TV presenter Alison Mau has taken a swipe at a New Zealand gossip magazine for taking intimate snaps of her and her partner at a concert. In a two-page spread, Woman’s Day printed cosy pictures of Mau and her partner Karleen Edmonds kissing and cuddling.
A well-chosen art collection is a work of art itself; it has integrity and takes the pulse of an era.
Is there a link between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s hold on political power inside Italy and his hold over the wider scandal-craved collective imagination of our contemporary culture? Clues to that question may be found in a series of blurry photographs that have wound up on the front page of the respected Spanish daily El País. The five photos show scenes of poolside nudity and seminudity inside the walls of the Prime Minister’s private villa on the island of Sardinia, as well as images of a Berlusconi walking in the company of several different women.
Italian teenager Federico Macheda enjoyed a remarkable debut to English football as he curled home an injury-time winner that sent Manchester United back to the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 3-2 home win over Aston Villa. It seemed United would have to settle for a point after Cristiano Ronaldo’s double had only proved enough to keep United level against a Villa side that thoroughly deserved a lead provided by John Carew and Gabriel Agbonlahor. But 17-year-old substitute Macheda, a former member of the Lazio academy who arrived at Old Trafford in 2007, was to have the last word
David Villa and Fernando Llorente scored the goals as European champions Spain extended their amazing unbeaten run to 29 games with a 2-0 victory over an England side for whom David Beckham equalled the Three Lions record of 108 caps for an outfield player. A tight match between two in-form sides in Seville came to life in the 36th minute when Xabi Alonso’s pass found Villa in the area — and the Valencia striker twisted defender Phil Jagielka one way then another before slotting the ball into the corner of the net.