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Lauryn Hill Tax Evasion Case: Singer Faces Sentencing in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill is facing sentencing Monday in New Jersey on federal tax charges.

Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. A judge two weeks ago said

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will.i.am Talks New Album, Old School Inspiration and Gaining a Guardian Angel

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Will.i.am wants to be known as a maker - not just of music, but things, from cars to headphones.

The Black Eyed Peas frontman is computer chip-maker Intel's "director of creative innovation." He's also

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Michael Jackson, AEG Trial Update: Family Attempted Intervention

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's mother sat in court Thursday as a police detective testified that she told him the family had tried drug interventions for the singer, believing he was addicted to painkillers.
But Detective Orlando Martinez said Katherine Jackson told him her so

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Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne Set to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Nicki Minaj and her mentor, Lil Wayne, will join forces for a performance at the Billboard Music Awards, to be presented May 19 in Las Vegas.

Billboard announced additional performers Thursday. They include Ch

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Chris Kelly of Rap Group Kris Kross Dead at 34

ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo behind one of the decade's most memorable songs, "Jump," has died at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. He was 34

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BET Awards: Chris Tucker Set to Host, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar & More Will Perform

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Tucker will host this year's BET Awards.

The network announced Tuesday that the comedian-actor will host the show June 30 from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.

Tucker is riding high off of his supporting role in the Oscar-nominated film "Si

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Jay-Z, Baseball Agent? Rapper Applies for Certification

NEW YORK (AP) - Jay-Z is applying to become a baseball agent.

The Major League Baseball Players Association said Friday the rapper's application to be certified was received a day earlier.

Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports announced last week they were

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Flavor Flav’s Felony Case Headed for Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A judge in Las Vegas says there's enough evidence that Flavor Flav threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife for the entertainer to stand trial on two felony charges.

The clock-wearing 54-year-old former rap and reality TV star didn't testify during an evidence hearing Wednesday, but the teen did.

The judge schedul

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Jay-Z, Beyonce: Mrs. Carter to Perform at ‘Made In America’ Festival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jay-Z's right-hand woman will perform at the festival the rapper has curated in Philadelphia.

The festival announced Wednesday on Spotify that Beyonce will perform at the "Budweiser Made in America" music festival on Labor Day weekend.

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President Obama: Justin Timberlake, Sam Moore, Mavis Staples & More Help Celebrate Memphis Soul (VIDEO)

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said he'd been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason.

"Let's face it, who does not love this music?" he asked Tuesday, opening the night's concert in an East Room bathed in amber light and transformed by the addition of a stage and backup musicians.

"These songs g

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