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Ellen Page Inspired To Come Out By Russian Punks

The actress revealed her sexuality in an emotional speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas last year (14), and she was praised for her bravery. She...

Thousands Queue To Experience Bansky's Dark 'Dismaland' Exhibition

‘Dismaland’, the new exhibition by artist Banksy is causing crowds of thousands descend upon the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare in the hope of getting tickets. The exhibition offers a dark and twisted take on a...

Artist Banksy Creates Provocative Anti-themepark Dismaland

His 'bemusement park' Dismaland, which will open to the public in a disused Weston-super-Mare swimming centre on Saturday (22Aug15) features art installations and exhibitions set up to prompt discussion and thought. Visitors...

Bastille Play Surprise Set At Glastonbury

The rockers gave fans just an hour's notice to their show in the the William Green tent, posting the news on Twitter.com. Frontman Dan Smith wrote, "So happy to be back at...

Charlotte Church To Hit The Stage With Russian Punk Stars At Glastonbury

Punk rockers-turned-political activists Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, who were both jailed in 2012 for taking part in a protest performance at a church in Moscow, have landed a slot at the fabled...

Russian Punk Stars To Make Glastonbury Debut

Bandmembers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were both jailed in 2012 for taking part in a protest performance at a church in Moscow, and after their release they used their international fame to...

Court Throws Out Russian Punks' Appeal

The three members of music collective Pussy Riot were jailed for two years each in 2012 for staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest at a Moscow church. Samutsevich was freed in October, 2012...

Russian Punks Release Eric Garner Protest Song

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have been filmed getting buried alive while wearing official Russian riot cops' uniforms in a promo for a protest song about police brutality.The singers were jailed for...

Pussy Riot To Appear In Third Series Of 'House Of Cards'

Members of the Russian punk group imprisoned for their protest against their government are set to appear in the next season of acclaimed US drama House of Cards.Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, of punk bandPussy...

Feminist Punk Stars Suing Russian Government Over 2012 Imprisonment

Two members of feminist punk group Pussy Riot are taking Russian government officials to the European Court of Human Rights (Echr) to demand compensation over their imprisonment.Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina spent a total of...

Pussy Riot May Or May Not Be In Talks For "Spring Breakers 2", But James Franco Is Still Not Impressed

Lots of exciting – and some not so exciting – Spring Breakers-related news today. First off, we found out that Pussy Riot – the Russian feminist punk rockers Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha” Alyokhina...

Pussy Riot Linked To 'Spring Breakers' Sequel 'Second Coming'

The sequel to Spring Breakers, the hit 2012 comedy, is going ahead and Pussy Riot may be the stars.Nadya Tolokonnikova is one of the most notorious members of Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot, the highly politicised...

Stars Masked For Russian Protest Film

Stars including Kate Moss, Courtney Love and Bobby Gillespie have all donned Pussy Riot's signature masks to film a protest video in support of the gay community in Russia.The project in support of Amnesty International...

A Week In News: A Screen Legend Dies, A Tv Legend Makes His Exit, And The World's Weirdest Boxing Match

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman: The world lost a true talent when actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment last Sunday after a suspected heroin overdose, aged 46. Thougha autopsy results were ruled...

Pussy Riot's Nadia And Masha Disowned For Forgetting "Aspirations And Ideals" Of Punk Group

Members of the Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot have disowned their two most high-profile members, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, for having forgotten about the "aspirations and ideals of [the] group." Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova,...

Pussy Riot's Nadya And Masha Are Proud To Have Been Imprisoned In Russia [Video]

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the former members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot, have given an Amnesty International press conference in Manhattan during which they discuss their 16-month imprisonment, their current motives and the...

Madonna's Russian Tour Death Threats Were Real

Madonna has never been one to hold her tongue, and became synonymous with the controversy surrounding Russia’s homophobic legislation and harsh treatment of anyone speaking out against the system by speaking out on stage.The singer...

Madonna Reveals Death Threats

Madonna received death threats for defending Pussy Riot.The 'Hung Up' hitmaker gave an impassioned speech at the Amnesty International Concert in New York last night (05.02.14), in which she described herself as a ''freedom fighter''...

Russian Supreme Court Judges Back Punk Stars' Appeal

Two jailed members of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot have taken a step closer to freedom after judges at the country's Supreme Court granted them an appeal.Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are serving two-year sentences...

'You Know What, Russia? I'm Gay And I'm Not Into Your Regime' - Wentworth Miller

Alright, so he didn’t quite say it like that, but Wentworth Miller has sent a message out to Russia and their homophobic regime by coming out as gay and declining an invitation to the St...

Bruce Springsteen Fans Are Crazy! Roads Closed, Camping In Queues & Thousands Spent For Cardiff Show

We reckon 1D fans or Justin Bieber fans are rabid because they're mainly hormonal young girls but Bruce Springsteen appeals to a rather different demographic who have been mirroring the obsessive antics of the tweensters....

Madonna And Paul Mccartney Sign Amnesty International Letter For Russian Punks' Release

Madonna, Sir Paul Mccartney, Yoko Ono and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars who have teamed up with Amnesty International officials to call for the release of two jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy...

Russian Punks Go After Putin And Oil Industry In New Video

Russian punk act Pussy Riot have taken aim at the nation's leader, Vladimir Putin, again in a new video posted on YouTube.com.Three members of the all-girl group were jailed on hooliganism charges for staging a...

Paul Mccartney Leaves Personalized Guitar Pick At Elvis Presley's Grave

Paul McCartney visited the grave of Elvis Presley at Graceland over the weekend, leaving the legendary musician a personalized guitar pick so he "can play guitar in heaven." McCartney paid tribute to the American musician...

Jailed Russian Punk Star Hospitalised Over Hunger Strike

Jailed Pussy Riot star Maria Alekhina has been admitted to hospital nearly a week after beginning her hunger strike.The Russian rocker is one of two bandmembers behind bars for performing a protest song at a...

Kelly Osbourne Backs Russian Punk Stars

Kelly Osbourne has declared she will not set foot in Russia until jailed punk stars Pussy Riot are released from prison.Two members of the Russian girl group, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, are currently serving...

Male Heavy Nominations For Nme's Heroes And Villains Inc. Bradley Wiggins, Barack Obama, David Cameron And Harry Styles

The NME awards isn't just to praise the biggest and best bands of the year, it is also a platform for popular social commentary, and for a hefty dose of good humored judgement. The categories...

Pussy Riot Use John Lennon Award Cash For Freedom Fight

Jailed Russian punks Pussy Riot are using a cash grant from John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono to fund their fight for freedom.Three members of the controversial group - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich...

Pussy Riot Appeal Case Delayed Until October

The Pussy Riot trial, which is set to deal with an official appeal lodged by the band after their sentencing, has been delayed until October by Russian Authorities, reports The BBCIn August, three members...

Sinead O'connor Calls For Release Of Russian Punks In Letter To Putin

Outspoken Irish singer/songwriter Sinead O'connor has written a lengthy, rambling letter to Russian leader Vladimir Putin urging him to set the incarcerated members of feminist punk group Pussy Riot free.Three bandmates were arrested following an...

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