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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

  • LeAnn Rimes Makes Rape Joke About Her Virginity

    LeAnn Rimes might want to leave the comedy for the comedians.

    The country singer-turned-reality star came under a bit of heat after she made a joke about rape during her and husband Eddie Cibrian's appearance on Joan Rivers' web series In Bed with Joan.

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    When asked about how she lost her virginity, Rimes, 32, answered, "I was in Monte Carlo and I was 15? I know, it's kind of a bulls**t story. I was 16. There you go."

    Then came the controversial quote. She added, "He was my boyfriend for like three and a half years. He was fine. I think I raped him. I think that's how it happened."

    Rimes also made a reference to being "roofied" by Rivers as an explanation for her candidness.

    Do you think the her quote was all that controversial?

    The country crooner had some more crazy quotes for ET earlier this year at the 2014 CMT Awards. Watch, below:

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  • 'Scandal' Producer Shonda Rhimes to Appear on 'The Mindy Project'

    There's about to be a crossover between Scandal and The Mindy Project ...sorta.

    Mindy Kaling and the cast are welcoming Grey's Anatomy and Scandal producer Shonda Rhimes to the FOX comedy, TVLine reports. Rhimes will make her acting debut in a fall episode where she will play herself, though her storyline is still under wraps. We wonder if she'll write it herself!

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    The site notes that Rhimes is a super-fan of the show and Kaling's comedy.

    Also joining season 3 will be Cheers actress Rhea Perlman who will play Annette Castellano, Danny's (Chris Messina) mother. The Mindy Project returns to FOX on Sept. 16.

    Rhimes and Perlman wouldn't be the first famous faces to show up on this show. Seth Rogen, James Franco, Kendra Wilkinson, Tim Daly and Timothy Olyphant (to name a few) have all guest starred on the series.

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  • Diane Sawyer Exits as Anchor of ABC World News

    Diane Sawyer gave up her anchor seat on ABC World News.

    The 68-year-old acclaimed journalist passed the torch onto David Muir after anchoring the program since Dec. 2009, but for some, this came as a surprise. While it was no secret that Sawyer was leaving the show this week, it was never announced that Wednesday would be her last day until she tweeted earlier that day.

    See you tonight for my last night anchoring @ABCWorldNews – great adventures ahead !

    — Diane Sawyer (@DianeSawyer) August 27, 2014

    "It has been wonderful to be the home port for the brave and brilliant forces of ABC News around the world and to feel every single night that you and I were in a conversation about the day together," she said in her sign off.

    As for Sawyer's next moves, she assured viewers, "I am not slowing down, but gearing up in a new way, already at work on some of the stories that take you into the real lives around us, the ones we rarely get to see."

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    She concluded, "So one last time, it is good to know you were watching tonight … I thank you and I'll see you right back here at ABC News very soon."

    WATCH: @DianeSawyer's uplifting note to @DavidMuir:

    — ABC World News (@ABCWorldNews) August 28, 2014

    Sawyer leaves the program with high ratings. In her final week, the show ranked No. 1 in the news demo and, according to People, "won back-to-back sweeps among adults 25-54 for the first time in seven years."

    Muir will take over ABC News on Sept. 2.

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  • 'Friends' Cast Reprise Roles on 'Kimmel'

    Rachel, Monica and Phoebe return to that New York City apartment we know all too well.

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow indulged late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday and reprised their roles on Friends by reading lines in a mock-up Monica and Rachel's kitchen.

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    It all started when Kimmel told Aniston that he had written a Friends fan fiction that he would love to act out. He would take on David Schwimmer's role of Ross Geller, Monica's older brother. Kudrow and Cox were also on hand to play Monica and Phoebe.

    The host noted that the he had killed off characters Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Chandler (Matthew Perry). They died from a monkey bite from Ross' pet Marcel.

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    Cox recently told David Letterman while on the Late Show that it was highly unlikely the world would ever see a full Friends reunion, which probably explains why Kimmel killed off the guys. "There's six friends and I've been trying to put a cast dinner together for 10 years. It doesn't happen," she said in April. "It's not gonna happen."

    this happens tonight

    — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 28, 2014

    Aniston recently shared some views on her real-life friends' beauty choices, and they may surprise you. See, below:

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  • Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Spotted In Canada Together

    On again?! Justin Bieber posted an Instagram pic on Wednesday showing himself cuddled up next to his on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez, leading many to believe that Jelena is back on!

    It seems the two are vacationing in Canada together, and stopped off to dine at Canadian fast-food joint Tim Hortons. According to an E! News source at the eatery, "Selena came to the counter with the bodyguards and Justin went into the bathroom. They came in and ordered a bunch of food and drinks. They ordered paninis and crispy chicken sandwiches and donuts."

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    The Tim Hortons that the duo were spotted at is located in New Hamburg, Ontario, not far from where Bieber's father lives. The 20-year-old pop star was born in Ontario and makes several trips home every year to visit his family. This time, it appears he brought along Gomez, 22. 

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    The fast-food insider added that the "Baby" singer and Spring Breakers star seemed to be keeping a low profile and their relationship a secret, telling E!, "Justin and Selena did not speak to each other and I think they were in separate vehicles."

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    Bieber didn't seem too keen on keeping the excursion a secret seeing when he posted an Instagram selfie of he and Gomez.  

    And does anyone at a Tim Hortons in the middle of New Hamburg, Ontario (population: 7,930) really think Bieber and Gomez were both randomly hungry at the same time and just happened to be in Canada simultaneously, and at the same eatery?

    Are you excited to see Bieber and Gomez back together? Sound off in the comments and tweet us at #ETnow.

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