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Jackson 'Baby Dangle' Statue in Britain Angers Fans

A statue of Michael Jackson dangling his baby son out of a hotel window has been erected in Britain, sparking anger Wednesday from die-hard fans of the late pop icon.

The life-sized sculpture, entitled "Madonna and Child", depicts the notorious incident when the singer held his youngest son Prince Michael II out of the window in Berlin in 2002 in front of hundreds of shocked fans.

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Mamdouh: The Baghdad Tiger on Broadway

The tiger whose death after the U.S. invasion of Iraq inspired a play that is garnering roaring reviews on Broadway is still remembered at the Baghdad zoo, where he was born and raised.

Six months after the March 2003 invasion, when the big cat was shot and killed by a drunken US soldier, the news made international headlines.

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Bolshoi Unveils 'Five-Star' Stage

The Bolshoi Theater's long-running renovation took a step closer to completion Wednesday as officials unveiled a hi-tech rehearsal stage due to be handed over to the ballet dancers this month.

More than 3,000 builders are working at the site every day to ensure the great Moscow theatre is ready for its opening night in October, said Mikhail Sidorov, a spokesman for the company in charge of renovations, Summa Capital, told Agence France Presse.

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London River Extravaganza Planned for Queen's Jubilee

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her diamond jubilee with a boat trip on London's River Thames in a newly crafted barge, leading a flotilla of 1,000 ships, the event's organizers said Tuesday.

The aquatic pageant, the biggest on the river for 350 years, will take place on June 3 next year, a public holiday created to celebrate the Queen's 60 years on the British throne.

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Kurt Cobain Guitar Sculpture Dedicated in Washington

A sculpted guitar memorial to Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in a park in the Nirvana frontman's Washington state hometown.

The dedication in Aberdeen on Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain's suicide in Seattle. A diverse group of fans and Aberdeen residents, many born after Cobain's 1994 death, attended the ceremony.

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Will Kate Be Signing a Prenup?

British divorce lawyers have words of warning for Prince William: Not all fairy tales have happy endings.

The prince is set to wed his longtime love Kate Middleton on April 29, but if history is any guide, divorce lawyers say the heir to the British throne would be well advised to sign a prenuptial agreement.

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Penelope Cruz Gets Hollywood Star

Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz paid tribute to family and supporters Friday -- including her newborn baby son -- as she was given a star on Hollywood's storied Walk of Fame.

In return, Johny Depp described Cruz, who stars in the latest installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, as an "inconceivably phenomenal mommy" and a "magical woman."

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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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