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View Entire List > British officials say more than 80 people have been injured a seven of them seriously a by a roof collapse at a packed London theatre.Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr has been released on bail night after he was arrested in Bronkhorstspruit for speeding, Gauteng traffic police say.How do you entertain the dwindling December crowd of online news readers that just canat break away from technology for a festive second?With the birth of Prince George, the long awaited first child of Prince William and his wife Kate, the British royals enjoyed a landmark year in 2013.Steve Hofmeyr has been arrested for speeding on the same night that Julius Malema was caught by traffic cops.It looks like there is a new man in Courteney Cox's life! The Cougar Town actress and her rumored boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, were spotted strolling the streets of...
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Miley Cyrus is so fresh and so clean. The 21-year-old singer shared a selfie photo after taking a shower earlier this evening, and although this might initially sound like a pretty...
Marie Osmond's big family just got bigger. "Hey everyone .....I just became a GRANDMA!!!!!!!!" the famed entertainer tweeted last night, adding, "It's a...
Joe Jonas' revealing tell-all essay stirred some mixed reactions, but none of that mattered to the former boy band member. The Jonas Brothers singer defended his candid work during a...
Pop the champagne because we have a winner! The X Factor revealed its season three victor tonight as confetti and smiles filled the stage. After nearly three months of intense...
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There she is! Khloe Kardashian flashed her famous smile that we all know and love after getting some holiday shopping done in Beverly Hills with her bestie Malika Haqq. The E! star...
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Is this the end of Duck Dynasty? While the fifth season, much or all of which has presumably been shot, is set to premiere Jan. 15 on A&E, the entire Robertson family has come...
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Britney's little sis is all smiles after debuting her new single on Today in New York. The Homefront star looks chic and sleek in L.A. The Mad Men star doesn't look too scarred by the sins of our fathers on a shopping trip to Barneys New York in L.A. The pair put the tingle in Kringle at a Jingle Ball in Tampa, Fla. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty actress appears at Good Morning America. The former Beatle and his daughter step out in New York City. The pop star affectionately plants a wet one on his mom at the Los Angeles premiere of Justin Bieber's Believe. The American Idol judge heads in to look for the next big singing sensation in Hollywood. Ah, the family that bikes together, stays together. The actress and her little guy run some errands around L.A. looking adorable. Showing support for her favorite leafy green, the actress makes her way through LAX. The pregnant singer shows off her baby bump in some tight fitting clothes as she runs around L.A. Matthew McConaughey's wife takes the kids out in NYC while the family is in town where dad is promoting The Wolf of Wall Street. Enjoying an afternoon in Venice, Calif. with friends and her boyfriend, Vanessa goofs around. Will Smith's son flashes double peace signs at the premiere of Justin Bieber's Believe in L.A. Mom gives her baby boy a lift in L.A. The gorgeous family arrives at the airport in New York City. The lovely sister of Kate Middleton signs books in the Netherlands. The E! star keeps a low profile while out in Santa Monica, Calif. The actress and her two young daughters arrive in Sydney for the holidays. The show's producer faced a real challenge getting the show's huge stars back into the fold. Plus, Tony Hale teases the return of Buster Bluth!Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies give fans a taste of what to expect from "The Originals." 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Listen in.As Mikey prepares to open the biggest show of his life, his nerves start to get the best of him. Listen to him vent to his sister Dani.With Ladies' Night kicking off at the hotel bar while on tour, Joe Jonas and bro-in-law Mikey plan their attack. See who ends up with a date or not!Is there a rivalry brewing in the Anna Faris-Chris Pratt household? Get the deets on Anna's new CBS comedy "Moms."E!'s Kristin Dos Santos makes a visit to "The Office" set. Why doesn't Steve have his own bobblehead?Hear why the last five minutes of the season finale will have you jumping out of your chair! Plus, Kerry Washington shows love to the series' fans.The "Star Trek Into Darkness" actor gushes about his experience at The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on "Chelsea Lately." Hear all about it!"The Office" stars let E!'s Kristin Dos Santos get in on the Dunder Mifflin fun. Plus, what are Jenna's set demands?The "Lost" hunk, joined by costars Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory, explains his six-year-hiatus from TV and gives deets about new CBS drama "Intelligence."The comedian hits the red carpet with his new TV fam "The Millers" and says his show's writer is a lot like Nick Fury. Hear why!The cast of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." dishes on their favorite Marvel superhero. Plus, find out what action is coming this fall!The giddy actress is super excited about her costar in CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones." Watch as Robin hams it up for the camera!The X Factor reject Sam Callahan is rolling out plan B after rolling down his pants for a gay mag.Following their monumental win as Metroas Celebrity of the Year 2013, we are giving two lucky winners the chance to see One Direction live on tour in 2014.Thin, anodyne score and leaden, lacklustre script in tale of society osteopath Stephen Ward A mix of Psychonauts, The Cave, and Paper Mario proves to be one of the best surprises of the month, in this impressive indie download.The morning Inbox is glad Sony has given up trash talking, as one reader fears games have become a negative influence on movies.The final of Strictly Come Dancing is looming - but which of our four intrepid ladies will be taking the Glitterball trophy home? So the big day is finally upon us. 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Leicester University researchers found that a chemical in frankincense killed tumour cells.Target has kept mum on the breach, but according to one theory, the masterminds of the fraud wrote a code that gave them access to the company's point of sale system and all of its cash registers.Robert Brown, 58, from Jersey, believes the Queen's sister hid her pregnancy in 1955 and wants to see her will from 2002 in case it sheds any light on the mystery.A Texas federal judge has accused the Department of Homeland Security of delivering children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents.Prince Harry’s voicemail was also intercepted, the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey in Central London was told.Former housekeeper Sangeeta Richard, 42, from Kerala is at the center of the internatinoal furor over the arrest of her Indian diplomat boss, Devyani Khobragade, 39. Pictured for the first time she claims she was paid below mininum wage and kept in 'virtual slavery'TV host Josh Gates mistakenly received a pair of hamburger earmuffs due to a mix-up with his Amazon order and now he's helped turn them into a highly sought-after Christmas gift.Michael Adebolajo, 29, had been on their radar for ten years and in 2010 was even arrested with fellow Al Qaeda followers in Kenya.As the last presents are wrapped and the final decorations put up, Santa Claus is preparing himself for the most important worldwide flight of the year.Staff at Solihull Hospital in the West Midlands are said to have alerted managers with concerns about breast surgeon Ian Paterson as early as 2004, but no action was taken until 2007.The lovebird duo of Alex & Sierra were announced on Thursday as winners of The X Factor USA in a star-studded season finale.But it seems the singer drew inspiration from the Coronation Street character Bette Lynch when she took to the stage at London's Hammersmith Eventim Apollo for Under 1 Roof on Thursday evening.There is rarely a quiet Christmas in the fictional Albert Square.The 24-year-old had been shooting a scene at Pinewood studios when the bridal dress she was wearing brushed against a heater, writes BAZ BAMIGBOYE.The 27-year-old is claiming that she has in fact put on weight despite her training after enjoying one to many takeaways.Braving temperatures of -45f to visit a place that is literally located at the end of the earth, Sasha Leahovenco photographed people who have never had their picture taken before.The University of Pittsburgh study gathered data on 6,000 people starting in the 1970s.Omar Bakri Muhammad said if his son, who was sitting on his father's knee during the interview, grew up and did what Adebolajo did he would be 'happy'. Adebolajo attended and spoke at the radical group Al-Muhajiroun's demonstrations after joining the group in 2003.The report highlights the huge gulf in Britain because half of families have no mortgage or only a small loan of less than twice their salary, but 16 per cent have ‘a debt to income ratio above four.’Writing on his Facebook page, Paul Parkinson, the father of 17-year-old Jayden, paid tribute to his daughter whose body was discovered by police in a churchyard after she went missing.Ed Llewellyn was at the BBC Trust chairman's side 20 years ago. Now he is David Cameron's chief of staff, while Patten's job is under threat from scandals.A rescue operation was underway following the incident at around 8.15pm inside the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in Central London.Scientists have discovered that it could be used to treat ovarian cancer. Leicester University researchers found that a chemical in frankincense killed tumour cells.After a night of torrential rain and travel chaos the sun is peeking out across most of Britain. But the break in the weather is not set to last, with forecasters predicting a further deluge in the lead-up and during Christmas.With tears streaming down their faces, the wife and fiancee of Lee Rigby stood together yesterday – united in grief over the man they both loved.'This one's called "Hell hath no fury like a man scored".'Staff at Solihull Hospital in the West Midlands are said to have alerted managers with concerns about breast surgeon Ian Paterson as early as 2004, but no action was taken until 2007.Researchers at Newcastle University found that brains begin to streamline at the age of 10 for girls, but not until around 20 for men.The resilient bird, named after turkey tycoon Bernard Matthew, survived dog and fox attacks and was reunited with his owner Ellie Waite, 32.Dominic and Stephanie Parker are otherwise known as The Posh Ones for their upper crust accents, chintzy sitting room and incessant drinking.No matter how much of a monarchist you might be, it is not easy to tell Autumn Phillips apart from Marina Ogilvy, or Emma Parker-Bowles from Serena Armstrong-Jones.It’s often said solicitors and relationship counsellors see a spike in business after Christmas, as enforced proximity, jollity, financial pressures — and alcohol — push marriages to the brink.The chain is expected to cut prices across hundreds of gifts and fashions in a ‘Magic and Sparkle Spectacular’. Many stores are making large discounts ahead of Christmas.The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection revealed that Newcastle University scientists were flying thousands to Kenya to do work on baboons captured on the African plains.Scientists from the Diabetes Research Unit at Leicester University found walking 40 minutes a day can reduce cardiovascular risk by about 16-20 per cent.Many of the exotic berries or juices which use the label are no more healthy than common fruit and vegetables that cost a fraction of the price, food experts claimed.Researchers from the UK and US found that the content of our dreams spills over into our real-life relationships, triggering rows and doubts the next day.I held a large poultry net in one hand, and, looking skywards, I saw the intimidating form of Gus, our massive white gander, writes TOM SYKES.As the last presents are wrapped and the final decorations put up, Santa Claus is preparing himself for the most important worldwide flight of the year.George Osborne’s plan to remove the undergraduate ceiling would create ‘huge incentives’ to cram courses with as many students as possible, an expert warned MPs.Deborah Dunleavy, standing for the Conservatives in next year’s European elections, was accused of advocating violence against women.A report by retired judge Sir Peter Gibson found that, under Labour, Britain may have become ‘inappropriately involved’ in rendition of terror suspects.Adrian Bailey MP, chairman of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee(BIS), warned parents against turning to payday loans, regardless of the pressure to give children what they want.Robert Brown, 58, from Jersey, believes the Queen's sister hid her pregnancy in 1955 and wants to see her will from 2002 in case it sheds any light on the mystery.Philip Benwell, 38, left nine-year-old Leila Crofts, from Poole, Dorset, fighting for her life when he crashed into her before getting back on his new road bike and leaving the scene.Michael Adebolajo, 29, was born in Lambeth, South London to a loving lower middle class family while Michael Adebowale was born in nearby Denmark Hill.Prince Harry’s voicemail was also intercepted, the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey in Central London was told.Factories and businesses will be paid to turn out their lights between 4pm and 8pm under measures designed to head off the threat of blackouts next winter.Khalil Anjarwalla, a business owner from Kenya, told of how he remembered the Westgate Mall attacks in September and feared the worst.John Skermer, a 45-year-old banker, has been accused of spending as much as PS1million on a single escort girl, and also using stolen cash to buy fast cars and gifts.
Jon Stewart says he support a world where "saying ignorant shit on television" won't get you kicked off TV, while Stephen Colbert adds that he fears the reality show will lose its "massive black and gay audience."
The season three competition saw couple duo Alex & Sierra, rocker Jeff Gutt and Latino crooner Carlito Olivero make it to the finals.
Edgar Wright is directing the movie, which will hit theaters July 31, 2015.
Paul Feig directed the choreography-heavy spot, which features 250 dancers.
"Maybe 'Duck Dynasty' needs to scoot on over to that new network to charge some things up there, and Iam sure theyad be welcome with open arms," the former governor of Alaska tells Sean Hannity.
Plus, plenty of choices for the "Doctor Who" lover in your life and those that are into Uglydolls.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest West End musical turns a notorious true story from early 1960s London into a lively but timid polemic against political and sexual hypocrisy.
The returning NBC comedy gets meta with its latest trailer touting the Jan. 2 return.
The season three competition saw couple duo Alex & Sierra, rocker Jeff Gutt and Latino crooner Carlito Olivero make it to the finals.
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No matter who you are, itas easy to get caught up in the idea of acquiring new stuff. Hereas a look at why your brain is so materialistic and what you can do to keep it from overwhelming you. More A>>
Google is certainly sharing the Easter Egg love this Christmas (weird blend, that). Not only does its mobile search have a built-in carols service, the Pegman icon on Google Maps has now acquired a Santa hat. More A>>
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Compatibility testing for older versions of Internet Explorer can be a nuisance, and doubly so if youare on a non-Windows platform. Handily, Microsoft provides free virtual machine (VM) images of Windows running specific IE versions that you can use in your hypervisor of choice, and the recent addition of IE 11 to the set seems a good reason to revisit that option. More A>>
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House of Commons inquiry warns of "epidemic" of synthetic party drugs and calls for changes in the law
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Pyongyang sends fax threatening to attack South Korea without warning after leader's photo is set on fire during anti-Pyongyang rallies in Seoul
Devices to be banned because they 're-normalize smoking in public places'
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is undertaking a consumer survey on parentsa perceptions about using baby sling carriers. A tearful Cecil Williams says thank you after learning he will not lose the canine companion who saved his life.FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg will sell 41.4 million shares worth about $2.3bn (a!1.68bn) to pay a tax bill.THE frustration of a mobile charger that doesn't fit your phone could soon be a thing of the past.
Someone phone Hollywood. Scientists say they have a way to pause and rewind ageing.
Once I got started with my writing, I checked my laptop battery. Near full charge, but I knew I'd keep checking. I knew it would be a distraction. If the plane had Wi-Fi, it ought to be high-tech enough to have power outlets, right? And so I began the hunt for a socket. The maker of Evan Williams bourbon has uncorked a new attraction, opening a craft distillery just steps from where the whiskey pioneer who inspired the brand fired up his own commercial stills two centuries ago.
Argentina:Rocking on That's one big cookie The folks behind "Riverdance" have a new thundering Irish dance show poised to tour North America, but don't dare call it "Riverdance II." Actor John Hillerman ("Magnum P.I.") is 81. Actor Tommy Cole ("The Mickey Mouse Club") is 72. Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss is 68. Musician Alan Parsons is 65. Singer Billy Bragg is 56. Singer-bassist Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE) is 56. Actor Joel Gretsch is 50. Singer Chris Robinson of Black Crowes is 47. Singer David Cook ("American Idol") is 31. Actor Jonah Hill is 30. Singer JoJo is 23. The folks behind "Riverdance" have a new thundering Irish dance show poised to tour North America, but don't dare call it "Riverdance II."
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00 ESTFrom miamiherald.com
Someone phone Hollywood. Scientists say they have a way to pause and rewind ageing.
Investigators are trying to find out why part of the ceiling collapsed at London's Apollo Theatre injuring 76 people, seven of them seriously.Leading lights of London's Theatreland say they are "rocked and shocked" by the ceiling collapse at a West End theatre that has left more than 80 people injured.Greater Manchester Police will admit it let down six young girls who were sexually exploited by nine men in Rochdale, it is reported.About 1.5 million people could be addicted to prescription drugs and the problem needs to be dealt with urgently, an influential group of MPs says.A committee of MPs has called for a ban on payday loan advertising on children's television, but the industry regards its report as wide of the mark.US President Barack Obama warns that South Sudan is on the "precipice" of a civil war, as sectarian clashes intensify and a UN mission is attacked.Wildlife groups accuse the government of caving in to the big farmers over planned changes to farm subsidies in England.A survey for the Bank of England shows a reduction in households concerned about debt, but warns over the impact of rising interest rates.The Scottish and UK governments will miss Friday's election watchdog deadline to agree what will happen after the independence referendum.US Scientists have performed a dramatic reversal of the ageing process in animal studies, by using a chemical to rejuvenate muscle in mice.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit New Zealand and Australia next April, Kensington Palace says, but it is not clear if their baby son will travel.A California court decides an Andy Warhol portrait of actress Farrah Fawcett belongs to her former partner, actor Ryan O'Neal.The singer's All I Want For Christmas Is You has sold its millionth copy in the UK 20 years after it was first released, says the Official Charts Company.Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is granted protected status by the European Union.A former Microsoft manager and his friend are charged for insider trading by the US securities regulator.Researchers claim a new genetic screening method could raise the IVF success rate to 60% or more.The Catholic Church in Scotland is criticised for the way it handles abuse victims by former pupils of two prestigious catholic boarding schools.The mother of a young boy left seriously ill after an E. coli outbreak at an Aboyne nursery speaks out.China was "irresponsible" during a near-collision of a US warship and a Chinese naval vessel earlier this month, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.South Sudanese gunmen kill three Indian peacekeepers at a UN compound, as thousands seek refuge from sectarian fighting.Seventy-six people have been injured, seven seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say.Theatregoers Steven and Hannah George say they heard a ''creak and crash'' as part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show.How much do you remember of 2013?Strictly finalists share their shimmying secretsA new effort to read ancient works turned into carbon by VesuviusThe people who collect and trade rare trainersMechanised rescue workers compete for a Pentagon pay-outDo whales really attack humans?Why are people sticking goggly eyes onto inanimate objects?US Scientists have performed a dramatic reversal of the ageing process in animal studies, by using a chemical to rejuvenate muscle in mice.Researchers claim a new genetic screening method could raise the IVF success rate to 60% or more.The NHS in England should introduce legally-binding standards for hospital food, as the current voluntary system is not working, campaigners say.About 1.5 million people could be addicted to prescription drugs and the problem needs to be dealt with urgently, an influential group of MPs says.Investigators are trying to find out why part of the ceiling collapsed at London's Apollo Theatre injuring 76 people, seven of them seriously.The singer's All I Want For Christmas Is You has sold its millionth copy in the UK 20 years after it was first released, says the Official Charts Company.Strictly finalists share their shimmying secretsWhat Austen's heartthrob got up to nextActor Martin Sheen on his new film, his life and careerWildlife groups accuse the government of caving in to the big farmers over planned changes to farm subsidies in England.Do whales really attack humans?(Wiley) Women's perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable female genitalia may be influenced by exposure to modified images, suggests a new study published Dec. 20 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.Women's perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable female genitalia may be influenced by exposure to modified images, suggests a new study published Dec. 20 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The suspension of TV personality Phil Robertson of A&E's hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" for making anti-gay comments sparked a politically charged debate about religion and tolerance on Thursday and cast doubt on the series' future.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney-owned Marvel Studios said on Thursday it has cast "Anchorman 2" and "This is 40" actor Paul Rudd to play the lead role in "Ant-Man," the next hero in its stable of comic book characters to go to the big screen.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Selena Gomez on Thursday canceled her upcoming Australian concert tour, saying she needs to take the time to put herself before work.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Ryan O'Neal will be allowed to keep a portrait of his late and longtime partner Farrah Fawcett painted by famed artist Andy Warhol after a jury deemed him the rightful owner on Thursday in a dispute with the University of Texas.
LONDON (Reuters) - Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Stephen Ward" which opened on Thursday in London is a musical with a mission: to clear the name of the high-society osteopath of the title, who was at the centre of the Profumo sex, spies and call girls scandal that brought down a British government in the 1960s.
(Reuters) - Journalist Katie Couric's syndicated daytime talk show will end its run next year after two seasons, Couric and Walt Disney Co's ABC announced on Thursday.
The Robertson family “can’t imagine” Duck Dynasty continuing without Phil Robertson “at the helm,” the family said in a statement Thursday evening. The statement marks the family’s first public comments since network A&E suspended Robertson for his inflammatory comments toward gay people. The Robertsons’ full statement: We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Philas unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: aLove the Lord your God with all your hearta and aLove your neighbor as yourself.a Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family. Duck Dynasty is a highly successful A&E reality-TV show that follows the lives of the Robertson family, who became rich thanks to the commercial success of Robertson’s “Duck Commander” duck caller and other hunting accessories. Robertson’s comments and subsequent suspension have sparked an ongoing debate over free speech and bigotry.A&Eas decision to suspend aDuck Dynastya patriarch Phil Robertson shows that the network "didn't want reality TV," said Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, Thursday on "The Kelly File."Duck season may soon be over for A&E.An Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett belongs to actor Ryan O'Neal, a jury determined Thursday.Robertson family defends patriarch for "expressing his faith" in anti-gay remarks, say they are talking with A&EJury rules painting belongs to actor, although University of Texas claimed it under terms of Fawcett's willBrooke Baldwin reports on a 2010 video of 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson delivering a sermon on morality.The FBI was expected Thursday to seize the original hard drives from the surveillance system at Lowndes High School, where 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat earlier this year, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation surrounding the hard drives.The Rev. Frank Schaefer was defrocked Thursday for refusing to abide by the United Methodist Church's policies on homosexuality, writing another chapter in a case that stirred a wider call for social change when he was put on trial for officiating at his son's gay email@example.com 856-779-3876 @juliaterrusoLAKEWOOD, N.J. - A man fatally shot during a carjacking at an upscale New Jersey mall was full of integrity and chivalry, insisting on carrying packages and heavy things for others, mourners recalled at his funeral Wednesday, noting that his final act was to open the car door for his wife.CAMDEN The head of a Chicago-based violence prevention program toured Camden on Wednesday and said the initiative, which has been implemented in other cities, can be right for Camden as well.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE A month after they were pulled from the wreckage when their Cape May County home exploded, James and Evelyn McCarty are suing a contractor and propane company, contending that they failed to remove or properly disconnect a large propane tank that caused the blast.PITMAN A South Jersey billboard proclaiming "Keep the Saturn in Saturnalia" was torched Tuesday night by two men who fled in a pickup truck after only charring the sign's steel support beams.Four former New Jersey governors have urged the state Pinelands Commission to reject a proposed gas pipeline through protected forest, saying approval would "compromise the integrity" of the Pinelands' long-standing management plan.PATERSON, N.J. - Gov. Christie on Wednesday extolled the virtues of drug and alcohol rehabilitation as an alternative to incarceration - a key component of his agenda last year - in moral, economic, and religious terms.In December 2010, Cynthia Baldwin, then the top lawyer for Pennsylvania State University, got a call from a state prosecutor informing her that Joe Paterno and two administrators were being called before a grand jury investigating claims of child sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky.PHILADELPHIA He's a leader among young Asian immigrants, an explorer of activist ideals, a part-time teacher of Chinese opera, a son of South Philadelphia by way of Fujian province.Meteorologist John Bolaris is providing Philly.com readers with a forecast for shopping.Mayor Nutter has agreed to advance $2.5 million to the depleted health-care fund of AFSCME District Council 47, while noting that talks to end a long struggle with the city's white-collar workers' union have been heating up.PHILADELPHIA After five weeks of testimony about phantom board members, fabricated documents, and forged signatures, the federal jury in the Dorothy June Brown charter-school fraud trial acquitted her two codefendants Thursday and indicated it was divided on the charges against Brown.With new state funding on the way from the recently signed transportation law, SEPTA has switched from doomsday threats to promises of a grand restoration.An 82-year-old woman was convicted of animal cruelty after police found 14 cats in her squalid, flea-infested house - the childhood home of the actress Grace Kelly - in East Falls.Siarhei Baltutski claims he sold at least 100 pieces of military hardware with names like Thermal Eye Renegade 320 and Scorpion thermal weapon sights to pig hunters in his native Belarus.CHESTER COUNTY Ordinance to buy Barclay is proposed WEST CHESTER The effort to preserve a West Chester site that had been slated for development moved one step further Wednesday night when the borough council proposed an ordinance to buy the property.She needed a cabinet and got snookered into having her kitchen redone - complete with a high-interest loan.Christmas movies! Many of us have a favourite (or several) that we quote in our darkest moments, like tinsel-coated mantras.The new series of television shows Sons of Anarchy, The Simpsons and Glee will play on channels TV3 and FOUR again next year.As a child did you ever dream of picking up a guitar and forming a band with your brothers?Justin Bieber has told an American radio station, rather dubiously, that he's quitting the music industry after he finishes his next album.Ozzy Osbourne says he's afraid wife Sharon Osbourne's workload will seriously harm her.From Spanish Snow Whites to animated snowmen, James Croot selects his cinematic highlights (and lowlight) of 2013.
From Vienna to Paris to the southern Peloponnese. While remaining true to the contemporary, realistic dialogue, weighty themes and meditative mood that marked out the original Before Sunrise as one of the most memorable small movies of the 1990s, writer- director Richard Linklater and his two co-writing stars (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) have also ensured its concerns have grown up along with its original Generation X audience. Delving into more dramatic depths than previously, this third installment has Hawke and Delpy delivering two terrific performances as moods quickly change from playful to prickly and potentially poisonous. Roll on 2022.It's been quite the week for entertainment industry creeps. R. Kelly, a platinum-selling R&B artist who has been accused ofraping dozens of teenage girls, is creeping back up the charts with his new album, Black Panties.This week I have spent a lot of time wishing I was a TV reviewer. Compiling that end of year best of list would be a piece of cake - Breaking Bad for the win. And best film I've seen this year? Gravity.Radio presenter and former Labour MP John Tamihere has told a radio station he is going to sue media company MediaWorks.The older that I get, the harder it becomes for a book to really affect me. I'm not sure why.Last week I lined up the worst albums I heard in 2013 so now it's time for the best. You'll remember I asked whether you wanted a Top 10 or Top 20 or Top 50 - or Top 100 even and so here are all of the best albums I've heard this year minus The Top 10. I'll reveal the Top 10 on Monday. But these, in no particular order, beyond listing them alphabetically (as I did with all of the dud choices last week) are the best albums I heard this year. Ones I loved. Ones I'd recommend. Ones I certainly connected with. Sometimes you review an album and after the piece is written you don't return to the record, you don't have time. Actually, that's often the case. These are all albums that hung around for me; I had to hear them again. I wanted to. I needed to.Each year the Australasian Music Industry Directory issues its "Power 50", a list of the top 50 most influential music industry people in Australia. Last year Michael Gudinski was No 1.Alicia Keys and John Legend
Auckland, Vector Arena, 19 DecemberThe Australian promoter behind The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen playing Auckland next year says he would bring more big-name acts to Wellington - if it had a 12,000-seat venue.Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is off the hit A&E reality series indefinitely after disparaging gays as sinners akin to adulterers and swindlers, the network said.Katy Perry was supposedly "mortified" over recent performances.
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