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Kutcher to play sitcom billionaire

Published 05/08/2011 | 05:00

New 'Two and A Half Men' star Ashton Kutcher will play an internet billionaire with a broken heart when he makes his debut on the hit TV comedy in September.

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TV chiefs declined to confirm or deny reports that the character played by the show's fired star Charlie Sheen would be killed off and given a funeral in the new season premiere.

Dunaway denies NY home eviction

Oscar-winning actress Faye Dunaway has denied reports she was evicted from her New York City apartment. She told 'The New York Times' she gave up the one-bedroom apartment in May because it was in poor condition.

The paper had reported her landlord had filed a lawsuit seeking to evict her from her $1,048 (€745) a month rent-controlled apartment.

McColgan denies hitting husband

Athlete Liz McColgan appeared in court yesterday charged with attacking her husband at her home.

The 47-year-old Scot denied repeatedly punching Peter McColgan on his head and body on July 12. The former world champion runner also denied causing alarm and fear by throwing clothes down the stairs and out the window.

Winehouse duet to be charity single

One of Amy Winehouse's last recordings -- a duet with Tony Bennett -- will be released as a charity single.

The veteran crooner told a US television show that royalties from the song, 'Body And Soul', would go to the foundation set up in the singer's name by her father to provide rehab facilities.

Flingtime in Paris as city tops survey

Paris is the favourite spot for flings among globe-trotting business executives in Europe, according to a survey.

The French capital was named by 52pc of respondents as the city of choice for a sexual encounter when on business trips without their spouse or regular partner. Next in the list was Milan, followed by Barcelona, Brussels, London, Geneva and Berlin.

Polish elite air force dissolved

Poland's new defence minister has dissolved an air force regiment responsible for transporting state officials.

The move comes in reaction to a report that cited poor pilot training and lax security procedures as causes of the April 2010 crash in Smolensk, Russia, that killed President Lech Kaczynski and all 96 people on board.

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