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Brit awards shake up British album chart, boost Sam Smith

LONDON - Fallout from the Brit awards shook up the music charts on Sunday, knocking U.S. rock band Imagine Dragons off the top spot in favour of English singer/songwriter Sam Smith, data from the Official Charts company showed.

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Brit Awards tumble leaves Madonna with 'little bit of a whiplash'

LONDON - Madonna said she suffered whiplash when she was pulled by her cape causing her to fall and hit her head during a performance at the Brit Awards this week.

27 Feb 2015

Lawyers for Bill Cosby ask U.S. judge to dismiss defamation lawsuit

BOSTON - Attorneys for Bill Cosby asked a federal court judge on Friday to dismiss a defamation suit filed against the comedian in Massachusetts by three women who said he called them liars when they accused him of sexual assault.

27 Feb 2015

Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years for child sex offences

LONDON - Former British pop singer Gary Glitter, who shot to fame in the 1970s as a "glam-rock" star but was later convicted of child sex crimes, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of indecently assaulting three girls. | Video

UK, 27 Feb 2015

Ageing French rockers criticised for jobless jibe at young

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27 Feb 2015

Oscars still top draw for advertisers despite fickle ratings

LOS ANGELES - The number of people who watched Sunday's Oscars was down and the critics were less than impressed, but Hollywood's biggest night is still a top draw for television advertisers. | Video

26 Feb 2015
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Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91

ISTANBUL - Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, died on Saturday. He was 91 years old.