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Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a ‘licence to play’

Posted by on 30/10/2014
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Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a ‘licence to play’

Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a ‘licence to play’

As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello Kitty when she first laid eyes on the moon-faced, mouthless character in a shop. “There were hardly any ‘kawaii’ products when I was in elementary school,” said the now 51-year-old mother, using the Japanese word for cute. “It […]

US attemps to have Polanski arrested in Poland

Posted by on 30/10/2014
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US attemps to have Polanski arrested in Poland

US attemps to have Polanski arrested in Poland

The United States attempted to have the film director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences when he travelled to Warsaw for the opening of a Jewish museum, the Polish government confirmed yesterday. Polish-born Polanski, 81, who also has French nationality, has been sought by the American police since 1978 after he fled the country before […]

Marvel announces new wave of superhero movies

Posted by on 29/10/2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Movies & Music, Top Stories

Marvel announces new wave of superhero movies

Marvel announces new wave of superhero movies

Marvel Studios has announced its new phase of superhero movies, including new films featuring Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans during a fan event in Hollywood on Tuesday that easily rivaled many of its Comic-Con presentations in San Diego. The superhero powerhouse also revealed that the third “Avengers” will be broken up […]

Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is a thrilling stuff

Posted by on 28/10/2014
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Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is a thrilling stuff

Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ is a thrilling stuff

You may be tempted upon leaving Sting’s Broadway musical “The Last Ship” to head straight to a pub to drain a pint and sing some sea shanties. Or maybe go weld something. Or do both. Such are the foot-stomping, testosterone-filled feelings that emerge from the Neil Simon Theatre, where a blast of British working class […]

Splash launches ‘Studio Collection’ as part of Fall Winter ’14 fashion show

Posted by on 28/10/2014
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Splash launches ‘Studio Collection’ as part of Fall Winter ’14 fashion show

Splash launches ‘Studio Collection’ as part of Fall Winter ’14 fashion show

Twenty one is an age symbolic of change, coming of age, transitions and the beginning of a new chapter. Summing all this and more Splash, the high street maven who is currently celebrating 21 years ‘In Love with Fashion’ showcased its Fall Winter’14 collection to a 3000 strong audience of style-conscious aficionados from across the […]

New York’s hottest new trend: Clubbing for kids

Posted by on 28/10/2014
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New York’s hottest new trend: Clubbing for kids

New York’s hottest new trend: Clubbing for kids

The music’s thumping, the dance floor’s packed and the bar’s bustling. Welcome to one of New York’s hottest nightclubs and a new generation of clubbers: six-yearolds. The VIP Room threw open its doors to children aged six to 12 on a Sunday afternoon to give them a taste of the nightclub, electronic music and dance […]

Johnny Marr returns to rock roots on ‘Playland’

Posted by on 27/10/2014
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Johnny Marr returns to rock roots on ‘Playland’

Johnny Marr returns to rock roots on ‘Playland’

Fittingly for the man who co-wrote “How Soon Is Now,” Johnny Marr doesn’t believe in living in the past. The former guitarist for The Smiths has just released his second solo album, “Playland,” a follow-up his well-received “The Messenger” in 2013. Both offer robust, richly textured guitar rock – the latest of Marr’s many musical […]

Zellweger ‘new face’ highlights Hollywood ageing taboo

Posted by on 27/10/2014
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Zellweger ‘new face’ highlights Hollywood ageing taboo

Zellweger ‘new face’ highlights Hollywood ageing taboo

The storm over Renee Zellweger’s newlook face has thrown the spotlight on one of Hollywood’s eternal questions: how do you grow old in Tinseltown? The “Bridget Jones” star, who won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2004 for “Cold Mountain,” appeared unrecognizable at a women in Hollywood awards show earlier this week. Gone were the […]

Irish gloom girls among highlights at taste-making CMJ

Posted by on 27/10/2014
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Irish gloom girls among highlights at taste-making CMJ

Irish gloom girls among highlights at taste-making CMJ

More than 1,300 musicians descended on New York for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which provides a stage to emerging artists vying for greater recognition in the industry. While the number of music festivals has soared in recent years, 33-year-old CMJ-originally named for the College Music Journal-is credited with helping discover artists who quickly became […]

Former farmer crowned as new Miss Uganda

Posted by on 26/10/2014
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Former farmer crowned as new Miss Uganda

Former farmer crowned as new Miss Uganda

A former mushroom and poultry farmer has been crowned Miss Uganda following a major rebranding of the annual beauty pageant, which saw the glamour of the catwalk ditched for an army-sponsored boot camp on a farm. Leah Kalanguka, 23, beat off 19 other finalists after a competition that is now designed to promote agriculture in […]

‘Ouija’ spells out win on US, Canada movie charts

Posted by on 26/10/2014
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‘Ouija’ spells out win on US, Canada movie charts

‘Ouija’ spells out win on US, Canada movie charts

“Ouija”, a horror film inspired by the board said to contact the dead, haunted the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, collecting $20 million in weekend ticket sales and knocking Brad Pitt’s “Fury” out of first place. Another new entry, action thriller “John Wick” starring Keanu Reeves as a hit man […]

Anna Kendrickon modeling, movies, music

Posted by on 25/10/2014
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Anna Kendrickon modeling, movies, music

Anna Kendrickon modeling, movies, music

Anna Kendrick is in the holiday spirit. “I want it to be Christmas already! I just want to throw a soiree,” the bubbly actress said during a recent interview. Kendrick certainly looked the part, wearing a red, sleeveless party dress with a big, silk bow on the back. The outfit from Kate Spade New York’s […]

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