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<![CDATA[NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Songwriter Dean Dillon penned hits for George Strait, George Jones, Kenny Chesney and other country music stars in his prolific career in Nashville, and several of those artists honored him as the newest BMI Icon at Tuesday's BMI Country Awards. Dillon has written more than 50 songs for Strait. The beloved singer paid homage with a medley of his Dillon-penned hits, including "The Chair," "Marina Del Ray," and "Here For A Good Time." Chesney, Luke Bryan and Lee Ann Womack also performed some of Dillon's songs at the annual event put on by Broadcast Music Inc., a music rights management company. Rodney Clawson was named songwriter of the year for helping to write six of the year's most performed country songs, including by Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean. Young country artist Hunter Hayes took home the song of the year award for his smash hit, "Wanted," which was co-written with Troy Verges. NEW YORK - Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton has been honored with a star-packed bash at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Singer David Bowie, actor Ralph Fiennes, designer Karl Lagerfeld, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Mayor Michael Bloomberg were just a few of the celebrities who paid tribute to the actress Tuesday at the 6th annual MoMA Film Benefit. The actress, who won the best supporting actress Oscar in 2008 for her portrayal of a ruthless attorney in "Michael Clayton," told the crowd it was her 53rd birthday, and that the last time she'd had a birthday party was when she was 9 years old. She said this was a better party. Fiennes introduced a montage of her work, including clips from the films "Orlando," "Burn After Reading" and of course "Michael Clayton." LOS ANGELES - Tom Cruise is telling a federal court he maintains a close relationship with his daughter Suri despite his divorce from her mother Katie Holmes and a hectic film schedule. Cruise's declaration was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles in a defamation case against Bauer Publishing Co. The actor is suing over two 2012 tabloid stories that claimed he had "abandoned" his daughter. He writes in the two-page declaration that despite filming back-to-back movies after the divorce, he spoke with Suri nearly every day and received frequent updates from Holmes about how she was doing. Cruise's lawyers are asking a judge to order Bauer to declare it didn't have any sources to support its contentions about his parenting role. Bauer's lawyers argue that a judge should reject Cruise's motion. -- Associated Press