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Beyonce Seizes Moment at MTV Video Music Awards

They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing.

Beyonce not only stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, she used the moment to erase the cloud around her family with an adorable appearance by daughter Blue Ivy and one by doting husband Jay Z to finish off the night.

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'Game of Thrones' Eyes Emmys Glow

With a staggering 19 nominations, royal feud saga "Game of Thrones" will cast a long shadow over Monday's Emmy awards, akin to the Oscars of U.S. television.

Based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling novels about power struggles between dueling clans in seven mythical kingdoms, it won most nominations overall -- including for best drama series.

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Forget Fruit, South African Wine Shows Notes of Bach and Mozart

Everybody knows that wine should have a good nose, but one South African vintner wants the world to believe it also needs a good ear.

In a gentle valley near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, the vineyards at DeMorgenzon estate are serenaded by baroque and early classical music day and night, all year round.

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Miley Cyrus Wins Top Prize at MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus won the award for Video of the Year for her hit single "Wrecking Ball," at Sunday's 2014 MTV Video Music Awards outside Los Angeles.

The singer beat out Beyonce and her husband JayZ, nominated for "Drunk in Love," as well as Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCV for "Fancy," and Pharrell Williams for "Happy," and Sia for "Chandelier."

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Elizabeth Hurley Takes the Reigns in 'The Royals'

Move over Helen Mirren, there's a new queen in town — Elizabeth Hurley.

The English actress is on the British throne for new E! drama series "The Royals," playing the fictional Queen Helena, a sharply dressed mother of three grooming her son to be king and dealing with public opinion.

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Kathy Griffin to Minaj: I Want a Booty Challenge

While most people are inviting friends to complete the ice bucket challenge, Kathy Griffin has another proposal for Nicki Minaj: a booty challenge.

The 53-year-old comedian said after watching the eye-popping, rump-shaking music video for Minaj's new hit single, "Anaconda," she wants to go toe-to-toe with the rap diva.

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China Shuts Down Beijing Independent Film Festival

Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival on its opening day Saturday, a rare venue for the showing of films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls, organizers said.

Festival artistic director Wang Hongwei and executive director Fan Rong, both of Li Xianting Film Fund that has organized the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival, said that the event was forced to close.

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Emmys: Hollywood Stars Light Up TV, Reverse is Lacking

Television is increasingly opening its doors to Hollywood stars, as Monday's Emmy Awards will attest, but TV royalty still struggle to make the transition to the silver screen.

Seasoned actors Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Jon Voight, Jeff Daniels and Woody Harrelson are all nominated this year for Emmys after having built much of their careers in film.

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Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.

The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

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Man Behind Ice Bucket Challenge Dies in Diving Accident

One of the individuals behind the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Lou Gehrig's disease research has died in a diving accident.

Corey Griffin, 27, helped popularize the worldwide trend in which people either pledge $100 to ALS research or record themselves getting drenched by frigid water, then post the stunt online and challenge others to do the same.

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