Entertainment

Bill Clinton to join Sharon Stone at Cannes AIDS gala - 04/06/2009

MOUGINS- Former US president Bill Clinton will join actress Sharon Stone at this year's star-studded AIDS fund-raiser in southern France, held each May on the fringes of the Cannes film festival,...

Classical Carla, daring Michelle: to each her style - 04/04/2009

PARIS (AFP) - The world's two most glamorous first ladies met Friday on the sidelines of the NATO summit, giving observers an insight into their very different approaches to style. For the new...

Naomi Campbell hits out at racism in fashion world - 04/04/2009

British supermodel Naomi Campbell lashed out Friday at what she sees as latent racism in the fashion industry, which she said gives preference to "blond, blue-eyed models" over black women. "You...

Oldest US 'soap opera' set to call it quits - 04/03/2009

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2009 (AFP) - US television network CBS has decided to pull the curtain on "Guiding Light," a daytime drama that started on the radio before it moved to television in 1952,...

Afghan singer's new refrain is a call for freedom - 03/29/2009

KABUL, Sardar Ahmad- Lema Sahar never ventured out in public without an all-enveloping burqa -- not until she jumped on stage and sang her heart out in the Afghan version of "American Idol". In a...

In Milan, classic Armani and woolly Missoni - 03/14/2009

Giorgio Armani brought his trademark jaunty sophistication to Milan's catwalks on Thursday, inviting insouciance despite trying times. Propping classic silhouettes on super-high stilettos, the...

Film on brutal Ethiopia dictator wins 'Africa's Oscars' - 03/12/2009

An Ethiopian film bringing to life the horrifically brutal 1970s and 1980s regime of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam took top honours Saturday at Africa's main film festival. "Teza" by US-based,...

Prince Charles named world's best dressed man - 03/05/2009

Britain's Prince Charles has beaten off competition from US President Barack Obama to be named the world's best dressed man by Esquire magazine. "He is perfectly turned out in a double-breasted...

Milan fashion has jungle beat - 03/03/2009

Top designers appealed to animal instincts at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, using motifs from the wild wrapped in leather and fur for their autumn-winter collections. Gucci's skintight black...

London fashion beats recession blues - 02/26/2009

Designers in London this week showed few signs of bowing to the economic crisis with collections displaying a heady mix of tailoring, gems, luxurious fabrics, strong colours and fun detailing....
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