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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican [...]

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Beyonce wears designs by Virginia Beach native

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Superstar Beyonce Knowles Carter last month posted to Instagram photos of herself wearing the African-print fashions of Reuben Reuel. Harper’s Bazaar hailed him as her favorite new designer. Yet Reuel is not really new to the design world. He simply is new to the massive limelight and sudden interest that [...]

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Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday, August 11 in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at his home in [...]

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Venezuelan hero Bolivar gets blockbuster treatment

  CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Latin America’s greatest hero is finally getting a big-budget, Hollywood-style epic befitting his towering stature. Simon Bolivar, who led the liberation of much of South America from the Spanish in the early 19th century, is the subject of “The Liberator,” a two-hour epic that is among the costliest movies ever [...]

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Wesley Snipes: ‘You can’t take life too seriously’

  LONDON (AP) — U.S. action star Wesley Snipes is back on the big screen for the first time since his release from prison as he joins Sylvester Stallone and the cast of “The Expendables 3.” Speaking ahead of the movie’s world premiere Monday, Snipes joked that Stallone had him in mind for the first [...]

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Police say Kennedy intruder was seeking Katy Perry

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — A man accused of breaking into the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod and telling authorities he was looking for singer Katy Perry was due in court Wednesday, July 16. Police in Barnstable, Massachusetts, responded to the home in the Hyannis Port section of town around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, [...]

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Sterling says he won’t sell team, calls wife pig

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, July 9, saying he would never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league. “Make no mistake today,” Sterling shouted toward the end of his second day of testimony in [...]

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HBO film explores marriages from their start

    NEW YORK (AP) — As filmmaker Doug Block sat in a coffee shop talking about his “112 Weddings” documentary, a stranger interrupted him to talk — at great length — about the state of her marriage. She wasn’t even aware of the film, which debuts Monday,  on HBO (9 p.m. EDT). The conversation [...]

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Medical issues’ hospitalize Boston concertgoers

  BOSTON (AP) — Three dozen people were transported to the hospital and as many as 50 others were treated or evaluated at the scene during a an electronic dance music show in Boston featuring Swedish disc jockey Avicii. No one appeared to have life-threatening injuries, Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Mike Bosse said, blaming alcohol and drug [...]

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Jay Z’s touring ‘blueprint’: Rapper co-headlines

  NEW YORK (AP) — You could create a music award based on Jay Z’s collaborative tours. Past nominees for best live performance by Jay Z and friends would include Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Kanye West, among others. And this year, the rap king is hitting the road with his superstar wife, Beyonce. The On the Run [...]

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Plea deal talks fall apart in Chris Brown case

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown was close to resolving his assault case in a deal that would have kept him out of jail, but talks fell apart Wednesday, June 25 when attorneys couldn’t agree on what Brown would acknowledge happened during a scuffle that led to his arrest. Brown was arrested in October [...]

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