New York drug charges against rapper Desiigner are dropped
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New York drug charges against rapper Desiigner are dropped

NEW YORK (AP) — Misdemeanor drug and menacing charges against rapper Desiigner have effectively been dropped less than three months after his arrest in New York. The rapper, whose real name is Sidney Selby, wasn’t in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday when prosecutors agreed to have his case sealed. Prosecutors and Selby’s lawyers agreed to … Continue reading

Drake shines at AMAs; Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj get steamy
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Drake shines at AMAs; Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj get steamy

(AP)- Drake, who has skipped his fair share of awards shows in recent years, shined at the 2016 American Music Awards, already winning two trophies and debuting a new commercial for Apple Music. The rapper, the leading nominee, won favorite artist — rap/hip-hop and favorite album — rap/hip-hop for “Views” on Sunday. He was nominated … Continue reading

Network confirms Kanye West is hospitalized in Los Angeles
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Network confirms Kanye West is hospitalized in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after abruptly canceling the last 21 dates of his national tour. A spokeswoman for the E! network, which airs the Kardashian family reality show and its spinoffs, confirmed that West was hospitalized Monday afternoon after his personal doctor called 911. Christel Wheeler said … Continue reading

Legoland becomes first brick in Dubai’s southern expansion
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Legoland becomes first brick in Dubai’s southern expansion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A massive amusement complex in Dubai’s southern desert opened its first park on Monday — a Legoland with interlocking plastic blocks that both model the sheikhdom’s architectural wonders and represent the first bricks laid in developing the expanse. Much of the planned Dubai Parks & Resorts project worth over … Continue reading

Powder sprinkled into opera pit may have been human ashes
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Powder sprinkled into opera pit may have been human ashes

NEW YORK (AP) — A powdery substance a man sprinkled into the orchestra pit at New York’s Metropolitan Opera may have been an opera lover’s ashes, police say. The freakish incident during a Saturday afternoon performance of Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell” forced Met officials to cancel the rest of the show as well as an evening … Continue reading

Female singers rock the CMT Artists of the Year
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Female singers rock the CMT Artists of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singers Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini honored each other and celebrated their shared successes at the CMT Artists of the Year show. Female singers rocked the stage, geeked out over on another and showcased women’s impact on country music’s past, present and future during the award show held … Continue reading