• Kelly Brook blasts 'disrespectful' SImon Cowell

    Kelly Brook has called Simon Cowell "disrespectful" for firing her from 'Britain's Got Talent'. The 35-year-old beauty has revealed that the music mogul would arrive four hours late to film the ITV show in 2009, so she "wasn't bothered" when she got fired just three days after starting her job as a judge next to Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. Kelly said: "We would have to start at 9am ... Simon didn't, though - he was hours late.

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  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

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  • New Zealand connections to Nepal quake

    NEPAL'S 7.8 EARTHQUAKE - WHAT WE KNOW SO FARLIVES LOST: More than 1800 dead in Nepal and surrounding countries.NEW ZEALANDERS IN NEPAL: NZ officials confirm 100 Kiwis are safe but say communication disruptions are hampering efforts to reach others.HUMANITARIAN

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  • Accused Rapist Files Lawsuit Against Columbia University After Mattress Stunt

    In September last year, a Columbia University student made headlines around the world when she pledged to carry her mattress around campus until her rapist was expelled. Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped by a fellow student in her own dorm room two years ago, and now lives in fear it will happen again because police and campus security have ignored her claims. Paul Nungesser, the German citizen accused of raping Sulkowicz, filed the lawsuit against Columbia University overnight, saying it had failed to protect him against harassment.

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  • Kris Humphries says sorry for Bruce Jenner tweet

    Kris Humphries has apologised for a tweet he sent regarding Bruce Jenner's gender transition. Bruce, 65, announced his decision to become a woman during a tell-all interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer and while the show was being broadcast, Kris took to Twitter to send a vague message. Subsequently, the basketball player, who was married to Kim Kardashian West from 2011 until 2013, was subjected to a torrent of abuse from online users, many of whom accused him of being insensitive and ignorant.

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  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch screen, amount to a contract between the casino and the player and it doesn't matter that McKee didn't read them, he added.

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  • 7th-largest economy? The answer might surprise you

    If our oceans were considered a country, their worth would outshine the likes of Russia and Brazil's economies, according to a new report. The world's oceans are worth $24 trillion and generate $2.5 trillion in goods and services annually, making it technically the seventh-largest economy worldwide, according to the "Reviving the Ocean Economy" report, commissioned by the WWF, this week. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) admits, however, that this trillion-dollar figure is an "underestimate," as wind energy and offshore oil and gas drilling weren't factored in, due to the difficulty in calculating their exact amounts.

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  • Four recalls to Kiwis squad for Test

    Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney hasn't been afraid to meddle with his triumphant Four Nations squad, recalling four players and removing 10 for this week's Test against Australia in Brisbane. Fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, uncapped wing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and props Sam Moa and Ben Matulino are in the 18-strong squad for the Test on Friday, having not been involved late last year. Injury has ruled out two members of the Four Nations squad - powerhouse North Queensland Cowboys forward Jason Taumalolo and classy Penrith centre Dean Whare.

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  • Elle Macpherson carries around a urine tester kit

    Photo: Getty.Elle Macpherson carries around a pH balance urine tester kit wherever she goes. Elle said: "(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. Having been labeled 'The Body' since the 1980s, Elle has had to make sure her physique is in peak condition at all times, and the 'Britain's Next Top Model' host puts her figure down to "variation" and "consistency".

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  • Indonesia informs death row convicts execution just days away

    Indonesia has informed two Australians, one Nigerian and four other death-row drug convicts that they will be executed in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Tuesday. The Attorney General's office said notices that they would face a firing squad after 72 hours were delivered to the seven on the prison island of Nusakambangan, despite last-minute appeals for clemency from the Australian government and others. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians arrested as ringleaders of the 'Bali Nine' drug-smuggling group, were among the seven, lawyers said.

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  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. Rival Coca-Cola said this week that sales volume for Diet Coke, which also uses aspartame, fell 5 percent in North America in the first three months of the year. Atlanta-based Coca-Cola said in a statement that it has no plans to change the sweetener in Diet Coke, which is the country's top-selling diet cola.

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  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

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  • Key meets Anzac pilgrims, Abbott a no-show

    "Where are your jandals?" Prime Minister John Key asked a cluster of Kiwi pilgrims as they queued to get through security Gallipoli. Both Mr Key and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott were due to meet the punters waiting at North Beach on Friday night, but only the New Zealand prime minister showed up. Mr Key chatted to Kiwi ballot holders waiting to get into the site after dark, jokingly asking them why they weren't wearing shorts on the chilly spring night.

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  • Kate Upton 'always' body-shy

    Kate Upton is "always" body-shy. The 'Sports Illustrated' model may be known for her stunning figure but she has admitted she can find herself worrying about her insecurities. Every person has insecurities.

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  • The Women Who Have To Justify Their Medals On ANZAC Day

    Suzanne Baker.By the standards of any military veteran, Suzanne Baker has an impressive array of medals. They include the Australian Active Service medal, the Australian Defence Medal, the Australian Operational Service Medal – a glistening display of

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  • Court asked to release jailed founder of club for ultra-rich

    An attorney for the jailed founder of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich asked an appeals court on Friday to release his client because his incarceration was unwarranted. Tim Blixseth, 64, a one-time billionaire and the founder of the Yellowstone Club, was jailed Monday after being found in contempt by U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon for not turning over details of a $13.8 million property sale in Mexico. The Yellowstone Club went bankrupt in 2008 — right after Blixseth gave up control of the private ski and golf resort near Big Sky that boasts a $300,000 entry fee.

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  • Anzac disruption prompts Bikies apology

    Bikies have apologised for disrupting the Anzac Day dawn service in a small North Island township, after their revving drowned out the Last Post. The commemoration at Waiouru was interrupted by members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club, who were passing through the tiny settlement on Saturday morning. The club has apologised, saying riders had thought the service was finished, the New Zealand Herald reports.

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  • Recalls this week: vacuum cleaners, bicycles

    Vacuum cleaners that pose an electric shock risk to users are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include Trek bicycles with a defect that has caused several injuries. Here's a more detailed look:

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  • Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches

    Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion. The recall covers certain 2012 through 2014 Ford Fiestas, and 2013 and 2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars that were made in Mexico. The automaker said Friday that a part in the door latch spring assembly can break, causing the latch to fail.

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