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at 06:52 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

JK Rowling reveals new details about villainous character on Pottermore website

LONDON - Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick.

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at 05:55 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Dame Judi Dench among British Academy honorees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honouring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Downey Jr.

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at 02:36 on October 31, 2014, EDT.

Crowds, costumes, cuteness welcome thousands of fans at first ever Hello Kitty Con

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.

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at 20:06 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Nielsen: 23.5 million viewers watched Game 7 of World Series between Giants-Royals

NEW YORK, N.Y. - An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series.

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at 19:57 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Attorney says Maryland man punched by singer Chris Brown settles lawsuit ; no amount given

WASHINGTON - The lawyer for a man who was punched by Chris Brown outside a Washington hotel says he has settled a lawsuit against the singer.

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at 19:06 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Jian Ghomeshi: 'Trailer Park Boys' actress Lucy DeCoutere thrust into spotlight

TORONTO - When Lucy DeCoutere first came forward publicly with allegations that Jian Ghomeshi choked and slapped her, she feared she'd be met with disbelief, vitriol and abuse.

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at 18:07 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Punishment rescinded for professor suspended over 'Game of Thrones' T-shirt picture

PARAMUS, N.J. - A New Jersey professor suspended after he posted an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" has had his punishment rescinded by the college.

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at 18:06 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Family drops Gregg Allman from lawsuit over death of Georgia film worker struck by train

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Gregg Allman has been dropped from a lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed by a train during shooting of a biographical movie about the Allman Brothers Band singer, attorneys said Thursday.

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at 17:50 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

TV hitmakers discuss racial and gender diversity in cast, writers and directors

What does it take to make a hit TV show in Canada?

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at 17:34 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Reality star Tameka 'Tiny' Harris defends her choice to surgically change eye colour

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Reality TV star Tameka "Tiny" Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the colour of her eyes.

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at 16:49 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Jorge Garcia celebrates 'Hawaii Five-O' role with a kingly purchase; 2 movies set for 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on "Lost," Jorge Garcia's career has moved along nicely from "Alcatraz" to "Hawaii Five-O" and upcoming big-screen movies.

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at 16:06 on October 30, 2014, EDT.

Vatican: Sistine Chapel frescoes turning white from tourists' carbon dioxide, humidity

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day to marvel at Michelangelo's masterpiece.

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