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Scientologists Slam Sundance Movie

The Church of Scientology has lashed out at a film about the controversial group at the Sundance Film Festival, calling it false and based on "obsessive, disgruntled former Church members."

The dismissive reaction -- also denouncing "vengeful apostates" -- came a day after the world premiere of "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," directed by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney.

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Larger-Than-Life Greek Singer Demis Roussos Dies at 68

Greek singer Demis Roussos, best known for operatic pop ballads in the 1970s and 1980s, died in Athens at the weekend aged 68.

The entertainer had been admitted to the Igia clinic some time ago with an undisclosed illness and the medical facility issued only a brief statement on Monday announcing his death.

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Colombia's Paulina Vega Wins Miss Universe Title

Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida.

The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from Colombia to take home the prize. 

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Rihanna Goes for Acoustic Sound with Paul McCartney

Rihanna, who has topped the charts with a pop-driven R&B sound, has unveiled a new acoustic song in a collaboration with Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

Rihanna unexpectedly late Saturday released the new single, "FourFiveSeconds," which features the Barbados-born singer's signature robust voice but has a minimal backdrop of McCartney's guitar strumming without percussion or electronic elements. The song also features verses sung by rapper Kanye West. 

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Arena Rockers Toto in New Album after Nine Years

Toto, which packed arenas with 1980s hits such as "Africa" and "Hold the Line," will release its first album in nearly a decade in March followed by an extensive tour.

The Los Angeles-area rockers said they regarded "Toto XIV," their first album of new material since 2006, as a sequel to 1982's "Toto IV," which jumpstarted the band's career.

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'Birdman' Soars to Victory in Oscars Bellwether

Dark comedy "Birdman" boosted its Oscars hopes Sunday after landing the top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, a barometer of likely success at the all-important Academy Awards.

The film about a washed up superhero movie star attempting to revive his career on Broadway took the SAG equivalent of the Oscars best picture with victory in the outstanding performance by a cast category.

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Paris Fashion Week Salutes the Deconstructed Soldier

It's a sign of the times in which we live: one of the most marked trends at the Paris menswear fashion week is the coming of the military man.

Formal jackets with broad shoulders and cuff embroidery, nylon parkas, camouflage pants, utilitarian shoes and earthy colors -- all saluted the soldier's uniform offered up for autumn-winter 2015.

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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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