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Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit as 'ridiculous'

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LOS ANGELES Representatives for Taylor Swift on Tuesday rejected a copyright infringement lawsuit filed on Monday by two songwriters over Swift's hit song "Shake It Off" as a "ridiculous claim."

Country music singer Thomas Rhett debuts atop Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES Country singer Thomas Rhett's latest album debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leading six new entries in the top 10.

19 Sep 2017

Lady Gaga calls off European tour, citing severe physical pain

LOS ANGELES Lady Gaga on Monday called off the European leg of her world tour, saying she was suffering from severe physical pain and was seeking medical treatment.

18 Sep 2017

From Beyonce to Clooney, stars unite for hurricane relief telethon

LOS ANGELES A cadre of Hollywood celebrities gave passionate speeches, moving performances and hit the phones on Tuesday at a live televised telethon to raise funds for the survivors and victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

People, Environment, 13 Sep 2017

LCD Soundsystem's 'American Dream' tops Billboard chart at No. 1

LOS ANGELES Electro-rock band LCD Soundsystem scored its first chart-topping record on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, the only new album in the top ten after a quiet week of releases.

11 Sep 2017

Eric Clapton says 'not easy' watching his own documentary

TORONTO A documentary about the life of renowned guitarist Eric Clapton does not attempt to whitewash over the darker side of the hard-drinking musician's life, even though it is directed by his longtime friend, filmmaker Lili Fini Zanuck said Monday.

11 Sep 2017

Singer Kid Rock: Outcry over headlining new arena is political hatchet job

DETROIT Singer-songwriter Kid Rock, an outspoken supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Monday that calls by "the extreme left" and civil rights groups for his removal as the first headliner for a new arena in Detroit were politically motivated.

People, 11 Sep 2017

Rihanna zooms through NY Fashion Week with motocross-themed show

NEW YORK Rihanna had a roaring start to her Fenty X Puma Spring 2018 runway show with motocross riders somersaulting through the air and flying over pink mountains to kick off her latest showcase at New York Fashion Week.

11 Sep 2017

Friends become foes as Gulf rift bursts into pop culture

DUBAI The latest hit Saudi song has the swaying rhythms and sparse vocals typical of the Gulf Arab pop music, but its message is an unusually forceful attack on former ally Qatar - and the gloves are off.

12 Sep 2017

Manchester concert venue shattered by bomb attack to reopen

LONDON The Manchester music venue where a suicide bomber killed 22 people as they left an Ariana Grande concert in May will reopen on Saturday for the first time since the attack.

09 Sep 2017