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'Fifty Shades' Finale Steams up North American Box Office

Universal's "Fifty Shades Freed," the last chapter in the erotic trilogy that has enjoyed huge popularity among mostly female audiences, vaulted to the top of North American box offices with a $38.6 million opening weekend, industry data showed Monday.

With ticket sales rebounding sharply from totals depressed last week by football's Super Bowl championship game, "Freed" led three new releases to the top, with Sony's "Peter Rabbit" coming in second and "The 15:17 to Paris" from Warner Bros. placing third, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.

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Row over French Rocker Hallyday's Will Reveals Family at War

The daughter of French rock legend Johnny Hallyday caused a sensation Monday by challenging his will after he left everything to his fourth wife Laeticia, who was 32 years his junior.

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Antonio Banderas Bows to Destiny to Play Picasso

It was written in the stars that one day Spanish star Antonio Banderas, who used to walk to school every morning past Pablo Picasso's childhood home, would have to play the great painter.

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Homeless Lebanese Dishwasher Becomes Michelin-Starred Chef

When Lebanese chef Alan Geaam first arrived in Paris two decades ago he found himself sleeping on the streets, lost and penniless with hardly a word of French.

This week Geaam, who began his career as a dishwasher while he was sleeping rough in a Paris park, received his first Michelin star from the French gastronomic bible for his acclaimed new restaurant within a stone's throw of the Arc de Triomphe.

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Main Line-Up at Berlin Film Festival

The 68th Berlinale, Europe's first major film festival of the year, opens February 15 with 24 new movies from around the world screening in the main showcase.

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Berlin Filmfest to Spotlight #MeToo Moment

This month's Berlin film festival, Europe's first major cinema showcase in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, will shine a light on sexual misconduct in the industry, its director said Tuesday.

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Kylie Jenner Breaks Silence and the Internet with Birth Announcement

It wasn't exactly the best kept secret but Kylie Jenner still managed to break the internet on Sunday when she finally confirmed she had given birth to a baby girl with her beau, rapper Travis Scott.

The announcement had been predicted for weeks in the celebrity pages partly because the 20-year-old reality TV star had embarked on such a prolonged and uncharacteristic media blackout for a member of the wildly popular Kardashian clan.

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Uma Thurman Details Weinstein 'Attack'

Actress Uma Thurman, who is indelibly linked to Harvey Weinstein's Miramax studio thanks to her iconic roles in "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill," has broken her silence about the disgraced Hollywood mogul, accusing him of attacking her and threatening her career.

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Mysterious Ways? Spain to Probe U2 Ticket Sellout

The Spanish government said Friday it had ordered police to investigate why tickets for two upcoming U2 concerts in Madrid sold out almost instantly, forcing fans to pay inflated prices on resale sites.

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Model Kate Upton Accuses Guess Exec of Sexual Harassment

Supermodel Kate Upton has accused fashion giant Guess's co-founder Paul Marciano of sexually harassing women.

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