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  • Artist Recruits 300 People To Pose For Nude Photo Near Dead Sea In Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Some 300 male and female volunteers stripped naked and donned white body paint for an artistic installation meant to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea. They posed Sunday for the American photographer Spencer Tunick, who has done similar installations in other exotic locales around the world, including French wine country, a Swiss glacier and a beach…

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  • Nicole Kidman’s Lucille Ball Isn’t Ready For Her Closeup In ‘Being The Ricardos’ Teaser

    The makers of “Being the Ricardos,” the biopic about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, are playing it coy. A teaser for the Amazon Studios movie released Tuesday (watch it below) goes to great lengths to avoid fully lit or straight-on shots of Nicole Kidman, controversially cast (at least in Debra Messing’s eyes) as the legendary TV funnywoman. But it is…

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  • Alex Murdaugh Denied Bond On $3 Million Death Settlement Theft Charges

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge in South Carolina denied bond Tuesday for attorney Alex Murdaugh on the second set of charges he has faced since finding his wife and son dead last June. Circuit Judge Clifton Newman issued the decision after hearing attorneys describe how Murdaugh used portions of $3.4 million in insurance payments to pay off his father,…

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  • Charity Rejects Jamie Lynn Spears Donation After Backlash From Britney Fans

    The mental health nonprofit that Jamie Lynn Spears had pledged a donation with proceeds from her upcoming memoir has declined to accept the contribution after an outcry by Britney Spears supporters. Fans of the singer aren’t exactly thrilled that the younger Spears sister is peddling her book “Things I Should Have Said” during the pop superstar’s painful struggle to break…

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  • Queen Elizabeth Just Turned Down An ‘Oldie’ Award For The Cheekiest Reason

    Queen Elizabeth may be 95, but she isn’t ready to accept an “Oldie” quite yet. The queen gracefully declined Oldie magazine’s “The Oldie of the Year” award through a letter written by her assistant private secretary, Tom Laing-Baker, and shared on the publication’s Twitter account Tuesday. The humorous award and annual awards show (also known as TOOTY) celebrates older people…

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  • This State Is Poised To Be The Next Battleground For A Copycat Texas Abortion Ban

    Arkansas is likely to be the first state to pass a bill similar to Texas’ six-week abortion ban ― the most extreme abortion restriction in U.S. history that has forced many to flee the state to receive care. Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert (R) announced last week that he will introduce the Arkansas Heartbeat Protection Act on Oct. 25 during…

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  • ‘He Lied’: Iraqis Still Blame Colin Powell For Role In Iraq War

    BAGHDAD (AP) — For many Iraqis, the name Colin Powell conjures up one image: the man who as U.S. secretary of state went before the U.N. Security Council in 2003 to make the case for war against their country. Word of his death Monday at age 84 dredged up feelings of anger in Iraq toward the former general and diplomat,…

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  • Ancient Crusader Sword Found By Scuba Diver Off Israeli Coast

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli scuba diver has salvaged an ancient sword off the country’s Mediterranean coast that experts say dates back to the Crusaders. Israel’s Antiquities Authority said Monday the man was on a weekend dive in northern Israel when he spotted a trove of ancient artifacts that included anchors, pottery and a meter-long (yard-long) sword. The diver was…

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  • Mark Strong Says Night Out With Daniel Craig Cost Him A James Bond Role

    British actor Mark Strong says he blew his shot at becoming a villain in the James Bond movie franchise after a night out boozing with future 007 star Daniel Craig. Strong was “quite cocky” about the prospect of landing a part in a Bond film starring Craig’s 007 predecessor, Pierce Brosnan, he said in an interview published in the Oct.…

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  • ESPN’s Dick Vitale Announces Another Cancer Diagnosis

    ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time this year. The Basketball Hall of Fame announcer said he has undergone tests that show he has lymphoma. Vitale announced in August that he underwent multiple surgeries to remove melanoma. He was declared cancer-free at the time. Vitale said doctors told…

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