British pop star Sting cancelled a concert he was due to give in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Monday, blaming violations of the human rights of striking oil workers in the ex-Soviet state.
Sting said in a statement published on his website that he cancelled the concert, part of his Symphonicity world tour, after campaign group Amnesty International told him of repressions against oil and gas workers.Full Story
Monaco's Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene promised each other love and fidelity in an extravagant religious wedding attended by international celebrities and royalty, bringing new allure to the tiny principality known for its luxurious casinos and as stomping ground for the rich and famous.
The Catholic service Saturday followed an intimate civil ceremony Friday, which saw Charlene officially transformed from commoner into royalty. The marriage of the 53-year-old prince and the 33-year-old Charlene Wittstock, a one-time Olympic swimmer from South Africa who is now known as Princess Charlene, ended a three-decade wait for a new princess.Full Story
Maria Shriver stood by Arnold Schwarzenegger when he ran for California's governorship in 2003, even after several women accused him of lecherous behavior.
On Friday, 25 years after their fairytale wedding on Cape Cod, she filed for divorce.Full Story
Pop diva Lady Gaga arrived in Taiwan on Friday to kick off her first visit to the island, sporting a long black and gold wig and blowing kisses to the delight of fans.
Several cable news channels broadcast live as Lady Gaga got off her private jet and walked towards the waiting media before posing briefly for photos.Full Story
It will be 40 years on Sunday since Jim Morrison was found dead in a bathtub in his Paris apartment, but a visit to his grave finds the cult of the lizard king as alive as ever.
His sudden and untimely death at the age of 27 stunned fans of The Doors, who broke fresh ground in psychedelic rock with such hits as "Riders on the Storm," "People are Strange" and "Light My Fire".Full Story
Prince Albert II of Monaco kept his worried subjects guessing for decades about his marriage plans and Friday's wedding to swimmer Charlene Wittstock will be a relief as much as a celebration.
Although he has fathered two children, a girl and a boy who were officially recognized after he had acceded to the throne, neither could succeed him as Monaco's constitution requires its rulers to be born in wedlock.Full Story
Like a cocktail with a dash of "Alice in Wonderland" and a splash of "Rocky Horror," Cirque du Soleil's highly acrobatic, dream-like spectacular "Zarkana" opens this week with its world premiere in New York.
The show is a flashy rock opera that mixes bold acrobatic showmanship, powerful live music, and a balanced use of video effects -- a heady mix filling Radio City Music Hall's towering stage that matches Canadian director Francois Girard's surrealist vision.Full Story
A tribute to Rudolf Nureyev topped off a hit season for Manuel Legris's Vienna Ballet with the former French etoile providing two of the highlights on Tuesday evening.
The Nureyev Gala, due to become an annual event, marked the end of Legris's first season as director of the Vienna ensemble, which has seen a renaissance on his watch.Full Story
The flags are out, the fireworks are primed and the dress is under wraps -- but it took an ugly rumor of a threatened split to put the Monaco royal wedding on the front pages Wednesday.
Prince Albert II is due to marry statuesque South African swimming champ Charlene Wittstock on Friday in a festival of princely pomp, hoping to save his realm by finally providing it with a legitimate heir.Full Story
"Cars 2," the sequel to the animated Disney film, did well enough despite tepid reviews to roar into first spot among weekend movies, industry data showed Monday.
The latest Pixar production, with voices provided by Owen Wilson, Michael Caine and others, earned $66.1 million in North America, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.Full Story