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Robin Thicke’s girlfriend announces pregnancy

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke’s girlfriend has announced she’s expecting a baby with the singer and her due date is the same as the birthday of Thicke’s late father, actor Alan Thicke. April Love Geary made the announcement on Instagram Thursday alongside a sonogram image. She writes that “the due date is March 1st, Alan’s birthday!” The actor died in December at age …

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NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forty years after blasting off, Earth’s most distant ambassadors — the twin Voyager spacecraft — are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos. Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone — or anything — out there. This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA’s launch of Voyager …

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Cash family: Keep Johnny’s name away from ‘hateful ideology’

JOHNNY CASH

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the country singer’s name or image. In a lengthy Wednesday night Facebook post from son John Carter Cash, the siblings say they were “sickened” when they were alerted to a video of a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi wearing a T-shirt …

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Grammy-winning singer arrested for bringing drugs into Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Grammy Award-winning singer Yvonne Elliman-Alexander and her husband were arrested in Guam and charged with illegal drug possession. The Pacific Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2wdFrZF ) that Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency dogs sniffed out methamphetamine and marijuana Tuesday as the two arrived on the island for a benefit concert at a school. Court documents state crystal-like …

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Katy Perry changes tour dates due to ‘production delays’

Katy Perry

NEW YORK (AP) — Katy Perry says she’s pushing back the start of her new tour because of “unavoidable production delays.” The pop star’s “Witness: The Tour” will now begin Sept. 19 in Montreal. Perry said in a statement Thursday that “major elements of my tour stage design could not be available for me to rehearse on until this week.” …

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Aretha Franklin set to move back to Detroit for retirement

Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin is set to retire in her hometown of Detroit and plans to open a nightclub in the city. The legendary soul singer tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/2wijMOV ) that she is moving from her longtime home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She also wants to open a small club that she plans to call Aretha’s. …

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Silent song finds iTunes popularity due to special role

NEW YORK (AP) — No, the volume is just fine. It’s the song. An unusual tune has found its way onto the top 50 on the iTunes charts, alongside Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban hits. The song is completely silent. “A a a a a Very Good Song” costs 99 cents for just under 10 minutes of dead air. While …

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Calvin Harris to perform at Rihanna’s Diamond Ball charity

Rihanna

NEW YORK (AP) — Calvin Harris, the writer and producer of Rihanna’s hit “We Found Love,” is set to perform at her charity event in New York next month. Rihanna said Wednesday that the Scottish DJ-producer will join fellow performer Kendrick Lamar and host Dave Chappelle on Sept. 14 for her third Diamond Ball. Her organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation, …

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Queen Latifah to be honored at Diddy’s REVOLT conference

Queen Latifah

NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah will be honored at Diddy’s fourth annual REVOLT music conference in October, where performers will include Lauryn Hill and 2 Chainz. REVOLT announced Wednesday that the conference will take place Oct. 12-15 in Miami. Latifah will receive the Icon Award for her accomplishments in music, film and TV. She has won an Emmy, Golden …

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Manchester Arena to reopen next month with memorial concert

LONDON (AP) — Noel Gallagher will headline a concert in honor of victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, as the venue reopens next month for the first time since the deadly attack. The former Oasis frontman’s band High Flying Birds will be joined by The Courteeners, Blossoms and Rick Astley at the Sept. 9 We Are Manchester show. The lineup …

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