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  • Reversed decline - and now a fall
    Reversed decline - and now a fall Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The Brit Awards used to be a byword for the perils of live television with presenters fumbling their lines, punches thrown on stage and chaos permanently waiting in the wings. More »

  • The definitive ranking of every Brit Award presenter there's ever been
    The definitive ranking of every Brit Award presenter there's ever been Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Some you’ll remember, others you’ll have completely forgotten but most made their mark – in one way or another… More »

  • The performances that rocked the Brits
    The performances that rocked the Brits Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    As the latest crop of chart-toppers prepare to play the Brits, we take a trip down memory lane. More »

  • Who's the most successful pop star in the world?
    Who's the most successful pop star in the world? Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Taylor Swift has been crowned the world’s most successful artist of 2014. More »

  • Can you guess which celebrities these lookalikes are meant to be?
    Can you guess which celebrities these lookalikes are meant to be? Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Some celebrity lookalikes are better than others – as we discovered. More »

  • One Direction Top of The World For Third Year
    One Direction Top of The World For Third Year Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    One Direction continue to dominate the music industry after being named the most successful UK act in the world for the third year running. More »

  • Taylor Swift officially world's top seller in 2014
    Taylor Swift officially world's top seller in 2014 Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Taylor Swift was crowned the world's top-selling artist in 2014, although an industry group said that the Disney soundtrack "Frozen" would have beaten her. More »

  • Prince performs Valentine's Day set for star-studded crowd
    Prince performs Valentine's Day set for star-studded crowd Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prince woke up early Saturday to share some love and hits on Valentine's Day to a crowd that included Michael Jordan and Chris Rock. More »

  • Rio's Carnival kicks off; city gears up for 5 days of fun
    Rio's Carnival kicks off; city gears up for 5 days of fun Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The five days of over-the-top parades and raucous, alcohol-soaked street parties that make up Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival celebrations kicked off Friday amid a recent avalanche of bad news, including more evidence of Brazil's stalling economy, an ongoing drought and a snowballing corruption scandal at state-run oil giant Petrobras. More »

  • Publicity complicates jury selection for 3 major US trials
    Publicity complicates jury selection for 3 major US trials Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Texas lived up to its reputation for swift justice by taking just three days to seat a jury for the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in "American Sniper." But jury selection in two other major U.S. cases is taking much longer. More »

  • Tom Brady and Figure Skating: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing
    Tom Brady and Figure Skating: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Can Michael Jackson Save Figure Skating? Tracy O'Neill | Rolling Stone "A Harding program was something like a malfunctioning iPod Shuffle, and it was thrilling. Today, its wild card musical styling remains a rarity in the skating world, with skaters favoring reiterations of Swan Lake, Carmen and, perhaps lacking prescience, 'Nessun Dorma' ('None Shall Sleep'). More »

  • Michael Jackson's mother loses appeal against US promoter
    Michael Jackson's mother loses appeal against US promoter Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The concert promoter AEG was in no way responsible for Michael Jackson's death, a California court ruled as it rejected an appeal brought by the singer's mother. More »

  • Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case
    Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A California state appeals court on Friday denied Michael Jackson's family its latest attempt to reverse a jury's decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in the singer's death. The three-judge panel ruled that Jackson's mother and children did not have standing for a new trial after their attorneys argued last week that AEG Live was liable for Jackson's treatment, and that jury instructions were confusing and not wide enough in scope. A Los Angeles jury in 2013 cleared privately held AEG Live, the organizer of Jackson's ill-fated 50 "This Is It" comeback concerts in London, of negligently hiring cardiologist Conrad Murray as Jackson's personal physician. The child star turned King of Pop, who set the world dancing but whose musical genius was overshadowed by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals, died in 2009 at age 50 in Los Angeles from an overdose of the powerful anaesthetic. More »

  • Court denies bid for new trial in Michael Jackson case
    Court denies bid for new trial in Michael Jackson case Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday upheld a jury's decision that the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts was not responsible for his death. More »

  • It's Justin Timberlake's 34th birthday! Here's 34 of his all-time …
    It's Justin Timberlake's 34th birthday! Here's 34 of his all-time … Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    As Justin celebrates his 34th birthday, we’re giving you 34 of his best. You’re welcome. More »

  • FACTBOX-NFL-Super Bowl facts and figures Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Jan 29 (Reuters) - Facts and figures about Sunday's 49th Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona: Date: February 1, 2015 Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET (2330 GMT) Teams: New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks Site: 72,000 seat University of Phoenix Stadium At stake: The winning team receives the National Football League's (NFL) Vince Lombardi Trophy, named in memory of the former Green Bay Packers coach, winning coach of the first two Super Bowls. The trophy is made by high-end jeweler Tiffany & Co and stands almost 22 inches tall and weighs 107 ounces (3 kilograms). It is worth more than $25,000. ... More »

  • Moroder: Being live DJ makes me feel like Michael Jackson
    Moroder: Being live DJ makes me feel like Michael Jackson Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — For a legendary artist whose accolades include Academy Awards and Grammys, maestro Giorgio Moroder says he finally feels like a true performer — now that he's a live DJ. More »

  • Spider-Man in Love
    Spider-Man in Love Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Among the covers attracting the most attention is one drawn by Adam Kubert that hints at the possible restoration of the marriage between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. The union, which lasted 20 years in real time, was written out of the Spider-Man books in 2007 during the "One More Day" arc, prompting great outcry from Spider-fans and near-universal panning from critics. I was 11 years old when Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson were married. More »

  • French couple banned from calling kid Nutella, but what about these stupid celeb …
    French couple banned from calling kid Nutella, but what about these stupid celeb … Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    After a court banned a couple from calling their kid Nutella, we remember the stupid celebrity kids’ names that shouldn’t have been allowed to happen. More »

  • FEATURE-NFL-Super Bowl: from humble origin to king of U.S. sports events Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    By Larry Fine Jan 26 (Reuters) - From modest beginnings of cheap tickets and empty seats to $4.5 million for a 30-second TV ad, the Super Bowl approaches its golden anniversary entrenched as the undisputed king of U.S. sporting events. Super Bowl 49 will pit the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday and figures to join 21 previous Super Bowls atop the list of most watched U.S. TV broadcasts. A far cry from the first Super Bowl clash between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, according to Jerry Izenberg of the (New Jersey) Star-Ledger, one of only two reporters to have covered ever Super Bowl. More »

  • How to Show Up Paul McCartney and Kanye West
    How to Show Up Paul McCartney and Kanye West Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Of the three people featured on “FourFiveSeconds,” Rihanna's new song with Paul McCartney and Kanye West, two are regularly held up as paragons of artistic genius and one is Rihanna. Rihanna is a pop singer with exactly one co-writing credit on her most recent album. More »

  • 15 young stars who have broken into Debrett's 500 most influential people …
    15 young stars who have broken into Debrett's 500 most influential people … Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    We look at the big names in the world of sport, music, fashion, TV and film that most influence these islands. More »

  • Items from storied Caribou Ranch recording studio sold Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Auctioneers have sold nearly 500 items from a recording studio that put the Rocky Mountains on the rock and roll map. More »

  • Items from storied Caribou Ranch recording studio for sale Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — The auctioneer says it's hard to quantify nostalgia, so she's not predicting how much will be raised in a sale of everything from pianos to Western-themed decor from a recording studio that put the Rocky Mountains on the rock 'n' roll stage. More »

  • One Direction and other music acts could be targeted by Sony hackers
    One Direction and other music acts could be targeted by Sony hackers Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Music stars could be the next targets of Sony hackers. More »

  • Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
    Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The very best of the week’s writing from around the web. More »

  • 9 brilliantly nostalgic teenage bedrooms from classic movies
  • Court hears arguments on Jackson concert promoter lawsuit
    Court hears arguments on Jackson concert promoter lawsuit Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Lawyers for Michael Jackson's mother argued Thursday for a new trial in her case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC, but faced a skeptical panel of appellate justices who focused on the superstar's ... More »

  • Andrae Crouch remembered for dedication to gospel music
    Andrae Crouch remembered for dedication to gospel music Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrae Crouch was remembered at his funeral in Los Angeles for his dedication to spreading gospel music around the world. More »

  • Garth Brooks Tops Elvis For Solo Album Sales
    Garth Brooks Tops Elvis For Solo Album Sales Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Country star Garth Brooks has sailed past Elvis Presley to become the solo artist to sell the most albums in the US. More »

  • Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72
    Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72 Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director whose work graced songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna and movies such as "The Lion King," has died. He was 72. More »

  • No One Needs to Know Who Paul McCartney Is
    No One Needs to Know Who Paul McCartney Is Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    The constant, unforgiving churn of pop culture seems designed expressly to let the old know they’re boring and irrelevant. The carefully coded and collated cultural knowledge that defined your childhood, or even your adulthood, passes its sell-by date, and you're left staring at some ugly Nirvana shirts, wondering vaguely whether you should put them back in the closet for another pointless decade, or just chuck them now. More »

  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014
    Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014 Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during a Korean War massacre. More »

  • Sony considering sale of unit that owns Beatles songs - WSJ
    Sony considering sale of unit that owns Beatles songs - WSJ Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    (Reuters) - Sony Corp is considering a sale of its Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, which owns the rights to most of the Beatles' songs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the company's leaked internal emails. The unit, which Sony owns jointly with deceased pop star Michael Jackson's estate, is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion-$2 billion (0.96-1.28 billion pounds), the Journal said. Sony/ATV Music declined to comment on the report. It is currently not clear if Sony will sell its stake in the unit or the entire business will be put on the block, the Journal said. ... More »

  • Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes
    Quirky add-ons a common feature of celebrity homes Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Mark Wahlberg's Los Angeles mansion has a putting green. Tech billionaire Bill Gates' Medina, Washington, abode includes rooms where guests can customize the music, lighting and climate. Actress Shirley MacLaine's on-the-market New Mexico ranch includes a stone labyrinth. More »