Arts

Tough times for Japan's hostess clubs - 01/30/2009

TOKYO (AFP) - In their heyday during the economic bubble of the 1980s, Tokyo's exclusive hostess bars boomed as well-heeled customers quaffed Moet and even sprinkled gold in drinks. But in times of...

Estonia's "Boar TV" is a hit with nature lover - 01/30/2009

TALLINN (AFP) - A webcam set up in an Estonian forest has proven an unexpected hit among Internet surfers who want to catch a glimpse of wild boars feeding and frolicking in the snow, organisers said...

Great expectations for Yves Saint Laurent art sale - 01/30/2009

PARIS (AFP) - With a Cubist-period Picasso, a Brancusi never seen in public and a rare Eileen Gray designer chair, Christie's has great expectations for next month's sale of works owned by late...

Bahamas lawmaker charged in alleged Travolta extortion - 01/29/2009

NASSAU (AFP) - A Bahamas senator has been charged in connection with a plot to extort money from Hollywood star John Travolta after the death of the actor's son, police said. The female lawmaker,...

Burns celebrations kick off Scotland's year of 'Homecoming' - 01/26/2009

LONDON (AFP) - Scotland on Saturday began a year of events to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of national poet Robert Burns, targeting a tourism boost to its struggling economy....

Cruz hopes to bring Oscar home for Spain - 01/24/2009

Penelope Cruz expressed her delight Friday at receiving an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress, telling Spanish fans she hoped to "bring it home". The 34-year-old Spanish star of Woody...

Beyonce serenaded Obamas with 'At Last' - 01/23/2009

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - R&B diva Beyonce will serenade Barack and Michelle Obama with the Etta James classic "At Last" when the couple take to the floor for the first dance on inauguration night, the...

US pop star Perry mistakenly given French award - 01/23/2009

CANNES, France (AFP) - US pop star Kate Perry was given the international song of the year award for "I Kissed a Girl" at a French music award, but it turns out her song wasn't the best after all....

Tom Cruise says he dreams of killing Hitler - 01/21/2009

SEOUL (AFP) - US actor Tom Cruise said on Sunday he had always dreamt of killing Adolf Hitler, revealing one of his motives for starring in his latest film featuring a plot to murder the Nazi...

'Slumdog Millionaire' hits Golden Globes jackpot - 01/17/2009

British movie "Slumdog Millionaire" emerged as the big winner at the 66th Golden Globes late Sunday, scooping four awards to underline its credentials ahead of next month's Oscars. Late Australian...
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