Star Wars fans around the world geared up for the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the youngest giant panda cub at the National Zoo is stressed out about appearing in front of crowds for the first time, he isn’t showing it.
Keepers were expecting Bei Bei (BAY BAY) to squawk and squirm during an audience with a small news media contingent Monday. Instead, under bright television lights with cameras clicking, he quickly fell asleep on an examination table, leaving a small puddle of drool on the tablecloth.
Panda biologist Laurie Thompson explained that before he went in front of the cameras, Bei Bei was playing with a piece of bamboo and trying to walk. Just like a newborn human, he tires easily.
“I’m very proud of him,” Thompson said. “Obviously, he wasn’t too bothered by all the people here. This is just the beginning for him as far as people go.”
Bei Bei is ready for his close-up. The cub will make a few appearances before selected audiences ahead of his public debut on Jan. 16, when the panda house will reopen. That’s also around the time Bei Bei will be sure enough on his feet that he’ll get to venture into the outdoor panda habitat for the first time.
A life-size effigy in chocolate of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been created by Russian sculptor Nikita Gusev for the Chocolate Festival in St.Petersburg, Russia. The statue weighs more than 150 pounds, and is the main attraction at the festival, where organizers said touching, licking and biting of the chocolate Putin will not be allowed.
The Baltimore Sun hosted its seventh annual Mobbies awards on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Creative Alliance in Baltimore.
Backstage before the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory as the models get ready to walk the runway. Models such as Behati Prinsloo, Kendall Jenner and Lily Aldridge have get their hair and makeup done prior to the show.
Even in death, Divine — the larger-than-life drag queen made famous in John Waters’ films — lives on.
His Towson grave site, on a tree-shaded knoll overlooking a suburban grocery store and a mega-mall, carries on the flamboyant memory of the drag queen, born Harris Glenn Milstead. Monday, October 19, 2015 would have been his 70th birthday.