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Top music videos including ‘Despacito’ defaced by hackers

New York, United States | AFP | Some of the most popular music videos on YouTube including mega-hit “Despacito” momentarily disappeared Tuesday in an apparent hacking. Fans looking for videos by top artists including Drake, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift found the footage removed and replaced by messages that included “Free …

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Schwarzenegger back home after heart surgery: spokesman

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger is back home in Los Angeles and in good spirits after undergoing open heart surgery following complications with a routine operation, his spokesman said on Friday. The 70-year-old “Terminator” and “Predator” star, and former governor of California, was at the …

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US judge jails rapper DMX one year for tax fraud

New York, United States | AFP |  A US federal judge on Wednesday sentenced troubled American rapper DMX, best known for his taunting song “Party Up (Up in Here),” to one year behind bars for tax fraud. The 47-year-old rapper and actor, real name Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty last November …

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‘Pacific Rim’ dethrones ‘Black Panther’ in box office

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Smash-’em up blockbuster “Pacific Rim: Uprising” sent shockwaves through the North American box office this weekend, claiming the top spot with takings of $28 million, industry estimates showed Sunday. The action-packed sequel knocked “Black Panther” from number one after five straight weeks, according to …

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Black Panther billions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As expected, Panther” easily passed $1 billion worldwide when China opened to strong numbers. Overseas, the Marvel title now ranks above nearly all recent comic-book movie adaptations. It was expected to cross $600 million in North America. This year, not only is “Black Panther” …

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YouTube follows Amazon into movie theaters

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | YouTube has announced it is making a movie in-house to be released in theaters, in a development seen as a step towards the model of new-media innovator Amazon. “Vulture Club,” which is in post-production, stars Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking,” “Thelma …

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