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Bieber vs. Ford: Canada's Favorite Bad Boys

Pop star Justin Bieber is giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a brief respite as Canada's favorite bad boy and butt of all jokes.

Ford has admitted smoking crack while in a drunken stupor and is being sued for supposedly orchestrating the jailhouse beating of his sister's ex-boyfriend. The 19-year-old teen idol is facing the equivalent of a misdemeanor assault charge.

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Judge Reinstates Nicollette Sheridan Lawsuit

A judge in Los Angeles has reinstated a lawsuit by Nicollette Sheridan over her firing from "Desperate Housewives."

The ruling on Wednesday could lead to a new trial on her claim that she was improperly ousted from the show.

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Johansson Stepping Down as Oxfam Ambassador

Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank.

A statement released by Johansson's spokesman Wednesday said the 29-year-old actress has "a fundamental difference of opinion" with Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights.

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Gaza's 2nd Feature Film Revisits Resistance Theme

Gaza's tiny movie industry may struggle with amateur actors and power outages, but at least it has a winning formula of which the producers never seem to tire: the heroics, from a Palestinian perspective, of those fighting Israeli occupation.

"Losing Schalit" will be the second feature-length film made in the blockaded territory since 2009. It's the first of a planned three-part series about the 2006 capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit by gunmen allied with the Islamic militant Hamas movement. It's currently in production and parts two and three will depict Schalit's time in captivity and his 2011 swap for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

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Police Charge Justin Bieber with Assault

Troubled heartthrob pop star Justin Bieber was charged Wednesday with assaulting a limousine driver, Canadian police said, after the 19-year-old turned himself in with a crowd of female fans screaming their support.

The charges are the latest run-in with the law for the teen singer after his arrest in Miami Beach on January 23 for drag racing and impaired driving, and after his Los Angeles mansion was searched because he allegedly hurled eggs at a neighbor's house.

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Pope Francis Makes the Cover of Rolling Stone

Pope Francis is taking his place alongside the icons of American popular culture by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which hits newsstands Friday.

It's the first time the staunchly liberal rock-music bible has featured a Roman Catholic pontiff on its cover, which is typically graced by pop stars and movie idols.

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Movie Review: The Act of Killing (2013)

Written by Anthony Sargon

Human beings can do some pretty atrocious things. Killing animals is no longer just a necessity; it’s a sport…a hobby. We murder each other on a daily basis. How do we justify it? How do we live with ourselves? ”The Act of Killing” attempts to make sense of that behavior by focusing on a group of gangsters who were part of the Indonesian Killings of 1965-1966, and the results are riveting, to say the least.

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Bieber's Florida Arraignment Set for Valentine's Day

Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber will be arraigned on Valentine's Day before a Florida judge after his recent run-in with the law for driving under the influence, a state attorney's office source said Tuesday.

Bieber, however, may not be required to attend the February 14 arraignment in Miami-Dade County, which will allow prosecutors to present the charges against him, which also include resisting arrest and using an expired driver's license.

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Miley Cyrus Duets with Madonna for MTV Special

Miley Cyrus is mashing things up with Madonna for MTV.

The 21-year-old pop star and the 55-year-old Queen of Pop grinded and grabbed each other as they performed Cyrus' hit "We Can't Stop" and Madonna's 2000 track "Don't Tell Me" Tuesday during a taping in Hollywood. The "MTV Unplugged" special that closes with the duet is set to air Wednesday.

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Grammy Winner Lorde Launches Twitter Tirade at Media

New Zealand teenage pop sensation Lorde complained about the "frightening" price of fame Wednesday after a media pack jostled her when she returned home following her Grammys success.

The 17-year-old, who this week won Grammys for song of the year and best solo pop performance with her chart-topping "Royals", said she was saddened at the reception she received after touching down at Auckland airport.

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