Γιάννης Ξανθόπουλος – Έτσι ξαφνικά – Νικητής Rising Star Greece 17/4/17

Θρίλερ στο φινάλε του show! Τα δεκαδικά ψηφία ανέδειξαν τον νικητή σε μια ψηφοφορία για γερά νεύρα!

Ο Γιάννης Ξανθόπουλος είναι ο μεγάλος νικητής του Rising Star. Ο παίκτης που υπήρξε φαβορί από την αρχή του παιχνιδιού νίκησε στην τελευταία μονομαχία τον Σωτήρη Καρυστινό, σε μια ψηφοφορία πραγματικό θρίλερ! Η νίκη κρίθηκε στον πόντο καθώς το τελικό σκορ ήταν 72,28% για τον Γιάννη Ξανθόπουλο και 72,14% για τον Σωτήρη Καρυστινό!

Rising Star, το πιο πρωτοποριακό και διαδραστικό talent show παγκοσμίως που έχει σπάσει κάθε ρεκόρ ενεργού συμμετοχής των τηλεθεατών στη διαδικασία επιλογής των υποψηφίων, έκανε πρεμιέρα στον ΑΝΤ1! 

Τους υποψήφιους αναλαμβάνουν να αξιολογήσουν 4 κορυφαίοι καλλιτέχνες της ελληνικής μουσικής σκηνής. Ο Αντώνης Ρέμος, η Δέσποινα Βανδή, ο Κώστας Μακεδόνας και ο Χρήστος Μάστορας (Frontman του συγκροτήματος ΜΕΛΙSSES) παίρνουν θέσεις και ετοιμάζονται να μας χαρίσουν δυνατές στιγμές. 

Την παρουσίαση του Rising Star αναλαμβάνει ο Γιώργος Λιάγκας. Οι auditions του Rising Star που πραγματοποιήθηκαν σε Αθήνα, Γιάννενα, Πάτρα, Θεσσαλονίκη, Ηράκλειο Κρήτης και Κύπρο, σημείωσαν ρεκόρ συμμετοχών. Συνολικά, 3500 άτομα έλαβαν μέρος στις auditions με στόχο να κάνουν το όνειρο τους πραγματικότητα. 

Ο μεγάλος νικητής του ελληνικού Rising Star θα λάβει δυο μοναδικά έπαθλα. Ένα πλήρες δισκογραφικό συμβόλαιο με την εταιρία Heaven Music αξίας 35.000€ καθώς και το χρηματικό ποσό των 50.000€. Το Rising Star έχει ανατρέψει τα δεδομένα στα talent shows παγκοσμίως αποτελώντας την απόλυτη καινοτομία στην τηλεοπτική ψυχαγωγία.

George Michael’s grave is seen for the first time after protective screens are removed from the family plot

There was no sign of a headstone for the superstar on the family plot in Highgate Cemetery, North London.

GEORGE Michael’s final resting place can be seen for the first time after a protective barrier was taken down.

But there was no sign of a headstone for the superstar among the fresh white flowers on the family plot in Highgate Cemetery, North London.

The star was buried on his family’s plot in Highgate Cemetery, North London

The star was buried on his family’s plot in Highgate Cemetery, North London


His family have kept private their plans for any markings on the star’s grave

Still in place on the plot was the large white cross headstone for the singer’s beloved mother Lesley – and it is thought he was buried in the same plot alongside her.

His family have kept private their plans for any markings on the star’s grave.

George’s funeral was held on March 29, 94 days after he was found dead in bed on Christmas Day aged 53.


Before then, it was protected with a large green metal barrier to afford privacy


Still in place on the plot was the large white cross headstone for the singer’s beloved mother Lesley

Private funeral held for singer George Michael

‘We said goodbye to a beloved son, brother and friend’: Bandmates Andrew Ridgeley, Pepsi and Shirlie join George Michael’s family and lover Fadi Fawaz for a private funeral at Highgate Cemetery 94 days after the singer’s death


The order of service featuring Michael’s picture which was given to mourners at the ceremony

George Michael Credit: PA

The funeral of singer George Michael took place today during a private ceremony with his family and close friends.


George Michael’s grave, which people can’t get too close to.

The statement shared by his family read:

We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today.

Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved Son, Brother and Friend.

George Michael’s family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support.
– FAMILY STATEMENT


Private funeral held for best-selling singer George Michael in London, publicist says. (Pic: Reuters)

George Michael died in December last year at the age of 53.

It is understood George was buried next to his beloved mum Lesley in a family plot.

George’s body was already inside the chapel of rest when the invited guests started to arrive in chauffeur driven limousines shortly before 2pm.

After an hour-long service, the coffin was taken in a hearse to the grave where the singer was laid to rest.


Kate Moss was one of the mourners


Martin Kemp was also in attendance


Andrew Ridgeley arrives at George’s home for the wake

Mourners left the cemetery at around 4pm and headed to George’s home in Highgate for the wake hosted by his sister Melanie Panayiotou.

But hairdresser Fadi, 43, instead went back to George’s house near Regent’s Park, Central London, where he has been living since finding the 53-year-old pop star dead on Christmas Day.

George’s former boyfriend Kenny Goss went to the funeral and the wake.

Fadi had previously been left furious by reports Kenny and George rekindled their friendship shortly before his death.

Supermodel Kate Moss attended the wake, though she had not been at the funeral.

A statement from George’s spokesman said: “Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend.

“George Michael’s family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support.”

George Michael and Kenny Goss

The only access the public gets to the family plot in the West Cemetery at Highgate is by taking a £12 guided tour.

This is intended to reduce the chances of the grave being turned into a shrine by his many fans.

George’s final wish was to be buried next to mum Lesley.

In his 1990 book, Bare, he said: “There are things about my mum that I only realised later, things that make me really admire her.

“If there’s anything that I have got from her it’s that she’s like a rock. I’ve got that stability from her.” George once described “getting the singing bug” at the age of seven – partly inspired by his musical mother.

“Mum had given me a tape recorder as a present,” he said in 1985.

“As I got older, Dad was against the idea but Mum began to realise that I might have something and started to sympathise with me.”

His mum encouraged him to follow his dreams but was also determined to ensure that he had an education to fall back on. George was devastated when she died of cancer in 1997.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu3VTngm1F0


George Michael portrait by Damien Hirst sells for $580,000

The portrait was painted with household gloss.


A portrait of the late George Michael by artist Damien Hirst has sold for just under half a million pounds at a charity auction.

Artist Damien Hirst

The money raised from the sale of Beautiful Beautiful George Michael Love Painting will go to HIV/Aids charity The Goss-Michael Foundation.

The charity was founded by Michael and his former partner Kenny Goss.

Goss posted an image of the artwork on Instagram, writing: “Amazing result of $580,000 (around £461,011).”

He described Damien Hirst as a “superstar”, adding: “Thank you Damien!”

The canvas went under the hammer in Dallas, Texas, at the MTV Re:define charity gala.

Michael, who enjoyed a lucrative pop career as one half of duo Wham before embarking on a successful solo career, died on Christmas Day last year at the age of 53.

Greek Fasion Designer CELIA KRITHARIOTI – Haute Couture Spring Summer Full Show 2017 Paris

Celia Kritharioti, one of the most famous fashion designers in Greece, has her own fashion house in the heart of the Plaka in the center of Athens, where history meets myth. Where the imagination is vital.

A life devoted to unspeakable elegance.

In perpetual bubbling intellectual, Paris fantasy was an obvious to present its creations.

His collection is full of positive energy; that of the dream and the heart, and consequently of the body: flowers which flourish on most of the creations, laces with pale shades.

YELLOW, solar and festive, and the ROSE, heart and love. But also the BLUE AZUR symbolizing creation and human ties. And then WHITE and SILVER for innocence and generosity.

No color without an obscure part, the BLACK comes to emphasize the whole.

Exceptional embroideries, fringes according to body movements, vaporous feathers, organzas, hand-cut pancakes, tulle and ruffles, elaborate braids and then spring cotton lace.

The flowery gardens of our heart, in a pleiades of fabrics full of flowers, remind us that when we search for our inner spring even if we are not born in Paris we can always be reborn.

(Spring 2017 – Source: ImaxTree)

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Pop Star George Michael to be Finally Laid to Rest on Sunday with Greek Orthodox Burial


With his official death certificate and cause of death officially released— more than two and a half months after his death, beloved pop singer George Michael will finally be laid to rest in a traditional Greek Orthodox burial that is believed to be officiated by “top Greek Orthodox clerics” in the United Kingdom.
The death certificate used his birth name, Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, but referred to the star being otherwise known as George Michael and the body was released to his sister, Panayiota Panayiotou, according to the public documents.

A source not authorized to speak publicly and asking to remain anonymous who works at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain said that “top Greek Orthodox clerics” at the Archdiocese, which oversees the British Isles parishes, were involved in burial plans and that the funeral could take place as early as this Sunday.

The British media have speculated that Michael could be laid to rest at Highgate Cemetery where his mother Lesley is buried, but the family has kept all details of date and location quiet.


Lesley Panayiotou’s grave at Highgate Cemetery

The singer’s official cause of death was recorded on the certificate as ‘dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver’, crushing speculation and tabloid reports that drugs were involved.


Death certificate naming the deceased as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou

Following Michael’s passing, details emerged of his tremendous philanthropy, including his passionate support of a Greek charity that supports people with Thalassemia, an blood disorder that has affected many of his own friends and family who hail from Cyprus.

Even months after the singer’s death, the scene outside his home continues to be a pilgrimage site for beloved fans from throughout the world.


Outside George Michael’s house, where fans have come from throughout the world to pay tribute to the pop star.

George Michael’s funeral details will be ‘kept secret’ as his family and friends organise a private service 


Wham! singer was found dead in his country home on Christmas Day last year

53-year-old had suffered health scares and fought drug addictions for years

A coroner has now said he died from natural causes and there will be no inquest

Body has now been released to his family, who are planning a private funeral 

The details of George Michael’s funeral are to be kept under wraps after his family and friends decided to organise a private service. 

An announcement on Monday stated that the 53-year-old Wham! star died from a disease of the heart muscle and a fatty liver, meaning an inquest into his death is not needed.

The revelation means that, more than two months after his death, Michael’s body has finally been returned to his family ahead of a planned funeral.

The funeral had been delayed after an initial post-mortem examination was said to have been ‘inconclusive’. 

George Michael died of natural causes with a weakened heart and fatty liver, a coroner said

It also means it is unlikely a full toxicology report will ever be released.

Meanwhile a recorded message for Highgate Cemetery, where the singer’s mother is buried, states: ‘If you’re phoning about George Michael, I’m sorry we haven’t got any information for you.’  


On Monday the singer’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz, who found him dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames on Christmas Day, took to Twitter shortly after the coroner’s statement, tweeting: ‘F*** YOU’ and ‘The Truth is out’.

On Monday the singer’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz took to Twitter shortly after the coroner’s statement, tweeting: ‘F*** YOU’ and ‘The Truth is out’

Fawaz has come under fire from some fans since the singer’s death and his Twitter account was said have been hacked before comments were posted suggesting Michael had wanted to take his own life. The 999 call he made was also leaked.

Today former Spice Girl Geri Horner opened up about the loss of her close friend while on This Morning.


Former Spice Girl Geri Horner opened up about the loss of her close friend while on This Morning today (pictured)

She said: ‘I absolutely loved him…I’m going to cry. I’m all hormonal as well. But when I left the Spice Girls he took me under his wing. 

‘He was such a lovely person, so it was very shocking. And suddenly I have a baby, it was just like the circle of life… you just don’t expect it. He was such a good man.’

She added: ‘You know how real friends tell you how it is… they keep your feet on the ground. 

‘That’s what I really loved about him. He was quite normal. And so generous! He bought me a car, he helped me with first daughter, I lived with him, so I was gutted… it’s not until someone goes you suddenly go ‘Oh my God’… It’s very sad when someone we all love dies.’  

Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, said on Monday: ‘Inquiries into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post-mortem report received.

‘As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further enquiries.’  

Toxicology tests were also ordered to determine whether drugs contributed to his death, but Monday’s statement means only his family are likely to see the results. 

MEMORIAL CONCERT FOR SINGER SELLS OUT IN JUST DAYS

The tiny village hall in the village where George Michael was found dead is told hold a memorial concert on what would have been the pop icon’s 54th birthday.

Tickets for the event, called You Have Been Loved: Celebrating the Life and Music of George Michael, have already sold out.

The evening will feature music from a tribute band, who will perform Wham! and the signer’s greatest hits as well as performance from other bands and fans.

Singer David Wright who organised the even on June 25th said: ‘We’re big fans and wanted to do something to celebrate his life in a place that had significance for him.

‘We didn’t know how the village hall trustees would respond but they were keen on the idea and very welcoming.’ 

Profits from the £15 pounds tickets, which include a free glass of wine to members of the audience before the performance, will be donated to Childline.  

Michael’s cousin, Andros Georgiou, had said he suspected the singer died of an accidental drugs overdose and former lover Paul Stag claimed he had been hooked on a drug called Liquid G.

But Michael’s former partner Kenny Goss said he believed the pop superstar’s body ‘just gave up’.

Speaking earlier this month, he said: ‘I can’t say for sure but I think his body just gave up. All these years, it was just weak.’ 

Dilated cardiomyopathy, identified as a cause of Michael’s death, is a disease of the heart muscle which affects how blood is able to pump around the body.

In some cases, it is an inherited condition, otherwise, it is caused by things such as viral infections, uncontrolled high blood pressure and problems with the heart valves.

Myocarditis meanwhile is inflammation in or around the heart and is usually caused by a viral, bacterial or fungal infection. 

The third condition listed by the coroner, fatty liver disease, can be caused by a build-up of fat in the liver and is usually seen in people who are overweight or obese.

A different type of fatty liver disease is caused by excessive drinking and is known as alcoholic fatty liver disease.

George Michael died as a result of heart and liver disease, a coroner has confirmed


It has taken 10 weeks for George Michael’s cause of death to emerge

George Michael died as a result of heart and liver disease, a coroner has confirmed.

The pop star was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, according to Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire.

The singer died aged 53 on Christmas Day at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Because there was a “natural cause of death”, the coroner said there was no need for an inquest.

Thames Valley Police originally said his death was unexplained but not suspicious and an initial post-mortem examination was “inconclusive”.


George Michael’s death came as a shock to his millions of fans

On Tuesday, the coroner said in a statement: “Inquiries into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post-mortem report received.

“As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further enquiries.

“No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy.”

The medical terms used on death certificates outline the cause of death, but not all the risk factors that have led up to it.

George Michael’s lists three conditions: dilated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and fatty liver.

This means his heart was enlarged, weakened and inflamed. The muscle wasn’t doing the job of pumping blood as well as it should have.

His liver was also abnormal, containing unhealthy collections of fat. There are many possible causes for this – heavy alcohol use is one.

At the weekend, the singer’s former partner Kenny Goss was quoted as saying: “I think his body just gave up. All these years, it was just weak.”

He told The Sunday Mirror: “We just want closure, we want the funeral to happen, it’s been a long time now.”


George Michael was at home in Goring-on-Thames when he died on Boxing Day

Fans also left tributes outside Michael’s London home after his death

Fadi Fawaz, the singer’s partner at the time of his death, told the Telegraph in late December he had found the star “lying peacefully in bed”.

After the cause of death was revealed on Tuesday, Fawaz responded to weeks of speculation by posting a photo of himself with Michael on Twitter along with the words: “The Truth is out…”

Following the coroner’s statement, Thames Valley Police said it had closed its investigation into Michael’s death.

“As the cause of death was natural, no further action is proposed or required,” it said.

Michael made his name with pop group Wham! in the 1980s and went on to enjoy huge success as a solo performer.

89th Academy Award Oscars 2017: See The Full Winners List


Here is a complete list of nominees.


BEST PICTURE

“Arrival”

“Fences”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“Hidden Figures”

“La La Land”

“Lion”

“Manchester by the Sea”

“Moonlight” WINNER




ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)

Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”

Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”

Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington in “Fences”




ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”

Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight” (WINNER)

Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”

Dev Patel in “Lion”

Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”




ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Isabelle Huppert in “Elle”

Ruth Negga in “Loving”

Natalie Portman in “Jackie”

Emma Stone in “La La Land” (WINNER)

Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”




ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Nicole Kidman in “Lion”

Viola Davis in “Fences” WINNER

Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”

Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”

Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea”




ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“Kubo and the Two Strings”

“Moana”

“My Life as a Zucchini”

“The Red Turtle”

“Zootopia” (WINNER)




CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Arrival”

“La La Land” (WINNER)

“Lion”

“Moonlight”

“Silence”




COSTUME DESIGN

“Allied”

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (WINNER)

“Florence Foster Jenkins”

“Jackie”

“La La Land”

“Fantastic”




DIRECTING

“Arrival” – Denis Villeneuve

“Hacksaw Ridge” – Mel Gibson

“La La Land” – Damien Chazelle (WINNER)

“Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan

“Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins




DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

“Fire at Sea”

“I Am Not Your Negro”

“Life, Animated”

“O.J.: Made in America” (WINNER)

“13th”




DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

“Extremis”

“4.1 Miles”

“Joe’s Violin”

“Watani: My Homeland”

“The White Helmets” (WINNER)




FILM EDITING

“Arrival”

“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)

“Hell or High Water”

“La La Land”

“Moonlight”




FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Land of Mine”

“A Man Called Ove”

“The Salesman” (WINNER)

“Tanna”

“Toni Erdmann”




MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

“A Man Called Ove”

“Star Trek Beyond”

“Suicide Squad” (WINNER)




MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

“Jackie”

“La La Land” (WINNER)

“Lion”

“Moonlight”

“Passengers”

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”

“City Of Stars” from “La La Land” (WINNER)

“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”

“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”




PRODUCTION DESIGN

“Arrival”

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

“Hail, Caesar!”

“La La Land” (WINNER)

“Passengers”




ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“Blind Vaysha”

“Borrowed Time”

“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”

“Pearl”

“Piper” (WINNER)

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

“Ennemis Intérieurs”

“La Femme et le TGV”

“Silent Nights”

“Sing” (WINNER)

“Timecode”

SOUND EDITING

“Arrival” (WINNER)

“Deepwater Horizon”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“La La Land”

“Sully”

SOUND MIXING

“Arrival”

“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)

“La La Land”

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”




VISUAL EFFECTS

“Deepwater Horizon”

“Doctor Strange”

“The Jungle Book” (WINNER)

“Kubo and the Two Strings”

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

“Arrival”

“Fences

“Hidden Figures”

“Lion”

“Moonlight” (WINNER)




WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

“Hell or High Water”

“La La Land”

“The Lobster”

“Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)

“20th Century Women”