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World Series of Poker tourneys begin in Las Vegas

Posted: 05/31/2011 - The World Series of Poker is scheduled to start Tuesday with the first of 58 events, awarding gold bracelets, millions of dollars in prize money and fame to winners in the game's biggest showcase.

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Cincinnati man wins Memphis conducting competition

Posted: 05/31/2011 - Ken Lam, a native of Hong Kong, set aside a law career to pursue his love of music and conducting. He won $7,500 in the competition, sponsored by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

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Hackers post phony Tupac story on PBS website

Posted: 05/30/2011 - PBS officials say hackers have cracked the public broadcaster's website. The hackers apparently posted a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand.

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Singer Sean Kingston now in ICU after Fla. crash

Posted: 05/30/2011 - Sean Kingston's publicist says the hip-hop singer has been stabilized and moved to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Florida after crashing his watercraft.

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2 newborn musk oxen rescued in Alaska

Posted: 05/30/2011 - Two newborn musk oxen were rescued days apart on Alaska's North Slope after they became separated from the same wild herd, likely scattered by a grizzly bear.

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William, Kate TV movie being shot in Romania

Posted: 05/30/2011 - Barely a month after their fairy-tale wedding, a new film depicting the budding romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton is being rushed out for television viewers.

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'Hangover' hurls up huge numbers with $86.5M debut

Updated: 05/30/2011 - "The Hangover Part II" hauled in $86.5 million in its first weekend, putting Hollywood on course to set a new revenue record for the long Memorial Day weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Former TV skipper pleads guilty in fatal crash

Posted: 05/30/2011 - An Alaska fishing captain who led a crew on the program that spawned the cable TV show "Deadliest Catch" has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence in a fatal crash.

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The exit factor: Britain's sweetheart dumped in US

Posted: 05/27/2011 - Cole, whose rags-to-riches showbiz story captivated Britain, had been expected to appear as a judge on Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" due to premiere in the United States later this year.

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Abdul, Cowell getting along on 'X Factor,' for now

Posted: 05/27/2011 - The two famously bickering former "American Idol" judges will be joining forces again to assess would-be singing stars on Fox's "The X Factor," which taped its first judging session earlier this month and will debut this fall in the U.S.

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How Scotty McCreery won 'American Idol'

Posted: 05/26/2011 - McCreery, a 17-year-old high school student from Garner, N.C., won the "American Idol" title on Wednesday night after performing nearly flawlessly throughout the 10th season of the Fox talent competition.

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MSNBC's Schultz off air because of remark

Posted: 05/26/2011 - On his radio show, the liberal commentator referred to conservative host Laura Ingraham as a "right-wing slut." He was apparently upset over her criticism of President Barack Obama's overseas trip.

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Elaine's regulars mourn loss of famed NYC eatery

Posted: 05/26/2011 - For regulars still mourning the death of Elaine Kaufman in December, the news that her namesake restaurant in Manhattan will close on Thursday has been a double blow.

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Kim Kardashian is engaged to Kris Humphries

Posted: 05/25/2011 - People magazine reported Wednesday that reality star Kim Kardashian is engaged to her boyfriend of six months, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries.

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Finale of 'Oprah Winfrey' to air after 25-year run

Posted: 05/25/2011 - Oprah Winfrey's talk show ends Wednesday with an episode featuring only the talk show queen thanking her viewers and highlighting the lessons they have learned from one another over 25 years.

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Hines Ward part of a string of 'Dancing' athletes

Posted: 05/25/2011 - When Hines Ward took home the mirrorball trophy on the hit show Tuesday, he joined its winningest group of alumni: Athletes. Professional athletes have taken the "Dancing" title six times in the past 12 seasons.

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Oprah Winfrey focuses on fans during finale

Posted: 05/24/2011 - For the final episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" taped Tuesday, the talk show queen appeared alone on her Chicago stage, talking to viewers about what they've meant to her during the show's 25-year run.

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Iran slams Cannes for von Trier Nazi ban

Posted: 05/24/2011 - Iran's government has protested to the Cannes Film Festival over its decision to ban director Lars von Trier for saying he sympathized with Adolf Hitler.

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Singer John Rich named `Celebrity Apprentice'

Posted: 05/23/2011 - This season of "Celebrity Apprentice" began airing in March with 16 contestants, each competing in business-oriented tasks around Manhattan to raise money for and publicize their favorite causes.

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New England seal turning 40 with grace

Posted: 05/23/2011 - As long as she gets a special birthday squid for lunch, folks at the New England Aquarium anticipate Smoke the seal's milestone birthday Wednesday will pass without any moments of moody reflection.

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