• And the winning numbers are….

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    The announcement meant the prize - already the largest lottery jackpot in US history - would only grow. Another Powerball drawing failed to produce a victor on Saturday after reaching a staggering $900 million jackpot earlier in the day - by far the largest ever.
  • Singer Natalie Cole dies aged 65

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    The statement said Cole "fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived - with dignity, strength and honor". Natalie followed her legendary father into the music business with magnificent hits like " Inseparable ", "This Will Be" and " Unforgettable ", achieving multiplatinum, worldwide success in her own right.
  • Ellen DeGeneres wins humanitarian award

    Ellen DeGeneres wins humanitarian award

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    Those wonderful things included mention of Ellen's philanthropic efforts, outside of the obvious generous giveaways she features in every episode of her self-named talk show. In music, Shawn Mendes was on hand to accept the award for " Favorite Breakout Artist " and perform with Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony , and Jason Derulo took the stage to perform a medley of his hits.
  • Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin share the love during Anguilla vacation

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    Justin Bieber performs during Power 96.1's Jingle Ball 2015 at Philips Arena on December 17, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. We might just be learning of a new Biebs relationship - that does not entail Selena - once Hailey and he get back from their legendary excursion! JUSTIN Bieber and Hailey Baldwin reportedly shared a passionate smooch in St.
  • New Star Wars film shatters N. American box office record

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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens has overtaken Bond adventure Skyfall to become the biggest film in Irish and United Kingdom box office history. A member of Malaysia's Star Wars Fan Club dressed as Darth Maul (C) attends a viewing of " Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at a cinema in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur on December 17, 2015.
  • Natalie Cole dead: Singing sensation dies aged 65 from heart failure

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    She is said to have passed away last night, in a Los Angeles hospital. "I didn't shed really any real tears until the album was over", Ms. Cole told the Associated Press . In 1974, Ms. Cole was signed to Capitol Records, her father's recording label. The album sold seven million copies in the U.S. alone. Backed by the writing-producing team of Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy, she followed with such hits as Our Love and I've Got Love on My Mind, and by 1979 had a star on the Hollywood ...
  • Sheriffs ask armed group in Oregon to leave

    Sheriffs ask armed group in Oregon to leave

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    Members of the community in Burns, Oregon, have asked the armed group to leave, but its leaders have said they have no immediate plans to do so. Harney County  Sheriff Dave Ward met face-to-face with the group's leader, Ammon Bundy, on Thursday to try to bring a peaceful end to the occupation.
  • Here are the winning numbers for the Powerball

    Here are the winning numbers for the Powerball

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    Saturday night's $949.8 million jackpot is a record. "Since nobody won tonight's staggering $947.8 million jackpot, it has rolled to an estimated $1.3 billion for January 13", said a statement from officials in California, one of the 44 states , together with Washington D.C.
  • Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet + Show

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    However, while  Tom McCarthy's  ensemble drama  Spotlight  is among the few certified Oscar front-runners, some are predicting the HFPA may give the award to Ridley Scott in part to recognize his entire career. Unless: A third  Golden Globe  for Lawrence! Pal Seth MacFarlane fed the spirit of things a couple of days later, tweeting, "Social media is already pre-outraged over Ricky Gervais'  Helen Mirren  joke at the  Golden Globes " - to which Gervais responded, "And they should be".
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Not Be Getting an Extended Cut

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    After less than a month in theaters, it will trail only " Avatar " at $2.78 billion and "Titanic" at $2.19 billion. China is expected to become the world's largest film market in the next two years. "That would be the highest Disney opening day ever in China, as well as the highest Saturday opening day in industry history". It placed 500 Stormtrooper figures on the Great Wall and enlisted heartthrob pop star Lu Han, known as China's Justin Bieber, to sing about how he was "feeling the ...
  • Netflix to restore Lost finale after fan outcry

    Netflix to restore Lost finale after fan outcry

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    While some would argue that might be an improvement (though we actually were kind of into the finale), " Lost " showrunner Damon Lindelof wasn't happy, telling the site "I am totally befuddled by all this". And before the idea of multiple Lost finale edits give you any ideas, Lindelof added: "I have no intention of "changing" nor Special Editioning the finale ...
  • Camille Cosby ordered to testify in defamation suit against Bill

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    According to court documents, Camille Cosby's lawyers sought to quash the order to testify at the deposition, citing Massachusetts' marital disqualification law, "or in the alternative, a protective order limiting its scope". In July 2015, the New York Post reported the actor's wife had conceded that her husband of 50 years was a cheater, but refused to admit he is a rapist.
  • Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Share a New Year's Kiss

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    The long-time friends have often been romantically linked but have always denied being anything other than good friends... has that changed?! Baldwin says she has known Bieber since she was 13. Showing off his locks on Instagram , he wrote: "Hailey made me get corn rows like an absolute douche bag, these will be off tomorrow trust me Danny".
  • Cosby, battling rape accusations, tweets thanks to fans

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    The women claim Cosby allowed representatives to portray them as liars after they went public with their allegations against the entertainer. Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (center) arrives with attorney Monique Pressley (right) for his arraignment on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
  • Bill Cosby tweets 'Thank You' to friends, family

    Bill Cosby tweets 'Thank You' to friends, family

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    That could change if he is convicted in a criminal case. Bill Cosby, a cultural icon who once stood among America's most beloved figures, suffered the latest and most serious blow to his forever mixed legacy, as he walked slowly into a Pennsylvania courthouse holding a cane and answered to charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman.
  • Singer, songwriter Natalie Cole has died at 65

    Singer, songwriter Natalie Cole has died at 65

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    She has four siblings, Carol, Casey, Nat Kelly, and Timolin. Natalie is survived by her son Robert Yancy, from her first marriage to producer Marvin Yancy. Cole had a light, supple, perpetually optimistic voice, drawing on both the nuances of jazz singing and the dynamics of the gospel. Her voice was spliced with her dad's in the title cut, offering a delicate duet a quarter-century after his death.
  • No Star Wars 7 Extended Cut for Home Video Release

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    Abrams noted that, by his recollection, the film's original cut was its longest, clocking in at "close to 2 hours and 50 minutes, or something". Just from the trailers released before the movie, we know that there are a number of moments that didn't make it into this long awaited sequel, including a scene at Resistance Headquarters, where Maz Kanata gives Princess Leia Luke's old lightsaber.
  • Bill Cosby thanks fans for support following arrest

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    The plaintiffs - Barbara Bowman, Tamara Green, Angela Leslie, Louisa Moritz, Therese Serignese, Joan Tarshis and Linda Traitz - each allege they were "drugged and/or sexually assaulted" by Bill Cosby. Cosby dispatched a Twitter message on Thursday afternoon saying: "Friends and followers, Thank You". Earlier in December, Cosby launched a defamation countersuit against the women.
  • Bill Cosby cleared off both rape charges made against him

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    The decision in  Los Angeles  comes a week after Cosby was criminally charged in Pennsylvania with sexually assaulting a woman in his home near Philadelphia in 2004. However, Pennsylvania's 12-year statute of limitations on felony sex crimes is longer than California's. Prosecutors said the statue of limitations had run out for misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and indecent exposure in the case.
  • Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth back together

    Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth back together

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    According to the report , Hemsworth loved Cyrus's long hair and she cut it all off months before they ended their engagement. Rumors swirled that he had been unfaithful to Miley with actress January Jones. Best night!!! Happy new year everyone!,' the Hunger Games star captioned the black and white filtered snap in which the boys smiled for the camera. The Hemsworth siblings have spent the Christmas-New Year break with their families in Byron, and Liam posted a picture from ...
  • The Jig Is Up: Camille Cosby Has Had Enough Bill Cosby Over Embarassment

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    Acting both as a wife and Cosby's business manager, she directed her husband's high-powered attorneys to "get back out in front of this". Camille Cosby has already been in the news quite a bit lately when it was decided that Camille must testify on January 6 in the deposition of the case against  Bill Cosby , as reported by the  Inquisitr .
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    BBC DJ Ed "Stewpot" Stewart has died

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    Fans of kids show Crackerjack and BBC Radio 2 show Junior Choice have been taking to Twitter to share their sadness at the sudden death of Ed Stewart. Director of BBC Music, Bob Shennan, said Stewart had been a "stalwart" of popular music broadcasting for many years, whose shows had been enjoyed by millions of listeners.
  • Arsenal begins FA Cup defence with 3-1 comeback win

    Arsenal begins FA Cup defence with 3-1 comeback win

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    Sunderland have won the FA Cup twice, most famously in 1973 when as a second division outfit, they defeated Don Revie's Leeds at Wembley in memorable fashion. "The team news is that, from last week, we have no big injuries, and the squad will be similar to the squad who played the last game against Newcastle".
  • Predictions for the 2016 Golden Globes on NBC

    Predictions for the 2016 Golden Globes on NBC

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    That, though, is still very strong for the Golden Globes, which have worked to shed an image of eccentric selections made by a group of little-known worldwide journalists. Keep up with the latest information on this year's Golden Globe Award on Twitter and Facebook.  Sylvester Stallone is up for a Supporting Actor trophy for "Creed", and he's got a chance at winning, as long as he doesn't get blocked by Idris Elba, nominated here for "Beasts of No Nation" (Elba is also nominated in the TV ...
  • Justin Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian Romance: Justin Says He's 'Being Used'

    Justin Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian Romance: Justin Says He's 'Being Used'

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    Weiss continued to prod for more details, asking the pop star if there was any truth to the gossip, to which Bieber said, "Nah, we'll leave it at that", adding , "For real, she's great". Talk of Justin and Kourtney's fling first started heating up in October, when they were spotted leaving a California restaurant together. Justin Bieber has set the rumour mill in motion (again) by sharing a photograph to Instagram showing him snogging his close friend Hailey Baldwin at a glam party ...