Johnny Hallyday

Jean-Michel Jarre to challenge composer father's will in ECHR

PARIS (AFP) -<p>Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre said Friday he will mount a fresh challenge to the will of his Hollywood composer father, taking his case to the European Court of Human Rights after he was disinherited.<p>The decision to go to the ECHR comes after Jean-Michel lost his bid in a …

Human Rights

Pie in the Face at the Movies

By now, the world knows that, in the course of his testimony at parliamentary hearings, Rupert Murdoch was struck with a shaving-cream pie. It’s worth noting that the tradition of the pie-in-the-face is cinematic—a Mack Sennett staple, a Charlie Chaplin spectacle, a Three Stooges riot, a cartoon …

Charlie Chaplin

The Top 10 French Musicians

As the most aurally pleasing of the romance languages, it’s no wonder that much of French music is dominated by seductive singers and …

Music

Brussels metro plays French soccer anthem after losing World Cup bet

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brussels commuters, heading to work the morning after Belgium's painful World Cup loss to France, had to endure the French soccer anthem piped through the city's metro on Wednesday.<p>The reason: not only did the national team lose 1-0 in Tuesday's semi-final but also the Brussels …

Soccer

World Cup 2018: Brussels metro commuters endure French team's anthem

<b>Commuters on the Brussels metro were forced to listen to the French football team's anthem after the company that runs the transport system lost a bet.</b><p>The Brussels public transport authority (STIB) was challenged by its Paris counterpart ahead of Tuesday's World Cup match between France and Belgium.<p>…

FIFA World Cup

What to Watch This Weekend: 'L'aventure, c'est l'aventure'

<i>Every Friday, our resident film fanatic Alex Aciman will dig deep into the pile of cinematic masterpieces and fish out one forgotten classic you</i> …

Jewish Culture

Grand-Place tribute to Belgian singer Maurane

Several hundred people gathered in central Brussels on Tuesday evening to pay a musical tribute to Maurane, the 57-year-old Belgian singer who was …

Belgium

Dva Zagorodnyh Doma – Full of Nothing Mix 2nd April 2018

Dva Zagorodnyh Doma was a Karelian outsider duo making über-naive out-there psychedelia. This archival all-vinyl mix gives out all the band’s …

Acoustic Guitar

Johnny Hallyday: Inheritance dispute sees late rocker's assets frozen by court

The assets of French music legend Johnny Hallyday have reportedly been frozen while a court deliberates on the late rock star’s will.<p>Hallyday died of …

Johnny Hallyday

Court freezes assets of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday in €100m inheritance battle

The two eldest children of French rock singer Johnny Hallyday have won a legal bid to freeze his assets in France in a bitter family feud over an inheritance estimated at up to €100 million (£86m).<p>However, the court rejected their plea to be able to be able to have a say on his posthumous album, …

France

French court freezes assets of late rocker Johnny Hallyday

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Friday froze the real estate assets and royalties of singer Johnny Hallyday, as his widow and two children from a previous marriage squabble over an inheritance estimated at up to 100 million euros ($120 million).<p>The rocker died in December at the age of 74 after …

Judiciary

Johnny Hallyday: court freezes assets in inheritance dispute

French rocker’s will, written in California, raises questions about applicability of US law<p>The first chapter of a legal drama over the inheritance of French rock star Johnny Hallyday has ended with a French court ruling that gives each side a partial victory in a case that is tearing his family …

Music (UK)

Johnny Hallyday: Judge freezes assets in inheritance dispute

<b>A French court has frozen real estate assets and royalties of French legend Johnny Hallyday while it deliberates on the rock star's will.</b><p>The singer died of cancer in December and left everything to his fourth wife Laeticia and their adopted daughters.<p>French media speculate that the rock star left …

Entertainment (UK)

French rocker's will tears family apart months after death

PARIS (AP) — The first chapter of a legal drama over the inheritance of French rock star Johnny Hallyday ended Friday with a French court ruling that …

World News

French court freezes late rocker Johnny Hallyday's assets in estate dispute

A French court on Friday froze the real estate assets and royalties of singer Johnny Hallyday, as his widow and two children from a previous marriage squabble over an inheritance estimated at up to 100 million euros ($120 million).<p>The rocker died in December at the age of 74 after a battle with …

Real Estate

A pre-Velvet Underground Nico’s first single with a young Jimmy Page and Brian Jones

Before she became the Teutonic ice queen chanteuse of the Velvet Underground, Nico, via her then boyfriend Rolling Stone Brian Jones, was introduced …

Jimmy Page

Johnny Hallyday's children seek to freeze estate in row over will

Late French rocker divides his family by leaving fortune to widow and disinheriting children<p>Warring members of Johnny Hallyday’s family have sought a court order freezing the late French rocker’s estate in the first round of a bitter dispute over his estimated €100m (£89m) fortune.<p>The battle has …

Music (UK)

French weekly magazines review 25 February 2018

France remains stupefied as the Johnny Hallyday will drama goes to court.<p>We begin with the fdispute which has broken out in the family of French rock …

France

Johnny Hallyday estate: Bardot wades into France family row

<b>Brigitte Bardot has become the latest French celebrity to weigh in on a family dispute over the estate of the late singer Johnny Hallyday.</b><p>In a radio interview, the movie legend urged Hallyday's widow Laeticia - named as his main heir - to give some of the money back to his older children.<p>Singer …

Entertainment (UK)

Fight over Johnny Hallyday €100 million fortune grips France as family quarrels over unreleased music

Refined Parisians often profess to scorn “celebrity culture” as a vulgar import from the English-speaking world, but France is mesmerised by a bitter battle for the fortune left by Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis”.<p>The rock star's widow, Laeticia Hallyday, named as his sole heir, faced a torrent …

France

Children of French rocker Hallyday go to court over album

Tensions between the feuding members of the country's first family of showbiz blew up into full-scale war earlier this week when his children Laura …

France

Johnny Hallyday’s children to contest will that left them nothing

The French musician died in December<p>Two of Johnny Hallyday’s children are set to contest his will after discovering that he has left everything to …

Johnny Hallyday

Family feud erupts over riches left by 'French Elvis' Hallyday

PARIS (Reuters) - A feud has erupted over the estate of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who died two months ago, with two of his four children aggrieved that they have seemingly been cut out of a will that may be worth as much as 100 million euros ($122 million).<p>Lawyers for Hallyday's actress …

Film Festivals

Hallyday's daughter to contest late French rock star's will

PARIS (AP) — Lawyers say one of French rocker Johnny Hallyday's daughters plans to contest her late father's will, which leaves his property and …

Celebrity News

Johnny Hallyday: Children of 'French Elvis' challenge will that leaves everything to his fourth wife

The children of late French rock icon Johnny Hallyday will reportedly contest the decision in his will to leave all of his property and artistic …

Entertainment (UK)

Inheritance battle over Johnny Hallyday's €100m fortune after two children left nothing

A bitter public feud has erupted among the family of the late French rock star Johnny Hallyday after two of his children challenged his will, which leaves his entire reported €100 million (£89m) estate to his fourth wife.<p>Hundreds of thousands had gathered to mourn the death of the crooner they …

Johnny Hallyday's children to contest will leaving them nothing

Will left everything to French rocker’s fourth wife and excluded his first two children<p>Two of Johnny Hallyday’s children are to contest the French rock star’s will as simmering family tensions threatened to boil over after he left his entire fortune and all his artistic rights to his fourth wife, …

Music (UK)

Rocker Johnny Hallyday’s eldest children to dispute will

The actress Laura Smet and her half-brother David Hallyday, both children of French rocker Johnny Hallyday by previous unions, have said that that …

France

Johnny Hallyday's children contest exclusion from his will

<b>The children of French rock star Johnny Hallyday are contesting his will after he left everything to his fourth wife Laeticia and their adopted daughters.</b><p>In a statement, actress Laura Smet said she was "stupefied and hurt" after learning she had been left nothing from her father's estate.<p>His …

Entertainment (UK)

1965 Iso Grifo A3/C

Giotto Bizzarrini was the chief engineer at Ferrari and instrumental in the development of the masterpiece 250 GTO. After leaving the company in …

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