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Breakfast at City of Joy’s

Breakfast at City of Joy’s

Celebrity, Fashion, Investigations, Specials
The Little Black Dress: iconic, remarkable, exceptional. Audrey Hepburn’s legendary Givenchy dress was auctioned 12 years ago, but where did all the money go? The dress – although long and unfitting to the modern definition of an LBD – has gone through its own long journey. Just like its owner – who went from chorus girl to starring roles to American Film Institute’s third-greatest female screen legend – the dress has also gone through many stages in order to reach its current unknown location. It should be of major consideration that there are three original Little Black Dresses floating around in the world. The original Dress is in Givenchy’s private archive, and it is one of the two copies that Hepburn took with her after shooting Breakfast at Tiffany’s that gained the most at
Have we become accustomed to the F word on TV?

Have we become accustomed to the F word on TV?

Celebrity, Investigations, Specials, UK
Before 1 December, 1976, the word “fuck” had only been broadcasted twice in the history of British television. On this day 42 years ago the punk band Sex Pistols appeared last minute on Bill Grundy’s Today Show on which they used the word that was then too taboo for TV, sending the nation into a frenzy. The young band appeared on the front page of the Daily Mirror the following day alongside the headline “The Filth and the Fury”, which ended up being the name of their documentary released in 2000. The subheadings read “Who Are These Punks?” and “A POP group shocked millions of viewers last night with the filthiest language broadcast on British TV.” Today, close to half a century later, it tends to be more difficult to find a television show without swear words than one that includes
“An ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey” – Becoming by Michelle Obama

“An ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey” – Becoming by Michelle Obama

Arts, Celebrity, Comment, culture, Entertainment, literature
Michelle Obama's autobiography came out this month and it’s already a global success. The book follows Michelle’s story from her childhood to the end of her husband’s presidency of the United States. What makes it peculiar, though, is the voice who takes the reader to the uncommon story of Mrs Obama: not just that of a First Lady, but that of a woman, too. In her own words, as written at the very end of the story, she feels like an “ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey”. By means of this 400-pages, we can for a moment catch a glimpse of this journey. The book is divided into three parts: Becoming Me is about her childhood and the way she started shaping herself as a young woman; Becoming Us is dedicated to her love story with Barack Obama; Becoming More is
Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci dies at age 77

Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci dies at age 77

Celebrity, Entertainment, Film & TV
Yesterday, November 26th, the Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci passed at the age of 77. He died yesterday morning at 7 am, in his home in Trastevere, Rome. The mortuary was arranged for today, starting at 10 am until 7 pm tonight. Numerous important figures from the Italian public scene showed up, from the colleague director Roberto Taviani, to the former Italian prime minister Walter Veltroni to the capital’s mayor Virginia Raggi. Countless fans where there as well, to pay tribute and say goodbye to the filmmaker. Respects were payed and thoughts sent from abroad as well, from the cinema to the art and the journalism industry. Here are some of them:   Bertolucci wasn’t only known for his movie, though. Besides his remarkable career in cinema, he was a poet
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