In brief: Grammys to mark Adele comeback
ADELE will make her live comeback at the Grammys next month and said she "can't wait" to perform at the awards ceremony, three months after surgery to cure a voice-threatening condition.
The star told fans on Twitter: "Ima be, Ima be singing at the Grammys. It's been so long I started to forget I was a singer! I can't wait, speak soon xx."
Palms read to see toddler potential
SEVERAL kindergartens in a province in northern China are charging parents 1,200 yuan (€145) for a palm-reading test that they claim can predict their toddlers' intelligence and potential, news agency Xinhua said.
Many parents have flocked to palm readers for the test, the report added.
Warm weather halts beer slide
A STEADY slide in beer consumption in Germany was stopped cold last year thanks to warmer weather, the federal statistics office revealed.
German brewers sold 98.2 million hectolitres of beer last year, down by just 0.1pc in 2011 after dropping by an average of 2pc every year since 2006.
School bans boots made for talking
SINGER Nancy Sinatra may have had boots made for walking, but she never attended Pottstown Middle School.
Starting next Monday, the Philadelphia suburban district is banning the wearing of fuzzy open-top boots because students have been stashing cell phones in the loose footwear.
Judge uses force on wannabe Jedi
AN Oregon judge is using his force to order a 45-day jail sentence and mental health tests on a would-be Jedi who attacked toy shop customers with light sabres last December.
Police said David Canterbury (33) had a 'Star Wars' light sabre in each hand as he swung at customers on December 14 at a Toys R Us store. He swung at police before officers wrestled him to the ground.
Hairy Potter to bare all yet again
'HARRY Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he is to bare all once more -- and has been told to avoid any intimate grooming.
The actor, who has already stripped off on stage in the West End and on Broadway for 'Equus', said the director had warned him not to trim his pubic hair. He is lined up to play poet Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill Your Darlings'.