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Spice Girls aren't reforming for 2012 Olympics, says Mel C
Mel C has put an end to speculation that the Spice Girls are reuniting for 2012 London Olympics. ANI

'Affectionate' Mancini wants bad boy Balotelli to 'behave' himself for rest of season
Manchester City Roberto Mancini has told troublemaker Mario Balotelli to behave himself for the rest of the season. ANI

Drogba plans to build 3 million pound hospital in Ivory Coast
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is planning to build a three million pound hospital in the Ivory Coast. ANI

Scholes taunts City that they wont get European success in next five years
Manchester United midfield maestro Paul Scholes has taunted local rivals Manchester City, telling them that they wont get success in the European championships in the next five year at least. ANI

BBC to broadcast Olympic coverage in 3D
The BBC has announced plans for the 3D broadcast from the 2012 Olympic games. ANI

IOC snub of not removing Dow Chemicals as Olympics sponsors unacceptable: IOA official
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) vice-president Tarlochan Singh on Thursday criticised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to allow Dow Chemicals to remain the sponsors of the 2012 London Olympics, inspite of their indirect link to the December 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. ANI

Ferguson rules out Scholes' chances of England comeback
Manchester United striker Sir Alex Ferguson has said he doesn't thinks midfielder Paul Scholes has a chance to play for England again. ANI

Jodie Marsh denies dating 'Take Me Out' bloke who was secretly engaged
Jodie Marsh has denied rumours that she dated 'Take Me Out' contestant Damion Merry. ANI

Del Boy creates song and dance as Germans ban his ring tune
Dereck Chisora, whose ring walk tune for Saturday's world heavyweight title fight with Vitali Klitschko has been banned by German promoters, has created a song and dance. ANI

Khloe Kardashian says she would love Kim to reunite with ex Reggie Bush
Khloe Kardashian has revealed that she supports a reconciliation between her sister Kim and her former boyfriend Reggie Bush. ANI

China's top football referees sentenced to jail for accepting bribes
Top football referees in China have been convicted for accepting bribes to fix football matches and indulging in various forms of corruption. ANI

Petra Ecclestone offers sneak peek into renovated former Spelling mansion
Petra Ecclestone has completed the nine-week refurbishment of her most recently purchased Los Angeles property, The Manor, that once belonged to Aaron and Candy Spelling, and now she's offering her fans a glimpse inside her humble aboard. ANI

Kate Upton's pals intervened after she gained lots of weight last summer
Kate Upton, who has become a household name almost overnight with her blonde locks, never-ending legs and womanly curves, had gained so much weight last summer that her friends staged an intervention. ANI

Ferguson feels Giggs could succeed him as United manager
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed to his friends that he regards Ryan Giggs as the right man to replace him as the manager of the club. ANI

Oz cricketers turn 'clowns' to entertain sick children at Sydney hospital
Australian cricketers visited sick children in the Sydney Children's Hospital, ahead of the one day international against Sri Lanka. ANI

'Caretaker' skipper Ponting does not want to captain Oz ever again
Veteran Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting has said he did not believe he would ever captain his side again and does not want his old job back. ANI

Kate Upton and Mark Sanchez rumoured to be dating
Kate Upton, who recently took over the reigns as 2012's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl from Irina Shayk, has been linked to Mark Sanchez for months, but neither of them have confirmed their relationship. ANI

Wayne Rooney names his 2 yr old racehorse 'Switcharooney'
Wayne Rooney has officially named his two-year-old colt Switcharooney, who is presently training at United teammate Michael Owen's Manor House stables. ANI

Rising NBA star Jeremy Lin finds an admirer in President Obama
White House press secretary Jay Carney has revealed that Barack Obama is enthusiastically following the exploits of the New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. ANI

Kelly Brook turns rugby referee for ad campaign
Kelly Brook has shown off her sporty side by dressing up as a rugby referee for a new advertising campaign. ANI

Channel Nine doesn't select the team and never will: Cricket Australia
Cricket Australia's general manager of public affairs, Peter Young, has said Channel Nine doesn't select the Australian team. ANI

Watson wants opener's spot back despite Cowan's good showing
Australian all rounder Shane Watson has said he wants to return as a Test opener for Australia, since he has been most successful at the spot. ANI

Mancini hits back at Tevez for his 'treated like a dog' comment
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has hit back at errant striker Carlos Tevez's claim that he was treated like a dog by him. ANI

De Villers lauds 'outstanding' Tsotsobe for maiden T20 hat-trick in Kiwi series
South African captain AB de Villiers has lauded pace bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe for his maiden Twenty20 hat-trick in the opening match of the series against New Zealand. ANI

Watson urges Clarke and Arthur to balance his workload
Australian all rounder Shane Watson has asked captain Michael Clarke and coach Mickey Arthur to balance his workout so that he doesn't suffers injuries in the future. ANI

'Whatmore, Fountain to be appointed as head coach and fielding coach'
Former Australian cricketer Dav Whatmore and Julien Fountain are reportedly set to sign contracts with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). ANI

All my purchases have been dumb, says Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson has admitted that some of the purchases he ever made in his life were 'dumb sh-t'. ANI

Shoaib Akhtar rejects Meera's 'proposal' claim as 'baseless'
Shoaib Akhtar has denied controversial film star Meera's allegations that the former Pakistan pacer had proposed to her. ANI

Razzaq could face PCB action over 'inability to bowl in England series' lie
Pakistan's all- rounder Abdul Razzaq could face a disciplinary action from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for allegedly lying to the selectors that he was unfit to bowl in England series. ANI

Dhoni indirectly suggests that India correct to be wary of DRS
While the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket Australia (CA) have described Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga's five-ball over as an host mistake made by the on field umpire, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said indirectly that India is justified in not relying on the Decision Review System (DRS). ANI

Posh cups Becks' Goldenballs in cheeky Facebook photo
Victoria Beckham, who usually appears stoney-faced in photos and seemingly unwilling to crack a smile, showed her sense of humour when she posed for a cheeky photo which her husband David posted on his Facebook page. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone's semi-nude advert for TV show slammed as 'offensive'
A billboard featuring an almost n*ked Tamara Ecclestone with just two magazines to protect her modesty has been labelled as "offensive" and "inappropriate" for public display. ANI

Kim Kardashian says there'll be 'no cameras' in her next marriage
Kim Kardashian has revealed that her next wedding will be a private affair and there will be "no cameras." ANI

Bahrain Grand Prix will be held as planned in spite of violence: Ecclestone
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has said that this year's Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled despite more violence in that country. ANI

Kobe Bryant caught locking lips with estranged wife at LA Lakers game
Kobe Bryant was spotting kissing his estranged wife Vanessa on Valentine's Day, as she cheered him on at the LA Lakers game, sparking rumours of a reconciliation. ANI

Tamara wears sexy red dress for Valentine's Day as Petra dresses down
Tamara Ecclestone put on her best designer frock for a Valentine's date with her boyfriend Omar Khayami, while her younger sister Petra decided to spend it in casual attire. ANI

Imogen Thomas reuses her favourite red dress for Valentine's Day meal
Imogen Thomas flaunted her frugal side this Valentine's Day and recycled an old favourite from her wardrobe. ANI

Christine Bleakley says her 'body is annoying'
Christine Bleakley has revealed that she is not happy with her figure. ANI

Posh says she's enjoying her 'true passion' as designer
Victoria Beckham has revealed that her biggest joy now is fashion, apart from her family. ANI

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