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Mad Men gets 17 Emmy nods

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Mad Men dominated nominations for the primetime Emmy awards on Thursday, a triumph for the 1960s-themed series that almost failed to return for its fifth season this year.

US man's 'confession' obituary goes viral

A US man's self-written obituary, in which he reminisces about the good times -- and makes a few confessions, including never having earned the PhD he claimed in life -- has gone viral.

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Scientologists silent over Cruise divorce

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The Church of Scientology has remained tight-lipped about Tom Cruise’s shock divorce, grappling with a PR blow which has revived questions about the controversial celebrity-friendly religion.

LA bear who became Twitter star back in wild

A bear which became a minor star in Los Angeles, with over 24,000 Twitter followers, was returned to the wild on Sunday after being found asleep in a tree, officials said.

The bear was nicknamed 'Gle

Swift best paid under-30 celeb

Singer Taylor Swift topped Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid celebrity under 30 after earning $57 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

Gaga shows middle finger to paparazzi

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Pop star Lady Gaga raised her middle finger to the swarming paparazzi waiting for her at LAX airport recently.

Indian-American woman sexually assaulted, murdered in US

A 62-year-old Indian-American woman has been sexually assaulted and murdered in a California motel by a US army veteran, who has been charged and could face the death penalty, according to a media rep

Tom, Katie wrap up speedy divorce

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Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes settled their divorce on Monday, taking less than two weeks to end a nearly six-year marriage that captivated the world and prompted questions a

Beckham banned for ‘provocative behaviour’

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Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has been suspended for a game for 'confrontational and provocative behaviour' near the end of last week's loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, Major League Soccer (MLS) said on Thursday.

Bert McCracken banned from performing in Canada

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American rock band “The Used” have cancelled the Canadian dates on their North American tour, after frontman Bert McCracken was denied entry into the country earlier this month due to his criminal record.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.