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'Brokeback' opera heads to New York NEW YORK, New York
U.S. composer Charles Wuorinen will adapt the gay-themed western "Brokeback Mountain" as an opera, to make its debut in 2013 in New York.
"Ever since encountering Annie Proulx's extraordinary story I have wanted to make an opera on it, and it gives me great joy that Gerard Mortier and New York City Opera have given me the opportunity to do so," Wourinen said referring to the short story on which the "Brokeback" film was based.
The film version, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as cowboys who fall in love in 1963, was made into a film in 2005. Directed by Taiwan's Ang Lee, it took home three Oscars.
Alba has baby girl LOS ANGELES, California
Jessica Alba, who married her long-time boyfriend Cash Warren three weeks ago, has given birth to baby girl, according to US Weekly magazine. Alba, 27, best-known for her roles in the TV drama "Dark Angel" and the movie "Fantastic Four," announced last December that she was pregnant and engaged to Warren.
Video game Leo
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play pioneering video game entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell in a biopic about the Atari co-founder's life, it was reported Monday. Daily Variety said screen heart-throb DiCaprio had been attached to produce as well as star in the film about Bushnell, one of the founding fathers of the video game industry.
Atari - which created the world's first successful video game "Pong" - was estimated to be worth more than 2 billion dollars by 1982 but was later broken up following the US video game crash of 1984. DiCaprio, 33, will next appear in two dramas, the spy thriller "House of Lies" and "Revolutionary Road."
Ancient discovery
Archaeologists have discovered a nearly 2,000-year-old, intact necropolis on the outskirts of Rome that gives a rare insight into the lives of poor laborers in the Roman era. The simple burial complex, dating to the 1st and 2nd century A.D. when the Roman empire was at its height, held about 320 tombs bearing well-preserved skeletal remains and artifacts like lamps and jewelry to accompany the dead into the after-life.


Updated : 2021-06-13 02:27 GMT+08:00