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Call From George Michael's Partner Has Leaked

In a statement from their solicitors, the family called for the "culprit (s) to be dealt with appropriately". "He's cold and he's blue... yes, he's very stiff. Fawaz reportedly said before wrongly sharing Michael's date of birth as July 25 instead of June 25. Now the pop star's family are demanding a full investigation into the release.

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White House defends travel ban as provocations mount

He has four options, including returning to the lower courts; asking the full Ninth Circuit, the appeals court which upheld the block on the ban, to hear an appeal; taking it to the Supreme Court; or scrapping the existing executive order and writing another one.

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Bowie awarded four posthumous Grammys in LA

The late icon was awarded best rock performance, best alternative music album, best recording package and best engineered album (non-classical) for his twenty-fifth and final studio album Blackstar . Punk. The album's title track also claimed an award for Best Rock Performance tonight, getting past Disturbed 's cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence", among others.

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The Weeknd, Daft Punk Sing 'I Feel It Coming' at 2017 Grammys

The Weeknd's album, Starboy , didn't drop until November, so he missed the deadline for a nomination at this year's Grammys. Open to the public, the pop-up store features an exclusive shopping experience while also taking a dip into the Daft Punk archives, showcasing props, outfits, instruments, posters and facts about the band's history.

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Lady Gaga Gets Metallica Tattoo Ahead of Performance at 59th Annual Grammys

The singer accessorized with a pink-dyed ponytail, red lipstick and black sunglasses, serving major attitude as she walked the carpet just minutes before the show was set to start. Hot trousers, over-the-knee boots, a chain belt, and a ton of feather accents completed her out-there ensemble. Catch #MetalliGa on the Grammys, which kick off at 8 p.m.

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Gospel Musician Kirk Franklin Sings Praises For Chance The Rapper

The performer is also nominated in the best new artist and best rap album categories. Coloring Book , his excellent, exuberant 2016 LP, became the first streaming-only release to ever crack the Billboard 200 and score a Grammy nod. "Glory be to God". In his acceptance speech, Chance said, "I know that people think that independence means you do it by yourself but independence means freedom".

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Katy Perry Wore Brand New CoverGirl Makeup to the 2017 Grammy Awards

When Seacrest pressed her for further details about how she was doing during her time away, that's when Perry got herself in trouble. Juliette Larthe was the conductor of the hot mess express at the Grammys , making quite the entrance in her sheer dress and combat boots - in fact, her get-up was like a sexy take on a Nightmare Before Christmas costume.

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15 killed in Philippines quake

Cebuanos can give their donations for the residents of earthquake-hit areas in Surigao City and Surigao del Norte to the office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7). Minor aftershocks followed the shake. Espuerte said the provincial government is coordinating with various government line agencies in a bid to bring back normalcy to the city and the province as soon as possible.

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Kate and William add royal glamour to glittering Bafta night

Kate Middleton put paid to the rumour that she had been 'banned' from coming to the BAFTAs by arriving at the Sunday night ceremony with her husband Prince William. At the close of the show, Prince William is set to present a prestigious BAFTA Fellowship to 90-year-old comedy legend Mel Brooks. The Bafta Fellowship is awarded annually at the event and is the highest accolade bestowed by the academy to an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, ...

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The 'Make America Great Again' Dress And Other Grammys Fashion

The 25-year-old singer, who isn't up for any awards, arrived on the carpet in a white gown but quickly shed it to reveal her Trump-inspired outfit. But because of a dress already making waves on Twitter , unfortunately now you do. "Awesome!" user Dawn Orlando wrote . Villa, who describes herself as a "vegan" and a "feminist" in her Twitter bio, immediately sparked a social media storm.

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David Bowie Wins 3 Grammys; Adele, Beyonce Also Winners

While the world will undoubtedly tune in to catch the latest iteration of music's biggest awards show, the Grammys have faced a lot of criticism as well. In the Best New Artist category, "the Chainsmokers" are a frontrunner with their single "Closer". Chance the Rapper is competing for the latter honor.

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Lady Gaga wears Atelier Versace for Super Bowl performance

Gaga dropped the mic, but she also dropped the ball. This will be Lady Gaga's first appearance in a Super Bowl halftime show, but it will be the second consecutive year she's performed at the big game. Except when she briefly played piano, Gaga , 30, was often surrounded by a bevy of energetic male and female dancers. Intel's drone experts worked closely with the National Football League and Lady Gaga to design and film the spectacle, a process that was shrouded in secrecy.

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Prince's Catalog Hits Streaming Services Today; Is It Right?

Already numerous titles are up at Spotify, including his output starting with his 1978 debut, " For You ", and runing through classic albums including " Dirty Mind ", "1999", " Purple Rain ", " Sign O' the Times " and a dozen others. According to Financial Times , Prince had granted Warner Music the rights to license his music recorded prior to 1996. Warner Bros.is thrilled to be able to bring Prince's music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services, fittingly on ...

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Tom Brady's ill mom makes it to Super Bowl LI

After Atlanta scored with 8:31 left in the third to go up 28-3, NFL MVP Matt Ryan and company never found the end zone again. Review upheld the 23-yard reception, the video clearly showing Edelman first pinning the ball against Alford's foot, then getting his hands underneath the pigskin as it bounced off the defender.

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Joe Montana Won't Call Tom Brady The GOAT

New England Patriots running back James White , one of the stars of Super Bowl LI, finally received a truck for his record-breaking performance, courtesy of late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien and Ford. This most recent Super Bowl served as a ideal example, as the Patriots were able to claim the crown without their star tight end Rob Gronkowski. This is a characteristic that I believe sets him apart from the other great quarterbacks of all-time.

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Legendary jazz musician Al Jarreau died Sunday at 76

Jarreau's site confirmed the singer's death but did not reveal the cause. "I know you will all be happy to know Al Jarreau is recovering slowly and steadily", his team said. Jarreau won seven Grammy awards through his 50-year career. In 2004, the popular jazz and R&B musician reflected on his approach to making music to Smooth Views .

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Kellyanne Conway Seduces Jake Tapper On 'SNL' To Get Back On CNN

SNL parodied the film " Fatal Attraction " with McKinnon breaking into Tapper's home and saying she's "not going to be ignored". Once he arrived at his apartment, however, he had a surprise waiting for him in the dark: McKinnon-as-Conway sitting cross-legged at the kitchen counter in nothing but a nighty.

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'La La Land' leads the pack for Bafta film awards

Ryan already won the Best Actor gong at LA's 2017 Golden Globe awards, but only time will tell if he'll be able to pick up the BAFTA too. The ceremony is being hosted by Stephen Fry. Dev Patel, Andrew Garfield, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emily Blunt are among others in the award hunt. "Cinema fans across the globe eagerly await this extravagant awards ceremony and are particularly excited this year with the huge favourite "La La Land" leading the nominations.

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N. Korean test missile 'flies 500km, lands in Sea of Japan'

The missile landed in the Sea of Japan and was most likely an intermediate-range missile and not an ICBM, which North Korea claims to have, despite some experts' doubts. Such a provocation was anticipated, a US official told Reuters reporters. The missile launched on Sunday did not appear to be an ICBM, Yonhap cited a South Korean military source as saying.

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Pilot removed from flight out of Austin

Don't worry, I'm gonna let my co-pilot fly it - he's a man. A passenger on the flight told KXAN the pilot, who was not in uniform, "started to rant to the passengers" over the plane's intercom. But otherwise we can go. Passenger Randy Reiss tweeted throughout the event, at first saying, "I'm shaking right now". Reiss posted a photo of a police officer standing by after the pilot followed her passengers back to the terminal.

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Melissa McCarthy Returns As Sean Spicer On 'SNL' & She Keeps Getting Better

Last week saw the arrival of Saturday Night Live's version of Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer, via an inspired piece of casting with Melissa McCarthy . While McCarthy opened the show, it took almost an hour for Baldwin to make an appearance as Trump , taking his beef with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over his controversial travel ban to the People's Court .

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Shaking but not singing - Grammy host Corden tells of pre-show nerves

Beyonce has won 20 Grammys , putting her second among female artists, behind Alison Krauss, who has 27 - a number Beyonce could potentially surpass Sunday night. He helped roll out the red carpet and believes current events could influence the broadcast. The two go toe-toe in record of the year , song of the year and album of the year .

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Lady Gaga shuts down body shamers on Instagram

Gaga started the show in a glittery bodysuit, later adding a gold jacket with spiked shoulders, then stripping down to football shoulder pads, a bare belly and sparkly shorts. I believe in the spirit of equality, and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness. They also formed the American flag, because, the Superbowl.

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Trumporrific! POTUS's Pitch-Perfect Meeting With Japan's Abe

During his joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump said that new security measures would be coming as soon as next week. Smith , senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, told an editorial writer. "This is the fourth time in six months for me to visit the United States", the Japanese leader said.

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What time are the 2017 Grammy Awards?

There are a few ways to catch the action-and hopefully Taylor Swift's infamous dance moves-even if you don't have cable. She already has 20 Grammys and is the most nominated woman in Grammy history with 62 nods over the course of her career.

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How to Stream the 2017 Grammys Live

Thirty-four percent of votes went to "25" for Album of the Year and "Hello" receiving 39 percent in favor of Record of the Year. Beyonce faces competition in the main categories from Adele, who proved her enduring, massive commercial popularity by sticking to her style of wrenching ballads.

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Joe Schmidt pleased with Ireland character after huge win over Italy

Ireland, the 2015 champions, arrived in the Eternal City looking to make amends for a 27-22 defeat at Murrayfield when Scotland scored three tries in the opening half hour. After another successful conversion from Jackson, the contest descended into a lull, with Italy seeking to keep the scoreline down. Stander had his hat-trick on 48 minutes before replacement wing Craig Gilroy tore in for a sixth try before Garry Ringrose charged in from the 10m line.

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Disney Promises New 'Aladdin' Movie Will Be Culturally Diverse And Authentic

The fairytale will come to life in the 1,340-seat Walt Disney Theatre, taking inspiration from both the animated and live-action versions and employing state-of-the-art modern technology to convey the classic narrative. Songs like "Belle, ' "Something There" and " Beauty and the Beast " will receive a musical makeover that reflect the show's stylized approach, while "Gaston" and 'Be Our Guest" will leap to the stage as exuberant production numbers.

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How to watch the Grammys 2017 online or on TV

Will Beyoncé's " Lemonade " win Album of the Year? Beyonce and Adele share the Grammy record for wins by a female artist in one night, at six, a record Beyonce could also potentially break. They also predict she'll take home Pop Solo Performance, Song of the Year and Pop Vocal Album. For a preview of what to expect from Corden as an award show host, check out this clip from the 2016 Tony Awards! Among the artists hitting the stage: Beyoncé, Adele , Katy Perry, Metallica , John ...

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Lena Dunham Completely Derails a 'Today' Interview with Just One Word

USA shock jock Howard Stern complimented the 30-year-old's slimline new look when she appeared on his SiriusXM radio show on Monday, and he was surprised by her answer. Shriver pleaded, nervously laughing as Dunham apologized. "But first this is Maria Shriver and Lena Dunham on Today ", Lauer said as he closed the segment.

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Warren Says Floor Speech Wasn't About Fundraising, Despite Sending Fundraising Email

ELIZABETH WARREN: I think what he did was wrong. The incident occurred after she quoted Coretta Scott King during debate of Sen. "We don't have the votes in the United States Senate to block somebody like Jeff Sessions", she says. Sen. "Mr. Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens", King wrote, referencing controversial prosecutions at the time that Sessions served as the USA attorney for Alabama.

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Japan's prime minister meets Donald Trump-again

In fact, there was a previous honeymoon between the leader of Japan and his US counterpart. Jennifer Jacobs, a White House reporter for Bloomberg, tweeted : "Trump's press corps has been placed in a basement suite at Jupiter golf club".

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11 of the most ridiculous moments from Fifty Shades Darker

And speaking on The Graham Norton Show as he promoted the latest instalment, he said the first movie had a huge effect on some of the fans. What do the critics think of the new director James Foley's work? How much worse can the 50 Shades Darker reviews get? Taylor-Johnson's film was far from stellar, but it made sense even with several cringe-worthy moments.

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Disneyland, Disney California Adventure increase one-day ticket and annual-pass prices

Disney previous year started using a three-tier structure that charges visitors more during peak periods to help spread out crowds. Walt Disney is raising the admission price for its USA theme parks by as much as $5 for some single-day tickets starting on Sunday.

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Betsy DeVos Greeted By Barricade Of Protesters Outside DC School

She has proved to me that my vote will be better spent on someone who more accurately reflects my vision for our state and our country. But this progress should not stop now that DeVos is Secretary of Education. "That's the underlying issue", Rumford said. It's been a busy week for those of us who care about the future of public schools in West Virginia. "And I still do have some reservations about her really as the result of the confirmation hearings.


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