Elvis designer dies at 76
Los Angeles (ANTARA News) - The designer who created some of Elvis
Presley's most famous costumes has died. Bill Belew, who designed many
of Presley's white sequined outfits died at 76 in Palm Springs,
California, after battling diabetes.
In his nearly 50-year career, Belew also designed costumes for other
TV, movie and stage stars ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Gloria
But it's his work with legendary Elvis for which he'll be best remembered.
"Bill Belew changed the face of rock 'n' roll fashion," Presley costume historian Butch Polston told DPA. (*) END
Rolling Stones sign deal with Universal in blow to rival EMI
The Rolling Stones have signed an exclusive recording agreement to
release their next album through the Universal Music Group, the rival
of their previous record label, Britain's EMI, it was announced today.
`Atonement` gets 14 BAFTA nominations
"Atonement", the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's award-winning novel
about life and love in World War II, on Wednesday received 14
nominations at Britain's showpiece film awards, the BAFTAs.
Celine Dion lines up Beijing Games concert, theme bid
Canadian pop superstar Celine Dion will play her first concert in China
in April and has submitted an entry for the Beijing Olympics theme song
competition, Games organisers said on Wednesday.