Starry-eyed in cyberspace

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 January, 2012, 12:00am


The week's top 10 album downloads on iTunes

1. 21, Adele

2. Fallen Empires, Snow Patrol

3. Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass In C [The Happiest of All Keys]), David Crowder Band

4. These Times, SafetySuit

5. El Camino, The Black Keys

6. Peace of Mind (Deluxe), Rebelution

7. Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay

8. Ceremonials, Florence + The Machine

9. Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons

10. Beyond Magnetic, Metallica

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A massive crowd showed up at the Dolce & Gabbana store in Tsim Sha Tsui - and it wasn't because of a sale. The estimated 800 people were there to rally against the Italian retailer's ban on Hong Kong citizens taking photos of the shopfront.

The controversy was triggered by reports of security guards at the store preventing local shoppers from taking pictures, while mainlanders and foreigners were allowed to do so. This enraged hordes of locals, leading to the protest, which was organised through Facebook.

In other news ...

To celebrate the re-release of the film, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3-D, Belgian fast-food chain Quick has created three burgers as a tribute to the characters.

The Dark Burger and The Jedi Burger aren't too stellar, but The Dark Vador truly looks like something from another world. Named after the villain, Darth Vader, the sandwich is a double cheeseburger with a light salad topping, lettuce and tomato placed in between two pitch-black buns. The bread is dyed black with vegetable colouring in homage to the dark lord's signature look.

I'm not sure how appetitising such a burnt-looking sandwich would be, but I'm sure devoted Star Wars fans would be happy to gobble it up.

Top videos on YouTube

Meow for medicine

Move over, Puss in Boots. The cute kitty in this commercial goes above and beyond to find a cure for its sick owner.

Groovy grandma

She might not move as fast as she used to, but Grandma shows that she still knows how to groove to the music.

For the faint of heart

Tough-guy actor Vinnie Jones stars in a helpful and entertaining short film on how to perform CPR, set to the tune of Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees.

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Jay-Z's Glory

On January 7, hip-hop power couple Jay-Z (whose real name is Sean Carter) and Beyonce Knowles welcomed their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, into the world. Two days later, Jay-Z released a new song on his website called Glory, featuring a 'new artist' named B.I.C. The guest singer turned out to be Blue Ivy herself, with her cries added to the track.

This unusual mix, along with Carter's emotional lyrics about his joy of becoming a father, sparked the interest of many people who wanted to know more about the couple and Beyonce's much-publicised pregnancy.