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Final Arguments Made over Terrence Howard Divorce Settlement

A judge said Monday he will take a week to determine whether to set aside Terrence Howard's divorce judgment that entitles his ex-wife to a spousal support and a share of his earnings from the hit television series "Empire."

Attorneys for Howard and his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, made closing arguments Monday after four days of testimony in the case that featured embarrassing details about the actor's sex life and forced him to address accusations of domestic violence.

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Pharrell, One Direction among Headliners at Apple Music Fest

Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Florence + The Machine are going to appear at the Apple Music Festival next month.

Apple announced Tuesday that the musicians will be among the headlining performers at the 10-night festival at London's Roundhouse that begins Sept. 19. Festival performances will be broadcast live and on-demand on Apple Music, and additional material will be available on the app's Beats 1 radio.

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Elton John Hits Out over Venice Same-Sex Schoolbooks Ban

Elton John has launched a blistering attack on the mayor of Venice over the city's withdrawal of books depicting same-sex families from the city's nurseries and primary schools.

The veteran British rock star, who has two sons with partner David Furnish, used his Instagram page to denounce newly-elected Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro's move.

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'Straight Outta Compton,' Unexpected Box Office Star

"Straight Outta Compton," a biopic about the pioneering rap group N.W.A., wowed Hollywood by taking first place in the North American box office in its debut weekend.

Racing past its rivals, and past even the most optimistic of expectations, the film took in an impressive $60.2 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Monday.

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Actor Emile Hirsch Set for Court Hearing on Assault Charges

Actor Emile Hirsch is due back in a Utah court Monday for a hearing on assault charges stemming from a nightclub incident during the Sundance Film Festival.

The "Into the Wild" star is accused of putting a female studio executive in a chokehold Jan. 25 at Tao Nightclub in Park City while in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. He is charged with felony aggravated assault and intoxication.

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Rapper Talib Kweli Releases Anti-Capitalism Album - Free

Politically charged rapper Talib Kweli on Saturday released a musical indictment of capitalism and, true to his principles, he gave it away for free.

The New York rapper, known for his left-wing activism, put out with no prior warning a new album entitled "Fuck the Money," which listeners can download for free from his website.

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S.African Black Doll Breaks the Mould in High Style

She is black and trendy, and young South African girls are learning to love her.

Meet Momppy Mpoppy, who is a step ahead of other black dolls across Africa who are often dressed in traditional ethnic clothes.

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Morgan Freeman's relative stabbed to death in New York

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter was stabbed to death by her boyfriend in New York, US media reported Sunday.

E'Dena Hines, 33, was found on a Manhattan street early Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds, officials said. She was pronounced dead in a hospital shortly after.

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Gaming Fans Resurrect Beloved 1980s ZX Spectrum in UK

A gaming console that was the forerunner of today's PlayStation and Xbox has been brought back to life more than 30 years later after an online fundraising campaign by nostalgic fans.

The ZX Spectrum became a classic after its release in Britain in 1982 and its success helped introduce a generation to computing and simple but addictive games.

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Watch out Mickey: Star Wars Theme Parks are Not 'Far, Far Away'

R2-D2 will be rolling into Mickey Mouse's neighborhood, Disney announced Saturday, unveiling plans for two huge "Star Wars" theme parks adjacent to existing U.S. venues in Florida and California.

With star Harrison Ford on hand, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that after Disney's $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm three years ago, "we wanted to bring 'Star Wars' to every corner of our company... Not only on screens but in real life."

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