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21-Year-Old Californian Wins Miss USA Pageant

A 21-year-old auburn-haired California model won the Miss USA crown and will represent the United States in this year's Miss Universe pageant.

Alyssa Campanella of Los Angeles topped a field of 51 beauty queens on Sunday to take the title at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. She strutted across the stage in a blue bikini with white polka dots and a dark turquoise Sherri Hill evening gown with beading on its top.

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Iconic Marilyn Monroe Dress Sells for $5.6 Million

The legendary white dress seen billowing under Marilyn Monroe in an iconic image of 1950s Hollywood has sold at auction for more than $5 million, shattering estimates.

The dress, worn by the star in the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch," had been expected to fetch between one and two million dollars.

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Gebran Tueni Foundation is Launched

The Gebran Tueni Foundation held its first annual evening at The Congressional Palace in Dbayeh Friday, honoring a number of great artists and young talents like Wadih Safi, Sami Khayyat, and Raymond Gebara.

A number of Lebanese MPs and other officials attended the event.

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Jean-Paul Gaultier's Magical Maelstrom Hits Montreal

From his old teddy bear decked out in a paper bosom to Madonna's corsets and a parrot feather bolero, French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier reveals an enchanting universe at Montreal's Fine Arts Museum exhibition which opened Friday.

The 59-year-old, who views haute couture as an art form, welcomes guests to a preview from the top of a grand staircase, sporting a simple knit sea sweater and surrounded by a handful of young women in splendid clothes and hairdos.

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Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Screen idol Angelina Jolie Friday met thousands of Syrians sheltered in camps in Turkey as other refugees began a hunger strike against curbs imposed by Turkish authorities.

The refugees in the Yayladagi camp began the protest after Friday prayers, hours before Jolie's visit as ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees at another camp, a source from a Syrian rights group said.

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Bollywood Actor to Fight New Drinking Age Laws

Top Bollywood actor Imran Khan said Friday he would challenge in court a decision to raise the age for buying alcohol in India's entertainment capital, slamming the new law as double standards.

Khan, who is teetotal, said he planned to file a case in the Bombay High Court against the state government of Maharashtra, which earlier this month upped the minimum age for buying beer from 18 to 21 and spirits from 21 to 25.

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New Comic Book to Tell Martha Stewart's Life Story

Martha Stewart's media aspirations just got bigger: Meet Martha Stewart, comic-book heroine.

The woman who created her own media empire — television, magazines and more — is getting a biographical treatment in her own comic book next month.

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New Harry Potter Project Spellbinds Cyberspace

Harry Potter fans were abuzz with excitement on Thursday after creator JK Rowling launched a mysterious web site counting down to the announcement of a new project.

A spokesman for the multi-million selling writer said the new enterprise was not a new book and was not related to the upcoming release of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2", the final film in the epic saga.

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Lady Gaga's 'Meat Dress' Goes to Rock Hall of Fame

Lady Gaga made history at last year's MTV Video Music Awards when she turned butcher's cuts into high fashion.

On Thursday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will unveil the singer's infamous raw-meat dress to the public. The dress — made of layers of Argentinian beef — was kept in a meat locker, placed in a vat of chemicals and then dried out by taxidermists in California before being transported to the museum.

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Milan Men's Fashion Week Kicks off on Saturday

Men's fashion week for the spring-summer 2012 collections kicks off on Saturday in Milan, with 39 shows expected including famous brands like Dolce&Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Prada and Versace.

The biggest names in Italian fashion will be joined by foreign designers like Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Trussardi, Nicole Farhi and Calvin Klein will also be making a comeback to the catwalks this year.

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