Entertainment

Golden age for Kylie as Australia's pop princess turns 50

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.

LA's people walker is beating loneliness, one step at a time

Chuck McCarthy's walking service provides fresh air, exercize and companionship for $30 an hour -- but peeing on trees is an absolute no-no.

Lifestyle

Russian police arrest man who vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting

Russian police on Saturday said they arrested a man for vandalising one of the best known works of 19th century painter Ilya Repin, depicting Ivan the Terrible killing his son, at a gallery in Moscow.

Project Q, the Californian genderqueer salon 'saving life'

Nova -- young, black, and a member of Los Angeles's homeless population -- is sick of looking feminine and wants a part-shaved, mainly dreadlocked hairstyle that can appear a little more manly when the occasion demands.

Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey's impassioned speech at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony earlier this month renewed speculation of a 2020 presidential bid

Oprah on presidential bid: «Not for me»

Chat show icon Oprah Winfrey has brushed off speculation she might run for US president in 2020, saying in an interview published Thursday she lacks «the DNA for it»

«Fire and Fury» to get TV adaptation

«Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House» -- the tell-all President Donald Trump has said is «full of lies» -- is to be adapted for television, US media reported on Wednesday

Cinema

John Turturro, pictured in September 2017, will play the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville who witnesses a series of macabre murders at a remote monastery in the Italian Alps

Everett and Tuturro to star in TV remake of «The Name of the Rose»

Hollywood stars Rupert Everett and John Turturro are to star in the first television adaptation of «The Name of the Rose», its producers said Wednesday

Oscar nominees in main categories

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 90th Academy Awards, to be handed out on March 4 in Hollywood.

Entertainment

Russia pulls British comedy «The Death of Stalin»

Russia's culture ministry on Tuesday withdrew permission for the release of British film «The Death of Stalin» later this week after officials and top arts figures labelled it offensive and «extremist»

Lifestyle

Chanel goes girly with pretty-in-pink walk in the park

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld dived into the brand's archives for his pretty-in-pink haute couture Paris show Tuesday, giving its founder Coco Chanel's classics an intensely girly twist

Lifestyle

Jane Fonda: from «vacuous» bombshell to leading activist

Sex kitten, Oscar-winner, peacenik, fitness guru, fashion model, cancer patient, feminist and political activist -- Jane Fonda has spent her life confounding labels and surprising people

New York provides exceptional security for Thanksgiving Day parade

New York's traditional Thanksgiving Day parade got under way Thursday with huge crowds lining city streets from Central Park to Herald Square amid tight security following recent terror attacks.

People

BBC drop football pundit Trevor Sinclair after racial abuse

Former England international Trevor Sinclair has been dropped as a football pundit by the BBC after he racially abused a policeman who arrested him for drink-driving.

Pope Francis urges peace and understanding for migrants

Pope Francis on Monday used his New Year homily to urge peace and understanding for migrants and refugees.

Christmas

Aquarium of Paris, the wishes of Santa Claus sub

With a white beard of ordinance and red dress has made wishes for happy holidays making the happiness of the children who have immortalized the unusual guest

People

Australia pitches for Prince Harry stag night, honeymoon

Australia's tourism minister has made a shameless pitch to entice Prince Harry Down Under for his stag night or honeymoon, offering a James Bond-style «helicopter crawl» or seclusion in the Outback.

Meghan Markle follows Grace Kelly in abandoning acting

Meghan Markle says acting will take a back seat when she marries Prince Harry, following the example of screen icon Grace Kelly who abandoned Hollywood to marry into royalty.

Music

Bruce Springsteen, top ticket on Broadway, extends run

Bruce Springsteen on Tuesday announced four more months of intimate concerts on Broadway after his initial run triggered massive interest -- and wide disappointment among fans who couldn't get tickets.

Rap mogul Jay-Z leads Grammys race with eight nods

Jay-Z led Grammy nominations Tuesday with eight nods, followed closely by fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar with seven, in a striking embrace of hip-hop for the music industry's top prizes.

Lifestyle

Pink diamond sells for over $32 mn in Hong Kong

An enormous oval diamond named the «Pink Promise» was sold Tuesday for an eye-watering US$32.16 million at auction in Hong Kong.

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US President Donald Trump says he is working with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help telecom giant ZTE to stay in business

Trump pledges to safeguard Chinese telecoms jobs

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he was working with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to prevent telecom giant ZTE from going out of business after it was hit by an American technology sales ban.

Li Ka-shing told reporters he had done 'the best I can' as he brought down the curtain on a storied career that has seen him amass a fortune of more than $33 billion

Hong Kong's «Superman» Li Ka-shing bows out

Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing on Thursday brought down the curtain on a storied career, saying he had done «the best I can».

Vanesa Calderon and Vladimir Mejia pose in their costumes for the carnival of Tlaxcala, Mexico. The satirical costumes and masks were originally masquerades of wealthy Spanish and French colonialists, and represent a fusion of European and pre-Hispan

A lawless Mexican region's explosively colorful carnival

As two armored military vehicles patrol the streets of Tlaxcala, workers unload a pick-up truck full of enormous traditional masks for this lawless Mexican region's explosively colorful carnival.

South Korean fans cheer as South Korea's Yun Sungbin  gets the gold in the mens's skeleton during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Friday.

Korean «Iron Man» Kim wins historic Olympic skeleton gold

South Korea's Yun Sung-bin made history Friday as he become Asia's first Olympic skeleton champion after completely dominating the daredevil event in Pyeongchang.