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Slovenian Horror, Wine Festival Awards British Actor Lee

Blood and gore mix well with fine wine, to judge by an unusual Slovenian festival that presented British veteran actor Christopher Lee this weekend with a lifetime achievement award.

The Grossmann Film and Wine Festival in Ljutomer, northeastern Slovenia, rewards every year the best horror and fantasy films from around the world as well as the country's finest vintages.

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Bruce Lee Items to be Sold at Hong Kong Auction

Thirteen items belonging to the late kung fu legend Bruce Lee, including a 1966 letter he wrote and a fur-lined coat will go under the hammer in a Hong Kong auction next week, a report said Saturday.

The sale, which could raise up to HK$880,000 ($112,900), is believed to be the largest-scale auction of his memorabilia in the southern Chinese city, where Lee was raised before moving to the United States in his late teens.

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Christmas Comes Early to London's Top Stores

It's the height of the British summer, but inside London's top department stores, a winter wonderland has been unveiled for visitors who just can't wait until Christmas.

Harrods and Selfridges launched their Christmas decoration sales on July 28, the earliest ever with an impressive 149 days to go until December 25, while Hamleys announced its predictions for the top Christmas toys one month ago.

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French Chef Brings 'Gastronomic Culture' to Kremlin

The French chef who cooks for President Dmitry Medvedev in the Kremlin said Friday that he "does not have the right to make a mistake," but stayed tight-lipped on the Russian leader's favorite dish.

"It's a lot of stress and a huge personal commitment. You have to be available 24 hours and constantly keep an eye on things," Jerome Rigaud told Agence France Presse as the chefs who cook for world leaders held a regular summit in Moscow.

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Dazzled Cops Arrest Clark Gable in Hollywood

Clark Gable, a grandson of the late movie legend, was arrested in Hollywood on Friday for allegedly pointing a laser device at a police helicopter.

The 22-year-old was detained with a friend after a patrolling police pilot reported a "bright green laser light" had illuminated his cockpit over Sunset Boulevard.

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Cutting-Edge Ballet Rocks Russia's Bolshoi

A modern ballet with music by cult U.S. rock band The White Stripes has wowed Bolshoi Theater audiences, helping the company shake off a conservative image as it plans a return to its historic home.

"Chroma", British choreographer Wayne McGregor's 2006 exploration of the influence of psychology on movement, is a sharp contrast to the 19th-century narrative ballets that have been the staple of the Bolshoi repertoire.

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French Chefs Doff Hats to Spain's Adria

Catalan chef Ferran Adria, who is closing his legendary Spanish eatery elBulli on Saturday, has won acclaim over two decades there from perhaps the sternest of culinary judges -- the French.

Adria's avant-garde cooking grabbed the attention of fellow cooks across the border, who hail him as a genius and an artist, while bemoaning the poor imitations his groundbreaking cuisine has spawned.

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Hug-a-Porn-Star Draws Crowds to Hong Kong Comic Fair

A Japanese porn star's hugging contest, as well as covetable limited edition action figures, is drawing record crowds of manga-crazed youngsters to Hong Kong's annual comic fair.

Hundreds of excited teens camped out for days so they could be among the first inside the venue, turning elevated walkways leading into the city's convention centre into makeshift homes.

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Amy Winehouse Left Trove of Unreleased Music

People close to Amy Winehouse say she left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released.

Spokesman Chris Goodman says there is "plenty" of material, but there have been no discussions yet about releasing anything.

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Unrest Outside Hollywood Rave Film Premiere

Police fired beanbags to disperse revelers who threw bottles and other objects on Hollywood's main tourist drag Wednesday, outside the premiere of a rave-inspired documentary.

Two people were arrested and three police cars damaged outside Graumann's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, where "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience" was being screened, a police spokeswoman said.

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