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Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" A Smash Hit

19th September 2013

Miley Cyrus's twerking on the MTV Video Music Awards and her naked ride on a wrecking ball in the video promoting her latest CD may have launched a protest campaign from religious conservatives and brought...

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French Towns Ban Posters For Award-winning Gay Movie

12th June 2013

France may have become the latest country to legalize gay marriage, but posters for an award-winning movie showing two men kissing have been taken down in two French towns, St. Cloud and Versailles, following protests...

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Billboard Music Awards Soar In Ratings

20th May 2013

He was roundly booed after performing twice and receiving two awards, but Justin Bieber was no doubt a significant factor in ABC's telecast of the Billboard Music Awards drawing its best ratings in 12 years...

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Bestiality Billboard For Australian Tv Channel Yanked

3rd May 2013

Australian billboard advertising for the Foxtel arts channel Studio has been ordered taken down by Foxtel which acknowledged that the scene featured in the ad -- a man simulating sex with a pig -- was...

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Cbs's Success Validates Redstone's Strategy

15th February 2013

When National Amusements chief Sumner Redstone decided to split his media conglomerate Viacom in two eight years ago, many analysts questioned his judgment, if not his sanity. The large company, which would retain the Viacom...

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Carly Rae Jepsen Named Billboard's Rising Star Of 2012

25th October 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen has been named Billboard's Rising Star of 2012. The 26-year-old singer has been honoured with the accolade - which has previously been awarded to Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga by the publication...

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Avril Lavigne Album Almost Ready

11th September 2012

Avril Lavigne is putting the finishing touches to her new album. The 'Complicated' singer has been working with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger - now her fiance - on her fifth album, and is currently at the...

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One Direction Defeat 'One Direction' In Band Name Battle

4th September 2012

British boy band One Direction are allowed to keep their name. The 'What Makes You Beautiful' hitmakers - who are made up of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson -...

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One Direction Settle Name Dispute

4th September 2012

British boy band One Direction are allowed to keep their name following a legal dispute with an American group bearing the same moniker.The 'One Thing' hitmakers - made up of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam...

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Tatanic , Facebook, And Times Square Unite

30th August 2012

Talk about putting the audience into the picture! Sony on Wednesday launched a new promotion in connection with the September 10th release of the Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions of Titanic that will allow fans...

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Gwen Stefani To Marry Again?

15th August 2012

Gwen Stefani and her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale are secretly planning to tie the knot again to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.A friend of the singer, 42, told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Gwen and Gavin...

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No Doubt Make 'The Album Of Our Lives'

14th August 2012

No Doubt have made ''the album of our lives''.The 'Don't Speak' hitmakers are confident their first record in eleven years, 'Push and Shove', is worth the wait and are ''so proud'' of the finished product....

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Jordin Sparks Can't Believe Whitney Houston's Dead

7th August 2012

Jordin Sparks still can't believe that Whitney Houston is dead.The former 'American Idol' winner will make her big-screen debut this month in 'Sparkle', starring alongside the late singer.Jordin first heard the bad news while preparing...

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Cbs Eyes Record Profits

3rd August 2012

CBS chief Les Moonves sounded positively jubilant as the company reported record second-quarter earnings. Predicting that 2012 will represent a record year for the company, Moonves pointed out that it will benefit from increased political...

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One Direction 'Ecstatic' With 12m Sales

2nd August 2012

One Direction are ''ecstatic'' to have sold 12 million records in less than a year.The 'What Makes You Beautiful' boy band were presented with a special disc by their label, Syco, for selling eight million...

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One Direction 'Ecstatic' With 12m Sales

2nd August 2012

One Direction are ''ecstatic'' to have sold 12 million records in less than a year.The 'What Makes You Beautiful' boy band were presented with a special disc by their label, Syco, for selling eight million...

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Cher Lloyd Performs 'Want U Back' On America's Got Talent

26th July 2012

Cher Lloyd performed 'Want U Back' on 'America's Got Talent' last night (25.07.12). The singer - who turns 19 years old on Saturday (28.07.12) - was introduced onto the stage by the talent show's host...

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The Killers Had A 'Good Feeling' About New Single

23rd July 2012

The Killers' Brandon Flowers had a ''good feeling'' as soon as he heard their new single.The rock band's frontman knew straight away 'Runaways' was the perfect anthem to get fans excited about the band's new...

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Christina Aguilera To Release Dance Comeback

19th July 2012

Christina Aguilera is working on a dance music comeback track.The 'Genie in a Bottle' singer is preparing to make her comeback in August, with a song produced by Max Martin, who has previously written hits...

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Billie Joe Armstrong: Album Titles Are A Joke

17th July 2012

Billie Joe Armstrong admits his titles for the Green Day album trilogy were initially a ''joke''.The 'Basket Case' hitmakers are to release three records, 'Uno!', 'Dos!' and 'Tré!' and he settled on the titles -...

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Zac Brown Band Return With Uncaged

12th July 2012

Zac Brown Band have returned with new album 'Uncaged'.The group - made up of Zac Brown, Coy Bowles, Clay Cook, Daniel de los Reyes, Jimmy De Martini, Chris Fryar and John Driskell Hopkin - released...

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Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Documentary In Post-production

10th July 2012

Spike Lee is in the final stages of completing a Michael Jackson documentary. The legendary filmmaker is in the latter part of post-production on the project, which will focus on the story of the late...

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Justin Bieber: 'I Could Take One Direction In A Fight'

5th July 2012

Justin Bieber thinks he could take One Direction in a fight. Although the 'Boyfriend' hitmaker knows he couldn't beat the boy band if they all attacked him as a group, he is confident he could...

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Murdoch Confirms News Corp Will Be Split; Offers No Details

28th June 2012

Rupert Murdoch confirmed today (Thursday) that the News Corp board has approved his plan to split the company into two separate businesses -- one devoted to newspapers and other publishing, the other devoted to entertainment....

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Simon Cowell Sues One Direction Over Band Name

25th June 2012

Simon Cowell is suing the American group One Direction over their band name.The music mogul's record label Syco has accused the Californian punk band - who share the name of the British boy band he...

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Will.i.am's Diverse Album

20th June 2012

will.i.am is ''art-ing out'' on his new solo album.The Black Eyed Peas star has drawn from a diverse range of influences for #willpower and has had fun experimenting with different sounds.He said: ''There's classical s**t,...

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Justin Bieber Not Yet A Man

14th June 2012

Justin Bieber is ''definitely not yet a man,'' according to his manager, Scooter Braun.The 18-year-old singer has showcased a new, more mature sound on his third album, 'Believe', but Scooter says he's still got a...

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Gambling Charges Against Bobbi Kristina Dropped

7th June 2012

An investigation into whether Bobbi Kristina Brown was gambling in Las Vegas last month has been closed. The 19 year old - whose parents are late singer Whitney Houston and her former husband Bobby Brown...

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Disney May Become Member Of 28-Day Delay Club

6th June 2012

Walt Disney Studios may be about to join other studios that withhold their movies from kiosk operators Redbox and Blockbuster Express for at least 28 days after they are released for sale. Home Media magazine...

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Cbs Will Consider Selling Billboard Unit -- For $6 Billion

6th June 2012

Following a Wall Street Journal report on Monday that CBS would be willing to consider the sale of its billboard company, CBS Outdoor, if it received an offer of around $6 billion for it, a...

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