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Real estate heir Durst expected to testify at murder trial

INGLEWOOD, CALIF. -- New York real estate heir Robert Durst is expected to take the stand at his Los Angeles County murder trial on Thursday.
The 78-year-old was expected to make the rare move for a defendant in a murder case and begin testimony on Wednesday, but the prosecution was still cross-examining another defense witness, memory expert Elizabeth Loftus, when court ended for the day.
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TORONTO -- The release of "Clifford the Big Red Dog" has been postponed in Canada and distributors say the family adventure will also no longer screen at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The announcement from eOne comes less than a week after Paramount said it's postponing the release of "Clifford" in the United States amid concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant.
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TORONTO -- Cannes-winning horror sensation "Titane" and a documentary on the late Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson are among the titles added to the Toronto International Film Festival.
"Titane," winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at last month's Cannes Film Festival, will open TIFF's horror-focused Midnight Madness program.
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Rihanna is now a billionaire, but not because of her music

Superstar Rihanna's net worth is now estimated at $1.7 billion US, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday, making her the richest female musician in the world. But despite her success in the industry, music is not the primary source of her wealth.
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TIFF 2021: Oscar Peterson documentary, Cannes-winning Titane added to lineup

Cannes-winning horror sensation Titane and a documentary on the late Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson are among the titles added to the Toronto International Film Festival.
Titane, winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at last month's Cannes Film Festival, will open TIFF's horror-focused Midnight Madness program.
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Walt Disney Animation opening new studio in Vancouver next January

VANCOUVER -- Film and television giant Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the planned opening of a new studio in Vancouver set for January next year.
The company says in a news release that the new studio would focus on long-form series as well as special projects created for the Disney+ streaming platform.
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Lawyer: R. Kelly gained weight, lost money ahead of trial

NEW YORK -- R&B star R. Kelly gained weight and lost money while he awaits a sex-trafficking trial that starts in earnest next week, his lawyers said Tuesday at a court hearing.
The revelations came as U.S.
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Grammys commit to more hiring diversity for 2022 show

The Grammy Awards will adopt an inclusion rider that will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for next year's ceremony.
The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the rider will be added to its agreement with producers staging the 64th annual awards as a way to ensure equity and inclusion at all levels of production.
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'Flower Drum Song' and screen star Alvin Ing dies at 89

NEW YORK -- Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as “The Gambler,” has died. He was 89.
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Rihanna is now officially a billionaire

Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes.
The business magazine, which tracks and publishes data on the world's wealthiest individuals, on Wednesday reported the 33-year-old pop star's estimated net worth to be US$1.7 billion, making her the wealthiest female musician and the second-richest woman in entertainment behind Oprah Winfrey.
 

Apple TV Plus to debut 'Come From Away' Broadway taping on eve of 9/11 anniversary

TORONTO -- “Come From Away” is landing on Apple TV Plus in September.
The streaming service says a live filmed version of the Tony-winning musical will debut Sept. 10 on the platform.
The premiere coincides with the eve of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
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Someone with a cottage or home in Huntsville, Ont., could potentially host a famous tenant.
British actor and comedian John Cleese tweeted on Monday that he needed a place to stay in Huntsville — a community of some 19,000 people, about 215 kilometres north of Toronto — while he works on a new movie.
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Real-life Bennifers find happy endings after years apart

NEW YORK -- They're smooching on a yacht off Saint-Tropez. They're cuddling on a walk in the Hamptons. They're nuzzling over sushi at dinner in Malibu.
If PDA were an Olympic sport, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck would be champs.
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