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Butcher, Grocer and Postman Delivered Royal Wedding Invite

The grocer, butcher and postman from Kate Middleton's English village will rub shoulders with the world's great and good after being invited to her marriage to Prince William, it was reported Sunday.

The landlord of the Middleton's local pub in the Berkshire village of Bucklebury, south-east England, will also be mingling with noblemen, world leaders and football superstar David Beckham at the April 29 celebration.

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Emporio Armani Dazzles Milan, Versace Unveils Oscar Gowns

Emporio Armani took to the catwalks in Milan Fashion Week ahead of the hotly-awaited Roberto Cavalli show on Saturday after Donatella Versace showed off fabulous feathered gowns for the Oscar ceremony.

Singers Tina Turner and Ricky Martin were among the guests expected at the show by Italian fashion king Giorgio Armani's label, which has hired U.S. actress Megan Fox for a sexy ad campaign that has proved a hit on the Internet.

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Caviar Facials Help Starlets Face Oscars Red Carpet

A caviar facial? An "anti-gravity" massage? Or how about a simple Total Body Hydra-Dermabrasion Resurfacing? Welcome to the weird -- and expensive -- world of pre-Oscars beauty spas.

As Tinsel Town gears up for Sunday's Academy Awards, A-listers, movie moguls and even mere mortals are willing to pay top dollar for aesthetic perfection before stepping into the red carpet spotlight.

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Milan Fashion Week Kicks Off

Milan Fashion Week opened on Wednesday, with glitterati and fashion watchers flocking to the glamorous Italian city known for its opulence and obsession with high fashion.

"It's an exciting moment. We've pulled out all the stops to make Milan the leading Fashion Week for women wear on the international stage," Mario Boselli, head of the organizers, Milan's Camera Moda, told Agence France Presse.

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Uzbekistan Warns Over 'Evil, Satanic' Rock Music

Uzbekistan's state television Monday issued an unequivocal denunciation of rock and rap as a Western liberal excess, saying the music is epitomized by sadism, drug addiction and immorality.

In a TV documentary called "Melody and Calamity" Uzbekistan's second main channel Youht TV raised alarm over "pernicious influence of Western rock and rap music approaching as dark clouds over the heads of Uzbek youth".

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Vivienne Westwood Takes a Royal Turn in London

You could be forgiven for thinking Vivienne Westwood had the royal wedding in mind when she designed her latest collection, themed on Lewis Carroll's mad queens and accessorized with crowns as hats.

But the Grande dame of British fashion said her Red Label's autumn-winter 2011 designs had nothing to do with the forthcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton -- and revealed she would not be dressing the bride.

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Anna Nicole Smith Opera Wows Critics in London

An opera on the tragic life of former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith premiered at London's prestigious Royal Opera House and was applauded by critics early Friday.

"Anna Nicole" charts the tumultuous life and death of the former glamor model who first hit the world's headlines in 1994 when she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J Howard Marshall.

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Designer Wraps NY Fashion Week in Fur

Fur is back in the fashion industry, but designer Gilles Mendel, latest in a French fur dynasty, never went away -- and now he's more in demand than ever.

At New York Fashion Week's Autumn-Winter 2011 show, Mendel is a star, the go-to man in a period when fur is back in demand, helped along by an especially cold winter.

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Malaysia Cancels Controversial Iranian's Concert

Malaysia has cancelled a concert by a singer dubbed Iran's Bob Dylan after an Islamic party argued Mohsen Namjoo's work was incompatible with Islam, media reports and his website said Wednesday.

The 34-year-old, whose music fuses traditional Iranian music with pop and jazz, was due to perform in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

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See-Through Dress that Snared Prince Up for Sale

A see-through dress that helped Kate Middleton catch the eye of husband-to-be Prince William is going under the hammer, auctioneers said Monday.

The transparent black number, worn during a charity fashion show at Saint Andrews University in Scotland, is expected to fetch up to £10,000 ($16,000, 12,000 Euros) when it goes on sale next month.

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