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Adele smashes single-week U.S. album sales record in four days

NEW YORK British singer Adele has broken the single-week U.S. album sales record in just four days with her new release "25," Nielsen Music said on Tuesday.

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Brighter, shorter 'Sesame Street' bows January on HBO

NEW YORK A new Latina character, different sets, shorter episodes and an updated theme song are coming to long-running children's show "Sesame Street" at its new home on cable channel HBO in January.

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'Rocky' successor 'Creed' highlights Philadelphia's revival

PHILADELPHIA In the final scene of the movie "Creed," aging boxer Rocky Balboa stands atop the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and surveys the gleaming steel and glass office towers of the city's skyline.

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Dench's withering stare goes global in Branagh's 'Winter's Tale'

LONDON Her cutting words were written by William Shakespeare, but the withering stare the straight-talking Paulina focuses on co-star Kenneth Branagh's insanely jealous King Leontes in a new production of "The Winter's Tale" is pure Judi Dench.

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Judy Garland's 'Wizard of Oz' dress fetches over $1.5 million at auction

NEW YORK The blue gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz" sold for $1.56 million at an auction in New York on Monday. | Video

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Bieber tops One Direction on Billboard chart, but Adele on the horizon

LOS ANGELES Canadian pop star Justin Bieber edged out British boy band One Direction in a battle to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, but his reign will be short-lived as British singer Adele looks to break records with her new release.

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Tycoons, telecoms and Trotsky: book lifts veil on Carlos Slim

MEXICO CITY Carlos Slim's brother interrogated leftist rebels for Mexico's intelligence agency while his eldest son often hands out a biographical novel about Leon Trotsky as a gift, according to a new book on the tycoon who was long the world's richest man.

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