The prequel to `Harry Potter` breaks sales records

The prequel to `Harry Potter` breaks sales recordsThe collection contains a small work of an author of books about Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, became the fastest-selling short story collection in the history of the UK."What's your story?" - the so-called small volume in which published 13 small stories written by various writers on the postcards, reports the BBC.The first day it sold 10 thousand copies of the book, where readers can read the backstory of Harry Potter, as the hero entered the school of wizards of Hogwarts, consisting of only 800 words.The idea for this publication came up with the organizers of a kind charity auction, bookselling company Waterstone's Booksellers who distributed small cards 13 writers to write them a story.In addition to Joanna Rowling, the action was attended by such famous writers as playwright Tom Stoppard, Nobel laureate 2007, Doris Lessing, winner of the Booker prize Margaret AtwoodRecall that the auction itself, which 48800 dollars was sold a prequel to the cycle of novels about the "Harry Potter", was held on 10 June in London. The funds transferred to the British PEN club and charitable Foundation, dealing with the problems of dyslexia. Source: the Prequel to "Harry Potter" breaks sales records. . Читать полностью -->

Johnny Depp has hit fans with a new role

Johnny Depp has hit fans with a new roleOne of the most popular actors of the world johnny Depp surprised his fans with his new role.In the last days of August in Florida johnny gave a concert as part of a group The Kids, which was the starting point for the novice actor. However, to take the guitar Depp decided not for glory but for a good cause: all money from ticket sales went to charity, writes The Daily Mail.Depp has teamed up with old comrades, to perform at the concert in memory of Sheila Witkin, the patron Saint of rock music in South Florida, the club Cinema. Fans of the actor had to wait until evening to find out for sure whether released Depp on stage. However, the idol did not disappoint them - as a result, his speech was accompanied by enthusiastic shouts and applause all stuffed full of the hall.First interested in music Depp in Owensboro, when he at the age of 15, attended Church with his uncle. Florida mother gave Depp a guitar on which he learned to play. He soon joined The Kids, who played at Florida Nightclubs. Читать полностью -->

Thekla Thick will be a contestant on `Dancing on ice`

Thekla Thick will be a contestant on `Dancing on ice`The famous host the Fyokla Tolstaya will be a contestant on "Dancing on ice", which starts soon on the channel "Russia".To participate in the show "Dancing on ice" Fekla Tolstaya agreed was one of the first. For two weeks she fulfills daily complex elements of figure skating and gets real pleasure from this. I must say that the presenter kept on ice with dignity - within two weeks she was working hard preparing for the project. Sometimes workouts end at midnight, but it absolutely does not burden the Thekla.- I'm not one of those people for whom happiness is lying on the couch and get fat, " the girl replied. Source: Fekla Tolstaya will be a contestant on "Dancing on ice"". . Читать полностью -->

O j Simpson found guilty in robbery

O j Simpson found guilty in robberyA jury in Las Vegas (Nevada) recognized a former American athlete O J. Simpson guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping.The verdict was announced late Friday night (Saturday morning GMT) in the court of Clark County in Nevada, reports ITAR-TASS.The jury after more than 13 hours of meetings recognized a former athlete guilty on all 12 charges, including armed robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping. Now he faces life imprisonment.In 1994 on the court for the murder of his wife Nicole brown and her friend Ronald Goldman, Simpson was acquitted. The process was very loud, and judge Jackie Gläß at the beginning of this process, specially indicated to the jury were not included people who believe that the athlete then escaped punishment, and should be responsible for murder now.On 3 September last year "faded star" College football Simpson together with some friends broke into a hotel room in Las Vegas to the collector of sports trophies and grabbed belonged to him earlier cups. The collector claims that Simpson and his pals took over sports awards, threatening him with a revolver.In November during the preliminary hearing Simpson refused to plead guilty on all 12 counts. Source: O j Simpson found guilty in robbery. Читать полностью -->

Mack broke his leg guard

Mack broke his leg guardThe accident happened with the guard of the singer Maksim during a tour in the capital of Kazakhstan. Swimming at night with her in the pool, bodyguard slipped so badly that he broke his leg.Immediately after the concert of the singer Maksim, which was held in Astana, the team flew back to Moscow. The singer, along with friend Alex and the guard moved to Alma-ATA, where two days later she was scheduled for the next concert.While Kazakhstan holidays with Maksim friends went to the skating rink "Medeo", climbed the famous mountain Kok-Tobe, try the national dish. In the evenings the singer one by one mastered the local pools. Here's the injured security guard. In the local hospital, he was put in plaster, and at the concert he walked with a cane, limping, according to the newspaper "Your day". Читать полностью -->

Artists will reduce the palaces to bird houses

Artists will reduce the palaces to bird housesBritish Duo artists London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchrist and Joe Joelson) in September 2008 will open in Kent the project "Super Kingdom" ("Supercorrexpo").Three house for birds and animals, inspired by the palaces of dictators of the twentieth century - Stalin, Ceausescu and Mussolini. About this newspaper The Guardian.The houses will be built in Kingswood (King's Wood Forest) near village of Challock (Challock) in the center of the County. Near Supercoolscan" cameras will be installed, and if the animals really wants to stay in the houses, in a year London Fieldworks promise to release a video about the forest dwellers in this artificial "continuation of the urban reality".The project, according to its creators, should reflect how the habitat of the animals because of the human factor, for example, the extension of the neighbouring Cellcom town of Ashford (Ashford). Source: Artists will reduce the palaces to bird houses. . . Читать полностью -->

Zhanna Friske left the capital

Zhanna Friske left the capitalZhanna Friske went on summer vacation. According to the tradition of your holiday, the singer will hold in Bali."Jeanne is where a lot of resting, but often prefers Bali is her outlet, a place, after which she comes to really relaxed," said the press attache of the singer.However, Ms. Friske have to interrupt your vacation for a couple of days she will fly to the concert in Los Angeles, and then back again to Bali. In late August, Jeanne will return to Moscow, from 1 September to immerse themselves in the work, according to InterMedia. Source: Zhanna Friske left the capital. . Читать полностью -->

In Turkey found another giant Roman statue

In Turkey found another giant Roman statueFragments of a giant marble statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was found by archaeologists at the site of the ancient city of Sagalassos in the mountains in southern Turkey.So far from the earth dug out the head, right arm and lower legs of the Emperor, located in the biggest room of the Roman baths of Sagalassos.Marcus Aurelius was one of the so-called "five good emperors". Actor Richard Harris played him won an Oscar film, 2000's "Gladiator.". . . . . Читать полностью -->

Between Galkin and his tour Manager scandal

Between Galkin and his tour Manager scandalThe scandal between the best actor of an original genre of our country Maxim Galkin and his tour Manager Victor Shulman three months ago, recently received a new twist.As it became known LIFE.RU past weekend, Maxim secretly went to Berlin with a performance at the corporate gig. But there he was for some time a persona non grata - a tour in Germany he is banned.However, on this trip, Maxim decided to kill two birds with one stone. The day after his speech at the seventh Russian-German ball at the Embassy of the Russian Federation Maxim has met with the new event managers to agree on a future tour in his beloved country.TourRecall that the humorist Maxim Galkin ripped off 20 of their concerts in German cities. The enterprising artist took advance payment, has canceled all performances. First, Maxim claimed that he had no work visa and he, as a law-abiding citizen, cannot act in a foreign country without the necessary documents. But this is a valid statement, the organizers of the concert sent to Maxim paper, which clearly says that for three months Galkin can play in Europe. Читать полностью -->