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Winnie the Pooh: bear of little brain walks again

AA Milne’s much-loved children’s classic to be revived by Disney as a live action film, following success of Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella<p>Disney is to make yet another raid into its archive with a live action remake of much-loved children’s animation Winnie the Pooh.<p>According to reports, the …

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Attention Food Lovers: This Is Why Australia Is Your Culinary Paradise

Australia is home to more than just crocodile hunters and attractive surfers. Over the centuries, the Land of Oz has cultivated a unique and respectable culinary scene. Don’t let the vegemite fool you; Australia brings foodies an unprecedented experience by invigorating commonplace meals with fresh …

Selma and American Sniper: Is accuracy important?

This year’s Oscar contenders have drawn criticism for factual inaccuracies. Tom Brook looks at the controversy.<p>For weeks there’s been a feeding frenzy to find any fabrications, distortions or misrepresentations in fact-based Oscar-nominated films. It’s become an annual tradition in the Oscars race. …

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Parents of captured journalist Austin Tice aim to publicize his plight

The parents of Austin Tice, a freelance journalist captured in Syria nearly three years ago, are launching an online ad campaign and petition drive this week aimed at revamping U.S. policies concerning Americans taken hostage overseas.<p>Tice, 31, a former Marine captain, had covered the Syrian civil …

ISIS Video Purports To Show Mass Beheading Of Coptic Christians

<b>Updated at 11:10 p.m. ET</b><p>A video has emerged that purports to show militants of the self-declared Islamic State beheading 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped last week in Libya.<p>Reuters reports: "In the video, militants in black marched the captives, dressed in orange jump suits, to a beach. They were …

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Will America Declare the War It's Already Fighting?

Lawmakers immediately began picking apart President Obama's proposal for a resolution formally authorizing military force against ISIS.<p>On Wednesday, just over six months after bombs started falling again in Iraq, the White House sent to Capitol Hill the three-page document that Republicans and …

Middle East

Sam Smith's Grammys victory is a heartening prospect for British pop

Sam Smith is providing something American artists aren’t, says Neil McCormick<p>Well, it seems Britain has worked out what America likes: big, sensitive, soulful singers. Sam Smith was the big winner at last night’s Grammy Awards, representing the biggest triumph for a British artist <b>since Adele</b> …

Miley Cyrus Is 'Really Into' New Beau Patrick Schwarzenegger

Miley Cyrus may have brought mom Tish Cyrus to the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean things are cooling off between her and beau Patrick …

Exploring the bleak, real world set of The Hunger Games

The first instalment of the blockbuster film series was shot in North Carolina, including around a ghostly, abandoned mill town.<p>In a clearing surrounded by autumn-tinged trees, a row of near-identical clapboard houses stood before me. Their military alignment and similarity were the only organised …

Movies

Tor Miller on His Debut EP Headlights and "Recording" with Mumford & Sons

"If I can write a song that I like, that's good enough for me," says Tor Miller, burgeoning singer-songwriter and second youngest artist ever to sign …

New Jersey

Lady Mary Gets a Bob! What Her Modern Makeover Means for Downton Abbey

As the fifth series of <i>Downton Abbey</i> continues on PBS, the Crawley family and servants find themselves firmly in the twenties, with all of the era’s stylistic advancements. Known for its shifts in fashion, the decade was also marked by bold new beauty trends. In tonight’s episode, Mary Crawley, …

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Audrey Hepburn's Airport Style Inspires Us to Dress Up for a Flight

We are used to seeing to seeing images of a gamine Audrey Hepburn, styled to perfection, stills from such movies as <i>My Fair Lady</i>, <i>Roman Holiday</i>, and</i> …

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Anna Kendrick to Perform at the Oscars . . . but What?

<b>Anna Kendrick</b> sent every musical lover’s heart a-racing today when she took to Twitter to announce she would be performing at the 2015 Oscars.<p>Kendrick is far from the only singer to perform this year. <b>John Legend</b>, <b>Common</b>, Tegan and Sara with Lonely Island, <b>Rita Ora</b>, <b>Adam Levine</b>, and <b>Tim McGraw</b> are all …

Who Is the One Musician Sam Smith Is Dying to Work With?

Could Sam Smith's Grammy Awards night have been any better? The singer not only looked dapper in multiple Gucci ensembles, but he also cleaned up …

Sam Smith

A Different Kind of Cheesecake Recipe You'll Love

<i>Below is an excerpt from “A Different Kind of Cheese Cake,” which originally appeared on Food52. Read the full story at food52.com.</i><p>If you watch</i> …

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The Dangers of the Appearance-Driven Diet

A new study found that when people focus on looks, they're less tuned in to the body's signals of hunger and fullness.<p>Growing up I was terrified of being fat. My mother made disparaging remarks about girls on TV who were slightly chubby and the teen magazines I read were endlessly obsessed with …

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Unmasking Left Shark: Meet the True Super Bowl MVP

On Sunday night, Katy Perry soared across the sky like an NBC PSA, Marshawn Lynch went into “Beast Mode,” and the Patriots took home another Super …

15 Best Super Bowl 2015 Commercials

Forget the Patriots and the Seahawks -- and do your best to erase Deflategate from your football lexicon -- the real touchdowns were scored during breaks from the big game. Super Bowl = Commercial Christmas, with so many eyeballs locked on the TV screens. Super Bowl XLIX happened Sunday, February …

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Downton Abbey Recap: Lord Grantham Shows Off His Backhand

The first half of <i>Downton Abbey</i>’s fifth season has been so boring that the period drama seemed more effective these days as a sleep aid than an entertainment source. We would not have been surprised had tonight’s installment opened with a disclaimer warning viewers against operating heavy machinery …

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Climbing Film ‘Meru’ Wins Audience Choice at Sundance

Last night <i>Meru</i>, the new film sharing the story of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk’s quest for one of alpinism’s great prizes, won the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival.<p>Mount Meru is located in the Indian Himalaya at the sacred headwaters of the Ganges. The …

Sam Smith to Pay Tom Petty Songwriting Royalties for 'Stay With Me'

Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” was one of the biggest hits of 2014. So big that Tom Petty heard the tune and noticed something: it was substantially …

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Another Reason Why Channing Tatum Is The Funniest Husband Ever

Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum might honestly have the cutest relationship ever! How do we know? Exhibit A: On Thursday, Dewan-Tatum Instagrammed a photo that her <i>Foxcatcher</i> actor hubby took of her while she was sleeping. Sure, this might be creepy otherwise, but it clearly came from …

Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q Are Engaged

The set of the CBS drama <i>Stalker</i> is probably a very celebratory place these days: According to <i>PageSix</i>, the two stars of the show, Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q, are engaged!<p>In keeping with the recent trend of engagement rings hinting at a recent proposal (we're looking at you, Usher and Grace Miguel …

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Bradley Cooper's Stylist Says His Oscars 2015 Look Will Be "Timeless Like Cary Grant"

When you're nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards, you better believe you put a lot of thought into your outfit. <i>American</i> …

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Downton Abbey Cast's Chic, Off-Screen Style Moments

It's so easy to get lost in the twisty-turny plot of the hit series <i>Downton Abbey</i>. Over the past four-plus seasons, it's easy to feel as though you …

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