.

The New Moon heartthrob claims there’s less pressure on him than his US counterparts to have a perfect appearance because British people are renowned for their bad teeth.

“I just wanted to make an American film, and I wanted to be relatively good in it. I have never pushed to do anything. As soon as you start going to the gym every day and try to look like a movie star, you’re going down a worrisome track. Being an English guy you get a lot more breaks. You’re allowed to look a little worse. It’s that thing about English teeth. Although Canadian teeth are pretty bad as well!”

Robert also admits he finds it difficult to cope with his worldwide fame: “It worries me, because the whole Twilight thing keeps getting bigger and bigger, and now it’s so big that even my own ego can’t deal with it. A certain amount of success you can mentally deal with, but there’s a point where you think, ‘Jesus Christ, what is this? I’m not that great!’ ”


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X-Life Teaches Harmony to the Middle East

X-LifeThe State Department has invested $415,000 in a cell phone game named X-life. Designed to endear us to the Middle East and Persian Gulf, the game involves four or five hours of play with two modes, student and musician. It attempts to teach English and a bit of U.S. history. Only about 120 have been given away so far. That might be because it only works with Nokia N Series and Sony Ericsson P1i mobile phones or maybe those targeted have better things to do with their time than play games that may appear as propaganda.

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Nabaztag Reads Books

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Misc. Tech, Toys,

NabaztagLazy parents will have one less chore now that the Nabaztag will be able to read English. Teaming up with Ladybird, Violet will release an English speaking version with Goldilocks, Cinderella, and The Elves and the Shoemaker books. The rabbit reads the RFID Zstamp and speaks, and kids can navigate through its ears. Even better, in case of a longer tale, the robotic pet will remember where it left off. The Nabaztag set will be available for £118.40 (~$231.00.) Sign up with Violet if you want future notification.

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Katie Price: When Self-Tanners Go Wrong

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Style, Photos,

Katie Price/Jordan

The only thing you really need to know about this photo is that the woman holding the book is the same woman on the cover of the book.

(For the record, that’s Katie Price/Jordan - a model/celebrity from the UK.)


Turn Your Cell Phone into a Translator

NEC TranslatorNEC recently brought their software that translates cell phone speaking from Japanese to English out to play. Although it has been in existence since the 80’s, apparently this is the first time they felt comfortable enough to display it in public. The 50,000 word dictionary was put into a DoCoMo phone. We understand that some of the bugs still have yet to be worked out since it still will not turn English into Japanese, but perhaps they will have that down over the next twenty years.

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