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Archaeologists have found in an ancient Pompeii bedroom a fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan.
The figure of goddess Leda being impregnated by a swan representing Roman god Jupiter was a fairly common theme in home decoration in Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum, another ancient town destroyed in A.D. 79 by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius near present-day Naples.
But Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna praised this fresco as exceptional since the goddess appears to look at whoever's looking at the fresco upon entering the bedroom.
"Leda watches the spectator with a sensuality that's absolutely pronounced," Osanna told the Italian news agency ANSA.
The fresco features details like a depiction of Leda protecting the swan with her cloak as the bird sits on her lap.
Osanna coyly noted the fresco's context of the Greek "myth of love, with an explicit sensuality in a bedroom where, obviously beside sleep, there could be other activities."
The bedroom is located near a corridor by the entranceway of an upscale domus, or home, where another splendid fresco was previously discovered, said the archaeological park, which is part of the Italian Culture Ministry.
The fresco was discovered Friday during ongoing work to consolidate the ancient city's structures after rains and wear-and-tear in past years caused some ruins to collapse, the tourist site's officials said.
Osanna said one hypothesis is that the home's owner was a rich merchant who wanted to give the impression he was culturally advanced by his choice in decorating with myth-inspired frescoes.
Because of safety concerns, the remaining unexcavated parts of the domus where the fresco was found will probably remain that way, ANSA said. Archaeologists are considering removing the fresco, as well as another fresco that was found earlier in the home's entranceway earlier this year, to a place where "they can be protected and shown to the public," Osanna was quoted as saying.
Pompeii's sprawling, still partially excavated grounds are one of Italy's top tourist attractions.
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Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars.
Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1936 and another given to "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting Dec. 11.
The "Mutiny on the Bounty" best-picture statuette is expected to go for between $200,000 and $300,000. Frank Capra presented the award to Irving Thalberg at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles when the Academy Awards were less than 10 years old. The award is being put up for sale for the first time by the family of Thalberg, an essential figure in the early history of Hollywood.
The best-picture Oscar for "Gentleman's Agreement," the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took on anti-Semitism and won three Academy Awards, is expected to fetch between $150,000 and $200,000. Its seller wants to remain anonymous.
Hans Dreier's art-direction Oscar for 1950's "Sunset Boulevard" and Gloria Swanson's Golden Globe for best actress in a drama for the film are also on offer in the December auction along with other historic movie awards.
Auctions of Oscar statuettes are very uncommon because winners from 1951 onward have had to agree that they or their heirs must offer to sell it back to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for $1 before selling it to anyone else. The Academy has said it firmly believes Oscars should be won, not sold.
Still, occasionally Oscars beyond the reach of the rules go up for sale and sell for large sums of money.
The late Michael Jackson acquired David O. Selznick's "Gone With the Wind" Oscar for a record $1.5 million in 1999.
Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" statuette sold for $861,542 in 2011.
And in 2014, James Cagney's best-actor Oscar for 1942's "Yankee Doodle Dandy" failed to sell when no one would meet the minimum bid demand of $800,000.
We all know the perks of being an Amazon Prime member: Free two-day shipping, free same-day shipping in some cities, discounts at Whole Foods, photo cloud storage and Prime Video.
But now, the online shopping giant is giving a little extra to those Prime members who are also fans of the DC universe. Amazon is allowing its Prime customers an early opportunity to see the latest DC Comics flick “Aquaman” a week before its general release.
At select theaters across the country, Prime members can see an exclusive showtime of the Jason Momoa-helmed superhero movie.
It’s a one time viewing - on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at select theaters.
For those who are not Prime members, the movie is released a week later on Dec. 21.
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Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia's prime minister for making "smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion."
Appearing on Australia's "60 Minutes" this month, the "Baywatch" star urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Australia. The Australian citizen claimed asylum in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations that were later dropped.
Morrison turned down the request. But the prime minister added he had "plenty of mates who have asked me if they can be my special envoy to sort out the issue with Pamela." A government official called the remark "lighthearted."
Anderson posted a letter on Saturday in which she called Morrison's remarks "disappointing."
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Ted Turner, who told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he is “still working” on making the world a better place, serenaded a crowd at his 80th birthday party in Atlanta on Saturday.
The CNN founder, philanthropist and former media and sports mogul — whose birthday is actually on Monday — crooned on stage to prominent and not-so-prominent well-wishers representing much of the breadth of his life.
They ranged from ex-wife Jane Fonda (who later sang for him) to fellow environmental supporters such as former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, crew members from his 1977 America’s Cup win on the yacht Courageous, former U.S. senator and nuclear-proliferation fighter Sam Nunn, cowboy-hat wearing ranchers from his massive landholdings, a long table full of children and grandchildren, civil rights icon and ex-United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, legendary Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, and former and current CNN journalists and executives including chief Jeff Zucker and political anchor Wolf Blitzer.
Turner, who gave more than $1 billion to support the UN, recently disclosed he has been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, a progressive brain disorder. He said he is battling forgetfulness and exhaustion.
Still, he greeted hundreds of people at a birthday bash at the St. Regis Atlanta hotel in Buckhead. He later said he hoped he would remember the words to songs he got on stage to sing: “My Old Kentucky Home” and “Home on the Range.” The crowd sang along with him on the latter.
Fonda, the actress and one of Turner’s three ex-wives, then took to the stage to sing a song written to honor him, then told him: “You are a good man, Ted Turner, and the world is a better place because of you.”
Turner told the AJC how he hopes to be remembered: “He was a good person and tried to help make the world a better place. …. I’m still working on it. I think it is a little better.”
Kim Porter’s oldest son, Quincy Taylor Brown, broke his silence Sunday on his mother’s death last week, posting a tribute on Instagram to the 47-year-old former model and longtime girlfriend of music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs.
"I am broken ... & the only thing that makes sense right now is that you were way too good for this silly world we live in. I love you so much MOMMY. Please give Mee-Maw the biggest hug and kiss for me," he said.
Brown is Porter’s son from her relationship with singer-songwriter Al. B. Sure, whose real name is Albert Joseph Brown III.
A 911 call was placed from her home in Toluca Lake, California, where she was later found dead. A cause of death has not been revealed.
Combs, who had two daughters and a son with Porter, also released a tribute to the mother of his children on Sunday, publicly addressing her death by posting a 2006 video that shows a pregnant Porter and Combs in a loving photo shoot for Essence magazine.
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