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Chito Miranda gives up smoking

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Rock band vocalist Chito Miranda has given up smoking to pursue a longer tenure in the music industry.

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‘James Bond would be an alcoholic’

The latest James Bond movie “Skyfall” stars Daniel Craig. 007 boozed so much that in all reality he would have had the tremulous hands of a chronic alcoholic, according to an offbeat study published by the British Medical Journal.  PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK.COM/JAMESBONDOO7

“A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I’ll do the shaking myself.” This, according to British doctors, is somewhat how James Bond would have been in real life.

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British actor Richard Briers dies at 79

Richard Briers

British actor Richard Briers, an avuncular presence on TV and movie screens for decades, has died at the age of 79.

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Former ‘Goodfellas’ gangster Henry Hill dies in US

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In this Oct. 3, 1990 photo, Henry Hill appears in disguise for an interview on the syndicated television program “Inside Edition. " Hill, whose life as a mobster and FBI informant was the basis for the Martin Scorcese film "Goodfellas," has died. Hill's girlfriend Lisa Caserta says he died in a Los Angeles hospital after a long illness. He was 69. AP FILE PHOTO

Henry Hill spent much of his life as a “goodfella,” believing his last moment would come with a bullet to the back of his head. In the end he died at a hospital after a long illness, going out like all the average nobodies he once pitied.

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Cheer Factor: AJ Dee, actor

What he’s thankful for as the year ends: “Lots of blessings! Plus, I quit smoking – that’s a big deal for me. I hope to remain on the right path. I pray for more good things next year, more interesting projects. And I hope my family stays healthy and safe.” Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Where there’s smoke

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AUNOR. Stardom comes with responsibilities.

Smoking is part of the country’s social landscape, despite efforts to curtail the vice due to its horrendous medical and health consequences. So, many were caught with their proverbial knickers down recently, when Nora Aunor was roundly lambasted for smoking in public—or, more specifically, on the cover of a magazine. To heat the issue up [...]

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Fewer movies with tobacco, less teen smoking—study

WASHINGTON—The number of US movies in which an actor lights up fell sharply between 2005 and 2010, and this could have contributed to the decline in smoking among US teens, a study released Thursday says. A majority of movies – 55 percent – that scored huge box office success in the United States in 2010 [...]

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