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Cleanup begins in Vanuatu after cyclone batters islands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The mayhem of Tropical Cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall, is gone, but the misery it left behind in the islands of Vanuatu is just becoming apparent.<p>Aid workers in the capital of Port Vila described homes and shops flattened, swaths of trees plowed over and …

Natural Disasters

Charlie Hunnam talks on-screen nudity: ‘I have nothing to hide’

When it comes to on-screen nudity, actor Charlie Hunnam has nothing to hide.<p>Yet, fans wouldn’t know that after the former "Sons of Anarchy" joined and then immediately dropped out of "Fifty Shades of Grey," which would have potential saw him dropping his trousers as Christian Grey.<p>However, Hunnam’s …

Movies
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Gorgeous Drone Video of the Tallest Church Tower in the Netherlands Bursting Through a Sea of Fog

To get the perfect aerial drone shots of the Dom Tower of Utrecht, Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie had to wait a full 10 months for …

Inside the Warrior: Striking Portraits that Reveal the Masculine Side of Yoga

Thinking about your local Yoga studio doesn’t usually conjure up images of masculinity. Yoga mats, yoga pants, yoga in general is seen as a …

Get On Up review – foot-stomping biopic of James Brown

The godfather of soul is an untameable force of nature in this stirring story of his life<p>“No one tells me where, when, or how long I can be funky!” A super-heavy performance by Chadwick Boseman provides the beating heart and soul of this James Brown biopic from <i>The Help</i> director Tate Taylor. …

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15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

10 Terrible Films with Great Soundtracks

The blogosphere is still humming after Radio 1’s Zane Lowe recently curated the re-scoring of Nicolas Winding Refn’s <i>Drive</i><p>(2011), a brilliant film …

Soundtracks

Benedict Cumberbatch to inspire the next generation of codebreakers

The Imitation Game’s portrayal of wartime genius expected to boost GCHQ recruitment and Bletchley Park tourism<p>The release this weekend of <i>The Imitation Game</i>, the film in which codebreaker Alan Turing is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, is predicted to result in a huge boost to both tourism at …

US Navy puts its first laser weapon into service

It's official: the US Navy has entered the future. Vice Admiral John Miller tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport, has been using the Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) in the Persian Gulf since late August. The high-tech arsenal is no threat to larger vessels, but it's …

Yes, 400 Square Feet Can Feel Spacious. Here's How.

8 tips that make it easy to live in one room.<p>Top photo stylist and head stylist at One Kings Lane, Andrew Stewart, gives eight tips that make it easy to live in one room.

The Week in Spandex - Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Big Hero 6, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, The Fantastic Four, Aunt May and more

<i>Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the</i> …

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17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

A Brief But Stunning Visual History Of Burlesque In The 1950s

Today, burlesque is nothing short of an art form. Performers both male and female combine the most explosive aspects of costumery, dance, comedy and theater in a type of live entertainment that, of course, places nudity on a pedestal. Dita Von Tesse and World Famous BOB have turned the …

Apparently drunk Johnny Depp cut off at Hollywood Film Awards ceremony

Actor was slurring his words and unsteady on his feet while presenting award Depp struggles with microphone and says: ‘It’s one of those nights’<p>Johnny Depp opened the Hollywood awards season on a high note on Friday night, appearing to be drunk and being cut off while presenting at the Hollywood …