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Judge dismisses wig lawsuit against rapper Nicki Minaj

ATLANTA (Reuters) – A judge has dismissed a $30 million federal lawsuit by a celebrity hair stylist who accused rapper and former “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career. … Continue reading

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Merlin says traded well in key summer months

LONDON (Reuters) – Madam Tussauds and Legoland operator Merlin Entertainments said it traded well over its key summer period and forecast a year of growth. The world’s No.2 operator of visitor attractions behind Walt Disney, which makes about a third … Continue reading

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International country music singer George Hamilton IV dies at 77

NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) – Country music legend George Hamilton IV, a star at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and known as the “International Ambassador of Country Music,” died on Wednesday at a hospital in Nashville, a … Continue reading

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Culture of violence makes for hit TV in Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Sefer Calinak killed his first wife when he was 17 and murdered his girlfriend a few decades later with an axe. Now, the 62-year old is making the rounds on hit Turkish TV shows, part of a … Continue reading

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Fey, Bateman improv sibling love in ‘This is Where I Leave You’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tina Fey and Jason Bateman called mutual friends when they learned they would co-star as siblings in the drama-infused comedy “This Is Where I Leave You,” just to do a little reconnaissance on each other. “We … Continue reading

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Sophia Loren, Italy’s national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs

ROME (Reuters) – Sophia Loren, Italy’s national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life. For the 300-page “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – … Continue reading

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‘Maze Runner’ sets hopes on O’Brien and big screens for young adults

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When MTV’s “Teen Wolf” heartthrob Dylan O’Brien first auditioned for young adult dystopian film “The Maze Runner,” director Wes Ball thought he was too “cool” to play the movie’s innocent, vulnerable lead. “I wasn’t even sure … Continue reading

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Hey, hey it’s a Monkee house: Davy Jones home for sale

HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) – A remote Pennsylvania country house and horse farm that the late Monkees lead singer and teen heartthrob Davy Jones called home for nearly 30 years is on the market. The six-bedroom, 3,388-square-foot house, which sits on … Continue reading

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Hey, hey it’s a Monkee house: Davy Jones home for sale

HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) – A remote Pennsylvania country house and horse farm that the late Monkees lead singer and teen heartthrob Davy Jones called home for nearly 30 years is on the market. The six-bedroom, 3,388-square-foot house, which sits on … Continue reading

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Flautist Galway tells awards audience of his ‘bug’ for practicing

LONDON (Reuters) – James Galway, known as “the man with the golden flute”, attributed his success in part to his “video-game-like” style of practicing as he received a lifetime achievement award at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards on Wednesday. Galway, … Continue reading

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