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Beyonce, Bieber Lead MTV Europe Nods

Pop chart-toppers Beyonce and Justin Bieber on Tuesday led nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, with Danish newcomers Lukas Graham also among top contenders.

The Europe Music Awards, which will take place on November 6 in Rotterdam, are held each year in a different location as the entertainment network highlights international acts and fans.

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An End to Fashion Elitism? Not in Milan

Social media are being credited with democratizing the landscape of fashion in London and New York.

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Action Vowed for Refugees in Concert Led by Metallica, Rihanna

Top names in music including Metallica and Rihanna joined leaders Saturday in a concert that brought promises of action to support refugees and improve sanitation in the developing world.

The Global Citizen Festival, broadcast live from the vast lawn of New York's Central Park, distributes tickets to fans who commit to petitions and other actions aimed at ending extreme poverty.

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Paul Simon, Tom Morello Lead Music Drive against Poverty

Pop-folk legend Paul Simon and hard-edged guitarist Tom Morello on Thursday led a drive by musicians to fight poverty, bringing promises of greater action to help the world's most vulnerable.

The two headlined a first night of the Global Citizen Festival, which will culminate with a live-broadcast concert Saturday from New York's Central Park featuring Rihanna and Metallica.

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FBI Launches Probe of Brad Pitt amid Child Abuse Allegations

The FBI has opened an investigation of Brad Pitt, amid news reports that the Hollywood actor's abusive behavior toward his children was what led wife Angelina Jolie to file this week for divorce.

Celebrity website TMZ reported that police have launched an investigation of Pitt, who reportedly began yelling and "getting physical" with his children on a private jet several days ago.

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Obama-Era Surveillance Worse than Stasi, Says Oliver Stone

U.S. film director Oliver Stone on Thursday accused President Barack Obama's administration of implementing a surveillance system worse than that of the feared Stasi secret police in East Germany.

Speaking at the San Sebastian film festival in northern Spain, where he presented his film "Snowden," Stone said many in the U.S. had grown disillusioned with a president they once saw as "a man of great integrity."

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Not So Fast on Full Custody, Experts Say of Jolie's Demand

In the global hubbub over the Brangelina divorce, Angelina Jolie Pitt's demand for sole physical custody of her six children with Brad Pitt has attracted its share of the attention. Yet experts say Jolie Pitt won't have the final say, and that Pitt and the couple's eldest son, Maddox, may even have a voice in custody arrangements.

Stacy Phillips, a veteran divorce attorney, called Jolie Pitt's request for sole physical custody a "wish list," one that could change as the divorce progresses. Phillips, like many, saw the request as a message to Pitt, although what the actress is trying to convey won't be known for some time, if ever.

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Marion Cotillard Announces Pregnancy, Denies Pitt Reports

Marion Cotillard is announcing her pregnancy and shooting down rumors of any romantic involvement with Brad Pitt.

"This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into," the Oscar-winning actress wrote in a statement posted Wednesday on Instagram .

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U.S. Celebrities Diss Trump, Rally Voters to the Polls

Some of America's biggest stars -- including actors Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson -- appear in a short video unveiled Wednesday, taking potshots at Donald Trump while rallying voters to the polls on election day.

"On Tuesday, November 8, this country will make one of the most important decisions in its history," the film and stage actors say as part of the effort launched by "Save the Day," a Super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton.

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Egypt State TV Fires News Chief over Sisi Interview Gaffe

Egyptian state television said on Wednesday it had sacked its head of news after an old interview with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was screened in error. 

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