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'An American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' lead Broadway's Tony nominations

NEW YORK - Two new musicals, "An American in Paris," a romance based on the Oscar-winning film, and the lesbian coming-out story "Fun Home" led the Tony nominations, theatre's highest honours, on Tuesday with 12 nods each.

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A decade old, Xinjiang film shows changes in restive Chinese region

BEIJING - Ju Anqi's low-budget film "Poet on a Business Trip" took just one main actor, one camera and 40 days on the road in China’s remote western Xinjiang region to make back in 2002.

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Kim Kardashian pledges support for stepfather Bruce Jenner

NEW YORK - Reality television star Kim Kardashian pledged her full support on Monday for her stepfather, Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, who said last week that he identifies as a woman.

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Salma Hayek pays tribute to Lebanese roots with film of 'The Prophet'

BEIRUT - Mexican actress Salma Hayek says her new film "The Prophet" was a labour of love that helped her explore her relationship with her late Lebanese grandfather, who adored the book that inspired it.

27 Apr 2015

Two Elvis jets to grace Presley's Memphis home permanently

- Two jets that once belonged to Elvis Presley, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, will have a permanent home at the singer's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, Graceland said.

27 Apr 2015

'Avengers' expands universe with 'Ultron' as Marvel goes dark

LOS ANGELES - The caped crusaders are back in force in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," but this time, the evil they battle is bringing them face to face with the darker consequences of being a super hero.

27 Apr 2015
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Red legacy of Victorian novelist still defines British streets

LONDON - Anthony Trollope is best known as a British novelist whose chronicles of the minor dramas, snubs and triumphs of Victorian country life still win readers worldwide. But he left his mark on Britain's streets as well as its bookshelves.