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Ed Sheeran attends Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
December 09, 2017 - 1:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, easily the most cheered performer of the night, returned to the Jingle Ball stage to sing well-known hits for her feverish fans. Swift closed the nearly five-hour concert at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, strutting from left to right as she sang "Shake It Off...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015 file photo, Kevin Jonas, of the group The Jonas Brothers, attends the AOL NewFront 2015 in New York. Jonas turned up in the courtroom for a trial of three South American soccer officials, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, to bolster testimony that one of the defendants had been bribed with tickets to a Paul McCartney concert in Argentina in 2010. Jonas didn’t have personal knowledge of the bribes but confirmed the ex-Beatle's concert had taken place as prosecutors said. The soccer officials have pleaded not guilty to bribery charges stemming from an investigation of FIFA, soccer’s governing body. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA corruption scandal took another odd twist Thursday with surprise testimony by pop star Kevin Jonas about attending a Paul McCartney show in Argentina. Prosecutors called the former member of the Jonas...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. David Mueller, a former radio DJ who was ordered to pay a symbolic $1 to Swift for groping her at a photo op, says he mailed her a Sacagawea coin last week. Mueller provided a letter to The Associated Press showing the payment was sent Nov. 28, 2017. In a story published Wednesday, Dec. 6, Swift said she hadn't received the dollar. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
December 06, 2017 - 10:02 pm
DENVER (AP) — A former radio DJ who was ordered to pay a symbolic $1 to Taylor Swift for groping her at a photo op says he mailed her a Sacagawea coin last week. David Mueller provided a letter to The Associated Press showing the payment was sent Nov. 28. Mueller previously told the AP he intended...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 file picture, French singer Johnny Hallyday gestures as he receives the best chanson album award during the 31st Victoires de la Musique, French music awards annual ceremony, in Paris, France. The French president's office says Hallyday, who packed sports stadiums for decades, has died at age 74. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
December 06, 2017 - 5:28 am
PARIS (AP) — Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his high-energy concerts at the foot of the Paris landmark, has died. He was 74. President Emmanuel Macron, who knew the star off-...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 file picture, French singer Johnny Hallyday gestures as he receives the best chanson album award during the 31st Victoires de la Musique, French music awards annual ceremony, in Paris, France. The French president's office says Hallyday, who packed sports stadiums for decades, has died at age 74. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
December 05, 2017 - 10:50 pm
PARIS (AP) — Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74. President Emmanuel Macron announced his death in a statement early...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team's NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient" during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 05, 2017 - 9:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Ed Sheeran performs at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The Grammys may have dissed Sheeran, but Spotify says he's the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday, Dec. 5, that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 11:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday that Sheeran tops its 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams. He also has Spotify's biggest album of the year with "Divide," streamed 3.1 billion...
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December 01, 2017 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's "reputation" is finally available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms. Swift released her sixth album three weeks ago, but didn't put the album on streaming sites. "Reputation" sold more than 1 million copies in its first week. The album is also now...
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This photo made available by the Miami Dade Police Department shows 32-year-old Michael Arana under arrest, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 in Miami. Arana is the head of security for singer Justin Bieber. He was arrested in Miami following a car crash that injured two police officers. (Miami Dade Police Department via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 9:27 am
MIAMI (AP) — The head of security for singer Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday in Florida following a crash that injured two police officers. Michael Arana, 32, was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said in a news...
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November 29, 2017 - 7:44 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pretended to be pop stars like Justin Bieber and Harry Styles to entice young girls into performing sexual acts during online video chats has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old John Eastman, of Waterbury, was also...
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