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Scarlett Johansson defends privacy after nude photos posted online

American actress Scarlett Johansson is unhappy that her privacy has been violated by the posting of online nude photos.

Speaking out for the first time since nude pictures of her were leaked on the Internet, actress Scarlett Johansson defended the right to privacy, even for high-profile celebrities such as herself.

Asking why protecting privacy is important is a redundant question, she told CNN’s David McKenzie.

“Who doesn’t want to protect their own privacy?” she said. “Just because you’re an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy. If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong.’

Johansson sat down for an interview with CNN in Nairobi, Kenya, following a visit with the humanitarian group Oxfam to see first-hand the impact of the drought and famine that has hit the Horn of Africa.

Her trip came after hackers allegedly stole nude photos from Johansson’s cell phone and posted them online earlier this month. The 26-year-old actress has never appeared fully nude in any of her films.

She told CNN that she traveled to Kenya to highlight the depth of human suffering. The “Lost in Translation” and “Girl With a Pearl Earring” star has been an Oxfam ambassador since 2004.

“What struck me the most is the fact that people are just surviving,” she said. “They are in sort of a state of limbo.”

She said she was touched by the harrowing stories of many of the people she met at refugee camps, including a woman who was forced to leave her handicapped child behind in her search for food.

She said the world was increasingly becoming a smaller place and urged people to get involved with helping others.

“It feels just as wonderful to give as it does to receive,” she said.







Glasses Guide For Your Face Shape

Certain styles of glasses compliment certain types of faces. Read about the different face shapes and determine which category you fall into. Learn which styles of eyewear will best compliment your features and which frame shapes you should avoid. Then click on the eyewear pictures to see more information about the eyeglasses and sunglasses recommended for your face shape.

Square face

Angular face with a strong jaw line, broad forehead and square chin. Proportional length and width.

Try These
– Oval and round frames
– Glasses with temples that are center set or that connect at the top of the frame
– Butterfly shaped glasses
Avoid These
– Geometric and square shaped frames that accentuate angles of the face – Low-set temples or color accents on the bottom of the frames that draw emphasis to the chin
Famous Square Faces: Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt

oval face

Mostly balanced proportions. chin is slightly narrower than forehead and cheekbones are 

Try These
– Most frame shapes work with oval faces
– Square, rectangular and geometric shapes which add angles to soft curves
Avoid These
– Frames that are too large for your features
Famous Oval Faces: Julia Roberts, Beyonce Knowles, Adrian Brodie

oblong face

Narrow shape that’s longer than it is wide. Angular features with high cheekbones, a 
longer nose and tall forehead.

Try These
– Tall frames that help create a shorter face
– Broad glasses with an accented top rim or decorative temple that adds width
Avoid These
– Small frames that are out of proportion
– Short frames that accentuate face length
Famous Oblong Faces: Sara Jessica Parker, Denzel Washington

round face

Full cheeks, rounded chin with few angles. Width and length are in same proportions.

Try These
– Angular and geometric frames that sharpen facial features
– Rectangular and horizontal styles make faces appear longer and thinner
– Upswept frames that draw attention to top of face
– Glasses with temples that connect at the top of the frame add length
Avoid These
– Round frames that make your face look rounder
– Round frames that make your face look rounder
Famous Round Faces: Jason Alexander, Christina Ricci, Cameron Diaz

diamond face

Narrow at the eye line and the jaw line with a small forehead and chin. Angular features 
with dramatic cheekbones.

Try These
– Upswept styles like cat eye that emphasize the cheek bones
– Oval frames that maintain balance
– Rimless styles that allow cheek bones to shine
Avoid These
– Narrow frames that draw attention to narrow eye line
Famous Diamond Faces: Linda Evangelista, Madonna

heart face

Broad forehead and wide cheek bones that narrow to a small chin.

Try These
– Bottom-heavy frames that add width to lower face
– Styles with low-set temples to draw attention downward
– Narrow, round frames that soften the forehead
Avoid These
– Top-heavy styles that draw attention upward
– Decorative temples that accentuate the broad upper face
Famous Heart Faces: Jennifer Aniston, Halle Barry, David Spade

triangle face

Narrow forehead and eye line that widen at the cheeks and the chin.

Try These
– Semi-rimless frames that accentuate the upper face
– Top-heavy styles that balance the width of the jaw
– Frame bottoms that angle inward
Avoid These
– Low-set temples that widen the jaw
– Narrow frames that are out of proportion
Famous Triangle Faces: Kathy Ireland, Renee Zellweger, Keith Urban


How to Pick Sunglasses

Sunglasses examplesIf your idea of sunglass shopping is trying on a variety of pairs and glancing at the mirror, these instructions will take it to another whole level. There’s more to sunglass shopping than looking good! Have you ever thought about UV protection? Durability? Visibility?




Protect your eyes! Excessive exposure to UV radiation can cause a variety of problems for your eyes such as cataracts, burns, and cancer. If you want your sunglasses to protect you from these risks, look for pairs that block at least 99% of UVB rays and at least 95% of UVA rays. If they’re labeled as “cosmetic” or don’t provide any information on UV protection, don’t buy them.


Choose the color wisely. The color of the lenses doesn’t just affect your fashion statement; it affects how well you detect contrast and differentiate colors. Some colors enhance contrast, which can be useful; however, this is often at the expense of color distinction, which can cause problems (when you’re driving, for example, and need to be able to clearly differentiate the colors of a traffic light). Some sunglasses even come with interchangeable lenses so you can change the color easily, depending on what you’re doing

  • Gray lenses reduce light intensity without affecting contrast or distorting colors.
  • Brown lenses partially enhance contrast by blocking some blue light.Good for snow sports.Also generally good for hunting in bright light, against open backgrounds.
  • Amber/yellow lenses significantly enhance contrast because they block most or all blue light, and that makes them popular among hunters who benefit from that contrast when looking at targets against the sky. They’re bad, however, for any activity that requires color recognition (like driving!). Good for snow sports.
  • Red/orange lenses are good for snow sports but only on overcast days.If you’re a hunter, orange lenses are good for clay targets against open backgrounds.
  • Violet lenses are good for hunters who need to see clay targets on a green background.
  • Copper sunglasses will mute the sky and grass against a golf ball.
  • Blue and green sunglasses enhance contrast with a yellow tennis ball.


Consider the lens material. Scratched up sunglasses are useless sunglasses. Lenses made from NXT polyurethane are impact-resistant, flexible, lightweight, and have great optical clarity, but they’re expensive.

  1. Glass is heavier, expensive, and will “spider” if broken.
  2. Polycarbonate is not as scratch-resistant and provides less optical clarity than NXT polyurethane or glass, but it’s more affordable.
  3. Acrylic is also affordable, but it’s the least durable and optically clear.


Decide on a style. Sunglasses come in all shapes and sizes!

Here are a few popular styles:

  • Mirrorshades – Mirrored coating on surface. Used a lot by police officers in the US. They usually come in an aviator or wraparound shape.
  • Aviators – Teardrop-shaped lens and thin metal frames. Often used by pilots, military personnel, and law enforcement personnel in the US. Good with any face shape, but best with an oval shape.
  • Wayfarers/Spicolis – Popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
  • Teashades – Popularized by John Lennon and Ozzy Osbourne. They’re not very effective at keeping light out of your eyes, though.
  • Wraparounds – Associated with athletics and extreme sports.
  • Oversized – Associated with models and movie stars. Glamorous, darling.


Make sure the sunglasses fit properly. Try them on and make sure they don’t pinch around your head. The weight should be evenly distributed between your ears and nose, and your eyelashes shouldn’t touch the frame or lenses.



Check out Burberry’s latest ad campaign

Iconic British brand Burberry has just launched its new campaign for Autumn/Winter 2011.

Among the young model’s is Cemetery Junction’s Felicity Jones and Matthew Whitehouse, lead singer of The Heartbreaks.

The fabulous new line from Burberry was photographed by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino.

Take a look at the new campaign here:

Man’s best friend

Fashion styleBOYFRIENDS, husbands, brothers – take note: GQ’s new iPhone App means your sartorial faux pas will no longer be excused.

In association with Mr Porter, it is a definitive guide to what to wear, how to wear it, and where to buy it – and its How To Dress section provides a how-to for occasions from weddings and dates to job interviews.

Updated daily by the GQ team, the App also tests your GQ IQ – whilst its resident Style Shrink is on hand for all your fashion emergencies and dilemmas. And – as you’d expect from GQ – your shopping agenda is neatly prioritised, as the magazine guides you through all the season’s must-have pieces: from suits, to shirts, to denim.