March 12, 2013 |
Hey, Justin Bieber, One Direction has your back. In a turn of events that surely has every teeny-bopper and tween heart aflutter around the world, members of the British boy band have backed up the Biebs after a trip to their homeland pretty much rocked the singer's world. The YouTube sensation-turned-pop star got a fair share of media scrutiny during the London leg of his "Believe" tour, which included ridiculed outfits , a lackluster 19th birthday, showing up two hours late to a concert, a run-in with a paparazzo , collapsing during a show and criticism over a Portugal concert cancellation.
March 10, 2013 |
At 14, Elle Fanning is already a seasoned actor. In "Ginger & Rosa," her 17th feature film, she plays Ginger, a young girl trying to cope with the turmoil of relationships and geopolitics in early 1960s London. She spoke by phone from Cape Town, South Africa. You told director Sally Potter that you felt like you grew up during "Ginger & Rosa. " What did you mean by that? I first read the script when I was 12, and I auditioned when I was 12, which was much younger than the age Sally had initially written in the script.
March 8, 2013 |
With the surging interest in natural wines, a budding vintner in London is jumping into the fray at Forty Hall community vineyard in the borough of Enfield. The Guardian newspaper reports that the only commercial vineyard inside the M25 motorway that encircles London is hoping to produce London's first organic wine since the Middle Ages. In this climate of bone-chilling cold, it's a challenge. This month, the Guardian's Patrick Barkham reports, 50 volunteers will prune 7,000 vines by hand.
March 7, 2013 |
Justin Bieber reportedly collapsed Thursday night after suffering breathing problems while playing the third of four shows planned for London's O2 arena. After receiving oxygen from emergency personnel, the 19-year-old returned to finish his final four songs before heading to the hospital to be checked out. Bieber told the audience he wasn't feeling well before he stumbled backstage, according to TMZ and the Daily Mail . He fainted backstage, not onstage, his rep told the Associated Press.
March 1, 2013 |
Justin Bieber is 19 and, for the first round of his birthday celebration, stripped down to show off his trim body. Because that's exactly what you do when you get a year older, right. Right? "Great show! Now gonna go celebrate 19! Thanks," the birthday boy tweeted late Thursday about his "Believe" tour performance in Birmingham, England, before heading out to party. The "Beauty and the Beat" singer left the show clothed but arrived at his London hotel shirtless, with his tighty whities in full view above his sagging blue leather pants.
February 28, 2013 |
Don't look for "The Sweeney" to win any awards. It's not going to, not even close. But that doesn't stop it from being a briskly involving British crime entertainment of the old school. You've seen the type, and more than once, but the genre still has enough juice to take us for a ride. A tale of crafty criminals battling it out against tough cops, "The Sweeney" benefits greatly from Ray Winstone 's performance as Jack Regan, one of London's most cantankerous law enforcement professionals.
February 27, 2013 |
LONDON - As the world's oldest subway, better known as the Tube, celebrates its 150th birthday, here's a familiar but gently tweaked reminder: Mind the map. The London Underground is justly famous as a defining feature of the British capital, a wonder of the modern age that whooshes millions of riders around the city every day. But a London institution that may have an even tighter grip on the public imagination is having a birthday too...
February 26, 2013 |
At Nowness.com , take a look at the quirky short entitled " Mr. Chow: Preparations " by German filmmaker Norbert Schoerner. A model gets dressed in a hotel room while watching a video of a Chinese chef making hand-pulled noodles at Mr. Chow in London. The noodle-maker's movements are mesmerizing -- and somehow comforting. As he tosses and pulls his rope of dough, slapping it on the counter or sweeping it through flour, the strands multiply and multiply. A real magic show.
February 25, 2013 |
Expletive-laced rants are nothing new to Kanye West, but this time the hip-hop star took aim at Justin Timberlake and his longtime pal Jay-Z. “Creativity fuels everything,” he began, before taking on the Grammys, corporate sponsorships and J.T. and Hova's new single, “Suit and Tie.” Appearing at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on Saturday night, West went on a 10-minute tangent, laid over the moody instrumental track from "Clique," a...
February 20, 2013 |
A new play about artist Ai Weiwei's secret detention in 2011 will premiere in April in London. Written by British playwright Howard Brenton, "#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei" is set to open at the Hampstead Theatre. The title of the play is a reference to Ai's Twitter handle. The artist, who is a regular user of the social networking site, has gotten into trouble with Chinese officials a number of times due to his online activism. In 2011, Ai was arrested by Beijing officials while attempting to travel to Hong Kong.