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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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Zac Brown expecting fifth child

Zac Brown and his wife, Shelly, are expecting their fifth child, People reports.

“We’re excited to share the news that Zac and Shelly are expecting a new baby in early 2014,” the country singer’s rep told the magazine.

Brown, frontman of the Zac Brown Band, and Shelly already have four daughters: Justice, 6; Lucy, 5; Georgia, 4; and Joni, 2.

N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick is married

N Sync’s Chris Kirkpatrick, 42, married his longtime girlfriend Karly Skladany in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, according to People.com.

Kirkpatrick’s former bandmates  Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass attended the ceremony.

Chris Brown enters rehab

Following his arrest Sunday in Washington, D.C., for allegedly hitting a man trying to take a picture with him, Chris Brown has checked into rehab, his rep confirmed to EW.

“Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” a rep for the singer told EW via email late Tuesday. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”

There’s no word yet on what specifically the singer/actor is hoping to treat in the facility, though TMZ is reporting it’s for anger management.

Brown was originally charged with felony assault in Sunday’s incident, but the charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor in court on Monday. Any brushes with the law are bad news for Brown, however, since he remains on probation following his assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009.

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