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Army Launches ‘LAF Hero’ App to Highlight Military’s History in Lebanon

The Lebanese army launched on Saturday a mobile phone app aimed at highlighting its “historic role in defending Lebanon.”

It explained in a statement that “LAF Hero” is comprised of a number of games and information on the army.

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Lynn Anderson, Singer of 'Rose Garden,' Dies in Nashville

Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67.

A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause of death was cardiac arrest.

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Filmmakers Respond to Criticism of Lego 'Brickumentary'

The filmmakers behind a documentary on the toy powerhouse Lego say critics who see the film as a 92-minute commercial for the tiny building blocks are missing the point.

"A Lego Brickumentary" opened Friday in limited theatrical release to mixed reviews, with some reviewers complaining the film took an uncritical eye to the toy that captivates children and adults alike.

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Angelina Jolie, Suu Kyi Meet Women Garment Workers in Myanmar

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie met women garment workers in Myanmar on Saturday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to learn more about their working conditions, as part of her first visit to the country.

The Oscar-winning star, who is also a special envoy for the United Nations’ refugee agency, arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday, meeting President Thein Sein in the capital Naypyidaw and survivors of sexual violence in war-torn northern Kachin state.

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Family, Friends Expected for Private Bobbi Kristina Funeral

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, was born and raised in the shadow of her famous parents' hugely public life.

She appeared alongside the couple in 2005 on the Bravo reality show "Being Bobby Brown," which showed her parents fighting, swearing and making court appearances. She attended award shows with her mother and father, walked red carpets with them and sang in New York's vast Central Park with Houston as adoring fans watched.

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Disputed German Michael Jackson Memorial May Have to Beat it

A memorial set up in Germany by some of Michael Jackson's most ardent fans the day after his sudden 2009 death has come under threat in a strangely emotional turf war.

Rival factions enamoured with the King of Pop beyond the grave are locked in a bitter battle over who tends best to the American singer's memory, in a spat that has at times even turned violent.

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Judge Leaves Katy Perry's Bid to Buy Convent in Limbo

Katy Perry's dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer.

The convent, which Perry has wanted to buy to be her personal residence for several years, is in the middle of a legal fight between a group of elderly nuns and the archbishop of Los Angeles over who has control of the sale and its proceeds.

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Jenner Olympic Torch Fetches $24,000 at Auction

The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sold for just under $24,000 at an auction of sports memorabilia Thursday.

The 24-inch Olympic torch was the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner. It had a presale estimate of $20,000.

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Wise-Cracking U.S. Celebrities Endorse Iran Deal

Morgan Freeman, Jack Black and a host of other celebrities star in a video backing Americas' nuclear deal with Iran, wise-cracking their way through an often surreal mixture of Hollywood, politics and diplomacy.

The video uploaded this week onto YouTube comes as President Barack Obama's administration tries to sell the agreement to the public and a sceptical Congress.

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Shakira and Pique May have Another Athlete in the Family

Shakira and pro soccer player Gerard Pique may have another athlete in the family.

On Wednesday, Shakira, 38, posted a video to Twitter and Facebook of the couple's youngest child, Sasha, who was born in January, in which she appears holding her son in front of a soccer ball.

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