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Patti Smith and a speech by proxy to fill Dylan void at Nobels

STOCKHOLM Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan will provide a speech and fellow American singer-songwriter Patti Smith will perform one of his best-known songs in his absence during Stockholm's prize celebrations, the awards body said on Monday.

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Lady Gaga performs on London rooftop to promote new album

LONDON Global pop star Lady Gaga gave an intimate performance at a shopping mall in London on Thursday night, where she promoted her new album "Joanne" and discussed the pitfalls of fame and celebrity. | Video

Dec 02 2016

Matt Goss says 2017 Bros reunion gigs will wow fans

LONDON Singer-songwriter Matt Goss says he and his twin brother Luke will make sure their Bros reunion tour wows fans of the British 1980s pop band when they come to Britain next August. | Video

Music Dec 02 2016

British band Duran Duran lose battle to reclaim U.S. rights

LONDON The British 1980s pop band "Duran Duran" will not be able to reclaim the U.S. copyrights to some of their most famous hits, an English court ruled on Friday.

Music Dec 02 2016

'La La Land' leads Critics Choice, wins over New York film critics

LOS ANGELES "La La Land," a modern-day musical love story of two struggling artists in Los Angeles, cemented its Hollywood awards season front-runner status on Thursday by simultaneously leading the nominees for Critics' Choice Awards and being named best picture by New York film critics.

Film, Dec 01 2016

Selena Gomez becomes Instagram's most-followed celebrity

LOS ANGELES Selena Gomez overtook Taylor Swift as the most-followed celebrity on Instagram, as two of pop's leading women once again dominated the social networking site in 2016.

Tech, Music, People Dec 01 2016
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video