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January 16, 2014

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Drake Bell Calls Justin Bieber 'Talentless' and Accuses Him of Drug Possession

January 16, 2014 15:16:13 GMT


Drake Bell found the chance to reignite his feud with Justin Bieber while the latter is in the middle of a police investigation. Bell slammed Bieber as "talentless" and accused him of possessing the drug found during a raid in his house.

Investigating whether Bieber is involved in the egg-throwing incident at his neighbor's house, police came to Bieber's L.A. home on Tuesday, January 14 and found ecstasy in plain view. Bieber's rapper friend Lil Za was arrested for the possession. "Hey @justinbieber how much are you paying Lil Za to take the coke wrap for ya? Be a man and take responsibility. Learn to be an ADULT!" Bell tweeted.
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2014 Oscar Nominees Led by 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity'

January 16, 2014 14:54:51 GMT


The 86th Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, January 16 morning. "Nebraska" joins the usual suspects, "12 Years a Slave", "American Hustle" and "Gravity", in the Best Picture category which includes also "Captain Phillips", "Her", "Dallas Buyers Club", "Philomena" and "The Wolf of Wall Street".

Lead actor nominees go to Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Bruce Dern and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Meanwhile, lead actress nominees go to Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett.
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NBC Orders Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman'-Esque Comedy

January 16, 2014 09:01:30 GMT


NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including one from Will Ferrell. Executive produced by the "Megamind" star and Adam McKay, "Mission Control" is set in 1962 and in the tone of "Anchorman".

The workplace ensemble follows a strong woman who butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon. "How to Be a Gentleman" creator/star David Hornsby wrote and executive produces the pilot.
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Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Certified Platinum

January 16, 2014 08:46:42 GMT


Kanye West's "Yeezus" has been certified platinum, as it has shipped over a million copies per January 8. Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) congratulates West on Twitter on Wednesday, January 15, writing, "Congratulations to @kanyewest on his 7th @RIAA #Platinum album award for 'Yeezus' - he's 7 for 7! W @DefJamRecords."

Released on June 18, the album marks West's seventh studio effort that has gone platinum. All of his previous albums, including 2004 debut set "The College Dropout" and 2011 collaborative album with Jay-Z "Watch the Throne", have also passed one million mark.
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Hilary Duff Tells Fans Not to Believe Rumors From 'Trash Magazines'

January 16, 2014 08:43:46 GMT


Hilary Duff has asked fans not to believe rumors about her which emerged following her split from husband Mike Comrie. The actress who played alongside Steve Martin and Tom Welling in "Cheaper by the Dozen" took to Twitter to tell fans not to easily believe the reports. "Don't believe the s**t you read!&don't buy trash magazines! They are so gross and so negative:( they Literally make my skin crawl. #Beaboveit," she wrote on Wednesday, January 15.

Duff and her husband announced their split on Friday, January 10. In a statement to PEOPLE, her representative said, "Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie have mutually decided to an amicable separation. They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives. They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time." The couple has a 22-month-old son Luca.
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Queen May Release New Track With Freddie Mercury's Vocals

January 16, 2014 08:26:29 GMT


Queen has teased a new track with the late frontman Freddie Mercury's vocals featured in it. Brian May, the band's legendary guitarist who has recovered from prostate cancer, talked about his health and the Queen record on his official website

"I had a great day in the studio today anyway, even before the welcome news," he wrote. "And some Queen magic is happening... I can feel it in my bones. It's annoying to have to be so secretive, but I guess I have to, for now."
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Beyonce Shares Photos From Blue Ivy's Birthday Party


January 16, 2014 08:01:14 GMT


Blue Ivy apparently had a fun birthday celebration when she turned two on January 7. Her famous mother Beyonce Knowles shared some photos which were taken at the event on her Tumblr on Tuesday, January 14. Some stars such as Michelle Williams (II) and Kelly Rowland attended the birthday celebration.

One photo shows Beyonce's little girl wearing a tiara which reads "Birthday Girl." The mother and daughter as well as other guests sported face paint. Another photo shows the tot having fun riding her toy car. "She is an adorable, well-adjusted and very funny baby girl," a source at the party told Us Weekly.
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Chris Pine and Keira Knightley Attend 'Jack Ryan' L.A. Premiere

January 16, 2014 07:56:44 GMT


"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" stars flocked to TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California for the movie's special screening on Wednesday, January 15. Chris Pine, who plays the titular tough guy, looked dashing on the red carpet in his tailored suit. His actor father Robert Pine was seen coming to support him.

Keira Knightley who portrays the leading lady in the film wore a navy blue dress with white trim on the short sleeves, neckline and waist. She was joined at the event by co-stars Gemma Chan, Kevin Costner who came with his wife Christine Baumgartner, and Kenneth Branagh who brought his spouse Lindsay Brunnock.
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Video: Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen Take a Dig at Gov. Christie Traffic Jam

January 16, 2014 07:54:22 GMT


Gov. Chris Christie may have been a fan of Bruce Springsteen, but the singer has never returned the same admiration. Instead, The Boss recently teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to mock the New Jersey Governor regarding his alleged involvement in the closing of access lane to George Washington Bridge last September.

The comedian, dressing in Springsteen's "Born in the USA" attire, starts the "Born to Run" parody on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". "In the day we sweated out on the streets stuck in traffic on the GWB/ they shut down the toll booths of glory cuz we didn't endorse Christie," he sings, strumming his guitar.
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Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk Debut 'I'll Be There 4U' Music Video

January 16, 2014 07:48:02 GMT


Snoop Dogg, who transformed into Snoopzilla for his funk project with Dam-Funk, has released a music video for their "I'll Be There 4U". Directed by Dah Dah Baker, the clip opens with a lingerie-clad woman lounging around on her bed and smoking an e-cigarette.

She turns on the TV and watches Snoop talking about his funk music in an interview. "We gon' funk until we can't funk no more," he says, before the screen plays his video, in which he sings and smokes while being surrounded by a lot of ladies.
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'American Horror Story' Season 4 Will Be Set in 1950

January 16, 2014 07:10:20 GMT


As it's nearing the end of "American Horror Story: Coven", more details about the upcoming fourth season are shared by one of the masterminds behind the hit FX series. Ryan Murphy reveals to Entertainment Weekly the setting of the next installment.

"It's set in 1950," he says, teasing, "If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there's some more clues in that year. It's a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we've done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I'm very excited!"
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Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg Originally Set for 'Silver Linings Playbook'

January 16, 2014 07:06:45 GMT


Turns out Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper were not the first choices to star in "Silver Linings Playbook" two years ago. Harvey Weinstein recently revealed that Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg were originally booked for the movie.

"We had Annie and then we had Mark ... then whatever happened, happened," the producer opened up in an interview with Howard Stern. "Well, David [O. Russell] and Anne had some creative differences. They didn't see eye-to-eye."
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Josh Duhamel Denies He's Urging Fergie to Quit Black Eyed Peas

January 16, 2014 07:06:39 GMT


Josh Duhamel has denied a report claiming that he's urging wife Stacy Ferguson a.k.a. Fergie to quit her band, Black Eyed Peas. The "Safe Haven" actor took to Facebook to set the record straight, sharing a link to a Radar Online article and writing, "Don't believe this bulls**t. Not true."

The site was the first which reported the false news. A so-called source told them, "Josh is pushing hard for Fergie to make a much cleaner and clearer break from The Black Eyed Peas so she can re-invent herself as a solo artist without the looming specter of will.i.am influencing every creative decision she makes."
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Conan O'Brien Reacts to Man Claiming to Be His Illegitimate Son

January 16, 2014 07:04:31 GMT


Conan O'Brien has responded to a paternity claim which was made by a man recently. The man, who bears striking resemblance to O'Brien, asked the comedian in a YouTube video if he was his father. The host of "CONAN" took to Twitter on Tuesday, January 14 to address the issue.

In a Twitter post, the talk show host said, "A kid in New Jersey is falsely claiming to be my illegitimate son. For the record, I have three children: Neve, Beckett, and @RonanFarrow." O'Brien's mention to Ronan Farrow was meant as a joke, referencing to his mother Mia Farrow's claim last year that the 26-year-old journalist might have been Frank Sinatra's son instead of Woody Allen's.
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Chinese Government Lifts Ban on Lady GaGa's Music

January 16, 2014 06:26:59 GMT


Lady GaGa's music is no longer banned in China. The government of the country has finally lifted the ban nearly three years after they said that GaGa's songs were too vulgar and put them on a "poor taste" blacklist along with nearly 100 songs by other artists, which included Katy Perry, Beyonce Knowles and Backstreet Boys.

Now that GaGa's music is allowed in China, her new album "ARTPOP" has been approved for release in the country with no changes. The Mother Monster has voiced her excitement on Twitter, saying, "I'm so excited!!!! The Chinese Government Approved 'ARTPOP' to be released in China with all 15 songs! Next I hope I can come to perform!"
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Steven Spielberg Beats Oprah Winfrey in Forbes' List of Most Influential Celebrities

January 16, 2014 06:01:08 GMT


Forbes has released this year's list of Most Influential Celebrities. Oprah Winfrey, who topped the list last year, comes second this year. She gains 45% of influential rating, while last year she received 48% of influential rating.

The first spot, meanwhile, is taken by Steven Spielberg who was in second place last year. The "Lincoln" director scores 47 for influence, which means 47% of U.S. population believes he is influential. According to the magazine, Winfrey's position slipped to number two because she worked more behind the scene.
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'American Idol' Premiere: Harry Connick Jr. Lifts a Guy, Jennifer Lopez Makes a Man Cry

January 16, 2014 05:10:31 GMT


"American Idol" officially kicked off its season 13 with a new jugding panel on Wednesday, January 15. The episode captured some of the good and bad auditions in Boston, Massachusetts and Austin, Texas, as well as introduced The Chamber where the contestants went to before their first audition.

First to audition in the episode was Troy Durden, who bragged about how good his singing was. He twerked and sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", proving that he indeed can sing. He earned a golden ticket.
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'Walk of Shame' Trailer: Elizabeth Banks Gets Chased by Cops

January 16, 2014 04:58:41 GMT


The first trailer for comedy film "Walk of Shame" has landed online, seeing Elizabeth Banks having one hell of a day. She roams the streets in a skin-tight yellow mini dress after a random hookup following a booze-filled night out and faces a quite predicament from landing on the dark side of the town to being chased by cops.

Banks plays an aspiring reporter named Meghan Miles whose dreams of becoming a network news anchor are compromised after a one-night stand with a handsome stranger (James Marsden) leaves her stranded in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
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Colbie Caillat Releases Music Video for 'Hold On'

January 16, 2014 04:35:37 GMT


Colbie Caillat has dropped the music video for her new single, "Hold On". Arriving on Vevo on Wednesday, January 15, the Cameron Duddy and Harper Smith-directed clip shows the 28-year-old singer/songwriter as a goddess.

At first, she's seen lying down barefoot on the sand and dancing with several ladies as interstellar backdrop rotates behind them. More ladies join her as she sings and dances in a puddle of water in the middle of a jungle.
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Michael Jackson Insurance Lawsuit Settled

January 16, 2014 04:12:23 GMT


Michael Jackson's estate and Lloyd's of London have settled a lawsuit over a $17.5 million insurance policy. The two parties announced the settlement on Wednesday, January 15 in Los Angeles. The insurer previously claimed that they shouldn't have to pay the policy because they said Jackson or his camp did not reveal the singer's drug use. Jackson's estate then countersued for breach of contract.

"The estate and Lloyd's of London are glad this matter got resolved," Jackson estate's attorney Howard Weitzman said in a statement, as quoted by Los Angeles Times. Details of the settlement were not revealed.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Eyed to Reunite for 'A Speck in the Sea'

January 16, 2014 03:48:52 GMT


Ben Affleck and Matt Damon could reunite in a new movie, more than a decade after their brilliant pairing in "Good Will Hunting". Page Six reports that the two A-list actors are wanted to play the lead roles in "A Speck in the Sea" about a real-life sea survival story.

The project will follow fisherman John Aldridge who fell into the Atlantic 40 miles off Montauk while his boat was on autopilot and his partner Anthony Sosinski was asleep. He used his rubber boots as flotation devices while lost for 12 hours at sea before he was rescued.
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Drake Makes Bobby Moynihan Cry in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo

January 16, 2014 03:47:38 GMT


Drake pokes fun at his "Degrassi" days while promoting his "Saturday Night Live" hosting stint. Appearing in a promo video for the new episode of the variety series, the actor-turned-rapper shows his acting chops and makes Bobby Moynihan cry as the result.

Another "SNL" regular Jay Pharoah has an awkward moment with the Canadian MC as he's struggling to contain his excitement to meet the "Take Care" hitmaker. In other scenes, Moynihan and Pharoah try to impress Drake by saying that they mix beats in "SNL" control room, but the rapper doesn't believe them.
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Video: Robert Downey Jr. Performs an Amazing Duet With Sting

January 16, 2014 03:28:59 GMT


Robert Downey Jr. sure can sing, but he is actually a very good singer. In a video that arrived via YouTube, the "Iron Man 3" star is seen joining Sting onstage to deliver an amazing live performance of a song called "Driven to Tears".

Backed by a band, Downey showed off his vocal while Sting sang and played his guitar. The 48-year-old actor, wearing a black suit, looked relieved and satisfied when he finished the song. He even received a standing ovation from the crowd.
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New 'Django' Film to See Original Star Franco Nero as Movie Consultant

January 16, 2014 03:21:48 GMT


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Details of a new "Django" movie are unraveled. Set in 1915, it stars original star Franco Nero as former gunslinger Django who is hired as a movie consultant in Hollywood. There he runs afoul of racketeers, forcing him to flee to a town policed by violent radicals who take influence from D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation".

Made on an estimated shoestring budget of $5 million, the film titled "Django Lives" will be directed by Joe D'Augustine, who previously worked with Quentin Tarantino in "Inglourious Basterds" and "Kill Bill". Mark Boone Junior, Noah Segan, and Tomas Milian are expected to join the cast ensemble.
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Lena Dunham: 'Sexuality Isn't a Perfect Puzzle'

January 16, 2014 03:12:26 GMT


Lena Dunham has landed on the cover of Vogue magazine for its February issue. On the front page, the "Girls" star can be seen sporting a polka-dot shirt while making confused expression. In an interview for the spread, Dunham talks about various topics such as the TV series and her private personality.

Speaking to Nathan Heller, Dunham addresses people's criticism about her on-screen character Hannah's brief romance with a handsome doctor played by Patrick Wilson. "It's like, 'Have you been out on the street lately?' Everyone dates everyone, for lots of reasons we can't understand," she says.
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CW Seed Picks Up 'Veronica Mars' Digital Spin-Off

January 16, 2014 02:57:57 GMT


"Veronica Mars" revival continues with a digital spin-off series. After Rob Thomas' successful Kickstarter campaign to make a "Veronica Mars" movie, Kristen Bell and co-stars will head to CW Seed, the network's digital programming site.

The CW president Mark Pedowitz announced at the TCA winter press tour, "Rob and I spoke last night, he's very excited he's doing it for CW seed. It may not appear before the movie comes out. He's very busy, but we're very excited. I don't have a lot of details yet."
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'Despicable Me 3' Books June 2017 Release Date

January 16, 2014 02:44:22 GMT


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Universal has set release dates for Illumination Entertainment's animated projects. In the wake of "Despicable Me 2" box office success, the studio announces the sequel to 2013's second-highest grossing film is due in the U.S. on June 30, 2017. Before "Despicable Me 3" comes out, a "Minions" spinoff will open in theaters July 10, 2015.

Meanwhile, a new adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic children's book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is slated to be released Stateside on November 17, 2017, seventeen years after Ron Howard's version came out in theaters. The new take will be directed by Pete Candeland and scripted by Michael LeSieur.
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'Frozen' Soundtrack Blocks Beyonce's Album From Billboard 200's No. 1 for Second Week

January 16, 2014 02:33:22 GMT


The soundtrack album of "Frozen (2013)" is ruling Billboard 200 for two weeks in a row. The album, which climbed to No. 1 with 165,000 copies last week, sold another 86,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the first album to top the chart with fewer than 100,000 since September, when Keith Urban's "Fuse" debuted at No. 1 with 98,000.

"Frozen" soundtrack, once again, blocks Beyonce Knowles' self-titled set "Beyonce" from the chart's top slot. The diva's fifth studio effort, which has topped the chart for three weeks, is currently spending its second week at No. 2 after selling 79,000 copies.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Expecting Twins

January 16, 2014 01:58:05 GMT


Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are going to welcome two children to the family. A representative for the "Thor: The Dark World" actor confirmed on Wednesday, January 15 that the couple was expecting twins. The baby is due this spring. Hemsworth and Pataky are already parents to a baby girl India Rose who will turn two this year.

Hemsworth and the "Fast and Furious 6" actress were most recently seen at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Wearing a floor-length black dress, Pataky debuted her baby bump at the event. Her husband looked dapper in dark suit.
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First Clip of Marvel One-Shot 'All Hail the King' Starring Ben Kingsley

January 16, 2014 01:57:15 GMT


The first sneak peek video for "All Hail the King", a new Marvel one-shot which picks up where "Iron Man 3" left off, has arrived. "Argo" star Scoot McNairy plays a documentarian who is preparing for his final interview with Trevor Slattery.

Ben Kingsley's Slattery was arrested at the end of the third "Iron Man" film after the ruse he created with Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). Now locked away in a maximum security prison, the oblivious actor is basking in his new celebrity status.
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'How I Met Your Mother' Creators 'Deeply Sorry' Following Racism Claims

January 16, 2014 01:55:24 GMT


"How I Met Your Mother" was hit with racism claims for putting the characters in yellowface. After the episode titled "Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra" aired on Monday, January 13, fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment that the show featured Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan dressing up to look like Asians.

Responding to the criticisms, co-creator Carter Bays tweeted a series of messages to apologize for the controversial scenes. "Hey guys, sorry this took so long. @himymcraig [ [co-creator Craig Thomas] and I want to say a few words about #HowIMetYourRacism," he began his apology.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Trace Adkins Enters Rehab, Representative Confirms

January 16, 2014 01:17:42 GMT


Trace Adkins has fallen off the wagon after 12 years of being sober. The country crooner had entered rehab "after a setback in his battle with alcoholism," a representative of him said in a statement. Adkins had been battling alcoholism for decades, seeking in-patient treatment in December 2001.

Adkins was celebrating his 52nd birthday on the Norwegian Cruise Lines Pearl, which was heading to the Caribbean, with several friends. He was scheduled to perform on the ship's main theater throughout the seven-day trip dubbed Country Cruising. The stops include Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Cozumel, Mexico, and Grand Cayman.
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Thomas Kretschmann Tapped as Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in 'The Avengers 2'

January 16, 2014 01:05:42 GMT


Thomas Kretschmann joins "Avengers: Age of Ultron". The 51-year-old actor who plays Abraham van Helsing on NBC's series "Dracula" will play secondary villain Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the sequel to be written and directed by Josh Whedon.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kretschmann strikes a deal for multiple films to play the former Nazi soldier who becomes one of the leaders of terrorist organization HYDRA. The villain is allegedly an antagonist for both Captain America (Chris Evans) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
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Katy Perry Announces Dates of 'Prismatic World Tour'

January 16, 2014 00:52:52 GMT


Katy Perry would kick off the tour to support her "Prism" album on June 22, the singer announced on Wednesday, January 15. The jaunt, dubbed Prismatic World Tour, will begin the North American leg in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The tour includes 46 cities, some of them that Perry will visit for the first time. "The Prismatic World Tour is coming to light up some of my favorite North American cities this summer, as well as some new cities that you introduced me to through your video requests," Perry said in a statement.
 
 
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