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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-17 09:36:53
Elvis Presley boasts 12.4 million “likes” on Facebook (FB) and 187,000 followers on Twitter (TWTR) and recently released a duet with Barbra Streisand. Never mind that he died in 1977. And that’s just the beginning for the King of Rock ’n’ Roll and other long-dead celebrities, Bloomberg Pursuits magazine will report in its Holiday 2014 issue. Reviving a corpse from a cryogenic deep freeze is still the stuff of science fiction -- and even Madonna is unlikely to be entombed like Lenin when she dies -- but every other promotional possibility is on the table. Jamie Salter, the branding guru who owns a majority of Elvis’s estate, is planning a “live” show in Las Vegas with Presley appearing as a hologram, much like the one of Michael Jackson that appeared at a show in Sin City earlier this year. Pinup queen Bettie Page, managed by dead-celeb superagent Mark Roesler, is slated for a holographic burlesque herself. Today, deceased icons from pop culture’s heyday are enjoying unprecedented success, out-earning even their former flesh-and-blood selves, says Salter, one of the new breed of brand managers using technology to wring big bucks from superstars otherwise resting in peace (or so we hope). These late luminaries are profitable in part because they first captivated fans in a pre-Internet age of truly mass media, dominating the popular imagination in ways few contemporaries can match, Salter says. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-15 10:51:39
A cat cafe is opening in New York City, where small apartments and landlords' rules can make keeping pets tough for animal lovers. At Meow Parlour, customers can book reservations online to spend time with one of a dozen cats roaming the storefront space on Manhattan's Lower East Side, co-owner Christina Ha said on Friday. The fee will be $4 per half hour, she said. The latest in cat cafes that have sprung up around the world, this one could capitalize on the needs of New Yorkers unable to keep cats of their own. Pet ownership in New York City is about 60 percent lower than the national average, according to a 2012 study by the city's Economic Development Corporation. Some 500,000 cats and 600,000 dogs live in New York City, a rate of one pet for every three households, the study found. Pet ownership is dampened by the city's tight living quarters and apartment buildings that do not allow pets, it said. "There are so many New Yorkers who want to play with cats but don't have the space or the money to keep them," Ha said. Meow Parlour, which will have coffee, tea, pastries and other sweets on the menu, is set to open mid-December. All the cats will be available for adoption. First popularized in Japan, cat cafes have caught on in Europe as well. Pop-up cat cafes have opened in the United States, and a permanent cat café opened last month in Oakland, California. Others are planned in Denver, Portland and elsewhere. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-15 10:02:02
Egyptian comedian Ahmed Helmy was admitted into the intensive care unit of a hospital in the United States following the surgical excision of a cancerous tumor, sources close to his family were quoted as saying. However, Ashraf Abdel Ghafour, chief of the actors’ guild in Egypt, denied that he had been alerted of the news, Al Arabiya.Net reported. According to media reports, the source revealed that Helmy’s condition is improving but it remains unclear when he will be discharged as the decision is up to his supervising doctor. The source, who chose to remain anonymous, said Helmy had been in the United States for four months now. He was on a trip to Germany where his wife was receiving treatment for issues with her immune system when, following symptoms, doctors found a malignant cancerous tumor that had to be extracted, the source added. The tumor was reportedly in his back, Egypt’s al-Youm al-Sabi’ newspaper reported, adding that he had undergone the procedure 10 days ago in complete secrecy. Helmy is a celebrated actor and comedian in Egypt and throughout the Arab world. He began his career in the 1980s on a comedy television show in which he would interview children. He is known for his funny films that tend to address social issues and phenomena. Helmy also worked with the United Nation’s World Food Program and was appointed one of their ambassadors. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-11 06:10:09
Hooded people are shot dead in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1", third in the dystopian fantasy films aimed at teenage girls that had its world premiere on Monday, but star Jennifer Lawrence does not think the darker plot will lose viewers. The tribute "Hunger Games" gladiatorial contests to the death that made Lawrence's character, the archer Katniss Everdeen, a symbol of female empowerment, are over and the action moves underground to a previously unknown District 13, run by a President Alma Coin played by Julianne Moore. She is planning all-out war against the oligarch President Coriolanus Snow, played by Donald Sutherland, who runs the Capitol which rules over "Panem" and forces elite young people to fight every year in the televised tribute games meant to keep the population amused - and in check.Asked if she thought the young audience might be overwhelmed by the darkness of the new film, in which the Capitol broadcasts a propaganda video showing hooded victims being shot, Lawrence said, "Well, you know, we're continuing Katniss's journey. "It's not really about picking up with the games anymore, we're moving into a real war between District 13 and the Capitol so things are naturally getting darker storywise, visually, because we're underground a lot in District 13. We're following her journey," she told a news conference. The Hunger Games movies, based on the bestselling books by Suzanne Collins, have so far grossed $1.6 billion worldwide. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-06 13:44:19
The Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) announced a freeze on all activities in Egypt on Sunday 9 November 2014 While the Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), issued a press release on Wednesday announcing a freeze on all of its activities on Sunday 9 November; it will continue working with its coordinators in other Arab countries. The press release stresses that since its foundation in 2004, the Culture Resource had supported the independent cultural sector in countries of the Arab region, through its various programs. Culture Resource will continue to play this role on the regional level, with the aims of supporting young Arab artists/writers and their artistic freedom and helping them present and promote their work within the region. Culture Resource will also continue its work on developing cultural policy, monitoring cultural work environment, providing poor and marginalised communities with outreach access to culture activities and training young cultural managers on how to set up cultural projects where they live. It will also continue to play its role in capacity building of cultural operators, through organising cultural management workshops. The Culture Resource did not provide clear reasons behind this decision, however the announcement comes at a time when a new NGO law is being drafted. Civil groups in Egypt say that a new draft law governing NGOs is unconstitutional – and designed to hamper groups that serve as watchdogs or spark criticism. Many cultural institutions operating as NGOs are expected to be directly affected by the same law. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-06 08:05:49
Singer Miranda Lambert won four Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, and Luke Bryan took home the top honor as entertainer of the year as U.S. politics and the absence of Taylor Swift played supporting roles in the televised ceremony. Lambert, 30, who led all nominees with nine nods, earned her record fifth female vocalist of the year award. "I don't know what to say. I can't believe I'm standing here. I can't believe this is my life," an emotional Lambert said accepting the award she has won five consecutive years. "Damn it! I cry every time." The Texan also won CMA Awards for album of the year for "Platinum," single of the year for the wistful "Automatic" as well as sharing the musical event of the year award with Aussie singer Keith Urban for "We Were Us." Bryan, 38, earned his first CMA on the back of five hits from his 2013 album "Crash My Party." "I have long sought to have one of these in my hands," Bryan told reporters. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-02 09:48:47
The U.S. government has proposed adding four types of freshwater turtles to an international endangered species list, in part to better monitor exports of the species, whose meat is considered a delicacy in Asia. Under the plan the common snapping turtle, Florida softshell turtle, smooth softshell turtle and spiny softshell turtle would be listed under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), a global pact ratified by 180 countries. In a Federal Register posting, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said a CITES listing would allow it to determine whether exports are taking place legally and if other measures are needed to conserve the species. The proposal is open to public comment for 60 days. "Declines have been documented or locally severe declines may be possible in at least some portions of the range of these four native U.S. freshwater turtle species," said the FWS, which is part of the Department of the Interior. The snapping turtle's habitat ranges from Florida and Texas to the Canadian prairies. The turtles, the second largest freshwater turtle native to the United States, can live for more than 100 years in the wild. They tend to mature and breed late and are thus dependent on high adult survivorship, "which makes the species vulnerable to directed anthropogenic activities, such as collecting," the agency wrote in the Federal Register. U.S. turtle, turtle meat and egg exports have been rising since at least 1990. Many of the exports are bound for human consumption and stocking farms in East Asia, especially China. Some 811,717 live common snapping turtles were exported from the United States in 2011, up 24 percent in two years, according to the latest FWS figures. Live Florida softshell turtle and spiny softshell turtle or turtle egg exports also jumped from 2009 to 2011. "Although a significant proportion of these live specimens and meat originated from turtle farms, the level of wild harvest necessary to maintain farm production is unknown," the agency said in its proposal. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-01 09:41:18
A group of suspected looters unearthed a 3,400-year-old underwater temple buried under a house in the Nile Delta. The temple, which was found 40km from Cairo in the town of Badrashin, dates from the time of Pharaoh Thutmosis III, one of Egypt’s greatest warrior kings. Egypt’s antiquities ministry said a team of experts have taken over the excavation, aided by state-owned behemoth the Arab Contractors Company. Seven men, who discovered the temple in groundwater after digging to a depth of nine metres, were briefly detained but released as the area is not recognised as a heritage site. The evacuation was unauthorised and it is unclear why they were searching the area. Seven tablets, several column bases and a statue made of pink granite have been unearthed so far, according to antiquities minister Mahmoud al-Damaty. Archaeologists said inscriptions on the temple walls could unlock new information about Thutmosis III’s kingdom. The ancient Egyptians sometimes referred to their temples as "houses of eternity" or "mansions of millions of years", reflecting the fact that many were made of stone and unlikely to perish. "Modern Egypt is literally stacked on top of old Egypt, so there’s a lot to find," says Nigel Hetherington, a British archaeologist who has worked extensively on the restoration of Egypt’s heritage. The sale of Egyptian antiquities has become big business for auction houses and private dealers around the world, with some. artefacts even selling on eBay. The security vacuum that followed former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow extended to a host of important archaeological sites. Many went unguarded, providing fertile terrain for looters. Satellite photographs show some 10,000 hastily dug looting pits cratering the country’s archaeological sites. In some places, organised gangs have used dynamite and bulldozers to uncover and steal antiquities, often under the protection of heavily armed guards. In September last year, the Egyptian government established a department dedicated to tracking the looted items, following criticism over its record on safeguarding the nation’s history. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-01 07:55:00
Thirty years after its initial Broadway run, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is heading an all-star cast in the latest revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony winning play, "The Real Thing," about love, truth, marriage and infidelity. The Roundabout Theatre Company production, which opened on Thursday, marks the Broadway debut of McGregor, known for his film roles in "The Impossible" and "Moulin Rouge" and his co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal ("White House Down"). The pair play lovers in roles originated on Broadway by Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close in the 1984 production directed by Mike Nichols. Another prize-winning revival was staged on Broadway in 2000 Although USA Today said "Stoppard's 'Real Thing' has real magnetism," the New York Times found the latest revival tinny and lacking in authenticity. "Evidence of real feelings, real chemistry and real life in general is dishearteningly scarce in this interpretation," it added. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-23 09:13:23
Katy Perry has pressed delete on her extravagant plans to celebrate her 30th birthday in Egypt. The superstar singer, who enters a new decade on Oct. 25 while on a three-week break from her smash hit Prismatic World Tour, was prepping to take her entourage to Egypt for a string of parties, tourist stops and even a cruise down the Nile River. But word leaked of her itinerary, forcing Perry and her team to nix the entire Egypt excursion due to “safety reasons,” confirmed a source. No word on where she’ll go instead, but fans eager to see a Cleopatra-esque Perry can still check her out on stage through March 2015. She'll launch the Australia/New Zealand leg of the tour on Nov. 7 continuing through Dec. 20 before taking the tour to Europe on Feb. 16, wrapping up in Stockholm on March 22. In September, Perry's Prismatic World tour reached No. 1 on Billboard's weekly Hot Tours recap thanks to sales of $31 million from the North American leg. According to Billboard, the grosses included shows from a two-month time span from July 15-Sept. 23. Tour aside, Perry's birthday wish has already been granted. Who needs Egypt when you've got Shakey's Pizza, right? More»