In a move that has upset the Greeks, Alexander the Great has made a huge comeback in Macedonia. A giant statue bearing an uncanny resemblance to the warrior king – although, officially, no one dares call it that – has been erected in the heart of Skopje, Macedonia's capital. Seated upon his favourite steed, the classical hero surveys the capital from the vantage point of Plostad Makedonija, Skopje's central square. At 22 metres, or eight storeys high, the statue dwarfs its surroundings. But, then, that is the idea. Amid great clouds of dust, giant bulldozers perpetually gnaw at the ground as the former Yugoslav republic undergoes one of Europe's biggest urban renewal schemes. And it all takes place against the backdrop of a 20-year-long dispute with Greece, its southern neighbour, over ownership of the name Macedonia. The sculpture, part of a building bonanza that has also erected gothic edifices, grandiose bridges and a triumphal arch, has been billed as the project's … [Read more...] about Macedonia statue: Alexander the Great or a warrior on a horse?
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She is known to turn heads with her soaring vocals and quirky outfits. And Christina Aguilera ensured she commanded attention as she stepped out in a bondage-inspired ensemble to perform live on stage at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany on Thursday. The iconic singer, 38, put on a raunchy display in the black-and-red bodysuit and thigh-high boots for fans at the concert as part of her The X Tour 2019. Wow! Christina Aguilera, 38, stepped out in a bondage-inspired ensemble to perform live on stage at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany on Thursday The plunging one-piece featured long sleeves and a high-leg cut, which drew attention to her sensational curves. The superstar singer accessorised with a leather-look harness wrapped around her body, with chunky silver chains hanging from her collar. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Christina Aguilera puts on a kooky display in a billowing... Christina Aguilera puts on a busty display in … [Read more...] about Christina Aguilera puts on a raunchy display in a bondage-inspired ensemble as she takes to the stage in Berlin for The X Tour 2019
Frank Adonis has died at the age of 83. The actor was best known for his roles in some of Martin Scorsese's most famous films, such as Goodfellas. The sad news was confirmed by his wife Denise, who told TMZ that he died at his home in Las Vegas on Wednesday night following a long battle with various health issues. She said her husband had been sick for the last couple of years, mainly due to problems with his kidneys. The US site reports that Frank had been having dialysis and was on a ventilator for the last nine days of his life. His family chose to wait until after Christmas to take him off the ventilator. Denise said in a statement: "He will be missed. He was a great father and an amazing husband. He helped all his friends he could. Great writer, director and actor. He was my best friend." Frank enjoyed a long career in Hollywood with 40 acting credits to his name. One of his biggest roles came in the 1990 mafia movie Goodfellas, in which he played Anthony Stabile. Frank also … [Read more...] about Frank Adonis dead: Goodfellas star dies aged 83 after long battle with health issues
Nikola Gruevski’s love affair with statues began with Alexander the Great. In 2011, much to the consternation of Greece, the Macedonian prime minister had the world’s largest sculpture of the warrior king installed in Skopje’s central square. Now, after peppering the capital with grandiose bridges, a gargantuan triumphal arch, concert halls, theatres, new government buildings and artworks great and small, the premier has gone a step further. Upping the ante in what has become one of the west’s more unlikely disputes, Gruevski instructed that waxworks of Alexander, his father, Philip II of Macedon, and his mother, Olympias, be given pride of place in a new archaeological museum. “All these exhibits … are of priceless value for our country and represent a part of our cultural heritage,” Gruevski pronounced as he opened the museum last month. Built in Greek-revival style, the monumental edifice is the latest in an array of controversial works that … [Read more...] about Alexander the Great claimed by both sides in battle over name of Macedonia
A PORN couple insist their personal life is not all orgies and wild parties — and that the dirtiest thing at home is the dishes. Danny D is one of the world’s most famous porn stars — and wife Sophia Knight is a former adult actress turned producer. But although they have sex on camera by day, they maintain they’re just a normal married couple by night. Sophia, from Dundee, says: “People must think porn stars are just having sex parties or going out but it’s really not like that, we just do laundry like everyone else.“We still have the same issues as every other married couple, he keeps his socks in one room, boxers in another and he never cleans the dishes. “We are the most boring people you could meet, we work 24/7 and if we’re at home we have scripts in front of us, watch telly, have a cooked dinner and go to bed. But people assume our life is different.” Sophia, 28, retired from performing three years ago and now directs … [Read more...] about Scots porn babe says the filthiest thing she gets up to with adult movie star hubby at home is cleaning dirty dishes