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‘I’m not a robot’

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber said his abrupt departure from the stage during a recent concert in England was an act of frustration and not anger as his screaming fans made it difficult to connect with them. The teen heartthrob dropped his microphone and walked off stage after begging fans to stop screaming between songs during an Oct. 23 concert ...

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ debuts at top of Billboard album chart

Lady Gaga notched her fourth chart-topping album on Monday as her rock-infused record “Joanne” debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, outpacing new entries by Michael Buble, Pentatonix and Leonard Cohen. “Joanne,” the fifth studio album from Lady Gaga, sold 170,000 albums, 135,000 songs and was streamed nearly 26 million times in the past week, ...

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HBO drama thrusts Minneapolis Somalis into unwanted spotlight

An HBO television drama created by an Oscar-winning director and a Canadian-Somali rapper has infuriated many in Minnesota’s Somali community who say the show will perpetuate unfair stereotypes of Muslims. Touted as a window into the lives of Somalis in Minneapolis adjusting to life in the U.S. Midwestern city, many community members instead fear “Mogadishu, Minnesota” will stoke Islamophobia if ...

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Box Office: ‘Inferno’ Fizzles With $15 Million as ‘Madea’ Pulls Off Victory

This is how a franchise ends. “Inferno,” the latest big screen tour through Dan Brown’s historical conspiracy theories, flamed out at the weekend box office, earning a frosty $15 million. That’s a fraction of the $46.2 million that “Angels & Demons,” the previous film version of Brown’s novels, earned when it debuted in 2009, and it pales in relation to ...

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Charlize Theron honored at amfAR

Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron has been honored at AIDS chairty amfAR’s seventh annual Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. Chelsea Handler, Heidi Klum, Jon Hamm, Cheyenne Jackson, Dita Von Teese, Kelsey Grammer and Jane Lynch were among those who gathered at the AIDS charity’s event. The event also paid tribute to Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media. Both he ...

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Amy Schumer pens essay after backlash on ‘Formation’

Comedian Amy Schumer writes an essay defending the video she made lip syncing and dancing to Beyonce’s song “Formation”. After a social media backlash, comedian Amy Schumer penned an essay defending the video she made dancing and lip syncing to Beyonce’s 2016 hit “Formation,” saying she made it out of admiration. “It was NEVER a parody. It was just us ...

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Ex-Miss Finland says Trump groped her

A former Miss Finland has accused U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump of groping her in 2006 when she was representing the country in the Miss Universe beauty contest. Ninni Laaksonen told the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that the Republican presidential nominee had grabbed her behind before she appeared on a television show in New York with other contestants. “He really grabbed my ...

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I wouldn’t hire James Bond, British spy chief

Despite his unrivalled record for single-handedly saving the world from disaster while seducing beautiful women along the way, James Bond would not get a job as a British spy, the head of external intelligence agency MI6 has said. Alex Younger said real spies had to cope with complex moral and physical challenges in the most forbidding environments on Earth, which ...

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Kim Kardashian resumes filming E! reality TV show after robbery

Kim Kardashian has returned to filming the reality series “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” the E! network said on Wednesday, following a brief hiatus from the show after she was robbed in Paris earlier this month. A network spokesperson said in a statement that full production had resumed and Kardashian was filming with her family. There were no details about ...

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Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized

Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced by a vandal wielding a sledgehammer and a pick-axe on Wednesday in an act captured on video, police said. Los Angeles police expect to arrest someone for the vandalism, which left Trump’s name scratched out of the star, the emblem in the middle dislodged and chips missing.

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