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McCartney gets back to health, leaves Japan

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Music legend Paul McCartney is over an illness that forced the cancellation of his Asian tour and has left Japan, the concert organizer said Tuesday.

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Elton John to marry longtime partner

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Pop icon Elton John says he will tie the knot with partner David Furnish now that his native Britain has legalized gay marriage.

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Paul McCartney honored at NME awards

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Beatles legend Paul McCartney received a standing ovation at the NME awards ceremony in London on Wednesday, where he accepted the influential British magazine’s special prize honouring his 50-year-career.

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Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam over Israeli firm advert

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US actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as global ambassador for Oxfam after the aid group deemed the role “incompatible” with her promotion of an Israeli firm that has a factory in the occupied West Bank.

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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dead at 81

In this undated photo Actor Peter O'Toole is shown. O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis said the actor died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

Stage and screen actor Peter O’Toole, known on the one hand for his starring role in “Lawrence of Arabia,” leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, died Saturday at age 81, following a long bout with illness.

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