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Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs

  JERUSALEM (AP) — An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel’s top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna’s computer and stealing and selling unreleased songs, his lawyer said. Police said Israel’s cybercrime unit arrested 38-year-old Adi Lederman on Wednesday after an investigation coordinated [...]

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John Legend performs tribute set at Sundance premiere

  PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. After the credits rolled on “What Happened, Miss Simone?” John Legend took the stage to pay tribute to its subject, Nina Simone. “I’m so grateful to be here today honoring the legacy of the wonderful, powerful, [...]

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Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

  PARIS (AP) — If fashion had a monarchy, she would be its queen. Kate Moss certainly acted like one from her regal seat in the center of Louis Vuitton’s front row in Paris. The 41-year-old model held court in a large fur coat, giggling and chatting loudly to almost everyone in her vicinity, even ostensibly waving [...]

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James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at benefit for jazz great

  NEW YORK (AP) — James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007. Taylor, who Brecker’s widow said had the flu, performed “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” — the first song he played [...]

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New Kids on the Block: New boy bands can learn from us

  NEW YORK (AP) — New Kids on the Block are ready to take new boy bands on the block to school. The Boston-based veteran group, which announced a summer tour with TLC and Nelly this week, said contemporary boy bands should check out their live concerts to learn from the experts. “As far as [...]

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Mary J. Blige fetes DSquared2 on label’s 20th anniversary

      MILAN (AP) — Mary J. Blige feted designing twins Dean and Dan Caten on their DSquared2 label’s 20th anniversary and Snoop Dogg brought down German designer Philipp Plein’s house as Milan Fashion Week opened four days of menswear previews Saturday with a musical bang. The first day of the festivities also featured [...]

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Pharrell: ‘Live Earth’ concert to press for climate action

  DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Pharrell Williams says he’ll have all of humanity singing together at a worldwide concert June 18 to fight global warming. The pop star is teaming up with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Al Gore and producer Kevin Wall to pull off a “Live Earth” concert on seven continents to build support for [...]

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Judge revokes Chris Brown probation in Rihanna assault case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge revoked Chris Brown’s probation on Thursday, January 15,  but allowed him to remain free for now after the R&B singer traveled without approval for a concert and failed to complete community service on time. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said Brown can remain free at least until a [...]

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Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge  BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA

Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia’s first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month. Beji Caid Essebsi, 87, [...]

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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

  NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He’s now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which [...]

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‘Rock of Ages’ will close on Broadway in January

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the final countdown for Broadway’s only hair metal musical. Producers of “Rock of Ages” said Tuesday that the show — now the 27th longest running show in Broadway history — will close Jan. 18, 2015 after more than 2,300 performances. “Rock of Ages” tells the story of a small [...]

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