17th February 2006

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Jackson/rowe Hush Money Settlement Revealed

LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON agreed to pay his ex-wife DEBBIE ROWE $900,000 (GBP500,000)-a-year in hush money after they split, according to new court...

17th February 2006 3:11



Howard And Torres Split

Oscar hopeful TERRENCE HOWARD has split from MARC ANTHONY's ex-wife DAYANARA TORRES because their children were more important than their love for...

17th February 2006 3:11



Hoffman Reveals Drug Past

CAPOTE star PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN nearly fell into a life of substance abuse, after battling a severe alcohol and drug problem early in his...

17th February 2006 3:11



Fascinating Fact 1017

MADONNA took roller-skating lessons to prepare for her new music video SORRY. The MATERIAL GIRL's assistant broke in her skates by roller-skating all...

17th February 2006 3:11



The Things They Say 1343

"I found out after the baby that I can sing." BRITNEY SPEARS insists becoming a mum has helped her hit the high notes.

17th February 2006 3:11



Shakira And Wyclef Enter Into 'Starving' Competition

SHAKIRA and THE FUGEES star WYCLEF JEAN are 'starving' themselves to see who can look the fittest in their new video. The couple have teamed up on...

17th February 2006 3:11



The Things They Say 1342

"After we won, I thought, 'we must have paid someone a lot of money.'" COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN is stunned his band won two gongs at the Brit...

17th February 2006 3:11



Elton's Work Keeps Him Away From Furnish

'Newlywed' singer SIR ELTON JOHN has barely seen his partner DAVID FURNISH since their high-profile civil partnership ceremony last year (05). The...

17th February 2006 3:11



Spears Begs Police For Help

BRITNEY SPEARS has called on California police to help her battle the paparazzi who follow her everywhere, but law officials have told her there's...

17th February 2006 3:11



Madonna Blasts London Congestion Charge

Superstar MADONNA has blasted London Mayor KEN LIVINGSTON for his plans to extend the vehicle congestion charge into her local area. Drivers...

17th February 2006 3:11



Stapp And Kid Rock In Sex Tape Scandal

A steamy sex tape, which allegedly shows former CREED frontman SCOTT STAPP and rocker KID ROCK involved in explicit sex acts with groupies, is set to...

17th February 2006 3:11



Presley Marries Guitarist In Japan

Singer LISA MARIE PRESLEY has married guitarist and music producer MICHAEL LOCKWOOD in a ceremony in Kyoto, Japan. The couple exchanged vows in a...

17th February 2006 3:11



The Things They Say 1344

"It's all cooking, shopping and changing nappies. I couldn't be happier." Oscar nominee HEATH LEDGER on his new role as a dad to baby MATILDA.

17th February 2006 3:11



Roberts Thrills Husband With Surf Break

JULIA ROBERTS gave husband DANNY MODER a pre-Valentine's Day winter break to remember this week when she whisked him off to Oahu, Hawaii, to check...

17th February 2006 3:11



Fascinating Fact 1019

US TV star DANNY PINO is celebrating after becoming a first-time father on Wednesday (15FEB06). The COLD CASE star's wife LILLY delivered a baby boy...

17th February 2006 3:11



Is Damon Bourne To Run?

THE BOURNE IDENTITY producer FRANK MARSHALL wants to make five movies in the Bourne series and is desperate to convince star MATT DAMON to sign on...

17th February 2006 3:11



Fascinating Fact 1018

THE SIXTH SENSE director M NIGHT SHYAMALAN is to be named Showest Director of The Year in Las Vegas, Nevada next month (MAR06). The honour is given...

17th February 2006 3:11



Mary-kate Wants To Play Moss

Young millionairess MARY-KATE OLSEN is obsessed with supermodel KATE MOSS and is desperate to play her idol on the big screen. The teen star wants...

17th February 2006 3:11



Cardellini Exposed For Dumping Fat Actor

SCOOBY-DOO star LINDA CARDELLINI has been exposed by her ex-boyfriend for dumping him because he was too fat. Actor JASON SEGEL, who is now a star...

17th February 2006 3:11



Thompson's Wife Plans Death Anniversary Photo Release

Cult writer HUNTER S THOMPSON's widow ANITA is to mark the first anniversary of her husband's suicide by releasing a candid photo she took of him on...

17th February 2006 3:11



Andreas Katsulas Dies

Actor ANDREAS KATSULAS, who played AMBASSADOR G'KAR on cult sci-fi show BABYLON 5, has died of lung cancer. The 59-year-old actor passed away on...

17th February 2006 3:11



Fascinating Fact 1020

SIR ELTON JOHN has booked Grammy Award winner JOHN LEGEND to perform at his 14th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar After-Party on 5 March (06)...

17th February 2006 9:40



Drugs Helped Madonna Survive Video Shoot

Pop star MADONNA relied on prescription painkillers when she shot the HUNG UP music video. The singer didn't know if she would be able to dance...

17th February 2006 9:40



Jean's Mad Dash To Haitian Voting Booths

FUGEES star WYCLEF JEAN was so determined to vote in the Haitian elections he broke a number of international laws and used his links to pal ANGELINA...

17th February 2006 9:40



Spears Keen To Reclaim Her Pop Princess Crown

BRITNEY SPEARS is planning a pop comeback because she's bored by the music playing on MTV and the radio. The super-critical pop superstar turned...

17th February 2006 9:40



Furnish Offers Madonna And Ritchie Marriage Advice

SIR ELTON JOHN's partner DAVID FURNISH has offered marriage advice to MADONNA and GUY RITCHIE, urging the couple to give each other space to work on...

17th February 2006 9:40



The Things They Say 1347

"(My character) now embraces the idea of sex and intercourse. He cherishes it now, and he has now become the 41-year-old whore. I think that is the...

17th February 2006 9:40



Richie Tattoo Inspires American Girls

Socialite NICOLE RICHIE has inspired women across America to copy her foot rosary tattoo. THE SIMPLE LIFE star's body art has become a popular...

17th February 2006 9:40



The Things They Say 1346

"I think, as a parent, what you care for is that your child is not in pain and that your child becomes who they really are, and, if that's who they...

17th February 2006 9:40



Aniston Enjoys Mcbirthday

Actor VINCE VAUGHN threw a 37th birthday party for girlfriend JENNIFER ANISTON at her Malibu, California, mansion - catered by fast food chain...

17th February 2006 9:40



Gyllenhaal And Ledger To Appear On Will + Grace?

Producers for WILL + GRACE are desperate to convince BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN actors HEATH LEDGER and JAKE GYLLENHAAL to appear on the hit TV show and...

17th February 2006 9:40



Aniston Gets Naked And Hairless For Film Scene

JENNIFER ANISTON will set temperatures soaring in her new romantic comedy THE BREAK UP by parading around naked and hairless in one saucy scene. ...

17th February 2006 9:40



Newton Wants Her Curves Back

Stunning actress THANDIE NEWTON is desperate to put some weight on, after losing her curves while breast-feeding. The CRASH star, 33, gave birth...

17th February 2006 9:40



Clooney Vows To Keep Romance Private

Actor GEORGE CLOONEY has refused to confirm or deny reports he is dating TERI HATCHER, insisting he never speaks about his private life. THE...

17th February 2006 9:40



Eva Green Is Bond's Girl

French actress EVA GREEN will play DANIEL CRAIG's leading lady in his debut JAMES BOND performance. The 25-year-old will play VESPER LYND in...

17th February 2006 9:40



Clooney Plays Down Pitt Friendship

Hollywood star GEORGE CLOONEY has played down his friendship with his OCEAN'S TWELVE co-star BRAD PITT, insisting "he's one of my showbiz friends". ...

17th February 2006 9:40



The Things They Say 1345

"We only collaborate in the bedroom." British pop singer NICOLE APPLETON laughs off reports her boyfriend LIAM GALLAGHER will be joining in the ALL...

17th February 2006 9:40



Whitesnake Penis Myth Uncovered

British rocker DAVID COVERDALE has confirmed the urban myth that his band WHITESNAKE was named after his penis. Many fans of the 1980s group...

17th February 2006 9:40



Fascinating Fact 1021

Former BLUE heart-throb ANTONY COSTA and ex-HEAR'SAY singer KYM MARSH are among the stars bidding to represent Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest...

17th February 2006 9:40



Ulrich Slams Mustaine

METALLICA drummer LARS ULRICH has attacked former bandmate DAVE MUSTAINE, accusing him of using the band to promote his own group MEGADETH. ...

17th February 2006 9:40



Shelley Denies Rotten Romance

BUZZCOCKS singer PETE SHELLEY has laughed off reports fellow punk star JOHNNY ROTTEN was in love with him in the 1970s. The LOVE YOU MORE star...

17th February 2006 13:51



Kylie Backs Herceptin Campaign

Pop beauty KYLIE MINOGUE amazed breast cancer campaigners in Staffordshire, England, when she sent a personal email of support for their fundraising...

17th February 2006 13:51



Clarkson Battled Eating Disorder

US singer KELLY CLARKSON struggled with an eating disorder after being turned down by music bosses, before she found fame on AMERICAN IDOL. The...

17th February 2006 13:51



Mellon Dumps Rock

LATEST: Millionairess TAMARA MELLON has dumped her new boyfriend KID ROCK because she realised their relationship was "ridiculous". The Jimmy Choo...

17th February 2006 13:51



Pharrell Williams' Album Finally Ready

Hip-hop music mogul PHARRELL WILLIAMS has finally finished his debut solo album IN MY MIND after fine-tuning songs he was unhappy with. THE...

17th February 2006 13:51



Foxy Undergoes Ear Surgery

LATEST: Rap star FOXY BROWN's hearing is slowly returning after she underwent emergency surgery for a rare condition which threatened to leave her...

17th February 2006 13:51



Bush Laughs Off Gyllenhaal Romance

Actress SOPHIA BUSH has laughed off rumours she is dating JAKE GYLLENHAAL and AUSTIN NICHOLS - she insists they simply went hiking together. The...

17th February 2006 13:51



Fascinating Fact 1022

Actresses KEIRA KNIGHTLEY and SCARLETT JOHANSSON had never met before their Vanity Fair cover shoot. The pair appear on the March (06) cover naked...

17th February 2006 13:51



Clooney To Donate Casino Profits To Africa

Generous movie star GEORGE CLOONEY insists his proposed hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, will not be purely a money-making venture, because...

17th February 2006 13:51



Berry Bags Pudding Gong

HALLE BERRY was awarded Harvard University's Hasty Pudding award on Thursday (16FEB06) - with RICHARD GERE is to be awarded the male equivalent next...

17th February 2006 13:51



Streep Tells Young Actresses To Keep Clothes On

Oscar-winning actress MERYL STREEP insists young actresses do not need to take off their clothes in order to boost their success. The Oscar-winner...

17th February 2006 13:51



Clooney To Bring King To The Oscars

Hollywood heart-throb GEORGE CLOONEY has found a date for the Oscars next month (06MAR06) - respected US broadcaster LARRY KING. The OCEAN'S...

17th February 2006 13:51



No More Bridget Jones For Firth

British actor COLIN FIRTH has no intention of reprising his role in any future BRIDGET JONES sequels, because he wants to focus solely on serious...

17th February 2006 13:51



Knightley Rubbishes Us Move Rumours

Oscar-nominee KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has dismissed rumours she is moving to Los Angeles - insisting she is too settled in London. The PRIDE + PREJUDICE...

17th February 2006 13:51



Khan Jailed Over Poaching Outrage

Bollywood star SALMAN KHAN has been sentenced to a year behind bars after being found guilty of poaching a sacred animal in Rajasthan, India. The...

17th February 2006 13:51



The Things They Say 1350

"I burp so loud... The producers are shocked when they come in and I'm in the booth burping this manly, ferocious burp that comes through the big...

17th February 2006 13:51



Nelly In Motorcar Legal Battle

Rapper NELLY is suing top New York car dealers Manhattan Motorcars after alleging they cheated him out of $30,000 (GBP17,000). The hitmaker is...

17th February 2006 13:51



The Things They Say 1349

"I'm going to try to see if I can fit a toilet roll over it and use it as a dispenser." Brit Award-winner KT TUNSTALL has unusual plans for her Best...

17th February 2006 13:51



Ross Hails Blunt's Success

Former DEACON BLUE singer/songwriter RICKY ROSS is thrilled by JAMES BLUNT's international music success - because his finances have rocketed. The...

17th February 2006 13:51



The Things They Say 1348

"She must have timed it wrong because, when she tried to slap the clay on my bits it was too crumbly to work properly. She did keep the cast, but I...

17th February 2006 13:51



The Things They Say 1351

"I'm 44, but I have the liver of a 72-year-old." Hollywood heart-throb GEORGE CLOONEY admits his drinking sessions with his male pals are taking...

17th February 2006 13:51



Wildheart To Shaves Dreads

WILDHEARTS singer GINGER vows to shave his trademark dreadlocks to raise money for a new charity he has set up to help mental health sufferers. ...

17th February 2006 17:16



The Things They Say 1353

"I've got a butt, and I want to keep it, because I like it. Yeah, it grows and it shrinks and it grows. That's what it does!" WE BELONG TOGETHER...

17th February 2006 17:16



Shelley And Diggle: The War Continues

BUZZCOCKS frontmen PETE SHELLEY and STEVE DIGGLE still fight over who writes the better songs - and it always gets physical. Shelley insists he...

17th February 2006 17:16



The Things They Say 1352

"Has the album sold as many copies as I would like? No. You always want it to sell more." Veteran rocker SIR MICK JAGGER will never be satisfied with...

17th February 2006 17:16



The Who Go Hi-tech

Rock legends THE WHO are planning a hi-tech world tour that will allow viewers at home to share the experience with the stadium audience. Fans...

17th February 2006 17:16



Hallyday's Belgian Hopes Dim

LATEST: French superstar JOHNNY HALLYDAY's bid to become a Belgian national looks doomed to fail, because he has not lived in Belgium for three...

17th February 2006 17:16



Ray Barretto Dies

Jazz percussionist RAY BARRETTO died today (17FEB06) after suffering from pneumonia. He was 76. Barretto had also undergone heart bypass surgery...

17th February 2006 17:16



U2 Forgive Mexico

Irish rockers U2 performed at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium this week (15FEB06) after boycotting the country for eight years. The band refused to...

17th February 2006 17:16



Fascinating Fact 1023

A memorial to late media mogul KERRY PACKER was attended by over 1,800 people at Australia's Sydney Opera House today (17FEB06), including Hollywood...

17th February 2006 17:16



Clooney's Financial Fears

Oscar-nominee GEORGE CLOONEY fears he will end up broke, despite making millions through a successful acting and directing career. The OCEAN'S...

17th February 2006 17:16



Model Files Lawsuit For Monty Python Poster

A model featured on posters to promote Broadway musical MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT has filed a lawsuit against its advertisers - claiming her picture...

17th February 2006 17:16



Winstone Helps Drink Driving Crewmembers

RAY WINSTONE helped crewmembers on his new movie avoid drink driving charges in Australia after they smashed up a camera car during a wild weekend...

17th February 2006 17:16



Clooney's Batsuit For Sale

GEORGE CLOONEY's BATMAN costume from the 1997 box office flop BATMAN AND ROBIN is expected to reach $100,000 (GBP57,000) at auction. The suit...

17th February 2006 17:16



Lawyers Decide On Moss Drug Charges In Fortnight

Supermodel KATE MOSS will find out in two weeks if she is to face court over her alleged drug abuse. The UK's Crown Prosecution Service will...

17th February 2006 17:16



Ledger: 'I Could Play Bush'

Australian actor HEATH LEDGER wants to play US President GEORGE W BUSH on screen, in a bid to challenge his acting abilities. Ledger insists it is...

17th February 2006 17:16



Anderson Campaigns For Cruel Sheep Farming Ban

Animal rights activist PAMELA ANDERSON is calling upon Australian prime minister JOHN HOWARD to ban cruel sheep farming practice. The former...

17th February 2006 17:16



The Things They Say 1354

"If I were president I'd legalise all drugs." SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer/guitarist DARON MALAKIAN lets his thoughts on anti-drug campaigning be known.

17th February 2006 17:16



Nickelback Thanks Lover For Hit

NICKELBACK frontman CHAD KROEGER has thanked a former girlfriend for his success - because their heated rows inspired his band's biggest hit. The...

17th February 2006 17:16



Reiner Shuns Special Effects

Film-maker ROB REINER has slammed big-budget Hollywood movies dominated by special effects and techno-wizardry, insisting the secret of success is...

17th February 2006 17:16



Weisz's Modelling Mentor Makes Bid For Oscar Dress

RACHEL WEISZ is set to step down the Academy Awards red carpet wearing a dress made by label Ghost - to return a favour to the label's founder who...

17th February 2006 17:16



Clooney Champions Oscar Rival Brokeback

Actor/director GEORGE CLOONEY has hailed BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as a "terrific film", even though his movie GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK is competing with...

17th February 2006 17:16



Echostar Dishing Out Prepaid Cards

EchoStar Communications, which operates the DISH home satellite service, has created a new option that allows customers to purchase a prepaid card,...

17th February 2006 17:50



Will Time Warner Buy Univision?

Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons says he is looking into the possibility of acquiring the Spanish-language network Univision. In an interview...

17th February 2006 17:50



British Hit Footballers Wive$ To Be Ogled On Google

The BBC America channel has signed a deal with Google giving the Internet search engine exclusive rights to offer the season debut of the hit drama...

17th February 2006 17:50



Movie Reviews: Eight Below

A film in which eight dogs are the stars is getting four-paws-up reviews from several critics. Writes Wesley Morris in the Boston Globe: "The 16 or...

17th February 2006 17:50



Movie Reviews: Freedomland

Freedomland arrives during that box-office wasteland often called mid-February -- a time, as Manohla Dargis observes in today's (Friday) New York...

17th February 2006 17:50



Clooney Finds His Oscar "First" Amusing

During an appearance on CNN's Larry King Live Thursday night, George Clooney was introduced by King as "the first person ever to be Oscar nominated...

17th February 2006 17:50



Bambi Ii Turns Out To Be A Real Thumper

Bambi unexpectedly beat the Were-Rabbit in DVD sales last week. According to Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert, Bambi II, a direct-to-video sequel of...

17th February 2006 17:50



New Bond Girl Will Be "Very Much An Equal To Bond"

Just one day after announcing that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen would portray the villain in Casino Royale, the next James Bond flick, the film's...

17th February 2006 17:50



Paramount Looking To Rope In Universal's Snider

Paramount is hoping to lure Universal Pictures Chairman Stacey Snider away to head its newly acquired DreamWorks division, the Los Angeles Times...

17th February 2006 17:50



Icahn Can't

Corporate raider Carl Icahn, who rarely backs off from a fight, appears to be doing so in his effort to gain control of Time Warner. Published...

17th February 2006 17:50



The Things They Say 1356

"I hope BEYONCE can slow down so she can give me some grandchildren. Beyonce needs to have a baby now!" Designer TINA KNOWLES, on her desire to...

17th February 2006 19:31



Stones To Play Radio City - At Last

THE ROLLING STONES are set to do something they've never done before when they return to New York for a one-off charity show next month (14MAR06) -...

17th February 2006 19:31



Fascinating Fact 1024

VELVET REVOLVER frontman SCOTT WEILAND is set to design a new clothing range for rock 'n' roll label Von Dutch.

17th February 2006 19:31



Madonna Celebrated Anniversary By Getting Drunk In Pub

MADONNA and husband GUY RITCHIE celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary by getting "very drunk in a pub". The couple celebrated their...

17th February 2006 19:31



The Things They Say 1355

"What freaks people out the most? Having a spiritual life. That freaks people out way more than (me) taking my clothes off and having pictures of...

17th February 2006 19:31



Oscars Get Rapping

The Oscars will get a rap makeover next month (MAR06) thanks to Memphis, Tennessee hip-hoppers THREE 6 MAFIA and the cast of acclaimed movie HUSTLE +...

17th February 2006 19:31



Jay-z Asks Fans To Help With Basketball Anthem

Rap mogul SHAWN `JAY-Z' CARTER is calling on hip-hop fans to come up with a new anthem for his basketball team the New Jersey Nets. The retired...

17th February 2006 19:31



Stones Beach Show To Hit Cinemas

LATEST: The ROLLING STONES' Copacabana Beach concert in Rio De Janiero, Brazil tomorrow (18FEB06) will be filmed for an upcoming cinematic special. ...

17th February 2006 19:31



Mexico Close To Maccoll Answers

The Mexican government claims it is close to resolving its investigation into the death of singer KIRSTY MacCOLL, who was killed by a speedboat while...

17th February 2006 19:31



Bean Returns To Tv

LORD OF THE RINGS star SEAN BEAN is returning to TV, and adopting an American accent for a new crime drama pilot. In FACELESS, the British actor -...

17th February 2006 19:31



Fascinating Fact 1026

Spanish movie star JAVIER BARDEM has landed the lead role in the movie adaptation of acclaimed GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ novel LOVE IN THE TIME OF...

17th February 2006 19:31



Romero Desperate For Bruiser Recognition

Horror veteran GEORGE A ROMERO is disappointed one his proudest efforts remains largely ignored. The DAWN OF THE DEAD creator insists BRUISER, a...

17th February 2006 19:31



Reiner Cares More For Audiences Than Critics

Film director ROB REINER pays no interest in critics' reviews of his movies - he is only interested in the response of the audience. Reiner is...

17th February 2006 19:31



Fascinating Fact 1025

Actress SHARON STONE has added author to her list of talents after penning SOMETHING TO HOLD, a book of spiritual musings and thoughts.

17th February 2006 19:31



Kitaen Bitches About Alley After Romance Tangle

Actresses KIRSTIE ALLEY and TAWNY KITAEN are locked in a nasty war of words following reports they're dating the same guy. Kitaen, the former wife...

17th February 2006 19:31



Desperate Housewives Star Eva Will Strip For Chocolate

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA was uncomfortable filming a scene where her character performed yoga naked - until producers bribed her with...

17th February 2006 19:31



Fawcett Blames O'neal For Their Son's Drugs Hell

The renewed friendship between former lovers RYAN O'NEAL and FARRAH FAWCETT has hit a sour note - she's blaming him for their son's drug problems. ...

17th February 2006 19:31



Gorillas + Aliens Triumph At Visual Effects Oscars

KING KONG and WAR OF THE WORLDS were the big winners at the fourth annual Visual Effects Society Awards on Wednesday night (15FEB06). Both film...

17th February 2006 19:31



Baldwin Gets The Key To The Forbidden City

Movie star ALEC BALDWIN has been given the key to China's Forbidden City - to shoot a new film there. The PEARL HARBOR star will play an American...

17th February 2006 19:31



Jackson Upset Over Oscar Voting Story

LATEST: SAMUEL L JACKSON has blasted a Fox News reporter for putting his credibility as an actor at stake by claiming the PULP FICTION star lets...

17th February 2006 19:31



Walk The Line Pirate Nailed By Mpaa Internet Operation

A film fan who boasted about 'uploading' a pirated copy of JOHNNY CASH biopic WALK THE LINE on the Internet faces a year behind bars following an...

17th February 2006 19:31



Affleck Brothers Team Up As Director + Star

BEN AFFLECK will make his directorial debut a family affair after casting brother CASEY in the lead. The Afflecks are behind the movie adaptation...

17th February 2006 19:31



The Things They Say 1357

"I can skin a deer and a pig and a snake - and rabbits." DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA boasts about her hunting skills.

17th February 2006 19:31



Fascinating Fact 1028

VINCE VAUGHN bought JENNIFER ANISTON a $2,600 (GBP1,400) 18-carat gold pave-set diamond heart ring from Tiffany's for her 37th birthday.

17th February 2006 19:31



Julianne Upset That She Passed As A Man

Actress JULIANNE MOORE was left hurt when she dressed up like a man for a train trip - and nobody paid any attention. The Oscar-nominated actress...

17th February 2006 19:31



Fascinating Fact 1027

Oscar nominee TERRENCE HOWARD has signed on as a spokesmodel for the 310 Footwear Collection.

17th February 2006 19:31


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