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500 Treasure Hunters to Overnight in NY Library

Five hundred scavengers will spend the night roaming the inner sanctums of the New York Public Library's grandiose main building on a treasure hunt game, the library said Friday.

Applicants to join the elaborate hunt began registering Friday on game.nypl.org in hopes of being chosen to stay up from dusk on May 20 till dawn the next day in the Fifth Avenue complex.

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Hitler's Willing Helpers, the Police

A new exhibition opened in Berlin Friday showing for the first time how enthusiastically the German police under the Nazis supported Hitler and became willing perpetrators of his crimes.

"Order and Annihilation" at the German Historical Museum also shows how for the most part, members of the police went unpunished after 1945, particularly in democratic West Germany.

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Britain's Prince William Admits to Pre-Wedding Jitters

Prince William has admitted to being so nervous in a rehearsal for his wedding to Kate Middleton this month that his knees were knocking together.

William, who will marry long-time girlfriend Middleton on April 29 at London's Westminster Abbey, confessed that Britain's biggest royal wedding for 30 years would be "quite a daunting prospect."

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Arnie is Back as Cartoon Governator

Three months after standing down as California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a comeback as a cartoon superhero version of himself, the Governator.

The former champion bodybuilder turned Hollywood star -- catchphrase "I'll be Back" -- has teamed up with Marvel comics veteran Stan Lee to create the character that will star in an animated TV show and comic book.

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French Cooking Guru Bocuse is 'Chef of Century'

Frenchman Paul Bocuse, credited as the father of "nouvelle cuisine" and the first of the celebrity chefs, was named Wednesday "chef of the century" by the leading U.S. cooking school.

The Culinary Institute of America named Bocuse the top chef of the 20th century, citing the 85-year-old's legendary career in which he transformed both food on plates and the lives of the people who cooked.

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Royal Wedding Couple Appear on British Stamps

Britain's Royal Mail is to release a special set of stamps celebrating Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton, the national postal service said Tuesday.

The stamps feature the two official engagement pictures taken of the couple by celebrity photographer Mario Testino at St James's Palace, one a formal and the other a more relaxed portrait.

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George Clooney Could Testify for Berlusconi in Sex Case

Lawyers for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi want to call Hollywood star George Clooney and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in his upcoming sex trial, one of his team told Agence France Presse.

Both are on a list of 78 people, including two serving ministers in Berlusconi's government, his legal team wants to call as witnesses.

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Taylor's Unpublished Love Letters Up for Auction

Before becoming a bride eight times over, Elizabeth Taylor was a 17-year-old starlet scribbling letters to her first fiance, charting on pale pink stationery his progression from her one-and-only to the one who got away.

"I've never known this kind of love before — it's so perfect and complete — and mature," Taylor wrote to William Pawley on May 6, 1949. "I've never loved anyone in my life before one third as much as I love you — and I never will (well, as far as that goes — I'll never love anyone else — period)."

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Snoop Dogg, Warren G Attend Service for Nate Dogg

Rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G and The Game joined family, friends and about 1,000 fans of Nate Dogg to remember the hip-hop singer, who died this month of complications from multiple strokes.

The family of Nate Dogg — whose real name was Nathaniel Dwayne Hale — decided that the ceremony at the Queen Mary Dome would not be open to the public as they previously wanted, but they made 1,000 tickets and shuttles available to fans.

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Liz Taylor 'Late for Own Funeral'

Elizabeth Taylor had the last laugh on Thursday: she was buried a day after her death aged 79 -- but exactly 15 minutes behind schedule, on her strict orders.

The Hollywood legend was laid to rest at the Forest Lawn celebrity cemetery outside Los Angeles, where less than two years ago she attended the funeral of her long-time friend, pop icon Michael Jackson.

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