All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘London’

Joan Collins Gets Her Own One-Woman Show

Joan Collins will be giving fans a chance to hear some never-before-told tales of her private life and see previously unseen film footage early next year, as she takes to the stage in London for a one-woman show. Collins rose to fame in the ’80s with a high-profile role on “Dynasty” and has written three very successful memoirs. This new …

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Gillian Anderson Returning to the London Stage

Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Special Agent Dana Scully on the TV series The X-Files is returning to the stage. In Summer 2014, fans of Anderson can see her on the London stage. Anderson will play Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, the 1947 play written by Tennessee Williams. This version will be directed by Australian …

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Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiling Delayed

Mitch Winehouse, father of Amy Winehouse, has delayed the unveiling of the much anticipated statue of his daughter in Camden, England. Even though the statue was finished and approved by May of this year, Mitch Winehouse states that there are several blemishes with the bronze statue created by London artist Scott Eaton. Amy Winehouse’s former boyfriend, Reg Traviss, told the …

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Host City 2020 Olympics Will Be Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo will be sports fans’ destination for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games. The International Olympic Committee selected Japan’s capital city today, home to over 36,000 people. Tokyo last hosted the games in 1964. This round they used the slogan, “the Olympics will be safe in our hands.” This pitch and Tokyo’s pledge to spend a fraction of what the …

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Skyscraper Melting Cars In London, Citizens Beware

It was recently reported that a skyscraper in London, England has been known to melt cars. When parked close enough to the building, certain people have reported parts of their cars melting due to the heat being reflected off of the mirror-like surface. It is certainly an odd type of occurrence and one that many people might not even be …

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George Michael Home After Car Accident

On May 16, singer George Michael was injured in a car accident in Northwest London. The accident, which involved no third parties, landed the “Faith” singer in the hospital. Though a statement on the singer’s website indicated that Michael had only suffered “superficial cuts and bruises,” subsequent reports have indicated that his injuries were much more severe. This week, Michael …

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London Attack Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

An attack in London has left one man dead, and two others injured, near a military barracks. The AP is reporting that two men attacked another man in London this morning. Those on the scene said that the attackers employed a number of weapons, but it’s unknown if a gun was involved yet. Police responded to reports of an assault …

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Helen Mirren, as Queen Elizabeth II, Yells at Street Drummers

Dame Helen Mirren is known for playing characters with proper manners, but the actress this weekend used a few choice words when excoriating a group of street performers who were interrupting her performance. According to a Telegraph report, Mirren was dressed as Queen Elizabeth II when she took to a London street and yelled at the performers outside the Gielgud …

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Muslims Protest Outside Google UK Headquarters Over “Innocence Of Muslims” [Video]

On Sunday, thousands of Muslims (around 3,500 according to The Huffington Post, but more like 10,000 according to The Telegraph) gathered in protest outside of Google’s London HQ over the company’s refusal to remove the controversial Innocence Of Muslims film from YouTube. Some held signs saying, “Larry Page supports terrorism.” Here’s a video from the protest that has been uploaded …

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New ZombiU Trailer Shows Infested Tower of London

Ubisoft has certainly thrown its lot in with Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. The game publisher has eight different games coming to the new system during its extended launch window, including Assassin’s Creed III, Rabbids Land, and Rayman Legends. It’s Ubisoft’s Wii U-exclusive title ZombiU, that is the most surprising, though. Nintendo has positioned itself with the Wii as a …

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Facebook Building New Engineering Team In London

If you’re anywhere near London (or have the inclination to make a move) and fancy yourself a talented engineer, you could land a job with Facebook. That’s because the company has just announced that they are hiring a new engineering team to be based in London. From a note on the Facebook Engineering page: London is a perfect fit for …

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This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics

EDF Engergy and Sosolimited are working together to put on what EDF calls the world’s first social media-powered light show. It uses tweets, and turns them into a real-time light show using the London Eye, a famous Ferris Wheel in the city, and determines the mood of the tweets to dictate the color of the lighting. “We have written software …

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