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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Co-Founder Bobby Rogers Dead at Age 73

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers died about 6 a.m. in South

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Whitney Houston, FBI Files: Newly-Released Documents Reveal Extortion Plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI has released its files on a trio of investigations the agency conducted on behalf of Whitney Houston.

The records released Monday show the agency conducted one investigati

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French Montana, Tour Bus Shooting: One Person Dead, One Injured

Philadelphia police said they were looking Friday for anyone who may have seen someone in a black, four-door sedan with tinted windows fire shots into a crowd of people surrounding the tour bus of rapper French Montana, killing one person and injuring another

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Lil Poopy: 9-Year Old Rapper is Subject of Child Welfare Probe

A lawyer for the family of a 9-year-old Massachusetts rapper who appears in sexually suggestive videos is criticizing authorities' decision to investigate whether the boy is the victim of possible child abuse or neglect

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Jermaine Jackson Name Change: Singer’s New Surname Is Now Jacksun

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jermaine Jackson has a new, brighter surname - Jacksun.

A Los Angeles judge approved the change to singer's name Friday.

The 58-year-old, who shared lead singing duties with his younger brother Michael in the Jackson 5, did not appear in court.

He sought the name ch

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Cleotha Staples of the Staple Singers Dead at Age 78

Cleotha Staples, the eldest sibling in the influential gospel group The Staple Singers, has died. She was 78.

Staples died Thursday at her Chicago home after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past decade, said family friend and music publicist Bill Carpenter.

The famil

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Ja Rule to Leave New York Prison on Gun Charges, But Remain in Federal Custody

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Platinum-selling rapper Ja Rule was set to leave an upstate prison on Thursday after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession but head straight into federal custody in a tax case.

The rapper, who had been in protective custod

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Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till Lyric Offends Family, Line to be Removed From Song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Epic Records is going to "great efforts" to take down a new Future remix leaked over the weekend with a vulgar Lil Wayne lyric that has offended the family of Emmett Till.

The New Orle

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Bypass JFK Airport Security, Causing 50-Minute Delay

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had to be privately screened after an airline employee allowed them to bypass a security checkpoint at New York's Kennedy International Airport.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the celebrity couple had arrived

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