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U.S. officials halt Bahrain outreach featuring ‘King of Partying’ Andrew W.K.

WASHINGTON — The US State Department was forced to deny Monday that it had invited a notorious rock star behind such classics as “Party Til You Puke” to represent America in the conservative Gulf state of Bahrain. Musician, DJ, motivational speaker and self-styled “King of Partying” Andrew W.K. had earlier…

Stormclouds gather over The Hobbit premiere amid animal care scandal

British actor Martin Freeman is close to becoming an official mascot for New Zealand, thanks to his role in the new Hobbit film and this weekend’s unveiling of a giant image of his face on the side of a Boeing jet at Auckland airport. And suddenly it looks as if…

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ beats Bieber as YouTube’s most watched video

South Korean pop sensation Psy’s “Gangnam Style” on Saturday became YouTube’s most-watched video of all time, registering more than 803 million views to overtake “Baby” by Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber. The 34-year-old rapper has rocketed to fame since his “Gangnam Style” video — in which he performs his now famous…

Christo plans sculpture of oil drums to tower above sands of Abu Dhabi to compete with Egypt’s pyramids

Flat-topped pyramid taller than St Paul’s aims to create effect of a multicoloured Islamic mosaic He is an artist best known for wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin and for siting thousands of coloured umbrellas across valleys in Japan and America. Now Christo is creating for Abu Dhabi a colossal structure…

‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies at 81

Larry Hagman, who shot to worldwide fame for his portrayal of the oilman villain J.R. Ewing in the US television series “Dallas,” has died at the age of 81 after losing a battle with cancer, his family said Saturday. “When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones,” the family…

British lawmaker lambasted over reality show stint

Politicians have done many things over the years to win votes, but none more so than British lawmaker Nadine Dorries, who spent 12 days in the Australian jungle eating ostrich anus on national television. The feisty 55-year-old has been catapulted into the public eye by her appearance on “I’m A…

Philip Roth’s retirement stuns literary critics

Novelist Philip Roth’s decision to lay down his pen despite seemingly good health and his formerly unstoppable production at the age of 79, has stunned US literary circles. The low-key announcement first appeared in the French cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles and was missed by many in the United States, where…

Rejected Beatles demo tape resurfaces and is up for auction

he Beatles demo tape that record label Decca overlooked — a decision branded the biggest mistake in music history — has resurfaced and is up for auction, according to newspapers. Recorded on New Year’s Day 1961, Decca artists and repertoire man Dick Rowe passed over the Liverpool group and signed…

Film planned on life of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence

A film is being planned about the life and times of Michael Hutchence, the frontman of Australian rock band INXS who committed suicide 15 years ago, according to a report. Former Hollywood screenwriter Bobby Galinsky, best-known for his work on the 1990 Kiefer Sutherland thriller “Flatliners”, told ABC on Friday…

Uganda postpones trial of British gay play producer David Cecil

A Ugandan court on Thursday postponed the trial of a British theatre producer for staging a play about a gay man without proper authorisation until early next year, his lawyer said. David Cecil — who faces up to two years in jail if found guilty — was arrested in September…

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