Writer-recluse sold his archive

Writer-recluse sold his archive74-year-old American writer Cormac McCarthy (Cormac McCarthy) sold his personal archive to the University of Texas in San Marcos.Personal papers of the writer, not talking to the press, was estimated at two million dollars, reports The New York Times.The archive contains letters to McCarthy, his notebooks, drafts and galleys of books.McCarthy is the author of ten novels, one of which is "All the Pretty Horses" ("Horses, horses...") - was awarded the National book award in the USA. The last book of the writer - "The Road") is a noted Pulitzer prize in 2007.A screen adaptation of another book McCarthy - No Country for Old Men", carried out by brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, may be one of the main contenders for the "Oscar" of the American Academy of 2008. Source: the Writer-recluse sold his archive. . . . Читать полностью -->

Angelina Jolie spoke about `Beowulf`

Angelina Jolie spoke about `Beowulf`Sunday met actress with journalists, where questions were raised about the upcoming premiere of the film adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf.Together with Angelina Jolie (Angelina Jolie) at the same site worked with famous actors such as John Malkovich (John Malkovich), Anthony Hopkins (Anthony Hopkins), Robin Wright Penn (Robin Wright Penn, Crispin Glover (Crispin Glover) and others. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis (Robert Zemeckis).Epic tale Beowulf, written in the VIII-IX centuries of our era, tells of the exploits of the knight of the tribe of goutou (relatives of the Danes). Beowulf killed the evil Grendel (Crispin Glover). To extreme old age he ruled gautami and died fighting the dragon. The world premiere is scheduled for November 17, 2007. Source: Angelina Jolie spoke about "Beowulf"". Читать полностью -->

Depression divorce brought Baskov to the hospital

Depression divorce brought Baskov to the hospitalThe scandal around the family quarrel of the singer with his wife undermined the health of Nicholas - the "Golden voice of Russia" was forced to seek help from doctors.Suffering a break with his wife Svetlana Baskov became one of the elite clinics in Europe.Throughout the week, the doctors brought order to the shattered nervous system of the Russian stars and conducted a full examination of the body. Local doctors prescribed sedatives and advised to limit contact with people. In the example he cited a disappointing story to his colleagues, the Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon.The singer, who last year survived a scandalous divorce from his wife, was so beaten down that almost a year has lost his voice! commented on "Your DAY" one of the doctors clinic. - To repeat his fate Baskov is not worth it.HospitalThe clinic, which turned singer, he was recommended to friends. It really is considered one of the best in Europe. It is a cozy hotel, where Nikolai had a Suite. Читать полностью -->

Queen of beauty sprayed pepper spray

Queen of beauty sprayed pepper sprayIn Puerto Rico unknown attackers sprayed pepper spray, clothes and cosmetics beauty Queen to break her statement, reports AP.Despite this, the 24-year-old Ingrid Marie Rivera, beating 29 other contestants, won and became the representative of Puerto Rico in the Miss universe 2008, although she had to use the bad to wear makeup and dress, spattered pepper spray, said the representative of the contest Harold Rosario.In front of the cameras and judges Rivera was held on bravely, but, having gone backstage, she takes off her clothes and put ice to the face and body swollen and covered with a rash."We first thought it was an allergic reaction, or nervous. But then we began to doubt," said Rosario.Later on clothing Rivera and her makeup was discovered pepper spray.Also, someone stole the bag Rivera with her dresses, makeup and credit cards. But because of the threat of a bomb, the organizers were forced to postpone the final, told the Magali Fable, contest Director.The organizers said that they hope to catch intruders. According to them, they are investigating on their own and had not contacted the police.Beauty pageants in Puerto Rico, women who five times won the title of "Miss universe" held in conditions of tough competition. However, to sabotage it never led, says Rosario.Rivera, who in 2005 won the title of Miss World Caribbean, from the beginning of the contest was surrounded by scandals. Rivals complained that she's too experienced and should be disqualified. Читать полностью -->

Beyonce gave Jay-Z romantic birthday party in Paris

Beyonce gave Jay-Z romantic birthday party in Paris Rapper Jay-Z decided not to arrange sumptuous feasts on the occasion of the 38-th birthday and celebrated it in Paris alone with his beloved Beyonce.If last year the couple threw a big three-day party in Caribbean style, now they prefer quiet intimate romantic dinner in Paris. According to People magazine, Jay-Z and Beyonce almost all his day spent in the room of his hotel Meurice overlooking the Tuileries garden. Late in the evening star, the couple sat in a Maybach limousine and went to katata Paris on the evening, then had dinner in a posh restaurant L Avenue and had fun at the famous Crazy Horse cabaret. Probably a romantic vacation with your beloved will remember Jay-Z is not smaller than a noisy party with friends. Source: Beyonce gave Jay-Z romantic birthday party in Paris (photos). . Читать полностью -->

J. K. Rowling broke down in tears, remembering his impoverished past

J. K. Rowling broke down in tears, remembering his impoverished pastBritish author JK Rowling cried when visiting the apartment where at the time he wrote the first novel of the epic Harry Potter series, said Sunday the British TV channel "sky news".At a time when Rowling was born the idea of the first book about the boy wizard "Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone, she was a single mother, barely making ends meet on public assistance.And here, now one of the richest women Britain Rowling decided to visit the apartment in Edinburgh, where she was at that difficult time and which is not so far from its current luxury homes.Wiping her tears, the writer admitted that he was amazed to see on the shelves among the new tenants books about Potter."Oh, look, books about Harry Potter. Now it's so strange to see. After all, this is the room in which I finished writing the novel "Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone!", "said Rowling."This is where I completely turned his life around. My destiny has really changed in this apartment," admitted the writer.Touching footage depicting "the return" Rowling on the place of conception of the epic about Potter, the British will be able to see in the writer documentary TV channel ITV1."Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone was rejected by 12 publishing houses while their attention on the novel did not pay the publishing house Bloomsbury. Читать полностью -->

Zemfira rests on some stimulants

Zemfira rests on some stimulantsHalf an hour before the concert in Novosibirsk Zemfira has suddenly become so bad that I had to urgently call an ambulance.- The case was very unusual, " admitted "Z" Anatoly Shvedov, Director of the sports Palace, which hosted a performance by the singer. Doctors examined Zemfira and gave her a stimulant. After that it got better. But we are not doctors released. Help Zemfira could need at any time! So her concert she worked under the watchful eye of five doctors who were on duty behind the scenes.Despite the extremely poor health, "girl-scandal" refused to cancel his concert."You know, I was a little unwell," she told fans in a tired voice. But don't worry, this is not so bad...However, despite this comforting statement, deadly pale, the singer was a mess. Читать полностью -->

Roberto Cavalli: Lopez really pregnant

Roberto Cavalli: Lopez really pregnantDesigner Roberto Cavalli has officially confirmed what the rumor for several months: Jennifer Lopez really pregnant.As a person that develops clothing for the famous singer and actress, he as no one else needs to know.The question журналаPeople about what types of clothes he invents for his famous clients, he said, "Jennifer Lopez, for example, currently requires very special clothes, because she is pregnant"."It is very difficult, because every week it becomes more and more," added the designer Tuesday in new York to demonstrate their vodka under the brand Roberto Cavalli Vodka, which he now produces.Cavalli has designed for 38-year-old singer's many wide and loose outfits. "Jennifer Lopez is a singer and a dancer," says Cavalli. - Most of the performers for their tours want to get very loose clothing so that they can move freely".Meanwhile, press Secretary Lopez refused to comment on statements by Roberto Cavalli. Source: Roberto Cavalli: Lopez really pregnant. . . Читать полностью -->

In Moscow will name the winners `Triumph`

In Moscow will name the winners `Triumph`The laureates of the Russian independent award "Triumph" for the year 2007 4 December will be announced in Moscow. This award, which celebrates the highest achievements in literature and art, has been awarded since 1992.The award "Triumph", established by the project writer Zoe boguslawska, every year is unchanged and is equivalent to 300 thousand dollars. Each winner will receive 50 thousand dollars, a statuette of "Golden elf" made by the sketch by Ernst Neizvestny, a gold badge and diploma, ITAR-TASS reported.In addition, since 2000 Triumph established incentive grants for young talents, the winners of which will be handed on 2,5 thousand dollars. In 2006, their total number amounted to 18 people.During the existence of this prestigious award were marked with well-known musicians, writers, actors, journalists. Among the winners - Sviatoslav Richter, Alfred Schnittke, Viktor Astaf'ev, Vasil Bykov, Valery Gergiev, Danelia, Pyotr Fomenko, and many others.The winners of the "Triumph" in 2006 were only four people, not five as previously: composer Sofia Gubaidulina, film Director Eldar Ryazanov, the Ukrainian actor Bohdan Stupka and rock musician Yury Shevchuk.Nominations are the prerogative of the jury members. Each jury member has the right to nominate one nominee, after viewing the materials and deliberations of the jury members by secret ballot determined the winners.As a rule, no more than five. Читать полностью -->

Alexander Kushnir found a replacement Zemfira

Alexander Kushnir found a replacement ZemfiraThe stars of show business, these by themselves do not become, even the most talented didn't make it themselves - an axiom. And when I accidentally catch the edge of the ear "he had made himself", that quiet smile, looking mainly at the floor.Because there are artists and there are people who "made", even if these people were given to him by circumstances, and only pushed a talent on the rise.So messy and rude I'm talking about the producers and PR people. And I mean that one of the main events of the last week was the birthday of one of the main publicists of Russia. To his twenty-ninth birthday Alexander Kushnir (known journalist, publicist, statesman of show business) published the book "the Headliners".Indeed, his PR Agency "Kushnir Production" is a major supplier of "star" of news occasions in almost all media, as among his clients you can find the names of a good half of the artists and players of our show business. That's about the most-most, about "their" headliners, Kushnir and wrote the book, so to speak, to show people how it really is. The main characters of the book are: may tea, Boris Grebenshikov, Ilya Lagutenko, Maxim Fadeev, Zemfira, Glucose, Leonid Burlakov, Ilya Kormiltsev.What does "may tea"? Explain. Читать полностью -->

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