Three decades after "Midnight's Children" catapulted Salman Rushdie to literary glory, a film of the novel feels like "closing the circle" after his dark years in hiding, he says.
Jury selection finished for a trial in which Michael Jackson's family is suing tour promoter AEG Live, arguing it is responsible for the singer's death since it hired his doctor.
Secret passages high up in the rafters of Siena Cathedral have opened for the first time after decades of restoration, offering a rare view of midnight-blue ceilings and the Tuscan panorama.
Two naked seductresses separated by three centuries of history went face to face for the first time in Venice on Wednesday in an exhibition devoted to French painter Edouard Manet with his "Olympia" alongside Titian's "Venus of Urbino".
Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman and director Ang Lee will join Steven Spielberg next month on the Cannes film festival jury, organisers said.