Talk of Tinseltown

2010-12-17 07:40

A selection of entertainment stories from around the world.

Mariah Carey is expecting twins

New York – Grammy Award winning singer Mariah Carey is expecting twins, her husband Nick Cannon told a US radio show yesterday.

Cannon said on the 92.3 Now radio show that Carey first told President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama about the twins after a recent performance.

Carey announced in October she was pregnant.

Larry King ends CNN stint with nostalgia and family

Los Angeles – Larry King, the gruff CNN personality whose non-confrontational interviews were a hit with newsmakers and viewers for 25 years, signed off at the cable news channel yesterday with a series of reminiscences from big names, old pals and family members.

“Good evening and welcome to the last ‘Larry King Live,’” the 77-year-old broadcast icon said at the outset of his hour-long swan song.

“It’s hard to say that. I knew this day was coming. These words are not easy to say.”

Pink Panther director Blake Edwards dies at 88

Los Angeles – Director, writer and producer Blake Edwards, who made more than 40 films including the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the Pink Panther comedies, has died from complications of pneumonia at age 88.

A spokesperson for his wife, Julie Andrews, said Edwards died on Wednesday night at St John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, with Andrews and immediate family members by his side.

Duran Duran goes forward on new album by going back

New York – Duran Duran rose to fame in the 1980s with stylised videos that fuelled the early MTV generation, and in recent years has sold out live shows by playing old hits such as Hungry Like a Wolf and The Reflex.

But with a new album, All You Need is Now, set for release on December 21, the band whose synthesised pop rock helped usher in the New Wave of the ’80s is updating its sound for a younger generation while still offering a taste of their past. 

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