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Judge dismisses wig lawsuit against rapper Nicki Minaj


ATLANTA - A judge has dismissed a $30 million federal lawsuit by a celebrity hair stylist who accused rapper and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career.

Mexico lawmakers seek to fine Miley Cyrus for flag spank while twerking

MONTERREY - A Mexican state legislature has asked the country's federal government to fine singer Miley Cyrus after one of her dancers spanked Cyrus's backside with a Mexican flag as she "twerked" during an independence day performance.

People 17 Sep 2014

International country music singer George Hamilton IV dies at 77

NASHVILLE Tenn. - Country music legend George Hamilton IV, a star at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," died on Wednesday at a hospital in Nashville, a statement on his website said.

18 Sep 2014

Singer Patti LaBelle takes stand in civil trial

HOUSTON - Singer Patti LaBelle took the stand on Wednesday in a federal civil trial and denied telling her 400-pound bodyguard to attack a man standing too close to her luggage at the Houston airport in March 2011.

People 17 Sep 2014

Rapper Lecrae leads debut-filled top ten of Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES - Rapper Lecrae earned his first chart-topping album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, leading seven new records in the top ten of the chart.

People, 17 Sep 2014

Flautist Galway tells awards audience of his 'bug' for practicing

LONDON - James Galway, known as "the man with the golden flute", attributed his success in part to his "video-game-like" style of practicing as he received a lifetime achievement award at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards on Wednesday.

People, 17 Sep 2014

Rihanna, CBS bench opening number for Thursday football

LOS ANGELES - R&B singer Rihanna's record label on Tuesday said it has refused to license a song to CBS for its "Thursday Night Football" program after the TV network chose not to use the song in its season opener because it was focused on the NFL's domestic violence scandal. | Video

16 Sep 2014

Yusuf/Cat Stevens announces new album, Europe-North American tour

LONDON - Singer-songwriter Yusuf, who was Cat Stevens until he converted to Islam, has announced a new album and a tour that will take him to Britain, Canada and, for the first time since 1976, to the United States.

16 Sep 2014

Opera singer backs drive to help 10 million 'ghost' people

THE HAGUE The Netherlands (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Opera singer Barbara Hendricks lent her voice on Tuesday to a global campaign to end statelessness, calling for an end to the suffering of 10 million "ghost" people.

People 16 Sep 2014

Singer Robin Thicke says was high during 'Blurred Lines' breakout year

LOS ANGELES - R&B singer Robin Thicke said he was high on painkillers and alcohol in 2013 when "Blurred Lines" became a hit, and he exaggerated his contribution to writing the song, according to court papers filed on Monday.

People 15 Sep 2014

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