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Lively, Chastain, Chelsea Clinton honored for philanthropic work

Chelsea Clinton takes part in a discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting in New York, September 29, 2015.
 
22 Apr 2017
Hollywood actresses Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain were among the six women honored on Friday for their philanthropic efforts with organizations helping women and children.   They joined singer-actress Audra McDonald, television...
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London’s British Library planning major expansion

An aerial shot of the British Library at St Pancras. Image: Tony Antoniou via AFP Relaxnews
 
 
 
22 Apr 2017
The British Library has revealed plans for a 100,000sq ft expansion that will include additional exhibition space and improved public areas.   Architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, which worked on a recent expansion of...
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Video: Lady Gaga shares with Prince William how she lives with trauma, anxiety

Lady Gaga shares with Prince William how she lives with PTSD, anxiety (Photo composite from Reuters photos). 
18 Apr 2017
It was a FaceTime call. Like old time friends, Lady Gaga and Prince William opened up about mental health. In a video released Tuesday, the pop star joined the Duke of Cambridge's Heads Together, a campaign he leads along with the...
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Are songs getting faster these days?

15 Apr 2017
Online streaming is making it quicker not only to play music. A new study finds that pop songs themselves are getting faster as listeners’ attention spans diminish.   Instrumental openings to songs have shrunk dramatically over...
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Next Star Wars movie to feature new female character

A visitor poses with a character from the Star Wars film series during a press preview for the exhibit 'Star Wars Identities' at the MAK museum in Vienna, Austria, December 17, 2015.
 
15 Apr 2017
The largely testosterone-fueled Star Wars movie franchise has added an important new female character in the eighth film, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", director Rian Johnson said on Friday at a fanfest in Orlando.   Johnson...
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'Images of India' exhibition: unparalleled reflection of authentic Indian culture

Indian woman dressed in Indian traditional custom Sari
14 Apr 2017
Indian portraits of common Indians, colorful customs and architectural wonders are featured in the new exhibition entitled "Images of India" by Egyptian artist Ashraf Talaat. The exhibition is part of the annual Indian cultural...
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Steven Spielberg appoints a director for 'Micro'

File photo: In this December 7, 2004 file photo, author Michael Crichton poses in New York (Jim Cooper / AP File photo).
08 Apr 2017
Norwegian Joachim Ronning will direct the adaptation of Micro, a novel that was left unfinished by Michael Crichton when he died in 2008. Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall, the duo behind Jurassic Park, will produce the film.  ...
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Egyptian film critic Samir Farid dies at 73

05 Apr 2017
World-renowned film critic, journalist and film historian Samir Farid passed away on Tuesday at the age of 73 after a battle with lung cancer over the past few years. Farid was also considered one of the most prominent Arab and Egyptian...
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At last: Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm

01 Apr 2017
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel Literature Prize diploma and medal in the next few days in Stockholm, where is he due to perform this weekend, the secretary of the Swedish Academy said on Wednesday.   The Academy...
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‘Prison Break’ plans another great escape on Fox this April (VIDEO)

'Prison Break' returns to Fox, April 4. — Picture courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television via AFP-
 
01 Apr 2017
TV’s famous prison series will make its big comeback on Fox, its original broadcast network, Tuesday, April 4. The event miniseries, called Resurrection, will be the show’s fifth season, promising another great escape from...
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