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Beck, Blige, Sia, Elo among Grammy Performers

AP

AP

Beck, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and the Electric Light Orchestra are among a new batch of performers added to the bill for Sunday’s Grammy Awards.

The Grammys continue their signature of pairing artists for special one-time performances. Beck will take the stage with Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Mary J. Blige will duet with Smith. Brandy Clark will perform with veteran country artist Dwight Yoakam.
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Grammy Facts: Timberlake’s Redemptions, Joan Rivers, Pharrell

AP

AP

The Grammy Awards, airing live on Sunday, include predictable nominees like Beyonce and Taylor Swift, and awards like best rap song and best country album. But we take a look at interesting factoids in this year’s nominations, including Joan Rivers battling Jimmy Carter for an award and Miley Cyrus earning her first-ever Grammy nomination.
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Chris Brown ready to stop getting his Own Way

AP

AP

Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail last May by making his own “spread cake”: chocolate, peanut butter, bread and milk.

“Mix it up in a little cereal bowl and let it sit for a little while. It comes out and you’ve got a nice little cake,” Brown said, laughing. “A couple of the homies taught me how to do it.”
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Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande kick off MTV VMAS

MTV

MTV

Nicki Minaj helped open the MTV Video Music Awards with a “Bang” on Sunday as she brought her “Anaconda” video to life with a rump-shaking performance and had a wardrobe malfunction when she joined Ariana Grande and Jessie J. on stage.

Minaj first wore a green top and shorts, rapping, dancing and exciting the crowd — except Rita Ora, who stared blankly when the camera panned by. But when Minaj performed “Bang Bang,” the rapper was suddenly subdued as she held the front of her outfit together after a long split appeared.
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Nick Cannon confirms Reports of Split from Mariah Carey

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Getty

Nick Cannon has confirmed he and wife Mariah Carey are separated.

“There is trouble in paradise,” Cannon told The Insider With Yahoo on Thursday. “We have been living in separate houses for a few months.”

The actor, producer and television personality didn’t reveal the cause of the separation, but he did squash the notion that infidelity was a factor.
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Ariana Grande is New Princess of Pop

AP

AP

Ariana Grande is the new princess of pop, topping the charts with her addictive single “Problem,” impressing critics with her thick, gliding vocal range and maintaining an image that her young Nickelodeon fans can vibe with, signature ponytail and all.

The 21-year-old is having the best time of her life. But it’s also the worst.

Her grandfather, with whom she had a very close relationship, died last week.
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‘Weird Al’ on his Weirdly Successful Week in Music

AP

AP

Attention pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest.

Such was the case for artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea, who are covered by Yankovic in his latest album, “Mandatory Fun.”

For his 14th studio effort, released last week, Yankovic had his heart set on Williams’ No. 1 smash “Happy.” When he didn’t hear back from Pharrell’s camp, he decided to go straight to the source.
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Justin Bieber to be charged with Vandalism

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x17online.com

Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbor’s home, prosecutors said.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Bieber will be charged Wednesday with one count of misdemeanor vandalism.

The pop singer will not be present for the 1:30 p.m. arraignment at Superior Court in Van Nuys, DA spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
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Madonna attends Preview of Tupac B’Way Musical

AP

AP

One of Tupac Shakur’s old friends celebrated his birthday by seeing a new play inspired by his music.

Madonna attended a preview of “Holler If Ya Hear Me” in New York City on Monday, which would have been the rapper’s 43rd birthday. Shakur died in 1996 at age 25.

The musical officially opens Thursday at the Palace Theatre. It uses Shakur’s songs to tell an original story about two young men dealing with life and tragedy in a Midwestern industrial city. Recent Tony winner Kenny Leon is directing.
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