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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

  • Carrie Underwood Is Pregnant!

    Carrie Underwood is going to be a new mom soon.

    The country singer, 31, tweeted the baby announcement on Monday, with her two dogs wearing "I'm going to be a big brother," and "I'm going to be a big sister" shirts. 

    PICS: Hollywood's Cutest Kids

    She wrote: "In honor of 'Labor' Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier!"

    In honor of "Labor" Day...Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier!

    — Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 1, 2014

    This will be the first child for Underwood and husband Mike Fisher, 34. The couple tied the knot in 2010 at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Georgia.

    Expect to see Underwood's baby bump real soon. The American Idol alum will once again co-host the Country Music Association Awards with Brad Paisley this November.

    Meanwhile, check out some of her best styles, below.

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  • See Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress

    Dreams do come true! After their secret wedding last week, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released their family wedding album to People.

    PHOTOS: 2014 Celebrity Weddings

    The exclusive photos of the ceremony include shots of Jolie's silk satin Atelier Versace gown designed by Donatella Versace, and her veil that was decorated with her children's artwork. Luigi Massi was the maser tailor at Atelier Versace behind the gorgeous getup. "Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress," Jolie gushed to the magazine. "He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together."

    's photos are running in conjunction with Hello! magazine internationally.

    The private, nondenominational civil ceremony took place in a small chapel on their property, Chateau Miraval, in France on Saturday, August 23, in front of 20 friends and family. "It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter," the newlyweds told People. "It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family."

    Jolie, 39, walked down the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, while Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, threw petals as the flower girls. Their other two kids, Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, served as the ring bearers.

    Zahara wore a dress designed by a family friend named Adama Kebe, Vivienne donned a white dress from her closet and Maddox, Pax, Shiloh and Knox wore black suits (Shiloh donning a top hat). Jeweler Robert Procop created the couple's wedding bands along with Jolie's engagement ring.

    As if the kids weren't involved enough, People notes that Pax baked the couple's wedding cake! Pitt also needed his kids to help him get dressed. Though he wore a suit from his closet, the A-list actor forgot a tie and ended up borrowing one from his sons.

    This was a big weekend for celebrity weddings. Watch below to see who else tied the knot.

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  • Ricky Gervais, Emma Watson, Anna Kendrick and More Tweet About Nude Photo Hack

    Is Ricky Gervais victim blaming?

    After a lengthy list of female A-list stars' nude photos were recently leaked on the web including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst, Gervais took to Twitter to express his controversial opinion.

    "Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer," he tweeted, before eventually deleting the post due to the not surprising backlash.

    Jennifer Lawrence Hacked, Nude Photos Leaked

    He later defended himself in a series of tweets.

    Making a joke about a thing doesn't mean you condone that thing.

    — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 1, 2014

    Of course the hackers are 100% to blame but you can still makes jokes about it. Jokes don't portray your true serious feelings on a subject

    — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 1, 2014

    It's more important to spend your energy trying to stop actual bad things than to run around trying to stop jokes about bad things.

    — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 1, 2014

    Gervais, 53, isn't the only celeb commenting on the nude photo scandal despite not being directly involved.

    Seth Rogen, 32, took to Twitter to blast those posting the illegally obtained photos.

    Posting pics hacked from someone's cell phone is really no different than selling stolen merchandise.

    — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 31, 2014

    I obviously am not comparing women to merchandise. Just legally speaking, it shouldn't be tolerated to repost stolen pics.

    — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 31, 2014

    He then linked to a Forbes article with the title, "Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A 'Scandal.' It's A Sex Crime."

    Emma Watson, 24, also defended her fellow actresses.

    Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.

    — Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 1, 2014

    Lena Dunham, 28, was much more vocal.

    The way in which you share your body must be a CHOICE. Support these women and do not look at these pictures.

    — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014

    Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It's not okay.

    — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014

    The "don't take naked pics if you don't want them online" argument is the "she was wearing a short skirt" of the web. Ugh.

    — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014

    Though Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick, 29, took a more lighthearted approach to the subject.

    Posting a screen shot of her brother Mike's text message that read, "I have never been happier to not see your name on a list," she hilariously replied, "Don't worry bro, it would just be photos of food and other people's dogs anyway."

    Don't worry bro, it would just be photos of food and other people's dogs anyway.

    — Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 1, 2014

    Kate Upton Reacts to Nude Photo Leak

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  • Britney Spears Puts Cheating Ex on Blast During Las Vegas Show

    Britney Spears is so over womanizers, y’all.

    Just days after calling it quits with David Lucado amid a cheating scandal, Brit Brit put her ex on blast during her Piece of Me show in Las Vegas.

    NEWS: 6 Reasons We Love Britney Spears on Instagram

    "So, I know you know my boyfriend cheated on me, but the best thing about being cheated on is I get to go on more first dates," she said during Sunday's show, according to MTV News. "I need a hot guy. Where are all the hot guys tonight?"

    ET confirmed last week that Lucado was caught on film being unfaithful to Spears, and that papa Jamie Spears purchased the evidence so that it would not go out to the public.

    PICS: Stars and Their Cute Kids!

    If we know Britney, she'll land on her feet. The pop princess is already fitting in some family time, posting this photo from sister Jamie Lynn Spears' show at the L.A. County Fair on Monday.

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  • Former Lead Singer of Survivor Jimi Jamison Dead at 63

    Jimi Jamison, the former lead singer of Survivor and the man behind the hits "Burning Heart" and The Karate Kid's "The Moment of Truth," died Sunday, August 31.

    He was 63.

    PHOTOS: Stars We've Recently Lost

    "The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends," the band's official Facebook page posted Monday.

    His booking agent Sally Irwin told the Los Angeles Times that he died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Jamison joined Survivor after their most famous hit "Eye of the Tiger," when original lead singer David Bickler left for medical reasons. He also co-wrote and sang the Baywatch theme song "I'm Always Here."

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