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Jeff Bridges Revives 'The Dude' at John Goodman Tribute

Jeff Bridges hilariously resurrected his iconic slacker character "The Dude" from "The Big Lebowski" Friday as he honored his friend John Goodman at a celebration of the actor's glittering career.

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Ed Sheeran Smashes UK Chart Records

Ed Sheeran smashed a host of British pop records on Friday, taking the top five places in the singles charts and all 16 songs from his new album in the top 20.

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George Michael Died of Natural Causes, Says Coroner

British pop icon George Michael who was found dead at his home on Christmas Day, died of natural causes, a coroner announced on Tuesday.

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Justice Minister Bans Klink-Khalifeh Music Video

Lebanon's judiciary on Saturday banned a music video trending on social media of Lebanese artist Myriam Klink for violating the decency codes, the National News Agency reported.

Media office of Justice Minister Salim Jreissati issued a statement banning the video, which features Klink and a performer Jad Khalifeh.

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Jackman Slices and Dices One Last time as Wolverine

After eight movies over 17 years, Hugh Jackman returns this weekend for his final hurrah as Wolverine in "Logan," an edgier, darker take on everyone's favorite hairy, metal-clawed mutant anti-hero.

Jackman, 48, had agreed with director James Mangold that if he was going to reprise his iconic role as the cigar-chomping loner one last time, it should be the first R-rated outing in the "X-Men" franchise aimed at a more adult audience. 

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Natalie Portman Gives Birth to a Girl

Hollywood star Natalie Portman has given birth to a girl, her representative said on Friday.

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Franco-Lebanese Trumpeter Maalouf Accused of Kissing 14-Year-Old Girl

Star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf is being investigated by French police for kissing a 14-year-old girl while she was his intern, a justice official said Friday.

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Mistreatment of Models Casts New Shadow over Fashion

The "sadistic" mistreatment of scores of models who were forced to wait in a dark, cramped staircase for hours at a Paris fashion week casting has sparked fresh criticism of how the industry functions.

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Rio Carnival Crowns Champion after Accident-Marred Festivities

Rio de Janeiro's carnival crowned a champion of its elite samba school parade on Wednesday, capping festivities marred by two accidents that injured more than 30 people.

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Top Paris Label Sacks Agency over 'Sadistic' Abuse of Models

Fashion brand Balenciaga said Wednesday it had sacked its casting agency amid a furore over the "sadistic" mistreatment of models at Paris fashion week.

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