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Lady Gaga may have to cancel Indonesia concert
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lady Gaga might have to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia because Islamic hard-liners and conservative lawmakers objected. National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said the permit was denied for the June 3 "Born This Way" concert that was to be the biggest show on
'Desperate Housewives' ends 8-season run Sunday
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" made suburbia sexy — and funny and murderous and touching — and it didn't stop there. ABC's series about the messy lives within Wisteria Lane's tidy houses proved how low comedy and high drama can be a TV marriage made in heaven. It showed that
Queen's cousin gifted cash from Russian oligarch
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LONDON (AP) — Prince Michael, Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, received hundreds of thousands of pounds (dollars) in financial assistance from the self-exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky over several years, their representatives disclosed Sunday. Both sides stressed that the payments —
Betty White says she favors Obama
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Betty White says she usually keeps her political views private but in this presidential election she strongly favors one candidate. As the 90-year-old actress prepares to visit the Smithsonian Institution and National Zoo next week, White told The Associated Press she "very,
Prince William, Kate dress up for UK Olympic team
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LONDON (AP) — Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have dressed to the nines to support the British Olympics team at a gala dinner. The royal couple was among the audience at the event at London's Royal Albert Hall, which features singers Gary Barlow and Will Young. The Duchess,
Hudson thanks prosecutors, God after jury verdict
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CHICAGO (AP) — A jury convicted Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law on Friday of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband. Hudson, who expressed her undisguised disdain for William Balfour when
'Spiderman' strikes again west of Paris
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PARIS (AP) — The French skyscraper climber known to some as Spiderman has struck again: This time, on France's new tallest building. Alain Robert scaled the recently heightened First tower in La Defense business district west of Paris on Thursday. Hundreds of onlookers peered out of its
Investors pay $850,000 for Batman No. 1 comic
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DALLAS (AP) — A collector has sold a Batman No. 1 comic to an investment partnership for $850,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions arranged the private transaction and announced the sale Thursday. Heritage vice president Ed Jaster says the collector had paid $315,000 for the comic about two
AP source: Britney Spears in as 'X Factor' judge
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears is coming to the rescue of Fox's "The X Factor," the singing contest in search of a ratings boost. The Grammy-winning pop star has signed on as a judge for the show's second season, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday. The person was not authorized
Favorite daughter Streisand plans Brooklyn concert
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NEW YORK (AP) — Superstar Barbra Streisand is coming home to Brooklyn. The Oscar- and Grammy-winning diva was born and raised in the New York borough but has never performed publicly there until now. She rarely performs in public. The Barclays Center arena announced Wednesday that Streisand
Depp, Burton bring 'Dark Shadows' comedy to London
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LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp's gothic comedy "Dark Shadows" is creeping into London for its European premiere. The star joined director Tim Burton and co-stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green and Chloe Moretz on the red carpet in the British capital Wednesday night. The movie
Jury deliberates in Hudson family killings
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CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors deliberated late into the night Wednesday without reaching a verdict after sitting through sometimes heated and embittered closing arguments at the Chicago trial of the man accused of slaying Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. The
Rita Ora: 'R.I.P' to rumors she's dating Drake
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LONDON (AP) — Jay-Z's protege Rita Ora says she's not dating Drake, they're just good friends. She did, however, fall in love with a track he wrote, "R.I.P." It's Ora's debut single in the U.K., where it's No. 1 on iTunes. The Kosovo-born singer had a party in London on Tuesday to
Disney looks to avenge studio loss after upbeat 2Q
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is looking to avenge the loss it took on the blockbuster bomb "John Carter." What better way than to ramp up its investment in the superhero franchise "The Avengers." Disney said Tuesday that its net income in the first three months of the year grew 21
Will Smith supports Obama's call for higher taxes
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Hollywood's biggest and best-paid stars is supporting President Barack Obama's call for higher taxes on the country's top earners. Will Smith said while promoting his new film "Men In Black III" last week that he supports the move. "I'm very supportive of that