Terry Pratchett became a knight of the British Empire

titleThe famous British science fiction writer Terry Pratchett was awarded the honorary title of knight of the British Empire, said on Wednesday the AP. With him Royal honours were awarded 965.The knights of the Order of the British Empire also became Scottish cyclist Chris hoy, who became the first 100 years of the British athlete who won three gold medals at one Olympic games. Other athletes who excelled at the Beijing Olympics, has also received orders: cyclist Bradley Wiggins became the commander of the Order (third degree), swimmer Rebecca Adlington officer (fourth degree), and athlete Christina Ohuruogu - member of the Order (fifth grade).The title of commander of the British Empire was also awarded with a rock musician Robert plant from Led Zeppelin. As for other representatives of show business, the title officer of the Order was received by the actor Michael sheen, who played Tony Blair in "the Queen". One of the recipients was also Nigel Lightfoot, the employee of one of divisions of the British system of health, under whose leadership more than 25 places of London was discovered radioactive polonium-210, which in one of the city's cafes was poisoned Alexander Litvinenko.Member of the Order also became a British racing driver "Formula 1-Lewis Hamilton, as well as 14-year-old swimmer Eleanor Simmonds, member of the Paralympic games. Simmonds, said the Agency, became the youngest in the history of the order of the owner of the honorary title.The order of the British Empire is the lowest award in the British system of awards. Читать полностью -->

The St. Petersburg censorship against `the vagina Monologues`

titleAuthorities of St. Petersburg have banned the advertising of the famous play "the vagina Monologues", citing ethical considerations. This was reported in the LJ community newdrama.According to the party's Femme Fatale community, city officials did not have problems with the word "vagina" in the title. Instead, the Committee on advertising of St. Petersburg did not approve of the hand of the girl on the Billboard. According to representatives of the Committee, hands ridiculously stacked".The play "the vagina Monologues" (The Vagina Monologues was written by Eve Ensler (Eve Ensler) and first staged in 1996. Читать полностью -->

In the Netherlands, found paintings of Renoir and tegnГ№e is just

titleThe Dutch police arrested three suspects in the attempted sale of the stolen paintings.In the collection of the arrested was found 8 paintings were considered lost 17-19 centuries, including paintings by Renoir and tegnГ№e is just, AFP reports. Found Dutch police the paintings were stolen from the picture gallery of Maastricht in 1987.Police said the paintings are in very poor condition. Some canvases, apparently, for years it was stored folded.In the case of the sale of the stolen paintings were arrested 45-year-old German living in Dubai, and his 62-year-old mother, as well as 66-year-old man. The names of the suspects are not called. Also not specified how they got these canvases.The police became interested in sellers of paintings, when they offered to buy the 6 paintings by one of the insurance companies. It turned out that the paintings were insured in this company, and at the time she paid the insurance for the loss in the amount of 2.8 million dollars. Читать полностью -->

Mikhalkov was awarded a prize by Kurosawa

titleThe prize of 50 thousand dollars Mikhalkov was awarded in the framework of the 21st international film festival in Tokyo. The award was given to the Director for his contribution to world cinema.At the ceremony, Nikita Mikhalkov called Akira Kurosawa "the world's greatest Director." According to Mikhalkov, he would like to see Kurosawa as his teacher along with Bergman, Fellini, and Dovzhenko , said on Sunday Newspaper.ru.Nikita Mikhalkov is known in Japan for his films "Oblomov", "Burnt by the sun", "unfinished piece for mechanical piano", "the Barber of Siberia". The award Akira Kurosawa was Warren Beaty, Clint Eastwood, Milos Forman, Steven Spielberg. Source: Mikhalkov was awarded a prize by Kurosawa. . . Читать полностью -->

Guy Ritchie and Madonna will try to avoid scandals

titleAccording to rumors, guy Ritchie and Madonna decided not to delay the divorce until Christmas. They will break up earlier and try to avoid squabbles and scandals, reports ContactMusic with reference to the News of the World.On this they encouraged their daughter Lourdes. She is already 12, in contrast to the eight-year-old Rocco and three-year-old David, she really understands what is happening between the parents:"Lourdes heartbroken - quotes the News of the World the words of one insider. - Despite the fact that the guy is not her biological father, she really loves him and she likes to live with him in London. She wants to visit Ghatak often as possible. In the end, she knows it most of my life!". Читать полностью -->

Top 10 star kids

titleRecently, Forbes magazine, known for its rankings, released another Top 10. This time under the blow of the experts have got the youngest celebrities of Hollywood who often shone with their smiles in the media.First place in the ranking gave the long-suffering Suri cruise, and the three subsequent children of Angelina Jolie and brad pitt.On the tenth place ranking celebrity babies - Sam Shin, a 4-year-old daughter of Denise Richards and Charlie sheen.The ninth position gave 3-year-old son of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Sean Preston.Number eight 3-year-old adopted son of Madonna and guy Ritchie from Malawi, David Banda.Seventh place in the ranking of the experts have left for Matilda rose Ledger, 3-year-old daughter of Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger.The sixth position gave his son the football player David Beckham and singer Victoria Beckham Cruz.The top five ranking opens the daughter of tiger woods and Elin a structure woods - year-old Sam Alexis.The next three positions are occupied by the children of Angelina Jolie and brad pitt. On fourth - and 4-year-old adopted Vietnamese boy pax,the third 3-year-old adopted daughter from Ethiopia, Zahara,and the second 2-year-old native daughter of the famous couple - the awl.Heads ten children of Hollywood celebrities, the daughter of Tom cruise and Katie Holmes, Suri cruise. Source: Top 10 star kids (photo). . . Читать полностью -->

Elizabeth II made Shimon Peres a knight

titleBritain's Queen Elizabeth II on 20 November made by Israeli President Shimon Peres a knight, reports The Jerusalem Post.The ceremony took place in Buckingham Palace. Perez received from the hands of the Queen of the Great Cross of the order of St Michael and St George (KCMG).The order occupies the sixth position on the seniority in the British honours system, after the orders of the Garter, Thistle, St. Patrick, the Bath, and Indian star.Typically, it is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the establishment of friendly international relations with the UK and Commonwealth countries.Among the knights of the order of former U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush senior, the founder of Microsoft bill gates and lead singer of U2, Bono. Source: Elizabeth II made Shimon Peres a knight. . Читать полностью -->

Guy Ritchie came off with friends at the exhibition

titleGuy Ritchie for the first time after breaking up with Madonna allowed myself to relax in the company of nice people. Director, picked up by the white hands of the stars of his next movie "Sherlock Holmes" Robert Downey and Jude law, sent her foot in... art gallery!Namely, in White Cube in Mayfair. Here's an old acquaintance of Mr. Ritchie, the artist Sam Taylor-wood has presented its new exhibition - for the time being only for the elite. To see who has made the honor the guest list, look under the cut - it's worth it, because among these people was, for example, a ladies ' man Hugh Grant :).As for the guy, according to insiders, he looked great and even smiled:"The guy was in great shape, he enjoyed the company of friends and hangouts. Читать полностью -->

Top selling artists of the world Chinese

titleExperts in the field of the global art market has completed an analysis of 2900 auctions held in the last season - from July 2007 to June 2008. And made a list of the 500 most "selling" artists and sculptors.At the top of the list is dominated by artists from Asia, and a significant portion of them are Chinese, writes the edition "New news".Experts predict that in few years the term "Asian art" will be used as widely and often as today "Western art". Having a large trade surplus and huge foreign exchange reserves, China will surely emerge from the current crisis superpower. Not only in the economy. In relation to the contemporary art of China is already considered to be one of the most developed countries.This is confirmed by the results of world auctions. Of the twenty most popular commercial representatives of the art world at the end of the season 13 - Asians: 11 represent China and one each in Japan and India. Читать полностью -->

In Russia revived the production of vinyl records

titleBecome part of history and collectible vinyl records have a chance to once again become part of modern culture.Now in Petersburg they are cleared by customs press for printing of records, which would soon begin to fill the shortage of this type of media music, reviving in Russia vinyl culture. While modern domestic records artists mostly printed in the Czech Republic.Mass production of vinyl records in Russia was halted in 1995. The format is clearly inferior to digital in purely domestic terms, such as storage and carrying, and in disputes about the difference and the sound quality is still breaks down a bunch of copies. In the USSR records released plants based in Riga, Tashkent, Tbilisi, and closed in 1971 the plant in Baku. The largest manufacturer of vinyl - the Aprelevka factory of records stopped production in 1995. The plant slowly decayed, the equipment was sold off. Читать полностью -->

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