The World is celebrating International Dance Day. The date, 29 April, was chosen as a tribute to Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet, who was born on 29 April 1727. One of the most glittering and challenging performing arts - dance has always been full of indigenous magic, traditional techniques and many other features that has made dancing incredibly popular across the globe. You must have heard of many popular types of dance, for instance the passionate Tango from Rio de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay or mysterious dance-drama from Japan, Kabuki, which became an important part of modern culture and still attracts thousands of people who are eager to discover what their body is capable of. Check out Sputnik's gallery to find out how people dance around the world. … [Read more...] about From Tango to Kabuki: Dance Traditions Around the World
ALL That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star sees eight talented jewellers bring their A-game with the hope of a glittering career as Katherine Ryan hosts the search for Britain's next jewellery star. The Canadian comic hosts the show, while the contestants have to impress two judges who know a thing or two about top class jewellery - Solange Azagury-Partridge and Shaun Leane. Who is All That Glitters judge Shaun Leane? Shaun Leane is one of the UK's most experienced and talented jewellers. Born and raised in Finsbury Park, London, Shaun enrolled in a youth training scheme for jewellery design at Kingsway Princeton College of Further Education in Clerkenwell aged just 15. Clearly passionate about his craft, he then started a seven-year apprenticeship with English Traditional Jewellery in London's jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden, where he became a classically trained goldsmith. What is Shaun Leane's net worth? According to CelebrityWiki.com, Shaun boasts a net … [Read more...] about Who is All That Glitters judge Shaun Leane?
ALDI has launched its own cheaper version of Marks & Spencer’s sell-out glitter globe gin liqueur. Both bottles of booze contain 23-carat edible gold leaf, but the Aldi version costs £2 less compared to M&S ’ from last year. The discounter has flavoured its £12.99 gin with elderflower and peach, which appears to be a nod to the £15 elderflower flavour M&S released in 2020. This flavour sadly isn't available anymore, but the posh supermarket has just released a new cherry blossom glitter gin globe for a pricier £17. This different flavour is around £4 more expensive than the Aldi version. Both the M&S and Aldi flavours are sold in 70cl bottles and the alcohol content is the same for each supermarket, coming in at 20% alcohol by volume. Gin liqueurs aren’t as strong as regular full-bodied gin, which has a typical ABV of around 37.5%. The Aldi version will be available in stores and online from April 22, as part of the supermarket's Specialbuys … [Read more...] about Aldi is selling a glitter globe bottle of gin and it costs less than M&S’ sell-out one
TVNZ RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under is on the hunt for the best drag queen in Australasia. Saturday Celebrity Trawlermen Prime, 6pm Chef Antony Worrall Thompson, former rugby player Ben Cohen and Shane Lynch from Boyzone are avid fishermen but can they handle the high seas aboard a North Sea trawler? They’re embarking on a two-week commercial fishing trip and trying their luck at one of the world’s most dangerous occupations. Meet The Bears TVNZ 1, 7.35pm Despite the fact that they can pose a serious threat to life and limb, humans have always found bears endlessly endearing. This documentary takes a look at the many ursine species, from the grizzly to the sloth bear, and how they have adapted and survived. Over on TVNZ 2 at 6.40pm is The Jungle Book , featuring one of literature’s most famous bears, Baloo. RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under TVNZ 2, 8.30pm RuPaul brings the glittering world of the Drag Race franchise to the southern hemisphere. … [Read more...] about TV Guide highlights: Saturday May 1 to Friday May 7
It's been 40 years since MTV hit the airwaves and, as well as iconic music moments, it has also provided us with a wealth of reality TV gold. Ever since The Real World premiered on MTV in the nineties, the channel created the blueprint for reality TV, and has brought us iconic reality TV stars via shows like Jersey Shore, The Hills and Making the Band. Here are 25 of the most memorable stars from MTV, and what they're doing now. Snooki from Jersey Shore Everyone's favourite meatball, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was the breakout star of MTV's Jersey Shore during its run between 2009 and 2012. She went on to compete on Dancing With The Stars, released three novels and is a staple on celebrity reality TV shows. Now 33, Snooki has three children with her husband of six years Jionni LaVelle. JWoww from Jersey Shore After appearing on all six seasons of Jersey Shore , Jenni "JWoww" Farley starred in a spin-off with bestie Snooki called, you guessed it, Snooki & JWoww … [Read more...] about In Photos, 25 MTV Reality Stars and What They’re Up to Now