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I VANT MY NTV Russian President Vladimir Putin is in a position to control almost everything his countrymen hear and watch after the independent TV-news outlet NTV, owned by Vladimir Gusinsky, a prominent government critic, fell under control of a state-affiliated conglomerate


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MICHELLE YEOH
Crouching Tiger star is given the royal title datuk by the sultan of her home state of Perak, Malaysia. Is Dame Jade Fox next?
MEL BROOKS
Producers gets raves; show sold out. What's next for Broadway? Blazing Saddles, the Musical?...

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