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'7th Heaven' Actor Stephen Collins' Divorce Finalized

A judge has finalized the divorce of veteran television actor Stephen Collins and his wife of nearly 30 years.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael J. Convey signed the pair's judgment during a brief hearing Friday.

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Report: Scorsese Stalls Bill Clinton Documentary

Famed director Martin Scorsese has shelved a partly finished documentary about Bill Clinton over disagreements with the former U.S. president over control of the project, The New York Times reported Friday.

The newspaper said the film was put aside indefinitely with the Clinton camp reluctant to provide fodder for critics ahead of wife Hillary's anticipated run for the White House in 2016.

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Bob Dylan, 'Wise' at 73, Gives Album Free to Seniors

Bob Dylan is giving away his latest album for free to select seniors as the 73-year-old rock legend says he is at peace with getting older.

Dylan's 36th studio album, "Shadows in the Night," which interprets songs by Frank Sinatra, will be mailed at random to 50,000 readers of AARP's magazine, which is sent to some 35 million Americans age 50 or older.

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Representatives of 88 Countries Compete for Miss Universe Crown

Representatives of 88 countries will smile it out for the title of Miss Universe Sunday in a contest rattled by Miss Israel taking a selfie with Miss Lebanon, their countries' sworn enemies.

The beauty pageant will play out Sunday in the city of Doral starting at 8 pm (0000 GMT Monday) at a sports facility at Florida International University. A successor will be chosen to Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela.

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Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo to Judge Fox's Dance Contest

Paula Abdul is getting back into the judging business on Fox.

The former "American Idol" judge will join the "So You Think You Can Dance" panel when the talent show returns this summer.

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Alec Baldwin Memoir to Be Published in Fall 2016

Alec Baldwin is writing a memoir, and, yes, it will be candid.

The award-winning actor has a deal with Harper for "Nevertheless," scheduled for the fall of 2016. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the book will cover everything from Baldwin's childhood in Long Island to his acclaimed work on "30 Rock" to the various run-ins and fallings-out he has experienced along the way, a story of "hits and flops, marriage, divorce," and some "opinions on the media and politics." Harper also announced that Baldwin, 56, will write the memoir himself.

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Sundance Opens with Post-Paris Freedom Vow

The Sundance Film Festival opened Thursday with movie legend Robert Redford proclaiming it a safe haven for freedom of expression, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

Redford said the deadly cartoonist shootings were a "wake-up event" for all who believe in the right to free speech, including filmmakers gathered for the 11-day independent cinema showcase.

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Geometry and Genitalia Parade for Paris Men's Fashion Week

Men seeking inspiration from the Paris menswear shows in full swing are apt to find themselves looking at geometrical clothes with a sporty bent -- or, in one case, outfits proudly displaying their manhood.

 

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Rihanna Wins Battle with Topshop over Use of Her Image

Pop singer Rihanna on Thursday won her legal battle with British high street giant Topshop after it sold a T-shirt bearing her image without first requesting permission.

Three judges at London's Appeal Court upheld a ban on selling the garment after ruling that the clothing retailer had been "passing off" -- using a personal image for marketing purposes without authorization.

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Pharrell, Sam Smith, John Legend to Perform at Grammys

One sings about being "Happy," the other croons about being sad: Pharrell and Sam Smith will perform at the Grammys next month.

The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Usher and Miranda Lambert also will take the stage at the Feb. 8 show in Los Angeles. Common and John Legend will perform their Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated song, "Glory," from the movie "Selma."

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