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Charlie Sheen Rushed to Hospital After 'Wild' Party

Troubled U.S. actor Charlie Sheen was rushed to hospital Thursday with severe abdominal pains, his spokesman said after a reported "wild" party at his home outside Los Angeles.

The TMZ celebrity website said the 45-year-old actor -- nickname "Good Time Charlie" -- had suffered a hiatal hernia and quoted neighbors saying they heard loud partying, which had gone on for 36 hours, until early in the morning.

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Satire of Journalism in 'What The Public Wants'

For those not acquainted with the phrase "yellow journalism," it refers to sensationalizing the news with overly dramatic headlines intended to grab readers and sell the most papers.

That's the subject of "What The Public Wants," a comedy by Arnold Bennett that satirizes tabloid journalism in 1906 London. The play opened Thursday night at the Mint Theater in a witty, well-acted production; director Matthew Arbour is faithful to the original material, which is clever and surprisingly contemporary more than a hundred years after Bennett wrote it.

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Blunt Revels in Upbeat Optimism of New Album

James Blunt prefers to think of his enduring first hit, "You're Beautiful," as a blessing, not a curse.

True, none of his songs have attained the massive success that "You're Beautiful" did when it hit the No. 1 spot five years ago in the U.S. and beyond. But Blunt, 33, is happy to have that song on his musical resume, so long as people understand there's a lot more to his achievements.

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Gaultier Does a Cancan-Punk Haute-Couture Mash-Up

Jean Paul Gaultier mashed up high-stepping French cancan with street-wise London punk and his signature horizontal stripes on Wednesday on the final day of the Paris summer haute couture shows.

Ditching the usual throbbing techno soundtrack, the ever-innovative French designer had the recorded voice of Catherine Deneuve soberly introduce each look by number and technical description.

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Jo Shapcott Wins Britain's Costa Book Prize

Jo Shapcott has been named as the surprise winner of Britain's Costa Book of the Year award for her slim volume of poetry in part inspired by a battle against breast cancer.

It is the second year in a row that poetry has picked up the 30,000-pound (47,000-dollar, 35,000-euro) honor and commentators said the result was evidence of a "renaissance" in the genre's fortunes.

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European Royals Planning for William's Wedding

The invites haven't been sent yet — but some European royals seem to have been given a quiet tap on the shoulder.

The crown prince of Serbia and ex-King Michael of Romania say they're among the hundreds of privileged guests expected at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London on April 29.

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'Sex and The City 2,' 'Twilight' Top Oscars Spoof Awards

The "Sex and the City" sequel and the third installment of teen vampire series "Twilight" were top of the flops, as nominees for Hollywood's Oscars spoof -- the Razzies -- were revealed Monday.

Renowned Hollywood actors and actresses Jennifer Aniston, Ashton Kutcher, Robert Pattinson, Miley Cyrus and Barbra Streisand were also nominated for their parts in 2010 major studio productions by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, which organizes the annual salute to the worst of the worst.

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Elton John Feels Like 'Second-Class Citizen

Sir Elton John is "fed up" with being a treated like a "second-class citizen" in the U.S.

That's why the 63-year-old gay singer said he took a stand last week during a performance at a private

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Winfrey Promises to Spill Family Secret Monday

Oprah Winfrey has staged many a family reunion on her talk show. But on Monday's episode, she promises, the drama will be about her.

Winfrey told viewers Thursday that she will have a reunion of her own on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." She wouldn't say with whom — only that it involves something she's learned about recently and is known to only a few people close to her.

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Pop Icon Returns Stolen Cyprus Church Icon

British pop star Boy George has given back to Cyprus an 18th century icon after unwittingly buying the stolen artifact 26 years ago from a London dealer, the Cyprus Orthodox Church said Thursday.

An eagle-eyed priest had spotted the post-Byzantine icon of Christ hanging on the former Culture Club singer's wall during a Dutch television show.

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