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Alec Baldwin apologizes for using a gay slur in Twitter rant

Anderson Cooper wants to know why Alec Baldwin gets a pass for using gay slurs, says a conservative would have been vilified.
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Alec Baldwin is defending himself against accusations of homophobia after he took to Twitter in an angry rant against an LA-based journalist wrote an incorrect story about his wife. (AFP/Getty Images)
Baldwin apologized for calling a journalist a "toxic little queen" but has the damage already been done?

Photographer says he feared arrest for interfering in Nigella Lawson 'choking'

The paparazzo who took pictures of Nigella Lawson being choked by her husband has defended having done nothing while he filmed "27 minutes of madness."
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British TV chef Nigella Lawson poses during a photocall for the television show 'Nigellissima' as part of the Mipcom international audiovisual trade show at the Palais des Festivals, in Cannes, southeastern France, on October 9, 2012. (VALERY HACHE /AFP/Getty Images)
The paparazzo who took pictures of Nigella Lawson being choked by her husband has defended having done nothing while he filmed "27 minutes of madness."

Mad Men Season 6 reviews are in: Don is a free man (VIDEO)

AMC super series ends its penultimate season of Mad Men with Don Draper losing it all.
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Jon Hamm as Don Draper in the Season 6 finale of "Mad Men." (AMC/Courtesy)

In losing everything, did Don Draper finally regain what matters most, his sanity?

That’s what we’re left with at the conclusion of Sunday night’s "Mad Men" episode, “In Care Of,” which also marked the end of Season 6.

In robbing us of new episodes until 2014, executive producer Matthew Weiner’s AMC super series instead filled our heads with dreamy possibilities.


'Arab Idol:' Gaza singer Mohammed Assaf wins contest

Celebrations erupted in the Palestinian territories upon the news that Gaza wedding singer Mohammed Assaf had won.
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Fans of Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf celebrate after he won the final of the Arab Idol competition in front house of Mohammad Assaf in Khan Yunis town in the southern Gaza Strip, 22 June 2013. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

It's official, Gaza wedding singer Mohammed Assaf is the new winner of Arab Idol.

Millions of fans in the Middle East have been glued to the regional television singing contest, especially Palestinians who have gathered in cafes and homes to watch Assaf compete.

The contest was held in Lebanon's capital, Beirut.


Paula Deen fired from Food Network after racial slur, fans outraged (VIDEO)

The celebrity chef's popular cooking show was dropped days after admitting she used the N-word.
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The Food Network said it will not renew cooking show host Paula Deen's contract. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Deen was dropped from the Food Network after a recent lawsuit in which she admitted that she used racial slurs and wanted to have pretend 'slaves' as waitstaff.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West name baby daughter 'North West'

Kimye takes a different direction with newborn daughter's name.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the NBA game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on Dec. 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Despite rumors Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West would keep with the 'K' theme and name their new daughter Kaidence or Klementine, they've gone in a different direction.

Body of James Gandolfini 'found by son'

Actor James Gandolfini suffered cardiac arrest in Rome and subsequently died in a hospital in the Italian capital, a doctor confirmed.
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The booth at which the final scene of the final episode of the HBO show, "The Sopranos," was filmed, is seen at Holsten's restaurant on June 20, 2013 in Bloomfield, New Jersey. (Andrew Burton/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor James Gandolfini suffered cardiac arrest in Rome and subsequently died in a hospital in the Italian capital, a Roman doctor confirmed.

Actor James Gandolfini dies at 51

Actor James Gandolfini, 51, best known for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano, died Wednesday while on holiday in Rome.
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Actor James Gandolfini attends the Premiere Of HBO's "The Newsroom" at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Gandolfini died on Wednesday while on vacation in Rome. He was 51. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
According to BBC News, the HBO TV network said Gandolfini died of a possible heart attack. He was reportedly set to attend a film festival in Sicily.
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But Amanpour is not amused.

Nigella Lawson pictured apparently being physically abused by husband

The celebrity chef's husband Charles Saatchi had defended his actions saying they were having a 'playful tiff.'
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British food writer Nigella Lawson during a luncheon to discuss her latest book on March 14, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Lisa Maree Williams/AFP/Getty Images)
Pictures of Nigella Lawson, the British celebrity chef, in a restaurant with her husband apparently physically abusing her have provoked worldwide sympathy and outrage.