Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

Jul 18, 2014

Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89. Joseph Rosenthal, Stritch’s longtime attorney, said the actress died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. Although ...

Fujiwara breaks TV taboo, slams secrets bill

Sep 18, 2013

Fujiwara breaks TV taboo, slams secrets bill

by Magdalena Osumi

Norika Fujiwara has broken an unwritten rule of the television business: sharing her political views. The popular model and actress has come out against a bill that stiffens penalties against civil servants who leak classified information. Writing on her website, Fujiwara, 42, said passing ...

Porn star's calligraphy irks China

May 24, 2013

Porn star's calligraphy irks China

Calligraphy by Japanese porn star Sola Aoi has sparked a culture war in China, where she has a huge fan base, with purists dismissing the work as “unskilled” after it was reportedly auctioned for $95,000. Eight Chinese characters the actress wrote with brush and ...