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Egypt Drops Ban on 'Adults Only' Film

An Egyptian court has revoked a government ban on a film by Lebanese star Haifa Wehbe that had been deemed sexually provocative, judicial sources said on Wednesday.

In April, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab suspended screening of "Halawet Rooh" (Beauty of Soul), a movie said to have been inspired by Monica Bellucci's 2000 hit, "Malena".

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Review: 'Horrible Bosses 2' Doesn't Work

The characters of the modern workplace comedy, like the rest of us, don't know how to make a living anymore.

Having haplessly tried to murder their bosses in the first "Horrible Bosses," Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis return in "Horrible Bosses 2" as hopeful inventors. "Let's bet on ourselves," they tell each other, making a clearly questionable wager. They go into business with a bath product dubbed "Shower Buddy," and with their abysmal guest spot on a morning show promoting it, it's clear they may have backed the wrong horse.

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Billie Jean King, Elton John Host Tennis in London

Billie Jean King and Elton John will coach a tennis event at Royal Albert Hall in London, featuring Tim Henman and Andy Roddick.

King's annual World Team Tennis Smash Hits will be held Dec. 7 and benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. WTT announced the full rosters on Tuesday.

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Prince Vanishes from Social Media

Prince, whose distaste for the music industry's conventions is well known, has abruptly disappeared from social media after tentative efforts to promote his two new albums.

As of late Tuesday, the megastar's Twitter and Facebook accounts had both disappeared and almost all videos from his official account had been taken off YouTube.

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British TV Wins Big at International Emmy Awards

Britain led at the International Emmy Awards Monday, with three trophies going to British television series at the ceremony honoring the best TV programming outside the United States.

"Utopia," the conspiracy series created by Britain's Dennis Kelly and directed by Marc Munden took home the best drama Emmy, while the best actor trophy went to Stephen Dillane for his role as Karl Roebuck in "Tunnel," the Canal+ series that was also nominated for best drama. 

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Cher Cancels Tour on Doctors' Orders

Veteran arena-packing diva Cher has canceled the rest of her tour as she recovers from a kidney illness.

The 68-year-old -- who had announced in 2002 that she was retiring but has kept on performing -- called off the more than 20 remaining concerts on her "Dressed to Kill" tour, including at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Barack Obama Honors Meryl Streep with 'Love'

President Barack Obama said he is in love, though he was not speaking about Michelle -- but he swears she understands. 

"I've said it publicly: I love Meryl Streep. I love her. Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There's nothing either of them can do about it," he said at the Presidential Medal of Freedom awards Monday. 

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Dustin Hoffman Wants 'Love Story' with Judi Dench

Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman has confessed admiration for "scrumptious" Briton Judi Dench, saying he would love to make a romantic film with the Dame.

The star of "The Graduate" spoke after co-starring with Dench in an adaptation of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot made by British broadcaster BBC One.

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Lebanese Composer, Jad Mehanna, Swims Against the Tide

Lebanon marked Independence Day on Saturday; although the government canceled all celebrations because of the country's presidential vacuum; patriotic songs blared through radios and TV channels but Lebanese composer Jad Mehanna chose to swim against the tide.

Mehanna launched a short and what he described as a “shocking” song that criticizes Lebanon instead of praising it.

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'Mockingjay, Part 1' Opens with $123 Million

"Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Lionsgate's "Mockingjay" opened well below the $158 million debut of last year's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and the $153 million opening of the 2012 original. But even with a $30-million-plus slide in the franchise, "Mockingjay" far surpassed the previous top weekend of the year: the $100 million debut of "Transformers: Age of Extinction."

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