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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 25-31

Oct. 25: Singer-actress Barbra Cook is 88. Actress Marion Ross is 87. Singer Helen Reddy is 74. Singer Jon Anderson (Yes) is 71. Singer Taffy Danoff of Starland Vocal Band is 71. Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is 68. Actor Brian Kerwin is 66. Guitarist Matthias Jabs of Scorpions is 59. Actress Nancy Cartwright … Continue reading

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Suge Knight, Katt Williams, ordered to trial in robbery case
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Suge Knight, Katt Williams, ordered to trial in robbery case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion “Suge” Knight and comedian Katt Williams should stand trial on charges they robbed a celebrity photographer of her camera last year, a judge ruled Tuesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Ronald Coen said there was enough evidence to support the robbery charges and a separate charge of felony criminal threats filed … Continue reading

Review: Tamar Braxton brings more than good vocals to album
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Review: Tamar Braxton brings more than good vocals to album

Tamar Braxton, “Calling All Lovers” (Epic/Streamline) Tamar Braxton is not playing around. The three-time Grammy nominee’s third studio album, “Calling All Lovers,” is seriously good — a reminder that while her outsized personality might bring the laughs to television (“The Real,” ”Braxton Family Values,” ”Vince & Tamar”), the multi-talented Braxton is a true music artist, … Continue reading

Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again with Latin band
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Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again with Latin band

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again. The Grammy-winning rapper and Oscar-nominated actor appears on a remix of Colombian band Bomba Estereo’s song, “Fiesta.” The remix was released digitally on Friday. The collaboration marks Smith’s return to music since his 2005 album, “Lost and Found.” Smith discovered Bomba Estereo, known … Continue reading

Rapper Pitbull lends celebrity to charter school near Vegas
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Rapper Pitbull lends celebrity to charter school near Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rapper Pitbull is lending his celebrity image opening a second SLAM! charter school, this time near Las Vegas. Armando Christian Perez who goes by the stage name Pitbull attended a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning in Henderson, Nevada, for the Sports Leadership and Management Academy. The school for students seeking careers in … Continue reading