U.S. Congress Considers Awarding Congressional Gold Model to Prince

A bipartisan legislation introduced to the United States Congress on Oct. 25 seeks to award the Congressional Gold Medal to late pop singer-songwriter Prince. The bill, introduced by a full Minnesota delegation in Congress, seeks to award the highest civilian …

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Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for COVID-19

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced on Oct. 24 that he is currently self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. “I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran said on his verified Instagram account. “It means …

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Singer Gloria Estefan Reveals She was Sexually Abused at Age Nine

Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan has revealed on Sept. 30 that someone her family trusted sexually abused her at the age of nine. Estefan spoke publicly about the abuse for the first time during an episode of the Facebook Watch show, …

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U.S. Judge Suspends Britney Spears’ Father from Controversial Conservatorship

A United States judge has ruled on Sept. 29 to suspend Britney Spears’ father James “Jamie” Spears as her conservator. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny removed Jamie from the controversial conservatorship, citing that the situation was “not …

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Prosecutors Call Singer R. Kelly a ‘Predator’ as Sex Abuse Trial Begins

Prosecutors called R&B singer R. Kelly a “predator” as his sex abuse trial has opened in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 18. “This case is not about a celebrity who likes to party a lot. This …

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China to Ban “Illegal” Karaoke Songs

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has announced that karaoke songs with “illegal content” would be prohibited starting October 1, 2021.  Songs that jeopardize national unity, sovereignty, or territorial integrity are included in this category. Those who contribute content to …

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California Judge Denies Britney Spears Motion to Remove ‘Conservator’ Father

A California judge has denied a request by Britney Spears to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as legal conservator of her affairs, a role he has had since 2008. In more than 20 minutes of testimony to the court delivered …

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Music Producers Arrested in Iran Over Controversial Video

Iranian authorities have arrested the music producers of a controversial music video of US-based Iranian pop singer Sasy, on Wednesday.  A music video titled Tehran Tokyo by Sasan Heidari Yafteh, known as Sasy, released recently has caused the arrests of …

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German Police Must Pay for Using Jerusalema Song in Viral Video Says Warner Music

German state officials are forced to pay out licensing fees to Warner Music after participating in a viral music challenge that involved the popular song Jerusalema by South African DJ, Master KG.  The viral dance challenge involved staff at businesses, …

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