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'La La Land' turns on the charm in 'not-so-white' Oscars line-up

LOS ANGELES Romantic musical "La La Land" became the movie to beat at the Academy Awards after earning 14 nominations on Tuesday in a diverse list that silenced the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of the last two years.

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Dubai probes "unauthorized" Kim Kardashian visit to charity-newspaper

DUBAI Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have opened an investigation into a visit by Kim Kardashian to a Dubai government children's charity this month and suggested it undermined local values, a state-owned newspaper reported.

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'Zoolander 2,' Affleck, De Niro earn Razzie 'worst' film nods

LOS ANGELES Fashion industry satire "Zoolander 2" led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards, a list of the year's worst films that includes performances by past Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts. | Video

Film Jan 23 2017

Red vs black: Thai Chinese face New Year fashion dilemma

BANGKOK Bright red garments, gold embroidery and colorful accessories would normally have been the mode du jour for Thailand's ethnic Chinese celebrating Lunar New Year on Saturday.

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Rapper Soulja Boy charged with possessing assault rifle, stolen property

LOS ANGELES Rapper Soulja Boy was charged on Monday with possessing an assault weapon and receiving stolen property following a December raid at his Hollywood home by police, Los Angeles prosecutors said.

Music, People Jan 23 2017

Illinois man sentenced to nine months in celebrity hacking case

CHICAGO An Illinois man was sentenced to nine months in federal prison on Tuesday for breaking into the email and online storage of celebrities to obtain their private photos and videos, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

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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