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Oscars broadcast to celebrate movie heroes

The 86th Academy Awards ceremony on March 2 will pay tribute to movie heroes from past and present, producers said Tuesday of the much-anticipated Oscars, the climax of Hollywood's awards season.

Oscars broadcast to celebrate movie heroes
Stars strut on soggy Globes red carpet
Stars strut on soggy Globes red carpet

Hollywood's A-list stars on Sunday donned eye-popping gowns -- with welcome pops of colors -- on the Golden Globes red carpet, where a sprinkler malfunction almost rained on the fashion parade.

Stars strut on soggy Globes red carpet
Bullock, Timberlake top winners at People's Choice awards
Bullock, Timberlake top winners at People's Choice awards

"Gravity" star Sandra Bullock, chart-topping singer Justin Timberlake and blockbuster "Iron Man 3" were the biggest winners at the public-voted People's Choice awards show Wednesday.

Bullock, Timberlake top winners at People's Choice awards
Doctor Marcus Setchell (C), who led the medical team that helped Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge deliver a baby boy. ©Reuters/Andrew Winning
Royal baby birth doctor knighted, Beckham snubbed

The gynaecologist who helped deliver the first child of Prince William and his wife Kate was given a knighthood and veteran actress Angela Lansbury was made a dame in Britain's New Year Honours List released Tuesday.

Royal baby birth doctor knighted, Beckham snubbed
Britney Spears. ©Reuters/Danny Moloshok
Britney Spears gambles on two years in Las Vegas

Britney Spears opened a two-year sojourn in Sin City late Friday with a dazzling performance to a crowd of adoring fans at the city's Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Britney Spears gambles on two years in Las Vegas
Actor Tom Cruise carries his daughter Suri. ©Reuters/Andrew Burton
Tom Cruise settles lawsuit over 'abandoning' daughter

Tom Cruise has reached a settlement with a magazine publisher he sued for $50 million in libel damages over claims he abandoned his daughter Suri after his divorce, the star's lawyer said Friday.

Tom Cruise settles lawsuit over 'abandoning' daughter
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'Golden Tweet' is Twitter's most echoed note in 2013

Twitter revealed Thursday that a message acknowledging the death of "Glee" television show star Cory Monteith was the most reposted tweet on the globally popular messaging platform this year.

'Golden Tweet' is Twitter's most echoed note in 2013
Carrie Underwood starred as Maria von Trapp, "The Sound of Music". ©Reuters/Harrison McClary
Live 'Sound of Music' woos TV viewers, disappoints critics

US television network NBC's one-night live revival of the venerable Broadway musical "The Sound of Music" pulled a respectable 18.5 million viewers, but it failed to thrill the critics.

Live 'Sound of Music' woos TV viewers, disappoints critics
Stars, twerking, Obamacare drive Internet in 2013
Stars, twerking, Obamacare drive Internet in 2013

It was a year for "twerking," "selfies," and "cronuts" in Internet searching, right up there with Hollywood, pop and reality stars.

Stars, twerking, Obamacare drive Internet in 2013
Supermodel Kate Moss. ©Reuters/Neil Hall
Fashion honours iconic Moss as Playboy cover revealed

Iconic supermodel Kate Moss was on Monday honoured by the British fashion industry for her 25-year career, shortly after her Playboy cover celebrating the magazine's 60th anniversary was revealed.

Fashion honours iconic Moss as Playboy cover revealed
Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher finalize divorce

Former Hollywood power couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are officially divorced, two years after she announced their split, according to legal documents released Wednesday.

Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher finalize divorce
Miley Cyrus. ©Reuters/Danny Moloshok
Miley Cyrus in tit-for-tat exchange with Sinead O'Connor

Former Disney teen idol turned bad-girl pop star Miley Cyrus hit back Thursday at Sinead O'Connor, rebuffing advice by the Irish singer that she stop prostituting herself for music business bosses.

Miley Cyrus in tit-for-tat exchange with Sinead O'Connor
Singer Robin Thicke. ©REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Robin Thicke hits back at Marvin Gaye plagiarism claim

R&B superstar Robin Thicke filed legal papers on Friday challenging claims that a riff from his smash hit "Blurred Lines" had been swiped from Marvin Gaye's 1970s classic "Got to Give it Up."

Robin Thicke hits back at Marvin Gaye plagiarism claim
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France's accordion king Andre Verchuren dies aged 92

France's king of the accordion, Andre Verchuren, who entertained generations in the dance halls and on record, died Wednesday aged 92.

France's accordion king Andre Verchuren dies aged 92
Television personality Oprah Winfrey. ©REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Winfrey heads Forbes celeb 'power' list

Television talk show queen Oprah Winfrey was named the most powerful celebrity in the world on Wednesday as Forbes.com released its annual list of the top movers and shakers in the entertainment industry.

Winfrey heads Forbes celeb 'power' list
Kim, Kanye named newborn North West
Kim, Kanye named newborn North West

Rap star Kanye West and reality TV star Kim Kardashian have named their newborn North West, prompting an outbreak of wisecracking Friday on Twitter.

Kim, Kanye named newborn North West
US celebrity chef sued for counterfeit wine
US celebrity chef sued for counterfeit wine

Celebrity Chicago chef Charlie Trotter was sued Thursday for allegedly selling two collectors a large bottle of wine that was supposedly highly valuable but in fact was a fake.

US celebrity chef sued for counterfeit wine
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Japan pop idol shaves head after sex scandal

A Japanese starlet who shaved her head and issued a tearful YouTube apology after spending the night with a man was scrambling Friday to redeem the girl next door image of all-female group AKB48.

Japan pop idol shaves head after sex scandal
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Robuchon outlets top Asian restaurant poll

Two restaurants run by French celebrity chef Joel Robuchon in Macau and Hong Kong have placed first and third in an annual poll of Asia's Top 20 fine dining establishments.

Robuchon outlets top Asian restaurant poll
Demonstrators gather along a street near the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper. ©REUTERS
China celebrities back censorship protest

China's blogosphere and celebrities -- many with millions of followers -- Tuesday backed journalists at a newspaper embroiled in a censorship row after hundreds of people held a rare protest demanding greater press freedom.

China celebrities back censorship protest