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On the opening page of Alejandro Varela’s debut novel The Town of Babylon, the protagonist Andrés identifies the moment his intuition told him to turn the other way, to resist the temptation toward mess. Of course, he ignores his own judgment and goes anyway.
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Eurovision's craziest moments – riots, lesbian kisses and turkey called Dustin
Eurovision is back this weekend (Saturday May 14), with Italy playing host.Once dubbed by its much-missed late presenter Terry Wogan as an excuse to, "Have a good sneer at Johnny Foreigner and chuck things at the telly," there's no denying that the annual continental kitsch fest has, during the course of its 66-year history, excelled in dividing its audience.But, whether its return in 2022 presents an excuse to throw a lederhosen and Liebfraumilch party or is simply the ideal time to colour compartmentalise your sock drawer, you cant deny it's had some must-see moments over the years.From bearded ladies and gobbling glove puppets to toppling despots and drug-fuelled scandals, here are some of the craziest which have hit our screens.Eurovision entries have sparked a lot of things over the years, not least the overwhelming urge to grab your coat and head for the pub.But few will beat Portugal’s entry at the 1974 contest which actually signalled a political uprising when it was broadcast on the radio.The ballad E Depois do Adeus by singer Paulo de Carvalho acted as a prompt for the country's rebel generals to rally their troops against the authoritarian regime of the time.The coup became known as the Carnation Revolution, so called because protestors took to the streets to place flowers into the muzzles of soldiers' rifles.The lead singer of this Italian rock band, which won the contest in 2021, was suspected by some viewers of snorting cocaine during the grand finals.Damiano David appeared to have been caught on camera at one point hunched over a table and making a low sweeping motion with his head.
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Piers Morgan says Hollywood legend Joan Collins 'had claws out' as they shared dinner
Piers Morgan was delighted to catch up with Hollywood icon Dame Joan Collins during his time in the States.The ex-Good Morning Britain star, 57, is close pals with the legendary actress, so they went out for a belated birthday meal at a lush spot in Beverly Hills, California.The pair finally reunited at an an "old-school" Italian restaurant called Ill Piccolino, but they also ran into Frank Sinatra's daughter Tina who was sitting at the next table.After Piers celebrated his 57th birthday last week, which saw him insist he was "improving with age" after his wife Celia Walden teased him about getting older.Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (April 6), Piers shared a sweet snap of a smiling Dame Joan sitting across the table at the restaurant.The veteran actress, 88, is always dresses to impress, and this time she looked ageless as ever in a chic dress with pink and white details.Topping off her look, Collins accesorised her gorgeous look with a pretty pearl necklace.Piers happily admitted his Hollywood friends was looking "even more youthful & glamorous than ever".He also revealed he got to chat to Frank Sinatra's daughter Tina, who was sitting at the next table, meaning the restaurant had some rather famous customers.Piers penned: "Dame Joan’s got her claws out again..
Italy, officially the Italian Republic is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy is located in south-central Europe, and it is also considered a part of western Europe. A unitary parliamentary republic with its capital in Rome, the country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in Tunisian waters (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the third-most populous member state of the European Union.
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