From The Herald Sun NEARLY half of British Asians would marry only someone of their own race, according to a survey published today. A total of 44 per cent said they would not consider inter-racial marriage - almost five times higher than the figure for white Britons, of whom nine per cent said they would only marry within their race. But 53 per cent of Britons with Asian origins said they would not mind a mixed race marriage, compared to 87 per cent for whites. The survey, conducted by pollsters ICM for the BBC Asian Network, probed 500 people aged under 34 living in Britain but who had roots in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka. ICM also questioned 235 white people aged under 34. It found that attitudes to dating were more liberal - 53 per cent of those with Asian roots said they would consider dating someone who was white and 44 per cent a black person.
From The BBC Researchers said people look for partners with similar fat levels People often choose partners with similar body fatness to their own, according to new research. The Aberdeen study involving 42 couples said people often married within their own social class as well as taking looks, height and race into account. However, they have now found those with about the same amount of fat are likely to be attracted to each other. Scientists said this "assortive mating" could be contributing to a worldwide obesity epidemic. This, they argue, is because children who have an overweight mother and father could be more susceptible to putting on weight. Tango’s Take
From Daily Mail Men with fuller lips and feminine faces are far more likely to attract a long-term partner, new research has revealed. A study found 'masculine' looking men were judged to be less faithful and worse parents. Similarly, psychologists found men with feminine facial features are seen as more committed and less likely to cheat on their partners. The study asked over 400 British men and women to judge digitally altered pictures of male faces made to look more masculine or feminine. The participants were asked to predict personality traits including sexual behaviour and parenting skills based on what they saw. Men with masculine faces had features such as a square jaw, larger nose and smaller eyes. In contrast their more "feminine" counterparts had finer facial features with fuller lips, wide eyes and thinner, more curved eyebrows. Tango’s Take
From People By Stephen M. Silverman Amid his custody fight with Denise Richards, Charlie Sheen has made an eye-popping claim: His ex-wife wants to have another child with him. "There was a request for a donation," Sheen, who is now engaged to Brooke Mueller, tells TV's Entertainment Tonight, as reported on the Web site for its sister show, The Insider. "Without getting into it here," the The Two and a Half Men Emmy nominee, 41, tells ET's Mark Steines, "there is a specific document relating to this that I am going to reserve for a court." Asked if he would take this alleged offer from Richards seriously, Sheen replies: "I would sooner, in exactly what I'm wearing, walk on the surface of the moon. Does that answer it?" Tango’s Take
From The Associated Press SAVANNAH, Georgia: A lawyer for Chris Rock said a court-ordered DNA test proved Rock is not the father of a 13-year-old Georgia boy whose mother tried to sue the comedian for paternity earlier this year. Rock's attorney, John Mayoue of Atlanta, said Monday a judge sent results of the paternity test to lawyers on both sides of the case. "The results of the test are that Chris Rock is not the father of this child," Mayoue said. "It is conclusive." The mother, however, disputed the test results. Kali Bowyer, who lives west of Savannah, tried in March to file a paternity lawsuit against Rock seeking child support and medical coverage for her son, Jordan. She withdrew the lawsuit after court officials told her it was outside the jurisdiction of the county she lives in southeast Georgia, because Rock is a resident of New Jersey. Tango’s Take
From News24.com Los Angeles - Angelina Jolie is reportedly furious with Brad Pitt for agreeing to star in a new movie with his former fiancée Gwyneth Paltrow. Brad and Gwyneth - who starred in Se7en together and were once Hollywood's hottest couple - have signed up to appear in new political drama Dirty Tricks, and Angelina is said to be seething with jealousy. A source told Britain's Star magazine: "She hit the roof when she found out. She seems consumed with jealousy. "Angelina did not want Brad to do the project, but he signed up for it against her wishes. She doesn't think Gwyneth has ever gotten over Brad. She even told him she will go away to France for two months when shooting starts, but Brad just told her, 'Well, if that's how you feel, go ahead.' " Tango’s Take
This may be just a case of celebrity weltschmerz, but nothing that interesting happened over the weekend. Celebs and gossip columnists must all be on celebrity vacation. It was more or less a market correction. Here we go: Usher and Tameka Foster got married. We barely have the energy to say it but, Yeah. After bailing on their wedding from the previous weekend (July 28th) they got hitched at his lawyer’s office. Rumors abound why they skipped last weekend’s wedding from failure to agree on plans to Usher’s mother disapproving of the match. Look over your shoulder one last time, that’s the past, we’re moving into the future.