Madonna challenges Russian Orthodox Church over anti gay lawMar 25, 5:31 pm
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Madonna has spoken out against a new law in Russia, which likens homosexuality with paedophilia.The pop queen took to her Facebook page and, calling herself a "freedom fighter", said that she would come to the country to "speak up for the gay community"."I will come to St Petersburg to speak up for the gay community and to give strength and inspiration to anyone who is or feels oppressed," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.According to the bill, gay rights "propaganda" threatens to "damage the health, moral and spiritual development of the under aged".Anyone found to be promoting the "false perception that traditional and non-traditional relationships are socially equal may be fined up to 10,000 pounds. Organisations can be penalised by as much as 100,000 pounds.The Russian Orthodox Church, which believes that homosexuality is a sin, has called for the law to be nationalised. Madonna, who is due to tour Russia this summer, has called the new bill, signed in to law by Mayor of St Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, a "ridiculous atrocity".City assemblyman Vitaly Milanov, who wrote the bill, says he wants her charged under the new law if she makes any negative reference to it during her show.Milanov asserted that he was prepared to attend the concert 'to control its moral content.'The Material Girl had come to blows with the Russian Church in 2006, when church activists protested against her singing 'Live to Tell' on a crucifix while wearing a crown of thorns during a Moscow concert. (ANI)
'I'm just a 19-year-old boy, says Justin Bieber Dec 10, 4:59 pm
Washington, December 10 (ANI): Justin Bieber has said that he is just a misunderstood '19-year-old-boy', in a radio interview.Full Story »
'Sherlock' to return for 3rd season Dec 10, 4:59 pm
London, December 10 (ANI): Benedict Cumberbatch is set to return as the iconic Sherlock Holmes, in the spy series 'Sherlock' which will return for its third season.Full Story »
Tulisa charged with 'being involved in' supply of Class A drugs Dec 10, 4:59 pm
London, December 10 (ANI): Tulisa has been charged in connection with the supply of Class A drugs and will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on December 19.Full Story »
'Oldboy' director claims movie affected Josh Brolin psychologically Dec 10, 4:17 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 10 (ANI): Josh Brolin's weight fluctuations for his role in the upcoming thriller 'Oldboy' affected his mental state and made him moody, director Spike Lee has claimed.Full Story »
- Amy Adams admits lesbian kiss with Jennifer Lawrence was 'emotional'
- Pink keen to expand family
- Kanye West compares 'on-stage risks to being a police officer'
- Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner spotted at gay bar in Manhattan
- Ben Affleck opens up about relationship with wife Jennifer Garner
- Soha Ali Khan finds Bollywood 'intellectually' satisfying
- Disney purchases distribution rights of 'Indiana Jones'
- Katy Perry only 'ate Cheetos and drank' post Russell Brand split
- Ben Affleck regrets starring in 'Daredevil'
- Is Julia Roberts expecting?
TOP VIDEO STORIES