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Pop Icon Prince Dead at 57

Pop icon Prince -- whose pioneering brand of danceable funk made him one of music's most influential figures -- died Thursday at his compound in Minnesota. He was 57.

The announcement came just a week after the enigmatic Grammy and Oscar winner -- acclaimed for his guitar skills and soaring falsetto -- was taken to hospital with a bad bout of influenza, which he made light of after the scare.

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James Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies at 93

Guy Hamilton, director of four James Bond films including classics "Goldfinger" and "Diamonds are Forever", has died aged 93, former Bond actor Roger Moore said Thursday.

Moore, who was directed by Hamilton in "Live and Let Die" and "The Man with the Golden Gun", tweeted that he was "incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid".

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Britain Hails Queen at 90, a Constant in Years of Turmoil

Britain celebrated the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday with tributes to a popular monarch who has steered it through the decline of empire and a wave of scandals to the Internet age.

The sovereign, who has been on the throne since 1953, emerged from Windsor Castle dressed in a lime green outfit and matching hat to accept presents and flowers from hundreds of well-wishers.

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Cosby's Wife Finishes Deposition in Defamation Lawsuit

Bill Cosby's wife on Tuesday completed her deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who contend the comedian branded them as liars after they went public with sexual assault allegations against him.

Camille Cosby answered questions under oath for about 5 1/2 hours, according to Joe Cammarata, a lawyer for the women. Cammarata wouldn't discuss specifics of questions he asked during the civil deposition in Boston.

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Review: Feminism Freezes over in 'Huntsman' Sequel

"The Huntsman: Winter's War" is one of the more bizarre sequels in recent memory. If modern movies are going to strip every side story out of every superhero universe and beyond, fairy tales should be fair game too. But, it's more than a little odd that the filmmakers here decided to follow up their feminist reimagining of the Snow White story with one focused on Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and the jilted, hysterical woman (Emily Blunt's Freya) who is trying to keep him apart from his true love (Jessica Chastain's Sara). If this is progress, count me out.

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'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star Doris Roberts Dies at 90

Tributes poured in Monday for Emmy-winning actress Doris Roberts, the star of U.S. sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," who has died aged 90.

Roberts picked up best supporting actress four times in the early 2000s for her portrayal of Marie Barone, the mother of Ray Romano's sportswriter character in the show, which ran for nine seasons.

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Ronit Elkabetz, Ambassador of Israeli Cinema, Dies at 51

Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz, who helped bring her country's films to the world and became a star in France, died on Tuesday aged 51 after battling cancer, her agent said.

A mother of two, the actress, screenwriter and director appeared in films including "The Girl on the Train" alongside Catherine Deneuve and "Ashes and Blood".

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'Hunger Games' Memorabilia to Go under the Hammer

Collectors with a good arm and a few thousand dollars to burn are being invited to bid for Jennifer Lawrence's iconic hunting bow in an auction of memorabilia from blockbuster film franchise "The Hunger Games."

The weapon -- expected to fetch up to $12,000 -- is among almost 500 costumes, props and other items up for grabs from the original film and its sequels "Catching Fire" and the two-part "Mockingjay."

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Surprises Galore including Bernie Sanders at Coachella Festival

The Coachella music festival is famous for its surprises, and the latest edition included one of the more uncommon -- an appearance, although remotely, of a presidential candidate.

Senator Bernie Sanders showed up late Saturday on the screen of the main stage in the California desert of the leading U.S. music festival, bringing cheers to the mostly young crowd -- the left-wing candidate's main support base.

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Hollywood Mogul Blasts Obama, Google over Piracy

Movie mogul Avi Lerner branded U.S. President Barack Obama "a coward" on Saturday, berating him for not taking on Google over piracy.

The 68-year-old American-Israeli producer told AFP that the White House's failure to force the search engine giant to improve its anti-piracy measures was costing Hollywood millions of dollars a year.

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