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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe 2014 Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Miss Universe pageant in Miami. Miss Universe organization shows 88 delegates competing in 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant, poses with the new crown in Miami.Camille Cerf, Miss France 2014 rehearses on-stage at the FIU arena on January 24. Ana Luisa Montufar, Miss Guatemala 2014 rehearses on stage at the FIU arena on January 24. Bea Toivonen, Miss Finland 2014 rehearses on-stage at FIU arena on January 24. Her mother was Miss Universe Finland 1985 and competed in Miami 30 years ago. Chanel Beckenlehner, Miss Canada 2014 rehearses on-stage before final presentation on January 24. Melissa Gurgel, Miss Brazil 2014 rehearses on-stage before the Miss Universe pageant. She has always been a very positive, outgoing and persistent young contestant of Miss ...

Rihanna, Kanye West and McCartney team up for new single Singer Rihanna gave a pleasant surprise to her fans by releasing a new song featuring rapper Kanye West and singing legend Paul McCartney.According to foreign media reports, the soulful and guitar-led track features West's dynamic rapping skills, McCartney's soulful musical sound and Rihanna's vocals to create a unique and unlikely sound for the Bajan singer who is known for her provocative lyrics and dance music.The ‘We found love’ hit maker took to micro-blogging site Twitter ...

Ali Zafar along with the entire industry honours Peshawar victims Pakistan’s versatile actor Ali Zafar has gathered entire Pakistan entertainment industry for an upcoming video of his latest song ‘Urein Ge’ which pays tribute to the victims of the Army Public School (APS).A musical effort by Ali Zafar honours Peshawar Army Public School victims in a unique way. Pakistani artists, musicians, actors and sports stars have contributed well to pay homage to the victims of Peshawar attack on December 16. Ali Zafar took to Twitter ...

Eastwood's ‘American Sniper’ continues as US box office juggernaut NEW YORK: Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" continued to punish the competition at US and Canadian box offices over the weekend, selling a whopping $64.4 million in tickets, according to studio estimates.The film, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper as a Navy Seal sharpshooter, has now taken in more than $200 million in US and Canadian theaters since opening wide on Jan. 16. The Jennifer Lopez thriller "The Boy Next Door" ...

Sundance TV Festival? Lines blurring, says Redford PARK CITY: For three decades, it's been America's premier independent film festival. But this year more than ever, there is talk at Sundance of the blurring divide between movies, television and online.This year's festival lineup even includes two TV shows, while the Sundance Institute, the body behind the festival, has set up a separate "laboratory" for young filmmakers interested in making television rather than movies.Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford acknowledged that the TV industry ...

Animated film brings van Gogh's art to life GDANSK: Danuta Roman is channelling her inner Vincent van Gogh. She applies short brushstrokes of azure, turquoise and Payne's grey to mimic water reflections on an oil painting by the Dutch master."I'm trying to figure out how he created this landscape," says the 42-year-old painter as she studies an 1887 canvas with the Seine river and a scene outside Paris.She and some 70 other artists are working on what is billed as the world's first ...

Ukraine's 'Russian Woodpecker' takes stab at Putin PARK CITY: The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was ordered deliberately by Moscow, as a coverup to distract attention from a failed weapons project.That's the seemingly wild-eyed conspiracy theory behind a highly topical new film that takes direct aim at Russia, including over its post-Soviet aggression."The Russian Woodpecker," screened at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, tells the tale of a Ukrainian artist's bid to find out what actually caused the 1986 catastrophe in the then Soviet ...


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