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NEW > Translation of our articles or pages September 27, 2007

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We are pleased to announce that as from today, we are providing you with a NEW feature > to translate our English language articles or whole pages, within seconds, using the FREE service of Automatic Translation provided by Google.

Just go to our LINKS category and use it (right click to open link in a new window or in a new tab).

If any questions, please read Google’s FAQ > http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/faq_translation.html

We trust that you will find it very easy as well as usefull for you to use!


Elton John claims porn-probe picture September 27, 2007

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A photograph which sparked a child pornography investigation is owned by Sir Elton John, according to the singer’s website.

Police seized a picture by Nan Goldin, entitled Klara and Edda Bellydancing, from Gateshead’s Baltic Centre on September 20th, according to the singer’s spokesman. A statement released on Sir Elton’s website has confirmed that he owns the picture. “The photograph entitled Klara and Edda Bellydancing (1998) is one of 149 images comprising the Thanksgiving installation by renowned US photographer Nan Goldin,” the statement reads.

It is part of a monograph of Ms Goldin’s works entitled The Devil’s Playground and was offered for sale at Sotheby’s New York in 2002 and 2004. The statement confirms the photograph has previously been exhibited in Houston, London, Madrid, New York, Portugal, Warsaw and Zurich “without any objections of which we are aware”.

“Elton John is known as one of the world’s foremost collectors of photographic art and has several thousand photographs in his collection, including works by Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus and Ansel Adams”, the statement added.

A Northumbria police spokeswoman confirmed the seizing of the photo. “We attended the Baltic last Thursday at the invitation of management who were seeking advice about an item from an exhibition prior to it going on public display,” she explained. “This item is being assessed and Northumbria police, in consultation with the crown prosecution service, is investigating the circumstances surrounding it.”

Police were called to an exhibition, including works by Ms Goldin, at the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2001, after complaints of indecency, though no conviction followed.

Daniel Radcliffe in gay role September 27, 2007

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Daniel Radcliffe, the Harry Potter wizard star-boy, has his sights set on following up his naked theatre debut in Equus by going gay at the movies.

daniel_radcliffe_portrait.jpg  Daniel, who bared all for his hit London play earlier this year, insists he’s up for a challenging homosexual role.

Daniel said: “I don’t think it would particularly affect me. I mean, I’d never play a gay character just for the sake of playing a gay character. If the script was good and it was a good gay character, then that wouldn’t bother me. Playing characters exploring their sexuality is a challenge. I’m 18 and so the parts I’m going to be given will be for characters around that age range when people are exploring their sexuality.”