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Kate and William Cutout Stolen From Aussie Hotel

Australian thieves have made off with a life-size cutout of Prince William and his bride in a midnight heist from a luxury hotel offering special wedding stays, a spokeswoman said Friday.

The cardboard couple had become something of a draw-card since being erected in the lobby of Melbourne's Hotel Windsor earlier this year, bringing a steady crowd of guests and locals keen for a happy snap.

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Designers Playful at Milan's 2011 Furniture Fair

Designers laughed off the economic crisis at Milan's annual furniture fair this year, ditching staid luxury for jocular hammock sofas, tilting chairs, bar stools with pedals and robot bookcases.

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile -- the biggest event in the design calender -- celebrated its 50th year with over 2,700 companies on exhibit and expected over 100,000 people to flock through its doors.

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Sushi Bars in Paris Adjust to Life After Fukushima

Sushi lovers in Paris, and they are many, are questioning the origin of the salmon at the end of their chopsticks since the Fukushima nuclear disaster unfolded.

And Asian restauranteurs in the French capital are striving to reassure them that, even if the cuisine is Japanese, the ingredients are most probably not.

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Italy's Ferragamo to List in Milan

Luxury Italian fashion group Salvatore Ferregamo submitted a request to list its shares on the Italian stock exchange on Wednesday, according to a company statement.

Ferragamo "presented an admission request to the Italian stock exchange today to list its shares," and appointed Mediobanca Banca di Credito Finanziario SpA and J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. as deal coordinators.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Gets Treated for Bipolar Disorder

Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a mental health clinic to treat her bipolar disorder after helping her husband Michael Douglas fight against cancer, a publicist said Wednesday.

"After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check into a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her bipolar II disorder," her representative Cece Yorke said in a statement.

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Travolta Relishes 'Untold' Mob Story

John Travolta says his upcoming performance as an infamous New York mafia boss will offer audiences a movie they can't refuse.

The star, set to play late Gambino crime family boss John Gotti joined director Nick Cassavetes and the mobster's son John "Junior" Gotti to reveal details about the film "Gotti: Three Generations."

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Pamela Anderson Pleads to China On Seal Meat

Former "Baywatch" star and animal activist Pamela Anderson has called on China to join other countries in banning imports of seal meat and oil from her native Canada, calling seal-hunting inhumane.

Anderson sent a letter to China's minister of land and resources, Xu Shaoshi, inviting him to accompany her to Canada to witness the "cruelty of the annual seal slaughter".

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Pope John Paul II Musicals to Go on Stage in Spain

Two musicals about the life of Pope John Paul II, including one that covers his childhood under Nazi rule in Poland, will be staged for Roman Catholic Church youth festivities in Madrid this August, organizers said Tuesday.

The plays are among 295 cultural events during the August 16-21 World Youth Day gathering, which is to be attended by Pope Benedict XVI, the event's cultural programming chief, Carla Diez de Rivera, told a news conference.

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British Cartoonists Draw Inspiration From Royal Wedding

Britain's satirical cartoonists are sharpening their pencils for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, but are likely to keep their cruelest portrayals in check.

Partly reflecting the British obsession with class and status, the butt of most cartoonists' jokes are usually those occupying high office and the monarchy, so a royal wedding is fertile hunting ground for mischievous illustrators.

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Elizabeth Taylor's Jewels to Be Auctioned

Film icon Elizabeth Taylor's collection of jewelry, artwork, clothing, and memorabilia will be sold at auction, according to Christie's auction house.

Taylor died last month at the age of 79 after suffering congestive heart failure.

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