Another reason to flatten your belly: osteoporosis

Body fat, long thought to protect against osteoporosis, may instead promote the disease, according to a new study. Specifically, high levels of belly fat may hurt bone health and increase women’s risk for developing the bone-weakening disease, the researchers said.

Portman on ‘magical’ Black Swan

Natalie Portman has said it was “really magical” playing the lead role in her latest film, Black Swan and that the movie was “in her bones”.

Conan Feuds With Taiwanese Animators Over ‘Cheap, Knock-Off’ CGI (VIDEO)

Often the subject of Taiwanese animations produced by NMA.tv, Conan O’Brien made his own “Taiwanese animation” last week recounting a kitchen disagreement between himself and sidekick Andy Richter — and unwittingly started a mock feud with the actual animators.

In retaliation, NMA.tv produced their own animation attacking O’Brien which he showed last night, claiming that his show aired a “cheap knock-off produced by a gang of cheap American child labor” before connecting Conan with nefarious activities at Neverland Ranch and demanding either the repossession of his blimp or custody of Richter for a Chinese zoo.

NMA.tv’s animations are often as delightfully loopy as O’Brien himself, so we welcome any additional comebacks from either party. Check out last night’s segment where Conan shows NMA’s retaliation video and below that, Conan’s “knock off” animation that sparked their indignation.

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‘Dynamite’ Hanukkah Remix: Maccabeats Spoof Taio Cruz

Just in time for the Jewish holidays, a cappella group The Maccabeats has recorded a spoof of Taio Cruz’s ‘Dynamite’ — ‘Candlelight.’

“The war went on, and on, and on,” the group intones, “until the mighty Greeks were gone.”

And the chorus: “I throw my latkes in the air sometimes, singing ay-oh, spin the dreidel.”

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Hathaway ‘terrified’ of Oscars

Anne Hathaway has revealed she is ‘terrified’ at the prospect of presenting the 2011 Oscar ceremony with her co-host James Franco.