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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

  • Watch Jimmy Fallon Throw a Ball In Julia Roberts' Face

    No A-lister is safe from Jimmy Fallon's shenanigans-- not even Julia Roberts.

    In a new "simple" game called "Face Balls" that premiered on Thursday's Tonight Show, Fallon and his opponent Roberts sit down in their chairs and throw balls in each other's faces. The fun part of the game is that they rewind the tape and play it in super-slow motion.

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  • Did Adrienne Bailon Just Throw Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape In the Mix?

    The Kardashian clan didn't take too kindly to Adrienne Bailon's comments about their brother, the Cheetah Girl's ex, Rob Kardashian -- but to keep the feud going, Bailon is biting back.

    This all started when Bailon gave an interview with Latina magazine, and didn't hold back from saying how she really felt about Rob and his family.

    "To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late -- not that it would've affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would've affected my decision to appear on the show," The Real co-host, 30, said. "At the time, I didn't think anyone would even care. To this day, people will still say, 'You ruined Rob's life!' and I'll think, 'Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him.'"

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  • Was Pee-wee Herman Almost In 'Guardians of the Galaxy'?!

    Is he joking? If so, Guardians of the Galaxy character Thanos was going in a very different direction at first.

    Director James Gunn told MTV News that they were considering casting '90s comedian Pauly Shore or Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens for the role, but decided that though the part is more of a cameo in the first film, it could grow into something more in other Marvel movies. So, they went with A-list actor Josh Brolin.

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  • Bikini-Clad Kim Kardashian Posts Beach Pics of Her and North West

    Kim Kardashian loves her bikini body and her "beach baby."

    The 33-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star posted some throwback pics on Thursday of her carrying her daughter North West, while donning an itty-bitty bikini of course, on the beaches of Punta Mita, Mexico.

    RELATED PICS: Hollywood's Hottest Bikini Bodies

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  • Kelly Rowland Reveals Her Favorite Post-Pregnancy Advice

    Singer and TV personality Kelly Rowland is getting ready to give birth to her first child, and the 33-year-old Destiny's Child performer has been hitting the gym to keep her body fit. But is getting into post-pregnancy shape the most important thing for Rowland?

    Recently, she sat down with The Insider's Kevin Frazier, where she revealed the best advice she's gotten for what do to when she finally gives birth.

    "I fell like there is a new generation of mothers who just want to bounce back. The best advice I have recently gotten was actually from a girlfriend of mine. She said, 'You know, the best thing to do is focus on that husband,'" Rowland said. The singer tied the knot with her manager Tim Witherspoon in Costa Rica in May after the couple began dating in 2011.

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