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Slimmed Down NY Fashion Week Kicks off in Trump Shadow

New York Fashion Week will offer slimmer pickings than usual when it kicks off Thursday as big names decamp to Paris or Los Angeles and fashionistas search for renewed meaning in the Donald Trump era.

More than 230,000 people will flood into America's biggest city and cultural capital to attend the bi-annual style bonanza held in September and February, where hundreds of shows, deals and parties rake in nearly $900 million.

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Brinkley, 63, Back in Swimsuit in Sports Illustrated

Supermodel Christie Brinkley, 63, has become the oldest woman to appear in the famous Swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, posing in a red bikini and black one-piece alongside her daughters.

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Madonna Adopts Twin Girls from Malawi

US superstar Madonna adopted two four-year-old twin girls from Malawi on Tuesday, a court official in Lilongwe told AFP, taking the number of children she has adopted from the country to four.

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Lady Gaga Lights Up Super Bowl with Inclusion Message

Lady Gaga dazzled the Super Bowl on Sunday with a high-tech, tightly choreographed halftime show celebrating American diversity and unity as she chose the power of showbiz over direct provocation. 

Performing at American football's title match -- generally the most watched US television event of the year -- the pop diva electrified NRG Stadium in Houston with a pulsating medley of her greatest hits.

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Hottest Tickets at the Berlin Film Festival

The Berlin film festival, one of Europe's top cinema showcases, gets under way Thursday, bringing a parade of stars to its famed red carpet.

Nearly 400 movies will be screened during the 11-day gathering. Here's a preview of highlights from the Berlinale, now in its 67th year, that are already generating a buzz.

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Black Sabbath Say Last Rites on Touring in Homecoming

Black Sabbath, the pioneers of heavy metal, ended their last-ever tour with a final concert in Birmingham, their home town where it all began nearly 50 years ago.

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Dornan and Johnson Go Darker in 'Fifty Shades' Sequel

Two years after the bonkbuster film "Fifty Shades of Grey" had housewives reaching for the smelling salts, its sequel reunites Christian, Anastasia and a variety of tools that really ought to be kept in a riding stable.

Northern Irishman Jamie Dornan and US actress Dakota Johnson return as the kinky couple in "Fifty Shades Darker," the next installment of E.L. James's bestselling "mommy porn" novels. 

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Europe Vies to Woo Trump in Spoof Videos

A Dutch TV show's comic message introducing the Netherlands to Donald Trump has spawned a series of copycat spoofs around Europe all clamoring "to be second" after the U.S. president's vow to make America first.

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Eminem Returns with New Trump Attack

Hip-hop superstar Eminem has returned with a fresh attack on U.S. President Donald Trump, contributing an angry verse on the new album of Big Sean.

The lyrics mark the latest political intervention by Eminem, who re-emerged weeks before the November 8 election with a charged, eight-minute freestyle rap against the billionaire Republican.

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Kim Kardashian Questioned in New York over Paris Heist

A French judge investigating the gunpoint robbery of Kim Kardashian has interviewed the U.S. reality star for several hours in New York, judicial sources said Friday.

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