Anita Ekberg, sex symbol and star of ‘La Dolce Vita’, dead at 83

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Anita Ekberg, global sex symbol and star of the classic film La Dolce Vita, died on Sunday. She was 83.

The Swedish-born actress died in Rome, after complications from a series of illnesses, her lawyer Patrizia Ubaldi confirmed

La Dolce Vita, a 1960 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini, put her on the map as a sex symbol and actress to watch. Its most memorable scene featured Ekberg wading through Rome’s Trevi fountain in a strapless gown. The actress previously won a 1956 Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer.

Ekberg went on to star in many more films. She was married twice: to actor Anthony Steel from 1956 to 1959, and Rik Van Nutter from 1963 to 1975. In a 2006 interview with a Swedish media outlet, Ekberg said her only regret was never having children. Read more…

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PlayStation Plus Comes to PS Vita in November

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PlayStation’s premium subscription service, PlayStation Plus, will become available to PlayStation Vita owners in November, Sony has announced.

The benefits of the subscription for Vita users will be similar to those for PS3 owners — free games, discounts, cloud storage and automatic software updates as well as trophy synchronization.

Users will only need one subscription to enjoy the benefits of PlayStation Plus on both the PS3 and the Vita.

At its pre-Tokyo Game Show event Wednesday, Sony has also announced two new colors for the Vita console in Japan: “cosmic red” and “sapphire blue.”

Japan’s manga fans also have something to be joyful about: PS Vita is getting a m…
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