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Jihadist Thriller Pulled from Cinemas after Paris Attacks

A film about a wave of jihadist attacks on Paris due out Wednesday has been pulled from cinemas, with the release of a string of others also touching on terrorism now being questioned.

"Made in France", about a series of simultaneous attacks on the French capital, had already been dropped by distributors in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket shootings in January.

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U.S. Actor Charlie Sheen Reveals He is HIV Positive

U.S. actor Charlie Sheen, as well known for his on-screen work as his off-screen debauchery with drugs, alcohol and prostitutes, disclosed Tuesday that he is HIV positive.

"I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive," Sheen, 50, said on the NBC morning talk show "Today."

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Final 'Hunger Games' Film Hits Big Screen

The fourth and final film in the blockbuster "Hunger Games" series -- a dystopian fantasy saga that turned Jennifer Lawrence into a Hollywood mega-star -- hits the big screen this week and is expected to catch fire at the box office.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" will bring to a close one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood, which has already grossed more than $2.2 billion worldwide, according to Lionsgate, the studio that produced the films.

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Prince Cancels European Tour Following Paris Attacks

Prince has become the latest act to cancel his European concert tour following the Paris attacks, his French production company confirmed on Monday.

The tour -- entitled "Prince Spotlight: Piano and a Microphone" -- would have begun on November 24 in Vienna, Austria, and would have included dates in Britain and Sweden.

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Aussie Metal Band Detained in Malaysia, to Be Deported

Members of the Australian metalcore band I Killed The Prom Queen were in a Malaysian immigration lock-up on Monday after being detained for performing at the weekend without a permit, an official said.

Immigration Department Director General Mustafa Ibrahim said he hoped to quickly deport the five-member group, which was in the country as part of a Southeast Asian tour.

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U2 Cancel Paris Concert after Attacks

Irish rock band U2 canceled a Paris concert planned for Saturday following a series of attacks in the French capital which killed more than 120 people.

"As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concert scheduled for 14th November will not be going ahead as planned," the group wrote on their website late Friday.

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St. Germain Brings Africa to Electro after Decade Away

St. Germain, the genre-merging electro artist key in the "French touch" sound of the 1990s, has re-emerged after more than a decade, this time with an eye on Malian music.

St. Germain -- the stage-name of the French artist Ludovic Navarre -- sold more than three million records worldwide with his 2000 album "Tourist," as he pioneered a mix of slick jazz and danceable house music.

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'The Big Short,' on Financial Crisis, Fans Oscar Buzz for Carell

With big-name stars and early Oscar buzz over Steve Carell's performance as a banker conflicted about the global financial meltdown, "The Big Short" is generating both hype and mixed reviews.

The film closed this week's AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a festival that often plays a crucial role in shaping the intense competition for Oscar's coveted golden statuettes.

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Ex 'Top Gear' Host Clarkson, BBC Sued by Punched Producer

A television producer who was punched by former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson is suing him and the BBC for racial discrimination, the broadcaster reported Friday.

Clarkson and BBC representatives attended a hearing Friday at a London employment tribunal with Oisin Tymon which centers on alleged verbal abuse, it said.

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'Star Wars': A Game-Changer in Special Effects

When "Star Wars" audiences were blown away four decades ago by its thrilling battles in space, they were also witnessing a big bang in special effects that is still felt today, as fans await the next installment in the blockbuster saga.

The original 1977 movie -- which introduced the world to Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and a mysterious power known as The Force -- changed the way science-fiction films were made, paving the way for innovations in the field.

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