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'Transparent' Brings Transsexuals into the Mainstream

Amazon's new TV show "Transparent" aims to do for transsexuals what "Modern Family" did for gay parents -- bring them firmly into the mainstream.

"In terms of changing the conversation, these shows have an immense amount of reach," said Jay Brown of the Human Rights Campaign, which supports the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.

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'Eau de Revolution': Cuba Scents Honor Che, Chavez

Call it "Eau de Revolution."

Cuba's biggest producer of natural products has come up with a pair of colognes for the discerning supporter of international socialism who wants something more than just the iconic "Che" T-shirt.

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Virgin Radio Lebanon Records Highest Reaching Page on Facebook Worldwide

The Virgin Radio Lebanon has recorded the highest engagement and reach of any Facebook page worldwide, according to likealyzer.com.

Likealyzer.com, one of the renowned tools for monitoring Facebook pages traffic and stats, said that Virgin Radio is now ranked number one in the PTAT, People Talking About This, which is the measure of engagement across all of Facebook worldwide, and across all categories.

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Bob Dylan Named 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year

Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares person of the year.

A Tuesday news release says the 10-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter will be honored at the foundation's 25th anniversary tribute Feb. 6 in Los Angeles, two days before the Grammys.

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Meet Brunello Cucinelli, Italy's Cashmere King

The best place to eat in Milan during fashion week is not in one of the city's multi-starred restaurants.

It's in the courtyard of a shop where the stubble-cheeked son of a farmer has rigged up some maxi-sized barbecues and deep-fat fryers to entertain a few hundred hungry friends and contacts.

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DiCaprio Urges Leaders to Rise to Climate Challenge

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio brought star power to the U.N. summit on climate change Tuesday, urging leaders to stop treating global warming as "fiction."

"As an actor, I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems," the actor told the summit of 120 leaders.

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New Pink Floyd Album to Be Released in November

A new album by British rock legends Pink Floyd, their first in 20 years, is to be released on November 10, the group announced on Monday as billboards featuring the cover appeared around the world.

Named "The Endless River", the album features David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, and is based on a recording session by the three in 1993.

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Bids Invited for Robin Williams' 'Mork' Suit

The famous red and white spacesuit worn by Robin Williams in hit 1970s TV series "Mork and Mindy" is up for auction next month, with an estimated price-tag of up to $20,000.

Also on sale will be the "egg" in which alien Mork traveled to earth from Ork in the breakthrough series for Williams, who committed suicide last month aged 63.

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Princess Diana Gowns to Go under Hammer in U.S.

Four dresses designed for and worn by Britain's late Princess Diana are to go under the hammer in Beverly Hills, the auction house organizing the sale said Monday.

Three of the gowns were made by British dressmaker Catherine Walker, Diana's favorite designer and close personal friend, and are expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000 each.

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Batman Prequel 'Gotham' Premieres on U.S. TV

The backstory of Batman's many villains came to life Monday in a new U.S. television drama series that Fox hopes will help lift its prime-time ratings out of the doldrums.

"Gotham" stars David Mazouz as a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne who witnesses the cold-blooded murder of his parents on the grim nocturnal backstreets of contemporary New York.

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