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Myers loses his mojo with Love Guru Razzie

Mike Myers really did lose his mojo in 2008. Myers and his film The Love Guru were named worst actor and worst picture at the Razzie Awards.

Slumdog emerges as Oscar favourite

Slumdog Millionaire emerged as favourite to win the best picture Oscar after winning the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday.

Polanski seeks dismissal of decades-old sex charge

Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski asked a Los Angeles court on Tuesday to dismiss a 30-year-old charge of unlawful sex with a minor.

California fires destroy 1 000 homes, winds ease

Wildfires hop-scotched around Southern California on Sunday although calmer winds slowed flames that have destroyed almost 1 000 houses.

Rare condors threatened by California fires

Naturalists are fearing for endangered California condors caught up in a massive two-week-old blaze still sweeping through the scenic Big Sur area.

Blogging in your dreams? Time to unplug

Sharon Sarmiento knew it was time to unplug when she realised she was blogging in her dreams and hearing imaginary instant messages. She is part of a new grassroots movement in which tech geeks, internet addicts, Blackberry thumbers and compulsive IMers are wresting back control of their lives by daring to switch off -- if only for a day.

LA gallery portrays paparazzi photos as art form

Paparazzi are getting a lot of bad press these days, so it takes some chutzpah to launch a photography exhibit called Paparazzi as an Art Form in the heart of celebrityville. Buzz Foto hopes its 26 shots will show that paparazzi photography, despite its reputation for intrusiveness and bad manners, can be a form of art.

Malibu wildfire destroys multimillion-dollar homes

A wildfire fuelled by gusty winds destroyed dozens of homes from the mountains to the beaches of southern California's ritzy Malibu on Saturday and was only partially under control, fire officials said. Thirty-five multimillion-dollar, ranch-style homes in the canyons of central Malibu were destroyed.

Bono launches US Red campaign for Aids in Africa

Irish rock star Bono went on a shopping spree and appeared on the influential Oprah Winfrey TV chat show on Friday to launch his latest campaign to fight HIV/Aids in Africa. Saying he was convinced that ''this generation can be the generation that says 'no' to extreme poverty'' in Africa, the U2 singer and activist urged Americans to buy ''Red''-branded clothes, cell phones, shoes and iPods.

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