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Bangladeshi Directors Hope to Step Out of Bollywood's Shadow

With his debut nominated for the top prize at Asia's biggest film festival, Bangladeshi director Abu Shahed Emon is hopeful that his achievement will help spur on his compatriot filmmakers.

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Dancer, Actor, Renaissance Man Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84

Tony-winner Geoffrey Holder, a cultural giant who dazzled fans with his dancing, acting and art work in a multifaceted career that spanned over six decades, has died at 84, U.S. media reported Monday.

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Punk Legend: Vivienne Westwood Tells her Story

Grande dame of fashion, co-founder of punk, outspoken campaigner -- Vivienne Westwood has seen it all. But at 73, she wants to set the record straight.

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Galliano to Restart Shattered Career at Top French Fashion House

Disgraced British designer John Galliano is to restart his shattered career by taking over the creative direction of the fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, the label said on Monday, three years after he was sacked by Dior following a drunken anti-Semitic tirade in a Paris bar.

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BB King Cancels Shows after Falling Ill in Chicago

Blues guitarist B.B. King has canceled the remaining eight performances of his current tour after being diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion.

King's official website says he fell ill Friday evening during a performance at the House of Blues in Chicago and was evaluated by a doctor.

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"Gone Girl" Surfaces at Top North American Box Office

"Gone Girl" surfaced at the top of the North American box office in its debut weekend in theaters, earning $38 million, according to industry estimates Sunday.

The mystery-drama starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Gillian Flynn about a husband who becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of his wife.

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U.S. 1960s Rock-and-Roller Paul Revere Dies at 76

Paul Revere, frontman and organist for 1960s American rock band Paul Revere and the Raiders has died, his band's website said Sunday. He was 76.

The leader of the campy group, whose members wore tri-corner hats and an American Revolution-inspired wardrobe, died Saturday in Idaho on his "small estate overlooking a tranquil river canyon," manager Roger Hart said in a statement.

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'Selfie' Explores Online Addiction, Embarrassment

Narcissism, isolation, control freakery: the deep impact of the Internet and social networks on our modern lives is coming under the spotlight in a new TV show and an upcoming movie this month.

TV show "Selfie," which launched on ABC this week and the film "Men, Women and Children," which hits the big screen later this month, both reflect the ravages wreaked by being constantly online.

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S.Korean Thriller 'Socialphobia' Tackles Cyber Bullying

A new South Korean thriller about Internet-obsessed youngsters is seeking to shed light on a growing culture of cyber-bullying in a country with one of the world's highest youth suicide rates.

"Socialphobia", which received its world premier at the 19th Busan International Film Festival on Saturday, follows two nascent cyberbullies who become targets themselves.

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Movie Review: Gone Girl (2014)

Written by Anthony Sargon

David Fincher is one of the best directors working today, and if anyone around still has any doubts about the man’s ability to tell a dark story, then Gone Girl should absolutely put them to rest. It’s one of the year’s best and most engaging releases, and it boasts two very strong leading performances courtesy of Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

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