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Rock, Stiller come to Cannes with 'Madagascar'
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CANNES, France (AP) — It's taken an animated trilogy about a gang of zoo animals to bring Ben Stiller and Chris Rock together. Two of the most influential comedians over the last two decades, they have seemingly always orbited in the same world — both New York performers about the same age
Jackie Chan goes out fighting
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Cannes, France (AP) — Jackie Chan is landing his last punch as an action star, but says he is stepping into retirement having made one of the most important films of his career. The Hong Kong actor told the AP on Friday that his latest film "Chinese Zodiac" will be his last action
Queen's Jubilee guest list raises eyebrows
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LONDON (AP) — Britain has come under criticism for inviting the king of Bahrain, whose Gulf state has engaged in a brutal crackdown on political dissent, to a lunch Friday celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. The lunch in Windsor Castle was the largest gathering of foreign royals
Youths in Philippines continue Lady Gaga protest
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Christian youths in the Philippines are continuing to protest against Lady Gaga's upcoming concerts despite organizers' assurances that her performances will not threaten morality. Some 200 Christian youths marched in Manila for the second straight day Saturday,
George Clinton, Black Eyed Peas settle song suit
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clinton and the Black Eyed Peas have settled a lawsuit in which the funk pioneer accused the pop group of using his music without proper permission. The settlement was reached after mediation and was reported to a federal judge on Monday, records show. The judge has
Prosecutors charge man with stalking Mila Kunis
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man with stalking Mila Kunis and violating a restraining order that was issued after he broke into a vacant condo owned by the actress. Stuart Lynn Dunn is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Los Angeles on two stalking-related felony charges. He
Disco Queen Donna Summer dies at 63
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NEW YORK (AP) — Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty — the Queen of Disco. Yet unlike Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin, it was a designation she wasn't comfortable embracing. "I grew up on rock 'n' roll," Summer once
Filipino Christian group protests Lady Gaga shows
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — About 70 Christian youths in the Philippines have chanted "Stop the Lady Gaga concerts" at a rally calling for the singer's shows in Manila next week to be canceled. Members of a group called Biblemode Youth Philippines said Friday that they are offended by Lady
Philippine leader backs Sanchez on 'American Idol'
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has picked his "American Idol." The Philippines' leader says he is happy Jessica Sanchez is one of the singing contest's top three finalists and "hopefully she really reaches the top." The 16-year-old Sanchez is from Chula
Will Smith meets UK Olympic hopefuls
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LONDON (AP) — Hollywood star Will Smith took time out of his promotional schedule for "Men in Black III" to try his hand at Olympic sports in London. Smith met Olympic hopefuls ahead of the U.K. premiere of the film later Wednesday, shooting hoops with team GB Basketball captain Drew Sullivan
Calvin Klein's Costa revisits Brazil for new looks
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NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Costa has waited — patiently — to make his big splash. He jumped in as creative director for womenswear at Calvin Klein with both feet when he was handpicked by Klein almost a decade ago, but he's been a behind-the-scenes player, slowly, steadily building up his
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
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iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending May 14, 2012 Top Songs: 1. "Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)," Maroon 5 2. "Somebody That I Used to Know, "Gotye 3. "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen 4. "Boyfriend," Justin Bieber 5. "We Are Young," Fun. 6. "Wild Ones (feat. Sia),"
Historic diamond sold for $9.7 million at auction
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GENEVA (AP) — Marie de Medici wore it at her coronation as Queen Consort of Henry IV in France in 1610, and now the Beau Sancy diamond is a lavish accessory owned by an anonymous bidder who paid $9.7 million for it at Sotheby's auction. The spring auction season for jewelry and watches is upon
Aaron Sorkin to adapt 'Steve Jobs' film for Sony
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Sorkin is going from Facebook to Apple. Sony Pictures officials say the Oscar-winning writer will write a screenplay based on the Steve Jobs biography. Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal says Sorkin will make the film about the late Apple founder "everything that
'30 Rock' getting odd exit from NBC
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NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning comedy "30 Rock" is being ushered out in an odd way by NBC. Within the space of four days, NBC officials confirmed that "30 Rock" will call it quits for good after 13 episodes next season, denied it and then confirmed it again. Asked to comment last Thursday on