Why China’s craft breweries are tapping into ancient beer recipes

April 26, 2017

(CNN)China is home to one of the oldest civilizations, so it’s only fitting that it’s home to ancient beer as well. The 5,000-year-old brewery is the earliest evidence of barley- and millet-based beer-making in the country. Inspired by the scientists’ findings, two breweries — Jing-A Brewing Co in Beijing and Moonzen Brewery in Hong Kong — set out to give the modern world a taste of an ancient experience by recreating the original beer recipe. …


Is Bangkok really banning street food?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in other popular street food areas like Khao San Road and …


Richard Simmons hospitalized for severe indigestion, says manager

April 19, 2017

… the 68-year-old is already feeling better and is expected to make a full recovery. The fitness icon has been stirring headlines lately for his disappearance, which occurred in 2014. The move prompted fans to be concerned of his well-being, which eventually lead to a popular podcast Missing Richard Simmons from Daily Show producer Dan Taberski. The hit podcast sought to investigate the reasons behind Simmons public disappearance. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS Catalano …


Drake accuses country club of racial profiling during Coachella trip

April 18, 2017

Drake is fuming after a recent stay at La Quinta, Californias Madison Club. The most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling #Coachella, the rapper, 30, wrote in a since-deleted post on Instagram early Monday with a snapshot of the facilitys logo. JENNIFER DATING A-ROD AFTER DRAKE SPLIT? Drakes fans are also voicing their concerns in the comments of the post many tagging the club, whose account …


Harry Styles bought kiwi for everyone in the ‘SNL’ line

April 16, 2017

Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Celebrities often buy food for the people waiting in line to see them that’s nothing new. But Harry Styles went above and beyond: he sent line-dwellers queued for Saturday Night Live some big plates of sliced kiwi. And, no, it’s not just because kiwi is delicious (although it is). Styles, who is the musical guest on this week’s SNL, is expected to perform “Kiwi” on the broadcast. And, now, fans are even more sure. …


Why are India’s superstars descending on Hong Kong this weekend?

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Hong Kong is used to hosting a variety of events, international and regional. But this weekend, the island city will witness something unique. Bollywood megastar Salman Khan will lead a galaxy of Indian stars to Hong Kong, to perform at the largest Indian concert to ever take place there. The Hong Kong concert, which will also feature performers like Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu and South Indian dance legend Prabhudeva, is part of the “Da-Bangg” world tour that will also …


Abigail Breslin opens up about sexual assault

April 13, 2017

… Oscar-nominated star received an outpouring of support from fans on social media, which prompted her to thank them on Twitter Wednesday. so beyond thankful by the immense support regarding my IG post last night. I am so lucky to have all of you kind souls in my corner. — Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) April 12, 2017 Sarah Hyland and Debra Messing also shared their support on Twitter. Proud of you Abs #BreakTheSilence https://t.co/HezyJyJhlq — Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) April 12, …


Oh nothing, just the Queen feeding an elephant called Donna

April 12, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II makes friends with Donna, a 7-year-old Asian Elephant.Image: DAVID ROSE – WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES For most fans of the royal family, meeting the Queen would make their lives complete. But today an elephant named Donna didn’t just meet the Queen, she got hand-fed a banana by Her Majesty. SEE ALSO: Princess Charlotte hugged a balloon display and yelled ‘Dada’ And the 7-year-old Asian Elephant could not have looked more delighted. The Centre is home to …


University Challenge: Professor Stephen Hawking presents winners’ trophy – BBC News

April 11, 2017

Why University Challenge contestants go viral Professor Hawking told the two teams: “I have said in the past that it is not clear whether intelligence has any long-term survival value – bacteria multiply and flourish without it. “But it is one of the most admirable qualities, especially when displayed by such young minds. “Many congratulations to both teams but especially to Balliol College Oxford on becoming series champions on University Challenge, a programme I …


9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… one local fan who can recite every score back to that 33-22 Auburn nail-biter 120 years ago like it was yesterday. Last year, top-seeded Alabama destroyed Auburn 49-0. This year, Alabama is still ranked number one in the country (at time of publication), but a resurgent Auburn team could pose a formidable challenge at home, so you can bet there’s going to be a score to settle on November 30 at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium amid 90,000 fans screaming “War Eagle,” …


Trump’s online fans are ditching him after missile strike in Syria

April 8, 2017

Trump's intervention has fiercely divided supporters.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Dont look now, but there seem to be some serious cracks appearing in Trumps most ardent support on the internet. On Reddit and 4chan Friday, all the talk has been of the presidents recent intervention in Syria, and some of his most die hard fans are not best pleased. SEE ALSO: The internet slams Steve King’s straight-up racist tweet The president ordered a missile strike on a Syrian airfield Thursday …


Barry Manilow on coming out and his secret marriage

April 6, 2017

(CNN)For years Barry Manilow kept his sexuality a secret, fearful of how fans might react. “I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay,” the legendary singer recently told People magazine. “So I never did anything.” These days Manilow is not only out but on the cover of People talking about his private life and love of 39 years, his manager Garry Kief. …


The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image caption Stephen Mangan played Mole in The Cappuccino Years Stephen Mangan played Mole in the 2001 TV adaption of Townsend’s The Cappuccino Years and worked closely with the writer on bringing him to life on screen. Now aged 48, he began reading the Secret Diary as a teenager. “Obviously when you read it as a 13 or 14-year-old you miss some of the nuances, but what’s so clever about the books is that you get so many different perspectives,” he says. …


Tokyo: Insider Travel Guide

March 23, 2017

(CNN)Tokyo is a city that can roar one moment and whisper at the next, a place where almost anything seems possible. After all, 13 million people share this 2,188-square-kilometer piece of the planet, which is home to some of the world’s top restaurants, stores and cafs. It’s also a one-stop center for the best of Japan — culture, quality products and impeccable service. …