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Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.

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Brooklyn native Leah Remini, 43, is speaking up about the Church of Scientology, which she left this month. Sources told the New York Post that the King of Queens star split with the church after she was subjected to "years of interrogations" and "thought modification" simply because she questioned leader David Miscavige.
The Wolverine, with Hugh Jackman back for a sixth go as the mutant with the dagger digits, clawed to the top of the box office food chain over the weekend, debuting with a North American gate of $55 million for Twentieth Century Fox, according to studio estimates.

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