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Shakira Cancels Tour, Hopes for June Return

Colombian pop star Shakira on Wednesday cancelled the remainder of her world tour because of a problem with her vocal cords and said she hoped to be back on stage in June of next year.

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Meryl Streep's Brand under Threat over Weinstein Denial

She started the year leading the chorus of opprobrium against President Donald Trump but 12 months on Meryl Streep, multiple Oscar-winner and doyenne of the liberal Hollywood elite, has become a target herself.

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Swiss Alps Try to Beat Pricy Image with 'Low-Cost' Ski Passes

To overcome their reputation as high-cost destinations and woo back an ever dwindling number of skiers, Swiss Alpine resorts have this year launched "low-cost" season passes that have already begun working their magic.

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Robot 'Trump' at Disney as Controversial as the Real Thing

Disney on Tuesday revealed its animatronic Donald Trump figure in Orlando, Florida, and the robo-Trump quickly stoked almost as much social media buzz as the man it is based upon.

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New Season of Narcos Moves to Mexico

The new season of the hit Netflix series Narcos will move to Mexico after the demise of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Cali cartel, a trailer released on Tuesday showed.

The fourth season of the show will feature Michael Pena, who recently starred in the film Ant Man, and Diego Luna, who featured in the Star Wars movie Rogue One and who cut his teeth in the Mexican cult hit movie Y Tu Mama Tambien.

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'The Last Jedi' Rakes in $450.8 Million Worldwide in Opening

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" -- the latest episode in the blockbuster space saga -- has raked in more than $450 million worldwide since hitting theaters, Disney said Monday.

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Cake for 'Joyful' Pope on His 81st Birthday

Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday with a hero cake and a message urging the world -- and children in particular -- to join in the holiday mood and be joyful.

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Dustin Hoffman Accused of New Incidents of Sexual Misconduct

More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old.

Playwright Cori Thomas described the 1980 incident in a story published Thursday by the trade outlet Variety. She confirmed the story in an email to The Associated Press.

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Lebanon among 9 Films Vying for Foreign Language Oscar Nomination

Nine films are now vying for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the short-list Thursday, which includes films from Chile, Germany, Israel and Lebanon. Ninety-two films were initially in contention for possible nomination.

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Blockbuster: Disney to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets for $52.4 Billion

Walt Disney Co. on Thursday agreed to buy key film and television operations of 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion stock deal that could reshape the media-entertainment world and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging tech platforms.

The blockbuster transaction also vastly reduces the Fox media empire built by Rupert Murdoch, leaving the 86-year-old tycoon and his two sons with a more tightly focused group including the Fox broadcast network, Fox News Channel and sports channels.

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