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Alec Baldwin Passionate about Green Energy

Alec Baldwin says he is passionate about green energy and is hoping next week's U.N. climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power.

The Emmy award-winning actor who has appeared on film, stage and television spoke at a reception Thursday night to celebrate the launch of a book entitled "Addressing Climate Change" featuring the work of award-winning English photographer Henry Dallal, who has often photographed Queen Elizabeth II. Its contributors include U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, who attended the launch.

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Max Mara Keeps 70s Vibe Rocking in Milan

Max Mara kept the 1970s vibe grooving in Milan on Thursday with a collection inspired by the unconventional looks and style of two of the decade's most influential actresses.

British creative director Ian Griffiths took his cue from images of Anjelica Huston in Max Mara's own 1971 campaign and the French actress Dominique Sanda in Oscar-winning "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" (1970) to forge a collection rich in micro-floral and geometric prints.

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Kate Cancels Malta Trip Due to Morning Sickness

Prince William will replace his wife Kate on this weekend's official visit to Malta because the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is still suffering from acute morning sickness.

Palace officials said Thursday the decision to cancel what would have been Kate's first official solo voyage overseas was made in consultation with her doctors.

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Copycat Designers Poised to Pounce on Paris Fashion

See it on the catwalks next week. See it in the shops in a month's time. When the ready-to-wear shows start in Paris on Tuesday, teams of designers for high street stores will be poised to spring into action.

Thanks to their efforts, strikingly similar mass market versions of the latest designer outfits will be in the shops within weeks -- and at a fraction of the price.

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Neeson Returns to Dark Side with New Cop Thriller

Liam Neeson returns to the darker side in his latest film, playing a former cop haunted by his past as he becomes caught up in a murky drug underworld.

"A Walk Among the Tombstones," by director Scott Frank, is based on the eponymous novel by Lawrence Block from 1992, a police story full of black humor and violence.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Named U.N. Messenger of Peace

Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Tuesday that the 39-year-old American actor will join 11 other prominent world figures who advocate on behalf of the U.N. as Messengers of Peace including Stevie Wonder, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, primatologist Jane Goodall and conductor Daniel Barenboim.

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Miley Cyrus Date Barely Makes Court Appearance

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.

Polk County Judge Monte Campbell was ready to wrap up his court hearings for the day, and likely issue an arrest warrant for Jesse Helt, when Helt's lawyer announced his client had arrived at the courthouse.

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Jewel Releases Free Song to Support Public Housing

Jewel is planning an album for release next fall. But for now, she's giving away her latest song for free.

The once-homeless singer-songwriter wrote "Home to Me" to support the ReThink public housing initiative. Inspired by an online contest that drew hundreds of submissions, Jewel unveiled the track online Tuesday, where it's available as a free download. She also performed it live at The Mint nightclub for an intimate audience of public housing administrators and residents.

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Global Fashion Circus Swings into Milan

Is the devil still wearing Prada? Has King Giorgio (Armani) still got the regal touch? And how are the pretenders to his throne shaping up?

As the global fashion circus swings into Milan on Wednesday, the answers to these and some other pressing issues should be a little clearer by the weekend.

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Jean Paul Gaultier to Stop Making Ready-to-Wear

The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.

A short statement Monday said the 62-year-old designer — one of the most famous names in fashion — would be concentrating on the lucrative world of haute couture and perfume lines such as "Le Male." It didn't elaborate on the reasons for the closure.

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