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Michael Jackson's First Posthumous Music Video Precedes Album

A new Michael Jackson music video is hitting the Internet preceding the launch of a posthumous Jackson album.

The video, previewed by The Associated Press, debuts at midnight Thursday Eastern time on worldwide websites, including MichaelJackson.com, said Jackson estate co-administrator John Branca.

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Mimix Seeking to Win Global Title, Asks for Lebanese Support

Mimix, a technology that translates spoken and written words into sign language backed by a Lebanese team, is now in a standoff against Brazil's Mindle to win the Global Title.

Mimix won the regional award during YallaStartup weekend in Beirut. It then competed against 13 global cities and won the Global Startup Battle 2010.

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Pamela Anderson in Indian Reality TV Show

Canadian model and former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson is to appear in reality television show "Bigg Boss", the Indian version of "Big Brother".

Anderson, 43, was set to arrive in Mumbai late Monday and enter the live studio near the city on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Colors television channel said.

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Hollywood, Bollywood Sign Landmark Cooperation Pact

Hollywood and Bollywood, the world's largest movie industries, have signed a pact that will boost cooperation for producing and distributing their films.

The "historic declaration" signed Wednesday between the city of Los Angeles and the Indian film industry strengthens commercial ties and will move to increase the number of Indian productions that are filmed here, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) said in a statement.

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Penultimate Harry Potter Film Premieres in London

The first of two films that bring an end to the Harry Potter adventures has its world premiere in London Thursday, leaving its wealthy young stars contemplating their future after a decade in the spotlight.

Worldwide fans of the boy wizard have been eagerly awaiting the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One", the first of two movies based on the seventh and final book by J.K. Rowling.

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Rapper Kanye West Regrets Calling Bush a Racist

Rap music star Kanye West, who once ranted that "George Bush doesn't care about back people" following the slow government response to Hurricane Katrina, dialed back those comments in a TV interview broadcast Wednesday.

"I would tell George Bush, in my moment of frustration, I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist," the music star told NBC television.

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Michael Jackson Single Goes Online, But is it Him?

The first single from a posthumous Michael Jackson album was released online Monday -- but was immediately clouded by questions over whether it was really the late star's voice.

Record label Epic Records was forced to issue a statement saying it was confident the album including the single, "Breaking News" was indeed Jackson singing, after fans and La Toya Jackson questioned its authenticity.

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Americans Clean up as Lady Gaga Scoops MTV Awards

Americans have cleaned up at the MTV Europe Awards in Madrid, as Lady Gaga picked up three top prizes and awards crowned Katy Perry, Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber and half a dozen U.S. outfits.

The U.S. diva Lady Gaga received her trophies, for female artist of the year, best pop act and best song for "Bad Romance", on stage in the Hungarian capital Budapest where she was performing to a packed concert audience.

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Judo Injury or Facelift? Putin Tries to Mask Shiner

Vladimir Putin, who has carved out a health nut image by wrestling with tigers or judo opponents, raised eyebrows Thursday as he was pictured swollen-faced and caked in make-up, apparently to mask a black eye.

Journalists feverishly speculated that the Russian premier could have taken a punch during a judo session or even had a facelift, after he visited Ukraine on Wednesday slathered in war paint.

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Without Driver or Map, Vans Go from Italy to China

Across Eastern Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan and the Gobi Desert — it certainly was a long way to go without getting lost.

Four driverless electric vans successfully ended a 13,000-kilometer test drive from Italy to China — a modern-day version of Marco Polo's journey around the world — with their arrival at the Shanghai Expo on Thursday.

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