Madonna transformed herself into 1920's German-American star Marlene Dietrich by sporting a black tuxedo and top hat at Paris Theatre in New York for the screening of 'Madonna: The MDNA Tour.' The 52-year-old singer's outfit consisting of black suit with a white shirt, tie and vest with a white rose buttonhole, and bright red lipstick bore a striking resemblance to a tailcoat that Dietrich wore ...
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Hollywood's action film star Jackie Chan has expressed his love for Bollywood music and dance sequences, and added that he is waiting for the right script and film director before venturing into an Indo-Chinese Cine collaboration. Chan, who is of Chinese descent, is leading a delegation at a six-day Chinese film festival in New Delhi. Welcomed by a thundering applause, the multi-faceted action ...
Linda Jenkins and her husband, Seattle Opera general director Speight Jenkins, share a laugh at McCaw Hall with the new general director-designate, Aidan ...
Frank Langella , the triple-Tony award winning actor who memorably portrayed Richard Nixon on stage and screen, is to take on King Lear for the Chichester Festival Theatre, it will be announced on Thursday.The role is often called the Everest of acting and has been played in recent years by Derek Jacobi at the Donmar Warehouse and Ian McKellen at the Royal Shakespeare Company.Langella has ...
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The English Patient
"The English Patient" is a is a huge, brooding expanse of a film that intricately tangles love and tragedy and passion and anger and violence and war into one giant collage that sometimes threatens to engulf the viewer with all its complexities. Yet, the true irony is that, after leaving the theater, I felt like there wasn't as much to the film as I had felt there was while watching it. The story ... ...
SAN JOSE (KCBS) -- The San Jose Fire Department announced the appointment of 27-year-veteran Ruben Torres as the acting fire chief on Tuesday. Torres, who was the deputy chief, is taking over after former Chief William McDonald announced last week he ...
For the second time in days, Iranians, who have had little cause for cheer in eight years, have been dancing in the streets. There was an explosion of joy in their fun-starved nation when its beloved national football team won a prized ticket to next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil with a 1-0 away victory over South Korea on Tuesday. This followed a weekend of celebrations after ...
Aidan Lang, director of New Zealand Opera, will become general director of the Seattle Opera in September 2014, after the retirement of longtime general director Speight ...
From the city, it looks like a great beacon; a shard of light breaking the darkness and beckoning Hobart towards the shores of the Derwent, slick and black in the evening gloom. From below, walking among the 48, military-grade searchlights arranged in a perfect grid, it is like being cocooned in a weightless protective cage; a vast light sculpture that rises 15km, cleaving through the Tasmanian ...
In an era of 24-hour news channels, Twitter, Facebook and other social media, there's one announcement that won't be made electronically this summer: the birth of the royal baby.When the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, delivers her baby next month in London's St. Mary's Hospital, the birth will be announced by the long-standing tradition of placing a public ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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After sending Taufik Hidayat into retirement, India's B. Sai Praneeth caused another big upset by defeating second seed Yun Hu of Hong Kong in the men's singles first round of the Singapore Open Super Series here Wednesday.
The 20-year-old Sai, ranked 61 in the world, thrashed World No.4 Hu 21-9, 21-10 in exactly half an hour at the Singapore Indoor Stadium to level his head-to-head to 1-all.
Women's singles second seed Saina Nehwal also advanced to the second round by beating localite Juan Gu 21-14, 23-21 in 40 minutes. This was the fifth time the Hyderabadi beat Juan out of six meetings. The World No.2 will next face Japanese Eriko Hirose in the second round.
In the mixed doubles, Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan beat Thai pair Songphon Anugritayawon and Kunchala Voravichitchaikul 21-17, 19-21, 21-12 in 45 minutes. Thugh Aparna won in mixed, it was disappointment for her in women's doubles losing, with partner N. Siki Reddy, to Malaysia's Meng Yean Lee and Yin Loo Lim 21-18, 18-21, 6-21 in 49 minutes.
Ace shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa with Pradnya Gadre was also beaten in women's doubles by Indonesia's Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii 18-21, 23-21, 16-21 in 53 minutes.
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