The family of late literary legend Gabriel Garcia Marquez is considering releasing an unpublished manuscript the author chose not to print while he was alive. An excerpt of We'll See Each Other in August, which has been published in Spain's La Vanguardia newspaper, follows a woman's annual pilgrimage to her mother's island grave, and dates back to 2004, when the Love in the Time of Cholera author penned his last novel, Memories of my Melancholy Whores.
The Colombian writer, a Nobel Laureate, died at his home in Mexico City earlier this month (Apr14), aged 87. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos presided over a tribute to the beloved novelist on Tuesday (22Apr14) in Bogota.
Beloved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was mourned by thousands at a public memorial in his adopted Mexico on Monday (21Apr14). The writer, best known for his book One Hundred Years of Solitude, passed away at his home in Mexico City last Thursday (17Apr14) at the age of 87 and he was later remembered at a three-hour open tribute in the city.
The service was held at Mexico City's Palace of Fine Art and was attended by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto, who both offered tributes, as well as Marquez's widow and two sons.
The venue was filled with yellow flowers and at the end of the ceremony, attendees threw yellow paper butterflies into the air - a reference to the writer's most famous book and favourite colour.
Prior to the service, thousands of devotees lined up to pay their respects as they walked past an urn of Marquez's ashes. The procession continued after the memorial, which was preceded by a private funeral in Mexico City last week (ends20Apr14).
Stars including Forest Whitaker, Lena Dunham, Shakira and Eva Longoria have paid tribute to beloved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez following his death on Thursday (17Apr14). The writer passed away at his home in Mexico City, Mexico at the age of 87 following a series of health battles, and his death has triggered an outpouring of grief among the showbiz community.
Many stars took to Twitter.com to share their favourite quotes from Marquez's work and tributes also came in from U.S. President Barack Obama, who said "The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers - and one of my favourites from the time I was young."
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos referenced the writer's most famous work, One Hundred Years of Solitude, in a tribute posted on Twitter.com, writing, "One Hundred Years of Solitude and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time."
Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker shared a quote from Marquez in his own Twitter tribute, writing, "It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - RIP, you will always exist in our hearts," while Girls star Lena Dunham adds, "I once made out with someone purely because I thought he might be related to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. What a beautiful writer - RIP."
Eva Longoria shared her favourite Marquez novel with fans, One Hundred Years Of Solitude, and added, "My heart hurts today with the loss of the great Gabriel García Márquez. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. RIP."
Other stars to pay tribute to the novelist include fellow Colombian Shakira, who wrote an open letter to the late author: "Dear Gabo, you once said that life isn't what one lived, but the life one remembers and how he remembers it to retell it... your life, dear Gabo, will be remembered by all of us as a unique and singular gift, and as the most original story of all. It's difficult to say goodbye to you, with all that you've given us! You will always be in my heart and in those of all who loved and admired you. Shak."
Actress Daryl Hannah, model Christy Turlington and musician Flea have also shared their condolences and memories of Marquez's work.
America's leader President Barack Obama and one of his predecessors Bill Clinton have joined the authors and celebrities around the world paying tribute to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday (17Apr14). The One Hundred Days of Solitude writer, a Nobel Prize winner, died in Mexico City, aged 87, and the literary world is mourning his passing, but political leaders have also released statements honouring Marquez.
Obama writes, "With the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers - and one of my favorites from the time I was young... I offer my thoughts to his family and friends, whom I hope take solace in the fact that Gabo's work will live on for generations to come."
And Clinton, who previously called the author his "literary hero" adds, "From the time I read One Hundred Years of Solitude more than 40 years ago, I was always amazed by his unique gifts of imagination, clarity of thought, and emotional honesty... I was honored to be his friend and to know his great heart and brilliant mind for more than 20 years."
Meanwhile Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos offers, "A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!"
Tributes from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and literary heavyweights Ian McEwan and Mario Vargas Llosa, who famously feuded with Marquez, have also been posted online.
When you're Justin Bieber, a birthday means more than blowing out candles while your closest friends and family sing "Happy Birthday" to you. It means millions of your closest fans tweeting at you, posting on your official Facebook page, and screaming at you whenever you go out in public. It means news sites publishing articles about you (guilty!), other stars and celebrities wishing you well, and as many performances and parties you can fit into one 24-hour day.
As if that wasn't already enough, a birthday also means that you're one year older, a.k.a. you are one year wiser (hopefully). Bieber has had a crazy year at 18, filled with ups and downs, scandals and achievements, all designed to help him navigate the life of a teen superstar.
Learn from your mistakes, Bieber, and though next year will offer its own challenges, you'll know better than to fall for these again. And although 19 got off to a rough start (he tweeted "Worst birthday" on March 2 after getting kicked out of a UK nightclub), here are 19 reasons why 19 will be better than 18!
1. So you broke up with your girlfriend, Selena GomezYou're no longer a part of a teen power couple. So what?!? You're Justin Bieber! Pick any one of your million screaming fans to go on a date with you, and you'll be guarenteed to make their day/week/month/year/life. Guaranteed.
2. You didn't get a Grammy nominationWho cares? You're on a nationwide, sold out tour. You think your fans care about a trophy collecting dust on your shelf? All they want to see is you crooning all your biggest hits.
3. Someone tried to murder youAt least you lived to see 19, right? The murder plot was thwarted, so your life is currently not in jeapordy. But maybe now's the time to beef up your personal security, yeah?
4. So you got into a Twitter feud with The Black KeysWhen the drummer from The Black Keys, Patrick Carney, told TMZ that you didn't need or deserve a Grammy because you should be happy with all the money you make, you took to Twitter to suggest that somebody should slap him. At least you were wise enough to include the "haha" at the end, so instead of a nasty feud, you were just trading digs. You're learning already!
5. Your mom went on a date with Chris HarrisonApparently, "no real sparks" flew between your mom, Pattie Mallete, and the Bachelor host. But maybe have a talk with Ryan Seacrest (who set up the date at one of your own concerts!) anyway about hitting the brakes on any more setups.
6. A fan's mother sued you for her hearing lossNow that you're older and your music is more mature, your fans are growing up with you too. Soon they won't need parental supervision at your concerts at all so you can avoid issues like this one altogether. And let's be honest, the younger generation is already going to suffer major hearing loss anyway thanks to their constant headphone usage. Now you can "entice the crowd into a frenzy of screams" as much as you want!
7. You were caught smoking weed Hey, if Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson can do it and still be universally loved, then why can't you? Maybe next time make sure no one is documenting the act with photos, though. That's, like, high school 101.
8. Your new habit causes a disturbing "Cut for Bieber" trendWhen your weed scandal causes your young, impressionable fans to mimic what started out as an inappropriate joke and self-mutilate in your name, and then post photos of it on the internet, step up and speak out ASAP to put a stop this horrible, terrible, awful trend. Do not remain silent while more young fans continue to harm themselves.
9. You angered the Phillipines with a photo of Manny PacquiaoLawmakers in the Philippines filed a resolution demanding that you apologize for insulting photos you posted of boxer and congressman Manny Pacquiao on your Instagram, following Pacquiao's defeat at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez in their Dec. 9 fight. We have to admit, though, it was a clever idea (we definitely chuckled).
10. You vomited on stage during a concertBut you handled it and kept going like a champ! You proved not only that singing while tossing your cookies was a possibility, but that it was yet another skill you possess. Plus, it was the perfect time to make an Anchorman joke. Yeah, milk probably was a bad choice. Let's try and stay away from dairy products before concerts in the future.
11. You angered the California Hamster Association (which is definitely a real thing)Though you probably thought you were doing a good deed, giving your pet hamster away to fan wasn't so good for its health. The CHA said when you handed it to a fan at the Atlanta Jingle Ball, "The moment that hamster was handed off to a screaming girl in a harsh, frenzied environment was likely the moment it gazed at the short path to its doom." Let's keep our pets from on, shall we?
12. You wore... this thingSure, taking fashion risks is a no-brainer for stars of your caliber. But this hat — the color, the spikes, everything about it — just... no. Throw it away, burn it, bury it, never let it see the light of day again, or else you'll throw Damon Lindelof into another frenzy.
13. Your bodyguard sued you for assault and batteryMoshe Benabou, a former Israeli soldier who served as your bodyguard from March 2011 through October 2012, filed a complaint alleging that you punched him multiple times on Oct. 10, immediately prior to terminating his employment. Next time a member of your entourage tries to quit, just let him go. You'll find someone else to keep the swarms of screaming tweens away from you, don't worry.
14. You were sued for tweeting an incomplete phone numberYou tried to play a joke on your fans — tweeting out a phone number you claimed was yours with the final digit missing — but two people in Texas did not appreciate it. Apparently, your Twitter followers took it upon themselves to figure out the last digit, and a woman named Dilcie and a man named Kent were the recipients of thousands of phone calls. Now, they want compensation for all the problems you caused with your “reckless” behavior. Next time, don't underestimate the power and energy your Beliebers possess.
15. A photographer was killed trying to snap photos of your carBieber fever proved to be fatal when 29-year-old Chris Guetta was killed after being hit by a car while attempting to take pics of your white Ferrari. The accident reinvigorated the debate surrounding tighter laws regarding the paparazzi's access to celebrities, which will hopefully help prevent any more tragedies from occurring.
16. Your computer was stolen... oh wait, just kidding!In order to hype the release of your new single, "Beauty and a Beat," you claimed your computer was stolen. A mysterious Twitter handle (gexwy) claimed to be the thief and started threatening to post private videos of you online. But instead of a career-killing scandal, it turned out to be a massive hoax when you released the new music video featuring Nicki Minaj. Next time, don't prank the media (you know, the people who write about you for a living and help to perpetuate your fame?).
17. You were accused of being racist by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples in CanadaIn an interview with Rolling Stone, you said that you were, "Part Indian... I think Inuit or something? I’m enough percent that in Canada I can get free gas.” This angered the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, since they feel that you enforced a stereotype that Aboriginal Peoples in Canada get a "free ride," a stereotype that they have fought hard to dispel. Now that you've given your fair share of interviews, you should know to choose your words more carefully.
18. You were connected to an anti-abortion filmWell, your mother actually is. Pattie Mallete just signed on as the executive producer of the upcoming anti-abortion short film, Crescendo. Nothing you can learn from this or change about it, but it's good to know what your family is up to.
19. One Direction stole a bunch of your fansThose enterprising Brits are bound to lose popularity in the next year, right? Besides, "Belieber" is such a better name for a devoted fan than "Directioner."
Happy 19th birthday, Justin Bieber! We look forward to whatever crazy and scandalous antics you get into this year — but if you take our advice, there'll be less of them. That's a good thing.
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True Blood hunk Joe Manganiello has a new lady in his life - he is reportedly romancing model Bridget Peters.
The actor has been dating Peters since meeting at a Las Vegas boxing match last year (12) and the brunette beauty has already met the 36 year old's family, spending time with Manganiello's brother Nicholas and father Charles at the Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez fight in Sin City in December (12), according to People.com.
Manganiello, who called off his engagement to model Audra Marie in 2011, was previously linked to French cabaret dancer Veronique Lazoore.
From the Philippine Congress to the California Hamster Association (yep), people the world over are mad at Justin Bieber.
On Wednesday, law-makers in the Philippines filed a resolution demanding Bieber apologize for insulting photos he posted of boxer and congressman Manny Pacquiao on his Instagram account, following Pacquiao's defeat at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez in their Dec. 9 fight, The Telegraph reports. The Philippine government tells The Telegraph, "Mr Bieber should have known that the Hon. Pacquiao has reached his stature as such as a result of sheer hard work, determination and firm belief in God, and despite such stature best exemplifies humility and grace even in defeat." And, the coup de grace, if Bieber does not apologize for his "distasteful comments" he will "be declared persona non grata." Yikes!
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Surely photographs that elicited such a strong reaction from the government itself are truly heinous. Well, let's take a look. Bieber posted the below photo along with the Lion King quote, "Wake up, Dad."
Huh. Well that doesn't seem so bad. Okay, okay, we get that the Philippines probably didn't love that Bieber inadvertently (I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt) implied that Pacquiao, like Mufasa, was dead. But we know that he is alive and (mostly) well, so it's clear that Bieber's post was all in good fun.
In addition to the photo at left, Bieber posted a photo where he transposed the fallen Pacquiao into Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" music video.
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In other strange Justin Bieber news, the California Hamster Association (which is totally a real thing) admonished the teenaged pop star for giving a super fan his pet hamster. According to TMZ, the CHA was not happy when Bieber gave a fan at the Atlanta Jingle Ball his hamster and told her to "take good care of him." The CHA says hamsters "often succumb quickly to illness and death" when "sudden environmental change." They continue, "The moment that hamster was handed off to a screaming girl in a harsh, frenzied environment was likely the moment it gazed at the short path to its doom." In our opinion, hamsters — who have a lifespan of approximately two to three years and are generally owned by children under the age of 10 — are put on a "short path to doom" the moment they are born.
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The star is auctioning off a seat at the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV fight in Las Vegas on 8 December (12) at the city's MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The money raised from the sale will go towards the former boxer's Mike Tyson Cares foundation, which offers support and financial help to kids from broken homes.
Taking to his Twitter.com account to announce the one-off auction, he writes, "Who wants to attend the Pacquiao/Marquez fight with me and sit ringside? Go to http://charitybuzz.com to bid on this amazing opportunity!!"
Alejandro Brugues' film - about a Cuban walking dead takeover - scored the big prize just two days before the project's limited U.S. release date.
Top jury prizes went to to Cristian Jimenez's Bonsai, Bart Layton's The Imposter and Expiration Date by director Kenya Marquez.
The sportsman is said to owe income taxes from 2009 - the same year he came out of retirement to fight Juan Manuel Marquez in a reported $25 million (£15.6 million) deal.
Officials at America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a lien against Mayweather Jr. in Clark County, Nevada on 21 January (11), according to The Detroit News. The lien was filed just weeks after the star was arrested on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cell phone during an argument in front of their three children.
Mayweather Jr. is facing a number of charges stemming form the alleged incident back in September (10), including felony coercion, grand larceny and robbery, as well as misdemeanour domestic battery and harassment.
He also faces a criminal battery charge stemming from an alleged altercation with a security guard outside his Las Vegas home in November (10).
He is due back in court in Sin City on 25 April (11).