Obama’s speech writer eyes Hollywood

  • Agencies, Washington
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  • Updated: Feb 07, 2013 01:47 IST

US President Barack Obama’s chief speech writer, who helped write nearly every major address since the Democrat became a senator in 2005, is potentially eyeing a new career in Hollywood.

According to the LA Times, Jon Favreau plans to stay in Washington for a while, but he has often told friends that he wants to pursue screenwriting.

Obama adviser David Plouffe said Favreau can write comedy, history, drama, suspense,  and he has got the whole range.

Speechwriter Cody Keenan will take over the lead role at the White House. As the Times notes, Keenan is known for handling tragedies and heartbreak, the report said. 

He was the lead writer of the president’s remarks following the mass shooting in Tucson that left six dead and a doze wounded. ANI

New Facebook app allows tracking users’ location
London: Facebook will release a mobile app that will allow a user’s location to be tracked even when the phone is not being used.

The location app is designed to allow Facebook users to find friends in the area. It will run even if the programme is not open on a user’s handset.

Facebook already has a mobile “Find Friends” application, which allows users to let others know where they are by “checking in” at a bar and a library, the Telegraph reported. ANI

Cockroaches groom themselves to lure females
London: Insects and teenagers have quite a lot in common “they are constantly grooming themselves to attract the opposite sex”, a study has found.

According to scientists, the personal hygiene procedure is vital in keeping their sensory organs ship-shape, allowing them to identify members of the opposite sex, the Daily Mail has reported.

Grooming — specifically antennae cleaning — removes environmental pollutants and chemicals produced by the insects themselves. Leaving them dirty effectively blinds insects. ANI

Soaps for men that smell like bacon and beer
Washington: An American entrepreneur has come up with a range of “macho” soaps — meant only for men.

The soaps smell like beer, bacon, wine and coffee. Adam Anderson was sick of scrubbing himself with feminine aromas like lavender and lilac and set about creating manly-scented soaps. 

“I went to wash my hands and noticed all the girly scented soaps we had around the house. I thought to myself, ‘this is not how a man’s hands should be smelling’,” said the 27-year-old from Nebraska.  Adam came up with 20 different soaps. IANS


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