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Actor Rebel Wilson loses appeal on Australian defamation case


MELBOURNE Australian actor Rebel Wilson has lost an appeal against a court decision that cut a record payout against Germany's Bauer Media, which was found to have defamed her in a series of articles, Australian media reported on Friday.

John Lennon's killer recalls inner 'tug of war' before the murder

NEW YORK Before he pulled the trigger that ended the life of rock icon John Lennon nearly 38 years ago, his killer remembers being in a "tug of war" with himself over what he was about to do, and even praying for a way out of carrying out his plan.

U.S., Nov 15 2018

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

LOS ANGELES Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday. | Video

Nov 13 2018

British queen pays tribute to son Prince Charles as he turns 70

LONDON Britain's Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to her "duchy original" son Prince Charles as he celebrated his 70th birthday on Wednesday at a party at Buckingham Palace. | Video

Nov 14 2018

China cracks down on celebrity hype and fake click-through rates

SHANGHAI Chinese broadcasters and online entertainment sites should avoid celebrity hype and crack down on fake audience and click-through rates, state media quoted the National Radio and Television Administration as saying.

Tech, Nov 09 2018

Michael Douglas joins dad Kirk with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES Michael Douglas celebrated his 50th year in showbusiness on Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near that of his screen legend father, Kirk Douglas, now 101. | Video

Film, Nov 07 2018

Britain's Idris Elba named People mag's 'sexiest man alive'

LOS ANGELES Actor Idris Elba, who James Bond fans are campaigning to be the next person to play 007, was named the sexiest man alive on Monday by People magazine. | Video

Nov 06 2018

Girlfriend of Italian deputy PM Salvini says goodbye with bedside selfie

ROME Italy's real-life soap opera, the relationship between Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and television star Elisa Isoardi, reached its last episode on Monday when she said goodbye by posting a selfie of them in bed.

Italy Nov 05 2018

Rapper Mac Miller died of accidental cocaine, fentanyl overdose: coroner

LOS ANGELES Rapper Mac Miller, the former boyfriend of pop star Ariana Grande, died of an overdose of cocaine and the powerful opioid fentanyl, the Los Angeles coroner's office said on Monday.

Music Nov 05 2018

Actor Alec Baldwin charged over New York parking spot fight

NEW YORK Actor Alec Baldwin, most recently famous for his impersonations of U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Friday after a fight over a New York parking spot, police said. | Video

U.S., Nov 03 2018