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Real-Life 'Q' is a Woman, British Spy Chief Reveals

The inventor behind James Bond's ingenious gadgets, codenamed "Q" in the spy films, exists in reality and is actually a woman, the head of Britain's MI6 espionage agency has said.

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'La La Land' Director in 'Shock' over Oscar Nods

The director of hit romantic musical "La La Land" said Friday he was jolted and honoured when he learned that his film had earned a record 14 Oscar nominations.

Damien Chazelle's whimsical tribute to Hollywood's Golden Age of musicals topped the Academy Award nominations list on Tuesday, tying an all-time record set by "All About Eve" and "Titanic".

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Iran Actress to Boycott Oscars over 'Racist' Trump Visa Ban

The Iranian star of Oscar-nominated film "The Salesman" said Thursday she would boycott the awards in protest at President Donald Trump's "racist" ban on Muslim immigrants. 

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Model Hanne Gaby Odiele Reveals She is Intersex

Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele is accustomed to the bright lights of high fashion but has stepped into a different sort of spotlight after revealing she is intersex.

The 29-year-old said in interviews published this week that she wants to raise awareness and end taboos surrounding the topic.

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Dubai Investigates Disabled Center over Kim Kardashian Visit

A state-owned newspaper in Dubai is reporting that authorities are investigating a center for the disabled after it hosted and publicized a visit by Kim Kardashian West.

A story in Tuesday's edition of Emarat Al Youm says the investigation focused on Rashid Center for the Disabled not getting prior approval for the visit by Kardashian West.

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Diversity and 'La La Land' Ready for Their Oscar Close-Ups

After two straight years of all-white acting nominees and an overhauling of the motion picture academy, the Oscars are poised to trend in a different direction Tuesday.

Barry Jenkin's luminous coming-of-age tale "Moonlight," the crowd-pleasing African-American mathematician drama "Hidden Figures" and Denzel Washington's fiery August Wilson adaption "Fences" are set to lead a notably more diverse group of contenders when nominations to the 89th Academy Awards are announced Tuesday morning beginning at 8:18 a.m. EST.

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Son and Daughters of Stars are Fashion's New Royalty

They are fashion's new celebrity aristocracy, the sons and daughters of stars who are themselves becoming the kings and queens of the catwalk shows.

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Melania Trump Channels Jackie-O in Ralph Lauren

America's new First Lady Melania Trump won rave reviews Friday for donning an elegant Ralph Lauren powder blue suit to her husband's inauguration in a look channeling Jacqueline Kennedy.

Her cashmere turtleneck dress fell to her knee, paired with a cross-over jacket cropped to the waist and matching suede gloves. In a break from the past, Melania wore her hair swept up with diamond stud earrings.

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A-Listers Join Anti-Trump Protest in Hometown New York

A-list celebrities joined several thousand protesters on the streets of New York on Thursday night to demonstrate against Donald Trump on the eve of the incoming Republican president's inauguration.

Hollywood actors Robert de Niro and Alec Baldwin, Oscar-winning director Michael Moore and singer Cher were among those who joined the noisy gathering close to the Trump International Hotel on Central Park South.

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Redford: A Popular 'Movement' Will Fight Trump Cuts

Robert Redford refused to be drawn on Donald Trump as the Sundance Film Festival opened Thursday, but vowed a popular "movement" would fight funding cuts the incoming president plans to make.

Asked his opinion about how filmmaking would be affected after the president-elect's inauguration on Friday, the two-time Oscar winner insisted Sundance doesn't do politics.

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