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Singer Ashanti leaves the courthouse after testifying at Devar Hurd's trial in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Ashanti said in testimony that she was "disgusted" and "absolutely scared" when she learned in July 2013 that Hurd, who had been convicted of stalking her, had since been tweeting her X-rated messages and posed for a photo with her sister. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ashanti faces convicted fan at 2nd stalking trial

Ashanti faced a fan accused of stalking and harassing her family for years, telling him and a jury Monday that she was repulsed and frightened to learn he'd been tweeting her X-rated messages and posed for a photo with her sister despite a no-contact order. In a strange courtroom scene ...

Chris Brown's bodyguard sentenced for assault

A judge who convicted singer Chris Brown's bodyguard of punching a man in Washington last year has given him a sentence that will keep him out of jail. D.C. Superior Court Judge Patricia Wynn sentenced Christopher Hollosy to 90 days in jail Tuesday but suspended the sentence, meaning he'll stay ...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Bold booty or sheer reveal: 2014 was big on flesh

Skin was definitely in, but was 2014 all about the big, bold booty or a sheer reveal up top? On runways, Marc Jacobs sent up-and-comer Kendall Jenner out during February's New York Fashion Week with nipples clearly visible under a taupe knit top. Christian Siriano closed his show in September ...

Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

The Obamas celebrated the holiday season Sunday with "The Rock" and singers Rita Ora and Darius Rucker. President Barack Obama and his family attended the 33rd annual "Christmas in Washington" concert Sunday at the National Building Museum. The event is a benefit for the Children's National Health System. Before the ...

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R&B star Jeremih charged after airport incident

R&B star Jeremih and two others face charges in New Jersey after one of the men allegedly opened a door to a boarding ramp at Newark International Airport after it had been closed to prepare for takeoff. Port Authority police say a member of the 27-year-old "Don't Tell 'Em" singer's ...

Aretha serenades Swift as Billboard honors both

It'll be hard for Taylor Swift top this as a birthday gift: A birthday serenade from none other than the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin arguably had the best performance of the afternoon as the legend gave an impromptu performance of "Happy Birthday" to Taylor Swift, Billboard's new "Woman of ...

Protesters and police officers face off on a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80 shortly after protesters shut down traffic in both directions in response to police killings in Missouri and New York in Berkeley, Calif., Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Protest songs are taking their place alongside the chants of “I Can’t Breathe” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Police demonstrations inspire new protest songs

Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. There's something happening here. The killings of Eric Garner and ...

President Barack Obama congratulates 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Honorees, singer Al Green, from left,  actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks,and  ballerina Patricia McBride, during a reception in their honor in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.     (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees

Tom Hanks and Sting joined Lily Tomlin, singer Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride in being awarded this year's Kennedy Center Honors for influencing American culture through the arts. Top performers and power players from Hollywood, Broadway and Washington gathered Sunday to salute them in a gala performance. The show ...

Sam Smith performs at the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at the Staples Center on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Beyonce, Pharrell, Sam Smith lead in Grammy nods

The year's brightest newcomer, Sam Smith; the most nominated female in Grammy history, Beyonce; and mega-producer Pharrell led the Grammy Award nominations, with six nominations apiece. Smith's "In the Lonely Hour," Beyonce's surprise self-titled release and Pharrell's "G I R L" will compete for the coveted album of the year, ...

The artistic couple known as Ava, right, and Adele, center, talk with Karin Handlbauer of the Galerie Mezzanin in Vienna, while attending Art Basel Miami Beach, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. The show runs through Dec. 7. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Joe Jonas, Kim Kardashian hit up Art Basel parties

Joe Jonas, Kim Kardashian, Usher and a bevy of supermodels are making the party rounds in South Beach this week, with Art Basel Miami Beach gatherings drawing celebrities, art collectors and fashionistas from around the globe. Jonas and rapper 2 Chainz walked the red carpet at VH1's party at club ...

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Recording artists Iggy Azalea (L) and T.I. accept the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award for 'The New Classic' onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Nominees in top categories for the Grammy Awards

Nominees announced Friday in the top categories for the 57th annual Grammy Awards: Album of the year: "Morning Phase," Beck; "Beyonce," Beyonce; "X," Ed Sheeran; "In the Lonely Hour," Sam Smith; "G I R L," Pharrell. Record of the year: "Fancy," Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; "Chandelier," Sia; "Stay With ...

In this Oct. 31, 2014 file photo, French DJ and musician David Guetta poses for a portrait in promotion of his sixth studio album "Listen," in New York. “Listen,” which debuted at No. 22 on Billboard’s 200 chart and No. 1 on Dance/Electronic albums chart Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, also features John Legend, Ryan Tedder, Emeli Sande, Nico & Vinz, Bebe Rexha and more. Guetta said he recorded about 100 songs for the 14-track album (the bonus version has 17 songs). (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, File)

Guetta gets personal on album; features Minaj, Sia

David Guetta says he wants his new music to make you dance. That's no surprise, but he's also hoping to make you cry a little. The Grammy-winning DJ-producer says his sixth album, "Listen," is more emotional compared to past songs like the upbeat "Sexy Chick" with Akon and the explosive ...

From inside a building, a woman photographs the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree as it stands lit following a ceremony in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Weighing approximately 13 tons, the 85-foot tall, 90-year-old Norway Spruce is adorned with 45,000 energy efficient LED lights. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Thousands gather for NYC Christmas tree lighting

Thousands celebrated in the heart of Manhattan on Wednesday night as they watched the lighting of the 85-foot-tall Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. Kids, and kids at heart, soaked in the season's sights, including 45,000 LED lights primed for the flick of a switch, and sounds including performances by Mariah ...

FILE - In this May 18, 2014 file photo, Kelly Rowland arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Rowland is mourning the death of her mother. The singer announced in a statement that Doris Rowland Garrison died in Atlanta at age 66.  The former Destiny’s Child member, who recently became a mother herself, called her mother an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so she could become the person she is today. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Kelly Rowland mourns death of mother at 66

Kelly Rowland is mourning the death of her mother. The singer announced in a statement that Doris Rowland Garrison died Tuesday in Atlanta at age 66 — days before her birthday on Saturday. The former Destiny's Child member, who recently became a mother herself, called her mother an incredible soul ...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2014, file photo, Sam Smith performs on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Will the Grammys be “Drunk In Love” with Beyonce or will they fall for the sad, but soulful sound of Sam Smith? The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

And the Grammy nomination goes to...

Will the Grammys be "Drunk In Love" with Beyonce or will they fall for the sad, soulful sound of Sam Smith? The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Friday, and here's how we think it will play out. _____ SAM AND SIA Sam ...

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