Baton Rouge Headlines

  • Tessa James runs the Queens Baton Relay in Melbourne

    She announced the birth of her first child on Friday and Tessa James showed no signs of slowing down on Saturday, hitting the pavement to run the Queen's Baton Relay in Melbourne.

    Mail Online
  • Olympic Figure Skating Heats Up ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Soundtrack Sales

    Attention on the figure skating events in the Winter Olympics in South Korea has done wonders for the soundtrack of the Baz Luhrmann-directed Moulin Rouge!. This is the first Olympics that has allowed skaters to choose their music, and songs from the film have figured in an overwhelming number of the routines of skaters in the singles and pair categories. As a result, the soundtrack of the 2001 musical has shot up to number 15 overall on iTunes (outpacing Taylor Swift’s…

    Deadline
  • Catalan carnival children dress up as baton-wielding Spanish police

    A Catalan carnival float has drawn criticism for depicting children as baton-wielding Spanish police, as tensions surrounding the independence crisis burst into this year’s parades.

    The Telegraph
  • Olympic figure skaters put Coldplay, Moulin Rouge on ice

    Coldplay and the Moulin Rouge soundtrack appeared to be favorites Sunday for figure skaters able to compete using music with lyrics for the first time at a Winter Olympics. In previous Games, skaters have only been able to perform to instrumental music. Now the restriction has been lifted -- allowing more personality, more drama (and seemingly more Coldplay) on the ice. In an interview with Billboard published last week, US skater Adam Rippon said the rule change allowing vocal music had left...

    WPLG
  • WATCH: 'Distressing' footage shows officers unleash on man with baton

    Shocking footage shows the confrontation between Protective Services Officers and a 26-year-old at Merri railway station in the city's north on Wednesday evening.

    Mail Online
  • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir strike gold with 'Moulin Rouge!'

    Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win gold at the PyeongChang Olympics after winning a team event medal earlier during the Games.

    NBC Olympics