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Kate Upton flaunts her curves in see-through dress at Cannes gala
Kate Upton's see-through dress left little to the imagination as she made an appearance on the red carpet at a Cannes film festival gala. ANI

Nene proposes to girlfriend with poem, flash mob dance
Brazilian footballer Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, better known as Nene, has proposed to his girlfriend Jessica Garducci at STK Rooftop on Wednesday night. ANI

'Born again' Gascoigne dumps booze for Botox
Legendary footballer Paul Gascoigne has said he is winning his battle against alcohol and cocaine by swapping booze for Botox. ANI

England captain Gerrard says Capello never trusted his leadership skills
England captain Steven Gerrard has said former coach Fabio Capello only believed in him as a player, but never trusted in him as a leader, and said Roy Hodgson has full faith in his captaincy, which is good for his confidence. ANI

Garret Doherty becomes world's fastest 'backwards' runner for third year on trot
Garret Doherty can cover a mile in just over seven minutes while running backwards and has been crowned the world champion for the third year on the trot. ANI

Chefs Button and Grosjean show off cookery skills ahead of Monaco GP!
McLaren driver Jensen Button and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean participated in a cook-off on Friday to mark the release of recipe book Miles and Meals compiled by tyre manufacturer Pirelli ahead of weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. ANI

'Ruthless' Mancini axes son from Man City
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has signaled the start of a ruthless streak at the club by axing his 19-year old son from the team. ANI

Former boxing champ Hatton contemplated suicide during deep depression spell
Former Ring Light Welterweight and WBA Welterweight Champion Ricky Hatton has said he was so depressed after retiring from boxing that he tried to kill himself with a knife. ANI

Commonwealth heptathlon champion also criticised for being overweight
Just a day after it was revealed that Olympic poster girl Jessica Ennis had been criticised for being too "fat" Louise Hazel, the Commonwealth heptathlon champion, has admitted being subjected to "disgraceful" remarks about her weight by senior figures in UK Athletics. ANI

Una Healy tweets intimate pics of baby daughter Aoife Belle
Una Healy took to her social networking website, Twitter, to share some of the intimate snaps of her gorgeous daughter, Aoife Belle, who looked all the more cute with a little polka dot bow in her hair. ANI

Michael Carrick looking pink on day out with family on Barbados beach
Michael Carrick and his wife Lisa were looking a bit pink as they spent the day on the beach in Barbados with their two children. ANI

Kate Upton joins supers at Cannes fashion show
Kate Upton was one of the 20 models that took part in a completely monochrome fashion show staged at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS event in Cannes. ANI

I have changed, says Oz swimmer Stephanie Rice
Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice is all grown up now as she claims to have changed in the past four years after the Beijing Olympics in terms of life outside the pool. ANI

Alexandra Burke reveals heartbreak over split with love rat Jermain Defoe
Alexandra Burke has revealed her heartbreak over her split with Jermain Defoe saying "I don't know how to cope with it." ANI

Imogen Thomas hints at new man on Twitter
Imogen Thomas, who drank a lot of champagne and lay about in a purple bikini in a park on Thursday, has taken to her Twitter page to hint at a new man. ANI

Much-awaited pay raise announced for Pak cricketers
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally increased the players' salaries across all three categories as it prepares to announce the much-delayed central contracts for the year 2012. ANI

Liverpool striker Suarez says his conscience is clear over Evra's racism charges
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said he was banned without any evidence during his race row with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, and claimed he has a clear conscience over this matter. ANI

Chelsea star Luiz out of Brazil friendlies
Brasilia, May 25 (Xinhua-ANI) -- Chelsea defender David Luiz has been ruled out of Brazil's upcoming international friendlies after failing to overcome a thigh injury. ANI

Djokovic says confident to win French Open
The World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic on Friday said he was ready for 2012 French Open but expressed caution over the Spanish Rafael Nadal who remains "the favorite" to win the French title. ANI

French Open champion Li Na wants to 'remain the same'
French Open winner Li Na on Friday said she was focusing on the preparation for the first round's games, reiterating her willingness to keep a normal life after winning the French title last season. ANI

FIFA delegates back reform "road map" at annual congress
The 62nd FIFA Congress finished on Friday in Budapest with delegates backing measures to reform structures within the world football governing body and pledging to continue increasing accountability and transparency. ANI

Ecclestone sisters make stylish speedboat entry at Cannes
Tamara and Petra Ecclestone turned out in style at the glitzy amfAR gala on a flashy speedboat, flanked by their partners James Stunt and Omar Khyami. ANI

World's biggest telescope to be shared by South Africa, Australia
The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) telescope, which is to be constructed as the world's biggest and most sensitive radio telescope, will be shared by South Africa and Australia/New Zealand, said the SKA Organization on Friday. ANI

Cricketers' body to take action against Bangladesh board over non-payment of dues
The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA), headed by ex-Australian cricketer Tim May, has been taking a keen interest in approaching the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and BPL organizers to get overdue payments to players released. ANI

Kim Zolciak poses just in body paint as pre-wedding gift to Kroy Biermann
While most women buy their husbands-to-be a nice gift as a token of their love before exchanging vows, Kim Zolciak posed topless in nothing but body paint as pre-wedding gift for her fiance Kroy Biermann on Friday's episode of 'Don't Be Tardy For The Wedding'. ANI

Old pal Whelan claims Ferguson would retire after end of season over health concerns
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan, who is also a close friend of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, has said the legendary manager would retire after the end of this season due to health concerns. ANI

McLaren's Button says team that solves rubber 'riddle' would win F1 championship
McLaren ace driver Jensen Button has said any team that solves Pirelli's new tyre design conundrum first would be in pole position to win the Formula One championship this season. ANI

Oz Cricket Association chief Marsh says Pomersbach controversy should serve as 'lesson' for players
Australian Cricketers Association chief Paul Marsh has said that players should take a lesson from the recent controversy engulfing IPL player Luke Pomersbach, who was accused of molestation and assault by a woman. ANI

Windies Test cricket needs another 'Richards-type great' to rescue them from gallows
The major difference between the West Indies team playing the Test match at Trent Bridge in 1976 and the team playing currently against England is that the this team doesn't have any great player like Viv Richards in it, according to sports journalist Henry Blofeld. ANI

Money-spinning IPL sounding 'death knell' for West Indies Test cricket: Blofeld
The lucrative Indian Premier League is a Catch-22 situation for West Indies cricket, and is spoiling Test cricket in the Caribbean Islands, according to sports journalist Henry Blofeld. ANI

'BCCI invite to PCB chief for IPL final aimed at removing misconception over Pak snub'
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president and IPL chief Rajiv Shukla has said the invitation sent to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf to watch the IPL final in India is an attempt to remove the widespread 'misconception' that India is against Pakistan. ANI

Kyly Clarke to start new career after inspiring honeymoon trip to India
Kyly Clarke who is back in Sydney after her honeymoon with hubby Michael is set to embark on a new career after being culturally enriched during her week's stay in India. ANI

Liz Hurley bares all for her bed linen collection
Elizabeth Hurley posed nude for promoting her new range of bedclothes. ANI

FIFA asks German legend Beckenbauer to find solution to 'tragedy of penalty shootouts'
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has asked legendary German footballer Franz Beckenbauer to find an alternative to penalty shootouts. ANI

Abramovich prepared to 'seduce' Guardiola for Chelsea job with can't refuse offer
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is adamant over bringing former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola at Stamford Bridge as team's new manager, and the Russian billionaire is ready to make another offer for the Spaniard. ANI

Lee Hughes fined 500 pounds for assaulting woman at Christmas party
Lee Hughes has been fined 500 pounds on Friday for putting his hand between a young woman's legs during a hotel Christmas party and lifting her into the air. ANI

'Secretive' Clarke not comfortable with scrutiny of private life
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, who kept his wedding a secret even from his parents, has said he will never feel comfortable with the scrutiny of his private life. ANI

Anderson, Samuels involved in verbal spat on Day 1 of Trent Bridge Test
England pacer James Anderson and Marlon Samuels were involved in a verbal battle in which the West Indies batsman had the upper hand as his century helped turn the tide of the second Test. ANI

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