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Bowie Fans Congregate for London Tribute Concert

Karaoke, electro, harp and even musical saw versions of David Bowie's greatest hits rang out in London on Sunday as fans gathered for a tribute concert a week on from the pop icon's death.

"The world would be a very different place without David Bowie and many people feel a distinct need to say goodbye to him," said Stefan Simanowitz, one of the concert organisers.

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Winslet Tips 'Titanic' Co-Star DiCaprio for Oscar

Kate Winslet tipped her "Titanic" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio to win this year's best actor Oscar, though he lost out at the British film critics' awards on Sunday.

Winslet, 40, said she would be "surprised" if DiCaprio did not land an Oscar on his sixth nomination when the Academy Awards roll around in Hollywood on February 28.

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Bowie Posthumously Tops U.S. Chart for First Time

David Bowie's final album on Sunday hit number one in the United States, his adopted home, with the British music legend achieving posthumously a feat he never managed in life.

"Blackstar," which was released two days before Bowie's death on January 10 from a secret battle with cancer, debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart for the week through Thursday.

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Taiwan K-Pop Star Flag Row Escalates after Apology

Taiwan's presidential candidates waded in to a row with China and South Korea Saturday after a teenage Taiwanese K-pop star was forced to apologize for waving the island's flag.

A video apology from a tired and sombre Chou Tzu-yu, 16, went viral hours after it was posted, with more than two million hits by Saturday morning.

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Fashion Titans Clash over Shake-up of Catwalk Calendar

It is nothing short of a fashion earthquake.

The organizers of New York Fashion Week are considering doing away with a century of tradition and showing designers' catwalk collections only when they go on sale in the shops.

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Funeral of Celine Dion's Husband at Basilica where they Wed

The funeral for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil will take place next Friday at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal where the couple married, a family spokesman said.

Angelil, who discovered the Canadian pop diva and managed her career, died Thursday at age 73 after a struggle with cancer.

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Jazz Parades and Glittery Parties as Fans Mourn Bowie

From an outrageously costumed parade to a bacchanalian party in heaps of glitter, memorial events to David Bowie are multiplying as fans find their own ways to mourn the rock legend.

Bowie -- a pioneer of glam rock at the start of a half-century career marked by constant reinvention -- apparently did not want a soppy public funeral.

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U.S. Rapper Mos Def Held in S. Africa over 'World' Passport

American rapper Mos Def appeared in a South African court Friday after being arrested for allegedly using an illegal "world passport" as he tried to leave the country, officials said.

The 42-year-old hip hop artist, actor and activist, whose real name is Dante Terrel Smith, was taken into custody overnight for contravening immigration laws.

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Erdogan Biopic to Hit Turkish Screens

Shooting will start next week on a feature film tracing the early career of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from his childhood in a poor district in Istanbul to his rise to become the city's mayor, its producers said Friday.

"Reis" ("The Chief") will star well-known Turkish actor Reha Beyoglu as the Turkish strongman and show his life up to 1999, Turkish media quoted producers Evrensel Medya as saying.

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Sean Penn Regrets Chapo Interview Failed to Spur Drug Debate

Hollywood actor Sean Penn has expressed regret that the article he wrote after interviewing Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman failed to spark a debate about the U.S. war on drugs.

In an excerpt of the interview broadcast Friday, Penn said his goal in meeting with Guzman was to shine a light on America's role in the international drug trade.

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