Moscow, March 17 - Unesco Artist for Peace ambassador and the world's best-selling soprano singer Sarah Brightman's trip to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015 is in doubt, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos has said.
Roscosmos and NASA may opt against sending Brightman to the ISS because the trip depends on the duration of the 2015 visiting flight to the ISS, said Vladimir Popovkin.
Moscow, March 8 - Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, author of some of the world's heaviest riffs, has penned the music for Armenia's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, organisers said.
The lyrics to the rock ballad were written by Gor Sujyan, who fronts the band Dorians.
Iommi, who achieved world fame in the 1970s with Black Sabbath, fronted by Ozzy Osbourne, admitted he had initially been unsure about the contest, famed for its lightweight pop and disco, as well as novelty acts.
Moscow, Feb 26 - French actor Gerard Depardieu plans to make a movie about Chechnya, the regional government said.
"I want to film a movie here to show that one can make a movie in Grozny, a big movie," said Depardieu, who received Russian citizenship in January from President Vladimir Putin.
"I can't disclose any details about the movie, but I know we will come back here, and it's only the beginning," the actor said.
Los Angeles, Feb 2 - Actress Liberty Ross has reportedly decided to forgive Kristen Stewart for having a brief fling with her husband, director Rupert Sanders.
Ross was devastated when Sanders cheated on her with the 22-year-old actress, but after filing for divorce, she has decided to put the whole incident behind her.
"The good thing about Liberty is that she's not upset anymore. She's had time to get over the initial shock and awe of it when it was exposed last year and the divorce was the nail in the coffin," a source told HollywoodLife, reports contactmusic. com.
Moscow, Oct 16 - Russian singer Lama Safonova says she knows actor Vinnie Jones very well and is in a relationship with him despite his claim of not having met her before.
Jones, 47, was seen kissing Safanova in Moscow, Saturday and said he was introduced to the singer by his interpreter Olive and regretted his actions. However, the singer says she won't make a scandal of their relationship.
"If you're waiting for me to betray my sweetheart or hurt him, it won't happen. There is no need to make a scandal of our relation," thesun. co. uk quoted Safanova as saying.
Moscow, Aug 19 - A Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia, prompting allegations of censorship.
The film, "Clip", was banned over indecent language and scenes of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as "pornographic" depictions of sex between minors, Sam Klebanov, the head of Kino Bez Granits, the film's prospective distributor, said Saturday.
The ban was signed by Deputy Culture Minister Ivan Demidov, known for his radical Orthodox Christian views, Klebanov said.
Moscow, Aug 15 - Harry Harrison, an American novelist whose science fiction novels achieved cult status in post-Soviet Russia, died Wednesday, his official website reported. He was 87.
Reports did not specify the cause of death. Harrison spent the last years of his life in Ireland.
A native of Connecticut and a World War II veteran, Harrison began his career in science fiction in the 1950s by creating comic books and strips, including a run at Flash Gordon.
Moscow, June 26 - The rampant drug abuse in modern Russia can be traced to the rock band Beatles and their experiments with psychedelics, a psychoactive drug, the country' top substance abuse official has said.
"After the Beatles travelled to Indian ashrams to expand their consciousness, they introduced the idea of changing your mental condition through drugs to the populace," Yevgeny Bryun said.