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Report: Actress Vanessa Paradis Marries French Director

Actress and singer Vanessa Paradis has married French director Samuel Benchetrit, according to a report by magazine Le Parisien.

Wearing a cream-colored ruffle dress with flowers in her blonde hair, Paradis married Benchetrit at the town hall in Saint-Simeon, east of Paris, the report said.

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Fire Engulfs Celebrated TV Drama Set in Istanbul

A celebrated outdoor film set in Istanbul, used in a number of top-rating Turkish soap dramas, caught fire on Friday but there were no casualties, local officials said.

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Nadine Labaki, Ziad Doueiri, Joelle Touma and Antoun Sehnaoui Receive Oscar Membership Invitations


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of new members, extending invites to 928 people, including four Lebanese artists, to become Academy voters: Nadine Labaki, Ziad Doueiri, Joelle Touma and Antoun Sehnaoui.

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Michael Jackson Returns Posthumously on Drake Album

Michael Jackson returned posthumously Friday with new music as the late King of Pop starred on the new album by Drake.

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Grammys Expand Nominee Field after Criticism on Diversity

The Grammys will expand the number of nominees in main categories for music's most prestigious awards as organizers try to counter a backlash over how few women and minorities are winning.

In one of the biggest changes at the Grammys in years, the Recording Academy -- which administers the prizes -- said Tuesday in a letter to members that next year's awards will boost the field of hopefuls from five to eight for the top four categories.

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US Migrant Crisis in 'Ridiculous Moment', Says Sharon Stone

The migrant crisis has reached a "ridiculous moment" in the United States but it is a worldwide problem that underscores a "lack of humanity", US actress Sharon Stone said Monday.

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Han Solo's 'Return of the Jedi' Blaster Sells for $550,000

In the wildly popular "Star Wars" films, Han Solo once told a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker: "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."

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'Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to Marry on-Screen Flame

Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga "Game of Thrones", are to wed in Britain on Saturday.

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Reports: Turkish Pop Singer Shot Dead at Resort Nightclub

Turkish pop singer Hacer Tulu and a businessman were shot dead at a nightclub in the popular Aegean resort of Bodrum early Thursday, reports said.

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G7 Ambassadors 'Deeply Concerned' about Jailed Filmmaker Sentsov

G7 Ambassadors said Thursday they were deeply concerned about Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike for more than a month as he serves a 20-year term in a Russian prison camp.

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