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Adele's son wins five-figure settlement from paparazzi

Even when Adele isn’t on stage, she’s still winning.

According to the Associated Press, Adele’s one-year-old son, Angelo, won a five-figure sum in damages from a settlement with photo agency Corbis Images UK after paparazzi photographed him in private family moments.

Adele’s lawyer Jenny Afia told the AP that the singer refused to let her son become “public property.” “It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to playgroup, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family’s wishes,” Afia added.

As for the money, it will be held in a trust for Angelo, and Corbis Images UK has agreed to stop using the photos.

Dozens hospitalized during an Avicii concert in Boston

Dozens of concertgoers, many of them minors, were taken to hospitals during a concert at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

The Boston Globe reports that more than 50 people were treated or evaluated at the scene, with 36 others transported to hospitals from the event. There were no fatalities, and all of the patients’ symptoms were relatively minor. Dehydration and drug and alcohol use were cited as the likely primary causes.

The medical problems occurred during a packed concert featuring electronic dance musician Avicii. The show marked the opening of the Swedish Grammy nominee’s tour across the eastern United States and Europe. At a May Avicii concert in Toronto, 29 people were hospitalized.

These hospitalizations follow news of a second death related to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, a three-night festival that drew around 400,000 people. Police at EDC told reporters that nearly 800 people were treated for medical conditions over the course of the festival’s run, but that only 25 were taken to hospitals.

Boston police Superintendent in Chief William G. Gross told the Globe that large incidents involving drug and alcohol-related problems are common at EDM concerts. “We’ve seen this type of behavior, alcohol, abuse of other drugs, before,” he said.

Boston police are still investigating and speaking to officials at TD Garden about the event.

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell disorderly conduct charges dropped

Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell will not be prosecuted on the disorderly conduct charges previously filed against the singing couple.

Simon and Brickell were arrested on April 26 by police investigating a family dispute at their home in New Canaan, Connecticut. According to the clerk of Norwalk, Connecticut, Superior Court, the prosecutor decided to drop the domestic-violence case.

CNN reports that the couple held hands in court. “Edie and I are fine,” Simon told the judge. Brickell took the blame for instigating the argument in a statement: “I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband.”

Simon, one-half of the legendary duo of Simon and Garfunkel, is a 12-time Grammy winner and member of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame. Brickell is known for her 1988 hit “What I Am,” which was recorded with her 1980s rock group Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. The two have been married for 22 years.

Justin Bieber cleared in attempted robbery case

Justin Bieber has been cleared of wrongdoing in an attempted robbery investigation. The Canadian pop star had previously been accused of trying to take a woman’s mobile phone.

Prosecutors, however, rejected the allegations due to insufficient evidence, Reuters reports. Bieber was accused in May of trying to steal the woman’s iPhone after she spotted him in the batting cages of Sherman Oaks Castle Park.

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Clay Aiken's congressional primary too close to call

The Democratic congressional primary race between former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco remained very close and without a clear winner.

Aiken and Crisco each had about 40 percent of the vote, trailed by licensed family counselor Toni Morris of Fayetteville in Tuesday’s primary race in the 2nd Congressional District.

Aiken’s first political campaign drew an unusual amount of celebrity buzz thanks to his singing career and a second-place finish on Celebrity Apprentice. Crisco spent four years as the state’s top business recruiter under under former Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue. READ FULL STORY

Scorpions drummer jailed in Dubai

Newspapers in the United Arab Emirates are reporting that the American drummer for the rock band Scorpions has been sentenced to one month in jail after being convicted of offensive behavior in Dubai.

The government-backed National newspaper reported Tuesday that James Kottak was convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger and being under the influence of alcohol while in transit at Dubai airport.

The Gulf News daily says he was arrested April 3 en route from Russia to Bahrain, where the German band was scheduled to perform at a Formula One race. Kottak was a no-show at the April 5 concert. READ FULL STORY

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell arrested on disorderly conduct charges

Police in Connecticut say Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

A New Canaan police spokeswoman provided no other details, except to say the arrests stemmed from an incident Saturday. An arraignment in Norwalk Superior Court is expected Monday afternoon.

Simon’s phone number is unlisted and his agent in Los Angeles did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Video shows Justin Bieber celebrating after egg attack

Surveillance footage from Justin Bieber’s home appears to show the pop star high-fiving friends and celebrating after throwing eggs at a neighbor’s home in January, an investigator’s affidavit released Friday shows.

The description of Bieber’s reaction to the incident that authorities say caused thousands of dollars in damage to the neighbor’s home is included in documents filed to support a search warrant obtained in March. A Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective obtained the warrant for Bieber’s account with the online photo-sharing site Instagram, searching for evidence to match his outfit with the surveillance footage. READ FULL STORY

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” are not covered by federal copyright law, but they have been protected in common law by states including New York. READ FULL STORY

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard goes on trial in DC

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard is going on trial on assault charges in Washington, a case that will be a preview for the musician’s own trial.

Christopher Hollosy’s trial begins Thursday in Superior Court.

Both men were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him outside a Washington hotel. Hollosy told police he punched the man after he tried to get on Brown’s tour bus. The man told police Brown and later Hollosy punched him after he tried to get in a photo Brown was taking with two women.

Court papers say the man’s nose was fractured.

Hollosy’s trial is expected to last one to two days. Brown’s trial will follow. Brown has denied punching the man.

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