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This Sunday in Paris will be full of life and colors.

The-color-runThe Color Run is in Paris.  We will be dressed in white at the starting line and don’t really know how we are going to end up – but we will be all covered by coloured powder.

It’s a crazy competition that will happen for the 1st time in Paris (after 40 other countries in the world…) this Sunday April 13th, 2014.

 

The Happiest 5k on the Planet.

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The color run is a 5km challenge in which thousands of competitors run accross a coloring zone for 1km. They will be thrown colored powder 100%.

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When getting close to the finish line, the run becomes a “Finisher festival” in which contestants will receive even more powder from different colours.

ParcoursThe starting line is at Hôtel de Ville and the finish line is at Trocadero.

 It is going to be a very special and colorful day. If we do any good picture, we will post them here!

The Color Run French website: http://thecolorrun.fr/

Animals are getting ready for Vincennes Zoo’s grand re-opening this Saturday!

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They are now ready to welcome visitors…  Néro the lion, Aramis the jaguar and almost 1000 new neighbours will be expecting Parisian visitors this Saturday. It took 6 years to renovate the zoological park of Paris. A brand new zoo organized around 5 bio-zones that recreated the Patagonian, Sudanese, European, Amazonian, and Madagascan environments.  A 21st century park with animals’ well-being as major concern.

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Before the re-opening, an acclimatization period was necessary.

Tropical birds are flying freely inside the huge glasshouse and the giraffes – the real Vincennes Zoo stars – made their own a playground space 3 times larger than before renovations. As if it was their first day in school, some of the animals just got in – they are a little shy. This acclimatization period is crucial for more than 50 seconds who are here to take care of the animals.  “When arriving, animals are first apart in a special zone, where they have enough time to get to know the space, identify places where to eat, to sleep. Little by little there is an expansion of their territory with always the ability to step back if they feel the need to.” is explaining the veterinary Dr Alexi Lécu.

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Though temperatures in Paris for the beginning of April have been pretty low, the baboons from Guinea acclimatization process was pretty short and they are already enjoying their new land underneath the huge rock – having so much fun already.  Little turtles from Hermann also settled in very easily in their cozy and warm vivarium inside the rock.

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In the following video in French, you will see the arrival of the animals at the zoo, followed by www.20minutes.fr

For further information, opening hours and entry rates, visit: http://www.parczoologiquedeparis.fr/

Audrey Chauvet – Original article published in the paper version of 20 Minutes on April 9th, 2014

Meet the new mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.

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With 13 years as a deputy mayor under outgoing gay mayor Bertrand Delanoë, Anne Hidalgo wants for Paris to stand out as a gay-friendly capital of the world. She wants to rely on existing gay associations who already make Paris LGBT life and support them with financial help. During the campaign, she referred to Tel Aviv as an example how being gay-friendly is a real value, synonymous of quality especially for businesses such as start-up and also in tourism.

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“She is sweet, warm, charming and at the same time tenacious and very determined.” Former mayor Bertrand Delanoë about Anne Hidalgo.

“I am the first woman mayor of Paris. I am aware of the challenge.” Anne Hidalgo, who won Sunday’s election with 54% of the votes.

 

 

 

Kelly Conniff published a list of ‘5 Surprising Things About’ her for time.com.

1) She’s not from France. Hidalgo hails from the Spanish province of Cádiz, which is famous for being the only town that didn’tsurrender to the French during Napoleon’s attempted occupation in 1810. She moved with her family to Lyon as a toddler, eventually adopting the name of Anne at 14 after becoming a French citizen. Her humble — and more importantly, non native — origins were used by the opposition during a campaign that often focused on the differences in class between the two main candidates, according to the AFP.

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2) She’s all about the environment. Hidalgo is closely connected to Vélib, the bike sharing program her predecessor launched in 2007. Her campaign promises included mentions of starting Scooterlib’, a free moped system and expanding Autolib’, a recently launched electric car sharing service. She’s also advocated for more pedestrian walkways and green spaces.

3) She’s really, really against Scientology. In 2005, Hidalgo served as the head of a committee that monitored what the government calls “cultlike groups” groups, including, in this case, the Church of Scientology. She even participated in a protest at the Paris’ offices of the organization.

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4) Her wardrobe won’t be in the spotlight. In early March, Hidalgo talked to Vogue about Paris’ role in supporting the fashion industry and young designers. She spoke about her own relationship with style, including memories of her mother, who was a dressmaker. The stylish Parisian, who clearly understands how what a female politician wears affects their public perception, described her aesthetic to WWD: “I am an elected official, not a model. I like a subdued style, not bling-bling.” (She was perhaps hoping to contract with the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy who was nicknamed by critics as president “bling bling” because of his showy lifestyle and ex-fashion model wife.)

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5) She doesn’t have much company among mayors: Hidalgo joined the ranks of just a few women who serve as mayors of major cities, including Ana Botella of Madrid and Patricia de Lille of Cape Town, and Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz of Warsaw. (But as revolutionary as Hidalgo’s election is, it doesn’t put France is ahead of the game in terms of female politicians in general. In fact, the two leading French political parties often pay penalties rather than field an equal number of female candidates, according to The Guardian.)

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Lindsay Lohan’s list of famous lovers revealed

Several Hollywood hunks were named on an a list obtained by InTouch Weekly that was reportedly written by Lohan of her past celebrity flings.

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According to a new report, Lindsay Lohan exposed her all of her celebrity lovers on a piece of paper.

An alleged list of Lindsay Lohan’s (ahem) celebrity lovers has surfaced.

InTouch Weekly has obtained a shocking piece of paper that was reportedly penned by Lohan of the 36 famous men she has bedded.

The names include Hollywood heartthrobs like Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Zac Efron, Joaquin Phoenix and the late Heath Ledger.

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InTouch Weekly obtained the list allegedly penned by Lohan.

According to the mag’s source, Lohan jotted down her conquests while at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 30.

“It was her personal conquest list,” the source, who allegedly watched Lohan write it, told InTouch.

“She was trying to impress her friends with the list and then tossed it aside.”

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Lohan reportedly bedded (l.-r.) Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine and Zac Efron, according to a list obtained by InTouch Weekly.

“They were giggling and talking s–t about people in the industry.”

The 27-year-old “Mean Girls” actress reportedly had trouble remembering the men herself.

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(l.-r.) Heath Ledger, James Franco and The Wanted’s Max George were named on Lohan’s alleged conquest list. 

She paused “as if she had to remind herself of who they were,” the insider added.

While a majority of the names were blurred out, Colin Farrell, James Franco, Wilmer Valderrama and even “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan made the visible cut.

“The list has some pretty big names on it, and they’re not all single guys,” an industry insider told InTouch.

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Joaquin Phoenix (left) and Colin Farrell were among the Hollywood hunks on Lohan’s list.

“This getting out now could rock several Hollywood relationships to the core.”

Out of the public figures listed, some are either now married or involved in serious relationships.

The roll call can be compared to a throwback handwritten thank you note by the starlet to “Saturday Night Live” that she shared on her Instagram back in October.

A rep for Lohan has yet to return the Daily News request for comment.

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Source : nydailynews.com

2014 Oscars: Complete Winners List

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The winners have accepted their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is the complete list of Oscar award winners:

Best Picture

“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“Gravity”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Her”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”
“Captain Phillips”
Fast fact: “12 Years a Slave” won in three Oscar categories in total on Sunday.

Best Actor

Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Fast fact: This is Matthew McConaughey’s first Oscar nomination and win (and also the full realization of his McConaughssance.)

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
Fast fact: This is Cate Blanchett’s first Best Actress Oscar. Nominated six times, she won her first Oscar for her supporting role in “The Aviator” in 2005.

Best Supporting Actor

Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyer’s Club”
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Fast fact: This is Jared Leto’s first Oscar nomination and win.

Best Supporting Actress

Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
Fast fact: This is Lupita Nyong’o’s first Academy Award nomination and win.

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Fast fact: This is Alfonso Cuarón’s second win of the evening. He has been nominated six times in total.

Best Original Screenplay

Spike Jonze, “Her”
“American Hustle”
“Blue Jasmine”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Nebraska”
Fast fact: This is Spike Jonze’s first Oscar win and fourth nomination.

Best Adapted Screenplay

John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave” 
“Before Midnight”
“Captain Phillips”
“Philomena”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
Fast fact: This is John Ridley’s first Academy Award.

Best Original Song

“Let It Go” from “Frozen,” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“The Moon Song” from “Her,”  Karen O. and Spike Jonze
“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.) and Danger Mouse (Brian Burton)
“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” Pharrell Williams

Best Original Score

Steven Price, “Gravity”
Alexandre Desplat, “Philomena”
William Butler and Owen Pallett, “Her”
John Williams, “The Book Thief”
Thomas Newman, “Saving Mr. Banks”

Best Production Design

Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn, “The Great Gatsby”
“American Hustle”
“Gravity”
“Her”
“12 Years a Slave”
Fast fact: “The Great Gatsby” is two for two, winning every Oscar for which it was nominated.

Best Film Editing

Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger, “Gravity”
“12 Years a Slave”
“Captain Phillips”
“American Hustle”
“Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, “Gravity”
“The Grandmaster”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“Prisoners”
Fast fact: Emmanuel Lubezki’s nickname is ‘Chivo’ (the goat).

Best Sound Editing

Glen Freemantle, “Gravity”
“Captain Phillips”
“All Is Lost”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Lone Survivor”

Best Sound Mixing

Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro, “Gravity”
“Captain Phillips”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Lone Survivor”

Best Foreign Language Film

“The Great Beauty”
“The Broken Circle Breakdown”
“The Hunt”
“The Missing Picture”
“Omar”

Best Documentary Feature

“20 Feet From Stardom”
“The Act of Killing”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Dirty Wars”
“The Square”

Best Documentary Short Subject

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
“Cavedigger”
“Facing Fear”
“Karama Has No Walls”
“Prison Terminal: Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

Best Live Action Short Film

“Helium”
“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)”
“Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”
“The Voorman Problem”

Best Visual Effects

Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould, “Gravity”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Iron Man 3″
“The Lone Ranger”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
Fast fact: Nominated for 10 Oscars, this is the first win for “Gravity.”

Best Animated Feature

“Frozen”
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2″
“Ernest and Celestine”
“The Wind Rises”
Fast fact: Nominated for two Oscars, this is the first win of the evening for Disney’s “Frozen.”

Best Animated Short Film

“Mr. Hublot”
“Feral”
“Get a Horse!”
“Possessions”
“Room on the Broom”

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Bad Grandpa”
“The Lone Ranger”
Fast fact: This marks the second Oscar win of the evening for “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”

Best Costume Design

Catherine Martin, “The Great Gatsby”
“The Grandmaster”
“American Hustle”
“The Invisible Woman”
“12 Years a Slave”
Fast fact: Nominated for two Academy Awards, this marks the first win for “The Great Gatsby.”

Source : movies.yahoo.com