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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies aged 91

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91, the company has confirmed on Twitter. In a statement, Playboy Enterprises said Mr Hefner died peacefully at his home from natural causes. It read: “Hugh M Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy …

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Fake cancer cure blogger Belle Gibson is fined

A young woman who misled vulnerable people with claims she had cured cancer has been fined $410,000 (£240,000). Belle Gibson, 25, claimed she had brain cancer but had healed herself with natural remedies and had lied about donating to charities from the sales of her app, The Whole Pantry. At …

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Pearls of wisdom from 'geriatric starlet'

Even at 96 Iris Apfel shows little interest in slowing down. Over the past six decades, the self-described “geriatric starlet” has built a career in textiles, interior design (including White House restorations) and, more recently, turned her hand to fashion, with jewelry and a ready-to-wear clothing line.

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