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Britney Spears announces career hiatus to look after ailing father

Pop superstar Britney Spears announced Friday she is placing her career on hold indefinitely to take care of her sick father. "I will not be performing my new show Domination," she wrote in an emotional post on Twitter which featured a picture of herself as a young child alongside her parents. The 1990s and 2000s icon had been due to kick off a series of concerts at the MGM resort in Las Vegas in February as part of a new residency in the city. "I've been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year,…

Ashish Nehra announces retirement from international cricket

NEW DELHI: Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra Thursday announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League on Thursday after an injury-plagued career. Ashish Nehra, 38, who is part of India's Twenty20 squad in the ongoing series against Australia, will bow out after the first T20 against New Zealand on November 1 at his home ground in New Delhi. Nehra, who has suffered a series of injury problems and last played for India in February, said he wanted to go out on top and in front of his home…

‘Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson revamps career at Cannes

CANNES: Twilight star Robert Pattinson earned the best reviews of his career at Cannes on Thursday, May 25 playing a New York bank robber – and revealed he had to outsmart the paparazzi in order to play the part. Pattinson, 31, shed his heartthrob looks for the role in Good Time by American brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, sporting a shaggy bleach-blond mane and a torso full of tattoos to portray a man on the run. As one of the world's most sought-after celebrities, Pattinson told reporters the hardest part of shooting…