Bill Beckwith, whose regular appearances as a carpenter on the HGTV home-improvement show "Curb Appeal" attracted legions of fans, has died in a motorcycle crash in San Francisco. He was 38.
- 05 December 2013
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- 19 November 2013
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Ghanaian actress/presenter Joselyn Canfor-Dumas’ career has been an inspiration to fans. Her many feats as both an actress and a presenter have made her a household name in West Africa and beyond.
- 06 June 2013
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BIKINIS have been banned from this year's Miss World contest - to ward off Islamic hardliners in Indonesia who threatened Lady Gaga.
The pageant is taking place in the Far East country for the first time and organisers are wary of upsetting Muslim fanatics.
In a bid to calm any tensions, the 137 women will ditch the traditional swimsuit round and instead wear more conservative outfits like sarongs.
The move comes after pop icon Lady Gaga was last year forced to scrap a gig in the world's most populous Muslim country.
The Born This Way singer had sold out a 52,000-seat stadium in Jakarta, but cops ordered her to pull out because of threats.
Fundamentalists accused her of "satanic teaching" and called her "vulgar".
They even threatened to stop the megastar from setting foot on Indonesian soil.
Habib Salim Alatas, of the Islamic Defenders Front, said: “She had better not dare spread her satanic faith here. Her style is vulgar, her sexual and indecent clothes will destroy our children’s sense of morality. “She wears only panties and a bra when she sings and she stated she is the envoy of the devil’s child.”
Beyonce and the Pussycat Dolls were also both reportedly urged to "cover up" during her gig in Indonesia.
Much of this year's Miss World will take place on the idyllic island of Bali where thousands of holidaymakers are allowed to wear bikinis.
But the pageant's chairwoman Julia Morley said: "I do not want to upset or get anyone in a situation where we are being disrespectful.
"We treasure respect for all the countries that take part in the pageant," she said.
Miss World 2013 will take place in September.
Real-life Rapunzel, 12, set to cut hair for the first time... and plans to sell the 5ft 2in mane for £3,500
- 21 March 2012
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A twelve-year-old girl who has been dubbed the real-life Rapunzel after refusing to cut her hair for her whole life is to cut it all off - and plans the 5ft 2in mane of
hair for £3,500 to be made into extensions.
- 28 October 2011
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The late playwright and director of the National Theatre, Efo Kodjo Mawugbe who passed away at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra last month, will be buried on today Friday, October 28 at the Osu Cemetery in Accra after a funeral ceremony at the forecourt of the State House.
A wake-keeping was held from 7:00 pm to 12am for the late playwright at the National Theatre on Thursday.
- 05 December 2013
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United Kingdom-based Ghanaian gospel musician, Sonnie Badu, has at a press conference last Tuesday at the Holiday Inn in Accra, denied ever taking a swipe at Ghanaian gospel musicians.