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  • Shares hit by U.S. unease; ECB supports Italy, Spain

    World stocks racked up more losses on Monday on jitters about the U.S. ratings cut, but signs the European Central Bank was buying Italian and Spanish debt gave some respite to battered markets.


  • Dalai Lama's political successor sworn in

    Lobsang Sangay, a 43-year-old Harvard scholar, took office Monday as head of the Tibetan government in exile, vowing to free his homeland from Chinese "colonialism."


  • U.K. police arrest 100 after riots in British capital

    British police arrested more than 100 people overnight in London after shops were looted and officers attacked in a second night of violence that followed some of the worst disorder seen in the capital for years.


  • Saudi Arabia recalls Syria envoy, Assad further isolated

    Saudi Arabia recalled its envoy to Damascus and the Arab League condemned violence in Syria, leaving President Bashar al-Assad further isolated.


  • China shares tumble, U.S. downgrade accelerates derisking

    Hong Kong and China shares crumbled on Monday morning, pressured by an acceleration of derisking from equity investments following Standard & Poor's downgrade of the long-term credit rating of the United States late on Friday. The Hang Seng Index was down 4.04 per cent at 20,100.2 by the midday trading break, its lowest level in a year, and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 3.68 per cent.


News: Entertainment

  • The Yoga-Chic Looks You Can Wear All Day

    Yoga clothes aren't just for working out any more! Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Kaley Cuoco and Jessica Alba have been known to pose in their comfy yet chic yoga clothes in their #healthies Instagram shots, but that’s not the only time they pull out the yoga garb. We're showing you how to recreate their casual but chic looks.

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  • Ed Sheeran Draws Star-Studded Crowd to L.A. Show

    Who says you need major stage production to put on a captivating show?

    Ed Sheeran took the stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday with just a guitar, a microphone and a loop station to deliver nearly two hours of mesmerizing music. He fired through hits new and old, including "Lego House," "Sing," "The A Team," "I See Fire" and "Don't," which incorporated Chris Brown's "Loyal" and Blackstreet's "No Diggety" to audience squeals.

    PICS: The Must-See VMA Moments!

    The set drew concert-goers of all ages and a fair share of Hollywood stars. Among them: Sarah Hyland, Chloe Grace Moretz, Brooklyn and dad David Beckham, Dwight Howard, John Mayer, Benny Blanco and Courteney Cox -- who made it a family affair with fiance Johnny McDaid, daughter Coco, and Cougar Town co-star Christa Miller and her kids.

    Turns out, Cox and McDaid were in the house to support Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, who joined Ed on stage during the encore for a soulful duet on "Chasing Cars." Sheeran said the song was one of his "top 10 favorite songs ever written."

    Sheerios are known to get rowdy when their leader is in the room, and Ed did need to gently shush the crowd for his "Chasing Cars" performance. He asked the audience to pipe down just once earlier, when he delivered the heart-wrenching ballad "Afire Love." (For those who took time to soak in the moment, hearing his voice and seeing an entire stadium filled with tiny iPhone lights was unforgettable.)


    Photo courtesy of Kyleen James

    NEWS: Ed Sheeran Has a New Video and It's Mind Bending

    "My name is Ed and my job is to entertain your. Your job is to be entertained. Everybody say 'Hell yeah!'" Sheeran told the audience early in his set. Later, he marveled at his first ever headlining stadium tour. "I didn't expect to get to this point," he confessed. "Now we're here and it feels good."

    Moretz posted two videos to her Instagram account Wednesday night. One caption read "@TeddysPhotos killin' it" while another simply quoted his lyrics, "Out of all these things I've done I think I love you better now."

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    Modern Family star Hyland posted this backstage shot with pals Hailee Steinfeld, Jenna Ushkowitz and Alexander DeLeon.

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    Fellow singer/songwriter Mayer offered high praise for Sheeran on Twitter.

    I’d like to sit and talk to someone for about an hour about how great @edsheeran was tonight. Hypertalent.

    — John Mayer (@JohnMayer) August 28, 2014

    You could break @edsheeran’s talent into about six equal pieces and *still* have six very talented and successful artists.

    — John Mayer (@JohnMayer) August 28, 2014

    Lightbody found himself star struck by one of the dads in the audience.

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    He also shared this image from the performance.

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    Braun made it a date night with wife Yael Cohen and used social media to congratulate Sheeran on his sold-out show.


    "A great show and a great night. Sold out Staples Center. Well done"

    He also tweeted a declaration of love to his new wife... with some help from Sheeran's lyrics.

    "We found love right where we are..." @yael :)

    — Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) August 28, 2014

    This reporter was loving Sheeran's "I'm a Mess" opening, posting this shot on Instagram and even coughing up $35 for the "I'm a Mess" lyric tank. (Worth it!)

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    The performance comes just days after Sheeran nabbed the MTV VMAs Moonman for Best Male Video for "Sing." Want to hear it live? His tour continues through September 9.

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  • Jill Dillard Reveals Whether Her Kids will Have Initial Names

    Reality TV star Jill (Duggar) Dillard is one of 19 kids with a name starting with "J," and her brother Josh has three kids with "M" names – so will she and hubby Derick use the same tradition for their kids?

    Jill, 23, who is expecting her first child, told ETonline that no, they are not planning to follow the initial tradition. They are considering other traditions, like possibly naming their children after family members. When it comes to whether they’re expecting a boy or a girl, it’s too early to tell, and Jill says she’s not leaning either way and they will be happy with either.

    PICS: Adorable Tots: Celebs and their Cute Kids!

    She also revealed that she's been craving sour things – to the point that she ate a giant jar of jalapenos a couple weeks after she found out she was pregnant! Since Jill has trained as a midwife, she's been taking extra care to be sure she's eating every few hours and getting enough protein. Though she does admit that her guilty pleasure right now is iced fudge bars – perfect for a summer early pregnancy! Jill even revealed her due date to ET – she is expecting a spring baby, due March 24.

    When it comes to married life, Jill is adjusting well and says she loves spending time with her hubby Derick, 25. In keeping with their family’s tradition, the pair courted with the intention of marriage rather than dating. They also saved their first kiss for their wedding day.

    The couple, who were married just two months ago on June 21, now live about 30 minutes away from her family and get to see them once or twice a week. And in terms of Jill’s midwife career, she says she plans to continue her training once she’s over her morning sickness. And of course, being pregnant herself is a great way to learn!

    Jill's sister Jessa recently announced her engagement to Ben Seewald, and Jill teases that the wedding is coming up soon, but didn't reveal the exact date. When it comes to which of her siblings might marry next after Jessa, Jill says she was just talking about that with her brothers and sisters. She thinks twins Jana and John, 24, are probably most likely to court and marry next.

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  • Joan Rivers Rushed to Hospital In Critical Condition

    UPDATE: Joan is in stable but critical condition, according to E! Online

    ET can confirm that Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital on Thursday and was in critical condition.

    The DCPI (Deputy Commissioner, Public Information) tells ET a call was placed around 9:40 a.m. that an 81-year-old female patient at Yorkville Endoscopy on East 93rd street, near Third Avenue, in New York City was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital

    WATCH: Joan Rivers Storms Out of CNN Interview

    A spokesperson for the hospital confirms, "This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to.  Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support.  We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available."

    According to reports, the comedienne was having throat surgery, a "minor endoscopic procedure," done at a New York City clinic when she stopped breathing. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where her daughter Melissa and her 13-year-old son Cooper are flying out to be by her side. 

    After news of her condition broke, several of her friends took to Twitter to send out their positive thoughts.

    All good thoughts and prayers to Joan Rivers!!!!!!!!!!!

    — Andy Cohen (@Andy) August 28, 2014

    Sending all my love and prayers to my friend @Joan_Rivers right now.

    — Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) August 28, 2014

    sending so much love and healing energy to @Joan_Rivers !!! no one is ready to go on without you lady!!!

    — Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) August 28, 2014

    Love and prayers for Joan Rivers,,

    — Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) August 28, 2014

    Praying for the great @Joan_Rivers one of the true loves of my life. 🙏

    — Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) August 28, 2014

    Praying for you, Joanie. @Joan_Rivers You MUST WIN this fight, #JoanRivers

    — Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) August 28, 2014

    Get well @Joan_Rivers! And moon the doctors for us while you're recuperating! ☺️💛 XX MM

    — Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) August 28, 2014

    Over the summer, ET was with Rivers while she was promoting her book, Diary of a Mad Diva, and caught her officiating a gay wedding. Check out the brighter moment, below, and leave your well wishes for the comedian in the comments.

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  • Shakira Pregnant with Baby No. 2!

    Shakira's one-year-old son Milan is going to be a brother!

    The 37-year-old "Hips Don't Lie" singer and her soccer stud beau Gerard Pique, 27, are expecting their second child together, Cosmopolitan Mexico reports. The singer's rep has yet to confirm.

    PHOTOS: Stars Share Pics of Their Adorable Tots

    Shakira seemed to be hiding a baby bump when she participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 19. Donning cut-off shorts and a baggy black t-shirt, The Voice mentor shared her video on Instagram and challenged "@3gerardpique @giseleofficial #PopeFrancis @coldplay #ChrisMartin."

    Want to know how Shakira met her soccer stud? Watch our interview to hear her explain the cheeky way in which Gerard caught her attention:

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