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Johnny Depp ordered to stay away from wife over abuse claim

Amber Heard in a photo filed in court to obtain a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp. 
28 May 2016
Johnny Depp was hit with a restraining order yesterday after his wife appeared in court with a black eye, accusing the Oscar-nominated star of assaulting her.   Amber Heard, who filed for divorce in Los Angeles earlier this week and...

Justin Bieber sued over riff in smash hit 'Sorry'

Justin Bieber attends the 3rd annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at NYU Paulson Auditorium in New York April 27, 2012.
27 May 2016
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and the co-writers of his 2015 smash hit "Sorry" are being sued for allegedly stealing a vocal riff from another artist who said she used it on her own song a year earlier. In a complaint made...

Chanel announces new exhibition, 'The Woman Who Reads'

reading books
27 May 2016
Chanel is coming to Venice this fall with a new Culture Chanel exhibition titled "The Woman Who Reads". The exhibition will explore Gabrielle Chanel's creative world from the perspective of her relationship to books and...

Singers, actors, riders to honor Queen Elizabeth in birthday pageant

Britain's Queen Elizabeth 
15 May 2016
Britain's Queen Elizabeth is due to attend a celebration of her 90th birthday on Sunday featuring some of the leading stars of show business and almost 1,000 horses.   Pop performers Kylie Minogue and Jess Glynne, opera singers...

Megan Fox is the new face of ‘Stormfall'

Famous face: Megan Fox joins Plarium hit mobile game ‘Stormfall: Rise of Balur'. — Plarium
08 May 2016
The actress best known for her role in The Transformers franchise has landed a staring role as the main character in mobile game Stormfall: Rise of Balur.    Fox will be lending her likeness to ‘Amelia Delthanis', a...

Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O'Connor over Prince drug accusations

Comedian Arsenio Hall is shown in Los Angeles, California, October 19, 2015 and Irish recording artist Sinead O'Connor is shown in New York, December 14, 2011 in this combination photo.
07 May 2016
Comedian Arsenio Hall has filed a defamation lawsuit against the singer Sinead O'Connor, who accused him of supplying drugs to music legend Prince, whose death on April 21 has prompted speculation about an overdose.   The US$5...

Disney animation fans press for return of beloved Egyptian dialect

A lovable dino is the star of Disney-Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" which takes place in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct. 
06 May 2016
If you are an Egyptian and born between the mid-1980s and 1990s, you probably remember that happy moment when your parents played for the first time the videotapes of The Lion King and the Hakuna Matata song, as performed by Egyptian...

Lennon's lyrics, Cobain's letter and Gaga's piano up for auction

A video of musician John Lennon singing his song ''Imagine'' is seen on the screen during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
04 May 2016
John Lennon's handwritten lyrics, Lady Gaga's first piano and an angry note from Kurt Cobain discussing the possibility of disbanding Nirvana after an unflattering magazine article are among the top items being offered at an...

We both love dancing: Queen Elizabeth II in a letter about Prince Philip

The happy couple today, still together (and still waving!) after decades. Photo: AFP

03 May 2016
A rare handwritten letter from the young Queen Elizabeth II telling the story of her romance with Prince Philip before their 1947 wedding has been sold at auction.   The note, penned when she was a 21-year-old princess, recounts the...

Prince's motorcycle jacket from 'Purple Rain' film on auction

Prince ''Purple Rain'' jacket is shown in this image released on April 29, 2016. Courtesy Profiles in History/Handout via
30 Apr 2016
A motorcycle jacket worn by the late pop star Prince in his 1984 film "Purple Rain," when he rides through the woods with the movie's leading lady, Apollonia, will be sold at auction, the company behind the sale said on...