Thursday, 17. April 2014
27. 01. 14. - 11:00
Kim Kardashian is to accompany ageing playboy Richard Lugner to the world famous Vienna Opera Ball in February, Lugner claims.
Publicity mad Austrian tycoon Lugner has already accompanied a string of high profile leading ladies to the event, including The Duchess of York, Grace Jones, Carmen Electra, Geri Halliwell, Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton.
He announced this morning at a press conference at Lugner City, his shopping centre in the Austrian capital, that he has completed negotiations with Kardashian to be his star guest at the ball.
Allegedly Kardashian is demanding 250,000 Euro from the building tycoon for her appearance.
Lugner who always spends a lot of money for his guests, was even once conned out of 150,000 GBP by fraudster claiming to be Halle Berry's manager, a court has heard.
He had been negotiating with a fraudster to bring the Hollywood actress to the city as his guest at the event. Shadi Bahceli admitted to a court in Emmendingen, Germany, that she'd pretended to be Berry's local agent working for the star's office in New York.
After pocketing the fee, she disappeared when Berry failed to show up at the event in 2011.
Lugner had to quickly book former Italian prime minister Berlusconi's bunga-bunga party girl Karima El Mahroug, otherwise known as Ruby Heartstealer.
What is on at Burg Kino this week? (18 April - 24 April)
This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:
Austria Accused Of Ignoring Giant Nazi Swastika
A huge swastika that has scarred the walls of an Austrian castle for the past 80 years is still on view despite breaching strict postwar rules banning all Nazi symbols.
Jetflyers Take The Jet Ski Onto The Road
An Austrian company is making waves after they came up with the idea of taking a jet ski – and fitting it with wheels.
Nuns invite young women to get a taste of Abbey life
In a bid to revive their Austrian abbey that doubles up as a health resort, a group of nuns are inviting young women to come and stay with them to get a taste of nun life.
Austrian women earning over fifth less than men
Austrian women are earning on average 23.4 percent less than men in the country, according to Statistik Austria.
Exploring photography and art through 1960s cult film Blow-Up
Vienna's Albertina is putting on an photography exhibition featuring stills from the cult sixties photography film Blow-Up by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Turtle flies from Vienna to India to try his luck with the ladies
An endangered turtle from Schoenbrunn Zoo is taking a trip across the world to try his luck out with two female turtles in India.
What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (17 April - 23 April)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 17 April and 23 April:
Two teenage girls go missing as they fly from Austria to fight in Syria
Two teenager girls who say they have left Austria to fight in Syria have trigged an international search operation from the Austrian police. The two - a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old - left identical letters behind telling their families goodbye and that "we will meet in in Paradise". The letters told of their plans to go to Syria to "fight for Islam". The parents of the girls reported that their children had gone missing last week and since then the police tracked them to Turkish city of Adana, where they had flown to from Austria - after that the police lost track of the girls. Adana is 75 miles northwest of Aleppo, a city that became a major battleground during the civil war taking place in Syria. Police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger say that the police are taking the farewell letters "very seriously" and are now conducting an international search for two teenage girls who left farewell letters announcing plans to "fight for Islam" in Syria. Both girls come from families who immigrated from Bosnia but have not been fully identified by Austrian police.
Ricky Martin to perform at Life Ball 2014
In a celebrating of joys of life, sensuousness and a tribute to handsomeness, the Life Ball 2014 has announced that the Latino star Ricky Martin, chosen many times over as Sexiest Man Alive, will perform at the event.
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