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"Gangnam Style" in line for UK dictionary inclusion

LONDON (Reuters) - He has the most-watched video in Youtube

history, become a pop sensation with a horse-riding dance craze

that has swept the world and now Korean singer Psy may cement

his place in popular culture with recognition from a British

dictionary. "Gangnam Style," Psy's signature song, has been

chosen along with "fiscal cliff" and "Romneyshambles" as some

of Collins Dictionary's words of the year.

Israeli Arab wrestles with grief, guilt in suicide bomb


DUBAI (Reuters) - When Universal Studios took a disliking

to the script for Ziad Doueiri's Israeli-Palestinian suicide

bombing drama, the Lebanese director thought his career was

over. Six years later "The Attack" is garnering interest on the

festival circuit, winning praise in Toronto, an award in

Marrakech, and wowing audiences at the Dubai international film

festival in the United Arab Emirates this week.

Putin offers French tax row actor Depardieu a Russian


MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin offered French

actor Gerard Depardieu a Russian passport on Thursday, saying

he would welcome the 63-year-old celebrity who is embroiled in

a bitter tax row with France's socialist government. Weighing

into a dispute over a hike in taxes, Putin heaped praise on

Depardieu, making the offer of citizenship in response to a

question during his annual televised press conference.

Miss USA crowned Miss Universe in eighth American win

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 20-year-old beauty queen who plays

the cello and is a breast cancer advocate was crowned Miss

Universe on Wednesday, the eighth time an American has won the

pageant where the world's most beautiful women parade in

bikinis and ball gowns. Olivia Culpo, 20, a brunette from Rhode

Island, was chosen by a 10-judge panel from 89 contestants

representing countries ranging from India to Kosovo and


Singer Odell first male to win Brit newcomer award

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Tom Odell was named

the Brit Awards' tip for the top in 2013, the first male artist

to receive the honor previously won by chart queens including

Adele and Jessie J. The 22-year-old, whose musical style and

voice has drawn comparisons to Coldplay lead singer Chris

Martin, beat London electronic duo AlunaGeorge and classically

trained soul singer Laura Mvula to the Critics' Choice Award.

Thousands mourn U.S.-Mexican singer Jenni Rivera

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners on Wednesday

packed a Los Angeles theater to pay their final respects to

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera more than a week after her

death in a plane crash. Rivera, 43, best known for her work in

the Mexican folk Nortena and Banda genres, died after the small

jet she was traveling in crashed in northern Mexico on December


'Homeland' star Claire Danes gives birth to first child

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emmy-winning actress Claire Danes

has given birth to her first child, a boy, the publicist for

the "Homeland" star said on Wednesday. Cyrus Michael

Christopher Dancy was born on Monday to Danes, 33, and her

husband, British actor Hugh Dancy.

Taylor Swift keeps Bruno Mars out of Billboard 200 top spot

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country pop star Taylor Swift held

her reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on

Wednesday, keeping retro-inspired R&B singer Bruno Mars' new

album at bay. Swift's latest album, "Red," released in October,

held the No. 1 slot for a fifth non-consecutive week with sales

of 208,000, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Dirty Harry" among U.S. film


NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. National Film Registry on

Wednesday named 25 films to be preserved as cultural treasures,

ranging from Audrey Hepburn's 1961 classic "Breakfast at

Tiffany's" to Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" and the sci-fi

action movie "The Matrix." The film list also includes the 1992

female ensemble comedy-drama, "A League of Their Own," directed

by Penny Marshall, and "Born Yesterday," which starred Judy

Holliday and was released in 1950, and the 1983 holiday classic

"A Christmas Story."

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