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Oz author Richard Flanagan pips favorite Neel Mukherjee to win Man Booker Prize

Oz author Richard Flanagan pips favorite Neel Mukherjee to win Man Booker PrizeLondon, Oct 14 - Richard Flanagan's wartime novel ' The Narrow Road to the Deep North' has won the Man Booker for year 2014, beating Neel Mukherjee's novel 'The Lives of Others' that was the bookmaker's favorite.

Flanagan won the 50,000 pounds Man Booker Prize presented by The Duchess of Cornwall , the BBC reported.


I got shotgun as a present during childhood: Brad Pitt

Brad PittLondon: Brad Pitt has revealed he was gifted a shotgun when he was just a child as part of a family tradition. The 50-year-old actor-producer said he was gifted the dangerous weapon by his relatives when he was in kindergarten, reportedly.

"There's a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors' weapons. My brother got my dad's, I got my grandfather's when I was in kindergarten," he said.


I am a walking joke: Miley Cyrus

Miley CyrusLondon: Pop star Miley Cyrus considers herself a walking joke and says if she had not been a singer, she would have tried her hand at stand-up comedy.

The 'We Can't Stop' singer said she does not take herself seriously, reportedly. "If I wasn't here I'd like to be doing some sort of stand up comedy, so I think that this is my way of doing that. I am the joke. Look at me! I'm a walking joke," she said.


Pharell Williams doesn't mind working with One Direction

Pharrell WilliamsLondon: Singer Pharrell Williams has said he is open to working with British boy band One Direction.

The 41-year-old 'Happy' hitmaker said there is no harm in collaborating with the group, which comprises, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles, as they have an option of not releasing a track if they do not like it.

"I would. What's the worst that could happen? Something that we don't think is good? We don't put it out," he said.--PTI


Tamara Ecclestone puts breast milk in hubby's tea!

Tamara EcclestoneLondon, Oct 14 : Tamara Ecclestone and Jay Rutland got into a conversation about breast milk in Rutland's tea, in a clip from their i tv Be documentary 'Seven Days With Tamara Ecclestone and Jay Rutland'.

In continuation with a conversation about baby Sophia's good health because of breast milk, Rutland joked "Are you putting breast milk in my tea?!" in the clip, the Mirror reported.


Ed Sheeran wants to take break

Ed SheeranLondon: Singer Ed Sheeran is hoping for some time off from his musical career. The 23-year-old singer said he will take a break after finishing his world tour next year, reportedly.

"I haven't had any time off since before I signed my record deal and I want some! I'll do what I enjoy and it won't feel like work," he said.


Mel B closest female version of me: Simon Cowell

Mel B closest female version of me: Simon CowellLondon - Media mogul Simon Cowell feels Mel B is the closest female version of him.

The 55-year-old father of one said the former Spice Girl, who is one of the judges on 'The X Factor', is a hard worker and confident, reportedly.

"The interesting thing about Mel is there's so much depth, she's not just some Spice Girl. The more I talk with her, the more I realise just how smart she is.


David Bowie unveils new single

David bowieLondon: Singer David Bowie has premiered his new song 'Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)'.

The seven-minute jazz track was unveiled on the BBC Music 6 show Guy Garvey's Finest Hour, reportedly. 'Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)' will feature on Bowie's upcoming compilation album Nothing Has Changed, alongside a number of his greatest hits and unreleased tracks.

Other songs featured on the three-disc album include 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)', 'Dancing In The Street' and 'Let's Dance'.


I was homeless for two years: Ed Sheeran

Ed SheeranLondon: Singer Ed Sheeran has revealed that before becoming famous, he was homeless for two-and-a-half years.

The 23-year-old 'Sing' musician also admitted to sleeping rough outside London's Buckingham Palace, reportedly. Sheeran opened up in his new book A Visual Journey about spending years living rough before making it in the music industry.


Brad Pitt's dad 'traditionally' handed him first gun in kindergarten

Brad PittLondon, Oct 14 - Brad Pitt has revealed that he was given his first gun when the actor was in kindergarten .

The Academy Award winner asserted that there was a "rite of passage" where he grew up of inheriting one ancestor's weapons like his brother got his dad's gun and the actor got his grandfather's shotgun, the Independent reported.

The 50-year-old actor continued that the positive thing was that actor's father instilled in him a profound and deep respect for the weapon.


Ricky Whittle too busy for Rumer Willis

rumer willisLondon: Former 'Hollyoaks' actor Ricky Whittle reportedly became too busy for his ex-girlfriend Rumer Willis, after he secured a regular role on the US television show, 'The 100'.

The 32-year-old actor broke up with Rumer after his work schedule started to fill up, reportedly.


Kelly Osbourne not quitting 'Fashion Police'

Kelly Osbourne not quitting 'Fashion Police'London - Kelly Osbourne has slammed rumours suggesting she is keen to end her run as a host of US TV series 'Fashion Police' following the death of co-star Joan Rivers.

There were speculation since after Rivers' death last month that the 29-year-old reality star was refusing to return to the show without the dear friend by her side, reportedly.


Chris Brown calls Ebola 'form of population control'

Chris Brown calls Ebola 'form of population control'London, Oct 14 - Chris Brown recently claimed that Ebola is a form of population control .

The 25-year-old American rapper tweeted that the lethal virus was getting crazy suggesting that the virus was not a natural disease, the Independent reported.

The 'I Can Transform Ya' hitmaker further tweeted that he should rather stop talking about the disease. (ANI)


John Lennon made 'desperate attempts' to boost Yoko Ono's music career

John Lennon made 'desperate attempts' to boost Yoko Ono's music careerLondon, Oct 14 - A newly surfaced letter has revealed that John Lennon made desperate attempts to boost Yoko Ono's music career by getting her onto TV.

The late 40-year-old musician wrote to TV host Joe Franklin in 1971 with an intention to help Ono's falling music career, the Daily Express reported.


Jamie Dornan doesn't audition well

Jamie DornanLondon: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actor Jamie Dornan says he isn't very good at selling himself in auditions.

The 32-year-old actor has admitted that he struggles when trying out for a role because he doesn't think he comes across well, reportedly.


Ariana Grande is not a diva: Jessie J

Ariana GrandeLondon: Singer Jessie J says that fellow pop star Ariana Grande has been unfairly branded a 'diva' because of untrue rumours about her bad behaviour.

The 'Problem' hitmaker was recently accused of scrapping her entire promotional schedule in Australia because she was unhappy with pictures from a photoshoot, reportedly.


Poor eyesight reduced my nerves: Judi Dench

Judi DenchLondon: Veteran actress Judi Dench believes losing her eyesight has reduced her nerves when she performs live. The 79-year-old actress suffers from macular degeneration, an age-related eye condition which leads to gradual loss of vision, reportedly.


Neil Diamond announces 2015 European tour

Neil DiamondLondon: Veteran singer Neil Diamond has announced a European tour for 2015.

The 73-year-old American singer-songwriter will play 11 dates in June and July, including four UK shows, reportedly.

His 32nd studio album Melody Road is due for release later this month. Diamond is also set to appear at the London Palladium in a one-off TV special hosted by Rob Brydon later this year.


Simon Cowell regrets 'X Factor USA' end

Simon CowellLondon: Music mogul Simon Cowell has expressed regrets over the way he handled the cancellation of 'The X Factor USA'.

Fox confirmed earlier this year that a fourth season of the talent competition would not be commissioned, due to lagging ratings.

Cowell would subsequently return to the original UK version of 'The X Factor' as a judge alongside Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh, reportedly.


Alexandra Burke parts ways with management team

Alexandra BurkeLondon: Singer Alexandra Burke has confirmed that she has parted ways with her management team.

The 26-year-old singer was signed to KWL with plans for a music relaunch, but she wrote in a blog post to fans that their joint aims have failed to materialise in the way they had hoped after starring in West End musical 'The Bodyguard', reportedly.


Judi Dench believes losing eyesight helps her with nerves

Judi DenchLondon, Oct 13 (ANI): Judi Dench has revealed that losing her sight has helped her by reducing her nerves when she performs live.

The acclaimed actress said that she was petrified before singing live at the Proms in 2010 but relaxed once she got up on stage and couldn't see the audience, the Mirror reported.

Dench, who suffers from macular degeneration an age-related condition leading to loss of vision, she can't see the audience anymore which in a way is a wonderful blessing. (ANI)


Jessie J sings without a mic in `Ain't Been Done` acoustic

Jessie J sings without a mic in `Ain't Been Done` acousticLondon - Pop star Jessie J has performed an acoustic version of her song 'Ain't Been Done'. Accompanied by a guitarist, the singer shows of her vocal talents by rapping and singing without a microphone, reported Digital Spy.

'Ain't Been Done' is featured on the singer's third studio album `Sweet Talker`, which also features singles 'Bang Bang' and 'Burning Up'. Jessie recently admitted that she was 'soft' on her 2013 sophomore album Alive.


Nicole Scherzinger 'back on track 'with on-off beau Hamilton

Nicole Scherzinger 'back on track 'with on-off beau HamiltonLondon, Oct 13 - Nicole Scherzinger has revealed that everything is finally back on track with her and on-off beau Lewis Hamilton .

She said that things have been running smoothly in recent months and that F1 star is a lucky guy, the Daily Star reported.

The former X-Factor judge said that they recently had a nice little holiday in California, which is a great place to break out of your shell.


Sequels to Jim Henson movies 'Labyrinth', 'The Dark Crystal' in pipeline

Sequels to Jim Henson movies 'Labyrinth', 'The Dark Crystal' in pipelineLondon, Oct 13 - The sequels of Jim Henson movies 'Labyrinth' and 'The Dark Crystal' are reportedly in the pipeline.

The sequel of both the movies are made as part The Jim Henson Co.'s legacy project from Henson's extensive library of work, the Independent reported.

Henson passed away in 1990.


Jessica Simpson shells-out $1000 per week on fake eyelashes

Jessica Simpson shells-out $1000 per week on fake eyelashesLondon, Oct 13 - Jessica Simpson reportedly shells out 1000 dollars every week on fake eyelashes and spends up to 1 million dollars to look like million bucks.

A source told heat magazine that 34-year-old actress spent a massive amount on maintenance of her skin, face, legs and hair, the Mirror reported.

Source continued that the American actress loved eyelash extensions and had them touched up twice a week.


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