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British Singer Sam Smith to Sing Next Bond Song

British soul singer Sam Smith on Tuesday said he will sing the theme song for the next James Bond film, "Spectre," following in the footsteps of top artists selected for the prestigious spot.

Title songs for the popular British spy films typically open the movie to a backdrop of flash graphics and sultry silhouettes, and usually guarantee the artist major airplay.

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Prince Hits Dance Floor - and Bolts Label System Anew

Prolific pop icon Prince is out with a new album of dance-friendly funk and, in the latest twist to his tortured relationship with the music industry, he is exclusively streaming it.

Called "HitNRun Phase One," a reference to the famously eccentric singer's recent tours where he announces concerts hours before taking the stage, the album out Monday recaptures the vigorous feel of live Prince who remains sprightly at 57.

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Tyler Perry Meets with Tanzanian Children with Albinism

Tyler Perry recently met with a group of Tanzanian children with albinism who are living in a home the filmmaker helped fund.

Perry's representative said Monday he donated $200,000 three years ago to help build a four-bedroom house in New York for a group of children who had been mutilated for their body parts. The children attended Perry's "Madea on the Run" play Thursday night at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre, where they met him backstage.

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'Mad Men' Star Hamm and Westfeldt Split after 18 Years

Months after denying their relationship was over, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt are splitting up.

Hamm and Westfeldt released a statement Monday through publicist Annett Wolf that "with great sadness" they were separating after 18 years. The couple, who never married, said they would "continue to be supportive of each other in every way possible." The statement first appeared on the web site of People magazine.

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Israeli Director Gitai's New Film Dissects Rabin Murder

Renowned Israeli director Amos Gitai's new film on the incitement campaign before the 1995 assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin revisits a form of Jewish radicalism that still poses major risks, he said.

The film, "Rabin, The Last Day," premieres on Monday at the Venice Film Festival just ahead of the 20-year anniversary of the assassination by a rightwing Jewish radical.

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Sun, Sex and Tilda Swinton Make 'A Bigger Splash' in Venice

Tilda Swinton was eager to star in director Luca Guadgagni's latest film, the Italian island tragicomedy "A Bigger Splash." There was just one small condition: She wouldn't speak.

"It was a moment in my life when I really didn't want to say anything," the enigmatic British actress told reporters Sunday at the Venice Film Festival. "Even less than I do now."

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Australian Court Hearing over Johnny Depp's Dogs Adjourned

A court hearing dealing with allegations that Johnny Depp's wife, Amber Heard, illegally brought the couple's dogs to Australia was adjourned on Monday until November.

Heard was charged in July with two counts of illegally importing Pistol and Boo into Australia and one count of producing a false document. She could face heavy fines and up to 10 years in prison if convicted, though legal experts have said it's unlikely she'll face a lengthy jail term since the dogs were flown back to the U.S. before a government deadline.

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Seoul: Asia's New Fashion Window

Move over Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. Seoul is emerging as Asia's new fashion showcase, with the world's top luxury firms seeking to cash in on the regional trend-setting popularity of South Korean pop culture.

Fast-growing Asia is a key market driving the global luxury industry, with purchases by Chinese consumers accounting for one third of global sales, according to market researcher Bain & Company.

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Beyonce Offers Female Empowerment Themes at Philly Show

Beyoncé sang her usual hits, changed multiple times and hit high notes at the Budweiser Made In America music festival in Philadelphia.

She also pulled more than ever from her Destiny's Child catalog, interpolated inspirational words from Maya Angelou and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and told the feverish audience near the end of her 90-minute set : "I am so, so happy to celebrate my birthday with y'all."

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Child Soldier Drama Makes Netflix Award Contender

Officially its full title is the International Exhibition of the Cinematographic Arts.

Yet the top prize at this year's edition of the Venice Film Festival could be handed to a film destined to barely see the inside of a cinema but which will be available to watch on laptops, tablets and mobile phones from the moment it is released on October 16.

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