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
Chris Martin had an emotional meeting with a music fan last week. The Coldplay frontman met 21-year-old Edward Buckley at the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Awards, UK newspaper The Mirror reports.
With some deck chairs, a carpet and a handful of pocket-sized instruments, a New Zealand couple took to Berlin’s streets to busk and get by in a city where they couldn’t find jobs.
Katy Perry is reportedly open to the idea of rekindling her romance with John Mayer.
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 […]
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.
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
It is Saturday night. A young Army officer and his wife welcome a small group of people to their comfortable split-level home, which stands amid the tidy landscaping of a housing development in Louisville.
There’s no upside to setting people up. At best, you’re stuck writing a speech for a wedding; at worst, you find out your friends cry during sex
He’s the fastest runner ever, but Usain Bolt accepts that it will take people time to believe that he has no illegal assistance. “The Olympics is going to be a very big thing for me because I did extraordinary things in Beijing,” he said.