• David Bowie kept liver cancer from even closest friends

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    It has been claimed that the Heroes singer, who kept details of his illness private, died from liver cancer. What is clear is that Bowie's "sudden burst of new projects", as the Times puts it, was likely meant as a farewell, as both the Times and the Sydney Morning Herald report.
  • Oscars 2016: The Revenant tops nominations list

    Oscars 2016: The Revenant tops nominations list

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    DiCaprio is vying for the Best Actor against Eddie Redmayne, Michael Fassbender and others. Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant got the most nominations (exactly twelve), of which it will surely win at least six, for example, for its photography.
  • Republican rival attacks Donald Trump for not being homophobic enough

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    He accused Cruz of proposing a value added tax as part of his tax plan and of being soft on immigration. "Go back to Canada!" the cover read. Trump, while appearing on Morning Joe on MSNBC, accused Cruz of not being appropriate in raising the question about whether the citizenship of Trump's mother disqualifies him from running for the presidency.
  • René Angelil, Céline Dion's Beloved Husband, Dies at 73

    René Angelil, Céline Dion's Beloved Husband, Dies at 73

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    It was Celine Dion's husband, René Angélil , who encouraged the singer to resurrect her Las Vegas concert series a year ago, but in light of Angélil's death yesterday (January 14), Dion has canceled at least two upcoming dates. In 1981, a then 12-year-old Dion submitted a demo tape to Angelil, who later agreed to manage the budding songstress. Later, at an audition, "While I was singing, he started to cry", Dion once said.
  • Ice Cube Responds To 'Straight Outta Compton' Oscar Snub

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    Looks like the movie industry's " biggest fear " came true Thursday morning when Oscar nominations were announced and all 20 acting nods were given out to white actors and actreses. It's the Oscars, you know, they do what they do.  In December 2015, legendary rap group N.W.A. were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but Ice Cube , real name O'Shea Jackson, says the accolade does not fit in with the collective's message.  "It is nice to be recognized, but N.W.A., you know, ...
  • David Bowie Reportedly Cremated, Was Plotting a Post-'Blackstar' Album

    David Bowie Reportedly Cremated, Was Plotting a Post-'Blackstar' Album

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    Lady Gaga, also known for her detailed costumes and stage shows, discussed Bowie in an interview that took place some time before the musician's death. There are countless tales of people from the 80s - the Romantic era, guys wearing make-up and all that - they all say it wouldn't have been anything, it all came from David Bowie .
  • Celine Dion's brother passes away just days after her husband

    Celine Dion's brother passes away just days after her husband

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    Dion's representative had  said  Friday that Dion's brother had cancer and didn't have long to live. Angelil, Celine's husband of 20 years and the father of their three children, died on Thursday at age 73 after battling throat cancer. Angelil's death. The obituary also mentioned the funeral will take place at St-Simon-et-Jude in Charlemagne Quebec, a few days after his tribute on Saturday, January 23.
  • Celine Dion's Brother Dies of Cancer Days After Her Husband's Passing

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    The Dion family describes their brother as a person that was a "gentle and reserved man of many talents". The two first met in 1980 when Dion was just 12 and had recorded a demo tape with her mother, which they sent to Angelil. Daniel Dion's  funeral is said to take place later this month at St-Simon-et-Jude in Quebec, where the Dion children were raised. The Canadian singer is however, now mourning the loss of her brother  Daniel Dion , who just passed away after suffering from the same ...
  • Celine Dion cancels concert following husband's death

    Celine Dion cancels concert following husband's death

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    Celine Dion   cancelled  her  performances  at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Saturday and Sunday. Angelil is survived by Dion, their three children René-Charles, 14, 5-year old twins  Nelson  and  Eddy , and his adult children from a previous relationship: Anne-Marie,  Patrick  and Jean-Pierre.
  • Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on track to start against Broncos

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    With an injury that appears to be more serious, however, players and other staff sometimes come out on the field to check on the player. Imprisoned former National Football League running back Lawrence Phillips committed suicide while he was awaiting a trial that could have brought him the death penalty, a California coroner said....
  • 'Star Wars' Han Solo Spinoff Shortlist Includes Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort

    'Star Wars' Han Solo Spinoff Shortlist Includes Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort

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    However, what is confirmed is that Lord, Miller, and producer Kathleen Kennedy are expected to test the actors on the shortlist before making their final decision in the next few weeks. The Force has awakened around the world which is probably the greatest thing that has ever happened since the Empire was destroyed at the end of Return of the Jedi .
  • Donald Trump is loving this lawsuit over Ted Cruz's citizenship

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    For Trump, it is a pitch to the politically aggrieved and economically disenfranchised. "This isn't me saying it. I don't care". Many have speculated, including Fox News pundit Megyn Kelly on her show The Kelly File,  Cruz'  remark was not an off-the-cuff gaffe, suggesting the Cruz campaign has been testing a very similar remark with Iowa voters in recent weeks.
  • Celine Dion's husband dies at 73 after long battle with cancer

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    Celine Dion confirmed the passing of her husband on Twitter Thursday afternoon, and the family has asked for privacy. We've learned Celine has already cancelled the 2 shows she was scheduled to do at Caesars Palace this weekend. In a statement released to People , his representative said , " Rene Angelil , 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer".
  • David Bowie wanted to make ANOTHER album but died suddenly

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    Van Hove says Bowie  told  him about his illness during the early stages of working on the show, in November 2014, and asked him to keep the information secret. " David Bowie was  one of the most important and influential songwriters and performers ever and, like so many fans around the world, we're devastated to hear of his loss", he said.
  • Rock icon David Bowie 'won't have a funeral'

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    David Bowie died on Monday after a private 18-month battle with liver cancer - shocking his millions of fans. Hundreds gathered in Hyde Park to pay tribute to musical legend David Bowie by showing off their best dance moves and belting out some of his greatest hits.
  • Boise Pastor Saeed Abedini and 3 other dual-national prisoners released

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    Iran's IRNA news agency, however, said the fourth person was Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi. The Iranians originally sought 19 individuals as part of the exchange; US officials whittled down the number to seven. He was sentenced in 2013 to eight years in prison. Iran has denied any knowledge of his whereabouts. Republican presidential candidates had slammed the Obama administration for striking the multinational nuclear deal with Iran while Americans were held captive.
  • Star Wars breaks North America box office record

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    It's official: J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the No. 1 grossing film of all time in North America, not accounting for  inflation . Avatar , however, still holds the global sales record, AP news agency reports. When pricing increases are factored in, "Gone With the Wind" remains the highest-grossing film in history with $1.7 billion and the first " Star Wars " is runner-up with $1.5 billion.
  • The Revenant: Leonardo DiCaprio won't do it again

    The Revenant: Leonardo DiCaprio won't do it again

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    The film, which opened in the United States on January 8 and hits U.K. cinemas this week, looks likely to be an Oscar frontrunner after picking up three awards at Sunday's Golden Globes - best drama film, best drama actor for DiCaprio and best director for Inarritu.
  • Celine Dion's Brother Dying Of Cancer, Has 'Hours To Live'

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    Our deepest sympathies go out to  Celine  and her family. Friday, January 22, 2016. A religious service will be celebrated on Friday, January 22 at 3pm, she said. She has tentatively scheduled her return to The Colosseum for February 23. It's hard.  Celine  is still in Vegas with her kids making plans for (her husband's) funeral.