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Pregnant Marion Cotillard Denies Involvement in Brangelina Breakup

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Actress Marion Cotillard has nothing to do with the Brangelina breakup and she’s doing “very well thank you” as she stated herself in a statement on her Instagram page. After news broke Tuesday Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce against Brad Pitt, fingers started pointing directly at Pitt’s Allied co-star, Cotillard. Rumours had it that Jolie hired a private investigator ...

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Weird and Wonderful Moments of Fashion Week

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NEW YORK — “If you build it, they will come.” That seemed to be one of the mantras of New York Fashion Week. Tommy Hilfiger built a carnival on a Manhattan pier, including actual rides, a Ferris Wheel, arcade games, a tattoo parlour , and cotton candy for everyone. And Ralph Lauren built a greenhouse-like glass structure on Madison Avenue, ...

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Trump Criticized for Bait and Switch on ‘Birther’ Statement

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NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s renouncement of birtherism came with some media gamesmanship that compelled television news networks to air 20 minutes of endorsements by retired military men before the candidate briefly got to the point. “We all got Rick-rolled,” said CNN’s Jake Tapper, a reference to the Internet prank of replacing an expected link with a video of singer ...

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Author W.P. Kinsella Has doctor-assisted Death in B.C.

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VANCOUVER — W.P. Kinsella, the B.C.-based author of “Shoeless Joe,” the award-winning novel that became the film “Field of Dreams,” has died at 81. His literary agency confirmed the writer had a doctor-assisted death on Friday in Hope, B.C. The agency did not provide details but Willie Steele, who has been working on a biography of the writer, said Kinsella struggled with health complications due ...

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BET Hip-Hop Awards Holds Taping of Show in Atlanta

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Now, the ultra-smooth West Coast rapper will be honoured with the “I Am Hip Hop” award during BET’s 11th annual award show Saturday. The event will be videotaped at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre near Atlanta. The show will air on BET on Oct. 4. DJ Khaled will host the awards with performances by T.I., Gucci Mane, Young Thug and ...

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TIFF: In Toronto Premiering La La Land, Ryan Gosling Reflects on His Success

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Ryan Gosling should become an annual fixture at the Toronto International Film Festival. After all, he’s premiered such hits as Blue Valentine and Drive here, and now that the London, Ont.-born actor is back, he’s once again brought a certain buzz to the city. “It’s great to come home,” said Gosling, gazing out the window of a top floor in ...

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NY Fashion Week: Kors, Simmons, Marchesa

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NEW YORK — Michael Kors wants us all to be a little more optimistic, while Kimora Lee Simmons went with a low-key office presentation Wednesday during New York Fashion Week. And at Marchesa, there was a journey in colour , from sunrise to dusk and then darkness. AT MARCHESA, A JOURNEY IN TIME AND Colour Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren ...

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VR Arrives at Tokyo Game Show, Counted on to Revive Industry

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CHIBA, Japan — Virtual reality has arrived for real at the Tokyo Game Show, one of the world’s biggest exhibitions for the latest in fun and games. That’s evident everywhere. Players at the booths are donning chunky headgear covering their eyes and ears, immersed in their own worlds, shooting imaginary monsters or dancing with virtual partners, at Makuhari Messe hall ...

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Snowden Director Oliver Stone to the NSA: “Go f— Yourselves”

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Oliver Stone has some strong words for the U.S. establishment. His docudrama on National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden delves into the murky world of surveillance and national security. The 69-year-old — absorbed with everything Russian and is making a documentary on Vladimir Putin — sat down with Metro Moscow’s Luba Egorova at TIFF to talk about his film Snowden ...

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Gord Downie to Release ‘Very Haunting’ Album Inspired by Residential Schools

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TORONTO — A First Nations leader says she is profoundly grateful after a trip to northern Ontario with Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie to celebrate his “very haunting” new project that exposes a dark chapter in Canadian history. Downie announced Friday that he will release a new solo album with an accompanying graphic novel and animated film inspired by the story of 12-year-old ...

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