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DiCaprio, former Kremlin aide competing for ivory documentary Oscar

By Astrid Wendlandt | PARIS Hollywood heartthrob and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is competing for another Oscar against an unlikely rival – a former top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Critics are touting DiCaprio’s “The Ivory Game”, about Africa’s … Continue reading

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Gigi Hadid crowned model of year at Fashion Awards

American fashion model Gigi Hadid was crowned international model of the year and designer Alexander McQueen named best British brand at the 2016 Fashion Awards on Monday night. The fashion industry’s top designers, models and celebrity fans braved chilly winter … Continue reading

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'Rogue One' has keys to enter 'Star Wars' franchise, says director

By Rollo Ross | SAN FRANCISCO You don’t have to be a “Star Wars” superfan to see the first spin-off movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” says director Gareth Edwards, but he’s hoping the film will light a passion … Continue reading

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First trailer of 'The Mummy' unwrapped

Fans were given a first look at the rebooted adventure thriller “The Mummy”, with the release of the film’s action-packed, stunt-filled trailer. Tom Cruise stars alongside Sofia Boutella and Russell Crowe in the rework of the 1999 box office hit, … Continue reading

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DirecTV Now streaming television exceeding expectations: AT&T CEO

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Beyonce leads Grammys with nine nominations; eight nods for Rihanna, Drake, Kanye

By Piya Sinha-Roy | LOS ANGELES Beyonce became the most-nominated female artist in Grammy award history on Tuesday as she received a leading nine nods this year, followed closely by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight nominations each. Beyonce’s … Continue reading

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Dubai's IMG plans another record indoor theme park

By Tom Arnold and Hadeel Al Sayegh | DUBAI Dubai’s IMG Worlds plans to build the world’s largest indoor theme park, based on children’s TV and gaming characters, only months after another of its new resorts claimed the record for … Continue reading

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Matt Damon defends role in 'Great Wall' against charge of 'whitewashing'

Hollywood actor Matt Damon on Tuesday defended his starring role in upcoming Hollywood film “The Great Wall”, saying that accusations of “whitewashing”, or the use Caucasian stars over actors of other ethnicities, were unfounded. “Zhang Yimou called me and asked … Continue reading

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Polish top court upholds verdict that Polanski cannot be extradited

Poland’s supreme court upheld on Tuesday an earlier district court verdict that Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski cannot be extradited to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction. The United States requested Polanski’s extradition from Poland after he made … Continue reading

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Space oddity as Dr David Bowie treats 'starman' Buzz Aldrin in NZ hospital

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin testifies at a Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, entitled ”U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness,” on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo Read More At: ¬†Article Source

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