News archive from 5 January 2012, page 13

Artist Stella Vine to help Bronte church

Artist Stella Vine to help Bronte church

Artist Stella Vine will paint a portrait of the Bronte sisters to raise funds for repairs to the church where Charlotte and Emily are buried. St Michael and All Angels Parish Church in the Brontes' home town of Haworth, West Yorkshire, has a damaged...

BBC, 13:36 in Art & Culture
 

Petroplus in rescue talks with unnamed oil group

"Talks with banks are ongoing and we hope that a deal will be reached as soon as possible," Jean-Paul Vettier told reporters on Thursday on his way out of a meeting with French Prime Minister Francois Fillon in Paris. "We will do...

Reuters, 13:53 in Business
 

Syria releases 552 detainees - state television

Last week Syria released 755 people. (Reporting by Mariam Karouny)

 
Anthony moves on from Lopez with model

Anthony moves on from Lopez with model

Jennifer Lopez's estranged husband Marc Anthony has moved on from their split by striking up a romance with Venezuelan model Shannon De Lima. Anthony's marriage to the American Idol judge broke down last summer and Lopez has since been dating dancer...

 
Lovato: 'Miley and I fight but we're best friends'

Lovato: 'Miley and I fight but we're best friends'

Actress/singer Demi Lovato has revealed she has a love/hate relationship with best friend Miley Cyrus - because the two stars are such fiery characters. The Skyscraper singer insists she wouldn't be able to survive without pals Cyrus and Selena Gomez,...

 
Swift & Seyfried in talks to join Les Miserables cast

Swift & Seyfried in talks to join Les Miserables cast

Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried are in talks to complete the star-studded cast of director Tom Hooper's Les Miserables movie adaptation. The singer and the Mamma Mia! star are set to join Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway,...

 
Adele is America's queen of the charts

Adele is America's queen of the charts

Adele has been crowned America's pop queen of 2011 after scoring the official top-selling album and single of the year. Adele's 21 and Rolling in the Deep both spent multiple weeks at the top of the Billboard album and singles countdown and now their...

 
Cole has no plans for TV chat show

Cole has no plans for TV chat show

A representative for Cheryl Cole has denied the sexy singer is set to launch her own late-night talk show. The Girls Aloud Geordie was rumoured to be in talks to present her very own chat series - following in the footsteps of her pop rival Lily...

 

High Irish unemployment keeps lid on recovery hopes

Bailed out by the EU/IMF in late 2010 and midway through a punishing eight-year austerity drive, Ireland recorded an unemployment rate last year of 14.2 percent, its highest since 1993 and more than three times the level of 2007. Numbers claiming...

Reuters, 14:03 in Business
 
Brown swears off interviews after Rihanna row

Brown swears off interviews after Rihanna row

R&B star Chris Brown has been banned from participating in interviews by his management team after questions about former girlfriend Rihanna dominated his last album's promotion. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker's F.A.M.E. record was released in 2011 but...

 
U2 stars toast Spider-Man success

U2 stars toast Spider-Man success

U2 stars Bono and The Edge have hailed late theatre producer Tony Adams following the success of their Spider-Man musical. The two musicians began work on Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark after Adams approached them in 2002 to write the score, but the...

 
Hilton earns a billion from business empire

Hilton earns a billion from business empire

Paris Hilton has earned more than $1 billion from her business empire in the last six years. The socialite has launched a number of different product lines including fragrances, accessories, shoes and bed linen, and she has also opened 35 stores to...

 
Hart tipped for Strictly role

Hart tipped for Strictly role

Comedy star Miranda Hart has emerged as an unlikely replacement for Alesha Dixon on Strictly Come Dancing. The comedienne, a self-professed fan of the dancing competition, has been tipped to become a new judge after the former Mis-Teeq star defected...

 
Osbourne has cast removed from fractured hand

Osbourne has cast removed from fractured hand

Kelly Osbourne is breathing a sigh of relief after a cast was removed from her fractured hand. Ozzy Osbourne's daughter broke her left hand in three places after falling out of bed last month and she had to have it strapped up by doctors. The reality...

 
Analysis - Iran could close Hormuz -- but not for long

Analysis - Iran could close Hormuz -- but not for long

But they could also find themselves sparking a punishing -- if perhaps short-lived -- regional conflict from which they could emerge the primary losers. In recent weeks, a growing number of senior Iranian military and civilian officials have warned...

 


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