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Thu, Jul 31 2014

Paris porno cinema makes lone stand against the Web

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PARIS - In a shabby cinema tucked away in a backstreet of central Paris, a crowd of ageing devotees are putting up quiet resistance to the might of on-line pornography.

31 Jul 2014

Director Michael Bay extends deal with Paramount Pictures

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- Viacom Inc's unit, Paramount Pictures, said director and producer Michael Bay extended his first-look agreement with the studio by three years.

31 Jul 2014

5 Seconds of Summer debut album tops Billboard 200 chart

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LOS ANGELES - Australian pop rock group 5 Seconds of Summer scored one of the year's biggest debuts on the weekly Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday, cementing its status as the latest boy band to conquer the United States.

31 Jul 2014

Guitarist Dick Wagner, who played for Alice Cooper, dead at 71

PHOENIX - Rock guitarist Dick Wagner, whose prolific session work graced the albums of such acts as Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith during the 1970s, has died at age 71 in Arizona, his manager said on Thursday.

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New Paris hotel joins race to pamper the super rich

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PARIS - After four years of refurbishment work costing 430 million euros, the Peninsula Paris hotel opens its doors on Friday, promising prince-like treatment to well-heeled visitors to the French capital.

31 Jul 2014

Verbier Festival draws the elites - and music lovers too

VERBIER Switzerland - There are thousands of music festivals around Europe every summer, but only one lays claim to being held at the highest altitude and that's the one in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, sometimes called the Davos of the music world.

31 Jul 2014

Fly Fido to the moon in space send off for deceased pets

HOUSTON - A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing a portion of their cremated remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space.

31 Jul 2014

Drew Barrymore's half-sister found dead in car near San Diego

LOS ANGELES - The half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore was found dead in her vehicle parked on a suburban San Diego street, the San Diego County Coroner said on Wednesday.

31 Jul 2014

Killer of actor Kelsey Grammer's sister denied parole in Colorado

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DENVER - A man convicted of murdering the sister of actor Kelsey Grammer in Colorado 34 years ago was denied parole on Wednesday, a day after Grammer testified against his release, authorities said.

31 Jul 2014

Pioneer of cinema vérité director Robert L. Drew dies at 90

NEW YORK - Award-winning American filmmaker Robert L. Drew, a pioneer of the cinema vérité documentary style, died on Wednesday in Sharon, Connecticut at the age of 90, his family said.

31 Jul 2014