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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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Jennifer Aniston Memes Explode in Response to Brad Pitt Divorce

#Brangelina may be the top trending hashtag Tuesday, but Jennifer Aniston's face is the one saturating social media.

Aniston memes of all kinds were the Internet's response to the Tuesday morning announcement that Angelina Jolie Pitt had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.

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Divorce Will Unspool the Complex Life Jolie and Pitt Created

For more than a decade, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been a glamorous, globe-trotting Hollywood power couple, attracting cameras to their film projects and philanthropy alike.

With six children, homes in the U.S. and France, and the philanthropic Jolie-Pitt Foundation, the pair has much at stake. The pair became a couple in 2004 but married two years ago — which could further complicate the divorce that Jolie Pitt filed for Monday, and put the future of all they've shared in the hands of teams of lawyers and accountants.

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Adele Dedicates Show to Pitt, Jolie amid Divorce

Count Adele as among those saddened by the Brangelina divorce.

At her concert in New York on Tuesday night, Adele brought up Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's breakup, telling the crowd she had to address "the elephant in the room."

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