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    2015 Oscars: “Birdman” takes Hollywood’s top honor

    (CBS) – The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Oscars, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. In a battle of B-movies for best picture, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded “Birdman” best picture, opting for a movie that epitomizes much of Hollywood — showy, ego-mad, desperate for artistic credibility — over one (“Boyhood”) […]

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    Apple Watch coming this April: What you need to know about Apple’s first smartwatch

    (CBS News) – Apple is about to enter the world of wearables this April, with its first new product category since the iPad in 2010. Officially unveiled at Apple’s fall 2014 media event in Cupertino, Calif. alongside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Apple Watch may well have been one of the most anticipated products of recent years. It’s made its presence known for months, and a software development kit has been released so that developers can create Apple […]

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    World famous chocolatier passes away in Italy

    ROME (CBS)  – Michele Ferrero, the world’s richest candy maker whose Nutella chocolate and hazlenut spread helped raise generations of Europeans and defined Italian sweets, died on Valentine’s Day, the company said. He was 89. Ferrero, who had been ill for several months, died Saturday in Montecarlo where he lived, surrounded by his family, the company said in a statement. Ferrero was the patriarch of the eponymous family empire best known for its Nutella and Ferrero Rocher chocolates. The company’s […]

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    Cartier: A look at his dazzling brilliance

    The song says “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” And to become best friend, many women of means go straight to the jeweler that’s the star of a current museum show. Jane Pauley is our guide: The Denver Art Museum calls its Cartier exhibition “Brilliant.” Amidst the diamonds and emeralds and sapphires, Marc Henderson had his own brilliant idea … “When we first found out about the exhibit, I was thinking, ‘This is perfect,'” he told Pauley. Perfect because Henderson […]

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    Making love last years later

    (CBS) – “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all,” the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote. But what about love that’s been lost . . . and then FOUND again? Our Cover Story is reported now by Tracy Smith: It seemed that Donna Hanover was unlucky in love. In 2001, her marriage to New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani went down in flames. And that wasn’t her first broken heart: In the 1960s her high […]

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    Canadian police foil Valentine’s Day mall shooting plot

    TORONTO (CBS) – Canadian police said late Friday they had foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning to kill as many people as they could at a Halifax shopping mall on Valentine’s Day before killing themselves. Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commanding Officer Brian Brennan said in a statement that when investigators learned of the plot Thursday morning, “we acted quickly and intercepted a threat.” “Information suggested that a 19-year-old Timberlea male and a 23-year old Geneva, […]

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    Rules for dating in the digital age

    (CBS News) – Modern dating has new tools and new rules. On Tinder, OkCupid, or any one of dozens of other digital dating apps and websites, every photo, comment, swipe or text is a fresh opportunity to judge and be judged. It can be tough for singles to know how to navigate. There are some obvious guidelines for good behavior (No, you shouldn’t Tinder on your dates. But we’ll get to that.) And some less obvious questions of online romantic […]

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    57th Annual Grammy Awards, airing on the CBS

    (CBS) – Music fans won’t be at a loss for keeping tabs on the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, being broadcast on the CBS Television Network Sunday from 8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT; live streaming coverage of the broadcast can also be viewed online with CBS All Access at CBS.com. But there’s more: Beginning Sunday at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT, the Recording Academy and CBS will launch Grammy Live, offering viewers around the globe unprecedented, multi-platform access to red carpet arrivals and […]

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    LL Cool J: Actor, rapper, and host of the Grammy Awards

    “What’s in a name?” is no idle question when it comes to LL Cool J, who stars in the CBS show, “NCIS: Los Angeles.” He’s an actor, a rapper, and host of the Grammy Awards. But still, what about that name? Michelle Miller has discussed that with the man himself: Watching LL Cool J backstage is like watching a boxer getting ready to enter the ring. He gets psyched up . . . gelled up . . . loosened up. […]

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    There are no plans for Jordan to send in combat troops to fight ISIS

    (CBS) – After the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a video purporting to show a captive Jordanian pilot being burned alive, the reaction from Jordan was swift and unequivocal. “The death of our pilot actually created a wave of anger, not only in Jordan but also in the Arab world and in the Muslim world and the international community as well,” Jordanian Media Minister Mohammed al-Momani said in an interview on “Face the Nation” Sunday. “I think […]

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    57th annual Grammy Awards: Predictions and who will perform

    (CBS) – Some of the hottest stars in music will be honored at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, which will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith lead the pack of nominees this year with six nods each, including album of the year. Iggy Azalea, Beck, Eric Church, engineer Tom Coyne, Drake, Gordon Goodwin, Jay Z, Miranda Lambert, Sia, Usher and Jack White are not far behind with […]

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    Al Jazeera journalist freed

    (CBS) – Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, jailed in Egypt for more than a year on charges that he and his colleagues aided a terrorist group, has been freed from prison and is leaving the country, according to an Egyptian government official and the country’s official news agency. The news agency said his release on Sunday followed a presidential “approval” and both said it was coordinated with the Australian Embassy in Cairo. The official spoke to CBS News on condition […]

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