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Fergie forever: Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson legally changes her name to Fergie Duhamel

You know her as Fergie, and now her driver’s license will say the same. Black Eyed Peas singer Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson changed her name to Fergie Duhamel last week, People reports.

Fergie married her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, in 2009 but just recently petitioned for the name change. The couple are expecting their first child, who is due in the fall.

Chris Brown probation revoked but he remains free

A Los Angeles judge has revoked Chris Brown’s probation after reading details of an alleged hit-and-run accident and his behavior afterward, but the singer was not ordered to jail.

Brown’s lawyer suggested Monday that perhaps the matter will be resolved informally without a major probation hearing.

The prosecutor did not ask for Brown to be jailed.

Another hearing is set for Aug. 16.

The singer has been on felony probation in the 2009 beating of former girlfriend Rihanna.
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Randy Travis sedated, remains in critical condition

Hospital officials say country music star Randy Travis remains in critical condition and has been under heavy sedation since surgery following a stroke.

The 54-year-old singer has been hospitalized since Sunday after suffering congestive heart failure due to a viral illness.

Travis suffered the stroke Wednesday night at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and doctors performed surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

A hospital statement says the “Three Wooden Crosses” singer is resting comfortably and that his family continues to ask for prayers and support.
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Stars pray for Randy Travis after brain surgery

Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.

Travis remained in critical condition Thursday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night, publicist Kirt Webster said. The 54-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer had been improving while being treated for heart failure caused by a viral infection when he had the stroke.

Nancy Jones, the widow of Travis’ lifelong hero George Jones, paid a visit to Travis on Thursday. Stars including Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride and the Grand Ole Opry used Twitter to express their concerns and join Webster’s call for prayers for the singer, a popular and pivotal figure in country music. Hundreds posted messages with the hashtag #PrayforRandy.

“We’re all pulling for you Randy,” Brad Paisley said via Twitter.

The setback occurred hours after doctors said Travis was showing signs of improvement since the start of treatment Sunday for congestive heart failure and the insertion of a pump to help his heart increase blood flow.
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Lil Twist arrested for suspected DUI in Justin Bieber's car

The rapper known as Lil Twist has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after being stopped in California while he was behind the wheel of Justin Bieber’s luxury sports car.

Christopher Moore, 20, was pulled over around 3:30 a.m. Thursday on a Calabasas road leading to a gated community where Bieber lives, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore.

Moore was driving a 2012 Fisker registered to the pop star and going between 60 and 70 mph in an area that has a 30 mph speed limit because of construction, authorities said.

Investigators think Moore might have been under the influence of marijuana. Bail was set at $5,000 for the misdemeanor offense.
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Doctors: Randy Travis in congestive heart failure

Doctors say country music star Randy Travis was in good health until three weeks before he was hospitalized and is now in congestive heart failure because of a viral respiratory illness he contracted.

The information came in a video statement from Drs. William Gray and Michael Mack of the Baylor Health Care System on Wednesday.

Although Travis remains in critical condition, Mack says “his condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement.”

The singer underwent a procedure to increase blood flow after being admitted to a Texas hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus.
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Rihanna sends $5K check to Illinois high school

Rihanna is donating $5,000 to a suburban Chicago high school to cover the costs of her brief but tardy visit earlier this year.

Barrington Unit District 220 tells The Daily Herald that the money was sent to offset expenses for security and signs for the musician’s March trip to Barrington High School. The rest of the cash will be allocated for students.

The singer traveled to Chicago’s northwestern suburbs after the school won her “Shine Bright Like a Diamond” video contest. Their five-minute, student-produced film highlighted the school’s volunteer and community service programs.

But fans waited for more than four hours on the first day of the school’s spring break after Rihanna showed up late. While they waited, students got free tickets, CDs, and signed merchandise.

Randy Travis remains in critical condition

Randy Travis remains in critical condition in a Texas hospital after doctors used a pump to stabilize his heart.

A news release from Travis’ publicist on Tuesday says he underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus.

The publicist, Kirt Webster, says the peripheral left ventricular assist device was used to stabilize Travis’ heart prior to a hospital transfer to Dallas.

Travis thanked fans in the news release “for their love and support during this time.”
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Jim Foglesong, country label exec and hall of famer, dies

Jim Foglesong, a record label executive and music producer who helped launch Garth Brooks’ career and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. He was 90.

Kristin Whittlesey is a spokeswoman at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where Foglesong had been a faculty member since 1991. She says she Foglesong died Tuesday in Nashville of natural causes.

Foglesong is a West Virginia native. He began his career in New York as a session singer, producer and record executive and moved to Nashville in 1970 after helping Columbia Records launch subsidiary Epic. In Nashville, he was president of Capitol Records from 1984-89 and he helped launch Brooks’ career.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

Placido Domingo in hospital in Spain with embolism

Opera singer Placido Domingo is in the hospital after suffering a blockage in an artery of the lungs.

Domingo’s representative says the 72-year-old is expected to make a full recovery but will have to miss several appearances scheduled for later this month. He was admitted to the hospital Monday in Madrid.

Doctors say the pulmonary embolism was caused by a blood clot.

The singer’s representative, Nancy Seltzer, says doctors have asked the Spanish tenor and conductor to rest for three to four weeks, but that healing time varies. His return to the stage will depend on how quickly he regains his strength.

It’s not the first time Domingo has faced a serious medical condition.
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