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Thu, Jul 2 2015

Rihanna becomes recording industry's top digital singles artist

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LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna is the first artist to surpass more than 100 million cumulative digital singles, the Recording Industry Association of America said on Wednesday.

02 Jul 2015

Inspired by Spice Girls, Britain's Little Mix eye movie next

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LONDON - Taking inspiration from the Spice Girls, whose popularity endures 15 years after the group split, British all-girl pop band Little Mix say they would like their version of the 1997 "Spice World" movie. | Video

02 Jul 2015

Rolling Stones to stage major career exhibit at London gallery

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LONDON - Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones will put on their first major exhibition looking at their more than 50 years in music at a London gallery next year, showcasing some 500 items including original stage designs, guitars and costumes. | Video

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Jada Pinkett Smith on being the feminist force of 'Magic Mike XXL'

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LOS ANGELES - From playing the villainous, manipulative Fish Mooney on Fox's Batman origins TV series "Gotham" to an empowering erotic club owner in "Magic Mike XXL," Jada Pinkett Smith is no stranger to taking on strong female characters on screen.

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Rapper Sean Combs avoids assault charges in UCLA kettlebell incident

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LOS ANGELES - Rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will not face assault charges stemming from an incident involving a kettlebell weight at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles city officials said on Thursday.

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Deadheads get nostalgic before final Grateful Dead shows

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CHICAGO - Mike Levine is traveling from Florida to Chicago see all three of the Grateful Dead's final concerts. Stephanie Cameli says she is looking forward to the band's "Fare Thee Well" shows this weekend "like a five year-old before Christmas."

02 Jul 2015

Mexican TV anchor Zabludovsky, symbol of government spin, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY - Influential Mexican journalist Jacobo Zabludovsky, seen for years by critics as an unofficial mouthpiece for the government, died on Thursday morning after suffering a stroke in hospital.

02 Jul 2015

After 150 years, Alice in Wonderland still feeds heads

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LONDON - It's 150 years since a hookah-smoking caterpillar sitting on a mushroom asked a curious young girl called Alice "Who are you?" and readers have been wondering the same thing ever since.

02 Jul 2015

BBC says to cut more than 1,000 jobs as viewers trade TVs for Internet

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LONDON - The BBC said it will cut more than 1,000 jobs because it expects to receive 150 million pounds ($234 million) less than forecast from the licence fee next financial year as viewers turn off televisions and watch programmes on the Internet.

Top News, Tech, Business 02 Jul 2015

Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane

LISBON - A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.

02 Jul 2015