Shuffling through press clips on Fabio, you come across at least one writer who was dying to interview him not because she was dazzled by his curvaceous bulk but because she couldn't wait to lampoon such a vacuous sex symbol. And what did Fabio do? Charmed the pants off her, so to speak, and seemingly all the other reporters, too. So the thought of spending 30 minutes in the back of a limo with the world's most-drooled-after male sounded like a hoot. Flirt with me, you devil. Melt my journalistic ice. The 32-year-old hunk made his fame as a swashbuckling model for romance novel covers and attracted a sort of cult following. Now he's on the road promoting his own romance novel and a Versace cologne, Mediterraneum. There's also a Fabio record out - he doesn't sing the songs but talks in between them - a calendar and a 900 number, on which he coos about romance. Coming soon: the fitness video. When the blond superman walks off the plane at Intercontinental, he … [Read more...] about He’s just FAB!O
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The Wortham Theater's Green Room is a crush of nervous little girls, well-dressed men and slightly flushed women clutching programs and nudging themselves closer to Carlos Acosta, the man in white tights signing autographs. They're on a tingly, post-performance high, having just watched him dance Basilio in Houston Ballet's Don Quixote, where a good number in the packed house gasped, grabbed their armrests and finally launched themselves from their seats to bellow "Bravo!" Some of them cried. The ballet neophytes say they've never seen anything like it. The aficionados begin their assessment with these three words: "Not since Baryshnikov." "You've heard of Air Jordan? We call him Air Acosta, " Daisuke Sato, Acosta's friend from Cuba, is telling a young fan. Opera has its Pavarottis. Classical music has its Midoris. But the closest thing to a pop star the ballet world has now is an aging Mikhail Baryshnikov, who passed his pyrotechnic prime a decade ago. … [Read more...] about They call him ‘Air Acosta’
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 BRISTOL, Va. - Sonya Ratliff and about a dozen friends put on sparkly clothes and left early on a Tuesday morning to celebrate another mom's birthday. In years past, that might have meant brunch. Now, in this Bible Belt town on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, it means slot machines, blackjack and other games of chance at the newly opened Bristol Casino. How long would the women gamble? "Until we have to pick up our kids from school," Ratliff, 42, said to roars of laughter from her friends gathered around a roulette table. Since July 8, Virginia's first casino has been doing big business in a former abandoned shopping mall near the Tennessee line. More than 25,000 people from 49 states visited in just the first three weeks of operation, raising visions of economic salvation in a city that's been desperate for it. "It's … [Read more...] about Coal jobs are almost gone. Could a casino help rescue southwest Virginia?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 11 MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Dicky Kurniawan felt the sharp sting in his eyes as Indonesian police fired tear gas into the football stadium. From his seat near an exit, he said he watched the melee unfold Saturday night as angry fans poured into the field to demand answers after host Arema FC of East Java’s Malang city lost to Persebaya Surabaya, its first defeat ever on its home turf. The mob threw bottles and other objects, and the violence spread outside the stadium, where police cars were overturned and torched. Kurniawan, 22, was shocked when police fired tear gas at spectators in the stands. As the stinging gas spread through the stadium, Kurniawan grabbed his girlfriend and — like everyone else — dashed to the exits. The mass rush led to a stampede that killed nearly three dozen people almost instantly. The death toll reached … [Read more...] about Indonesian recalls stinging tear gas in deadly soccer melee