Bosnian Serb war victim wants Jolie’s film banned
The head of a group for Serbs held prisoner during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war says Angelina Jolie’s movie “In the Land of Blood and Honey” should be banned in the Serb-run part of the country.
Branislav Djukic of the Bosnian Serb Association of Camp Prisoners told the Associated Press on Tuesday that although he has seen only the trailer, he already can say the movie “is showing lies” and portraying Serbs as the only ones who raped women during the war.
Miss Jolie’s movie will be released in the U.S. on Dec. 23 and is a heavy drama about a Serb soldier who finds his ex-lover, a Muslim Bosnian woman, among sex slaves in a camp.
The movie was praised by a selected audience of 11 non-Serb war-victim groups who saw it in Sarajevo earlier this month.
Joel gets portrait at NYC’s Steinway Hall
The Piano Man is now officially a Steinway man.
A Billy Joel portrait has been unveiled in New York City at Steinway Hall, home to the famed piano maker Steinway & Sons.
Mr. Joel is one of just two living artists included in a collection featuring greats such as Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. He’s the only non-classical performer.
The 62-year-old pop legend joked Monday about his painting’s proximity to one of Vladimir Horowitz, saying he doesn’t know “how crazy” Horowitz is about having him that close.
Mr. Joel’s painting features him standing upright in a leather jacket, with a Steinway in the foreground.
Mr. Joel said the jacket was one of the few items of clothing bought without a female companion. He said he wore it for years, but his girlfriend recently dismissed it as a 1980s relic.
‘Survivor’ star Hatch released from prison
Reality-television star Richard Hatch has been released from a Rhode Island state prison after serving a nine-month sentence for failing to pay back taxes.