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It was a sight that made millions of viewers around the world teary-eyed themselves. Immediately after the second goal was struck in the Germany-Italy Euro Cup semifinal, TV screens showed a German woman in tears. It has now been discovered that shots of the woman, identified as Andrea from D?sseldorf, wiping tears from her cheeks had been filmed 40 minutes earlier during the singing of the national anthem, which the woman said had moved her to tears. Angry German television chiefs have complained to Uefa to explain the doctored footage.


Tom Cruise has just been named Hollywood's highest paid actor but that was the only spot of good news in a week that saw him turn 50 and single. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise called an end to their five-and-a-half years old marriage. Though both sides are keeping mum, they have each hired big legal guns for a case that could centre around custody for daughter Suri. Holmes has ask for sole custody of the six-year-old. Something tells us that scientology will be mentioned more often than not in this court case.


If you're in the habit of using your hands to make a point as much as with your words then you better be careful. The finger-flicking 'inverted commas' motion has been hailed as the most irritating hand gesture. The 'speech marks' action beat the 'talk to the hand' gesture as the most aggravating part of daily communication. So better zip your hands shut.

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