Entertainment

Sarajevo film festival opens - 08/13/2009

SARAJEVO - The 15th annual Sarajevo Film Festival opened Wednesday with an open-air screening of the Romanian film "Tales from the Golden Age" set in the final years of dictator Nicolai Ceausescu's...

Paradise is being in love -- or having a beer - 08/13/2009

MADRID- What is paradise? For "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria it is being in love -- but for Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas it is relaxing at home in front of the TV with a beer....

Banking on Dorothy: Kansas town cashes in on Oz - 08/11/2009

WAMEGO, Olivia Blanco Mullins - Seventy years after a tornado tossed Dorothy into the Land of Oz on the silver screen, a small Kansas town is cashing in on the fact there's no place like home....

A Leger and Saint Laurent's last car for grabs in second YSL sale - 08/10/2009

PARIS - A Fernand Leger painting and Yves Saint Laurent's last Mercedes-Benz automobile and Hermes luggage go on sale in November in a second smaller auction of the YSL-Pierre Berge collection, one...

Sony to release Jackson film in October - 08/10/2009

LOS ANGELES- Sony studios announced Monday it would release on October 30 a film about Michael Jackson, "This Is It," drawn from hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage taken in the days...

Here comes the bride, and the world's longest dress - 08/07/2009

BEIJING- A Chinese bride Thursday made a bid for the record books when she turned up for her wedding wearing a 2,162-metre-long gown. More than 200 guests took over three hours to unroll Lin...

Fantasy meets utopia at Japan 'Cosplay' world summit - Feature - 08/07/2009

NAGOYA, Frank Zeller - It's not every day warlocks and battle-bots, space ninjas and kinky maids bump shoulders in a crowd, but then the Japanese youth cult of Cosplay is all about letting go of...

Beauty queen's outfit falls short of Japanese tastes - 08/04/2009

TOKYO- Japan's finalist for the Miss Universe pageant has modified her costume after triggering a storm of protest with her outfit -- a black leather kimono so short it exposed her hot-pink...

Fighting to be fashionable in communist East Germany - 07/25/2009

BERLIN, Simon Sturdee - In 1980s communist East Germany, nearly all clothing available was mass-produced and functional rather than fashionable, leaving little room for individuality and...

Actress Mischa Barton hospitalized in Los Angeles - 07/18/2009

LOS ANGELES- Actress Mischa Barton, best known for her role in the hit teen television series "The OC," has been hospitalized after being taken from her home by police, according to US media....
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