Arts

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...

Norway's mountains alive with the sound of ice music - 01/17/2009

Never has the phrase "sends shivers down your spine" more aptly described a musical concert. Inside a large snow arena tucked away in Norway's mountains, spectators marvelled as musicians performed...

Concert by pro-Israel singer scrapped in Mauritius - 01/17/2009

A concert in Mauritius featuring French Jewish singer Enrico Macias has been cancelled because he took part in a pro-Israel rally, the organiser announced Friday. Organiser Lab Entertainment...

Realist painter of rural America, Andrew Wyeth dies - 01/17/2009

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US realist painter Andrew Wyeth, whose paintings depict rural life in America, has died at his home in Pennsylvania at the age of 91, a spokeswoman from a museum that has an...

Amy Winehouse's husband seeks divorce, citing adultery: lawyer - 01/15/2009

LONDON (AFP) - The husband of troubled Grammy Award-winning British singer Amy Winehouse is seeking a divorce on the grounds of her adultery, his lawyer said Monday. Henri Brandman, who is...

Elvis fever shakes, rattles and rolls Australian town - 01/12/2009

The quiet Australian town of Parkes was awash with Brylcreem, gabardine and gospel, as a record number of Elvis faithful met there to pay homage to The King, according to organisers. Cooked up one...

Singapore to ease ban on political films: minister - 01/11/2009

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore will ease a blanket ban on films promoting a political party or agenda, the information minister said in remarks published Saturday. However, films deemed "harmful" to...

Hide the hunny: British writer pens new Winnie-the-Pooh book - 01/11/2009

LONDON (AFP) - A new Winnie-the-Pooh story is to be published later this year, 80 years on since the last Pooh Bear book, Egmont Publishing said Saturday. "Return to the Hundred Acre Wood", penned...
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