Madonna faces suit over swastika image
France’s far-right National Front said Sunday that it plans to sue Madonna after the singer showed a video at a Paris concert that contained an image of the party’s leader with a swastika on her forehead.
The video has been shown at other concerts on the singer’s tour, and the party has expressed its outrage before, warning that it would take action if the video were shown in France. On Saturday night, Madonna played it at the Stade de France. National Front spokesman Alain Vizier said Sunday the party will file a complaint in French court next week for “insults.”
Fifth season of AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ debuts
There are no aliens, zombies or vampires in “Breaking Bad,” but that didn’t deter fandemonium for the show.
Droves of con-goers piled into the gritty AMC drama’s first Comic-Con presentation Friday night and lingered outside the series’ fifth season premiere Saturday night hoping to catch a glimpse of Emmy-winning stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
Friday’s “Breaking Bad” panel at the San Diego event drew nearly 4,000. Cranston and Paul, who appeared in yellow hazmat suits at the presentation, fielded questions about the fifth season, which debuted Sunday. “This entire season is just creepy, unsettling,” said Paul, who plays meth dealer Jesse Pinkman.
AP intern Montano celebrated at service
Hundreds of friends and colleagues gathered for a memorial celebration in Colorado for Armando Montano, a news intern for The Associated Press who recently died at 22 in Mexico City.
The service was held Sunday at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, where Montano’s parents, Diane Alters and Mario Montano, both teach. Those at the memorial recounted how Montano, known as “Mando,” had great passion for journalism, family, friends and life.
Montano’s body was found June 30 in the elevator shaft of an apartment building near his home in Mexico City. His death is being investigated by Mexican authorities.