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Party ban for Lindsay Lohan

ACTRESS Lindsay Lohan failed an alcohol test while under house arrest in Los Angeles, a judge ruled yesterday but she did not violate her probation and will face no punishment.

However, Los Angeles Superior Court judge Stephanie Sautner warned Ms Lohan to behave herself , and banned her from holding further parties.

Restaurateur taps into new market

An Australian chef has received a frosty reception for charging diners for treated tap water rather than bottled water.

Mark Best, chef and owner of Marque Restaurant in Sydney, splashed out on a $6,000 (€4,233) water system that filters, chills and carbonates tap water, the first of its kind in an Australian restaurant.

Facebook settles €46m dispute

The Harvard University classmates of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are ending the legal battle made famous by 'The Social Network'.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss accepted a settlement that was worth $65m (€46m) when agreed in 2008. The twins had sought to undo the settlement of $20m (€14.1m) in cash and $45m (€31.7m) in stock.

Mona Lisa may return to roots

Florence officials are launching a campaign to bring the 'Mona Lisa' back for a visit.

Leonardo da Vinci brought the painting of a Renaissance woman with an enigmatic smile to France in 1516, and it has mostly hung in the Louvre since.

Palin postpones tour for jury duty

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Sarah Palin has denied reports that she has cancelled her bus tour of historic American sites. She said her schedule would be tight in the next few weeks because she has jury service.

The 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate said her One Nation bus tour would resume.

Group sues actor over poker losses

A group of investors has sued 'Spider-Man' star Tobey Maguire in an attempt to recoup more than $300,000 (€211,693). They say a hedge fund manager embezzled the money from them and lost it to the actor in high-stakes poker games.

The lawsuit stems from the case against Bradley Ruderman, who got 10 years in jail in January for an investor Ponzi scheme he ran from 2003 to 2009.

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