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Ad-Driven Scorsese Film Premieres in S. Korea

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese's new film finally premiered at the Busan International Film Festival on Saturday after being pulled from the program in Venice and amid criticism of its commercial nature.

The 16-minute film, titled "The Audition" and starring Robert De Niro, made its world debut in an inconspicuous cinema tucked away at the back of a South Korean shopping mall.

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Small is Beautiful: Models under 1.30 Meters Wow Paris

Bucking the fashion show stereotype of tall, willowy models, Paris Fashion Week was treated Friday to a parade of women of restricted growth sashaying along the runway to great public applause.

The only criteria for becoming one of the atypical models showing off the New York Creative Business House's tailor-made collection, was that you had to be under 1.30 meters (four feet four inches) tall.

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Will Smith is Getting Jiggy with Music again with Latin Band

Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again.

The Grammy-winning rapper and Oscar-nominated actor appears on a remix of Colombian band Bomba Estereo's song, "Fiesta." The remix was released digitally on Friday.

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Filming Begins in Dubai for New Movie 'Star Trek Beyond'

Shooting has begun in Dubai on "Star Trek Beyond," the third film in the reboot of the science-fiction series.

Authorities in Dubai shut down busy Sheikh Zayed Road from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday for the shoot. A helicopter filmed along the road, lined with tall buildings and the Dubai Metro.

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Phil Collins to Give Career one More Night

English soft-rocker Phil Collins, one of the most successful artists of the 1980s, will briefly put retirement on hiatus with a charity concert in Miami Beach.

The former Genesis singer will put on an "intimate acoustic" show in the Florida city on December 12, the Little Dreams Foundation said Wednesday.

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Chris Brown Thanks 'Strong New Zealand Women' for Support

American R&B singer Chris Brown on Friday thanked New Zealand women's advocates for supporting his plan to perform in the country, despite a domestic violence conviction which could see him banned.

Brown's 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-partner pop star Rihanna means he may be refused entry to New Zealand, even though tickets for a December 18 concert in Auckland went on sale this week.

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Clive Owen on a Role that Takes 'Everything you've Got'

Clive Owen was looking to do a play after a long time away from the stage. He just wanted the right one. The one he picked would make many other actors run screaming into Times Square.

The "Closer" and "Inside Man" star finds himself making his Broadway debut this fall in a revival of Harold Pinter's "Old Times," a heady brew of sexual tension and deceit wrapped in a thin, polite coating.

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Google Invites Amateurs to Send Clips for 'India in a Day'

Calling all amateur filmmakers across India: Here's your chance to capture a slice of your life that could end up on the big screen.

Google said Thursday it is teaming up with filmmakers Ridley Scott, Richie Mehta and Anurag Kashyap to create a full-length user-generated movie called "India in a Day."

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Fans Brave the Rain for Busan Film Festival's Bollywood-Style Launch

There was wind, there was rain but all anyone really cared about was looking at the stars as filmmakers from Asia and beyond gathered in South Korea Thursday night for a Bollywood-flavored launch of the 20th Busan International Film Festival.

Fans donned plastic jackets and braved the final remnants of Typhoon Dujuan as they took up positions in the stands along the red carpet laid outside the Busan Cinema Center in the South Korean port city.

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Revival of French Brand Courreges Starts with 'Building-Blocks'

Iconic sixties fashion house Courreges made its comeback in Paris on Wednesday with a new vision of ready-to-wear, presenting a building-blocks collection of 15 designs in 15 different materials and colors.

The brand that made its mark with Andre Courreges's futuristic space-age designs went back to basics 13 years after its last runway show, under new creative directors Arnaud Vaillant and Sebastien Meyer.

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