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Posts for: March, 2014

Veteran British actor Timothy West is confined to a wheelchair while he recovers from a broken ankle. 

The Day of the Jackal star received the injury in a fall and underwent an operation to repair the damage. 

His ankle was set in plaster and the actor has been using crutches and a wheelchair to get around.

Wst, 79, was concerned the injury would cost him his new job on the U.K. soap opera EastEnders, and was relieved when the TV bosses assured him they would accommodate his injury. 

Speaking on the U.K. TV show The Alan Titchmarsh Show, West said, "As you can see I'm on crutches which is not my permanent state- employers please note- I just happened to fall over and break my ankle... I had to... ring up the EastEnders people and say, 'Look, I've broken my ankle. I'm terribly sorry.' They said, 'Oh no, that's perfectly alright... we'll write that in.' I said, 'No, you don't understand- I've had an operation, I'm in plaster.' (They said) 'That's alright that doesn't bother us.' (I said) 'I have to move about in a wheelchair'- 'Alright we can get you a wheelchair'- they were terrific."

Reference: Contact Music

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Game of Thrones and Pompeii start Kit Harrington says he'll take fewer risks after a drunken incident caused him to break his ankle last year. 

Harrington spent months in a cast after breaking his ankle trying to get into his own home after a night partying in London. 

The injury meant an inconvenience for Game of Thrones producers, who had to juggle his schedule. A body double was required to play his character, Jon Snow, in several scenes. 

"As it happened I was pissed and I was trying to climb through a window and that's all over and done with now. I have to be more careful now," Harrington told Confidential, while in Sydney to promote his new film Pompeii.

"I think you get one strike and you are out with certain injuries. I'm much more careful."

Being famous has also affected other areas of Harrington's life. 

"I used to play a lot of rugby when I was younger and I stopped all that because of acting and not wanting to get injured."

While this incident happened more than a year ago, Harrington has continued to keep his vow and be more careful.  Wise words, children. Wise words. 

Reference: Daily Telegraph

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Americans are in love with nail polish, manicures, and pedicures. We fork over anywhere from $15 to $35 for our favorite color, design, and style weekly. For many women getting a weekly manicure or pedicure is a status symbol. 

Our love affair with getting our nails done however, is not a new phenomenon. Nail polish originated in China back to 3000 BC and was initially used by the ruling class to distinguish themselves from the general population. There are reports of several common people who were caught with nail polish being publicly executed. In 600 BC during the Zhou Dynasty, the preferred colors were silver and gold, a symbol of power and wealth, but red and black eventually replaced these as the royal's favorite shades. During the Ming Dynasty, nail polish was made from beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, vegetable dyes, and gum Arabic. 

From China, nail polish spread through India, the Middle East, and northern Africa, where it enjoyed immense popularity. In Egypt, pale colors were worn by commoners, while high society chose red to adorn their nails. After the fall of the Roman empire, nail polish disappeared from European fashion and did not reappear until the Renaissance, when new trade connections were established with the Middle East and India. By the 9th century, nails were tinted with scented red oils, polished or buffed. 

As the centuries progressed, nail polish and manicures became more common place, first in France in the late 18th century. By the 19th and early 20th centuries, people sought a polished, rather than painted look by massaging tinted powders and creams into their nails, buffing them until they were shiny. One polishing product that was sold during this time was Graf's Hyglo nail polish paste.

With the creation of automobile paint, Cutex produced the first modern nail polish in 1917. In 1932 the Charles Revson Company, later Revlon, produced their first nail polish. Once the technique was refined, it was often used in place of gloves to cover up grime and dirt underneath finger and toenails.

References: Wikipedia and History of Cosmetics.

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