Actor Hiroki Matsukata dies at 74

Jan 23, 2017

Actor Hiroki Matsukata dies at 74

Actor Hiroki Matsukata died of brain lymphoma on Saturday, it was learned Monday. He was 74. Matsukata, whose real name was Koju Meguro, was known for his performances in “Jingi Naki Tatakai (“Battles without Honor and Humanity”), a blockbuster Japanese yakuza film series. The ...

Madame Tussauds unveils wax figure of Trump

Jan 19, 2017

Madame Tussauds unveils wax figure of Trump

London’s Madame Tussauds museum has unveiled a wax figure of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump days ahead of his inauguration. The figure, dressed in a navy suit, red tie and an American flag lapel pin, now stands in the museum’s mock-up of the White House’s ...

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

Jan 5, 2017

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

“I love being famous,” the black U.S. comedian Chris Rock once quipped. “It’s almost like being white.” But a growing number of artists would rather have success without the encumbrance of fame. From the street artist Banksy to the Italian literary phenomenon Elena Ferrante, ...

First Beatles manager Allan Williams dies

Dec 31, 2016

First Beatles manager Allan Williams dies

Allan Williams, the first manager of The Beatles who drove the band on their formative trip to Hamburg in 1960, has died at the age of 86, his old club announced. The Jacaranda Club in Liverpool, northwest England, posted the news late Friday on ...