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King of 'Rock Star Chic' Hedi Slimane Leaves YSL

Designer Hedi Slimane -- the man credited with reviving skinny jeans -- left Yves Saint Laurent Friday after revolutionizing the French fashion label with his rock star chic look.

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Elton John Hits Back at Sexual Harrassment Claims

Elton John dismissed on Tuesday as "patently untrue" claims made by a former body guard who said he was repeatedly groped and sexually harassed by the singer.

The flamboyant singer's lawyer Orin Snyder told Agence France Presse the accusations by decorated police officer Jeffrey Wenninger were "baseless" and brought by a "disgruntled former security officer seeking to extract an undeserved payment." 

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Report: Spotify Raises $1 bln in Funding

Music streaming giant Spotify has raised $1.0 billion in convertible debt from investors, with strict conditions, the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday.

Private-equity firm TPG, hedge fund Dragoneer Investment Group and clients of Goldman Sachs are taking part in the deal, the paper said, citing people familiar with the transaction.

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DiCaprio Visits Indonesian Jungle to Support Environmentalists

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has visited the Indonesian jungle to help protect a biodiverse area from deforestation.

Fresh from clinching his long-awaited first Oscar last month, DiCaprio spent the weekend in the Leuser ecosystem, on Indonesia's main western island of Sumatra.

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Donald Trump's Daughter Gives Birth to Son on Easter

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka gave birth to a baby boy on Easter Sunday, moving the Republican presidential frontrunner to pronounce the event "exciting" and "beautiful." 

"Jared and I feel incredibly blessed to announce the arrival of Theodore James Kushner," she tweeted on Sunday, announcing the birth of her third child with real-estate developer husband Jared Kushner, 35.

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French Rocker Johnny Hallyday Brings Musical Solace to Grieving Brussels

French rocker Johnny Hallyday's decision to press ahead with his concert in Brussels on Saturday despite security concerns was met with a deafening roar of approval from fans seeking respite from a traumatic week.

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Reports: Hugh Jackman Saves Children from Australia Surf

Australian movie star Hugh Jackman helped save children from dangerous surf at Sydney's famed Bondi Beach, video on local media showed Sunday.

Footage aired by Nine Network showed Jackman, known for his roles in the "X-Men" blockbusters, hauling a man and a child from the waves.

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Cuba: Huge Crowds Hear Rolling Stones Rock Havana

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans cheered and sang with the Rolling Stones in Havana on Friday in the group's first ever concert in communist Cuba, where rock music was once banned.

The Ciudad Deportiva sports complex in the Cuban capital, with a capacity of 450,000, was crammed. The sea of people flowed beyond into the streets, with crowds even standing thick on neighboring rooftops for a total of about half a million fans.

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Mariah Carey Cancels Brussels Show, Citing Security

Pop diva Mariah Carey on Friday canceled a show in Brussels, saying she was concerned for security after twin suicide bombings there left 31 people dead.

"I love my fans in Brussels and at this time I am being advised to cancel my show for the safety of my fans, my band, crew and everyone involved with the tour," the U.S. superstar said in a statement on Twitter.

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Cubans Flock to First Ever Rolling Stones Concert

Tens of thousands of Cubans flocked Friday to the first Rolling Stones concert ever played on the communist island, symbolically breaking with a repressive past in which even listening to rock 'n roll was illegal.

With no charge for entry, Cuban state media estimated that as many as 500,000 people could cram into Havana's Ciudad Deportiva sports complex -- and thousands more into surrounding streets.

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