Damien Hirst paintings stolen from London gallery
LONDON (AP) — British police say two Damien Hirst paintings together valued at 33,000 pounds ($54,000) have been stolen from a London art gallery.
NEW YORK (AP) — Here's something to wag a tongue at: MTV says Miley Cyrus is the best artist of the year. The former child star twerked her way to the top. Her eye-popping duet with Robin Thicke on the MTV Video Music Awards was one of the year's most talked about cultural events. MTV said Monday the VMA duet on "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines" was the year's most watched video on its websites. Similarly, the MTV artist site devoted to Cyrus had more visits than any other artist's. Besides "We Can't Stop," the song "Wrecking Ball" and
Miley Cyrus, the pop star who caused a sensation with her raunchy performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, was named best artist of 2013 by the cable TV network on Tuesday. MTV said the singer dominated the music charts and the headlines with the release of her album "Bangerz," her jaw-dropping performances at awards shows and her hosting stint on the television sketch show "Saturday Night Live." "She is the third artist to receive the distinction of being named MTV's Best Artist of the Year with past honorees including Katy Perry (2012) and One Direction (2011)," MTV said in a statement announcing the results. Cyrus, 21, was also ranked MTV.com top artist, based on fan visits to the site, and had the most watched video of 2013 with her live performance with singer Robin Thicke at the VMAs. In an MTV documentary released in October, the "We Can't Stop" singer admitted that she was out to shock and to push the boundaries.
The author may have died in 1984, but he's still being put on invitation lists. Alas, in this case, the owner of Truman Capote's ashes had to decline his appearance at the opening night bash for the Broadway opening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's."