The Czech Defence Minister sings for President Bush. Does Anglina Jolie really want to adopt a Czech orphan? And, the armed robber who was dragged to the police station by his own mother. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
A recent visit by the American film star Angelina Jolie also filled the pages of many Czech papers - but the juiciest piece of gossip appeared after Jolie had left the Czech Republic. And it came from the British tabloid paper the Sun which claimed that Angelina Jolie was preparing to adopt yet another child - this time an orphan from the Czech Republic. The Sun alleged that Jolie had been secretly visiting a Catholic orphanage in Prague and had fallen in love with one of the young residents. "If everything goes smoothly Angelina will have an East European son to add to her brood," the source added. The Czech papers picked up the story and tried to ascertain if there was any truth behind it. By all accounts it seems highly unlikely. Jan Oulik of the Catholic charity Caritas told Mlada Fronta Dnes there was no such orphanage in Prague and the Brno Based Institute for International Legal Protection of Children said it knew nothing about the case. An international adoption would have to be approved by this institute and it is unlikely that such a story would not be leaked to the press.
It is being described as "the best ad in years" - some of everyone's "favourite things" being turned into a delicious Skoda Fabia. The Czech car producer had some of the finest pastry and chocolate chefs create a life-size replica of the latest Skoda model and the whole process was captured on film for an advertisement campaign in the United Kingdom. And - there's no question about it - it worked! The most common reaction is "yum" and some of people's favourite things appear to be "the wobbling jelly lights" and "the guy topping up the engine with high-grade syrup". In reality it took 16 cooks 4 days to make and they used up 100 kilograms of flour, 180 eggs and twenty kilos of raisins, among other things. The back lights are made of jelly, the front lights of sweets, the wipers of licorice. It is really one big Fabia cake - but unlike the Fabia itself this is not highly affordable. At 20 million crowns - half a million pounds - not everyone could afford it for tea.
A Czech boy who plunged forty feet from a fourth floor flat window got up and walked away without a scratch after landing on a pile of rubbish filled sacks. Five-year-old Martin Vachov from Moravske Budejovice wandered out onto the balcony and slipped through railings at his home after waking up in the middle of the night and going to look for his mother. Medics who were called out by a neighbour, who saw the boy fall, said they found him walking around completely unharmed - still asking for his mum. Lukas Kettner, an ambulance service spokesman, said: "It's a miracle. He was lucky that the rubbish was there and there was nothing hard in the sacks."