On this day…in 1945

On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Reich. Since at least 1943, it was becoming increasingly clear … [Read the full story]

Yoko Ono will punish us by ‘miserable wailing’

God help us…Yoko Ono is going to celebrate her 80th birthday with a one-off gig in Berlin. If you have never seen her perform, then may I advise you to look at some of her work. You will see that the pathetic John Lennon (although wonderfully talented and a great song-writer) is such a soft … [Read the full story]

Bowie to release his 1st album in 10 years

David Bowie has announced his first new album in 10 years. Titled ‘The Next Day’, the album has been produced by Bowie’s longtime collaborator Tony Visconti and will be released on March 11. Australia will get the albums three days earlier on March 8, while American fans will have to wait until March 12. The … [Read the full story]

‘Forest Boy’ is identified in Germany

Known to German locals as Forest Boy, had his 15 minutes of international fame recently as local police and Interpol sent his picture out all over the world in a last ditch effort to find any remaining family he may have left. Now, his stepmother and his friends have confirmed his identity. Helsum is actually … [Read the full story]

Sienna Miller has a naked pregnant portrait

Sienna Miller might have kept most of the details of her first pregnancy under wraps but now her pregnant body is out there for the world to see. The 30-year-old star decided to take the plunge a la Demi Moore and show off her baby bump in a portrait by acclaimed artist Jonathan Yeo. In … [Read the full story]

You know the saying, “Died on stage…”

Theatre goers gave an actor, aged 68, a huge round of applause for a death scene, during a stage play in Berlin, Germany. But they didn’t realise that he wasn’t acting…he’d actually died from a heart attack.

Female flasher escapes arrest

Voyeuristic Berlin flasher Annette Kaiser, who comes and goes in the blink of an eye, is flaunting a loophole in the law which says she can’t be prosecuted for her ‘crime’ unless she gets turned on in the act. Police are at a loss as to how they can prosecute 34-year-old Kaiser because, in Germany, … [Read the full story]

Knut the polar bear dies of an epileptic fit

Famous Polar Bear Knut, who collapsed and died at a Berlin Zoo in Germany last month, was killed by an epileptic fit, a post mortem revealed. Knut was born on the 5thDecember 2006, was a polar bear who was born in captivity at the Berlin Zoological Garden. Rejected by his mother at birth, he was … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1940

On this day, German aircraft blanket incendiary bombs over London, setting both banks of the Thames ablaze and killing almost 3,600 British civilians. The German targeting of the English capital had begun back in August, payback for British attacks on Berlin. In September, a horrendous firestorm broke out in London’s poorest districts as German aircraft … [Read the full story]

Thin is in?

The German photographer Ivonne Thein shows her new work in Berlin. She photographed “normal weight” models and photoshopped them down to looking like as if they’d weigh 32 kilos. Basically, she liked to photograph anorexic models. Thein originally wanted to shoot the photos with the “leaders” of the German pro-ana movement she was in touch … [Read the full story]