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Rescue crews continue the search for a small plane carrying Vittorio Missoni.

The CEO of Italy's iconic fashion house was on an aircraft that went missing on Saturday during a short flight from Venzuela's coastal resort island of Los Roques to Caracas, the capital.

Missoni was traveling with his wife; two of their Italian friends; and two Venezuelan crew members.

One day after receiving his new Russian passport from President Vladimir Putin, Gerard Depardieu has been offered an apartment.

The French actor flew on Sunday to the provincial town of Saransk, where he was greeted as a local hero.

Depardieu had sought Russian citizenship as part of his battle against a proposed super tax on millionaires in France.

It took Leatherface and his chainsaw to chase tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the box office.

Lionsgate's horror sequel "Texas Chainsaw 3-D" debuted at No. 1 with $23 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The movie picks up where 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" left off, with masked killer Leatherface on the loose again.

Quentin Tarantino's revenge saga "Django Unchained" held on at No. 2 for a second-straight weekend with $20.1 million.

This is Reetu Rupal with AP ShowBiz minute.

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FILE: Milan, Italy - 30 March 2005

1. STILL of fashion executive Vittorio Missoni and his wife Maurizia Castiglioni whose plane has gone missing off the coast of Venezuela

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FILE: Milan, Italy - 23 February 2010

2. STILL of Missoni posing for photographers

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FILE: Los Roques, off Venezuela - date unknown

3. Various aerials of islands where Missoni's plane is believed to have disappeared

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Athens, 17 January 2008

4. Wide of cast of film 'Asterix and the Olympic Games' with Gerard Depardieu waving

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5. Mid of French actor Gerard Depardieu bowing to a welcoming party of Mordovian folk singers at Saransk airport, UPSOUND: Singing

6. Wide of assembled media surrounding Depardieu, UPSOUND: Singing

7. Mid of Depardieu showing his Russian passport to assembled media

8. Wide of Depardieu visiting the Saransk museum of local lore

9. Mid of Depardieu during tour of museum

Lionsgate

10. Trailer excerpt: "Texas Chainsaw: 3D"

Weinstein Co.

11. Trailer clip - "Django Unchained"

 

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