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'Unbroken' May be Broken in Japan, Still Divided over War

Angelina Jolie's new movie "Unbroken" has not been released in Japan yet, but it has already struck a nerve in a country still fighting over its wartime past.

And the buzz on social networks and in online chatter is decidedly negative over the film that depicts a U.S. Olympic runner who endures torture at a World War II prisoner-of-war camp.

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'Birdman' Wins most Golden Globe Nods with Seven

Dark comedy "Birdman" topped nominations for the Golden Globes nods announced Thursday, securing another boost for its awards season hopes leading up to the all-important Oscars in February.

The film -- which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero film star trying to revive his career on the stage -- won seven nods for the Globes, one day after topping the list for the key Screen Actors Guild awards.

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'Next Top Model' Contestant Sues Tyra Banks

A former "America's Next Top Model" contestant is suing Tyra Banks for $3 million, saying she was improperly denied a top prize because she used to be an escort.

City News Service says Angelea Preston filed the breach-of-contract suit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Joan Rivers' Will Leaves Money for Charities

Joan Rivers' left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish Guild Healthcare and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

According to Rivers' 2014 will, which was filed in New York State Surrogate's Court, the late comedian made Melissa Rivers her will's executor with "the broadest and most absolute permissible direction" over a fortune that has been estimated as high as $150 million.

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Hobbit Fans Drop Tolkien Evil Eye Plan for Moscow after Church Protest

A group of Russian designers on Wednesday scrapped a planned light installation modeled on the all-seeing evil eye in JRR Tolkien's fantasy novels after the Russian Orthodox Church protested.

The group had planned to raise what resembles a giant glowing eye on the 21st floor of a skyscraper to celebrate the local release of the final part of Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of "The Hobbit" on Thursday.

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Hollywood Spotlight on Golden Globe Nominations

Hollywood is set to unveil the Golden Globe nominations Thursday, after dark comedy "Birdman" got an early pre-Oscars boost as Tinseltown's annual awards race gets into high gear.

All eyes will be on the Beverly Hilton hotel at 5:30 am (0130 GMT) Thursday, when the Golden Globe shortlists are announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

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Katy Perry, Spider-Dog Top Popular Online Videos

Katy Perry and a dog dressed like a spider are among 2014's top online video subjects.

Perry's "Dark Horse" reigned supreme on YouTube's top 10 most popular music videos, while a prank featuring a dog done up as a spider chasing unsuspecting pedestrians led the site's top 10 trending videos.

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Man Gets Jail for Taking Part from Paul Walker Car

A man who stole part of the Porsche that "Fast and the Furious" actor Paul Walker died in has been sentenced to six months in jail.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says 26-year-old Anthony Janow was sentenced Tuesday in Southern California.

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Russian Church Slams Tolkien Evil Eye Plan for Moscow Skyscraper

The Russian Orthodox Church warned Tuesday of dire consequences for Moscow if plans proceed for a skyscraper light installation modeled on the all-seeing evil eye at the center of JRR Tolkien's fantasy novels.

A property company plans to raise what resembles a giant glowing eye on the 21st floor of a skyscraper this week to celebrate the release of the final part of Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of "The Hobbit."

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New Dylan Album to Interpret Sinatra Classics

Bob Dylan's new album which will come out in February will feature interpretations of classics sung by Frank Sinatra, all stripped down and recorded with minimal studio production.

Dylan had previously confirmed he was working on his 36th studio album, entitled "Shadows in the Night," but little was known about it.

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