Adele beats 7 new albums to keep top spot on chart

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – British singer Adele stood her ground atop the Billboard album chart with “21″ on Wednesday despite seven new entries vying for No. 1 this week, including stiff competition from country music singer Tim McGraw. “21,” which has sold more than 6 million copies in the United […]

Lisa Marie Presley opens new Elvis exhibit

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NASHVILLE (Reuters) – Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, gave visitors to Graceland an inside look at her life with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at his Memphis estate on Wednesday as she celebrated her 44th birthday with the opening of a new exhibit. The exhibit is called “Elvis… […]

Amy Winehouse coroner not qualified: UK media

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LONDON (Reuters) – The family of late soul singer Amy Winehouse said on Wednesday it was “taking advice” after learning that the coroner at the inquest into her death had resigned because she was not qualified to practise in Britain. According to British media, Suzanne Greenaway was appointed to her […]

Lana Del Rey gets icy in "Born to Die"

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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Unwrinkled pop newcomer Lana Del Rey has a lot in common with grizzled Newt Gingrich this week. They’re the names on everyone’s lips; we’re all pleased to have them around, out of appreciation or sheer blood sport; and there’s a general expectation that neither will be […]

Arctic Monkeys dominate UK’s NME music nominations

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LONDON (Reuters) – The Arctic Monkeys lead the field with seven nominations at the NME music awards, including best British band, best album and best track. The shortlists were decided by around eight million public votes, and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on February 29 at […]

Justin Bieber, Jonah Hill hosting "SNL?"

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LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (TheWrap.com) – Justin Bieber is confirmed as a first-time host and return musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” — at least that’s what Alec Baldwin revealed during his “Here’s the Thing” podcast on WNYC. Baldwin traveled to 30 Rock — specifically, the office of “SNL” creator […]

Adele’s live comeback at February 12 Grammy Awards

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – British chart-topper Adele will make her live comeback at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in just under two weeks, after being on vocal rest since throat surgery sidelined the singer late last year. The 23-year-old singer tweeted the news to her fans, saying “Ima be, […]

Comedian Colbert’s Super PAC raises $1 million

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Stephen Colbert’s presidential aspirations may not be serious, but his fundraising is. The late-night television comedian’s Super PAC announced on Tuesday that it has raised more than $1 million. Shauna Polk, treasurer of Colbert’s Super Political Action Committee “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” said in a […]

Snoop Dogg endorses Ron Paul, for Shizzle?

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LOS ANGELES, Jan 30 (TheWrap.com) – Snoop Dogg, throwing his weight behind Ron Paul? Politics really does make strange bedfellows — or at least smoking buddies. The rapper and marijuana enthusiast appeared to grant his endorsement to GOP candidate Paul on his Facebook page late Monday, posting a picture of […]

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