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Items of clothing are displayed in room 331 of the Martinez Hotel, where Parisian fashion house Elie Saab provides sartorial services to celebrities attending the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 21, 2015. During the Cannes Film Festival, room 331 is radically transformed into a red carpet emergency room - where celebrities like Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman can rush to if they pop out of a dress, or a zipper breaks. Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

‘Nip slips’ and broken zippers: Red carpet Emergency Room for Cannes wardrobe malfunctions always full of drama

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Actress Sonam Kapoor poses for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film The Sea of Trees at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 16, 2015.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Photos: Bollywood’s Sonam Kapoor goes blue and yellow on Cannes red carpet

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor walked the red carpet in a Ralph and Russo Couture gown for the Premiere... (more...)

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Photos: Bollywood beauties dazzle Cannes

VANCOUVER DESI The red carpet at Cannes was on fire Thursday as stunning Bollywood beauties stepped out in their molten... (more...)

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Where are the women? At Cannes, debate rages about lack of female filmmakers

JILL LAWLESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France — Women are the talk of the Cannes Film Festival, where debate rages... (more...)

Where are the women? At Cannes, debate rages about lack of female filmmakers

By Jill Lawless THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France — Women are the talk of the Cannes Film Festival, where debate... (more...)

Appeals court grants bail to Indian movie star Salman Khan, sentenced in drunk-driving case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — A court on Friday granted bail to one of India’s biggest movie stars until... (more...)

Appeals court grants bail to Indian movie star Salman Khan, sentenced in drunk-driving case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — A court on Friday granted bail to one of India’s biggest movie stars until... (more...)

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in jail in 2002 hit-and-run death case

Bollywood actor Salman Khan leaves the Mumbai Sessions court after the verdict in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.... (more...)

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in 2002 road death case

By Rajanish Kakade THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — One of India’s biggest and most popular movie stars,... (more...)

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India’s conjoined twins Saba and Farah stop eating after Salman Khan’s verdict

Indian conjoined twins Saba and Farah have refused food after their rakhi brother Salman Khan was sentenced in the hit-and-run... (more...)

Indian court rules Bollywood star Salman Khan guilty in 2002 road death case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — One of India’s biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been... (more...)

Indian court rules Bollywood star Salman Khan guilty in 2002 road death case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — One of India’s biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been... (more...)

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