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American film director Martin Scorsese and Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani announced plans Thursday for a new film project documenting the history of Italian cinema. Armani is funding the project, which is expected to finish in mid-1997. . . . Little Richard holds his first online chat today as part of the launching of Rocktropolis 2.0, a new pop music Web site. His chat starts at 2 p.m. at http://www.rocktropolis.com.

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