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Shooting victims tribute at Teen Choice

US actress Jessica Alba led an emotional tribute to gun violence victims at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards held on Sunday in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old stood on stage together with family members of the recent victims of the gun violence tragedies in the US.

She said: "It keeps happening, and it has to stop. Many of those impacted by these acts of violence are teens."

US R&B singer Ne-Yo, 36, joined Alba on stage and performed his rendition of What's Going On by Marvin Gaye.

He said: "We need to come together as one. If you feel as we do that we have to do better, I need you to stand up right now and take out your phones."

He instructed the audience to share the moment on social media, using the hashtag #StopTheViolence.


Jason Bourne tops US box office

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Jason Bourne has earned US$60 million (S$80 million) in the US.

The action flick starring US actor Matt Damon is the fifth instalment of the Bourne film franchise and a direct sequel to 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum, which still has the best opening of the series with US$69 million.

Jason Bourne has raked in US$50.1 million globally, bringing its worldwide earnings to US$110.1 million.

Universal's domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou told The Hollywood Reporter: "Matt Damon's return and his reteaming with (director) Paul Greengrass spurred this film to a US$60 million result, which is extraordinarily strong. And Matt worked tirelessly to promote this film."


David Bowie's son names baby after dad

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English film director Duncan Jones has welcomed a baby boy named after his famous father, the late English singer David Bowie.

Jones, 45, took to Twitter last Friday to share that his son with wife Rodene Ronquillo was born on July 10, the six-month anniversary of Bowie's death from cancer on Jan 10.

Jones, who helmed movies like Moon, Source Code and Warcraft, tweeted: "Stenton David Jones. Born July 10th, exactly six months after his granddad made room for him. Love you both so."


Josh Groban and Kat Dennings split

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US singer Josh Groban and US actress Kat Dennings have broken up after almost two years of dating.

A source told E! News: "It was a mutual breakup. They are still friends and care about each other, but it's not the right time for them now as a couple."

Groban, 35, had previously gushed to US television host Ellen DeGeneres last May on her talk show about Dennings, 30: "She's such a brilliant and funny person. Humour is such a huge thing for me, so the fact that we could talk about Monty Python and all sorts of weird other things, I was like, 'OK, yeah, we're on the same page'."

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