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Potter Film Weaves Magic in North America

The final installment of the Harry Potter films cast a spell over North America Friday raking in an estimated record $43.5 million at its opening midnight showing, Variety magazine said.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2," the action-packed finale to one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, opened in North America cinemas Friday with a special midnight screening.

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Say They Will Divorce

Superstar singer and actress Jennifer Lopez will split with her musician and actor husband, Marc Anthony, after seven years of marriage, the couple revealed to People magazine in a joint statement Friday.

"This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters," they said in the statement.

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Pink Floyd Star's Son Jailed for 16 Months Over Royal Riot

The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour was jailed for sixteen months on Friday for an alcohol and drugs-fuelled attack on Prince Charles' convoy during a student riot in London last year.

Charlie Gilmour, 21, had pleaded guilty to violent disorder in May but was granted bail until Friday's hearing at Kingston Crown Court in southwest London in order to complete his exams at Cambridge University.

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Pamplona Bull-Run Festival Closes with Candlelight Ceremony

Spain's San Fermin festival, best known for its daily running of the bulls, came to an official close at midnight on Thursday during a candlelight ceremony attended by thousands of revelers.

"People of Pamplona, the San Fermin festival is over. It has been spectacular, thanks to you it is the best festival in the world," Pamplona mayor Enrique Maya shouted from the balcony of city hall to cheers from the crowd.

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Lady Gaga's YouTube Account is Suspended

Even one of online video's biggest stars isn't immune to copyright claims.

Lady Gaga's YouTube account was suspended Thursday. The notice read that the suspension was due to "multiple or severe violations of YouTube's copyright policy."

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'Winnie The Pooh' Delights on Every Level!

Winnie the Pooh tends to amble unhurriedly through his days, enjoying his life and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood at his own pace. But "Winnie the Pooh," the movie, couldn't have come along at a better time.

It is the ideal alternative to all those big, shiny, effects-laden spectacles that tend to dominate during the summer — animated or otherwise. It's not jammed with computer-generated trickery and, mercifully, it doesn't pop out at you in 3-D.

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Sharon Stone Ordered to Compensate Yard Worker

U.S. actress Sharon Stone was ordered Wednesday to pay $232,000 in compensation to a worker who injured his knee after slipping and falling in her back yard.

Peter Krause, who injured his right knee while installing a sound system in the star's yard in August 2006, had been seeking up to $1.5 million for pain, suffering and loss of earnings.

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Schwarzenegger to Return to Acting in 'Last Stand'

The former governor of California will return to acting with a starring role in the Lionsgate film "Last Stand." Schwarzenegger will play a border-town sheriff who unwittingly finds himself battling a notorious drug kingpin on the run.

Joe Drake, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said Schwarzenegger will "bring incredible magnetism" to the character of Sheriff Owens.

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Vienna Dance Festival Impulstanz Kicks Off

Vienna's international dance festival Impulstanz kicked off Tuesday with over 40 companies from around the world performing everything from contemporary to Bollywood shows over the next month.

Among the regulars to grace the stage of the festival are Belgium's Ultima Vez and the Compagnie Marie Chouinard from Canada, as well as Britain's Akram Khan Company and La La La Human Steps from Toronto.

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France Honors Bollywood Star Aishwarya Rai

Bollywood actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is to be honored on Wednesday for her work promoting cinema links between India and France, the French embassy said.

The 37-year-old star, who is pregnant with her first child, will be made a knight of the order of arts and letters at a ceremony in New Delhi.

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