Arts

New Berlin State Opera chief reassures Austrians - 12/25/2008

VIENNA (AFP) - German theatre director Juergen Flimm assured Austrians Wednesday that he will still organise the Salzburg Festival following his appointment as artistic director of the Berlin State...

Oscar winner Attenborough in hospital after fall - 12/22/2008

LONDON - Carl de Souza -- Oscar-winning British director and actor Richard Attenborough was in a stable condition after an accident at his home, a hospital spokesman said Saturday. The...

Curtains closing on Bangladesh's cinemas - 12/21/2008

DHAKA (AFP) - For 37 years, Taraknath Chowdhury has spent every day sitting behind a booth in a corner of one of the Bangladeshi capital's most famous cinemas. This month,...

Judge dismisses assault claim against Keanu Reeves - 12/20/2008

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A Los Angeles judge dismissed assault claims filed against Keanu Reeves by a celebrity news photographer on Monday, saying there was no evidence to support the allegations. ...

Brad Pitt defends new moustache - 12/20/2008

Brad Pitt has defended criticism of his new facial hair. "It's fashion," he told People.com. "Who am I without creative facial hair? I consider it very brave."...

Cruise, Theron to star in remake of French thriller - 12/20/2008

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Tom Cruise will share the screen with South African actress Charlize Theron for an American remake of 2005 French thriller "Antony Zimmer," Hollywood media reported Friday. ...

Madonna $75 million divorce deal 'agreed' - 12/15/2008

The singer Madonna has settled with Guy Ritchie for $75 million, or about £50 million, as part of their divorce agreement, her representative, Liz Rosenberg, confirmed on Monday to CNN. Madonna...

Juliette Binoche makes dance debut in London - 12/06/2008

LONDON (AFP) - French actress Juliette Binoche embarked on a new stage in her career Thursday, taking to the boards in London in a new dance show she co-directed and performed with top British...

Le Carre: I considered defecting to Soviets - 12/06/2008

LONDON (AFP) - British espionage writer John le Carre admitted he was tempted to defect to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, in an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper. The...

Qatar art museum aims to show Islam's true values - 12/04/2008

Sheikha Al-Mayassa (L), daughter of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, attends the opening ceremony of the new Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha. The new Museum of Islamic Arts in the...
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