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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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Playboy Mag Founder's Fiancée Calls Off Wedding

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says his fiancee has called off their wedding.

The 85-year-old Hefner says in a Tuesday message on Chicago-based Playboy's official Twitter feed that 24-year-old Crystal Harris has "had a change of heart."

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Angelina Jolie Hoping to Visit Syrian Refugees

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has asked to visit refugee camps in southern Turkey where thousands of Syrians who fled a crackdown in their homeland are now staying, a Turkish diplomatic source said.

Turkey's foreign ministry was "currently considering the request" by Jolie, who is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugees agency (UNHCR), said the source.

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S.African Puppet Horses Gallop to Tony Award

The bits of molded cane and metal on the Cape Town factory floor are destined to be stars: majestic horses that flick their tails, rear up and gallop with astonishing life-like ease.

The parts -- hollow legs, heads and chesty frames -- are future giant puppets created for the hit British play "War Horse", which has taken both the West End and Broadway by storm.

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