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Polanski quits French film jury after outcry

PARIS Movie director Roman Polanski, wanted by the United States for having sex with a minor almost 40 years ago, has turned down an invitation to head the jury at France's Cesar film awards following an outcry from women's groups.

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Beyond Pokemon Go: augmented reality catches Jon Hamm at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah Attendees at the Sundance Film Festival can use augmented reality (AR) to hang out with "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm or assemble a human brain, as makers of the new immersive technology seek to engage independent filmmakers.

Tech, Film Jan 23 2017

The Weeknd holds off Britain's the xx at top of Billboard 200

Canadian rapper the Weeknd held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart for a third straight week, holding off British band the xx and its new release "I See You," according to figures on Monday from Nielsen SoundScan. | Video

Music Jan 23 2017

Stephen Colbert to host 2017 Emmy awards for television

Talk show host Stephen Colbert will host the 2017 Emmys ceremony celebrating the highest honors in television, organizers said on Monday.

Television Jan 23 2017

Sprint to buy a third of Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it would buy 33 percent of Tidal, a music streaming service owned by rapper Jay Z, marking a move to more content driven services in a highly competitive wireless market.

Tech, Deals, Music Jan 23 2017

Mazes and fairytales as Chiuri debuts her Dior haute couture line

PARIS Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled a fairytale-like debut haute couture collection for French fashion house Christian Dior on Monday, presenting flowing flowery dresses, capes and plenty of intricate craftsmanship. | Video

Italy Jan 23 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video