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To Infinity and Beyond: Disney to Make 'Toy Story 4'

Animated film pioneer and original "Toy Story" creator John Lasseter is returning to make "Toy Story 4," Disney announced Thursday.

Lasseter, who made "Toy Story" with Pixar Animation Studios in 1995 and also directed "Toy Story 2" in 1999, will present a new chapter in the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the "Toy Story" gang.

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Downey Jr Welcomes Baby Daughter with Facebook Joke

Forty-nine year-old "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr has welcomed a second child with his wife Susan, a baby girl named Avri, he announced Wednesday.

"After 9 months of intensive development, Team Downey is pleased to announce our 2014 fall/winter project," the A-list star joked on his Facebook page, adding that she was born early Tuesday.

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Savannah Music Fest Expands into Opera

The Savannah Music Festival, an annual collection of performances that strives to cross genres, announced Wednesday that it would expand into opera for its 2015 season.

The festival said that it would stage two one-act operas by Puccini -- "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" -- featuring the Savannah Philharmonic during the March 19-April 4 event in the southern U.S. state of Georgia.

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Luke Bryan Wins first Country Music Association Top Honor

Luke Bryan was named Wednesday the Country Music Association entertainer of the year, the first time the award has gone to the star known for his alcohol-infused ballads.

While the Georgia-born singer took home the most prestigious prize at the awards in Nashville, the biggest medal haul went to Miranda Lambert, whose "Platinum" won album of the year and who scored the top single with "Automatic."

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British Actor Cumberbatch Announces Engagement in Newspaper Ad

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement the old-fashioned way on Wednesday -- by placing a notice in The Times newspaper.

The 38-year-old star of "Sherlock" and "The Imitation Game" is to marry British theatre director Sophie Hunter, 36. The couple have reportedly been dating for several months.

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25 Years after Berlin Wall Tumbled, East Bands Rock On

They have been rocking arenas nearly as long as the Rolling Stones but unlike Mick and Keith, they're from a country that no longer exists.

Meet the Puhdys, East Germany's most successful band, who are still performing to capacity crowds 25 years after the Berlin Wall came tumbling down.

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Taylor Swift Album Posts Top First Sales in 12 Years

Taylor Swift's "1989" sold nearly 1.3 million copies in the United States in its first week, making it the biggest album release in 12 years, data showed late Tuesday.

Sales tracking service Nielsen Soundscan said that "1989," released a week ago, sold 1.287 million copies in the week through Sunday.

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Beyonce Announces Boxed-Set after New Album Rumors

Beyonce on Tuesday announced an expanded boxed-set of her multi-million-selling self-titled album after speculation that she would drop another surprise release of new material.

The pop sensation said that the platinum edition of "Beyonce," with two CDs and two DVDs, would feature two new songs, four new remixes with star collaborators and a concert video.

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Miranda Lambert is 'All About That Bass'

Blake Shelton isn't the only person Miranda Lambert is texting these days — she's also been chatting it up with breakthrough singer Meghan Trainor.

The country star, who will perform with the "All About That Bass" singer at the Country Music Awards, said she has yet to meet the newcomer with the year's biggest hit.

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Domestic Designers Open Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Sao Paulo's fashion week opened Monday with three dozen domestic designers parading exotic tunics and a generous hint of silk, before Stella McCartney and Donatella Versace unveil one-off collections for Brazilian consumers.

Proceedings at the Candido Portinari exhibition park in Sao Paulo opened with a glittering selection of designs by home brand Animale, whose models took to the runway sporting patterns inspired by the famed Silk Road trade route.

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