The annual music, film and technology conference South By Southwest boasts a stellar lineup of guests this year: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, NSA leak Edward Snowden, music superstars Lady Gaga, Blondie, Spandau Ballet and Coldplay, and environmental advocate Al Gore. But have they all been eclipsed by a pussycat with a miserable expression etched on its face The so-called Grumpy Cat – a two year old mixed-breed cat which became an internet superstar in 2012 because of its seemingly unhappy demeanour – is also attending the conference in the Texas capital, Austin, and appears to be its breakout star
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Chris Martin brought to tears by fan’s story
Young Kiwi band joins McCartney
Katy Perry ‘open to Mayer reunion’
Charlie Sheen is Playing Santa This Year
First a $100.000 check to Lilo to cover her tax debt and now another $150.000 to charities, Charlie is being a good boy despite his reputation. Charlie Sheen has been named as the highest paid actor of television by the Forbes made an astonishing $250.000 for one day’s work on the Scary 5 movie in September […]
Will Ireland Apologize to the Women of the Magdalene Laundries?
The 1955 advert for the Magdalene laundry in Dublin, Ireland reads like a tear-jerking charity appeal: “The Superioress and Sisters of The Magdalen Asylum … very earnestly beg the support of the liberal and kind-hearted to help them with the upkeep of the Institution for 130 Poor Penitents, who receive a home within its walls.” But the reality for many of the “penitents” or repentant sinners living in these institutions was very different from the ad’s beneficent tone.
A Tale of Two Indias
There are few finer views of the new India than from the cliff-top terrace of manufacturing magnates Parmeshwar and Adi Godrej. At night on the horizon, like a diamond necklace, streetlights trace a shoreline curve past the high-rise bank offices and apartment blocks of downtown Bombay, skirt the bars, gyms and boutiques of Marine Drive, and encircle Chowpatty Beach, ending in the rocky surf below