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Saturday
Jun082013

Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted with Victoria's Secret Model

INFphoto.com(PARIS) -- Leonardo DiCaprio was seen touring the palace of Versailles in France with Victoria’s Secret model Toni Garrn. The two have been linked since May.

The 38-year-old Great Gatsby actor and 20-year-old model were joined by a large group, including DiCaprio’s longtime friend Lukas Haas.

The group toured the property and snapped photos from a balcony, looking low-key and casual. DiCaprio wore a newsboy cap and a t-shirt, while Garrn stuck to a white tee, jean cut-offs and sunglasses.

Last month, the pair was photographed leaving the yacht Odessa, in Port Saint Laurent Du Var, and watching the Monaco Formula One Grand Pix.

“They’ve been getting quite close over the last week,” a source told the New York Daily News. “There is definitely chemistry there.”

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Friday
Jul272012

Controversial Madonna Paris Show Wasn't Meant to Be a Full Concert, Says Rep

Ragnar Singsaas/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- A spokesperson for Madonna is defending the star from complaints by French fans that her show at Paris' Olympia club was a ripoff because it only lasted 45 minutes.   After the show ended Thursday night, fans booed Madonna, called her nasty names and, reportedly, chanted "refund!"  But according to spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg, the show was never meant to be a full-fledged Madonna concert.

In a statement provided to ABC News Radio, Rosenberg says, "Madonna's Paris club show was planned as her heartfelt thank you to France which she expressed at the start of her show. … The show was not billed as her full MDNA concert and tremendous effort was made to keep the ticket prices reasonable ($100 for 2000 floor seats) and keep them strictly for her fans."

Rosenberg goes on to say,  "She has done a handful of club dates in the past and they were never more than 45 minutes.  And by the way, she put on a fabulous show which was streamed for millions of fans around the world."

According to Rosenberg, Madonna wanted to take time out from her "grueling" concert tour to do the intimate club show in Paris as a way of honoring "her love for French artists, French cinema and a tribute to France's long history of welcoming and inspiring artists, authors, painters, poets and minorities from other countries over the years."

Madonna closed the Olympia show with a version of "Je T'aime … Moi Non Plus," a  song by the late French music icon Serge Gainsbourg which was controversial at the time of its release in 1969 due to its sexual content.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jun122012

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Hit Paris

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage(PARIS) -- Despite tabloid rumors that their relationship was hitting the rocks, it looked like nothing but smooth sailing for Jennifer Aniston and her boyfriend Justin Theroux as the pair strolled the streets of Paris this week.

The A-list couple landed in the City of Light on Sunday, and have been spotted by the Daily Mail and other publications as "happy and relaxed" as they walked hand-in-hand into the French city's expensive shops.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jun052012

Kanye West Goes Off on Fan With Laser Pointer at Paris Concert

George Napolitano/FilmMagic(PARIS) -- We are all familiar with Kanye West’s public outbursts, such as the time he stormed the stage at the 2009 VMAs after Taylor Swift won her first award for best female video, cutting her off, grabbing the mic away and protesting his support for Beyonce, or the time he made headlines for comparing himself to Hitler during a concert in England, or commanded the microphone after losing the best hip-hop artist music video award for “Touch the Sky” in 2006, claiming that because he lost "the awards show loses credibility."

But this time West took his outburst to a whole new level when a flash of light took him over the edge.

One fan’s use of a laser light at a concert over the weekend resulted in West embarrassing him in front of the entire crowd at his and Jay-Z’s "Watch the Throne” tour in Paris.

He used profanities toward a fan flashing a green laser during his song “Flashing Lights.”  He stopped the song to curse out the fan. He then continued to perform while asking if everyone was having a good time, as if nothing had happened.

Kanye West was apparently blinded by the laser the fan was wielding. The fan refused to quit the first time West told him not to “f*** with everybody’s show.”  That’s when West brought the show to a halt and had the entire audience “oohhh!” and shame the fan into not using the laser or get kicked out.

This wasn’t the first time West had called out a fan while onstage. Last year, the rapper ejected a concertgoer from a show for throwing a business card onto the stage while he was performing.

With his head-turning, jaw-dropping comments, images, blogs, lyrics and tweets -- one thing is for sure, Kanye West continues to make a name for himself, and keep himself in the spotlight -- but not the laser light.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jun012012

Justin Bieber Suffers Concussion at Paris Concert

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Justin Bieber suffered a concussion Thursday while staging a concert in Paris.

Bieber tells TMZ.com that during his set, he walked backstage and into a wall of glass.  He says he felt disoriented but returned to the stage.

Following his performance, he says, he passed out and was subsequently diagnosed with a concussion.

The singer tweeted, "im fine. just smacked my head and needed some water. all good. im Canadian. we are tough. lol. its all good. just gotta take it easy the rest of the night."

Bieber's concert in Paris came one day after he held a free show in Oslo, Norway.  TMZ.com reports 49 teenage girls were injured and 14 people were taken to the hospital due to the commotion caused by the concert.  The mayor of Oslo says he is launching an investigation into the chaos.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Sep082011

Evan Rachel Wood Loses Tooth During Paris Nightclub Incident

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Actress Evan Rachel Wood received an early birthday present on Tuesday -- an elbow to the face. TMZ.com reports she was having fun with friends at a Paris nightclub when a dancer accidentally elbowed her in the mouth. The blow knocked out one of her teeth and gave her a fat lip. Wood, who turned 24 on Wednesday, has since met with a dentist to receive a replacement tooth.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Jan122011

John Lennon's First Car Up for Auction

Photo Courtesy - Bonhams(PARIS) -- The first car that John Lennon owned, a blue Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, will be up for auction at Bonham's auction house in Paris on Feb. 5.

The car is expected to sell for anywhere between $155,124 to $219,759.  Lennon bought the car in 1965 after passing his driver's test.  He originally paid about $3,104 for the ride.

Last week, another former Lennon car sold at Bonham's: the 1972 green Chrysler station wagon in which Lennon and Yoko Ono tooled around New York City sold for $5,500.  Also, the white suit Lennon wore on the cover of the Abbey Road album went for a little over $45,000.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Oct212010

Lady Gaga Postpones Concerts Due to Strikes in France 

Photo Courtesy - Streamline Records(PARIS) -- All the "Little Monsters" in France are extremely disappointed to hear that the ongoing strikes in that country have caused Lady Gaga to postpone her two performances in Paris there this week.  A message on Gaga's website says the shows, scheduled for Oct. 22 and 23, have been postponed to Dec. 19 and 20 "as a result of the logistical difficulties due to the strikes."

The message explains, "There is no certainty that the trucks can make it to [the venue] for  this weekend's shows....Lady Gaga apologizes to her fans for any inconvenience."

Workers in France are protesting the fact that President Nicholas Sarkozy wants to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, because the country's state-run pension funds are facing a cash crunch.  Unions have been organizing marches throughout the country, and some have resulted in violent clashes with police.

In addition, the public transport and educational systems have been severely disrupted.  The Wall Street Journal reports that close to half the flights to and from Paris' main airports have been canceled and, because refinery workers have been on strike for over a week, a third of France's gas stations have run dry.

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