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Katy Perry’s Super Bowl promise: lion, sharks and live singing

(Reuters) – Pop singer Katy Perry on Thursday teased a lion, sharks and at least some live singing during her Super Bowl halftime performance, the most-watched dozen minutes annually on U.S. television. The “Roar” singer wouldn’t divulge much about her … Continue reading

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Jay-Z to snap up music streamer Aspiro in $56 million deal

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Hip-hop star Jay-Z is buying a Scandinavian music streaming company for $56 million to add to a business empire that has spanned clothing and sports bars. Project Panther Bidco Ltd, a company controlled by the 45-year-old rapper, … Continue reading

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Police interview rap mogul Suge Knight after fatal hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was being interviewed by authorities early on Friday morning, officials said, hours after he was named as a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed one person near Los Angeles. The Los … Continue reading

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Stoppard’s new play lifts the lid on brain science

LONDON (Reuters) – Tom Stoppard, the grand old man of British theater, is back with his first new stage play in nine years, tackling typically big ideas: consciousness, science and God. “The Hard Problem” is a 100-minute gallop, with no … Continue reading

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Jim Parsons set for celestial role in Broadway comedy ‘Act of God’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons, best known as the nerdy scientist Sheldon Cooper in the TV comedy “The Big Bang Theory” will be ascending to new heights when he plays God on Broadway this spring, the … Continue reading

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Dads, pups, Kardashian battle for Super Bowl ad buzz

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dads comfort crying kids and animals look adorable as brands take a play-it-safe route this year in the fiercely fought ad battle that will unfold during Sunday’s broadcast of the Super Bowl. Companies spent up to … Continue reading

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Tom Petty calls similarities to Sam Smith’s ‘Stay with Me’ accidental

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. rocker Tom Petty on Thursday said it was a “musical accident” that British singer Sam Smith’s breakout soul hit “Stay with Me” mirrored Petty’s 1989 hit song “I Won’t Back Down.” Petty, 64, played down … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber says dropping ‘arrogant’ and ‘conceited’ attitude

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop star Justin Bieber said he was leaving behind his “arrogant” and “conceited” attitude after bad behavior in the past year damaged his image while he makes the transition from teen idol to adult performer. The … Continue reading

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Ceiling collapse kills one on Martin Scorsese set in Taiwan

(Reuters) – One person died and two were injured on Thursday when a ceiling collapsed on the set in Taiwan of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “Silence,” a spokeswoman for the production said. The three were working as contractors to reinforce … Continue reading

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Leviathan director: controversy shows film ‘touched something’ in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Director Andrei Zvyagintsev, whose bleak depiction of his homeland in the Oscar-nominated film Leviathan divided Russia, said on Wednesday the polarization proved his movie had “touched something very important”. The Golden Globe-winning film exposes some of the … Continue reading

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