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Shia LaBeouf: Plagiarism was 'performance art'

Actor Shia LaBeouf chats with Sony Pictures Classics

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Shia LaBeouf is now claiming that his recent acts of plagiarism were part of an elaborate piece of "performance art."

The actor was recently exposed for lifting most of his short film "HowardCantour.com" from a story by the comics author Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf then issued a public apology via Twitter, though that also turned out to be partly copied from another source....

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Jenni 'JWoww' Farley expecting baby girl with fiancé Roger Matthews, report says

Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Roger Mathews arrive at

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Snooki's baby son will soon have a girlfriend, it seems.

Jenni "JWoww" Farley, former "Jersey Shore" castmate, best friend to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and one half of MTV's hit reality show spinoff "Snooki & JWoww," reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that she is expecting a girl.

"I pictured a boy this whole time, so when I saw 'girl'...

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Could 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' tie for Oscars' best picture, too?

Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from "12 Years

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For the first time in the 24-year history of the Producers Guild Awards, two movies have tied for best picture. One is "Gravity," the deep-space thriller from Alfonso Cuarón, who just won the Golden Globe for best director. The other is "12 Years a Slave," which won the Globe for best dramatic picture.

The Producers Guild is a fairly accurate predictor of the Academy Award...

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Kevin Hart's 'Ride Along' surprise: Here's why it topped the box office

Fast-talking security guard Ben (Kevin Hart, right) joins

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The Kevin Hart vehicle "Ride Along" set a new opening record for a January release, pulling in $41.2 million over the three-day weekend, according to reports.

That's a major milestone for Hart, a comedian with a large African-American following who starred in the recent rom-com "Think Like a Man." It's also a surprisingly strong showing for what initially looked like a...

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Roy Garber dead, 'Shipping Wars' star was 49

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Roy Garber, the 49-year-old star of the A&E reality series "Shipping Wars" has died, according to USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and other outlets.

Garber passed away Friday after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of the A&E family," reads a statement on the show's Facebook page. "Our thoughts are...

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Oscar nominees 2014: The complete nominations list

In "Dallas Buyers Club," Matthew McConaughey plays real-life

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Complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday, via The Associated Press:

1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."

2. Actor: Christian Bale, "American Hustle"; Bruce...

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Kanye West under battery investigation after man allegedly hurls racial slurs at Kim Kardashian, reports say

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian before the Givenchy

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Kanye West is reportedly under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department after a man told police the rapper assaulted him Monday.

People.com reports that according to a source close to West's fiancé, Kim Kardashian, the man -- who held the door open for Kardashian as she entered a building to meet West for an appointment -- was the instigator.

The source claims the...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown married: Whitney Houston's daughter tweets wedding rings with Nick Gordon

Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon announced their

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The only daughter of the late Whitney Houston has taken her much-criticized relationship to the next level.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 20, tweeted Thursday that she is married to on-again, off-again fiancé Nick Gordon. "@nickdgordon! #HappilyMarried• SO#Inlove• if you didn't get it the first time that is.." Brown wrote alongside a photo of her hand atop his, displaying their wedding rings....

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Kim Kardashian posts epic throwback Thursday photo with Nicole Richie

"#ThrowbackThursday @nicolerichie and I being oh so cool

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Never fear, middle schoolers: Even the most beautiful celebrities had awkward stages.

Kim Kardashian has photo evidence to prove it, with an epic shot she posted Thursday to Instagram. It's a 20-year-old pic of herself with childhood friend Nicole Richie, giving thumbs up in what looks like a photo booth (not the Apple kind). We imagine Kris Jenner dropped them off at the Calabasas mall, and...

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Coachella 2014 lineup: OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire headline

From left, OutKast members Andre 3000 and Big

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As expected, it's an ecletic mix of artists set to take the stage at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The lineup, revealed early Thursday on the festival's website, includes Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Pharell Williams, Fatboy Slim and about 100 more acts. Coachella will take place during two weekends, April 11-13 and 18-20 in Indio Valley, Calif.

OutKast will headline the...

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