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New Wave Filmmakers Turn an Uncensored Lens on Myanmar

Unshackled from decades of censorship by military rulers that choked creativity along with dissent, a new generation of Myanmar filmmakers are turning their cameras on to subjects once deemed taboo.

Once home to one of the most prolific movie industries in Southeast Asia, Myanmar's film studios atrophied under nearly half a century of junta control.

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Flood-hit Cannes Calls for Help from Stars

The mayor of France's glitzy Cannes resort appealed to the world's movie and music stars on Wednesday to help rebuild the town after it was hit by deadly floods earlier this month.

David Lisnard said he would email famous supporters of the town, which hosts the world's leading film festival each summer, as well as a range of entertainment industry events.

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Bollywood's Chopra Hopes U.S. TV Triumph will Set Precedent

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra hopes her leading role in hit United States television show "Quantico" will help pave the way for other Indian actors to make it big in America.

The former Miss World is blazing a trail as the first Indian lead in a U.S. TV series, playing FBI agent turned suspected terrorist Alex Parrish in the ABC thriller.  

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Hollywood Stars to Launch $3.2 Bn Casino Resort in Macau

Hollywood stars including Leonardo DiCaprio are set to launch Macau's newest $3.2 billion casino and entertainment resort, as the southern Chinese enclave's high-roller gambling business takes a hit from China's corruption crackdown.

A day before the official launch of Studio City, developers of what is billed as an "integrated resort" said Monday they are bullish about the future despite the slumping gaming revenues.

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After 'Happy,' Pharrell Dedicates 'Freedom' to Migrants

Pharrell Williams on Monday dedicated his song "Freedom" to refugees fleeing to Europe, hailing immigrants' contributions around the world.

The U.S. pop star, best known for his viral global hit "Happy," on Sunday performed his jazzy new track at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan, interjecting the phrase, "Let them in!"

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'Walking Dead' Fan Kills 'Zombie' Friend in New Mexico

A U.S. man who had been watching the hit TV series "The Walking Dead" killed a friend because he thought the man was "turning into a zombie," police said Monday.

Damon Perry, 23, of Prewitt, New Mexico, allegedly used kitchen knives, an electric guitar and a microwave to kill the victim last Thursday.

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Roger Waters Fears Clinton Will Drop Nuclear Bomb

Outspoken rock legend Roger Waters has voiced concern that Hillary Clinton is too hawkish, quipping that she might use nuclear weapons if elected president.

Waters, the former Pink Floyd member best known for the classic album "The Wall," said he is supporting liberal insurgent Bernie Sanders as he challenges Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

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NY Police Union Calls for Boycott of Tarantino Films

New York's largest police union has demanded a boycott of Quentin Tarantino films after the Oscar-winning director protested against the deaths of unarmed suspects at police hands.

"It's no surprise that someone who makes a living glorifying crime and violence is a cop-hater, too," said Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

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Bowie to Release New Album 'Blackstar' in January

British musician David Bowie will release a new album titled "Blackstar" on his 69th birthday, and the single of the same name is due out next month, the artist said Monday.

"Blackstar" will be launched on January 8, 2016, and the single is expected on November 20, a message posted on Bowie's website said.

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Macklemore, Bieber Win at MTV Europe Awards

Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the surprise winners Sunday for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in a show dominated by Justin Bieber.

In a field that included superstar Taylor Swift, who had the most nominations of the night, the Seattle-based duo won for Best Video with "Downtown."

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