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Hello and welcome to my website. I am a British-born, naturalized American, living in California. Based in Los Angeles, I work as a correspondent for BBC television, radio and digital outlets, covering everything from US politics and world affairs to technology, natural disasters and Hollywood. I also host the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast. My special interest is the science of human longevity - food, fasting, exercise and long-term health. All views expressed reflect my personal experiences. I advise anyone considering adopting a new diet or fitness regime to first consult with their doctor. Links on this site are to my personal portfolio of audio, video and text. Copyright of broadcast works remain with the BBC and LLAMA podcast content with Healthspan Media LLC. Thanks for the visit!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Red carpet, nostalgia and a new name...

Hope it fits!

The red carpet is down and the scene is almost set for the Oscars 2012. Must try to get used to not calling the venue the Kodak Theater, now that it is officially to be known as the Hollywood and Highland Center.  Think it needs a snappier name! 

It's the 84th Academy Awards. My 17th. The theme this year will be nostalgia, with the theater redesigned to resemble a 'timeless movie theater.' Harking back to the late 1920s, it reflects the key nominees, Hugo and The Artist, both of which pay homage to cinema's early days.

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