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'Duck Dynasty' star suspended, Adele awarded MBE

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 - 01:33

Dec. 19 - The latest showbiz news including ''Duck Dynasty'' star suspended for making anti-gay remarks, and Adele receives high honor from Buckingham Palace. Roselle Chen reports.

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U.S. cable television network A&E has suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the backwater Louisiana clan in its hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" for making anti-gay comments in an interview in men's magazine GQ. A&E said it was extremely disappointed after reading Robertson's remarks, which it added were his personal views and did not reflect those of the network. Robertson's suspension casts a cloud over the future of "Duck Dynasty," which drew 11.8 million viewers in August. Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer Adele received an MBE - member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - for services to music. The London-born singer was presented the award by the Prince of Wales at a Buckingham Palace ceremony. Adele is one of Britain's most successful artists and her second album "21," which featured songs such as "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You," won numerous international awards. Justin Bieber's arrival on the red carpet for the premiere of his new film, "Justin Bieber's Believe" brought many tears to the eyes of his teen fans. Bieber's manager also confirmed that the singer was joking about his early retirement plans after the singer recently told a Los Angeles radio station that he would retire after the release of his next album. "Justin Bieber's Believe" opens on Christmas Day. Fresh off the heels of Justin Bieber's premiere, Madame Tussauds Hollywood unveiled its Selena Gomez wax figure on Thursday (December 19). Gomez is best known as Bieber's ex-girlfriend and the star of Disney's "The Wizards of Waverly Place," which ended its four season run last year.

'Duck Dynasty' star suspended, Adele awarded MBE

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 - 01:33

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