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Chicken Pox Keeps Jolie from 'Unbroken' Promotions

Angelina Jolie is reluctantly calling in sick for "Unbroken" promotional duty.

Universal Pictures said Friday that Jolie is suffering from "a mild bout of chicken pox" that will keep her from making public appearances in the coming days to support the film, which she directed. "Unbroken," about former Olympian Louis Zamperini, is set to premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.

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Sony Says Sorry to Obama, amid Leaked Emails Storm

Beleaguered studio Sony Pictures apologized Thursday for racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama in company emails, the latest in a series of leaks that have left Hollywood reeling.

The unflattering leaks -- including a producer labeling Angelina Jolie a "minimally talented spoiled brat" -- have thrown Sony into damage control mode, amid few signs they are going to stop any time soon.

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U.S. Model Cries Foul at Cosby, Joining Group of Accusers

Trailblazing black supermodel Beverly Johnson came forward Thursday with new accusations that comedian Bill Cosby drugged her decades ago, joining a slew of women who have accused the 77-year-old of abuse.

Johnson, 62, made her allegations in a first-person story published in Vanity Fair magazine titled "Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story."

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After Big Year, Streaming Tipped for New Markets

Streaming has rapidly transformed pop music's landscape but even more dramatic changes could be in store as companies eye the vast, barely touched markets of the developing world.

Spotify and its rivals were among the biggest music headlines in 2014 as streaming services quickly pick up new customers and also face intense criticism -- most famously from pop star Taylor Swift, who was the year's top artist on the U.S. charts.

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Gucci Power Couple to Leave Brand

Gucci's chief executive officer and creative director are leaving the global luxury brand, its parent company Kering said in a statement on Friday.

Patrizio di Marco, who has headed Gucci for six years, will leave as of January 1 and will be replaced by Marco Bizzarri, who served as chief executive of Bottega Veneta for more than five years before heading up Kering's Luxury Couture & Leather Goods Division in April.

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'Unbroken' May be Broken in Japan, Still Divided over War

Angelina Jolie's new movie "Unbroken" has not been released in Japan yet, but it has already struck a nerve in a country still fighting over its wartime past.

And the buzz on social networks and in online chatter is decidedly negative over the film that depicts a U.S. Olympic runner who endures torture at a World War II prisoner-of-war camp.

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'Birdman' Wins most Golden Globe Nods with Seven

Dark comedy "Birdman" topped nominations for the Golden Globes nods announced Thursday, securing another boost for its awards season hopes leading up to the all-important Oscars in February.

The film -- which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero film star trying to revive his career on the stage -- won seven nods for the Globes, one day after topping the list for the key Screen Actors Guild awards.

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'Next Top Model' Contestant Sues Tyra Banks

A former "America's Next Top Model" contestant is suing Tyra Banks for $3 million, saying she was improperly denied a top prize because she used to be an escort.

City News Service says Angelea Preston filed the breach-of-contract suit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Joan Rivers' Will Leaves Money for Charities

Joan Rivers' left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish Guild Healthcare and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

According to Rivers' 2014 will, which was filed in New York State Surrogate's Court, the late comedian made Melissa Rivers her will's executor with "the broadest and most absolute permissible direction" over a fortune that has been estimated as high as $150 million.

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Hobbit Fans Drop Tolkien Evil Eye Plan for Moscow after Church Protest

A group of Russian designers on Wednesday scrapped a planned light installation modeled on the all-seeing evil eye in JRR Tolkien's fantasy novels after the Russian Orthodox Church protested.

The group had planned to raise what resembles a giant glowing eye on the 21st floor of a skyscraper to celebrate the local release of the final part of Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of "The Hobbit" on Thursday.

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