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Al Pacino to Return to Broadway in a Mamet Play

Al Pacino will return to Broadway next year in a new play by David Mamet written with the Oscar-winner expressly in mind.

Producers said Thursday that Pacino will star in "China Doll" directed by Pam MacKinnon starting in October 2015. Additional casting is to be announced later. Pacino will play a wealthy man about to retire and marry a younger woman when his plans are shaken by a phone call.

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Medical Examiner: Rivers Died of Low Blood Oxygen

Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner's office ruled Thursday.

The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4 after she'd been hospitalized for about a week when she went into cardiac arrest during the procedure at a doctor's office.

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CBS Latest to Launch Stand-Alone Streaming Service

U.S. television network CBS on Thursday became the latest broadcaster to launch a stand-alone streaming service, offering viewers without cable subscriptions access to shows including "Star Trek" and "Twin Peaks."

The move came a day after U.S. media giant Time Warner announced a similar service launching next year for premium cable broadcaster HBO, which has hit shows like "Game of Thrones" and "Girls."

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Three New JK Rowling Wizard Movies Due from 2016

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is working on three new wizard-based movies to be released starting in 2016, studio giant Warner Bros announced Wednesday.

The first, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four "Harry Potter" movies, and reunite the same filmmaking team.

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Judge Finalizes Divorce of Heidi Klum and Seal

Model Heidi Klum and Grammy-winning singer Seal are officially divorced.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas finalized the pair's divorce judgment on Tuesday. They were married for nearly seven years before seeking a split.

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Neil Patrick Harris Says He'll Host Oscars in 2015

Neil Patrick Harris is going for an awards-show trifecta, set to host the 2015 Oscars after four hosting stints at Broadway's Tony Awards and two at TV's Primetime Emmy Awards.

"To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true," Harris said in a statement Wednesday released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Jay Leno Returning to Series TV with CNBC Car show

Jay Leno is returning to nightly television.

The former "Tonight Show" host's new prime-time venture, tentatively titled, "Jay Leno's Garage," and based on his Emmy Award-winning Web series, will premiere on CNBC in 2015, the network announced Wednesday. The precise debut date and frequency of airing are yet to be determined, the network said.

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Bono Apologizes for Free U2 Album on iTunes Accounts

Call it a mix of ego, generosity, self-promotion and insecurity. But Bono is sorry for giving away U2's latest album for free on iTunes accounts.

There were grumbles last month when the Irish rock band's new album "Song of Innocence" was automatically downloaded onto Apple's more than half-billion iTunes accounts around the world.

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Pop Star Kesha Sues Producer Dr. Luke for Sex Abuse

American pop star Kesha on Tuesday sued her producer Dr. Luke for allegedly abusing her sexually and emotionally for years, while threatening to harm her career.

Famous for hits such as "TiK ToK" and "We R who we R," Kesha, 27 -- who signed with his Kemosabe label at 18 -- charged the producer, real name Lukasz Gottwald, forced her to take drugs and drink alcohol so that he could abuse her sexually when she was under the influence, court documents show.

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Fashion Week Tokyo Opens with Burst of Butterflies, Kisses

Fashion Week Tokyo was in full swing Tuesday after it opened in a burst of color and bold prints, with butterflies, kisses, and geometric patterns dominating the first shows.

Hanae Mori, one of Japan's most internationally acclaimed fashion houses, showcased its first collection by in-demand young designer Yu Amatsu, which featured swarms of butterflies printed onto classic pieces such as shift dresses, jackets and shorts.

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