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'Tomorrowland' Tops North American Box Office

Sci-fi adventure-drama "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney went straight to the top of the North American box office on its debut on a U.S. holiday weekend, data showed Tuesday.

The Disney movie, which has received mixed reviews, pulled in $42.7 million over the Memorial Day long weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

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New York 'Mad Men' Exhibition Extends to September 6

A New York exhibition featuring sets, costumes and props from hit television series "Mad Men" has been extended by popular demand until September, the Museum of the Moving Image said Tuesday.

It comes two weeks after 3.3 million viewers watched the final episode of the award-winning show, which charted the tangled lives of Manhattan advertising executives in the middle of the last century.

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'Lawrence of Arabia' Star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer

Legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.

No additional details were provided about the 83-year-old or his care. His son, Tarek Sharif, revealed the diagnosis in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo on May 23.

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Egyptian Woman Arrested over Racy Music Video

Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for "inciting debauchery."

The clip, a low-budget production entitled "Hands Off," or "Sib Eddi" in Egyptian Arabic, contains no nudity but plenty of scantily-clad booty shaking by the woman, Reda el-Fouly, who dances to the voice of a singer called Mena.

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Cannes Winner Puts Refugee Issue up on the Screen

The debate around the world about what to do with growing waves of desperate migrants will be spurred by a Cannes Film Festival triumph for a movie that looks at the plight of a refugee hero.

"Dheepan", a French movie about a Sri Lankan former soldier's struggles in a Paris ghetto in the grip of narco-gangs, didn't set out to tackle that wider thorny issue.

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B.B. King Death Probed as Homicide after Poison Claim

Police in Las Vegas have launched a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King, a Nevada coroner's office said Monday, after the blues guitar legend’s daughters reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.

King died at age 89 on May 14 in Las Vegas, where he kept his residence while he kept up a gruelling schedule of tours that ended only last year.

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Actress, Comedian Anne Meara, Nominated for 4 Emmys, Dies

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.

Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.

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U.S. Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies Aged 78

U.S. jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, who performed with some of his era's biggest names including Ray Charles and Dizzy Gillespie, died Sunday. He was 78.

The Detroit musician died in Ann Arbor, Michigan from heart failure, the Detroit Free Press reported. 

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Sweden Pips Russia in Eurovision Pop Fest Nail-Biter

Sweden narrowly beat Russia Sunday in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza.

Forty-one years after Swedish superstars ABBA took the title, chiseled Mans Zelmerlow won 365 points from voters and juries in 40 countries with his up-tempo crowd-pleaser "Heroes".

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'Live Earth' Global Climate Change Concerts Delayed

Organisers of Live Earth, a set of global concerts backed by Al Gore aimed at pushing for urgent action on climate change, announced a delay Friday, weeks before the scheduled date.

Live Earth had intended shows on each inhabited continent for June 18 featuring more than 100 artists to raise pressure for a strong agreement at a U.N.-led climate conference in Paris at the end of the year.

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