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Icelandic film on sheepfarmer brothers wins Cannes "Regard" prize

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CANNES, France - An Icelandic movie about two sheepfarming brothers who have not spoken in 40 years but are brought together by an outbreak of a disease that threatens their flocks won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

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Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest

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VIENNA - Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the world's biggest international music show. | Video

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Sat, May 23 2015

U.S. director's "Little Prince" gets French premiere at Cannes

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CANNES, France - The creators of the animated film "The Little Prince", which had its world premiere at the Cannes festival on Friday, knew they had to take extra care in adapting one of the most cherished works of 20th-century French literature for the screen. | Video

23 May 2015

Cannes gets a Fassbender "Macbeth" suffering combat stress

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CANNES, France - Michael Fassbender is a "Macbeth" for our times, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, while Marion Cotillard is a Lady Macbeth haunted by the loss of a child, in the final competition entry screened on Saturday for the top Cannes prize.

23 May 2015

Fri, May 22 2015

Michael Caine says he is unrecognisable in latest film role

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CANNES, France - Michael Caine, the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognisable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor.

22 May 2015

Sat, May 23 2015

Female "Assassin" tailored to actress, Cannes director says

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CANNES, France - Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said on Friday he had not started out wanting to make the lead character female in his film "Nie Yinniang" (The Assassin), but had tailored the role to suit his lead actress, Shu Qi. | Video

23 May 2015

Tally of oil-soaked wildlife, alive and dead, mounts in California

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LOS ANGELES - The carcasses of five petroleum-soaked pelicans have been recovered from California's Santa Barbara coastline, the first apparent sea bird fatalities stemming from the oil spill to be documented by officials overseeing the disaster response.

23 May 2015

U.S. deejay Kasem's widow will not face criminal charges

REUTERS - The widow of American radio personality Casey Kasem will not face criminal charges in connection with his death, prosecutors said on Friday, despite allegations of abuse from three of his adult children.

23 May 2015

TLC pulls '19 Kids and Counting' after molestation reports

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LOS ANGELES - U.S. cable network TLC said on Friday it has pulled all episodes of "19 Kids and Counting," its top-rated television reality show featuring a large Christian family, after reports surfaced that the eldest son had molested underage girls as a teen.

23 May 2015

Sotheby's features abstract art sale in NY Latam spring auctions

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NEW YORK - Works of art by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam and Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo are expected to be among the highlights of Sotheby's Latin American spring art auctions next week, which will also include a special sale of abstract art.

23 May 2015