Entertainment

India's next outsourcing boom: comedy - 07/14/2009

MUMBAI, Phil Hazlewood - In 1979, Don Ward opened a small club in London to provide a stage for the best of Britain's undiscovered comic talent. After 30 successful years, he now wants to do the...

Gaultier says actress inspired him to become designer - 07/09/2009

PARIS - Jean-Paul Gaultier paid a personal homage to French actress Micheline Presle who inspired him to become a fashion designer at his haute couture show for next winter on Wednesday, the last day...

Polish radio station protests... with bird-song - 07/09/2009

WARSAW- A public radio station in Poland aired non-stop bird-song for 24 hours in a bizarre protest against plummeting license fee revenues that journalists say are undermining commercial-free...

Lagerfeld pays homage to Chanel number 5 - 07/08/2009

PARIS, Sarah Shard - Giant replicas of the distinctive Chanel number 5 perfume bottles towered over the runway at Karl Lagerfeld's haute couture show for next winter in the Grand Palais on Tuesday...

Dior goes back to its roots - 07/06/2009

PARIS, Dominique Schroeder - First there were giggles and the sound of girls larking about, then the models emerged, some of them only half dressed, from a changing room. For his haute couture...

Finland ends Estonia's reign in wife-carrying - 07/05/2009

HELSINKI- Finland put an end to Estonia's 11-year reign and took gold and bronze on Saturday at the annual Wife-Carrying World Championships held in Sonkajaervi, central Finland, organisers said....

Algeria to host mega pan-African festival - 07/04/2009

ALGIERS, Hamid Guemache - More than 8,000 artists and writers from all over Africa, as well as Brazil and the United States, are descending on Algeria for a huge cultural festival that kicks off this...

Organic, recycled 'recessionista chic' hits Berlin - 07/03/2009

BERLIN, Aurelia End - Goodbye "fashionista" brands, where neither the price nor the planet counts. The recession has made recycled "recessionista chic" a hit at Berlin Fashion Week -- some of it even...

Sombre haute couture week ahead - 07/03/2009

PARIS, Dominique Schroeder - The haute couture shows for next autumn-winter open next week in a sombre mood, with the fate of the house of Christian Lacroix hanging in the balance since it went into...

Dutch supermodel Mulder detained in Paris: police - 07/01/2009

PARIS- French police on Tuesday detained Dutch supermodel Karen Mulder as they investigated a complaint she had harassed a cosmetic surgeon friend, police said. The model was being held in a...
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