• Playboy Mansion hid tunnels to celebrity homes

    It should come as no surprise to anyone to find the Playboy Mansion holds more than a few dark secrets. “So, according [to] this blueprint, tunnels were built to the homes of “Mr. J. Nicholson,” “Mr. W. Beatty,” “Mr. K. Douglas” and “Mr. J. Caan,”” the magazine wrote. “We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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  • Australia's final Cricket World Cup sledge ends with apology

    Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has offered an unusual half-apology after his final World Cup sledging of New Zealand, suggesting that liquid celebrations may have fuelled his frank comments during a radio interview. The arch sledger had been at the forefront of big "send-offs" for Kiwi batsmen Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott as well as spinner Daniel Vettori after their key dismissals in Sunday's final in Melbourne, where Australia thrashed their traditional rivals. "They were that nice to us in New Zealand (when Australia lost a pool match) and we were that uncomfortable.

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  • 3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

    Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. With family members occasionally shouting "Be careful" and "Watch out for that car," Faith firmly placed her new hand's bright blue and pink fingers on her bike's left handlebar and took off for a seemingly endless sojourn around the Build It Workspace on Tuesday morning.

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  • Bruce Jenner Underwent Breast Implant Surgery 'Weeks Ago'

    Bruce Jenner has reportedly already undergone major surgeries in his gender transformation. Photo: Bruce Jenner has undergone breast implant surgery in his transition into becoming a woman, according to a new report. "Bruce had silicone breast implants put in a few weeks ago," reveals the source.

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  • Lundy sent back to jail for murders

    Mark Lundy has been sent back to prison after being found guilty a second time of murdering his wife and daughter. Justice Simon France reimposed the same sentence as had been set following Lundy's Court of Appeal bid, which was life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 20 years. Following his first trial Lundy served 12 years in prison before the Privy Council in London quashed his convictions in 2013 and ordered a retrial.

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  • Lion jumps in car and mauls man on safari

    Australian tourist Brendan Smith got a lot more up close and personal with the wildlife than he expected while on safari in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just a day and a half after arriving in Joburg, Smith was on a safari when a lion jumped through the window of his car and started mauling his legs.

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  • Pensions up as entitlement changes kick in

    A raft of changes to entitlements ranging from national super to paid parental leave are in force. The minimum wage has increased and first home buyers are getting more help from the government's HomeStart scheme with bigger grants for newly built homes.

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  • Eliminated bachelorette questions motives

    Since The Bachelor NZ began we’ve seen Hayley Blundell eagerly vie for some alone time with Arthur Green, but snatching a private moment when your competing with a household of girls hasn’t been easy. Hayley even rapped a self-penned song, which earned her some brownie points with Arthur and a lot of online discussion about her rapping skills, or lack thereof. Hayley says she’ll never know whether she and Arthur could have made a connection but she also isn’t sure if that initial spark of attraction was there between them.

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  • Prince William: Second royal baby will be a game-changer

    Britain's Prince William thinks his second child will be a "game-changer". Onlooker Paul Reardon, who also spoke to the Prince, told the Daily Express newspaper: "William said he couldn't wait for the baby to be born.

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  • Peters takes on Key in parliament

    Winston Peters has walked into parliament as the new MP for Northland. "Yes," Mr Key replied. The promise to upgrade the bridges backfired because it was seen as an election bribe, and may have helped Mr Peters win the by-election.

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  • 7 habits of highly effective retirement savers

    Saving for retirement can be a slog, yet some people have a better time of it than others. The best retirement savers are more than four times as likely to have given "a great deal" of thought about their retirement age, their lifestyle during their golden years, their future health-care costs and their financial goals than the worst savers, according to a new survey by Voya Financial, which scored more than 1,000 full-time workers on how prepared they were for retirement. Overall, Voya found that Americans had middling scores for retirement readiness, but the best savers shared some common financial traits.The top scorers did more than think about retirement, they took action.

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  • Aussie Beer made in China

    A liquor wholesaler has been fined $10,200 for trying to pass off a beer brewed in China as Australian. Aussie Beer had green and gold labelling featuring the slogan `Australia's finest malt', plus the words `100% owned' within a map of Australia. The Independent Liquor Group, which includes the Little Bottler, Super Cellars and Pubmart chains of bottle shops, supplied Aussie Beer between March and August 2014.

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  • Jamie Oliver regrets heating up Gordon Ramsay food feud

    British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said Tuesday he regretted saying rival cook Gordon Ramsay was jealous of his success and brushed off their simmering food feud as "no big deal". Both are successful celebrity television chefs and have traded barbs before - with Ramsay recently chiding the younger Oliver for not attending the launch of his own Hong Kong eatery, Jamie's Italian. Oliver, in Australia as part of his "revolution" to champion food education in schools, hit back on Sunday.

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  • Is Katie Price Making a Topless Return?

    Katie Price would love to relaunch her career as a topless model. Photo: The 36-year-old television personality - who rose to fame as glamour model Jordan - has admitted she would be up for returning to her old self from time to time but isn't being booked for those jobs anymore. If I'm having a good week I get called Katie Price, but if I've had a bad week it's Jordan...

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  • International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. The New Zealand skipper is one of five Black Caps in the side that also includes three Australians. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team?s progression to the final," the ICC said in a statement.

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  • Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

    Now, the Lincoln Continental is back. Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off the assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting its storied nameplate. After more than a decade of toying with alphabetical names like LS and MKS to be more like its foreign rivals, Ford's 98-year-old Lincoln brand is embracing its heritage.

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  • Britain's Prince Charles cracks up at Lamb National

    Britain's Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were in hysterics as they watched the 'Lamb National' at Ascot racecourse yesterday (29.03.15). The 66-year-old royal fell into a fit of laughter as he watched the annual race - which sees young sheep run down the racecourse with fake riders on their backs - during the Prince's Countryside Fund race day in Berkshire. Charles and the Duchess, 66, were joined at the event by Sir Nicholas Soames and TV personalities Ant and Dec, who are the patrons of Ascot's Colts and Fillies Club.

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  • Party boy makes $1200 a night

    A Victorian teenager who claims to be making $1200 a night by throwing underage house parties, has bragged about being an even bigger party boy than Corey Worthington. Nick Stokes’ parties in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne have attracted the attention of hundreds of underage revelers, as well as the attention of Victorian Police, reports The Herald Sun. The 17-year-old’s parties usually attract around 300 teenagers and are held in empty houses Nick and his friends locate from Cranbourne to Clayton.

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  • Grandson of Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty found dead in Los Angeles

    The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty, Andrew Getty, was found dead at age 47 on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported. Celebrity news website TMZ reported that Getty, the son of Gordon Getty and an heir to his grandfather's oil fortune, was found in a bathroom of his Hollywood Hills home about 2 p.m. under suspicious circumstances and that a former girlfriend was being detained as a potential witness or suspect. The Times said that Andrew Getty had sought a restraining order against a woman two weeks earlier.

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  • Robin Williams restricted exploitation of his image for 25 years after death

    Unfortunately, the dispute overshadows one of the more innovative aspects of Robin Williams’ estate planning, which just might become a model for other celebrities preparing for their demise. After all, one thing his wife Susan and children Zachary, Zelda andCody won’t be discussing in court is intangible property like the late actor’s right of publicity. According to a review of the Robin Williams Trust — filed as an exhibit last Wednesday — Williams bequeathed rights to his name, signature, photograph and likeness to the Windfall Foundation, a charitable organization set up by Williams’ legal reps at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps.

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