The Daily: Nicole Kidman to play Grace Kelly
Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Daily: October 10

Written by Alice Sutherland-Hawes
Nicole Kidman to play Grace Kelly in biopic
The Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman is set to play Grace Kelly in a biopic about the actress turned princess's life. With filming underway in France, Kidman was spotted in a yellow suit in the first images to emerge from the set. The film is being directed by Olivier Dahn, the director behind La Vie en Rose, and will tell the story of Kelly's involvement with the Prince of Monaco and a dispute over tax laws in the 60s. It will star Tim Roth, Parker Posey and Milo Ventimiglia alongside Kidman and is set for release in 2014. Being one of the most elegant stars in Hollywood, Nicole Kidman will surely be the perfect Grace.

Doctors warn against exposure to too much television for children
A paper appearing in an influential medical journal has advised doctors and health officials to set limits for the amount of time under three year olds can spend watching screens, in much the same way as adults have alcohol limits. A review has said obsession with gaming, computers and television is causing developmental damage and physical harm. America, Canada and Australia already have guidelines but as yet there is nothing in the UK. Doctors have said the first three years are the critical time for brain growth and children need to interact with people instead of screens. Whilst the battle against technology is a recognisable issue for parents, doctors are urging people to do their best to limit the amount of exposure their children have.

Wet weather to raise UK food prices
After our less than sunny summer, food prices are set to rise after the rain has ruined many harvests. According to the National Farmers' Union, wheat yields are down 15% and fruit and vegetables are smaller after the rain. The overall pear crop is estimated to be down 10% whilst apples are down 27%, forcing supermarkets to accept blemished fruit. A spokesman for the NFU said if the heavy bouts of rain followed by periods of drought continued, there would have to be a review of farming techniques. But it's not all bad; some of the winter crop has risen with barley and oilseed rape rising the highest on last year.

Adele wins at BMI Awards with Rolling In The Deep
It's been a good few years for Adele. Not only has she sold millions of albums, she has also sung the Skyfall theme and has now won Song of the Year at the BMI Awards. Her hit single Rolling In The Deep was the most played on US TV and radio last year with over a million airplays. It spent 65 weeks in the chart with 7 of those spent at the top. She was also given awards for Set Fire To The Rain and Someone Like You as they were the most played pop songs last year. Other UK acts to be awarded included Tinie Tempah, Coldplay and The Script. The Police were also given five awards, including one for Every Breath You Take which reached 11 million airplays.


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