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Bond Heads to Dubai in New Novel

British super spy James Bond will head to the glitzy Gulf emirate of Dubai, itself no stranger to real-life espionage and assassination, in a new book titled "Carte Blanche," its author said Tuesday.

"This place is... so culturally vibrant, so picturesque, so full of fascinating, multicultural individuals," Jeffery Deaver said during a talk in Dubai. "This is an exotic city that is worthy of James Bond."

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Playboy TV Network Inviting Women

For generations, Playboy's image has been "Entertainment for Men." Now, it's TV network wants these men to watch their movies and shows with their wives and women friends.

The premium cable network, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, is starting "TV for 2," slightly steamy programming designed for women and men to experience together. The idea was unwrapped over the weekend with the premiere of "Brooklyn Kinda Love," a reality series made by the producers of HBO's "Taxicab Confessions."

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'The Social Network' Wins Best Picture Golden Globe

Host Ricky Gervais humorously insulted nearly every A-lister in the room at the Golden Globes, while the big winner was "The Social Network" — a movie about a guy who riles up everyone on campus with his new and invasive website.

It all seemed fitting Sunday night.

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Warhol Portraits of Charles and Diana Go on Sale

Two matching portraits of Princess Diana and Prince Charles by pop art icon Andy Warhol have gone on display for the first time since 1982, ahead of being sold, a London gallery said.

The paintings show Charles, the heir to the British throne, in naval attire against a blue background. His first wife Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997, wears a formal dress and is pictured against a pink background.

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Golden Globes Launches Hollywood Awards Season

Low-key British historical drama "The King's Speech" could win a major boost towards Oscars' glory Sunday, as Hollywood's annual awards season launches with the Golden Globes show.

Starring heartthrob Colin Firth as the stuttering King George VI, the movie is nominated in seven categories at the Globes, seen as a key pointer to who will win prizes at the Academy Awards next month.

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Bond is back After MGM Crisis

Filming on the latest James Bond movie will start later this year for release in November 2012, its producers said Tuesday after debt-ridden studio giant MGM was saved from financial oblivion.

The project, starring Daniel Craig as 007, was put on ice last April after Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was offered for sale to resolve its debt problems and stave off bankruptcy.

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Michael Douglas Beats Cancer

Veteran Hollywood star Michael Douglas says he has beaten his cancer tumor, and is eating "like a pig" to put back on weight he lost during a grueling battle with the disease.

In his first TV interview since he was diagnosed last August, the 66-year-old said he hopes to live many more years, citing his elderly parents including father Kirk Douglas as giving him favorable genes.

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Clinton says Her Husband Still Handsome

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still thinks her 64-year-old husband and former President Bill Clinton is "handsome," she said in a talk show Monday on the Arabic-language channel MBC.

When "we met at law school... I thought he was incredibly handsome and still do. I told him we should be introduced," Clinton said during the recorded episode.

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Kate Middleton has Last Birthday as Commoner

Prince William's fiancee was on Sunday celebrating her last birthday before she officially becomes British royalty.

Royal officials said this week that Kate Middleton would be marking her 29th birthday privately, giving no further details.

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Mark Twain Remains Censored, and Uncensored

Mark Twain was the kind of man who might tell an off-color joke, then grievously apologize, who wrote stories and essays he knew would offend and kept others private for the same reason.

A century after his death, Mark Twain remains censored, and uncensored.

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