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Mad Men, Modern Family win Emmys in night of surprises

<em>Mad Men</em> and <em>Modern Family</em> won television's top drama and comedy prizes again on Sunday.

Bush wanted to ‘project calm’ after hearing of 9/11 attacks

Former US president George Bush says his apparent lack of reaction to the news of the September 11 attacks was a decision to project an aura of calm.

Hollywood actors honour Colin Firth

Oscars front-runner <em>The King's Speech</em> won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.

Distraught Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days in jail

A distraught Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Tuesday after a judge ruled that she had violated her probation.

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift lead Grammy nominations

Beyoncé leads the field of Grammy contenders with 10 nominations, closely followed by teen country sensation Taylor Swift with eight.

First clown in space hosts show to save Earth’s water

Wearing a red clown nose, the Canadian founder of Cirque du Soleil hosted an out-of-this-world performance event on Friday.

Mad Men, 30 Rock win top Emmys, again

The low-rated shows <em>30 Rock</em> and <em>Mad Men</em> shared the spotlight at the Emmy Awards for a second year on Sunday.

Patrick Swayze dead at 57

Patrick Swayze, whose turn as a dance instructor in Dirty Dancing made him one of the iconic film stars of the 1980s, died on Monday.

Jackson’s mother wins temporary control of estate

Michael Jackson's mother on Monday won temporary guardianship of the his children and control of his estate as a legal battle began to take shape.

Farrah Fawcett, 1970s sex symbol, dies aged 62

Actress Farrah Fawcett, the Charlie's Angels television star, died on June 25 after a long battle with cancer. She was 62.

African first ladies meet in LA for female health

A group of African first ladies began a two-day meeting in Los Angeles on Monday to forge US partnerships to try to improve health and education.

Phil Spector convicted of murder in LA

Music producer Phil Spector was convicted on Monday of murdering a Hollywood actress in 2003, and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

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