Ozzy sues against rule to play LA arena

Ozzy Osbourne has sued to stop a requirement to play the Staples Center in Los Angeles which he said was imposed by its owner as a condition to book London's lucrative 02 Arena.

Obama shares parenting tips with New Zealand PM Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received parenting tips from Barack Obama when she met the former US president in Auckland on Thursday.


Anime, Michelin Man and Transformers: truck art thrives in Thailand

Music pounds from the speakers and LED lights ripple across the customised cabs at a "truck party" hosted by proud Thai drivers showing off their lorries with swag.

French food fest wants to whet the world's appetite

Truffled frogs legs with spiced raisins, and apple and pear tart with prune and Armagnac ice cream... French chefs were setting out Wednesday to make mouths water in a global celebration of the country's cuisine.


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


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.


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»


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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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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.

Tonga's flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua stunned viewers by appearing topless at the ceremony.

Topless Tongan's secret weapon against freezing cold: coconut oil

The Tongan flag-bearer's secret has been revealed: it was coconut oil that kept him warm when he paraded half-naked at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

Spanish defender Marc Bartra arrives at a German court to testify in the trial of a man who has admitted to carrying out a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund's bus

Dortmund bomb attack «changed my life,» Bartra tells court

Spanish defender Marc Bartra told a German court Monday of his mortal fear when bombs hit the bus of his Borussia Dortmund football team last year in an attack which he said «changed my life».