Italian archaeologists have discovered a sacred mountain where ancient Etruscans worshipped gods and burned sacred objects in their honour during the Bronze Age 3000 years ago.Experts from the Archeological Superintendency for southern Etruria and La Sapienza University in Rome found the site at Mount Cimino near Viterbo, 80 km north of Rome. The discovery is considered one … [Read more...] about Etruscan Holy Site discovered near Viterbo
A lapse in Lindsay Lohan's health insurance - because she's not been working in the past year - has prevented her from paying for the psychological counseling ordered as part of her probation, her lawyer revealed in court yesterday. "Maybe she knows somebody who can help out," Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner said, warning Lohan she had 21 days to sign … [Read more...] about Lindsay Lohan’s too poor to pay a psychologist?
A new study by psychologists at the University of Toronto and Tufts University shows that a woman can more accurately identify a man's sexual orientation when looking at his face, when she is closest to her time of peak ovulation. Further, having romantic thoughts or a mating goal heightens a woman's ability to discriminate between straight and gay men."This effect is not … [Read more...] about Psychologists find that during ovulation women can sense if a man is gay
Four performances of Romeo and Juliet might not sound much, but if you're performing them at London's O2 Arena that means you need to sell an awful lot of tickets - think of it as an equivalent of 40 nights at the Royal Opera House.Ballet fans alone won't fill it, neither will curious tourists who want to see the dome from the inside. A new audience needs to be seduced, … [Read more...] about The Royal Ballet have to shift 80,000-odd seats – dancer Bennet Gartside is giving them a hand
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has asked a Houston Fox affiliate for a formal apology after it aired a "Is TV Too Gay?" segment following last week's 90-minute Lady Gaga–themed episode.The segment zeroed in on the pretty gay Glee, asking whether it "delve[s] too much into homosexual relationships." And Fox host Damali Keith compared the gay … [Read more...] about Glee too gay? GLAAD is mad
A set of love letters penned by Edith Piaf to her cycling champion lover Louis Gerardin have been published in France.The great chanteuse's passionate months-long affair with the married Gerardin inspired a torrent of flowery, emotional missives, dotted with spelling mistakes and crossings-out, that reveal Piaf's fragility and desperate need to be loved back."You have … [Read more...] about “Forty eight hours with Piaf are more tiring than a lap in the Tour de France”
Just over 23 years ago, Stephen Evans, a corporate stockbroker bored with City life, took a punt on a promising young actor called Kenneth Branagh. With no previous experience in the arts, Evans put up £10,000 to launch Branagh as a theatrical impresario having read about him in a newspaper article. As Thor is about to hit the screens Evans remembers the young upstart:"I … [Read more...] about The man who made Kenneth Branagh: “It’s more difficult to get into RADA than it is to Oxbridge”
Actor Jim Caviezel has claimed his Hollywood career was wrecked by playing Jesus.He said he was ‘rejected in my own industry’ after taking on the lead role in Mel Gibson's controversial movie ‘The Passion of the Christ’. Since playing the son of God in the 2004 film he said offers had dried up and he is shunned by many within the industry. Although a box office hit taking … [Read more...] about Jim Caviezel says Passion of the Christ has ruined his career
Terry Gilliam's production of The Damnation of Faust is about to open at the English National Opera - here are some of his comments about opera, Faust and directing opera:“The operas I went to when I was younger were tedious, so I was never lured back.”“People have been badgering me for years to do opera. I’ve always resisted, but they caught me at a low point in my … [Read more...] about Terry Gilliam on directing The Damnation of Faust with his tongue stuck firmly in his cheek!
"I just loved Martha, although she was difficult and outrageous. It’s not a well-known fact about her, but she could be very funny. We’d laugh and laugh at rehearsals. I still think about her. She left an indelible impression on me." - Taylor, now 80, remembering Graham … [Read more...] about Paul Taylor on Martha Graham