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Sergei Filin

Bolshoi Ballet director says asked for protection after threats >>

The Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director told a Russian newspaper he had received threats for more than a month before a masked attacker threw acid in his face last week but his request for protection was rebuffed.

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones nominated for four NME music awards >>

Veteran British rockers The Rolling Stones, who celebrated their 50th anniversary last year, were nominated for four NME music awards on Monday.

Brilliant Brothers

Brilliant brothers set up unique Super Bowl showdown >>

The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens won their National Football League championships in stunning fashion on Sunday to set up an extraordinary sibling rivalry in next month's 47th Super Bowl.

Serene Williams

Federer and Serena power into quarter-finals >>

Roger Federer delivered a lesson to the next generation at the Australian Open, extending his record to a 35th consecutive grand slam quarter-final after Serena Williams set up a clash with her would-be successor.

Lance Armstrong

Library prank sends Armstrong books to fiction section >>

A prank note in an Australian library declaring that disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's books would be moved to the fiction section has gone viral on the Internet, with one commentator declaring: "Hell hath no fury like a librarian".

Vanessa Mae

Violinist Vanessa-Mae rehearses for a new role - Olympic skier >>

Violinist Vanessa-Mae has put music on hold for a year and is rehearsing for a new role - skiing for Thailand at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014.

Michael Winner's Death Wish

British film director Michael Winner dies aged 77 >>

Flamboyant British film director Michael Winner, best known for the hit "Death Wish" series in the 1970s and 80s, died at his London home on Monday. He was 77.

Bat Mobile

Holy cow! Original Batmobile from TV series sells for $4.2 million >>

An Arizona man with a special fondness for caped crusader Batman and his sidekick Robin bought the original Batmobile driven in the iconic television series with a bid of $4.2 million at an auction on Saturday.

Manti Te'o

Katie Couric to interview Manti Te'o, parents about girlfriend hoax >>

Television's Katie Couric will interview Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, the linebacker entangled in a girlfriend hoax, and his parents on her daytime talk show, "Katie," ABC News said on Sunday.

Sergei Filin

Surgery scheduled to restore Bolshoi ballet director's eyesight >>

The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet will undergo surgery next week to try to save his eyesight after an attacker threw acid in his face, the theatre's chief said on Saturday.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan considering Dylan Thomas centenary show in Wales >>

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan may play a special concert in Wales to mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet after whom he may or may not have named himself.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand to receive Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award >>

Barbra Streisand will add the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award to her roster of honors, in recognition of her achievement as a director, writer, producer and film star, the group said on Friday.

Randy Travis

Singer Randy Travis reaches plea deal in assault case: TV >>

Country music singer Randy Travis has reached a plea agreement in a misdemeanor assault case arising from an altercation last summer in a Texas church parking lot, KTVT-TV reported on Saturday.

Sergei Filin

Bolshoi ballet director in acid attack, eyesight at risk >>

A masked attacker threw acid in the face of the artistic director of Russia's prestigious Bolshoi Ballet, endangering his eyesight, in what colleagues said on Friday was the culmination of a two-week campaign of intimidation.

Les Miserables Cast

"Les Miserables" soundtrack tops UK albums chart >>

The soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated movie "Les Miserables" climbed to the top spot in the UK albums chart, the first film cast recording to do so since Madonna's "Evita" in 1997, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

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