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MTV Video Music Awards to open with a ‘Bang’

  NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards will open with a “Bang.” Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J will kick off Sunday’s awards show with their new song, “Bang Bang.” It will be the first time the trio performs the Top 10 hit. Grande and Minaj will also perform separately during [...]

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Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

  MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber’s guilty plea to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest puts an end to a legal saga that began seven months ago inside a rented Lamborghini at what police called an illegal drag race. The judge who accepted Bieber’s plea Wednesday said it’s time for the 20-year-old [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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Paul McCartney: Feeling better, ready to tour

  LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney says he’s feeling fab and ready to rock ‘n’ roll. The 72-year-old former Beatle posted a brief YouTube video Tuesday night saying he’s recovered from a virus that forced him to cancel shows in Japan and South Korea, and delay the opening of a U.S. tour. He said the [...]

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Feds want lawsuit by Insane Clown Posse dismissed

  DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Insane Clown Posse, which objects to a report that describes its fans as a dangerous gang. The government says the rap-metal duo from the Detroit area and its fans have no standing to sue. It also says it’s [...]

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Jennifer Lopez says music has been ‘challenging’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez remembers the days when her record label budgeted $1 million for one of her music videos. Today, she’s attempting to create the same magic with one-tenth of the money. The entrepreneur says being a singer has been “challenging” since she debuted on the pop scene in the late [...]

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Review: Blige solid on ‘Think Like a Man’ album

  Mary J. Blige, “Think Like A Man Too — Music from and Inspired by the Film” (Epic) Sequels rarely outshine the originals they follow, so perhaps that’s why the team behind the “Think Like a Man” soundtrack decided to do something different with the music for the romantic comedy’s second installment. Execs ditched the [...]

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