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Burger King ad with Blige stirs criticism
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NEW YORK (AP) — A Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige singing about chicken has been pulled. But the fast-food chain is blaming music licensing issues for the decision — not criticism of the ad. The spot debuted this week. In it, Blige sings soulfully about chicken snack
Oprah Winfrey still bullish on her cable network
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NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she still has faith in her troubled cable network. Appearing Monday on "CBS This Morning," Winfrey told the show's co-host — and her best friend — Gayle King that she believes the Oprah Winfrey Network will fulfill its mission of transforming viewers'
Amy Brenneman to star off-Broadway this spring
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NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Brenneman plans to return to an off-Broadway stage this spring in the play "Rapture, Blister, Burn." The star of such TV shows as "Private Practice," ''Judging Amy" and "NYPD Blue" will appear in a Playwrights Horizons production of Gina Gionfriddo's comedy opposite Kellie
Sandler sets worst-movie record with Razzies sweep
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Sandler and friends have scored a new high — or low — among voters of the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that presents prizes for the year's worst movies. Sandler's "Jack and Jill" managed a Razzies first on Sunday, claiming 10 awards to sweep every single
Disneyland Paris fetes 20th after rocky childhood
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CHESSY, France (AP) — Disneyland Paris celebrated its entry into adulthood in spectacular style this weekend, with a 20th birthday extravaganza replete with celebrities, parades and a new state-of-the-art show. The resort 35 kilometers (about 22 miles) east of Paris has a lot to celebrate.
Taylor Swift wins ACM entertainer of the year
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Taylor Swift won her second consecutive entertainer of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, just 24 hours after she was saluted by first lady Michelle Obama for her charity work on The Kids' Choice Awards. Even by Swift's lofty standards, it was an outstanding
Whitney Houston memorabilia auctioned in LA
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — A bustier worn on stage by Whitney Houston fetched $18,750 at an auction Saturday in Beverly Hills of memorabilia from the late pop star's career. The sale of 13 items brought in a total of $80,187 from bidders in the gallery, on the phone and online, according
Belfast unveils birth-to-death story of Titanic
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BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — One minute you're being whisked through the busy Belfast shipyard where the Titanic is being built. The next you're contemplating, amid a chilly piped-in breeze and lights mimicking darkened waters, the horror of freezing to death in the North Atlantic. In
Marc Anthony will sing in honor of Lionel Richie
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NEW YORK (AP) — Long before he became a salsa sensation, Marc Anthony listened to the likes of Lionel Richie. Now he'll honor the pop legend as part of the Academy of Country Music's tribute to Richie next week. This week, Richie released a collection of his classics performed with top country
Whitney Houston's mom says she's proud of her
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cissy Houston says in her first interview since daughter Whitney's death that she's "very proud" of her and did the best she could raising her. Houston talked to My9 on Thursday night for an interview set to air Monday. The interview took place at New Hope Baptist Church in
Judge ends Lohan's probation, gives back freedom
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan's days as a criminal defendant could be over — if she can behave herself. A judge on Thursday ended the long-running probation of the problem-prone actress in a 2007 drunken driving case after a string of violations, jail sentences and rehab stints. The
Box Office Preview: 'Hunger' goes back for seconds
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lionsgate's "Hunger Games" will devour the debuting "Wrath of the Titans" this weekend as it continues to gorge on box-office megabucks with an expected domestic take of at least $60 million and a potential 10-day total approaching $250 million by Sunday night. The 3-D
Lohan returns to court for probable final hearing
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan returns to court Thursday for a hearing that could give the actress back something she hasn't had for nearly two years: true freedom. Lohan will give a judge her final update on strict probation requirements that have had her doing cleanup duty at the county
Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli file for divorce
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli have each filed divorce petitions in Los Angeles. The filings Wednesday afternoon come two weeks after the former couple announced they planned to end their marriage of nearly11 years. The pair are parents to three
Harry Potter breaks e-book lockdown
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NEW YORK (AP) — When the Harry Potter books finally went on sale in electronic form on Tuesday, it was as if Harry himself had cast the "Alohomora" spell on them — the one that unlocks doors. In a break with industry practices, the books aren't locked down by encryption, which means