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Report: Russell Crowe Splits From Wife

Hollywood star Russell Crowe and his wife Danielle Spencer have split up, a report said on Monday, with speculation that the Oscar-winning actor could face a U.S.$25 million settlement.

The couple have separated amicably after nine years of marriage, the Sydney Morning Herald said, with both determined to protect their two children, aged eight and six, from any publicity.

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Ebooks Enhance Erotic Literature Sales

Flush with the success of "Fifty Shades of Grey", erotic literature is increasingly finding ardent fans among women seduced by the discretion afforded by ebooks, publishers say.

"The Perfect Submissive", "Body Temperature And Rising" and "Dark Desires", the titles published by British specialist publisher Xcite leave little room for doubt over their content.

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Hudson, Spears, LL Cool J Honor Whitney Houston

Rocking a pompadour and glittery jacket reminiscent of Houston's stage costumes from the 1980s, Hudson belted out a medley of Houston's hits Thursday at the Nokia Theatre for "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston," which will air as a TV special next month.

"She has been a huge part of my life musically," Hudson said. "She's just been like this outline, this blueprint for myself."

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Bieber Publicist: Stolen Laptop Tweet Not a Hoax

Bieber tweeted to his nearly 29 million followers he and his tour manager were victimized during the show Tuesday night at the Tacoma Dome. But questions were raised Friday about the authenticity of Bieber's claim.

Another Twitter user alluded to having the laptop and footage of the pop star. The account, though, linked to Bieber's new music video, which starts with text saying personal footage was stolen and uploaded "illegally."

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The Iranian Director who Makes Westerns

Negahdar Jamali is an Iranian filmmaker who has for the past 35 years made American-inspired westerns complete with cowboys and Indians in the deserts surrounding the city of Shiraz.

Poor and illiterate, Jamali has nevertheless dedicated his whole life to making more than 50 movies, often in the face of pressure to give up his dream from family and from the society surrounding him.

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Lebanese,Thai Films Share Top Award at Busan Fest

A low-budget, experimental production from Thailand and a gripping Lebanese drama shared the main award at Asia's largest film festival, which draws to a close on Saturday.

Jurors for the New Currents award at the Busan International Film Festival described first-time Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit's "36" as "breathtaking" while praising the "extraordinary sympathy" director Maryam Najafi was able to draw from her audience throughout her entry "Kayan".

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ABC's Robin Roberts Home from Hospital

ABC's Robin Roberts has come home from the hospital three weeks after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

After thanking her doctors and nurses and singing "Amen," the "Good Morning America" host began the next stage of recovery from MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. Her sister was the donor for her bone marrow.

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Schwarzenegger Hands Out Green Award in Denmark

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger handed out a Danish environmental prize to a British company in Copenhagen on Thursday, and praised the city as an inspiration for sustainable energy.

"Copenhagen is still 40 percent more energy efficient than California. I'm jealous about that," the Hollywood actor told reporters.

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Brad Pitt Becomes First Male Face of Chanel No.5

Brad Pitt is set to become the first male face of Chanel No.5, a role previously filled by such fellow Hollywood luminaries as Marilyn Monroe and Nicole Kidman.

A new 30-second ad campaign for the iconic women's perfume is to be unveiled online via the French fashion house's YouTube page at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) Friday and then on television later in the day.

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Affleck Film Recounts Hollywood Role in Iran Crisis

Actor-director Ben Affleck's latest movie tells the incredible story of Hollywood's role in an attempt to get a group of U.S. diplomats out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.

"Argo," Affleck's third film behind the camera, is set against the backdrop of the Iranian revolution and the international standoff in which 52 Americans were held in Tehran for more than a year.

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