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New York celebrates 100 years of flamenco's magic spell

New York celebrates 100 years of flamenco's magic spellNew York, March 13 - New York celebrates flamenco's magical enchantment with an expo of some of the marks it has made on the intense cultural life of the Big Apple over the past 100 years.

"This exhibition is the biggest thing that ever happened to flamenco here - five months of telling people the history of flamenco in New York," Carlota Santana, founder of Flamenco Vivo, told EFE.

Conceived as a multimedia expo open until Aug 3, one of its gems is a rare 1934 recording by Federico Garcia Lorca and Antonia "La Argentina" Merce during a performance in New York.


Michelle Obama’s surprise cameo at Oscars draws conservative criticism

Michelle Obama’s surprise cameo at Oscars draws conservative criticism New York, Feb 26 : As Michelle Obama announced the nominees and winner of the Best Picture category at the Oscars, conservative critics gave a big thumbs down to the handling of Hollywood's most important annual production.

The surprise appearance of the at the end of the night was said to be "jarring" according to Christian Toto, assistant editor at Breitbart's Big Hollywood, the new York Daily News reported.


Hollywood activists seek support to free ‘Osama op doc’ Afridi

Hollywood activists seek support to free ‘Osama op doc’ Afridi Washington, Feb 23 : Hollywood-based activists have praised Oscar-nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" and have called on its cast and to draw attention to the plight of Dr. Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who helped CIA hunt Osama bin Laden.

Bob and Kira Lorsch and their RHL Group took out a full-page ad in Thursday's Hollywood Reporter with the headline: "Oscar, Help Free Afridi. America's Abandoned Hero."


Lacoste wows Fashion Week crowd with winter collection

Lacoste wows Fashion Week crowd with winter collectionNew York, Feb 11 - French design house Lacoste was a hit at New York's Fashion Week with its fall-winter collection, featuring a polar look, while Max Azria unveiled his second Herve Leger line for urban professional women.

The crowd at Lincoln Center enjoyed a sunny day Saturday in the wake of a blizzard that buried parts of Manhattan.

The public and designers appeared happy to get out and enjoy the offerings of Fashion Week.

Organizers brought in snow-clearing equipment Friday, with workers clearing streets and scattering salt to keep people from slipping on the ice.


Man downs entire pizza in 60 seconds as Super Bowl stunt

Man downs entire pizza in 60 seconds as Super Bowl stunt New York, Feb. 6 : Japan's superstar competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi wolfed down an entire Domino's pizza in less than 60 seconds in his own halftime Super Bowl show on Sunday.

The surprisingly slim 34-year-old ate the fast food in front of cheering frat boys in the party, the New York Daily reported.

Kobayashi was reportedly paid 1,500 dollars for his performance.

The footage posted on YouTube shows the Japan native folding the pizza slices into bite-size chunks and then washing them down with water.


Beyonce was phenomenal at the Super Bowl, says Michelle Obama

Beyonce was phenomenal at the Super Bowl, says Michelle Obama New York, Feb 4 : Michelle Obama was among the millions, who stuck around on Sunday to watch Beyonce perform at the half time of Super Bowl XLVII.

The First Lady -- who dined on Chesapeake crab cakes in honor of Baltimore and San Francisco cioppino stew with sourdough toast during the big game, according to White House pool reports -- tweeted her excitement about the singer's halftime show.

"Watching the #SuperBowl with family and friends. @beyonce was phenomenal! I am so proud of her! -mo," the Huffington Post quoted her as writing.


Tickets woes and a quick sell-out for first weekend of Coachella Music festival

Tickets woes and a quick sell-out for first weekend of Coachella Music festival Washington, Jan 30 : Tickets for the first weekend of this year's `Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival' reportedly sold out within 15 minutes, even when computer users reported widespread problems in attempting to purchase weekend passes.

Long wait times and site crashes plagued those attempting to purchase tickets for the more-in-demand April 12 weekend of the annual music festival's in Indio, California, the Los Angeles Times reported.

However, the tickets for April 12 continued to be purchased up to two hours after they were said to be sold out.


Michael Phelps `whisks off stunning waitress girlfriend to Bahamas`

Michael Phelps `whisks off stunning waitress girlfriend to Bahamas` Washington, Jan. 30 : Michael Phelps, who broke up with aspiring model Megan Rossee in December after a 10-month relationship, has whisked off a stunning waitress to the Bahamas for a romantic vacation.

The legendary swimmer's new girlfriend is 22-year-old Sarah Herndon, and according to her pal, she has been "swept off her feet" by Phelps, Radar Online reported.

The 18 time Olympic gold medallist met her while she was on a holiday with her family in Cabo St Lucas, and she extended her trip an extra day to stay with him, while her family went home.


Ashley Judd splits from race car-driving husband Dario Franchitti

Ashley Judd splits from race car-driving husband Dario Franchitti New York, Jan 30 : Ashley Judd and her race car driver hubby Dario Franchitti are splitting up after more than 10 years of marriage.

Judd told People magazine that they have mutually decided to end their marriage, the New York Daily News reported.

"We'll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed," she said.

Judd and Franchitti, 39, tied the knot in 2001 at a private wedding in Scotland. (ANI)


Steve Wozniak irked by `totally wrong` scene in ‘jOBS’ film

Steve Wozniak irked by `totally wrong` scene in ‘jOBS’ film Washington, Jan 26 : Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that filmmakers got it "totally wrong" in a recently-released scene from Ashton Kutcher's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic `jOBS.'

In the scene, Kutcher's Jobs tries to persuade Wozniak, portrayed by actor Josh Gad, that consumers at that time would actually be interested in buying personal computers if they were available. Wozniak is none too receptive to the idea.

"Nobody wants to buy a computer... nobody," Gad says in the scene.

But, the real-life Wozniak claims it was actually the other way around, CBS News reported.


I still hope for reconciliation. I love Maria still, says Arnie

I still hope for reconciliation. I love Maria still, says ArnieWashington, January 23 : Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he still loves Maria Shriver and is hoping that they can get back together.

"We're not fighting any war. I still hope for reconciliation. I love Maria still," Fox News quoted Schwarzenegger as telling Bild.

The answer was in response to a question where the former Californian Governor was asked if he was spending Christmas with his family -- including his ex-wife.


President and First Lady dance to `Let’s Stay Together`

President and First Lady dance to `Let’s Stay Together` Washington, Jan 22 : President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle danced to `Let's Stay Together,' performed by Jennifer Hudson, at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball after his inauguration.

The 44th President of the United States introduced his wife, as she emerged on stage in a long red dress, saying, that she inspires him everyday, the Politico reported.

Obama famously sang a line from the song at an Apollo Theater fundraiser a year ago. (ANI)


Bill Clinton is a Homeland fan, says Claire Danes

Bill Clinton is a Homeland fan, says Claire Danes Washington, Jan 15 : Claire Danes has revealed that she got a special request to hang out with President Bill Clinton, who she says is a fan of her political thriller "Homeland."

The "Homeland" star told Access Hollywood that Clinton had asked her if she would come and meet him in some special room, after they both appeared at the Golden Globes, the Politico reported.

Danes further said that when she arrived, she saw Clinton talking to Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson and thought that it was amazing, as he is an icon.


Zero Dark Thirty claims 1st place at US box office with $24m revenue

Zero Dark Thirty claims 1st place at US box office with $24m revenue Washington, Jan 14 : `Zero Dark Thirty' claimed the top spot at the box office over the weekend.

According to studio estimates Sunday, Sony Pictures' Osama bin Laden manhunt drama nabbed first place with 24 million dollars in its first weekend in wide release, CBS News reported.

The film, which opened in a limited run last month, earned five Oscar nominations last week, including Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Best Actress for Jessica Chastain as a dogged CIA operative.

Open Road Films' horror parody `A Haunted House' starring Marlon Wayans debuted in second place with a solid 18.8 million dollars.


Beyonce announces Destiny’s Child reunion

Beyonce announces Destiny’s Child reunion New York, Jan 11 : Beyonce announced Destiny's Child's reunion when she broke the news that the American R n B girl group is set to release its first new material in nearly a decade.

The 31-year-old singer has revealed in her website that she is proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years, the New York Daily reported.

According to ET, `Love Songs' will be a collection of Destiny's Child's most romantic tracks along with at least one new song called "Nuclear."


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