Missed, not missing: Simmons’ withdrawal sparks fascination
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Missed, not missing: Simmons’ withdrawal sparks fascination

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officially, Richard Simmons is not missing. His publicist, manager, brother and two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department have all said the 68-year-old fitness guru is at his Hollywood Hills mansion and doing fine. Simmons said the same himself when he called into TV’s “Entertainment Tonight” last year, explaining he … Continue reading

Sax in space: French astronaut delighted with birthday gift
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Sax in space: French astronaut delighted with birthday gift

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This is one cosmically cool sax — and saxophone player. France’s musical astronaut Thomas Pesquet is enjoying a special birthday present delivered to him up at the International Space Station. The saxophone arrived in a SpaceX cargo ship on Feb. 23, and his crewmates kept it hidden until his 39th … Continue reading

Pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives sued for plagiarism
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Pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives sued for plagiarism

MADRID (AP) — A Cuban singer and music producer has filed a plagiarism lawsuit against pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives for allegedly copying his work in the Colombian duo’s award-winning music hit “La Bicicleta .” Livan Rafael Castellanos, also known as Livam, said he wants a court to decide whether parts of his 1997 … Continue reading