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Lindsay Lohan to Serve Jail Time at Home

Troubled American starlet Lindsay Lohan pleaded no contest Wednesday to stealing a $2,500 necklace, in a deal expected to allow her to serve a jail term at home.

The 24-year-old was sentenced last month to 120 days in jail for violating probation and ordered to complete community service at the Los Angeles County morgue and a women's center.

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Pop Queen Lady Gaga Hits Online Game "Farmville"

Online social game star Zynga on Tuesday said pop queen Lady Gaga will be hitting "Farmville."

Cuts from Gaga's upcoming "Born This Way" album will make their world debuts at her in-game "GagaVille" farm beginning May 17.

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Stars Descend on French Riviera for Cannes Film Festival

The 64th edition of the Cannes film festival gets underway on Wednesday with up-and-coming directors and Hollywood A-listers rubbing shoulders at the world's biggest cinema gathering.

Woody Allen's latest romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris" opens the 11-day event on the French Riviera at a black-tie evening screening that already has tongues wagging.

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Italy's Roberto Cavalli to Open 85 Stores in China

Italian fashion brand Roberto Cavalli said it will open 85 new stores in China within the next five years under a deal signed on Tuesday with Shanghai-based retail giant UCCAL Group.

The company will open its first stores under the new deal in Beijing and Shanghai between late 2011 and early 2012, it said in a statement.

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Kadim al-Sahir Returns to Iraq in UNICEF Role

Crooning of love, Iraq's most famous singer returned to Baghdad on Monday after 14 years abroad to be named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations children's fund, UNICEF.

Kadim al-Sahir said as a Goodwill Ambassador, he would inspect villages and schools.

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Tango Fever Sweeps South Korea

The sultry South American tango is winning a big following in South Korea, and Seoul's third festival celebrating the passionate dance drew an international cast of enthusiasts.

Dancers from Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Canada and Argentina got into the swing with scores of Koreans for the Seoul Tango Festival from May 5-9.

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Schwarzenegger, Shriver Announce Separation

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, announced Monday that they are separating.

The statement, issued by a spokesman for Schwarzenegger, said the two were working on the future of their relationship while living apart and they would continue to parent their four children together.

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Two Diana Dresses Sold for $276,000

Two dresses worn by the late princess Diana were sold at an auction house in Beverly Hills Sunday for a total of $276,000, the seller announced.

According to Julien's auction house, the first dress -- a black crepe evening gown with diamante paste embroidery on the short-sleeved top inspired by Indian motifs -- went for $144,000.

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China to Build Hello Kitty Theme Park

The creators of Hello Kitty, Japan's world-famous cartoon icon of cuteness, will build a theme park in China -- the first on foreign soil, state media reported Monday.

The Hello Kitty-themed amusement park will be in the city of Anji in east China's Zhejiang province, the Xinhua news agency said, citing an agreement between Sanrio Co and its Chinese partner.

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Epic 'Thor' Thunders to Box Office Number 1

The epic hero tale "Thor" roared to the top of the box office, tearing down last week's number one "Fast Five" at the start of Hollywood's summer's blockbuster season, preliminary data showed Sunday.

Starring Chris Hemsworth as powerful warrior Thor banished to Earth from the mystical world of Asgard, where he meets human love interest Natalie Portman, the big budget film reaped $66 million in North American theaters.

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