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Lady Gaga topped the awards list at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 in Belfast yesterday, picking up a total of four awards, including the top prize for Best Video.

The pop star won awards for Best Song, Best Video, Best Female and Biggest Fans at the ceremony in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.

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Sportspeople

A 100-year-old British man has become the world’s oldest marathon runner after finishing a race in Canada.

Indian-born Fauja Singh, from east London, ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds – finshing in 3,850th place, ahead of five other competitors.

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Celebrities

Kim Kardashian has left her new hubby Kris Humphries behind in the US to fly to Dubai to unveil the world’s most expensive milkshake.

The reality star attended the Millions of Milkshakes store opening at The Dubai Mall today, where she unveiled her own “Kim Shake”, which is reportedly the most expensive milkshake in the world.

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A video of a group of children aged between eight and 10 performing Metallica’s hit Enter Sandman has gone viral, attracting over a million YouTube views in less than a week.

The group, who go by the stage name Mini Band, consists of eight-year-olds Kieran Fell, Harry Jackson, Zoe Thomson and Harrison Read on lead vocals and ten-year-olds Charlie Emmons on drums and Archie Zolotuhin on bass.

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Welsh gardener Ian Neale has been thrown into the celebrity limelight after American rap star Snoop Dogg appeared on YouTube to pay tribute to his world record-breaking swede.

Snoop posted the 34-second video ahead of his upcoming European tour to congratulate 68-year-old Neale on his 38.8kg rutabaga – a type of yellow turnip known in Britain as a “swede”.

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Entertainment

After all the pomp and circumstance of the summer movie season, which, quite frankly, yielded very little, we have finally put both feet into the autumn season.  This is the time for ‘serious’ movies, Oscar contenders and a reprieve (mostly) from expensive explosions.

But after a rather anemic summer (one of the worst in terms of profit since 1997), how are things stacking up?  Here’s our previews of what you may want to see and what you can spare yourself from. No plot summaries, no spoilers, just reasons why these films may appeal to you.

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Celebrities

Holly Madison, American model and former girlfriend of Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, has insured her breasts for an eye-popping $1 million.

Insurers Lloyd’s of London have granted the 31-year-old’s request for insurance coverage of her breasts in case anything happens to them, according to Metro.

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Movies

Nike has announced plans to produce trainers based on a famous pair worn by Michael J Fox in the film Back to the Future II.

A limited edition of 1,500 pairs of the new Nike Mag shoes will be produced and auctioned on eBay, with proceeds being donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease research.

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Movies

For many people, getting through the day alone will be enough. They don’t want to relive 9/11, and understandably stay away from reminders, dramatizations, and interpretations that saturate the airwaves, bookshelves and Internet.  But for others, the opportunity to read, research and remember is another way to explore what happened on that day and put into perspective what has unfolded over the last decade.

For those who don’t know where to start exploring, here is our humble list.

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Entertainment

These days, it seems like everything is a ‘scandal’ in Hollywood.  But if you think about it, a lot of it is sensationalized by the media, manipulated by PR people and utilized to do everything from bring attention to upcoming projects to selling more ad space.

While some events today are indeed legitimate, inappropriately hilarious or sometimes tragic, many may agree that they pale In comparison to some scandals in the past.

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