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Agatha Christie was sick of Poirot: grandson

Murder mystery writer Agatha Christie was fed up with Hercule Poirot but kept on penning stories about the Belgian detective under pressure from her publishers, her grandson has revealed. Christie considered the diminutive, stiff-moustached gastronome as her “bread and butter” but would grumble about having to churn out “yet another Poirot,” Mathew Pritchard told Radio Times magazine. “She was never short […]


Philly book publisher the BRAAAINS! behind phenom

The undead have created a whole new life for Quirk Books, the brains — or rather the BRAAAINS! — behind the monster best-seller “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Quirk, an independent publisher that started with a series of tongue-in-cheek guides for surviving highly unlikely misfortunes, has established the hybrid “mashup” genre bending of out-of-copyright classics and horror-fied […]


Jennifer Lopez breaks down on stage

Her own lyrics hit a little too close to home for Jennifer Lopez, who broke down in tears onstage after singing a song about loves from her past. “I’m going to sing you the last song I wrote about love,” Lopez, who recently split from husband Marc Anthony, told the audience at the Mohegan Sun’s […]


Lady Gaga’s bad romance

Threatening a “Marilyn Monroe” moment, but delivering much more, Lady Gaga rocked the Hollywood Bowl Saturday night as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of former President Bill Clinton’s foundation. The entire event was streamed live by Yahoo! The sixth act to take the stage, Gaga started with a sparse stripped down version of “Born […]


Michael Jackson did not cause own death, says doctor

Michael Jackson could not have given himself the powerful anaesthetic that caused his death, the medic who carried out the singer’s autopsy has testified. Dr Christopher Rogers said it was more likely Jackson’s personal physician Conrad Murray mistakenly gave him too much of the drug propofol to try to help him sleep. He added Dr […]


Jackson’s kids to watch Cirque du Soleil tribute

Michael Jackson’s mother and his three children will be immersed in the pop icon’s music, dance and imagery as they attend the premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” in Montreal, Canada, Sunday. Katherine Jackson, who sat through four days of disturbing testimony in the trial of the doctor charged in […]


Britney Spears asked to apologize for music video gun

Britney Spears has drawn ire from British officials after brandishing a fake gun in a music video shoot near London. Local politicians want an apology from the pop star for “promoting gun violence,” reports MTV. In the video for her upcoming single “Criminal,” Spears runs out of a convenience store waving a fake pistol, accompanied […]


Ancient Jamaican bird used wings to go clubbing

An extinct flightless bird from Jamaica fought rivals and predators using wings evolved into clubs, scientists suggest. The boney bludgeons carried by Xenicibis xympithecus are unlike anything else known in the bird world – or in mammals, reptiles or amphibians. Writing in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B, the scientists report finding bones that had […]