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Do you have what it takes to be a K-pop idol?

K-pop is having a moment: buoyed by the massive crossover success of boy band BTS — celebrated on American talk and radio shows last fall — and a lively part of the soundtrack to the Pyeongchang Games, where EXO and CL are slated to rock the Winter Olympics closing ceremony this weekend.
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L.A. court throws out defamation suit against former Crystal Castles singer

A California court has thrown out a defamation suit against Alice Glass, former singer for the Toronto band Crystal Castles, a statement from her lawyer said. Glass has publicly accused her bandmate of sexual abuse.
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Arcade Fire to perform, receive achievement award at the Junos

Arcade Fire have been added as performers to next month's Juno Awards broadcast.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says it will also give the Montreal indie rockers an international achievement award.
Arcade Fire is a leading nominee with four nods — for best group, single, album and alternative album.
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Arkells set to perform in front of Team Canada in Pyeongchang

Following a whirlwind few days and an unexpected invite to South Korea, the Arkells are set to perform in front of Canada’s top winter athletes at the Olympics.
The band will perform in front of Team Canada on Saturday night, local time.
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Arcade Fire to perform, and get achievement award, at the Juno Awards

TORONTO - Arcade Fire have been added as performers to next month's Juno Awards broadcast.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says it will also give the Montreal indie rockers an international achievement award.
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Hollywood Foreign Press group investigating actor Brendan Fraser's groping claim

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says it is investigating actor Brendan Fraser's claim that its former president, Philip Berk, groped him in 2003.
Fraser, 49, best known for his role in The Mummy trilogy, made the accusation in an interview with GQ magazine.
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'Black Panther': Wakandan language is real and hard to learn

JOHANNESBURG -- Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive clicks and other sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it.
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Female-centric thriller Annihilation faces whitewashing controversy

Taking on the future in the new science fiction movie Annihilation has got director Alex Garland facing issues of the present day.
The novelist turned filmmaker lauded for his directorial debut Ex Machina is earning positive reviews for his latest film, but Annihilation — in Canadian theatres Friday — is also attracting controversy around its casting and distribution.
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French customs officials recover stolen Degas from bus

PARIS -- French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.
The French Culture Ministry said Friday that customs agents in Marne-la-Vallee were surprised to find a work of art bearing the signature "Degas" inside a suitcase in the bus' luggage compartment.
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5 things you probably didn't know about the Oscars

LOS ANGELES -- You have a firm grip on this year's Oscar nominees, last year's winners and what host Jimmy Kimmel will undoubtedly joke about (and the best picture award goes to ... oops).
But there are aspects of Hollywood's stellar night that may be a surprise.
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Cops: Chevy Chase kicked in roadside altercation in New York

SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. - New York State Police say actor and comedian Chevy Chase was kicked in the shoulder during an altercation with another driver.
Police say the 74-year-old Chase was driving in South Nyack on Feb.
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An Indigenous visual and performance artist from Alberta — known for his campy persona Buffalo Boy — has won a prestigious national award.
Adrian Stimson of Siksika First Nation is being honoured with a 2018 Governor General's Award in visual and media arts.
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Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defence in dispute

SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. -- A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defence after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute.
Chase told police he was cut off by another driver on Feb.
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