Hong Kong Director Ringo Lam Dies at 63

Hong Kong-born action director Ringo Lam, who directed the influential crime film “City on Fire,” has died. Hong Kong media outlets reported the director, who was born Lin Lingdong, was found unresponsive in bed on Saturday by his wife. The 1986 “City on Fire” is considered a landmark film about Hong Kong triads, and won […]



Ringo Starr receives knighthood: ‘I’ll wear it at breakfast’

The Beatles star is knighted by Prince William and jokes he’ll wear his medal to breakfast.
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Ringo Starr Wears Custom Varvatos for Knighting Ceremony

Just call him Sir Richard Starkey.
On Tuesday, Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, was knighted at Buckingham Palace wearing a custom John Varvatos suit for the big event.
“Ringo asked me to design a look for his knighting by the Queen as soon as he got word from the royal office,” Varvatos said. “After some back and forth ideas, we zeroed in on something timeless to suit the historic event. In the end we went for more of a morning suit — JV style. He sent me some pictures immediately after telling me he never wants to take it off. I guess the whole experience must have been very magical.”
Prince William actually stood in for his grandmother, the 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth, and bestowed the honor on Starr, 77, who told reporters he wasn’t sure exactly how he will use the title: “It’s new and I don’t know how to use it properly.” But he did say that he would wear his medal at breakfast.
Joking aside, Starr, who attended the ceremony with his wife Barbara Bach, admitted he felt a little lost without his bandmates at Buckingham Palace. The four members of the Beatles were all awarded the MBE 53 years ago. “I was

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Ringo Starr’s knighthood is long overdue

Twenty years after Paul McCartney was knighted, and 17 years after George Harrison turned down an OBE, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been awarded a knighthood for services to music and charity work.
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Ringo Starr hopes for ‘peace and love’ Brexit

Ringo Starr has said he hopes Theresa May can bring “peace and love” to the UK with Brexit.
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Ringo Starr Reveals New Album Details, Celebrates 77th Birthday With David Lynch, Joe Walsh, Jenny Lewis

Ringo Starr announced on his 77th birthday (July 7) that his next album, “Give More Love,” will be released by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) on CD and digital formats on Sept. 15. The title track is available now to those who pre-order the album. “Give More Love,” which was recorded at his home studio, will also be… Read more »



16 Things I Learned About Ringo Starr From Stephen Roderick’s Recent Rolling Stone Profile

He’s 74.

He was an only child.

As a kid, he spent two years in a sanatorium with tuberculosis.

He’s been married to former Bond Girl Barbara Bach Starkey for 34 years.

He’s been sober for 26 years.

He’s small. Around five feet, six inches and 120 pounds. (He can still fit into his Sgt. Pepper outfit.)

He doesn’t shake hands. He bumps elbows.

He rarely takes off his sunglasses.

His best friend was singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson.

He’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Once, after he’d walked out on the Beatles, he returned to find that George Harrison had covered his drum set in flowers.

To join his touring group, the All Starr Band, you must have belonged to a band that had three hit singles. (Todd Rungren is in the current line-up.)

He’s had both peritonitis and pleurisy.

He visited Yoko the day after John Lennon was killed.

His new album, Postcards From Paradise, refers to holiday postcards he’s received from fellow Beatles.

He believes that “if things had worked out differently,” the Beatles might have played again.

Read the entire profile here

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