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Kelly Brook blasted for criticising celebs who talk openly about surgery
Kelly Brook, who is gifted with a naturally fabulous body, appears to have made a few enemies after she recently slammed celebrities for revealing they have been under the knife. ANI

Una Healy posts pic of fiance Ben Foden kissing her baby bump
Seven-months pregnant Una Healy and fiance Ben Foden are excitedly waiting for the arrival of their baby. ANI

Nakamura shoots football into moving bus
Shunsuke Nakamura recently proved he's still got it - by curling a ball through the window of a moving bus. ANI

Brighton and Bournemouth footballers involved in sexual assault inquiry
Five Brighton and Hove Albion footballers and an AFC Bournemouth player have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman. ANI

Mario Balotelli fooled by teammates with identical cars
Mario Balotelli has been fooled by teammates after they bought identical cars to match his. ANI

New kit deal with Warrior Sports could earn Liverpool around 300 million pounds
Liverpool believes that their new kit deal with Warrior Sports can earn them an incredible 300 million pounds after Adidas decided to end their alliance with them, citing poor performances on the pitch as the reason. ANI

Pak coach Mohsin Khan rejects criticism over Ajmal's 'doosra' action
Pakistan's interim coach Mohsin Khan has rejected criticism over off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's bowling action, saying that both he and Ajmal are unfazed by negative remarks. ANI

David Beckham finds daughter Harper's wardrobe 'ridiculous'
David Beckham called daughter Harper's wardrobe 'ridiculous' and expensive, during a Google web chat that was streamed across the world. ANI

Becks files appeal to reinstate $25m lawsuit against prostitute Irma Nici
David Beckham has re-appealed his court case against prostitute Irma Nici, who claimed the footballer paid her 10,000 dollars for sex. ANI

Donay Meijer happy to support tennis star beau Bernard Tomic
Bernard Tomic's girlfriend Donay Meijer has revealed that she is "happy to just support the tennis star in any way" she can. ANI

Did Shane Warne have his eyebrow plucked?
Shane Warne, who seems to have gone metrosexual after he hooked up with celebrity girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley, was seen with a painful-looking red sore on his brow indicating that he had got his eyebrow plucked. ANI

Cowan still has Ponting's 'poster' in his Sydney bedroom
Australian opener Ed Cowan has revealed that he idolized Ricky Ponting when he was young and still has a poster Ponting on the wall of his bedroom at his family home. ANI

Olympics at risk from cons: Interpol chief
Interpol Director Ron Noble believes the London Olympics face danger from various illegal betting syndicates who can try to lure athletes into fixing events. ANI

I would love to be captain of Team GB at London Olympics: Beckham
Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has revealed his wish to captain Great Britain's football team at the London Olympics. ANI

Giving fast bowlers a proper break is essential, says leading coach
Allister de Winter, who narrowly lost to Craig McDermott for the post of Australia's new fast bowling coach, believes Australian fast bowlers must accept Pat Howard's rotation policy to avoid career-shortening injuries. ANI

Natasha says she only met Stacey Giggs four times
Despite the fact that they are married to brothers, Natasha Giggs has revealed that she's only met Ryan's wife Stacey Giggs four times. ANI

Natasha Giggs denies getting back with Rhodri
When Natasha Giggs was photographed kissing and cuddling her estranged husband Rhodri this week, many assumed the couple were giving their marriage another go. ANI

Michael Phelps sports new look with horseshoe moustache
Michael Phelps was seen sporting some facial hair what is known as a horseshoe moustache as he lounged by the pool in Miami. ANI

Paul McCartney may headline opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympics
Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he is in talks to take part in London 2012 Olympics. ANI

Man U can win Premier League title without me: Vidic
Defender Nemanja Vidic has told his Manchester United team mates that they can retain the Premier League title for a 20th time without him. ANI

Spot-fixing scandal proved "big plus" for Pak cricket team: Waqar Younis
Former Pakistan captain and Coach Waqar Younis has said the spot-fixing scandal and other controversies, which hit Pakistan cricket in 2010, only made the players stronger, leading them to perform consistently from the last 18 months. ANI

Drogba poised to join Chinese football club
Chelsea football star Didier Drogba is poised to join the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in the summer. ANI

Now, Australia's Big Bash on verge of going sci-fi
Australia's version of Twenty20 cricket - the Big Bash League (BBL) - is on the verge of going sci-fi. ANI

Posh needed to sit close to restroom at Royal Wedding
David Beckham has revealed that when he was invited to Prince William and Duchess Kate's wedding last year, he and wife Victoria, got the perfect seats - near the loo. ANI

UK's Haye keen to return to boxing
British pugilist David Haye has said that he is ready and waiting for the call to return to action. ANI

Torres has no mental issues with Drogba: Villas Boas
Chelsea Coach Andre Villas-Boas has rejected suggestions that Spanish football star Fernando Torres has mental problems dealing with Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba. ANI

Persie's 5-year-old son to train with Arsenal
Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie's five-year-old son is set to start training with the Gunners. ANI

Tevez may pick up 43m pounds in PSG wage deal
Manchester City star Carlos Tevez could get 43 million pounds in wages if his 31 million pound move to Paris St Germain goes ahead. ANI

"Very good" off-spinner Ajmal's bowling style should not be doubted: Misbah
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has asked critics to stop doubting the bowling action of Saeed Ajmal, insisting that the star off-spinner is a "very good bowler and has certain variations in his bowling." ANI

Cowan wants Watson return to team but not at his expense
Australian Test opener Ed Cowan believes Shane Watson should be selected again in the Test team for the upcoming Tour of the West Indies but not at his expense. ANI

Proteas cricketers spend time with HIV-AIDS inflicted kids to raise disease awareness
Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith and fellow players Faf du Plessis, Alviro Peterson, Wayne Parnell and members of the coaching staff, on Thursday met a group of children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS. ANI

Absence of net bowlers hits Team India's preparations ahead of Adelaide Test
Team India has been forced to reschedule their training session due to non- availability of net bowlers on January 21. ANI

Stephen Ireland's fiancee Jessica Lawlor lands WAG role
Soccer star Stephen Ireland's fiancee, Jessica Lawler, is all set to play a footballer's wife in a new production called WAG! The Musical. ANI

'Reasonably dry' Adelaide Oval pitch to favour spinners: Curator
Adelaide Oval curator Damian Hough has said the pitch will favour batsmen and spinners ahead of the fourth Test between India and Australia. ANI

Sri Lanka appoints new cricket panel to shake up domestic cricket
The Government of Sri Lanka has appointed a new panel to choose future players, following the national team's abysmal performance in South Africa. ANI

Tweets taunt trounced Poms
The acidic world of Twitter has compounded ICC No 1-ranked England's misery after its amazing capitulation to Pakistan in three days in the first Test in Dubai. ANI

Warne deliberately hit cyclist, claims witness
Shane Warne has called for cyclists to be registered after a run-in with a rider on his way home from a training session at the MCG, but a witness has claimed that the cricketer deliberately hit the cyclist. ANI

Elin Nordegren bulldozed her $12 mn mansion as it was beyond repair
Elin Nordegren had to demolish her 12-million-dollar home without her ever moving in because it was in such a bad state of repairs, say her realtor. ANI

Beckham signs new 2-year deal with LA Galaxy for family's sake
David Beckham has finally opened up as to why he made his decision to sign a new two-year deal with LA Galaxy. ANI

Injury woes now rule Watson out of Big Bash semi-final
Australian all- rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out for the Big Bash's semi -final due to an injury. ANI

Kirsten says out of form Smith deserves more time to bounce back
South African coach Gary Kirsten has defended out of form batsman Graeme Smith saying that he needs more time to bounce back. ANI

Afridi to skip lucrative Bangladesh Premier League for sake of national duty
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has reportedly decided to skip the Bangladesh Premier League because of his commitments at home. ANI

Steyn to be rested for fourth ODI against Sri Lanka as part of Proteas' rotation policy
South African bowler Dale Steyn will be rested for the remaining One Day International series against Sri Lanka as a part of the eam's player rotation policy. ANI

Is out of form Smith's friendship with Kirsten keeping him in ODI squad?
Former South African selector Mike Procter has claimed that batsman Graeme Smith's friendship with coach Gary Kirsten may have helped him retain his berth in the squad. ANI

Strauss refuses to press panic button after being routed by Pak
England captain Andrew Strauss has refused to press the panic button in the wake of the emphatic 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the first Test match in Dubai. ANI

Becks' son shocked American guests by asking for 'rubbers'
David Beckham revealed a hilarious language mixup with American guests at his house when they thought his son was asking him for condoms. ANI

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