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Dustin Diamond: Saved by the Bell star dies aged 44

Dustin Diamond: Saved by the Bell star dies aged 44

Entertainment
Getty ImagesSaved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond has died from cancer, his representative has said.The 44-year-old was best known for playing Samuel "Screech" Powers in the popular 1990s US sitcom about a group of high school friends and their headmaster.He had recently completed a first round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lung cancer last month.His condition had deteriorated fast in the last week, said agent Roger Paul."Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful," he said on Monday.Saved by the Bell ran for four seasons from 1989 to 1993 and was a global hit series.Co-stars have been paying tribute.Mario Lopez, known to fans of the show as AC Slater, said: "Dustin, you will be missed my man. The fragility of this life is somet...
Diamond samples in Canada reveal size of lost continent

Diamond samples in Canada reveal size of lost continent

Science
Canadian scientists have discovered a fragment of an ancient continent, suggesting that it was 10% larger than previously thought. They were studying diamond samples from Baffin Island, a glacier-covered land mass near Greenland, when they noticed a remnant of North Atlantic Craton. Cratons are ancient, stable parts of the Earth's continental crust.The North American Craton stretched from present-day Scotland to North America and broke apart 150m years ago.Scientists chanced on the latest evidence as they examined exploration samples of kimberlite, a rock that often contains diamonds, from Baffin Island."For researchers, kimberlites are subterranean rockets that pick up passengers on their way to the surface," University of Briti...
Uncut Gems: Could diamond dealer thriller bag Adam Sandler an Oscar?

Uncut Gems: Could diamond dealer thriller bag Adam Sandler an Oscar?

Entertainment
By Claire Gregory, art & entertainment reporter Thriller Uncut Gems has been one of the unexpected stars of Hollywood's awards season, with star Adam Sandler proving he can do much more than goofball comedy.The star, best known for films such as Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy, stars as Howard Ratner, a diamond dealer with a gambling problem, in the tense, gritty new film from directors the Safdie brothers, and on Wednesday picked up the award for best actor at the National Board of Review gala. His performance as Ratner, a man whose life is spiralling out of control, has been critically acclaimed, receiving rave reviews and more awards nominations. Image: Ben and Josh Saf...
Grand Theft Auto’s Diamond Casino lets cash be turned into chips

Grand Theft Auto’s Diamond Casino lets cash be turned into chips

Technology
Grand Theft Auto V has opened an in-game casino where real money can be spent on gambling chips - but they cannot be converted back into cash.The new feature was launched as regulators grapple with whether in-game wagers should be treated as gambling.In GTA Online, players can buy in-game "dollars" with real currency, and then convert their virtual dollars to gambling chips.The game is rated for ages 18 and over, but remains popular among young teens.The in-game currency can be used to acquire cars, weapons, and cosmetic items - and used to play slot machines, roulette, or poker.Some players reported that while they could walk around the casino area, the gambling tables were blocked in their country where gambling is illegal.Game...
Pixie Lott teases indecent exposure as diamond dress turns see-through

Pixie Lott teases indecent exposure as diamond dress turns see-through

Entertainment
Singer Pixie Lott enjoyed a night out in Athens, Greece this week to celebrate a fashion launch.And while the focus should have been on the handbags, Pixie – real name Victoria – had all eyes on her.The 27-year-old posed for a selfie before heading out, wearing a seriously glamorous frock.Pixie slipped into a glittering dress, made entirely out of dazzling diamonte gem stones. Related Articles Posing in a luxurious bathroom decked out in marble, Pixie took a powerful stance with one leg bent.But with the bright bathroom lights shining, the dress started to turn see-through due to the flimsy material.Luckily, Pixie didn't show off any more than she intended, with just the silhouettes of her bare legs visible through the dress.The design als...