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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe's fortune rockets to £68m

Daniel Radcliffe who plays boy wizard Harry Potter has amassed a fortune worth £68m.<p>Accounts of the 25-year-old actor's company show £57.7m in …

All 50 Christmas Gifts Given in the Harry Potter Books, Ranked

It makes total sense that J.K Rowling would choose to release more Harry Potter tales over the Christmas season, considering her original stories are …

Emma Watson will reportedly appear topless in next movie

Goodbye Hogwarts! Emma Watson has graduated onto more adult fare, reports the New York Daily News.<p>She is reportedly going topless in the new drama “Regression,” says London's The Sun.<p>The gritty movie which co-stars Meryl Streep and Ethan Hawke, tells the story of a father arrested for sexually …

RIP ‘Harry Potter’ Character Actor David Ryall, 1935-2014

British character actor David Ryall has passed away at the age of 79. He is best remembered by American audiences as Elphias Doge in <i>Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Pt. 1</i>, but his career extends far beyond the world of J.K. Rowling, inhabiting stage and screen. From Variety:<p>Ryall began his …

The Guy Who Played Lee Jordan In “Harry Potter” Is Ridiculously Hot Now

"Accio hottie!"

JK Rowlings Christmas Week With the Most Notorious Student of Hogwarts

Author J K Rowling has written another story for the Christmas week about the most notorious student of Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy and his family, on her</i> …

Kim Kardashian Takes Daughter North West to See Santa

Who knew Santa could be so scary?<p>Kim Kardashian‘s daughter, North West, seems a tad bit put off by her first encounter with jolly Saint Nick. Or …

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Murky AffairEntire Punjab National Bank Scam Took Place in 2017-18, Says CBI FIR<p>trouble for rawat?<p>Nishank’s ‘Tea Party’ Raises Temperature in …

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Tired of watching Indian stereotypes on American television: Priyanka Chopra | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Priyanka Chopra, the forthright star who has her priorities clear as the day, put me at ease. The star has a lot on her plate: a successful acting …

17 Reminders Of Why Kim Kardashian Is A True Style Icon

And don't you forget it.

Celebrity Seeds: Kimmy Cakes Carries On Traditions But NorWeezy Isn’t Too Fond Of Santa

Yeah cuz when Daddy is dropping 74 stacks on your Christmas presents, who needs Santa?<p>Kim Kardashian Introduces North West To The Same Santa She Met …

'Happy holidays from the Wests!' Kim Kardashian is joined by Kanye and North as they pose for a selfie

She's surrounded by sycophantic hangers on.<p>But there is no doubt who Kim Kardashian really values in her life - her family.<p>And as she posed for a …

The Script For 'It's A Wonderful Life' Was Considered Racy By 1946 Standards

"It's A Wonderful Life" is considered one of the most beloved, family friendly Christmas movies of all time. But back in 1946 it was also a tad controversial. The original script's use of the term "impotent," its references to God and even some very mild sexual innuendo were forbidden by the …

Woman Gives Birth on Train on Christmas Day

Yanjin Li's water broke while she and her husband were riding a train in Philadelphia on Christmas. Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer Darrell James of …

In Pictures: Food for thought

Seoul-based visual artist Sarah DeRemer spent 10 years working as a veterinary technician. When she developed an interest in photo manipulation, she began to experiment with animal hybridising, at first turning animals into other animals – such as penguin seals or cat monkeys – and then into fruits …

For first time, ISIS downs and captures coalition pilot -- a Jordanian

<b>Amman, Jordan (CNN) —</b> For the first time since an international coalition began striking ISIS, one of its pilots has been shot down and taken captive by the Islamist extremist group.<p>The captured F-16 pilot is Moaz al-Kasasbeh, a member of Jordan's military, according to his uncle, retired Jordanian …

The Spectator at war: Consent and violation

From <i>The Spectator</i>, 26 December 1914:<p>We notice in criticisms of Sir James Barrie’s new play <i>Der Tag</i>, that the author represents the German Emperor as hesitating till the last moment about consenting to the violation of Belgian territory. The assumption that the German Emperor wanted peace up to the …

Marilyn Monroe, single again, waves to fans

<i>Oct. 27, 1954: Marilyn Monroe waves to fans as she leaves a Santa Monica courthouse after being granted a divorce from Joe DiMaggio.</i><p>On Jan. 14, 1954, Marilyn Monroe and retired baseball star Joe DiMaggio were married in San Francisco. By October, the marriage was over.<p>On Oct. 27, 1954, after a …

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Ipswich cat burglar Theo's 2014 haul revealed

Theo spends his days stalking the neighbourhood for gifts he can take home to his owner<p><b>The owner of a "kleptomaniac cat" which last year stole neighbours' Christmas decorations says she is disappointed with this year's haul.</b><p>Rachael Drouet's cat Theo is a well-known criminal who uses cat flaps to …

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Japan’s savings rate turns negative for first time

<b>For the first time since records were collected in 1955, Japan's population is drawing down its savings and the savings rate, calculated as savings divided by disposable income plus pension payments, was negative 1.3%.</b><p>It's a dramatic change from when the Japanese saved nearly a quarter of their …

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How I became homeless

One mistake (not mine), and I’m inside a nightmare. Three kids, no house and too many nights on borrowed mattresses<p>My eviction did not come with a dramatic pounding on the front door, like it happens in the movies. Just an unceremonious letter, lumped in between credit card offers and credit card …

Authors’ favorite books: The ultimate literary guide to 2014

From Roxane Gay on Lindsay Hunter to Knausgaard on Donald Antrim, authors share the books they loved most this year<p><b>Karen Abbott, author of “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy” (Harper)</b><p><i>“Euphoria,” by Lily King (Atlantic Monthly Press)</i><p>I was wholly captivated by Lily King’s “Euphoria,” drawn from the life …

The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler

Dietrich von Hildebrand is best remembered today in theological circles for his contributions to Catholic thought. He should also be remembered for …

Let’s all screw the 1 percent: The simple move Obama could make to strengthen the rest of us

You’re working more hours and not getting paid for them. We can fix that — and put more people to work. Here’s how<p>“The economy” in the abstract is doing relatively well, with strong job growth, a booming stock market, and rising GDP. But the American people aren’t feeling it—and Democrats have paid …

Zodiac killer theories still rolling in after 45 years

The latest bombshell book to roll in came from Scotland. “Zodiac File” was adamantly authoritative and left no doubt that the writer had figured out the greatest unsolved crime of the last century.<p>The crafty Zodiac killer — who snuffed out five lives in the 1960s in the Bay Area and mercilessly …