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'Playboy' forced to change cover

'Playboy' made a last-minute change to the cover of its July issue after founder Hugh Hefner's fiancee called off their wedding.

'Playboy' is putting stickers over the cover image of 24-year-old Crystal Harris. The stickers say: "Runaway Bride in this issue!" Mr Hefner (85) announced on Tuesday that the couple will not wed.

SuBo's story made into stage musical

Singing star Susan Boyle is to see the story of her rise to worldwide success brought to life in a new stage musical.

Actress Elaine C Smith -- best known for her role as Rab C Nesbitt's wife Mary -- will portray the unlikely chart star, who found fame through 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Police probe 2Pac shooting claims

New York City police are investigating an online posting from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed Tupac Shakur in 1994, two years before the rapper was slain.

Police said last night that if the post is legitimate they will seek to interview the prisoner. The claim was posted on the website AllHipHop.com.

Dogged row ends in peace deal

A handshake wasn't enough for two Malaysian neighbours embroiled in a bitter feud sparked by barking dogs -- so the two actually signed a peace treaty.

The three-year battle began when one of the men complained to the police about his neighbour's noisy dogs.

Women 'sex slaves on fishing trip'

Four Brazilian women sued a man from the US state of Georgia, claiming that they were the victims of sex trafficking aboard his fishing tour boat down the Amazon.

The lawsuit claims Richard Schair provided alcohol to the four and coerced them into sex acts with tourists.

Comedian sorry for anti-gay rant

Comedian Tracy Morgan plans to return to Nashville to apologise to audience members who were offended by an anti-gay rant during a stand-up show on June 3.

The '30 Rock' actor told the audience that if his son were gay, he would "pull out a knife and stab" him.

Irish Independent