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Pop singer Katy Perry to host MTV Video Music Awards show

LOS ANGELES Pop singer Katy Perry will host the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) in August, MTV said on Thursday, and will also perform and compete for some top awards.

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Venice film festival to showcase real stars and virtual reality

ROME A shrunken Matt Damon will open the 74th Venice Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday when they unveiled the line-up for an event that often gives an early glimpse of Oscar contenders. | Video

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Ed Sheeran, Stormzy nominated for Mercury music award

LONDON Pop star Ed Sheeran and grime artist Stormzy made it on to the Mercury prize shortlist, award organizers announced on Thursday.

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Kid Rock may run for Senate, says voter registration 'critical cause'

Kid Rock, an outspoken supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, said on Thursday that he will decide over the next few weeks on whether to run for the U.S. Senate and in the meantime will work on the "critical cause" of registering voters.

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'Wonder Woman' returning for 2019 movie sequel

LOS ANGELES "Wonder Woman" is coming back for more. | Video

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Director of harrowing 'Detroit' hopes film starts dialogue on race

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow brought her powerful interpretation of Detroit's racially charged 1967 riots home to the city in the world premiere of "Detroit," saying she hoped the film would encourage a wider dialogue nationwide. | Video

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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