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The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran engaged to longtime girlfriend

Sorry, ladies, The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran is officially off the market!

According to People, the British boy-band member has proposed to his longtime girlfriend, shoe designer Nareesha McCafferey; the two have been dating for six years.

Kaneswaran opened up to U.K.’s Hello! Magazine about the engagement, saying he popped the question during a surprise birthday party with her family that McCafferey was actually planning for him. “I said to her I wanted a present I would always remember this year by…for you to be my wife,” the singer said. “It was like a military operation to plan the proposal. I couldn’t even tell the other boys in the band in case they blew the surprise.”

He also revealed that McCafferey initially said no to his proposal but has since had a change of heart. Kaneswaran’s fiancée opened up about her initial denial, saying, “I don’t like surprises and he really surprised me, but I was so happy — I can’t wait to start planning the wedding.”

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins pleads guilty to child sex acts

The former lead singer of British rock band Lostprophets has pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offenses, including trying to rape a baby.

Ian Watkins, 36, was arrested last December and charged with more than 20 offenses, including raping a baby, conspiring to sexually assault a child, and making indecent images. He had denied the charges but changed his plea Tuesday at Cardiff Crown Court and admitted 11 offenses, including sexually touching a 1-year-old, encouraging a groupie to abuse her child, and making child pornography.

Watkins will be sentenced on Dec. 18.

Lostprophets — which formed in 1997 and had a U.K. chart-topping album in 2006 with Liberation Transmission — announced it was disbanding after Watkins’ arrest.

Chris Brown ordered back to D.C. court in January

R&B singer Chris Brown’s next court appearance in Washington, D.C., is now scheduled for Jan. 8.

A D.C. Superior Court judge granted the new date Monday. Brown’s attorneys successfully argued that he should not be forced to leave anger management rehabilitation in Los Angeles to travel to Washington for Monday’s hearing.

Brown was ordered into rehab last week following a Los Angeles court appearance.

Brown and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy will be required to appear at the next hearing. They were arrested last month on charges of punching a man outside a hotel who tried to jump into a picture with the singer. Brown faces a misdemeanor assault charge.

His lawyers sought the delay because they said they haven’t had an opportunity to review evidence with him.

Mick Jagger to be a great-grandfather

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to become a great-grandfather early next year.

His daughter Jade told The Sunday Times that her 21-year-old daughter, Assisi, expects to give birth in several months.

She tells the newspaper she does not expect Jagger to slow down now that he’s set to become a great-grandfather. The ever-popular Stones plan to tour Australia next year.

Assisi tells Hello! magazine that Jagger was pleased when she told him the news.

She tells the magazine, “He said, ‘Well done.'”

She says, “I imagine it’s nice to be a great-granddad, although I’m not sure he likes the idea of getting old, or being called one. I call him Mick — I wouldn’t start calling him grandpa.”

Beastie Boys' 'Girls' sets off copyright fight for viral video

GoldieBlox is a company dedicated to selling sophisticated toys for girls. However, after one of GoldieBlox’s videos featured alternative lyrics to the Beastie Boys song “Girls,” The Hollywood Reporter says the company has filed a lawsuit against Island Def Jam Music Group claiming that “the Beastie Boys have now threatened GoldieBlox with copyright infringement. Lawyers for the Beastie Boys claim that the GoldieBlox Girls Parody Video is a copyright infringement, is not a fair use, and that GoldieBlox’s unauthorized use of the Beastie Boys intellectual property is a ‘big problem’ that has a ‘very significant impact.'”

GoldieBlox is asking for their song to be declared a parody “to clarify the rights of the parties, and to refute the baseless assertion of copyright infringement finally and definitively. Plaintiff seeks a declaratory judgment holding that its parody video does not infringe any copyrights held by Defendants and is protected by the Fair Use Doctrine.”

You can read the complaint here via THR, and watch the video in question below:
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Chris Brown ordered back to rehab after throwing a rock through his mom's car window

A rehab center where Chris Brown voluntarily enrolled for treatment says the singer was discharged after throwing a rock through his mother’s car window.

The letter from the facility was included in a probation report that was given to a Los Angeles judge and prosecutors Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge James Brandlin considered the report when he ordered Brown to spend three months in a residential treatment facility.

The rehab center is not identified in the letter, but it states that Brown threw the rock at his mother’s car after a joint counseling session Nov. 10. The incident was a violation of an agreement the singer made to refrain from violence when he entered treatment.

Brown agreed to renewed treatment in court Wednesday.

Chris Brown is going back to rehab, this time with new rules from a judge.
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Ranchers pressure Macy's to jet Joan Jett from Thanksgiving parade float

Macy’s is moving rocker Joan Jett and her band off the South Dakota tourism float in its Thanksgiving Day parade after ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state.

“I’ve decided to switch from South Dakota to another float because people’s political agendas were getting in the way of what should be a purely entertainment driven event,” Jett said in a statement released Friday. “I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition.”

Orlando Veras, Macy’s parade spokesman, told the Associated Press on Friday that a new performer for the South Dakota float will be announced later. Veras said that the annual parade in New York City is about entertainment, not advocacy, and that Macy’s was making the change “to prevent any further distraction from our entertainment mission.” READ FULL STORY

Chris Brown checks out of rehab

Chris Brown has voluntarily left the rehab facility he checked into just one month ago in favor of continuing rehabilitation in an outpatient program. A representative for the rapper confirmed Brown’s decision to leave the program to People.

“Chris is continuing his rehab program as an outpatient and is also completing his community services in the Los Angels area,” the rep said. “He appreciates all of your encouragement and support.”

The 24-year-old hip-hop artist entered the unidentified rehab facility shortly after he and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were released from a Washington, D.C., jail on Oct. 28, where they were arrested on an assault charge. Brown is additionally still on probation for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. His sentence includes community service and a yearlong domestic violence course.

British composer John Tavener dies at 69

British composer John Tavener, whose austere choral and orchestral works reflected his religious journey from West to East, died Tuesday. He was 69. Tavener’s publisher, Chester Music, said he died at his home in Child Okeford, southern England.

Born and trained in London, Tavener burst onto the public scene in 1968 with the help of The Beatles and is often remembered for his beautiful “Song for Athene” — reworked as “Songs of Angels” — that caught the public’s mood at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.

His wistful, elegant setting of William Blake’s poem “The Lamb” (1982) became a staple of Christmas carol services.

“I think there are an awful lot of artists around who are very good at leading us into hell,” Tavener once said. “I would rather someone would show me the way to paradise.”
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DMX's bankruptcy filing rejected

A federal judge in New York has tossed rapper DMX’s bankruptcy filing, making him fair game for creditors.

The Journal News reports that a bankruptcy judge in White Plains dismissed the 42-year-old rapper’s July 29 Chapter 11 filing on Friday.

The hip-hop star’s real name is Earl Simmons. The judge’s move means he could lose his possessions including his share in a home in suburban Mount Kisco.

Simmons’ biggest debt is $1.3 million in child support owed to some of the 10 children he has fathered.
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