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Eileen Ford, maverick of the modeling industry, dies at 92

(Reuters) – Eileen Ford, the founder of the Ford Models who promoted the fresh-faced look of American women and set the stage for the phenomenon of celebrity super models, has died at the age of 92, the agency said on … Continue reading

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SoundCloud close to deal with major record labels: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Online music sharing service SoundCloud Ltd is close to a deal with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group for licenses to continue playing their songs and avoid potential legal disputes, Bloomberg reported citing people … Continue reading

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North Korea complains to U.N. about film starring Rogen, Franco

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea has complained to the United Nations about a film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, accusing the United States of sponsoring terrorism and committing an act of war by allowing production of a movie … Continue reading

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Actor John Wayne’s heirs sue university to use ‘Duke’ nickname

WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) – Heirs of film star John Wayne have sued Duke University over their right to use the late Academy Award winner’s nickname, “Duke,” to market a line of bourbon, describing the school’s protests over such branding efforts … Continue reading

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Rosie O’Donnell to return to TV talk show "The View"

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell is returning to ABC’s long-running morning talk show “The View” to co-host it with Whoopi Goldberg, the television network said on Thursday. The outspoken talk show star and Emmy winner will … Continue reading

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Complex characters, juicy scripts boost Netflix’s Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A veteran actress says it is the “delicious” scripts and unvarnished realism of the female prison inmates that draw viewers to “Orange is the New Black,” while the creator of “House of Cards” credits a ruthless … Continue reading

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Garth Brooks announces country music comeback, digital downloads

(Reuters) – Country music star Garth Brooks said on Thursday he was coming out of recording retirement and will release new music for the first time in more than decade. Brooks, who in recent years has been playing concerts in … Continue reading

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TV newcomers ‘True Detective,’ ‘Orange’ storm Emmys race

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Television newcomers “True Detective,” a crime drama from HBO, and “Orange is the New Black,” a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday in a challenge to stalwarts like … Continue reading

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Detroit art sale could bring less than half collection’s value -expert

(Reuters) – The Detroit Institute of Arts collection may be worth as much as $4.6 billion, but a sale of art works would raise less than $2 billion to pay the bankrupt city’s creditors, according to a report released on … Continue reading

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James Patterson’s ‘Maximum Ride’ to come to life on YouTube

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Best-selling author James Patterson has reached a deal to turn his young adult book franchise “Maximum Ride” into an Internet video series that will be released on YouTube. Patterson sold exclusive online rights for “Maximum Ride” … Continue reading

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