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Angry Indonesians Curse Potter Movie No-Show

As boy wizard Harry Potter takes on the evil Voldemort in the final movie of the epic series, angry Indonesian movie-lovers are casting hexes and curses on their government over yet another missed film.

A drawn-out tax dispute which has led U.S. studios to boycott the country means fans there will miss out on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2", which had its world premiere in London on Thursday.

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'The Playboy Club' to Offer a Key to its Racy Past

Of the new TV series announced for fall, none has caught the audience's eye (while raising eyebrows) like "The Playboy Club."

Set in the early 1960s, this NBC drama stands out as a rare TV period piece that is all the more notable for being joined on the fall schedule by another early '60s melodrama, ABC's "Pan Am," which focuses on frisky stewardesses in the dawning jet age.

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5 Funniest Workplace Comedies

One's an arrogant sadist. Another is a shameless sexual harasser. A third is just a narcissistic fool.

They're the horrible bosses of "Horrible Bosses," the latest in a long line of comedies about how badly work can suck.

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Jennifer Aniston Gets Hollywood Handprint

Jennifer Aniston, the A-list actress who shot to stardom on the hit comedy show "Friends," joined the ranks of Hollywood royalty Thursday with her handprints on a storied sidewalk.

Aniston imprinted her hands and feet at a ceremony outside the iconic Grauman's Chinese Theatre -- putting her alongside legends such as Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Fred Astaire -- ahead of the debut of her new comedy movie "Horrible Bosses."

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Legion of Honor Awaits Liza Minnelli in Paris

Liza Minnelli, in Paris for a one-night concert next Monday at the fabled Olympia music hall, is to be inducted into France's order of the Legion of Honor, the culture ministry said.

The 65-year-old entertainer, who collected an Oscar in 1972 for her performance in "Cabaret", is to be made an officer of the order by Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand at a ceremony a few hours before her show.

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Copyright Hawks Stop Music at Dakar Fashion Week Parade

The sound may have been muted, but the fashion was not on the opening night of Dakar Fashion Week where models were forced to strut without music as organizers battled the government over copyright fees.

As the parade got underway Wednesday, an extremely fashionable three hours late, at the swanky Ozio restaurant in downtown Plateau, a gruff official with a clipboard ordered the DJ to turn off the music.

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Potter Fans Spellbound by London World Premiere

Excitement reached fever pitch in central London Thursday as thousands of spellbound Harry Potter fans queued to bag a prime spot for the world premiere of the final film in the epic saga.

Stars of the movie series were to grace the red carpet launch one last time for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2", the action-packed finale to one of the most successful film franchises of all time.

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Paramount Announces New Animation Division

Paramount Studios announced Wednesday they plan to create an in-house division for animated films, the first of which will debut in 2014.

The Viacom subsidiary is ready to spend up to $100 million per film, they added in a press release.

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The Bright Side: Ivorian Style on Show at Dakar Fashion Week

After months of post-election conflict ground their country to a halt, Ivorian designers hit the catwalk in Senegal this week with a burst of color and a determination to move on.

Two designers will showcase their creations at the ninth Dakar Fashion week which kicks off Wednesday night, among styles from Senegal, Morocco, Mali, Ghana, the United States and France.

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Stasis Never Looked so Good as At Elie Saab

Elie Saab has the formula down pat: Take miles of flowing silks and tulle, whip the fabrics into flattering, nip-waisted silhouettes and cover them with a ton of shimmering sequins and beads and you've got yourself a red carpet winner.

For Wednesday's fall-winter 2012-12 couture collection, the Lebanese designer didn't stray from the winning recipe that has helped him conquer red carpets worldwide. But then again, with gowns that look that good, why would he?

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