HERE’S the first picture of the Spice Girls together again as they announce a huge reunion today — minus Victoria Beckham. A secretly-filmed video will launch the return tour for Ginger Spice Geri Horner, 46, Sporty Spice Mel C, 44, Baby Spice Emma Bunton, 42, and Scary Spice Mel B, 43. It is a decade since the world’s biggest girl band toured. And the four will send social media into a meltdown with a mock news bulletin in which they poke fun at their personalities. The vid ends by confirming the UK summer stadium concerts next year — with tickets on sale at the weekend. Posh Spice Victoria, 44, does not feature in the footage and will not take part in the reunion, instead focusing on her failing fashion business. But she will still make millions from the tour as an original member of the 1990s chart-toppers with a significant stake in the group’s image and music rights. A Spice insider said last night: “Girl power is back. "This is the biggest … [Read more...] about First picture of Spice Girls reunion as they announce a huge UK tour tomorrow — but without Posh
Selling like hot cakes
When Dr. Dre sold his Beats headphones company to Apple for $3 billion last year, his stake in that transaction made him the richest man in hip-hop. The deal was likely struck in some ivory tower boardroom, but the vehicle that propelled Andre Young (as his mother named him) to that apex of success was gangsta rap — the genre he helped pioneer and sell like hot cakes to mainstream white America. Dre’s brand of rugged, explicit rap music was born far away from the corporate world in the small, decaying L.A. hub city of Compton. In the fiery new biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” the neighborhoods where Dre and his friends reside look and feel more like a police state — a powder keg ready to spark what they call “reality rap.” Dramatizing the formation of his influential group N.W.A., the film is a sprawling, pulsating, nonstop feat of filmmaking that follows the young men to the heights of hedonistic rap stardom. But it starts very small. … [Read more...] about Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ captures birth of N.W.A. without pulling a punch
Wembley residents will be fighting over buns following the opening of an artisan bakery right on Brent Council's doorstep. Warren's Bakery is famous nationwide for its award-winning steak pasties but the craft bakery also serves sweet buns, brownies and delicious pastries. It opened last month at the base of Brent's Civic Centre in Olympic Way and sold hundreds of treats to hungry customers in its first few days. Warren's sweet snacks are already a huge hit with Wembley visitors and its mouth-watering Belgian buns and caramel brownies have been selling like hot cakes. The bakery serves morning pastries, hot savouries and fresh sandwiches as well as sweet treats and beverages throughout the day making it an ideal place to grab something on-the-go. Read More Food from around Asia The prospect of baked treats even lured Brent Council leader, Councillor Muhammed Butt, out of his office to attend the opening. Warrens Bakery worked with Brent businessmen, Omar Chagani and Tejas Patel to … [Read more...] about A brand new bakery has arrived in Wembley and it looks to die for!
First started around eight years ago, the Malaysian corner along 100m of Nguyen An Ninh Street in downtown Saigon has been luring Malaysians to its variety of foods, clothings and other Malaysian products. Tourists can easily find purses, souvenirs and eateries here. The street stands out with colorful signage in Malaysian language and mannequin wearing flamboyant Malaysian female clothes like tudung or baju kurung. Dark-skinned Malaysian salesmen wearing the Malaysian round-shaped hat kopiah and baju melayu, Malaysian men’s costume, give greetings in their native language. The whole street seems to be filled with a Malaysian aura. In the beginning According to a resident nearby, the Malaysians did enjoy big successes at first when they started selling clothes in 2010. “Any Malaysian visiting Saigon will just drop by this area, but after some time they all moved out out business,” he added. “I’ve no idea why they abandoned their shops. Perhaps they … [Read more...] about Malaysians should love this Saigon’s street
The Cambodian Market runs along Ho Thi Ky Street in Ward 1, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, offering peculiar Cambodian foods from the early morning till midnight. Street food lovers should find this market a real attraction as the small-sized food stalls boast such Cambodian delicacies as goi du du (papaya salad with sour sauce), bun ca (fish rice vermicelli), hu tieu (pork noodle) or che (sweet soup). One special dish to mention is ca loc (snakehead fish) from the food stall of Ba Ut Mien. “We do raise these ca loc in captivity, but we feed them with live fish, so the meat is just superb,” she said. In Vietnam, wild animals are believed to boast better meat quality than farmed ones. In other words, the meat from chickens, pigs, or fish living in the wild can put to shame that from battery farming. To explain the quality of her fish stock, she emphasized that even wild fish are not always the best, especially the snakehead fish whose meat turns tough and loses taste around … [Read more...] about A Cambodian food corner in Saigon