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Caitlyn Jenner Steps Out to Collect Sports Courage Award

Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner issued an impassioned plea for transgender acceptance Wednesday in her first public appearance since coming out as a transgender woman, defying a blizzard of derision on social media.

Formerly Bruce Jenner, the U.S. decathlon champion of the 1976 Montreal Olympics seized the moment for transgender advocacy as she collected the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the nationally televised ESPY sports awards gala in Los Angeles.

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Johnny Depp's Wife Faces Charges over Bringing Dogs Down Under

Australia's "war on terrier" with Johnny Depp has taken another turn, with authorities saying Thursday the Hollywood star's wife faces charges over bringing their two dogs into the country.

The Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for biosecurity, said actress-model Amber Heard was served with a summons to answer charges on Tuesday for allegedly breaching quarantine laws.

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Paperback Edition of 'The Prophet' Coming Next Week

It only took 92 years for the U.S. publisher of Kahil Gibran's inspirational classic "The Prophet" to release the book in paperback.

The Penguin Random House imprint Vintage Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the new edition would be available July 21, two weeks before the opening of an animated film adaptation that features the voices of Liam Neeson and Selma Hayek.

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Rock Star Nick Cave's Son Dies in Cliff Fall

The 15-year-old son of Australian rock icon Nick Cave has died after falling from a cliff in Brighton on the southern coast of England, police and the family said Wednesday.

"Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy loving boy," Cave and his wife, model Susie Bick, said in a statement issued by Sussex Police.

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Disney Gives Sneak Peek for Planned China Theme Park

U.S. entertainment giant Disney on Wednesday unveiled details of its planned theme park in Shanghai, promising Chinese features and new attractions not found in its five other resorts.

The Walt Disney Co. and Chinese Partner Shanghai Shendi Group broke ground on the $5.5 billion park in April 2011. The opening was originally planned for this year, but Disney has pushed it back to 2016.

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Richard Gere Speaks Up for Tibet at U.S. Hearing

Hollywood star Richard Gere expressed outrage Tuesday over the death in a Chinese prison of a key Tibetan dissident, as the U.S. Congress explored ways to ratchet up pressure on Beijing over Tibet.

Testifying before the House of Representatives human rights commission, Gere remembered Tenzin Delek Rinpoche as one of Tibetan Buddhism's most respected and revered lamas.

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Songster Joe Jackson to Explore Four Cities in New Album

British-born musician Joe Jackson on Tuesday announced a new album recorded in four cities, in the latest musical exploration for the eclectic artist.

The songwriter, a longtime resident of New York who has touched on jazz, pop and classical over his more than 35-year career, said that his first album since 2012 will come out on October 2.

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Reports: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson to be Father

One Direction heartthrob Louis Tomlinson is set to become a father, reports said Tuesday, in the latest jolt for the boy band once known for its squeaky-clean image.

The 23-year-old, who would be the first dad in One Direction, is expecting a child with Los Angeles stylist Briana Jungwirth, according to British tabloid The Sun and U.S. celebrity magazine People.

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Snowden Filmmaker Sues U.S. Govt. over Border Stops

Filmmaker Laura Poitras, whose documentary about fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden won an Oscar, is suing the U.S. government to find out why she was repeatedly detained at immigration checkpoints.

Poitras is seeking the release of six years of records that document how she was searched, questioned and sometimes held for hours at U.S. and foreign airports on more than 50 occasions between 2006 and 2012.

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Tiny 'Minions' Score Big at N. America Box Office

Animated comedy "Minions," a prequel to the "Despicable Me" movies featuring three tiny mischievous creatures, scored big at the North America box office over the weekend, according to industry figures Monday.

The caper, which tells the story of lozenge-shaped, yellow characters whose goal is to serve the most despicable master they can, debuted in the top spot with a haul of $115.7 million, box officer tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

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