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  • Naomi Campbell is as sexy as ever as she closes Roberto Cavalli's

    The 41-year-old model looked as glamorous as ever as she took to the catwalk in a plunging and backless black dress, which made the most of her incredibly toned figure.

    But Naomi Campbell appears to be continuing to defy the ageing process, as she once again took to the catwalk to close the Roberto Cavalli show in Milan Fashion Week in typically stunning style.

    Naomi wore her glossy black hair loose around her shoulders as she joined her fellow models on the catwalk to showcase Cavalli's most eye-catching evening wear.

    Naomi has spoken previously about how she maintains her incredible physique, revealing in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2009 that she diets on a cocktail of Maple syrup, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and water.

    Madonna, 53, is an (old) Girl Gone Wild as she strips to her bra on cover of new single

    The black, triangle-shaped lace bra doesn't hide much, and very nearly leaves the superstar exposed.

    She doesn't cover up in other articles of clothing, either, flaunting most of trim and toned stomach.

    Her mouth is open in a suggestive pose, and her blonde locks are artfully tousled.

    Everything about the cover is suggestive, including the title.

    Girls Gone Wild is, quite famously, a video series created by Joe Francis where college-age girls perform various sexual acts on camera.

    Madonna's new electro pop single even seems to be channelling the films with her lyrics.

    She sings that 'girls just want to have fun' and 'get fired up like a smoking gun' and though she realises that she 'shouldn't act this way' because 'good girls don't misbehave', she's a 'bad girl anyway.'

    Francis, too, thought that Madonna's song was much too similar to his famous brand, and demanded that she change the title of the track -- which originally had the same name as his company.

    He also sent her a cease and desist letter to prevent her from singing the song at the Super Bowl.

    The 38-year-old entrepreneur told TMZ: 'Clearly her label was trying to avoid legal action surrounding the song...BUT [the new title] is still infringement as far as the law is concerned, and we have been in touch with Madonna's people in an effort to resolve the issue.'

    The track, which was recorded in London, was produced by electronic star Benny Benassi and written by Jenson Vaughan.

    This sexual single rides hard and fast on the heels of Give Me All Your Luvin', her first single off of her twelfth studio album.

    She debuted the song, which features cameos by Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.during the Super Bowl halftime show earlier this month.

    Someone has to tell the Truth about Fashion

    I write this still exhausted from the assault course that was London Fashion Week. And I do mean assault: the male bouncers at Vivienne Westwood shouted at me, and pushed and grabbed me. Promised a night of ‘dancing and cocktails’ by Stella McCartney, instead I was humiliated in a pen, some several hundred feet above the action.

    While committed fur-wearer Anna Wintour was seated on Stella’s right at the six-course dinner, I – an animal rights activist for 30 years, and a huge fan of Stella’s work and ethics (she refuses to use leather) – was given a couple of almonds to chew on, unable to see the clothes. I had to smile at the irony, though, after my scathing review was published and I was couriered a fabulous gift of perfume, shower gel, body lotion and chocolates (vegan, hopefully), and a handwritten note from Stella herself. Was this an apology? Or a bribe so I would play nicely next time?

    On Monday, I was called by Sir Philip Green, the boss of Arcadia. He told me he enjoyed my review of London Fashion Week, most particularly of his Topshop show, so much that he had instructed his assistant to bike me the olive greatcoat I’d liked so much.

    ‘Ooh, goodie,’ I said. But he went on to say that he’d immediately cancelled the order when he reached the last paragraph of my piece, which revealed how, every time Sir Philip sees me at one of his catwalk shows, he asks, without fail: ‘Who let you in?’

    Like a trend, you can be in one minute and a snow-washed denim pariah the next.

    When I read all the other reviews of the McCartney love-in, I felt as if I was living in a parallel universe. ‘I was in the queue for the loo with Kate Moss!’ gushed one grown woman.

    This is an example of why you can never dignify a person who writes about fashion or edits a glossy with the epithet of journalist – and most certainly can never utter their name in the same sentence as that of someone like Marie Colvin, the murdered war reporter.

    Alex Reid's Gruesome Confession about Pregnant fiancée Chantelle Houghton v

    The cagefighter has revealed that he wants to drink his pregnant fiancée's breast milk when she gives birth to their daughter in June.

    The couple reportedly could not keep their hands off one another during the photoshoot - in which the glamour model showed off her burgeoning belly - with AlexChantelle was asked if her bump had slowed down their sex life at all, to which she replied: 'No, not at all! Obviously, you can’t go mental. That’s the only bit that has changed! It’s a bit… nicer.

    'I’m going to keep on going [through this pregnancy]. You’ve got to keep your man happy. If not he will go somewhere else!'

    Chantelle said she had been eating a lot since falling pregnant, consuming four cakes the night before.
    She admitted she hadn't been exercising, and didn't plan on it, although she hadn't noticed any stretch marks yet.

    Alex appeared to have ideas about his wife-to-be's post-baby figure, saying: 'We’ve got a plan. She’s going to be in some sexy underwear by my birthday!'

    The couple also spoke about some of the nasty comments they had endured on Twitter, including from one user who said the baby would have a low IQ.

    Last month Alex demanded an apology from The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex after he said in an interview that Chantelle 'used to get around a bit'. He said he was still waiting for him to say sorry.

    The couple have not yet planned their wedding as Alex said he was still married to Katie Price which was 'pants'.

    'Sweatpants, hair tie, chillin' with no make-up on!' Kim Kardashian

    The 31-year-old star is seen baring her washboard stomach in a pair of loose jogging bottoms and cropped sports top as she poses and pouts for the camera.

    She accompanied the shot with the caption: 'Sweatpants hair tie chillin with no make up on (sic)!'

    And despite looking less than red carpet ready in the outfit, Kim still managed to look as picture perfect as ever in the shot, taken in her bathroom.
    In a previous interview, Kim said that she doesn't like to rely too much on make-up to look good.

    'As much as it’s fun to glam up, the most important thing is to be comfortable in your own skin- with or without make-up.'

    Kim's sexy dressed-down photo came after she spent the evening with sisters Kendall, Kylie and Khloe.

    Suicide Car Bomber Attacks Jalalabad Airport In Afghanistan, Killing 9

    American officials have called the incident a mistake and issued a series of apologies. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged calm, saying that Afghans should not let the insurgents capitalize on their indignation to spark violence.

    Monday's attack appeared to be a sign that the Taliban are seizing the opportunity to do just that.

    The bomber drove up to the gates of the airport – which serves both civilian and international military aircraft – shortly after dawn and detonated his explosives in a "very strong" blast, said Nangarhar provincial police spokesman Hazrad Mohammad.

    Among the dead were six civilians, two airport guards and one soldier, Mohammad said. Another six people were wounded, he said.

    An AP photographer saw at least four destroyed cars at the gates of the airport.

    NATO forces spokesman Capt. Justin Brockhoff said that no international forces were killed in the early morning attack and that the installation was not breached by the blast.

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying a suicide car bomber had driven up to the airport gate and detonated his explosives as international forces were changing from night to morning guard duty.

    "This attack is revenge against those soldiers who burned our Quran," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in an email.

    More than 30 people have been killed in protests and related attacks since the incident came to light this past Tuesday, including four U.S. soldiers.

    On Sunday, demonstrators hurled grenades at a small U.S. base in northern Afghanistan and the ensuing gun battle left two Afghans dead and seven NATO troops injured.

    Still, the top U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan said Sunday that the violence would not change Washington's course.

    "Tensions are running very high here, and I think we need to let things calm down, return to a more normal atmosphere, and then get on with business," Ambassador Ryan Crocker told CNN.

    In the most high-profile attack, two military advisers were found dead in their office at the Interior Ministry in the heart of the capital with shots to the back of their heads. The slayings inside one of the city's most heavily guarded buildings raised doubts about safety as coalition troops continue their withdrawal.

    The incident prompted NATO, Britain and France to recall hundreds of international advisers from all Afghan ministries in the capital. The advisers are key to helping improve governance and preparing the country's security forces to take on more responsibility.

    Osama Bin Laden's House In Abbottabad Destroyed

    Pakistani authorities have reduced the house where Osama bin Laden lived for years before he was killed by U.S. commandos to rubble, destroying a concrete symbol of the country's association with one of the world's most reviled men.

    Workers completed the demolition job in the garrison town of Abbottabad in northwest Pakistan on Monday.

    The al-Qaida leader moved into the three-story house in 2005. Acting on intelligence gathered by the CIA, a team of U.S. commandos flew in by helicopter from Afghanistan and killed bin Laden on May 2 before dumping his body at sea hours later.

    The operation left Pakistan's army in the awkward position of explaining why it had not detected the U.S. raid, and how bin Laden was able to live in the town without its knowledge. U.S. officials have said they have found no evidence that senior Pakistani officials were in the know about bin Laden's whereabouts.

    Mechanized backhoe vehicles and construction workers began pulling down the house on Saturday night, working under floodlights.
    An Associated Press photographer said Monday the job was completed, save for a section of its boundary walls.

    The house stood less than half a mile (one kilometer) from one of the Pakistan army's top training academies.


    Authorities never allowed journalists inside the building, and starting from a few days after the raid stopped them from even getting close to it.

    Officials did not explain why the house was destroyed. Some residents of Abbottabad thought it should be a tourist attraction, although given the sensitivities surrounding the property it was hard to see the government developing it as one.

    Property documents show the land was owned by a man who later served as a courier for bin Laden. He is believed to have been killed during the raid.

    U.S., Iran Poised For Mine Warfare In The Persian Gulf

    If the tense confrontation with Iran ignites into war, strategists say they expect Iran will strike with thousands of deadly sea mines to try to halt oil tanker traffic and take out American warships.

    In the shallow, crowded waters of the Persian Gulf, mines pose a sobering challenge. When the U.S. Navy has faced a massive mine threat there in the past, it has failed to protect even its own ships.

    Now, both Iran and the United States seem poised to fight it out again. Iran has acquired a stockpile of 2,000 to 3,000 mines, including "smart'' Chinese-built mines that could track and target U.S. warships, according to a report by Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington.The 660-pound warhead carried by one such mine could puncture the hull of a U.S. aircraft carrier, the report says.

    But the Navy says this time it's prepared for a mine war, with a four-ship fleet of high-tech counter-mine vessels patrolling the Gulf, along with airborne sensors, robot submarines, a squadron of mine-hunting dolphins and sea lions on standby -- and two decades worth of operational experience off the coast of Iran.

    The United States holds air and naval superiority across the region. Nevertheless, mine warfare in the Persian Gulf could be a lengthy, nerve-wracking conflict, putting at risk the steady flow of oil tankers and the ships and sailors of the U.S. Fifth Fleet.

    Just as cheap, makeshift bombs, or IEDs, have exacted a bloody toll on Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan -- killing more than 3,000 and wounding more than 31,000, according to the Defense Department -- mines are an indirect but effective tactic for Iran to use against a more powerful opponent.

    "No nation from this region wants to take the U.S. on with conventional munitions," said a senior Navy official, who agreed to discuss the issue anonymously because of continuing international diplomacy relating to Iran. "The asymmetric weapon is the way to go, and mines are cheap, easily manufactured and, not unlike an IED, are tripped by an unsuspecting victim," he said.

    Constitution Referendum Dismissed As Farce By International Community

    Syrian artillery pounded rebel-held areas of Homs on Monday as President Bashar al-Assad's government announced that voters had overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a referendum derided as a sham by his critics at home and abroad.

    The outside world has proved powerless to halt the killing in Syria, where repression of initially peaceful protests has spawned an armed insurrection by army deserters and others.

    However, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent entered the besieged Baba Amro district of Homs and evacuated three people on Monday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. Foreign reporters in the area were not evacuated and the bodies of two journalists killed there had not been recovered, it said.

    While foreign powers argued over whether to arm the rebels, the Syrian Interior Ministry said the reformed constitution, which could keep Assad in power until 2028, had received 89.4 percent approval from more than 8 million voters.

    Syrian dissidents and Western leaders dismissed as a farce Sunday's vote, conducted in the midst of the country's bloodiest turmoil in decades, although Assad says the new constitution will lead to multi-party elections within three months.

    Officials put national voter turnout at close to 60 percent, but diplomats who toured polling stations in Damascus saw only a handful of voters at each location. On the same day, at least 59 people were killed in violence around the country.


    Qatar joined Saudi Arabia in advocating arming the Syrian rebels, given that Russia and China have twice used their vetoes to block any action by the U.N. Security Council.

    "I think we should do whatever is necessary to help them, including giving them weapons to defend themselves," Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani said in Oslo.

    Arab countries should help lead a military force to provide a safe haven for anti-Assad forces inside Syria, he added.

    Assad says he is fighting foreign-backed "armed terrorist groups" and his main allies - Russia, China and Iran - fiercely oppose any outside intervention intended to add him to the list of Arab autocrats unseated by popular revolts in the past year.
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    'The Artist' Oscars: Silent Film Wins Best Picture, Best Actor Honors

    "The Artist" is the first silent winner since the World War I saga "Wings" was named outstanding picture at the first Oscars in 1929 had a silent film earned the top prize.

    "I am the happiest director in the world," Havanavicius said, thanking the cast, crew and canine co-star Uggie. "I also want to thank the financier, the crazy person who put money in the movie."

    The other wins for "The Artist" were musical score and art direction. Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" also won five Oscars, all in technical categories.

    Streep's win was her first Oscar in 29 years, since she won best actress for "Sophie's Choice." She had lost 12 times in a row since then. Streep also has a supporting-actress Oscar for 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer."

    "When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America go, `Oh, no, why her again?' But whatever," Streep said, laughing.

    "I really understand I'll never be up here again. I really want to think all my colleagues, my friends. I look out here and I see my life before my eyes, my old friends, my new friends. Really, this is such a great honor but the think that counts the most with me is the friendship and the love and the sheer job we've shared making moves together," said Streep, the record-holder with 17 acting nominations.

    Streep is only the fifth performer to receive three Oscars. Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman and Walter Brennan all earned three, while Katharine Hepburn won four.

    It was a night that went as expected, with front-runners claiming key prizes. Streep's triumph provided a bit of drama, since she had been in a two-woman race with Viola Davis for "The Help."

    The biggest surprise may have been the length of the show, which clocked in at about three hours and 10 minutes, brisk for a ceremony that has run well over four hours some years.

    The 82-year-old Plummer became the oldest acting winner ever for his role as an elderly widower who comes out as gay in "Beginners."

    "You're only two years older than me, darling," Plummer said, addressing his Oscar statue in this 84th year of the awards. "Where have you been all my life? I have a confession to make. When I first emerged from my mother's womb, I was already rehearsing my Oscar speech."

    The previous oldest winner was best-actress recipient Jessica Tandy for "Driving Miss Daisy," at age 80.

    Completing an awards-season blitz that took her from Hollywood bit player to star, Spencer won for her role in "The Help" as a headstrong black maid whose willful ways continually land her in trouble with white employers in 1960s Mississippi.

    Spencer wept throughout her breathless speech, in which she apologized between laughing and crying for running a bit long on her time limit.

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