• The Important Directing Trick That Chris Messina Learned From Woody Allen

    After 15 years of acting, Chris Messina last year decided that it was time to make the jump to calling the shots as a director. He had plenty of on-set experience to draw on as he began the endeavor, and it was one note he took while working with Woody Allen on “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” that…

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    • High School Student Suspended For Having the Balls to Ask Miss America to Prom

      A Pennsylvania high school student was suspended this week for having the balls to pursue the American dream of securing a prom date with Miss America herself, Nina Davuluri. The exchange — which the administration warned Farves against beforehand after getting wind of his plan, according to the…

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      • Miley Cyrus Postpones Bangerz Tour After Allergic Reaction to Antibiotics

        A severe allergic reaction to antibiotics has forced Miley Cyrus to postpone the remaining U.S. dates on her Bangerz tour until August.

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        • Fashion Forward 2014: Meet the Iranian trio that's going global

          Despite having debuted a little over seven years ago, Emperor 1688 has already gained a strong celebrity following, and this year the trio has introduced a womenswear range.

          • Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst

            KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines flight heading to India with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday after it was forced to turn back when a tire burst upon takeoff, the airline said.

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            • Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month

              Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear program at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. During the May 5-9 meeting, the P5+1 world powers and Iran will start "writing draft of…

              • Doctors remove 12 gold bars from Indian man's stomach

                Doctors in India removed 12 bars of gold from the stomach of a businessman, the BBC reported.

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                • Duo accused of stabbing victim to death, stealing Dhs90,000 could face death penalty

                  Dubai Court of First Instance heard that one defendant, a 31-year-old Pakistani man who is still at large, lured the businessman, also Pakistani, to a warehouse where he slit his throat from behind and slashed his face. He called Dubai Police, who discovered that the defendants were the last people…

                  • Steal This Look: Katrina Kaif in Teri Ore

                    We loved her as Sheila and Chikni Chameli, but one song that remains etched in our ‘romance-filled’ hearts is Teri Ore, from the movie Singh is Kinng. Don’t worry, we are here to help you! Let us tell you how you can steal Katrina Kaif’s two stunning looks from Teri Ore.  The fully sequined blouse…

                    • Runaway maid facing jail saved by donation, free to return home

                      Gabatin’s Emirati employer, who owns an Abu Dhabi pizza restaurant, among several other businesses, sued her in the Abu Dhabi courts after she ran away. Maid ordered to pay wealthy businessman to cover costs of hiring her

                      • Egypt's censorship board head resigns in film spat

                        CAIRO (AP) — The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer to be shown.

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                        • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

                          KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others.

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                          • Celebrities take a Holy Week breather

                            Celebrities with a tight schedule the whole year round took advantage of the Holy Week break to reflect and relax with family and friends.

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                            • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

                              NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

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                              • Mercedes, BMW chase ultra rich clients with new high end cars

                                Premium auto maker BMW unveiled a luxury concept sedan in Beijing on Sunday, to gauge customer appetite for a car that would cost more than German manufacturer's current flagship 7 series limousine. Ian Robertson, BMW Group's board member responsible for sales and marketing said the car is being…

                                • Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus

                                  * Health minister says surge could be seasonal * Saudi says outbreak does not qualify as an epidemic (Adds new cases and comments from Health Minister) By Angus McDowall RIYADH, April 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed 20 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)on Saturday and…

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                                  • GM to battle VW in China with $12 billion investment and new plants

                                    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it competes with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth of…

                                    • Bianca Gonzalez to wed JC Intal in December

                                      TV host Bianca Gonzalez and boyfriend of almost three years, cager JC Intal are getting married in December. JC has a love nest waiting for Bianca once they settle down.

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                                      • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

                                        DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.

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                                        • Hyundai Motor unveils small SUV concept for China, to launch this year

                                          By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor on Sunday unveiled its small sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept targeted at the Chinese market, planning to join a flurry of rivals in tapping the growing segment in the world's biggest market. Hyundai said it had picked popular Korean…