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Czech Film Festival to Honor Actor Richard Gere

The international film festival at the Czech spa of Karlovy Vary will honor U.S. actor Richard Gere for his outstanding contribution to world cinema.

Gere will present his movie "Time out of Mind" to kick off the festival together with director Oren Moverman and actress Jena Malone.

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U.S. Rap Mogul Diddy Arrested in Los Angeles

American rap mogul Diddy was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday for assault with a deadly weapon -- in this case, a kettlebell.

No one was seriously hurt in the incident at the University of California, Los Angeles sports center, and police have launched an investigation, the school said. 

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Report: Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' Dies in Plane Crash

James Horner, the celebrated composer for some of Hollywood's smash-hit films including "Titanic" and "Avatar," died Monday in a plane crash at the age of 61, U.S. media reported.

Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported the composer died when his personal aircraft crashed in Santa Barbara, California.

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Prada Analyses Modesty in an Era of Self-Promotion

Silky comfort is emerging as a trend on the second day of menswear previews for next spring and summer during Milan Fashion Week.

Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier joined colleagues Versace and Dolce&Gabbana in offering silken pajama-inspired looks, down to the classic stripe, for the next warm weather season. The outfits surprisingly can sometimes take the form of suits, becoming office wear for the style-minded.

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Indian Police Arrest Bollywood Director Accused of Rape

Indian police said Monday they have arrested the Bollywood director Mahmood Farooqui after an American woman accused him of rape.

Farooqui, best known for co-directing the 2010 satire "Peepli Live" about farmers' suicides, was taken into custody in New Delhi on Saturday after the alleged victim went to the police.

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Apple Bows to Taylor Swift on Streaming Payments

Tech giant Apple late Sunday bowed to pressure from pop superstar Taylor Swift and raised payments to artists for its forthcoming music streaming service.

The about-face by one of the world's most powerful companies showed the extraordinary influence of the 25-year-old Swift, who had vowed a partial boycott of the new Apple Music service.

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'Jurassic World' Bites into Box Office, Snapping Pixar Streak

Another thundering performance for "Jurassic World" at the box office snapped up $102 million for Universal this weekend, handing Pixar a second place opening for its first time.

"Jurassic World" has had a record-breaking opening two weeks, pulling in a total of $398.2 million in North America and shattering U.S. and global opening records, estimates showed Sunday.

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Movie Recounts Young Skateboarder's Survival in S.Africa

The movie "I am Thalente" -- a tale that rolls from the South African city of Durban to the skate parks of Los Angeles -- scooped the Audience Award for Best Documentary at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival.

Directed by Natalie Johns, the film centers on the life of young Thalente (pronounced talent) Biyela, a charismatic teenager whose skateboarding skills have shaped his destiny.

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McCartney, Morrissey Show Different Paths of Activism

Paul McCartney dedicated a Beatles ballad to the victims of the Charleston church massacre as he voiced hope for peace among races.

The former Beatle enjoyed a rapturous welcome by thousands Friday night as he played the Firefly Music Festival in the eastern U.S. state of Delaware, where another British music legend, Morrissey, offered his own, more provocative brand of on-stage activism.

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Schwarzenegger Talks about Age -- and Being 'Back' as Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke Friday about being "back" as the Terminator in a new sequel to the sci-fi film series that made him famous -- and about how he's still an action star at age 67.

In a promotional media conference in Paris on Friday for "Terminator Genisys", Schwarzenegger, revealed some secrets from the movie, which will hit the screens next week in Scandinavia, Greece, Turkey and Singapore, and the rest of the world early July.

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