04 May 2011

Stewardesses in Hong Kong learn self defence moves

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Stewardesses who work for Hong Kong Airlines are taking compulsory kung fu lessons in order to help them deal with troublesome passengers.

They are being taught the ancient art of Wing Chun, which uses striking and grappling moves in close-range combat to defeat opponents.

It is hoped that they will be given a confidence boost in having to reprimand drunken or abusive fliers, as well as extra strength should they have to take them on themselves.

Instructor Sifu Lu Heng

26 Apr 2011

Tunbridge Wells gets its very own superhero

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Gotham City has Batman, New York City is looked after by both Spiderman and Superman and – not to be left out – Tunbridge Wells now also has its very own superhero.

Distressed by a lack of community spirit in the area, an unnamed 25-year-old has taken to patrolling the streets in a ninja costume, helping old ladies across roads, rescuing cats and preventing loutishness.

Calling himself the Neighbourhood Ninja of Tunbridge Wells, the vigilante insists he is a "grand

21 Apr 2011

Thor star Tom Hiddleston: My dad didn’t approve of my acting

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He is to grace cinema screens all over the UK from April 27th 2011 onwards, but Thor actor Tom Hiddleston has revealed his father did not want him to become an actor.

He plays Loki, Thor's evil brother in the Marvel comics movie adaptation, but told the Scottish Daily Record that his dad James was not keen on him pursuing this kind of career when he first mentioned it as a 13-year-old.

"We had arguments about me doing something as insubstantial as acting," he

14 Apr 2011

Batman Live to come to a venue near you

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A new show based on the Batman story is set to tour the UK, beginning in Manchester in July 2011, it has been revealed.

Batman Live is billed as a stage spectacular by creators DC Comics and is set to feature action, adventures and explosions.

However, anyone hoping to see the Caped Crusader singing might be disappointed, as its creators were quick to point out it isn't a musical.

Nick Court and Sam Heughen will alternate in playing Batman/Bruce Wayne, while

11 Apr 2011

Ryan Reynolds is a caring Green Lantern

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Fans of comic book superhero the Green Lantern are no doubt eager to see Ryan Reynolds kicking some baddies' behinds when the he stars in the new movie that hits our cinema screen soon.

However, he has shown he can be caring as well as heroic, speaking out to raise money for The Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson's Research, MTV reports.

Fox is a well-known sufferer of the disease and Reynolds has said he is determined to help the charity's Facebook page

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